Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves
August 22, 1996 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 22, 1996 at Fulton County Stadium. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Atlanta Braves and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Cincinnati Reds 3, Atlanta Braves 2

Cincinnati Reds ab r h rbi
Sanders rf 5 0 2 0
Harris lf 4 1 2 0
Larkin ss 5 1 2 1
Mitchell 1b 4 1 1 1
Oliver c 3 0 0 1
Taubensee ph,c 2 0 1 0
Howard cf 6 0 1 0
Boone 2b 4 0 0 0
Carrasco p 1 0 1 0
Brantley p 0 0 0 0
Greene 3b 5 0 1 0
Smiley p 3 0 0 0
Morris ph 1 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0
Branson 2b 1 0 0 0
Totals 44 3 11 3
Atlanta Braves ab r h rbi
Grissom cf 3 0 1 0
Jones A. rf 6 2 2 2
Jones C. ss 5 0 1 0
McGriff 1b 5 0 1 0
Pendleton 3b 6 0 0 0
Dye lf 5 0 0 0
Lopez c 3 0 0 0
Polonia ph 1 0 0 0
Perez c 1 0 0 0
Lemke 2b 3 0 0 0
Wade p 1 0 0 0
Hartgraves p 0 0 0 0
McMichael p 0 0 0 0
Mordecai ph 1 0 1 0
Borbon p 0 0 0 0
Clontz p 0 0 0 0
Klesko ph 0 0 0 0
Borowski p 0 0 0 0
Totals 40 2 6 2
Cincinnati 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 0
Atlanta 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Smiley 8.0 6 2 2 2 6
Shaw 2.0 0 0 0 2 1
Carrasco W (4-3) 2.0 0 0 0 3 1
Brantley SV (34) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 13.0 6 2 2 7 8
Atlanta Braves IP H R ER BB SO
Wade 6.0 5 2 2 2 3
Hartgraves 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
McMichael 1.0 0 0 0 2 1
Borbon 0.1 0 0 0 1 1
Clontz 1.2 1 0 0 1 0
Borowski L (1-1) 3.0 5 1 1 1 3
Totals 13.0 11 3 3 7 8

E –None. DP –Cincinnati 2, Atlanta 3. 2B –Cincinnati Harris (16,off Wade); Sanders (15,off Wade), Atlanta Grissom (26,off Smiley). HR –Cincinnati Kevin Mitchell (3,6th inning off Wade 0 on, 1 out); Larkin (24,13th inning off Borowski 0 on, 0 out), Atlanta A Jones 2 (3,3rd inning off Smiley 0 on, 2 out,6th inning off Smiley 0 on, 0 out). SH –Harris 2 (6,off McMichael,off Clontz); Branson (7,off Borowski); Wade (2,off Smiley); Grissom (4,off Smiley); Borowski (1,off Carrasco). IBB –Kevin Mitchell (1,by McMichael); Larkin (3,by Clontz); Grissom 2 (5,by Shaw,by Carrasco). Team LOB –12. Team –9. SB –Klesko (4,2nd base off Shaw/Oliver). IBB –Shaw (11,Grissom); Carrasco (2,Grissom); McMichael (5,Kevin Mitchell); Clontz (6,Larkin). U-HP –Greg Bonin, 1B –Larry Poncino, 2B –Bob Davidson, 3B –Frank Pulli. T –3:41. A –31,729.

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