Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
Regular Season Game 87
Played on Thursday, July 11, 2002 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CIN N    1  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   3  8  1
HOU N    0  4  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  6  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Walker 2b                     5   2   1   0       0   0       2   7
Boone 3b                      4   1   3   1       0   0       0   1
Dunn lf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       1   0
Kearns rf                     4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Casey 1b                      3   0   0   1       0   1       9   0
Larkin ss                     4   0   2   0       0   0       3   2
Taylor cf                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
LaRue c                       4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Dessens p                     0   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Branyan ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Riedling p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  White p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sullivan p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Castro pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   3   8   3       3   6      24  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Larkin-Walker-Casey.
E: Taylor (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Boone (13,1st inning off Oswalt 0 on 1 out).
SH: Dessens (8,off Oswalt).
SF: Casey (3,off Dotel).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Taylor (6,2nd base by Oswalt/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo ss                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   7
Vizcaino 2b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Berkman cf,lf                 4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   2   0       0   0      12   2
Ward lf                       3   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Hidalgo rf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Merced rf,lf                  3   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Hunter cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blum 3b                       1   1   1   3       2   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       6   1
Oswalt p                      3   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
  Borbon p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   4   6   4       2   3      27  16

BATTING - 
2B: Bagwell (22,off Dessens); Ward (22,off Dessens).
HR: Blum (4,2nd inning off Dessens 2 on 0 out).
GDP: Ausmus (16,off Dessens).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dessens L(5-5)                6     5   4   4   1   1   1  23
Riedling                      1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
White                         0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Sullivan                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     6   4   4   2   3   1  31

WP: Dessens (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt W(10-5)                7     7   3   3   2   5   1  29
Borbon                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Dotel                         0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Wagner SV(15)                 1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        9     8   3   3   3   6   1  37

Oswalt faced 2 batters in the 8th inning

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Brian O'Nora, 3B - Alfonso Marquez
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 32037


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Walker              2b        Lugo                ss
2. Boone               3b        Vizcaino            2b
3. Dunn                lf        Berkman             cf
4. Kearns              rf        Bagwell             1b
5. Casey               1b        Ward                lf
6. Larkin              ss        Merced              rf
7. Taylor              cf        Blum                3b
8. LaRue               c         Ausmus              c
9. Dessens             p         Oswalt              p

REDS 1ST: Walker grounded out (shortstop to first); Boone
homered; Dunn grounded out (first unassisted); Kearns struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Lugo popped to second; Vizcaino popped to shortstop;
Berkman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 1, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Casey struck out; Larkin grounded out (shortstop to
first); Taylor grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bagwell doubled [Bagwell to third (error by
Taylor)]; Ward doubled to left [Bagwell scored]; Merced singled
to right [Ward to third]; Dessens threw a wild pitch [Merced to
second]; Blum homered [Ward scored, Merced scored]; Ausmus flied
to right; Oswalt grounded out (third to first); Lugo grounded
out (second to first); 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 4.

REDS 3RD: LaRue singled to left; Dessens out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [LaRue to second]; Walker grounded out (first
unassisted) [LaRue to third]; Boone grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Vizcaino grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
grounded out (second to first); Bagwell singled to right; Ward
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds
1, Astros 4.

REDS 4TH: Dunn grounded out (shortstop to first); Kearns
grounded out (shortstop to first); Casey grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Merced was called out on strikes; Blum walked;
Ausmus grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Blum out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 4.

REDS 5TH: Larkin singled to center; Taylor forced Larkin (first
to shortstop); Taylor was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); LaRue flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1,
Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Oswalt grounded out (second to first); Lugo grounded
out (second to first); Vizcaino popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 1, Astros 4.

REDS 6TH: Dessens walked; Walker forced Dessens (first to
shortstop); Boone singled [Walker to second]; Dunn walked
[Walker to third, Boone to second]; Kearns forced Dunn
(shortstop to second) [Walker scored, Boone to third]; Casey
forced Kearns (shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman lined to pitcher; Bagwell grounded out
(second to first); Ward popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

REDS 7TH: Larkin singled to left; Taylor struck out; LaRue
struck out; BRANYAN BATTED FOR DESSENS; Branyan struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: RIEDLING REPLACED BRANYAN (PITCHING); Merced flied
to center; Blum walked; Ausmus flied to center; Oswalt was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

REDS 8TH: HIDALGO REPLACED WARD (PLAYING RF); MERCED CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Walker singled to center; Boone singled
to right [Walker to second]; BORBON REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING);
Dunn was called out on strikes; DOTEL REPLACED BORBON
(PITCHING); Kearns singled [Walker to third, Boone to second];
Casey hit a sacrifice fly to center [Walker scored]; Larkin
flied to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: WHITE REPLACED RIEDLING (PITCHING); Lugo struck out;
Vizcaino singled; Berkman flied to right; SULLIVAN REPLACED
WHITE (PITCHING); Bagwell flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 3, Astros 4.

REDS 9TH: BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HUNTER
REPLACED MERCED (PLAYING CF); WAGNER REPLACED DOTEL (PITCHING);
Taylor grounded out (second to first); LaRue grounded out
(shortstop to first); MILLER BATTED FOR SULLIVAN; Miller walked;
CASTRO RAN FOR MILLER; Walker forced Castro (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3   8   1    7
 Astros           4   6   0    3


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