Monday, April 14, 2014
Stros - Braves Split Wild Series in HotLanta
ONE – In a battle of aces, Larry Dierker (6-7) went the distance
for the Astros and Phil Niekro (9-4)
struggled mightily to control his knuckler (9 walks). Houston
won the DH opener 10-4 with Sandy
Valdespino (5 hits) and Doug Rader
(4 RBI) the hitting stars.
GAME TWO – The ‘Stros explode for 6 runs in T9 and sweep the Monday DH in
. Denis Menke doubled and homered with his
3 hits and drove in 3 runs. Marty Atlanta Martinez
also had 3 safeties. Fred Gladding
(6-1) notched the win in relief.
GAME THREE – Cecil Upshaw (2-4) hit for himself in B10 and singled in Bob Aspromonte to give the Braves a 4-3 win. Tony Gonzalez, Rico Carty and Bob Didier all had 3 hits as
squandered numerous opportunities earlier in the game.
GAME FOUR – Henry Aaron (18) sent the die-hard fans home happy with a 2-run walk-off HR in B14th on a wild, steamy not in HotLanta. The Braves won 8-6, but not before the two clubs combined for 29 hits (Atl. 15) and 27 runners LOB (Hou. 17). Milt Pappas (5-6) faced 1 batter, got him to hit into a DP, and earned the win. Felipe Alou had 4 hits for the home club.
that mark for the visitors. Martinez