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Saturday August 28, 1976
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The largest Saturday afternoon crowd in Cincinnati history, 51,091, saw the Reds score twice in the ninth inning on a bases-loaded single by Dave Concepcion to defeat the Phillies, 8-7. Pete Rose and Joe Morgan each homered with a man on base and Concepcion drove in two runs with a pair of sacrifice flies to stake the Reds to a 6-2 lead before Jay Johnstone hit a two-run homer for the Phillies in the eighth.

The Phillies then took a 7-6 lead with three runs in the ninth. Garry Maddox batted in two with a triple and counted the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Mike Schmidt. In the Reds' half, Johnny Bench led off with a single. Ed Armbrister ran for Bench and took third on a single by Tony Perez, who advanced to second on the throw. The Phillies then passed Cesar Geronimo intentionally to load the bases and set the stage for Concepcion's game-winning single. [The Sporting News]


Cincinnati Reds 8, Philadelphia Phillies 7

Game Played on Saturday, August 28, 1976 (Day game) at Riverfront Stadium

Phillies     0  0  1    0  0  1    0  2  3  -   7 13  1
Reds         0  0  2    1  2  0    1  0  2  -   8 14  0


Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Reds                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Cash 2b               5   2   2   0     0   0   .281      Rose 3b               5   1   2   2     0   2   .321
Bowa ss               5   1   2   1     0   0   .253      Griffey rf            5   1   1   0     0   0   .331
Maddox cf             5   2   2   2     0   1   .328      Morgan 2b             5   1   2   2     0   1   .339
Schmidt 3b            3   1   1   1     1   1   .274      Foster lf             4   0   0   0     1   2   .317
Johnstone rf,1b,rf    5   1   2   3     0   1   .345      Bench c               4   2   2   0     1   0   .248
Boone c               3   0   2   0     2   0   .297        Armbrister pr       0   1   0   0     0   0   .339
Tolan lf              2   0   1   0     0   0   .251      Perez 1b              3   0   2   0     2   0   .257
  Martin ph,lf        1   0   0   0     0   0   .267        Youngblood pr       0   1   0   0     0   0   .204
  McCarver ph,1b      1   0   0   0     0   0   .274      Geronimo cf           3   0   2   0     1   0   .298
Hutton 1b             2   0   0   0     0   0   .208      Concepcion ss         3   0   1   4     0   0   .279
  Brown ph,rf,lf      2   0   0   0     0   0   .272      Billingham p          1   1   1   0     0   0   .250
Lonborg p             2   0   0   0     0   2   .182        McEnaney p          2   0   1   0     0   0   .167
  Twitchell p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Sarmiento p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Taylor ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .214        Eastwick p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Garber p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Luzinski ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .307
  McGraw p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Reed p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .136

Totals               38   7  13   7     3   6             Totals               35   8  14   8     5   5

Time of Game: 3:15   Attendance: 51,091
Left on Base: Phillies 8, Reds 12
DP: Phillies 1, Reds 1
Errors: Johnstone
Doubles: Taylor (1)
Triples: Cash (11), Maddox (6)
Home Runs: Johnstone (5), Rose (10), Morgan (26)
Sacrifice Hits: Billingham (7)
Sacrifice Flies: Schmidt (4), Concepcion 2 (4)
GIDP: Tolan (8)
Hit by Pitch: Geronimo (5,by Twitchell)


Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lonborg                 4     8   5   5   1   2   2  21   3.25
Twitchell               2     1   0   0   2   2   0  10   2.06
Garber                  1     2   1   1   1   0   0   6   2.84
McGraw L(6-5)           1     2   2   2   0   1   0   5   2.60
Reed                    0     1   0   0   1   0   0   2   2.63
Totals                  8    14   8   8   5   5   2  44

Reds                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Billingham              5.1   7   2   2   2   4   0  24   4.35
McEnaney                1.2   3   2   2   0   1   1   8   3.90
Sarmiento               1     2   2   2   1   1   0   6   1.77
Eastwick W(9-4)         1     1   1   1   0   0   0   4   2.16
Totals                  9    13   7   7   3   6   1  42

Hit by Pitch: Twitchell (2)
Wild Pitches: Billingham (6)

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Satch Davidson, 2B - Dutch Rennert, 3B - Ed Vargo


