Cincinnati Reds 8, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 50
Played on Wednesday, June 2, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  5    0  0  1    2  0  0  -   8 15  0
HOU N    1  0  3    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   7 11  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       6   3   3   0       0   1       1   2
Driessen lf                   3   0   2   1       2   0       0   1
  McEnaney p                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Morgan 2b                     4   1   0   2       1   1       2   4
Perez 1b                      5   1   3   3       0   1      11   0
Foster rf,lf                  5   1   2   0       0   1       1   1
Bench c                       3   0   1   0       2   1       5   0
Geronimo cf                   5   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
Concepcion ss                 5   0   2   2       0   0       4   3
Billingham p                  2   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Norman p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lum ph                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffey pr,rf               1   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       41   8  15   8       6   9      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Foster-Rose.

BATTING - 
2B: Rose 2 (10,off Niekro,off Forsch); Driessen (3,off Griffin).
SF: Morgan (4,off Forsch).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan 2 (19,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson,2nd base off Griffin/Johnson);
Perez (6,3rd base off Niekro/Johnson); Foster (3,2nd base off Niekro/Johnson);
Driessen (4,3rd base off Griffin/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      2   1   1   1       1   0       0   0
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts lf                  3   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Andrews 2b                    5   1   2   0       1   1       1   2
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   1       1   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       1   0       5   0
Cruz lf,rf                    3   2   1   0       2   0       3   0
Johnson c                     3   1   1   1       2   1      11   1
Cabell 3b                     4   1   1   2       1   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   1       2   1       0   4
Niekro p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph,rf                1   0   0   1       0   0       2   1
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Milbourne ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   7  11   7      11   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Andrews (5).

BATTING - 
SF: Howard (1,off Norman).
IBB: Johnson (3,by Billingham); Watson (3,by McEnaney).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno 2 (20,2nd base off Norman/Bench,2nd base off McEnaney/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingham                    2     8   4   4   3   0   0  16
Borbon                        0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Norman                        3.2   1   3   3   4   3   0  15
Eastwick                      0.1   1   0   0   2   1   0   4
McEnaney W(1-2)               3     1   0   0   1   0   0  11
Totals                        9    11   7   7  11   4   0  47

Billingham faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning
Borbon faced 1 batter in the 3rd inning
WP: Billingham (3).
IBB: Billingham (3,Johnson); McEnaney (3,Watson).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro                        2.1   5   5   2   2   4   0  15
Pentz                         0.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   3
Griffin                       2.2   5   1   1   3   2   0  15
Siebert                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Forsch L(1-2)                 3     4   2   2   1   1   0  14
Totals                        9    15   8   5   6   9   0  48


Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 3:20   Attendance: 13476


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                3b        Gross               rf
2. Driessen            lf        Andrews             2b
3. Morgan              2b        Cedeno              cf
4. Perez               1b        Watson              1b
5. Foster              rf        Cruz                lf
6. Bench               c         Johnson             c
7. Geronimo            cf        Cabell              3b
8. Concepcion          ss        Metzger             ss
9. Billingham          p         Niekro              p

