Houston Astros 7, Cincinnati Reds 5
Regular Season Game 29
Played on Sunday, May 10, 1981 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    1  0  0    0  3  0    2  1  0  -   7 13  0
CIN N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  3  -   5 13  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   2   2   1       1   0       4   0
Reynolds ss                   5   3   3   0       0   1       2   4
Cedeno cf                     3   1   2   1       1   0       3   0
Cruz lf                       4   1   2   3       0   0       3   0
Heep 1b                       5   0   1   1       0   1       6   0
Howe 3b                       5   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Thon 2b                       5   0   1   1       0   0       2   1
Pujols c                      5   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Niekro p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Roberts ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   7  13   7       2   6      27   7

FIELDING - 
PB: Pujols (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (4,off Pastore).
3B: Reynolds (2,off Pastore).
HR: Puhl (2,5th inning off Pastore 0 on 1 out).
SF: Cruz (4,off Price).
HBP: Cedeno (1,by Pastore).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Cruz (2,2nd base off Pastore/Nolan).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Collins rf                    4   1   2   1       1   1       3   0
Griffey cf                    5   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Concepcion ss                 5   1   2   0       0   0       3   3
Foster lf                     5   1   2   2       0   2       4   0
Bench 1b                      4   0   3   0       0   0       4   1
Nolan c                       4   0   0   0       0   2       7   0
Knight 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Oester 2b                     4   1   3   0       0   0       4   3
Pastore p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Price p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bair p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Biittner ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       39   5  13   4       1   6      27   7

FIELDING - 
E: Concepcion (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Oester (4,off Niekro); Collins (5,off D. Smith).
3B: Griffey (2,off D. Smith).
HR: Foster (6,4th inning off Niekro 1 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Collins (6,2nd base by Niekro/Pujols).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Niekro W(3-3)                 5     7   2   2   1   2   1  22
D. Smith                      3.2   6   3   3   0   3   0  17
LaCorte SV(2)                 0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9    13   5   5   1   6   1  40

WP: Niekro (3), D. Smith (2).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pastore L(1-1)                6     9   6   6   1   5   1  30
Price                         1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Bair                          2     2   1   1   1   1   0   9
Totals                        9    13   7   7   2   6   1  44

Pastore faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
BK: Pastore (2).
HBP: Pastore (1,Cedeno).

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - Satch Davidson
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 31903


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: 56 minute rain delay before start of game;
Puhl walked; Pastore balked [Puhl to second]; Reynolds struck
out; Cedeno singled to center [Puhl scored]; Cruz singled to
shortstop [Cedeno to second]; Heep flied to center; Howe forced
Cruz (second unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds
0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Thon popped to catcher in foul territory; Pujols
flied to right; Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster flied to right; Bench singled to center; Nolan
flied to left; Knight flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Puhl flied to left; Reynolds singled to center;
Cedeno reached on an error by Concepcion [Reynolds to second];
Cruz flied to left; Heep struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Oester doubled to center; On a bunt Pastore popped to
catcher in foul territory; Collins flied to left; Griffey
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Howe struck out; Thon popped to second; Pujols
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Concepcion singled to right; Foster homered
[Concepcion scored]; Bench singled to center; Nolan struck out;
Knight popped to second; Oester singled to second [Bench to
second]; Pastore flied to right; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Niekro grounded out (shortstop to first); Puhl
homered; Reynolds tripled to center; Cedeno was hit by a pitch;
Cruz forced Cedeno (second to shortstop) [Reynolds scored]; Cruz
stole second; Heep singled to right [Cruz scored]; Howe flied to
left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Collins walked; Griffey flied to center; Concepcion
forced Collins (shortstop to second); Niekro threw a wild pitch
[Concepcion to second]; Foster struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 4, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Thon popped to first in foul territory; Pujols
grounded out (second to first); ROBERTS BATTED FOR NIEKRO;
Roberts singled to right; Puhl popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: D. SMITH REPLACED ROBERTS (PITCHING); Bench grounded
out (shortstop to first); Nolan grounded out (pitcher to first);
Knight grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Reynolds doubled to right; Cedeno singled to third
[Reynolds to third]; PRICE REPLACED PASTORE (PITCHING); Cruz hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Reynolds scored]; Heep flied to
right; Howe singled to left [Cedeno to second]; Thon singled to
center [Cedeno scored, Howe to third]; Pujols forced Thon
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: Oester flied to right; SPILMAN BATTED FOR PRICE;
Spilman flied to center; Collins was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 2.

ASTROS 8TH: BAIR REPLACED SPILMAN (PITCHING); D. Smith struck
out; Puhl singled to right; Reynolds forced Puhl (first to
shortstop); Cedeno walked [Reynolds to second]; Cruz singled to
right [Reynolds scored, Cedeno to third]; Heep forced Cruz
(second to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 2.

REDS 8TH: Griffey grounded out (first unassisted); Concepcion
grounded out (shortstop to first); Foster singled to center;
Bench singled to left [Foster to second]; Nolan struck out; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Reds 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Howe flied to left; Thon grounded out (shortstop to
first); Pujols flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7,
Reds 2.

REDS 9TH: Knight flied to right; Oester singled to right;
BIITTNER BATTED FOR BAIR; Biittner struck out; Collins doubled
to right [Oester scored]; Griffey tripled to center [Collins
scored]; D. Smith threw a wild pitch [Griffey scored];
Concepcion singled to center; LACORTE REPLACED D. SMITH
(PITCHING); Pujols allowed a passed ball [Concepcion to second];
Foster was called out on strikes; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
7, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  13   0   10
 Reds             5  13   1    8


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