Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
Regular Season Game 79
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Saturday, July 2, 2005 (D) at Great American Ball Park

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    2  0  0  -   4  8  0
CIN N    1  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   3  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Lamb 1b                       4   0   1   1       0   1       8   1
Ensberg 3b                    3   0   1   0       1   0       1   3
Lane rf                       4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Everett ss                    4   2   2   1       0   1       4   5
Burke lf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Chavez c                      3   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Rodriguez p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Burns p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       32   4   8   4       1   6      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (24,off Harang); Ensberg (15,off Harang); Lane (19,off Harang);
Burke (8,off Harang).
HR: Everett (7,2nd inning off Harang 0 on 2 out).
SF: Palmeiro (2,off Harang).
GDP: Lane (6,off Harang).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Taveras (19,2nd base off Harang/LaRue).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
F. Lopez ss                   5   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Aurilia 2b                    4   1   1   1       1   0       2   2
Casey 1b                      5   0   1   0       0   1       8   0
Griffey cf                    2   1   1   0       2   0       3   0
Randa 3b                      4   0   1   1       0   0       1   4
Pena rf                       4   1   2   1       0   2       1   0
LaRue c                       3   0   1   0       1   0       7   0
  Olmedo pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valentin c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Romano lf                     2   0   0   0       1   1       2   1
  Dunn ph,lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Harang p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Belisle p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Weathers p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3   7   3       5   7      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Randa-Aurilia-Casey.

BATTING - 
2B: Pena (11,off Rodriguez); Randa (20,off Rodriguez); LaRue (12,off Burns).
HR: Aurilia (7,1st inning off Rodriguez 0 on 1 out); Pena (11,4th inning off
Rodriguez 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez W(4-3)              6     5   3   3   5   6   2  28
Burns                         2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8
Wheeler SV(2)                 1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   3   3   5   7   2  39

BK: Rodriguez (2).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Harang L(4-7)                 7     8   4   4   1   4   1  28
Belisle                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Weathers                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   4   4   1   6   1  34


Umpires: HP - Larry Young, 1B - Chad Fairchild, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Marvin Hudson
Time of Game: 2:35   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Taveras             cf        F. Lopez            ss
2. Biggio              2b        Aurilia             2b
3. Lamb                1b        Casey               1b
4. Ensberg             3b        Griffey             cf
5. Lane                rf        Randa               3b
6. Everett             ss        Pena                rf
7. Burke               lf        LaRue               c
8. Chavez              c         Romano              lf
9. Rodriguez           p         Harang              p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras flied to center; Biggio popped to second;
Lamb popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: F. Lopez popped to shortstop; Aurilia homered; Casey
struck out; Griffey walked; Randa flied to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg popped to shortstop; Lane lined to left;
Everett homered; Burke struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Reds 1.

REDS 2ND: Pena doubled to left; LaRue grounded out (third to
first); Romano grounded out (shortstop to first); Harang
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Reds 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Chavez grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
struck out; Taveras grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 3RD: F. Lopez struck out; Aurilia walked; Casey grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Aurilia to second]; Griffey walked;
Randa forced Aurilia (third unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio doubled to left; Lamb lined to shortstop;
Ensberg walked; Lane grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Ensberg out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 1.

REDS 4TH: Pena homered; LaRue grounded out (shortstop to first);
Romano struck out; Harang struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Everett flied to center; Burke flied to left; Chavez
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: F. Lopez grounded out (shortstop to first); Aurilia
flied to center; Casey grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Rodriguez grounded out (pitcher to first); On a bunt
Taveras singled to catcher; Biggio struck out while Taveras
stole second; Lamb singled to center [Taveras scored]; Ensberg
doubled to left [Lamb out at home (left to third to catcher)]; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Griffey singled to left; Rodriguez balked [Griffey to
second]; Randa doubled to center [Griffey scored]; Pena struck
out; LaRue walked; Romano walked [Randa to third, LaRue to
second]; Harang struck out; F. Lopez lined to center; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Lane doubled to left; Everett singled to left [Lane
to third]; Burke doubled to center [Lane scored, Everett to
third]; Chavez grounded out (shortstop to first); PALMEIRO
BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Palmeiro hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Everett scored, Burke to third]; On a bunt Taveras made an out
to catcher; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 3.

REDS 7TH: BURNS REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Aurilia flied to
left; Casey singled to left; Griffey forced Casey (first to
shortstop); Randa popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Reds 3.

ASTROS 8TH: BELISLE REPLACED HARANG (PITCHING); Biggio grounded
out (second to first); Lamb struck out; Ensberg grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 3.

REDS 8TH: Pena was called out on strikes; LaRue doubled to left;
DUNN BATTED FOR ROMANO; OLMEDO RAN FOR LARUE; Dunn flied to
left; CRUZ BATTED FOR BELISLE; Cruz flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 3.

ASTROS 9TH: VALENTIN REPLACED OLMEDO (PLAYING C ); DUNN STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); WEATHERS REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); Lane
grounded out (shortstop to first); Everett struck out; Burke
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 3.

REDS 9TH: WHEELER REPLACED BURKE (PITCHING); BRUNTLETT REPLACED
BURNS (PLAYING LF); F. Lopez popped to shortstop; Aurilia
grounded out (third to first); Casey flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Reds 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4   8   0    3
 Reds             3   7   0    9


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