Atlanta 6, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 18225

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 6 11 1
Houston 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 10 4

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 2-4 0-0 2-4 W2
Houston 3-3 3-3 0-0 L2

Recap

Braves 6, Astros 3: Jason Heyward had three hits, including his first home run, and the Braves won their second straight after opening the season with four losses.

Randall Delgado (1-0) allowed five hits with six strikeouts over five innings to earn the win, and Craig Kimbrel worked around two baserunners in the ninth inning for his second save.

After throwing 14 scoreless innings over his last two starts against Atlanta, Wandy Rodriguez (0-1) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits with five strikeouts over five innings.

J.D. Martinez lined a solo home run to left field in the first inning to give the Astros an early lead, but the Braves answered with a run in the second inning.

David Ross’ two-run double highlighted a three-run fourth inning for the Braves, who have won seven of the last nine games in Houston and eight of 11 overall.

Chipper Jones, likely playing his last game at Minute Maid Park, went 2-for-5.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie played his second rehab game for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, and he’s expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday … Heyward recorded the first three-hit game for the Braves this season … Houston committed four errors for the second time this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Houston
Randall Delgado Player Wandy Rodriguez
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 6
3.60 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Atlanta   Houston
Jason Heyward Player J.D. Martinez
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 2
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 11 1 16 .289 18 8 5 2 1 1
Houston 10 1 13 .286 22 11 3 5 0 4

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Astros have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Braves have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .200 after a loss.
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