Friday, May 3, 2013

Reds Battle it out with Astros and Take 2 of 3.

Cincinnati,

Game 1,

Johnny Bench smashed a 3-run homerun to lead the Reds past the Astros.  Dan Driessen and Dave

Concepcion added  3 hits in the Big Red Machine onslaught that made lefty Fred Norman the victor. Norman improves to 4-11 while Floyd Bannister evens his record at 4-4 with the loss. Reds 7....Astros 2.


Game 2,

The Astros put up 3 runs in the ninth inning to break a 3-3 tie to knot the series at a game a piece.  Johnny Bench hit his 9th homerun of the season and his second in two days in the loss.  Joe Sambito earned the win in relief to move to 4-4, and Ken Forsch recorded the save. The loser was Doug Bair (3-1). Astros 6....Reds 3.
Game 3,

Paul Moskau continues his fantastic season to improve to an impressive 8-1 mark. Moskau received plenty of offensive support in this game but did not need much of it as he only allowed one run on four hits and no walks over 8 innings.  Driessen, Griffey, and George Foster provided the punch with homeruns and and driving in half the runs in the blowout.  Houston starter, Joe Niekro fell to a 3-8 record as the knuckler was not working.  Niekro surrendered 4 runs before being pulled in the fourth inning with 2 outs.  Reds 10...Astros 1.

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