Cincinnati Reds 8, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 8
Played on Friday, April 14, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    2  2  1    0  0  0    0  1  2  -   8 10  0
HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  2    0  1  0  -   4  9  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       3   1   1   2       2   0       0   0
  Knight 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Griffey rf                    5   0   3   1       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     5   2   1   0       0   0       3   2
Foster lf                     5   1   2   1       0   2       2   0
Driessen 1b                   5   0   1   1       0   0       9   0
Bench c                       4   2   2   2       1   1       5   2
Concepcion ss                 2   0   0   0       2   0       1   4
Geronimo cf                   1   2   0   0       3   1       7   0
Hume p                        2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Murray p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   8  10   7       8   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hume-Concepcion-Driessen, Concepcion-Morgan-Driessen.

BATTING - 
2B: Bench (2,off Andujar); Morgan (6,off Bannister); Griffey (3,off Bannister);
Foster (2,off Sambito).
HR: Bench (2,9th inning off Sambito 1 on 2 out).
SH: Concepcion (2,off Andujar); Hume (1,off Andujar); Murray (1,off Sambito).
GDP: Driessen (2,off Andujar).
IBB: Rose (1,by Sambito).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl lf                       5   0   3   1       0   0       1   1
Cabell 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Cedeno cf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Cruz rf                       4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       8   2
Ferguson c                    1   1   0   1       2   0       5   2
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   1       0   0       3   2
Metzger ss                    2   1   1   0       0   1       2   3
  Bergman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sexton ss                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Andujar p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Forsch p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bannister p                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Pentz p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Herrmann ph                 1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   9   3       3   5      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe-Metzger-Watson.
E: Sambito (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (1,off Hume); Cruz (3,off Hume).
SF: Ferguson (1,off Murray).
GDP: Cabell (1,off Hume); Puhl (1,off Murray).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hume W(2-0)                   5.2   6   3   3   3   3   0  25
Murray SV(1)                  3.1   3   1   1   0   2   0  12
Totals                        9     9   4   4   3   5   0  37

WP: Hume (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Andujar L(0-2)                1.2   4   4   4   2   0   0  10
Forsch                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Bannister                     3     3   1   1   4   4   0  16
Pentz                         2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Sambito                       2     3   3   3   2   0   1  10
Totals                        9    10   8   8   8   5   1  43

WP: Andujar (1), Bannister 2 (3).
IBB: Sambito (2,Rose).

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Jerry Dale, 3B - John McSherry
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 25583


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                3b        Puhl                lf
2. Griffey             rf        Cabell              3b
3. Morgan              2b        Cedeno              cf
4. Foster              lf        Cruz                rf
5. Driessen            1b        Watson              1b
6. Bench               c         Ferguson            c
7. Concepcion          ss        Howe                2b
8. Geronimo            cf        Metzger             ss
9. Hume                p         Andujar             p

REDS 1ST: Rose walked; Griffey singled to right [Rose to
second]; Morgan forced Griffey (first to shortstop) [Rose to
third]; Andujar threw a wild pitch [Rose scored, Morgan to
second]; Foster singled to left [Morgan scored]; Driessen
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Foster out at second]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to left; Cabell flied out to center;
Cedeno flied out to center; Cruz grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench doubled to right; Concepcion out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to first) [Bench to third]; Geronimo walked; Hume
out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Bench stayed at
third, Geronimo to second]; Rose singled to center [Bench
scored, Geronimo scored, Rose to second (on throw to home)];
FORSCH REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Griffey flied out to center;
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Watson struck out; Ferguson flied out to center;
Howe flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros
0.

REDS 3RD: BANNISTER REPLACED FORSCH (PITCHING); Morgan doubled
to right; Ken Forsch left with pulled groin; Bannister
threw a wild pitch [Morgan to third]; Foster struck out;
Driessen singled to left [Morgan scored]; Bannister threw a wild
pitch [Driessen to second]; Bench walked; Concepcion walked
[Driessen to third, Bench to second]; Geronimo struck out; Hume
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Metzger singled; Bannister walked [Metzger to
second]; Puhl doubled to right [Metzger scored, Bannister to
third]; Cabell grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno popped to
center; Cruz grounded out (catcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Rose grounded out (second to first); Griffey doubled
to left; Morgan popped to third; Foster grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson popped to second; Ferguson walked; Howe flied
out to left; Metzger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5,
Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Driessen flied out to center; Bench struck out;
Concepcion walked; Geronimo walked [Concepcion to second]; Hume
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: WALLING BATTED FOR BANNISTER; Walling struck out; On
a bunt Puhl singled; Cabell grounded into a double play (pitcher
to shortstop to first) [Puhl out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: PENTZ REPLACED WALLING (PITCHING); Rose grounded out
(first to pitcher); Griffey grounded out (pitcher to first);
Morgan flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros
1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno flied out to center; Cruz doubled to right;
Watson grounded out (shortstop to first) [Cruz to third];
Ferguson walked; Hume threw a wild pitch [Cruz scored, Ferguson
to second]; Howe singled to center [Ferguson scored]; BERGMAN
BATTED FOR METZGER; MURRAY REPLACED HUME (PITCHING); Bergman
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 3.

REDS 7TH: SEXTON REPLACED BERGMAN (PLAYING SS); Foster struck
out; Driessen flied out to left; Bench grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR PENTZ; Howard grounded out
(pitcher to first); Puhl grounded out (catcher to first); Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
5, Astros 3.

REDS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Concepcion
grounded out (third to first); Geronimo walked; Murray out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Geronimo to second]; Rose
was walked intentionally; Griffey singled to left [Geronimo
scored, Rose to third, Griffey out at second (left to second)];
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: KNIGHT REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING 3B); Cedeno singled to
right; Cruz singled to right [Cedeno to third]; Watson struck
out; Ferguson hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cedeno scored];
Howe forced Cruz (third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
6, Astros 4.

REDS 9TH: Morgan popped to third in foul territory; Foster
doubled to first; Bob Watson and Art Howe collided;
Foster was picked off second but was safe on an error by Sambito
[Foster to third]; Driessen flied out to right; Bench homered
[Foster scored]; Concepcion flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Sexton flied out to left; HERRMANN BATTED FOR
SAMBITO; Herrmann singled to center; Puhl grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Herrmann out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             8  10   0    8
 Astros           4   9   1    6


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