Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
Regular Season Game 51
Played on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CIN N    0  0  0    0  2  0    1  0  0  -   3 10  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  2  1    0  0  x  -   4  8  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Freel rf                      4   1   1   0       1   0       1   0
F. Lopez ss                   5   1   1   0       0   2       2   4
Casey 1b                      4   0   2   1       0   0      14   0
Griffey cf                    4   1   2   2       0   0       2   0
Dunn lf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
Randa 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   1       0   4
Aurilia 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
LaRue c                       3   0   1   0       1   1       4   0
Belisle p                     2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Stone p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Romano pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Kearns ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       35   3  10   3       3   7      24  13

BATTING - 
2B: Griffey (15,off Backe); Casey (15,off Franco).
HR: Griffey (8,5th inning off Backe 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Aurilia (5,off Backe).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Freel (13,2nd base off Lidge/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Self rf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       4   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Bruntlett 2b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Berkman lf                    3   1   2   1       1   0       2   0
Ensberg 3b                    3   0   0   0       1   1       1   1
Lamb 1b                       4   0   1   1       0   0       6   0
Everett ss                    3   1   1   1       0   0       1   2
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       0   1       7   1
Backe p                       3   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Franco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   4   8   4       2   3      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ensberg-Biggio-Lamb.

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (4,off Belisle).
HR: Everett (5,6th inning off Stone 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Belisle L(2-5)                5     6   3   3   2   2   0  22
Stone                         1     2   1   1   0   1   1   5
Wagner                        2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6
Totals                        8     8   4   4   2   3   1  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe W(5-3)                  6.2   9   3   3   2   1   1  29
Franco                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Wheeler                       1     0   0   0   0   3   0   3
Lidge SV(11)                  1     0   0   0   1   3   0   4
Totals                        9    10   3   3   3   7   1  38

WP: Backe (1).

Umpires: HP - Mark Wegner, 1B - Paul Nauert, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Larry Poncino
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 28535


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Freel               rf        Taveras             cf
2. F. Lopez            ss        Self                rf
3. Casey               1b        Biggio              2b
4. Griffey             cf        Berkman             lf
5. Dunn                lf        Ensberg             3b
6. Randa               3b        Lamb                1b
7. Aurilia             2b        Everett             ss
8. LaRue               c         Ausmus              c
9. Belisle             p         Backe               p

REDS 1ST: Freel popped to second; F. Lopez grounded out (first
unassisted); Casey singled to left; Griffey flied to right; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras grounded out (second to first); Self flied
to center; Biggio was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 2ND: Dunn walked; Randa flied to center; Aurilia flied to
left; LaRue singled to third [Dunn to second]; Belisle singled
to pitcher [Dunn to third, LaRue to second]; Freel flied to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman walked; Ensberg flied to right; Lamb popped
to shortstop; Everett grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 3RD: F. Lopez was called out on strikes; Casey flied to
center; Griffey doubled to center; Dunn flied to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus grounded out (third to first); Backe grounded
out (third to first); Taveras grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 0.

REDS 4TH: Randa singled to center; Aurilia grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Randa out at second];
LaRue walked; Belisle flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Self flied to center; Biggio grounded out (second to
first); Berkman singled to left; Ensberg walked [Berkman to
second]; Lamb singled to center [Berkman scored, Ensberg to
third]; Everett grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Reds 0, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Freel lined to pitcher; F. Lopez singled to first;
Backe threw a wild pitch [F. Lopez to second]; Casey lined to
left; Griffey homered [F. Lopez scored]; Dunn popped to third; 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus was called out on strikes; Backe singled to
center; Taveras singled to shortstop [Backe to second]; Self
singled to left [Backe scored, Taveras to second]; Biggio popped
to shortstop; Berkman doubled to left [Taveras scored, Self out
at home (left to shortstop to catcher)]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Reds 2, Astros 3.

REDS 6TH: Randa grounded out (shortstop to first); Aurilia
grounded out (pitcher to first); LaRue grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: STONE REPLACED BELISLE (PITCHING); Ensberg struck
out; Lamb grounded out (first unassisted); Everett homered;
Ausmus singled to right; Backe forced Ausmus (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 4.

REDS 7TH: CRUZ BATTED FOR STONE; Cruz singled to center; Freel
singled to center [Cruz to second]; ROMANO RAN FOR CRUZ; Romano
was picked off second (catcher to shortstop); F. Lopez grounded
out (second to first) [Freel to second]; FRANCO REPLACED BACKE
(PITCHING); Casey doubled to right [Freel scored]; Griffey flied
to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: WAGNER REPLACED ROMANO (PITCHING); Taveras grounded
out (first unassisted); Self grounded out (first unassisted);
Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Reds 3, Astros 4.

REDS 8TH: WHEELER REPLACED FRANCO (PITCHING); Dunn was called
out on strikes; Randa struck out; Aurilia struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Berkman grounded out (first unassisted); Ensberg
grounded out (third to first); Lamb grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 4.

REDS 9TH: BRUNTLETT REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); LIDGE REPLACED
WHEELER (PITCHING); LaRue struck out; KEARNS BATTED FOR WAGNER;
Kearns struck out; Freel walked; Freel stole second; F. Lopez
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 3, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             3  10   0    8
 Astros           4   8   0    5


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