Cincinnati Reds 8, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 39
Played on Monday, May 29, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    2  0  1    0  0  0    1  0  4  -   8  9  1
HOU N    0  0  2    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  4  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       3   1   1   0       3   1       3   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   0   1       1   0       2   2
Tolan cf                      5   2   3   0       1   0       6   0
Bench c                       5   2   2   0       0   2       4   2
Hague 1b                      4   1   2   4       1   0       9   2
Menke 3b                      2   1   0   0       1   1       0   1
Concepcion ss                 3   0   1   2       1   1       2   3
Geronimo rf                   2   0   0   0       2   2       1   0
Simpson p                     3   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
  Hall p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   8   9   7      10  11      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Concepcion (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (6,off Griffin).
HR: Hague (5,9th inning off Ray 2 on 0 out).
SH: Menke (3,off Culver); Geronimo (1,off Gibbon).
SF: Concepcion (3,off Culver).
HBP: Menke (2,by Ray); Morgan (3,by Gibbon).
IBB: Geronimo (2,by Culver); Rose (2,by Gibbon).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hague (1,2nd base off Griffin/Edwards); Tolan (15,Home off Griffin/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    1   1   0   0       3   0       3   4
Miller rf                     2   1   1   2       1   0       1   0
  Alou ph,rf                  1   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Wynn cf                       5   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
May 1b                        3   0   0   0       1   1       7   0
Watson lf                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Griffin p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cedeno ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gibbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Edwards c                     3   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
  Howard ph,c                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Helms 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Forsch p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Stinson ph,lf               3   1   0   0       1   1       1   0
Totals                       30   3   4   3       8   4      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Wynn (8,off Simpson).
HR: Miller (1,3rd inning off Simpson 1 on 2 out).
SH: Metzger (2,off Simpson).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Rader (1,2nd base by Simpson/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Simpson W(2-1)                6     4   3   3   5   2   1  26
Hall                          2.2   0   0   0   3   2   0  12
Carroll SV(8)                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9     4   3   3   8   4   1  39

WP: Simpson 2 (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch                        0.2   1   2   2   4   1   0   7
Culver                        2.1   1   1   1   3   3   0  11
Griffin L(1-1)                5     3   1   1   2   7   0  20
Ray                           0     4   4   4   0   0   1   5
Gibbon                        1     0   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9     9   8   8  10  11   1  48

Ray faced 5 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Griffin (1).
HBP: Ray (2,Menke); Gibbon (1,Morgan).
IBB: Culver (3,Geronimo); Gibbon (2,Rose).

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Ken Burkhart, 3B - Lee Weyer
Ejections: Bob Watson by Andy Olsen [Called third strike]
Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 14885


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                lf        Metzger             ss
2. Morgan              2b        Miller              rf
3. Tolan               cf        Wynn                cf
4. Bench               c         May                 1b
5. Hague               1b        Watson              lf
6. Menke               3b        Edwards             c
7. Concepcion          ss        Rader               3b
8. Geronimo            rf        Helms               2b
9. Simpson             p         Forsch              p

REDS 1ST: Rose walked; Morgan walked [Rose to second]; Tolan
singled to shortstop [Rose to third, Morgan to second]; Bench
struck out; Hague grounded out (first unassisted) [Rose scored,
Morgan to third, Tolan to second]; Menke walked; Concepcion
walked [Morgan scored, Tolan to third, Menke to second]; CULVER
REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Geronimo struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger walked; Miller forced Metzger (first to
shortstop); Simpson threw a wild pitch [Miller to second]; Wynn
flied out to center; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Simpson struck out; Rose walked; Morgan forced Rose
(shortstop to second); Tolan forced Morgan (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (second to first); Edwards flied
out to center; Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Bench singled to left; Hague walked [Bench to second];
Menke out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Bench to
third, Hague to second]; Concepcion hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Bench scored, Hague to third]; Geronimo was walked
intentionally; Simpson struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms flied out to center; STINSON BATTED FOR
CULVER; Stinson grounded out (first unassisted); Metzger walked;
Miller homered [Metzger scored]; Wynn doubled to left; May
walked; Watson was called out on strikes; Bob Watson ejected
by HP umpire Andy Olsen; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 2.

REDS 4TH: STINSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); GRIFFIN REPLACED
WATSON (PITCHING); Rose struck out; Morgan flied out to left;
Tolan singled to right; Bench popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Edwards grounded out (first unassisted); Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); Helms popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 5TH: Hague lined to first; Menke grounded out (shortstop to
first); Concepcion struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Stinson walked; Metzger out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to first) [Stinson to second]; Simpson threw a wild
pitch [Stinson to third]; Miller walked; Wynn singled to left
[Stinson scored, Miller to second]; May lined to center; Griffin
forced Wynn (shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
3, Astros 3.

REDS 6TH: Geronimo walked; Simpson struck out; Rose forced
Geronimo (second to shortstop); Morgan grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Edwards lined to second; Rader singled to right;
Rader was caught stealing second (catcher to second to first to
shortstop); Helms flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
3, Astros 3.

REDS 7TH: Tolan walked; Bench struck out; Hague singled to right
[Tolan to third]; Tolan stole home and Hague stole second;
Griffin threw a wild pitch [Hague to third]; Menke struck out;
Concepcion grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: HALL REPLACED SIMPSON (PITCHING); Stinson grounded
out (third to first); Metzger reached on an error by Concepcion
[Metzger to first]; ALOU BATTED FOR MILLER; Alou flied out to
left; Wynn flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 3.

REDS 8TH: ALOU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Geronimo struck out;
Hall struck out; Rose doubled to left; Morgan grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: May grounded out (shortstop to first); CEDENO BATTED
FOR GRIFFIN; Cedeno walked; HOWARD BATTED FOR EDWARDS; Howard
struck out; Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 3.

REDS 9TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); RAY REPLACED
CEDENO (PITCHING); Tolan singled to right; Bench singled to
right [Tolan to third]; Hague homered [Tolan scored, Bench
scored]; Menke was hit by a pitch; Concepcion singled to left
[Menke to second]; GIBBON REPLACED RAY (PITCHING); Geronimo out
on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Menke to third,
Concepcion to second]; Hall popped to shortstop; Rose was walked
intentionally; Morgan was hit by a pitch [Menke scored,
Concepcion to third, Rose to second]; Tolan grounded out (first
unassisted); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); Stinson
struck out; Metzger walked; Alou walked [Metzger to second];
CARROLL REPLACED HALL (PITCHING); Wynn flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             8   9   1   13
 Astros           3   4   0    9


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