Houston Astros 6, Cincinnati Reds 1
Regular Season Game 145
Played on Wednesday, September 17, 1986 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  4  0  -   6 11  0
CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hatcher cf                    5   0   2   0       0   1       4   0
Doran 2b                      5   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Garner 3b                     4   1   2   0       0   0       1   4
  Walling ph,3b               1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Davis 1b                      3   1   0   0       1   0       8   1
  Driessen 1b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Bass rf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Cruz lf                       4   2   2   5       0   0       2   0
Ashby c                       3   1   1   0       1   0       3   2
Thon ss                       3   0   2   1       1   0       1   3
Darwin p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
Totals                       36   6  11   6       3   3      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: Ashby (14,off Welsh); Thon (13,off Franco); Walling (22,off Landrum).
HR: Cruz 2 (9,4th inning off Welsh 1 on 2 out,8th inning off Welsh 2 on 2 out).
SH: Darwin (2,off Welsh).
GDP: Doran (10,off Landrum).
Team LOB: 7.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Larkin ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   6
Bell 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       0   4
Parker rf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Davis lf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Diaz c                        3   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Milner cf                     3   1   2   0       0   1       5   0
Esasky 1b                     3   0   0   0       0   0      10   1
Oester 2b                     3   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Welsh p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Franco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Venable ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Landrum p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   5   1       0   3      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Larkin-Esasky.

BATTING - 
2B: Davis (15,off Darwin).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Milner 2 (16,2nd base off Darwin/Ashby 2).
CS: Davis (10,3rd base by Darwin/Ashby).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Darwin W(3-1)                 9     5   1   1   0   3   0  31


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Welsh L(6-7)                  7.2   8   6   6   3   2   2  34
Franco                        0.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   2
Landrum                       1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    11   6   6   3   3   2  40

WP: Welsh (5).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Terry Tata
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 15195


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Hatcher             cf        Larkin              ss
2. Doran               2b        Bell                3b
3. Garner              3b        Parker              rf
4. Davis               1b        Davis               lf
5. Bass                rf        Diaz                c
6. Cruz                lf        Milner              cf
7. Ashby               c         Esasky              1b
8. Thon                ss        Oester              2b
9. Darwin              p         Welsh               p

ASTROS 1ST: Hatcher singled to shortstop; Doran flied out to
center; Garner grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Hatcher to second]; Davis flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Larkin grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell flied
out to center; Parker grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bass grounded out (shortstop to first); Cruz
grounded out (first to pitcher); Ashby grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); Diaz flied
out to center; Milner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Thon walked; Darwin out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to second) [Thon to second]; Hatcher flied out to right; Welsh
threw a wild pitch [Thon to third]; Doran grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Esasky flied out to center; Oester made an out to
shortstop; Welsh grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Garner singled to left; Davis flied out to center;
Bass grounded out (third to first) [Garner to second]; Cruz
homered [Garner scored]; Ashby grounded out (shortstop to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Larkin grounded out (first to pitcher); Bell singled
to left; Parker popped to pitcher in foul territory; Davis
forced Bell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Thon flied out to center; Darwin flied out to
center; Hatcher grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Diaz flied out to right; Milner singled to left;
Esasky flied out to center; Milner stole second; Oester singled
to center [Milner scored]; Welsh struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Doran grounded out (shortstop to first); Garner
singled to right; Davis flied out to center; Bass flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

REDS 6TH: Larkin grounded out (third to first); Bell grounded
out (third to first); Parker flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Cruz made an out to second; Ashby walked; Thon
singled to left [Ashby to third]; Darwin struck out; Hatcher
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

REDS 7TH: Davis doubled to left; Davis was caught stealing third
(catcher to third); Diaz popped to first in foul territory;
Milner singled to third; Milner stole second; Esasky grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Doran grounded out (third to first); Garner flied
out to left; Davis walked; Bass singled to center [Davis to
second]; Cruz homered [Davis scored, Bass scored]; Ashby doubled
to center; FRANCO REPLACED WELSH (PITCHING); Thon doubled to
left [Ashby scored]; Darwin struck out; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Reds 1.

REDS 8TH: DRIESSEN REPLACED DAVIS (PLAYING 1B); Oester grounded
out (second to first); VENABLE BATTED FOR FRANCO; Venable
grounded out (catcher to first); Larkin grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 1.

ASTROS 9TH: LANDRUM REPLACED VENABLE (PITCHING); Hatcher singled
to pitcher; Doran grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Hatcher out at second]; WALLING BATTED FOR GARNER;
Walling doubled to center; Driessen flied out to right; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 1.

REDS 9TH: WALLING STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Bell flied out to
left; Parker made an out to third; Davis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Reds 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  11   0    7
 Reds             1   5   0    3


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