Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 1
Regular Season Game 49
Played on Monday, May 31, 1971 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  2    1  0  0    1  0  0  -   4 10  0
CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   1   0   0       0   0       0   5
Morgan 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   3   3       0   0       3   0
Watson lf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
  Menke 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Mayberry 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
  Geronimo lf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Alou rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Edwards c                     3   1   1   0       1   0       7   0
Dierker p                     3   0   1   1       1   0       0   1
Totals                       35   4  10   4       2   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Morgan-Mayberry.

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (7,off Cloninger); Edwards (4,off Cloninger); Watson (6,off Cloninger);
Cedeno (7,off McGlothlin).
HR: Cedeno (2,3rd inning off Cloninger 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Dierker (2,off Cloninger).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (11,2nd base off Cloninger/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
Concepcion ss                 3   0   0   0       0   0       5   4
  Cline ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Woodward ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   1       0   1       9   0
Bench c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Perez 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
Carbo lf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       2   1
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   0       0   0       1   4
McRae cf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Cloninger p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McGlothlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ferrara ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   1   7   1       2   6      27  11

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

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (10,off Dierker).
GDP: Perez (5,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(9-1)                9     7   1   1   2   6   0  35


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cloninger L(2-3)              6     8   3   3   1   1   1  26
McGlothlin                    1     2   1   1   1   0   0   5
Granger                       2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9    10   4   4   2   2   1  37


Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Al Barlick
Ejections: CIN Coach Alex Grammas by Al Barlick [Umpire baiting
(praise strike zone)]
Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 12186


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Metzger             ss        Rose                rf
2. Morgan              2b        Concepcion          ss
3. Cedeno              cf        May                 1b
4. Watson              lf        Bench               c
5. Mayberry            1b        Perez               3b
6. Alou                rf        Carbo               lf
7. Rader               3b        Helms               2b
8. Edwards             c         McRae               cf
9. Dierker             p         Cloninger           p

ASTROS 1ST: Reds Coach Alex Grammas ejected by 3B umpire Al
Barlick for praising Barlick's strike zone in previous game
sometime in game; Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first);
Morgan popped to shortstop; Cedeno singled to right; Watson
singled to center [Cedeno to second]; Mayberry flied out to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose flied out to left; Concepcion grounded out (third
to first); May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Alou flied out to right; Rader doubled to right;
Edwards walked; Dierker grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Edwards out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Morgan
singled to right; Morgan stole second; Cedeno homered [Morgan
scored]; Watson popped to shortstop; Mayberry lined to first; 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); McRae flied
out to left; Cloninger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou lined to third; Rader struck out; Edwards
doubled to center; Dierker singled to center [Edwards scored];
Metzger popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Rose walked; Concepcion grounded out (first
unassisted) [Rose to second]; May grounded out (shortstop to
first); Bench lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3,
Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Morgan flied out to left; Cedeno grounded out
(shortstop to first); Watson doubled to right; Mayberry flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Perez struck out; Carbo singled; Helms popped to
catcher in foul territory; McRae flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Alou lined to shortstop; Rader flied out to right;
Edwards grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 6TH: STEWART BATTED FOR CLONINGER; Stewart popped to first
in foul territory; Rose doubled to left; Concepcion flied out to
right [Rose to third]; May singled to left [Rose scored]; Bench
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 1.

ASTROS 7TH: MCGLOTHLIN REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); Dierker
walked; Metzger forced Dierker (second to shortstop); Morgan
singled to left [Metzger to third]; Cedeno doubled to left
[Metzger scored, Morgan out at home (left to shortstop to
catcher), Cedeno to third (on throw)]; Watson grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 1.

REDS 7TH: Perez struck out; Carbo grounded out (first
unassisted); Helms singled; McRae singled to right [Helms to
third]; FERRARA BATTED FOR MCGLOTHLIN; Ferrara struck out; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 1.

ASTROS 8TH: GRANGER REPLACED FERRARA (PITCHING); Mayberry flied
out to right; Alou struck out; Rader flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 1.

REDS 8TH: MENKE REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING 1B); GERONIMO REPLACED
MAYBERRY (PLAYING LF); Rose flied out to center; CLINE BATTED
FOR CONCEPCION; Cline struck out; May grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 1.

ASTROS 9TH: WOODWARD REPLACED CLINE (PLAYING SS); Edwards
grounded out (first unassisted); Dierker flied out to right;
Metzger grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 1.

REDS 9TH: Bench grounded out (pitcher to first); Perez flied out
to right; Carbo walked; Helms singled [Carbo to second]; McRae
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  10   0    6
 Reds             1   7   0    7


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