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Reds Vs Astros: Hernandez 9th Inning Homer Downs Houston 2-1.

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Reds Catcher Ramon Hernandez finally got a little redemption for his poor start this season in the top of the ninth with a two run homer to lead Cincinnati over Houston 2-1.

Hernandez was facing Houston's Jose Valverde with one out and Edwin Encarnation on base. Hernandez delivered with his first home run as a member of the Reds. 

Starter Johnny Cueto had an up and down day pitching 4 2/3 innings, giving up one run on two hits, and six walks. Cueto had three walks in the fifth, and also walked in a run that gave manager Dusty Baker no choice but to rely on the bullpen.

Relievers Mike Lincoln, Daniel Ray Hererra and Nick Maseet (Win 1-0) pitched score...

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