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Tuesday May 16, 1972
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After figuring in an unusual play that resulted in the winning run in the first game, Pete Rose drove in two runs with a single in the second as the Reds defeated the Giants in a twi-night doubleheader, 4-3 and 2-0. Julian Javier homered in the first inning to produce the Reds' first three runs in the lidlifter. Dave Concepcion walked in the eighth and took second on a sacrifice by Gary Nolan. The Giants then elected to pass Rose intentionally, but Ron Bryant's third pitch came close to the plate and Rose rapped it down the third base line to Jim Ray Hart, who was caught by surprise and fumbled the ball, allowing Concepcion to score on the error.

Jack Billingham pitched the Reds' shutout in the nightcap. A single by Ted Uhlaender, walk to Darrel Chaney and sacrifice by Billingham preceded Rose's winning hit. [The Sporting News]


Cincinnati Reds 4, San Francisco Giants 3 (Game 1)

Game Played on Tuesday, May 16, 1972 (Night game) at Candlestick Park

Reds         0  3  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   4  4  0
Giants       0  0  0    2  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  7  2


Reds                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Giants               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Rose lf               3   0   0   0     1   0   .241      Speier ss             4   0   1   0     0   0   .272
Morgan 2b             2   0   0   0     2   0   .299      Fuentes 2b            4   0   1   1     0   1   .287
Tolan cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .373      Bonds rf              4   1   2   0     0   2   .284
Perez 1b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .301      Kingman 1b            4   1   1   2     0   0   .250
  Menke 1b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .224      Henderson lf          4   0   0   0     0   1   .170
Bench c               4   1   1   0     0   0   .221      Hart 3b               4   0   0   0     0   2   .182
Foster rf             4   0   0   0     0   1   .174      Maddox cf             3   0   0   0     0   1   .226
Javier 3b             4   1   1   3     0   1   .241      Rader c               3   0   2   0     0   0   .241
Concepcion ss         2   1   0   0     1   0   .261        Rosario pr          0   1   0   0     0   0   .000
Nolan p               2   0   0   0     0   2   .000        Healy c             0   0   0   0     0   0   .087
  Carroll p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Bryant p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .091
                                                            McMahon p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Howarth ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                            Barr p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               29   4   4   3     4   4             Totals               33   3   7   3     0   7

Time of Game: 2:04
Left on Base: Reds 3, Giants 3
DP: Reds 1, Giants 1
Errors: Hart, Rader
Doubles: Bonds (8), Speier (8)
Home Runs: Javier (1), Kingman (7)
Stolen Bases: Morgan (14), Tolan (14)
Sacrifice Hits: Nolan (1)
GIDP: Speier (3)


Reds                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Nolan W(4-1)            7.1   7   3   3   0   4   1  28   2.70
Carroll SV(4)           1.2   0   0   0   0   3   0   5   2.79
Totals                  9     7   3   3   0   7   1  33

Giants                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bryant L(1-3)           7.2   4   4   4   4   3   1  30   3.83
McMahon                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.92
Barr                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   2.19
Totals                  9     4   4   4   4   4   1  34

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


REDS 1ST: Rose walked; Morgan forced Rose (shortstop to second);
Tolan hit into a double play (right to first) [Morgan out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Speier grounded out (shortstop to first); Fuentes
singled to right; Bonds was called out on strikes; Kingman
forced Fuentes (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Reds 0, Giants 0.

REDS 2ND: Perez singled to center; Bench singled to center
[Perez to second]; Foster popped to first in foul territory;
Javier homered [Perez scored, Bench scored]; Concepcion grounded
out (shortstop to first); Nolan struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 3, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Henderson grounded out (second to first); Hart
struck out; Maddox lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Reds 3, Giants 0.

REDS 3RD: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Morgan popped
to third in foul territory; Tolan lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Rader singled to left; On a bunt Bryant made an out
to pitcher; Speier grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Rader out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Reds 3, Giants 0.

REDS 4TH: Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Bench flied
out to right; Foster struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Fuentes struck out; Bonds doubled to left; Kingman
homered [Bonds scored]; Henderson lined to first; Hart flied out
to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Giants 2.

REDS 5TH: Javier flied out to left; Concepcion flied out to
right; Nolan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Reds 3, Giants 2.

GIANTS 5TH: Maddox grounded out (third to first); Rader flied
out to left; Bryant grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Giants 2.

REDS 6TH: Rose lined to right; Morgan walked; Morgan stole
second [Morgan to third (error by Rader)]; Tolan grounded out
(pitcher to first); Perez popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Giants 2.

GIANTS 6TH: Speier lined to center; Fuentes grounded out
(pitcher to first); Bonds singled to left; Kingman grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Giants 2.

REDS 7TH: Bench popped to shortstop; Foster flied out to left;
Javier flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Giants
2.

GIANTS 7TH: Henderson grounded out (second to first); Hart flied
out to right; Maddox struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3,
Giants 2.

REDS 8TH: Concepcion walked; Nolan out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Concepcion to second]; Rose reached on an
error by Hart [Concepcion scored (no RBI), Rose out at second
(shortstop to second)]; Pete Rose swung at an intentional
ball and would have been out except for the error; Rose overslid
2B; Morgan walked; Tolan singled to left [Morgan to third];
MCMAHON REPLACED BRYANT (PITCHING); Tolan stole second; Perez
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 4,
Giants 2.

GIANTS 8TH: MENKE REPLACED PEREZ (PLAYING 1B); Rader singled to
second; ROSARIO RAN FOR RADER; HOWARTH BATTED FOR MCMAHON;
Howarth popped to third in foul territory; Speier doubled to
left [Rosario to third]; CARROLL REPLACED NOLAN (PITCHING);
Fuentes grounded out (shortstop to first) [Rosario scored];
Bonds struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 4, Giants 3.

REDS 9TH: HEALY REPLACED ROSARIO (PLAYING C ); BARR REPLACED
HOWARTH (PITCHING); Bench popped to second; Foster flied out to
right; Javier was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Reds 4, Giants 3.

GIANTS 9TH: Kingman popped to second; Henderson struck out; Hart
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 4, Giants
3.



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