Cincinnati Reds 2, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 34
Played on Sunday, May 13, 1973 (D) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  7  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       4   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Morgan 2b                     3   1   3   0       1   0       5   2
Bench c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       6   2
Tolan cf                      4   1   2   1       0   1       3   0
Hague 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       9   1
Concepcion ss                 3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Stahl ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Chaney ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Menke 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   5
Geronimo rf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Billingham p                  3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Totals                       32   2   7   1       4   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Morgan-Hague.
E: Menke (7).

BATTING - 
HR: Tolan (3,4th inning off Forsch 0 on 0 out).
SH: Billingham (4,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan 2 (15,2nd base off Forsch/Edwards,2nd base off Crawford/Howard);
Tolan (8,3rd base off Upshaw/Howard); Hague (1,2nd base off Upshaw/Howard).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wynn rf                       5   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Metzger ss                    2   0   1   0       1   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Watson lf,1b                  3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
May 1b                        2   0   1   0       2   1       9   1
  Alou pr,lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Edwards c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
  Gallagher pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Upshaw p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Agee ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
Forsch p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       30   0   4   0       5   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Howard (1).

BATTING - 
HBP: Metzger (1,by Billingham); Rader (2,by Billingham).
GDP: Cedeno (6,off Billingham).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (16,2nd base off Billingham/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(6-1)             9     4   0   0   5   4   0  37

WP: Billingham (2).
HBP: Billingham 2 (3,Metzger,Rader).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Forsch L(3-3)                 7     6   1   1   2   5   1  28
Crawford                      0.1   1   1   1   2   0   0   4
Upshaw                        1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9     7   2   2   4   6   1  37

WP: Crawford (2).

Umpires: HP - Satch Davidson, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt
Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 27905


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                lf        Wynn                rf
2. Morgan              2b        Metzger             ss
3. Bench               c         Cedeno              cf
4. Tolan               cf        Watson              lf
5. Hague               1b        May                 1b
6. Concepcion          ss        Rader               3b
7. Menke               3b        Edwards             c
8. Geronimo            rf        Helms               2b
9. Billingham          p         Forsch              p

REDS 1ST: Rose singled; Morgan singled [Rose out at third (right
to third)]; Bench grounded out (third to first) [Morgan to
second]; Tolan struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 1ST: Wynn flied out to left; Metzger grounded out
(pitcher to first); Cedeno reached on an error by Menke [Cedeno
to first]; Cedeno stole second; Billingham threw a wild pitch
[Cedeno to third]; Watson walked; May walked [Watson to second];
Rader popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
 Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Hague flied out to center; Concepcion was called out
on strikes; Menke singled; Geronimo was called out on strikes; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Edwards grounded out (first to pitcher); Helms
grounded out (third to first); Forsch struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Billingham struck out; Rose grounded out (second to
first); Morgan singled; Morgan stole second; Bench flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Wynn grounded out (third to first); Metzger was hit
by a pitch; Cedeno grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [Metzger out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Tolan homered; Hague grounded out (second to first);
Concepcion struck out; Menke grounded out (third to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (first unassisted); May struck
out; Rader singled; Edwards flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Geronimo flied out to center; Billingham grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rose walked; Morgan singled [Rose to
second]; Bench flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms grounded out (second to first); Forsch struck
out; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: Tolan grounded out (second to first); Hague grounded
out (third to first); Concepcion grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger walked; Cedeno flied out to right; Watson
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Metzger to second]; May singled
[Metzger to third]; Rader was hit by a pitch [May to second];
Metzger was picked off third (catcher to third); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 7TH: Menke walked; Geronimo flied out to right; Billingham
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Menke to second];
Rose lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Edwards singled; GALLAGHER RAN FOR EDWARDS; Helms
forced Gallagher (shortstop to second); STEWART BATTED FOR
FORSCH; Stewart forced Helms (third to second); Wynn popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros
0.

REDS 8TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); HOWARD
REPLACED STEWART (PLAYING C ); Morgan walked; Morgan stole
second [Morgan to third (error by Howard)]; Crawford threw a
wild pitch [Morgan scored]; Bench walked; Tolan singled [Bench
to second]; Hague forced Bench (pitcher to third) [Tolan to
second]; UPSHAW REPLACED CRAWFORD (PITCHING); STAHL BATTED FOR
CONCEPCION; Tolan stole third and Hague stole second; Stahl
struck out; Menke grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: CHANEY REPLACED STAHL (PLAYING SS); Metzger singled;
Cedeno forced Metzger (shortstop to second); Watson flied out to
center; May walked [Cedeno to second]; ALOU RAN FOR MAY; Rader
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2,
Astros 0.

REDS 9TH: ALOU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); WATSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Geronimo flied out to right; Billingham
flied out to right; Rose flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: AGEE BATTED FOR UPSHAW; Agee grounded out (catcher
to first); Helms walked; Howard flied out to center; Wynn popped
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             2   7   1    8
 Astros           0   4   1   10


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