Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(84-69)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
WP: B. Backe (10-8) S: B. Lidge (38)
LP: Z. Duke (6-2)
(62-91)
  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Houston
- W. Taveras walked
- C. Burke sacrificed to third, W. Taveras to second
- M. Ensberg grounded out to shortstop, W. Taveras to third
- L. Berkman singled to third, W. Taveras scored
- J. Lane popped out to shortstop

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Houston 1, Pittsburgh 0

  Bottom 1st: Pittsburgh
- F. Sanchez lined out to third
- J. Wilson grounded out to third
- J. Bay struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 1, Pittsburgh 0

  Top 2nd: Houston
- E. Bruntlett flied out to deep right
- A. Everett flied out to right
- B. Ausmus singled to center
- B. Backe grounded out to pitcher

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Houston 1, Pittsburgh 0

  Bottom 2nd: Pittsburgh
- R. Mackowiak lined out to shortstop
- C. Wilson lined out to third
- D. Ward singled to right
- R. Doumit struck out looking

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Houston 1, Pittsburgh 0

  Top 3rd: Houston
- W. Taveras doubled to right
- C. Burke sacrificed to pitcher, W. Taveras to third
- M. Ensberg grounded out to third
- L. Berkman singled to center, W. Taveras scored
- J. Lane flied out to left center

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 0

  Bottom 3rd: Pittsburgh
- J.J. Furmaniak flied out to center
- Z. Duke struck out swinging
- F. Sanchez grounded out to third

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 0

  Top 4th: Houston
- E. Bruntlett flied out to right
- A. Everett grounded out to third
- B. Ausmus grounded out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 0

  Bottom 4th: Pittsburgh
- J. Wilson struck out swinging
- J. Bay struck out swinging
- R. Mackowiak flied out to center

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 0

  Top 5th: Houston
- B. Backe grounded out to shortstop
- W. Taveras lined out to second
- C. Burke flied out to center

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 0

  Bottom 5th: Pittsburgh
- C. Wilson homered to deep left
- D. Ward lined out to shortstop
- R. Doumit grounded out to first
- J.J. Furmaniak flied out to center

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1

  Top 6th: Houston
- M. Ensberg struck out swinging
- L. Berkman walked
- L. Berkman caught stealing, pitcher to first to shortstop
- J. Lane walked
- E. Bruntlett singled to center, J. Lane to second
- A. Everett grounded out to third

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1

  Bottom 6th: Pittsburgh
- N. McLouth hit for Z. Duke
- N. McLouth grounded out to second
- J. Wilson grounded out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1

  Top 1st: Houston
- J. Grabow pitching

  Top 7th: Houston
- B. Ausmus struck out swinging
- B. Backe struck out swinging
- W. Taveras struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1

  Bottom 7th: Pittsburgh
- J. Bay flied out to center
- R. Mackowiak struck out swinging
- C. Wilson hit by pitch
- D. Ward grounded out to second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1

  Top 8th: Houston
- M. Gonzalez relieved J. Grabow
- C. Burke struck out swinging
- M. Ensberg grounded out to shortstop
- L. Berkman walked
- J. Lane walked, L. Berkman to second
- E. Bruntlett struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1

  Bottom 8th: Pittsburgh
- C. Qualls relieved B. Backe
- R. Doumit grounded out to second
- J.J. Furmaniak grounded out to second
- T. Redman hit for M. Gonzalez
- T. Redman singled to left
- F. Sanchez singled to shortstop, T. Redman to second
- B. Lidge relieved C. Qualls
- J. Vizcaino at second
- J. Wilson grounded into fielder's choice, T. Redman out at third

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1

  Top 9th: Houston
- S. Torres relieved M. Gonzalez
- A. Everett struck out swinging
- B. Ausmus flied out to center
- J. Vizcaino grounded out to first

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1

  Bottom 9th: Pittsburgh
- J. Bay grounded out to pitcher
- R. Mackowiak singled to shortstop
- C. Wilson struck out looking
- D. Ward struck out looking

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Houston 2, Pittsburgh 1
 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
2-2
2 RBI
 Pittsburgh
C. Wilson C. Wilson
1-3, 1 HR
1 RBI