Atlanta 6, Houston 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 10 0
Houston 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 0
WP: J. Smoltz (1-0)
LP: R. Springer (0-1)
 Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Atlanta
-A. Jones singled to center, C. Jones scored, J. Estrada to third
-A. LaRoche grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, J. Estrada scored, A. Jones out at second
Bot 2nd: Houston
-R. Clemens hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Kent scored
-C. Biggio homered to deep left, J. Vizcaino and B. Ausmus scored
-J. Bagwell singled to left, C. Beltran scored
Top 6th: Atlanta
-A. LaRoche homered to deep right, C. Jones and A. Jones scored
Top 9th: Atlanta
-J.D. Drew singled to center, R. Furcal scored
 Atlanta
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
R. Furcal ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .250
J.D. Drew rf 4 0 1 1 1 2 0 .250
M. Giles 2b 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000
C. Jones 3b 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 .500
J. Estrada c 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .333
    N. Green pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Smoltz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Jones cf 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .750
A. LaRoche 1b 3 1 1 3 1 1 2 .333
E. Marrero lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333
    A. Alfonseca p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Hampton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Perez c 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
R. Ortiz p 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
    D. Wise ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
    K. Gryboski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Thomas ph-lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
 Totals 35 6 10 5 3 12 14  
 Batting
2B - A Jones (2, C Qualls).
HR - A Laroche (1, 6th inning off C Qualls 2 on, 1 Out).
RBI - A Jones (5), A LaRoche 3 (4), J Drew (1).
2-out RBI - J Drew.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Giles 1, D Wise 2.
GIDP - A LaRoche, C Jones.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - R Furcal 2 (3, 2nd base off R Clemens/B Ausmus, 2nd base off R Springer/B Ausmus), A Jones (1, 2nd base off R Clemens/B Ausmus), J Drew (1, 2nd base off R Springer/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
DP - 3 (R Furcal-M Giles-A LaRoche, C Jones-M Giles-A LaRoche, R Furcal-A LaRoche).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
C. Biggio lf 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .750
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Miceli p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Beltran cf 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 .250
J. Bagwell 1b 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 .500
    A. Everett pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
L. Berkman rf 5 0 2 0 0 2 3 .400
J. Kent 2b 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .200
M. Ensberg 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
J. Vizcaino ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250
B. Ausmus c 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 .500
R. Clemens p 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Lamb ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
    J. Lane lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
 Totals 36 5 13 5 4 4 20  
 Batting
2B - C Biggio (1, R Ortiz); C Beltran (2, R Ortiz).
HR - C Biggio (1, 2nd inning off R Ortiz 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - R Clemens.
RBI - R Clemens (1), C Biggio 3 (3), J Bagwell (3).
2-out RBI - C Biggio 3, J Bagwell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - O Palmeiro 1, C Beltran 1, L Berkman 1.
GIDP - M Ensberg, J Kent 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (J Vizcaino-J Kent-J Bagwell 2).
 Atlanta
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
R. Ortiz 3.0 7 5 5 1 1 1 15.00
K. Gryboski 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
A. Alfonseca 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
M. Hampton 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
J. Smoltz (W, 1-0) 2.0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
R. Clemens 5.0 6 2 2 2 5 0 3.60
C. Qualls 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 1 27.00
M. Gallo 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
D. Miceli 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
B. Lidge 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
R. Springer (L, 0-1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 3 0 9.00
WP - R Clemens.
HBP - R Furcal (by R Springer).
Pitches-strikes - R Ortiz 62-37; K Gryboski 32-18; A Alfonseca 15-7; M Hampton 11-6; J Smoltz 28-20; R Clemens 87-52; C Qualls 13-11; M Gallo 11-8; D Miceli 11-3; B Lidge 7-6; R Springer 25-16.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Ortiz 4-4; K Gryboski 4-1; A Alfonseca 0-3; M Hampton 2-0; J Smoltz 3-2; R Clemens 6-4; C Qualls 2-0; M Gallo 0-0; D Miceli 1-1; B Lidge 0-1; R Springer 0-0.
Batters faced - R Ortiz 17; K Gryboski 7; A Alfonseca 5; M Hampton 3; J Smoltz 9; R Clemens 21; C Qualls 6; M Gallo 2; D Miceli 3; B Lidge 2; R Springer 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Fieldin Culbreth. 1B--Joe Brinkman. 2B--Tony Randazzo. 3B--Tim Mcclelland. LF--Phil Cuzzi. RF--Wally Bell.
Time: 3:24.
Attendance: 43,336.
Weather: INDOORS

Updated on Monday, Oct 11, 2004 2:40 am ET

 
 Top Performers
 Atlanta
A. LaRoche A. LaRoche
1-3, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Houston
C. Biggio C. Biggio
3-4, 1 HR
3 RBI
 MLB Box Scores
Sun Oct 10, 2004
Atlanta 6
Houston 5

Final

St. Louis 6
Los Angeles 2

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