Pittsburgh 8, Houston 7, 18 innings
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(25-25)
  Final 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 R H E
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 16 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 17 2
WP: V. Santos (2-5)
LP: M. Gallo (1-1)
(16-33)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Pittsburgh
- J. Bautista reached on fielder's choice, F. Sanchez scored, J. Bay to third on shortstop A. Everett's throwing error
Top 5th: Houston
- M. Ensberg hit sacrifice fly to center, W. Taveras scored
- M. Lamb singled to center, C. Biggio scored, C. Burke to third
- P. Wilson singled to left, C. Burke scored, M. Lamb to second
- E. Munson doubled to right, M. Lamb scored, P. Wilson to third
Bot 5th: Pittsburgh
- J. Bay homered to deep center, J. Wilson and F. Sanchez scored
Top 6th: Houston
- C. Biggio singled to center, W. Taveras scored
Top 8th: Houston
- M. Lamb safe at first on left fielder J. Bay's fielding error, C. Biggio scored, M. Ensberg to third, M. Lamb to second, C. Burke out at home
Bot 8th: Pittsburgh
- J. Burnitz homered to deep right center
Top 17th: Houston
- W. Taveras singled to center, E. Munson scored
Bot 17th: Pittsburgh
- J. Castillo homered to deep center
Bot 18th: Pittsburgh
- J. Bautista hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Bay scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 9 2 3 1 0 2 1 .284
C. Biggio 2b 4 2 1 1 5 2 1 .286
C. Burke lf 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .306
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Ausmus ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .311
    T. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Buchholz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    A. Pettitte ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .105
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Borkowski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Ensberg 3b 7 0 1 1 1 1 3 .268
M. Lamb 1b 8 1 3 2 0 1 2 .348
P. Wilson rf 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .266
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Berkman ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .296
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Bruntlett lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .310
E. Munson c 8 1 3 1 1 1 6 .304
A. Everett ss 7 0 1 0 1 0 4 .212
W. Rodriguez p 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .045
    O. Palmeiro rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194
    J. Lane ph-rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .201
 Totals 65 7 16 7 11 11 29  
 Batting
2B - M Lamb (4, P Maholm); E Munson (3, P Maholm); W Taveras (6, M Capps).
S - A Everett.
SF - M Lamb , M Ensberg.
RBI - M Ensberg (36), M Lamb 2 (9), P Wilson (24), E Munson (7), C Biggio (17), W Taveras (12).
2-out RBI - M Lamb, P Wilson, E Munson, W Taveras.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Everett 1, A Pettitte 2, B Ausmus 1, P Wilson 1, E Munson 2, M Lamb 1, W Rodriguez 2.
GIDP - J Lane.
Team LOB - 17.
 Base Running
SB - J Lane (1, 2nd base off D Marte/R Paulino), W Taveras (8, 2nd base off R Vogelsong/R Paulino).
CS - C Biggio (1, 2nd base by P Maholm/R Doumit).
 
 Fielding
E - M Lamb (2, ground ball); A Everett (3, throw).
DP - 2 (M Ensberg-C Biggio-M Lamb, T Miller-A Everett-M Lamb).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. McLouth cf 8 1 1 0 1 1 3 .240
J. Wilson ss 8 1 3 0 0 0 3 .299
F. Sanchez 3b 8 2 1 0 1 1 4 .324
J. Bay lf 7 2 3 4 2 1 0 .309
C. Wilson 1b 7 0 3 0 2 2 2 .284
J. Bautista rf 8 0 1 1 0 3 7 .208
J. Castillo 2b 7 1 1 1 1 1 0 .281
R. Doumit c 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 .213
    I. Snell pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Marte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Hernandez ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .163
    R. Vogelsong p 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500
    H. Cota ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
    V. Santos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
P. Maholm p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .056
    M. Capps p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Grabow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Edwards ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200
    S. Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Burnitz ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .234
    M. Gonzalez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Paulino ph-c 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .308
 Totals 66 8 17 7 10 12 25  
 Batting
2B - R Doumit (5, W Rodriguez).
HR - J Bay (15, 5th inning off W Rodriguez 2 on, 1 Out), J Burnitz (8, 8th inning off D Wheeler 0 on, 2 Out), J Castillo (4, 17th inning off M Gallo 0 on, 0 Out).
S - J Wilson.
RBI - J Bay 4 (43), J Burnitz (26), J Castillo (16).
2-out RBI - J Burnitz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Doumit 2, J Wilson 1, F Sanchez 1, J Bautista 4.
GIDP - J Bautista, R Paulino.
Team LOB - 17.
 Base Running
SB - J Bay (5, 2nd base off B Lidge/E Munson).
CS - J Bautista (1, 2nd base by W Rodriguez).
 
 Fielding
E - J Bay (1, fly ball); R Paulino (6, throw).
Outfield assists - J Bay (C Burke at Home).
DP - 1 (F Sanchez-J Castillo-C Wilson).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Rodriguez 5.2 8 5 3 3 4 1 3.95
R. Springer 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
D. Wheeler (BS, 1) 2.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 5.06
C. Qualls 2.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 3.77
T. Miller 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.63
B. Lidge 2.0 1 0 0 2 4 0 5.70
M. Gallo (L, 1-1; BS, 1) 1.0 3 2 2 2 0 1 5.87
D. Borkowski 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.35
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
P. Maholm 5.0 8 4 4 5 3 0 4.58
M. Capps (BS, 4) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.01
J. Grabow 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.49
S. Torres 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.01
R. Hernandez 1.0 0 1 1 3 1 0 2.11
M. Gonzalez 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.89
D. Marte 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.18
R. Vogelsong 5.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 4.18
V. Santos (W, 2-5) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.30
WP - B Lidge.
IBB - J Castillo (by W Rodriguez), A Everett (by P Maholm), L Berkman (by R Hernandez), J Bay (by C Qualls), C Wilson (by B Lidge), C Biggio (by R Vogelsong).
HBP - C Burke (by R Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes - W Rodriguez 93-57; R Springer 16-10; D Wheeler 35-22; C Qualls 29-16; T Miller 38-27; B Lidge 37-20; M Gallo 23-15; P Maholm 104-54; M Capps 15-9; J Grabow 6-4; S Torres 14-8; R Hernandez 30-13; M Gonzalez 32-21; D Marte 32-19; R Vogelsong 55-34.
Ground balls-fly balls - W Rodriguez 9-4; R Springer 1-2; D Wheeler 2-3; C Qualls 5-1; T Miller 3-4; B Lidge 0-2; M Gallo 1-2; P Maholm 7-4; M Capps 0-2; J Grabow 0-0; S Torres 1-2; R Hernandez 1-1; M Gonzalez 1-2; D Marte 1-3; R Vogelsong 7-7.
Batters faced - W Rodriguez 28; R Springer 5; D Wheeler 8; C Qualls 10; T Miller 9; B Lidge 9; M Gallo 6; P Maholm 27; M Capps 4; J Grabow 2; S Torres 3; R Hernandez 7; M Gonzalez 6; D Marte 8; R Vogelsong 18.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Fieldin Culbreth. 1B--Bill Welke. 2B--Tim Mcclelland. 3B--Marty Foster.
Ejections: HOUSTON's Garner by Culbreth (8th).
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, out to right.

Updated on Sunday, May 28, 2006 4:27 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
M. Lamb M. Lamb
3-8
2 RBI
 Pittsburgh
J. Bay J. Bay
3-7, 1 HR
4 RBI