Cincinnati Reds 13, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 2
Played on Saturday, April 10, 1976 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  2    3  0  0  -   7 13  0
CIN N    5  3  0    0  0  0    4  1  x  -  13 15  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     5   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   3   0       0   1       0   1
Cedeno cf                     5   2   2   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   2   2       0   0      10   1
Johnson c                     4   0   1   1       1   0       3   0
Gross rf                      3   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Milbourne 2b                  4   0   1   0       0   0       2   5
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   1       0   0       2   2
Dierker p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rondon p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   1   1   2       0   0       0   0
  Hardy p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   7  13   7       1   2      24  10

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno 2 (2,off Billingham,off Alcala); Gross (1,off Billingham); Boswell
(1,off Billingham); Johnson (1,off Alcala).
HR: Roberts (1,6th inning off Billingham 1 on 2 out).
SF: Gross (1,off Eastwick).
Team LOB: 7.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       5   1   2   1       0   0       3   0
Griffey rf                    5   3   2   1       0   0       0   0
  Lum rf                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     3   3   2   2       2   0       1   4
Bench c                       4   2   2   3       1   0       2   0
Perez 1b                      4   1   1   0       1   0      11   0
Foster lf                     4   0   1   2       1   0       3   0
Concepcion ss                 4   2   1   0       1   1       3   2
Geronimo cf                   4   1   3   3       0   0       4   0
Billingham p                  2   0   1   0       1   0       0   2
  Alcala p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                       37  13  15  12       7   2      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (1,off Dierker); Bench (1,off Griffin); Perez (2,off Griffin).
3B: Geronimo 2 (2,off Hardy,off Forsch).
HR: Bench (1,2nd inning off Rondon 2 on 0 out); Morgan (1,7th inning off Hardy
1 on 2 out).
SF: Geronimo (1,off Rondon).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Rose (1,2nd base off Dierker/Johnson); Bench (1,2nd base off Dierker/Johnson);
Griffey (3,2nd base off Rondon/Johnson); Morgan (3,2nd base off Hardy/Johnson);
Concepcion (1,2nd base off Hardy/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(0-1)                0     4   5   5   2   0   0   6
Rondon                        3     3   3   3   2   1   1  14
Griffin                       2     3   0   0   1   0   0   9
Hardy                         1.2   4   4   4   1   0   1  10
Barlow                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Forsch                        1     1   1   1   1   1   0   5
Totals                        8    15  13  13   7   2   2  45

Dierker faced 6 batters in the 1st inning
WP: Dierker (1).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham W(1-0)             6     9   4   4   1   1   1  28
Alcala                        0     4   3   3   0   0   0   4
Eastwick SV(1)                3     0   0   0   0   1   0   9
Totals                        9    13   7   7   1   2   1  41

Alcala faced 4 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Billingham (1).

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 16728


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. Dierker             p         Billingham          p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); Cabell
grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno doubled to left; Watson
singled to right [Cedeno scored]; Billingham threw a wild pitch
[Watson to second]; Johnson walked; Gross forced Johnson (second
to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to left; Rose stole second; Griffey
singled to center [Rose scored]; Morgan doubled to right
[Griffey to third]; Dierker threw a wild pitch [Griffey scored,
Morgan to third]; Bench walked; Bench stole second; Perez
walked; Foster singled to center [Morgan scored, Bench scored,
Perez to third]; RONDON REPLACED DIERKER (PITCHING); Concepcion
struck out; Debut game for Gilbert Rondon; Geronimo hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Perez scored]; Billingham walked [Foster
to second]; Rose flied out to center; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 5.

ASTROS 2ND: Milbourne singled to center; Metzger forced
Milbourne (second to shortstop) [Metzger to first]; Rondon
struck out; Howard flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 5.

REDS 2ND: Griffey singled to center; Griffey stole second;
Morgan walked; Bench homered [Griffey scored, Morgan scored];
Perez lined to left; Foster grounded out (third to first);
Concepcion popped to second; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 8.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell singled to center; Cedeno lined to third;
Watson popped to third in foul territory; Johnson popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 8.

REDS 3RD: Geronimo grounded out (second to first); Billingham
singled to pitcher; Rose flied out to left; Griffey popped to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 8.

ASTROS 4TH: Gross doubled to left; On a bunt Milbourne grounded
out (pitcher to first) [Gross to third]; Metzger grounded out
(second to first) [Gross scored]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR RONDON;
Boswell doubled; Howard lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 8.

REDS 4TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Morgan grounded
out (first unassisted); Bench doubled to right; Perez doubled to
right [Bench out at home (right to catcher)]; Foster walked;
Concepcion popped to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Reds 8.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell singled to third; Cedeno grounded out (first
unassisted) [Cabell to second]; Watson popped to second in foul
territory; Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 8.

REDS 5TH: Geronimo singled to center; Billingham forced Geronimo
(first to shortstop) [Billingham to first]; Rose flied out to
left; Griffey grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Milbourne
flied out to left; Metzger singled to right; ROBERTS BATTED FOR
GRIFFIN; Roberts homered [Metzger scored]; Howard grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 8.

REDS 6TH: HARDY REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Morgan walked;
Morgan stole second; Bench grounded out (shortstop to first);
Perez popped to first in foul territory; Foster flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 8.

ASTROS 7TH: ALCALA REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Cabell
singled to center; Debut game for Santo Alcala; Cedeno
doubled to right [Cabell to third]; Watson singled to pitcher
[Cabell scored, Cedeno to third]; Johnson doubled [Cedeno
scored, Watson to third]; EASTWICK REPLACED ALCALA (PITCHING);
Gross hit a sacrifice fly to left [Watson scored]; Milbourne
flied out to center; Metzger flied out to left; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 8.

REDS 7TH: Concepcion singled to center; Concepcion stole second;
Geronimo tripled to left [Concepcion scored]; Eastwick grounded
out (second to first); Rose singled to center [Geronimo scored];
Griffey forced Rose (second to shortstop) [Griffey to first];
Morgan homered [Griffey scored]; BARLOW REPLACED HARDY
(PITCHING); Bench flied out to center; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 7, Reds 12.

ASTROS 8TH: LUM REPLACED GRIFFEY (PLAYING RF); CRUZ BATTED FOR
BARLOW; Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); Howard popped to
shortstop; Cabell was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 12.

REDS 8TH: FORSCH REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Perez grounded out
(second to first); Foster grounded out (shortstop to first);
Concepcion walked; Geronimo tripled to center [Concepcion
scored]; Eastwick was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 13.

ASTROS 9TH: Cedeno popped to third in foul territory; Watson
flied out to center; Johnson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 13.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  13   0    7
 Reds            13  15   0    8


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