Cincinnati Reds 9, Houston Astros 8
Regular Season Game 78
Played on Saturday, July 3, 1976 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    1  3  1    0  1  1    1  0  0  -   8 13  1
CIN N    2  0  1    1  3  0    1  1  x  -   9  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Howard lf,rf                3   1   2   1       0   0       0   0
Andrews 2b                    4   1   2   2       1   1       0   1
Cedeno cf                     5   0   2   1       0   0       6   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       9   0
Cruz lf,rf                    4   0   1   0       1   1       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Herrmann c                    4   2   1   2       1   0       5   3
Metzger ss                    3   1   2   0       1   0       2   3
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cosgrove p                    3   1   1   1       0   1       0   1
  Griffin p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Chiles lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       38   8  13   8       4   3      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Niekro-Herrmann-Watson.
E: Cabell (7).
PB: Herrmann (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (14,off Alcala); Watson (11,off Alcala); Herrmann (4,off McEnaney).
3B: Andrews (4,off Alcala).
SH: Niekro (3,off Eastwick).
SF: Watson (3,off Alcala).
IBB: Metzger (5,by McEnaney).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Howard (3,2nd base off Eastwick/Bench).
CS: Cedeno (8,2nd base by Eastwick/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       3   2   1   0       2   0       1   0
Griffey rf                    3   1   2   1       1   0       3   0
Morgan 2b                     2   2   0   0       3   0       3   3
Perez 1b                      4   0   0   0       1   1       6   2
Bench c                       4   2   2   3       0   0       3   1
Bailey lf                     4   2   2   4       0   2       2   0
  Armbrister lf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Foster ph,lf                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   0   0       1   1       4   3
Geronimo cf                   4   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Alcala p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  McEnaney p                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Driessen ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   9   9   8      11   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Perez (3).

BATTING - 
3B: Rose (3,off Cosgrove).
HR: Bailey 2 (5,4th inning off Cosgrove 0 on 1 out,5th inning off Griffin 2
on 2 out); Bench (9,7th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out).
SF: Bench (3,off Cosgrove); Griffey (2,off Cosgrove).
GDP: Perez (4,off Niekro).
IBB: Morgan (3,by Griffin).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Griffey (21,3rd base off Niekro/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cosgrove                      4.2   5   6   6   4   2   1  23
Griffin                       0.2   1   1   1   4   1   1   7
Niekro L(3-7)                 2     3   2   2   3   3   1  12
Pentz                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8     9   9   9  11   6   3  44

WP: Cosgrove (4), Griffin (2).
IBB: Griffin (2,Morgan).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Alcala                        2.1   6   5   5   2   1   0  15
McEnaney                      2.2   5   2   2   1   1   0  14
Eastwick                      2     2   1   0   1   1   0   9
Borbon W(2-1)                 2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9    13   8   7   4   3   0  44

McEnaney faced 2 batters in the 6th inning
IBB: McEnaney (6,Metzger).

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 45277


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Gross               rf        Rose                3b
2. Andrews             2b        Griffey             rf
3. Cedeno              cf        Morgan              2b
4. Watson              1b        Perez               1b
5. Cruz                lf        Bench               c
6. Cabell              3b        Bailey              lf
7. Herrmann            c         Concepcion          ss
8. Metzger             ss        Geronimo            cf
9. Cosgrove            p         Alcala              p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); Andrews
walked; Cedeno doubled [Andrews to third]; Watson hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Andrews scored, Cedeno to third]; Cruz
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose walked; Griffey flied out to center; Morgan
walked [Rose to second]; Perez walked [Rose to third, Morgan to
second]; Bench hit a sacrifice fly to center [Rose scored,
Morgan to third]; Cosgrove threw a wild pitch [Morgan scored,
Perez to second]; Bailey struck out; 2 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Cabell flied out to right; Herrmann walked; Metzger
singled to left [Herrmann to second]; Cosgrove singled to left
[Herrmann scored, Metzger to second]; Gross grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Metzger to third, Cosgrove to second];
Andrews tripled [Metzger scored, Cosgrove scored]; Cedeno
grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
4, Reds 2.

