Houston 7, Pittsburgh 4
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(62-68)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 7 11 0
Pittsburgh 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 1
WP: A. Pettitte (12-13) S: B. Lidge (27)
LP: Z. Duke (8-12)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Houston
- W. Taveras safe at first on first baseman J. Randa's throwing error, A. Everett and C. Biggio scored
Bot 2nd: Pittsburgh
- J. Castillo singled to left center, X. Nady and R. Paulino scored, J. Bautista to second
- Z. Duke singled to left, J. Bautista scored, J. Castillo to second
Top 4th: Houston
- A. Pettitte singled to right, A. Everett scored, B. Ausmus to third
- B. Ausmus scored, A. Pettitte to second on wild pitch
Top 7th: Houston
- L. Berkman doubled to deep center, C. Burke and W. Taveras scored
- M. Ensberg singled to left, L. Berkman scored
Bot 7th: Pittsburgh
- R. Doumit hit sacrifice fly to right, R. Paulino scored, J. Bautista to third
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .282
C. Burke lf-2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .290
L. Berkman 1b 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 .305
J. Lane rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .211
M. Ensberg 3b 5 0 1 1 0 1 4 .230
C. Biggio 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .255
    D. Borkowski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Everett ss 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .240
B. Ausmus c 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 .228
A. Pettitte p 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 .220
    L. Scott lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .393
 Totals 35 7 11 4 3 5 17  
 Batting
2B - W Taveras (15, Z Duke); L Berkman (21, Z Duke).
3B - A Everett (5, Z Duke).
S - A Pettitte , B Ausmus , C Burke.
RBI - A Pettitte (5), L Berkman 2 (106), M Ensberg (51).
2-out RBI - A Pettitte, M Ensberg.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Ensberg 2, W Taveras 2.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - L Berkman (3, 3rd base off Z Duke/R Paulino).
CS - W Taveras (8, 2nd base by Z Duke).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (C Biggio-A Everett-L Berkman).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Duffy cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .207
J. Randa 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .264
F. Sanchez ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .345
J. Bay lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .293
X. Nady rf 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .279
R. Paulino c 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 .314
J. Bautista 3b 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .254
J. Castillo 2b 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 .272
Z. Duke p 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .214
    M. Capps p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Doumit ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .197
    D. Marte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Burnitz ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .232
 Totals 34 4 9 4 1 7 10  
 Batting
2B - X Nady (21, D Borkowski).
SF - R Doumit.
RBI - J Castillo 2 (60), Z Duke (6), R Doumit (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Randa 2, R Paulino 1.
GIDP - F Sanchez.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - J Randa (4, throw).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Pettitte (W, 12-13) 6.0 7 4 4 1 3 0 4.56
D. Borkowski (H, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.72
B. Lidge (S, 27) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.25
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
Z. Duke (L, 8-12) 6.2 10 7 5 2 4 0 5.01
M. Capps 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.61
D. Marte 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.86
WP - Z Duke 2.
IBB - B Ausmus (by Z Duke).
Pitches-strikes - A Pettitte 105-74; D Borkowski 29-20; B Lidge 13-9; Z Duke 110-73; M Capps 4-3; D Marte 25-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - A Pettitte 8-7; D Borkowski 1-4; B Lidge 0-0; Z Duke 9-6; M Capps 1-0; D Marte 2-3.
Batters faced - A Pettitte 25; D Borkowski 8; B Lidge 3; Z Duke 32; M Capps 1; D Marte 8.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bruce Dreckman. 1B--Larry Poncino. 2B--Ed Hickox. 3B--Gary Darling.
Time: 2:46.
Attendance: 37,190.
Weather: 87 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, in from right.
Game Notes
HOUSTON'S WILLY TAVERAS EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 29 GAMES WITH A DOUBLE IN THE FIRST INNING.

Updated on Saturday, Aug 26, 2006 9:55 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
1-5
2 RBI
 Pittsburgh
J. Castillo J. Castillo
2-4
2 RBI