The Reds tonight earned their fourth consecutive win, opening the season 4-0 for the first time since 1990. They beat the Astros, 8-2 in front of 11,821 fans at Great American Ball Park.
Mike Leake made his first appearance since 8/21/10 and earned the victory, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in 6.0 innings (2bb, 4k, 94TP).
The Reds plated 8 runs on 10 hits. Drew Stubbs (1r), Brandon Phillips (3r) and Joey Votto (2r, double, RBI) had 2 hits each. Chris Heisey (1-for-2) drove in 3 runs.
Phillips was replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 5th inning. He left the game as a precaution after having the wind knocked out of him when sliding across home plate in the 4th.
Stubbs has hit in 12 straight games dating back to 9/24/10.
The Reds tomorrow look to keep their record unblemished as they take on these same Astros at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is 7:10.