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Cincinnati Drops Houston 9-3 - Match Report

Cincinnati got 6 innings of work from Mike Leake en route to a 9-3 victory over Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Cincinnati was favored by -183 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Mike Leake earned the victory for the Reds, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 2, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jay Bruce in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Fernando Abad worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jason Castro in a losing cause.

Cincinnati enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 13-9 advantage in hits.