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Wednesday August 10, 1977
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Randy Jones, who had gradually resumed pitching after being sidelined for six weeks with a sore muscle in his left arm, received credit for his first victory since May 19 as the Padres swept a doubleheader with the Braves, 8-6 and 2-1 in 11 innings. Jones worked 5 2/3 innings in the opener and retired with a 4-3 lead. The Padres then clinched his decision with four runs on five hits in the seventh, including doubles by Dave Winfield and Tucker Ashford. Dan Spillner, who relieved, was kayoed in the ninth and Rollie Fingers ended the game, earning his 26th save. Mike Champion batted in three runs for the Padres with a pair of singles, while Jeff Burroughs produced three RBIs for the Braves with a homer and sacrifice fly.

In the nightcap, Jerry Turner singled in the Padres' 11th and stopped at third on a double by Winfield. After passing George Hendrick intentionally, Duane Theiss also walked Gene Tenace on a 3-and-2 pitch to force in the Padres' winning run. [The Sporting News]


San Diego Padres 8, Atlanta Braves 6 (Game 1)

Game Played on Wednesday, August 10, 1977 (Night game) at San Diego Stadium

Braves       0  0  1    0  0  2    0  0  3  -   6 12  2
Padres       3  0  0    0  1  0    4  0  x  -   8 14  2


Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Padres               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Office cf             5   0   0   1     0   0   .257      Richards lf           5   2   2   0     0   1   .268
Bonnell 3b            5   2   3   1     0   0   .310      Almon ss              3   1   1   0     0   0   .257
Montanez 1b           5   1   1   0     0   0   .293      Ivie 1b               4   2   3   1     0   1   .288
Burroughs rf          3   1   1   3     1   0   .278      Winfield rf           4   2   3   2     0   1   .294
Matthews lf           4   0   0   0     1   0   .286      Hendrick cf           4   0   0   1     0   2   .296
Pocoroba c            4   0   3   1     1   0   .285      Champion 2b           4   1   2   3     0   0   .234
  Royster pr          0   0   0   0     0   0   .204      Ashford 3b            3   0   1   1     1   0   .243
Gilbreath 2b          3   0   1   0     1   0   .241      Roberts c             4   0   0   0     0   0   .214
  Nolan ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .295      Jones p               2   0   1   0     0   1   .179
Rockett ss            3   1   1   0     1   0   .252        Spillner p          2   0   1   0     0   1   .143
Niekro p              3   0   1   0     0   0   .150        Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Campbell p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Asselstine ph       1   1   1   0     0   0   .212

Totals               37   6  12   6     5   0             Totals               35   8  14   8     1   7

Time of Game: 2:12
Left on Base: Braves 10, Padres 6
DP: Braves 1, Padres 3
Errors: Matthews, Gilbreath, Champion, Ashford
Doubles: Bonnell (7), Asselstine (2), Montanez (19), Winfield 2 (20), Ashford (11)
Home Runs: Burroughs (29)
Stolen Bases: Almon (12)
Sacrifice Hits: Almon 2 (19)
Sacrifice Flies: Burroughs (3)
GIDP: Gilbreath (7), Matthews (8), Rockett (5), Hendrick (6)


Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro L(11-14)         6.2  12   8   7   1   7   0  33   4.23
Campbell                1.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   5   4.22
Totals                  8    14   8   7   1   7   0  38

Padres                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Jones W(5-8)            5.2   6   3   3   2   0   1  25   5.31
Spillner                3     5   3   3   3   0   0  16   3.52
Fingers SV(26)          0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   2.84
Totals                  9    12   6   6   5   0   1  43

Passed Balls: Pocoroba 2 (13)
Wild Pitches: Niekro (12)

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Jerry Crawford


BRAVES 1ST: Office grounded out (pitcher to first); Bonnell
grounded out (pitcher to first); Montanez grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Padres 0.

