Sunday, May 8, 2016

Reds take 2 of 3 from San Diego

September 7, 1981:  Despite 16 hits the Reds fall to the Padres 7-5 in ten innings.  With the game tied at five, Joe Lefebrve doubled to drive in the go-ahead runs in the top of the tenth.  Gary Lucas (3-3) picked up the win in relief with Eric Show earning his first save of the season.  Reds reliever Tom Hume (3-3) was the loser.  Dave Concepcion drove in three of the Reds runs and light hitting catcher Mike O'Berry went 3 for 4.


September 8, 1981:  Reds right fielder and leadoff hitter Dave Collins collected two hits and walked twice scoring two runs and driving in another as Cincinnati took game two of the series, 10-3.  Collins also stole his 18th and 19th bases of the season.  Bruce Berenyi (7-5) was able to work out of trouble despite allowing four hits and five walks in six innings to pick up the win.  Juan Eichelberger (8-9) suffered the setback.


September 9, 1981:  Southpaw Charlie Liebrandt (1-0) picked up his first win of the season in his ARAIG debut as the Reds downed San Diego 6-2.  Liebrandt went six innings allowing only two runs.  Dave Concepcion and Johnny Bench each went 2 for 4 with each homering to lead the Cincinnati offense.  Tim Lollar (5-4) suffered the setback.

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