Cincinnati Reds 8, Houston Astros 7 (15 innings)
Regular Season Game 81
Played on Tuesday, July 1, 1975 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    1  3  0    2  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   7 15  3
CIN N    1  0  0    0  0  1    1  1  3    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   8 14  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     7   2   2   0       1   2       1   0
Gross rf                      5   1   1   0       3   1       3   0
Cabell 3b                     7   1   0   1       1   2       1   3
Watson 1b                     5   1   3   3       0   0       8   0
  Jutze c                     1   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
  May ph,c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cedeno cf                     6   1   2   0       1   0       9   0
Johnson c,1b                  7   1   2   3       0   0      12   1
Metzger ss                    7   0   2   0       0   0       1   9
Andrews 2b                    5   0   1   0       0   0       4   4
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Konieczny p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rader ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Richard p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Granger p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Boswell ph,2b               2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       60   7  15   7       6   7      43  19

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Metzger-Andrews-Watson, Cabell-Watson.
E: Gross (5), Johnson (6), Andrews (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (17,off Norman); Howard (4,off Norman); Cedeno (20,off Norman).
HR: Watson (12,4th inning off Norman 0 on 0 out); Johnson (7,7th inning off
Eastwick 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Johnson (3,off McEnaney).
IBB: Cedeno (4,by Eastwick).
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howard (5,2nd base off C. Carroll/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       6   2   2   1       2   0       0   2
Griffey rf                    6   1   2   1       1   0       4   0
Morgan 2b                     7   1   3   2       1   2       2  10
Bench c                       3   0   0   1       3   0       8   0
Driessen lf                   5   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
  McEnaney p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Concepcion ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Plummer ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Darcy p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Perez 1b                      7   0   1   0       0   2      20   0
Foster cf,lf                  6   1   2   0       1   0       3   0
Chaney ss                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   6
  Rettenmund ph               0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Flynn ss                    3   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Norman p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Crowley ph                  0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  C. Carroll p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Armbrister ph               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geronimo ph,cf              4   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Totals                       54   8  14   7      10   7      45  24

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Flynn-Morgan-Perez.
E: Driessen (4), Flynn (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (24,off Richard); Geronimo (15,off Forsch).
HR: Morgan (13,8th inning off Cosgrove 0 on 0 out).
SF: Griffey (1,off Forsch); Bench (3,off Granger).
GDP: Bench (9,off Richard); Driessen (4,off Richard).
IBB: Bench (8,by Granger).
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Flynn (2,2nd base off Konieczny/Jutze).
CS: Driessen (2,2nd base by Richard/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard                       6.2   7   3   3   4   4   0  28
Cosgrove                      1.1   2   3   3   1   0   1   7
Forsch                        0.1   1   1   1   2   0   0   4
Granger                       2.2   0   0   0   1   1   0  11
Konieczny                     2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7
Niekro L(2-4)                 1.1   3   1   1   2   0   0   9
Totals                       14.1  14   8   7* 10   7   1  66

* - Team earned runs does not equal the composite totals for all pitchers due to instances in which provisions of Section 10.18 (i) of the Scoring rules were applied.
Cosgrove faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Cosgrove (1), Granger (1).
IBB: Granger (4,Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Norman                        4.1   5   4   4   4   4   1  22
Eastwick                      2.2   3   2   2   2   1   1  13
C. Carroll                    2     4   1   1   0   0   0  10
McEnaney                      2     1   0   0   0   2   0   6
Borbon                        3     2   0   0   0   0   0  12
Darcy W(3-5)                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                       15    15   7   7   6   7   2  66

IBB: Eastwick (2,Cedeno).

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 4:21   Attendance: 22707


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Howard              lf        Rose                3b
2. Gross               rf        Griffey             rf
3. Cabell              3b        Morgan              2b
4. Watson              1b        Bench               c
5. Cedeno              cf        Driessen            lf
6. Johnson             c         Perez               1b
7. Metzger             ss        Foster              cf
8. Andrews             2b        Chaney              ss
9. Richard             p         Norman              p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard struck out; Gross struck out; Cabell struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to right; Griffey flied out to center;
Morgan was called out on strikes; Bench walked [Rose to second];
Driessen singled [Rose scored, Bench to third]; Perez struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson doubled; Cedeno grounded out (third to
first); Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

REDS 2ND: Foster singled to center; Chaney flied out to center;
On a bunt Norman forced Foster (third to shortstop); Rose
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Andrews grounded out (shortstop to first); Richard
struck out; Howard doubled to left; Gross walked; Cabell flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Griffey walked; Morgan struck out; Bench grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Griffey out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson homered; Cedeno doubled to left; Johnson
flied out to left; Metzger grounded out (shortstop to first);
Andrews lined to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Driessen singled to left; Driessen was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Perez popped to second; Foster flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Richard grounded out (second to first); Howard
walked; Gross walked [Howard to second]; Cabell walked [Howard
to third, Gross to second]; Watson singled to left [Howard
scored, Gross scored, Cabell to third, Watson to second (error
by Driessen)]; EASTWICK REPLACED NORMAN (PITCHING); Cedeno was
walked intentionally; Johnson singled to left [Cabell scored,
Watson to third, Cedeno to second]; Metzger forced Watson
(pitcher to catcher) [Cedeno to third, Johnson to second];
Andrews forced Metzger (shortstop to second); 3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 1.

