Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 156
Played on Saturday, September 21, 1968 (D) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  4  0  -   5  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       3   1   0   0       1   1       1   0
Pinson cf                     4   1   0   0       0   2       1   0
A. Johnson lf                 4   0   2   3       0   1       1   0
Bench c                       3   0   0   0       1   2      10   0
Perez 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
May 1b                        4   1   1   1       0   1      10   0
Ruiz 2b                       3   1   1   0       1   1       2   3
Cardenas ss                   4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Maloney p                     4   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
Totals                       33   5   6   4       3  10      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ruiz-May.

BATTING - 
2B: A. Johnson (30,off Wilson).
HR: May (20,5th inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: A. Johnson (16,3rd base off Wilson/Adlesh); Ruiz (3,2nd base off Ray/Adlesh).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Herrera rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
McFadden ss                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Wynn lf                       3   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
Staub 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Menke 2b                      2   0   1   0       2   0       0   0
Aspromonte 3b                 4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Colbert cf                    3   0   1   0       0   2       5   0
Adlesh c                      3   0   0   0       0   2      10   1
Wilson p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Thomas ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   0   4   0       3  10      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Aspromonte.
E: Staub (13).
PB: Adlesh (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Herrera (5,off Maloney); Wynn (22,off Maloney); Colbert (1,off Maloney).
GDP: Aspromonte (15,off Maloney).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Maloney W(14-10)              9     4   0   0   3  10   0  33

WP: Maloney (12).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(13-16)               8     5   5   4   3   9   1  32
Ray                           1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     6   5   4   3  10   1  36

WP: Wilson (9).

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Frank Dezelan
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 5664


Starting Lineups:

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

REDS 1ST: Rose flied out to left; Pinson grounded out (first
unassisted); A. Johnson singled to center; Bench struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Herrera grounded out (pitcher to first); McFadden
grounded out (pitcher to first); Wynn flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez singled to right; Wilson threw a wild pitch
[Perez to second]; May struck out while Perez advanced to third
on a passed ball (catcher to first); Ruiz hit into a double play
(third unassisted) [Perez out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Staub grounded out (second to first); Menke singled
to left; Aspromonte struck out; Colbert struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Cardenas flied out to right; Maloney struck out; Rose
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Adlesh grounded out (third to first); Wilson
grounded out (second to first); Herrera doubled to right;
McFadden grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Pinson struck out; A. Johnson struck out; Bench
walked; Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn struck out; Staub flied out to center; Menke
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: May homered; Ruiz struck out; Cardenas flied out to
center; Maloney grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Aspromonte flied out to right; Colbert struck out;
Adlesh struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: Rose flied out to center; Pinson struck out; A.
Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Wilson popped to shortstop; Herrera grounded out
(shortstop to first); McFadden grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 7TH: Bench popped to catcher in foul territory; Perez
grounded out (shortstop to first); May grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn doubled to left; Staub popped to third; Menke
walked; Aspromonte grounded into a double play (second to first)
[Menke out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 8TH: Ruiz walked; Cardenas singled to center [Ruiz to
second]; Maloney flied out to center [Ruiz to third]; Rose
walked [Cardenas to second]; Pinson reached on an error by Staub
[Ruiz scored (unearned) (no RBI), Cardenas to third, Rose to
second, Pinson to first]; A. Johnson doubled to left [Cardenas
scored, Rose scored, Pinson scored]; A. Johnson stole third;
Bench struck out; Perez flied out to center; 4 R (3 ER), 2 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Colbert doubled to left; Adlesh struck out; THOMAS
BATTED FOR WILSON; Thomas struck out; Herrera struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

REDS 9TH: RAY REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING); May grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ruiz singled to left; Ruiz stole second;
Cardenas flied out to center [Ruiz to third]; Maloney struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: McFadden struck out; Wynn walked; Staub grounded out
(first unassisted) [Wynn to second]; Menke walked; Maloney threw
a wild pitch [Wynn to third, Menke to second]; Aspromonte was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             5   6   0    4
 Astros           0   4   1    6


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