Bagwell smacked two home runs to reach 400 for his career as the Astros beat the Reds, 6-3, to become the first visiting team to sweep a four-game series at Great American Ball Park.
also homered for Houston, which has won a team-record 10 straight games over the Reds and 28 of 36 in the series. The Astros have won 10 of 11 overall, while the Reds have dropped 11 of 14, including a season-high seven in a row at home.
"If you look at all four games, there were two one-run games, a two-run game and a three-run game," Astros manager
said. "They could have gone either way."
Bagwell gave Houston the lead for good with a sacrifice fly off
(4-10) that plated
in the top of the first inning. After
led off the fourth with an infield single, Bagwell sent Graves' first pitch over the wall in left field for his 19th homer, making it 3-0.
Two frames later, Bagwell moved past
into 35th place on the all-time list by smacking his 400th homer, a two-out solo shot to left-center on a 2-1 pitch from Graves.
"I'm glad I got it over with," Bagwell said. "More importantly, I'm glad we won."
"It's nice to see," Biggio said. "Baggy's been a great hitter for us since he came here. If he hadn't played in the Astrodome the first 12 years, in all honesty, he'd have 480 or 490 by now."
Bagwell became the third Astro in as many days to hit multiple homers against the Reds.
hit two on Friday and
a pair on Saturday.
"He had a big game for us," Williams said of Bagwell. "We needed it. He hit the sacrifice fly in the first inning, the two-run home run and the solo home run. We needed all of them."
Miller allowed three runs - two earned - and three hits as he won consecutive decisions for just the second time this season. He improved to 5-0 in 10 lifetime games against the Reds.
"He comes in throwing 95 and drops breaking balls on you," Reds manager
said of Miller. "He's a tough character."
Graves surrendered five runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings for his eighth loss in nine decisions.
"I thought my sinker was there. They just hit them," Graves said. "If you throw strikes to aggressive hitters, they're going to hit them."
"I don't think we've seen the
sinker all year," Boone said. "He's had command but his ball is moving sideways. Other than the pitches to Bagwell, he pitched pretty well."
Houston extended its lead to 5-3 on an RBI single by
that chased Graves and Kent capped the scoring with a homer to left against
to start the ninth. It was his 12th homer of the season and first since returning from the disabled list on Thursday.
"It's frustrating," Graves said. "I'm tired of it. A lot of guys are tired of it. I made mistakes and they took advantage of them. You always say there is one guy in the lineup that you don't want to let beat you. Houston has three or four."