Houston Astros 7, Cincinnati Reds 2
Regular Season Game 144
Played on Monday, September 12, 1977 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    2  0  2    0  1  0    2  0  0  -   7 11  0
CIN N    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       3   0   0   0       2   2       2   0
Cabell 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   2       1   1
Cedeno cf                     5   4   4   2       0   0       6   0
Cruz rf                       5   2   2   3       0   0       1   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   0       1   2       1   2
Herrmann c                    2   0   1   0       3   0      13   0
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       1   2       0   0
Richard p                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   7  11   6       7  10      27   3

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (19,off Torres).
3B: Cedeno (7,off Soto).
HR: Cruz 2 (16,1st inning off Soto 1 on 2 out,3rd inning off Soto 0 on 1 out);
Cedeno 2 (12,3rd inning off Soto 0 on 1 out,5th inning off Torres 0 on
0 out); Watson (16,7th inning off Murray 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (52,2nd base off Murray/Plummer); Puhl (7,2nd base off Dumoulin/Plummer).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       3   1   2   0       2   0       0   2
Griffey rf                    5   0   2   2       0   2       1   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   0   0       1   1       2   1
Foster cf                     5   0   2   0       0   3       0   0
Driessen 1b                   5   0   2   0       0   0       8   2
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   2       1   3
Summers lf                    3   0   0   0       1   3       2   0
Plummer c                     3   1   0   0       1   1      11   0
Soto p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Armbrister ph               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Torres p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lum ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murray p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Knight ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dumoulin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Bailey ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sarmiento p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   2   9   2       5  13      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Driessen.
E: Murray (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Rose (36,off Richard); Griffey (32,off Richard); Driessen (26,off Richard).
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Driessen 2 (30,2nd base off Richard/Herrmann,3rd base off Richard/Herrmann).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard W(15-11)              8     8   2   2   5  11   0  37
Sambito                       1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9     9   2   2   5  13   0  41

Richard faced 1 batter in the 9th inning

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Soto L(2-6)                   3     5   4   4   1   4   3  15
Torres                        2     2   1   1   3   5   1  11
Murray                        2     3   2   2   1   1   1   9
Dumoulin                      1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Sarmiento                     1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                        9    11   7   7   7  10   5  43


Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Art Williams, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 3:08   Attendance: 17857


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Puhl                lf        Rose                3b
2. Cabell              3b        Griffey             rf
3. Cedeno              cf        Morgan              2b
4. Cruz                rf        Foster              cf
5. Watson              1b        Driessen            1b
6. Howe                2b        Concepcion          ss
7. Herrmann            c         Summers             lf
8. Metzger             ss        Plummer             c
9. Richard             p         Soto                p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to left; Cabell struck out; Cedeno
tripled to center; Cruz homered [Cedeno scored]; Watson grounded
out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds
0.

REDS 1ST: Rose flied to left in foul territory; Griffey grounded
out (second to first); Morgan flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe struck out; Herrmann singled to center; Metzger
walked [Herrmann to second]; Richard popped to second; Puhl
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster struck out; Driessen singled to center;
Driessen stole second; Driessen stole third; Concepcion struck
out; Summers struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Cabell grounded out (third to first); Cedeno
homered; Cruz homered; Watson flied out to right; Howe struck
out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Plummer walked; ARMBRISTER BATTED FOR SOTO; Armbrister
struck out; Rose doubled to left [Plummer to third]; Griffey
doubled to left [Plummer scored, Rose scored]; Morgan flied out
to center; Foster struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 2.

ASTROS 4TH: TORRES REPLACED ARMBRISTER (PITCHING); Herrmann
walked; Debut game for Angel Torres; Metzger was called
out on strikes; Richard struck out; Puhl walked [Herrmann to
second]; Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Driessen flied out to center; Concepcion struck out;
Summers struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno homered; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to
first); Watson struck out; Howe doubled to right; Herrmann
walked; Metzger struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5,
Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Plummer struck out; LUM BATTED FOR TORRES; Lum flied
out to left; Rose walked; Griffey singled to center [Rose to
second]; Morgan popped to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
5, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: MURRAY REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); Richard singled to
right; Puhl was called out on strikes; Cabell forced Richard
(pitcher to shortstop); Cabell was picked off first (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Foster singled to left; Driessen doubled to right
[Foster to third]; Concepcion grounded out (third to first);
Summers struck out; Plummer flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno singled to left; Cedeno stole second; Cruz
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Cedeno scored (error by Murray)
(no RBI)]; Watson homered; Howe grounded out (second to first);
Herrmann walked; Metzger flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: KNIGHT BATTED FOR MURRAY; Knight flied out to right;
Rose singled to left; Griffey struck out; Morgan walked [Rose to
second]; Foster struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7,
Reds 2.

ASTROS 8TH: DUMOULIN REPLACED KNIGHT (PITCHING); Richard
grounded out (third to first); Puhl walked; Puhl stole second;
Cabell singled to shortstop [Puhl to third]; Cedeno reached on a
fielder's choice [Puhl out at home (shortstop to catcher),
Cabell to second]; Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 2.

REDS 8TH: Driessen grounded out (second to pitcher); Concepcion
singled to right; Summers walked [Concepcion to second]; Plummer
popped to second; BAILEY BATTED FOR DUMOULIN; Bailey flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 2.

ASTROS 9TH: SARMIENTO REPLACED BAILEY (PITCHING); Watson popped
to second; Howe walked; Herrmann lined into a double play (first
unassisted) [Howe out at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
7, Reds 2.

REDS 9TH: Rose walked; SAMBITO REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING);
Griffey struck out; Morgan struck out; Foster singled to center
[Rose to second]; Driessen flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  11   0    9
 Reds             2   9   1   12


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