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Joey Votto hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday, propelling the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-4 victory over the Houston Astros. Laynce Nix also homered and Ramon Hernandez had a two-run single for the Reds, who have won three in a row.
Corey Hart put Milwaukee in front with a seventh-inning double Thursday and the Brewers rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat Houston 4-3. Milwaukee rebounded after having a seven-game winning streak halted on Wednesday.
Hunter Pence hit a two-run double in the ninth inning Monday to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Lance Berkman homered and Miguel Tejada was 3-for-4 and scored once for the Astros, who haven't lost at Cincinnati since May 10, 2007.
Daisuke Matsuzaka went 4 2/3 strong innings Sunday to lead Japan past Team USA 9-4 and into the World Baseball Classic title game in Los Angeles. Japan will play Korea Monday night, with a chance to win its first WBC title since the event's inaugural season in 2006.
Jimmy Rollins homered, tripled and drove in four runs Sunday, helping Team USA top the Netherlands 9-3 in Miami to stay alive in the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. team will go against either Puerto Rico or Venezuela Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the semifinals.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt has agreed to a five-year contract worth $73 million, Astros general manager Tim Purpura said on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Rookie Eliezer Alfonzo drove in the winning run to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andy Pettitte tossed seven solid innings and belted his first career homer to spark the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres in Texas on Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Albert Pujols hit a solo home run to lead off the top of the 10th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-6 win over the Houston Astros in National League play Saturday in Houston.
Pitchers Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees will win the 2005 Major League Baseball Cy Young awards, predicts a pair of mathematicians from Rhode Island College. The actual winners, intended to represent the most outstanding American League and National League pitchers during the regular season, will be announced November 8 (AL) and 10 (NL) by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, whose members vote on the award.