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Thursday July 12, 1979
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Rallying from a 7-0 deficit, the Cubs prevailed over the Reds, 10-8. After the Cubs pulled within two runs at 7-5, Ken Henderson was hit by a pitch to open the ninth inning and Jerry Martin followed with a single. A double by Larry Biittner scored Henderson. After Steve Ontiveros was intentionally walked, Reds' reliever Doug Bair hit Barry Foote with a pitch to force home the tying run and was replaced by Manny Sarmiento.

One out later, Steve Dillard stroked a two-run single and Bruce Sutter followed with another two-run single. The start of the game was delayed two hours by rain and again for more than an hour after the Cubs scored their five ninth-inning runs. [The Sporting News]


Chicago Cubs 10, Cincinnati Reds 8

Game Played on Thursday, July 12, 1979 (Night game) at Riverfront Stadium

Cubs         0  0  0    0  0  0    2  3  5  -  10 17  1
Reds         0  0  0    5  0  2    0  0  1  -   8  8  0


Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Reds                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
De Jesus ss           3   1   2   1     1   0   .287      Collins rf            4   1   2   2     1   0   .350
  Caudill p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Cruz pr,rf          1   0   0   0     0   0   .113
  Vail ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .359      Kennedy ss            5   0   0   1     1   1   .288
  Moore p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .182      Morgan 2b             4   1   1   0     2   0   .276
  Sutter p            1   0   1   2     0   0   .167      Foster lf             3   1   2   4     1   0   .333
Thompson rf           6   0   1   1     0   2   .333        Blair pr,lf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .174
Buckner 1b            2   0   1   0     0   0   .291      Knight 3b             5   1   0   0     0   0   .298
  Henderson lf        3   1   1   0     0   0   .258      Driessen 1b           5   1   1   0     0   3   .248
Martin cf             5   2   2   0     0   0   .301      Geronimo cf           2   1   1   0     2   1   .257
Biittner lf,1b        4   2   2   2     1   0   .295      Correll c             3   1   0   1     2   0   .239
Ontiveros 3b          4   2   2   1     1   1   .293      Moskau p              2   1   0   0     1   1   .088
Foote c               4   1   1   1     0   0   .248        Hume p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
Sizemore 2b           3   0   1   0     0   0   .267        Bair p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kelleher ss         2   0   1   1     0   0   .288        Sarmiento p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Holtzman p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .257        Tomlin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hernandez p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .333        Spilman ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .333
  Dillard ph,2b       3   1   2   1     0   0   .368

Totals               43  10  17  10     3   3             Totals               36   8   8   8    10   6

Time of Game: 3:23   Attendance: 21,804
Left on Base: Cubs 11, Reds 13
DP: Cubs 0, Reds 0
Errors: Ontiveros
Doubles: Sizemore (16), Dillard (2), Thompson (8), Biittner 2 (4)
Triples: De Jesus (4)
Home Runs: Foster (20)
Caught Stealing: De Jesus (13)
Hit by Pitch: Henderson (1,by Bair), Foote (4,by Bair), Geronimo (2,by Holtzman), Foster (3,by Moore)


Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Holtzman                3.1   4   5   2   3   0   0  19   4.50
Hernandez               2.2   3   2   2   5   3   1  16   4.43
Caudill                 1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4   5.04
Moore                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   6.19
Sutter W(4-2)           1.2   1   1   1   1   2   0   7   1.38
Totals                  9     8   8   5  10   6   1  48

Reds                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Moskau                  5.2   5   0   0   2   1   0  23   3.19
Hume                    1.1   6   5   5   0   1   0  10   3.52
Bair L(5-5)             1     4   5   5   1   0   0  10   4.27
Sarmiento               0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3   5.60
Tomlin                  0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   2.25
Totals                  9    17  10  10   3   3   0  48

Passed Balls: Correll (1)
Hit by Pitch: Holtzman (6), Moore (2), Bair 2 (2)
Wild Pitches: Holtzman (5)

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Dick Stello, 2B - John McSherry, 3B - Dave Pallone


CUBS 1ST: 2:16 rain delay before start of game; De Jesus
walked; De Jesus was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Thompson lined to left; Buckner singled to second;
Martin forced Buckner (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Collins lined to third; Kennedy flied out to center;
Morgan walked; Foster walked [Morgan to second]; Knight forced
Foster (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Reds 0.

CUBS 2ND: Biittner flied out to right; Ontiveros grounded out
(second to first); Foote flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Driessen grounded out (second to first); Geronimo
singled to left; Correll grounded out (second to first)
[Geronimo to second]; Holtzman threw a wild pitch [Geronimo to
third]; Moskau lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Reds 0.

