Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 106
Played on Wednesday, September 30, 1981 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  5  1
CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  2    2  0  x  -   5  7  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Puhl rf                       4   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Garner 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Scott cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
  Sambito p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cruz lf                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   1
Ashby c                       3   0   0   0       1   0       2   1
Cedeno 1b                     4   1   1   1       0   0       9   0
Howe 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Reynolds ss                   3   1   1   1       0   0       2   5
Ruhle p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  LaCorte p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spilman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  D. Smith p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Loucks cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   2   5   2       2   3      24  13

FIELDING - 
E: Ashby (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Puhl (19,off Soto).
HR: Reynolds (4,3rd inning off Soto 0 on 0 out); Cedeno (4,7th inning off Soto
0 on 0 out).
GDP: Cedeno (6,off Hume).
Team LOB: 5.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Collins rf                    3   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
  Mejias rf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Griffey cf                    4   1   0   0       0   0       2   0
Concepcion ss                 4   0   1   1       0   0       2   3
Foster lf                     3   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Bench 1b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Nolan c                       2   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
  O'Berry c                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Knight 3b                     3   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Oester 2b                     3   1   2   1       0   0       2   2
  Kennedy 2b                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Soto p                        3   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
  Hume p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   5   7   4       1   2      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kennedy-Bench.
E: Concepcion (21).

BATTING - 
2B: Concepcion (28,off Ruhle); Knight (21,off D. Smith).
3B: Oester (7,off Ruhle).
HR: Foster (21,5th inning off Ruhle 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 1.

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

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ruhle L(4-6)                  5.2   5   3   3   0   2   1  21
LaCorte                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
D. Smith                      1     2   2   1   1   0   0   5
Sambito                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     7   5   4   1   2   1  30


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Soto W(11-9)                  8     5   2   2   2   3   2  32
Hume SV(13)                   1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     5   2   2   2   3   2  34

Soto faced 2 batters in the 9th inning
WP: Soto (4).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Dick Stello, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 24394


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Puhl doubled to right; On a bunt Garner grounded out
(pitcher to first); Phil Garner called for interference;
Scott reached on a fielder's choice [Puhl out at third (pitcher
to shortstop to third)]; Cruz flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Ashby grounded out (first unassisted); Cedeno
grounded out (pitcher to first); Howe flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Foster grounded out (third to first); Bench flied out
to right; Nolan flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Reynolds homered; Ruhle struck out; Puhl singled to
center; Soto threw a wild pitch [Puhl to second]; Garner reached
on an error by Concepcion [Garner to first]; Scott made an out
to shortstop; Cruz flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Knight grounded out (shortstop to first); Oester flied
out to right; Soto struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Ashby grounded out (second to first); Cedeno made an
out to first; Howe made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Collins grounded out (shortstop to first); Griffey
made an out to shortstop; Concepcion flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds grounded out (first unassisted); Ruhle
struck out; Puhl flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Foster homered; Bench flied out to center; Nolan
singled to center; Nolan was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Knight struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Garner singled to right; Scott forced Garner
(shortstop to second); Cruz flied out to center; Ashby flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 6TH: Oester tripled to center; Soto grounded out (third to
first); Collins singled to right [Oester scored]; Griffey forced
Collins (second to shortstop); Concepcion doubled to left
[Griffey scored]; LACORTE REPLACED RUHLE (PITCHING); Foster
popped to first in foul territory; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 3.

ASTROS 7TH: MEJIAS REPLACED COLLINS (PLAYING RF); Cedeno
homered; Howe made an out to second; Reynolds grounded out
(second to first); SPILMAN BATTED FOR LACORTE; Spilman flied out
to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 3.

REDS 7TH: D. SMITH REPLACED SPILMAN (PITCHING); Bench grounded
out (third to first); Nolan walked; Knight doubled to left
[Nolan scored (error by Ashby; assists by Cruz and Reynolds)
(unearned), Knight to third (on throw to home)]; Oester singled
to right [Knight scored, Oester out at second (right to
second)]; Ron Oester hurt right shoulder sliding into 2B;
Soto grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 5.

ASTROS 8TH: O'BERRY REPLACED NOLAN (PLAYING C ); KENNEDY
REPLACED OESTER (PLAYING 2B); Puhl made an out to shortstop;
Garner flied out to left; Scott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: SAMBITO REPLACED SCOTT (PITCHING); LOUCKS REPLACED D.
SMITH (PLAYING CF); Mejias made an out to second; Griffey flied
out to left; Concepcion flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Cruz walked; Ashby walked [Cruz to second]; HUME
REPLACED SOTO (PITCHING); Cedeno grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Cruz to third, Ashby out at second]; Howe
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Reds 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   5   1    5
 Reds             5   7   1    1


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