Houston Astros 10, Cincinnati Reds 5
Regular Season Game 141
Played on Tuesday, September 7, 1976 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  0    8  0  0  -  10 13  0
CIN N    0  0  0    2  2  1    0  0  0  -   5  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
Cabell 3b                     5   2   2   1       0   0       0   2
Cedeno cf                     3   1   1   2       1   0       3   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   3   0       0   0      10   2
Johnson c                     4   1   2   2       1   1       8   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   1       1   0       0   0
DaVanon 2b                    2   1   0   0       1   0       1   2
  Boswell ph                  1   1   1   3       0   0       0   0
  Andrews 2b                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    4   1   1   1       1   0       1   2
Sambito p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Roberts ph                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       37  10  13  10       6   1      27  12

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

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (18,off Borbon); Metzger (13,off Borbon).
3B: Cabell (7,off Norman); Boswell (1,off Borbon).
SF: Cedeno (4,off Norman).
GDP: Gross (5,off Norman).
IBB: Cruz (4,by Borbon).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cruz (10,2nd base by McEnaney/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   4
Griffey rf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Morgan 2b                     3   0   1   1       0   0       3   1
  Flynn 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bench c                       4   1   1   2       0   0       1   1
Perez 1b                      4   1   1   1       0   1      13   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   0   0       0   2       1   5
Armbrister lf                 4   1   1   0       0   2       4   0
Geronimo cf                   3   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
Norman p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lum ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McEnaney p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   5   8   4       2   7      27  12

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

BATTING - 
2B: Griffey (26,off Sambito).
HR: Bench (15,4th inning off Sambito 1 on 1 out); Perez (15,6th inning off
Sambito 0 on 1 out).
SH: Norman (7,off Sambito).
GDP: Rose (15,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Armbrister (6,2nd base off Sambito/Johnson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sambito W(3-1)                6     7   5   5   2   5   2  25
Forsch SV(18)                 3     1   0   0   0   2   0  10
Totals                        9     8   5   5   2   7   2  35


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Norman                        6.1   6   5   5   4   1   0  28
Borbon L(4-3)                 0.2   5   5   5   1   0   0   8
McEnaney                      2     2   0   0   1   0   0   8
Totals                        9    13  10  10   6   1   0  44

WP: Norman (5).
IBB: Borbon (9,Cruz).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Dale, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Bob Engel, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 19026


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. Johnson             c         Perez               1b
6. Cruz                lf        Concepcion          ss
7. DaVanon             2b        Armbrister          lf
8. Metzger             ss        Geronimo            cf
9. Sambito             p         Norman              p

ASTROS 1ST: Gross flied out to left; Cabell tripled; Cedeno hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Cabell scored]; Watson flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Griffey
grounded out (second to first); Morgan grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Johnson struck out; Cruz flied out to left; DaVanon
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench popped to catcher in foul territory; Perez
struck out; Concepcion flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Sambito
singled; Gross grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Sambito out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Armbrister grounded out (first to pitcher); Geronimo
singled; Norman out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Geronimo to second]; Rose struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell flied out to right; Cedeno popped to first in
foul territory; Watson singled to right; Johnson walked [Watson
to second]; Norman threw a wild pitch [Watson to third, Johnson
to second]; Cruz singled to left [Watson scored, Johnson to
third]; DaVanon forced Cruz (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Griffey doubled; Morgan popped to first in foul
territory; Bench homered [Griffey scored]; Perez flied out to
center; Concepcion struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Metzger grounded out (third to first); Sambito
grounded out (first unassisted); Gross grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Armbrister singled; Armbrister stole second; Geronimo
walked; On a bunt Norman singled [Armbrister to third, Geronimo
to second]; Rose grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Armbrister scored (no RBI), Geronimo to third,
Norman out at second]; Griffey walked; Morgan singled to right
[Geronimo scored, Griffey to third]; Morgan was picked off first
(pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno flied
out to left; Watson singled to left; Johnson singled to left
[Watson to second]; Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 4.

REDS 6TH: Bench grounded out (third to first); Perez homered;
Concepcion struck out; Armbrister struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 5.

ASTROS 7TH: DaVanon walked; Metzger walked [DaVanon to second];
ROBERTS BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Roberts popped to first in foul
territory; Gross walked [DaVanon to third, Metzger to second];
BORBON REPLACED NORMAN (PITCHING); Cabell singled to third
[DaVanon scored, Metzger to third, Gross to second]; Cedeno
singled to center [Metzger scored, Gross to third, Cabell to
second]; Watson popped to second in foul territory; Johnson
doubled to left [Gross scored, Cabell scored, Cedeno to third];
Cruz was walked intentionally; BOSWELL BATTED FOR DAVANON;
Boswell tripled to center [Cedeno scored, Johnson scored, Cruz
scored]; Metzger doubled to left [Boswell scored]; Roberts flied
out to left; 8 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Reds 5.

REDS 7TH: ANDREWS REPLACED BOSWELL (PLAYING 2B); FORSCH REPLACED
ROBERTS (PITCHING); Geronimo singled to shortstop; LUM BATTED
FOR BORBON; Lum flied out to center; Rose struck out; Griffey
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
10, Reds 5.

ASTROS 8TH: FLYNN REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); MCENANEY
REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Gross grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno walked;
Watson singled to center [Cedeno to second]; Johnson forced
Cedeno (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 10,
Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: Flynn grounded out (second to first); Bench flied out
to right; Perez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 10, Reds 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz singled; Cruz was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Andrews flied out to right; Metzger
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
10, Reds 5.

REDS 9TH: Concepcion flied out to center; Armbrister struck out;
Geronimo popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10,
Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  13   0    7
 Reds             5   8   0    3


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