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Fourth in a row
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Astros 9, Reds 3
The Astros have scored 30 runs over the past three games. (Al Behrman/AP)
The Houston bats came to life in the fourth, erupting for seven runs to knock out Reds starter Bronson Arroyo. Chris Sampson took the lead and ran with it, limiting Cincinnati to two runs over seven innings to net his first victory of the year.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (10-12)
Won 4
Houston 9, Cincinnati 3   CIN
Cincinnati (9-13)
Lost 1
April 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0   9 14 1
Cincinnati
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   3 10 2
Standings thru 4/23/08  |  Recap: HOU | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Reds stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matsui, 2B5112012.308
Erstad, CF5130012.290
Tejada, SS5111012.360
  Blum, 3B0000000.233
Berkman, 1B4111002.299
  Ausmus, 1B1000010.091
Lee, LF4221011.279
  Cruz, LF1000000.111
Pence, RF4232100.256
Loretta, 3B-SS4121012.250
Towles, C4010013.222
Sampson, P3000023.000
  Wright, P0000000.000
  Geary, P0000000.000
Totals4091481917 

BATTING
2B: Lee 2 (7, Arroyo, Lincoln), Pence (6, Arroyo), Loretta (4, Arroyo).
TB: Matsui; Erstad 3; Tejada; Berkman; Lee 4; Pence 4; Loretta 3; Towles.
RBI: Pence 2 (8), Loretta (6), Matsui 2 (6), Tejada (19), Berkman (17), Lee (11).
2-out RBI: Matsui 2; Tejada; Berkman; Lee; Pence.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Erstad 2; Sampson.
S: Sampson.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Matsui (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Loretta-Matsui-Berkman, Tejada-Matsui-Berkman).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF-RF5020003.545
Keppinger, SS4000003.315
Griffey, RF2111100.256
  Freel, LF1000000.257
Phillips, 2B4020011.262
Dunn, LF3110011.222
  Mercker, P0000000.000
  c-Valentin, PH1000001.231
  Affeldt, P0000000.000
Encarnacion, 3B4111012.270
Votto, 1B4000021.310
Ross, C4020011.500
Arroyo, P1000011.200
  Lincoln, P0000000.000
  a-Hatteberg, PH1000000.148
  Fogg, P0000000.000
  b-Patterson, PH-CF2011011.206
Totals3631031815 

a-Grounded out for Lincoln in the 5th. b-Doubled for Fogg in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Mercker in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ross (1, Sampson), Phillips 2 (6, Sampson, Wright), Patterson (6, Sampson).
HR: Griffey (4, 1st inning off Sampson, 0 on, 2 out), Encarnacion (6, 9th inning off Geary, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston 2; Griffey 4; Phillips 4; Dunn; Encarnacion 4; Ross 3; Patterson 2.
RBI: Griffey (14), Patterson (10), Encarnacion (11).
2-out RBI: Griffey; Patterson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion; Hairston 3; Valentin.
GIDP: Keppinger 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Lincoln (1, throw), Keppinger (1, throw).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sampson (W, 1-2)7.08221616.38
Wright 1.01000004.26
Geary 1.01110212.89
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo (L, 0-3)3.210881507.56
Lincoln 1.12100102.70
Fogg 2.020002010.80
Mercker 1.00000002.35
Affeldt 1.00000101.86

Pitches-strikes: Sampson 86-57, Wright 12-7, Geary 12-11, Arroyo 91-53, Lincoln 24-15, Fogg 33-21, Mercker 9-5, Affeldt 10-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sampson 9-6, Wright 2-1, Geary 1-0, Arroyo 2-4, Lincoln 1-2, Fogg 0-4, Mercker 1-2, Affeldt 0-2.
Batters faced: Sampson 28, Wright 4, Geary 5, Arroyo 22, Lincoln 6, Fogg 8, Mercker 3, Affeldt 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lincoln 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:41.
Att: 16,017.

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