HOUSTON -- Roy Oswalt beat Cincinnati yet again, limiting the Reds to five hits in seven innings in the Houston Astros' 4-1 victory Wednesday night.
Hunter Pence and Ty Wigginton hit two-run homers to help Oswalt
beat the Reds for the 22nd time in 23 decisions.
Oswalt (12-9) struck out three and allowed only four baserunners
in his last five innings. The Houston ace has won seven straight
decisions over Cincinnati since a 5-4 loss at Great American Ball
Park on April 28, 2006. He hasn't lost to the Reds in Houston since
Pence homered off Josh Fogg (2-7), the Cincinnati starter who
has dropped his last five decisions and his last seven against
Houston. Fogg hasn't won in six starts since he was hit in the
mouth by Joey Votto's line drive during batting practice on July
22. Fogg needed 30 stitches to his upper lip.
Wigginton homered in the seventh against Houston native Gary
Majewski and has hit eight of his 17 homers this month.