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Reds Close Out Regular Season With Blowout Win Over Braves

October 3, 1976 at Riverfront Stadium 

Reds 11, Braves 1  (102-60)

The Reds ran up the score and won their 102nd game of the season in the regular season finale.  Tony Perez drove in three runs and scored twice and Pete Rose and Doug Flynn both had two hits and two runs.

Don Gullett picked up the win after pitching five innings of relief.  He gave up only a single hit and struck out four and he improved to 11-3 on the season.

The Reds would get almost a week off before facing the Philadelphia Phillies, who handily beat our their intrastate rivals by nine games in the National League East.  The Phillies won just one fewer game then the Reds did during their regular season campaign and the Reds had an unimpressive 5-7 record in head to head play with the Phillies in 1976.

In the American League, the Yankees and the Royals would square off for the American League pennant.  The Royals won only 90 games during the regular season to capture the AL West division title and the Yankees won 97.

Reds Held to Single Hit in Shutout Loss

October 2, 1976 at Riverfront Stadium 

Braves 3, Reds 0  (101-60)

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Cesar Geronimo doubled to break up Joe Niekro’s attempt at a no hitter.  The Reds did draw five walks but they strikeout five in the shutout. 

Pat Zachry dropped to 14-7 on the season.  He gave up three runs on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

Gary Nolan Wins 15th Game in Reds Victory Over Padres

October 1, 1976 at Riverfront Stadium 

Reds 5, Braves 2  (101-59)

The Reds opened up their final regular season home series with a win against the Braves.  Tony Perez hit his nineteenth homerun of the season and drove in two runs.  Pete Rose doubled, singled and scored a run.

Gary Nolan went the distance and improved to 15-9.  He gave up two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.

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