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HOU 2,  ATL 4
Astros win series, 3-2
Eleventh heaven: Furcal lifts Braves
Supported by homers from Jeff Bagwell and Raul Chavez, Roy Oswalt turned in an excellent effort in Game 2, limiting Atlanta to just one run in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander left with the lead, but the bullpen could not keep the Braves in check as Houston left Atlanta with a split. Full story >


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Rafael Furcal receives a hero's welcome after homering to win the game. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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On the verge of dropping the first two games at home, the Braves stormed back in the eighth, then prevailed in the 11th on Rafael Furcal's two-run homer to tie up the NLDS. Full story >

October 7, 2004
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Houston
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 4 1
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2   4 14 0
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, LF3000102.125
Lane, LF1000012.500
Beltran, CF5000032.375
Bagwell, 1B5111011.300
Berkman, RF5010020.300
Kent, 2B4000011.111
Ensberg, 3B2000200.333
Vizcaino, SS3000001.000
Lidge, P0000000.000
a-Palmeiro, PH0000000.000
Ausmus, C0000000.250
Chavez, C3121000.667
b-Lamb, PH1000001.000
Miceli, P0000000.000
Oswalt, P1000100.000
Bruntlett, SS1000100.000
Totals342425810 

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Lidge in the 10th. b-Flied out for Chavez in the 10th.

BATTING
HR: Bagwell (1, 1st inning off Hampton, 0 on, 2 out), Chavez (1, 3rd inning off Hampton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bagwell 4; Berkman; Chavez 5.
RBI: Bagwell (2), Chavez (1).
2-out RBI: Bagwell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltran, Lane.
S: Palmeiro.
GIDP: Biggio.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Berkman (1, 2nd base by Hampton/Estrada).
PO: Berkman (1st base by Hampton).

FIELDING
E: Chavez (1, throw).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS5133001.500
Giles, 2B5010013.200
Drew, J, RF5010034.125
Jones, C, 3B4100103.000
Estrada, C3010100.286
1-Betemit, PR0000000.000
Franco, 1B1000000.000
LaRoche, 1B4031010.429
2-Green, PR0000000.000
Perez, C1000000.000
Jones, A, CF5010015.375
Thomas, LF5110014.333
Hampton, P2010010.500
Gryboski, P0000000.000
a-Wise, PH1110000.500
Smoltz, P10100001.000
Alfonseca, P0000000.000
b-Marrero, PH1000001.000
Totals4341442821 

a-Doubled for Gryboski in the 7th. b-Popped out for Alfonseca in the 11th.
1-Ran for Estrada in the 8th. 2-Ran for LaRoche in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wise (1, Oswalt), LaRoche (1, Lidge).
HR: Furcal (1, 11th inning off Miceli, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Furcal 6; Giles; Drew, J; Estrada; LaRoche 4; Jones, A; Thomas; Hampton; Wise 2; Smoltz.
RBI: Furcal 3 (3), LaRoche (1).
2-out RBI: Furcal 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, C 2, Jones, A, Thomas, Drew, J.
S: Furcal.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Furcal (1, 2nd base off Lidge/Chavez), Thomas (1, 2nd base off Miceli/Ausmus).
CS: Drew, J (1, 2nd base by Lidge/Chavez).

FIELDING
DP: (Jones, C-Giles-LaRoche).
Pickoffs: Hampton (Berkman at 1st base).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt 6.18111401.42
Lidge (BS, 1)2.24111303.38
Miceli (L, 0-1)1.222201110.80
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hampton 6.14223522.84
Gryboski 0.20000006.75
Smoltz 3.00002300.00
Alfonseca (W, 1-0)1.00000000.00

Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 90-61, Lidge 39-25, Miceli 26-18, Hampton 100-56, Gryboski 5-4, Smoltz 45-24, Alfonseca 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 10-5, Lidge 3-0, Miceli 1-3, Hampton 9-4, Gryboski 1-1, Smoltz 3-3, Alfonseca 2-1.
Batters faced: Oswalt 28, Lidge 11, Miceli 7, Hampton 24, Gryboski 2, Smoltz 11, Alfonseca 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lidge 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Joe Brinkman. LF: Tony Randazzo. RF: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:27.
Att: 40,075.

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