Cincinnati Reds 17, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 16
Played on Monday, April 29, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    1  1  2    6  1  1    2  0  3  -  17 22  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2 10  2
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       6   4   4   3       0   0       3   0
A. Johnson lf                 4   3   2   2       1   0       2   0
Pinson cf                     5   2   3   1       0   0       2   0
Perez 3b                      5   2   2   5       0   1       2   1
May 1b                        6   0   3   3       0   2       7   0
Bench c                       5   2   3   2       1   0       5   0
Helms 2b                      6   1   2   1       0   1       2   5
Cardenas ss                   6   2   3   0       0   1       4   3
Maloney p                     4   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lee p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       48  17  22  17       2   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Helms-Cardenas-May, Helms-May.

BATTING - 
2B: A. Johnson (3,off Ray); Cardenas (3,off Dukes); Bench (5,off Wilson); Helms
(3,off Wilson).
3B: Perez (1,off Coombs).
HR: Bench (1,2nd inning off Ray 0 on 0 out); Perez (4,6th inning off Dukes
0 on 0 out).
SF: Pinson (3,off Ray); A. Johnson (1,off Coombs); Perez (2,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Davis cf                      3   2   0   0       2   1       5   0
Menke 2b,ss                   4   0   3   0       1   0       0   5
Wynn lf                       5   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Staub 1b                      3   0   1   1       0   0       7   1
Miller rf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Bateman c                     3   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
  Wilson p                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Torres ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Gotay 2b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ray p                         1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  King c                      2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   2  10   2       4   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Menke (1), Miller (1).

BATTING - 
SF: Staub (1,off Maloney).
GDP: Aspromonte (4,off Maloney).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Maloney W(2-0)                5     6   1   1   2   4   0  22
Lee SV(1)                     4     4   1   1   2   0   0  17
Totals                        9    10   2   2   4   4   0  39


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ray L(0-1)                    3     6   7   6   1   3   1  17
Coombs                        0.2   5   3   3   0   0   0   7
Dukes                         2.2   7   4   4   1   1   1  17
Wilson                        2.2   4   3   3   0   1   0  12
Totals                        9    22  17  16   2   5   2  53

Ray faced 3 batters in the 4th inning

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Bill Jackowski, 3B - Frank Secory
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 10509


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                rf        Davis               cf
2. A. Johnson          lf        Menke               2b
3. Pinson              cf        Wynn                lf
4. Perez               3b        Staub               1b
5. May                 1b        Miller              rf
6. Bench               c         Aspromonte          3b
7. Helms               2b        Bateman             c
8. Cardenas            ss        Torres              ss
9. Maloney             p         Ray                 p

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to center; A. Johnson reached on an error
by Miller [Rose to third, A. Johnson to second]; Pinson popped
to third; Perez grounded out (second to first) [Rose scored
(unearned), A. Johnson to third]; May struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Davis walked; Menke singled to pitcher [Davis to
third]; Wynn flied out to right [Menke to second]; Staub hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Davis scored, Menke to third]; Miller
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

REDS 2ND: Bench homered; Helms grounded out (second to first);
Cardenas grounded out (third to first); Maloney flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Aspromonte singled to left; Bateman struck out;
Torres popped to third; Ray singled to right [Aspromonte to
second]; Davis was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 2, Astros 1.

REDS 3RD: On a bunt Rose singled to second; A. Johnson doubled
to left [Rose scored, A. Johnson to third (on throw to home)];
Pinson hit a sacrifice fly to center [A. Johnson scored]; Perez
was called out on strikes; May struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Menke singled to center; Wynn flied out to left;
Staub singled to left [Menke to second]; Miller singled to right
[Menke to third, Staub to second]; Aspromonte grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Miller out at
second]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Bench walked; Helms singled to right [Bench to
second]; Cardenas singled to right [Bench to third, Helms to
second]; COOMBS REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Maloney forced Bench
(second to catcher) [Helms to third, Cardenas to second]; Rose
singled to center [Helms scored, Cardenas scored, Maloney to
third]; A. Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to right [Maloney
scored]; Pinson singled to second [Rose to second]; Perez
tripled to right [Rose scored, Pinson scored]; May singled to
right [Perez scored]; Bench singled to center [May to second];
DUKES REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); Helms struck out; 6 R, 7 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Reds 10, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bateman popped to shortstop; Torres popped to
catcher in foul territory; Dukes struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 10, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Cardenas doubled to center; Maloney grounded out
(second to first) [Cardenas to third]; Rose grounded out (second
to first) [Cardenas scored]; A. Johnson reached on an error by
Menke [A. Johnson to first]; Pinson flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 11, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis walked; Menke popped to third; Wynn flied out
to center; Staub grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 11, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Perez homered; May singled to left; Bench forced May
(first to shortstop); Helms flied out to right; Cardenas singled
to third [Bench to second]; Maloney lined to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Reds 12, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: LEE REPLACED MALONEY (PITCHING); Miller grounded out
(third to first); Aspromonte flied out to right; Bateman flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 12, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: Rose singled to center; A. Johnson walked [Rose to
second]; Pinson singled to third [Rose to third, A. Johnson to
second]; Perez flied out to right; May singled to left [Rose
scored, A. Johnson scored, Pinson to second]; WILSON REPLACED
BATEMAN (PITCHING); KING REPLACED DUKES (PLAYING C ); Bench
flied out to center; Helms flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 14, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Torres singled to left; King popped to shortstop;
Davis forced Torres (second to shortstop); Menke walked [Davis
to second]; Wynn singled to left [Davis scored, Menke to
second]; Staub grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 14, Astros 2.

REDS 8TH: Cardenas grounded out (third to first); Lee grounded
out (shortstop to first); Rose flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 14, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Miller flied out to left; Aspromonte grounded out
(shortstop to first); Wilson walked; Torres forced Wilson
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 14, Astros 2.

REDS 9TH: GOTAY REPLACED TORRES (PLAYING 2B); MENKE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); A. Johnson singled to pitcher; Pinson
singled to right [A. Johnson to third, Pinson to second (on
throw to 3b)]; Perez hit a sacrifice fly to center [A. Johnson
scored, Pinson to third]; May flied out to right; Bench doubled
to center [Pinson scored]; Helms doubled to left [Bench scored];
Cardenas struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 17, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: King singled to center; Davis lined into a double
play (second to first) [King out at first]; Menke singled to
left; Wynn grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 17, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds            17  22   0    9
 Astros           2  10   2   10


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