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Bourn, Rodriguez help Astros complete sweep

Aug 10, 2008 - 9:17 PM CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Michael Bourn belted a three-homer and Wandy Rodriguez worked 6 2/3 effective innings as the Houston Astros completed a four-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 13-4 rout on Sunday.

After placing slugger Carlos Lee on the disabled list earlier Sunday, the Astros started quickly, scoring five times in the first inning. Bourn's two-out blast, his fifth of the season, highlighted the frame.

Lance Berkman and Geoff Blum also homered for Houston, which scored 32 runs in the series.

Rodriguez (6-5), who retired his first 14 batters, gave two runs and five hits. The lefthander walked one and struck out seven. He had allowed at least six runs in each of his last two starts.

"I thought Wandy was real sharp today," Astros manager Cecil Cooper said. "He pitched the way he needed to pitch, especially after the last couple of outings, this was good for him."

Activated from the DL before the game, Reds starter Aaron Harang (3-12) was ripped for eight runs and nine hits in four innings.

"It's definitely not the way I wanted things to go," Harang said. "You kind of have to knock this one up in the books, and worry about here forward. It's been a bad, bad, bad home series for us all. You got some sole-searching to do, and figure things out."

Harang ran into immediate trouble in the first, giving up four hits and a walk in the frame.

Miguel Tejada and Blum had RBI doubles to start the scoring before Bourn hit his first homer since June 25 as Houston grabbed a 5-0 lead.

Rodriguez opened the second with a double and, after Matsui grounded out, Darin Erstad laced an RBI single.

Berkman and Blum hit back-to-back homers to start the second, pushing the advantage to 8-0. It was Berkman's 23rd homer and Blum's 11th blast of the season.

The lead was more than enough for Rodriguez, who cruised until surrendering Edwin Encarnacion's 22nd homer with two outs in the fifth.

Rodriguez also allowed a solo homer to Jolbert Cabrera with one out in the sixth. He left with two outs and the bases loaded in the next inning in favor of LaTroy Hawkins, who got Javier Valentin to line out.

The Astros enjoyed another five-run inning in the eighth. Bourn, Ty Wigginton and Erstad all had run-scoring singles as part of the uprising.

Erstad is one of the players being counted on to help fill the void left by Lee, who is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a broken left pinky.

"I can't replace Carlos obviously. I just try to set a good example, and guys stepped up," Erstad said.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 13 15 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: HOU - WANDY RODRIGUEZ, LATROY HAWKINS (7TH), WESLEY WRIGHT (8TH),
    TIM BYRDAK (9TH) AND HUMBERTO QUINTERO
    CIN - AARON HARANG, BILL BRAY (5TH), JEREMY AFFELDT
    (7TH),

    Aug 10 4:06 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RYAN HANIGAN (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 9TH OFF TIM BYRDAK SCORED EDWIN ENCARNACION.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 13, CINCINNATI 4
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: F CORDERO (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Astros 13, Reds 4  Bot 9, 0 OutsAug 10 4:05 PM
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    Astros 13, Reds 2  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 10 3:49 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DARIN ERSTAD SCORED TY WIGGINTON.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, D ERSTAD ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 13
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M TEJADA (.284, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Astros 13, Reds 2  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 10 3:35 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY ANDY PHILLIPS ALLOWED MICHAEL BOURN AND HUMBERTO
    QUINTERO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T WIGGINTON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 12
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: D ERSTAD (.280, 1-FOR-3, SAC, RBI)

    Astros 12, Reds 2  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 10 3:35 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TY WIGGINTON SCORED HUNTER PENCE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T WIGGINTON ON FIRST, H QUINTERO ON SECOND,
    M BOURN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 10
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: K MATSUI (.289, 2-FOR-4)

    Astros 10, Reds 2  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 10 3:32 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MICHAEL BOURN SCORED GEOFF BLUM.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M BOURN ON FIRST, H PENCE ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 9
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H QUINTERO (.217, 1-FOR-3)

    Astros 9, Reds 2  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 10 3:28 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOLBERT CABRERA (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF WANDY RODRIGUEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8, CINCINNATI 2
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J KEPPINGER (.261, 0-FOR-2)

    Astros 8, Reds 2  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 10 2:51 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY EDWIN ENCARNACION (22) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF WANDY RODRIGUEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8, CINCINNATI 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A PHILLIPS (.170, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros 8, Reds 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 10 2:35 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 82 roots

    Astros 8, Reds 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 10 2:35 PM
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    Astros 8, Reds 0  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 10 2:27 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 47 roots (Perfect Game, No-hitter)

    Astros 8, Reds 0  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 10 2:22 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GEOFF BLUM (11) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF AARON HARANG.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8, CINCINNATI 0
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H PENCE (.269, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros 8, Reds 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 10 1:53 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LANCE BERKMAN (23) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF AARON HARANG.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 7, CINCINNATI 0
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: G BLUM (.230, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Astros 7, Reds 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 10 1:52 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DARIN ERSTAD SCORED WANDY RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ERSTAD ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 6
    CINCINNATI 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M TEJADA (.286, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Astros 6, Reds 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 10 1:42 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 5 5 4 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: HOU - WANDY RODRIGUEZ
    CIN - AARON HARANG

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J CABRERA (.371, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    J KEPPINGER (.263, 3 HR, 28 RBI)
    J BRUCE (.277, 11 HR,

    Astros 5, Reds 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 10 1:29 PM