H E
Cin 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 12 14 1
Hou 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 14 2
Date of game: 6/2/2012

Recap: Houston vs. Cincinnati

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Brandon Phillips hit the go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning, as Cincinnati wasted an early six-run lead but rebounded to batter Houston, 12-9, in the second of three between the clubs.

Phillips ended with two hits and three RBI, Drew Stubbs collected three hits including a three-run homer, and drove in four for the Reds, who have won the first two in the series and five of seven overall.

Joey Votto finished 4-for-4 with a two-run shot and scored three times for Cincinnati. Sam LeCure (1-1) tossed two scoreless relief frames for the win.

J.D. Martinez totaled two hits and three RBI, Jed Lowrie added a two-run blast and Fernando Martinez drove in a pair for the Astros, losers of eight in a row.

Fernando Rodriguez (1-6) was charged with the deciding run to suffer the loss.

Beginning the sixth tied at 9-9, Rodriguez retired the first two batters but allowed a Votto single followed by Phillips' go-ahead two-bagger to give Cincinnati the lead for good.

Phillips provided two more insurance runs off Brandon Lyon in the eighth, singling home Zack Cozart and Stubbs for a three-run margin.

Aroldis Chapman closed the door in the ninth, working around a one-out walk to Chris Johnson by fanning Fernando Martinez and Matt Downs.

The Reds got three in the first on Stubbs' RBI double and a two-run shot from Votto, but the Astros countered in the home half on a Lowrie two-run homer.

Frazier gave Cincy back some cushion with a leadoff home run in the second. Ryan Hanigan then walked, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, went to third on an error that allowed Cozart to reach base and scored on Stubbs' three-run shot to left. Votto followed with a single and scored two batters later on a Chris Heisey RBI hit for an 8-2 lead.

Houston began its comeback in the home third as a J.D. Martinez groundout and Fernando Martinez two-run double made it 8-5. In the fourth, Jordan Schafer and Johnson each posted an RBI single sandwiched around a two-run hit from J.D. Martinez that put the Astros up 9-8.

Ludwick took away the momentum, starting the fifth with a solo homer to once again tie the contest.

Game Notes

Cincinnati has won four straight over Houston this season and six of the last seven meetings dating back to the end of last season...Reds starter Mat Latos lasted just 3 1/3 innings, charged with seven hits and seven runs -- four earned -- while fanning five and walking one...His counterpart Wandy Rodriguez worked five full frames, giving up nine hits and nine runs -- seven earned -- with two walks and three strikeouts...Votto has an active 20-game hitting streak at Minute Maid Park and is a career .426 hitter in the stadium.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Chris Johnson joins Jets

Chris Johnson officially now has a new home, with the former 2,000-yard rusher agreeing to terms with the New York Jets Wednesday on a reported two-year contract.

Puig issues statement on article

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig issued a statement Wednesday about a magazine article describing his escape from Cuba to Mexico in 2012.

Knicks sign Odom

Lamar Odom signed with the New York Knicks Wednesday, in time to play the regular-season finale against the Toronto Raptors.

Andersen gets nod for Ducks' playoff opener

Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau declared rookie Frederik Andersen as the starter for Wednesday's Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal against the Dallas Stars.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.