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Monday June 12, 1978
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In a nationally televised game, Rick Reuschel and Ken Holtzman combined on a four-hitter as the Cubs posted a 3-2 triumph over the Reds. The first Cub run came in the third inning on a double by Ivan DeJesus, a long fly by Greg Gross that moved DeJesus to third, and a sacrifice fly by Larry Biittner. Bobby Murcer led off the fourth with a single and went to third on a hit-and-run play as Bill Bonham took the high chopper and threw batter Manny Trillo out at first. Murcer then scored on a fielder's choice grounder by Steve Ontiveros.

In the seventh stanza, DeJesus walked, stole second and scored on a single by Gross. Reuschel was forced to leave the game after six innings because of tightness in his elbow and Holtzman, making his first appearance for the Cubs since coming over from the Yankees, finished up, yielding a homer to George Foster in the seventh and a leadoff triple to Pete Rose in the ninth. [The Sporting News]


Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati Reds 2

Game Played on Monday, June 12, 1978 (Night game) at Riverfront Stadium

Cubs         0  0  1    1  0  0    1  0  0  -   3  6  0
Reds         0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  1  -   2  4  2


Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Reds                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
De Jesus ss           4   2   1   0     1   0   .266      Rose 3b               4   1   1   0     0   0   .270
Gross cf              5   0   1   1     0   0   .307      Griffey rf            4   0   0   1     0   1   .327
Biittner 1b           3   0   1   1     0   0   .278      Morgan 2b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .253
Kingman lf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .237      Foster lf             4   1   1   1     0   0   .320
Murcer rf             3   1   2   0     1   1   .251      Driessen 1b           3   0   1   0     0   1   .308
Trillo 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .281      Geronimo cf           3   0   0   0     0   2   .254
Ontiveros 3b          3   0   0   1     1   1   .197      Werner c              3   0   0   0     0   1   .160
Rader c               3   0   0   0     1   0   .241      Auerbach ss           3   0   0   0     0   2   .136
R. Reuschel p         2   0   0   0     0   0   .031      Bonham p              1   0   0   0     1   1   .120
  Meoli ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .071        Collins ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .234
  Holtzman p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Borbon p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .250

Totals               33   3   6   3     4   3             Totals               30   2   4   2     1   9

Time of Game: 2:06   Attendance: 30,190
Left on Base: Cubs 8, Reds 2
DP: Cubs 1, Reds 1
Errors: Rose, Auerbach
Doubles: De Jesus (8), Morgan (14), Driessen (13)
Triples: Rose (3)
Home Runs: Foster (14)
Stolen Bases: De Jesus (5)
Sacrifice Flies: Biittner (3)
GIDP: Rader (3), Rose (4)


Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
R. Reuschel W(8-4)      6     2   0   0   1   5   0  20   2.06
Holtzman SV(1)          3     2   2   2   0   4   1  11   4.35
Totals                  9     4   2   2   1   9   1  31

Reds                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bonham L(7-1)           8     6   3   3   4   3   0  35   2.69
Borbon                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   5.97
Totals                  9     6   3   3   4   3   0  38

Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Lee Weyer, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt


CUBS 1ST: De Jesus flied out to right; Gross popped to
shortstop; Biittner singled to right; Kingman struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (first to pitcher); Griffey was
called out on strikes; Morgan doubled to right; Foster flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 0.

CUBS 2ND: Murcer walked; Trillo grounded out (second to first)
[Murcer to second]; Ontiveros struck out; Rader was walked
intentionally; R. Reuschel grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Driessen grounded out (second to first); Geronimo
struck out (catcher to first); Werner lined to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 0.

CUBS 3RD: De Jesus doubled to center; Gross lined to right [De
Jesus to third]; Biittner hit a sacrifice fly to center [De
Jesus scored]; Kingman grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Auerbach struck out; Bonham struck out; Rose grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Reds 0.

CUBS 4TH: Murcer singled to center; Trillo grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Murcer to third]; Ontiveros reached on a fielder's
choice [Murcer scored]; Rader grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Ontiveros out at second]; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Griffey grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
Morgan grounded out (second to first); Foster grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Reds 0.

CUBS 5TH: R. Reuschel popped to catcher in foul territory; De
Jesus lined to right; Gross grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Driessen doubled to center; Geronimo grounded out
(third to first); Werner grounded out (second to first)
[Driessen to third]; Auerbach struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cubs 2, Reds 0.

CUBS 6TH: Biittner popped to third in foul territory; Kingman
reached on an error by Rose [Kingman to first]; Murcer singled
to right [Kingman to second]; Trillo flied out to left;
Ontiveros popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 2, Reds 0.

REDS 6TH: Bonham walked; Rose grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Bonham out at second]; Griffey
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Reds 0.

CUBS 7TH: Rader popped to catcher in foul territory; MEOLI
BATTED FOR R. REUSCHEL; Meoli grounded out (second to first); De
Jesus walked; De Jesus stole second; Gross singled to center [De
Jesus scored]; Biittner grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Reds 0.

REDS 7TH: HOLTZMAN REPLACED MEOLI (PITCHING); Morgan grounded
out (first unassisted); Foster homered; Driessen struck out;
Geronimo was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
3, Reds 1.

CUBS 8TH: Kingman singled to shortstop [Kingman to second (error
by Auerbach)]; Murcer struck out; Trillo grounded out (first
unassisted); Ontiveros walked; Rader flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Reds 1.

REDS 8TH: Werner struck out; Auerbach popped to first in foul
territory; COLLINS BATTED FOR BONHAM; Collins lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Reds 1.

CUBS 9TH: BORBON REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); Holtzman flied out
to center; De Jesus grounded out (second to first); Gross
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Reds 1.

REDS 9TH: Rose tripled to left; Griffey grounded out (second to
first) [Rose scored]; Morgan struck out; Foster grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Reds 2.



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