Cincinnati Reds 3, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 14
Played on Friday, April 24, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Collins rf                    5   0   2   0       0   1       3   0
  Mejias rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Griffey cf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       3   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Foster lf                     4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Driessen 1b                   3   1   1   0       1   0      11   0
Knight 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Bench c                       4   1   2   1       0   1       5   1
Kennedy 2b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       0   5
  Biittner ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Oester pr,2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pastore p                     4   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   3  10   3       2   5      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: Griffey (2,off Niekro); Bench (2,off Niekro).
3B: Collins (1,off Niekro).
GDP: Foster (2,off Niekro).
IBB: Biittner (1,by Niekro).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Collins (5,2nd base by Niekro/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Cedeno cf                     4   0   2   0       0   1       3   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Ivie 1b                       3   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       1   4
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       5   1
Thon 2b                       2   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Walling ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Landestoy 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Niekro p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   0   4   0       0   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Reynolds-Thon-Ivie.

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (4,off Pastore).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Cedeno (2,2nd base by Pastore/Bench).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pastore W(1-0)                9     4   0   0   0   5   0  30


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro L(1-3)                 8.2  10   3   3   2   5   0  36
Sambito                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        9    10   3   3   2   5   0  37

IBB: Niekro (1,Biittner).

Umpires: HP - Nick Colosi, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Doug Harvey
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 27087


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Collins             rf        Puhl                rf
2. Griffey             cf        Reynolds            ss
3. Concepcion          ss        Cedeno              cf
4. Foster              lf        Cruz                lf
5. Driessen            1b        Ivie                1b
6. Knight              3b        Howe                3b
7. Bench               c         Ashby               c
8. Kennedy             2b        Thon                2b
9. Pastore             p         Niekro              p

REDS 1ST: Collins singled to shortstop; Collins was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Griffey doubled to
center; Concepcion struck out; Foster singled to center [Griffey
scored]; Driessen popped to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl struck out; Reynolds flied out to left; Cedeno
singled to left; Cedeno was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Knight flied out to center; Bench singled to center;
Kennedy singled to right [Bench to second]; On a bunt Pastore
forced Bench (pitcher to third) [Kennedy to second]; Collins was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Ivie grounded
out (shortstop to first); Howe grounded out (third to shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Griffey grounded out (first unassisted); Concepcion
singled to shortstop; Foster grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Concepcion out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ashby struck out; Thon flied out to center; Niekro
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Driessen walked; Knight flied out to center; Bench
struck out; Kennedy flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Reynolds
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cedeno singled to shortstop;
Cruz singled to shortstop [Cedeno to second]; Ivie struck out; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Pastore grounded out (pitcher to first); Collins flied
out to center; Griffey lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Howe flied out to right; Ashby grounded out (pitcher
to first); Thon was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: Concepcion grounded out (third to first); Foster
grounded out (third to first); Driessen flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Niekro flied out to right; Puhl doubled to right;
Reynolds grounded out (second to first) [Puhl to third]; Cedeno
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros
0.

REDS 7TH: Knight struck out; Bench flied out to left; Kennedy
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz grounded out (shortstop to first); Ivie
grounded out (second to first); Howe popped to third; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 8TH: Pastore grounded out (first unassisted); Collins
tripled to center; Griffey struck out; Concepcion popped to
first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); WALLING
BATTED FOR THON; Walling grounded out (second to first); Niekro
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 9TH: LANDESTOY REPLACED WALLING (PLAYING 2B); Foster flied
out to left; Driessen singled to left; Knight flied out to left;
Bench doubled to right [Driessen scored]; BIITTNER BATTED FOR
KENNEDY; Biittner was walked intentionally; OESTER RAN FOR
BIITTNER; Pastore singled to center [Bench scored, Oester to
third]; SAMBITO REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Collins forced
Pastore (third to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros
0.

ASTROS 9TH: OESTER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MEJIAS REPLACED
COLLINS (PLAYING RF); Puhl flied out to center; Reynolds flied
out to right; Cedeno flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 3, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3  10   0    7
 Astros           0   4   0    3


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