Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 44
Played on Wednesday, May 23, 1973 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  9  2
CIN N    0  0  1    1  1  0    0  0  1  -   4  5  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wynn rf                       2   0   1   0       2   0       1   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Agee ph,lf                  1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    5   0   1   1       0   0       2   3
Gallagher cf                  4   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Watson lf,1b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
May 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   1       9   2
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Edwards c                     3   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
  Jutze c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Torres 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Wilson p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Stewart ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou rf                     1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   9   3       3   2      26  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Torres-Metzger-May.
E: Metzger (6), Torres (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Rader (8,off Billingham); Edwards (4,off Billingham); Alou (2,off Billingham).
3B: Agee (2,off Billingham); Metzger (7,off Billingham).
SH: Wilson (1,off Billingham).
HBP: Torres (1,by Billingham).
GDP: Edwards (1,off Billingham).
IBB: Wynn (3,by Billingham).
Team LOB: 9.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Morgan 2b                     3   1   0   0       1   0       6   4
Tolan cf                      3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Bench c                       4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Perez 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   3      10   1
Scheinblum rf                 2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Geronimo rf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Concepcion ss                 3   0   2   1       1   0       1   6
Menke 3b                      2   2   1   1       1   0       1   3
Billingham p                  3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hall p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   4   5   3       3   3      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Concepcion-Morgan-Perez.

BATTING - 
HR: Menke (1,3rd inning off Wilson 0 on 1 out).
SH: Tolan (3,off Wilson); Geronimo (2,off York).
GDP: Tolan (4,off Ray).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (18,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards); Concepcion 2 (9,2nd base off Wilson/Edwards,2nd
base off Ray/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson                        6     3   3   2   2   2   1  23
Ray                           2     0   0   0   1   0   0   7
York L(3-2)                   0.2   2   1   1   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8.2   5   4   3   3   3   1  34

WP: Wilson (1).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham                    8.2   9   3   3   3   1   0  38
Hall W(4-2)                   0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9     9   3   3   3   2   0  39

HBP: Billingham (5,Torres).
IBB: Billingham (3,Wynn).

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Frank Pulli
Ejections: Lee May by Ken Burkhart [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 16134


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Wynn singled to center; Metzger forced Wynn
(shortstop to second); Gallagher forced Metzger (shortstop to
second); Watson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose flied out to center; Morgan popped to catcher in
foul territory; Tolan grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Rader flied out to left; May singled to left;
Edwards grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [May out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench grounded out (second to first); Perez struck
out; Scheinblum popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Torres grounded out (third to first); Wilson singled
to left; Wynn walked [Wilson to second]; Metzger forced Wynn
(first to shortstop) [Wilson to third]; Gallagher walked
[Metzger to second]; Watson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Concepcion flied out to center; Menke homered;
Billingham grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Rader doubled to center; May flied out to right;
Edwards doubled to left [Rader scored]; Torres was hit by a
pitch; Wilson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Edwards to third, Torres to second]; Wynn was walked
intentionally; Metzger flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Morgan walked; Morgan stole second; Tolan out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Morgan to third]; Wilson
threw a wild pitch [Morgan scored]; Bench popped to first; Perez
struck out; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Gallagher grounded out (second to first); Watson
grounded out (second to first); Rader grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Scheinblum popped to second; Concepcion singled to
left; Concepcion stole second; Menke walked; On a bunt
Billingham forced Concepcion (pitcher to third) [Menke to third
(error by Torres; assist by Rader), Billingham to first]; On a
bunt Rose singled [Menke scored (unearned), Billingham to
second]; Morgan flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 3.

ASTROS 6TH: May lined to third; Edwards grounded out (second to
first); Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 3.

REDS 6TH: Tolan grounded out (second to first); Bench grounded
out (second to first); Perez flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 3.

ASTROS 7TH: GERONIMO REPLACED SCHEINBLUM (PLAYING RF); STEWART
BATTED FOR WILSON; Stewart lined to right; Wynn grounded out
(shortstop to first); Metzger popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 3.

REDS 7TH: ALOU REPLACED STEWART (PLAYING RF); RAY REPLACED WYNN
(PITCHING); Geronimo grounded out (first to pitcher); Concepcion
walked; Concepcion stole second; Menke grounded out (third to
first); Billingham grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Gallagher singled to center; Watson forced Gallagher
(shortstop to second); Rader grounded out (third to first)
[Watson to third]; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 3.

REDS 8TH: JUTZE REPLACED EDWARDS (PLAYING C ); Rose reached on
an error by Metzger [Rose to first]; Morgan forced Rose
(shortstop to second); Tolan grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Morgan out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Jutze grounded out (first unassisted); Torres flied
out to right; Alou doubled to left; AGEE BATTED FOR RAY; Agee
tripled to left [Alou scored]; Metzger tripled to center [Agee
scored]; HALL REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Gallagher struck
out; Lee May ejected by HP umpire Ken Burkhart; 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 3.

REDS 9TH: WATSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); AGEE STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); YORK REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Bench singled
to left; Perez was called out on strikes; Geronimo out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Bench to second]; Concepcion
singled to center [Bench scored]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Reds 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   9   2    9
 Reds             4   5   0    4


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