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Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:52 AM
50 years ago (1959), the Reds split a doubleheader at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum--losing the opener 8-4, and winning the nightcap 7-5.

First Game
Cincinnati
Johnny Temple 2b
Vada Pinson cf
Pete Whisenant rf
Frank Robinson 1b
Frank J. Thomas 3b
Jim Pendleton lf
Dutch Dotterer c
Roy McMillan ss
Brooks Lawrence p

Los Angeles
Junior Gilliam 3b
Charlie Neal 2b
Ron Fairly rf
Duke Snider lf
Don Demeter cf
Norm Larker 1b
Joe Pignatano c
Bob Lillis ss
Danny McDevitt p


WP: Danny McDevitt (3-2)
LP: Brooks Lawrence (3-4)
HR: LA - Duke Snider (4), Joe Pignatano (1).

In Game 1, Danny McDevitt pitched a complete-game ten-hitter with 8 K's to get the win for the Dodgers.



Second Game
Cincinnati
Johnny Temple 2b
Vada Pinson cf
Jerry Lynch lf
Gus Bell rf
Frank Robinson 1b
Ed Bailey c
Frank J. Thomas 3b
Roy McMillan ss
Don Newcombe p

Los Angeles
Junior Gilliam 3b
Charlie Neal 2b
Ron Fairly rf
Don Demeter cf
Norm Larker 1b
Wally Moon lf
Joe Pignatano c
Bob Lillis ss
Carl Erskine p


WP: Don Newcombe (3-4)
LP: Carl Erskine (0-2)
HR: CIN - Roy McMillan (5), Gus Bell (6). LA - Charlie Neal 2 (5), Wally Moon (2).

In Game 2, Don Newcombe pitched a complete-game six-hitter to get the win for the Reds.

Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:53 AM
45 years ago (1964), a 7-3 loss at Crosley Field vs. the Braves.

Milwaukee Braves
Lee Maye 3b
Eddie Mathews 1b
Hank Aaron rf
Joe Torre c
Felipe Alou cf
Rico Carty lf
Denis Menke ss
Frank Bolling 2b
Denny Lemaster p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose 2b
Tommy Harper lf
Vada Pinson cf
Deron Johnson 1b
Frank Robinson rf
Leo Cardenas ss
Steve Boros 3b
Johnny Edwards c
Bob Purkey p


WP: Denny Lemaster (4-2)
LP: Bob Purkey (1-3)
Sv: Billy Hoeft (1)
HR: MIL - Joe Torre (7). CIN - Frank Robinson (7).

Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:53 AM
40 years ago (1969), a 4-0 win at Crosley Field vs. the Phillies.

Philadelphia
Tony Taylor 3b
Don Money ss
Dick Allen 1b
Johnny Callison rf
Deron Johnson lf
Cookie Rojas 2b
Mike Ryan c
Larry Hisle cf
Rick Wise p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose cf
Bobby Tolan rf
Alex Johnson lf
Tony Perez 3b
Lee May 1b
Johnny Bench c
Tommy Helms 2b
Darrel Chaney ss
Tony Cloninger p


WP: Tony Cloninger (2-5)
LP: Rick Wise (4-3)
HR: CIN - Tony Perez (9).

Tony Cloninger pitched a two-hit shutout to get the win for the Reds. The only hits for the Phillies were a leadoff double by Mike Ryan in the third inning, and a leadoff bunt single by Larry Hisle in the sixth. Rick Wise pitched a complete-game seven-hitter in a losing effort for the Phils.

Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:54 AM
35 years ago (1974), a 5-3 loss at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench 3b
Tony Perez 1b
Dave Concepcion ss
Merv Rettenmund rf
George Foster cf
Bill Plummer c
Jack Billingham p

Los Angeles
Lee Lacy 2b
Bill Buckner lf
Jimmy Wynn cf
Steve Garvey 1b
Willie Crawford rf
Ron Cey 3b
Bill Russell ss
Steve Yeager c
Tommy John p


WP: Tommy John (6-1)
LP: Jack Billingham (5-3)
Sv: Mike G. Marshall (4)
HR: CIN - Joe Morgan (3). LA - Jimmy Wynn 2 (14).

Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:54 AM
30 years ago (1979), a 6-4 loss at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Dodgers.

