Date: Wednesday, August 20, 1997
Opponent: Houston Astros
Location: Houston, Tex. (Astrodome)
Pitchers of Record:
Glavine W (11-6): 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R (0 ER), 5 BB, 9 K, 0 HR
Reynolds L (6-8): 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HR
Wohlers SV (31): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Time of Game: 2:46 Attendance: 25,593
Fact: Win No. 150 comes in Tom Glavine's 324th career start.
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HOUSTON, Tex. --
For most pitchers, a loss and four no-decisions wouldn't be remarkable. Tom Glavine, however, isn't most pitchers.
Glavine stopped his longest winless streak in seven years, winning for the first time since July 16 as he led the Atlanta Braves over the Houston Astros 3-1 Wednesday night.
"Finally, a month later," Glavine said. "I've actually pitched pretty well lately and not gotten anything out of it. Pitching well, you can only take that so far and it gets frustrating. It's hard when you're pitching well and not winning, especially when the team is not winning."
After losing his first eight career starts in the Astrodome, Glavine (11-6) has won six straight at Houston since a 1-0 loss on June 25, 1991.
"Obviously this is a pitcher's park," he said. "The first year or two, I didn't pitch that well here. Since then, I've pitched well. These guys have good pitching, so you have to come in and pitch well."
Glavine allowed two hits and five walks in seven innings and struck out a season-high nine. He also drove in a run with a squeeze bunt as the Braves completed a two-game sweep following a slump that saw them lose four of five.
Mark Wohlers pitched the ninth for his 31st save in 35 chances. Javy Lopez went 3-for-4 and hit his 19th homer.
Shane Reynolds (6-8) dropped to 4-1 against the Braves, giving up all three runs and five hits in seven innings.