Cincinnati 4, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 1, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 21464

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 29-22 15-9 14-13 W1
Houston 22-30 16-11 6-19 L7

Recap


Reds 4, Astros 1: Jay Bruce homered and drove in a pair of runs and Mike Leake tossed seven solid innings as visiting Cincinnati handed Houston its season-high seventh straight loss.

Joey Votto singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to eight games overall and 19 consecutive outings at Minute Maid Park. He then gave the Reds a 3-0 lead in the third inning with an RBI single off J.A. Happ (4-5).

Brandon Phillips had an RBI double and scored on Bruce's RBI single in the first inning as the Reds won for the 10th time in their last 13 contests.

Leake (2-5) scattered two hits in his first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth. He surrendered two quick singles, but induced a double-play ball to Carlos Lee which scored a run but took the steam out of Houston's uprising.

Leake allowed one run on four hits to post his second straight win. Logan Ondrusek worked a scoreless eighth inning before Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save.

Happ permitted three runs on five hits and struck out seven to suffer the loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati has certainly enjoyed playing Houston over the last few years. The Reds are 34-16 versus the Astros since 2009. ... Leake, who yielded six runs in a 6-4 loss to Houston on April 27, improved to 3-4 in his career against the Astros.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Houston
Mike Leake Player J.A. Happ
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 5
1.29 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Cincinnati   Houston
Jay Bruce Player Jed Lowrie
2 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 6 1 10 .194 6 9 4 2 0 0
Houston 5 0 5 .167 14 10 0 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .379 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .682 after a loss.