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Sunday July 12, 1970
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The Reds went into the All-Star interlude with a Western division lead of 10 games over the second-place Dodgers after beating the Braves. 6-5. The third-place Braves were 19 games off the pace. The Reds fell behind, 3-2, in the second inning, but went ahead in the fifth when Johnny Bench batted in two runs with a bases-loaded single.

However, in the Braves' half, Tony Gonzalez homered with a man on base. Tony Perez singled for the Reds in the eighth and Lee May hit for the circuit, enabling Ray Washburn in relief to receive credit for his first victory of the season. [The Sporting News]


Cincinnati Reds 6, Atlanta Braves 5

Game Played on Sunday, July 12, 1970 (Day game) at Atlanta Stadium

Reds         0  2  0    0  2  0    0  2  0  -   6  8  1
Braves       0  3  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   5  8  0


Reds                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Braves               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Rose rf               5   0   0   0     0   1   .323      Jackson ss            5   1   2   1     0   1   .252
Tolan cf              3   1   0   0     1   0   .316      Gonzalez cf           5   1   2   3     0   1   .237
Perez 3b,1b           3   1   1   0     1   2   .356      H. Aaron rf           3   0   1   0     1   0   .314
Bench c               4   0   1   2     0   0   .285        Hall pr,rf          1   0   0   0     0   1   .136
May 1b                4   2   3   2     0   0   .253      Carty lf              5   0   0   0     0   1   .365
  Concepcion ss       0   0   0   0     0   0   .269      Cepeda 1b             4   1   2   0     1   1   .311
Carbo lf              4   0   0   0     0   2   .312      King c                3   1   0   0     0   1   .302
Helms 2b              4   1   1   0     0   1   .229      Boyer 3b              3   1   1   1     1   1   .210
Woodward ss,3b        4   0   1   1     0   0   .280      Garrido 2b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .282
Simpson p             2   1   1   0     0   1   .113      Nash p                2   0   0   0     0   1   .096
  Gullett p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .600        Lum ph              0   0   0   0     0   0   .229
  Cline ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .211        Jarvis p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .122
  Washburn p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Aspromonte ph       1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                            Kester p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   6   8   5     2   8             Totals               35   5   8   5     4   8

Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 26,912
Left on Base: Reds 4, Braves 9
DP: Reds 0, Braves 0
Errors: Helms
Doubles: H. Aaron (17)
Triples: May (2)
Home Runs: May (20), Gonzalez (4)
Hit by Pitch: King (1,by Simpson), Lum (2,by Simpson)


Reds                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Simpson                 5.2   7   5   5   2   3   1  28   2.69
Gullett                 0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   3.54
Washburn W(1-2)         3     1   0   0   2   4   0  12   7.52
Totals                  9     8   5   5   4   8   1  41

Braves                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Nash                    6     6   4   3   2   5   0  26   3.57
Jarvis L(9-7)           2     2   2   2   0   3   1   8   3.25
Kester                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   6.48
Totals                  9     8   6   5   2   8   1  37

Passed Balls: King (3)
Hit by Pitch: Simpson 2 (6)

Umpires: HP - Ken Burkhart, 1B - Ed Sudol, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Andy Olsen


REDS 1ST: Rose flied out to center; Tolan flied out to center;
Perez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
popped to first in foul territory; H. Aaron walked; Carty
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0,
Braves 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench popped to catcher in foul territory; May singled
to center; Carbo struck out; Helms singled to center [May to
second]; Woodward singled to left [May scored, Helms to second];
King allowed a passed ball [Helms scored (unearned), Woodward to
second]; Simpson struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
2, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Cepeda singled to third; King was hit by a pitch
[Cepeda to second]; Boyer singled to center [Cepeda scored, King
to third]; Garrido flied out to right; Nash struck out; Jackson
singled to center [King scored, Boyer to second]; Gonzalez
singled to left [Boyer scored, Jackson to second]; H. Aaron
grounded out (first to pitcher); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2,
Braves 3.

REDS 3RD: Rose flied out to center; Tolan grounded out (pitcher
to first); Perez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2,
Braves 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Carty grounded out (second to first); Cepeda flied
out to right; King struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2,
Braves 3.

REDS 4TH: Bench grounded out (third to first); May tripled to
right; Carbo reached on a fielder's choice [May out at home];
Helms flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Braves
3.

BRAVES 4TH: Boyer popped to catcher in foul territory; Garrido
flied out to right; Nash grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Braves 3.

REDS 5TH: Woodward grounded out (shortstop to first); Simpson
singled to left; Rose struck out; Tolan walked [Simpson to
second]; Perez walked [Simpson to third, Tolan to second]; Bench
singled to center [Simpson scored, Tolan scored, Perez to
third]; May flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4,
Braves 3.

BRAVES 5TH: Jackson singled to center [Jackson to second (error
by Helms)]; Gonzalez homered [Jackson scored]; H. Aaron grounded
out (pitcher to first); Carty grounded out (third to first);
Cepeda singled to left; King grounded out (first unassisted); 2
R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Braves 5.

REDS 6TH: Carbo flied out to left; Helms flied out to center;
Woodward popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Braves
5.

BRAVES 6TH: Boyer struck out; Garrido walked; LUM BATTED FOR
NASH; Lum was hit by a pitch [Garrido to second]; Jackson forced
Lum (first to shortstop) [Garrido to third]; GULLETT REPLACED
SIMPSON (PITCHING); Gonzalez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Reds 4, Braves 5.

REDS 7TH: JARVIS REPLACED LUM (PITCHING); CLINE BATTED FOR
GULLETT; Cline struck out; Rose grounded out (first to pitcher);
Tolan flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Braves
5.

BRAVES 7TH: WASHBURN REPLACED CLINE (PITCHING); H. Aaron doubled
to center; HALL RAN FOR H. AARON; Carty struck out; Cepeda was
walked intentionally; King grounded out (pitcher to first) [Hall
to third, Cepeda to second]; Boyer was walked intentionally;
Garrido popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
 Reds 4, Braves 5.

REDS 8TH: HALL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Perez singled to
left; Bench popped to first in foul territory; May homered
[Perez scored]; Carbo struck out; Helms struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Braves 5.

BRAVES 8TH: CONCEPCION REPLACED MAY (PLAYING SS); WOODWARD
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); PEREZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
1B); ASPROMONTE BATTED FOR JARVIS; Aspromonte grounded out
(shortstop to first); Jackson struck out; Gonzalez flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Braves 5.

REDS 9TH: KESTER REPLACED ASPROMONTE (PITCHING); Woodward
grounded out (second to first); Washburn grounded out (third to
first); Rose flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6,
Braves 5.

BRAVES 9TH: Hall struck out; Carty popped to shortstop; Cepeda
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 6, Braves 5.



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