REDS 2ND: Concepcion flied out to right; Geronimo grounded out
(first unassisted); Alcala struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Watson doubled; Cruz struck out; Cabell singled to
second [Watson to third]; MCENANEY REPLACED ALCALA (PITCHING);
Herrmann forced Cabell (first to shortstop) [Watson scored,
Herrmann to first]; Metzger singled to left [Herrmann to
second]; Cosgrove struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5,
Reds 2.

REDS 3RD: HOWARD REPLACED GROSS (PLAYING LF); CRUZ CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Rose tripled to right; Griffey hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Rose scored]; Morgan grounded out
(shortstop to first); Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Howard flied out to center; Andrews flied out to
left; Cedeno flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Reds 3.

REDS 4TH: Bench flied out to center; Bailey homered; Concepcion
lined to shortstop; Geronimo singled to left; McEnaney walked
[Geronimo to second]; Rose grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); On a bunt
Cruz singled; Cabell forced Cruz (second to shortstop) [Cabell
to first]; Herrmann doubled to left [Cabell scored]; Metzger was
walked intentionally; Cosgrove forced Metzger (second
unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 4.

REDS 5TH: Griffey singled to right; Morgan forced Griffey
(pitcher to shortstop) [Morgan to first]; Perez flied out to
center; Bench singled to left [Morgan to second]; GRIFFIN
REPLACED COSGROVE (PITCHING); Bailey homered [Morgan scored,
Bench scored]; Concepcion walked; Geronimo struck out; 3 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Howard singled to center; Andrews singled to right
[Howard to second]; EASTWICK REPLACED MCENANEY (PITCHING);
Cedeno singled to left [Howard scored, Andrews to second];
Watson flied out to center [Andrews to third]; Cedeno was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Cruz walked; Cabell
popped to third in foul territory; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
7, Reds 7.

REDS 6TH: Eastwick flied out to center; Rose walked; Griffey
walked [Rose to second]; Griffin threw a wild pitch [Rose to
third, Griffey to second]; Morgan was walked intentionally;
NIEKRO REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Perez grounded into a double
play (pitcher to catcher to first) [Rose out at home]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Herrmann reached on an error by Perez [Herrmann to
first]; Metzger flied out to left; Niekro out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Herrmann to second]; Howard singled to
right [Herrmann scored (unearned)]; Howard stole second; Andrews
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 7.

REDS 7TH: Bench homered; Bailey struck out (catcher to first);
Concepcion struck out (catcher to first); Geronimo walked;
DRIESSEN BATTED FOR EASTWICK; Driessen singled to center
[Geronimo to second]; Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 8.

ASTROS 8TH: ARMBRISTER REPLACED BAILEY (PLAYING LF); BORBON
REPLACED DRIESSEN (PITCHING); Cedeno popped to second; Watson
flied out to center; Cruz popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 8.

REDS 8TH: Griffey singled to shortstop; Herrmann allowed a
passed ball [Griffey to second]; Griffey stole third; Morgan
walked; Perez struck out; Bench reached on an error by Cabell
[Griffey scored (RBI), Morgan to second, Bench to first]; FOSTER
BATTED FOR ARMBRISTER; Foster walked [Morgan to third, Bench to
second]; HOWARD CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); PENTZ REPLACED
CRUZ (PITCHING); CHILES REPLACED NIEKRO (PLAYING LF); Concepcion
flied out to left; Geronimo grounded out (shortstop to first); 1
R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 9.

ASTROS 9TH: FOSTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Cabell grounded
out (first to pitcher); Herrmann flied out to right; BOSWELL
BATTED FOR METZGER; Boswell grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  13   1    9
 Reds             9   9   1   11


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