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:
-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 Bruce delive...