Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 140
Played on Monday, September 3, 1973 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  2  0  -   4  8  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  3  0    0  0  0  -   3 13  2
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       5   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
Morgan 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   3       3   5
Driessen 3b                   5   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Perez 1b                      5   0   0   0       0   0       8   2
Bench c                       3   1   1   0       1   0       8   0
Kosco rf                      3   2   1   1       1   1       1   0
Armbrister cf                 4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
  Geronimo cf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Chaney ss                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Menke ph,ss                 0   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Griffey ph                  1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Crosby ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Billingham p                  2   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
  Gagliano ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       36   4   8   4       4   7      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Driessen-Morgan-Perez.
E: Driessen (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Armbrister (1,off Pizarro); Bench (15,off Pizarro).
HR: Kosco (7,2nd inning off Pizarro 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Perez (11,off Pizarro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Griffey (2,2nd base off Forsch/Edwards).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gallagher rf                  5   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Torres ss                     3   0   0   0       1   1       0   2
  Wynn ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Crawford p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     5   0   2   0       0   2       0   0
Watson lf                     3   1   2   0       2   0       1   0
Rader 3b                      5   1   3   0       0   0       0   2
May 1b                        5   1   2   1       0   1      12   0
Edwards c                     4   0   1   0       1   0       7   0
Helms 2b                      4   0   3   1       0   0       3   4
Pizarro p                     2   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stewart ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Busse ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       37   3  13   2       5   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Helms-May.
E: Torres (3), Pizarro (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (28,off Billingham); May (21,off Billingham); Helms (27,off Billingham).
SH: Stewart (3,off Borbon).
GDP: Watson (16,off Borbon).
IBB: Edwards (7,by Billingham).
Team LOB: 13.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham                    6     7   3   0   5   4   0  29
Borbon W(7-4)                 3     6   0   0   0   2   0  14
Totals                        9    13   3   0   5   6   0  43

WP: Billingham (10).
IBB: Billingham (10,Edwards).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pizarro L(2-3)                7.2   6   4   4   4   5   1  34
Forsch                        0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Crawford                      1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   4   4   4   7   1  40


Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Augie Donatelli
Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 10319


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                lf        Gallagher           rf
2. Morgan              2b        Torres              ss
3. Driessen            3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Perez               1b        Watson              lf
5. Bench               c         Rader               3b
6. Kosco               rf        May                 1b
7. Armbrister          cf        Edwards             c
8. Chaney              ss        Helms               2b
9. Billingham          p         Pizarro             p

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); Morgan grounded
out (pitcher to first); Driessen grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gallagher grounded out (second to first); Torres
walked; Cedeno struck out; Watson walked [Torres to second];
Rader singled to left [Torres out at home (left to catcher),
Watson to second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez flied out to right; Bench grounded out (first
unassisted); Kosco homered; Armbrister doubled; Chaney grounded
out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: May flied out to right; Edwards grounded out (first
unassisted); Helms singled; Pizarro grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Billingham singled; Rose reached on an error by Torres
[Billingham to second, Rose to first]; Morgan struck out;
Driessen reached on an error by Pizarro [Billingham to third,
Rose to second, Driessen to first]; Perez grounded into a double
play (second to first) [Driessen out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 2 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gallagher grounded out (second to first); Torres was
called out on strikes; Cedeno doubled to left; Billingham threw
a wild pitch [Cedeno to third]; Watson walked; Rader forced
Watson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Bench walked; Kosco forced Bench (shortstop to
second); Armbrister grounded out (second to first) [Kosco to
second]; Chaney grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: May struck out; Edwards singled to right; Helms
flied out to center; Pizarro walked [Edwards to second];
Gallagher grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Billingham struck out; Rose flied out to right; Morgan
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Torres grounded out (second to first); Cedeno struck
out; Watson singled; Rader reached on an error by Driessen
[Watson scored (unearned) (no RBI), Rader to second]; May
doubled [Rader scored (unearned)]; Edwards was walked
intentionally; Helms doubled to left [May scored (unearned),
Edwards out at home (left to shortstop to catcher)]; 3 R (0 ER),
3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 3.

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

ASTROS 6TH: Pizarro flied to left in foul territory; Gallagher
grounded out (first to pitcher); Torres grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 3.

REDS 7TH: Kosco was called out on strikes; Armbrister struck
out; MENKE BATTED FOR CHANEY; Menke walked; GAGLIANO BATTED FOR
BILLINGHAM; Gagliano walked [Menke to second]; Rose singled to
third [Menke scored, Gagliano to third]; Morgan was called out
on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: MENKE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); BORBON REPLACED
GAGLIANO (PITCHING); Cedeno grounded out (second to first);
Watson singled to center; Rader singled to center [Watson to
second]; May popped to shortstop; Edwards flied out to center; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 3.

REDS 8TH: Driessen grounded out (first unassisted); Perez flied
out to left; Bench doubled; Kosco walked; Armbrister singled to
shortstop [Bench to third, Kosco to second]; FORSCH REPLACED
PIZARRO (PITCHING); GRIFFEY BATTED FOR MENKE; Griffey singled to
center [Bench scored, Kosco scored, Armbrister to third];
Griffey stole second; Borbon struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: GERONIMO REPLACED ARMBRISTER (PLAYING CF); CROSBY
REPLACED GRIFFEY (PLAYING SS); Helms singled to left; STEWART
BATTED FOR FORSCH; Stewart out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Helms to second]; Gallagher struck out; WYNN BATTED FOR
TORRES; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

REDS 9TH: CRAWFORD REPLACED WYNN (PITCHING); BUSSE REPLACED
STEWART (PLAYING SS); Rose grounded out (third to first); Morgan
struck out; Driessen singled to third; Perez forced Driessen
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno singled to shortstop; Watson grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Cedeno out at second];
Rader singled to center; May singled to shortstop [Rader to
second]; Edwards flied out to center; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             4   8   1    9
 Astros           3  13   2   13


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