The Astros get 1 in the 2nd when Cruz singles and steals 2nd, Mumphrey singles and that scores Cruz and the Astros have a 1-0 lead. The Braves tie it up in the 3rd when Washington hits a Niekro fastball into the seats for a solo home-run.
The Braves add to their lead as they chase Niekro from the game in the 4th. Murphy starts the scoring as he rips a 2 run homer. Horner triples, Oberkfell hits a 1-out single scoring Horner. Benedict singles, Barker hits a slow roller to Doran who boots it anyway and is charged an error. Ramirez laces a 2-out single scoring Oberkfell, Komminsk is walked forcing home Ramirez and the Braves lead it 6-1.
The Braves get 2 more in the 6th when Washington singles, Ramirez and Komminsk are walked. Horner hits a SACFLY to center and Washington scores, Chambliss doubles scoring Ramirez and the Braves now lead 8-2. The Astros get 1 in the bottom half of the inning. Davis singles, Walling gets on due to an error on Barker. Cruz bounces into a 64 FC putting runners at the corners. Mumphrey hits a SACFLY to center and Davis scores to make it 8-2.
Barker get the complete game to improve to 2-1.