September 29, 1976 at San Diego Stadium
Padres 6, Reds 1 (100-59)
Fred Norman gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks. He dropped to 12-7 on the 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.
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.
September 26, 1976 at Dodger Stadium
Dodgers 2, Reds 1 (99-57)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.