Cincinnati 2, Houston 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:35 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Angel Campos,
Attendance - 20875

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 53-102 28-46 25-56 L2
Cincinnati 76-80 42-39 34-41 W2

Recap


Bronson Arroyo allowed six hits in his first shutout since Aug. 13, 2009, as the Cincinnati Reds kept their hopes of a winning season alive with a 2-0 triumph over the visiting Houston Astros.

Miguel Cairo hit a solo homer and Chris Heisey drove in a run for the Reds (76-80), who need to win their final six games to secure a winning record.

Arroyo (9-12) entered with the major league lead of 44 home runs allowed after surrendering 10 blasts over his last four starts. He was different right from the first pitch on Wednesday, taking a no-hitter into the fifth and facing one over the minimum through the first seven innings.

Arroyo’s lone spot of trouble came in the eighth when he put runners on first and third with one out before recovering to strike out Brian Bogusevic and Jordan Schafer swinging.

He got some help from his defense in the seventh when Dave Sappelt made a leaping catch at the wall and turned it into an inning-ending double play.

Arroyo struck out two and did not walk a batter, needing only 91 pitches in the complete game.

Wandy Rodriguez (11-11) was the tough-luck loser, allowing just two runs on four hits in seven innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Cincinnati
Wandy Rodriguez Player Bronson Arroyo
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 9.0
4 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 6
2.57 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Houston   Cincinnati
Chris Johnson Player Brandon Phillips
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 6 0 8 .194 13 2 0 0 0 1
Cincinnati 5 1 8 .179 12 5 2 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Reds have a W/L % of .408 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Astros have a W/L % of .340 after a win and .343 after a loss.
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