Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
Regular Season Game 25
Played on Thursday, May 1, 1969 (N) at Crosley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    1  2  0    0  1  0  -   4  9  1
CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  0  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Alou lf                       5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Wynn cf                       4   1   1   0       1   2       4   0
Rader 3b                      5   1   1   1       0   2       2   1
Menke ss                      4   0   2   2       1   1       1   0
Miller rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Blefary 1b                    3   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
Bryant c                      4   0   2   0       0   1      14   0
Wilson p                      2   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   9   4       4   6      27   1

FIELDING - 
E: Bryant (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (3,off Merritt).
3B: Blefary (2,off Carroll).
HR: Rader (2,4th inning off Merritt 0 on 0 out).
SH: Morgan (1,off Merritt).
SF: Wilson (1,off Carroll).
HBP: Wilson (2,by Merritt).
GDP: Morgan (2,off Carroll).
Team LOB: 10.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose cf                       2   0   0   0       2   1       6   0
Tolan rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Johnson lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Perez 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Bench c                       2   0   0   0       1   1       9   0
Whitfield 1b                  2   0   0   0       2   2       6   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       3   3
Chaney ss                     2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Stewart ph,ss               0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Merritt p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Ruiz ss                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Beauchamp ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Noriega p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       27   0   0   0       6  13      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ruiz-Helms-Whitfield.
E: Tolan (2), Helms (4).

BATTING - 
HBP: Bench (1,by Wilson).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bench (1,2nd base off Wilson/Bryant).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson W(2-3)                 9     0   0   0   6  13   0  34

HBP: Wilson (3,Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Merritt L(1-2)                5.2   6   3   3   3   3   1  28
Carroll                       2.1   3   1   1   0   1   0   9
Noriega                       1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        9     9   4   4   4   6   1  41

HBP: Merritt (1,Wilson).

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Tony Venzon, 3B - Frank Secory
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 4042


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan flied out to center; Alou grounded out
(second to first); Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Rader flied out to left; Menke flied out to center;
Miller reached on an error by Helms; Blefary walked [Miller to
second]; Bryant flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez flied out to left; Bench walked; Bench stole
second; Whitfield struck out; Helms struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Wilson was hit by a pitch; Morgan out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Wilson to second]; Alou popped to
catcher in foul territory; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Chaney popped to third in foul territory; Merritt
struck out; Rose popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader homered; Menke walked; Miller lined to second;
Blefary singled to right [Menke to third (error by Tolan)];
Bryant struck out; Wilson popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Tolan popped to second; Johnson struck out; Perez
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Morgan walked; Alou popped to catcher in foul
territory; Wynn singled to left [Morgan to second]; Rader flied
out to left; Menke doubled to left [Morgan scored, Wynn scored];
Miller popped to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Bench was hit by a pitch; Whitfield struck out; Helms
flied out to center; Chaney was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Blefary flied out to center; Bryant singled to left;
On a bunt Wilson popped to catcher in foul territory; Morgan
singled to right [Bryant to second]; CARROLL REPLACED CHANEY
(PITCHING); RUIZ REPLACED MERRITT (PLAYING SS); Alou grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 6TH: Ruiz was called out on strikes; Rose walked; Tolan
popped to shortstop; Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn grounded out (pitcher to first); Rader was
called out on strikes; Menke singled to shortstop; Miller lined
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 7TH: Perez flied out to right; Bench struck out; Whitfield
walked; Helms struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds
0.

ASTROS 8TH: Blefary tripled to center; Bryant singled to
shortstop [Blefary stayed at third]; Wilson hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Blefary scored]; Morgan grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Bryant out at second]; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

REDS 8TH: STEWART BATTED FOR CARROLL; Stewart walked; BEAUCHAMP
BATTED FOR RUIZ; Beauchamp struck out; Bryant dropped a foul fly
hit by Rose for an error; Rose walked [Stewart to second]; Tolan
flied out to right; Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

ASTROS 9TH: STEWART STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); NORIEGA
REPLACED BEAUCHAMP (PITCHING); Alou grounded out (second to
first); Debut game for John Noriega; Wynn walked; Rader
struck out; Menke was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

REDS 9TH: Perez struck out; Bench flied out to center; Whitfield
walked; Helms popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   9   1   10
 Reds             0   0   2    7


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