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10/03/2004 9:54 PM ET
Astros-Braves season series
Teams split six games during regular season
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John Thomson throws a pitch to Adam Everett during the sixth inning of the Braves' 5-2 win over Houston on Aug. 4 at Minute Maid Park. (David J. Phillip/AP)

May 7 vs. Houston
Astros 5, Braves 3

Jeff Kent continued his career-long dominance of John Thomson with a fourth-inning two-run double and sixth-inning solo homer. Astros starter Tim Redding, who had posted a 10.57 ERA in his three previous starts, allowed one run on four hits in six innings.

May 8 vs. Houston
Braves 5, Astros 4 (10 innings)

Andruw Jones' two-out solo homer off Ricky Stone enabled Atlanta to gain the thrilling extra-inning victory. The Braves outscored the Astros 3-1 in the final two regulation innings to force the extra frame.

May 9 vs. Houston
Astros 2, Braves 1

Orlando Palmeiro drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning to produce the decisive run in this contest, which was dominated by Andy Pettitte and Russ Ortiz. Both teams managed just three hits.

Aug. 3 at Houston
Astros 3, Braves 2

Roger Clemens tossed seven solid innings and helped Houston claim a 3-2 victory that snapped Atlanta's five-game winning streak. Brad Lidge earned his 12th save.

Aug. 4 at Houston
Braves 5, Astros 2

John Thomson, who hadn't beaten the Astros since 2002, held Houston to two runs on four hits over seven innings in the Braves' three-run win.

Aug. 5 at Houston
Braves 6, Astros 5

Marcus Giles' ninth-inning sacrifice fly enabled the Braves to claim a 6-5 win and the series victory. Astros starter Darren Oliver left after the first inning with a stiff shoulder.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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