Posted September 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Houston Astros moved within one defeat of their third straight 100-loss season on Monday night after the Cincinnati Reds beat them 6-1. Instead of focusing on the looming mark, the Astros chose to think about how they can get better in the last few games of the season. ''I feel like we've been playing better,'' first baseman Chris Carter said. ''It's just looking at the season as how we finish it instead of how we started it as a whole. Just looking to finish strong and keep playing good games. Hopefully that rolls into next year and we have a good season after that.'' The Astros were 56-106 in 2011 and dropped to 55-107 last year, their final season in the National League. Johnny Cueto threw five scoreless innings in his return from the disabled list and Zack Cozart homered and drove in four runs to help the Reds to the win. Pitching for the first time since straining the muscle below his right shoulder on June 28, Cueto (5-2) allowe...
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