Cincinnati Reds 11, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Thursday, April 8, 1976 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  3    1  0  0  -   5 11  4
CIN N    0  3  1    0  2  5    0  0  x  -  11 15  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
Cedeno cf                     5   1   1   2       0   0       4   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   1       4   0
Johnson c                     2   1   1   0       2   1       8   0
Gross rf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       1   1
Milbourne 2b                  4   0   1   1       0   0       1   4
Metzger ss                    4   1   2   0       0   0       4   1
Richard p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cosgrove p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Roberts ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5  11   5       3   3      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gross-Johnson.
E: Johnson 2 (2), Gross 2 (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Milbourne (1,off Nolan).
HR: Cedeno (1,6th inning off Nolan 1 on 1 out); Watson (1,6th inning off Nolan
0 on 1 out).
GDP: Boswell (1,off Nolan); Milbourne (1,off Borbon).
Team LOB: 7.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       5   0   3   2       0   2       2   1
Griffey rf                    5   2   1   0       0   0       4   0
Morgan 2b                     4   3   3   1       1   0       0   6
Bench c                       4   1   0   0       1   2       3   0
Perez 1b                      3   1   2   4       2   0       8   1
Foster lf                     5   0   1   2       0   0       2   0
Concepcion ss                 5   1   1   1       0   0       6   3
Geronimo cf                   4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Nolan p                       2   1   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Borbon p                    2   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       39  11  15  11       4   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Morgan-Concepcion-Perez, Morgan-Concepcion-Perez.

BATTING - 
2B: Perez (1,off Sosa); Geronimo (1,off Sosa).
3B: Rose (1,off Richard).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Griffey 2 (2,2nd base off Richard/Johnson,2nd base off Sosa/Johnson); Morgan
2 (2,2nd base off Richard/Johnson,2nd base off Sosa/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(0-1)                4     5   4   4   1   2   0  19
Sosa                          1     6   5   5   0   1   0   9
Cosgrove                      0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0   2
Andujar                       0.2   1   1   1   2   0   0   4
Barlow                        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Forsch                        1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        8    15  11  11   4   5   0  43

Sosa faced 3 batters in the 6th inning
WP: Richard (1), Sosa (1).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nolan W(1-0)                  5.1   6   4   4   2   3   2  23
Borbon SV(1)                  3.2   5   1   1   1   0   0  16
Totals                        9    11   5   5   3   3   2  39


Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 52949


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Howard flied out to center; Cabell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to center; Griffey forced Rose (second to
shortstop) [Griffey to first]; Griffey stole second [Griffey to
third (error by Johnson)]; Morgan reached on a fielder's choice
[Griffey out at home (third unassisted)]; Bench flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson struck out; Johnson was called out on
strikes; Gross grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez walked; Richard threw a wild pitch [Perez to
second]; Foster flied out to center; Concepcion singled to left
[Perez scored, Concepcion to second (on throw to home)];
Geronimo grounded out (second to first) [Concepcion to third];
Nolan singled to right [Concepcion scored, Nolan to second
(error by Gross)]; Rose tripled [Nolan scored]; Griffey flied
out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Milbourne doubled; Metzger popped to shortstop;
Richard popped to first; Howard lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

REDS 3RD: Morgan singled to center; Morgan stole second [Morgan
to third (error by Johnson)]; Bench grounded out (first
unassisted); Perez reached on a fielder's choice [Morgan
scored]; Foster popped to catcher in foul territory; Concepcion
forced Perez (shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell struck out; Cedeno flied out to right; Watson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 4.

REDS 4TH: Geronimo flied out to center; Nolan was called out on
strikes; Rose struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds
4.

ASTROS 5TH: Johnson walked; Gross singled to right [Johnson to
third]; Milbourne forced Gross (second to shortstop) [Johnson
scored, Milbourne to first]; Metzger singled to right [Milbourne
to third]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR RICHARD; Boswell grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Metzger out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 4.

REDS 5TH: SOSA REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Griffey singled to
center; Griffey stole second; Morgan singled to right [Griffey
to third]; Morgan stole second; Bench struck out; Perez doubled
to left [Griffey scored, Morgan scored]; Sosa threw a wild pitch
[Perez to third]; Foster flied out to center; Concepcion popped
to catcher; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Howard grounded out (second to first); Cabell
singled to center; Cedeno homered [Cabell scored]; Watson
homered; BORBON REPLACED NOLAN (PITCHING); Johnson walked (walk
was charged to Nolan); Gross lined to left; Milbourne grounded
out (first to pitcher); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 6.

REDS 6TH: Geronimo doubled to left; On a bunt Borbon singled
[Geronimo to third]; Rose singled to center [Geronimo scored,
Borbon to second]; COSGROVE REPLACED SOSA (PITCHING); Griffey
forced Rose (second to shortstop) [Borbon to third, Griffey to
first]; Morgan singled to right [Borbon scored, Griffey to
third, Morgan to second (error by Gross)]; ANDUJAR REPLACED
COSGROVE (PITCHING); Bench walked; Debut game for Joaquin
Andujar; Perez walked [Griffey scored, Morgan to third,
Bench to second]; Foster singled to center [Morgan scored, Bench
scored, Perez to third]; Concepcion hit into a double play to
right [Perez out at home (right to catcher)]; 5 R, 5 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 11.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger singled to first; CRUZ BATTED FOR ANDUJAR;
Cruz singled to left [Metzger to third]; Howard popped to third;
Cabell singled to shortstop [Metzger scored, Cruz to second];
Cedeno flied out to right [Cruz to third]; Watson flied out to
right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 11.

REDS 7TH: BARLOW REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Geronimo singled to
center; On a bunt Borbon forced Geronimo (pitcher to shortstop)
[Borbon to first]; Rose was called out on strikes; Griffey
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Reds 11.

ASTROS 8TH: Johnson singled to left; Gross singled to center
[Johnson to second]; Milbourne grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Johnson to third, Gross out at
second]; Metzger flied to left in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 11.

REDS 8TH: FORSCH REPLACED BARLOW (PITCHING); Morgan walked;
Bench struck out; Perez singled to right [Morgan to second];
Foster popped to first; Concepcion forced Perez (pitcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 11.

ASTROS 9TH: ROBERTS BATTED FOR FORSCH; Roberts walked; Howard
forced Roberts (second to shortstop) [Howard to first]; Cabell
forced Howard (pitcher to shortstop) [Cabell to first]; Cedeno
popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 11.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  11   4    7
 Reds            11  15   0    8


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