Houston Astros 5, Cincinnati Reds 3
Regular Season Game 23
Played on Thursday, April 24, 2008 (D) at Great American Ball Park

HOU N    2  1  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   5  9  0
CIN N    1  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Pence rf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Erstad cf                     4   1   1   1       0   1       3   0
Tejada ss                     3   1   0   0       1   0       1   2
Berkman 1b                    3   1   3   3       1   0       9   3
Blum 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Cruz lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Loretta 2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Towles c                      4   1   1   0       0   0       4   2
Cassel p                      2   0   1   1       0   0       1   2
  Byrdak p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Matsui ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   9   5       2   4      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Blum-Loretta-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Towles (2,off Cueto); Pence (7,off Cueto); Berkman (9,off Cueto).
HR: Berkman (6,1st inning off Cueto 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Blum (1,off Mercker).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Berkman (4,2nd base off Cueto/Bako).
CS: Pence (3,2nd base by Cueto/Bako).

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Patterson cf                  3   1   2   0       0   1       3   0
  Freel ph,cf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hairston ss                   4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Cordero p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Griffey rf                    4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
B. Phillips 2b                4   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Dunn lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Encarnacion 3b                3   1   2   0       0   0       2   2
Hatteberg 1b                  3   1   1   1       0   0      10   1
Bako c                        3   0   1   1       0   0       4   1
Cueto p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Mercker p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Keppinger ph,ss             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   3   8   3       0   4      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Hairston-B. Phillips-Hatteberg.

BATTING - 
2B: Hatteberg (2,off Cassel).
SH: Cueto (2,off Cassel).
GDP: B. Phillips (3,off Cassel).
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Patterson (2,2nd base by Cassel/Towles); Hairston (1,2nd base by Byrdak/Towles).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cassel W(1-0)                 5     7   3   3   0   1   0  20
Byrdak                        2     1   0   0   0   1   0   6
Brocail                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Valverde SV(3)                1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        9     8   3   3   0   4   0  32

Cassel faced 1 batter in the 6th inning
WP: Cassel (1).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cueto L(1-2)                  7     8   5   5   2   2   1  30
Mercker                       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Cordero                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     9   5   5   2   4   1  36


Umpires: HP - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Paul Nauert, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Tom Hallion
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 17403


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Pence               rf        Patterson           cf
2. Erstad              cf        Hairston            ss
3. Tejada              ss        Griffey             rf
4. Berkman             1b        B. Phillips         2b
5. Blum                3b        Dunn                lf
6. Cruz                lf        Encarnacion         3b
7. Loretta             2b        Hatteberg           1b
8. Towles              c         Bako                c
9. Cassel              p         Cueto               p

ASTROS 1ST: Pence singled to third; Pence was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Erstad was called out on strikes;
Tejada walked; Berkman homered [Tejada scored]; Blum struck out;
2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: On a bunt Patterson singled to second; Cassel threw a
wild pitch [Patterson to second]; Hairston grounded out (first
unassisted) [Patterson to third]; Griffey singled to center
[Patterson scored]; B. Phillips grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Griffey out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Reds 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Cruz flied to center; Loretta flied to right; Towles
doubled to left; Cassel singled to center [Towles scored]; Pence
flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 1.

REDS 2ND: Dunn flied to center; Encarnacion singled to center;
Hatteberg doubled to center [Encarnacion scored]; Bako singled
to center [Hatteberg scored]; Cueto out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Bako to second]; Patterson struck out; 2 R,
3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Erstad flied to center; Tejada grounded out
(shortstop to first); Berkman walked; Berkman stole second; Blum
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Reds 3.

REDS 3RD: Hairston grounded out (second to first); Griffey flied
to left; B. Phillips grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Reds 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Cruz grounded out (second to first); Loretta popped
to first; Towles popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Reds 3.

REDS 4TH: Dunn flied to right; Encarnacion flied to center;
Hatteberg grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 3, Reds 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Cassel grounded out (third to first); Pence doubled
to left; Erstad singled to center [Pence scored]; Tejada flied
to center; Berkman doubled to right [Erstad scored]; Blum flied
to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

REDS 5TH: Bako grounded out (first to pitcher); Cueto grounded
out (catcher to first); Patterson singled to left; Patterson was
picked off and caught stealing second (catcher to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Cruz grounded out (first unassisted); Loretta
grounded out (first to pitcher); Towles grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

REDS 6TH: Hairston singled to center; BYRDAK REPLACED CASSEL
(PITCHING); Griffey was called out on strikes; Hairston was
picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to
shortstop to pitcher); B. Phillips lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Byrdak singled to center; Pence popped to shortstop;
Erstad popped to third; Tejada grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

REDS 7TH: Dunn popped to third; Encarnacion singled to center;
Hatteberg forced Encarnacion (first to shortstop); Bako grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

ASTROS 8TH: MERCKER REPLACED CUETO (PITCHING); Berkman singled
to first; Blum grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Berkman out at second]; Cruz was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

REDS 8TH: KEPPINGER BATTED FOR MERCKER; BROCAIL REPLACED BYRDAK
(PITCHING); Keppinger flied to right; FREEL BATTED FOR
PATTERSON; Freel flied to right; Hairston grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

ASTROS 9TH: FREEL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); CORDERO REPLACED
HAIRSTON (PITCHING); KEPPINGER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS);
Loretta grounded out (shortstop to first); Towles popped to
second; MATSUI BATTED FOR BROCAIL; Matsui was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

REDS 9TH: VALVERDE REPLACED MATSUI (PITCHING); Griffey flied to
center; B. Phillips struck out; Dunn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 5, Reds 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   9   0    4
 Reds             3   8   0    2


Data courtesy of Retrosheet