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Standings
DET
@BAL
11
3
CHW
@BOS
2
5
CLE
@KCR
0
1
MIL
@MIN
1
2
 
(10)
TOR
@NYY
4
5
 
(10)
SEA
@OAK
9
2
ANA
@TEX
4
1
MON
@ATL
7
1
PHI
@CHC
3
11
HOU
@CIN
8
3
NYM
@FLA
2
1
COL
@LAD
10
5
STL
@PIT
2
14
SFG
@SDP
8
5
Sunday, September 21, 1997, 2:15
, Cinergy Field
Attendance: 22,652, Time of Game: 3:16
Astros
8
79-76
 Won 2 
1st
at Reds
3
71-84
 Lost 2 
3rd, 8 GB
W: Ramon Garcia (8-8)
L: Mike Morgan (8-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   1  4  0   1  1  0    8 14  0
Reds            0  1  0   0  1  0   0  0  1    3  7  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 0 1 1 2 1 6 .304 .406 .487 .893 24 14 0.127 0.74 0.161 -0.034 1.0 0 0 SB
Derek Bell RF 4 2 3 0 0 0 5 .281 .351 .447 .798 18 10 -0.051 0.71 0.027 -0.078 -0.6 3 0 HBP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .283 .422 .582 1.004 14 10 0.037 0.80 0.108 -0.071 -0.4 5 1
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .263 .352 .386 .738 21 13 0.025 0.62 0.081 -0.056 0.4 3 0
Sean Berry 3B 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 .253 .315 .424 .738 8 8 0.032 0.80 0.056 -0.024 0.5 1 0
   Bill Spiers PH-3B 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 .319 .436 .475 .910 8 3 0.021 0.20 0.021 0.000 1.6 0 0 2B,SB
Thomas Howard CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .252 .330 .358 .687 16 11 -0.097 0.85 0.000 -0.097 -1.5 1 0
   Chuck Carr CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .305 .373 .678 6 3 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.6 0 0
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 2 3 1 0 5 .261 .310 .371 .681 19 11 0.216 0.55 0.228 -0.012 2.3 1 2 2·2B
Brad Ausmus C 3 1 1 1 2 1 5 .267 .327 .353 .680 23 12 0.074 0.59 0.081 -0.007 1.2 12 0 IW
Ramon Garcia P 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 .118 .139 .176 .315 4 3 -0.053 1.20 0.013 -0.067 -0.2 0 0 2B,SH
   Tony Eusebio PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269 .357 .300 .657 4 3 -0.007 0.25 0.000 -0.007 -0.5
   Jose Cabrera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Russ Johnson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .352 .367 .719 4 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1
   John Hudek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 8 14 8 7 6 46 .378 .489 .486 .975 169 103 0.322 0.67 0.776 -0.455 3.3 27 4
2B: R Gutierrez 2 (14, 2 off M Morgan); R Garcia (2, off F Rodriguez); B Spiers (25, off D Graves).
SH: R Garcia (7, off M Morgan).
IBB: B Ausmus (4, by M Morgan).
HBP: D Bell (12, by F Rodriguez).
TB: R Gutierrez 4; D Bell 3; S Berry 2; B Spiers 2; R Garcia 2; L Gonzalez; C Biggio; B Ausmus; J Bagwell; R Johnson.
RBI: R Gutierrez 3 (34); L Gonzalez (66); B Ausmus (41); J Bagwell (130); C Biggio (79); B Spiers (44).
2-out RBI: R Gutierrez 3; B Spiers; B Ausmus.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 8 for 16.
Baserunning
SB: C Biggio (44, 2nd base off M Morgan/E Taubensee); B Spiers (10, 2nd base off F Rodriguez/E Taubensee).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pokey Reese SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .225 .289 .294 .582 23 15 -0.054 0.45 0.002 -0.056 -0.5 2 2
Jon Nunnally CF 2 1 1 1 3 0 5 .304 .383 .556 .939 30 15 0.044 0.32 0.060 -0.016 1.5 4 1 HR
Chris Stynes LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .345 .385 .482 .868 22 13 -0.039 0.43 0.014 -0.053 0.6 4 1
Willie Greene 3B 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .254 .354 .465 .819 17 9 0.045 0.74 0.112 -0.067 0.2 1 2 HR
Reggie Sanders RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .249 .340 .519 .859 16 12 0.001 0.71 0.047 -0.046 -0.9 0 0 SB
Lenny Harris 1B 3 0 2 0 1 1 4 .264 .307 .366 .673 21 8 0.002 0.66 0.040 -0.038 0.5 6 1
Ed Taubensee C 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .263 .320 .461 .781 23 11 -0.004 0.90 0.031 -0.035 -0.5 7 1
Damian Jackson 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .083 .154 .125 .279 18 11 -0.119 1.12 0.000 -0.119 -1.6 2 5
Mike Morgan P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .098 .119 .146 .265 8 5 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
   Pete Rose PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .308 .182 .490 4 4 -0.014 0.56 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Felix Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Boone PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .120 .120 .120 .240 3 3 -0.012 0.44 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Danny Graves P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Scott Winchester P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Pat Watkins PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .222 .333 .556 6 3 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 7 11 41 .206 .341 .382 .724 191 109 -0.177 0.61 0.306 -0.483 -1.7 27 13
HR: W Greene (25, off R Garcia, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); J Nunnally (12, off R Garcia, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: J Nunnally 4; W Greene 4; L Harris 2; P Reese; C Stynes; R Sanders.
RBI: W Greene (84); J Nunnally (31); C Stynes (22).
2-out RBI: J Nunnally.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: C Stynes (2).
Outfield Assists: J Nunnally (R Gutierrez at 3rd base); C Stynes (C Biggio at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Sanders (12, 2nd base off R Garcia/B Ausmus).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ramon Garcia, W (8-8) 6 4 2 2 4 6 2 3.86 26 122 68 38 10 20 5 11 5 0 58 0.146 0.82 1.1
Jose Cabrera 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 0.73 9 41 24 7 8 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.030 0.30 1.0
John Hudek 0.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 6.28 4 22 12 4 1 7 0 2 2 0 0 0 -0.017 0.12 -1.7
Billy Wagner 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.97 2 6 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.021 0.38 1.2
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 7 11 2 3.00 41 191 109 51 21 37 7 16 8 0 58 2 0 0.180 0.61 1.7

