Cincinnati Reds 11, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 14
Played on Monday, April 21, 1969 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  5  0    1  2  0    0  0  3  -  11 13  1
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  2    0  0  2  -   5  9  4
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose cf                       5   1   1   2       0   0       4   0
Tolan rf                      5   2   3   3       0   0       1   0
Johnson lf                    4   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
Perez 3b                      5   1   2   1       0   1       1   1
  Ruiz pr,3b                  0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   0       1   0       8   0
Bench c                       5   2   1   0       0   0       4   0
Helms 2b                      3   2   2   0       2   0       2   2
Chaney ss                     4   1   1   1       1   1       3   2
Merritt p                     3   0   1   2       0   0       0   2
  Culver p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39  11  13   9       5   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Ruiz (1).

BATTING - 
HR: Tolan (3,4th inning off Blasingame 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Rose (2,off Schneider); Bench (1,off Billingham).
IBB: Helms (3,by Blasingame).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou rf                       5   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan lf,2b                  4   1   1   0       1   0       2   2
Wynn cf                       5   2   1   2       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      5   0   1   1       0   2       1   3
Menke 2b,ss                   4   0   2   1       0   1       5   4
Blefary 1b                    3   0   1   0       1   0      14   1
Torres ss                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
  Miller ph,lf                1   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Bryant c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Edwards ph,c                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Blasingame p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McFadden ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Womack p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Geiger ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Schneider p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Billingham p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geronimo ph                 1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5   9   4       3   3      27  19

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Menke-Morgan-Blefary, Menke-Morgan-Blefary.
E: Alou 2 (2), Rader (3), Torres (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Geronimo (1,off Granger); Rader (4,off Granger).
HR: Wynn (2,6th inning off Merritt 1 on 0 out).
HBP: Menke (1,by Culver).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Merritt W(1-0)                5.1   7   3   3   1   2   1  24
Culver                        2.1   0   0   0   2   1   0  10
Granger SV(2)                 1.1   2   2   0   0   0   0   7
Totals                        9     9   5   3   3   3   1  41

WP: Culver (1).
HBP: Culver (1,Menke).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame L(0-3)             4.2   8   8   3   4   0   1  27
Ray                           0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Womack                        2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Schneider                     1     5   3   3   0   0   0   7
Billingham                    1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        9    13  11   6   5   2   1  44

Schneider faced 4 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Billingham (1).
IBB: Blasingame (2,Helms).

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 8513


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                cf        Alou                rf
2. Tolan               rf        Morgan              lf
3. Johnson             lf        Wynn                cf
4. Perez               3b        Rader               3b
5. May                 1b        Menke               2b
6. Bench               c         Blefary             1b
7. Helms               2b        Torres              ss
8. Chaney              ss        Bryant              c
9. Merritt             p         Blasingame          p

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Tolan grounded
out (first unassisted); Johnson walked; Johnson was picked off
first (pitcher to first to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Alou lined to shortstop; Morgan lined to second;
Wynn popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros
0.

REDS 2ND: Perez singled to center; May popped to second; Bench
reached on an error by Torres [Perez to second, Bench to first];
Helms singled to right [Perez to third, Bench to second]; Chaney
reached on an error by Rader [Perez scored (unearned), Bench to
third, Helms to second]; Merritt popped to second; Rose singled
to right [Bench scored (unearned), Helms scored (unearned),
Chaney to third, Rose to second (on throw)]; Tolan singled to
right [Chaney scored (unearned), Rose scored (unearned), Tolan
to second (error by Alou)]; Johnson popped to third; 5 R (0 ER),
4 H, 3 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader struck out; Menke struck out; Blefary flied
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Perez grounded out (third to first); May walked; Bench
grounded out (pitcher to first) [May to second]; Helms was
walked intentionally; Chaney forced Helms (shortstop to second);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Torres grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Bryant popped to catcher in foul territory; Blasingame flied out
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Merritt grounded out (second to first); Rose grounded
out (third to first); Tolan homered; Johnson grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou singled to left; Morgan walked [Alou to
second]; Wynn flied out to left; Rader flied out to center [Alou
to third]; Menke singled to left [Alou scored, Morgan to
second]; Blefary grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); May grounded
out (third to first); Bench singled to center; Helms singled to
center [Bench to second]; Chaney walked [Bench to third, Helms
to second]; Merritt singled to center [Bench scored, Helms
scored, Chaney to second]; RAY REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING);
Rose popped to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros
1.

ASTROS 5TH: Torres popped to first in foul territory; Bryant
lined to left; MCFADDEN BATTED FOR RAY; McFadden singled to
center; Alou flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 8,
Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: WOMACK REPLACED MCFADDEN (PITCHING); Tolan grounded
out (pitcher to shortstop to first); Johnson grounded out (first
unassisted); Perez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 8,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Morgan singled to first; Wynn homered [Morgan
scored]; Rader flied out to left; Menke singled to center;
Blefary singled to right [Menke to second]; CULVER REPLACED
MERRITT (PITCHING); MILLER BATTED FOR TORRES; Miller flied out
to center [Menke to third]; Bryant forced Blefary (shortstop to
second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 3.

REDS 7TH: MENKE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); MORGAN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); MILLER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); May
flied out to center; Bench flied out to left; Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: GEIGER BATTED FOR WOMACK; Geiger popped to
shortstop; Alou grounded out (pitcher to first); Morgan popped
to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 8,
Astros 3.

REDS 8TH: SCHNEIDER REPLACED GEIGER (PITCHING); Chaney singled
to left; On a bunt Culver forced Chaney (pitcher to shortstop);
Rose grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Culver out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Wynn grounded out (third to first); Rader struck
out; Menke was hit by a pitch; Culver threw a wild pitch [Menke
to second]; Blefary walked; Miller walked [Menke to third,
Blefary to second]; GRANGER REPLACED CULVER (PITCHING); EDWARDS
BATTED FOR BRYANT; Edwards grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 3.

REDS 9TH: EDWARDS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Tolan singled to
center; Johnson singled to right [Tolan to third (error by
Alou)]; Perez singled to right [Tolan scored, Johnson to
second]; RUIZ RAN FOR PEREZ; May singled to left [Johnson to
third, Ruiz to second]; BILLINGHAM REPLACED SCHNEIDER
(PITCHING); Bench grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Johnson scored (no RBI), Ruiz to third, May
out at second]; Billingham threw a wild pitch [Ruiz scored];
Helms walked; Chaney struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 11,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: RUIZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); GERONIMO BATTED
FOR BILLINGHAM; Geronimo doubled to right; Alou grounded out
(second to first); Morgan grounded out (first unassisted)
[Geronimo to third]; Wynn reached on an error by Ruiz [Geronimo
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Wynn to second]; Rader doubled to
right [Wynn scored (unearned)]; Menke flied out to center; 2 R
(0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 11, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds            11  13   1    6
 Astros           5   9   4    9


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