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 Triple-A.
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