Cincinnati Reds 9, Houston Astros 8
Regular Season Game 143
Played on Monday, September 11, 1978 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    3  0  2    0  1  0    0  0  2  -   8 10  0
CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  0    6  0  2  -   9 10  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Landestoy ss                  5   1   2   0       0   0       0   4
Gonzalez 2b                   4   1   0   0       1   0       0   3
Puhl cf                       4   3   1   0       1   1       6   0
Watson 1b                     4   1   2   2       0   0      10   0
  Sexton pr,3b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b,1b                  4   0   3   2       0   0       1   0
Cruz rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Walling lf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Howard ph,lf                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bochy c                       4   1   1   1       0   1       4   0
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alou ph                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Andujar p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Warthen p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   8  10   6       3   3      25   8

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (26,off Norman).
HR: Watson (14,1st inning off Norman 1 on 1 out); Bochy (3,9th inning off Tomlin
0 on 1 out); Alou (2,9th inning off Tomlin 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Cruz (9,off Tomlin).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (32,2nd base off Norman/Bench).
CS: Cabell (14,Home by Norman/Bench).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                       5   1   2   1       0   0       0   1
  Knight 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morgan 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   0       0   5
Driessen 1b                   2   2   0   0       3   0      10   2
Foster lf                     4   2   1   4       1   0       2   0
Bench c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Summers rf                    3   1   2   0       1   0       2   0
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tomlin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Griffey ph                  1   0   1   2       0   0       0   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   1       0   1       4   4
Geronimo cf                   3   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Norman p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Spilman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Soto p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Collins ph                  0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Sarmiento p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henderson ph,rf             2   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Totals                       34   9  10   9       7   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Driessen-Concepcion-Driessen.
E: Rose (14), Summers (1), Concepcion (22).

BATTING - 
2B: Summers (1,off Ruhle); Rose (47,off Ruhle); Geronimo (15,off Ruhle); Concepcion
(30,off Sambito).
HR: Foster (32,7th inning off Sambito 3 on 1 out).
SH: Bench (1,off Andujar).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle                         6     5   3   3   4   1   0  27
Sambito                       2     4   4   4   1   3   1  11
Andujar L(5-5)                0.1   0   2   2   2   0   0   3
Warthen                       0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8.1  10   9   9   7   4   1  42

Ruhle faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Norman                        3     6   5   3   0   1   1  15
Soto                          2     1   1   1   2   0   0   9
Sarmiento                     2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Borbon                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Tomlin W(8-1)                 1.2   2   2   2   1   1   2   7
Totals                        9    10   8   6   3   3   3  39

WP: Norman (4).

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Eric Gregg
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 20400


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Landestoy           ss        Rose                3b
2. Gonzalez            2b        Morgan              2b
3. Puhl                cf        Driessen            1b
4. Watson              1b        Foster              lf
5. Cabell              3b        Bench               c
6. Cruz                rf        Summers             rf
7. Walling             lf        Concepcion          ss
8. Bochy               c         Geronimo            cf
9. Ruhle               p         Norman              p

ASTROS 1ST: Landestoy singled to center; Gonzalez reached on an
error by Concepcion [Landestoy to second, Gonzalez to first];
Puhl forced Gonzalez (second to shortstop) [Landestoy to third];
Norman threw a wild pitch [Landestoy scored (unearned), Puhl to
second]; Watson homered [Puhl scored]; Cabell doubled to right;
Cruz grounded out (first to pitcher) [Cabell to third]; Cabell
was caught stealing home (pitcher to catcher); 3 R (2 ER), 3 H,
1 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); Morgan flied out
to right; Driessen grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Walling flied out to center; Bochy struck out; Ruhle
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); Bench
grounded out (shortstop to first); Summers doubled to right;
Concepcion struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Landestoy singled to center; Gonzalez forced
Landestoy (pitcher to shortstop); Puhl singled to right
[Gonzalez scored (error by Rose) (no RBI), Puhl to second (error
by Summers)]; Watson flied out to right [Puhl to third]; Cabell
singled to right [Puhl scored (unearned)]; Cabell stole second;
Cruz flied out to right; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Geronimo walked; SPILMAN BATTED FOR NORMAN; Spilman
grounded out (first unassisted) [Geronimo to second]; Debut
game for Harry Spilman; Rose flied out to center; Morgan
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
5, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: SOTO REPLACED SPILMAN (PITCHING); Walling grounded
out (second to first); Bochy popped to catcher in foul
territory; Ruhle walked; Landestoy popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Driessen walked; Foster flied out to left; Bench flied
out to center; Summers flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl
walked; Watson grounded out (third to first) [Puhl to second];
Cabell singled to center [Puhl scored]; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Concepcion grounded out (second to first); Geronimo
flied out to center; COLLINS BATTED FOR SOTO; Collins walked;
Rose doubled [Collins scored]; Morgan flied out to center; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 1.

ASTROS 6TH: SARMIENTO REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); Walling flied
out to left; Bochy lined to shortstop; Ruhle struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 1.

REDS 6TH: Driessen grounded out (first unassisted); Foster
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bench singled to center;
Summers walked [Bench to second]; Concepcion grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Landestoy grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 1.

REDS 7TH: Geronimo doubled to right; HENDERSON BATTED FOR
SARMIENTO; Henderson singled to center [Geronimo scored];
SAMBITO REPLACED RUHLE (PITCHING); Rose singled to right
[Henderson to second]; Morgan flied out to left; Driessen walked
[Henderson to third, Rose to second]; Foster homered [Henderson
scored, Rose scored, Driessen scored]; Bench struck out; Summers
singled to center; Concepcion doubled [Summers scored]; Geronimo
struck out; 6 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 7.

ASTROS 8TH: HENDERSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BORBON
REPLACED SUMMERS (PITCHING); Watson singled to right; SEXTON RAN
FOR WATSON; Cabell flied out to right; TOMLIN REPLACED BORBON
(PITCHING); Cruz grounded into a double play (first to shortstop
to first) [Sexton out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
6, Reds 7.

REDS 8TH: SEXTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); CABELL CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Henderson struck out; Rose flied out to
right; Morgan flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
6, Reds 7.

ASTROS 9TH: KNIGHT REPLACED ROSE (PLAYING 3B); HOWARD BATTED FOR
WALLING; Howard grounded out (second to first); Bochy homered;
ALOU BATTED FOR SAMBITO; Alou homered; Landestoy grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gonzalez walked; Puhl struck out; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Reds 7.

REDS 9TH: HOWARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); ANDUJAR REPLACED
ALOU (PITCHING); Driessen walked; Foster walked [Driessen to
second]; Bench out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Driessen to third, Foster to second]; GRIFFEY BATTED FOR
TOMLIN; WARTHEN REPLACED ANDUJAR (PITCHING); Griffey singled to
left [Driessen scored, Foster scored]; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 8, Reds 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           8  10   0    4
 Reds             9  10   3    8


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