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Box > Cincinnati 6, Houston 5
House of Pena: Reds drop Astros
In a game of rallies, Houston left the tying run on third base in the ninth, coming up short in the series finale. Brandon Duckworth gave up two home runs in five innings, but Jason Lane's home run and some timely hitting helped the Astros make a game of it.
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Wily Mo Pena had four RBIs, including the game-winner, as the Reds beat Houston. (Tony Tribble/AP)
Wily Mo Pena came up big in his third start, knocking in the winning run in the eighth and hitting the second-longest homer in stadium history, a 498-foot blast to left-center, as Cincinnati climbed over the .500 mark, taking the series from the Astros.
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HOU
Houston (5-6)
Lost 2
Cincinnati 6, Houston 5   CIN
Cincinnati (6-5)
Won 2
April 17, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0   5 9 0
Cincinnati
2 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 X   6 7 0
Standings through 4/17/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Reds Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Burke, 2B4011123.238
Vizcaino, SS4120003.500
Bagwell, 1B3111122.275
Lamb, LF4000024.167
Taveras, CF0000000.314
Ensberg, 3B4000032.324
Lane, CF-RF4122000.326
1-Bruntlett, PR0000000.000
Scott, RF-LF3100111.231
Chavez, C4111011.333
Duckworth, P2010000.500
Springer, P0000000.000
a-Palmeiro, PH0000000.333
b-Biggio, PH1010000.366
Qualls, P0000000.000
c-Everett, PH0000100.150
Totals3359541116 

a-Batted for Springer in the 7th. b-Singled for Palmeiro in the 7th. c-Walked for Qualls in the 9th.
1-Ran for Lane in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Vizcaino (3, Harang), Duckworth (1, Harang), Chavez (2, Valentine), Lane (5, Graves).
HR: Lane (4, 4th inning off Harang, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Burke; Vizcaino 3; Bagwell; Lane 6; Chavez 2; Duckworth 2; Biggio.
RBI: Bagwell (6), Lane 2 (11), Chavez (3), Burke (1).
2-out RBI: Lane 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizcaino; Burke.
GIDP: Ensberg.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Burke (1, 3rd base by Harang/LaRue).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimenez, 2B4000020.216
Griffey, CF3000100.257
Casey, 1B4110011.267
Randa, 3B3322101.385
Dunn, LF3110001.200
Pena, RF4124021.348
Lopez, SS4000022.286
LaRue, C3010011.310
Harang, P2000001.000
Valentine, P0000000.000
Mercker, P0000000.000
a-Cruz, PH1000000.200
Wagner, P0000000.000
Graves, P0000000.000
Totals31676288 

a-Grounded out for Mercker in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Dunn (3, Springer), Pena (3, Qualls).
HR: Randa (4, 1st inning off Duckworth, 1 on, 2 out), Pena (3, 4th inning off Duckworth, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Casey; Randa 5; Dunn 2; Pena 6; LaRue.
RBI: Randa 2 (12), Pena 4 (7).
2-out RBI: Randa 2; Pena.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRue; Lopez.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Harang-Jimenez-Casey, LaRue-Randa, Lopez-Jimenez).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duckworth 5.04552329.00
Springer 1.01000205.79
Qualls (L, 1-1)2.02110302.35
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harang 6.05332813.93
Valentine (H, 1)0.11221004.15
Mercker (BS, 1)0.22000002.25
Wagner (W, 1-1)1.00000301.29
Graves (S, 4)1.01001003.38

WP: Graves.
HBP: Dunn (by Duckworth).
Pitches-strikes: Duckworth 80-49, Springer 12-9, Qualls 26-19, Harang 94-64, Valentine 12-6, Mercker 12-9, Wagner 17-11, Graves 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Duckworth 6-6, Springer 1-0, Qualls 2-1, Harang 3-6, Valentine 0-1, Mercker 0-2, Wagner 0-0, Graves 0-3.
Batters faced: Duckworth 22, Springer 4, Qualls 8, Harang 23, Valentine 3, Mercker 3, Wagner 3, Graves 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Mercker 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 2:26.
Att: 25,762.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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