The Cincinnati Reds have won six straight four times this season, but they've yet to push any run to seven. Sending Homer Bailey to the mound against the team with the worst record in the majors could finally help them get over that hump.
Riding a career-best four-start winning streak, Bailey attempts to win five consecutive decisions for the first time Wednesday night when he faces a Houston Astros team he has dominated throughout his time in the big leagues.
The visiting Reds (57-40) have taken the first two matchups in this three-game series, scoring three times in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 4-2 victory to extend their win streak to six.
Cincinnati also won six in a row May 19-24, June 12-17 and July 6-15, but it hasn't had a seven-game run since Aug. 13-20, 2010.
Bailey (9-6, 3.74 ERA) seems to give the Reds, who have won 13 of 15, an excellent opportunity to match that streak.
The right-hander is 4-0 with a 1.76 ERA in his last four starts, and his career numbers again...