Houston 9, Atlanta 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 1 9 13 1
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 7 0
WP: R. Clemens (1-0)
LP: J. Wright (0-1)
 Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Atlanta
-J. Estrada hit sacrifice fly to right, M. Giles scored
Top 3rd: Houston
-B. Ausmus homered to deep left
-J. Bagwell doubled to deep right center, C. Beltran scored
-L. Berkman homered to deep right, J. Bagwell scored
Top 5th: Houston
-C. Beltran homered to deep center, C. Biggio scored
-J. Kent doubled to deep left, J. Bagwell scored, J. Kent to third advancing on throw
Bot 5th: Atlanta
-A. Jones homered to deep left
Bot 6th: Atlanta
-M. Giles grounded out to shortstop, R. Furcal scored
Top 7th: Houston
-M. Ensberg singled to pitcher, C. Beltran scored, L. Berkman to second
Top 9th: Houston
-J. Lane homered to left
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
C. Biggio lf 5 1 1 0 0 3 1 .200
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Beltran cf 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 1.000
    J. Lane rf 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
J. Bagwell 1b 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 .400
L. Berkman rf-cf 5 1 2 2 0 2 2 .400
J. Kent 2b 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .200
M. Ensberg 3b 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .500
J. Vizcaino ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
    A. Everett ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
B. Ausmus c 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .250
R. Clemens p 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 39 9 13 9 1 12 12  
 Batting
2B - J Bagwell (1, J Wright); J Kent (1, K Gryboski).
HR - B Ausmus (1, 3rd inning off J Wright 0 on, 0 Out), L Berkman (1, 3rd inning off J Wright 1 on, 2 Out), C Beltran (1, 5th inning off J Wright 1 on, 1 Out), J Lane (1, 9th inning off C Reitsma 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - B Ausmus (1), J Bagwell (1), L Berkman 2 (2), C Beltran 2 (2), J Kent (1), M Ensberg (1), J Lane (1).
2-out RBI - J Bagwell, L Berkman 2, J Kent, M Ensberg.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Vizcaino 1, L Berkman 1, M Ensberg 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - C Beltran (1, 2nd base off J Wright/J Estrada), C Biggio (1, 2nd base off J Wright/J Estrada).
CS - M Ensberg (1, 2nd base by J Wright/J Estrada).
 
 Fielding
E - L Berkman (1, line drive).
 Atlanta
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
R. Furcal ss 3 1 1 0 2 1 2 .333
M. Giles 2b 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .200
J.D. Drew rf 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 .000
C. Jones 3b 4 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000
J. Estrada c 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .250
A. LaRoche 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000
    C. Marrero ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
A. Jones cf 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 .667
C. Thomas lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .500
J. Wright p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    K. Gryboski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Wise ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
    J. Cruz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    A. Alfonseca p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Franco ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Reitsma p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 33 3 7 3 7 9 20  
 Batting
3B - R Furcal (1, R Clemens).
HR - A Jones (1, 5th inning off R Clemens 0 on, 2 Out).
S - J Wright.
SF - J Estrada.
RBI - J Estrada (1), A Jones (1), M Giles (1).
2-out RBI - A Jones.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Giles 2, A LaRoche 1, C Thomas 2, C Jones 2.
Team LOB - 12.
 Base Running
SB - M Giles (1, 2nd base off R Clemens/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (J Estrada-M Giles).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
R. Clemens (W, 1-0) 7.0 6 3 2 6 7 1 2.57
C. Qualls 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
M. Gallo 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 Atlanta
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
J. Wright (L, 0-1) 4.1 8 6 6 0 6 3 12.46
K. Gryboski 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 13.50
J. Cruz 2.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 4.50
A. Alfonseca 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
C. Reitsma 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.00
WP - R Clemens 2.
HBP - C Beltran (by J Cruz).
Pitches-strikes - R Clemens 117-71; C Qualls 14-8; M Gallo 16-8; J Wright 91-55; K Gryboski 16-8; J Cruz 34-23; A Alfonseca 9-6; C Reitsma 10-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Clemens 9-5; C Qualls 3-0; M Gallo 0-1; J Wright 3-3; K Gryboski 1-0; J Cruz 1-1; A Alfonseca 3-0; C Reitsma 0-2.
Batters faced - R Clemens 34; C Qualls 4; M Gallo 4; J Wright 20; K Gryboski 4; J Cruz 10; A Alfonseca 3; C Reitsma 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Tim Mcclelland. 1B--Phil Cuzzi. 2B--Wally Bell. 3B--Fieldin Culbreth. LF--Joe Brinkman. RF--Tony Randazzo.
Time: 3:08.
Attendance: 41,464.
Weather: 74 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
HOUSTON CENTER FIELDER CARLOS BELTRAN HAS LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE SEVENTH INNING AFTER BEING HIT BY A PITCH IN THE RIBS.

Updated on Wednesday, Oct 6, 2004 11:30 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Houston
C. Beltran C. Beltran
3-3, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Atlanta
A. Jones A. Jones
2-3, 1 HR
1 RBI
 MLB Box Scores
Wed Oct 6, 2004
Houston 9
Atlanta 3

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