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Cincinnati Reds [3] Houston Astros [2]Play by Play
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Jim Merritt played in this game for CIN
Play by Play results of this game. Play by Play data is available since 1957. The grid below provides an at-bat by at-bat record of this game including the game state at the time of the at bat, the batter and pitcher information and the results.

Date of GameSaturday September 18,1971Day/NightDay
StadiumAstrodomeLocationHouston,TX
Winning PitcherClay CarrollLosing PitcherGeorge CulverSaveMilt Wilcox

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InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
1Pete RoseCIN1RF30.157BKen ForschHOU 25.010R7Flyout LF000
1Tommy HelmsCIN22B30.136RKen ForschHOU 25.010RSSingle 100
1Lee MayCIN31B28.179RKen ForschHOU 25.010RKStrikeout Swinging100Tommy Helms
1Tony PerezCIN43B29.127RKen ForschHOU 25.010RS.1-2Single 200Tommy Helms
1Johnny BenchCIN5C23.286RKen ForschHOU 25.010R4Flyout 2B200Tony PerezTommy Helms
1Roger MetzgerHOU 1SS23.344BGary NolanCIN23.114RSSingle 000
1Joe MorganHOU 22B27.365LGary NolanCIN23.114R46(1)/FOGroundout 2B000Roger Metzger
1Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF20.205RGary NolanCIN23.114RSB2Stolen Base (2nd)100Joe Morgan
1Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF20.205RGary NolanCIN23.114R4Flyout 2B100Joe Morgan
1Bob WatsonHOU 4LF25.161RGary NolanCIN23.114R7Flyout LF200Joe Morgan
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
2Bernie CarboCIN6LF24.044LKen ForschHOU 25.010RWWalk000
2Hal McRaeCIN7CF26.070RKen ForschHOU 25.010R8Flyout CF000Bernie Carbo
2Darrel ChaneyCIN8SS23.193BKen ForschHOU 25.010R54(1)/FOGroundout 3B100Bernie Carbo
2Gary NolanCIN9P23.114RKen ForschHOU 25.010RS.1-3Single 200Darrel Chaney
2Pete RoseCIN1RF30.157BKen ForschHOU 25.010R46(1)/FOGroundout 2B200Gary NolanDarrel Chaney
2John MayberryHOU 51B22.212LGary NolanCIN23.114R8Flyout CF000
2Jesus AlouHOU 6RF29.178RGary NolanCIN23.114R43Groundout 2B100
2Denis MenkeHOU 73B31.059RGary NolanCIN23.114R8Flyout CF200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
3Tommy HelmsCIN22B30.136RKen ForschHOU 25.010RSSingle 000
3Lee MayCIN31B28.179RKen ForschHOU 25.010RKStrikeout Swinging000Tommy Helms
3Tony PerezCIN43B29.127RKen ForschHOU 25.010RD.1-HDouble 100Tommy Helms
3Johnny BenchCIN5C23.286RKen ForschHOU 25.010R53Groundout 3B100Tony Perez
3Bernie CarboCIN6LF24.044LKen ForschHOU 25.010R43Groundout 2B200Tony Perez
3Johnny EdwardsHOU 8C33.100LGary NolanCIN23.114R7Flyout LF000
3Ken ForschHOU 9P25.010RGary NolanCIN23.114RKStrikeout Swinging100
3Roger MetzgerHOU 1SS23.344BGary NolanCIN23.114R8Flyout CF200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
4Hal McRaeCIN7CF26.070RKen ForschHOU 25.010R9Flyout RF000
4Darrel ChaneyCIN8SS23.193BKen ForschHOU 25.010R4/LLineout 2B100
4Gary NolanCIN9P23.114RKen ForschHOU 25.010RKStrikeout Swinging200
4Joe MorganHOU 22B27.365LGary NolanCIN23.114RSSingle 000
4Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF20.205RGary NolanCIN23.114RSB2#Stolen Base (2nd)000Joe Morgan
4Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF20.205RGary NolanCIN23.114R6Flyout SS000Joe Morgan
4Bob WatsonHOU 4LF25.161RGary NolanCIN23.114R43Groundout 2B100Joe Morgan
4John MayberryHOU 51B22.212LGary NolanCIN23.114RKStrikeout Swinging200Joe Morgan
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
5Pete RoseCIN1RF30.157BKen ForschHOU 25.010RKStrikeout Swinging000
5Tommy HelmsCIN22B30.136RKen ForschHOU 25.010RSSingle 100
5Lee MayCIN31B28.179RKen ForschHOU 25.010RKStrikeout Swinging100Tommy Helms
5Tony PerezCIN43B29.127RKen ForschHOU 25.010R64(1)/FOGroundout SS200Tommy Helms
5Jesus AlouHOU 6RF29.178RGary NolanCIN23.114R63Groundout SS000
5Denis MenkeHOU 73B31.059RGary NolanCIN23.114R4Flyout 2B100
5Johnny EdwardsHOU 8C33.100LGary NolanCIN23.114RKStrikeout Swinging200
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
6Johnny BenchCIN5C23.286RKen ForschHOU 25.010R43Groundout 2B000
6Bernie CarboCIN6LF24.044LKen ForschHOU 25.010R63Groundout SS100
6Hal McRaeCIN7CF26.070RKen ForschHOU 25.010RSSingle 200
6Darrel ChaneyCIN8SS23.193BKen ForschHOU 25.010R64(1)/FOGroundout SS200Hal McRae
