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Reds glad to put Oswalt behind them

May 3, 2007 - 3:03 PM Cincinnati (13-14) at Houston (11-15) 8:05 pm EDT

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- The Cincinnati Reds do not have to worry about Roy Oswalt on Thursday.

After averaging more than nine runs in a three-game winning streak, the Reds were baffled by Oswalt in a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday. Oswalt improved his career record against the Reds to 18-1.

On Thursday, the Reds will face Wandy Rodriguez (0-3, 4.50), who allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings of a 5-3 loss at Pittsburgh on Thursday. The lefthander is 2-1 with an 8.03 ERA in three lifetime starts against the Reds.

Rodriguez is winless in his last 16 appearances since beating Texas on July 2.

Houston, which has scored more than three runs just three times in their last 11 games, will attempt to win consecutive games for the first time since winning two road games at Cincinnati and Milwaukee on April 19-20.

Eric Milton (0-4, 4.71) seeks his first win of the season for the Reds. The lefthander surrendered three runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings in Cincinnati's 3-1 loss at Pittsburgh on Friday. Milton is 16-27 since signing a three-year deal worth $25 million with Cincinnati before the 2005 season.

Milton, who has allowed six first-inning runs in his last three starts, is 3-1 with a 3.50 ERA in eight starts against the Astros.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 5 11 2
    HOUSTON 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 x 7 12 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CIN - ERIC MILTON, KIRK SAARLOOS (6TH), TODD COFFEY (7TH), MIKE
    STANTON (8TH), DAVID WEATHERS (8TH) AND DAVID ROSS
    HOU - WANDY RODRIGUEZ, CHAD QUALLS (8TH), DAN WHE

    May 3 10:57 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CRAIG BIGGIO SCORED LUKE SCOTT.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C BIGGIO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5
    HOUSTON 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M ENSBERG (.250, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 10:41 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY LUKE SCOTT SCORED MIKE LAMB AND MARK LORETTA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L SCOTT ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5
    HOUSTON 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C BIGGIO (.250, 0-FOR-4)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 10:37 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JEFF CONINE SCORED KEN GRIFFEY JR.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5
    HOUSTON 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A GONZALEZ (.319, 0-FOR-3)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 10:14 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEN GRIFFEY JR SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 4
    HOUSTON 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J CONINE (.275, 0-FOR-3)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 10:13 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY BRANDON PHILLIPS SCORED RYAN FREEL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B PHILLIPS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 3
    HOUSTON 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.294, 2-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 10:11 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAVID ROSS SCORED ADAM DUNN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ROSS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 2
    HOUSTON 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K SAARLOOS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 9:49 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MORGAN ENSBERG SCORED BRAD AUSMUS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ENSBERG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1
    HOUSTON 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L BERKMAN (.264, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 9:07 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HUNTER PENCE SCORED LANCE BERKMAN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, H PENCE ON FIRST, C LEE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1
    HOUSTON 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: A EVERETT (.217, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 8:21 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS LEE SCORED CRAIG BIGGIO AND MORGAN
    ENSBERG.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C LEE ON SECOND, L BERKMAN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 1
    HOUSTON 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: J LANE (.238, 4 HR, 9 RBI)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 8:19 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CIN - ERIC MILTON
    HOU - WANDY RODRIGUEZ

    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C BIGGIO (.260, 3 HR, 14 RBI)
    M ENSBERG (.247, 2 HR, 8 RBI)
    L BERKMAN (.256, 2 HR, 13 RBI)

    Reds vs. AstrosMay 3 8:12 PM