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Monday June 12, 1978
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A home run by Jeff Burroughs leading off the sixth inning lifted the Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals and gave southpaw Mickey Mahler his first win of the year. The Braves jumped in front in the third frame on singles by Mahler and Jerry Royster, a sacrifice bunt by Bob Beall and sacrifice fly by Gary Matthews. The Cards tied the score in the fourth on a homer by Keith Hernandez. [The Sporting News]


Atlanta Braves 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Game Played on Monday, June 12, 1978 (Night game) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Cardinals    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  1
Braves       0  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   2  7  1


Cardinals            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Templeton ss          4   0   1   0     0   0   .235      Royster 2b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .285
Scott lf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .224      Beall 1b              3   0   1   0     0   0   .204
Hernandez 1b          4   1   1   1     0   1   .277      Matthews rf           2   0   0   1     1   1   .275
Simmons c             4   0   0   0     0   1   .319      Burroughs lf          3   1   1   1     1   1   .319
Hendrick cf           4   0   2   0     0   0   .225      Office cf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .248
Morales rf            4   0   0   0     0   2   .231      Murphy c              4   0   1   0     0   1   .190
Reitz 3b              4   0   2   0     0   0   .258      Chaney ss             4   0   1   0     0   1   .273
Tyson 2b              4   0   0   0     0   2   .253      Gilbreath 3b          3   0   1   0     1   0   .219
Vuckovich p           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Mahler p              4   1   1   0     0   0   .083
  Freed ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .225
  Littell p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   1   7   1     0   9             Totals               30   2   7   2     4   5

Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance:  7,970
Left on Base: Cardinals 7, Braves 10
DP: Cardinals 0, Braves 0
Errors: Templeton, Royster
Doubles: Beall (2), Chaney (5)
Triples: Templeton (3)
Home Runs: Hernandez (5), Burroughs (5)
Stolen Bases: Scott (2), Office (2), Beall (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Vuckovich (1), Beall (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Matthews (2)


Cardinals              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Vuckovich L(3-5)        6     7   2   2   2   3   1  27   1.99
Littell                 2     0   0   0   2   2   0   9   2.66
Totals                  8     7   2   2   4   5   1  36

Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Mahler W(1-2)           9     7   1   1   0   9   1  35   2.55
Totals                  9     7   1   1   0   9   1  35

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Bruce Froemming


CARDINALS 1ST: Templeton popped to catcher in foul territory;
Scott singled to shortstop; Scott stole second; Hernandez struck
out; Simmons grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Royster flied out to left; Beall doubled to center;
Matthews struck out; Burroughs grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Hendrick flied out to left; Morales struck out;
Reitz flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Office walked; Office stole second; Murphy struck
out; Chaney grounded out (second to first) [Office to third];
Gilbreath flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Braves 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson struck out; Vuckovich was called out on
strikes; Templeton tripled to right; Scott was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Mahler singled to right; Royster singled to center
[Mahler to second]; Beall out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Mahler to third, Royster to second]; Matthews lined out
on a sacrifice fly to left [Mahler scored]; Burroughs struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Hernandez homered; Simmons grounded out (pitcher
to first); Hendrick grounded out (third to first); Morales lined
to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Office grounded out (first unassisted); Murphy
grounded out (shortstop to first); Chaney doubled to right;
Gilbreath singled to third [Chaney to third]; Mahler grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Braves 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Reitz singled to third; Tyson flied out to left;
Vuckovich reached on an error by Royster on a sacrifice bunt
[Reitz to second, Vuckovich to first]; Templeton forced
Vuckovich (third to second) [Reitz to third]; Scott forced
Templeton (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Braves 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Royster popped to first in foul territory; Beall
grounded out (pitcher to first); Matthews flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Braves 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: Hernandez popped to pitcher; Simmons grounded out
(shortstop to first); Hendrick singled to left; Morales struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Braves 1.

BRAVES 6TH: Burroughs homered; Office grounded out (second to
first); Murphy singled to center; Chaney grounded out (shortstop
to first) [Murphy to second]; Gilbreath was walked
intentionally; Mahler lined to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Cardinals 1, Braves 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Reitz singled to third; Tyson struck out; FREED
BATTED FOR VUCKOVICH; Freed struck out; Templeton flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 7TH: LITTELL REPLACED FREED (PITCHING); Royster was
called out on strikes; Beall reached on an error by Templeton
[Beall to first]; Beall stole second; Matthews walked; Burroughs
walked [Beall to third, Matthews to second]; Office forced Beall
(first to catcher) [Matthews to third, Burroughs to second];
Murphy flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Cardinals 1,
Braves 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Scott lined to left; Hernandez flied to right in
foul territory; Simmons struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 8TH: Chaney was called out on strikes; Gilbreath flied
out to left; Mahler grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Braves 2.

CARDINALS 9TH: Hendrick singled to left; Morales lined to left;
Reitz popped to shortstop; Tyson flied to right in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 1, Braves 2.



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