Atlanta 3, Houston 1
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(82-80)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 2
Atlanta 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 3 0
WP: J. Smoltz (16-9) S: B. Wickman (18)
LP: C. Sampson (2-1)
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Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Atlanta
- C. Jones reached on fielder's choice, M. Giles scored
Bot 2nd: Atlanta
- J. Francoeur homered to deep left
Bot 3rd: Atlanta
- A. Jones grounded into fielder's choice, E. Renteria out at third, C. Jones to second, C. Jones scored, A. Jones to third on third baseman M. Lamb's throwing error
Top 7th: Houston
- L. Berkman singled to center, W. Taveras scored, M. Lamb to second
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 5 1 2 0 0 3 0 .278
M. Lamb 3b 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 .307
L. Berkman 1b 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 .315
L. Scott lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .336
A. Huff rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 5 .250
C. Burke 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .276
A. Everett ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .239
H. Quintero c 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333
    C. Biggio ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Sampson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .201
    F. Nieve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
    W. Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .081
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .252
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Ausmus ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
 Totals 35 1 9 1 3 8 18  
 Batting
2B - C Burke (23, J Smoltz).
RBI - L Berkman (136).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - O Palmeiro 2, A Huff 2, C Burke 1, L Scott 1.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
E - C Burke (7, throw); M Lamb (11, throw).
Outfield assists - W Taveras (E Renteria at Home).
DP - 1 (W Taveras-H Quintero).
 Atlanta
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Giles 2b 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .262
E. Renteria ss 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .293
C. Jones 3b 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .324
A. Jones cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .262
B. McCann c 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .333
J. Francoeur rf 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .260
D. Ward 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .308
    M. McBride p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Yates p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Wickman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Langerhans lf 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .241
J. Smoltz p 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125
    S. Thorman 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234
 Totals 27 3 3 2 4 5 9  
 Batting
2B - E Renteria (40, F Nieve).
HR - J Francoeur (29, 2nd inning off C Sampson 0 on, 0 Out).
S - E Renteria.
RBI - C Jones (86), J Francoeur (103).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B McCann 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
Outfield assists - J Francoeur (A Huff at Home).
DP - 1 (J Francoeur-B McCann).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Sampson (L, 2-1) 4.0 2 3 1 2 3 1 2.12
F. Nieve 0.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.20
W. Rodriguez 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.64
R. Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.47
B. Lidge 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.28
C. Qualls 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.76
 Atlanta
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Smoltz (W, 16-9) 6.0 6 0 0 3 5 0 3.49
M. McBride (H, 10) 0.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.65
T. Yates (H, 12) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.96
B. Wickman (S, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.04
WP - J Smoltz.
HBP - L Scott (by J Smoltz).
Pitches-strikes - C Sampson 63-41; F Nieve 23-11; W Rodriguez 4-3; R Springer 8-6; B Lidge 6-6; C Qualls 5-4; J Smoltz 107-71; M McBride 20-11; T Yates 7-6; B Wickman 8-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - C Sampson 6-4; F Nieve 0-0; W Rodriguez 0-1; R Springer 2-0; B Lidge 3-0; C Qualls 0-3; J Smoltz 4-8; M McBride 0-0; T Yates 2-2; B Wickman 1-1.
Batters faced - C Sampson 18; F Nieve 4; W Rodriguez 1; R Springer 3; B Lidge 3; C Qualls 3; J Smoltz 27; M McBride 5; T Yates 4; B Wickman 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Tom Hallion. 1B--Larry Young. 2B--Gerry Davis. 3B--Alfonso Marquez.
Time: 2:34.
Attendance: 36,030.
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, left to right.

Updated on Monday, Oct 2, 2006 5:44 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
3-4
1 RBI
 Atlanta
J. Francoeur J. Francoeur
1-3, 1 HR
1 RBI