Cincinnati 7, Houston 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 7 9 1
Houston 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 5 10 1
WP: J. Riedling (1-0) S: D. Graves (11)
LP: B. Lidge (0-1)
 Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Cincinnati
-S. Casey doubled to deep right center, D. Jimenez and B. Larkin scored
Bot 2nd: Houston
-R. Oswalt singled to center, R. Hidalgo scored, M. Lamb to second
Bot 4th: Houston
-R. Oswalt grounded out to third, M. Lamb scored on first baseman S. Casey's throwing error
Top 6th: Cincinnati
-J. Cruz doubled to deep left center, A. Dunn and B. Larson scored
Bot 6th: Houston
-R. Chavez doubled to deep right center, L. Berkman and M. Lamb scored
-C. Biggio doubled to left, R. Chavez scored
Top 8th: Cincinnati
-J. Valentin homered to deep right center, J. Cruz scored
Top 9th: Cincinnati
-D. Jimenez homered to deep right
 Cincinnati
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Jimenez 2b 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 .232
B. Larkin ss 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .276
K. Griffey Jr. cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .228
    J. Romano cf 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .091
S. Casey 1b 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 .400
A. Dunn lf 3 1 0 0 2 2 1 .301
B. Larson 3b 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 .318
    J. Castro 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
J. Cruz rf 3 1 2 2 1 1 2 .375
    T. Jones p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Graves p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Valentin c 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .167
P. Wilson p 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .154
    J. Riedling p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    W. Pena ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242
 Totals 35 7 9 7 6 12 15  
 Batting
2B - S Casey (12, R Oswalt); J Valentin (2, R Oswalt); J Cruz (1, R Oswalt).
HR - J Valentin (1, 8th inning off B Lidge 1 on, 2 Out), D Jimenez (3, 9th inning off O Dotel 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - S Casey 2 (20), J Cruz 2 (2), J Valentin 2 (4), D Jimenez (12).
2-out RBI - J Valentin 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Cruz 1, P Wilson 3.
GIDP - B Larkin.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - S Casey (1, throw).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio cf 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .340
A. Everett ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .296
J. Bagwell 1b 5 0 2 0 0 2 1 .348
J. Kent 2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .280
L. Berkman lf 3 1 0 0 2 1 4 .282
R. Hidalgo rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .351
M. Lamb 3b 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 .395
R. Chavez c 3 1 1 2 0 1 2 .250
R. Oswalt p 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .231
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .217
    C. Harville p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Vizcaino ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .129
    O. Dotel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 36 5 10 4 3 8 21  
 Batting
2B - J Bagwell (8, P Wilson); R Chavez (2, P Wilson); C Biggio (11, P Wilson); R Hidalgo (10, J Riedling).
S - R Chavez.
RBI - R Oswalt (1), R Chavez 2 (3), C Biggio (18).
2-out RBI - R Oswalt, C Biggio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Everett 1, C Biggio 1, J Kent 1, R Hidalgo 2, M Lamb 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
E - M Lamb (3, ground ball).
DP - 2 (A Everett-J Bagwell 2).
 Cincinnati
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
P. Wilson 5.2 8 5 4 3 5 0 4.79
J. Riedling (W, 1-0) 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.75
T. Jones 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.87
D. Graves (S, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.55
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt 6.0 6 4 3 4 7 0 2.76
C. Harville 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.26
B. Lidge (L, 0-1) 1.1 1 2 2 1 3 1 3.38
O. Dotel 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.92
HBP - A Everett (by D Graves).
Pitches-strikes - P Wilson 99-59; J Riedling 22-14; T Jones 16-11; D Graves 13-8; R Oswalt 101-60; C Harville 17-10; B Lidge 20-14; O Dotel 23-17.
Ground balls-fly balls - P Wilson 3-9; J Riedling 2-0; T Jones 1-1; D Graves 0-3; R Oswalt 4-6; C Harville 1-1; B Lidge 0-1; O Dotel 0-1.
Batters faced - P Wilson 28; J Riedling 6; T Jones 3; D Graves 4; R Oswalt 27; C Harville 3; B Lidge 6; O Dotel 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ron Kulpa. 1B--Bill Miller. 2B--Brian Gorman. 3B--Dale Scott.
Time: 2:52.
Attendance: 30,657.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, in from center.
Game Notes
CINCINNATI'S KEN GRIFFEY JR. LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE THIRD INNING DUE TO STIFFNESS IN HIS RIGHT HAMSTRING.

Updated on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 4:50 am ET

 
 Top Performers
 Cincinnati
J. Valentin J. Valentin
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Houston
R. Chavez R. Chavez
1-3
2 RBI