Cincinnati Reds 12, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 41
Played on Wednesday, May 31, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  6    0  0  0    0  6  0  -  12 14  2
HOU N    0  3  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   4  8  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       4   0   2   0       1   2       1   0
Morgan 2b                     4   2   3   3       1   0       1   4
Tolan cf                      5   2   1   1       0   1       9   0
  Geronimo cf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bench c                       5   2   3   3       0   0       4   1
Perez 1b                      4   1   0   0       1   3       5   0
  Hague 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Foster rf                     5   2   3   4       0   1       1   0
Javier 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Menke 3b                    2   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Concepcion ss                 2   1   0   0       2   1       3   2
Nolan p                       5   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
Totals                       39  12  14  12       5  11      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Javier (2), Menke (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (7,off Roberts); Bench (4,off Roberts).
HR: Foster (1,3rd inning off Roberts 3 on 1 out); Bench (9,8th inning off Gibbon
2 on 2 out).
SH: Concepcion (2,off Gladding).
GDP: Concepcion (3,off Roberts); Bench (5,off Culver).
IBB: Perez (5,by Roberts); Rose (3,by Gladding).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (19,2nd base off Roberts/Edwards); Foster (1,2nd base off Gladding/Edwards);
Concepcion (8,2nd base off Gladding/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Miller rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
May 1b                        4   1   0   0       0   3       7   0
Watson lf                     4   2   3   0       0   0       0   0
Edwards c                     3   0   0   1       0   0      11   1
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   3       0   0       1   4
Fenwick 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   5
Roberts p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Culver p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gibbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   4   8   4       1   3      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Fenwick-May, Metzger-Fenwick-May.

BATTING - 
2B: Culver (1,off Nolan).
3B: Watson (2,off Nolan).
HR: Rader (6,2nd inning off Nolan 2 on 1 out).
SF: Edwards (3,off Nolan).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Wynn (6,2nd base off Nolan/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nolan W(7-1)                  9     8   4   3   1   3   1  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts L(3-3)                2.2   8   6   6   2   3   1  17
Culver                        4.1   2   0   0   1   7   0  15
Gladding                      0.1   2   4   4   1   0   0   5
Gibbon                        0.2   2   2   2   0   1   1   4
Blasingame                    1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        9    14  12  12   5  11   2  45

WP: Roberts (3).
BK: Gibbon (1).
IBB: Roberts (2,Perez); Gladding (1,Rose).

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Dick Stello
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 15702


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. Perez               1b        Watson              lf
6. Foster              rf        Edwards             c
7. Javier              3b        Rader               3b
8. Concepcion          ss        Fenwick             2b
9. Nolan               p         Roberts             p

REDS 1ST: Rose doubled; On a bunt Morgan singled [Rose to
third]; Morgan stole second; Tolan struck out; Bench popped to
shortstop; Perez struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger lined to center; Miller grounded out (second
to first); Wynn walked; Wynn stole second; Wynn was picked off
second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster singled to left; Javier flied out to center;
Concepcion grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Foster out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May reached on an error by Javier [May to first];
Watson singled to left [May to second]; Edwards flied out to
center; Rader homered [May scored (unearned), Watson scored];
Fenwick singled to left; Roberts singled to right [Fenwick to
second]; Metzger flied out to left; Miller popped to shortstop;
3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 3.

REDS 3RD: Nolan singled to right; Roberts threw a wild pitch
[Nolan to second]; Rose was called out on strikes; Morgan
singled to center [Nolan scored, Morgan to second (on throw)];
Tolan singled to center [Morgan scored]; Bench doubled [Tolan to
third]; Perez was walked intentionally; Foster homered [Tolan
scored, Bench scored, Perez scored]; Javier popped to second;
Concepcion walked; CULVER REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Nolan
struck out; 6 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn flied out to center; May was called out on
strikes; Watson singled to right; Edwards flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

REDS 4TH: Rose singled to center; Morgan walked [Rose to
second]; Tolan lined to third; Bench grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Morgan out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader popped to catcher in foul territory; Fenwick
grounded out (third to first); Culver doubled to left; Metzger
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6,
Astros 3.

REDS 5TH: Perez grounded out (third to first); Foster was called
out on strikes; Javier was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Miller grounded out (first unassisted); Wynn popped
to shortstop; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

REDS 6TH: Concepcion struck out; Nolan struck out; Rose struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: MENKE REPLACED JAVIER (PLAYING 3B); Watson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Edwards flied out to center; Rader
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

REDS 7TH: Morgan grounded out (second to first); Tolan grounded
out (second to first); Bench singled; Perez was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Fenwick flied out to center; ALOU BATTED FOR CULVER;
Alou lined to center; Metzger lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

REDS 8TH: GLADDING REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Foster singled to
third; Foster stole second; Menke singled to left [Foster
scored, Menke to second (on throw)]; Concepcion reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Menke to third];
Concepcion stole second; Nolan grounded out (third to first);
Rose was walked intentionally; GIBBON REPLACED GLADDING
(PITCHING); Morgan singled to right [Menke scored, Concepcion
scored, Rose to second]; Gibbon balked [Rose to third, Morgan to
second]; Tolan reached on a fielder's choice [Rose out at home
(pitcher to catcher to third to pitcher), Morgan to third];
Bench homered [Morgan scored, Tolan scored]; Perez was called
out on strikes; 6 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 12, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: GERONIMO REPLACED TOLAN (PLAYING CF); HAGUE REPLACED
PEREZ (PLAYING 1B); Miller grounded out (second to first); Wynn
grounded out (shortstop to first); May was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 12, Astros 3.

REDS 9TH: BLASINGAME REPLACED GIBBON (PITCHING); Foster flied
out to right; Menke grounded out (third to first); Concepcion
walked; Nolan forced Concepcion (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 12, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson tripled to center; Edwards hit a sacrifice
fly to right [Watson scored]; Rader flied out to center; Fenwick
reached on an error by Menke [Fenwick to first]; STEWART BATTED
FOR BLASINGAME; Stewart singled to right [Fenwick to second];
Metzger forced Stewart (second to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 12, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds            12  14   2    6
 Astros           4   8   0    6


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