Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 48
Played on Monday, May 31, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  3  0    0  0  1  -   4  9  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       4   1   2   0       1   0       0   1
Griffey rf                    4   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Armbrister rf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   2   1       0   0       2   3
  Concepcion ss               1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Foster cf,lf                  3   1   2   2       2   1       4   0
Driessen 1b                   4   0   0   0       1   1      10   0
Bench c                       4   0   1   0       1   1       5   1
Lum lf                        3   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Geronimo cf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Flynn ss,2b                   3   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Darcy p                       1   0   0   0       2   1       1   1
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Norman p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bailey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   9   3       8   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Driessen.

BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (11,off Richard).
3B: Morgan (3,off Richard).
HR: Foster (9,5th inning off Richard 1 on 2 out).
SH: Flynn (2,off Siebert).
GDP: Driessen (6,off Richard).
Team LOB: 11.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      2   0   2   0       2   0       1   1
Andrews 2b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   6
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       5   0
Cruz lf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       5   0
Johnson c                     4   0   2   1       0   1       5   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Boswell ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  DaVanon ss                  1   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Jutze c                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   2   8   2       5   3      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Andrews-DaVanon-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson 2 (7,off Darcy 2).
3B: Cruz (2,off Darcy).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (17,2nd base off Darcy/Bench).
CS: Andrews (1,2nd base by Darcy/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darcy W(2-3)                  5     6   2   2   4   0   0  22
Borbon                        0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Norman                        1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Eastwick SV(6)                2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9     8   2   2   5   3   0  36

Darcy faced 2 batters in the 6th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(5-5)                7     7   3   3   6   4   1  32
Siebert                       1.1   2   1   1   1   0   0   7
Forsch                        0.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Totals                        9     9   4   4   8   5   1  42

WP: Forsch (2).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 21338


Starting Lineups:

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

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to left; Griffey forced Rose (second to
shortstop) [Griffey to first]; Morgan forced Griffey (second to
shortstop) [Morgan to first]; Foster struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross walked; Andrews grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Gross to second]; Cedeno grounded out (second to first)
[Gross to third]; Watson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Driessen walked; Bench flied out to left; Lum singled
to center [Driessen to third]; Flynn popped to second; Darcy
walked [Lum to second]; Rose flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz flied out to left; Johnson doubled to right;
Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger grounded out
(pitcher unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Griffey flied out to center; Morgan grounded out
(second to first); Foster singled to left; Driessen grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard grounded out (second to first); Gross
singled to left; Andrews was credited with a single when a
runner was hit by the batted ball to second [Gross out at second
(second unassisted)]; Andrews was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Bench flied out to left; Lum was called out on
strikes; Flynn flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno walked; Watson hit into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at home (shortstop to
catcher)]; Cesar Cedeno reached 3B and tried to score on bad
throw; Cruz tripled; Johnson doubled to left [Cruz scored];
Cabell flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Darcy struck out; Rose walked; Griffey flied out to
left; Morgan tripled [Rose scored]; Foster homered [Morgan
scored]; Driessen struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Richard flied
out to right; Gross walked; Andrews flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Bench walked; Lum lined to second; Flynn flied out to
right; Darcy walked [Bench to second]; Rose singled to right
[Bench out at home (right to catcher), Darcy to second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: FOSTER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); GERONIMO
REPLACED LUM (PLAYING CF); Cedeno singled to left; Cedeno stole
second; Watson walked; BORBON REPLACED DARCY (PITCHING); Cruz
popped to catcher in foul territory; Johnson struck out; Cabell
singled to left [Cedeno scored, Watson to second]; BOSWELL
BATTED FOR METZGER; NORMAN REPLACED BORBON (PITCHING); ROBERTS
BATTED FOR BOSWELL; Roberts struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 7TH: DAVANON REPLACED ROBERTS (PLAYING SS); Griffey
grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Morgan doubled to left;
Foster walked; Driessen grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Foster out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR RICHARD; Howard flied out to left;
Gross singled to right; Andrews lined into a double play (first
unassisted) [Gross out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 2.

REDS 8TH: SIEBERT REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Bench singled to
center; Geronimo forced Bench (second to shortstop) [Geronimo to
first]; Flynn out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Geronimo to second]; BAILEY BATTED FOR NORMAN; Bailey popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: CONCEPCION REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING SS); FLYNN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); EASTWICK REPLACED BAILEY
(PITCHING); Cedeno flied out to left; Watson struck out; Cruz
walked; Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
3, Astros 2.

REDS 9TH: Rose grounded out (third to first); Griffey walked;
Concepcion singled to right [Griffey to third]; FORSCH REPLACED
JOHNSON (PITCHING); JUTZE REPLACED SIEBERT (PLAYING C ); Forsch
threw a wild pitch [Griffey scored, Concepcion to second];
Foster walked; Driessen flied out to left; Bench struck out; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: ARMBRISTER REPLACED GRIFFEY (PLAYING RF); Cabell
flied out to center; DaVanon grounded out (second to first);
Jutze flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros
2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             4   9   0   11
 Astros           2   8   0    7


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