HOUSTON (AP) - Travis Wood hit a three-run homer and pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Wood's shot to the Crawford Boxes in left field made it 3-0 in the third inning and Ramon Hernandez pushed the lead to 5-0 with a two-run homer to almost the same spot an inning later.
Wood (2-3) allowed six hits and struck out six with a walk for his first win since April 2, his first start of the season. The Reds looked to have figured out Houston starter Aneury Rodriguez just five days after they managed just one hit in five scoreless innings against him in his first major league start.
Rodriguez (0-1) allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)