Houston 2, Cincinnati 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 14760

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 75-83 41-37 34-46 W1
Cincinnati 88-70 46-31 42-39 L1

Recap

Nelson Figueroa tossed six-plus strong innings against the Cincinnati Reds’ backups to lead the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory on Wednesday.

Carlos Lee and Brett Wallace each drove in runs for the Astros, who snapped a three-game slide as they attempt to finish the regular season strong.

The Reds, who clinched the NL Central on Tuesday, rested all of their regulars with the exception of starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (12-7), who allowed two runs - one earned - and eight hits in seven innings while tuning up for the postseason with 101 pitches.

Figueroa (6-4) carved up the Reds in this one. He allowed six hits while striking out five and walking three in 6 2/3 innings to snap a three-start winless streak.

Houston got on the board right away in the first inning when Jeff Keppinger sent a one-out double into left field and came home when Lee doubled two batters later. The Astros added an insurance run in the sixth when Lee scored on a groundout by Wallace.

Two relievers bridged the gap to closer Brandon Lyon, who worked the ninth for his 20th save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Cincinnati
Nelson Figueroa Player Johnny Cueto
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 8
0.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Houston   Cincinnati
Carlos Lee Player Willie Bloomquist
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 8 0 10 .250 10 5 2 0 0 0
Cincinnati 7 0 7 .212 17 6 0 3 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .557 after a win and .565 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .440 after a loss.
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