Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs
September 1, 1980 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 1, 1980 at Wrigley Field. The Atlanta Braves defeated the Chicago Cubs and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Atlanta Braves 5, Chicago Cubs 2

Atlanta Braves ab r h rbi
Royster lf,3b 5 1 1 0
Ramirez ss 5 0 0 0
Matthews rf 5 1 4 1
Horner 3b 5 1 3 1
Cooper pr,lf 0 0 0 0
Chambliss 1b 4 1 1 0
Murphy cf 3 1 0 0
Hubbard 2b 5 0 3 1
Benedict c 4 0 1 2
Matula p 2 0 0 0
Camp p 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 5 13 5
Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi
DeJesus ss 4 1 2 0
Tyson 2b 4 1 1 0
Buckner lf 4 0 1 1
Johnson 1b 4 0 2 0
Biittner rf 4 0 0 1
Thompson cf 3 0 0 0
Tidrow p 0 0 0 0
Vail ph 1 0 0 0
Blackwell c 3 0 0 0
Dillard 3b 3 0 1 0
Lamp p 1 0 0 0
Smith p 0 0 0 0
Tracy ph 1 0 0 0
Caudill p 0 0 0 0
Capilla p 0 0 0 0
Figueroa cf 1 0 0 0
Totals 33 2 7 2
Atlanta 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 13 1
Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 1
Atlanta Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Matula W (9-12) 8.1 7 2 2 0 4
Camp SV (12) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 7 2 2 0 4
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Lamp L (10-11) 4.0 8 4 4 3 3
Smith 1.0 0 0 0 2 1
Caudill 2.1 5 1 1 0 1
Capilla 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Tidrow 1.1 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 9.0 13 5 5 5 9

E –Benedict (5), Dillard (6). DP –Atlanta 1. 2B –Atlanta Matthews 2 (14,off Caudill 2), Chicago Johnson 2 (8,off Matula 2). SH –Matula 2 (4,off Lamp,off Caudill). IBB –Benedict (3,by Smith). SB –Royster (16,2nd base off Lamp/Blackwell); Chambliss (5,2nd base off Smith/Blackwell); Horner (3,2nd base off Caudill/Blackwell); DeJesus (33,2nd base off Matula/Benedict). WP –Lamp (7). IBB –Smith (1,Benedict). U-HP –Jim Quick, 1B –Jerry Dale, 2B –Steve Fields, 3B –Bob Engel. T –2:47. A –11,647.

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