PADRES 1ST: Richards singled to left; Almon out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to first) [Richards to second]; Ivie singled to
center [Richards scored]; Winfield doubled to right [Ivie to
third]; Hendrick struck out; Champion singled to right [Ivie
scored, Winfield scored]; Pocoroba allowed a passed ball
[Champion to second]; Ashford walked; Roberts forced Champion
(third unassisted); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Padres 3.

BRAVES 2ND: Burroughs grounded out (third to first); Matthews
grounded out (third to first); Pocoroba singled to right;
Gilbreath grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Braves 0, Padres 3.

PADRES 2ND: Jones struck out; Richards struck out; Almon flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Padres 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Rockett walked; Niekro singled to center [Rockett to
third]; Office reached on an error by Champion [Rockett scored
(RBI), Niekro to third, Office to second]; Bonnell grounded out
(first unassisted); Montanez grounded out (pitcher to first);
Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 1, Padres 3.

PADRES 3RD: Ivie singled to center; Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Ivie to second]; Winfield struck out; Hendrick struck out;
Champion grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Braves 1, Padres 3.

BRAVES 4TH: Matthews flied out to left; Pocoroba walked;
Gilbreath grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Pocoroba out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1,
Padres 3.

PADRES 4TH: Ashford grounded out (pitcher to first); Roberts
flied out to center; Jones singled to center; Richards flied out
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Padres 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Rockett flied out to right; Niekro grounded out
(third to first); Office grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Padres 3.

PADRES 5TH: Almon singled to left; Almon stole second; Pocoroba
allowed a passed ball [Almon to third]; Ivie struck out (catcher
to first); Winfield singled to center [Almon scored]; Hendrick
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Winfield out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1,
Padres 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Bonnell doubled to center; Montanez grounded out
(second to first) [Bonnell to third]; Burroughs homered [Bonnell
scored]; Matthews grounded out (shortstop to first); Pocoroba
singled to center; Gilbreath singled to center [Pocoroba to
second]; SPILLNER REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); Rockett singled to
second [Pocoroba to third, Gilbreath to second]; Niekro grounded
out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 5 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 3, Padres
4.

PADRES 6TH: Champion popped to catcher in foul territory;
Ashford grounded out (second to first); Roberts reached on an
error by Gilbreath [Roberts to first]; Spillner struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Padres 4.

BRAVES 7TH: Office flied out to left; Bonnell singled to right;
Montanez reached on an error by Ashford [Bonnell to third,
Montanez to second]; Burroughs was walked intentionally;
Matthews grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Burroughs out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves
3, Padres 4.

PADRES 7TH: Richards singled to third; Almon out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Richards to second]; Ivie singled to
left [Richards to third]; Winfield doubled to right [Richards
scored, Ivie to third]; Hendrick grounded out (third to first)
[Ivie scored, Winfield to third]; Champion singled to left
[Winfield scored, Champion to second (error by Matthews)];
CAMPBELL REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Ashford doubled to left
[Champion scored (unearned), Ashford out at third (left to
second)]; Tucker Ashford rounded 2B too far; 4 R (3 ER),
5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3, Padres 8.

BRAVES 8TH: Pocoroba grounded out (second to first); Gilbreath
walked; Rockett grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Gilbreath out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 3,
Padres 8.

PADRES 8TH: Roberts flied out to right; Spillner singled to
right; Richards flied out to center; Almon made an out to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 3, Padres 8.

BRAVES 9TH: ASSELSTINE BATTED FOR CAMPBELL; Asselstine doubled
to left; Office flied out to center; Bonnell singled to right
[Asselstine scored]; Montanez doubled to left [Bonnell to
third]; Burroughs hit a sacrifice fly to center [Bonnell scored,
Montanez to third]; Matthews walked; FINGERS REPLACED SPILLNER
(PITCHING); Pocoroba singled to center [Montanez scored,
Matthews to second]; NOLAN BATTED FOR GILBREATH; ROYSTER RAN FOR
POCOROBA; Nolan forced Royster (shortstop to second); 3 R, 4 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 6, Padres 8.



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