Houston Astros 9, Cincinnati Reds 8
Regular Season Game 73
Played on Saturday, June 20, 1998 (D) at Astrodome

CIN N    0  1  0    1  0  0    4  0  2  -   8 10  0
HOU N    0  0  4    0  1  0    0  4  x  -   9 12  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Sanders rf                    4   0   0   1       1   2       3   0
Frank cf                      4   1   2   2       1   1       4   0
B. Larkin ss                  5   1   2   2       0   0       0   0
Greene 3b                     4   0   0   1       0   2       2   2
Young lf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Krivda p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sullivan p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Shaw p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Taubensee c                   4   1   1   0       0   2       5   0
B. Boone 2b                   4   1   2   1       0   1       2   2
Casey 1b                      4   1   1   1       0   1       7   1
Tomko p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Graves p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stynes ph,lf                1   2   1   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       36   8  10   8       3  11      24   6

BATTING - 
2B: Young (26,off Elarton); Frank (1,off Wagner).
HR: B. Larkin (6,4th inning off Elarton 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Greene (3,by Nitkowski).
GDP: Greene (3,off Wagner).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spiers 2b,3b                  3   2   1   1       1   0       0   2
Ausmus c                      4   1   1   0       1   0      11   1
Bell rf                       5   1   2   1       0   1       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   2   1   3       1   0       8   0
Everett cf                    5   1   2   3       0   0       2   0
Berry 3b                      5   0   2   0       0   1       2   1
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Phillips lf                   2   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
  Alou ph,lf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Bogar ss                      3   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
  Biggio ph,2b                0   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
Elarton p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Harris p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gutierrez ph,ss             1   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       35   9  12   9       4   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Gutierrez-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Berry (7,off Tomko); Everett (17,off Shaw).
HR: Bagwell (12,3rd inning off Tomko 2 on 1 out).
SH: Elarton (1,off Tomko).
HBP: Spiers (2,by Tomko); Biggio (11,by Krivda).
IBB: Bagwell (5,by Sullivan).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Spiers (4,2nd base off Sullivan/Taubensee).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Tomko                         4.2   8   5   5   2   2   1  25
Graves                        1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   6
Krivda L(0-1)                 1     2   3   3   0   2   0   6
Sullivan                      0.2   0   1   1   1   0   0   3
Shaw                          0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        8    12   9   9   4   5   1  42

Krivda faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
HBP: Tomko (3,Spiers); Krivda (1,Biggio).
IBB: Sullivan (4,Bagwell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton                       6.1   5   4   4   1   9   1  25
Magnante                      0     1   2   2   1   0   0   2
Harris                        0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1
Nitkowski W(3-2)              1.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   7
Wagner SV(18)                 1     3   2   2   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9    10   8   8   3  11   1  40

HBP: Nitkowski (1,Greene).

Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Bruce Dreckman, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Charlie Williams
Time of Game: 3:13   Attendance: 24301


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Sanders             rf        Spiers              2b
2. Frank               cf        Ausmus              c
3. B. Larkin           ss        Bell                rf
4. Greene              3b        Bagwell             1b
5. Young               lf        Everett             cf
6. Taubensee           c         Berry               3b
7. B. Boone            2b        Phillips            lf
8. Casey               1b        Bogar               ss
9. Tomko               p         Elarton             p

REDS 1ST: Sanders grounded out (third to first); Debut game
for Scott Elarton; Frank was called out on strikes; B.
Larkin flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Spiers flied to center; Ausmus popped to first; Bell
lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Greene was called out on strikes; Young doubled to
second; Taubensee struck out; B. Boone singled to first [Young
scored, B. Boone to second (on throw)]; Casey struck out; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bagwell flied to right; Everett flied to right;
Berry doubled to center; Phillips walked; Bogar grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Tomko was called out on strikes; Sanders struck out
(catcher to second to first); Frank lined to shortstop
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Elarton struck out; Spiers walked; Ausmus singled to
center [Spiers to third, Ausmus to second (on throw)]; Bell
singled to second [Spiers scored, Ausmus to third]; Bagwell
homered [Ausmus scored, Bell scored]; Everett flied to center;
Berry popped to first; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 4.

REDS 4TH: B. Larkin homered; Greene grounded out (shortstop to
first); Young struck out; Taubensee struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Phillips popped to third; Bogar singled to center;
Elarton out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Bogar to
second]; Spiers was hit by a pitch; Ausmus grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

REDS 5TH: B. Boone flied to right; Casey lined to third; Tomko
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Bell struck out; Bagwell flied to center; Everett
singled to second; Berry singled to shortstop [Everett to
second]; Phillips singled to first [Everett scored, Berry to
third]; GRAVES REPLACED TOMKO (PITCHING); Bogar struck out; 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 5.

REDS 6TH: Sanders grounded out (first unassisted); Frank walked;
B. Larkin lined to right; Greene was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Elarton flied to left; Spiers grounded out (second
to first); Ausmus walked; Bell singled to center [Ausmus to
second]; Bagwell lined to third (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 5.

REDS 7TH: Young lined to left; Taubensee singled to center; B.
Boone singled to left [Taubensee to second]; MAGNANTE REPLACED
ELARTON (PITCHING); Casey singled to left [Taubensee scored, B.
Boone to third]; STYNES BATTED FOR GRAVES; Stynes walked [Casey
to second]; HARRIS REPLACED MAGNANTE (PITCHING); Sanders walked
[B. Boone scored, Casey to third, Stynes to second]; NITKOWSKI
REPLACED HARRIS (PITCHING); Frank singled to right [Casey
scored, Stynes to third, Sanders to second]; B. Larkin popped to
third; Greene was hit by a pitch [Stynes scored, Sanders to
third, Frank to second]; Young grounded out (shortstop to
first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: KRIVDA REPLACED YOUNG (PITCHING); STYNES STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); Everett grounded out (second to first); Berry
struck out; ALOU BATTED FOR PHILLIPS; Alou was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 5.

REDS 8TH: ALOU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Taubensee popped to
catcher; B. Boone struck out; Casey grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: BIGGIO BATTED FOR BOGAR; Biggio was hit by a pitch;
GUTIERREZ BATTED FOR NITKOWSKI; Gutierrez singled to left
[Biggio to second]; Spiers singled to right [Biggio scored,
Gutierrez to third]; SULLIVAN REPLACED KRIVDA (PITCHING); Ausmus
flied to center; Spiers stole second; Bell flied to right;
Bagwell was walked intentionally; SHAW REPLACED SULLIVAN
(PITCHING); Everett doubled to right [Gutierrez scored, Spiers
scored, Bagwell scored]; Berry grounded out (pitcher to first);
4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 9.

REDS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED BERRY (PITCHING); BIGGIO STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); GUTIERREZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); SPIERS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Stynes singled to center;
Sanders was called out on strikes; Frank doubled to left [Stynes
scored]; B. Larkin singled to center [Frank scored]; Greene
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [B.
Larkin out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 8, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             8  10   0    5
 Astros           9  12   0    9


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