Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros – Box Score – September 10, 2009 – ESPN

Hey, offense! And hey, Mike Gonzalez for the save!

The Braves jumped all over Roy Oswalt for six runs on ten hits in two innings. Actually, they could have had more — they left the bases loaded in the first and two on in the second — but six runs is plenty. Usually. Lowe allowed one run in the first, then in the third gave up a three-run homer to Berkman to make it 6-4. Uh-oh.

But the Braves didn’t go into Hibernation Mode yet, and added two runs in the fifth to make it 8-4. Whew. But then the Astros got another run to make it 8-5. And then the Braves got a run to make it 9-5, which is how it stayed until the eighth. With two out and two on against Moylan, Chipper threw away a grounder and both runners scored to make it 9-7. Because nothing comes easy for this team, Gonzalez allowed a one-out single and walk in the ninth, but got a double play to end it.

The Braves finished with sixteen hits, including four by McCann, who had two RBI and two runs scored for his trouble. McLouth hit a homer to lead off the game. With Prado taking an off-day KJ played second, garnering two hits, while Yunel hit in the two spot, where he had three.