Cincinnati Reds 3, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 142
Played on Wednesday, September 8, 1976 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  1    0  0  1  -   3  6  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       4   1   0   0       0   0       2   2
Griffey rf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Driessen lf                   3   0   1   1       1   0       0   0
  Eastwick p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bench c                       3   1   1   1       1   0       6   2
Perez 1b                      4   1   2   1       0   0       9   1
Geronimo cf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   0   0       0   1       5   5
Flynn 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Nolan p                       3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Armbrister lf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   6   3       2   2      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Concepcion-Perez.
E: Flynn (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Driessen (11,off McLaughlin).
HR: Perez (16,5th inning off McLaughlin 0 on 0 out); Bench (16,9th inning off
Pentz 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Bench (9,off McLaughlin).
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Gross rf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     3   0   2   0       0   0      14   1
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Herrmann c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
DaVanon 2b,ss                 3   0   0   0       0   0       2   6
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andrews 2b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McLaughlin p                  1   0   0   0       1   0       1   3
  Milbourne ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   0   4   0       1   3      27  16

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. McLaughlin-DaVanon, Cabell-Watson-Metzger.
E: Metzger (9).

BATTING - 
GDP: Cabell (10,off Nolan).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cabell (6,2nd base by Nolan/Bench); Cedeno (13,3rd base by Nolan/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nolan W(12-8)                 7     4   0   0   1   2   0  24
Eastwick SV(20)               2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9     4   0   0   1   3   0  30


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McLaughlin L(3-3)             8     5   2   1   2   2   1  30
Pentz                         1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Totals                        9     6   3   2   2   2   2  34


Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:00   Attendance: 9525


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                3b        Gross               rf
2. Griffey             rf        Cabell              3b
3. Driessen            lf        Cedeno              cf
4. Bench               c         Watson              1b
5. Perez               1b        Cruz                lf
6. Geronimo            cf        Herrmann            c
7. Concepcion          ss        DaVanon             2b
8. Flynn               2b        Metzger             ss
9. Nolan               p         McLaughlin          p

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

ASTROS 1ST: On a bunt Gross singled; Cabell forced Gross
(shortstop to second); Cabell was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Cedeno popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench walked; Perez singled to center [Bench to
second]; Geronimo forced Bench (pitcher to third) [Perez to
second]; Concepcion lined into a double play (pitcher to second)
[Perez out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to center; Cruz popped to third in
foul territory; Herrmann forced Watson (first to shortstop);
DaVanon grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Flynn struck out; Nolan grounded out (second to
first); Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); McLaughlin
popped to catcher in foul territory; Gross grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Griffey grounded out (second to first); Driessen
walked; Bench grounded into a double play (third to first to
shortstop) [Driessen out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno
singled to left; Watson reached on a fielder's choice [Cedeno to
second (error by Flynn)]; Cedeno was caught stealing third
(catcher to third) [Watson to second]; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Perez homered; Geronimo singled to center; Concepcion
struck out; Flynn flied out to center; Nolan grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Herrmann popped to catcher in foul territory;
DaVanon grounded out (third to first); Metzger flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: Rose reached on an error by Metzger [Rose to first];
Griffey flied out to left; Driessen doubled to right [Rose
scored (unearned)]; Bench grounded out (third to first); Perez
flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros
0.

ASTROS 6TH: McLaughlin walked; Gross flied out to center; Cabell
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [McLaughlin out
at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 7TH: Geronimo grounded out (shortstop to first); Concepcion
lined to second; Flynn singled to right; Nolan grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno popped to shortstop; Watson singled; Cruz
struck out; Herrmann flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 8TH: Rose flied out to left; Griffey grounded out (second
to first); Driessen grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: EASTWICK REPLACED DRIESSEN (PITCHING); ARMBRISTER
REPLACED NOLAN (PLAYING LF); DaVanon popped to shortstop;
BOSWELL BATTED FOR METZGER; Boswell flied out to right;
MILBOURNE BATTED FOR MCLAUGHLIN; Milbourne grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 9TH: DAVANON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); ANDREWS
REPLACED BOSWELL (PLAYING 2B); PENTZ REPLACED MILBOURNE
(PITCHING); Bench homered; Perez flied out to right; Geronimo
flied out to left; Concepcion grounded out (third to first); 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: Gross struck out; Cabell grounded out (first
unassisted); Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3   6   1    4
 Astros           0   4   1    3


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