Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
June 29, 1996 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 29, 1996 at Riverfront Stadium. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati Reds 9

Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi
McRae cf 4 1 1 0
Sandberg 2b 4 1 1 2
Grace 1b 4 0 0 0
Sosa rf 3 1 3 2
Gonzalez lf 4 1 1 1
Gomez 3b 2 0 0 0
Myers p 0 0 0 0
Bullett ph 1 0 0 0
Wendell p 0 0 0 0
Servais c 3 0 0 0
Houston c 1 0 0 0
Hernandez ss 4 0 0 0
Campbell p 2 1 1 0
Bullinger p 0 0 0 0
Bottenfield p 0 0 0 0
Magadan 3b 2 0 0 0
Totals 34 5 7 5
Cincinnati Reds ab r h rbi
Howard lf 5 1 1 0
Boone 2b 4 2 1 2
Larkin ss 3 1 2 0
Sanders rf 4 1 0 0
Harris rf 1 0 0 0
Davis cf 2 3 1 2
Morris 1b 3 0 3 1
Belk 1b 0 0 0 0
Oliver c 3 0 1 3
Branson 3b 4 0 0 0
Portugal p 3 1 2 0
Owens ph 1 0 0 0
Shaw p 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 9 11 8
Chicago 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 7 1
Cincinnati 0 0 2 1 5 0 1 0 x 9 11 0
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Campbell 3.0 4 2 2 0 2
Bullinger L (3-6) 1.1 2 4 3 3 1
Bottenfield 0.2 3 2 2 1 0
Myers 2.0 2 1 1 1 0
Wendell 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 8.0 11 9 8 6 4
Cincinnati Reds IP H R ER BB SO
Portugal W (4-5) 7.0 5 3 3 2 3
Shaw 2.0 2 2 2 0 2
Totals 9.0 7 5 5 2 5

E –Servais (6). DP –Chicago 1. 2B –Chicago Sandberg (13,off Portugal), Cincinnati Morris (17,off Campbell); Davis (10,off Bottenfield); Oliver (6,off Bottenfield). 3B –Cincinnati Howard (1,off Campbell). HR –Chicago Sosa (26,8th inning off Shaw 0 on, 2 out); Gonzalez (6,8th inning off Shaw 0 on, 2 out), Cincinnati Boone (8,3rd inning off Campbell 1 on, 2 out). Team LOB –4. SF –Oliver (2,off Myers). IBB –Morris (3,by Bottenfield). Team –7. SB –Larkin (18,2nd base off Campbell/Servais); Davis (10,2nd base off Bullinger/Servais). CS –Larkin (5,2nd base by Myers/Houston). WP –Portugal (2). IBB –Bottenfield (2,Morris). U-HP –Rich Rieker, 1B –Charlie Reliford, 2B –Jim Quick, 3B –Dana DeMuth. T –2:57. A –32,273.

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