Braves 8, Rangers 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 0
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 X 8 10 1
WP: J. Bong (5-0)
LP: A. Fultz (1-1)
 Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Atlanta
-G. Sheffield homered to center
Top 2nd: Texas
-R. Christenson doubled to left, M. Teixeira scored
-H. Blalock singled to right center, R. Christenson and D. Sadler scored, M. Young to third
Bot 5th: Atlanta
-M. Franco singled to shallow center, J. Lopez scored, D. Bragg to second
-R. Furcal singled to left, D. Bragg scored, M. Franco to second, M. Franco to third, R. Furcal to second advancing on throw
-M. Giles grounded out to shortstop, M. Franco scored
Top 7th: Texas
-J. Gonzalez doubled to left center, A. Rodriguez scored
Bot 7th: Atlanta
-J. Lopez homered to left
Bot 8th: Atlanta
-R. Fick singled to right, M. Giles scored, G. Sheffield to third, C. Jones to second
-J. Franco walked, G. Sheffield scored, C. Jones to third, R. Fick to second
-J. Lopez grounded out to third, C. Jones scored, R. Fick to third, J. Franco out at second
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Young 2b 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 .323
H. Blalock 3b 5 0 1 2 0 1 3 .354
A. Rodriguez ss 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .294
J. Gonzalez rf 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 .284
M. Teixeira 1b 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 .236
R. Christenson cf 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .190
   C. Everett lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .301
T. Greene c 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .218
D. Sadler cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .100
V. Santos p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   R. Sierra ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
   A. Fultz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   M. Lamb ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143
   R.A. Dickey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 33 4 8 4 7 9 17  
 Batting
2B - R Christenson (5, M Hampton); T Greene (3, D Holmes); J Gonzalez (13, K Gryboski).
S - V Santos.
RBI - R Christenson (14), H Blalock 2 (36), J Gonzalez (43).
2-out RBI - H Blalock 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - H Blalock 1, A Rodriguez 1, D Sadler 2, M Young 1.
GIDP - H Blalock, R Christenson.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (H Blalock-M Young-M Teixeira 2).
 Atlanta
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Furcal ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .323
M. Giles 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .320
G. Sheffield rf 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 .354
C. Jones lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .302
R. Fick 1b 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .295
   J. Smoltz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. DeRosa 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .240
   J. Bong p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   J. Franco ph 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .280
J. Lopez c 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 .303
D. Bragg cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .129
M. Hampton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
   T. Hodges p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
   M. Franco ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .315
   D. Holmes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   R. King p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   K. Gryboski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   V. Castilla 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
 Totals 31 8 10 7 4 7 10  
 Batting
2B - M Giles (19, V Santos); G Sheffield (17, R Dickey).
HR - G Sheffield (16, 1st inning off V Santos 0 on, 2 Out), J Lopez (14, 7th inning off A Fultz 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - G Sheffield (51), M Franco (5), R Furcal (23), M Giles (32), J Lopez (28), R Fick (31), J Franco (13).
2-out RBI - G Sheffield.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Bragg 1, M Derosa 1.
GIDP - J Lopez 2.
Team LOB - 3.
 Base Running
CS - R Furcal (1, 3rd base by V Santos/T Greene).
 
 Fielding
E - R Furcal (14, ground ball).
DP - 2 (R Furcal-M Giles-R Fick 2).
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
V. Santos 5.0 6 4 4 2 5 1 7.20
A. Fultz (L, 1-1) 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.45
R.A. Dickey 1.0 3 3 3 2 1 0 5.02
 Atlanta
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Hampton 1.2 2 3 0 2 0 0 4.05
T. Hodges 3.1 2 0 0 3 4 0 1.76
D. Holmes 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5.40
R. King 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.04
K. Gryboski 0.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 5.75
J. Bong (W, 5-0) 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.45
J. Smoltz 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.84
WP - J Bong.
IBB - M Teixeira (by K Gryboski), C Everett (by J Bong), C Jones (by R Dickey).
Pitches-strikes - V Santos 86-52; A Fultz 22-15; R Dickey 27-12; M Hampton 38-20; T Hodges 67-39; D Holmes 23-15; R King 7-4; K Gryboski 11-4; J Bong 24-14; J Smoltz 11-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - V Santos 5-4; A Fultz 2-3; R Dickey 2-0; M Hampton 4-1; T Hodges 6-0; D Holmes 0-0; R King 1-0; K Gryboski 0-0; J Bong 0-4; J Smoltz 1-1.
Batters faced - V Santos 21; A Fultz 7; R Dickey 7; M Hampton 9; T Hodges 14; D Holmes 5; R King 1; K Gryboski 3; J Bong 6; J Smoltz 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ron Kulpa. 1B--Mike Winters. 2B--Bruce Froemming. 3B--Doug Eddings.
Time: 3:10.
Attendance: 35,944.
Weather: 74 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
ATLANTA STARTING PITCHER MIKE HAMPTON LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE SECOND INNING WITH AN UNDISCLOSED INJURY.
ATLANTA PITCHER MIKE HAMPTON LEFT THE GAME IN THE SECOND INNING DUE TO A STRAINED GROIN. HE IS LISTED AS DAY-TO-DAY.

Updated on Thursday, Jun 5, 2003 6:32 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Texas
H. Blalock H. Blalock
1-5
2 RBI
 Atlanta
G. Sheffield G. Sheffield
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI