Luis Castillo fired six innings of two-run ball as the Reds edged the Astros 3-2 in Cincinnati. Castillo struck out seven and overcame six walks as he moved to 7-1 with the victory.
Michael Lorenzen recorded the final two outs for his third save.
Nick Senzel hit a two-run single in the fifth inning and scored on Eugenio Suarez’s RBI-single later in the frame, giving the Reds a 3-0 lead. Michael Brantley plated a run and Robinson Chirinos scored on a throwing error during a two-run seventh for Houston.
Wade Miley fell to 6-4 with the loss.