Reds edge Astros

Reds edge Astros

Edwin Encarnacion was 2-for-4 with two runs batted in, as the Cincinnati Reds nipped the Houston Astros 4-3 on Monday night.

Cincinnati cashed as +125 road underdogs as the teams played under the 8-run total set by oddsmakers.

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with two RBIs for the Reds, while Bronson Arroyo gave up three runs over seven innings to get the win for Cincinnati.

Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee hit back-to-back jacks for Houston, as Geoff Geary took the loss in relief of starter Mike Hampton for the Astros.