Cincinnati Reds 6, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 17
Played on Saturday, April 20, 1996 (N) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  0  0    0  1  3    1  1  0  -   6 14  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Coleman lf                    5   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Harris rf                     5   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Ruffin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Larkin ss                     4   1   2   0       1   1       1   3
Taubensee c                   5   0   2   1       0   0       6   0
Morris 1b                     5   1   1   1       0   0       9   1
Boone 2b                      4   1   2   0       0   0       4   2
Davis cf                      4   1   1   2       0   0       4   0
Branson 3b                    4   1   2   0       0   0       1   7
Smiley p                      3   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Sabo ph                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Howard rf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   6  14   6       1   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Branson-Boone-Morris, Larkin-Boone-Morris.

BATTING - 
2B: Branson (1,off Drabek); Taubensee (7,off Tabaka).
HR: Morris (2,6th inning off Drabek 0 on 0 out); Davis (3,6th inning off Drabek
1 on 0 out); Sabo (1,8th inning off Morman 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Davis (4,off Drabek).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Larkin (4,2nd base off Drabek/Eusebio); Coleman 2 (4,2nd base off Drabek/Eusebio,3rd
base off Drabek/Eusebio).
CS: Harris (1,2nd base by Drabek/Eusebio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunter cf                     4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Biggio 2b                     3   1   2   0       1   0       3   8
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   0      10   1
Bell rf                       4   0   1   1       0   2       2   0
Berry 3b                      3   0   1   0       1   1       0   1
Eusebio c                     4   0   2   0       0   1       6   1
Mouton lf                     3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
  Wilkins ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Drabek p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Tabaka p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dougherty p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Simms ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Morman p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   8   1       2   6      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gutierrez-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Berry (9).

BATTING - 
2B: Gutierrez (1,off Smiley); Biggio (5,off Smiley).
SH: Drabek (2,off Smiley).
GDP: Bagwell 2 (3,off Smiley,off Ruffin).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Berry (1,2nd base off Smiley/Taubensee); Bell 2 (5,2nd base off Smiley/Taubensee,3rd
base off Smiley/Taubensee).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Smiley W(1-1)                 7     7   1   1   1   3   0  28
Ruffin                        2     1   0   0   1   3   0   7
Totals                        9     8   1   1   2   6   0  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Drabek L(0-1)                 5    10   4   4   1   5   2  25
Tabaka                        1.1   3   1   1   0   0   0   7
Dougherty                     0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Morman                        2     1   1   1   0   1   1   7
Totals                        9    14   6   6   1   6   3  41

Drabek faced 3 batters in the 6th inning
WP: Tabaka (2).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Angel Hernandez
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 34098


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Coleman             lf        Hunter              cf
2. Harris              rf        Biggio              2b
3. Larkin              ss        Bagwell             1b
4. Taubensee           c         Bell                rf
5. Morris              1b        Berry               3b
6. Boone               2b        Eusebio             c
7. Davis               cf        Mouton              lf
8. Branson             3b        Gutierrez           ss
9. Smiley              p         Drabek              p

REDS 1ST: Coleman flied to center; Harris grounded out (second
to first); Larkin singled to left; Larkin stole second;
Taubensee grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hunter flied to center; Biggio singled to second;
Bagwell grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Biggio out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Morris grounded out (second to first); Boone reached
on an error by Berry [Boone to first]; Davis forced Boone
(second to shortstop); Branson singled to right [Davis to
second]; Smiley struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bell struck out; Berry walked; Eusebio struck out;
Mouton flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Coleman was called out on strikes; Harris singled to
second; Harris was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Larkin struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez doubled to center; Drabek out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Gutierrez to third]; Hunter
grounded out (third to first); Biggio grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Taubensee singled to center; Morris flied to left;
Boone singled to left [Taubensee to second]; Davis grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Boone out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell lined to left; Bell grounded out (third to
first); Berry singled to third; Berry stole second; Eusebio
singled to shortstop [Berry to third]; Mouton flied to center; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Branson doubled to right; Smiley struck out; Coleman
singled to center [Branson scored]; Coleman stole second; Harris
was called out on strikes; Coleman stole third; Larkin walked;
Taubensee grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); Drabek
popped to second; Hunter grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: Morris homered; Boone singled to right; Davis homered
[Boone scored]; TABAKA REPLACED DRABEK (PITCHING); Branson flied
to right; Smiley singled to center; Coleman popped to second;
Harris grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio doubled to left; Bagwell popped to third;
Bell singled to center [Biggio scored]; Bell stole second; Berry
flied to left; Bell stole third; Eusebio flied to center; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: Larkin singled to shortstop; Tabaka threw a wild pitch
[Larkin to second]; Taubensee doubled to center [Larkin scored];
Morris grounded out (second to first) [Taubensee to third];
DOUGHERTY REPLACED TABAKA (PITCHING); Boone grounded out (third
to first); Davis grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Mouton singled to left; Gutierrez was called out on
strikes; SIMMS BATTED FOR DOUGHERTY; Simms grounded out (third
to first) [Mouton to second]; Hunter grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 5, Astros 1.

REDS 8TH: MORMAN REPLACED SIMMS (PITCHING); Branson grounded out
(first unassisted); SABO BATTED FOR SMILEY; Sabo homered;
Coleman flied to right; Harris struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Reds 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: RUFFIN REPLACED HARRIS (PITCHING); HOWARD REPLACED
SABO (PLAYING RF); Biggio walked; Bagwell grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Biggio out at second]; Bell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 1.

REDS 9TH: Larkin flied to center; Taubensee grounded out (second
to first); Morris flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Berry struck out; Eusebio singled to shortstop;
SPIERS BATTED FOR MOUTON; Spiers struck out; WILKINS BATTED FOR
GUTIERREZ; Wilkins forced Eusebio (first to shortstop); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             6  14   0    8
 Astros           1   8   1    7


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