Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
Regular Season Game 80
Played on Monday, July 5, 1971 (D) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  2    0  0  0  -   3  9  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  3    0  0  x  -   4  8  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       4   0   3   1       1   0       3   0
Foster cf                     5   0   0   0       0   4       3   0
May 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   0       9   1
Bench c                       4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Perez 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
McRae lf                      4   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   2   1       0   0       2   1
Concepcion ss                 2   1   0   0       1   1       3   1
  Carbo ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Simpson p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   3   9   3       2   8      24  10

BATTING - 
2B: Bench (12,off Blasingame).
3B: McRae (2,off Blasingame).
GDP: Concepcion (9,off Blasingame).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    3   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Morgan 2b                     3   1   0   0       1   0       4   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Watson lf                     3   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Geronimo lf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Menke 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   1       0   1       0   6
Wynn rf                       4   0   1   2       0   0       5   0
Hiatt c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Blasingame p                  3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       30   4   8   4       2   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Morgan-Menke.
E: Metzger (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Blasingame (1,off Simpson); Cedeno (16,off Simpson).
3B: Metzger (6,off Simpson).
SH: Metzger (3,off Simpson).
SF: Rader (4,off Simpson).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Simpson L(1-2)                8     8   4   4   2   3   0  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Blasingame W(5-7)             7     7   3   2   2   7   0  30
Gladding SV(10)               2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9     9   3   2   2   8   0  38


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Mel Steiner
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 19854


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                rf        Metzger             ss
2. Foster              cf        Morgan              2b
3. May                 1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Bench               c         Watson              lf
5. Perez               3b        Menke               1b
6. McRae               lf        Rader               3b
7. Helms               2b        Wynn                rf
8. Concepcion          ss        Hiatt               c
9. Simpson             p         Blasingame          p

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Foster struck
out; May made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger tripled; Morgan flied out to right; Cedeno
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Metzger scored]; Watson made an
out to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 2ND: Bench flied out to center; Perez singled; McRae flied
out to right; Helms grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke singled; Rader was called out on strikes; Wynn
grounded out (third to first) [Menke to second]; Hiatt grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 3RD: Concepcion was called out on strikes; Simpson struck
out; Rose walked; Foster was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Blasingame doubled; Metzger out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Blasingame to third]; Morgan lined to first;
Cedeno lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros
1.

REDS 4TH: May grounded out (third to first); Bench doubled;
Perez flied out to right [Bench to third]; McRae was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson struck out; Menke grounded out (third to
first); Rader singled; Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Helms singled; Concepcion walked [Helms to second]; On
a bunt Simpson forced Helms (third to shortstop) [Concepcion to
second]; Rose singled [Concepcion scored, Simpson to second];
Foster forced Rose (third to second) [Simpson to third]; May
forced Foster (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Hiatt struck out; Blasingame grounded out (pitcher
to first); Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Bench reached on an error by Metzger [Bench to first];
Perez flied out to right; McRae tripled [Bench scored
(unearned)]; Helms singled [McRae scored]; Concepcion grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Helms out at
second]; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Morgan walked; Cedeno doubled [Morgan to third];
Watson walked; Menke made an out to shortstop; Rader hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Morgan scored, Cedeno to third, Watson
to second]; Wynn singled [Cedeno scored, Watson scored]; Hiatt
grounded out (pitcher to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 4.

REDS 7TH: Simpson struck out; Rose singled; Foster struck out;
May flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Blasingame flied out to center; Metzger singled;
Morgan flied out to right; Cedeno singled [Metzger to second];
Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 3, Astros 4.

REDS 8TH: GLADDING REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Bench flied
out to right; Perez grounded out (third to first); McRae
singled; Helms flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Menke grounded out (third to first); Rader grounded
out (shortstop to first); Wynn made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 4.

REDS 9TH: GERONIMO REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING LF); CARBO BATTED
FOR CONCEPCION; Carbo grounded out (first to pitcher); STEWART
BATTED FOR SIMPSON; Stewart made an out to shortstop; Rose
singled; Foster was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Reds 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3   9   0    8
 Astros           4   8   1    6


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