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The Astros bang out 25 hits on May 30, 1976, a franchise high, beating the Braves in the night cap of an Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium twin bill, 16-5.

There were only 12,261 there that afternoon to see the feat. Dave Bristol was managing for the Atlanta Braves. At that point in the season they were 16-29 in 5th place 11 1/2 games out of first.

Twenty-three of Houston’s safeties are singles, a National League record.

The starting lineups were as follows:

Houston Astros Atlanta Braves
Wilbur Howard RF Rowland Office CF
Rob Andrews 2B Rod Gilbreath 2B
Cesar Cedeno CF Dave May LF
Bob Watson 1B Ken Henderson RF
Leon Roberts LF Darrell Evans 1B
Cliff Johnson C Vic Correll C
Enos Cabell 3B Darrel Chaney SS
Jerry DaVanon SS Jerry Royster 3B
Gil Rondon P Roger Moret P

Here is what the Astro’s batting looked like. They had a total of 49 at bats.

Batting AB R H RBI
Wilbur Howard RF 6 2 3 2
Rob Andrews 2B 5 0 3 0
Cesar Cedeno CF 5 1 2 3
   Jose Cruz CF 0 0 0 0
Bob Watson 1B 4 1 2 0
   Skip Jutze PH-C 2 1 1 0
Leon Roberts LF 4 3 2 1
Cliff Johnson C-1B 6 2 4 1
Enos Cabell 3B 5 3 3 1
Jerry DaVanon SS 6 1 3 5
Gil Rondon P 3 1 1 0
   Ken Boswell PH 1 1 1 2
   Gene Pentz P 2 0 0 0
Team Totals 49 16 25 15

Source: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/ATL/ATL197605302.shtml 

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