Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 155
Played on Wednesday, September 25, 1974 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  8  0
CIN N    1  2  0    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   4 10  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
  C. Johnson ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       1   1       2   1
Gross rf                      4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Watson lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
M. May c                      4   0   0   0       0   2       6   1
L. May 1b                     4   0   2   0       0   1       6   1
  Campbell pr                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
  Milbourne pr,2b             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Busse 3b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   4
Dierker p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  de los Santos p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cedeno ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       34   1   8   1       3   6      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. L. May-Metzger-L. May.

BATTING - 
GDP: Gross (13,off Kirby).
Team LOB: 9.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       2   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
  Chaney 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bench c                       4   0   0   0       0   1       6   2
Perez 1b                      4   0   2   1       0   0      13   0
Driessen 3b                   3   0   1   0       1   2       0   0
  Knight 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Geronimo cf                   4   1   1   0       0   2       3   0
Concepcion ss                 4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Griffey rf                    4   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Kirby p                       2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4  10   3       2   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Concepcion-Perez.

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (43,off Dierker); Perez (27,off Roberts).
3B: Griffey (5,off Dierker).
SH: Kirby (8,off Dierker).
SF: Rose (5,off Dierker).
GDP: Geronimo (8,off Roberts).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(10-10)              3.2   6   4   4   2   3   0  19
Roberts                       3.1   4   0   0   0   1   0  13
de los Santos                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8    10   4   4   2   5   0  35

WP: Dierker (8).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kirby W(11-9)                 7.1   7   1   1   2   5   0  30
Eastwick SV(1)                1.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9     8   1   1   3   6   0  37


Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Dutch Rennert, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 10186


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (first unassisted); Metzger
singled to center; Gross grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Metzger out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose doubled; Morgan flied out to left [Rose to
third]; Bench popped to first in foul territory; Perez singled
to center [Rose scored]; Driessen struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); M. May
flied out to right; L. May grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

REDS 2ND: Geronimo singled to left; Concepcion singled to left
[Geronimo to third]; Griffey singled to shortstop [Geronimo
scored, Concepcion to second]; Kirby out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Concepcion to third, Griffey to second];
Rose hit a sacrifice fly to left [Concepcion scored, Griffey to
third]; Morgan popped to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Helms flied out to left; Busse walked; Dierker
singled to left [Busse to second]; Howard struck out; Metzger
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

REDS 3RD: Bench struck out; Perez lined to shortstop; Driessen
walked; Geronimo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Gross lined to second; Watson singled to left; M.
May grounded out (first unassisted) [Watson to second]; L. May
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

REDS 4TH: Concepcion popped to second; Griffey tripled; Dierker
threw a wild pitch [Griffey scored]; Kirby grounded out (third
to first); Rose walked; ROBERTS REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING);
Morgan singled to left [Rose to second]; Bench popped to catcher
in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Helms flied out to right; Busse grounded out (second
to first); Roberts grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 5TH: Perez popped to second; Driessen singled to center;
Geronimo grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to
first) [Driessen out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 6TH: On a bunt Howard grounded out (catcher to first);
Metzger grounded out (second to first); Gross grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 6TH: Concepcion flied out to left; Griffey flied out to
left; Kirby singled to left; Rose forced Kirby (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson grounded out (first unassisted); M. May
struck out; L. May singled to left; Helms singled to left [L.
May to second]; MILBOURNE RAN FOR HELMS; Busse flied out to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 7TH: MILBOURNE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Morgan grounded
out (third to first); Bench popped to third in foul territory;
Perez doubled to left; Driessen struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 8TH: CHANEY REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); KNIGHT REPLACED
DRIESSEN (PLAYING 3B); GALLAGHER BATTED FOR ROBERTS; Gallagher
struck out; Howard singled to shortstop; Metzger walked [Howard
to second]; Gross singled to center [Howard scored, Metzger to
second]; EASTWICK REPLACED KIRBY (PITCHING); Watson flied out to
center; M. May struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds
4.

REDS 8TH: DE LOS SANTOS REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Geronimo
struck out; Concepcion grounded out (third to first); Griffey
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 4.

ASTROS 9TH: L. May singled to left; CAMPBELL RAN FOR L. MAY;
Milbourne grounded out (catcher to first) [Campbell to second];
Busse grounded out (first unassisted) [Campbell to third];
CEDENO BATTED FOR DE LOS SANTOS; Cedeno walked; C. JOHNSON
BATTED FOR HOWARD; C. Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   8   0    9
 Reds             4  10   0    7


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