Houston Astros 5, Cincinnati Reds 3
Regular Season Game 51
Played on Thursday, June 3, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  7  0
HOU N    0  2  0    0  1  0    2  0  x  -   5  8  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       3   1   2   0       1   0       1   2
Driessen lf                   3   1   1   0       2   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     3   1   2   3       2   0       2   2
Perez 1b                      5   0   0   0       0   1      10   0
Foster rf,lf                  4   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Geronimo cf                   4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Concepcion ss                 3   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Plummer c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
Alcala p                      3   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffey ph,rf               1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       33   3   7   3       7   6      24   9

BATTING - 
HR: Morgan (7,1st inning off Dierker 2 on 0 out).
HBP: Rose (5,by Dierker).
GDP: Driessen (7,off Dierker).
IBB: Concepcion (4,by Dierker).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Geronimo (3,2nd base off Dierker/Johnson); Driessen (5,2nd base off Dierker/Johnson).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      5   1   1   2       0   1       4   0
Andrews 2b                    5   1   2   0       0   1       3   3
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     2   0   0   1       2   0       7   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   1       1   0       3   0
Johnson c                     2   1   0   1       2   0       6   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Metzger ss                    3   1   1   0       1   0       1   5
Dierker p                     3   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Milbourne pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   8   5       6   4      27   8

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

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (6,off Alcala); Andrews (2,off Alcala); Boswell (3,off Borbon).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Andrews (2,2nd base off Alcala/Plummer).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Alcala L(5-1)                 6.2   7   5   5   6   4   0  33
Eastwick                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Borbon                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8     8   5   5   6   4   0  38


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker W(5-5)                8     7   3   3   7   6   1  38
Forsch SV(11)                 1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   3   3   7   6   1  41

WP: Dierker (7).
HBP: Dierker (4,Rose).
IBB: Dierker (2,Concepcion).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 11786


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. Geronimo            cf        Johnson             c
7. Concepcion          ss        Cabell              3b
8. Plummer             c         Metzger             ss
9. Alcala              p         Dierker             p

REDS 1ST: Rose was hit by a pitch; Driessen singled to right
[Rose to second]; Morgan homered [Rose scored, Driessen scored];
Perez struck out; Foster struck out; Geronimo singled to right;
Concepcion flied out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (pitcher to first); Andrews
singled to left; Andrews stole second; Cedeno popped to third;
Watson walked; Cruz popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
3, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Plummer flied out to right; Alcala struck out; Rose
walked; Driessen walked [Rose to second]; Morgan walked [Rose to
third, Driessen to second]; Perez lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson walked; Cabell struck out; Metzger doubled
to right [Johnson to third]; Dierker struck out; Gross singled
to left [Johnson scored, Metzger scored]; Andrews forced Gross
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 3RD: Foster popped to first; Geronimo singled; Geronimo
stole second; Concepcion flied out to right; Plummer popped to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno popped to first; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 4TH: Alcala struck out; Rose singled to center; Driessen
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Rose
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Johnson popped to second; Cabell grounded out (third
to first); Metzger walked; Dierker singled to left [Metzger to
second]; Gross was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 5TH: Morgan singled to center; Dierker threw a wild pitch
[Morgan to second]; Perez flied out to right; Foster walked;
Geronimo grounded out (second to first) [Morgan to third, Foster
to second]; Concepcion was walked intentionally; Plummer forced
Concepcion (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Andrews doubled; Cedeno flied out to right [Andrews
to third]; Watson grounded out (shortstop to first) [Andrews
scored]; Cruz flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
3, Astros 3.

REDS 6TH: Alcala struck out; Rose flied out to center; Driessen
walked; Driessen stole second; Morgan walked; Perez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Johnson popped to first; Cabell popped to catcher in
foul territory; Metzger flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 3.

REDS 7TH: Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); Geronimo
lined to third; Concepcion flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Dierker singled to right; Gross forced Dierker
(catcher to shortstop) [Gross to first]; Andrews struck out;
Cedeno singled to left [Gross to second]; Watson walked [Gross
to third, Cedeno to second]; Cruz walked [Gross scored, Cedeno
to third, Watson to second]; EASTWICK REPLACED ALCALA
(PITCHING); Johnson walked (walk was charged to Alcala) [Cedeno
scored, Watson to third, Cruz to second]; Cabell forced Johnson
(second to shortstop); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 5.

REDS 8TH: Plummer struck out; GRIFFEY BATTED FOR EASTWICK;
Griffey flied out to left; Rose singled to left; Driessen flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: BORBON REPLACED DRIESSEN (PITCHING); FOSTER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); GRIFFEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF);
Metzger flied out to right; BOSWELL BATTED FOR DIERKER; Boswell
doubled to left; MILBOURNE RAN FOR BOSWELL; Gross grounded out
(second to first); Andrews grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 5.

REDS 9TH: FORSCH REPLACED MILBOURNE (PITCHING); Morgan grounded
out (second to first); Perez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Foster popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3   7   0   11
 Astros           5   8   0    9


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