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Braves 7, Astros 1
John Smoltz now has a record 15 career postseason wins. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
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The Braves came out and rattled Roger Clemens to pull even in the NLDS, 1-1. Brian McCann belted a three-run homer and Adam LaRoche hit a two-run double to pace the bats and back a sensational John Smoltz, who allowed one run over seven innings.
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October 6, 2005
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Houston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 8 1
Atlanta
0 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 X   7 11 0
ATL
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4010021.429
Taveras, CF4030001.500
Berkman, 1B4120002.333
Ensberg, 3B4000004.375
Lane, RF4011002.143
Lidge, P0000000.000
Palmeiro, LF3000101.167
Everett, SS4000013.125
Ausmus, C4000020.222
Clemens, P2000010.000
Backe, P0000000.000
a-Burke, PH10100001.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
Scott, RF0000000.000
Totals341811614 

a-Doubled for Backe in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Burke (1, Smoltz).
TB: Biggio; Taveras 3; Berkman 2; Lane; Burke 2.
RBI: Lane (1).
2-out RBI: Lane.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett 2; Biggio.
GIDP: Berkman.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Qualls (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Lane 2 (Furcal at 3rd base, Francoeur at 2nd base).
DP: (Backe-Everett-Biggio).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS4020100.333
Giles, 2B5110004.250
Jones, C, 3B3100101.286
Jones, A, CF4331000.571
LaRoche, 1B10122001.000
Francoeur, RF3111112.429
Langerhans, LF4020012.400
McCann, C4113012.250
Smoltz, P2000001.000
Reitsma, P0000000.000
a-Johnson, PH0000100.000
Farnsworth, P0000000.000
Totals3071176312 

a-Walked for Reitsma in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (1, Clemens).
HR: McCann (1, 2nd inning off Clemens, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Furcal 2; Giles; Jones, A 3; LaRoche 2; Francoeur; Langerhans 2; McCann 4.
RBI: McCann 3 (3), LaRoche 2 (2), Jones, A (3), Francoeur (1).
2-out RBI: McCann 3; LaRoche 2; Jones, A; Francoeur.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francoeur; Giles 3.
S: LaRoche; Smoltz.
GIDP: Smoltz.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Furcal (1, 2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus).

FIELDING
DP: (Giles-Furcal-LaRoche).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clemens (L, 0-1)5.06553219.00
Backe 1.01000100.00
Qualls 1.042210018.00
Lidge 1.00002000.00
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smoltz (W, 1-0)7.07111501.29
Reitsma 1.010000027.00
Farnsworth 1.00000100.00

IBB: LaRoche (by Qualls), Palmeiro (by Smoltz).
Pitches-strikes: Clemens 92-53, Backe 7-5, Qualls 25-12, Lidge 27-14, Smoltz 93-67, Reitsma 17-10, Farnsworth 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Clemens 10-3, Backe 2-0, Qualls 1-0, Lidge 2-1, Smoltz 7-9, Reitsma 0-3, Farnsworth 0-2.
Batters faced: Clemens 24, Backe 3, Qualls 6, Lidge 5, Smoltz 28, Reitsma 4, Farnsworth 3.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Eric Cooper. LF: Sam Holbrook. RF: Joe Brinkman.
Weather: 71 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 15 mph, R to L.
T: 2:52.
Att: 46,181.

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