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MLB: Cincinnati 5, Houston 1

Aug. 2, 2011 at 11:11 PM   |   Comments

HOUSTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Edgar Renteria connected for a grand slam and Homer Bailey tossed eight strong innings Tuesday in the Cincinnati Reds' 5-1 win over Houston.

The game was scoreless through four innings but Cincinnati erupted for five runs in the fifth and rode Bailey's effective outing to the victory, which evened their three-game series.

Chris Heisey and Ramon Hernandez hit back-to-back doubles leading off the inning for a 1-0 Reds lead.

Then, after Bailey and Drew Stubbs each drew a walk, Renteria pulled a 1-0 pitch from Wandy Rodriguez (7-8) into the left field stands for a grand slam.

Bailey (6-5) limited the Astros to one run, allowing five hits while walking three and striking out four, rebounding his worst start of the year in his previous outing against the New York Mets.

Rodriguez ended up surrendering five runs on four hits before exiting after five innings.

Luis Durango drove in Houston's run.

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