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Morgan, L (8-12) 5 9 6 6 3 2 0 5.00 25 76 51 32 5 14 10 10 6 0 24 -0.310 1.06 -3.4
Felix Rodriguez 2 2 1 1 2 4 0 4.30 11 53 32 18 6 8 0 4 2 0 0 0 -0.004 0.31 0.0
Danny Graves 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 5.55 6 27 11 6 1 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 -0.007 0.07 -0.5
Scott Winchester 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.20 4 13 9 7 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 8 8 7 6 0 8.00 46 169 103 63 12 28 14 18 10 0 24 0 0 -0.320 0.67 -3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Rodriguez (6; D Bell).
IBB: M Morgan (6; B Ausmus).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Montague, 1B - Wally Bell, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Rich Rieker.
Time of Game: 3:16.
Attendance: 22,652.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 8mph in from Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Cincinnati Reds
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Pokey Reese SS
2 Derek Bell RF 2 Jon Nunnally CF
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Chris Stynes LF
4 Luis Gonzalez LF 4 Willie Greene 3B
5 Sean Berry 3B 5 Reggie Sanders RF
6 Thomas Howard CF 6 Lenny Harris 1B
7 Ricky Gutierrez SS 7 Ed Taubensee C
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Damian Jackson 2B
9 Ramon Garcia P 9 Mike Morgan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  R HOU R. Gutierrez M. Morgan 14% 60% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Berry Scores
t5 2-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell M. Morgan 11% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bell Scores; Bagwell to 2B/Adv on E7
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CIN W. Greene R. Garcia -10% 34% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Greene Scores
t3 0-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU C. Biggio M. Morgan 9% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ausmus Scores
t5 4-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRO HOU R. Gutierrez M. Morgan 9% 92% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Gonzalez Scores; Berry Scores; Gutierrez out at 3B/CF-2B-1B-SS

