Houston 4, Cincinnati 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(3-2)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 11 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 10 1
WP: B. Lidge (1-0)
LP: R. Wagner (0-1)
(3-1)
  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Cincinnati
- D. Jimenez walked
- K. Griffey Jr. doubled to deep right, D. Jimenez to third, D. Jimenez scored on right fielder J. Lane's throwing error
- S. Casey flied out to deep center, K. Griffey Jr. to third
- A. Kearns struck out swinging
- A. Dunn grounded out to first

1 runs, 1 hits, 1 errors
Cincinnati 1, Houston 0

  Bottom 1st: Houston
- A. Everett flied out to left
- C. Biggio popped out to shallow left
- J. Bagwell popped out to shallow center

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 1, Houston 0

  Top 2nd: Cincinnati
- J. Randa doubled to deep center
- R. Aurilia grounded out to pitcher
- J. LaRue struck out looking
- P. Wilson grounded out to third

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 1, Houston 0

  Bottom 2nd: Houston
- M. Ensberg lined out to left
- L. Scott struck out swinging
- J. Lane ground rule double to left
- B. Ausmus flied out to right center

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 1, Houston 0

  Top 3rd: Cincinnati
- D. Jimenez flied out to deep right center
- K. Griffey Jr. singled to center
- S. Casey grounded into fielder's choice, K. Griffey Jr. out at second
- A. Kearns struck out swinging

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 1, Houston 0

  Bottom 3rd: Houston
- W. Taveras grounded out to shortstop
- B. Backe walked
- A. Everett fouled out to first
- C. Biggio singled to left, B. Backe to second
- J. Bagwell flied out to left

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 1, Houston 0

  Top 4th: Cincinnati
- A. Dunn struck out swinging
- J. Randa flied out to center
- R. Aurilia doubled to left
- J. LaRue singled to left, R. Aurilia scored
- P. Wilson flied out to center

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 2, Houston 0

  Bottom 4th: Houston
- M. Ensberg grounded out to third
- L. Scott singled to center
- J. Lane struck out swinging
- B. Ausmus grounded into fielder's choice, L. Scott out at second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 2, Houston 0

  Top 5th: Cincinnati
- D. Jimenez struck out looking
- K. Griffey Jr. grounded out to pitcher
- S. Casey singled to right
- A. Kearns grounded into fielder's choice, S. Casey out at second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 2, Houston 0

  Bottom 5th: Houston
- W. Taveras singled to left
- O. Palmeiro hit for B. Backe
- O. Palmeiro flied out to center
- A. Everett lined out to third
- C. Biggio flied out to left center

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 2, Houston 0

  Top 6th: Cincinnati
- B. Duckworth relieved B. Backe
- A. Dunn struck out swinging
- J. Randa flied out to right
- R. Aurilia singled to center
- J. LaRue hit by pitch, R. Aurilia to second
- P. Wilson singled to right, R. Aurilia scored, J. LaRue to third
- D. Jimenez flied out to deep center

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 3, Houston 0

  Bottom 6th: Houston
- J. Bagwell homered to deep left
- M. Ensberg singled to center
- L. Scott grounded into fielder's choice, M. Ensberg out at second
- J. Lane homered to deep left center, L. Scott scored
- B. Ausmus walked
- W. Taveras singled to right center, B. Ausmus to third
- M. Lamb hit for B. Duckworth
- M. Lamb grounded into double play first to shortstop to first, W. Taveras out at second

3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 3, Houston 3

  Top 7th: Cincinnati
- J. Franco relieved B. Duckworth
- K. Griffey Jr. grounded out to first
- S. Casey singled to right
- D. Wheeler relieved J. Franco
- A. Kearns singled to right center, S. Casey to second
- A. Dunn flied out to deep center, S. Casey to third
- J. Randa intentionally walked, A. Kearns to second
- R. Aurilia flied out to left

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 3, Houston 3

  Bottom 7th: Houston
- J. Valentine relieved P. Wilson
- A. Everett walked
- C. Biggio grounded into fielder's choice, A. Everett out at second
- J. Bagwell grounded out to third, C. Biggio to second
- M. Ensberg grounded out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 3, Houston 3

  Top 8th: Cincinnati
- C. Qualls relieved D. Wheeler
- J. LaRue hit by pitch
- R. Freel hit for J. Valentine
- R. Freel sacrificed to first, J. LaRue to second
- D. Jimenez grounded out to pitcher
- K. Griffey Jr. popped out to right

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 3, Houston 3

  Bottom 8th: Houston
- R. Wagner relieved J. Valentine
- L. Scott grounded out to first
- J. Lane grounded out to shortstop
- B. Ausmus grounded out to third

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 3, Houston 3

  Top 9th: Cincinnati
- B. Lidge relieved C. Qualls
- S. Casey struck out swinging
- A. Kearns singled to left
- A. Dunn grounded out to first, A. Kearns to second
- J. Randa intentionally walked
- R. Aurilia popped out to shallow right

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 3, Houston 3

  Bottom 9th: Houston
- W. Taveras singled to shortstop
- J. Vizcaino hit for B. Lidge
- J. Vizcaino doubled to deep right, W. Taveras scored

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Cincinnati 3, Houston 4
 
 Top Batters
 Cincinnati
K. Griffey Jr. K. Griffey Jr.
2-5
0 RBI
 Houston
J. Lane J. Lane
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI