Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 2
Played on Friday, April 7, 1978 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  1  1    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   4 10  0
CIN N    0  1  0    1  3  0    0  0  x  -   5  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       4   1   0   0       1   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     5   1   2   1       0   0       1   2
Cedeno cf                     5   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   1   1       0   1       1   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   1       0   0      12   1
Ferguson c                    4   1   1   1       0   1       4   1
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Metzger ss                    2   0   0   0       1   1       1   3
  Howard ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bergman ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Sexton pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  10   4       2   5      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe-Metzger-Watson.

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (1,off Bonham); Howe (2,off Bonham).
HR: Ferguson (2,2nd inning off Bonham 0 on 2 out).
IBB: Metzger (1,by Bonham).
Team LOB: 8.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       5   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
  Knight 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Griffey rf                    4   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Morgan 2b                     2   1   0   0       2   1       0   8
Foster lf                     3   2   3   3       1   0       2   0
Driessen 1b                   1   0   0   0       2   0      14   0
Bench c                       2   1   1   1       2   1       5   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Geronimo cf                   4   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
Bonham p                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Tomlin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   5   8   5       8   4      27  13

BATTING - 
HR: Bench (1,4th inning off Niekro 0 on 0 out); Foster (1,5th inning off Niekro
2 on 1 out).
SH: Driessen (1,off Sambito).
GDP: Driessen (1,off Niekro).
IBB: Bench (1,by Sambito).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Griffey (2,2nd base off Niekro/Ferguson); Driessen (2,2nd base off Niekro/Ferguson).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(0-1)                 5     6   5   5   7   1   2  26
Sambito                       3     2   0   0   1   3   0  12
Totals                        8     8   5   5   8   4   2  38

IBB: Sambito (1,Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bonham W(1-0)                 8     9   4   4   2   5   1  35
Tomlin                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Borbon SV(1)                  0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9    10   4   4   2   5   1  39

Bonham faced 1 batter in the 9th inning
IBB: Bonham (1,Metzger).

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Vargo
Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 22883


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. Niekro              p         Bonham              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Cabell flied
out to right; Cedeno grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Watson flied
out to right; Ferguson homered; Howe grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster singled; Driessen walked [Foster to second];
Bench struck out; Concepcion singled to second [Foster to third,
Driessen out at third (catcher to third)]; on short popup,
Dan Driessen and George Foster end up on 3B; Geronimo
singled to center [Foster scored, Concepcion to third]; Bonham
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger grounded out (second to first); Niekro
struck out; Puhl walked; Cabell doubled to right [Puhl scored,
Cabell to third (on throw to home)]; Cedeno popped to shortstop;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Rose grounded out (first unassisted); Griffey walked;
Griffey stole second; Morgan walked; Foster walked [Griffey to
third, Morgan to second]; Driessen grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Foster out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz struck out; Watson singled to center; Ferguson
struck out; Howe doubled to left [Watson to third]; Metzger was
walked intentionally; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Bench homered; Concepcion grounded out (shortstop to
first); Geronimo grounded out (first to pitcher); Bonham popped
to first in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Cabell singled
to right; Cedeno singled to center [Cabell to second]; Cruz
singled to right [Cabell scored, Cedeno to third]; Watson
grounded out (second to first) [Cedeno scored, Cruz to second];
Ferguson grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Rose singled to left; Griffey grounded out (second to
first) [Rose to second]; Morgan walked; Foster homered [Rose
scored, Morgan scored]; Driessen walked; Driessen stole second;
Bench walked; Concepcion flied out to right [Driessen to third];
Geronimo flied out to left; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe flied out to left; Metzger struck out; WALLING
BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Walling grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

REDS 6TH: SAMBITO REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Bonham struck
out; Rose singled to right; Griffey struck out; Morgan struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl flied out to right; Cabell grounded out (second
to first); Cedeno singled to left; Cruz grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

REDS 7TH: Foster singled to left; Driessen out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Foster to second]; Bench was walked
intentionally; Concepcion flied out to center; Geronimo flied
out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Ferguson
flied out to right; Howe grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: Bonham grounded out (second to first); Rose grounded
out (third to first); Griffey flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

ASTROS 9TH: KNIGHT REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING 3B); HOWARD BATTED FOR
METZGER; Howard singled to left; BERGMAN BATTED FOR SAMBITO;
TOMLIN REPLACED BONHAM (PITCHING); ALOU BATTED FOR BERGMAN; Alou
singled to left [Howard to second]; SEXTON RAN FOR ALOU; On a
bunt Puhl popped to third in foul territory; BORBON REPLACED
TOMLIN (PITCHING); Cabell flied out to left; Cedeno grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  10   0    8
 Reds             5   8   0    9


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