Cincinnati 6, Houston 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Campos, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 31086

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 11 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 6 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 8-14 4-5 4-9 L2
Cincinnati 11-11 7-5 4-6 W2

Recap


Reds 6, Astros 5: Jay Bruce homered for the fourth consecutive game with a tiebreaking blast in the eighth inning to lift host Cincinnati.

Joey Votto smacked a two-run homer and two-run double to help the Reds take two of three and win their third consecutive series.

Zack Cozart had a pair of hits and an RBI double as Cincinnati reached the .500 mark.

Logan Ondrusek (1-0) picked up the victory with a scoreless inning of relief and closer Sean Marshall finished up to earn his fifth save in six chances.

Bruce's go-ahead homer made a loser out of Francisco Rodriguez (0-3), Houston's fourth pitcher of the day. 

Jed Lowrie belted a two-run homer and Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 for the Astros, who dropped the final two games of the series.

Astros rookie Jordan Lyles allowed three runs in six innings. Reds ace Mat Latos was charged with five runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Votto's tying blast in the fourth was his second of the season and first since the second game. ... Astros CF Jordan Schafer was ejected after he protested being called out on a steal attempt to end the second inning. Schafer singled in the inning and has reached base safely in all 22 games, the longest streak since Ricky Guiterrez’s 23-game run in 1998. Dennis Menke (25) set the team record in 1969. Brian Bogusevic took over in center. ... Reds IF Miguel Cairo (hamstring) is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday, but manager Dusty Baker said the team may wait another day or two to activate him. ... Altuve went 13-for-27 on the road trip.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Cincinnati
Jordan Lyles Player Mat Latos
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.1
5 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 10
4.50 ERA 7.11
Hitting
Houston   Cincinnati
Jose Altuve Player Joey Votto
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 11 2 19 .306 8 6 5 1 0 0
Cincinnati 9 2 18 .281 18 9 6 5 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Reds have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Astros have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .385 after a loss.
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