Astros Drop Reds in Extras

HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie Jose Altuve drove in a run on a fielder's

choice in the 10th inning to lift the new-look Houston Astros to a

4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

The bases were loaded when Altuve hit a hard grounder to Brandon

Phillips, who grabbed it and made a throw home from his knees. But

catcher Ryan Hanigan couldn't handle the throw, allowing Humberto

Quintero to score.

Quintero singled with no outs in the 10th inning before

pinch-hitter Angel Sanchez singled to shallow center field to send

Quintero to third base. Logan Ondrusek (4-4) then intentionally

walked Brian Bogusevic to load the bases and bring up Altuve.

The Astros debuted a retooled lineup that featured several new

faces after they traded stars Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn this

weekend and sent former starters Chris Johnson and Brett Wallace to


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