Cincinnati Reds 7, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 62
Played on Friday, June 23, 1972 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  5  1
CIN N    0  0  0    3  1  0    0  3  x  -   7  6  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   7
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Wynn rf                       4   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
May 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   0      11   0
Watson lf                     4   0   2   0       0   2       4   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Helms 2b                      2   0   0   0       1   0       2   2
Howard c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Reuss p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Fenwick ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gibbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   5   0       1   7      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Metzger-Helms-May.
E: Metzger (11).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (13,off Grimsley).
GDP: Rader (8,off Grimsley).
Team LOB: 5.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       2   2   1   0       2   0       4   0
Morgan 2b                     3   2   1   0       1   0       3   1
Tolan cf                      4   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Bench c                       3   1   1   3       1   0       8   0
Perez 1b                      2   0   0   1       1   0       5   0
Foster rf                     3   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Hague ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Geronimo rf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Menke 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Concepcion ss                 3   1   1   0       1   0       1   3
Grimsley p                    4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Totals                       29   7   6   6       6   6      27   5

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Concepcion-Morgan-Perez.
E: Concepcion (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Concepcion (7,off Reuss); Menke (6,off Gladding).
HR: Bench (19,4th inning off Reuss 2 on 1 out).
SF: Perez (2,off Gladding).
GDP: Tolan (6,off Reuss).
IBB: Bench (8,by Gibbon); Concepcion (5,by Gladding).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rose (2,2nd base off Gibbon/Howard); Tolan (20,2nd base off Gibbon/Howard).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reuss L(5-6)                  5     3   4   3   3   4   1  21
York                          2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Gibbon                        0     2   3   3   2   0   0   4
Gladding                      1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        8     6   7   6   6   6   1  36

Gibbon faced 4 batters in the 8th inning
IBB: Gibbon (3,Bench); Gladding (2,Concepcion).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Grimsley W(4-2)               9     5   1   0   1   7   0  33

WP: Grimsley (3).

Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - Shag Crawford
Time of Game: 2:01   Attendance: 20401


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. Reuss               p         Grimsley            p

ASTROS 1ST: 43 minute rain delay before start of game;
Metzger flied out to left; Cedeno doubled to left; Wynn flied
out to right; May grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to right; Morgan forced Rose (shortstop
to second); Tolan grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Morgan out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson was called out on strikes; Rader struck out;
Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench grounded out (shortstop to first); Perez
grounded out (third to first); Foster popped to first; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard flied out to left; Reuss struck out; Metzger
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Menke grounded out (third to first); Concepcion
grounded out (shortstop to first); Grimsley struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno popped to first in foul territory; Wynn
popped to shortstop; May popped to catcher in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Rose walked; Morgan walked [Rose to second]; Tolan
struck out; Bench homered [Rose scored, Morgan scored]; Perez
walked; Foster struck out; Menke grounded out (third to first);
3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson singled to right; Rader flied out to right;
Helms flied out to center; Howard forced Watson (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

REDS 5TH: Concepcion doubled; On a bunt Grimsley struck out;
Rose grounded out (second to first) [Concepcion to third];
Morgan reached on an error by Metzger [Concepcion scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Morgan to first]; Tolan flied out to left;
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 6TH: FENWICK BATTED FOR REUSS; Fenwick struck out;
Metzger struck out; Cedeno singled to center; Wynn popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 6TH: YORK REPLACED FENWICK (PITCHING); Bench flied out to
left; Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Foster struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 7TH: May popped to first in foul territory; Watson
singled to center; Rader grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 7TH: Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); Concepcion
grounded out (shortstop to first); Grimsley popped to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Helms walked; Howard popped to second; ALOU BATTED
FOR YORK; Alou flied out to center; Metzger flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 8TH: GIBBON REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Rose walked; Rose
stole second; On a bunt Morgan singled [Rose to third]; Tolan
singled [Rose scored, Morgan to third]; Tolan stole second;
Bench was walked intentionally; GLADDING REPLACED GIBBON
(PITCHING); Perez hit a sacrifice fly to center [Morgan scored];
HAGUE BATTED FOR FOSTER; Hague was called out on strikes; Menke
doubled to left [Tolan scored, Bench to third]; Concepcion was
walked intentionally; Grimsley flied out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 7.

ASTROS 9TH: GERONIMO REPLACED HAGUE (PLAYING RF); Cedeno flied
out to right; Wynn reached on an error by Concepcion [Wynn to
first]; May singled to left [Wynn to third]; Grimsley threw a
wild pitch [Wynn scored (unearned), May to second]; Watson
struck out; Rader flied out to left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 7.

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


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