Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
Regular Season Game 158
Played on Saturday, September 27, 1969 (D) at Crosley Field

HOU N    1  0  0    2  0  1    0  0  0  -   4 11  0
CIN N    0  0  0    0  2  0    1  0  0  -   3  6  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Alou rf                       5   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Davis lf                      3   0   2   0       1   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Menke ss                      4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Watson 1b                     2   2   2   0       0   0       2   1
  Blefary 1b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Martinez c                    3   1   3   1       1   0       6   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Miller cf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Ray p                         2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Edwards c                   1   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Totals                       34   4  11   3       2   3      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Morgan-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Davis (3,off Merritt); Alou (19,off Merritt); Watson (2,off Merritt).
3B: Martinez (4,off Merritt).
HR: Alou (5,1st inning off Merritt 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Ray (1,by Merritt); Watson (2,by Carroll).
GDP: Morgan (5,off Merritt); Ray (1,off Carroll); Rader (17,off Carroll); Miller
(5,off Carroll).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Alou (4,3rd base off Merritt/Bench); Morgan (46,2nd base off Carroll/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       3   0
Ruiz 2b                       3   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
  Whitfield ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tolan cf                      4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Perez 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Bench c                       4   1   2   1       0   1       5   0
May 1b                        3   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Johnson lf                    3   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
Woodward ss                   2   0   0   0       0   1       3   4
  Savage ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Chaney ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Merritt p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Beauchamp ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Ribant p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph,2b               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       32   3   6   3       0  10      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Ruiz-Woodward-May, Carroll-Ruiz-Woodward, Perez-Ruiz-May, Ruiz-Woodward-May.

BATTING - 
2B: May (31,off Ray); Rose (33,off Ray).
HR: Johnson (17,5th inning off Ray 1 on 2 out); Bench (26,7th inning off Ray
0 on 1 out).
GDP: May (14,off Ray).
Team LOB: 2.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ray W(8-2)                    7     5   3   3   0   6   2  25
Gladding SV(29)               2     1   0   0   0   4   0   7
Totals                        9     6   3   3   0  10   2  32


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Merritt L(17-9)               3     8   3   3   0   2   1  17
Carroll                       3     2   1   1   1   1   0  10
Ribant                        2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8
Granger                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    11   4   4   2   3   1  38

Merritt faced 3 batters in the 4th inning
HBP: Merritt (5,Ray); Carroll (7,Watson).

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 9222


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Morgan              2b        Rose                rf
2. Alou                rf        Ruiz                2b
3. Davis               lf        Tolan               cf
4. Rader               3b        Perez               3b
5. Menke               ss        Bench               c
6. Watson              1b        May                 1b
7. Martinez            c         Johnson             lf
8. Miller              cf        Woodward            ss
9. Ray                 p         Merritt             p

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan flied to right; Alou homered; Davis doubled
to right; Rader struck out; Menke grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose flied to left; Ruiz was called out on strikes;
Tolan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to left; Martinez singled to left
[Watson to second]; Miller flied to right [Watson to third]; Ray
was hit by a pitch [Martinez to second]; Morgan grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Ray out at second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez flied to center; Bench singled to left; May
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Bench
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Alou doubled to left; Alou stole third; Davis flied
to center; Rader lined to center; Menke struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Johnson lined to center; Woodward flied to right;
Merritt grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson doubled to left; Martinez tripled to center
[Watson scored]; Miller singled to center [Martinez scored];
CARROLL REPLACED MERRITT (PITCHING); Ray grounded into a double
play (pitcher to second to shortstop) [Miller out at second];
Morgan singled to center; Morgan stole second; Alou flied to
center; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Rose popped to shortstop; Ruiz grounded out (third to
first); Tolan flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Davis walked; Rader grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Davis out at second]; Menke struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Perez struck out; Bench was called out on strikes; May
doubled to center; Johnson homered [May scored]; Woodward was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson was hit by a pitch; Martinez singled to right
[Watson to third]; Miller grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Watson scored (no RBI), Martinez out at
second]; Ray popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: BLEFARY REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); BEAUCHAMP BATTED
FOR CARROLL; Beauchamp struck out; Rose doubled to right; Ruiz
grounded out (third to first); Tolan flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: RIBANT REPLACED BEAUCHAMP (PITCHING); Morgan
grounded out (first unassisted); Alou grounded out (shortstop to
first); Davis singled to center; Rader popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: Perez popped to second; Bench homered; May flied to
left; Johnson flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Menke flied to center; Blefary popped to catcher in
foul territory; Martinez walked; Miller flied to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 3.

REDS 8TH: GLADDING REPLACED MARTINEZ (PITCHING); EDWARDS
REPLACED RAY (PLAYING C ); SAVAGE BATTED FOR WOODWARD; Savage
was called out on strikes; STEWART BATTED FOR RIBANT; Stewart
was called out on strikes; Rose singled to right; WHITFIELD
BATTED FOR RUIZ; Whitfield struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 3.

ASTROS 9TH: CHANEY REPLACED SAVAGE (PLAYING SS); STEWART STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); GRANGER REPLACED WHITFIELD (PITCHING);
Edwards popped to shortstop; Morgan lined to right; Alou
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 3.

REDS 9TH: Tolan struck out; Perez grounded out (third to first);
Bench grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   0    7
 Reds             3   6   0    2


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