Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 144
Played on Friday, September 22, 1972 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    2  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   4  5  0
HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   3  5  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       4   2   1   1       1   2       2   0
Morgan 2b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       9   1
Tolan cf                      3   1   0   0       1   2       2   0
Bench c                       2   1   1   1       2   0       3   0
Perez 1b                      3   0   0   1       0   2       7   0
Menke 3b                      3   0   1   1       1   0       0   2
Geronimo rf                   2   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  McRae ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Foster rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Chaney ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   6
Grimsley p                    3   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Carroll p                   1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       29   4   5   4       6  12      27  10

BATTING - 
HR: Rose (6,2nd inning off Reuss 0 on 2 out); Bench (37,6th inning off Reuss
0 on 0 out).
SH: Morgan (3,off Dierker); Tolan (6,off Reuss).
SF: Perez (6,off Dierker).
HBP: Geronimo (3,by Reuss).
IBB: Menke (1,by Reuss).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (56,2nd base off Reuss/Howard).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    5   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Wynn rf                       2   1   1   1       3   1       0   0
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
May 1b                        3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Watson lf                     4   0   2   2       0   0       4   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Helms 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       2   1
Howard c                      2   1   0   0       1   1      12   1
  Edwards ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Dierker p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Reuss p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   5   3       7   3      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (25,off Grimsley).
SH: Reuss (1,off Grimsley).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Grimsley W(14-7)              7.2   4   3   3   3   3   0  30
Borbon                        0     1   0   0   1   0   0   2
Carroll SV(33)                1.1   0   0   0   3   0   0   7
Totals                        9     5   3   3   7   3   0  39

WP: Borbon (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(15-8)               0.2   1   2   2   3   0   0   6
Reuss                         7.1   2   2   2   3  10   2  28
Cosgrove                      1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        9     5   4   4   6  12   2  39

HBP: Reuss (10,Geronimo).
IBB: Reuss (3,Menke).

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 15490


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                lf        Metzger             ss
2. Morgan              2b        Wynn                rf
3. Tolan               cf        Cedeno              cf
4. Bench               c         May                 1b
5. Perez               1b        Watson              lf
6. Menke               3b        Rader               3b
7. Geronimo            rf        Helms               2b
8. Chaney              ss        Howard              c
9. Grimsley            p         Dierker             p

REDS 1ST: Rose walked; Morgan out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to first) [Rose to second]; Tolan walked; Bench walked [Rose to
third, Tolan to second]; Perez lined out on a sacrifice fly to
left [Rose scored]; Menke singled to right [Tolan scored, Bench
to third]; REUSS REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Geronimo struck
out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynn
struck out; Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Chaney popped to third; Grimsley was called out on
strikes; Rose homered; Morgan flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May grounded out (shortstop to first); Watson
doubled to right; Rader struck out; Helms grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Tolan struck out; Bench flied out to left; Perez
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Howard walked; Reuss out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Howard to second]; Metzger singled to left
[Howard to third]; Wynn singled to shortstop [Howard scored,
Metzger to second]; Cedeno flied out to center; May grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Menke flied out to left; Geronimo was hit by a pitch;
Chaney flied out to left; Grimsley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson flied out to left; Rader lined to left; Helms
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Rose struck out; Morgan grounded out (second to
first); Tolan lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard popped to second; Reuss lined to right;
Metzger lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Bench homered; Perez struck out; Menke grounded out
(shortstop to first); Geronimo struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn walked; Cedeno flied out to center; May lined
to right; Watson forced Wynn (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: Chaney struck out; Grimsley was called out on strikes;
Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader grounded out (second to first); Helms lined to
second; Howard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros
1.

REDS 8TH: Morgan walked; Morgan stole second; Tolan out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Morgan to third]; Bench
walked; Perez reached on a fielder's choice [Morgan out at home
(third to catcher to third), Bench to third, Perez to second];
Menke was walked intentionally; MCRAE BATTED FOR GERONIMO; McRae
forced Menke (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: FOSTER REPLACED MCRAE (PLAYING RF); ALOU BATTED FOR
REUSS; Alou popped to second in foul territory; Metzger popped
to second; Wynn walked; Cedeno singled to third [Wynn to
second]; BORBON REPLACED GRIMSLEY (PITCHING); Borbon threw a
wild pitch [Wynn to third, Cedeno to second]; May walked; Watson
singled to center [Wynn scored, Cedeno scored, May to second];
CARROLL REPLACED BORBON (PITCHING); Rader grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

REDS 9TH: COSGROVE REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Chaney popped to
second; Carroll singled to left; Rose struck out; Morgan singled
to right [Carroll to second]; Tolan struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Helms walked; EDWARDS BATTED FOR HOWARD; On a bunt
Edwards made an out to pitcher; MILLER BATTED FOR COSGROVE;
Miller walked [Helms to second]; Metzger forced Miller
(shortstop to second) [Helms to third]; Wynn walked [Metzger to
second]; Cedeno forced Wynn (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             4   5   0    8
 Astros           3   5   0    9


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