Houston Astros 5, Cincinnati Reds 4 (10 innings)
Regular Season Game 88
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, July 14, 1968 (D) at Crosley Field

HOU N    1  2  0    1  0  0    0  0  0    1  -   5  8  1
CIN N    0  0  0    0  4  0    0  0  0    0  -   4 10  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Simpson lf                    5   1   2   1       1   2       1   0
Torres ss                     5   0   1   1       0   0       0   6
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       1   0      14   1
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   1       1   2       2   0
Miller rf                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Thomas rf                   3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Menke 2b                      5   2   2   1       0   0       3   4
Rader 3b                      5   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Brand c                       4   1   1   1       1   0       6   0
Giusti p                      1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Buzhardt p                  2   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       40   5   8   5       5   7      30  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torres-Menke-Staub.
E: Simpson (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Brand (2,off Carroll).
HR: Menke (3,2nd inning off Cloninger 0 on 0 out).
SH: Giusti (3,off Cloninger).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (8,2nd base off Cloninger/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
A. Johnson lf                 6   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Jones cf                      3   1   0   0       1   1       1   0
  Ruiz 1b                     2   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
May 1b,rf                     6   1   2   2       0   2       6   1
Perez 3b                      3   0   1   0       2   0       1   3
Pinson rf,cf                  3   0   2   2       1   0       1   0
Bench c                       4   0   2   0       1   0       7   0
McRae 2b                      4   0   0   0       1   1       1   3
Cardenas ss                   2   0   0   0       2   0       1   4
  Whitfield ph                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pavletich ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cloninger p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Lee p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beauchamp ph                2   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Abernathy p                 1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Woodward ph,ss              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   4  10   4       9   5      30  15

FIELDING - 
E: Perez (13), Cardenas (14).
PB: Bench (5).

BATTING - 
2B: A. Johnson (16,off Buzhardt).
SH: Pinson (2,off Buzhardt).
GDP: Cardenas (9,off Giusti).
IBB: McRae (1,by Buzhardt); Cardenas (9,by Buzhardt); Bench (6,by Buzhardt);
Pavletich (1,by House).
Team LOB: 14.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Giusti                        4     7   4   4   3   1   0  21
Dukes                         0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Coombs                        0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Buzhardt                      4.2   2   0   0   4   4   0  20
House                         0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Shea W(1-0)                   1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                       10    10   4   4   9   5   0  48

Giusti faced 4 batters in the 5th inning
Dukes faced 1 batter in the 5th inning
Coombs faced 1 batter in the 5th inning
WP: Giusti (7), Buzhardt (3).
IBB: Buzhardt 3 (8,McRae,Cardenas,Bench); House (1,Pavletich).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cloninger                     3.2   5   4   1   2   2   1  21
Lee                           1.1   0   0   0   1   2   0   5
Abernathy                     4     1   0   0   2   3   0  15
Carroll L(3-4)                1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Totals                       10     8   5   2   5   7   1  46

WP: Cloninger (5).

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Bill Jackowski, 3B - Frank Secory
Time of Game: 3:24   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Simpson             lf        A. Johnson          lf
2. Torres              ss        Jones               cf
3. Staub               1b        May                 1b
4. Wynn                cf        Perez               3b
5. Miller              rf        Pinson              rf
6. Menke               2b        Bench               c
7. Rader               3b        McRae               2b
8. Brand               c         Cardenas            ss
9. Giusti              p         Cloninger           p

