Houston Astros 5, Cincinnati Reds 4 (11 innings)
Regular Season Game 153
Played on Sunday, September 19, 1971 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  1  3    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  -   4  6  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    3  0  0    0  1  -   5 14  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       4   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Concepcion 2b                 4   0   0   0       0   1       4   4
May 1b                        5   0   1   0       0   3       9   0
Perez 3b                      3   2   1   0       2   0       0   0
Bench c                       4   1   1   3       1   0       6   0
Carbo lf                      5   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
McRae cf                      4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
  Bradford pr,cf              0   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Chaney ss                     3   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Woodward ss                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Merritt p                     3   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
  Sprague p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       38   4   6   4       4  10      30  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Concepcion-May, Bradford-Bench.
E: Concepcion (13).

BATTING - 
2B: McRae (24,off Ray).
HR: Bench (25,3rd inning off Spinks 2 on 2 out).
SH: Concepcion (8,off Spinks).
HBP: Bradford (3,by Gladding).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    6   1   2   1       0   0       1   5
Morgan 2b                     4   1   1   2       0   1       1   4
Cedeno cf                     4   1   4   0       1   0       5   0
Watson lf                     4   0   2   1       1   0       1   0
Wynn rf                       4   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Menke 3b,1b                   5   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Howard c                      4   1   1   0       1   1      10   0
Mayberry 1b                   4   0   1   0       1   1      10   0
  Thomas pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Martinez 3b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Spinks p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Alou ph                     1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Chiles ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   5  14   5       4   5      33  12

BATTING - 
2B: Howard (2,off Merritt).
HR: Morgan (13,11th inning off Carroll 0 on 0 out).
SH: Morgan (10,off Carroll).
SF: Wynn (2,off Merritt); Morgan (7,off Sprague).
GDP: Menke (14,off Merritt).
IBB: Cedeno (5,by Carroll).
Team LOB: 12.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Merritt                       6.1   7   2   2   1   5   0  26
Sprague                       1.2   3   2   0   1   0   0  10
Carroll L(9-4)                2     4   1   1   2   0   1  11
Totals                       10    14   5   3   4   5   1  47

Carroll faced 1 batter in the 11th inning
IBB: Carroll (8,Cedeno).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Spinks                        7     4   4   4   2   7   1  27
Ray                           3     2   0   0   1   3   0  12
Gladding W(4-4)               1     0   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                       11     6   4   4   4  10   1  44

HBP: Gladding (7,Bradford).

Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 9260


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                rf        Metzger             ss
2. Concepcion          2b        Morgan              2b
3. May                 1b        Cedeno              cf
4. Perez               3b        Watson              lf
5. Bench               c         Wynn                rf
6. Carbo               lf        Menke               3b
7. McRae               cf        Howard              c
8. Chaney              ss        Mayberry            1b
9. Merritt             p         Spinks              p

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

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled; Morgan flied out to right; Cedeno
singled [Metzger to second]; Watson grounded out (second to
first) [Metzger to third, Cedeno to second]; Wynn flied out to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez singled; Bench popped to third in foul
territory; Carbo singled [Perez to second]; McRae singled [Perez
scored, Carbo to second]; Chaney struck out; Merritt struck out;
1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke grounded out (second to first); Howard struck
out; Mayberry made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Rose walked; Concepcion out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Rose to second]; May grounded out
(shortstop to first); Perez walked; Bench homered [Rose scored,
Perez scored]; Carbo made an out to third; 3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Spinks struck out; Metzger grounded out (pitcher to
first); Morgan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros
0.

REDS 4TH: McRae made an out to first; Chaney flied out to
center; Merritt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled; Watson forced Cedeno (shortstop to
second); Wynn flied out to center; Menke singled [Watson to
second]; Howard walked [Watson to third, Menke to second];
Mayberry made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds
4, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Rose flied out to right; Concepcion flied out to
center; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Spinks was called out on strikes; Metzger flied out
to center; Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Bench flied
to left in foul territory; Carbo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno singled; Watson singled [Cedeno to third];
Wynn hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cedeno scored]; Menke
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Watson out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: McRae grounded out (shortstop to first); Chaney
grounded out (second to first); Merritt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Howard doubled; Mayberry struck out; ALOU BATTED FOR
SPINKS; SPRAGUE REPLACED MERRITT (PITCHING); Alou singled
[Howard to third]; Metzger reached on an error by Concepcion
[Howard scored (RBI), Alou to third, Metzger to first]; Morgan
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Alou scored (unearned)]; Cedeno
singled [Metzger to second]; Watson singled [Metzger scored
(unearned), Cedeno to third]; Wynn forced Watson (shortstop to
second); 3 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 4.

REDS 8TH: RAY REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Rose grounded out
(second to first); Concepcion grounded out (pitcher to first);
May singled; Perez walked [May to second]; Bench flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard
grounded out (second to first); Mayberry walked; Ray forced
Mayberry (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 4.

REDS 9TH: Carbo flied out to center; McRae doubled; BRADFORD RAN
FOR MCRAE; STEWART BATTED FOR CHANEY; Stewart grounded out
(second to first); SMITH BATTED FOR SPRAGUE; Smith struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: BRADFORD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); WOODWARD
REPLACED STEWART (PLAYING SS); CARROLL REPLACED SMITH
(PITCHING); Metzger singled; Morgan out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Metzger to second]; Cedeno was walked
intentionally; Watson walked [Metzger to third, Cedeno to
second]; Wynn hit into a double play (center to catcher)
[Metzger out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 4.

REDS 10TH: Rose flied out to center; Concepcion struck out; May
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 10TH: Menke flied out to center; Howard grounded out
(shortstop to first); Mayberry singled; THOMAS RAN FOR MAYBERRY;
CHILES BATTED FOR RAY; Chiles singled [Thomas to third]; Metzger
forced Chiles (second unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
4, Astros 4.

REDS 11TH: MARTINEZ REPLACED THOMAS (PLAYING 3B); MENKE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); GLADDING REPLACED CHILES (PITCHING);
Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Bench walked; Carbo
made an out to shortstop; Bradford was hit by a pitch [Bench to
second]; Woodward grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 11TH: Morgan homered; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             4   6   1    7
 Astros           5  14   0   12


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