Cincinnati Reds 10, Houston Astros 6
Regular Season Game 156
Played on Thursday, September 26, 1974 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  2  1    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   6 10  3
CIN N    0  2  0    2  5  1    0  0  x  -  10 12  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      3   1   1   0       2   0       1   0
Metzger ss                    5   2   2   0       0   1       2   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   3       0   1       2   1
Watson lf                     4   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
M. May c                      4   1   2   0       0   1       6   1
L. May 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       9   1
Helms 2b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       4   7
Busse 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       0   1
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  York p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  de los Santos p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gallagher ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  J. Johnson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  10   5       2   9      24  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Busse-Helms-L. May, Cedeno-M. May-Helms, Metzger-Helms-L. May.
E: Busse 2 (3), J. Johnson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Gross (18,off Billingham); Helms (20,off Billingham); Busse (1,off Billingham).
HR: Cedeno (26,4th inning off Billingham 2 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       4   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Geronimo cf                   5   1   1   0       0   1       3   1
Bench c                       4   1   2   1       1   1      10   0
Perez 1b                      4   1   0   0       1   1       5   1
Driessen 3b                   3   4   2   0       1   0       2   1
  Knight 3b                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Concepcion ss                 4   2   2   1       1   1       0   1
Griffey rf                    4   1   4   3       0   0       1   1
Chaney 2b                     1   0   0   1       0   0       2   1
  Armbrister ph               0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Kennedy 2b                  1   0   0   0       1   0       0   2
Billingham p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Freed ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hall p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  King ph                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rettenmund ph               1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34  10  12   8       7   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Driessen (25).

BATTING - 
2B: Bench (38,off Cosgrove); Griffey (8,off York); Rettenmund (6,off de los
Santos).
SH: Billingham (11,off Richard).
GDP: Freed (1,off Cosgrove); Perez (16,off J. Johnson).
IBB: Kennedy (1,by York); Rose (14,by de los Santos).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       3     5   4   4   2   3   0  16
Cosgrove                      1     2   2   2   1   0   0   5
York L(2-2)                   0.1   2   3   2   1   0   0   5
de los Santos                 0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   3
J. Johnson                    3     2   1   0   2   3   0  13
Totals                        8    12  10   8   7   6   0  42

Richard faced 3 batters in the 4th inning
Cosgrove faced 2 batters in the 5th inning
WP: Richard (8), J. Johnson (2).
IBB: York (4,Kennedy); de los Santos (4,Rose).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham                    3.2  10   6   5   1   4   1  21
Borbon                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Hall W(2-1)                   1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Eastwick SV(2)                4     0   0   0   1   3   0  13
Totals                        9    10   6   5   2   9   1  38


Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 11784


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross doubled to center [Gross out at third (right
to second to third)]; Metzger grounded out (first to pitcher);
Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to center; M. May singled to right
[Watson to second]; L. May reached on an error by Driessen
[Watson scored (unearned) (no RBI), M. May to second, L. May to
first]; Helms doubled to left [M. May scored, L. May to third];
Busse struck out; Richard was called out on strikes; Gross
grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez walked; Driessen singled to center [Perez to
second]; Concepcion singled to center [Perez to third, Driessen
to second]; Griffey singled to right [Perez scored, Driessen to
third, Concepcion to second]; Chaney forced Griffey (second to
shortstop) [Driessen scored, Concepcion to third]; Billingham
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Chaney to second];
Rose grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger singled to right; Cedeno flied out to
center; Watson was called out on strikes; M. May singled to
right [Metzger to third]; L. May singled to pitcher [Metzger
scored, M. May to second]; Helms forced L. May (third to
second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 2.

REDS 3RD: Geronimo struck out; Bench grounded out (pitcher to
first); Perez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Reds 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Busse doubled; On a bunt Richard grounded out
(pitcher to second); Gross walked; Metzger singled to center
[Busse out at home (center to catcher), Gross to third, Metzger
to second (on throw to home)]; Cedeno homered [Gross scored,
Metzger scored]; BORBON REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Watson
flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Driessen singled to right; Concepcion walked [Driessen
to second]; Richard threw a wild pitch [Driessen to third,
Concepcion to second]; Griffey singled to left [Driessen scored,
Concepcion to third]; COSGROVE REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING);
ARMBRISTER BATTED FOR CHANEY; Armbrister walked [Griffey to
second]; FREED BATTED FOR BORBON; Freed grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Concepcion scored (no RBI),
Griffey to third, Armbrister out at second]; Rose grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 4.

ASTROS 5TH: KENNEDY REPLACED ARMBRISTER (PLAYING 2B); HALL
REPLACED FREED (PITCHING); M. May struck out; L. May struck out;
Helms flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds
4.

REDS 5TH: Geronimo singled to center; Bench doubled to left
[Geronimo scored]; YORK REPLACED COSGROVE (PITCHING); Perez
reached on an error by Busse [Perez to first]; Driessen forced
Perez (second to shortstop) [Bench to third]; Concepcion singled
to left [Bench scored, Driessen to second]; Griffey doubled
[Driessen scored (unearned), Concepcion to third]; Kennedy was
walked intentionally; KING BATTED FOR HALL; DE LOS SANTOS
REPLACED YORK (PITCHING); RETTENMUND BATTED FOR KING; Rettenmund
doubled to left [Concepcion scored, Griffey scored, Kennedy to
third]; Rose was walked intentionally; Geronimo hit into a
double play (center to catcher to second) [Rose out at second];
5 R (4 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 9.

ASTROS 6TH: EASTWICK REPLACED RETTENMUND (PITCHING); Busse
struck out; GALLAGHER BATTED FOR DE LOS SANTOS; On a bunt
Gallagher made an out to third; Gross walked; Metzger struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 9.

REDS 6TH: J. JOHNSON REPLACED GALLAGHER (PITCHING); Bench
singled to center; Perez grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Bench out at second]; Driessen walked; J.
Johnson threw a wild pitch [Driessen to second]; Concepcion
reached on an error by Busse [Driessen scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Concepcion to first]; Griffey singled to second
[Concepcion to second]; Kennedy flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER),
2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 10.

ASTROS 7TH: KNIGHT REPLACED DRIESSEN (PLAYING 3B); Cedeno flied
out to left; Watson struck out; M. May grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 10.

REDS 7TH: Eastwick was called out on strikes; Rose grounded out
(pitcher to first); Geronimo grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 10.

ASTROS 8TH: L. May popped to first in foul territory; Helms
flied out to left; Busse flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 10.

REDS 8TH: Bench walked; Bench was picked off first but was safe
on an error by J. Johnson [Bench to second]; Perez grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Bench to third]; Knight struck out;
Concepcion struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 10.

ASTROS 9TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR J. JOHNSON; Howard grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gross flied out to left; Metzger grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  10   3    5
 Reds            10  12   1    8


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