CINCINNATI (AP) - Homer Bailey shut Houston down again and came
up with a career-high three hits and Devin Mesoraco homered to help
the Cincinnati Reds snap a four-game losing streak with a 6-4 win
over the Astros on Tuesday night.
Brandon Phillips also homered while Jay Bruce had three hits and
Dave Sappelt and Juan Francisco each added two hits each as the
Reds broke out of a slump. Their nine hits through five innings
were one more than their total from the previous three games.
Bailey (9-7), who went into the game 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in
three starts against the Astros this season, set a career-high in
wins while allowing six hits and two runs with two walks and five
strikeouts in seven innings.
Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his 34th save.