|Jackson goes 4 for 4 in game 1.|
Light hitting shortstop Sonny Jackson provided the punch to push the Braves over the Astros in the first game of the series. Jackson collected 4 hits and drove in the winning run to give Pat Jarvis his 12 win of the season. Both teams were knotted at one a piece going into the bottom half of the ninth inning. That changed with one man down, Tito Francona slashed a single to center. Francona was erased on a ground out by Mike Lum. Johnson then followed with a basehit allowing Lum to race to third. That brought up Sonny Jackson. Jackson ended matters with a clean single up the middle. Braves 2....Astros 1.
Knuckler Phil Niekro went the distance to earn his 15th triumph of the season. Niekro was aided by a strong offensive surge as Atlanta batters pounded Houston pitchers to a tune of 17 hits. Torre, Millan, and Felipe Alou led the charge with 3 safeties a piece. Niekro scattered 10 hits and allowed only one run over the duration of the game. Braves 6...Astros 1.
|Giusti strikes out eleven Brave hitters.|