|Concepcion hits 5 homeruns in the series.|
Cincinnati continued their offensive onslaught in the second game of the series. Shortstop Dave Conception made it back to back days with with multiple homerun games!!! This was the 3rd game of the season that the slick fielding shortstop has gone deep twice in the same game. Tom Hume and Dave Tomlin blanked the Astros lineup while surrendering a meager 5 hits. Tom Hume still stands perfect with his 5-0 mark. Reds 9...Astros 0.
Game 3, Doubler header,
|Watson hits homerun in victory.|
Game 4, second game of DH,
Houston first sacker Bob Watson hit his 3rd homerun of the season to lead the Astros to a
double header and 4 game split with the Reds. Red starter Fred Norman was knocked out of the box in the fourth inning and was relieved by Frank Pastore. Houston southpaw Frank Riccelli won his first victory with a solid pitching performance. Riccelli threw 5 innings of 2 hit ball but was relieved by Mclaughlin and Joe Sambito to help secure the victory. Sambito earned his 3rd save of the year. The loss went to Fred Norman (2-3). Astros 6...Reds 3.