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This Day in Reds History - September 22


On this date in 1996 the Reds beat the Cardinals 6-3 in game one and 6-0 in game two for a doubleheader sweep.

Barry Larkin hit his 30th home run in the fourth inning off Donovan Osbourne to become the first shortstop to join the 30/30 Club and only one of three Reds.

 

St. Louis Cardinals         Cincinnati Reds
1 Ozzie Smith SS 1 Eric Owens LF
2 Ray Lankford CF 2 Hal Morris 1B
3 Ron Gant LF 3 Barry Larkin SS
4 Brian Jordan RF 4 Eric Davis CF
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Eduardo Perez 3B
6 John Mabry 1B 6 Bret Boone 2B
7 Tom Pagnozzi C 7 Keith Mitchell RF
8 Mike Gallego 2B 8 Brook Fordyce C
9 Donovan Osborne P 9 Mark Portugal P

 

 

 

John Smiley pitched a complete game one-hitter in the nightcap . Smiley allowed only a fourth inning single to Royce Clayton, striking out eight, in a dominating performance in Game Two.

St. Louis Cardinals         Cincinnati Reds
1 Royce Clayton SS 1 Eric Owens LF
2 Willie McGee CF 2 Jeff Branson 3B
3 Ron Gant LF 3 Barry Larkin SS
4 Brian Jordan RF 4 Joe Oliver C
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Bret Boone 2B
6 Dmitri Young 1B 6 Eduardo Perez 1B
7 Danny Sheaffer C 7 Keith Mitchell RF
8 Luis Alicea 2B 8 Curtis Goodwin CF
9 Danny Jackson P 9 John Smiley P
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