Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 27
Played on Friday, May 8, 1981 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  0
CIN N    0  0  0    2  0  0    2  0  x  -   4  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl cf                       3   0   3   0       1   0       4   0
Reynolds ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       1   8
Heep 1b                       2   0   0   0       2   0      13   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Howe 3b                       3   0   2   0       1   0       0   1
Woods rf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Ashby c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       3   1
Garcia 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   2
Sutton p                      2   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Cedeno ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ivie ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   0   6   0       6   4      24  13

BATTING - 
2B: Howe (7,off Seaver).
SH: Reynolds (4,off Seaver).
GDP: Woods (3,off Seaver); Cruz (1,off Seaver).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Puhl (1,2nd base by Seaver/Nolan).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Collins rf                    4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
  Mejias rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Griffey cf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Concepcion ss                 4   1   2   0       0   0       4   5
Foster lf                     3   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Bench 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
Nolan c                       3   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
Knight 3b                     3   0   1   2       0   0       2   1
Oester 2b                     3   1   1   0       0   2       2   2
Seaver p                      3   1   1   2       0   1       0   2
Totals                       31   4   8   4       1   3      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Concepcion-Bench, Oester-Concepcion-Bench.
E: Oester (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Concepcion (9,off Sutton).
3B: Collins (4,off Sutton).
HR: Seaver (1,7th inning off D. Smith 1 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Knight (2,2nd base by Sutton/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sutton L(2-4)                 6     5   2   2   1   3   0  23
D. Smith                      2     3   2   2   0   0   1   9
Totals                        8     8   4   4   1   3   1  32


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Seaver W(3-1)                 9     6   0   0   6   4   0  36


Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Jerry Crawford
Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 31961


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Puhl                cf        Collins             rf
2. Reynolds            ss        Griffey             cf
3. Heep                1b        Concepcion          ss
4. Cruz                lf        Foster              lf
5. Howe                3b        Bench               1b
6. Woods               rf        Nolan               c
7. Ashby               c         Knight              3b
8. Garcia              2b        Oester              2b
9. Sutton              p         Seaver              p

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl singled to right; Puhl was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Reynolds popped to third in foul
territory; Heep walked; Cruz popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Collins flied to center; Griffey grounded out
(shortstop to first); Concepcion singled to center; Foster
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Howe doubled to left; Woods struck out; Ashby was
called out on strikes; Garcia walked; Sutton was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench grounded out (shortstop to first); Nolan
grounded out (second to first); Knight grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

REDS 3RD: Oester struck out; Seaver grounded out (shortstop to
first); Collins tripled to center; Griffey lined to right; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Garcia
grounded out (shortstop to first); Sutton struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Concepcion doubled to left; Foster walked; Bench flied
to center; Nolan grounded out (pitcher to first) [Concepcion to
third, Foster to second]; Knight singled to center [Concepcion
scored, Foster scored]; Knight was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Puhl singled to right; Reynolds popped to catcher in
foul territory; Heep flied to center; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Oester was called out on strikes; Seaver struck out;
Collins grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Howe singled to center; Woods grounded into a double
play (shortstop to shortstop to first) [Howe out at second];
Ashby popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds
2.

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

ASTROS 7TH: Garcia grounded out (shortstop to first); CEDENO
BATTED FOR SUTTON; Cedeno grounded out (pitcher to first); Puhl
walked; Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: D. SMITH REPLACED CEDENO (PITCHING); Nolan flied to
center; Knight grounded out (third to first); On a bunt Oester
singled to third; Seaver homered [Oester scored]; Collins
singled to first; Griffey grounded out (first unassisted); 2 R,
3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 8TH: MEJIAS REPLACED COLLINS (PLAYING RF); Heep walked;
Cruz grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Heep out at second]; Howe flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

REDS 8TH: Concepcion flied to right; Foster grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bench popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Woods popped to catcher in foul territory; Ashby
singled to center; Garcia forced Ashby (shortstop to second)
[Garcia to second (error by Oester)]; IVIE BATTED FOR D. SMITH;
Ivie popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   6   0    9
 Reds             4   8   1    4


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