Cincinnati Reds 6, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 43
Played on Tuesday, May 22, 1973 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  1  2  -   4  8  0
CIN N    0  1  2    1  1  0    0  1  x  -   6 15  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Agee cf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Wynn rf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson lf                     3   2   1   1       1   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
May 1b                        3   0   1   1       0   0       7   1
Edwards c                     4   0   1   1       0   1       6   0
  Jutze pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Torres 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       5   1
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Roberts p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Gallagher ph                1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Gladding p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   4   8   4       1   4      24   8

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (4,off Carroll); Wynn (6,off Sprague); Rader (7,off Borbon).
HR: Gallagher (1,8th inning off Sprague 0 on 1 out).
SF: May (3,off Borbon).
Team LOB: 5.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       5   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
Morgan 2b                     5   1   2   0       0   1       2   2
Tolan cf                      4   1   2   0       0   2       4   0
Bench c                       3   0   0   0       2   0       4   0
Perez 1b                      4   2   2   0       1   0       8   2
Concepcion ss                 4   0   2   3       0   0       2   1
Scheinblum rf                 3   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
  Geronimo pr,rf              2   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Menke 3b                      3   1   2   1       1   1       0   2
Carroll p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Locklear ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sprague p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   6  15   6       4   6      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Scheinblum (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Concepcion (5,off Roberts); Perez (9,off Roberts); Tolan 2 (7,off Forsch,off
Gladding).
SH: Tolan (2,off Roberts); Carroll (1,off Roberts); Concepcion (1,off Forsch);
Sprague (1,off Forsch).
IBB: Bench 2 (4,by Roberts,by Forsch).
Team LOB: 13.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts L(4-2)                4    10   5   5   1   3   0  23
Forsch                        3     3   0   0   2   3   0  14
Gladding                      1     2   1   1   1   0   0   6
Totals                        8    15   6   6   4   6   0  43

Roberts faced 1 batter in the 5th inning
IBB: Roberts (1,Bench); Forsch (3,Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Carroll W(1-3)                5     3   1   1   1   1   0  19
Sprague                       3     3   3   3   0   1   1  12
Borbon SV(6)                  1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        9     8   4   4   1   4   1  36

Sprague faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Ken Burkhart, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 11741


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Agee                cf        Rose                lf
2. Metzger             ss        Morgan              2b
3. Wynn                rf        Tolan               cf
4. Watson              lf        Bench               c
5. Rader               3b        Perez               1b
6. May                 1b        Concepcion          ss
7. Edwards             c         Scheinblum          rf
8. Torres              2b        Menke               3b
9. Roberts             p         Carroll             p

ASTROS 1ST: Agee flied out to center; Metzger grounded out
(second to first); Wynn flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (third to first); Morgan struck out;
Tolan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson walked; Rader popped to first in foul
territory; May singled to left [Watson to third]; Edwards forced
May (first to shortstop) [Watson scored]; Torres popped to
shortstop in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench popped to second; Perez singled to left;
Concepcion flied out to left; Scheinblum singled to center
[Perez to third]; Menke singled to center [Perez scored,
Scheinblum to second]; Carroll grounded out (pitcher to first);
1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Roberts flied out to left; Agee struck out; Metzger
doubled to right [Metzger to third (error by Scheinblum)]; Wynn
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Rose singled to center; Morgan singled to left [Rose
to second]; Tolan out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Rose to third, Morgan to second]; Bench was walked
intentionally; Perez popped to right; Concepcion doubled to left
[Rose scored, Morgan scored, Bench to third]; Scheinblum popped
to first; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Rader flied
out to left; May flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 3.

REDS 4TH: Menke singled to left; Carroll out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Menke to second]; Rose singled to center
[Menke scored]; Morgan singled to first [Rose to second]; Tolan
struck out; Bench grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Edwards grounded out (first to pitcher); Torres
grounded out (third to first); Roberts singled to center; Agee
forced Roberts (second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 4.

REDS 5TH: Perez doubled to right; 51 minute rain delay;
FORSCH REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Concepcion out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Perez to third]; Scheinblum
singled to left [Perez scored]; GERONIMO RAN FOR SCHEINBLUM;
Menke struck out; LOCKLEAR BATTED FOR CARROLL; Locklear was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 5.

ASTROS 6TH: SPRAGUE REPLACED LOCKLEAR (PITCHING); GERONIMO
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Metzger grounded out (pitcher to
first); Wynn grounded out (first unassisted); Watson grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds
5.

REDS 6TH: Rose singled to center; Morgan popped to shortstop;
Tolan doubled to left [Rose to third]; Bench was walked
intentionally; Perez popped to first in foul territory;
Concepcion flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Rader flied out to right; May flied out to right;
Edwards was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 5.

REDS 7TH: Geronimo struck out; Menke walked; Sprague out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Menke to second]; Rose
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Torres flied out to right; GALLAGHER BATTED FOR
FORSCH; Gallagher homered; Agee lined to second; Metzger
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: GLADDING REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Morgan flied
out to left; Tolan doubled to center; Bench grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Tolan to third]; Perez walked; Concepcion
singled to first [Tolan scored, Perez to second]; Geronimo flied
out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 6.

ASTROS 9TH: Wynn doubled to left; Watson singled to right [Wynn
scored]; BORBON REPLACED SPRAGUE (PITCHING); Rader doubled to
left [Watson to third]; May hit a sacrifice fly to right [Watson
scored]; Edwards singled to center [Rader to third]; JUTZE RAN
FOR EDWARDS; STEWART BATTED FOR TORRES; Stewart was called out
on strikes; ALOU BATTED FOR GLADDING; Alou struck out; 2 R, 4 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   8   0    5
 Reds             6  15   1   13


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