Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 1
Regular Season Game 154
Played on Saturday, September 22, 1979 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  1
HOU N    0  0  0    1  2  0    0  1  x  -   4  9  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Collins rf                    3   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Morgan 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       3   3
Concepcion ss                 3   0   1   0       1   0       3   2
Foster lf                     3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Bench c                       3   0   0   1       1   0       5   2
Knight 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
  Blair pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Spilman 1b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Geronimo cf                   3   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Auerbach ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
LaCoss p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Santo Domingo ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bair p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Soto p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tomlin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kennedy ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   5   1       4   6      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Bench-Concepcion.
E: Concepcion (26).

BATTING - 
2B: Collins (16,off Niekro).
HBP: Collins (2,by Niekro).
GDP: Foster (11,off Niekro).
Team LOB: 8.

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

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf,lf                    5   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Reynolds ss                   2   1   1   0       1   0       1   7
Cedeno 1b,cf                  4   1   1   1       0   1      12   0
Cruz lf                       3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
  Bergman 1b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cabell 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       0   1
Leonard rf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       4   0
Pujols c                      3   0   1   0       0   1       6   0
Landestoy 2b                  3   0   1   1       1   0       2   2
Niekro p                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   9   3       4   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Cedeno.

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (19,off LaCoss).
3B: Cruz (7,off Bair).
SH: Reynolds (34,off LaCoss); Pujols (1,off Soto).
IBB: Cruz (16,by LaCoss); Landestoy (4,by Soto).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cabell (36,2nd base off Bair/Bench).
CS: Puhl (21,2nd base by LaCoss/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
LaCoss L(14-8)                7     8   3   3   2   3   0  30
Bair                          0     1   1   1   1   1   0   3
Soto                          0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Tomlin                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     9   4   4   4   4   0  37

Bair faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Bair (3).
IBB: LaCoss (8,Cruz); Soto (2,Landestoy).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(20-10)               8     5   1   1   4   4   0  33
Sambito SV(20)                1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9     5   1   1   4   6   0  36

Niekro faced 3 batters in the 9th inning
HBP: Niekro (7,Collins).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Bill Williams, 3B - Jerry Dale
Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 46037


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Collins             rf        Puhl                cf
2. Morgan              2b        Reynolds            ss
3. Concepcion          ss        Cedeno              1b
4. Foster              lf        Cruz                lf
5. Bench               c         Cabell              3b
6. Knight              3b        Leonard             rf
7. Spilman             1b        Pujols              c
8. Geronimo            cf        Landestoy           2b
9. LaCoss              p         Niekro              p

REDS 1ST: Collins was hit by a pitch; Morgan walked [Collins to
second]; Concepcion flied out to right [Collins to third];
Morgan stole second; Foster walked; Bench forced Foster
(shortstop to second) [Collins scored, Morgan to third]; Knight
flied out to right; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl lined to third; Reynolds walked; Cedeno
grounded out (second to first) [Reynolds to second]; Cruz
reached on an error by Concepcion [Cruz to first]; Cabell
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
1, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Spilman grounded out (second to first); Geronimo was
called out on strikes; LaCoss struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Leonard grounded out (shortstop to first); Pujols
popped to shortstop in foul territory; Landestoy singled to
left; Niekro popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Collins grounded out (first unassisted); Morgan flied
out to right; Concepcion singled to right; Foster forced
Concepcion (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl singled to right; Reynolds out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Puhl to second]; Cedeno grounded out
(third to first); Cruz flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Bench grounded out (shortstop to first); Knight
grounded out (shortstop to first); Spilman flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cabell flied out to right; Leonard singled to right;
Pujols singled to right [Leonard to third]; Landestoy grounded
out (second to first) [Leonard scored, Pujols to second]; Niekro
popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
1, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Geronimo popped to first; LaCoss grounded out
(shortstop to first); Collins singled to right; Morgan grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl flied out to right; Reynolds doubled to right;
Cedeno singled to right [Reynolds scored, Cedeno to second (on
throw to home)]; Cruz was walked intentionally; Cabell singled
to center [Cedeno scored, Cruz out at third (center to second to
third to second)]; Leonard flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 3.

REDS 6TH: Concepcion walked; Foster grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Concepcion out at second]; Bench popped to
first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Pujols struck out; Landestoy grounded out (first to
pitcher); Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 3.

REDS 7TH: Knight struck out; Spilman flied out to left; Geronimo
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
1, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Puhl singled to second; On a bunt Reynolds popped to
catcher in foul territory; Cedeno struck out while Puhl was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 3.

REDS 8TH: SANTO DOMINGO BATTED FOR LACOSS; Santo Domingo was
called out on strikes; Collins doubled to left; Morgan grounded
out (first unassisted) [Collins to third]; Concepcion grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros
3.

ASTROS 8TH: BAIR REPLACED SANTO DOMINGO (PITCHING); Cruz
tripled; Cabell struck out but Cruz advanced to home and Cabell
advanced to first on a wild pitch; Cabell stole second; Leonard
walked; SOTO REPLACED BAIR (PITCHING); Pujols out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Cabell to third, Leonard to second];
Landestoy was walked intentionally; Niekro lined to shortstop;
TOMLIN REPLACED SOTO (PITCHING); Puhl grounded out (first
unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 4.

REDS 9TH: BERGMAN REPLACED CRUZ (PLAYING 1B); CEDENO CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); PUHL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Foster singled to left; Bench walked [Foster to second]; Knight
singled to right [Foster to third, Bench to second]; SAMBITO
REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); BLAIR RAN FOR KNIGHT; CRUZ BATTED
FOR SPILMAN; Cruz struck out; AUERBACH BATTED FOR GERONIMO;
Auerbach struck out; KENNEDY BATTED FOR TOMLIN; Kennedy flied
out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             1   5   1    8
 Astros           4   9   0    9


Data courtesy of Retrosheet