Pirates 4, Astros 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 10 0
Pittsburgh 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 4 9 1
WP: J. Suppan (7-7) S: M. Williams (24)
LP: K. Saarloos (2-1)
 Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
-L. Berkman doubled to deep left, G. Blum and M. Ensberg scored
Bot 1st: Pittsburgh
-B. Giles doubled to deep right, K. Lofton and J. Kendall scored, B. Giles to third advancing on throw
-A. Ramirez singled to right, B. Giles scored
Bot 4th: Pittsburgh
-J. Suppan doubled to deep left center, J. Reboulet scored
Top 9th: Houston
-G. Blum homered to right
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .265
G. Blum 2b 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .272
M. Ensberg 3b 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 .304
L. Berkman lf 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 .273
R. Hidalgo rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 .312
O. Merced 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .253
B. Ausmus c 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .208
A. Everett ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
   M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   B. Hunter ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253
   R. Stone p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   J. Bagwell ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
   D. Matranga 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
K. Saarloos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   E. Bruntlett ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .188
   G. Zaun ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227
   B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 36 3 10 3 2 3 22  
 Batting
2B - G Blum (14, J Suppan); L Berkman (15, J Suppan); O Merced 2 (13, J Suppan, M Lincoln).
HR - G Blum (9, 9th inning off M Williams 0 on, 1 Out).
S - K Saarloos.
RBI - L Berkman 2 (51), G Blum (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Bruntlett 1, G Zaun 1, C Biggio 1, O Merced 1, R Hidalgo 4.
Team LOB - 11.
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Lofton cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .279
J. Kendall c 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .302
B. Giles lf 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 .309
A. Ramirez 3b 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .283
M. Stairs 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .273
   M. Williams p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Sanders rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .262
J. Wilson ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .253
J. Reboulet 2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .280
J. Suppan p 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 .300
   M. Lincoln p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   C. Rivera 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
 Totals 31 4 9 4 1 6 11  
 Batting
2B - B Giles (16, K Saarloos); J Reboulet (5, K Saarloos); J Suppan (1, K Saarloos); A Ramirez (22, M Gallo).
S - J Suppan.
RBI - B Giles 2 (41), A Ramirez (48), J Suppan (2).
2-out RBI - J Suppan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Kendall 1, J Suppan 1, K Lofton 1, M Stairs 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - K Lofton (16, 2nd base off K Saarloos/B Ausmus).
CS - K Lofton (5, 2nd base by R Stone/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
E - R Sanders (2, bobble).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Saarloos (L, 2-1) 3.2 6 4 4 0 3 0 6.67
M. Gallo 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
R. Stone 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.88
B. Lidge 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.66
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Suppan (W, 7-7) 7.0 8 2 2 1 1 0 3.70
M. Lincoln 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.38
M. Williams (S, 24) 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.29
HBP - J Reboulet (by K Saarloos); L Berkman (by J Suppan); C Biggio (by J Suppan).
Pitches-strikes - K Saarloos 72-44; M Gallo 17-13; R Stone 32-18; B Lidge 20-12; J Suppan 111-77; M Lincoln 10-8; M Williams 16-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - K Saarloos 3-5; M Gallo 1-3; R Stone 4-0; B Lidge 0-1; J Suppan 14-6; M Lincoln 0-2; M Williams 1-1.
Batters faced - K Saarloos 18; M Gallo 5; R Stone 7; B Lidge 4; J Suppan 32; M Lincoln 4; M Williams 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Lance Barksdale. 1B--Joe West. 2B--Paul Emmel. 3B--Bill Miller.
Time: 2:59.
Attendance: 22,258.
Weather: 89 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
PITTSBURGH'S JASON KENDALL SINGLED IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING TO EXTEND HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES.

Updated on Saturday, Jul 5, 2003 10:11 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Houston
G. Blum G. Blum
3-5, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Pittsburgh
A. Ramirez A. Ramirez
2-3
1 RBI