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Cincinnati Reds 6, Boston Red Sox 2

Cincinnati Reds 6, Boston Red Sox 2

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World Series Game Played on Thursday, October 16, 1975 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

BOS A    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  5  0
CIN N    0  0  0    1  1  3    0  1  x  -   6  8  0
BATTING
Boston Red Sox        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Beniquez lf            3   0   0   0       1   1       2   1
Doyle 2b               4   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
Yastrzemski 1b         3   1   1   1       0   0       6   0
Fisk c                 4   0   1   0       0   2       6   0
Lynn cf                4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Petrocelli 3b          4   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
Evans rf               3   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Burleson ss            3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Cleveland p            2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Willoughby p         0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Griffin ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pole p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Segui p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                31   2   5   2       1   8      24   5
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
BATTING - 
2B: Lynn (1,off Gullett).
3B: Doyle (1,off Gullett).
SF: Yastrzemski (1,off Gullett).
Team LOB: 4.
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose 3b                3   0   2   1       1   0       1   1
Griffey rf             4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Morgan 2b              3   1   1   0       1   0       2   1
Bench c                3   2   1   0       1   0       8   1
Perez 1b               3   2   2   4       1   1       5   0
Foster lf              4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Concepcion ss          2   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Geronimo cf            4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Gullett p              3   1   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Eastwick p           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                29   6   8   6       4   4      27   3
BATTING - 
2B: Rose (1,off Cleveland).
HR: Perez 2 (2,4th inning off Cleveland 0 on, 2 out,6th inning off Cleveland
2 on, 0 out).
SF: Concepcion (1,off Segui).
HBP: Concepcion (1,by Willoughby).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (1,2nd base off Cleveland/Fisk); Concepcion (2,2nd base off Willoughby/Fisk).
PITCHING
Boston Red Sox        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Cleveland L(0-1)       5     7   5   5   2   3   2
Willoughby             2     1   0   0   0   1   0
Pole                   0     0   1   1   2   0   0
Segui                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 8     8   6   6   4   4   2
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Gullett W(1-1)         8.2   5   2   2   1   7   0
Eastwick SV(1)         0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9     5   2   2   1   8   0
HBP: Willoughby (1,Concepcion).
Umpires: George Maloney (AL), Satch Davidson (NL), Art Frantz (AL), Nick Colosi (NL), Dick Stello (NL), Larry Barnett (AL)
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 56393
Starting Lineups:

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

RED SOX 1ST: Beniquez grounded out (third to first); Doyle
tripled to right; Yastrzemski hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Doyle scored]; Fisk was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to left; Griffey struck out; Morgan
singled [Rose to third]; Morgan stole second; Bench hit into a
double play (left to catcher) [Rose out at home]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Lynn popped to third; Petrocelli struck out; Evans
made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 0.

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

RED SOX 3RD: Burleson popped to second; Cleveland was called out
on strikes; Beniquez made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Red Sox 1, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Geronimo made an out to center; Gullett struck out;
Rose walked; Griffey lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red
Sox 1, Reds 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Doyle grounded out (catcher to first); Yastrzemski
flied to center; Fisk struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox
1, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Morgan flied to right; Bench lined to third; Perez
homered; Foster popped to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox
1, Reds 1.

RED SOX 5TH: Lynn struck out; Petrocelli flied to center; Evans
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 1.

REDS 5TH: Concepcion grounded out (third to first); Geronimo
grounded out (second to first); Gullett singled to center; Rose
doubled to left [Gullett scored]; Griffey popped to third in
foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 2.

RED SOX 6TH: Burleson made an out to right; Cleveland struck
out; Beniquez walked; Doyle grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Morgan walked; Bench singled to right [Morgan to
third, Bench to second (on throw to 3b)]; Perez homered [Morgan
scored, Bench scored]; WILLOUGHBY REPLACED CLEVELAND (PITCHING);
Foster lined to pitcher; Concepcion was hit by a pitch;
Concepcion stole second; Geronimo grounded out (first
unassisted) [Concepcion to third]; Gullett struck out; 3 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 5.

RED SOX 7TH: Yastrzemski popped to first in foul territory; Fisk
lined to left; Lynn popped to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 1, Reds 5.

REDS 7TH: Rose lined to left; Griffey singled to second; Morgan
lined into a double play (shortstop to first) [Griffey out at
first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 5.

RED SOX 8TH: Petrocelli flied to center; Evans singled to
center; Burleson made an out to center; GRIFFIN BATTED FOR
WILLOUGHBY; Griffin lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red
Sox 1, Reds 5.

REDS 8TH: POLE REPLACED GRIFFIN (PITCHING); Bench walked; Perez
walked [Bench to second]; SEGUI REPLACED POLE (PITCHING); Foster
made an out to right [Bench to third]; Concepcion hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Bench scored]; Geronimo made an out to
center; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Reds 6.

RED SOX 9TH: Beniquez struck out; Doyle grounded out (second to
first); Yastrzemski singled; Fisk singled to left [Yastrzemski
to second]; Lynn doubled to right [Yastrzemski scored, Fisk to
third]; EASTWICK REPLACED GULLETT (PITCHING); Petrocelli struck
out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Reds 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Red Sox          2   5   0    4
 Reds             6   8   0    5

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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