HOUSTON (AP) -The
are starting to believe in themselves.
's two-run double in the seventh inning lifted the Reds to a 4-3 victory over the
on Monday night.
singled before Votto's hit. It was the third time in the last four games that the Reds rallied late to win.
''I feels great to beat a team in our division and to win on the road,'' Votto said. ''But the best part of it was I don't
think a single player on the bench was concerned when we were behind.
''They just believe in us now. I didn't get the feeling that anyone had their heads down.''
(2-1) allowed three runs and nine hits in seven innings.
''Things are really rolling for us now,'' Arroyo said. ''Everything is just falling into place for us. I just want to keep
riding this wave.''
''Arroyo pitched really well,'' Baker said. ''And (Ryan) Hanigan and Janis and everyone contributed. His is a really big win.
It's early but they all count the same.''
got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth by striking out
then pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five tries.
''We still haven't gotten the big hit,'' Pence said. ''You don't have a lot of opportunities. I think everyone has and once
again we didn't get it done. I'm going to be a winner, I'm going to find a way in those times I'm up at bat, this time I didn't
(0-2) took the loss.
hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning to give the Astros the lead. Arroyo was the pitcher who broke Lee's hand last Aug.
9 ending his season when he was leading the league in RBIs.
gave up three runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings for Houston. He struck out five and walked one. It was his first start
against the Reds since May 26, 2003.
''I know I sound like a broken record, but we got good starting pitching and couldn't come up with a big hit when we needed
one,'' Astros manager
said. ''All we needed was one big hit in the eighth and that would've given us the big, big inning for us but we just couldn't
had a two-run single in the first to give the Reds a 2-0 lead.
Houston cut the deficit to one in the second on
's RBI groundout.
Notes: Berkman tied
for second on the Astros all-time home run list with 291. ... Houston increased its NL-leading total of double plays to 18
with one in the fourth inning. ... Kaz Matsui was back in the lineup for the first time in six games after sitting out with
a sore back. ...
missed his third straight game with a bruise on his right hand, although he did pinch run in Sunday's game. ... Cincinnati
has trailed in 10 of its 12 games this season.