Cincinnati 6, Houston 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 28, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 51°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 32971

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 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 8-13 4-5 4-8 L1
Cincinnati 10-11 6-5 4-6 W1

Recap


Reds 6, Astros 0:
Jay Bruce homered for the third straight game and drove in four runs and Johnny Cueto pitched seven shutout innings to improve to 3-0 for host Cincinnati.

Bruce's sixth homer - a two-run shot to right in the fifth inning - gave the Reds a 6-0 lead. His two-run double off the left field wall just inside the foul line made it 4-0 in the third.

Cueto scattered five hits as the Reds improved to 4-1 in his five starts and was the beneficiary of some excellent defense. The best play was provided by shortstop Zack Cozart, who dove and made a backhanded stop of J.D. Martinez's line drive into the hole and threw him out while sitting on the ground in the sixth.

Houston starter Lucas Harrell (1-2) allowed six runs - five earned - and nine hits in six innings.

The Reds took a 2-0 lead in the first. With two outs, Joey Votto doubled and scored when Astros center fielder Jordan Schafer played Brandon Phillips' line drive into a triple. Scott Rolen followed with a single to right.

Schafer singled in the fifth and has reached base safely in all 21 games, the longest streak by an Astro to start a season since Ricky Guiterrez’s 23-game run in 1998.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Houston first baseman Carlos Lee did not play because of a sprained left ankle. Lee left Friday's game after suffering the injury chasing an errant throw. The Astros said he will also miss Sunday's game. ... Votto, who had a hit and scored twice, has reached base safely in 20 of 21 games. ... Cueto improved to 2-5 lifetime against Houston. ... Houston's Jose Altuve, who entered the game second in the National League with a .378 average, went 0-for-4 after going 10-for-18 in his previous four games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Cincinnati
Lucas Harrell Player Johnny Cueto
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 5
7.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Houston   Cincinnati
Travis Buck Player Jay Bruce
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 6 0 7 .194 16 5 0 3 0 1
Cincinnati 9 1 16 .273 10 4 6 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .417 after a loss.
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