Cincinnati Reds 6, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 137
Played on Monday, September 4, 1978 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  2  1    0  1  0    2  0  0  -   6 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    1  1  0  -   3 11  2
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       4   0   0   1       1   0       0   1
Concepcion ss                 5   0   1   0       0   0       3   6
Griffey rf                    5   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Morgan 2b                     5   1   3   1       0   1       3   1
Bench c                       5   1   1   1       0   1       7   1
Driessen 1b                   3   2   1   0       2   0       8   0
Lum lf                        2   1   1   0       2   0       1   1
Geronimo cf                   3   0   1   1       1   0       2   0
Bonham p                      4   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
  Sarmiento p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tomlin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bair p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  10   5       6   2      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Bonham-Concepcion-Driessen, Lum-Bench, Bonham-Driessen, Concepcion-Driessen.

BATTING - 
2B: Griffey (30,off Niekro); Geronimo (14,off Warthen).
HR: Bench (20,7th inning off Warthen 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Bench (7,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Driessen (26,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  5   1   4   0       0   0       2   2
Drumright 2b                  4   1   0   0       1   0       3   5
Puhl cf                       1   0   1   1       3   0       3   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   3   1       0   1       2   0
Walling lf                    4   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Bergman 1b                    3   0   0   0       0   2      11   0
  Watson ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Sexton pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gonzalez 3b                   4   0   1   0       0   2       0   2
Pujols c                      2   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Alou ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dixon p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cabell 1b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Niekro p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Warthen p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Bochy ph,c                  2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       33   3  11   3       5   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Drumright, Niekro-Drumright-Bergman.
E: Drumright (3), Bergman (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Cruz (26,off Bonham); Landestoy (4,off Bonham).
HR: Walling (2,7th inning off Bonham 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Drumright (1,off Bonham); Walling (2,off Bonham).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Puhl (13,2nd base by Bonham/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bonham W(10-4)                6     8   2   2   2   3   1  23
Sarmiento                     1.1   1   1   1   2   1   0   7
Tomlin                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Bair SV(24)                   1.1   1   0   0   1   2   0   6
Totals                        9    11   3   3   5   6   1  38

Bonham faced 1 batter in the 7th inning
BK: Bonham (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(11-12)               6     8   4   4   5   0   0  30
Warthen                       1     2   2   2   1   1   1   6
Dixon                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Andujar                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    10   6   6   6   2   1  42

WP: Niekro (6).
BK: Warthen (1).

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Nick Colosi
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 11090


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Rose                3b        Landestoy           ss
2. Concepcion          ss        Drumright           2b
3. Griffey             rf        Puhl                cf
4. Morgan              2b        Cruz                rf
5. Bench               c         Walling             lf
6. Driessen            1b        Bergman             1b
7. Lum                 lf        Gonzalez            3b
8. Geronimo            cf        Pujols              c
9. Bonham              p         Niekro              p

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Concepcion
flied out to left; Griffey reached on an error by Drumright
[Griffey to first]; Morgan singled [Griffey to second]; Bench
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy singled to second; Drumright grounded into
a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Landestoy out at
second]; Puhl walked; Puhl was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Driessen singled; Driessen stole second; Lum walked;
Geronimo walked [Driessen to third, Lum to second]; Bonham
singled to center [Driessen scored, Lum to third, Geronimo to
second]; Rose walked [Lum scored, Geronimo to third, Bonham to
second]; Concepcion lined into a double play (second unassisted)
[Bonham out at second]; Griffey grounded out (second to first);
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz doubled to left; Walling grounded out (second
to first) [Cruz to third]; Bergman hit into a double play (left
to catcher) [Cruz out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2,
Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Morgan singled; Bench grounded out (first unassisted)
[Morgan scored (error by Bergman) (no RBI)]; Driessen grounded
out (third to first); Lum singled; Geronimo flied out to left; 1
R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gonzalez flied out to center; Pujols singled to
second; Niekro lined into a double play (pitcher to first)
[Pujols out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Bonham grounded out (third to first); Rose grounded
out (second to first); Concepcion grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Landestoy singled to right; Bonham balked [Landestoy
to second]; Drumright grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Landestoy to third]; Puhl singled to center [Landestoy scored];
Cruz singled to left [Puhl to second]; Walling grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Cruz out at second]; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Griffey doubled to center; Morgan singled to right
[Griffey scored]; Bench grounded into a double play (pitcher to
second to first) [Morgan out at second]; Driessen walked; Niekro
threw a wild pitch [Driessen to second]; Lum walked; Geronimo
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Bergman struck out; Gonzalez struck out; Pujols
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Bonham grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose flied
out to center; Concepcion singled to center; Griffey lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: HOWARD BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Howard grounded out
(shortstop to first); Landestoy doubled to left; Drumright
grounded out (first unassisted) [Landestoy to third]; Puhl
walked; Cruz struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: WARTHEN REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Morgan struck out;
Bench homered; Driessen walked; Warthen balked [Driessen to
second]; Lum flied out to center; Geronimo doubled to right
[Driessen scored]; Bonham lined to pitcher; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Walling homered; SARMIENTO REPLACED BONHAM
(PITCHING); Bergman struck out; Gonzalez singled to right; ALOU
BATTED FOR PUJOLS; Alou forced Gonzalez (third to second); BOCHY
BATTED FOR WARTHEN; Bochy popped to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 2.

REDS 8TH: BOCHY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); DIXON REPLACED ALOU
(PITCHING); Rose grounded out (first unassisted); Concepcion
flied out to right; Griffey flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Landestoy flied out to right; Drumright walked; Puhl
walked [Drumright to second]; TOMLIN REPLACED SARMIENTO
(PITCHING); Cruz singled to center [Drumright scored, Puhl to
second]; Walling forced Cruz (shortstop to second) [Puhl to
third]; WATSON BATTED FOR BERGMAN; BAIR REPLACED TOMLIN
(PITCHING); Watson walked [Walling to second]; SEXTON RAN FOR
WATSON; Gonzalez struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 6,
Astros 3.

REDS 9TH: ANDUJAR REPLACED SEXTON (PITCHING); CABELL REPLACED
DIXON (PLAYING 1B); Morgan flied out to center; Bench struck
out; Driessen grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Cabell flied out to right; Bochy struck out;
Landestoy singled to right; Drumright grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             6  10   0    9
 Astros           3  11   2    8


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