Cincinnati Reds 2, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 78
Played on Wednesday, July 5, 1978 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  7  1
CIN N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   2  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Walling lf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   0       0   1       1   3
Cruz rf                       3   0   2   1       1   0       0   0
Watson 1b                     4   0   1   0       0   0      10   1
Howe 2b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Pujols c                      4   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Fischlin ss                   2   0   1   0       0   0       0   3
  Bergman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sexton ss                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Totals                       33   1   7   1       2   5      24  11

FIELDING - 
E: Watson (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell 2 (15,off Moskau 2); Cruz (14,off Moskau).
GDP: Howard (1,off Bair).
Team LOB: 7.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Griffey rf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Foster lf                     3   1   2   0       1   0       4   0
Driessen 1b                   3   1   2   0       1   0       9   0
Bench c                       3   0   0   1       0   1       6   0
Geronimo cf                   4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Kennedy 2b                    3   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Moskau p                      2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Bair p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   7   2       3   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Concepcion-Kennedy-Driessen.
E: Bench (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Geronimo (10,off Niekro).
SF: Bench (2,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Driessen 2 (19,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols 2); Geronimo (5,3rd base off
Niekro/Pujols).
CS: Driessen (4,Home by Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(5-6)                 8     7   2   2   3   4   0  34

WP: Niekro (3).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Moskau W(1-2)                 8     6   1   1   2   5   0  32
Bair SV(13)                   1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   1   1   2   5   0  35

Moskau faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Bill Williams
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 30320


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Puhl                cf        Rose                3b
2. Walling             lf        Griffey             rf
3. Cabell              3b        Concepcion          ss
4. Cruz                rf        Foster              lf
5. Watson              1b        Driessen            1b
6. Howe                2b        Bench               c
7. Pujols              c         Geronimo            cf
8. Fischlin            ss        Kennedy             2b
9. Niekro              p         Moskau              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl walked; Walling flied out to center; Cabell
forced Puhl (shortstop to second); Cruz walked [Cabell to
second]; Watson popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Howe grounded out (second to first); Pujols grounded
out (shortstop to first); Fischlin singled to left; Niekro
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster singled to shortstop; Driessen singled to right
[Foster to third]; Driessen stole second; Bench hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Foster scored]; Geronimo doubled to left [Driessen
scored]; Geronimo stole third; Kennedy struck out; Moskau struck
out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl struck out; Walling grounded out (second to
first); Cabell doubled to left; Cabell was picked off second but
was safe on an error by Bench [Cabell to third]; Cruz flied out
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 3RD: Rose grounded out (second to first); Griffey grounded
out (second to first); Concepcion flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Watson grounded out (third to first); Howe flied out
to right; Pujols grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Foster walked; Niekro threw a wild pitch [Foster to
second]; Driessen flied out to center; Bench struck out;
Geronimo grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Fischlin grounded out (second to first); Niekro
struck out; Puhl popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Kennedy grounded out (shortstop to first); Moskau
walked; Rose flied out to left; Griffey flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Walling flied out to left; Cabell doubled to left;
Cruz doubled to right [Cabell scored]; Watson grounded out
(third to first); Howe flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Concepcion grounded out (third to first); Foster
singled to left; Driessen walked [Foster to second]; Bench
reached on an error by Watson [Foster to third, Driessen to
second, Bench to first]; Geronimo struck out; Kennedy lined to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Pujols grounded out (first unassisted); BERGMAN
BATTED FOR FISCHLIN; Bergman struck out; Niekro flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: SEXTON REPLACED BERGMAN (PLAYING SS); Moskau popped to
first in foul territory; On a bunt Rose singled; Griffey singled
to pitcher [Rose to second]; Concepcion grounded out (third to
first) [Rose to third, Griffey to second]; Foster flied out to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Puhl flied out to left; Walling flied out to center;
Cabell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

REDS 8TH: Driessen singled to right; Driessen stole second;
Bench flied out to center [Driessen to third]; Driessen was
caught stealing home (catcher to third); missed squeeze;
Geronimo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz singled to right; Watson singled to second
[Cruz to second]; BAIR REPLACED MOSKAU (PITCHING); Howe singled
to center [Cruz to third, Watson to second]; Pujols forced Cruz
(third to catcher) [Watson to third, Howe to second]; HOWARD
BATTED FOR SEXTON; Howard grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Pujols out at second]; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   7   1    7
 Reds             2   7   1    8


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