Rockies 7, Astros 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 12 1
Colorado 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 X 7 12 3
WP: D. Oliver (12-11) S: J. Speier (8)
LP: R. Villone (6-5)
 Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Houston
-C. Biggio safe at first on third baseman G. Atkins' fielding error, L. Berkman scored, A. Everett to third
-M. Ensberg singled to left, A. Everett scored, C. Biggio to second
Bot 2nd: Colorado
-D. Oliver singled to right center, J. Uribe scored
Bot 3rd: Colorado
-J. Payton singled to left, P. Wilson scored, L. Walker to second
Bot 5th: Colorado
-T. Helton homered to deep left
-M. Sweeney singled to left, L. Walker and J. Payton scored, C. Johnson to second
Top 8th: Houston
-C. Biggio singled to right center, L. Berkman scored, B. Ausmus to third
Bot 8th: Colorado
-C. Johnson homered to deep right center
-C. Stynes doubled to deep center, C. Barmes scored
Top 9th: Houston
-R. Hidalgo singled to center, J. Kent scored, R. Hidalgo to third
-M. Meluskey hit sacrifice fly to right center, R. Hidalgo scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio cf 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .265
M. Ensberg 3b 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 .288
   J. Vizcaino 3b 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .249
   C. Porter pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207
   B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Bagwell 1b 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 .270
J. Kent 2b 4 1 1 0 1 2 1 .300
R. Hidalgo rf 5 1 2 1 0 2 2 .315
L. Berkman lf 4 2 2 0 1 1 3 .281
B. Ausmus c 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .229
   M. Meluskey ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
A. Everett ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .251
   O. Merced ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .232
R. Villone p 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .162
   R. Stone p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   J. Lane ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211
   D. Miceli p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   R. Chavez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .192
   G. Blum 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
 Totals 38 5 12 4 4 8 25  
 Batting
2B - J Kent (39, J Speier).
S - R Villone.
SF - M Meluskey.
RBI - M Ensberg (57), C Biggio (59), R Hidalgo (84), M Meluskey (1).
2-out RBI - M Ensberg, C Biggio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Bagwell 3, J Vizcaino 1, R Hidalgo 1, L Berkman 1.
Team LOB - 12.
 Base Running
SB - M Ensberg (7, 2nd base off D Oliver/C Johnson), L Berkman (5, 2nd base off D Oliver/C Johnson).
 
 Fielding
E - M Ensberg (9, ground ball).
DP - 2 (J Kent-A Everett-J Bagwell, J Bagwell-A Everett-M Ensberg).
 Colorado
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Belliard 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .269
G. Atkins 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .167
   C. Stynes 3b 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .260
T. Helton 1b 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 .355
P. Wilson cf 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .286
L. Walker rf 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 .279
J. Payton lf 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 .310
   J. Speier p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Johnson c 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .228
J. Uribe ss 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 .247
   M. Sweeney ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .247
   C. Barmes ss 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333
D. Oliver p 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 .266
   S. Reed p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   B. Fuentes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
   R. Reyes lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
 Totals 33 7 12 7 5 9 16  
 Batting
2B - L Walker (24, R Villone); C Stynes (29, B Lidge).
3B - J Uribe (3, R Villone).
HR - T Helton (31, 5th inning off R Villone 0 on, 0 Out), C Johnson (19, 8th inning off B Lidge 0 on, 0 Out).
S - R Reyes.
RBI - D Oliver (8), J Payton (82), T Helton (114), M Sweeney 2 (14), C Johnson (59), C Stynes (68).
2-out RBI - J Payton, C Stynes.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Uribe 2, J Payton 2, P Wilson 1.
GIDP - R Belliard, D Oliver 2.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
CS - J Payton (4, 2nd base by D Miceli/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
E - G Atkins (6, ground ball); C Johnson (4, dropped foul ball); P Wilson (7, bobble).
PB - C Johnson.
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Villone (L, 6-5) 4.1 7 5 5 3 8 1 3.99
R. Stone 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.30
D. Miceli 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.17
B. Lidge 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 1 3.68
 Colorado
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Oliver (W, 12-11) 5.2 9 2 0 1 3 0 4.84
S. Reed 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.38
B. Fuentes 0.2 0 1 1 2 0 0 2.54
J. Speier (S, 8) 1.1 3 2 1 1 2 0 3.34
IBB - J Payton (by R Villone), T Helton (by B Lidge).
HBP - L Walker (by R Villone).
Pitches-strikes - R Villone 96-56; R Stone 6-5; D Miceli 25-16; B Lidge 16-10; D Oliver 100-64; S Reed 19-14; B Fuentes 23-12; J Speier 34-21.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Villone 3-2; R Stone 3-0; D Miceli 2-2; B Lidge 3-0; D Oliver 6-8; S Reed 1-0; B Fuentes 0-2; J Speier 1-1.
Batters faced - R Villone 24; R Stone 3; D Miceli 6; B Lidge 7; D Oliver 28; S Reed 4; B Fuentes 4; J Speier 8.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Dale Scott. 1B--Jim Joyce. 2B--Jim Reynolds. 3B--Laz Diaz.
Time: 3:12.
Attendance: 22,454.
Weather: 45 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 15 mph, in from left.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY COLORADO'S TODD HELTON IN THE FIFTH INNING EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 11 GAMES.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 1:51 am ET

 
 Top Performers
 Houston
M. Ensberg M. Ensberg
3-3
1 RBI
 Colorado
C. Johnson C. Johnson
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI