Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Billy Hamilton scored the go-ahead run in the
13th inning to cap a memorable first career start in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-5
victory over the Houston Astros.
Hamilton filled nearly his entire box score line with three hits, two walks,
two runs scored, an RBI and four steals. The rookie speedster worked a leadoff
walk in the 13th, and following walks to Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto, trotted
home on Jay Bruce's two-run double off the wall in left-center field.
Bruce, a native of Beaumont, TX, batted 7-for-13 with 10 RBI during the three-
game sweep following his three-hit, three RBI night.
Alfredo Simon (6-4) worked out of jams in each of his three innings of relief
to pick up the win, which moved the Reds a half-game behind the wild-card
leading Pirates. Cincinnati hosts Pittsburgh in a three-game series over the
Aroldis Chapman gave up a run in the 13th on Trevor Crowe's groundout, and
needed to retire Chris Carter with two on to close out his 37th save of the
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