Houston 13, Pittsburgh 1
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(63-68)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 1 0 3 0 3 5 0 0 1 13 14 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
WP: J. Hirsh (2-2)
LP: S. Chacon (1-2)
(50-81)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- L. Berkman singled to center, W. Taveras scored
Top 3rd: Houston
- M. Lamb doubled to left, W. Taveras scored
- L. Berkman safe at first on shortstop F. Sanchez's fielding error, M. Lamb scored, C. Burke to third
- A. Huff hit sacrifice fly to deep center, C. Burke scored
Bot 4th: Pittsburgh
- X. Nady singled to center, J. Bautista scored, J. Burnitz to third
Top 5th: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep right, M. Lamb and C. Burke scored
Top 6th: Houston
- A. Huff reached on fielder's choice, M. Lamb scored, C. Burke to third, L. Berkman to second
- L. Scott hit sacrifice fly to shallow left, C. Burke scored
- A. Everett doubled to left, L. Berkman and A. Huff scored
- B. Ausmus singled to right center, A. Everett scored
Top 9th: Houston
- J. Lane hit sacrifice fly to deep left center, A. Everett scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .284
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Ensberg ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .232
    T. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Lamb 3b-1b 5 3 3 1 1 0 1 .309
C. Burke 2b 5 3 1 0 1 1 4 .289
L. Berkman 1b 3 2 2 4 1 0 0 .308
    O. Palmeiro rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
A. Huff rf-3b 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 .261
L. Scott lf 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 .387
A. Everett ss 5 2 2 2 0 1 3 .242
B. Ausmus c 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .228
    J. Lane cf 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .211
J. Hirsh p 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .000
    J.R. House c 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
 Totals 38 13 14 12 7 6 18  
 Batting
2B - M Lamb (19, S Chacon); W Taveras (16, B Reames); A Everett (25, B Reames).
3B - A Everett (6, J Grabow).
HR - L Berkman (36, 5th inning off S Chacon 2 on, 1 Out).
SF - J Lane , A Huff , L Scott.
RBI - L Berkman 4 (110), M Lamb (39), A Huff 2 (25), L Scott (15), A Everett 2 (49), B Ausmus (31), J Lane (37).
2-out RBI - L Berkman, A Everett 2, B Ausmus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Burke 1, J Hirsh 2.
GIDP - B Ausmus.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - W Taveras (28, 2nd base off S Chacon/R Doumit).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (A Everett-C Burke-M Lamb).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Duffy cf 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .202
J. Bautista 3b-2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .255
F. Sanchez ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .346
J. Bay lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .290
J. Burnitz rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .230
X. Nady 1b 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .284
R. Doumit c 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .190
J. Castillo 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .270
    B. Reames p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    H. Cota ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .181
    J. Grabow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Davis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
S. Chacon p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Randa 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .265
 Totals 33 1 7 1 2 2 20  
 Batting
2B - J Bautista (17, J Hirsh); J Randa (13, J Hirsh).
RBI - X Nady (52).
2-out RBI - X Nady.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Burnitz 2, J Castillo 2, C Duffy 1.
GIDP - J Bay.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
E - S Chacon (1, throw); F Sanchez (8, ground ball).
DP - 1 (F Sanchez-J Castillo-X Nady).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Hirsh (W, 2-2) 7.0 5 1 1 2 2 0 8.53
C. Sampson 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.31
T. Miller 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.63
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Chacon (L, 1-2) 4.1 6 7 5 4 3 1 7.88
B. Reames 1.2 5 5 5 3 1 0 9.82
J. Grabow 3.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.90
IBB - L Berkman (by B Reames).
HBP - J Bautista (by J Hirsh); R Doumit (by T Miller).
Pitches-strikes - J Hirsh 94-65; C Sampson 5-4; T Miller 22-14; S Chacon 78-47; B Reames 50-25; J Grabow 37-27.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Hirsh 7-12; C Sampson 3-0; T Miller 1-2; S Chacon 5-5; B Reames 1-3; J Grabow 4-3.
Batters faced - J Hirsh 29; C Sampson 3; T Miller 5; S Chacon 23; B Reames 13; J Grabow 12.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Larry Poncino. 1B--Ed Hickox. 2B--Gary Darling. 3B--Bruce Dreckman.
Time: 2:46. (Plus rain delay totaling 62 minutes in the 1st).
Attendance: 19,459.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, out to left.
Game Notes
THE START OF THE GAME IS BEING DELAYED DUE TO RAIN.
HOUSTON'S WILLY TAVERAS EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 30 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE FIRST INNING.

Updated on Sunday, Aug 27, 2006 5:26 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
2-3, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Pittsburgh
X. Nady X. Nady
3-4
1 RBI