Houston 3, Cincinnati 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 19, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 21168

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 53-100 28-46 25-54 W2
Cincinnati 74-80 40-39 34-41 L4

Recap


Matt Downs hit a tie-breaking solo homer in the eighth inning as the Houston Astros came from behind to defeat the host Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Monday.

Clint Barmes drove in a run and starter J.A. Happ struck out nine over six solid innings for the Astros, who have won back-to-back games.

Downs got a 2-2 pitch down in the zone from Nick Masset (3-6) and crushed it to left-center for his ninth homer to give Houston its first lead of the game.

David Carpenter (1-3) picked up his first major league victory and Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his 19th save.

For the second game in a row, the Reds had to scramble to find a starter because of Dontrelle Willis’ back spasms. Lefthander Travis Wood got the call and dominated, surrendering four hits in five scoreless innings and leaving in line for the win with a 2-0 lead.

Logan Ondrusek was the first man out of the bullpen and let Wood’s effort slip away. J.D. Martinez led off the sixth with a single and scored two batters later on Todd Frazier’s error at third base. After a bunt single, Barmes brought in the tying run with a fielder’s choice.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Cincinnati
J.A. Happ Player Travis Wood
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
9 Strikeouts 2
3 Hits 4
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Houston   Cincinnati
Matt Downs Player Miguel Cairo
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 9 1 12 .265 18 4 2 4 2 2
Cincinnati 4 1 8 .138 10 11 2 4 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .557 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .346 after a win and .347 after a loss.
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