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|WP: Bronson Arroyo (7 - 3)
LP: Felipe Paulino (1 - 4)
The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Bronson Arroyo - 9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 BB. 92 Pitches.
- Michael Bourn walked to lead off the game and scored on Lance Berkman's sacrifice fly. The Astros offense figured that was enough for the night.
- Jerry Hairston Jr. told them they were wrong with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.
- Hairston put the Reds up for good in the 3rd inning with a run scoring single to plate Willy Taveras.
- Then Jay Bruce went to work, homering in the 4th - a solo shot - and the 6th - a two-run shot.
- Bruce closed out the scoring with an RBI triple to bring home Laynce Nix in the bottom of the 8th.
- Bronson Arroyo was the first Reds pitcher to throw a complete game in 92 pitches or less since Matt Belisle threw 91 pitches in a complete game against Pittsburgh on April 28, 2007.
- At 2 hours and 8 minutes, the game lasted only 5 minutes longer than the rain delay in Monday's game.
- The Reds reached double-digit in hits for the 4th time in the last 5 games.
- Jay Bruce's two home run game was the 4th in a year of playing in the Majors. Today marked the 1-year anniversary of Bruce's MLB debut.
- Hairston's 6 home runs so far this year match his total for 2008. He needs just 3 more home runs to set a career high.
- The Reds sweep of the Astros gave them a 6-3 home stand and put them just a half-game out of 2nd place as the head to Milwaukee this weekend.