Houston 5, Cincinnati 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Campos, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 22102

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 8 0
Houston 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 54-57 30-27 24-30 L1
Houston 37-74 19-37 18-37 W1

Recap


J.D. Martinez homered and drove in four runs to help Jordan Lyles pick up his first major league win as the Houston Astros hung on to defeat the visiting Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday.
 
Reds starter Dontrelle Willis gave himself a 3-2 lead with a solo homer in the seventh, but Martinez answered in the bottom half against reliever Nick Masset (1-5) with a bases-loaded double that drove in two.

Humberto Quintero added a solo home run in the eighth, a run that proved critical when Yonder Alonso delivered an RBI single in the ninth for Cincinnati.
 
Lyles (1-6) was making his 12th career start. He allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings, and didn't walk a batter.
 
Martinez put the Astros on top with a two-run homer in the first. Todd Frazier's solo homer in the fifth made it 2-1 and Brandon Phillips tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth.
 
Willis yielded two runs on eight hits in six innings. Masset gave up two runs and three hits without recording an out.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Houston
Dontrelle Willis Player Jordan Lyles
No Decision W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Cincinnati   Houston
Joey Votto Player J.D. Martinez
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
5 TB 7
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 8 2 16 .235 13 4 4 0 0 0
Houston 12 2 21 .364 14 4 5 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Astros have a W/L % of .278 after a win and .360 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Reds have a W/L % of .382 after a win and .589 after a loss.
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