Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 12
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, April 20, 1975 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3 11  2
CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  0    1  1  2  -   5  5  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cabell lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
  Johnson ph                  1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Howard pr,lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Andrews 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Scherman p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   1       2   0       3   0
May c                         4   0   2   0       0   0       5   0
  Jutze pr,c                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       9   0
Cruz rf                       2   0   0   0       2   0       3   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Metzger ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       0   3
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Batista ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Milbourne pr,2b             0   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   3  11   3       4   2      26   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rader-Watson.
E: Cedeno (2), Milbourne (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (3,off C. Carroll).
HR: Cedeno (1,1st inning off Darcy 0 on 2 out).
SH: Andrews (1,off Darcy); Dierker (2,off Darcy).
IBB: Cedeno (1,by C. Carroll).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (8,2nd base off C. Carroll/Bench).
CS: Cedeno (2,2nd base by Darcy/Bench); May (1,2nd base by Darcy/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                       5   1   4   3       0   0       0   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Morgan 2b                     1   1   0   0       3   0       5   2
Bench c                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
Perez 1b                      3   0   0   1       1   0      10   2
Geronimo cf                   4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Griffey rf                    2   2   0   0       2   0       1   0
Vukovich 3b                   2   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Darcy p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   5
  Crowley ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Armbrister pr               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  C. Carroll p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Foster ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       28   5   5   4       7   4      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Concepcion, Bench-Concepcion.
E: Concepcion (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Rose (1,9th inning off Scherman 1 on 2 out).
SH: Vukovich 2 (2,off Dierker,off Scherman).
GDP: Bench (3,off Dierker).
IBB: Crowley (1,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan 2 (8,2nd base off Dierker/May,2nd base off Granger/Jutze).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker                       6.1   3   2   1   6   3   0  27
Granger                       1.2   1   1   1   1   0   0   6
Scherman L(0-1)               0.2   1   2   0   0   1   1   4
Totals                        8.2   5   5   2   7   4   1  37

WP: Dierker (1).
IBB: Dierker (2,Crowley).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darcy                         7     7   1   1   3   2   1  29
Borbon                        1.1   3   2   2   0   0   0   7
C. Carroll W(3-2)             0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        9    11   3   3   4   2   1  40

WP: C. Carroll (1).
IBB: C. Carroll (4,Cedeno).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Tom Gorman, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:38   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Cabell              lf        Rose                lf
2. Andrews             2b        Concepcion          ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Morgan              2b
4. May                 c         Bench               c
5. Watson              1b        Perez               1b
6. Cruz                rf        Geronimo            cf
7. Rader               3b        Griffey             rf
8. Metzger             ss        Vukovich            3b
9. Dierker             p         Darcy               p

ASTROS 1ST: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Andrews flied
out to right; Cedeno homered; May popped to catcher in foul
territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to center; Dierker threw a wild pitch
[Rose to second]; Concepcion flied out to right; Morgan walked;
Bench grounded into a double play (third to first) [Rose out at
third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to right; Cruz walked [Watson to
second]; Rader lined into a double play (shortstop unassisted)
[Watson out at second]; Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez flied out to right; Geronimo struck out; Griffey
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Dierker struck out; Cabell popped to second; Andrews
singled to center; Cedeno walked [Andrews to second]; May
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Vukovich grounded out (shortstop to first); Darcy
flied out to left; Rose flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson reached on an error by Concepcion [Watson to
first]; Cruz forced Watson (third to second); Rader singled
[Cruz to third]; Metzger reached on a fielder's choice [Cruz out
at home (pitcher to catcher to third), Rader to third]; Dierker
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Concepcion flied out to left; Morgan walked; Morgan
stole second; Bench popped to first; Perez walked; Geronimo
popped to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell singled to left; Andrews out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Cabell to second]; Cedeno reached on a
fielder's choice [Cabell out at third (pitcher to third)];
Cedeno was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to
first to shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Griffey walked; Vukovich struck out; On a bunt Darcy
struck out; Rose singled to center [Griffey scored (error by
Cedeno) (unearned) (no RBI), Rose to third]; Concepcion grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 6TH: May singled to center; Watson struck out while May
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Cruz walked;
Rader popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 6TH: Morgan flied out to right; Bench grounded out (third
to first); Perez popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger singled to shortstop; Dierker out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Metzger to second]; Cabell
grounded out (third to first); Andrews popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 7TH: Geronimo singled to center; Griffey walked [Geronimo
to second]; Vukovich out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second)
[Geronimo to third, Griffey to second]; CROWLEY BATTED FOR
DARCY; Crowley was walked intentionally; ARMBRISTER RAN FOR
CROWLEY; GRANGER REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Rose singled to
left [Geronimo scored, Griffey out at home (left to catcher),
Armbrister to third, Rose to second (on throw to home)];
Concepcion popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 8TH: BORBON REPLACED ARMBRISTER (PITCHING); Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); May singled to center; JUTZE
RAN FOR MAY; Watson flied out to center; Cruz flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

REDS 8TH: JUTZE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Morgan walked;
Morgan stole second; Bench grounded out (third to first) [Morgan
to third]; Perez grounded out (shortstop to first) [Morgan
scored]; Geronimo flied out to center; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Rader grounded out (first unassisted); Metzger
singled to right; BATISTA BATTED FOR GRANGER; Batista singled to
center [Metzger to second]; MILBOURNE RAN FOR BATISTA; C.
CARROLL REPLACED BORBON (PITCHING); JOHNSON BATTED FOR CABELL;
C. Carroll threw a wild pitch [Metzger to third, Milbourne to
second]; Johnson doubled to left [Metzger scored, Milbourne
scored]; HOWARD RAN FOR JOHNSON; Andrews grounded out (second to
first) [Howard to third]; Cedeno was walked intentionally;
Cedeno stole second; Jutze grounded out (shortstop to first); 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 3.

REDS 9TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); SCHERMAN REPLACED
ANDREWS (PITCHING); MILBOURNE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B);
Griffey reached on an error by Milbourne [Griffey to first];
Vukovich out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Griffey to
second]; FOSTER BATTED FOR C. CARROLL; Foster was called out on
strikes; Rose homered (unearned) [Griffey scored (unearned)]; 2
R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  11   2   10
 Reds             5   5   1    6


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