Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 50
Played on Friday, June 3, 1977 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  2  0
CIN N    0  2  2    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Howard cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Cabell 3b                     2   0   0   0       2   0       0   1
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Ferguson c                    2   0   0   0       2   0       6   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       8   1
Johnson lf                    2   0   0   0       2   0       0   0
Howe 2b                       3   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
Sperring ss                   2   0   0   0       1   0       4   1
  Boswell ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lemongello p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Niekro p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Roberts ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       27   0   2   0       8   4      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Sambito-Sperring.
PB: Ferguson (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (8,off Norman).
GDP: Ferguson (6,off Norman).
IBB: Sperring (2,by Norman).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cabell (6,2nd base by Norman/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       5   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Griffey rf                    3   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       4   2
Driessen 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   2       6   1
Foster lf                     4   1   2   2       0   1       3   0
Bench c                       3   1   1   2       1   1       5   1
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
  Flynn pr,ss                 0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Geronimo cf                   2   0   2   0       2   0       4   0
Norman p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Totals                       32   4   9   4       4   7      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morgan-Driessen.

BATTING - 
2B: Foster (9,off Lemongello).
HR: Bench (9,2nd inning off Lemongello 1 on 0 out).
SH: Norman (3,off Lemongello).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lemongello L(1-8)             2.1   5   4   4   2   1   1  14
Niekro                        3.2   2   0   0   2   3   0  16
Sambito                       2     2   0   0   0   3   0   7
Totals                        8     9   4   4   4   7   1  37


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Norman W(5-2)                 9     2   0   0   8   4   0  35

IBB: Norman (2,Sperring).

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Sudol
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 33150


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Howard              cf        Rose                3b
2. Cabell              3b        Griffey             rf
3. Cruz                rf        Morgan              2b
4. Ferguson            c         Driessen            1b
5. Watson              1b        Foster              lf
6. Johnson             lf        Bench               c
7. Howe                2b        Concepcion          ss
8. Sperring            ss        Geronimo            cf
9. Lemongello          p         Norman              p

ASTROS 1ST: Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell
walked; Cruz singled to center [Cabell to third]; Ferguson
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Cruz out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Watson struck out; Johnson walked; Howe doubled to
left [Johnson to third]; Sperring was walked intentionally;
Lemongello struck out; Howard struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster singled to center; Bench homered [Foster
scored]; Concepcion lined to first; Geronimo walked; Norman out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Geronimo to second];
Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell walked; Cabell was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Cruz made an out to shortstop; Ferguson
walked; Watson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 2.

REDS 3RD: Griffey walked; Morgan singled to right [Griffey to
second]; Driessen struck out; Foster doubled [Griffey scored,
Morgan scored]; NIEKRO REPLACED LEMONGELLO (PITCHING); Bench
popped to shortstop; Concepcion struck out but Foster advanced
to third and Concepcion advanced to first on a passed ball;
Geronimo walked [Concepcion to second]; Norman struck out; 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Johnson walked; Howe popped to first in foul
territory; Sperring forced Johnson (shortstop to second); Niekro
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 4TH: Rose grounded out (second to first); Griffey flied out
to center; Morgan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell flied
out to center; Cruz flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 5TH: Driessen grounded out (first unassisted); Foster
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bench walked; Concepcion
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Ferguson flied out to left; Watson grounded out
(first to pitcher); Johnson popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 6TH: Geronimo singled to center; Norman forced Geronimo
(pitcher to shortstop); Rose singled to center [Norman to
second]; Griffey forced Rose (second to shortstop) [Norman to
third]; Morgan grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Howe flied out to center; Sperring popped to second;
ROBERTS BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Roberts flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 7TH: SAMBITO REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Driessen struck
out; Foster struck out; Bench struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 8TH: On a bunt Howard made an out to first; Cabell popped
to second; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 4.

REDS 8TH: Concepcion singled to center; FLYNN RAN FOR
CONCEPCION; Geronimo singled to center [Flynn to second]; Norman
hit into a double play (pitcher to shortstop) [Flynn out at
third]; Rose flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 9TH: FLYNN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Ferguson walked;
Watson grounded out (third to first) [Ferguson to second];
Johnson popped to shortstop in foul territory; Howe walked;
BOSWELL BATTED FOR SPERRING; Boswell forced Howe (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   2   0    8
 Reds             4   9   0    9


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