Pittsburgh 5, Houston 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 1
Pittsburgh 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 5 12 0
WP: R. Vogelsong (5-12) S: J. Mesa (39)
LP: B. Backe (3-3)
 Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
-C. Biggio homered to deep left
Bot 1st: Pittsburgh
-J. Bay homered to deep left, J. Kendall and J. Wilson scored
Bot 5th: Pittsburgh
-J. Bay doubled to center, J. Kendall scored
Bot 6th: Pittsburgh
-J. Kendall singled to center, T. Redman scored, B. Hill to second
Top 9th: Houston
-C. Biggio singled to center, B. Ausmus scored, J. Alfaro to second
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio lf 5 1 2 2 0 1 1 .288
C. Beltran cf 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .274
J. Bagwell 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .269
L. Berkman rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .310
J. Kent 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .285
M. Lamb 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .304
J. Vizcaino ss 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .282
B. Ausmus c 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .255
B. Backe p 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300
    C. Harville p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Ensberg ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Miceli p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    J. Alfaro ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667
 Totals 35 2 9 2 3 5 15  
 Batting
2B - C Beltran (16, R Vogelsong); M Lamb (14, R Vogelsong).
HR - C Biggio (22, 1st inning off R Vogelsong 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - C Biggio 2 (57).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Bagwell 2, J Kent 1, L Berkman 2, B Backe 1.
GIDP - L Berkman.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - C Biggio (7, fly ball).
DP - 1 (J Vizcaino-J Kent-J Bagwell).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Kendall c 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 .311
J. Wilson ss 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .308
J. Bay lf 5 1 2 4 0 2 6 .292
D. Ward 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .260
C. Wilson rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .266
    M. Gonzalez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
    J. Mesa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
T. Redman cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .275
T. Wigginton 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .261
J. Castillo 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .268
R. Vogelsong p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
    B. Hill ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .263
    S. Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    R. Mackowiak ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .252
 Totals 35 5 12 5 3 8 17  
 Batting
2B - J Kendall (26, B Backe); J Bay (21, B Backe); T Redman (14, R Springer).
HR - J Bay (23, 1st inning off B Backe 2 on, 0 Out).
S - R Vogelsong.
RBI - J Bay 4 (71), J Kendall (49).
2-out RBI - J Bay, J Kendall.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Wigginton 1, J Kendall 1, C Wilson 1, J Bay 3.
GIDP - C Wilson.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
Outfield assists - T Redman (C Beltran at 2nd base).
DP - 1 (J Castillo-J Wilson-D Ward).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Backe (L, 3-3) 5.2 7 5 4 2 6 1 4.44
C. Harville 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.85
R. Springer 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.29
D. Miceli 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.91
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Vogelsong (W, 5-12) 6.0 5 1 1 3 3 1 6.55
S. Torres 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.54
M. Gonzalez 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.29
J. Mesa (S, 39) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.27
WP - R Vogelsong.
IBB - D Ward (by B Backe).
HBP - B Backe (by R Vogelsong).
Pitches-strikes - B Backe 95-66; C Harville 12-7; R Springer 16-12; D Miceli 24-14; R Vogelsong 95-59; S Torres 23-15; M Gonzalez 11-7; J Mesa 8-6.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Backe 7-4; C Harville 0-0; R Springer 2-1; D Miceli 2-0; R Vogelsong 5-10; S Torres 4-1; M Gonzalez 0-0; J Mesa 1-1.
Batters faced - B Backe 27; C Harville 3; R Springer 4; D Miceli 5; R Vogelsong 26; S Torres 7; M Gonzalez 3; J Mesa 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bill Miller. 1B--Brian Gorman. 2B--Dale Scott. 3B--Ron Kulpa.
Time: 2:54.
Attendance: 14,877.
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 3 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY HOUSTON'S CRAIG BIGGIO LED OFF THE TOP OF THE FIRST INNING.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 11, 2004 4:34 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Houston
C. Biggio C. Biggio
2-5, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Pittsburgh
J. Bay J. Bay
2-5, 1 HR
4 RBI