6Ken ForschHOU 9P25.010RDon GullettCIN20.255LDDouble 000
6Roger MetzgerHOU 1SS23.344BDon GullettCIN20.255L9Flyout RF000Ken Forsch
6Joe MorganHOU 22B27.365LDon GullettCIN20.255LS.2-3Single 100Ken Forsch
6Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF20.205RDon GullettCIN20.255L8/SF.3-HFlyout CF100Joe MorganKen Forsch
6Bob WatsonHOU 4LF25.161RDon GullettCIN20.255L8Flyout CF200Joe Morgan
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
7Dave ConcepcionCIN9SS23.093RKen ForschHOU 25.010R63Groundout SS000
7Pete RoseCIN1RF30.157BKen ForschHOU 25.010R43Groundout 2B100
7Tommy HelmsCIN22B30.136RKen ForschHOU 25.010R53Groundout 3B200
7John MayberryHOU 51B22.212LDon GullettCIN20.255LKStrikeout Swinging000
7Jesus AlouHOU 6RF29.178RDon GullettCIN20.255LE5.B-2#Reached on Error by 3B100
7Denis MenkeHOU 73B31.059RDon GullettCIN20.255LIWIntentional Walk100Jesus Alou
7Larry HowardHOU 8C26.104RWayne GrangerCIN27.187RS.2-H(UR);1-2#Single 100Denis MenkeJesus Alou
7Ken ForschHOU 9P25.010RWayne GrangerCIN27.187RCS3(25).1-2#100Larry HowardDenis Menke
7Ken ForschHOU 9P25.010RWayne GrangerCIN27.187RK/CStrikeout Swinging200Larry Howard
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
8Lee MayCIN31B28.179RKen ForschHOU 25.010R8Flyout CF000
8Tony PerezCIN43B29.127RKen ForschHOU 25.010R63Groundout SS100
8Johnny BenchCIN5C23.286RKen ForschHOU 25.010R3Flyout 1B200
8Roger MetzgerHOU 1SS23.344BEd SpragueCIN26.002R53Groundout 3B000
8Joe MorganHOU 22B27.365LEd SpragueCIN26.002R63Groundout SS100
8Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF20.205REd SpragueCIN26.002RDDouble 200
8Bob WatsonHOU 4LF25.161REd SpragueCIN26.002RWP.2-3200Cesar Cedeno
8Bob WatsonHOU 4LF25.161REd SpragueCIN26.002RKStrikeout Swinging200Cesar Cedeno
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
9Bernie CarboCIN6LF24.044LKen ForschHOU 25.010RSSingle 000
9Hal McRaeCIN7CF26.070RKen ForschHOU 25.010R43/SH.1-2Groundout 2B000bradb105
9Willie SmithCIN8PH32.219LKen ForschHOU 25.010R9/LLineout RF100bradb105
9Jimmy StewartCIN9PH32.099BKen ForschHOU 25.010RS.2-HSingle 200bradb105
9Pete RoseCIN1RF30.157BKen ForschHOU 25.010RS.1-2Single 200Jimmy Stewart
9Tommy HelmsCIN22B30.136RFred GladdingHOU 35.082R63Groundout SS200Pete RoseJimmy Stewart
9John MayberryHOU 51B22.212LClay CarrollCIN30.139R13Groundout P000
9Jesus AlouHOU 6RF29.178RClay CarrollCIN30.139RKStrikeout Swinging100
9Denis MenkeHOU 73B31.059RClay CarrollCIN30.139RE6.B-1Reached on Error by SS200
9Larry HowardHOU 8C26.104RClay CarrollCIN30.139R13Groundout P200Denis Menke
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
10Lee MayCIN31B28.179RFred GladdingHOU 35.082RSSingle 000
10Tony PerezCIN43B29.127RFred GladdingHOU 35.082RK/CStrikeout Swinging000fostg001
10Johnny BenchCIN5C23.286RFred GladdingHOU 35.082RD.1-3Double 100fostg001
10Buddy BradfordCIN6CF27.055RJim RayHOU 26.291RIWIntentional Walk100Johnny Benchfostg001
10Hal McRaeCIN7LF26.070RJim RayHOU 26.291R64(1)3/GDPGroundout SS100Buddy BradfordJohnny Benchfostg001
10Rich ChilesHOU 9PH21.300LClay CarrollCIN30.139R63Groundout SS000
10Roger MetzgerHOU 1SS23.344BClay CarrollCIN30.139RKStrikeout Swinging100
10Joe MorganHOU 22B27.365LClay CarrollCIN30.139RSSingle 200
10Cesar CedenoHOU 3CF20.205RClay CarrollCIN30.139RKStrikeout Swinging200Joe Morgan
InningBatterTeamLnPosAgeHandPitcherTeamAgeHandResultDescOutBalStrRunner on 1bRunner on 2bRunner on 3bPitches
11Woody WoodwardCIN8SS28.360RGeorge CulverHOU 28.072RSSingle 000
11Jim MerrittCIN9PH27.284LGeorge CulverHOU 28.072RPB.1-2000Woody Woodward
11Jim MerrittCIN9PH27.284LGeorge CulverHOU 28.072R23/SH.2-3Groundout C000Woody Woodward
11Pete RoseCIN1RF30.157BGeorge CulverHOU 28.072RIWIntentional Walk100Woody Woodward
11Tommy HelmsCIN22B30.136RGeorge CulverHOU 28.072RWP.3-H(UR);1-3#100Pete RoseWoody Woodward
11Tommy HelmsCIN22B30.136RGeorge CulverHOU 28.072RKStrikeout Swinging100Pete Rose
11Pat CorralesCIN3C30.182RGeorge CulverHOU 28.072R53Groundout 3B200Pete Rose
11Cesar GeronimoHOU 4LF23.191LMilt WilcoxCIN21.151RK/CStrikeout Swinging000
11John MayberryHOU 51B22.212LMilt WilcoxCIN21.151R43Groundout 2B100
11Jimmy WynnHOU 6PH29.190RMilt WilcoxCIN21.151R8Flyout CF200