Cincinnati Reds 17, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 27
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Sunday, May 6, 1979 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    4  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   5  9  2
CIN N    5  2  0    0  0  3    6  1  x  -  17 17  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf,cf                    5   0   1   1       0   0       3   1
Reynolds ss                   5   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     3   1   0   0       1   1       4   0
  Alou rf                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Walling lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
  Sexton 3b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Watson 1b                     3   1   1   3       1   0       5   0
Howe 2b                       3   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
  Gonzalez 2b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ashby c                       4   1   1   0       0   1       6   0
Richard p                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p                  0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Landestoy ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McLaughlin p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Leonard ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5   9   5       3   3      24   5

FIELDING - 
E: Reynolds 2 (7).
PB: Ashby (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Cabell (5,off Bonham); Ashby (5,off Borbon).
HR: Watson (2,1st inning off Bonham 2 on 2 out).
HBP: Howe (1,by Bonham).
GDP: Ashby (2,off Borbon).
Team LOB: 7.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Griffey rf                    6   2   3   3       0   1       0   0
Concepcion ss                 4   2   2   2       1   1       2   1
  Auerbach pr,ss              1   1   0   0       0   1       1   1
Morgan 2b                     4   2   2   3       1   0       2   6
  Kennedy 2b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
Foster lf                     4   1   0   0       1   1       4   0
Summers 1b                    4   2   4   5       1   0      10   0
Knight 3b                     5   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Bench c                       4   2   1   0       1   0       4   0
Geronimo cf                   5   3   3   3       0   0       2   0
Bonham p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  DeFreites ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p                    3   2   2   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       42  17  17  16       5   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Auerbach-Kennedy-Summers.

BATTING - 
2B: Griffey (9,off Wilson).
3B: Geronimo (2,off Richard).
HR: Concepcion (2,2nd inning off Richard 0 on 1 out); Morgan (3,2nd inning
off Richard 0 on 1 out); Summers (1,7th inning off Wilson 2 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Concepcion (5,2nd base off Richard/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Richard L(4-1)                1.1   4   7   3   3   3   2  12
Williams                      3.2   2   0   0   0   0   0  13
McLaughlin                    0     3   3   3   1   0   0   4
Wilson                        3     8   7   6   1   3   1  18
Totals                        8    17  17  12   5   6   3  47

McLaughlin faced 4 batters in the 6th inning

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bonham                        3     5   4   4   2   1   1  17
Borbon W(1-0)                 6     4   1   1   1   2   0  22
Totals                        9     9   5   5   3   3   1  39

HBP: Bonham (1,Howe).

Umpires: HP - Dick Tremblay, 1B - Bob Nelson, 2B - Hank Rountree, 3B - Les Treitel
Time of Game: 2:48   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Puhl                rf        Griffey             rf
2. Reynolds            ss        Concepcion          ss
3. Cedeno              cf        Morgan              2b
4. Cruz                lf        Foster              lf
5. Cabell              3b        Summers             1b
6. Watson              1b        Knight              3b
7. Howe                2b        Bench               c
8. Ashby               c         Geronimo            cf
9. Richard             p         Bonham              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl flied out to center; Reynolds flied out to
center; Cedeno walked; Cruz singled to second [Cedeno to
second]; Cabell singled to right [Cedeno scored, Cruz to third];
Watson homered [Cruz scored, Cabell scored]; Howe was hit by a
pitch; Ashby flied out to left; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Griffey struck out; Concepcion struck out but advanced
to first on a passed ball; Concepcion stole second; Morgan
walked; Foster walked [Concepcion to third, Morgan to second];
Summers singled to right [Concepcion scored (unearned), Morgan
scored (unearned), Foster to second]; Knight flied out to
center; Bench walked [Foster to third, Summers to second];
Geronimo tripled to right [Foster scored, Summers scored
(unearned), Bench scored (unearned)]; Bonham struck out; 5 R (1
ER), 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

ASTROS 2ND: Richard singled to center; Puhl popped to shortstop;
Reynolds forced Richard (second to shortstop); Cedeno grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 5.

REDS 2ND: Griffey flied out to right; Concepcion homered; Morgan
homered; WILLIAMS REPLACED RICHARD (PITCHING); Foster grounded
out (shortstop to first); Summers singled to second; Knight
forced Summers (second unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 7.

ASTROS 3RD: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Cabell doubled
to right; Watson walked; Howe forced Watson (third to second)
[Cabell to third]; Ashby struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 7.

REDS 3RD: Bench grounded out (second to first); Geronimo flied
out to center; DEFREITES BATTED FOR BONHAM; DeFreites grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds
7.

ASTROS 4TH: BORBON REPLACED DEFREITES (PITCHING); Williams
walked; Puhl grounded out (second to first) [Williams to
second]; Reynolds grounded out (second to first) [Williams to
third]; Cedeno struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds
7.

REDS 4TH: Griffey flied out to left; Concepcion flied out to
right; Morgan flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Reds 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Cruz grounded out (pitcher to first); Cabell struck
out; Watson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Reds 7.

REDS 5TH: Foster popped to second; Summers singled to first;
Knight popped to shortstop; Bench flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe popped to catcher in foul territory; Ashby
doubled to left; LANDESTOY BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Landestoy flied
out to left; Puhl singled to center [Ashby scored]; Reynolds
forced Puhl (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
5, Reds 7.

REDS 6TH: MCLAUGHLIN REPLACED LANDESTOY (PITCHING); Geronimo
singled to left; On a bunt Borbon singled [Geronimo to second];
Griffey singled to left [Geronimo scored, Borbon to second];
Concepcion walked [Borbon to third, Griffey to second]; WILSON
REPLACED MCLAUGHLIN (PITCHING); Morgan singled to right [Borbon
scored, Griffey scored, Concepcion to third, Morgan out at
second (right to second)]; Foster struck out; Summers walked;
Knight flied out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds
10.

ASTROS 7TH: Cedeno grounded out (third to first); Cruz grounded
out (second to first); Cabell grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 10.

REDS 7TH: WALLING REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING LF); Bench singled to
right; Geronimo singled to right [Bench to second]; On a bunt
Borbon singled [Bench scored (error by Reynolds) (no RBI),
Geronimo to third, Borbon to second]; Griffey singled to second
[Geronimo scored, Borbon to third]; Concepcion singled to center
[Borbon scored, Griffey to second]; AUERBACH RAN FOR CONCEPCION;
Morgan popped to first; Foster popped to third in foul
territory; Summers homered [Griffey scored, Auerbach scored];
Knight grounded out (shortstop to first); 6 R, 6 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Reds 16.

ASTROS 8TH: AUERBACH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); KENNEDY
REPLACED MORGAN (PLAYING 2B); Watson popped to second; Howe
singled; Ashby grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Howe out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5,
Reds 16.

REDS 8TH: GONZALEZ REPLACED HOWE (PLAYING 2B); ALOU REPLACED
CEDENO (PLAYING RF); PUHL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); SEXTON
REPLACED CABELL (PLAYING 3B); Bench popped to catcher in foul
territory; Geronimo reached on an error by Reynolds [Geronimo to
first]; Borbon struck out; Griffey doubled to left [Geronimo
scored (unearned)]; Auerbach struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 17.

ASTROS 9TH: LEONARD BATTED FOR WILSON; Leonard singled to
center; Puhl flied out to left; Reynolds forced Leonard (second
to shortstop); Alou popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 17.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   9   2    7
 Reds            17  17   0    6


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