Let’s recap today’s titanic struggle….

Houston 0
Cincinnati 2

W: B. Arroyo (9-12)
L: W. Rodriguez (11-11)

–Brandon Phillips had three of the Reds’ five hits, and scored one of the runs. Miguel Cairo accounted for the other run with an eighth-inning homer.

–Bronson Arroyo had a rare strong outing: a complete game shutout, scattering six hits, tossing only 91 pitches. Even better, he gave up no homers!


–The Reds won the final home series of the season today. Cincinnati finishes the year 42-39 at Great American Ballpark.

–The Reds’ attendance for the 2011 home schedule was 2,213,498. That’s an increase of 152,948 over last year’s total.

–Cairo’s homer was his eighth, a new career high.

–Time of game: two hours, twelve minutes. Shortest of the season.

–Final road trip of the season begins Friday with a trip to Pittsburgh and New York.