Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 155
Played on Sunday, September 27, 1987 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  4  x  -   4  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hatcher cf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Biancalana ss                 4   0   0   0       0   3       1   6
Doran 2b                      3   0   0   0       1   0       1   1
Bass rf                       4   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
Pankovits lf                  4   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Davis 1b                      3   0   0   0       1   1      10   0
Caminiti 3b                   3   0   2   0       0   0       1   2
  Lopes ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Afenir c                      3   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
Knepper p                     3   0   0   0       0   3       1   2
  Andersen p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   5   2       2  10      24  11

BATTING - 
HR: Bass (19,2nd inning off Rasmussen 0 on 0 out); Pankovits (1,2nd inning
off Rasmussen 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 5.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Collins lf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Concepcion 2b                 4   1   1   0       0   0       2   1
Jones cf,rf                   4   0   2   1       0   0       0   0
Parker rf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Garcia pr,cf                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bell 3b                       4   1   2   2       0   0       0   1
Diaz c                        3   0   0   1       0   1      10   0
Esasky 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   1       8   0
  Franco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Larkin ss                     4   0   1   0       0   2       2   5
Rasmussen p                   1   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
  McClendon ph                1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Murphy p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Francona 1b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   4   8   4       3   6      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Jones (15,off Knepper).
3B: Bell (2,off Andersen).
SF: Diaz (6,off Andersen).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Knepper L(8-17)               7.1   6   3   3   3   5   0  31
Andersen                      0.2   2   1   1   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8     8   4   4   3   6   0  35


Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rasmussen                     7     4   2   2   1   7   2  26
Murphy W(8-5)                 1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Franco SV(29)                 1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5
Totals                        9     5   2   2   2  10   2  34

BK: Rasmussen (1).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - John Kibler
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 26923


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Hatcher             cf        Collins             lf
2. Biancalana          ss        Concepcion          2b
3. Doran               2b        Jones               cf
4. Bass                rf        Parker              rf
5. Pankovits           lf        Bell                3b
6. Davis               1b        Diaz                c
7. Caminiti            3b        Esasky              1b
8. Afenir              c         Larkin              ss
9. Knepper             p         Rasmussen           p

ASTROS 1ST: Hatcher lined to second; Biancalana was called out
on strikes; Doran flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 0.

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

ASTROS 2ND: Bass homered; Pankovits homered; Davis made an out
to shortstop; Caminiti singled to second; Rasmussen balked
[Caminiti to second]; Afenir struck out; Knepper struck out; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Parker was called out on strikes; Bell grounded out
(third to first); Diaz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Hatcher flied out to left; Biancalana struck out;
Doran grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Esasky grounded out (shortstop to first); Larkin
struck out; Rasmussen walked; Collins walked [Rasmussen to
second]; Concepcion popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bass grounded out (third to first); Pankovits flied
out to left; Davis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Jones grounded out (shortstop to first); Parker flied
out to left; Bell singled to center; Diaz flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Caminiti grounded out (shortstop to first); Afenir
was called out on strikes; Knepper struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Esasky struck out; Larkin grounded out (shortstop to
first); Rasmussen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Reds 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Hatcher popped to first in foul territory;
Biancalana made an out to shortstop; Doran popped to first; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 6TH: On a bunt Collins grounded out (pitcher to first);
Concepcion flied out to center; Jones doubled; Parker grounded
out (pitcher unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds
0.

ASTROS 7TH: Bass was called out on strikes; Pankovits grounded
out (shortstop to first); Davis walked; Caminiti singled to
center [Davis to third]; Afenir grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 7TH: Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); Diaz grounded
out (shortstop to first); Esasky walked; Larkin singled to
center [Esasky to second]; MCCLENDON BATTED FOR RASMUSSEN;
McClendon forced Esasky (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

ASTROS 8TH: MURPHY REPLACED MCCLENDON (PITCHING); Knepper was
called out on strikes; Hatcher flied out to right; Biancalana
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 8TH: Collins singled to center; Concepcion singled to
center [Collins to second]; Jones singled to left [Collins
scored, Concepcion to second]; Parker forced Jones (pitcher to
shortstop) [Concepcion to third]; GARCIA RAN FOR PARKER;
ANDERSEN REPLACED KNEPPER (PITCHING); Bell tripled to center
[Concepcion scored, Garcia scored]; Diaz hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Bell scored]; Esasky singled to right; Larkin struck out;
4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 4.

ASTROS 9TH: JONES CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); GARCIA STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); FRANCO REPLACED ESASKY (PITCHING);
FRANCONA REPLACED MURPHY (PLAYING 1B); Doran walked; Bass
singled to shortstop [Doran to second]; Pankovits forced Bass
(shortstop to second) [Doran to third]; Davis struck out; LOPES
BATTED FOR CAMINITI; Lopes grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   5   0    5
 Reds             4   8   0    7


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