Houston Astros 7, Cincinnati Reds 5
Regular Season Game 5
Played on Wednesday, April 19, 1972 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    2  1  4    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   7  7  2
CIN N    0  0  0    1  1  2    1  0  0  -   5 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   1       1   0       3   3
Cedeno cf                     5   1   3   2       0   0       2   0
Wynn rf                       4   0   1   1       1   0       3   0
May 1b                        4   1   0   0       1   4       9   1
Watson lf                     2   1   0   0       1   1       0   0
Rader 3b                      3   1   1   1       1   0       0   2
Helms 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Edwards c                     3   2   1   0       1   0       8   1
Reuss p                       2   0   0   1       1   2       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       32   7   7   6       7   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Helms-May.
E: Wynn (1), Reuss (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno 2 (3,off Billingham,off Borbon); Edwards (1,off Billingham).
HBP: Watson (1,by Billingham).
GDP: Helms (1,off Billingham).
IBB: Edwards (1,by Borbon).
Team LOB: 6.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       5   1   4   0       0   0       1   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   1   0       1   0       3   3
Tolan cf                      3   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Bench c                       3   0   0   1       0   1       8   0
Perez 1b                      4   1   1   1       0   1      10   0
Menke 3b                      3   1   1   0       1   0       0   1
Foster rf                     4   0   1   0       0   2       3   0
Concepcion ss                 3   0   0   1       0   0       1   4
  Carbo ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Billingham p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Javier ph                   1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sprague p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McRae ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hall p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Uhlaender ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5  10   4       2   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Menke-Morgan-Perez, Perez.
E: Borbon (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Javier (1,off Reuss); Foster (2,off Reuss).
3B: Tolan (2,off Reuss).
HR: Perez (2,6th inning off Reuss 0 on 1 out).
SF: Bench (1,off Reuss); Tolan (1,off Blasingame).
GDP: Bench (2,off Culver).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (4,2nd base off Reuss/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss W(1-0)                  6     9   5   4   2   4   1  29
Blasingame                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Culver SV(1)                  2.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   8
Totals                        9    10   5   4   2   5   1  38

Reuss faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham L(0-2)             2     6   6   6   3   2   0  15
Borbon                        3     1   1   1   2   2   0  12
Sprague                       1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Hall                          3     0   0   0   1   4   0  10
Totals                        9     7   7   7   7   8   0  40

Billingham faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning
WP: Billingham 2 (2).
HBP: Billingham (1,Watson).
IBB: Borbon (1,Edwards).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 6217


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled to center; Cedeno doubled to left
[Metzger to third]; Wynn singled to center [Metzger scored,
Cedeno to third]; Billingham threw a wild pitch [Cedeno scored,
Wynn to second]; May struck out; Watson walked; Billingham threw
a wild pitch [Wynn to third, Watson to second]; Rader walked;
Helms grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Rader out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); Morgan walked;
Morgan stole second; Tolan grounded out (first unassisted)
[Morgan to third]; Bench struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Edwards doubled; Reuss was called out on strikes;
Metzger grounded out (second to first) [Edwards to third];
Cedeno singled to third [Edwards scored]; Wynn grounded out
(first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez popped to shortstop; Menke popped to center;
Foster struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: May walked; Watson was hit by a pitch [May to
second]; Rader singled to center [May scored, Watson to second];
BORBON REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Watson was picked off
second but was safe on an error by Borbon [Watson to third,
Rader to second]; Helms popped to second; Edwards was walked
intentionally; Reuss walked [Watson scored, Rader to third,
Edwards to second]; Metzger forced Reuss (second to shortstop)
[Rader scored, Edwards to third]; Cedeno doubled to right
[Edwards scored, Metzger to third]; Wynn flied out to right; 4
R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Concepcion flied out to right; Borbon struck out; Rose
singled to center; Morgan popped to catcher in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: May was called out on strikes; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Tolan tripled to center; Bench hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Tolan scored]; Perez grounded out (third to first);
Menke walked; Foster was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms flied out to center; Edwards flied out to
right; Reuss struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 1.

REDS 5TH: Concepcion grounded out (third to first); JAVIER
BATTED FOR BORBON; Javier doubled to right; On a bunt Rose
singled to pitcher [Javier scored (error by Reuss) (unearned)
(no RBI), Rose to third (error by Wynn)]; Morgan popped to
shortstop; Tolan grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER),
2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: SPRAGUE REPLACED JAVIER (PITCHING); Metzger walked;
Cedeno lined into a double play (first unassisted) [Metzger out
at first]; Wynn grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Bench popped to catcher in foul territory; Perez
homered; Menke singled to center; Foster doubled to left [Menke
to third]; Concepcion grounded out (shortstop to first) [Menke
scored]; MCRAE BATTED FOR SPRAGUE; McRae flied out to right; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 4.

ASTROS 7TH: HALL REPLACED MCRAE (PITCHING); May was called out
on strikes; Watson struck out; Rader popped to second; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 4.

REDS 7TH: Rose singled to right; Morgan singled to right [Rose
to third]; BLASINGAME REPLACED REUSS (PITCHING); Tolan hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Rose scored]; CULVER REPLACED BLASINGAME
(PITCHING); Bench grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Morgan out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Reds 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Helms flied out to left; Edwards grounded out (first
unassisted); Culver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: Perez struck out; Menke popped to catcher in foul
territory; Foster grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Metzger flied out to right; Cedeno grounded out
(shortstop to first); Wynn walked; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 5.

REDS 9TH: CARBO BATTED FOR CONCEPCION; Carbo grounded out (first
to pitcher); UHLAENDER BATTED FOR HALL; Uhlaender grounded out
(second to first); Rose singled to center; Morgan popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7   7   2    6
 Reds             5  10   1    6


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