Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 157
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Friday, September 26, 1969 (N) at Crosley Field

HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  0
CIN N    0  2  1    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   4  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Alou lf                       5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Miller cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Lampard rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Menke ss                      3   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Blefary 1b                    3   1   2   3       0   0       6   2
  Martinez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   3   0       0   0       2   2
Edwards c                     3   0   0   0       0   0      10   0
  Watson ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  McFadden pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dierker p                     3   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Geiger ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   9   3       3   3      24   6

BATTING - 
HR: Blefary (12,4th inning off Fisher 2 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       3   6
Tolan cf                      3   1   2   0       1   0       1   0
Perez 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Bench c                       2   2   1   1       2   1       4   1
May 1b                        4   1   2   2       0   0      10   3
Stewart lf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Woodward ss                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Fisher p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Jackson p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
  Savage lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   8   4       3   9      27  15

BATTING - 
2B: Helms (17,off Dierker); Perez (31,off Dierker); Tolan (25,off Dierker);
May (30,off Dierker).
HR: May (38,2nd inning off Dierker 1 on 0 out); Bench (25,6th inning off Dierker
0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(20-12)              8     8   4   4   3   9   2  34


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Fisher                        4.2   8   3   3   0   2   1  21
Jackson W(1-0)                3.2   1   0   0   1   1   0  13
Granger SV(26)                0.2   0   0   0   2   0   0   4
Totals                        9     9   3   3   3   3   1  38


Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 10967


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
grounded out (shortstop to first); Miller popped to third in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose struck out; Helms doubled to left; Tolan singled
to right [Helms out at home (right to catcher), Tolan to second
(on throw to home)]; Perez struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lampard was called out on strikes; Menke was called
out on strikes; Blefary singled to right; Rader singled to right
[Blefary to second]; Edwards grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench walked; May homered [Bench scored]; Stewart
grounded out (first unassisted); Woodward was called out on
strikes; Fisher struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (second to first); Morgan
grounded out (catcher to first); Alou grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 3RD: Rose flied to right; Helms was called out on strikes;
Tolan walked; Perez doubled to right [Tolan scored]; Bench
walked; May forced Perez (third unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Miller singled to left; Lampard flied to left; Menke
singled to center [Miller to second]; Blefary homered [Miller
scored, Menke scored]; Rader singled to left [Rader out at
second (left to second)]; Edwards flied to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 3.

REDS 4TH: Stewart struck out; Woodward popped to first; Fisher
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Dierker singled to left; Morgan flied to right; Alou
forced Dierker (shortstop to second); Miller singled to right
[Alou to third]; JACKSON REPLACED FISHER (PITCHING); Lampard
lined to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 3.

REDS 5TH: Rose struck out; Helms popped to first; Tolan doubled
to left; Perez flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Reds 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke walked; On a bunt Blefary made an out to
pitcher; Rader popped to second; Edwards grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 3.

REDS 6TH: Bench homered; May doubled to left; On a bunt Stewart
reached on a fielder's choice [May out at third (first to
third)]; Woodward flied to center; Jackson flied to left; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Dierker was called out on strikes; Morgan flied to
right; Alou grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 4.

REDS 7TH: Rose singled to center; On a bunt Helms forced Rose
(first to shortstop) [Helms to first]; Tolan flied to right;
Perez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Reds 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Miller grounded out (pitcher to first); Lampard
grounded out (first to pitcher); Menke lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 4.

REDS 8TH: Bench struck out; May grounded out (third to first);
Stewart grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Reds 4.

ASTROS 9TH: MARTINEZ BATTED FOR BLEFARY; Martinez grounded out
(second to first); Rader singled to left; WATSON BATTED FOR
EDWARDS; GRANGER REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); SAVAGE REPLACED
JACKSON (PLAYING LF); Watson walked [Rader to second]; MCFADDEN
RAN FOR WATSON; GEIGER BATTED FOR DIERKER; Geiger walked [Rader
to third, McFadden to second]; Morgan forced Rader (first to
catcher) [McFadden to third, Geiger to second, Morgan to first];
Alou grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 3, Reds 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   9   0    8
 Reds             4   8   0    6


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