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morgan -2% 48% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Bell M. Morgan 2% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Morgan -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez M. Morgan -2% 45% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CIN P. Reese R. Garcia 2% 47% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CIN J. Nunnally R. Garcia 2% 49% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN C. Stynes R. Garcia 1% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Mike Morgan facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU S. Berry M. Morgan -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU T. Howard M. Morgan -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez M. Morgan -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CIN W. Greene R. Garcia -10% 34% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Greene Scores
b2 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CIN R. Sanders R. Garcia 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CIN L. Harris R. Garcia -2% 34% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b2 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CIN E. Taubensee R. Garcia 3% 37% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b2 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CIN D. Jackson R. Garcia 2% 39% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Reds 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Mike Morgan facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Morgan 4% 43% Walk
t3 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Garcia M. Morgan -2% 41% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Ausmus to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU C. Biggio M. Morgan 9% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ausmus Scores
t3 1-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Bell M. Morgan -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Bell to 1B
t3 1-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Morgan -3% 44% Lineout: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CIN M. Morgan R. Garcia 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CIN P. Reese R. Garcia 2% 49% Lineout: 3B
b3 1-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CIN J. Nunnally R. Garcia -1% 47% Walk
b3 1-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CIN C. Stynes R. Garcia 3% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' Mike Morgan facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez M. Morgan -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU S. Berry M. Morgan 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Howard M. Morgan -3% 47% Lineout: LF
t4 1-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  R HOU R. Gutierrez M. Morgan 14% 60% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Berry Scores
t4 2-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Morgan 1% 61% Intentional Walk
t4 2-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Garcia M. Morgan -4% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CIN W. Greene R. Garcia 3% 60% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CIN R. Sanders R. Garcia -3% 57% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b4 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CIN L. Harris R. Garcia 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging, Sanders Steals 2B
b4 1-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  CIN E. Taubensee R. Garcia -1% 58% Walk
b4 1-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O CIN D. Jackson R. Garcia 6% 64% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Mike Morgan facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio M. Morgan 4% 67% Walk
t5 2-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU D. Bell M. Morgan 3% 70% Biggio Steals 2B
t5 2-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Bell M. Morgan -5% 66% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B); Biggio out at Hm/SS-3B-C; Bell to 2B
t5 2-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell M. Morgan 11% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bell Scores; Bagwell to 2B/Adv on E7
t5 3-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Gonzalez M. Morgan 8% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Bagwell Scores; Gonzalez to 2B/Adv on throw
t5 4-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU S. Berry M. Morgan 3% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Gonzalez to 3B
t5 4-1 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Howard M. Morgan -4% 83% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRO HOU R. Gutierrez M. Morgan 9% 92% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Gonzalez Scores; Berry Scores; Gutierrez out at 3B/CF-2B-1B-SS
4 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 9-1-2
Pete Rose pinch hits for Mike Morgan (P) batting 9th
b5 1-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CIN P. Rose R. Garcia 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CIN P. Reese R. Garcia 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  R CIN J. Nunnally R. Garcia -4% 91% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Nunnally Scores
b5 2-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN C. Stynes R. Garcia 1% 92% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Reds 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Reds' Felix Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
Felix Rodriguez replaces Pete Rose (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus F. Rodriguez -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t6 6-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Garcia F. Rodriguez 1% 92% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t6 6-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio F. Rodriguez -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t6 6-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  HOU D. Bell F. Rodriguez 0% 91% Hit By Pitch
t6 6-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell F. Rodriguez -1% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 4-5-6
b6 2-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CIN W. Greene R. Garcia 2% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN R. Sanders R. Garcia 1% 93% Flyball: LF
b6 2-6 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CIN L. Harris R. Garcia -1% 92% Walk
b6 2-6 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CIN E. Taubensee R. Garcia -2% 90% Walk; Harris to 2B
b6 2-6 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O CIN D. Jackson R. Garcia 3% 94% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Reds 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Reds' Felix Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t7 6-2 0 --- 11,(3-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez F. Rodriguez -1% 93% Flyball: CF
Bill Spiers pinch hits for Sean Berry (3B) batting 5th
t7 6-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Spiers F. Rodriguez 1% 94% Walk
t7 6-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  HOU T. Howard F. Rodriguez 0% 94% Spiers Steals 2B
t7 6-2 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O HOU T. Howard F. Rodriguez -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez F. Rodriguez 0% 94% Walk
t7 6-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  R HOU B. Ausmus F. Rodriguez 3% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Spiers Scores; Gutierrez to 3B
Tony Eusebio pinch hits for Ramon Garcia (P) batting 9th
t7 7-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio F. Rodriguez -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Jose Cabrera facing 9-1-2
Jose Cabrera replaces Tony Eusebio (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Bill Spiers moves from PH to 3B
Chuck Carr replaces Thomas Howard playing CF batting 6th
Aaron Boone pinch hits for Felix Rodriguez (P) batting 9th
b7 2-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CIN A. Boone J. Cabrera 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CIN P. Reese J. Cabrera 1% 98% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b7 2-7 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CIN J. Nunnally J. Cabrera -1% 97% Walk
b7 2-7 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CIN C. Stynes J. Cabrera 1% 98% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Reds 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-2, Reds' Danny Graves facing 1-2-3
Danny Graves replaces Aaron Boone (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio D. Graves 0% 98% Walk
t8 7-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Bell D. Graves -0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Biggio out at 3B/LF-3B; Bell to 2B/Adv on throw
t8 7-2 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Graves -0% 98% Popfly: P (Weak SS-2B)
t8 7-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Gonzalez D. Graves 0% 98% Walk
t8 7-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU B. Spiers D. Graves 1% 99% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Bell Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
t8 8-2 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Carr D. Graves -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 8, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Jose Cabrera facing 4-5-6
b8 2-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CIN W. Greene J. Cabrera -1% 98% Walk
b8 2-8 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CIN R. Sanders J. Cabrera 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-8 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CIN L. Harris J. Cabrera -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Greene to 2B
b8 2-8 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O CIN E. Taubensee J. Cabrera 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CIN D. Jackson J. Cabrera 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 8, Reds 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-2, Reds' Scott Winchester facing 7-8-9
Scott Winchester replaces Danny Graves pitching and batting 9th
t9 8-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez S. Winchester -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 8-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus S. Winchester -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
Russ Johnson pinch hits for Jose Cabrera (P) batting 9th
t9 8-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU R. Johnson S. Winchester 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 8-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Winchester -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 8, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' John Hudek facing 9-1-2
John Hudek replaces Russ Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Pat Watkins pinch hits for Scott Winchester (P) batting 9th
b9 2-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CIN P. Watkins J. Hudek 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CIN P. Reese J. Hudek -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b9 2-8 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  CIN J. Nunnally J. Hudek -0% 99% Walk; Reese to 2B
b9 2-8 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R CIN C. Stynes J. Hudek -1% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Reese Scores; Nunnally to 3B
Billy Wagner replaces John Hudek pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-8 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CIN W. Greene B. Wagner 2% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-8 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O CIN R. Sanders B. Wagner 0% 100% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 8, Reds 3.

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