Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 91
Played on Monday, September 14, 1981 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0  -   4 11  1
HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  2
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Householder rf                5   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Griffey cf                    5   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Concepcion ss                 4   2   3   0       0   0       1   1
Foster lf                     3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Bench 1b                      4   0   3   3       0   0       8   0
  Milner pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Driessen 1b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Knight 3b                     4   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
Nolan c                       4   0   2   0       0   1      12   0
Oester 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Berenyi p                     4   0   1   0       0   3       0   2
Totals                       37   4  11   3       0   7      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Bench (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Concepcion (27,off Ruhle).
HBP: Foster (2,by Ruhle).
GDP: Oester (8,off Ruhle); Householder (2,off Ruhle).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Griffey (4,2nd base by Ruhle/Ashby).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Scott cf                      4   0   1   0       0   2       3   0
Garner 2b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       3   2
Puhl rf                       4   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
Walling 1b                    4   0   1   1       0   1       7   2
Ashby c                       4   0   0   0       0   2       8   2
Garcia 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
Reynolds ss                   3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Pena ss                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Spilman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Thon ss                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   4   2       1  12      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Garner-Reynolds-Walling, Walling-Ashby-Ruhle.
E: Walling (2), Pena (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (15,off Berenyi).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Berenyi W(8-5)                9     4   2   1   1  12   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle L(3-4)                  7.1  11   4   3   0   6   0  32
LaCorte                       0     0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Sambito                       1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9    11   4   3   0   7   0  38

HBP: Ruhle (1,Foster).

Umpires: HP - Lee Weyer, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 19742


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Householder         rf        Scott               cf
2. Griffey             cf        Garner              2b
3. Concepcion          ss        Puhl                rf
4. Foster              lf        Cruz                lf
5. Bench               1b        Walling             1b
6. Knight              3b        Ashby               c
7. Nolan               c         Garcia              3b
8. Oester              2b        Reynolds            ss
9. Berenyi             p         Ruhle               p

REDS 1ST: Householder struck out; Griffey singled to left;
Concepcion singled to right [Griffey to second]; Foster grounded
out (first to pitcher) [Griffey to third, Concepcion to second];
Bench singled to center [Griffey scored, Concepcion scored];
Knight grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Scott struck out; Garner walked; Puhl doubled to
right [Garner to third]; Cruz reached on an error by Bench
[Garner scored, Puhl to third]; Walling forced Cruz (second to
shortstop) [Puhl scored (unearned)]; Ashby grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 2.

REDS 2ND: Nolan singled to right; Oester grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Nolan out at second];
Berenyi was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Garcia struck out; Reynolds grounded out (shortstop
to first); Ruhle struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2,
Astros 2.

REDS 3RD: Householder flied out to center; Griffey singled to
left; Griffey was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Concepcion singled to right; Foster was called out on strikes; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Scott singled to second; Garner singled to right
[Scott to third]; Puhl struck out; Cruz struck out; Walling
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2,
Astros 2.

REDS 4TH: Bench singled to left; Knight forced Bench (shortstop
to second); Nolan singled to left [Knight to second]; Oester
reached on an error by Walling [Knight scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Nolan to second]; Berenyi singled to shortstop [Nolan to
third, Oester to second]; Householder grounded into a double
play (first to catcher to pitcher) [Nolan out at home]; 1 R (0
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Garcia flied
out to center; Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 5TH: Griffey flied out to center; Concepcion made an out to
second; Foster grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Ruhle was called out on strikes; Scott grounded out
(third to first); Garner flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 6TH: Bench made an out to third; Knight grounded out (third
to first); Nolan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Puhl struck out; Cruz grounded out (first
unassisted); Walling struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 2.

REDS 7TH: Oester flied out to right; Berenyi was called out on
strikes; Householder struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Ashby struck out; Garcia grounded out (first
unassisted); Reynolds flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Reds 3, Astros 2.

REDS 8TH: Griffey grounded out (second to first); Concepcion
doubled to right; Foster was hit by a pitch; Bench singled to
center [Concepcion scored, Foster to second]; MILNER RAN FOR
BENCH; LACORTE REPLACED REYNOLDS (PITCHING); PENA REPLACED RUHLE
(PLAYING SS); Knight reached on a fielder's choice [Foster to
third (error by Pena), Milner to second]; Debut game for Bert
Pena; SAMBITO REPLACED LACORTE (PITCHING); Nolan made an out
to shortstop; Oester grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H,
1 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: SPILMAN BATTED FOR PENA; DRIESSEN REPLACED MILNER
(PLAYING 1B); Spilman struck out; Scott struck out; Garner flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

REDS 9TH: THON REPLACED SPILMAN (PLAYING SS); Berenyi struck
out; Householder grounded out (first unassisted); Griffey flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Puhl grounded out (second to first); Cruz grounded
out (pitcher to first); Walling singled to center; Ashby struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             4  11   1    7
 Astros           2   4   2    4


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