Braves 7W: Smoltz (1-0)

L: Clemens (0-1)Astros 1

HOW THEY SCORED

Astros first: Biggio struck out. Taveras singled. Berkman singled, Taveras to second. Ensberg grounded into fielder's choice, Taveras out, Berkman to second. Lane singled, Berkman scored, Ensberg to third. Lane to second. Palmeiro intentionally walked. Everett struck out. Astros, 1-0.

Braves second: A. Jones singled. LaRoche sacrificed, A.Jones to second. Francoeur walked. Langerhans struck out. McCann homered, A. Jones and Francoeur scored. Smoltz grounded out.

Braves, 3-1.

Braves third: Furcal grounded out. Giles flied out. C. Jones walked. A. Jones singled, C. Jones to third. LaRoche doubled, C. Jones and A. Jones scored. Francoeur struck out. Braves, 5-1.

Braves seventh: Furcal infield single. On Qualls's error, Furcal to second. Furcal out advancing. Giles singled. C. Jones grounded out, Giles to second. A. Jones singled, Giles scored. A. Jones to second. LaRoche intentionally walked. Francoeur singled, A. Jones scored, LaRoche to third. Francoeur out advancing. Braves, 7-1.

HoustonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3418116 -- Biggio 2b401002.429Taveras cf403000.500Berkman 1b412000.333Ensberg 3b400000.375Lane rf401100.143Lidge p000000---OPalmeiro lf300010.167AEverett ss400001.125Ausmus c400002.222Clemens p200001.000Backe p000000---Burke ph1010001.00Qualls p000000---Scott rf000000---AtlantaABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals30711763 -- Furcal ss402010.333MGiles 2b511000.250CJones 3b310010.286AJones cf433100.571LaRoche 1b1012201.00Francoeur rf311111.429Langerhans lf402001.400McCann c411301.250Smoltz p200000.000Reitsma p000000---Johnson ph000010---Farnsworth p000000---Houston

100000000 -- 181Atlanta

03200020x -- 7110 E: Qualls (1). LOB: Houston 7, Atlanta 7. 2B: Burke (1), LaRoche (1). HR: McCann (1), off Clemens. RBI: Lane (1), AJones (3), LaRoche 2 (2), Francoeur (1), McCann 3 (3). SB: Furcal (1). S: LaRoche, Smoltz. GIDP: Berkman, Smoltz.

DP: Houston 1 (Backe, AEverett and Biggio); Atlanta 1 (MGiles, Furcal and LaRoche).

HoustonIP HRERBBSONPERAClemens, L5 65532929.00Backe1 1000170.00Qualls1 422102518.0Lidge1 00020270.00AtlantaIP HRERBBSONPERASmoltz, W7 71115931.29Reitsma1 100001727.0Farnsworth1 00001160.00 IBB: off Qualls (LaRoche) 1, off Smoltz (OPalmeiro) 1.

T: 2:52. A: 46,181 (50,091).