Houston Astros 1, Cincinnati Reds 0
Regular Season Game 16
Played on Sunday, April 26, 1981 (D) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   1  6  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Collins rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Griffey cf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Foster lf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Knight 3b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Driessen 1b                   3   0   0   0       1   1       8   1
Kennedy 2b                    3   0   1   0       0   0       3   4
O'Berry c                     2   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
  Vail ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nolan c                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Soto p                        1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Mejias ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Hume p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   0   8   0       1   3      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Concepcion-Driessen.

BATTING - 
SH: Soto (2,off Knepper).
GDP: Concepcion (4,off Knepper).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Collins (6,2nd base off Knepper/Ashby).
CS: Concepcion (2,2nd base by Knepper/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Walling 1b                    4   1   2   1       0   0      10   0
Reynolds ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Cedeno cf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Cruz lf                       2   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Puhl rf                       3   0   0   0       0   2       4   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   2   0       0   1       0   2
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
Thon 2b                       3   0   0   0       0   0       4   1
Knepper p                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Totals                       29   1   6   1       1   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Howe-Thon-Walling.
E: Knepper (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (4,off Soto).
HR: Walling (1,1st inning off Soto 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Thon (1,off Soto).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Soto L(1-3)                   7     5   1   1   1   6   1  26
Hume                          1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8     6   1   1   1   6   1  30


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper W(2-0)                9     8   0   0   1   3   0  33


Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Nick Colosi, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 23428


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Collins             rf        Walling             1b
2. Griffey             cf        Reynolds            ss
3. Concepcion          ss        Cedeno              cf
4. Foster              lf        Cruz                lf
5. Knight              3b        Puhl                rf
6. Driessen            1b        Howe                3b
7. Kennedy             2b        Ashby               c
8. O'Berry             c         Thon                2b
9. Soto                p         Knepper             p

REDS 1ST: Collins struck out; Griffey grounded out (shortstop to
first); Concepcion singled to left; Concepcion was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Walling homered; Reynolds popped to first in foul
territory; Cedeno popped to second; Cruz struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 2ND: Foster flied to right; Knight singled to right;
Driessen popped to second; Kennedy grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Puhl struck out; Howe singled to shortstop; Ashby
flied to right; Thon flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 3RD: O'Berry singled to right; Soto out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [O'Berry to second]; Collins singled to
center [O'Berry out at home (center to catcher)]; Griffey flied
to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Knepper popped to second; Walling grounded out
(second to first); Reynolds singled to center; Cedeno doubled to
right [Reynolds to third]; Cruz walked; Puhl struck out; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Concepcion grounded out (first unassisted); Foster
grounded out (shortstop to first); Knight singled to right;
Knight was picked off first but was safe on an error by Knepper
[Knight to second]; Driessen struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe struck out; Ashby grounded out (second to
first); Thon flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Kennedy grounded out (third to first); O'Berry flied
to center; Soto popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Knepper struck out; Walling grounded out (second to
first); Reynolds grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: Collins grounded out (shortstop to first); Griffey
singled to center; Concepcion grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [Griffey out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Cruz popped
to catcher in foul territory; Puhl grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: Foster popped to first; Knight flied to right;
Driessen walked; Kennedy singled to left [Driessen to second];
VAIL BATTED FOR O'BERRY; Vail popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: NOLAN REPLACED VAIL (PLAYING C ); Howe singled to
center; Ashby struck out; Thon grounded into a double play
(shortstop to shortstop to first) [Howe out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 8TH: MEJIAS BATTED FOR SOTO; Mejias singled to left;
Collins forced Mejias (pitcher to shortstop); Collins stole
second; Griffey flied to left; Concepcion flied to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HUME REPLACED MEJIAS (PITCHING); Knepper popped to
first; Walling singled to center; Reynolds flied to right;
Cedeno forced Walling (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 9TH: Foster struck out; Knight flied to right; Driessen
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             0   8   0    6
 Astros           1   6   1    5


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