Cincinnati Reds 7, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 41
Played on Saturday, May 18, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    4  0  0    0  0  0    3  0  0  -   7 11  2
HOU N    0  0  2    1  1  1    1  0  0  -   6 10  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       5   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Morgan 2b                     3   2   1   0       2   0       1   2
Bench c                       5   2   2   4       0   1       6   0
Perez 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   1      11   0
Driessen 3b                   3   1   2   0       1   0       0   3
  Chaney 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Rettenmund rf                 4   1   1   3       0   1       0   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Geronimo cf                   3   0   2   0       1   0       4   0
Kirby p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Crowley ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   7  11   7       4   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Driessen-Morgan-Perez.
E: Bench (1), Driessen (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (8,off Wilson); Bench (5,off Wilson); Driessen (5,off Wilson).
HR: Rettenmund (5,1st inning off Wilson 2 on 2 out); Bench (8,7th inning off
Forsch 2 on 0 out).
GDP: Kirby (1,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Driessen (1,2nd base by Wilson/M. May); Morgan (5,2nd base by Konieczny/M.
May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf,lf                   5   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Metzger ss                    5   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Cedeno cf                     4   2   3   2       0   1       4   0
Watson lf                     2   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Gallagher pr,rf             1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
L. May 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       8   1
  Milbourne pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Menke 1b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
M. May c                      3   0   1   1       0   0       4   3
Rader 3b                      3   2   1   0       1   1       1   1
Helms 2b                      4   1   1   2       0   0       4   3
Wilson p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Easler ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Konieczny p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  C. Johnson ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   6  10   6       2   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. M. May-Metzger-L. May.
E: Wilson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Gross (5,off Borbon); Cedeno (11,off Borbon).
HR: Helms (2,3rd inning off Kirby 1 on 0 out); Cedeno (8,4th inning off Kirby
0 on 0 out).
SF: M. May (2,off Borbon).
GDP: Rader (3,off Borbon).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rader (6,2nd base off Kirby/Bench); Cedeno (21,2nd base off Borbon/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kirby                         5     4   4   4   1   4   2  20
Borbon W(2-1)                 4     6   2   1   1   1   0  18
Totals                        9    10   6   5   2   5   2  38


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson                        6     9   4   4   2   3   1  27
Scherman L(0-2)               0     1   2   2   1   0   0   2
Forsch                        1     1   1   1   0   1   1   4
Konieczny                     2     0   0   0   1   0   0   6
Totals                        9    11   7   7   4   4   2  39

Scherman faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 19390


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                lf        Gross               rf
2. Morgan              2b        Metzger             ss
3. Bench               c         Cedeno              cf
4. Perez               1b        Watson              lf
5. Driessen            3b        L. May              1b
6. Rettenmund          rf        M. May              c
7. Concepcion          ss        Rader               3b
8. Geronimo            cf        Helms               2b
9. Kirby               p         Wilson              p

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); Morgan doubled
to right; Morgan was picked off second but was safe on an error
by Wilson [Morgan to third]; Bench doubled to left [Morgan
scored]; Perez struck out; Driessen walked; Rettenmund homered
[Bench scored, Driessen scored]; Concepcion flied out to center;
4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross flied out to left; Metzger made an out to
first; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros
0.

REDS 2ND: Geronimo singled to right; On a bunt Kirby grounded
into a double play (catcher to shortstop to first) [Geronimo out
at second]; Rose singled; Morgan lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to center; L. May grounded out
(third to first); M. May flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Bench grounded out (shortstop to first); Perez flied
out to left; Driessen singled to center; Driessen was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Rader singled; Helms homered [Rader scored]; Wilson
flied out to left; Gross flied out to center; Metzger grounded
out (first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

REDS 4TH: Rettenmund flied out to center; Concepcion singled to
right; Geronimo singled to right [Concepcion to third]; Kirby
struck out; Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno homered; Watson made an out to shortstop; L.
May struck out; M. May grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 3.

REDS 5TH: Morgan made an out to shortstop; Bench struck out;
Perez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Rader walked; Rader stole second; Helms made an out
to shortstop; Wilson struck out; Gross singled to center [Rader
scored]; Metzger struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 4.

REDS 6TH: Driessen doubled to center; Rettenmund flied out to
center; Concepcion made an out to second; Geronimo walked;
CROWLEY BATTED FOR KIRBY; Crowley grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: BORBON REPLACED CROWLEY (PITCHING); Cedeno singled;
Cedeno stole second [Cedeno to third (error by Bench)]; Watson
walked; GALLAGHER RAN FOR WATSON; L. May reached on a fielder's
choice [Gallagher to second (error by Driessen)]; M. May hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Cedeno scored (unearned)]; Rader struck
out; Helms grounded out (third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 5.

REDS 7TH: GROSS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); GALLAGHER STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); SCHERMAN REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Rose
singled to shortstop; Morgan walked [Rose to second]; FORSCH
REPLACED SCHERMAN (PITCHING); Bench homered [Rose scored, Morgan
scored]; Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Driessen flied
out to left; Rettenmund was called out on strikes; 3 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: EASLER BATTED FOR FORSCH; Easler grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gross doubled to left; Metzger grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cedeno doubled to right [Gross
scored]; Gallagher singled to shortstop [Cedeno out at home
(shortstop to catcher)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 7, Astros 6.

REDS 8TH: KONIECZNY REPLACED EASLER (PITCHING); Concepcion
grounded out (second to first); Geronimo flied out to left;
Borbon grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 7, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: L. May singled to shortstop; MILBOURNE RAN FOR L.
MAY; M. May singled to right [Milbourne to second]; Rader
grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Milbourne to third, M. May out at second]; Helms lined to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 7, Astros 6.

REDS 9TH: MENKE REPLACED MILBOURNE (PLAYING 1B); Rose lined to
third; Morgan walked; Morgan was caught stealing second (catcher
to second); Bench popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
7, Astros 6.

ASTROS 9TH: CHANEY REPLACED DRIESSEN (PLAYING 3B); C. JOHNSON
BATTED FOR KONIECZNY; C. Johnson grounded out (third to first);
Gross grounded out (second to first); Metzger grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 7, Astros 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             7  11   2    5
 Astros           6  10   1    5


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