Houston Downed 4-2 By Cincinnati - Francisco Cordero Takes Loss

Houston Downed 4-2 By Cincinnati - Francisco Cordero Takes Loss

Houston dropped a 4-2 decision at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday as Cincinnati legged out a win behind winning pitcher Mike Leake.

Bettors who backed the Reds were rewarded as -133 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.

Cincinnati got 8 innings from Mike Leake, who gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Reds got 2 RBIs from Drew Stubbs in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Lucas Harrell worked 7 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Altuve in a losing cause.

Cincinnati outhit their counterparts 11-8 in the game.

Aroldis Chapman pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.