Cincinnati Reds 3, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 156
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Friday, September 26, 1969 (N) at Crosley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  1  0
CIN N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  1  x  -   3 12  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   4
Alou lf,rf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
  Bouton p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Davis ph,lf                 2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Miller rf,cf                  4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Menke ss                      3   0   0   0       1   2       0   2
Blefary 1b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Edwards c                     2   0   0   0       1   2       7   1
Billingham p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Watkins p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Lampard ph,rf               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   0   1   0       2   9      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Blefary, Rader-Morgan-Blefary, Alou-Morgan.

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (45,2nd base off Maloney/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   4   1       0   0       1   1
Johnson lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Stewart lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Perez 3b                      2   1   1   1       2   0       1   0
Bench c                       4   1   1   0       0   1       9   1
Tolan cf                      3   0   2   0       1   1       5   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   1       0   1       7   0
Woodward ss                   3   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Maloney p                     2   1   0   0       1   1       0   2
Totals                       30   3  12   3       4   6      27   5

FIELDING - 
E: Perez (29), Woodward (14).

BATTING - 
HR: Perez (35,8th inning off Bouton 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Bench (7,off Watkins).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Rose (10,Home by Billingham/Edwards); Tolan (12,2nd base by Billingham/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham L(6-7)             1.1   6   1   1   1   0   0   8
Watkins                       5.2   5   1   1   3   4   0  22
Bouton                        1     1   1   1   0   2   1   4
Totals                        8    12   3   3   4   6   1  34

WP: Watkins (3).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Maloney W(11-5)               9     1   0   0   2   9   0  32


Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:09   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Morgan              2b        Rose                rf
2. Alou                lf        Helms               2b
3. Wynn                cf        Johnson             lf
4. Miller              rf        Perez               3b
5. Menke               ss        Bench               c
6. Blefary             1b        Tolan               cf
7. Rader               3b        May                 1b
8. Edwards             c         Woodward            ss
9. Billingham          p         Maloney             p

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

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to center; Helms singled to center [Rose
to third]; Johnson hit into a double play to first [Helms out at
first (first unassisted)]; Perez walked; Rose was caught
stealing home (catcher to second to catcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Miller grounded out (shortstop to first); Menke
walked; Blefary flied to right; Rader reached on an error by
Woodward [Menke to second, Rader to first]; Edwards walked
[Menke to third, Rader to second]; Billingham struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench singled to center; Tolan singled to right [Bench
to third]; Tolan was picked off and caught stealing second
(pitcher to first to second); May singled to center [Bench
scored]; Woodward singled to right [May to third]; WATKINS
REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Maloney struck out; Rose flied
to left; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Morgan singled to right; Morgan stole second; Alou
popped to second; Wynn grounded out (pitcher to first); Miller
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds
1.

REDS 3RD: Helms singled to left; Johnson lined to center; Perez
walked [Helms to second]; Bench grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Perez out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke grounded out (second to first); Blefary flied
to center; Rader reached on an error by Perez [Rader to first];
Edwards struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Tolan walked; May hit into a double play (left to
second) [Tolan out at second]; Woodward struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Watkins struck out; Morgan popped to shortstop; Alou
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 1.

REDS 5TH: Maloney walked; Rose singled to center [Maloney to
third]; Helms singled to left [Maloney scored, Rose out at third
(left to third), Helms to second (on throw to 3b)]; Johnson
struck out; Perez grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: DAVIS BATTED FOR WYNN; Davis flied to center; Miller
grounded out (first unassisted); Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: DAVIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MILLER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); ALOU CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Bench was called out on strikes; Tolan singled to right; May
forced Tolan (shortstop to second); Woodward flied to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Blefary grounded out (first unassisted); Rader
struck out; Edwards struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: Maloney grounded out (second to first); Rose lined to
right; Helms singled to left; Watkins threw a wild pitch [Helms
to second]; Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 8TH: STEWART REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING LF); LAMPARD
BATTED FOR WATKINS; Lampard flied to left; Morgan flied to
center; Alou flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 2.

REDS 8TH: LAMPARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BOUTON REPLACED
ALOU (PITCHING); Perez homered; Bench grounded out (third to
first); Tolan struck out; May struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Davis popped to catcher in foul territory; Miller
flied to center; Menke struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   1   0    5
 Reds             3  12   2    7


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