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Astros shut down Reds

Astros shut down Reds

Hunter Pence's two-run double in the top of the ninth inning broke a 1-1 tie, and the Houston Astros went on to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Monday night.

Houston cashed as a -110 road pick 'em, as the teams played under the 8-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Lance Berkman went deep for the Astros, while Chris Sampson picked up the win in relief of starter Roy Oswalt for Houston.

Joey Votto was 2-for-4 with a run batted in for Cincinnati, as Francisco Cordero was tagged with the loss after allowing the double to Pence in the ninth.