Final
  for this game

Reds open series against Astros

Apr 18, 2007 - 1:52 PM Houston (6-6) at Cincinnati (8-6) 7:10 pm EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- The Cincinnati Reds host the Houston Astros in the opener of a two-game series on Wednesday.

Houston finished two games ahead of the Reds in the National League Central last season.

Aaron Harang (2-0, 5.40 ERA) gets the start for the Reds when the teams meet for the first time this season. Harang, who is 6-5 in 14 career starts against the Astros, won his first two starts of the year, but did not fare well in his last start against the Chicago Cubs. The righthander allowed five runs, nine hits and two walks in four innings as the Cubs jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Harang was spared the loss when the Reds rallied for a 6-5 win.

Chris Sampson (1-0, 0.00) will make his second start of the season for Houston. He has not allowed a run in eight innings.

Carlos Lee is showing why the Astros signed him to a $100 million contract in the offseason. The left fielder hit two home runs and had four RBI in Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Florida Marlins.

Lee leads the team with a .340 (16-of-47) batting average, five home runs and 16 RBI. His first three home runs of the year came in last Friday's win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Reds' Ken Griffey Jr. is still looking for his first home run of the season. He hit 27 home runs in 109 games in 2006.








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

    BATTERIES: HOU - CHRIS SAMPSON, DAN WHEELER (8TH) AND BRAD AUSMUS
    CIN - AARON HARANG, VICTOR SANTOS (7TH), TODD COFFEY
    (8TH), RHEAL CORMIER (8TH) AND DAVID ROSS

    HOME RUNS: H

    Apr 18 9:47 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY RYAN FREEL ALLOWED BRAD AUSMUS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O PALMEIRO ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 7
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C BIGGIO (.241, 0-FOR-4)

    Astros vs. RedsApr 18 9:37 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JASON LANE (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF RHEAL CORMIER SCORED CARLOS LEE AND MARK LORETTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 6, CINCINNATI 2
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: A EVERETT (.270, 0-FOR-3)

    Astros vs. RedsApr 18 9:20 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK LORETTA SCORED LANCE BERKMAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M LORETTA ON FIRST, C LEE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 3
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: J LANE (.190, 1-FOR-3)

    Astros vs. RedsApr 18 9:20 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LANCE BERKMAN SCORED ORLANDO PALMEIRO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L BERKMAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 2
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C LEE (.327, 0-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Astros vs. RedsApr 18 9:13 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: E Encarnacion hit for V Santos.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, S HATTEBERG ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    CINCINNATI 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E Encarnacion (.186, 0 HR, 5 RBI)

    Apr 18 9:03 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: HOU - CHRIS SAMPSON
    CIN - VICTOR SANTOS

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: S HATTEBERG (.258, 1-FOR-2)
    A GONZALEZ (.306, 0-FOR-2)
    D ROSS (.100, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Apr 18 8:57 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY CARLOS LEE SCORED MIKE LAMB.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    CINCINNATI 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L SCOTT (.242, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Astros vs. RedsApr 18 8:35 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: HOU - CHRIS SAMPSON
    CIN - AARON HARANG

    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: B AUSMUS (.259, 0-FOR-1)
    C SAMPSON (.000, 0-FOR-1)
    C BIGGIO (.250, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 18 8:12 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSH HAMILTON (4) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF CHRIS SAMPSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0, CINCINNATI 2
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A DUNN (.333, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros vs. RedsApr 18 8:07 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRANDON PHILLIPS (3) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF CHRIS SAMPSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0, CINCINNATI 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: S HATTEBERG (.241, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

    Apr 18 7:33 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRANDON PHILLIPS (3) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF CHRIS SAMPSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0, CINCINNATI 1
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: S HATTEBERG (.241, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

    Astros vs. RedsApr 18 7:33 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: HOU - CHRIS SAMPSON
    CIN - AARON HARANG

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.277, 0 HR, 6 RBI)
    B PHILLIPS (.222, 2 HR, 6 RBI)
    S HATTEBERG (.241, 1 HR

    Apr 18 7:29 PM