GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK
FINAL
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
ASTROS
1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1  
REDS
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1  
R H E
7 13 1
4 13 1
WINNING PITCHER
R. Oswalt Oswalt
#44 RHP
9-8, 4.56 ERA
7.0 Innings
1 ER
LOSING PITCHER
Fogg J. Fogg
#33 RHP
2-4, 7.98 ERA
4.0 Innings
6 ER

CINCINNATI (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer, Roy Oswalt once again shut down Cincinnati and the Houston Astros beat the reeling Reds 7-4 on Thursday night.

Carlos Lee went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs and Miguel Tejada and Lance Berkman also had three hits each, helping Oswalt improve to 21-1 in his career against the Reds.

Oswalt (9-8), who has won each of his last six starts against Cincinnati, pitched six shutout innings before giving up a run in the seventh - his last inning. He allowed nine hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

The Reds have lost three straight and six of seven.