CINCINNATI -- Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer, Roy Oswalt
once again shut down Cincinnati and the Houston Astros beat the
reeling Reds 7-4 on Thursday night.
Carlos Lee went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs and Miguel Tejada
and Lance Berkman also had three hits each, helping Oswalt improve
to 21-1 in his career against the Reds.
Oswalt (9-8), who has won each of his last six starts against
Cincinnati, pitched six shutout innings before giving up a run in
the seventh - his last inning. He allowed nine hits with two walks
and five strikeouts.
The Reds have lost three straight and six of seven.