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Reds Edge Astros 5-3 in 11 Innings

August 24, 2002

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HOUSTON (AP) _ Adam Dunn, in 3-for-41 slump, hit a two-run homer off Tom Gordon in the 11th inning Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros 5-3 to end a five-game losing streak.

Austin Kearns, who had a three-run homer in the first inning, singled with two outs in the 11th against Gordon (1-2), making his second appearance since he was acquired Thursday for the Chicago Cubs. Dunn followed with his first home run since Aug. 8 at Colorado.

Danny Graves (5-3) allowed one hit in 3 2-3 shutout innings. Cincinnati stopped a seven-game road losing streak.

Astros starter Wade Miller tied his season high with nine strikeouts, allowing three runs and seven hits in seven innings. Miller, who beat the Reds on Monday in Cincinnati, has won eight consecutive decisions since July 7.

After Kearns’ homer, Miller retired 13 consecutive batters and 18 of 19.

Cincinnati’s Jimmy Haynes gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. He is 0-2 with a 5.66 ERA in his last four starts.

Lance Berkman hit his 34th homer in the bottom half, and Houston tied the score on run-scoring singles by Daryle Ward in the fourth and Berkman in the seventh.

Notes: Jeff Bagwell extended his season-high hitting streak to 15 games with a fourth-inning single. It matched the team season high set by Ward from April 13-30. ... Craig Biggio got his team-high 14th stolen base in the seventh inning. ... With a crowd of 34,286, the Astros went over 2 million in home attendance for the sixth straight season (2,030,190).

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