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Braves put it away in first
Braves 12, Astros 3
Buddy Carlyle allowed two runs over five innings on Wednesday. (Gregory Smith/AP)
 Teixeira's three-run homer
The Braves scored three runs before even recording an out and seven overall in the first frame, while batting around. Mark Teixeira homered and drove in four in his Braves debut.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (46-61)
Lost 3
Atlanta 12, Houston 3   ATL
Atlanta (57-51)
Won 3
August 1, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0   3 7 0
Atlanta
7 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 X   12 12 0
Standings thru 8/1/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Braves Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Burke, 2B2001100.225
Loretta, SS-3B4000002.287
Berkman, RF3221010.263
  c-Bruntlett, PH-SS1000000.271
Lee, LF3010001.295
  Scott, LF1000010.247
Lamb, 1B3010101.299
Wigginton, 3B-RF2001002.278
Lane, CF4120011.175
Ausmus, C4010012.237
Rodriguez, P0000000.156
  a-Palmeiro, PH1000000.244
  Albers, P0000000.182
  Miller, P0000000.000
  b-Biggio, PH1000000.247
  Jennings, P0000000.059
  Moehler, P0000000.250
  d-Munson, PH1000000.296
Totals30373249 

a-Grounded out for Rodriguez in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Miller in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Berkman in the 8th. d-Lined out for Moehler in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Berkman (18, 4th inning off Carlyle, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Berkman 5; Lee; Lamb; Lane 2; Ausmus.
RBI: Burke (16), Berkman (67), Wigginton (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loretta; Ausmus.
S: Rodriguez.
SF: Burke; Wigginton.
GIDP: Wigginton.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Lane (Escobar at home).
DP: (Lane-Ausmus).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Escobar, 2B-SS5132010.324
Renteria, SS2311211.337
  Johnson, 2B1011000.297
Jones, C, 3B1200300.339
  Woodward, 3B1000002.220
Teixeira, 1B4214122.297
  Dotel, P0000000.000
Jones, A, CF4121001.218
  Mahay, P0000000.000
  b-Thorman, PH-1B1000000.220
Francoeur, RF3121200.303
McCann, C5000017.262
Diaz, LF5122014.341
Carlyle, P3000024.120
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  a-Harris, PH-CF0100100.323
Totals351212129821 

a-Walked for Villarreal in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Mahay in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Escobar (10, Rodriguez), Diaz (13, Rodriguez).
HR: Renteria (11, 4th inning off Rodriguez, 0 on, 1 out), Teixeira (14, 6th inning off Albers, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Escobar 4; Renteria 4; Johnson; Teixeira 4; Jones, A 2; Francoeur 2; Diaz 3.
RBI: Teixeira 4 (53), Jones, A (70), Francoeur (70), Diaz 2 (27), Escobar 2 (14), Renteria (53), Johnson (56).
2-out RBI: Escobar 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Carlyle; Diaz.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Renteria-Teixeira).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (L, 7-10)4.06885414.72
Albers 1.12332215.93
Miller 0.22000105.16
Jennings 1.02111106.03
Moehler 1.00001005.65
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlyle (W, 6-3)5.05220214.20
Villarreal 2.02111003.73
Mahay 1.00001102.70
Dotel 1.00000103.75

HBP: Wigginton (by Carlyle).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 104-62, Albers 33-18, Miller 14-10, Jennings 21-11, Moehler 17-9, Carlyle 71-46, Villarreal 26-15, Mahay 15-7, Dotel 7-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 6-2, Albers 1-1, Miller 0-1, Jennings 0-2, Moehler 3-0, Carlyle 6-7, Villarreal 2-4, Mahay 2-0, Dotel 1-1.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 23, Albers 8, Miller 4, Jennings 5, Moehler 4, Carlyle 20, Villarreal 9, Mahay 4, Dotel 3.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:52.
Att: 30,785.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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