Houston 12, Pittsburgh 8
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 12 15 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 1 8 15 3
WP: R. Oswalt (18-12)
LP: K. Wells (7-17)
(62-90)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- C. Biggio safe at first on third baseman R. Mackowiak's throwing error, W. Taveras scored, C. Biggio to second
- L. Berkman homered to deep left, C. Biggio and M. Ensberg scored
Top 2nd: Houston
- L. Berkman hit sacrifice fly to deep left center, W. Taveras scored, C. Biggio to third
- M. Lamb homered to deep right, C. Biggio and M. Ensberg scored
Bot 3rd: Pittsburgh
- J. Bay doubled to deep right center, F. Sanchez scored
Bot 4th: Pittsburgh
- J. Wilson singled to center, N. McLouth scored, F. Sanchez to second
- J. Bay safe at first on third baseman M. Ensberg's throwing error, F. Sanchez scored, J. Wilson to third, J. Bay to second
Bot 5th: Pittsburgh
- R. Doumit grounded out to first, C. Wilson scored
Top 6th: Houston
- L. Berkman singled to right center, M. Ensberg scored
Top 7th: Houston
- J. Lane homered to deep left
Bot 7th: Pittsburgh
- R. Doumit homered to deep right, R. Mackowiak scored
Bot 8th: Pittsburgh
- F. Sanchez homered to deep left
Top 9th: Houston
- B. Ausmus reached on fielder's choice, M. Lamb scored, J. Lane to third on catcher R. Doumit's fielding error
- J. Vizcaino grounded out to pitcher, J. Lane scored, B. Ausmus to second
Bot 9th: Pittsburgh
- B. Eldred homered to deep left
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 6 2 3 0 0 1 1 .292
C. Biggio 2b 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .261
    C. Burke 2b-lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
M. Ensberg 3b 3 3 2 0 2 0 0 .281
L. Berkman rf 4 1 2 5 0 0 2 .295
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Astacio p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
M. Lamb 1b 5 2 3 3 0 0 1 .235
J. Lane lf-rf 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .263
A. Everett ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .253
B. Ausmus c 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .266
R. Oswalt p 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .176
    J. Bagwell ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Gipson lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
    J. Vizcaino ph-2b 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .249
 Totals 41 12 15 10 3 5 11  
 Batting
2B - M Ensberg (28, B Meadows); M Lamb (13, R White).
HR - L Berkman (20, 1st inning off K Wells 2 on, 0 Out), M Lamb (10, 2nd inning off K Wells 2 on, 2 Out), J Lane (24, 7th inning off B Meadows 0 on, 0 Out).
SF - L Berkman.
RBI - L Berkman 5 (73), M Lamb 3 (50), J Lane (73), J Vizcaino (21).
2-out RBI - M Lamb 3, L Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Oswalt 2, W Taveras 1.
GIDP - J Lane.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - W Taveras (34, 2nd base off K Wells/R Doumit), B Ausmus (5, 2nd base off R Vogelsong/R Doumit).
Picked Off - C Burke (1st base, M Capps).
 
 Fielding
E - M Ensberg (13, throw).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
F. Sanchez 2b 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 .288
J. Wilson ss 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .263
J. Bay lf 5 0 1 1 0 2 2 .307
R. Mackowiak 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .277
    T. Wigginton ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .258
C. Wilson rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .256
B. Eldred 1b 5 1 1 1 0 1 3 .252
R. Doumit c 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 .249
N. McLouth cf 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 .229
K. Wells p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170
    J. Bautista ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214
    R. Vogelsong p 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111
    D. Ward ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266
    B. Meadows p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Capps p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Redman ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
    R. White p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    H. Cota ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .238
 Totals 42 8 15 7 2 11 15  
 Batting
2B - F Sanchez (20, R Oswalt); J Bay (43, R Oswalt); J Wilson (21, D Wheeler).
3B - C Wilson (1, R Oswalt).
HR - R Doumit (6, 7th inning off R Springer 1 on, 2 Out), F Sanchez (4, 8th inning off D Wheeler 0 on, 1 Out), B Eldred (11, 9th inning off E Astacio 0 on, 1 Out).
S - J Wilson.
RBI - J Bay (92), J Wilson (52), R Doumit 3 (33), F Sanchez (31), B Eldred (24).
2-out RBI - J Wilson, R Doumit 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Wigginton 1, H Cota 1, R Mackowiak 2, J Bautista 1, B Eldred 1.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - R Mackowiak (11, throw); B Eldred (7, catch); R Doumit (8, catch).
DP - 1 (R Mackowiak-F Sanchez-B Eldred).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt (W, 18-12) 6.0 9 4 3 2 6 0 2.91
R. Springer 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 4.98
D. Wheeler 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 1 2.38
M. Gallo (H, 8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.50
E. Astacio 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 5.76
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Wells (L, 7-17) 2.0 5 8 7 3 2 2 5.23
R. Vogelsong 3.0 4 0 0 0 1 0 4.41
B. Meadows 2.0 3 2 2 0 2 1 4.66
M. Capps 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
R. White 1.0 3 2 0 0 0 0 3.63
HBP - C Burke (by M Capps).
Pitches-strikes - R Oswalt 97-68; R Springer 19-14; D Wheeler 10-9; M Gallo 3-3; E Astacio 17-12; K Wells 63-37; R Vogelsong 34-24; B Meadows 38-24; M Capps 15-10; R White 12-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Oswalt 8-5; R Springer 1-1; D Wheeler 0-1; M Gallo 0-0; E Astacio 1-0; K Wells 1-3; R Vogelsong 5-3; B Meadows 0-4; M Capps 2-0; R White 2-1.
Batters faced - R Oswalt 30; R Springer 5; D Wheeler 4; M Gallo 1; E Astacio 5; K Wells 15; R Vogelsong 12; B Meadows 10; M Capps 3; R White 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Tim Tschida. 1B--Ron Kulpa. 2B--Dan Iassogna. 3B--Dale Scott.
Time: 3:04.
Attendance: 16,266.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, out to right.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 22, 2005 5:38 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
2-4, 1 HR
5 RBI
 Pittsburgh
R. Doumit R. Doumit
3-5, 1 HR
3 RBI