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New York Mets 7, Cincinnati Reds 2

New York Mets 7, Cincinnati Reds 2

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League Championship Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 10, 1973 (N) at Shea Stadium

CIN N    0  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  1
NY  N    2  0  0    0  4  1    0  0  x  -   7 13  1
BATTING
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                4   1   2   0       1   0       0   1
Morgan 2b              4   1   1   0       1   0       3   6
Driessen 3b            4   0   1   1       0   0       2   1
Perez 1b               4   0   1   1       0   2      10   1
Bench c                3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Griffey rf             4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Geronimo cf            4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Chaney ss              2   0   0   0       1   1       1   4
  Stahl ph             1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Billingham p           2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gullett p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Carroll p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Crosby ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Grimsley p           0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  King ph              0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                33   2   7   2       5   4      24  15
FIELDING - 
E: Driessen (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Morgan (1,off Seaver); Griffey (1,off Seaver); Rose (1,off Seaver).
SF: Driessen (1,off Seaver).
IBB: Bench (1,by Seaver); Chaney (1,by Seaver).
Team LOB: 10.
New York Mets         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Garrett 3b             5   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
Millan 2b              4   2   2   0       0   0       1   7
Jones rf,lf            5   1   3   2       0   2       0   0
Milner 1b              3   1   1   0       2   0      14   1
Kranepool lf           2   0   1   2       0   0       2   0
  Mays ph,cf           3   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Grote c                4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Hahn cf,rf             4   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Harrelson ss           4   0   2   1       0   0       3   1
Seaver p               3   1   1   0       1   0       0   3
  McGraw p             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                37   7  13   7       3   4      27  13
FIELDING - 
E: Jones (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Garrett (1,off Billingham); Jones (2,off Billingham); Seaver (2,off Carroll).
SH: Millan (2,off Billingham).
Team LOB: 10.
PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Billingham L(0-1)      4     6   5   5   1   3   0
Gullett                0     0   1   1   1   0   0
Carroll                2     5   1   1   0   0   0
Grimsley               2     2   0   0   1   1   0
Totals                 8    13   7   7   3   4   0
New York Mets         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Seaver W(1-1)          8.1   7   2   1   5   4   0
McGraw                 0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     7   2   1   5   4   0
WP: Seaver (1).
IBB: Seaver 2 (2,Bench,Chaney).
Umpires: Bruce Froemming, Jerry Dale, Ed Sudol, Ed Vargo, Bob Engel, Chris Pelekoudas
Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 50323
Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               New York Mets            
1. Rose                lf        Garrett             3b
2. Morgan              2b        Millan              2b
3. Driessen            3b        Jones               rf
4. Perez               1b        Milner              1b
5. Bench               c         Kranepool           lf
6. Griffey             rf        Grote               c
7. Geronimo            cf        Hahn                cf
8. Chaney              ss        Harrelson           ss
9. Billingham          p         Seaver              p

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); Morgan walked;
Driessen singled to left [Morgan to third]; Seaver threw a wild
pitch [Driessen to second]; Perez struck out; Bench was walked
intentionally; Griffey made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Reds 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Garrett grounded out (second to first); Millan singled
to center; Jones singled to right [Millan to second]; Milner
walked [Millan to third, Jones to second]; Kranepool singled to
left [Millan scored, Jones scored, Milner to second]; Grote
struck out; Hahn grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 0, Mets 2.

REDS 2ND: Geronimo grounded out (second to first); Chaney struck
out; Billingham grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 0, Mets 2.

METS 2ND: Harrelson grounded out (second to first); Seaver
grounded out (second to first); Garrett grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Mets 2.

REDS 3RD: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); Morgan doubled
to right [Morgan to third (error by Jones)]; Driessen hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Morgan scored (unearned)]; Perez grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Mets 2.

METS 3RD: Millan grounded out (third to first); Jones struck
out; Milner popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1,
Mets 2.

REDS 4TH: Bench grounded out (second to first); Griffey doubled
to right; Geronimo made an out to left; Chaney was walked
intentionally; Billingham grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Mets 2.

METS 4TH: Kranepool grounded out (second to first); Grote
reached on an error by Driessen; Hahn struck out; Harrelson
singled to left [Grote to second]; Seaver grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Mets 2.

REDS 5TH: Rose doubled to left; Morgan grounded out (first
unassisted) [Rose to third]; Driessen grounded out (second to
first); Perez singled to right [Rose scored]; Bench popped to
shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Mets 2.

METS 5TH: Garrett doubled to right; Millan reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Garrett to third]; Jones
doubled to left [Garrett scored, Millan to third]; GULLETT
REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Milner walked; CARROLL REPLACED
GULLETT (PITCHING); MAYS BATTED FOR KRANEPOOL; Mays singled to
left [Millan scored, Jones to third, Milner to second]; Grote
forced Jones (second to catcher) [Milner to third, Mays to
second]; Hahn forced Grote (shortstop to second) [Milner scored,
Mays to third]; Harrelson singled to left [Mays scored, Hahn out
at third (left to third)]; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Mets 6.

REDS 6TH: MAYS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); JONES CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HAHN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Griffey grounded out (pitcher to first); Geronimo grounded out
(pitcher to first); Chaney made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Reds 2, Mets 6.

METS 6TH: Seaver doubled to left; Garrett made an out to center
[Seaver to third]; Millan grounded out (shortstop to first);
Jones singled to center [Seaver scored]; Milner singled to right
[Jones to third]; Mays grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Mets 7.

REDS 7TH: CROSBY BATTED FOR CARROLL; Crosby struck out; Rose
singled to center; Morgan popped to first; Driessen popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Mets 7.

METS 7TH: GRIMSLEY REPLACED CROSBY (PITCHING); Grote singled to
center; Hahn lined to third; Harrelson popped to second; Seaver
walked [Grote to second]; Garrett grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Mets 7.

REDS 8TH: Perez struck out; Bench grounded out (third to first);
Griffey grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 2, Mets 7.

METS 8TH: Millan singled to left; Jones struck out; Milner
popped to second; Mays made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Reds 2, Mets 7.

REDS 9TH: Geronimo lined to second; STAHL BATTED FOR CHANEY;
Stahl singled to left; KING BATTED FOR GRIMSLEY; King walked
[Stahl to second]; Rose walked [Stahl to third, King to second];
MCGRAW REPLACED SEAVER (PITCHING); Morgan popped to shortstop;
Driessen grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Reds 2, Mets 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             2   7   1   10
 Mets             7  13   1   10

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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