Cincinnati 12, Houston 9

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 2, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 22991

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 12 14 1
Houston 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 14 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 30-22 15-9 15-13 W2
Houston 22-31 16-12 6-19 L8

Recap


Reds 12, Astros 9:
Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with one of Cincinnati's four homers as the visiting Reds sent Houston to its eighth straight loss.

Drew Stubbs had a three-run blast and an RBI double, and Todd Frazier and Ryan Ludwick also went deep for first-place Cincinnati, which has won five of seven. Votto's two-run homer in the first extended his hitting streak at Minute Maid Park to 20 games.

Houston matched its worst losing streak since April 27-May 4, 2010. The Astros have given up 67 runs in their eight losses.

After Houston rallied from an 8-2 deficit to lead 9-8, Ludwick tied it with a fifth-inning homer and Brandon Phillips delivered the go-ahead RBI double an inning later. Phillips added a two-run single in the eighth.

Houston’s J.D. Martinez went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and Jed Lowrie hit his ninth homer, a two-run shot.

Sam LeCure (1-1) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and Aroldis Chapman earned his fifth save by striking out the side in the ninth. Fernando Rodriguez (1-6) took the loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Reds are 21-7 when they score first. … Astros first baseman Carlos Lee sat out with a strained hamstring and could be headed for the DL. … The Astros put OF Travis Buck on the DL with tendinitis in his Achilles and called up OF Fernando Martinez, who started and had a two-run double.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Houston
Mat Latos Player Wandy Rodriguez
No Decision W/L No Decision
3.1 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 9
10.80 ERA 12.60
Hitting
Cincinnati   Houston
Joey Votto Player Jose Altuve
4 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 3
1.000 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 14 4 30 .350 14 7 12 4 0 1
Houston 14 1 22 .378 12 15 9 5 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .367 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .682 after a loss.