CUBS 3RD: Sizemore doubled to left; On a bunt Holtzman grounded
out (pitcher to second) [Sizemore stayed at second]; De Jesus
singled to third [Sizemore to third]; Thompson struck out;
Buckner lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: HENDERSON REPLACED BUCKNER (PLAYING LF); BIITTNER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Collins grounded out (third to
first); Kennedy grounded out (catcher to first); Morgan singled
to right; Foster forced Morgan (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 0.

CUBS 4TH: Martin flied out to center; Biittner grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ontiveros singled to right; Foote popped
to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Knight reached on an error by Ontiveros [Knight to
first]; Driessen singled to center [Knight to second]; Geronimo
was hit by a pitch [Knight to third, Driessen to second];
Correll grounded out (pitcher to first) [Knight scored
(unearned), Driessen to third, Geronimo to second]; Moskau
walked; Collins singled to left [Driessen scored, Geronimo
scored, Moskau to second]; HERNANDEZ REPLACED HOLTZMAN
(PITCHING); Kennedy walked [Moskau to third, Collins to second];
Morgan popped to catcher; Foster singled to center [Moskau
scored (unearned), Collins scored (unearned), Kennedy to third];
Knight flied out to left; 5 R (2 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Reds 5.

CUBS 5TH: Sizemore grounded out (second to first); Hernandez
flied out to center; De Jesus flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 5.

REDS 5TH: Driessen struck out; Geronimo walked; Correll walked
[Geronimo to second]; Moskau struck out; Collins singled to
first [Geronimo to third, Correll to second]; Kennedy forced
Collins (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Reds 5.

CUBS 6TH: Thompson flied out to left; Henderson singled to
right; Martin flied out to right; Biittner walked [Henderson to
second]; HUME REPLACED MOSKAU (PITCHING); Ontiveros struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Reds 5.

REDS 6TH: Morgan walked; Foster homered [Morgan scored]; Knight
grounded out (shortstop to first); Driessen struck out; Geronimo
walked; Correll flied out to right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
0, Reds 7.

CUBS 7TH: Foote flied out to center; Sizemore grounded out
(shortstop to first); DILLARD BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Dillard
doubled to center; De Jesus tripled to right [Dillard scored];
Thompson doubled to center [De Jesus scored]; Henderson flied
out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Reds 7.

REDS 7TH: DILLARD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); KELLEHER REPLACED
SIZEMORE (PLAYING SS); CAUDILL REPLACED DE JESUS (PITCHING);
Hume popped to catcher in foul territory; Collins walked; CRUZ
RAN FOR COLLINS; Kennedy struck out; Morgan popped to second; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Reds 7.

CUBS 8TH: CRUZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Martin singled to
left; Biittner doubled to center [Martin scored]; Ontiveros
singled to center [Biittner scored]; BAIR REPLACED HUME
(PITCHING); Foote singled to shortstop [Ontiveros to second];
Kelleher singled to left [Ontiveros scored, Foote to second];
Dillard forced Foote (pitcher to third) [Kelleher to second];
VAIL BATTED FOR CAUDILL; Vail popped to second; Thompson flied
out to center; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 5, Reds 7.

REDS 8TH: MOORE REPLACED VAIL (PITCHING); Foster was hit by a
pitch; BLAIR RAN FOR FOSTER; Knight grounded out (second to
first) [Blair to second]; SUTTER REPLACED MOORE (PITCHING);
Driessen struck out; Geronimo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cubs 5, Reds 7.

CUBS 9TH: BLAIR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Henderson was hit
by a pitch; Martin singled to center [Henderson to second];
Biittner doubled to left [Henderson scored, Martin to third];
Ontiveros was walked intentionally; Foote was hit by a pitch
[Martin scored, Biittner to third, Ontiveros to second];
SARMIENTO REPLACED BAIR (PITCHING); Kelleher lined to second;
Dillard singled to left [Biittner scored, Ontiveros to third,
Foote to second]; Sutter singled to center [Ontiveros scored,
Foote scored, Dillard to second]; 71 minute rain delay;
TOMLIN REPLACED SARMIENTO (PITCHING); Correll allowed a passed
ball [Dillard to third]; Thompson struck out; Henderson flied
out to center; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 10, Reds 7.

REDS 9TH: Correll walked; SPILMAN BATTED FOR TOMLIN; Spilman
singled to shortstop [Correll to second]; Cruz flied out to
center [Correll to third]; Kennedy forced Spilman (first to
shortstop) [Correll scored]; Morgan grounded out (first to
pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 10, Reds 8.



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