Los Angeles
Davey Lopes 2b
Bill Russell ss
Gary Thomasson cf
Steve Garvey 1b
Dusty Baker lf
Von Joshua rf
Derrel Thomas 3b
Steve Yeager c
Don Sutton p

Cincinnati
Ken Griffey rf
Junior Kennedy 2b
Dave Concepcion ss
Dan Driessen 1b
Johnny Bench c
Champ Summers lf
Ray Knight 3b
Cesar Geronimo cf
Tom Seaver p


WP: Don Sutton (5-3)
LP: Tom Hume (3-4)
Sv: Bob Welch (3)
HR: LA - Davey Lopes (7), Von Joshua (3). CIN - Dan Driessen (6).

Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:55 AM
25 years ago (1984), a 3-2 loss at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Cincinnati
Gary Redus lf
Eric Davis cf
Tony Perez 1b
Dave Parker rf
Dave Concepcion 3b
Dann Bilardello c
Tom Lawless 2b
Tom Foley ss
Frank Pastore p

St. Louis
Tom Herr 2b
Willie McGee cf
Lonnie Smith lf
George Hendrick rf
Ken Oberkfell 3b
Darrell Porter c
David Green 1b
Ozzie Smith ss
Dave LaPoint p


WP: Neil Allen (2-0)
LP: Tom Hume (2-4)
HR: STL - Darrell Porter (6).

Darrell Porter hit a game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win. Reds rookie CF Eric Davis tripled to lead off the sixth inning for his first major-league hit.

Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:56 AM
20 years ago (1989), a 7-3 loss at Riverfront vs. the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs
Doug Dascenzo cf
Vance Law 3b
Ryne Sandberg 2b
Mark Grace 1b
Damon Berryhill c
Lloyd McClendon lf
Shawon Dunston ss
Darrin Jackson rf
Paul Kilgus p

Cincinnati
Chris Sabo 3b
Manny Trillo 2b
Barry Larkin ss
Eric Davis lf
Todd Benzinger 1b
Paul O'Neill rf
Rolando Roomes cf
Bo Diaz c
Tom Browning p


WP: Paul Kilgus (4-4)
LP: Tom Browning (3-4)
Sv: Pat Perry (1)
HR: CHI - Lloyd McClendon (2), Darrin Jackson (1). CIN - Paul O'Neill (6).

Veteran INF Manny Trillo made his final major-league appearance in this game.

Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:56 AM
15 years ago (1994), a 3-2 win at Riverfront vs. the Dodgers.

Los Angeles
Brett Butler cf
Delino DeShields 2b
Henry Rodriguez lf
Tim Wallach 3b
Eric Karros 1b
Raul Mondesi rf
Carlos Hernandez c
Jose Offerman ss
Tom Candiotti p

Cincinnati
Barry Larkin ss
Roberto Kelly cf
Hal Morris 1b
Thomas Howard lf
Reggie Sanders rf
Tony Fernandez 3b
Bret Boone 2b
Brian Dorsett c
Jose Rijo p


WP: Johnny Ruffin (3-0)
LP: Jim Gott (5-2)
HR: None.

Big Klu
05-20-2009, 06:57 AM
Five years ago (2004), a 3-1 win at Great American Ball Park vs. the Rockies.

Colorado
Denny Hocking 2b
Royce Clayton ss
Todd Helton 1b
Vinny Castilla 3b
Jeromy Burnitz cf
Matt Holliday lf
Brad Hawpe rf
Charles Johnson c
Joe Kennedy p

Cincinnati
Ryan Freel 3b
Barry Larkin ss
Sean Casey 1b
Ken Griffey Jr. cf
Austin Kearns rf
Adam Dunn lf
D'Angelo Jimenez 2b
Jason LaRue c
Paul Wilson p


WP: Paul Wilson (6-0)
LP: Joe Kennedy (4-2)
Sv: Danny Graves (18)
HR: COL - Vinny Castilla (12).

Paul Wilson and Danny Graves combined on a three-hitter for the Reds. The only hits for the Rockies were a two-out single by Joe Kennedy in the third inning, a two-out solo homer by Vinny Castilla in the fourth, and a leadoff single by Todd Helton in the seventh. Joe Kennedy and Steve Reed combined on a five-hitter in a losing effort for the Rockies.