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Cincinnati Reds 9, Atlanta Braves 2

Cincinnati Reds 9, Atlanta Braves 2

Day

Game Played on Wednesday, July 1, 1970 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

ATL N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   2  6  1
CIN N    1  0  0    0  3  2    0  3  x  -   9 12  0
BATTING
Atlanta Braves        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Jackson ss             4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Millan 2b              4   0   1   0       0   0       3   4
Gonzalez cf            4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Carty lf               3   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Cepeda 1b              4   1   0   0       0   0       9   0
King c                 4   1   2   2       0   1       5   0
Lum rf                 3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Aspromonte 3b          3   0   1   0       1   0       1   4
Reed p                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kester p             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                31   2   6   2       3   1      24  12
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Jackson (12).
BATTING - 
HR: King (5,9th inning off Simpson 1 on, 1 out).
SH: Reed (1,off Simpson).
Team LOB: 6.
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                3   2   1   3       1   0       0   0
Tolan cf               4   1   1   0       1   1       7   0
Perez 3b               5   0   2   4       0   0       0   1
  Stewart 3b           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bench c                5   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
May 1b                 4   0   0   0       0   1       9   2
Cline lf               4   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Helms 2b               4   3   3   2       0   1       6   3
Woodward ss            4   2   2   0       0   0       2   4
  Concepcion ss        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Simpson p              3   0   2   0       0   1       1   2
Totals                36   9  12   9       2   4      27  14
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Perez (11,off Kester).
3B: Rose (8,off Reed).
HR: Helms (1,6th inning off Reed 1 on, 0 out).
SH: Simpson (5,off Kester).
SF: Rose (3,off Kester).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Tolan (23,3rd base off Reed/King); Perez (5,2nd base off Reed/King).
PITCHING
Atlanta Braves        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Reed L(1-2)            5     7   6   5   2   4   1
Kester                 3     5   3   3   0   0   0
Totals                 8    12   9   8   2   4   1
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Simpson W(12-1)        9     6   2   2   3   1   1
WP: Reed (1).
Umpires: Dick Stello, Al Barlick, Ed Vargo, Paul Pryor
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 12693
Starting Lineups:

   Atlanta Braves                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Jackson             ss        Rose                rf
2. Millan              2b        Tolan               cf
3. Gonzalez            cf        Perez               3b
4. Carty               lf        Bench               c
5. Cepeda              1b        May                 1b
6. King                c         Cline               lf
7. Lum                 rf        Helms               2b
8. Aspromonte          3b        Woodward            ss
9. Reed                p         Simpson             p

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson made an out to center; Millan made an out to
center; Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose walked; Reed threw a wild pitch [Rose to third];
Tolan struck out; Perez reached on a fielder's choice [Rose
scored]; Bench made an out to right; May popped to catcher in
foul territory; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 1.

BRAVES 2ND: Carty popped to second; Cepeda grounded out
(shortstop to first); King singled to center; Lum walked [King
to second]; Aspromonte popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 1.

REDS 2ND: Cline grounded out (second to first); Helms struck
out; Woodward popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves
0, Reds 1.

BRAVES 3RD: Reed grounded out (pitcher to first); Jackson
grounded out (second to first); Millan singled to second;
Gonzalez forced Millan (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: Simpson singled to right; Rose forced Simpson
(shortstop unassisted); Tolan singled to left [Rose to third];
Perez grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Tolan out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 1.

BRAVES 4TH: Carty walked; Cepeda made an out to center; King
struck out; Lum made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Braves 0, Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Bench grounded out (third to first); May grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cline grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 1.

BRAVES 5TH: Aspromonte singled to right; Reed out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Aspromonte to second]; Jackson singled
to left [Aspromonte to third]; Millan grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Jackson out at second]; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 1.

REDS 5TH: Helms singled to right; Woodward reached on an error
by Jackson [Helms to second, Woodward to first]; Simpson struck
out; Rose tripled to right [Helms scored, Woodward scored
(unearned)]; Tolan walked; Perez reached on a fielder's choice
[Rose scored, Tolan to second]; Tolan stole third and Perez
stole second; Bench popped to third; May struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Gonzalez grounded out (pitcher to first); Carty made
an out to left; Cepeda popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 0, Reds 4.

REDS 6TH: Cline singled to center; Helms homered [Cline scored];
Woodward singled to right; KESTER REPLACED REED (PITCHING);
Simpson out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Woodward to
second]; Rose grounded out (second to first) [Woodward to
third]; Tolan grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 6.

BRAVES 7TH: King grounded out (first to pitcher); Lum made an
out to center; Aspromonte walked; Kester forced Aspromonte
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 6.

REDS 7TH: Perez singled to left; Bench popped to first; May
forced Perez (shortstop to second); Cline made an out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 6.

BRAVES 8TH: Jackson lined to second; Millan made an out to
center; Gonzalez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 6.

REDS 8TH: Helms singled to center; Woodward singled to center
[Helms to second]; Simpson singled to third [Helms to third,
Woodward to second]; Rose hit a sacrifice fly to left [Helms
scored]; Tolan forced Simpson (pitcher to shortstop) [Woodward
to third]; Perez doubled to center [Woodward scored, Tolan
scored]; Bench grounded out (third to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Reds 9.

BRAVES 9TH: STEWART REPLACED PEREZ (PLAYING 3B); CONCEPCION
REPLACED WOODWARD (PLAYING SS); Carty singled to center; Cepeda
forced Carty (shortstop to second); King homered [Cepeda
scored]; Lum grounded out (shortstop to first); Aspromonte made
an out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Reds 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   6   1    6
 Reds             9  12   0    7

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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