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Reds' streak reaches six
Reds 6, Astros 3
Ryan Freel dives after a ball in the sixth inning. (Al Behrman/AP)
Coming off a shutout of the Milwaukee Brewers in his last start, Aaron Harang allowed three runs on five hits over 7 2/3 innings to lead the Reds to their sixth straight victory. Brandon Phillips drove in two for the second straight night, and Rich Aurilia added a solo homer to pace the offense.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 29, 2006
OAK
KC
PPD
HOU
Houston (15-8)
Lost 2
Cincinnati 6, Houston 3   CIN
Cincinnati (17-7)
Won 6
April 29, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 7 1
Cincinnati
0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 X   6 12 1
Standings thru 4/29/06  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Reds Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4010011.304
Taveras, CF4010012.299
Berkman, 1B4011000.348
Ensberg, 3B3010110.333
Wilson, LF3110002.230
Borkowski, P0000000.000
a-Lamb, PH1000002.154
Springer, P0000000.000
Lane, RF4112010.228
Ausmus, C4000010.328
Everett, SS2000210.265
Pettitte, P2000021.100
Burke, LF2110001.452
Totals33373389 

a-Flied out for Borkowski in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Biggio (10, Harang), Ensberg (7, Mercker).
HR: Lane (5, 2nd inning off Harang, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Taveras; Berkman; Ensberg 2; Wilson; Lane 4; Burke.
RBI: Lane 2 (10), Berkman (27).
2-out RBI: Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson; Lamb 2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Taveras (3, 2nd base by Harang/LaRue).

FIELDING
E: Pettitte (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Ausmus-Berkman, Biggio-Everett-Berkman).
Pickoffs: Ausmus (LaRue at 1st base).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF4020110.274
Lopez, SS5000014.265
Aurilia, 1B4111001.300
Dunn, LF3210120.266
Kearns, RF3120100.278
Encarnacion, 3B4121023.303
Phillips, 2B3112102.355
LaRue, C4020023.227
Harang, P3010013.133
Mercker, P0000000.000
a-McCracken, PH1000000.133
Weathers, P0000000.000
Totals3461244916 

a-Grounded out for Mercker in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Encarnacion (10, Pettitte), Dunn (2, Pettitte).
3B: Encarnacion (1, Borkowski).
HR: Aurilia (4, 5th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Freel 2; Aurilia 4; Dunn 2; Kearns 2; Encarnacion 5; Phillips; LaRue 2; Harang.
RBI: Encarnacion (24), Phillips 2 (22), Aurilia (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez; Harang; LaRue.
GIDP: Aurilia.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Phillips (3, 3rd base off Pettitte/Ausmus).
PO: LaRue (1st base by Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Lopez (5, fielding).
DP: (LaRue-Lopez).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (L, 1-4)5.011663615.25
Borkowski 2.01001200.00
Springer 1.00000103.52
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harang (W, 4-1)7.25332714.35
Mercker 0.12000002.84
Weathers (S, 8)1.00001103.75

WP: Pettitte.
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 101-62, Borkowski 28-18, Springer 16-12, Harang 114-68, Mercker 9-6, Weathers 12-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pettitte 7-1, Borkowski 4-0, Springer 2-0, Harang 6-9, Mercker 0-1, Weathers 1-1.
Batters faced: Pettitte 27, Borkowski 8, Springer 3, Harang 29, Mercker 3, Weathers 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mercker 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 24,869.

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