Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 73
Played on Saturday, June 27, 1970 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  1  0    0  1  0    2  1  0  -   5 13  3
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   2  5  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Tolan cf                      3   1   0   1       1   2       3   0
Perez 3b                      5   0   4   2       0   0       1   4
Bench c                       5   0   1   0       0   0       7   1
May 1b                        5   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Carbo lf                      3   2   2   1       1   0       0   0
  Stewart lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   1       0   0       3   1
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Merritt p                     3   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5  13   5       2   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Concepcion-Helms-May.
E: Bench (5), Helms (5), Concepcion (15).

BATTING - 
2B: Helms (10,off Griffin); Perez (10,off Griffin); Rose (18,off Griffin).
HR: Carbo (11,8th inning off Ray 0 on 0 out).
SH: Merritt (4,off Ray).
SF: Tolan (5,off DiLauro).
GDP: Concepcion (9,off Griffin).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Tolan (22,2nd base off Griffin/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Alou lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
  Bryant c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       7   1
Menke ss                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Cedeno rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      3   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Edwards c                     2   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
  Torres ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bouton p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Griffin p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  DiLauro p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Cook p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martinez ph,2b              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   5   2       0   7      27   8

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

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (10,off Merritt).
HR: Rader (14,8th inning off Merritt 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Cedeno (1,off Carroll).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Merritt W(12-6)               8     4   2   2   0   6   1  30
Carroll SV(7)                 1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     5   2   2   0   7   1  33

Merritt faced 1 batter in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Griffin L(2-8)                6     9   4   4   2   3   0  28
DiLauro                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Ray                           1.1   4   1   1   0   0   1   8
Cook                          0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Bouton                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    13   5   5   2   4   1  41

Griffin faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 28913


Starting Lineups:

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

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

ASTROS 1ST: Bench dropped a foul fly hit by Alou for an error;
Alou grounded out (third to first); Morgan grounded out (first
unassisted); Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Carbo singled to right; Helms doubled to right [Carbo
scored]; Concepcion popped to second; Merritt flied out to
center [Helms to third]; Rose lined to pitcher; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (third to first); Menke flied
out to right; Cedeno popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Tolan grounded out (first unassisted); Perez doubled
to center; Bench popped to third; May grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Rader flied out to center; Edwards struck out;
Griffin struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Carbo flied out to center; Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first); Concepcion flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou popped to first; Morgan grounded out (pitcher
to first); Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Merritt struck out; Rose grounded out (first to
pitcher); Tolan walked; Tolan stole second; Perez singled to
left [Tolan scored]; Bench grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson popped to second; Menke flied out to right;
Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: May flied out to left; Carbo walked; Helms singled to
right [Carbo to third]; Concepcion grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Helms out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader grounded out (third to first); Edwards struck
out; Griffin popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 7TH: Merritt singled to left; Rose doubled to right
[Merritt to third]; DILAURO REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Tolan
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Merritt scored, Rose to third]; RAY
REPLACED DILAURO (PITCHING); Perez singled to center [Rose
scored]; Bench flied out to left; May forced Perez (shortstop to
second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Alou doubled to right; Morgan popped to shortstop;
Wynn flied out to center; Watson singled to center [Alou
scored]; Menke reached on an error by Helms [Watson to second,
Menke to first]; Cedeno flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 8TH: Carbo homered; Helms flied out to right; Concepcion
singled to center; Merritt out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Concepcion to second]; Rose singled [Concepcion to
third]; COOK REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Tolan struck out; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: STEWART REPLACED CARBO (PLAYING LF); Rader homered;
TORRES BATTED FOR EDWARDS; Torres reached on an error by
Concepcion [Torres to first]; MARTINEZ BATTED FOR COOK; Martinez
flied out to center; Alou forced Torres (third to second);
Morgan struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

REDS 9TH: BOUTON REPLACED TORRES (PITCHING); MARTINEZ STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); BRYANT REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING C ); Perez
popped to first; Bench popped to first; May flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Wynn singled to center; CARROLL REPLACED MERRITT
(PITCHING); Watson struck out; Menke singled to right [Wynn to
second]; Cedeno grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Menke out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5,
Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             5  13   3    9
 Astros           2   5   0    4


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