Cincinnati Reds 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 72
Played on Tuesday, June 25, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    3  0  0  -   3  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  7  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Geronimo cf                   4   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Morgan 2b                     2   1   1   0       2   0       2   8
Bench c                       4   1   1   1       0   2       5   0
Perez 1b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
  Chaney pr,3b                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Driessen 3b,1b                3   0   1   1       1   0       6   0
Rettenmund rf                 3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Concepcion ss                 3   0   1   0       0   0       3   6
Billingham p                  3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  C. Carroll p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   6   3       3   8      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Concepcion-Morgan-Perez, Morgan-Concepcion-Driessen.

BATTING - 
2B: Bench (13,off Dierker).
HR: Geronimo (2,7th inning off Dierker 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Billingham (1,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan 2 (33,2nd base off Dierker/M. May 2).
CS: Morgan (9,2nd base by Dierker/M. May); Driessen (4,2nd base by Dierker/M.
May).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       5   0
Watson lf                     3   1   2   0       1   1       1   0
L. May 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
  Milbourne pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
M. May c                      4   0   2   1       0   0       8   3
Rader 3b                      3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Helms 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   7   2       1   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. M. May-Helms, Helms-Metzger-L. May.

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (8,off Billingham).
HR: Cedeno (16,9th inning off Billingham 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Helms (6,off Billingham); M. May (4,off C. Carroll).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(7-6)             8     7   2   2   1   4   1  31
C. Carroll SV(2)              1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     7   2   2   1   4   1  33

Billingham faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(5-4)                6     5   3   3   3   7   1  24
Forsch                        2     1   0   0   0   0   0   6
Cosgrove                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     6   3   3   3   8   1  33

Dierker faced 5 batters in the 7th inning

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:06   Attendance: 21449


Starting Lineups:

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

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); Geronimo struck
out; Morgan singled to right; Morgan stole second; Bench struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross popped to shortstop; Metzger singled to
center; Cedeno grounded out (second to first) [Metzger to
second]; Watson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez grounded out (catcher to first); Driessen flied
out to center; Rettenmund struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 0.

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

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

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker grounded out (shortstop to first); Gross
flied out to center; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Geronimo popped to first; Morgan walked; Morgan was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Bench was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno was called out on strikes; Watson doubled to
left; L. May flied out to left; M. May singled to center [Watson
scored]; Rader was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Perez flied out to center; Driessen walked; Rettenmund
struck out while Driessen was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms grounded out (shortstop to first); Dierker
popped to catcher in foul territory; Gross grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Concepcion grounded out (third to first); Billingham
struck out; Rose grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Metzger flied out to left; Cedeno grounded out
(second to first); Watson walked; L. May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: Geronimo homered; Morgan walked; Morgan stole second;
Bench doubled to right [Morgan scored]; Perez singled [Bench to
third]; CHANEY RAN FOR PEREZ; Driessen singled [Bench scored,
Chaney to second]; FORSCH REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING);
Rettenmund popped to pitcher; Concepcion singled [Chaney to
third, Driessen to second]; Billingham grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Concepcion out at second];
3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: CHANEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); DRIESSEN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); M. May grounded out (second to first);
Rader grounded out (third to first); Helms grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

REDS 8TH: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Geronimo flied
out to center; Morgan flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR FORSCH; Howard grounded out
(second to first); Gross grounded out (second to first); Metzger
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

REDS 9TH: COSGROVE REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Bench flied out
to center; Chaney struck out; Driessen flied to left in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno homered; Watson singled to left; C. CARROLL
REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); L. May forced Watson (third to
second) [L. May to first]; MILBOURNE RAN FOR L. MAY; M. May
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Milbourne out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros
2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3   6   0    3
 Astros           2   7   0    4


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