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Sunday April 16, 1972
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The Reds exploded for six runs in the eighth inning to complete their scoring in a 10-1 victory over the Dodgers. Tony Perez hit a homer in the fourth and the Reds went on to take a 4-1 lead before breaking the game wide apart. Joe Morgan tripled with the bases loaded for the biggest blow in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Cincinnati Reds 10, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Game Played on Sunday, April 16, 1972 (Day game) at Riverfront Stadium

Dodgers      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  3  4
Reds         0  0  0    1  0  2    1  6  x  -  10 11  1


Dodgers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Reds                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Wills ss              4   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Rose lf               4   1   0   0     1   1   .286
Buckner 1b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .125      Morgan 2b             4   2   1   3     1   0   .143
Davis cf              3   0   0   0     0   1   .143      Tolan cf              4   1   2   0     1   0   .250
Robinson rf           3   0   0   0     0   2   .143        Geronimo cf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Lefebvre 2b           3   1   2   0     0   0   .429      Bench c               3   1   1   1     2   0   .143
Crawford lf           3   0   1   0     0   0   .286      Perez 1b              3   2   1   1     2   2   .143
Sims c                1   0   0   0     0   0   .200      Menke 3b              4   1   3   0     1   0   .571
  Dietz c             2   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Foster rf             5   1   2   0     0   0   .400
Grabarkewitz 3b       3   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Concepcion ss         4   1   1   1     0   1   .143
Downing p             2   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Nolan p               1   0   0   0     1   1   .000
  Mikkelsen p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Carbo ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Strahler p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Carroll p           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Garvey ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .000

Totals               28   1   3   0     1   6             Totals               34  10  11   6     9   6

Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 16,410
Left on Base: Dodgers 1, Reds 9
DP: Dodgers 2, Reds 3
Errors: Buckner, Lefebvre, Crawford, Grabarkewitz, Carroll
Doubles: Lefebvre (2), Foster (1), Tolan (1), Bench (1)
Triples: Morgan (1)
Home Runs: Perez (1)
Stolen Bases: Tolan 2 (2), Morgan 2 (2), Concepcion (1)
GIDP: Sims (1), Dietz (1), Wills (1), Foster (1)


Dodgers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Downing L(0-1)          6.2   5   4   2   7   4   1  30   2.70
Mikkelsen               0.2   5   6   6   1   2   0   9  81.00
Strahler                0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4   0.00
Totals                  8    11  10   8   9   6   1  43

Reds                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Nolan W(1-0)            7     2   0   0   0   5   0  22   0.00
Carroll SV(1)           2     1   1   0   1   1   0   7   0.00
Totals                  9     3   1   0   1   6   0  29

Wild Pitches: Downing (1)

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - John McSherry, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Tom Gorman


DODGERS 1ST: Wills flied out to center; Buckner grounded out
(first to pitcher); Davis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Morgan
grounded out (second to first); Tolan singled to left; Tolan
stole second; Bench walked; Perez struck out; 20 minute rain
delay; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Robinson struck out; Lefebvre singled to center;
Crawford singled to center [Lefebvre to second]; Sims grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Crawford out
at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: DIETZ REPLACED SIMS (PLAYING C ); Menke singled to
left [Menke to second (error by Crawford)]; Foster flied out to
center [Menke to third]; Concepcion hit into a double play
(right to catcher) [Menke out at home]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Reds 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Grabarkewitz popped to third; Downing lined to
right; Wills flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Nolan walked; Rose forced Nolan (shortstop to second);
Morgan forced Rose (first to shortstop); Morgan stole second;
Tolan grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Reds 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Buckner lined to first; Davis flied out to center;
Robinson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Bench popped to first in foul territory; Perez
homered; Menke walked; Foster singled to left [Menke to second];
Concepcion flied out to center; Nolan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 1.

DODGERS 5TH: Lefebvre grounded out (pitcher to first); Crawford
popped to third in foul territory; Dietz popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 1.

REDS 5TH: Rose was called out on strikes; Morgan flied out to
left; Tolan popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
0, Reds 1.

DODGERS 6TH: Grabarkewitz popped to catcher in foul territory;
Downing grounded out (shortstop to first); Wills struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 1.

REDS 6TH: Bench walked; Perez walked [Bench to second]; On a
bunt Menke singled to first [Bench scored (error by Buckner) (no
RBI), Perez to third]; Foster grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Perez scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Menke out at second]; Concepcion struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 1
H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 3.

DODGERS 7TH: Buckner struck out; Davis flied out to left;
Robinson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 3.

REDS 7TH: CARBO BATTED FOR NOLAN; Carbo flied out to left; Rose
grounded out (second to first); Morgan walked; Morgan stole
second; Downing threw a wild pitch [Morgan to third]; Tolan
walked; MIKKELSEN REPLACED DOWNING (PITCHING); Tolan stole
second; Bench reached on an error by Grabarkewitz [Morgan scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Tolan to third, Bench to first]; Perez
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Reds 4.

DODGERS 8TH: CARROLL REPLACED CARBO (PITCHING); Lefebvre doubled
to center; Crawford reached on an error by Carroll [Lefebvre to
third, Crawford to first]; Dietz grounded into a double play
(pitcher to second to first) [Lefebvre scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Crawford out at second]; Grabarkewitz struck out; 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Reds 4.

REDS 8TH: On a bunt Menke singled to third; Foster doubled to
left [Menke to third]; Concepcion singled to right [Menke
scored, Foster to third]; Concepcion stole second; On a bunt
Carroll struck out; Rose walked; Morgan tripled [Foster scored,
Concepcion scored, Rose scored, Morgan scored (error by
Lefebvre) (no RBI)]; Tolan doubled to left; STRAHLER REPLACED
MIKKELSEN (PITCHING); Bench doubled [Tolan scored]; Perez
walked; Menke popped to second; Foster popped to second; 6 R, 6
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Reds 10.

DODGERS 9TH: GERONIMO REPLACED TOLAN (PLAYING CF); GARVEY BATTED
FOR STRAHLER; Garvey walked; Wills grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Garvey out at second]; Buckner
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
1, Reds 10.



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