Cincinnati Reds vs Oakland Athletics
October 18, 1972 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 18, 1972 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Oakland Athletics and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Cincinnati Reds 1, Oakland Athletics 0

Cincinnati Reds ab r h rbi
Rose lf 3 0 0 0
Morgan 2b 3 0 0 0
Tolan cf 4 0 1 0
Bench c 4 0 0 0
Perez 1b 3 1 1 0
Menke 3b 2 0 1 0
Geronimo rf 4 0 1 1
Chaney ss 4 0 0 0
Billingham p 4 0 0 0
Carroll p 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 1 4 1
Oakland Athletics ab r h rbi
Campaneris ss 3 0 0 0
Alou rf 3 0 0 0
Rudi lf 4 0 1 0
Epstein 1b 2 0 0 0
Bando 3b 4 0 0 0
Hendrick cf 4 0 0 0
Tenace c 3 0 0 0
Green 2b 2 0 1 0
Marquez ph 1 0 1 0
Lewis pr 0 0 0 0
Kubiak 2b 0 0 0 0
Odom p 2 0 0 0
Hegan ph 1 0 0 0
Blue p 0 0 0 0
Fingers p 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 0 3 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 2
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Billingham W (1-0) 8.0 3 0 0 3 7
Carroll SV (1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 3 0 0 3 7
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Odom L (0-1) 7.0 3 1 1 2 11
Blue 0.1 1 0 0 1 0
Fingers 1.2 0 0 0 1 3
Totals 9.0 4 1 1 4 14

E –Morgan (1), Bench (1), Epstein (2), Tenace (1). DP –Cincinnati 1. SH –Menke (1,off Odom); Alou (1,off Billingham). IBB –Perez (1,by Fingers); Epstein (1,by Billingham). SB –Rose (1,2nd base off Odom/Tenace); Geronimo (1,2nd base off Odom/Tenace); Tolan (1,2nd base off Fingers/Tenace). IBB –Billingham (1,Epstein); Fingers (1,Perez). U –Mel Steiner (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Bob Engel (NL), Bill Haller (AL), Jim Honochick (AL), Chris Pelekoudas (NL). T –2:24. A –49,410.

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