Atlanta 6, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 5, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 23474

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 36-73 25-27 11-46 L1
Atlanta 62-46 32-26 30-20 W1

Recap


Braves 6, Astros 1: David Ross homered and scored three times and Paul Janish had a two-run single as host Atlanta took two of three from Houston.

Chipper Jones scored on a wild pitch from Bud Norris (5-9) to give the Braves a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. The run was Jones' 1,600th of his career. Janish then gave Atlanta some breathing room after plating Freddie Freeman and Ross with a shot to center field.

Jones provided insurance with a two-out RBI double in the seventh inning for the Braves, who remained three games behind National East-leading Washington. The Nationals posted a 4-1 triumph over Miami on Sunday.

Jonny Venters (4-3) picked up the win in relief after working two-thirds of an inning. Kris Medlen made his second start of the season and allowed one run on five hits and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings.

Justin Maxwell, who homered twice among his career-high four hits on Saturday, continued his hot stretch with an RBI double in the sixth inning. Brett Wallace joined Maxwell with a pair of hits for the reeling Astros.

Norris suffered his eighth straight loss after permitting four runs on seven hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ross' solo homer in the second inning was his sixth blast of the season - and third in his last 11 games. ... Houston was attempting to record back-to-back victories for the first time since June 26-27. ... Astros OF Steve Pearce, who is nursing tightness in the pressure point in neck, returned to the lineup. He went 1-for-2. ... The Astros will begin a four-game set versus Washington on Monday. ... The Braves will travel to Philadelphia for a three-game series with the Phillies.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Atlanta
Bud Norris Player Kris Medlen
Loss W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.1
7 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 5
6.00 ERA 1.69
Hitting
Houston   Atlanta
Justin Maxwell Player David Ross
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 8 0 9 .242 15 10 1 4 1 0
Atlanta 9 1 13 .281 17 8 5 6 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .639 after a win and .489 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Washington. The Astros have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .306 after a loss.