Niekro(4-11) simply dominated Montreal. He surrendered only 1 hit and 5 walks in 9 innings. Houston had just 6 hits for the night.
Bryn Smith(5-9) was the loser. He allowed 1 run and 6 hits in 8 innings. With the win Houston now has a record of 39-42. With the loss, the Montreal ballclub's record is 38-43.