Cincinnati Reds 11, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 148
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Wednesday, September 11, 1968 (N) at Crosley Field

HOU N    0  0  1    0  1  0    3  0  1  -   6 12  2
CIN N    0  2  0    0  1  0    2  6  x  -  11 13  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Menke 2b                      5   1   1   1       0   0       4   1
Miller rf                     4   2   2   2       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Staub 1b                      5   0   0   0       0   2       8   0
Rader 3b                      5   0   3   2       0   0       1   2
Aspromonte lf                 5   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
McFadden ss                   3   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Torres ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Brand c                       4   1   2   0       0   0       6   1
Buzhardt p                    2   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
  King ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Simpson pr                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Shea p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  House p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Dukes p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   6  12   5       1   5      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Miller (4), Torres (22).

BATTING - 
2B: King (2,off Culver); Menke (20,off Culver); Miller (16,off Carroll).
SF: Miller (5,off Culver).
Team LOB: 9.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       3   2   2   0       2   1       1   0
Pinson cf                     5   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
A. Johnson lf                 4   1   1   1       1   2       0   0
May 1b                        4   1   1   1       0   1      12   0
Perez 3b                      4   2   2   1       1   0       2   3
McRae 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       3   1
  Jones ph                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Woodward 2b                 1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Corrales c                    2   1   1   1       1   0       4   0
  Bench ph,c                  2   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Cardenas ss                   5   1   1   0       0   1       2   5
Culver p                      2   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  McGinn p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Abernathy p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Queen ph                    0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36  11  13  10       6   6      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Perez (23), Cardenas (26).

BATTING - 
2B: Pinson (26,off House); Bench (36,off Dukes).
SH: Culver (9,off Buzhardt).
HBP: May (5,by Buzhardt).
IBB: Perez (12,by House).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cardenas (2,3rd base off Buzhardt/Brand); Rose (3,2nd base off Buzhardt/Brand).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Buzhardt                      6     5   3   3   3   4   0  27
Coombs                        0.2   2   2   2   1   1   0   5
Shea L(3-4)                   0.2   2   2   2   1   0   0   5
House                         0.1   3   4   4   1   0   0   5
Dukes                         0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Totals                        8    13  11  11   6   6   0  44

WP: Buzhardt (7), House (1).
HBP: Buzhardt (4,May).
IBB: House (3,Perez).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Culver                        6     9   5   4   1   3   0  30
McGinn                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Abernathy W(10-5)             1.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Carroll SV(15)                1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9    12   6   5   1   5   0  42

Culver faced 4 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Culver (5).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Frank Dezelan, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 3:02   Attendance: 2560


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Menke               2b        Rose                rf
2. Miller              rf        Pinson              cf
3. Wynn                cf        A. Johnson          lf
4. Staub               1b        May                 1b
5. Rader               3b        Perez               3b
6. Aspromonte          lf        McRae               2b
7. McFadden            ss        Corrales            c
8. Brand               c         Cardenas            ss
9. Buzhardt            p         Culver              p

ASTROS 1ST: Menke popped to second; Miller grounded out (first
unassisted); Wynn grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to right; Pinson grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Rose to second]; Buzhardt threw a wild pitch [Rose to
third]; A. Johnson grounded out (third to first); May struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub grounded out (second to first); Rader flied
out to right; Aspromonte struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez singled to center; McRae grounded out (third to
first) [Perez to second]; Corrales singled to right [Perez
scored]; Cardenas grounded out (first unassisted) [Corrales to
second]; Culver singled to right [Corrales scored, Culver to
second (error by Miller)]; Rose struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 3RD: McFadden singled to right; Brand singled to center
[McFadden to second]; On a bunt Buzhardt singled to pitcher
[McFadden to third, Brand to second]; Menke reached on an error
by Cardenas [McFadden scored (RBI), Brand to third, Buzhardt to
second, Menke to first]; Miller popped to first in foul
territory; Wynn popped to third; Staub struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 1
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

REDS 3RD: Pinson grounded out (second to first); A. Johnson
struck out; May grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader lined to third; Aspromonte grounded out
(shortstop to first); McFadden grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Perez flied out to center; McRae grounded out
(shortstop to first); Corrales popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Brand singled to left; On a bunt Buzhardt singled to
first [Brand to second]; Menke reached on an error by Perez
[Brand to third, Buzhardt to second, Menke to first]; Miller hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Brand scored (unearned), Buzhardt to
third]; Wynn struck out; Staub grounded out (first unassisted);
1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Cardenas singled to pitcher; Culver out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Cardenas to second]; Rose walked;
Cardenas stole third and Rose stole second; Pinson struck out;
A. Johnson walked; May was hit by a pitch [Cardenas scored, Rose
to third, A. Johnson to second]; Perez popped to shortstop; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader singled to left; Aspromonte popped to second;
McFadden forced Rader (third to second); Brand grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 3.

REDS 6TH: McRae popped to second; Corrales walked; Cardenas
popped to second; Culver forced Corrales (shortstop to second);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 3.

ASTROS 7TH: KING BATTED FOR BUZHARDT; King doubled to center;
SIMPSON RAN FOR KING; Menke doubled to right [Simpson to third];
Culver threw a wild pitch [Simpson scored, Menke to third];
Miller singled to right [Menke scored]; Wynn walked [Miller to
second]; MCGINN REPLACED CULVER (PITCHING); Staub was called out
on strikes; ABERNATHY REPLACED MCGINN (PITCHING); Rader singled
to left [Miller scored, Wynn to second]; Aspromonte flied out to
center; THOMAS BATTED FOR MCFADDEN; Thomas grounded out (pitcher
to shortstop to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

REDS 7TH: TORRES REPLACED THOMAS (PLAYING SS); COOMBS REPLACED
SIMPSON (PITCHING); Rose walked; Pinson popped to shortstop; A.
Johnson struck out; May singled to center [Rose to second];
Perez singled to left [Rose scored, May to second]; SHEA
REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); JONES BATTED FOR MCRAE; Jones
singled to first [May scored, Perez to third]; BENCH BATTED FOR
CORRALES; Bench flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 5, Reds 5.

ASTROS 8TH: BENCH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); WOODWARD REPLACED
JONES (PLAYING 2B); Brand grounded out (shortstop to first);
Shea struck out; Menke popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: Cardenas reached on an error by Torres [Cardenas to
second]; QUEEN BATTED FOR ABERNATHY; Cardenas was picked off
second (catcher to shortstop); Queen walked; Rose singled to
right [Queen to third]; HOUSE REPLACED SHEA (PITCHING); House
threw a wild pitch [Queen scored, Rose to second]; Pinson
doubled to center [Rose scored]; A. Johnson singled to left
[Pinson scored]; May grounded out (pitcher to first) [A. Johnson
to second]; Perez was walked intentionally; Woodward singled to
right [A. Johnson scored, Perez to third]; DUKES REPLACED HOUSE
(PITCHING); Bench doubled to left [Perez scored, Woodward
scored]; Cardenas was called out on strikes; 6 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 11.

ASTROS 9TH: CARROLL REPLACED QUEEN (PITCHING); Miller doubled to
right; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); Staub grounded
out (first unassisted) [Miller to third]; Rader singled to left
[Miller scored]; Aspromonte forced Rader (shortstop unassisted);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 11.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  12   2    9
 Reds            11  13   2    9


Data courtesy of Retrosheet