Houston 4, Cincinnati 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt,
Attendance - 32520

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 84-66 45-30 39-36 L1
Houston 72-77 41-37 31-40 W1

Recap

Brett Myers pitched seven scoreless innings and added a sacrifice fly as the Houston Astros topped the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Sunday.

Humberto Quintero added two RBIs and Chris Johnson hit a solo homer for the Astros, who pulled to within five games of .500 at 72-77.

Myers (13-7) allowed six hits while walking one and striking out five to improve to 5-0 over his last six outings. The veteran right-hander has now gone at least six innings in each of his 31 starts this season.

Myers got some support in the fifth when Quintero snapped a scoreless draw with a two-run single off rookie Travis Wood (5-4). Quintero, who had moved up to second on a trow and over to third on a throwing error, then came in to score when Myers lifted a sacrifice fly to center.

Johnson added his 10th homer in the seventh to provide an important insurance run, as Jy Bruce singled in a run and Ramon Hernandez clubbed a two-run homer off Matt Lindstrom in the eighth to cut it to 4-3.

Brandon Lyon worked a scoreless ninth for his 18th save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Houston
Travis Wood Player Brett Myers
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Cincinnati   Houston
Joey Votto Player Chris Johnson
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
5 TB 6
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 11 1 16 .289 14 8 3 1 0 2
Houston 6 1 10 .207 8 5 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Astros have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .449 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Reds have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .569 after a loss.
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