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J.A. Happ vs Travis Wood Battle Sees Cincinnati Fall 3-2

Houston got a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati on Monday, with David Carpenter earning the victory and helping Astros moneyline bettors cash out.

Bettors who backed the Astros were rewarded as +150 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.

Houston got 6 innings from J.A. Happ, who gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 9. David Carpenter earned the victory, while the Astros got 1 RBI from Matt Downs in the win.

Cincinnati's starting pitcher Travis Wood worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Brandon Phillips in a losing cause.

Houston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-4 advantage in hits.

Mark Melancon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.