Cincinnati Reds 9, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 73
Played on Wednesday, June 26, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  0    1  1  6  -   9 12  1
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       3   1   1   0       3   0       2   0
Geronimo cf                   5   1   1   0       0   2       4   0
Morgan 2b                     5   1   3   2       0   0       3   3
Bench c                       4   1   0   0       1   0       5   1
Perez 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   1       6   0
  Chaney 3b                   1   1   1   1       0   0       0   1
Driessen 3b,1b                5   1   2   1       0   1       3   2
Rettenmund rf                 4   2   2   1       1   0       2   0
Concepcion ss                 4   1   2   1       1   0       2   4
Norman p                      4   0   0   2       1   2       0   0
Totals                       38   9  12   8       8   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Driessen-Perez, Concepcion-Morgan-Driessen.
E: Driessen (11).

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (16,off Cosgrove).
HR: Concepcion (5,7th inning off Wilson 0 on 0 out); Driessen (2,8th inning
off Wilson 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Concepcion (11,off Forsch).
IBB: Bench (9,by Cosgrove); Concepcion (5,by Scherman).
Team LOB: 10.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   0   1   0       1   1       2   1
Metzger ss                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Watson lf                     4   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
L. May 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0      10   2
C. Johnson c                  3   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
Rader 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   2       1   5
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Wilson p                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Menke ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   6   1       1   5      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Helms-L. May.
E: Wilson (4).
PB: C. Johnson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: L. May (13,off Norman); Gross (9,off Norman).
HR: Watson (8,4th inning off Norman 0 on 2 out).
GDP: L. May (7,off Norman).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (33,2nd base off Norman/Bench).
CS: Gross (6,2nd base by Norman/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Norman W(8-5)                 9     6   1   1   1   5   1  32


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(3-6)                 7.1   8   3   3   4   4   2  34
Forsch                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Cosgrove                      0.1   3   5   5   2   1   0   6
Scherman                      0.2   1   1   1   2   1   0   5
Totals                        9    12   9   9   8   6   2  46

WP: Scherman 2 (2).
IBB: Cosgrove (2,Bench); Scherman (4,Concepcion).

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:32   Attendance: 17647


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        C. Johnson          c
7. Rettenmund          rf        Rader               3b
8. Concepcion          ss        Helms               2b
9. Norman              p         Wilson              p

REDS 1ST: Rose singled; Geronimo struck out; Morgan singled to
right [Rose to third, Morgan out at second (right to shortstop
to first to second to shortstop)]; Bench grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Gross was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Metzger struck out; Cedeno flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Watson flied out to left; L. May doubled to left; C.
Johnson grounded out (third to first); Rader struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Concepcion grounded out (shortstop to first); Norman
flied out to left; Rose walked; Geronimo forced Rose (third to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms reached on an error by Driessen [Helms to
first]; Wilson lined into a double play (third to first) [Helms
out at first]; Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Morgan popped to catcher in foul territory; Bench
grounded out (shortstop to first); Perez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Metzger flied out to right; Cedeno grounded out
(shortstop to first); Watson homered; L. May flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Driessen grounded out (second to first); Rettenmund
singled to left; Concepcion singled to center [Rettenmund to
third]; Norman grounded out (first to pitcher) [Rettenmund
scored, Concepcion to second]; Rose walked; Geronimo struck out;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: C. Johnson flied out to left; Rader struck out;
Helms singled to right; Wilson forced Helms (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Morgan popped to third in foul territory; Bench
grounded out (shortstop to first); Perez walked; Driessen
singled to pitcher [Perez to third (error by Wilson)];
Rettenmund grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Gross struck out; Metzger grounded out (second to
first); Cedeno singled to third; Cedeno stole second; Watson
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: Concepcion homered; Norman struck out but advanced to
first on a passed ball; Rose flied out to left; Geronimo flied
out to left; Morgan singled to right [Norman to third]; Bench
flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: L. May flied out to center; C. Johnson struck out;
Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros
1.

REDS 8TH: Perez flied out to right; Driessen homered; Rettenmund
walked; FORSCH REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Concepcion grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Rettenmund out at
second]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: CHANEY REPLACED PEREZ (PLAYING 3B); DRIESSEN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Helms made an out to second; MENKE
BATTED FOR FORSCH; Menke grounded out (third to first); Gross
doubled; Metzger made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Reds 3, Astros 1.

REDS 9TH: COSGROVE REPLACED MENKE (PITCHING); Norman struck out;
Rose walked; Geronimo singled [Rose to second]; Morgan doubled
[Rose scored, Geronimo scored]; Bench was walked intentionally;
Chaney singled [Morgan scored, Bench to second]; SCHERMAN
REPLACED COSGROVE (PITCHING); Driessen struck out; Rettenmund
singled [Bench scored, Chaney to second]; Scherman threw a wild
pitch [Chaney to third, Rettenmund to second]; Concepcion was
walked intentionally; Norman walked [Chaney scored, Rettenmund
to third, Concepcion to second]; Scherman threw a wild pitch
[Rettenmund scored, Concepcion to third, Norman to second]; Rose
grounded out (second to first); 6 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 9,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Watson singled; L. May
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Watson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 9, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             9  12   1   10
 Astros           1   6   1    4


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