Cincinnati Reds 9, Houston Astros 8
Regular Season Game 140
Played on Monday, September 6, 1976 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  0    2  0  3  -   8  9  2
CIN N    0  0  8    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   9 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      2   2   0   0       3   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     5   2   3   1       0   0       0   1
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   0       2   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   3       1   0       5   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   1       1   0       3   0
Herrmann c                    5   1   1   0       0   2       7   1
Andrews 2b                    4   0   0   1       0   0       4   2
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   1       0   0       1   2
Richard p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Niekro p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Rondon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   8   9   8       7   3      24   7

FIELDING - 
E: Cabell (15), Metzger (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (20,off Alcala); Roberts (10,off Alcala); Cabell (13,off Sarmiento);
Watson (26,off Eastwick).
3B: Metzger (8,off Alcala).
SF: Watson (8,off Sarmiento).
GDP: Cruz (6,off Sarmiento).
Team LOB: 7.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       3   1   2   0       2   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Griffey rf                    5   1   2   1       0   0       3   0
Morgan 2b                     3   1   2   4       2   0       1   4
Bench c                       5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Foster lf                     3   2   1   0       1   1       3   0
  Lum lf                      1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Perez 1b                      5   1   1   1       0   1       6   0
Geronimo cf                   4   1   1   0       1   2       6   0
Concepcion ss                 4   1   2   2       0   1       2   2
Alcala p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Sarmiento p                 2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Flynn 3b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       37   9  12   8       6   7      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Concepcion-Perez.

BATTING - 
2B: Perez (26,off Richard); Concepcion (24,off Pentz).
HR: Morgan (27,3rd inning off Richard 3 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Griffey (28,2nd base off Richard/Herrmann); Bench (12,Home off Richard/Herrmann);
Foster (17,2nd base off Richard/Herrmann).
CS: Morgan (7,2nd base by Pentz/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(16-14)              2.2   7   8   8   4   3   1  21
Niekro                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Rondon                        2     2   0   0   1   1   0   9
Pentz                         3     3   1   1   1   3   0  12
Totals                        8    12   9   9   6   7   1  43


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Alcala                        3.1   5   3   3   3   2   0  18
Sarmiento W(5-1)              3.2   1   2   2   3   0   0  14
Eastwick                      2     3   3   3   1   1   0  10
Totals                        9     9   8   8   7   3   0  42

WP: Sarmiento (1).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Jerry Dale, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Bob Engel
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 22912


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Gross grounded out (second to first); Cabell singled
to center; Cedeno walked [Cabell to second]; Watson flied out to
center; Cruz walked [Cabell to third, Cedeno to second];
Herrmann struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose walked; Griffey forced Rose (third to second)
[Griffey to first]; Griffey stole second; Morgan walked; Bench
flied out to left; Foster was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Andrews grounded out (second to first); Metzger
flied out to right; Richard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez grounded out (second to first); Geronimo struck
out; Concepcion reached on an error by Cabell [Concepcion to
first]; Alcala reached on an error by Metzger [Concepcion to
second, Alcala to first]; Rose walked [Concepcion to third,
Alcala to second]; Griffey grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 2 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gross walked; Cabell lined to left; Cedeno made an
out to shortstop; Watson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Morgan flied out to center; Bench singled to left;
Foster singled to right [Bench to third]; Bench stole home and
Foster stole second; Perez doubled [Foster scored]; Geronimo
walked; Concepcion singled to center [Perez scored, Geronimo to
second]; Alcala struck out; Rose singled to first [Geronimo to
third, Concepcion to second]; Griffey singled to second
[Geronimo scored, Concepcion to third, Rose to second]; Morgan
homered [Concepcion scored, Rose scored, Griffey scored]; NIEKRO
REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Bench flied out to right; 8 R, 7 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 8.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz doubled; Herrmann singled to left [Cruz to
third]; Andrews grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Cruz scored, Herrmann to second]; Metzger tripled [Herrmann
scored]; ROBERTS BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Roberts doubled [Metzger
scored]; SARMIENTO REPLACED ALCALA (PITCHING); Sarmiento threw a
wild pitch [Roberts to third]; Gross flied out to left; Cabell
flied out to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 8.

REDS 4TH: RONDON REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Foster flied out
to right; Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Geronimo
singled to center; Concepcion struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Reds 8.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno walked; Watson walked [Cedeno to second];
Cruz grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Cedeno to third, Watson out at second]; Herrmann flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 8.

REDS 5TH: Sarmiento flied out to center; Rose flied out to left;
Griffey singled to center; Morgan walked [Griffey to second];
Bench popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 8.

ASTROS 6TH: Andrews flied out to center; Metzger flied out to
center; HOWARD BATTED FOR RONDON; Howard flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 8.

REDS 6TH: PENTZ REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Foster walked; Perez
struck out; Geronimo flied out to left; Concepcion doubled
[Foster scored]; Sarmiento grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Gross walked; Cabell doubled to left [Gross
scored]; ball caromed off wall and hit George Foster in the
eye; LUM REPLACED FOSTER (PLAYING LF); Cedeno flied out to
center [Cabell to third]; Watson hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Cabell scored]; Cruz grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 2 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 9.

REDS 7TH: Rose singled to center; Griffey popped to shortstop;
Morgan singled to right [Rose to third]; Morgan was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Bench popped to second; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 9.

ASTROS 8TH: EASTWICK REPLACED ROSE (PITCHING); FLYNN REPLACED
SARMIENTO (PLAYING 3B); Herrmann struck out; Andrews grounded
out (second to first); Metzger flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 9.

REDS 8TH: Lum struck out; Perez grounded out (shortstop to
first); Geronimo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Reds 9.

ASTROS 9TH: BOSWELL BATTED FOR PENTZ; Boswell popped to third;
Gross walked; Cabell singled to right [Gross to second]; Cedeno
singled to center [Gross to third, Cabell to second]; Watson
doubled [Gross scored, Cabell scored, Cedeno to third]; Cruz
grounded out (first unassisted) [Cedeno scored, Watson to
third]; Herrmann popped to second; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
8, Reds 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8   9   2    7
 Reds             9  12   0   10


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