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October 29, 2012

April 21, 1984 - Knepper, Cruz Keep the Astros Rolling

Game #180 - Houston Astros, 10 @ Atlanta Braves, 4

Our first Diamond King!  I wish I actually owned this set, instead of lifting it off the internet.  One day!

The Astros took a half game lead over the Braves with their win in this game.  The Astros started tagging Braves' starter Rick Camp with runs through the first four innings.  It didn't help Atlanta's chances when Albert Hall committed two errors in the outfield and Bob Horner added another at third. 

The Braves started coming back in the seventh, making it a 5-3 Houston lead, but the Astros added five more runs in the eighth to make it a route.  Three of those runs came from a home run by Jerry Mumphrey.  Knepper lasted seven innings for his league-leading fourth win and Jose Cruz earned his third "player of the game" honors on the year.

Winning Pitcher - Bob Knepper
Losing Pitcher - Pete Falcone
Player of the Game - Jose Cruz, 2-4, 3R's, 2B, RBI, SB

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