Houston 5, Pittsburgh 1
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(61-68)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 11 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
WP: R. Clemens (6-4)
LP: V. Santos (5-9)
(50-79)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep left center
Top 4th: Houston
- B. Ausmus singled to center, A. Everett scored
Bot 4th: Pittsburgh
- X. Nady singled to left, F. Sanchez scored, J. Burnitz to second
Top 7th: Houston
- C. Burke grounded into fielder's choice, B. Ausmus scored, O. Palmeiro out at third, W. Taveras to second
Top 9th: Houston
- J. Lane homered to deep left, B. Ausmus scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 5 0 3 0 0 1 2 .283
M. Lamb 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .305
    C. Burke ph-lf-2b 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .287
L. Berkman rf-1b 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 .307
A. Huff 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 .254
L. Scott lf-rf-lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .397
C. Biggio 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .255
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Everett ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .237
B. Ausmus c 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 .229
R. Clemens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .231
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane rf 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .211
 Totals 34 5 11 5 4 7 18  
 Batting
HR - L Berkman (35, 3rd inning off V Santos 0 on, 1 Out), J Lane (13, 9th inning off B Reames 1 on, 0 Out).
S - R Clemens 2.
RBI - L Berkman (104), B Ausmus (30), C Burke (35), J Lane 2 (36).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Biggio 2, A Huff 1, W Taveras 2.
GIDP - A Huff.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - W Taveras 2 (27, 2nd base off V Santos/R Doumit, 2nd base off B Reames/R Doumit), A Everett (8, 2nd base off V Santos/R Doumit).
 
 Fielding
DP - 2 (M Lamb-A Everett-R Clemens, C Biggio-A Everett-M Lamb).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Duffy cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .212
J. Randa 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .264
F. Sanchez ss 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .348
J. Bay lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .295
J. Burnitz rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .233
X. Nady 1b 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .278
R. Doumit c 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .197
J. Castillo 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .270
V. Santos p 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .118
    J. Grabow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Paulino ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .311
    B. Reames p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 31 1 7 1 2 5 15  
 Batting
2B - J Castillo (22, R Clemens); F Sanchez (45, D Wheeler).
S - V Santos.
RBI - X Nady (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Randa 1, J Bay 1.
GIDP - R Doumit, J Burnitz.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (X Nady, J Castillo-F Sanchez-X Nady).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Clemens (W, 6-4) 6.0 6 1 1 1 2 0 2.50
R. Springer (H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.54
D. Wheeler (H, 21) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.63
B. Lidge 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.34
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
V. Santos (L, 5-9) 6.0 8 3 3 3 4 1 5.59
J. Grabow 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.95
B. Reames 2.0 3 2 2 1 2 1 4.76
WP - R Clemens.
Pitches-strikes - R Clemens 82-54; R Springer 17-8; D Wheeler 15-10; B Lidge 10-7; V Santos 107-68; J Grabow 11-8; B Reames 25-16.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Clemens 13-3; R Springer 1-2; D Wheeler 0-2; B Lidge 0-1; V Santos 10-3; J Grabow 2-0; B Reames 2-2.
Batters faced - R Clemens 23; R Springer 4; D Wheeler 4; B Lidge 3; V Santos 28; J Grabow 3; B Reames 9.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gary Darling. 1B--Bruce Dreckman. 2B--Larry Poncino. 3B--Ed Hickox.
Time: 2:48.
Attendance: 37,009.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
HOUSTON CENTER FIELDER WILLY TAVERAS EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 28 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE FIRST INNING.

Updated on Friday, Aug 25, 2006 9:59 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
J. Lane J. Lane
1-1, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Pittsburgh
F. Sanchez F. Sanchez
2-3
0 RBI