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.