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Reds Shut Down at the Plate in Loss to Padres

September 29, 1976 at San Diego Stadium 

Padres 6, Reds 1  (100-59)

Padres starter Brent Strom held the Reds to a single run on only three hits in a loss to the Padres.  Tony Petez drove home George Foster in the eighth inning to account for the only Reds’ run.

Fred Norman gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks.  He dropped to 12-7 on the season.

Reds Win 100 Games For Second Straight Season

September 28, 1976 at San Diego Stadium 

Reds 5, Padres 4  (100-58)

For the second straight season the Cincinnati Reds won 100 times during the regular season.  It was the franchise’s first back to back 100 win seasons in it’s storied history.  Jack Billingham walked away with the win despite Will McEnaney almost blowing the lead in the ninth.  Rawly Eastwick saved his 26th game of the season.

Doug Flynn had a big day, and at leadoff no less.  He went three for five two RBIs and a run.  Dave Concepcion had three hits and Tony Perez scored twice.

Reds Drop Second Straight Game, Still Fail to Win 100th Game

September 27, 1976 at San Diego Stadium 

Padres 5, Reds 3  (99-58)

Santo Alcala gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth and blew a one run lead late in the game as the Reds lost to the Padres.  Alcala dropped to 11-4 on the season.  Don Gullett didn’t get a decision, and he gave up two runs on five hits and four walks in seven innings of work.

Ken Griffey had two hits and two runs and Tony Perez drove in two.  Joe Morgan singled, walked three times, scored and stole his 59th base of the season.

Reds Held to a Single Run in Loss to Dodgers

September 26, 1976 at Dodger Stadium 

Dodgers 2, Reds 1  (99-57)

The Reds fell a single run short as they failed to win their 100th game of the season.  Ken Griffey had three hits and Don Werner went two for two with a walk and the only Reds’ RBI of the game.

Pat Zachry took the loss despite having a solid start.  He gave up two runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts in six innings.

Reds Win 99th Game After Perez’s Homer Against Dodgers

September 25, 1976 at Dodger Stadium 

Reds 4, Dodgers 3  (99-56)

The Reds pulled to within one win of one hundred as they edged the Dodgers.  Tony Perez hit a big seventh inning homerun that tied the game at 2-2 and the Reds then took the lead in the top of the eighth with two more.  Ken Griffey went two for four with a run and an RBI.

Gary Nolan improved his win total to 14 and he gave up two runs on eight hits with four strikeouts in seven innings of work.  Pedro Borbon gave up a single run in the last two innings but earned his eighth save of the season.

Reds and Dodgers Swap Comebacks, Will McEnaney Succumbs to Dodgers in the Ninth Inning

September 24, 1976 at Dodger Stadium 

Dodgers 7, Reds 6  (98-56)

The Reds came back and took the lead with three runs after being down 5-3 only to have Will McEnaney give up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose it.  McEnaney took his sixth loss of the season.

Ken Griffey went three for five with two RBIs and Pete Rose had two singles and a run.

Reds Edge Padres for Third Straight Win

September 22, 1976 at Riverfront Stadium 

Reds 4, Padres 3  (98-55)

The Reds edged the Padres and are two wins away from winning 100 games in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.  Don Gullett improved to 10-3 with the win and he gave up three runs on twelve hits in eight innings of work.  He neither struck out a Padres nor did walk one.

George Foster had a single, a triple and an RBI.  Dave Concepcion had a single, a double and a run.

Pat Zachry Pitches Reds to Second Straight Win

September 21, 1976 at Riverfront Stadium 

Reds 9, Padres 1  (97-55)

The Reds hammered the Padres to the tune of nine runs on twelve hits in their 97th win of the season.  George Foster came a homerun short of hitting for the cycle and he scored twice and drove in two runs.  Joe Morgan had two hits, two runs and an RBI while Pete Rose and Ken Griffey both scored twice.

Pat Zachry was impressive in his fourteenth win of the season.  He gave up only a single run (unearned) on eight hits and three walks with nine strikeouts.

Pete Rose’s Big Day at the Plate Leads Reds Over Giants

September 19, 1976 at Riverfront Stadium 

Reds 5, Giants 2  (96-55)

Pete Rose doubled three times and led the way for the Reds in their series ending game agains the Giants.  Rose scored twice and drove in a run. 

Gary Nolan held the Giants in check with seven quality innings.  He gave up two runs on only three hits with a walk and two strikeouts.  Rawly Eastwick held the Giants scoreless in the final two frames and he earned his 24th save of the season.

Reds Held to Two Hits in Loss to Giants

September 18, 1976 at Riverfront Stadium 

Giants 5, Reds 0  (95-55)

Ed Halicki and Gary Lavelle held the Reds to only two hits in one of the worst offensive games of the season for the Reds.  Pete Rose doubled and the Reds drew only a single walk.  They hit into a double play, Ken Griffey was caught stealing and the Reds stranded two runners.

Fred Norman dropped to 12-6 on the season.  He gave up four runs on seven hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings of work.

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