Houston Astros 3, Cincinnati Reds 2
Regular Season Game 145
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Tuesday, September 10, 1968 (D) at Crosley Field

HOU N    0  1  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   3  5  2
CIN N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Herrera rf                    4   0   2   2       0   1       2   0
  Miller rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Aspromonte lf                 3   1   1   0       1   0       2   1
  Simpson pr,lf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Staub 1b                      2   0   0   0       2   0       4   0
Bateman c                     2   0   0   1       0   0      17   1
McFadden ss                   2   1   1   0       2   1       0   0
  Torres ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wilson p                      3   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       27   3   5   3       6   7      27   2

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Aspromonte-Bateman.
E: Rader (20), McFadden (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Herrera (3,off Arrigo).
SF: Bateman (3,off Arrigo).
HBP: Bateman (3,by Arrigo).
GDP: Bateman (13,off Carroll).
IBB: McFadden 2 (2,by Arrigo,by Carroll); Menke (6,by Arrigo).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Simpson (5,Home by Carroll/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       4   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
Pinson cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Jones lf                      3   0   0   0       1   2       3   1
Bench c                       4   1   1   1       0   3       9   2
May 1b                        3   0   1   0       1   0       6   0
Perez 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       0   5
McRae 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       2   1
Woodward ss                   2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Whitfield ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Cardenas ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  A. Johnson ph               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Arrigo p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Beauchamp ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   6   1       2  16      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. McRae-Cardenas-May.
PB: Bench (15).

BATTING - 
HR: Bench (15,2nd inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out).
IBB: May (10,by Wilson).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Pinson (17,3rd base off Wilson/Bateman); Jones (2,2nd base off Wilson/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(13-14)               9     6   2   2   2  16   1  35

WP: Wilson (8).
IBB: Wilson (5,May).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Arrigo L(11-8)                7     4   3   2   3   6   0  27
Carroll                       2     1   0   0   3   1   0   8
Totals                        9     5   3   2   6   7   0  35

HBP: Arrigo (3,Bateman).
IBB: Arrigo 2 (6,McFadden,Menke); Carroll (10,McFadden).

Umpires: HP - Frank Dezelan, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Mel Steiner
Time of Game: 2:39   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Menke               2b        Rose                rf
2. Herrera             rf        Pinson              cf
3. Wynn                cf        Jones               lf
4. Rader               3b        Bench               c
5. Aspromonte          lf        May                 1b
6. Staub               1b        Perez               3b
7. Bateman             c         McRae               2b
8. McFadden            ss        Woodward            ss
9. Wilson              p         Arrigo              p

ASTROS 1ST: Menke flied out to center; Herrera struck out; Wynn
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose struck out; Pinson popped to catcher in foul
territory; Jones popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader struck out; Aspromonte singled to center;
Staub walked [Aspromonte to second]; Bench allowed a passed ball
[Aspromonte to third, Staub to second]; Bateman hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Aspromonte scored (unearned), Staub to third];
McFadden was walked intentionally; McFadden was picked off first
(catcher to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds
0.

REDS 2ND: Bench homered; May lined to third; Perez flied out to
right; McRae reached on an error by McFadden [McRae to first];
Woodward struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Wilson grounded out (third to first); Menke flied
out to right; Herrera flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Arrigo lined to pitcher; Rose struck out; Pinson
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn was called out on strikes; Rader flied out to
right; Aspromonte flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Jones struck out; Bench struck out (catcher to first);
May flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Staub flied out to right; Bateman was hit by a
pitch; McFadden singled to left [Bateman to second]; Wilson
singled to left [Bateman out at home (left to third to catcher),
McFadden to third, Wilson to second (on throw to home)]; Menke
was walked intentionally; Herrera doubled to right [McFadden
scored, Wilson scored, Menke to third]; Wynn flied out to
center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 1.

REDS 5TH: Perez singled to left; McRae singled to right [Perez
to third]; Wilson threw a wild pitch [Perez scored, McRae to
second]; Woodward struck out; Arrigo popped to first; Rose
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader was called out on strikes; Aspromonte flied
out to left; Staub grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Pinson singled to right; Jones walked [Pinson to
second]; Pinson stole third and Jones stole second; Bench struck
out; May was walked intentionally; Perez lined into a double
play (left to catcher) [Pinson out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Bateman grounded out (third to first); McFadden
struck out; Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: McRae struck out; WHITFIELD BATTED FOR WOODWARD;
Whitfield struck out; BEAUCHAMP BATTED FOR ARRIGO; Beauchamp
singled to third [Beauchamp to second (error by Rader)]; Rose
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

ASTROS 8TH: CARROLL REPLACED BEAUCHAMP (PITCHING); CARDENAS
REPLACED WHITFIELD (PLAYING SS); Menke struck out; Herrera
singled to right; Wynn forced Herrera (shortstop to second);
Rader forced Wynn (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Reds 2.

REDS 8TH: MILLER REPLACED HERRERA (PLAYING RF); Pinson struck
out; Jones struck out; Bench was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Aspromonte walked; SIMPSON RAN FOR ASPROMONTE; Staub
walked [Simpson to second]; Bateman grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Simpson to third, Staub out at
second]; McFadden was walked intentionally; Simpson was picked
off and caught stealing home (catcher to third to catcher); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

REDS 9TH: SIMPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); TORRES REPLACED
MCFADDEN (PLAYING SS); May singled to left; Perez struck out;
McRae was called out on strikes; A. JOHNSON BATTED FOR CARDENAS;
A. Johnson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Reds 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   5   2    5
 Reds             2   6   0    6


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