Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 42
Played on Friday, May 22, 1970 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    3  1  1    0  0  0  -   5 12  0
HOU N    0  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2 10  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       5   1   2   0       0   2       2   0
Tolan cf                      4   0   2   0       1   1       0   0
Perez 3b                      4   1   1   2       0   0       0   3
Bench c                       5   1   2   0       0   2       8   0
May 1b                        4   1   2   1       0   2       6   0
Carbo lf                      3   1   1   1       1   1       2   0
  Stewart pr,lf               0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   1       0   0       5   2
Merritt p                     4   0   1   0       0   3       0   1
Totals                       37   5  12   5       2  11      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-Concepcion-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Bench 2 (11,off Dierker 2); May (9,off Dierker).
3B: Rose (2,off Dierker).
HR: Perez (14,4th inning off Dierker 0 on 0 out); Carbo (7,6th inning off Dierker
0 on 0 out).
SF: Perez (2,off Dierker).
GDP: Perez (6,off Billingham).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Alou rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Davis lf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Menke ss                      4   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Rader 3b                      4   0   3   0       0   0       0   0
Pepitone 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
Edwards c                     3   0   1   1       0   2      11   0
  Martinez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Watson ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Billingham p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beauchamp ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   2  10   1       0   7      27   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Menke-Pepitone.

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (9,off Merritt); Rader (5,off Merritt).
GDP: Alou (4,off Merritt).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Menke (1,Home off Merritt/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Merritt W(9-2)                9    10   2   2   0   7   0  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(8-3)                7    11   5   5   2   8   2  34
Billingham                    2     1   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        9    12   5   5   2  11   2  40


Umpires: HP - Frank Dezelan, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 23378


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                rf        Morgan              2b
2. Tolan               cf        Alou                rf
3. Perez               3b        Wynn                cf
4. Bench               c         Davis               lf
5. May                 1b        Menke               ss
6. Carbo               lf        Rader               3b
7. Helms               2b        Pepitone            1b
8. Concepcion          ss        Edwards             c
9. Merritt             p         Dierker             p

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to right; Tolan walked [Rose to second];
Perez flied out to right; Bench struck out; May struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

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

REDS 2ND: Carbo struck out; Helms grounded out (second to
first); Concepcion grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Davis singled to left; Menke flied out to right;
Rader singled to center [Davis to second]; Pepitone popped to
shortstop; Edwards singled to right [Davis scored, Rader to
third]; Dierker struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 1.

REDS 3RD: Merritt struck out; Rose flied out to center; Tolan
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Morgan flied out to right; Alou singled to left;
Wynn forced Alou (third to second); Davis flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Perez homered; Bench doubled to center; May doubled to
left [Bench scored]; Carbo flied out to left; Helms flied out to
right [May to third]; Concepcion singled to left [May scored];
Merritt struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Menke doubled to center; Rader singled to center
[Menke to third]; Menke stole home; Pepitone popped to
shortstop; Edwards struck out; Dierker struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 5TH: Rose tripled to right; Tolan struck out; Perez hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Rose scored]; Bench doubled to left;
May struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Morgan singled to right; Alou grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Morgan out at second]; Wynn
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 2.

REDS 6TH: Carbo homered; Helms popped to first; Concepcion
grounded out (second to first); Merritt singled to center; Rose
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Davis grounded out (pitcher to first); Menke flied
out to left; Rader doubled to right; Pepitone popped to second;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

REDS 7TH: Tolan singled to right; Perez flied out to center;
Bench popped to shortstop; May singled to left [Tolan to
second]; Carbo walked [Tolan to third, May to second]; STEWART
RAN FOR CARBO; Helms flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Reds 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: STEWART STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Edwards struck
out; WATSON BATTED FOR DIERKER; Watson struck out; Morgan popped
to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

REDS 8TH: BILLINGHAM REPLACED WATSON (PITCHING); Concepcion
grounded out (shortstop to first); Merritt struck out; Rose
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Alou popped to catcher; Wynn singled to left; Davis
forced Wynn (third to second); Menke singled to left [Davis to
third]; Rader grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

REDS 9TH: Tolan singled to left; Perez grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Tolan out at second]; Bench
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Pepitone struck out; MARTINEZ BATTED FOR EDWARDS;
Martinez flied out to left; BEAUCHAMP BATTED FOR BILLINGHAM;
Beauchamp lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5,
Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             5  12   0    8
 Astros           2  10   0    7


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