H E
Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 0
Cin 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 2
Date of game: 9/7/2012

Recap: Cincinnati vs. Houston

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Matt Dominguez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman on Friday and the Houston Astros stunned the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game series from Great American Ball Park.

It was the second career home run for Dominguez, who was recalled from Triple- A Oklahoma City on Aug. 30.

Chapman (5-5), meanwhile, suffered his first blown save since June 24. The hard-throwing lefty, who entered Friday with a 0.30 ERA against NL teams, had converted a single-season club record 27 consecutive save opportunities.

"That shows nobody is perfect," said Reds manager Dusty Baker. "He's been as near perfect as anybody the last few months. It was just one of those nights for him."

Lucas Harrell gave up three runs on seven hits in a six-inning start for the Astros and Hector Ambriz (1-0) recorded the final two outs of the eighth to pick up the win.

Justin Maxwell hit a first-inning, two-run homer in the win. Jose Altuve went 1-for-2 and scored on Maxwell's two-out homer before exiting with a lower abdominal strain.

Homer Bailey got the start for the NL Central-leading Reds and allowed two runs on five hits with a walk and nine strikeouts over 6 2/3 frames.

Cincinnati, which dropped two of three to the Philadelphia Phillies in its previous series, loaded the bases in the bottom of the first and Ryan Ludwick delivered a game-tying base hit through the left side of the infield.

With one down in the fifth, Chris Heisey tripled ahead of walks to Joey Votto (intentional) and Ludwick. Jay Bruce then blooped a single over the head of shortstop Tyler Greene to push across the go-ahead run.

In the ninth, Greene and J. D. Martinez hit consecutive one-out singles before Dominguez deposited an 0-1 fastball into the seats in left field.

"I was just looking for a fastball up in the zone," said Dominguez. "I took a good swing on the first one and just happened to get the barrel on the second one."

Wilton Lopez worked around a pair of singles in the home half to record his third save of the season.

Despite the win, the last-place Astros still trail the Reds by 39 1/2 games in the division.

Game Notes

Maxwell hit his 14th home run of the season ... Chapman suffered just his second blown save against the NL this season (5/17 at NYM) ... Votto returned to the lineup on Wednesday against Philadelphia. He had been out since July 15 due to a pair of surgeries on his left knee ... The Reds lead the season- series, 9-4.

Marshall - The class of Conference USA

Conference USA has added two new teams this season (Old Dominion and Western Ky) and lost three (Tulsa, East Carolina and Tulane) but it is really a one team league. And that team is Marshall.

Panthers' Wharton to announce retirement

Offensive lineman Travelle Wharton will announce his retirement in a press conference at Carolina Panthers training camp on Tuesday.

Royals acquire Kratz, Hendriks from Blue Jays for Valencia

The Kansas City Royals have acquired catcher Erik Kratz and pitcher Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Danny Valencia.

Report: NBAPA elects Michele Roberts as Executive Director

The National Basketball Players Association has named Billy Hunter's replacement as executive director in D.C. attorney Michele Roberts, according to multiple media reports.

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.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.