REDS 5TH: Chaney struck out; Eastwick grounded out (second to
first); Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Richard struck out; Howard grounded out (second to
first); Gross walked; Cabell flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 1.

REDS 6TH: Griffey singled; Morgan singled to right [Griffey
scored (error by Gross), Morgan to second]; Bench walked;
Driessen grounded into a double play (third to first) [Bench to
second, Morgan out at third]; Perez grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
singled; Johnson homered [Cedeno scored]; Metzger grounded out
(second to first); Andrews grounded out (second to pitcher); 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); Chaney
grounded out (second to first); CROWLEY BATTED FOR EASTWICK;
Crowley walked; Rose doubled to center [Crowley scored];
COSGROVE REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Griffey flied out to left;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 3.

ASTROS 8TH: C. CARROLL REPLACED CROWLEY (PITCHING); Cosgrove
grounded out (shortstop to first); Howard singled to center;
Howard stole second; Gross singled to right [Howard to third];
Cabell forced Gross (second to shortstop) [Howard scored];
Watson popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 7, Reds 3.

REDS 8TH: JUTZE REPLACED WATSON (PLAYING C ); JOHNSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Morgan homered; Bench popped to second;
Driessen flied out to center; Perez grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno flied out to right; Johnson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Metzger singled to center; Andrews singled
to right [Metzger to second]; Cosgrove grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 4.

REDS 9TH: Foster singled to third; RETTENMUND BATTED FOR CHANEY;
Cosgrove threw a wild pitch [Foster to second]; Rettenmund
walked; ARMBRISTER BATTED FOR C. CARROLL; FORSCH REPLACED
COSGROVE (PITCHING); GERONIMO BATTED FOR ARMBRISTER; Geronimo
doubled to left [Foster scored, Rettenmund to third]; Rose
walked; Griffey hit a sacrifice fly to center [Rettenmund
scored, Geronimo to third]; Morgan walked [Rose to second];
GRANGER REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Bench hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Geronimo scored (unearned, but earned for the pitcher)];
Driessen reached on an error by Johnson [Rose to third, Morgan
to second, Driessen to first]; Perez flied out to center; 3 R, 2
H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

ASTROS 10TH: MCENANEY REPLACED DRIESSEN (PITCHING); FOSTER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); FLYNN REPLACED RETTENMUND
(PLAYING SS); GERONIMO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Howard
struck out; Gross lined to left; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

REDS 10TH: Foster flied out to center; Flynn struck out;
Geronimo grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Reds 7.

ASTROS 11TH: Jutze singled to center; Cedeno popped to
shortstop; Johnson grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Jutze out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Reds 7.

REDS 11TH: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Griffey
reached on an error by Andrews [Griffey to first]; Granger threw
a wild pitch [Griffey to second]; Morgan flied out to center;
Bench was walked intentionally; CONCEPCION BATTED FOR MCENANEY;
Concepcion grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

ASTROS 12TH: BORBON REPLACED CONCEPCION (PITCHING); Metzger
grounded out (second to first); CRUZ BATTED FOR ANDREWS; Cruz
grounded out (second to first); BOSWELL BATTED FOR GRANGER;
Boswell flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds
7.

REDS 12TH: KONIECZNY REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); BOSWELL STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); Perez was called out on strikes; Foster
grounded out (third to first); Flynn singled to center; Flynn
stole second; Geronimo was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

ASTROS 13TH: Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); Gross
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell reached on an error by
Flynn [Cabell to first]; MAY BATTED FOR JUTZE; May flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

REDS 13TH: MAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Rose grounded out
(second to first); Griffey flied out to center; Morgan flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

ASTROS 14TH: Cedeno flied out to right; Johnson flied out to
right; Metzger singled to right; RADER BATTED FOR KONIECZNY;
Rader singled to shortstop [Metzger to second]; Boswell flied
out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

REDS 14TH: NIEKRO REPLACED RADER (PITCHING); Bench grounded out
(shortstop to first); PLUMMER BATTED FOR BORBON; Plummer
grounded out (shortstop to first); Perez singled to center;
Foster walked [Perez to second]; Flynn forced Foster (second
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

ASTROS 15TH: DARCY REPLACED PLUMMER (PITCHING); Howard grounded
out (second to first); Gross grounded out (shortstop to first);
Cabell grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Reds 7.

REDS 15TH: Geronimo flied out to right; Rose walked; Griffey
singled to left [Rose to second]; Morgan singled to center [Rose
scored, Griffey to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7,
Reds 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  15   3   14
 Reds             8  14   2   15


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