By pitching five effective innings in relief of Erik Bedard on Monday, Lucas Harrell saved the Astros bullpen in a 6-1 loss to the Reds at Minute Maid Park.
With runners at first and second and one out in the fifth inning, Brandon Barnes hit a smash to third base that looked like it would be an extra-base hit, with one run, and perhaps two runs, scori
Prior to Monday’s game, Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. He showed no rust, throwing five scoreless innings against the Astros.
Jose Altuve is humbled to be the Astros’ nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award.