ASTROS 1ST: Simpson struck out but advanced to first on a passed
ball; Torres grounded out (shortstop to first) [Simpson to
second]; Staub grounded out (second to first) [Simpson to
third]; Wynn singled to center [Simpson scored (unearned)]; Wynn
stole second; Miller struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: A. Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); Jones
flied out to center; May grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke homered; Rader grounded out (first to
pitcher); Brand reached on an error by Cardenas [Brand to
first]; Giusti out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted)
[Brand to second]; Simpson singled to left [Brand scored
(unearned)]; Torres forced Simpson (second to shortstop); 2 R (1
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: THOMAS REPLACED MILLER (PLAYING RF); Perez singled to
center; Pinson singled to center [Perez to second]; Bench
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Perez to third, Pinson to
second]; McRae flied out to right; Cardenas walked; Cloninger
flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Staub grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Wynn walked; Thomas popped to third; Menke forced Wynn (third to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: A. Johnson grounded out (second to first); Jones was
called out on strikes; May singled to left [May to second (error
by Simpson)]; Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader flied out to left; Brand popped to catcher in
foul territory; Giusti reached on an error by Perez (assist by
Cloninger) [Giusti to first]; Simpson singled to left [Giusti to
second]; Torres singled to left [Giusti scored (unearned),
Simpson to second]; Cloninger threw a wild pitch [Simpson to
third, Torres to second]; Staub walked; LEE REPLACED CLONINGER
(PITCHING); Wynn was called out on strikes; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Pinson walked; Bench singled to right [Pinson to
third]; McRae reached on a fielder's choice [Pinson out at home
(third to catcher), Bench to second]; Giusti threw a wild pitch
[Bench to third]; Cardenas grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [McRae out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Thomas walked; Menke flied out to center; Rader
struck out; Brand grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: BEAUCHAMP BATTED FOR LEE; Beauchamp singled to center;
A. Johnson singled to third [Beauchamp to second]; Jones walked
[Beauchamp to third, A. Johnson to second]; May singled to left
[Beauchamp scored, A. Johnson scored, Jones to second]; DUKES
REPLACED GIUSTI (PITCHING); Perez walked [Jones to third, May to
second]; COOMBS REPLACED DUKES (PITCHING); Pinson singled to
center [Jones scored, May scored, Perez to third]; BUZHARDT
REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); Bench grounded out (third to first)
[Pinson to second]; McRae was walked intentionally; Cardenas
flied out to right; Beauchamp struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 4.

ASTROS 6TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED BEAUCHAMP (PITCHING); Buzhardt
was called out on strikes; Simpson struck out; Torres grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds
4.

REDS 6TH: A. Johnson doubled to right; Jones grounded out
(pitcher to first) [A. Johnson to third]; May struck out; Perez
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
4, Reds 4.

ASTROS 7TH: RUIZ REPLACED JONES (PLAYING 1B); MAY CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); PINSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF);
Staub grounded out (first unassisted); Wynn grounded out
(pitcher to first); Thomas grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 4.

REDS 7TH: Pinson grounded out (first to pitcher); Bench singled
to left; McRae forced Bench (shortstop to second); Buzhardt
threw a wild pitch [McRae to second]; Cardenas was walked
intentionally; Abernathy grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Menke grounded out (third to first); Rader grounded
out (shortstop to first); Brand walked; Buzhardt singled to left
[Brand to second]; Simpson walked [Brand to third, Buzhardt to
second]; Torres grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 4.

REDS 8TH: A. Johnson grounded out (second to first); Ruiz flied
out to center; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Staub flied out to right; Wynn struck out; Thomas
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 4.

REDS 9TH: Perez walked; Pinson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to first) [Perez to second]; Bench was walked intentionally;
McRae struck out; WHITFIELD BATTED FOR CARDENAS; HOUSE REPLACED
BUZHARDT (PITCHING); PAVLETICH BATTED FOR WHITFIELD; Pavletich
was walked intentionally [Perez to third, Bench to second];
WOODWARD BATTED FOR ABERNATHY; SHEA REPLACED HOUSE (PITCHING);
Woodward grounded out (third to first); Debut game for Steve
Shea; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 4.

ASTROS 10TH: CARROLL REPLACED PAVLETICH (PITCHING); WOODWARD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Menke singled to left; Rader flied
out to left [Menke to second]; Brand doubled to right [Menke
scored]; Shea grounded out (first unassisted); Simpson flied out
to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 4.

REDS 10TH: A. Johnson popped to second; Ruiz flied out to left;
May grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Reds 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   8   1   11
 Reds             4  10   2   14


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