February 4, 2014

April 29, 1984 - Houston Sweeps Atlanta

Game #274 - Atlanta Braves, 1 @ Houston Astros, 3

Starters Craig McMurty and Nolan Ryan both made strong starts but didn't factor in the decision as they both only surrendered one run.  In the bottom of the eighth reliever Gene Garber was pitching his second inning of relief.  But Bill Doran led off with a bunt single and advanced two second on a bloop hit from Terry Puhl.  Jose Cruz grounded out to second but advanced the runners while making the out.  Enos Cabell came up next and hit a grounder to Chris Chambliss.  Doran took off for home and Chambliss fired the ball to Alex Trevino, but Doran was just ahead of the throw to pull Houston ahead by a run.  Phil Garner tacked on an insurance run with another single and that was all she wrote for Atlanta.  The loss marked their fourth straight loss as Houston continues to pull away with the NL West lead.

Winning Pitcher - Julio Solano
Losing Pitcher - Gene Garber
Player of the Game - Solano, 2IP, K, BB, retired #2-6 hitters for the win.
Hall of Famers in the Game - Nolan Ryan

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