Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 40
Played on Friday, May 17, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    2  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   4 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  1  -   2  9  3
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       5   2   2   0       0   1       4   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   2   0       1   0       2   1
Bench 3b                      4   0   2   1       1   1       1   1
Perez 1b                      5   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
  Driessen pr,1b              0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Foster cf,rf                  5   0   0   0       0   3       5   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Rettenmund rf                 4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Geronimo cf                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Plummer c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Norman p                      4   1   1   0       0   2       0   1
  C. Carroll p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   4  10   1       3   8      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Driessen.

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (7,off Osteen); Perez (6,off J. Johnson).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (16,3rd base off Osteen/M. May); Concepcion (5,2nd base off Osteen/M.
May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   2       0   3
Helms 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Cedeno cf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       7   0
Watson lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
L. May 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       8   0
Rader 3b                      4   2   2   1       0   1       1   3
Brown rf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
M. May c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       8   0
  C. Johnson ph               1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Osteen p                      2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. Johnson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Easler ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   2   9   2       1   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Metzger (4), L. May (1), Osteen (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Osteen (1,off Norman); Rader (7,off Norman).
HR: Rader (5,7th inning off Norman 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Easler (1,off C. Carroll).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Norman W(3-3)                 8.1   8   2   2   1   5   1  34
C. Carroll SV(1)              0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     9   2   2   1   5   1  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Osteen L(4-4)                 7     8   4   1   3   5   0  34
J. Johnson                    2     2   0   0   0   3   0   8
Totals                        9    10   4   1   3   8   0  42


Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Tom Gorman
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 16652


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                lf        Metzger             ss
2. Morgan              2b        Helms               2b
3. Bench               3b        Cedeno              cf
4. Perez               1b        Watson              lf
5. Foster              cf        L. May              1b
6. Concepcion          ss        Rader               3b
7. Rettenmund          rf        Brown               rf
8. Plummer             c         M. May              c
9. Norman              p         Osteen              p

REDS 1ST: Rose singled; Morgan walked [Rose to second]; Bench
singled to left [Rose scored, Morgan to second]; Morgan stole
third; Perez popped to third; Foster struck out; Concepcion
reached on an error by Metzger [Morgan scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Bench to second, Concepcion to first]; Rettenmund singled
to third [Bench to third, Concepcion to second]; Plummer flied
out to center; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Helms flied
out to left; Cedeno was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Norman struck out; Rose was called out on strikes;
Morgan singled to center; Bench singled to second [Morgan to
third]; Perez flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to right; L. May singled to center
[Watson to second]; Rader lined to left; Brown flied out to
right; M. May lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2,
Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Foster grounded out (third to first); Concepcion
grounded out (pitcher to first); Rettenmund grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Osteen doubled; Metzger struck out; Helms flied out
to center; Cedeno popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Plummer grounded out (third to first); Norman singled;
Rose singled to right [Norman to second]; Morgan reached on an
error by L. May [Norman scored (error by Osteen) (unearned) (no
RBI), Rose scored (unearned) (no RBI), Morgan to second]; Bench
grounded out (second to first) [Morgan to third]; Perez flied
out to right; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson flied out to center; L. May singled to left;
Rader was called out on strikes; Brown popped to first; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Foster flied out to center; Concepcion walked;
Concepcion stole second; Rettenmund lined to center; Plummer
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: M. May flied out to center; Osteen grounded out
(shortstop to first); Metzger was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: Norman grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose flied
out to center; Morgan doubled; Bench walked; Perez struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
walked; Watson grounded out (third to first) [Cedeno to second];
L. May grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 0.

REDS 7TH: Foster struck out; Concepcion flied out to left;
Rettenmund flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: FOSTER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); GERONIMO
REPLACED RETTENMUND (PLAYING CF); Rader homered; Brown was
called out on strikes; M. May flied out to left; GROSS BATTED
FOR OSTEEN; Gross flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
4, Astros 1.

REDS 8TH: J. JOHNSON REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); Plummer singled
to shortstop; Norman struck out; Rose flied out to center;
Morgan made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Metzger singled to center; Helms flied out to right;
Cedeno made an out to shortstop; Watson forced Metzger
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 9TH: Bench struck out; Perez doubled; DRIESSEN RAN FOR
PEREZ; Foster struck out; Concepcion grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: DRIESSEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); L. May flied
out to center; Rader doubled; Brown singled to shortstop [Rader
stayed at second]; C. JOHNSON BATTED FOR M. MAY; C. CARROLL
REPLACED NORMAN (PITCHING); C. Johnson singled to left [Rader
scored, Brown to second]; EASLER BATTED FOR J. JOHNSON; Easler
grounded into a double play (second to first) [C. Johnson out at
second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             4  10   0   11
 Astros           2   9   3    7


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