REDS 1ST: Rose struck out; Driessen walked; Morgan struck out;
Perez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross singled to center; Andrews singled to right
[Gross to second]; Cedeno singled to center [Gross scored,
Andrews to second]; Watson singled to left [Andrews out at home
(left to catcher), Cedeno to third (on throw to home), Watson to
second]; Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); Johnson was
walked intentionally; Cabell forced Johnson (second to
shortstop); 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 2ND: Foster was called out on strikes; Bench singled to
right; Geronimo struck out; Concepcion flied out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); Niekro
singled; Billingham threw a wild pitch [Niekro to second]; Gross
walked; Andrews singled to left [Niekro to third, Gross to
second]; Cedeno popped to shortstop; Watson forced Andrews
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 3RD: Billingham singled to left; Rose doubled [Billingham
to third]; Driessen popped to catcher in foul territory; Morgan
reached on an error by Andrews [Billingham scored (RBI), Rose to
third, Morgan to first]; Morgan stole second; Perez singled to
center [Rose scored, Morgan scored (unearned)]; Foster singled
to left [Perez to second]; Perez stole third and Foster stole
second; Bench walked; PENTZ REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Geronimo
was called out on strikes; Concepcion singled to right [Perez
scored (unearned), Foster scored (unearned), Bench to second];
Billingham struck out; 5 R (2 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 5,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cruz singled to shortstop; Johnson singled to center
[Cruz to third]; Cabell walked [Johnson to second]; BORBON
REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Metzger walked [Cruz scored,
Johnson to third, Cabell to second]; HOWARD BATTED FOR PENTZ;
NORMAN REPLACED BORBON (PITCHING); Howard hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Johnson scored, Cabell to third, Metzger to second];
Gross grounded out (second to first) [Cabell scored, Metzger to
third]; Andrews struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5,
Astros 4.

REDS 4TH: GRIFFIN REPLACED GROSS (PITCHING); HOWARD STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING RF); Rose grounded out (shortstop to first);
Driessen doubled; Driessen stole third; Morgan walked; Morgan
stole second; Perez struck out; Foster flied out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno walked; Cedeno stole second; Watson hit into
a double play to right [Cedeno out at third (right to third)];
Cruz walked; Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5,
Astros 4.

REDS 5TH: Bench struck out; Geronimo flied out to right;
Concepcion singled to right; Norman grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell flied out to center; Metzger struck out;
Howard popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5,
Astros 4.

REDS 6TH: Rose singled to left; Driessen walked [Rose to
second]; Morgan flied out to right [Rose to third]; Perez
singled to left [Rose scored, Driessen to second]; Foster
singled to right [Driessen out at home (right to catcher to
second to catcher), Perez to second]; Bench walked [Perez to
third, Foster to second]; ROBERTS REPLACED GRIFFIN (PLAYING LF);
CRUZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); SIEBERT REPLACED HOWARD
(PITCHING); Geronimo flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Reds 6, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Roberts singled; Andrews walked [Roberts to second];
Cedeno popped to first; Watson popped to second; Cruz walked
[Roberts to third, Andrews to second]; EASTWICK REPLACED NORMAN
(PITCHING); Johnson walked [Roberts scored, Andrews to third,
Cruz to second]; Cabell singled to left [Andrews scored, Cruz
scored, Johnson to second]; Metzger walked [Johnson to third,
Cabell to second]; BOSWELL BATTED FOR SIEBERT; Boswell struck
out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 7.

REDS 7TH: FORSCH REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Concepcion flied
out to right; LUM BATTED FOR EASTWICK; Lum singled to left;
GRIFFEY RAN FOR LUM; Rose doubled to left [Griffey to third];
Driessen singled to second [Griffey scored, Rose to third];
Morgan hit a sacrifice fly to right [Rose scored]; Perez singled
to center [Driessen to third]; Foster forced Perez (shortstop to
second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 7.

ASTROS 7TH: MCENANEY REPLACED DRIESSEN (PITCHING); GRIFFEY
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); FOSTER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
LF); Roberts grounded out (third to first); Andrews flied out to
center; Cedeno singled to first; Cedeno stole second; Watson was
walked intentionally; Cruz grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 7.

REDS 8TH: Bench flied out to center; Geronimo struck out;
Concepcion grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 8, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Cabell
grounded out (pitcher to first); Metzger grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 7.

REDS 9TH: Griffey grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose flied
out to left; McEnaney walked; Morgan flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 7.

ASTROS 9TH: MILBOURNE BATTED FOR FORSCH; Milbourne grounded out
(shortstop to first); Roberts popped to shortstop; Andrews
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
8, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             8  15   0   13
 Astros           7  11   1   13


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