Houston Astros 8, Cincinnati Reds 0
Regular Season Game 92
Played on Saturday, July 16, 1977 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  3    0  2  2  -   8 13  1
CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       5   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cruz rf                       5   1   1   2       0   1       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   2   2   0       1   1       4   0
Ferguson c                    4   1   1   0       1   0      11   0
Howard lf                     5   2   2   3       0   1       0   0
Gonzalez 2b                   4   1   4   1       0   0       1   3
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   1       1   0       1   3
Richard p                     3   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
  Sambito p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       37   8  13   8       3   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Ferguson (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Watson (17,off Norman); Gonzalez (16,off Murray).
HR: Howard (2,6th inning off Norman 2 on 1 out); Cruz (11,9th inning off Henderson
1 on 1 out).
SH: Puhl (1,off Norman); Metzger (5,off Norman).
Team LOB: 7.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
xRose 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Driessen 1b                   4   0   0   0       0   2       9   4
Morgan 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       2   2
  Auerbach 2b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Foster cf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Bench c                       3   0   1   0       1   1       6   0
  Henderson p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lum lf                        3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Armbrister ph,rf            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Summers rf                    3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Bailey ph,lf                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Concepcion ss                 3   0   2   0       1   0       2   3
Norman p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       3   5
  Griffey ph                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Murray p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Plummer c                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   0   5   0       4   9      27  17

x - reached first on interference.
BATTING - 
2B: Concepcion (15,off Richard); Bench (21,off Sambito).
Team LOB: 10.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(9-6)                6     4   0   0   4   7   0  27
Sambito SV(2)                 3     1   0   0   0   2   0  10
Totals                        9     5   0   0   4   9   0  37

Richard faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Norman L(9-5)                 7     8   4   4   2   4   1  30
Murray                        1     2   2   2   1   1   0   6
Henderson                     1     3   2   2   0   0   1   6
Totals                        9    13   8   8   3   5   2  42

WP: Norman (5).

Umpires: HP - Art Williams, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Lee Weyer
Ejections: CIN Manager Sparky Anderson by Art Williams [Warning
to both teams]
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 52286


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Puhl                cf        Rose                3b
2. Cabell              3b        Driessen            1b
3. Cruz                rf        Morgan              2b
4. Watson              1b        Foster              cf
5. Ferguson            c         Bench               c
6. Howard              lf        Lum                 lf
7. Gonzalez            2b        Summers             rf
8. Metzger             ss        Concepcion          ss
9. Richard             p         Norman              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl popped to shortstop; Cabell grounded out (third
to first); Cruz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Watson singled to left; Ferguson forced Watson
(pitcher to shortstop); Howard struck out; Gonzalez singled to
center [Ferguson to second]; Metzger flied out to right; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster popped to pitcher; Bench walked; Lum forced
Bench (pitcher to shortstop); Summers struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard singled; Puhl out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Richard to second]; Cabell reached on a
fielder's choice [Richard out at third (shortstop to third)];
Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Concepcion singled to third; On a bunt Norman popped
to catcher in foul territory; Rose reached on catcher's
interference by Ferguson [Concepcion to second]; Driessen flied
out to center; Morgan walked [Concepcion to third, Rose to
second]; Foster forced Rose (shortstop to third); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson struck out; Ferguson grounded out (first to
pitcher); Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Bench grounded out (second to first); Lum flied out to
center; Summers flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Gonzalez singled to right; Metzger out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Gonzalez to second]; Norman
threw a wild pitch [Gonzalez to third]; Richard struck out; Puhl
singled to right [Gonzalez scored]; Cabell forced Puhl
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Concepcion doubled to right; On a bunt Norman struck
out; Rose reached on a fielder's choice [Concepcion out at third
(pitcher to shortstop to third), Rose to second]; Driessen
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (third to first); Watson doubled;
Ferguson walked; Howard homered [Watson scored, Ferguson
scored]; Gonzalez singled to left; Gonzalez was picked off first
(pitcher to first); Metzger walked; Richard flied out to center;
3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

REDS 6TH: Morgan flied out to center; Foster singled to left;
Bench struck out; Lum singled to shortstop [Foster to second];
Summers struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl grounded out (first to pitcher); Cabell popped
to catcher; Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

REDS 7TH: Concepcion walked; GRIFFEY BATTED FOR NORMAN; Griffey
walked [Concepcion to second]; SAMBITO REPLACED RICHARD
(PITCHING); Rose flied out to right; Driessen forced Griffey
(shortstop to second) [Concepcion to third]; Morgan grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

ASTROS 8TH: MURRAY REPLACED GRIFFEY (PITCHING); Watson
walked; Reds Manager Sparky Anderson ejected by HP umpire Art
Williams after Dale Murray warned for throwing at Bob
Watson; Ferguson grounded out (third to second to first)
[Watson to second]; Howard singled to center [Watson to third];
Gonzalez doubled to right [Watson scored, Howard to third];
Metzger grounded out (first to second to first) [Howard scored,
Gonzalez to third]; Sambito struck out; 38 minute rain
delay; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 0.

REDS 8TH: Foster struck out; Bench doubled to left; ARMBRISTER
BATTED FOR LUM; Armbrister struck out; BAILEY BATTED FOR
SUMMERS; Bailey popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 0.

ASTROS 9TH: ARMBRISTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BAILEY
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); AUERBACH REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING
2B); HENDERSON REPLACED BENCH (PITCHING); PLUMMER REPLACED
MURRAY (PLAYING C ); Puhl lined to first; Cabell singled to
right; Cruz homered [Cabell scored]; Watson flied out to center;
Ferguson singled to center; Howard flied out to center; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 0.

REDS 9TH: Concepcion flied out to right; Plummer grounded out
(second to first); Rose flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  13   1    7
 Reds             0   5   0   10


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