Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – The Cincinnati Reds spotted Houston four first-inning runs, but then rallied with a vengeance and stayed unbeaten with a 12-4 triumph over the winless Astros at Great American Ball Park.
Scott Rolen drove in three runs, while Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Paul Janish also had three hits with a pair of RBI for Cincinnati, which is off to a 5-0 start for the first time since 1990. That team won its first nine games, on its way to a wire-to-wire World Series title.
The Astros, who were swept in their opening series at Philadelphia, committed five errors.