Cincinnati Reds 9, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 40
Played on Tuesday, May 30, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  1  0    0  0  3    1  0  4  -   9 10  0
HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    1  0  3  -   5 10  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       5   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
Morgan 2b                     3   3   1   0       2   1       4   4
Tolan cf                      3   2   1   2       2   0       2   0
Bench c                       5   2   3   4       0   1       7   2
Hague 1b                      4   0   0   1       0   2      10   0
Menke 3b                      3   0   1   1       1   1       0   2
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   2       1   2
Geronimo rf                   4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Billingham p                  4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Carroll p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   9  10   8       5  11      27  10

BATTING - 
3B: Tolan (4,off Forsch).
HR: Bench 2 (8,2nd inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out,9th inning off Forsch 1 on
2 out).
SF: Hague (3,off Wilson).
IBB: Tolan (4,by Wilson).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Concepcion (7,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards); Morgan 2 (18,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards,2nd
base off Blasingame/Edwards).
CS: Tolan (5,3rd base by Blasingame/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
Miller rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Wynn cf                       4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
May 1b                        4   2   2   0       0   1       8   0
Watson lf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Edwards c                     4   0   2   2       0   0      13   1
Rader 3b                      3   1   2   1       0   0       1   3
Helms 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Alou ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Wilson p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Stinson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cedeno ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5  10   5       0   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
PB: Edwards (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (7,off Billingham); May (6,off Billingham).
SF: Rader (3,off Carroll).
Team LOB: 4.

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

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(2-6)             8.1   9   5   5   0   6   0  33
Carroll SV(9)                 0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    10   5   5   0   6   0  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(3-4)                 5.1   7   4   4   1   6   1  24
Culver                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Blasingame                    2     0   1   0   3   4   0   8
Forsch                        1     3   4   4   1   1   1   7
Totals                        9    10   9   8   5  11   2  41

WP: Blasingame (1).
IBB: Wilson (2,Tolan).

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Andy Olsen
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 14539


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. Billingham          p         Wilson              p

REDS 1ST: Rose flied out to center; Morgan flied out to right;
Tolan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Miller
grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench homered; Hague struck out; Menke struck out;
Concepcion singled to left; Concepcion stole second; Geronimo
flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May grounded out (third to first); Watson grounded
out (catcher to first); Edwards grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Billingham struck out; Rose struck out; Morgan was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Rader doubled to right; Helms grounded out (second
to first) [Rader to third]; On a bunt Wilson made an out to
pitcher; Metzger singled to center [Rader scored]; Miller lined
to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Tolan lined to catcher; Bench popped to catcher in
foul territory; Hague grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Wynn struck out; May struck out; Watson struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Menke grounded out (third to first); Concepcion struck
out; Geronimo singled to left; Billingham grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Edwards grounded out (third to first); Rader singled
to left; Rader was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Helms struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Rose singled to right; Morgan singled to left [Rose to
third]; Morgan stole second; Tolan was walked intentionally;
Bench singled to right [Rose scored, Morgan to third, Tolan to
second]; Hague hit a sacrifice fly to right [Morgan scored,
Tolan to third]; Menke singled to left [Tolan scored, Bench to
second]; CULVER REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Concepcion forced
Menke (third to second) [Bench to third]; Geronimo grounded out
(pitcher to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: STINSON BATTED FOR CULVER; Stinson flied out to
center; Metzger grounded out (second to first); Miller lined to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: BLASINGAME REPLACED STINSON (PITCHING); Billingham
grounded out (second to first); Rose was called out on strikes;
Morgan walked; Morgan stole second; Edwards allowed a passed
ball [Morgan to third]; Tolan walked; Blasingame threw a wild
pitch [Morgan scored (unearned), Tolan to second]; Tolan was
caught stealing third (catcher to third); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Wynn popped to catcher; May doubled to left; Watson
grounded out (shortstop to first) [May to third]; Edwards
singled to center [May scored]; Rader popped to shortstop; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

REDS 8TH: Bench struck out; Hague struck out; Menke walked;
Concepcion struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Helms lined to second; STEWART BATTED FOR
BLASINGAME; Stewart was called out on strikes; Metzger grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 2.

REDS 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED STEWART (PITCHING); Geronimo singled;
Billingham struck out; Rose grounded out (second to first)
[Geronimo to second]; Morgan walked; Tolan tripled [Geronimo
scored, Morgan scored]; Bench homered [Tolan scored]; Hague
popped to first; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 9, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Miller struck out; Wynn singled to center; May
singled to left [Wynn to second]; Watson singled to right [Wynn
scored, May to second]; Edwards singled to right [May scored,
Watson to third]; CARROLL REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Rader
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Watson scored]; ALOU BATTED FOR
HELMS; Alou singled to left [Edwards to second]; CEDENO BATTED
FOR FORSCH; Cedeno forced Alou (second unassisted); 3 R, 5 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Reds 9, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             9  10   0    5
 Astros           5  10   0    4


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