Cincinnati Reds 7, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 40
Played on Friday, May 18, 2001 (N) at Enron Field

CIN N    0  0  0    4  2  0    0  0  1  -   7 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    4  0  0  -   4  7  1
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Sadler ss                     4   1   2   0       0   0       2   7
Young lf,1b                   4   1   3   1       0   0       3   0
Casey 1b                      4   1   1   1       0   0       9   0
  Tucker lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ochoa rf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Rivera cf                     4   2   1   0       0   1       3   0
LaRue c                       3   1   1   4       0   0       6   0
Larson 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   1       0   3
Castro 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       3   4
O. Fernandez p                3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Sullivan p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Riedling p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Graves p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   7  10   7       0   7      27  14

BATTING - 
2B: Young (7,off Bottenfield); Rivera (3,off Cruz).
HR: LaRue (4,4th inning off Bottenfield 3 on 2 out).
SH: LaRue (1,off Cruz).
GDP: Castro (3,off Cruz).
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Sadler (2,2nd base by Dotel/Ausmus); Young (3,2nd base by Cruz/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo ss                       4   1   1   0       1   0       2   2
Biggio 2b                     5   0   1   1       0   1       2   4
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       1   1       8   1
Berkman cf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Cruz p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Alou rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Hidalgo lf,cf                 1   1   1   0       3   0       2   0
Castilla 3b                   4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Ausmus c                      4   1   2   0       0   0       7   1
Bottenfield p                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Merced ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Ward ph,lf                  2   1   1   3       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   7   4       5   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Castilla-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Lugo (7).

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (9,off Sullivan); Lugo (5,off Graves).
HR: Ward (4,7th inning off O. Fernandez 2 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
O. Fernandez W(5-2)           6.2   5   3   3   2   4   1  27
Sullivan                      0     1   1   1   2   0   0   3
Riedling                      1.1   0   0   0   1   2   0   5
Graves SV(10)                 1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9     7   4   4   5   6   1  39


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Bottenfield L(2-3)            5     6   6   2   0   5   1  22
Dotel                         2     1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Cruz                          2     3   1   1   0   1   0   7
Totals                        9    10   7   3   0   7   1  35


Umpires: HP - Bill Welke, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Chuck Meriwether, 3B - Brian O'Nora
Time of Game: 2:53   Attendance: 36223


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Sadler              ss        Lugo                ss
2. Young               lf        Biggio              2b
3. Casey               1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Ochoa               rf        Berkman             cf
5. Rivera              cf        Alou                rf
6. LaRue               c         Hidalgo             lf
7. Larson              3b        Castilla            3b
8. Castro              2b        Ausmus              c
9. O. Fernandez        p         Bottenfield         p

REDS 1ST: Sadler grounded out (shortstop to first); Young
grounded out (second to first); Casey flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Lugo grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bagwell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Ochoa lined to right; Rivera was called out on
strikes; LaRue flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman grounded out (second to first); Alou flied
to center; Hidalgo walked; Castilla singled to right [Hidalgo to
second]; Ausmus forced Castilla (shortstop to second) [Hidalgo
to third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: Larson was called out on strikes; Castro struck out;
O. Fernandez grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bottenfield grounded out (shortstop to first); Lugo
grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio flied to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Sadler grounded out (catcher to first); Young singled
to left; Casey forced Young (second to shortstop); Ochoa singled
to center [Casey to second]; Rivera reached on an error by Lugo
[Casey to third, Ochoa to second]; LaRue homered (unearned)
[Casey scored (unearned), Ochoa scored (unearned), Rivera scored
(unearned)]; Larson flied to right; 4 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
 Reds 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell grounded out (second to first); Berkman was
called out on strikes; Alou flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 4, Astros 0.

REDS 5TH: Castro was called out on strikes; O. Fernandez was
called out on strikes; Sadler singled to center; Young doubled
to left [Sadler scored]; Casey singled to center [Young scored,
Casey to second (on throw to home)]; Ochoa flied to left; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Hidalgo singled to left; Castilla lined to
shortstop; Ausmus singled to right [Hidalgo to second]; MERCED
BATTED FOR BOTTENFIELD; Merced struck out; Lugo forced Ausmus
(third to second) [Hidalgo to third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 6, Astros 0.

REDS 6TH: DOTEL REPLACED MERCED (PITCHING); Rivera grounded out
(pitcher to first); LaRue flied to center; Larson popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio struck out; Bagwell struck out; Berkman
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6,
Astros 0.

REDS 7TH: Castro popped to first; O. Fernandez was called out on
strikes; Sadler singled to center; Sadler was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop to
pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Alou grounded out (third to first); Hidalgo walked;
Castilla flied to center; Ausmus singled [Hidalgo to third];
WARD BATTED FOR DOTEL; Ward homered [Hidalgo scored, Ausmus
scored]; SULLIVAN REPLACED O. FERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Lugo walked;
Biggio doubled [Lugo scored]; Bagwell walked; RIEDLING REPLACED
SULLIVAN (PITCHING); Berkman forced Bagwell (shortstop
unassisted) [Biggio to third]; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 6,
Astros 4.

REDS 8TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); WARD STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); CRUZ REPLACED BERKMAN (PITCHING); Young
singled to left; Casey popped to third in foul territory; Young
was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to second to
first); Ochoa struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros
4.

ASTROS 8TH: YOUNG CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); TUCKER
REPLACED CASEY (PLAYING LF); Alou struck out; Hidalgo walked;
Castilla struck out; Ausmus forced Hidalgo (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 6, Astros 4.

REDS 9TH: Rivera doubled to left; LaRue out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Rivera to third]; Larson singled to left
[Rivera scored]; Castro grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Larson out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: GRAVES REPLACED RIEDLING (PITCHING); Ward grounded
out (second to first); Lugo doubled; Biggio flied to right;
Bagwell grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 7, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             7  10   0    1
 Astros           4   7   1    8


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