Houston 7, Cincinnati 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(7-6)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 7 8 0
Cincinnati 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
WP: C. Sampson (2-0)
LP: T. Coffey (1-1)
(8-7)
  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Houston
- C. Biggio flied out to right center
- M. Lamb grounded out to shortstop
- L. Berkman struck out looking

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

  Bottom 1st: Cincinnati
- R. Freel grounded out to third
- J. Hamilton grounded out to second
- A. Dunn struck out swinging

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

  Top 2nd: Houston
- C. Lee flied out to center
- L. Scott flied out to deep right
- J. Lane doubled to left
- A. Everett struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 2nd: Cincinnati
- K. Griffey Jr. flied out to left center
- B. Phillips homered to deep center
- S. Hatteberg singled to center
- A. Gonzalez grounded into double play third to second to first, S. Hatteberg out at second

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

  Top 3rd: Houston
- B. Ausmus flied out to center
- C. Sampson struck out swinging
- C. Biggio flied out to right

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

  Bottom 3rd: Cincinnati
- D. Ross struck out swinging
- A. Harang flied out to right
- R. Freel grounded out to shortstop

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

  Top 4th: Houston
- M. Lamb singled to left center
- L. Berkman grounded out to second, M. Lamb to second
- C. Lee walked
- L. Scott walked, M. Lamb to third, C. Lee to second
- J. Lane struck out swinging
- A. Everett struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 4th: Cincinnati
- J. Hamilton homered to deep left
- A. Dunn flied out to center
- K. Griffey Jr. flied out to center
- B. Phillips popped out to second

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

  Top 5th: Houston
- B. Ausmus grounded out to second
- C. Sampson struck out swinging
- C. Biggio struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 5th: Cincinnati
- S. Hatteberg grounded out to second
- A. Gonzalez flied out to right
- D. Ross walked
- A. Harang grounded out to pitcher

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

  Top 6th: Houston
- M. Lamb doubled to left
- L. Berkman grounded out to second, M. Lamb to third
- C. Lee grounded out to second, M. Lamb scored
- L. Scott struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 6th: Cincinnati
- R. Freel singled to left center
- J. Hamilton grounded out to catcher, R. Freel to second
- A. Dunn lined out to third
- K. Griffey Jr. intentionally walked
- B. Phillips flied out to shallow right

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

  Top 7th: Houston
- V. Santos relieved A. Harang
- J. Lane grounded out to shortstop
- A. Everett popped out to second
- B. Ausmus struck out looking

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

  Bottom 7th: Cincinnati
- S. Hatteberg singled to center
- A. Gonzalez fouled out to first
- D. Ross fouled out to first
- E. Encarnacion hit for V. Santos
- E. Encarnacion flied out to deep center

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

  Top 8th: Houston
- T. Coffey relieved V. Santos
- O. Palmeiro hit for C. Sampson
- O. Palmeiro hit by pitch
- C. Biggio struck out bunting foul
- M. Lamb grounded out to third, O. Palmeiro to second
- L. Berkman singled to left, O. Palmeiro scored
- C. Lee walked, L. Berkman to second
- R. Cormier relieved T. Coffey
- M. Loretta hit for L. Scott
- M. Loretta singled to right, L. Berkman scored, C. Lee to second
- J. Lane homered to deep left, M. Loretta and C. Lee scored
- A. Everett grounded out to third

5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Houston 6, Cincinnati 2

  Bottom 8th: Cincinnati
- D. Wheeler relieved C. Sampson
- O. Palmeiro in right field
- R. Freel walked
- J. Hamilton struck out swinging
- A. Dunn struck out swinging
- K. Griffey Jr. grounded out to first

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 6, Cincinnati 2

  Top 9th: Houston
- B. Ausmus doubled to left
- O. Palmeiro reached on bunt single to third, B. Ausmus scored on third baseman R. Freel's throwing error
- C. Biggio grounded into fielder's choice, O. Palmeiro out at second
- M. Lamb grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, C. Biggio out at second

1 runs, 2 hits, 1 errors
Houston 7, Cincinnati 2

  Bottom 9th: Cincinnati
- B. Phillips popped out to first
- S. Hatteberg grounded out to second
- A. Gonzalez struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 7, Cincinnati 2
 
 Top Batters
 Houston
J. Lane J. Lane
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Cincinnati
B. Phillips B. Phillips
1-4, 1 HR
1 RBI