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Cincinnati Reds 3, Boston Red Sox 2

Cincinnati Reds 3, Boston Red Sox 2

Day

World Series Game Played on Sunday, October 12, 1975 (D) at Fenway Park

CIN N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  7  1
BOS A    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
BATTING
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                4   0   2   0       0   1       1   1
Morgan 2b              3   1   0   0       1   0       0   4
Bench c                4   1   2   0       0   0       9   3
Perez 1b               3   0   0   1       1   1       8   0
Foster lf              4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Concepcion ss          4   1   1   1       0   0       2   4
Griffey rf             4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Geronimo cf            3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
Billingham p           2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Borbon p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McEnaney p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rettenmund ph        1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Eastwick p           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                33   3   7   3       3   5      27  14
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Concepcion (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Bench (1,off Lee); Griffey (2,off Drago).
IBB: Geronimo (3,by Drago).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Concepcion (1,2nd base off Drago/Fisk).
CS: Morgan (1,2nd base by Lee/Fisk).
Boston Red Sox        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cooper 1b              5   0   1   0       0   0      10   1
Doyle 2b               4   0   1   0       0   1       2   5
Yastrzemski lf         3   2   1   0       1   0       1   0
Fisk c                 3   0   1   1       1   1       5   1
Lynn cf                4   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Petrocelli 3b          4   0   2   1       0   1       0   0
Evans rf               2   0   0   0       1   2       2   0
Burleson ss            4   0   1   0       0   1       2   4
Lee p                  3   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Drago p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Carbo ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                33   2   7   2       3   8      27  11
BATTING - 
2B: Cooper (1,off Billingham).
HBP: Evans (1,by Billingham).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Evans (1,3rd base by Billingham/Bench).
PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Billingham             5.2   6   2   1   2   5   0
Borbon                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
McEnaney               1     0   0   0   0   2   0
Eastwick W(1-0)        2     1   0   0   1   1   0
Totals                 9     7   2   1   3   8   0
Boston Red Sox        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Lee                    8     5   2   2   2   5   0
Drago L(0-1)           1     2   1   1   1   0   0
Totals                 9     7   3   3   3   5   0
HBP: Billingham (1,Evans).
IBB: Drago (1,Geronimo).
Umpires: Nick Colosi (NL), Larry Barnett (AL), Dick Stello (NL), George Maloney (AL), Art Frantz (AL), Satch Davidson (NL)
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 35205
Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Boston Red Sox           
1. Rose                3b        Cooper              1b
2. Morgan              2b        Doyle               2b
3. Bench               c         Yastrzemski         lf
4. Perez               1b        Fisk                c
5. Foster              lf        Lynn                cf
6. Concepcion          ss        Petrocelli          3b
7. Griffey             rf        Evans               rf
8. Geronimo            cf        Burleson            ss
9. Billingham          p         Lee                 p

REDS 1ST: Rose struck out; Morgan grounded out (second to
first); Bench made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 1ST: Cooper doubled to left; Doyle singled to pitcher
[Cooper to third]; Yastrzemski hit into a double play (pitcher
to shortstop to catcher to third to catcher) [Cooper out at
home, Doyle out at second, Yastrzemski to second]; Fisk singled
to right [Yastrzemski scored]; Lynn grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Red Sox 1.

REDS 2ND: Perez struck out; Foster struck out; Concepcion
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
0, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 2ND: Petrocelli struck out; Evans was hit by a pitch;
Burleson singled to center [Evans to second]; Evans was caught
stealing third (catcher to shortstop to third) [Burleson to
second]; Lee struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Red Sox
1.

REDS 3RD: Griffey grounded out (first unassisted); Geronimo
struck out; Billingham grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 3RD: Cooper grounded out (second to first); Doyle
grounded out (second to first); Yastrzemski walked; Fisk struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Red Sox 1.

REDS 4TH: Rose grounded out (second to first); Morgan walked;
Bench singled to center [Morgan to third]; Perez forced Bench
(shortstop to second) [Morgan scored]; Foster singled to left
[Perez to second]; Concepcion flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Reds 1, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 4TH: Lynn made an out to left; Petrocelli grounded out
(shortstop to first); Evans struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Red Sox 1.

REDS 5TH: Griffey grounded out (first unassisted); Geronimo made
an out to right; Billingham grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 5TH: Burleson struck out; Lee grounded out (catcher to
first); Cooper grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 1, Red Sox 1.

REDS 6TH: Rose singled to left; Morgan forced Rose (first to
shortstop); Morgan was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Bench made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 6TH: Doyle grounded out (second to first); Yastrzemski
singled to right; Fisk reached on an error by Concepcion
[Yastrzemski to second, Fisk to first]; Lynn made an out to
right; Petrocelli singled to center [Yastrzemski scored
(unearned), Fisk to third]; Evans walked [Petrocelli to second];
BORBON REPLACED BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); Burleson made an out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 1, Red Sox 2.

REDS 7TH: Perez walked; Foster flied to center; Concepcion flied
to right; Griffey struck out; rain delay of 27 minutes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 7TH: MCENANEY REPLACED BORBON (PITCHING); Lee struck
out; Cooper grounded out (shortstop to first); Doyle was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Red Sox 2.

REDS 8TH: Geronimo made an out to center; RETTENMUND BATTED FOR
MCENANEY; Rettenmund popped to first in foul territory; Rose
singled to right; Morgan grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 8TH: EASTWICK REPLACED RETTENMUND (PITCHING);
Yastrzemski flied to center; Fisk walked; Lynn flied to center;
Petrocelli singled to right [Fisk to second]; Evans was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 1, Red Sox 2.

REDS 9TH: Bench doubled to right; DRAGO REPLACED LEE (PITCHING);
Perez grounded out (shortstop to first) [Bench to third]; Foster
flied to left; Concepcion singled to second [Bench scored];
Concepcion stole second; Griffey doubled [Concepcion scored];
Geronimo was walked intentionally; Eastwick forced Geronimo
(second to shortstop); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 9TH: Burleson flied to right in foul territory; CARBO
BATTED FOR DRAGO; Carbo lined to left; Cooper popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Red Sox 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3   7   1    6
 Red Sox          2   7   0    8

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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