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Astros Beat Reds 7-4, Take Game 1 of 4


Final - 8.7.2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston Astros 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 13 1
Cincinnati Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 13 1
WP: Roy Oswalt (9 - 8)
LP: Josh Fogg (2 - 4)

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Nice outing by Roy Oswalt! Roy is finally back above .500 on the season after earning his 9th win this year and moving his record to 9-8. Roy pitched 7 full innings while walking just 2 and striking out 6 and allowing 1 earned run. It looked like the Astros could just mail this thing in until the 8th inning, Wright came in and gave up 2 quick runs to lower the Astros lead to 3... then in the 9th inning as Valverde came in and gave up a run with 2 outs and then brought the tying run to the plate after allowing a hit and a walk. Fortunately, he forced a line drive out to left field to end the game and give the Astros a 1-0 lead in the series.

The big guys sure came around tonight... Tejada, Berkman, and Lee were a combined 9-13, with 3 hits each. No home runs for Berkman tonight(oh well, I'll take a 3-5 night over a home run), but Pence picked up the long ball slack with a 3-run job in the 4th inning to put the Astros up 5-0.

Bourn on his 1st day back as a starter since hurting his ankle went 0-5... I guess I can be happy that he didn't strike out once.


Next Game

Houston Astros
@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, Aug 8, 2008, 6:10 PM CDT
Great American Ball Park

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Randy Wolf 1-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.1 13 4 3 1 6 10 2.89 2.04


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Johnny Cueto 7-11 23 23 0 0 0 0 135.0 136 82 75 24 48 120 5.00 1.36