Houston Tops Cincinnati 5-1 - Recap
Cincinnati dropped a 5-1 decision at Great American Ball Park on Sunday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Edgar Gonzalez.
Houston was an underdog by +295 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Edgar Gonzalez earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Matt Dominguez in the win.
Cincinnati's starting pitcher Johnny Cueto worked 4 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jay Bruce in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 12 hits, while Cincinnati only had 5.
Houston looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Chicago. Cincinnati will aim to get back on the winning track vs Pittsburgh.