Houston Astros 9, Cincinnati Reds 5
Regular Season Game 61
Played on Thursday, June 22, 1972 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    2  0  6    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   9 11  0
CIN N    1  2  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   5 11  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   2   2   0       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     4   3   4   1       1   0       1   0
Wynn rf                       3   1   0   1       2   2       0   0
May 1b                        5   1   1   1       0   0      11   0
Watson lf                     5   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Rader 3b                      4   1   2   3       1   1       2   3
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Howard c                      4   0   0   0       0   1      11   0
Roberts p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Culver p                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Gibbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       38   9  11   7       4   6      27   8

FIELDING - 
PB: Howard (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (13,off Simpson).
HR: Rader (11,3rd inning off Sprague 2 on 0 out); Cedeno (8,4th inning off
Sprague 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Howard (3,off Gullett).
Team LOB: 6.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       4   1   3   1       1   1       2   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   3   1       1   1       2   3
Tolan cf                      4   0   2   2       1   0       3   0
Bench c                       4   0   1   1       1   2       6   0
Perez 1b                      5   0   1   0       0   1      10   0
Foster rf                     5   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Menke 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   4
Concepcion ss                 3   1   0   0       1   0       1   3
  McRae ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Simpson p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sprague p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Uhlaender ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gullett p                   0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Geronimo ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   5  11   5       6  10      27* 10

* - Files missing details on 2 outs.
FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Perez.
E: Menke (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (12,off Roberts); Morgan (7,off Roberts); Perez (9,off Culver).
HBP: Menke (3,by Culver).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Tolan (19,2nd base off Ray/Howard).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts                       1.2   5   3   3   3   2   0  12
Culver W(2-0)                 5.2   5   2   2   3   7   0  26
Gibbon                        0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Ray SV(6)                     1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9    11   5   5   6  10   0  44

WP: Roberts (4).
HBP: Culver (2,Menke).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Simpson L(4-2)                2     5   5   5   1   2   0  12
Sprague                       2     3   4   3   1   1   2  11
Gullett                       4     3   0   0   2   3   0  16
Borbon                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9    11   9   8   4   6   2  42

Simpson faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning
WP: Simpson (5), Sprague (2).

Umpires: HP - Shag Crawford, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - Mel Steiner, 3B - Jerry Dale
Ejections: CIN Manager Sparky Anderson by Shag Crawford [Balls and
strikes]
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 22164


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        Foster              rf
7. Helms               2b        Menke               3b
8. Howard              c         Concepcion          ss
9. Roberts             p         Simpson             p

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger singled to center; Cedeno singled to left
[Metzger to third, Cedeno to second (on throw)]; Wynn grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Metzger scored]; May popped to first;
Watson doubled to left [Cedeno scored]; Rader struck out; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose doubled to left [Rose out at third (left to
second to third)]; Morgan singled; Roberts threw a wild pitch
[Morgan to third]; Tolan grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Morgan scored]; Bench walked; Perez grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Helms grounded out (third to first); Howard flied
out to right; Roberts struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Reds 1.

REDS 2ND: Foster singled; Howard allowed a passed ball [Foster
to second]; Menke struck out; Concepcion walked; On a bunt
Simpson struck out; Rose singled to center [Foster scored,
Concepcion to second]; Morgan doubled to right [Concepcion
scored, Rose to third]; Tolan walked; CULVER REPLACED ROBERTS
(PITCHING); Bench forced Morgan (third unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger singled to right; Cedeno singled [Metzger to
third]; Simpson threw a wild pitch [Metzger scored, Cedeno to
second]; Wynn walked; SPRAGUE REPLACED SIMPSON (PITCHING); May
singled to left [Cedeno scored, Wynn to second]; Watson reached
on an error by Menke [Wynn scored (no RBI), May to second,
Watson to first]; Rader homered [May scored, Watson scored
(unearned)]; Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard
struck out; Culver popped to shortstop; 6 R (5 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 3.

REDS 3RD: Perez popped to first; Foster grounded out (third to
first); Menke was hit by a pitch; Concepcion flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
homered; Wynn walked; Sprague threw a wild pitch [Wynn to
second]; May flied out to center; Watson grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Reds 3.

REDS 4TH: UHLAENDER BATTED FOR SPRAGUE; Uhlaender struck out;
Rose singled; Morgan walked [Rose to second]; Tolan grounded out
(first unassisted) [Rose stayed at second, Morgan stayed at
first]; Bench struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Reds
3.

ASTROS 5TH: GULLETT REPLACED UHLAENDER (PITCHING); Rader walked;
Helms singled [Rader to second]; Howard grounded into a double
play (second to first) [Rader to third, Helms out at second];
Culver struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Reds 3.

REDS 5TH: Perez doubled; Foster grounded out (pitcher to first);
Menke grounded out (third to first); Concepcion popped to first;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Reds 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger out on an unknown play; Cedeno singled; Wynn
struck out; May out on an unknown play; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 9, Reds 3.

REDS 6TH: Gullett walked; Rose struck out; Morgan struck out;
Tolan singled to right [Gullett to second]; Bench singled to
left [Gullett scored, Tolan to second]; Perez struck out; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9, Reds 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson flied out to center; Rader singled to left;
Helms flied out to center; Howard forced Rader (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Reds 4.

REDS 7TH: Foster popped to first; Menke struck out; Concepcion
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
9, Reds 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Culver flied out to left; Metzger flied out to left;
Cedeno walked; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9,
Reds 4.

REDS 8TH: GERONIMO BATTED FOR GULLETT; Geronimo struck out; Rose
walked; Morgan singled [Rose to third]; GIBBON REPLACED CULVER
(PITCHING); Tolan singled to right [Rose scored, Morgan to
third]; RAY REPLACED GIBBON (PITCHING); Tolan stole second;
Reds Manager Sparky Anderson ejected by HP umpire Shag Crawford
after some towels flew out of the dugout; Bench struck out;
Perez popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 9, Reds 5.

ASTROS 9TH: BORBON REPLACED GERONIMO (PITCHING); May grounded
out (second to first); Watson grounded out (third to first);
Rader grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 9, Reds 5.

REDS 9TH: Foster lined to left; Menke grounded out (pitcher to
first); MCRAE BATTED FOR CONCEPCION; McRae popped to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 9, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  11   0    6
 Reds             5  11   1   12


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