Cincinnati Reds 7, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 79
Played on Thursday, July 4, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  2    0  1  1    0  0  3  -   7  9  2
HOU N    1  1  0    0  0  0    1  0  1  -   4  7  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       4   3   1   0       1   0       4   1
A. Johnson lf                 5   0   2   3       0   0       3   0
Jones cf                      4   0   1   3       1   0       0   0
Perez 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Bench c                       4   1   1   0       0   2       8   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Helms 2b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       2   2
Woodward ss                   4   1   2   1       0   1       3   1
Nolan p                       1   1   0   0       2   1       0   0
  Abernathy p                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       35   7   9   7       5   7      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rose-May.
E: Woodward (2), Abernathy (2).

BATTING - 
GDP: Perez (6,off Blasingame).
IBB: Helms (4,by Wilson); Rose (9,by Dukes).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rose (2,2nd base off Wilson/Bateman).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     4   1   2   1       1   0       2   0
Torres ss                     4   1   1   0       1   0       1   3
Staub 1b                      2   0   0   1       2   0      13   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   1       1   1       0   0
Menke 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   2       0   4
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aspromonte ph               0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       1   2       0   3
Watson lf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Bateman c                     4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Wilson p                      2   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Brand ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Colbert pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       33   4   7   4       7   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gotay-Staub.

BATTING - 
2B: Miller (5,off Nolan); Bateman (9,off Nolan).
SF: Staub (2,off Abernathy); Aspromonte (2,off Abernathy).
Team LOB: 11.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nolan W(4-2)                  6     6   2   2   3   6   0  26
Abernathy SV(8)               3     1   2   0   4   1   0  16
Totals                        9     7   4   2   7   7   0  42


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(5-10)                7     5   4   4   4   5   0  30
Dukes                         1.1   3   3   3   1   2   0   8
Blasingame                    0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     9   7   7   5   7   0  40

IBB: Wilson (4,Helms); Dukes (4,Rose).

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 22827


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                rf        Miller              rf
2. A. Johnson          lf        Torres              ss
3. Jones               cf        Staub               1b
4. Perez               3b        Wynn                cf
5. Bench               c         Menke               2b
6. May                 1b        Rader               3b
7. Helms               2b        Watson              lf
8. Woodward            ss        Bateman             c
9. Nolan               p         Wilson              p

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); A. Johnson flied
out to right; Jones walked; Perez popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Miller doubled to right; Torres singled to center
[Miller to third]; Staub walked [Torres to second]; Wynn walked
[Miller scored, Torres to third, Staub to second]; Menke struck
out; Rader struck out; Watson flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 2ND: Bench struck out; May singled to center; Helms
grounded out (shortstop to first) [May to second]; Woodward was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Bateman doubled to left; On a bunt Wilson struck
out; Miller singled to right [Bateman scored]; Torres hit into a
double play (right to first) [Miller out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 2.

REDS 3RD: Nolan walked; Rose singled to center [Nolan to third,
Rose to second (on throw to 3b)]; A. Johnson grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Nolan scored, Rose to third]; Jones
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Rose scored]; Perez struck
out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Staub popped to catcher in foul territory; Wynn
popped to first; Menke was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 2.

REDS 4TH: Bench was called out on strikes; May popped to first
in foul territory; Helms grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader walked; Watson was called out on strikes;
Bateman flied out to right; Wilson singled to center [Rader to
second]; Miller flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 2.

REDS 5TH: Woodward flied out to left; Nolan walked; Rose forced
Nolan (second to shortstop); Rose stole second; A. Johnson
singled to right [Rose scored]; Jones flied out to right; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Torres grounded out (second to first); Staub
grounded out (second to first); Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 6TH: Perez grounded out (third to first); Bench singled to
right; May grounded out (third to first) [Bench to second];
Helms was walked intentionally; Woodward singled to center
[Bench scored, Helms to third, Woodward to second (on throw)];
Nolan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke singled to left; Rader popped to third; Watson
lined to shortstop; Bateman forced Menke (shortstop to second);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

REDS 7TH: Rose grounded out (second to first); A. Johnson
grounded out (second to first); Jones grounded out (pitcher
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED NOLAN (PITCHING); BRAND BATTED
FOR WILSON; Brand reached on an error by Abernathy [Brand to
first]; COLBERT RAN FOR BRAND; Miller walked [Colbert to
second]; Torres walked [Colbert to third, Miller to second];
Staub lined out on a sacrifice fly to left [Colbert scored
(unearned)]; Wynn popped to shortstop; THOMAS BATTED FOR MENKE;
Thomas popped to shortstop; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
4, Astros 3.

REDS 8TH: GOTAY REPLACED COLBERT (PLAYING 2B); DUKES REPLACED
THOMAS (PITCHING); Perez struck out; Bench grounded out (third
to first); May popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Rader struck out; Watson walked; Bateman flied out
to left; Gotay forced Watson (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

REDS 9TH: Helms singled to center; Woodward singled to right
[Helms to third, Woodward to second (on throw to 3b)]; Abernathy
struck out; Rose was walked intentionally; A. Johnson singled to
third [Helms scored, Woodward to third, Rose to second];
BLASINGAME REPLACED DUKES (PITCHING); Jones singled to right
[Woodward scored, Rose scored, A. Johnson to third]; Perez
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Jones out at
second]; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 7, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Miller grounded out (pitcher to first); Torres
reached on an error by Woodward [Torres to first]; Staub walked
[Torres to second]; Wynn singled to left [Torres to third, Staub
to second]; ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR BLASINGAME; Aspromonte hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Torres scored (unearned)]; Rader popped
to first; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 7, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             7   9   2    6
 Astros           4   7   0   11


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