Cincinnati Reds 7, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 135
Played on Tuesday, September 3, 1974 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    2  0  0    0  0  1    2  0  2  -   7  8  1
HOU N    4  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   5  9  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       4   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   1   1       1   1       3   6
Bench c                       2   2   1   1       2   0       6   0
Perez 1b                      4   0   2   3       0   1      13   1
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   1       0   0       0   5
Foster rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Geronimo cf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kennedy 3b                    2   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
  King ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Chaney 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kirby p                       1   0   0   0       1   1       1   2
  Rettenmund ph               1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Crowley ph                  0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  C. Carroll p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   7   8   6       7   4      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Morgan-Perez, Concepcion-Morgan-Perez.
E: Kirby (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Concepcion (23,off Roberts).
SF: Perez (8,off Roberts); Bench (4,off J. Johnson).
GDP: Rose (6,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   1   1   0       0   1       6   0
Metzger ss                    2   1   0   0       2   0       0   3
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
L. May 1b                     3   1   2   2       0   0       7   0
  Campbell pr,1b              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
M. May c                      4   1   2   1       0   0       4   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   2       0   1       0   1
Howard lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Milbourne 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       5   3
Roberts p                     3   0   0   0       0   3       0   2
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  de los Santos p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. Johnson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  C. Johnson ph               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   9   5       2   6      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Milbourne-L. May, Howard-Milbourne.
E: Forsch (1).

BATTING - 
HR: L. May (22,5th inning off Kirby 0 on 2 out).
SF: L. May (7,off Kirby).
GDP: Rader (13,off Borbon); Gross (12,off C. Carroll).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kirby                         6     6   5   5   2   6   1  27
Borbon W(9-6)                 2     2   0   0   0   0   0   7
C. Carroll                    1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   5   5   2   6   1  37


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Roberts                       6.2   5   5   5   6   4   0  30
Forsch L(5-6)                 1.1   2   2   2   1   0   0   7
de los Santos                 0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
J. Johnson                    1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     8   7   7   7   4   0  40

Forsch faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
de los Santos faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
WP: Roberts (2).

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 6894


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                lf        Gross               rf
2. Morgan              2b        Metzger             ss
3. Bench               c         Cedeno              cf
4. Perez               1b        L. May              1b
5. Concepcion          ss        M. May              c
6. Foster              rf        Rader               3b
7. Geronimo            cf        Howard              lf
8. Kennedy             3b        Milbourne           2b
9. Kirby               p         Roberts             p

REDS 1ST: Rose popped to first in foul territory; Morgan walked;
Bench singled [Morgan to third]; Perez hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Morgan scored]; Concepcion doubled [Bench to third];
Roberts threw a wild pitch [Bench scored]; Foster struck out; 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled; Metzger walked [Gross to second];
Cedeno singled [Gross to third, Metzger to second]; L. May hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Gross scored]; M. May singled [Metzger
scored, Cedeno to third, M. May to second (on throw)]; Rader
singled to left [Cedeno scored, M. May scored]; Howard flied out
to left; Milbourne reached on an error by Kirby [Rader to
second, Milbourne to first]; Roberts struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

REDS 2ND: Geronimo grounded out (pitcher to first); Kennedy
walked; Kirby walked [Kennedy to second]; Rose grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Kirby out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Gross grounded out (first to pitcher); Metzger
walked; Cedeno struck out; L. May forced Metzger (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

REDS 3RD: Morgan flied out to center; Bench flied out to left;
Perez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: M. May grounded out (second to first); Rader struck
out; Howard flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2,
Astros 4.

REDS 4TH: Concepcion grounded out (pitcher to first); Foster
popped to second; Geronimo flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Milbourne grounded out (second to first); Roberts
struck out; Gross struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2,
Astros 4.

REDS 5TH: Kennedy flied out to left; Kirby struck out; Rose
walked; Morgan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Cedeno
popped to first; L. May homered; M. May popped to third; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 5.

REDS 6TH: Bench walked; Perez singled to right [Bench to third];
Concepcion forced Perez (shortstop to second) [Bench scored];
Foster forced Concepcion (shortstop to second); Geronimo
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Rader grounded out (pitcher to first); Howard
singled to center; Milbourne grounded out (second to first)
[Howard to second]; Roberts struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 3, Astros 5.

REDS 7TH: Kennedy singled to left; RETTENMUND BATTED FOR KIRBY;
Rettenmund singled to third [Kennedy to second]; Rose lined to
right; Morgan flied out to right [Kennedy to third]; Bench
walked [Rettenmund to second]; FORSCH REPLACED ROBERTS
(PITCHING); Perez singled to right [Kennedy scored, Rettenmund
scored, Bench to third]; Concepcion flied out to right; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: BORBON REPLACED RETTENMUND (PITCHING); Gross
grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger grounded out (second
to first); Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 5.

REDS 8TH: Foster flied out to right; Geronimo grounded out
(third to first); KING BATTED FOR KENNEDY; King grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: CHANEY REPLACED KING (PLAYING 3B); L. May singled to
right; CAMPBELL RAN FOR L. MAY; M. May singled to center
[Campbell to second]; Rader grounded into a double play (second
to first) [Campbell to third, M. May out at second]; Howard
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
5, Astros 5.

REDS 9TH: CAMPBELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); CROWLEY BATTED
FOR BORBON; Crowley walked; Crowley was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Forsch [Crowley to third]; Rose singled to
shortstop [Crowley stayed at third]; DE LOS SANTOS REPLACED
FORSCH (PITCHING); Morgan singled to right [Crowley scored, Rose
to third]; J. JOHNSON REPLACED DE LOS SANTOS (PITCHING); Bench
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Rose scored, Morgan to second];
Perez hit into a double play (left to second) [Morgan out at
third]; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 7, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: C. CARROLL REPLACED CROWLEY (PITCHING); Milbourne
grounded out (pitcher to first); C. JOHNSON BATTED FOR J.
JOHNSON; C. Johnson singled to center; Gross grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [C. Johnson out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 7, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             7   8   1    6
 Astros           5   9   1    5


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