Found September 01, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
After a greatly needed off day on Thursday, the Reds (81-52) got back to action against the Astros (40-92) in Houston on Friday night. It was the Redlegs who prevailed 9-3. Mike Leake (W 7-8, 4.45) put together a quality start, which coupled with some potent offense, led Cincinnati to their fourth consecutive win. Houston starter Fernando Abad (L 0-2, 4.83) suffered the loss, giving up six earned runs in 4.1 innings, as the Astros dropped their six straight game. Here's the good, the bad, and the notables: The Good -Leake put together six innings of two-run baseball, striking out six and walking two, to get the win. -Sam LeCure struck out one in a perfect inning of relief. -Zack Cozart had a nice game from the leadoff spot, going 2-for-4, with a double, a two-run home run (15) and two runs scored. -Chris Heisey helped his cause to get more playing time with a 2-for-5 effort, where he drove in two (29) and scored two runs, while starting in center field. -Jay...
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