Houston 7, Cincinnati 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 7 12 1
Cincinnati 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 0
WP: R. Oswalt (11-8) S: B. Lidge (11)
LP: J. Riedling (4-3)
 Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Houston
-M. Ensberg singled to right, L. Berkman scored, J. Kent to third
-R. Chavez singled to right, J. Kent scored, M. Ensberg to second
Bot 3rd: Cincinnati
-R. Freel singled to left, F. Lopez scored on left fielder C. Biggio's fielding error
Bot 4th: Cincinnati
-W. Pena doubled to deep right, S. Casey and A. Dunn scored
-J. Cruz homered to deep right, W. Pena scored
Top 5th: Houston
-M. Lamb singled to left, A. Everett scored, L. Berkman to second
Top 8th: Houston
-M. Ensberg hit sacrifice fly to center, M. Lamb scored
-C. Biggio walked, J. Kent scored, J. Bagwell to third, J. Vizcaino to second
-A. Everett reached on bunt single to pitcher, J. Bagwell scored, J. Vizcaino to third, C. Biggio to second
Top 9th: Houston
-M. Ensberg doubled to deep center, J. Kent scored, M. Ensberg out at third
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio lf 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 .299
    D. Miceli p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Everett ss 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .272
C. Beltran cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .270
L. Berkman rf 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 .296
M. Lamb 1b 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .315
J. Kent 2b 4 3 2 0 1 1 2 .289
M. Ensberg 3b 4 0 3 3 0 0 1 .272
R. Chavez c 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .198
    J. Bagwell ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .270
    J. Lane lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
R. Oswalt p 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .130
    J. Vizcaino ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .287
    B. Ausmus c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
 Totals 35 7 12 7 6 6 15  
 Batting
2B - M Ensberg (15, P Norton).
S - R Oswalt.
SF - M Ensberg.
RBI - M Ensberg 3 (46), R Chavez (12), M Lamb (36), C Biggio (41), A Everett (29).
2-out RBI - M Lamb, M Ensberg.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Biggio 2, J Kent 1.
GIDP - C Beltran.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
E - C Biggio (5, bobble).
Outfield assists - L Berkman (S Casey at Home).
DP - 3 (M Ensberg-J Kent-M Lamb, A Everett-J Kent-M Lamb, J Kent-A Everett-M Lamb).
 Cincinnati
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Freel 3b-rf 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 .275
D. Jimenez 2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .255
S. Casey 1b 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .332
A. Dunn lf 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .276
W. Pena cf 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 .267
J. Cruz rf 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .234
    J. Riedling p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Van Poppel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
    J. Vander Wal ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174
    P. Norton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. LaRue c 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .245
F. Lopez ss 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 .222
P. Wilson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
    J. Castro ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .241
    J. Valentin ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .194
 Totals 33 5 11 4 3 9 12  
 Batting
2B - S Casey (33, R Oswalt); A Dunn (20, R Oswalt); W Pena (7, R Oswalt); F Lopez (5, R Oswalt).
HR - J Cruz (3, 4th inning off R Oswalt 1 on, 0 Out).
S - P Wilson.
RBI - W Pena 2 (43), J Cruz 2 (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Dunn 1, D Jimenez 1.
GIDP - J LaRue, D Jimenez 2.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (D Jimenez-F Lopez-S Casey).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt (W, 11-8) 7.0 10 5 4 2 8 1 3.80
D. Miceli 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.92
B. Lidge (S, 11) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.25
 Cincinnati
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
P. Wilson 7.0 6 3 3 4 4 0 3.84
J. Riedling (L, 4-3) 0.1 3 3 3 2 0 0 4.37
T. Van Poppel 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.33
P. Norton 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.70
HBP - J Cruz (by R Oswalt).
Pitches-strikes - R Oswalt 110-81; D Miceli 7-5; B Lidge 21-11; P Wilson 121-79; J Riedling 18-8; T Van Poppel 4-3; P Norton 16-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Oswalt 8-4; D Miceli 1-2; B Lidge 2-0; P Wilson 6-11; J Riedling 0-1; T Van Poppel 2-0; P Norton 0-0.
Batters faced - R Oswalt 31; D Miceli 3; B Lidge 4; P Wilson 31; J Riedling 6; T Van Poppel 2; P Norton 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Andy Fletcher. 1B--Kevin Kelley. 2B--Tim Welke. 3B--Gary Cederstrom.
Ejections: CINCINNATI's Riedling by Fletcher (8th).
Time: 2:55.
Attendance: 34,002.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, in from left.
Game Notes
CINCINNATI PITCHER JOHN RIEDLING WAS EJECTED BY HOME PLAYE UMPIRE ANDY FLETCHER IN THE TOP OF THE EIGHTH INNING FOR ARGUING THE STRIKE ZONE.

Updated on Sunday, Aug 1, 2004 4:37 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Houston
M. Ensberg M. Ensberg
3-4
3 RBI
 Cincinnati
J. Cruz J. Cruz
1-2, 1 HR
2 RBI