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Reds rally in ninth for 3-2 win over Astros

By Joe Kay

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, May 4 2011 1:45 p.m. MDT

Houston Astros right fielder Hunter Pence catches a fly ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Ryan Hanigan in the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Cincinnati.

Al Behrman, Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce pulled a double just inside first base, completing Cincinnati's three-run rally off closer Brandon Lyon in the ninth inning for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon.

Lyon (3-2) came on to try to finish off a one-hitter, but failed to retire any of the five batters he faced while blowing a save for the fourth time in eight chances.

Singles by Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips tied it. Bruce then pulled his double down the line, setting off a celebration in the infield. After falling below .500 for the first time in nearly a year, Cincinnati had rallied to get back to break-even at 15-15.

Francisco Cordero (2-0) pitched the ninth for the win.

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