Cincinnati 11, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Mike Winters,
Attendance - 29855

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 3 11 13 1
Houston 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 84-65 45-30 39-35 W1
Houston 71-77 40-37 31-40 L1

Recap

Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs and Jim Edmonds homered and Bronson Arroyo pitched six strong innings as the Cincinnati Reds inched closer to securing a playoff spot with an 11-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.

Ryan Hanigan chipped in three hits and two RBIs and Orlando Cabrera singled in a run for the Reds, who reduced their magic number for clinching the National League Central to eight.

The Astros jumped out to a quick lead on Carlos Lee’s solo homer in the second, but Cincinnati bounced right back in the third with two runs to take the lead. Cabrera got it started with his RBI single off Nelson Figueroa (5-3) and Scott Rolen added an RBI.

The Reds extended it in the fourth on Edmonds’ blast and grabbed four more in the fifth on Bruce’s two-run shot, Hanigan’s RBI single and a sacrifice fly from Arroyo.

That was plenty of support for Arroyo (16-10), who allowed just four hits while striking out five and walking one. His 16 wins are a new career high after notching 15 in each of the past two seasons.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Houston
Bronson Arroyo Player Nelson Figueroa
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.1
5 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 7
1.50 ERA 6.23
Hitting
Cincinnati   Houston
Ryan Hanigan Player Carlos Lee
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 7
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 13 3 24 .333 17 10 11 4 0 1
Houston 6 1 11 .176 12 8 1 1 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .442 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .566 after a win and .569 after a loss.
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