Cincinnati Reds 7, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 79
Played on Sunday, July 4, 1976 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  2
CIN N    0  1  1    0  2  0    0  3  x  -   7 12  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cabell 3b                     4   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
Andrews 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   2       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Johnson lf                    3   0   1   0       1   0       4   0
Herrmann c                    4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Dierker p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Chiles ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   6   2       1   2      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Andrews-Metzger-Watson.
E: Herrmann 2 (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Metzger (7,off Nolan).
HR: Cedeno (14,1st inning off Nolan 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Cabell (3,off Nolan).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (15,2nd base off Nolan/Bench); Cruz (10,2nd base off Nolan/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       4   0   2   1       0   0       2   2
  Flynn 3b                    0   1   0   0       1   0       0   1
Griffey rf                    4   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     4   2   2   0       1   0       1   5
Foster lf                     5   3   4   3       0   1       4   0
Perez 1b                      3   0   0   0       2   1      11   1
Bench c                       4   0   1   2       1   1       3   0
Geronimo cf                   3   1   2   1       1   0       4   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Nolan p                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       35   7  12   7       7   4      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Concepcion-Morgan-Perez.
E: Morgan (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Geronimo (15,off Dierker); Foster (13,off Dierker).
HR: Foster (17,8th inning off Pentz 2 on 2 out).
GDP: Concepcion (3,off Dierker).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Foster 2 (6,2nd base off Dierker/Herrmann 2); Geronimo (8,2nd base off
Dierker/Herrmann); Rose (4,2nd base off Dierker/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dierker L(7-8)                6    10   4   4   4   3   0  31
Pentz                         2     2   3   3   3   1   1  11
Totals                        8    12   7   7   7   4   1  42


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nolan W(8-4)                  9     6   2   1   1   2   1  34


Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Paul Runge, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 28090


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Cabell reached on an error by Morgan [Cabell to
first]; Cabell stole second; Andrews grounded out (first
unassisted) [Cabell to third]; Cedeno homered [Cabell scored
(unearned)]; Watson popped to third in foul territory; Cruz
singled to left; Cruz stole second; Johnson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); Griffey walked;
Morgan flied out to right; Foster singled to right [Griffey to
third]; Foster stole second; Perez walked; Bench forced Perez
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Herrmann grounded out (second to first); Metzger
doubled to center; Dierker grounded out (second to first)
[Metzger to third]; Cabell grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Geronimo walked; Geronimo stole second; Concepcion
flied out to left; Nolan grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Geronimo to third]; Rose singled to left [Geronimo scored];
Griffey singled to center [Rose to third]; Morgan flied out to
right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Andrews popped to shortstop; Cedeno flied out to
left; Watson singled to left; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Foster singled to center; Foster stole second [Foster
to third (error by Herrmann)]; Perez struck out; Bench struck
out; Geronimo doubled to right [Foster scored]; Concepcion
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Reds 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Johnson singled to center; Herrmann struck out;
Metzger flied out to center; Dierker flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Nolan popped to first in foul territory; Rose grounded
out (third to first); Griffey flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Andrews
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Morgan singled to right; Foster doubled [Morgan to
third]; Perez popped to shortstop; Bench singled to left [Morgan
scored, Foster scored]; Geronimo singled to center [Bench to
third]; Concepcion grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Geronimo out at second]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Cruz popped to
third in foul territory; Johnson walked; Herrmann flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 4.

REDS 6TH: Nolan flied out to right; Rose singled to left; Rose
stole second [Rose to third (error by Herrmann)]; Griffey
grounded out (second to first); Morgan walked; Foster struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 4.

ASTROS 7TH: FLYNN REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING 3B); Metzger grounded
out (second to first); CHILES BATTED FOR DIERKER; Chiles singled
to right; Cabell grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Chiles out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 4.

REDS 7TH: PENTZ REPLACED CHILES (PITCHING); Perez popped to
catcher in foul territory; Bench walked; Geronimo flied out to
left; Concepcion flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Andrews flied out to left; Cedeno flied out to left;
Watson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Reds 4.

REDS 8TH: Nolan struck out; Flynn walked; Griffey flied out to
center; Morgan singled to right [Flynn to third]; Foster homered
[Flynn scored, Morgan scored]; Perez walked; Bench flied out to
left; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); Johnson
grounded out (third to first); Herrmann struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   6   2    5
 Reds             7  12   1   11


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