Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 72
Played on Sunday, June 27, 1976 (D) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  2  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  6  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  4  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       4   0   1   2       1   0       0   3
Griffey rf                    5   0   0   1       0   1       2   0
Morgan 2b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Driessen 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Bench c                       2   0   0   0       2   1       7   0
Geronimo cf                   4   2   3   0       0   0       2   0
Lum lf                        3   1   0   0       1   1       2   0
Flynn ss                      3   1   0   0       1   1       3   1
Norman p                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Youngblood ph               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   6   3       5   6      27   8

BATTING - 
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Andrews 2b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       1   5
Cedeno cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   2       9   0
Roberts rf                    3   1   1   0       1   2       5   0
Johnson lf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Gross ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Herrmann c                    2   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   2   1       0   0       2   3
Richard p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Siebert p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   4   2       3   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Richard (5).

BATTING - 
HR: Watson (8,6th inning off Norman 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Andrews (2,2nd base by Norman/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Norman W(6-1)                 7     4   2   2   3   3   1  27
Eastwick SV(9)                2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        9     4   2   2   3   6   1  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(7-9)                5     6   4   2   4   4   0  26
Siebert                       2     0   0   0   1   0   0   7
Pentz                         2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9     6   4   2   5   6   0  39

WP: Richard (8).

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Dutch Rennert
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 24234


Starting Lineups:

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

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

ASTROS 1ST: Cabell flied out to right; Andrews popped to second;
Cedeno popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench grounded out (third to first); On a bunt
Geronimo singled; Lum flied out to center; Flynn walked
[Geronimo to second]; Norman singled to shortstop [Geronimo to
third, Flynn to second]; Rose singled to left [Geronimo scored,
Flynn scored, Norman to second]; Griffey forced Norman (third
unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson struck out; Roberts walked; Johnson popped to
shortstop; Herrmann walked [Roberts to second]; Metzger singled
[Roberts scored, Herrmann to second]; Richard flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

REDS 3RD: Morgan grounded out (second to first); Driessen struck
out; Bench struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell popped to shortstop; Andrews walked; Andrews
was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to
second); Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Geronimo singled to pitcher; Lum walked [Geronimo to
second]; Flynn struck out; On a bunt Norman reached on a
fielder's choice [Geronimo scored (error by Richard) (unearned),
Lum to third, Norman to second]; Rose walked; Griffey forced
Rose (second to shortstop) [Lum scored (unearned), Norman to
third, Griffey to first]; Morgan forced Griffey (shortstop
unassisted); 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (pitcher to first); Roberts
singled to center; Johnson forced Roberts (third to second)
[Johnson to first]; Herrmann grounded out (catcher unassisted);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Driessen flied out to left; Bench walked; Geronimo
singled to left [Bench to second]; Richard threw a wild pitch
[Bench to third, Geronimo to second]; Lum flied out to right;
Flynn flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros
1.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger flied out to left; HOWARD BATTED FOR
RICHARD; Howard struck out; Cabell flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: SIEBERT REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Norman grounded
out (third to first); Rose flied out to right; Griffey flied out
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Andrews grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
grounded out (pitcher to first); Watson homered; Roberts struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

REDS 7TH: Morgan flied out to right; Driessen grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bench walked; Geronimo forced Bench
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Herrmann
grounded out (first unassisted); Metzger singled to center;
BOSWELL BATTED FOR SIEBERT; Boswell popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

REDS 8TH: PENTZ REPLACED BOSWELL (PITCHING); Lum struck out;
Flynn grounded out (second to first); YOUNGBLOOD BATTED FOR
NORMAN; Youngblood struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: EASTWICK REPLACED YOUNGBLOOD (PITCHING); Cabell
popped to first; Andrews struck out; Cedeno grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

REDS 9TH: Rose flied out to right; Griffey grounded out (second
to first); Morgan grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Watson struck out; Roberts struck out; GROSS BATTED
FOR JOHNSON; Gross flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             4   6   0    8
 Astros           2   4   1    4


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