Houston Astros 7, Cincinnati Reds 6
Regular Season Game 155
Played on Friday, September 20, 1968 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  1    1  2  0    0  0  2  -   6 11  2
HOU N    1  0  0    2  0  0    0  2  2  -   7 11  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       5   1   3   2       0   1       0   0
Pinson cf                     3   1   0   0       1   1       3   0
A. Johnson lf                 4   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
Bench c                       5   1   1   1       0   1      10   0
Perez 3b                      5   0   2   1       0   2       1   2
May 1b                        5   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Ruiz 2b                       4   1   2   0       0   1       1   1
Cardenas ss                   2   2   2   1       2   0       1   1
Nolan p                       3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Abernathy p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McGinn p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  11   6       3   7      26   4

FIELDING - 
E: Pinson (6), May (4).
PB: Bench (17).

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (38,off Dierker); Ruiz (2,off Dierker); Bench (39,off Shea).
3B: A. Johnson (6,off Dierker).
HR: Cardenas (7,3rd inning off Dierker 0 on 1 out).
SH: Nolan (5,off Dierker); Pinson (4,off Coombs).
HBP: A. Johnson (3,by Dierker).
IBB: Cardenas 2 (18,by Dierker,by Buzhardt).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McFadden ss                   4   0   0   0       0   3       2   3
  Gotay ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Torres pr                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Miller rf                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Aspromonte 1b               3   0   0   1       0   1       6   1
Wynn lf                       4   2   2   0       1   1       0   0
Staub 1b,rf                   5   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   2   2   1       0   0       2   2
Menke 2b                      4   0   2   1       0   0       2   1
Colbert cf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Adlesh c                      2   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
  King ph,c                   2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Dierker p                     1   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Thomas ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Simpson pr                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Shea p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Herrera ph                  1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   7  11   5       2  10      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Herrera (4,off Nolan).
3B: Rader (3,off Nolan).
HR: Miller (6,1st inning off Nolan 0 on 1 out).
SF: Aspromonte (5,off Abernathy).
IBB: Wynn (8,by Abernathy).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nolan                         8.1   9   6   3   1  10   1  36
Abernathy L(10-6)             0.1   1   1   1   1   0   0   3
McGinn                        0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8.2  11   7   4   2  10   1  40

IBB: Abernathy (15,Wynn).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       7     7   4   4   2   7   1  31
Buzhardt                      1     2   1   1   1   0   0   6
Coombs                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Shea W(4-4)                   0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    11   6   6   3   7   1  42

Buzhardt faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
WP: Dierker 2 (20).
HBP: Dierker (8,A. Johnson).
IBB: Dierker (12,Cardenas); Buzhardt (13,Cardenas).

Umpires: HP - Frank Dezelan, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 7175


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                rf        McFadden            ss
2. Pinson              cf        Miller              rf
3. A. Johnson          lf        Wynn                lf
4. Bench               c         Staub               1b
5. Perez               3b        Rader               3b
6. May                 1b        Menke               2b
7. Ruiz                2b        Colbert             cf
8. Cardenas            ss        Adlesh              c
9. Nolan               p         Dierker             p

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Pinson struck
out; A. Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: McFadden was called out on strikes; Miller homered;
Wynn was called out on strikes; Staub flied out to center; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 2ND: Bench was called out on strikes; Perez popped to
second; May flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader lined to third; Menke flied out to center;
Colbert struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 3RD: Ruiz struck out; Cardenas hit an inside the park homer
to right; Norm Miller injured running into fence;
ASPROMONTE REPLACED MILLER (PLAYING 1B); STAUB CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); Nolan struck out; Rose struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Adlesh flied out to left; Dierker grounded out
(second to first); McFadden struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Pinson walked; A. Johnson tripled to right [Pinson
scored]; Bench grounded out (third to first); Perez struck out;
May lined to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Aspromonte struck out; Wynn reached on an error by
May [Wynn to third]; Staub popped to shortstop; Rader tripled to
right [Wynn scored (unearned)]; Bench allowed a passed ball
[Rader scored (unearned)]; Menke grounded out (third to first);
2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 3.

REDS 5TH: Ruiz singled to left; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Ruiz
to second]; Cardenas singled to third [Ruiz to third]; Nolan out
on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Cardenas to second, Ruiz
stayed at third]; Rose doubled to left [Ruiz scored, Cardenas
scored]; Pinson grounded out (pitcher unassisted) [Rose to
third]; A. Johnson was hit by a pitch; Bench flied out to
center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Colbert grounded out (shortstop to first); Adlesh
struck out; Dierker walked; McFadden lined to second; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

REDS 6TH: Perez struck out; May grounded out (third to first);
Ruiz doubled to left; Cardenas was walked intentionally; Nolan
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Aspromonte popped to first; Wynn singled to
shortstop; Staub flied out to left; Rader flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

REDS 7TH: Rose singled to right; Dierker threw a wild pitch
[Rose to second]; Pinson popped to shortstop; A. Johnson
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Rose to third]; Bench popped
to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Menke singled to left; On a bunt Colbert made an out
to pitcher; KING BATTED FOR ADLESH; King was called out on
strikes; THOMAS BATTED FOR DIERKER; Thomas singled to center
[Menke to third]; SIMPSON RAN FOR THOMAS; McFadden was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

REDS 8TH: BUZHARDT REPLACED SIMPSON (PITCHING); KING STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING C ); Perez singled to center; May popped to third;
Ruiz grounded out (second to first) [Perez to second]; Cardenas
was walked intentionally; Nolan lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Aspromonte grounded out (third to first); Wynn
singled to center; Staub flied out to left; Rader singled to
right [Wynn to third]; Menke singled to center [Wynn scored,
Rader scored (error by Pinson) (unearned) (no RBI), Menke to
second]; Colbert struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
4, Astros 5.

REDS 9TH: Rose singled to center; COOMBS REPLACED BUZHARDT
(PITCHING); Pinson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Rose to second]; SHEA REPLACED COOMBS (PITCHING); A. Johnson
flied out to center [Rose to third]; Bench doubled to left [Rose
scored]; Perez singled to center [Bench scored]; May grounded
out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: King struck out; HERRERA BATTED FOR SHEA; Herrera
doubled to left; ABERNATHY REPLACED NOLAN (PITCHING); GOTAY
BATTED FOR MCFADDEN; Gotay singled to shortstop [Herrera to
third]; TORRES RAN FOR GOTAY; Aspromonte hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Herrera scored, Torres to second]; Wynn was walked
intentionally; MCGINN REPLACED ABERNATHY (PITCHING); Staub
singled to center [Torres scored, Wynn to second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 7.

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


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