Cincinnati Reds 2, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 156
Played on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CIN N    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  0
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hairston cf                   5   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
  Patterson cf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Keppinger 2b                  5   1   3   0       0   0       2   3
Votto 1b                      4   1   3   1       0   1      10   0
Encarnacion 3b                2   0   0   0       2   0       0   1
Bruce rf                      4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Cabrera lf                    3   0   2   1       1   0       1   1
Hanigan c                     4   0   0   0       0   0       9   3
Janish ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
Volquez p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Bray p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Weathers p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valentin ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cordero p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   2   9   2       3   8      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hanigan-Janish-Votto, Janish-Keppinger.

BATTING - 
3B: Votto (3,off Rodriguez).
GDP: Encarnacion (12,off Rodriguez).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Matsui 2b                     3   1   2   1       0   0       3   3
Bourn cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Tejada ss                     3   0   2   0       1   0       0   3
Berkman 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   2      10   0
Blum 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
  Abercrombie pr              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pence rf                      4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Wigginton lf                  4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Ausmus c                      2   0   0   0       0   1       8   0
Rodriguez p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sampson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nieve p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hawkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Newhan ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   7   1       2  10      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Matsui-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Tejada (37,off Volquez); Wigginton (22,off Volquez).
HR: Matsui (6,1st inning off Volquez 0 on 0 out).
SH: Matsui (7,off Volquez).
HBP: Ausmus (2,by Volquez).
IBB: Berkman (18,by Volquez).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bourn (41,2nd base off Volquez/Hanigan); Abercrombie (4,2nd base off Cordero/Hanigan).
CS: Ausmus (2,2nd base by Volquez/Hanigan).

PITCHING
Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Volquez W(17-6)               7.1   6   1   1   1   9   1  28
Bray                          0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Weathers                      0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2
Cordero SV(34)                1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     7   1   1   2  10   1  34

HBP: Volquez (14,Ausmus).
IBB: Volquez (5,Berkman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez L(8-7)              5     7   2   2   2   7   0  23
Sampson                       1.2   2   0   0   0   1   0   7
Nieve                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Hawkins                       1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Valverde                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   2   2   3   8   0  38


Umpires: HP - Paul Emmel, 1B - Bill Miller, 2B - Jerry Meals, 3B - Gary Darling
Replay: home run (7th inning, Joey Votto at bat, call upheld)
Time of Game: 3:02   Attendance: 27561


Starting Lineups:

   Cincinnati Reds               Houston Astros           
1. Hairston            cf        Matsui              2b
2. Keppinger           2b        Bourn               cf
3. Votto               1b        Tejada              ss
4. Encarnacion         3b        Berkman             1b
5. Bruce               rf        Blum                3b
6. Cabrera             lf        Pence               rf
7. Hanigan             c         Wigginton           lf
8. Janish              ss        Ausmus              c
9. Volquez             p         Rodriguez           p

REDS 1ST: Hairston was called out on strikes; Keppinger singled
to right; Votto tripled to left [Keppinger scored];
Originally ruled E7, changed two days later. Not only does this
give Votto a triple and 2 RBI, it also changes two runs from
unearned to earned; Encarnacion walked; Bruce struck out;
Cabrera singled to left [Votto scored, Encarnacion to second];
Hanigan grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Matsui homered; Bourn struck out; Tejada doubled to
right; Berkman struck out; Blum popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

REDS 2ND: Janish struck out; Volquez struck out; Hairston
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Pence popped to first; Wigginton doubled to left;
Ausmus struck out; Rodriguez grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

REDS 3RD: Keppinger singled to center; Votto singled to right
[Keppinger to second]; Encarnacion grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Keppinger to third, Votto out at
second]; Bruce struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros
1.

ASTROS 3RD: Matsui flied to left; Bourn lined to second; Tejada
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 1.

REDS 4TH: Cabrera singled to center; Hanigan popped to third;
Janish flied to left; Volquez grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Berkman struck out; Blum struck out; Pence struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

REDS 5TH: Hairston popped to first; Keppinger singled to right;
Votto struck out; Encarnacion walked [Keppinger to second];
Bruce struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Wigginton flied to right; Ausmus was hit by a pitch;
ERSTAD BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Erstad struck out while Ausmus was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

REDS 6TH: SAMPSON REPLACED ERSTAD (PITCHING); Cabrera grounded
out (second to first); Hanigan flied to center; Janish grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros
1.

ASTROS 6TH: Matsui singled to left; On a bunt Bourn forced
Matsui (catcher to shortstop); Bourn stole second; Tejada
singled to left [Bourn to third, Tejada out at second (left to
third to second to first)]; Berkman was walked intentionally;
Blum lined to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

REDS 7TH: Volquez struck out; Hairston singled to left;
Keppinger lined to left; Votto singled to right [Hairston to
third]; Votto's fly ball struck the top of the wall on the
yellow line and bounced back onto the field; the Reds argued
that it was over the fence into the seats instead of off the
wall; after an on-field discussion, crew chief Gary Darling
watched the replay and upheld the call; the process took six
minutes; this was the fourth usage of the replay system Astros
pitcher Chris Sampson left the game due to an injured elbow;
NIEVE REPLACED SAMPSON (PITCHING); Encarnacion flied to center;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Pence struck out (catcher to first); Wigginton
struck out; Ausmus popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds
2, Astros 1.

REDS 8TH: HAWKINS REPLACED NIEVE (PITCHING); Bruce lined to
right; Cabrera walked; Hanigan popped to second; Janish popped
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: NEWHAN BATTED FOR HAWKINS; Newhan singled to center;
Matsui out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Newhan to
second]; BRAY REPLACED VOLQUEZ (PITCHING); Bourn flied to
center; WEATHERS REPLACED BRAY (PITCHING); Tejada walked;
Berkman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Reds 2, Astros 1.

REDS 9TH: VALVERDE REPLACED NEWHAN (PITCHING); VALENTIN BATTED
FOR WEATHERS; Valentin grounded out (second to first); Hairston
popped to first; Keppinger grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: PATTERSON REPLACED HAIRSTON (PLAYING CF); CORDERO
REPLACED VALENTIN (PITCHING); Blum singled to left; ABERCROMBIE
RAN FOR BLUM; Abercrombie stole second; Pence was called out on
strikes; Wigginton lined into a double play to shortstop
[Abercrombie out at second (shortstop to second)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Reds 2, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Reds             2   9   0    9
 Astros           1   7   0    6


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