Cincinnati Reds 9, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 3
Played on Sunday, April 11, 1976 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   3  5  2
CIN N    2  0  0    4  0  0    1  2  x  -   9 13  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard lf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   2   1       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       8   1
Johnson c                     2   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
  Jutze c                     2   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Gross rf                      3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Milbourne 2b                  2   1   0   0       1   1       2   2
Metzger ss                    3   1   0   0       1   0       1   5
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Boswell ph                  1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sosa p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Barlow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hardy p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       31   3   5   1       4   9      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Milbourne (1), Niekro (1).

BATTING - 
HBP: Milbourne (1,by McEnaney).
GDP: Metzger (1,off McEnaney).
Team LOB: 6.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       6   2   4   1       0   0       0   4
Griffey rf                    3   2   1   1       2   0       2   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   2   2       1   0       3   3
Bench c                       4   1   0   1       1   1       8   0
  Plummer c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Perez 1b                      5   0   1   2       0   1       9   0
Foster lf                     3   1   1   1       2   1       2   0
Concepcion ss                 3   0   0   0       2   1       1   1
Geronimo cf                   5   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Darcy p                       3   1   2   0       0   1       0   0
  Zachry p                    1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Lum ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McEnaney p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   9  13   9       8   5      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Concepcion-Morgan-Perez.

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (2,off Niekro); Perez (3,off Andujar); Rose (1,off Barlow); Geronimo
(2,off Barlow).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Foster (1,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson); Morgan (4,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(0-1)                 3.1   6   6   6   5   2   0  21
Andujar                       1.2   3   0   0   1   2   0   9
Sosa                          1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Barlow                        1.1   4   3   2   1   0   0  10
Hardy                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8    13   9   8   8   5   0  46

WP: Barlow (1).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darcy W(1-0)                  5.1   2   3   3   2   4   0  20
Zachry                        2.2   3   0   0   2   4   0  13
McEnaney                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     5   3   3   4   9   0  36

WP: Darcy (1).
HBP: McEnaney (1,Milbourne).

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 53390


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. Niekro              p         Darcy               p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (second to first); Cabell
grounded out (third to first); Cedeno popped to first; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to center; Griffey walked [Rose to
second]; Morgan doubled to right [Rose scored, Griffey to
third]; Bench flied out to center; Perez grounded out (second to
first) [Griffey scored, Morgan to third]; Foster walked; Foster
stole second; Concepcion walked; Geronimo popped to shortstop; 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson grounded out (second to first); Johnson
popped to first in foul territory; Gross flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 2ND: Darcy struck out; Rose grounded out (shortstop to
first); Griffey grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Milbourne flied out to right; Metzger flied to
center; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds
2.

REDS 3RD: Morgan walked; Morgan stole second; Bench struck out;
Perez grounded out (third to first); Foster walked; Concepcion
forced Foster (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Howard struck out; Cabell grounded out (third to
first); Cedeno grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Geronimo grounded out (first unassisted); Darcy
singled to shortstop; Rose singled to right [Darcy to third];
Griffey singled to left [Darcy scored, Rose to second]; Rose was
picked off second but was safe on an error by Niekro [Rose to
third]; Morgan singled to right [Rose scored, Griffey to third];
ANDUJAR REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Bench grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Griffey scored, Morgan to second]; Perez
doubled to right [Morgan scored]; Foster struck out; 4 R, 5 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson struck out; Johnson lined to shortstop; Gross
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 6.

REDS 5TH: JUTZE REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING C ); Concepcion was
called out on strikes; Geronimo grounded out (first to pitcher);
Darcy singled to center; Rose singled to right [Darcy to
second]; Griffey walked [Darcy to third, Rose to second]; Morgan
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Milbourne walked; Metzger walked [Milbourne to
second]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR ANDUJAR; Boswell singled to left
[Milbourne to third, Metzger to second]; Darcy threw a wild
pitch [Milbourne scored, Metzger to third, Boswell to second];
Howard was called out on strikes; Cabell singled to right
[Metzger scored, Boswell scored (on throw) (no RBI)]; ZACHRY
REPLACED DARCY (PITCHING); Cedeno singled to left [Cabell to
second]; Debut game for Pat Zachry; Watson flied out to
left; Jutze forced Cedeno (second unassisted); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 6.

REDS 6TH: SOSA REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Bench walked; Perez
struck out; Foster popped to catcher in foul territory;
Concepcion forced Bench (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Gross walked; Milbourne was called out on strikes;
Metzger flied out to right; CRUZ BATTED FOR SOSA; Cruz walked
[Gross to second]; Howard forced Cruz (third to second); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 6.

REDS 7TH: BARLOW REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Geronimo flied out to
left; Zachry singled to center; Barlow threw a wild pitch
[Zachry to second]; Rose doubled to right [Zachry scored];
Griffey grounded out (pitcher to first); Morgan flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Cabell singled to third; Cedeno struck out; Watson
singled to left [Cabell to second]; Jutze struck out; Gross
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 7.

REDS 8TH: Bench reached on an error by Milbourne [Bench to
second]; Perez flied out to right; Foster singled to center
[Bench scored (unearned)]; Concepcion walked [Foster to second];
Geronimo doubled to right [Foster scored, Concepcion to third];
HARDY REPLACED BARLOW (PITCHING); LUM BATTED FOR ZACHRY; Lum
flied out to center; Rose flied out to left; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 9.

ASTROS 9TH: PLUMMER REPLACED BENCH (PLAYING C ); MCENANEY
REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Milbourne was hit by a pitch; Metzger
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Milbourne out at second]; ROBERTS BATTED FOR HARDY; Roberts
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   5   2    6
 Reds             9  13   0   13


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