Reds 4, Astros 3
The parade past to Fountain Square to celebrate the Reds' third straight victory starts at noon. Wear Red.
Just kidding. But the Reds have, indeed, won three straight. That's going to happen when your starters go 9 innings, 7 2/3 innings and 9 innings.
"We were getting on (Matt) Belisle for only going 7 2/3," said Aaron Harang, Wednesday's winner.
Harang was in one of Jerry Narron's favorite words: Outstanding. He threw the complete game, six hits, two earned runs, no walks, seven strikeouts.
The defensive star was Edwin Encarnacion. He made three nice plays. The one in the eighth on a smash by Lance Berkman should make SportsCenter.
"It makes me feel good to make a play like that in a close game," Encarnacion said.
He's made no errors in the 12 games since he's returned from Triple-A.
Norris Hopper went 3-for-4 and scored two of the four runs. He even walked for the first time this season .