Houston 5, Cincinnati 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(50-57)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
Houston 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 5 9 0
WP: R. Oswalt (8-8) S: J. Valverde (27)
LP: J. Cueto (7-10)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Houston
- M. Tejada singled to center, K. Matsui scored
- C. Lee singled to center, M. Tejada scored, L. Berkman to third
- G. Blum hit sacrifice fly to center, L. Berkman scored, C. Lee to second on center fielder J. Bruce's throwing error
Top 3rd: Cincinnati
- A. Dunn homered to deep center, K. Griffey Jr., B. Phillips and J. Bruce scored
Bot 3rd: Houston
- G. Blum homered to deep right, L. Berkman scored
 Cincinnati
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Bruce cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .264
J. Keppinger ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .274
K. Griffey Jr. rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .246
B. Phillips 2b 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 .277
A. Dunn lf 4 1 2 4 0 0 1 .241
E. Encarnacion 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .257
J. Votto 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .270
P. Bako c 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .219
    J. Valentin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
J. Cueto p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .032
    A. Phillips ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
    M. Lincoln p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 33 4 8 4 1 5 10  
 Batting
2B - B Phillips (19, R Oswalt).
HR - A Dunn (30, 3rd inning off R Oswalt 3 on, 2 Out).
S - J Cueto.
RBI - A Dunn 4 (72).
2-out RBI - A Dunn 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Bako 1, J Bruce 1.
GIDP - K Griffey Jr.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
E - J Bruce (3, throw).
DP - 1 (J Votto-J Keppinger).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Matsui 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .277
M. Tejada ss 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .284
L. Berkman 1b 3 2 1 0 1 1 2 .344
C. Lee lf 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .302
G. Blum 3b 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 .232
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
H. Pence rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .269
D. Erstad cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .277
B. Ausmus c 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .244
R. Oswalt p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
    T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    D. Newhan ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .233
    G. Geary p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    W. Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Wigginton 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
 Totals 31 5 9 5 2 3 12  
 Batting
2B - K Matsui (19, J Cueto); L Berkman (31, J Cueto).
HR - G Blum (9, 3rd inning off J Cueto 1 on, 2 Out).
SF - G Blum.
RBI - M Tejada (49), C Lee (83), G Blum 3 (28).
2-out RBI - G Blum 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Erstad 1, D Newhan 1.
GIDP - L Berkman.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (L Berkman-M Tejada-L Berkman).
 Cincinnati
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Cueto (L, 7-10) 6.0 8 5 5 1 3 1 5.02
M. Lincoln 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.33
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt (W, 8-8) 5.0 7 4 4 1 5 1 4.67
T. Byrdak (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.80
G. Geary (H, 7) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.66
W. Wright (H, 12) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.62
J. Valverde (S, 27) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.66
Pitches-strikes - J Cueto 110-71; M Lincoln 23-12; R Oswalt 74-54; T Byrdak 16-10; G Geary 13-9; W Wright 2-1; J Valverde 15-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Cueto 7-8; M Lincoln 5-1; R Oswalt 5-5; T Byrdak 2-1; G Geary 3-2; W Wright 0-1; J Valverde 0-3.
Batters faced - J Cueto 27; M Lincoln 7; R Oswalt 22; T Byrdak 3; G Geary 6; W Wright 1; J Valverde 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Eric Cooper. 1B--Derryl Cousins. 2B--Delfin Colon. 3B--Angel Hernandez.
Time: 2:28.
Attendance: 31,783.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
CINCINNATI OUTFIELDER KEN GRIFFEY JR. EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 11 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE THIRD INNING.

Updated on Monday, Jul 28, 2008 10:39 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Cincinnati
A. Dunn Adam Dunn
2-4, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Houston
G. Blum Geoff Blum
2-3, 1 HR
3 RBI