Monday, March 4, 2013

Astros sweep Braves in Atlanta

Game 1

Houston: 12  Atlanta: 4

The Astros came into Atlanta and put on quite a hitting display, pounding out 17 hits in a 12-4 shellacking.
6 of the Houston starters had 2 or more hits in this game.
Jose Cruz led the way with 3 hits.
Cesar Cedeno and Art Howe each contributed 2 more hits and 3 RBIs.
Joe Niekro looked strong, pitching a complete game for the 'Stros.
The Braves lone bright spot was young Dale Murphy, who smacked his 8th HR of the season.


Game 2:

Houston: 7  Atlanta: 6

Houston jumped out to an early lead and then held on for dear life in the 9th, as the Braves took advantage of some sloppy play to bring 5 runs across the plate.
The Astros did hang on, as Dixon retired Bonnell with the tying and go ahead runs on base.
Joaquin Andujar was a little wild but pitched well enough to get his 5th victory on the season against 0 defeats.
Cesar Cedeno again was a hitting machine, as he went 3 for 3 with his 6th HR on the season.  He drove in 3 runs for the second night in a row, proving to be a real thorn in the Braves' side.
  

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