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More-gan! Astros get big fifth
Reds' streak ends at four
Avoiding early-inning pitfalls that have haunted him at times, Ramon Ortiz cruised through four innings, but was done in by a five-run fifth. Adam Dunn plated his 87th run to give the Reds the early lead, but the bats fell silent, ending Cincinnati's win streak at four.
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Astros 5, Reds 2
Adam Everett (front) leads Craig Biggio as Morgan Ensberg rounds third in the fifth inning. (Dave Einsel/AP)
Series at a glance:
Astros grab win in return
Morgan Ensberg tagged his 34th homer of the year as part of a five-run fifth inning, and the Astros won in their return to Minute Maid Park. Wandy Rodriguez gave up one run in five innings to notch his ninth victory.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 30, 2005
DET
CLE
PPD
CIN
Cincinnati (62-69)
Lost 1
Houston 5, Cincinnati 2   HOU
Houston (69-62)
Won 1
August 30, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   2 5 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 X   5 9 0
Standings through 8/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Astros Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS4000013.284
Aurilia, 2B4000010.272
Griffey, CF4010000.301
Pena, RF3000010.266
b-Cruz, PH1110000.239
Casey, 1B2110210.320
Dunn, LF3011101.251
LaRue, C2000121.262
c-Valentin, PH1001002.291
Encarnacion, 3B4010015.238
Ortiz, P2000013.093
Coffey, P0000000.000
a-Olmedo, PH1000010.234
Standridge, P0000000.000
Totals312524915 

a-Struck out for Coffey in the 8th. b-Singled for Pena in the 9th. c-Grounded out for LaRue in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Casey (31, Rodriguez).
TB: Griffey; Cruz; Casey 2; Dunn; Encarnacion.
RBI: Dunn (87), Valentin (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez; Encarnacion 2.
Team LOB: 6.

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF3001000.297
Biggio, 2B4110000.270
Ensberg, 3B2113210.282
Berkman, 1B4000012.290
Lane, RF4010000.261
Scott, LF4020001.186
Everett, SS4120012.249
Quintero, C4110003.192
Rodriguez, P1000000.161
a-Lamb, PH1111000.208
Springer, P0000000.000
b-Vizcaino, PH1000011.252
Gallo, P0000000.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
Wheeler, P0000000.000
Lidge, P0000000.000
Totals32595249 

a-Singled for Rodriguez in the 5th. b-Struck out for Springer in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Scott (1, Standridge).
HR: Ensberg (34, 5th inning off Ortiz, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio; Ensberg 4; Lane; Scott 3; Everett 2; Quintero; Lamb.
RBI: Lamb (41), Taveras (25), Ensberg 3 (94).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizcaino; Quintero.
SF: Taveras.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Scott (Griffey at 2nd base).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ortiz (L, 8-10)6.08551415.43
Coffey 1.00001004.50
Standridge 1.01000004.56
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (W, 9-6)5.04111405.94
Springer 1.00000105.01
Gallo 0.10001002.77
Qualls 0.20000103.23
Wheeler 1.00000201.74
Lidge 1.01112102.36

WP: Ortiz.
Pitches-strikes: Ortiz 94-64, Coffey 15-7, Standridge 9-8, Rodriguez 56-38, Springer 12-9, Gallo 9-5, Qualls 6-6, Wheeler 15-10, Lidge 23-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ortiz 6-8, Coffey 3-0, Standridge 1-2, Rodriguez 2-8, Springer 2-0, Gallo 0-1, Qualls 1-0, Wheeler 0-1, Lidge 1-1.
Batters faced: Ortiz 27, Coffey 4, Standridge 4, Rodriguez 19, Springer 3, Gallo 2, Qualls 2, Wheeler 3, Lidge 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:24.
Att: 29,971.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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