Pittsburgh 5, Houston 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(60-68)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 X 5 11 0
WP: P. Maholm (6-10) S: M. Gonzalez (24)
LP: W. Rodriguez (9-8)
(50-78)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Houston
- C. Burke homered to deep center, W. Taveras scored
- C. Biggio singled to right center, L. Scott scored
Bot 4th: Pittsburgh
- J. Bay doubled to deep center, C. Duffy scored
Bot 6th: Pittsburgh
- F. Sanchez singled to center, C. Duffy scored
- R. Paulino singled to left, F. Sanchez scored, J. Bay to third, X. Nady to second
- J. Bautista hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Bay scored
- J. Castillo singled to right, X. Nady scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .280
C. Burke lf 5 1 2 2 0 2 2 .286
L. Berkman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .307
M. Ensberg 3b 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 .231
L. Scott rf 3 1 2 0 1 1 2 .407
C. Biggio 2b 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .257
J.R. House c 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
    B. Ausmus c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
A. Everett ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
W. Rodriguez p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .088
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207
 Totals 33 3 7 3 5 3 13  
 Batting
2B - W Taveras (14, P Maholm).
HR - C Burke (8, 3rd inning off P Maholm 1 on, 0 Out).
RBI - C Burke 2 (34), C Biggio (45).
2-out RBI - C Biggio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Biggio 3, L Scott 1.
GIDP - L Berkman.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - W Taveras (25, 2nd base off P Maholm/R Paulino).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - L Scott (J Castillo at 2nd base).
DP - 2 (C Biggio-A Everett-L Berkman 2).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Duffy cf 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 .217
J. Wilson ss 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .272
F. Sanchez 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .346
J. Bay lf 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .298
X. Nady 1b 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .278
R. Paulino c 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .312
J. Bautista rf 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .251
J. Castillo 2b 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 .269
P. Maholm p 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .128
    M. Capps p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Marte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Davis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
    M. Gonzalez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 31 5 11 5 1 10 14  
 Batting
2B - J Bay (25, W Rodriguez).
SF - J Bautista.
RBI - J Bay (90), F Sanchez (67), R Paulino (41), J Bautista (35), J Castillo (58).
2-out RBI - J Bay, J Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - X Nady 1, J Bautista 1.
GIDP - R Paulino, J Bautista.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - C Duffy (13, 2nd base off W Rodriguez/J House), J Bay (8, 2nd base off B Lidge/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (J Wilson-J Castillo-X Nady).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Rodriguez (L, 9-8) 5.1 8 5 5 0 7 0 5.51
C. Qualls (BS, 6) 1.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.33
B. Lidge 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.43
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
P. Maholm (W, 6-10) 6.2 7 3 3 4 1 1 4.82
M. Capps (H, 9) 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.63
D. Marte (H, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.03
S. Torres (H, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.89
M. Gonzalez (S, 24) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.17
WP - P Maholm, W Rodriguez.
IBB - M Ensberg (by P Maholm).
BALK - P Maholm.
HBP - X Nady (by W Rodriguez).
Pitches-strikes - W Rodriguez 88-63; C Qualls 23-15; B Lidge 17-13; P Maholm 102-64; M Capps 6-2; D Marte 7-5; S Torres 17-9; M Gonzalez 11-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - W Rodriguez 6-3; C Qualls 2-1; B Lidge 0-1; P Maholm 13-6; M Capps 0-0; D Marte 0-0; S Torres 2-1; M Gonzalez 1-1.
Batters faced - W Rodriguez 23; C Qualls 7; B Lidge 4; P Maholm 30; M Capps 1; D Marte 1; S Torres 3; M Gonzalez 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ed Hickox. 1B--Gary Darling. 2B--Bruce Dreckman. 3B--Larry Poncino.
Time: 2:48.
Attendance: 32,345.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
HOUSTON CENTER FIELDER WILLY TAVERAS EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 27 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE THIRD INNING.

Updated on Thursday, Aug 24, 2006 9:59 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
C. Burke C. Burke
2-5, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Pittsburgh
J. Bay J. Bay
3-4
1 RBI