Cincinnati Reds 11, Houston Astros 9
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Thursday, April 6, 1978 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    4  0  0    0  0  4  -   9 12  2
CIN N    1  0  0    1  5  2    2  0  x  -  11 16  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   2   2   1       1   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   1   1       0   2       2   1
Cedeno cf                     4   1   2   2       1   0       0   0
Cruz rf                       5   1   3   2       0   0       0   0
Watson 1b                     5   1   1   1       0   1       5   1
Ferguson c                    4   1   1   2       0   3      11   2
Howe 2b                       4   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Metzger ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       5   4
  Bergman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Richard p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   9  12   9       2   7      24  10

FIELDING - 
TP: 1. Ferguson-Metzger-Cabell-Metzger.
E: Cruz (1), Howe (1).
PB: Ferguson (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (1,off Seaver); Howe (1,off Murray).
HR: Puhl (1,1st inning off Seaver 0 on 0 out); Cedeno (1,4th inning off Seaver
0 on 0 out); Ferguson (1,4th inning off Seaver 1 on 0 out).
HBP: Howard (1,by Murray).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cedeno (1,2nd base off Seaver/Bench); Cabell (1,2nd base off Borbon/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       4   1   1   0       1   0       0   0
  Knight 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Griffey rf                    4   2   2   0       1   1       0   0
Morgan 2b                     4   3   3   5       1   1       4   4
Foster lf                     5   2   2   0       0   1       3   1
Driessen 1b                   4   2   2   0       1   1       7   0
Bench c                       5   0   2   2       0   2       8   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   1       1   2       1   4
Geronimo cf                   4   0   2   1       1   1       4   0
Seaver p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Collins ph                  1   1   1   1       1   0       0   0
  Murray p                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Bair p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tomlin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37  11  16  10       7  11      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Geronimo (1,off Richard); Rose (1,off Richard); Morgan 2 (2,off Richard,off
Dixon); Foster (1,off Richard).
HR: Morgan (1,1st inning off Richard 0 on 2 out).
IBB: Geronimo (1,by Pentz).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Driessen (1,2nd base off Richard/Ferguson); Morgan (1,2nd base off Pentz/Ferguson);
Griffey (1,2nd base off Dixon/Ferguson).
CS: Concepcion (1,2nd base by Richard/Ferguson); Foster (1,2nd base by Sambito/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(0-1)                4.2  11   7   7   3   8   1  26
Pentz                         1.1   2   2   1   3   1   0  10
Dixon                         0     3   2   2   1   0   0   4
Sambito                       2     0   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        8    16  11  10   7  11   1  44

Dixon faced 4 batters in the 7th inning
WP: Richard (1).
BK: Richard (1).
IBB: Pentz (1,Geronimo).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Seaver                        3     6   5   5   0   3   3  15
Borbon W(1-0)                 2     2   0   0   0   0   0   7
Murray                        3.2   3   4   4   1   4   0  16
Bair                          0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Tomlin SV(1)                  0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9    12   9   9   2   7   3  41

Seaver faced 4 batters in the 4th inning
HBP: Murray (1,Howard).

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:53   Attendance: 52378


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              lf
5. Watson              1b        Driessen            1b
6. Ferguson            c         Bench               c
7. Howe                2b        Concepcion          ss
8. Metzger             ss        Geronimo            cf
9. Richard             p         Seaver              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl homered; Cabell struck out; Cedeno singled;
Cedeno stole second; Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first);
Watson grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Ferguson struck out; Howe popped to second; Metzger
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 1.

REDS 2ND: Driessen grounded out (second to first); Bench singled
to center; Concepcion struck out; 33 minute rain delay;
Geronimo doubled to left [Bench to third]; Seaver struck out; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Richard struck out; Puhl flied out to left; Cabell
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); 31 minute
rain delay; Griffey walked; Ferguson allowed a passed ball
[Griffey to second]; Morgan struck out; Foster struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno homered; 38 minute rain delay; Cruz
doubled to left; Watson singled to left [Cruz scored]; Ferguson
homered [Watson scored]; BORBON REPLACED SEAVER (PITCHING); Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first); Metzger flied out to center;
Richard flied out to center; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Driessen singled to left; Driessen stole second; Bench
struck out; Concepcion singled to center [Driessen scored];
Concepcion was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Geronimo struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl singled to center; Cabell forced Puhl
(shortstop to second); Cabell stole second; Cedeno flied out to
left; Cruz singled to left [Cabell out at home (left to
catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: COLLINS BATTED FOR BORBON; Collins singled to second;
Rose doubled to left [Collins to third]; Griffey was credited
with a single when a runner was hit by the batted ball to
shortstop [Rose out at third (shortstop unassisted), Collins
stayed at third]; Morgan doubled [Collins scored, Griffey
scored]; Richard threw a wild pitch [Morgan to third]; Richard
balked [Morgan scored]; Foster doubled to left; Driessen walked;
Bench struck out; Concepcion walked [Foster to third, Driessen
to second]; Geronimo singled to pitcher [Foster scored, Driessen
to third, Concepcion to second]; PENTZ REPLACED RICHARD
(PITCHING); Collins walked [Driessen scored, Concepcion to
third, Geronimo to second]; Rose grounded out (first to
pitcher); 5 R, 6 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 7.

ASTROS 6TH: MURRAY REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); Watson struck
out; Ferguson struck out; Howe popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 7.

REDS 6TH: Griffey popped to shortstop; Morgan walked; Morgan
stole second; Foster reached on an error by Howe [Morgan stayed
at second, Foster to first]; Joe Morgan escaped rundown back
to 2B; Driessen singled to catcher [Morgan to third, Foster
to second]; Bench singled to center [Morgan scored (unearned),
Foster scored, Driessen to second]; Concepcion grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Driessen to third, Bench to second];
Geronimo was walked intentionally; Murray struck out; 2 R (1
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 9.

ASTROS 7TH: Metzger grounded out (pitcher to first); WALLING
BATTED FOR PENTZ; Walling singled to left; Puhl forced Walling
(second to shortstop); Cabell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Reds 9.

REDS 7TH: DIXON REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Rose walked;
Griffey singled to right [Rose to third (error by Cruz)];
Griffey stole second; Morgan doubled [Rose scored, Griffey
scored]; Foster singled to left [Morgan to third]; SAMBITO
REPLACED DIXON (PITCHING); Driessen struck out while Foster was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop) [Morgan out at
home (shortstop to third to shortstop)]; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Reds 11.

ASTROS 8TH: KNIGHT REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING 3B); Cedeno flied out
to left; Cruz grounded out (second to first); Watson flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 11.

REDS 8TH: Bench lined to third; Concepcion struck out; Geronimo
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
5, Reds 11.

ASTROS 9TH: Ferguson struck out; Howe doubled to left; BERGMAN
BATTED FOR METZGER; Bergman grounded out (first unassisted)
[Howe to third]; HOWARD BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Howard was hit by a
pitch; Puhl walked [Howard to second]; Cabell singled to right
[Howe scored, Howard to third, Puhl to second]; BAIR REPLACED
MURRAY (PITCHING); Cedeno walked [Howard scored, Puhl to third,
Cabell to second]; TOMLIN REPLACED BAIR (PITCHING); Cruz singled
to left [Puhl scored, Cabell scored, Cedeno to second]; Watson
forced Cruz (shortstop to second); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
9, Reds 11.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  12   2    5
 Reds            11  16   0    9


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