PHILLIES 1ST: Cash grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa flied
out to right; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose singled to center; Griffey forced Rose (second to
shortstop) [Griffey to first]; Morgan flied out to left; Foster
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 0, Reds 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt struck out; Johnstone struck out; Boone
walked; Tolan singled to shortstop [Boone to second]; Hutton
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench flied out to left; Perez singled to left;
Geronimo flied out to right; Concepcion flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 0, Reds 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Lonborg struck out; Cash tripled to center; Bowa
singled to center [Cash scored]; Maddox grounded out (third to
first) [Bowa to second]; Schmidt walked; Johnstone flied out to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 1, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Billingham singled; Rose homered [Billingham scored];
Griffey grounded out (pitcher to first); Morgan struck out;
Foster flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 1,
Reds 2.

PHILLIES 4TH: Boone singled to center; Tolan grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Boone out at second];
Hutton grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Phillies 1, Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Bench singled to left; Perez walked [Bench to second];
Geronimo singled to right [Bench to third, Perez to second];
Concepcion hit a sacrifice fly to left [Bench scored];
Billingham out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Perez to
third, Geronimo to second]; Rose struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Phillies 1, Reds 3.

PHILLIES 5TH: Lonborg struck out; Cash flied to right in foul
territory; Bowa grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Phillies 1, Reds 3.

REDS 5TH: Griffey singled to right; Morgan homered [Griffey
scored]; TWITCHELL REPLACED LONBORG (PITCHING); Foster walked;
Bench lined into a double play (shortstop to first) [Foster out
at first]; Perez walked; Geronimo was hit by a pitch [Perez to
second]; Concepcion forced Geronimo (shortstop to second); 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 1, Reds 5.

PHILLIES 6TH: Maddox singled to left; Billingham threw a wild
pitch [Maddox to second]; Schmidt flied out to right [Maddox to
third]; Johnstone singled to center [Maddox scored]; On a bunt
Boone singled [Johnstone to second]; MCENANEY REPLACED
BILLINGHAM (PITCHING); MARTIN BATTED FOR TOLAN; Martin flied out
to right; BROWN BATTED FOR HUTTON; Brown grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 2, Reds 5.

REDS 6TH: JOHNSTONE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); MARTIN
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); BROWN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF);
McEnaney popped to shortstop; Rose struck out; Griffey reached
on an error by Johnstone [Griffey to first]; Morgan singled to
second [Griffey to second]; Foster struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Phillies 2, Reds 5.

PHILLIES 7TH: TAYLOR BATTED FOR TWITCHELL; Taylor doubled to
left; Cash grounded out (first unassisted) [Taylor to third];
Bowa flied out to left; Maddox struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Phillies 2, Reds 5.

REDS 7TH: GARBER REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Bench walked; Perez
flied out to right; Geronimo singled to right [Bench to third];
Concepcion hit a sacrifice fly to left [Bench scored]; McEnaney
singled to right [Geronimo to second]; Rose lined to right; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 2, Reds 6.

PHILLIES 8TH: Schmidt singled to left; Johnstone homered
[Schmidt scored]; SARMIENTO REPLACED MCENANEY (PITCHING); Boone
walked; MCCARVER BATTED FOR MARTIN; McCarver flied out to center
[Boone to second]; Brown popped to second; LUZINSKI BATTED FOR
GARBER; Luzinski struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 4,
Reds 6.

REDS 8TH: JOHNSTONE CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); MCCARVER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); BROWN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
LF); MCGRAW REPLACED LUZINSKI (PITCHING); Griffey flied out to
center; Morgan grounded out (second to first); Foster struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 4, Reds 6.

PHILLIES 9TH: Cash singled to left; Bowa singled to left [Cash
to second]; EASTWICK REPLACED SARMIENTO (PITCHING); Maddox
tripled [Cash scored, Bowa scored]; Schmidt hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Maddox scored]; Johnstone flied out to right; Boone
grounded out (third to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies
7, Reds 6.

REDS 9TH: Bench singled to left; ARMBRISTER RAN FOR BENCH; Perez
singled to right [Armbrister to third, Perez to second (on throw
to 3b)]; YOUNGBLOOD RAN FOR PEREZ; REED REPLACED MCGRAW
(PITCHING); Geronimo was walked intentionally; Concepcion
singled [Armbrister scored, Youngblood scored, Geronimo to
second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Phillies 7, Reds 8.



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