HOUSTON – Jay Bruce's two-run double in the 13th inning helped the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Rookie base-stealing specialist Billy Hamilton got his first three career hits, had four steals, an RBI and scored the go-ahead run in his first major league start.
Hamilton walked to start the 13th and stole second before Shin-Soo Choo walked. They advanced on a wild pitch before Jorge De Leon (0-1) intentionally walked Joey Votto with one out.
Bruce's third double of the game bounced off the wall in center field to send Hamilton and Choo home. Bruce had seven hits and 10 RBIs in the series.
Alfredo Simon (6-4) pitched three scoreless innings for Cincinnati. Aroldis Chapman allowed a hit and a run in the 13th, but struck out Chris Carter to end the 5-hour, 18-minute game for his 37th save.