Houston 7, Pittsburgh 6, 15 innings
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(81-78)
  Final 15 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 R H E
Houston 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 12 3
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 13 0
WP: C. Sampson (2-0) S: T. Miller (1)
LP: J. Bayliss (1-1)
(65-94)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Pittsburgh
- F. Sanchez singled to left, C. Duffy scored
Bot 2nd: Pittsburgh
- R. Doumit homered to deep right center
Top 3rd: Houston
- M. Lamb hit sacrifice fly to deep right, H. Quintero scored
Bot 3rd: Pittsburgh
- J. Bay grounded out to shortstop, J. Wilson scored, F. Sanchez to third
Bot 5th: Pittsburgh
- X. Nady singled to right, J. Wilson and C. Duffy scored, J. Bay to third, J. Bay scored, X. Nady to second on right fielder A. Huff's throwing error
Top 6th: Houston
- M. Lamb doubled to deep right, W. Taveras scored
- L. Berkman homered to deep right center, M. Lamb scored
- A. Everett hit sacrifice fly to left, A. Huff scored
Top 9th: Houston
- L. Scott singled to center, W. Taveras scored, L. Berkman to second
Top 15th: Houston
- B. Ausmus hit sacrifice fly to center, C. Biggio scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 5 2 2 0 1 1 0 .279
M. Lamb 3b 6 1 1 2 0 1 1 .308
L. Berkman 1b 4 1 2 2 3 0 1 .317
L. Scott lf 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .357
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    H. Gimenez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    F. Nieve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
    C. Sampson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
    T. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Huff rf 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .250
    E. Bruntlett pr-ss 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 .280
C. Biggio 2b 6 1 1 0 0 1 3 .245
A. Everett ss 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 .238
    O. Palmeiro ph-rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .250
H. Quintero c 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .389
    C. Burke ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272
    B. Ausmus c 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .228
J. Hirsh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Jimerson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
    D. Borkowski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Ensberg ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .236
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane ph-lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .203
 Totals 50 7 12 7 6 11 18  
 Batting
2B - M Lamb (22, S Chacon).
HR - L Berkman (44, 6th inning off S Chacon 1 on, 0 Out).
S - C Biggio , W Taveras , J Hirsh.
SF - A Everett , B Ausmus , M Lamb.
RBI - M Lamb 2 (45), L Berkman 2 (133), A Everett (58), L Scott (37), B Ausmus (39).
2-out RBI - L Scott.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Bruntlett 1, H Quintero 1, C Burke 1, L Scott 1.
GIDP - C Biggio.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
E - M Lamb (10, ground ball); A Huff (4, throw).
DP - 4 (M Lamb-L Berkman, A Everett-C Biggio-L Berkman 2, C Biggio-E Bruntlett-L Berkman).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Duffy cf 6 2 2 0 2 2 2 .252
J. Wilson ss 7 2 3 0 0 1 1 .271
F. Sanchez 2b-3b 5 0 2 1 2 0 1 .346
J. Bay lf 5 1 1 1 2 2 3 .284
X. Nady rf-1b 7 0 2 2 0 0 6 .276
R. Paulino c 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 .311
R. Doumit 1b 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 .216
    M. Capps p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    B. Rogers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Burnitz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
    S. Youman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600
    J. Castillo ph-2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .254
J. Bautista 3b-rf 6 0 0 0 1 2 4 .238
S. Chacon p 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .077
    J. Sharpless p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Davis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
    J. Grabow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Randa 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260
    J. Bayliss p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    H. Cota ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190
 Totals 55 6 13 5 9 9 21  
 Batting
2B - C Duffy 2 (12, D Borkowski, J Hirsh); F Sanchez (53, J Hirsh); J Wilson (25, D Borkowski).
HR - R Doumit (6, 2nd inning off J Hirsh 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - F Sanchez (85), R Doumit (17), J Bay (109), X Nady 2 (62).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Chacon 1, X Nady 3, C Duffy 1, J Bautista 2.
GIDP - X Nady, J Bautista, J Bay, J Castillo.
Team LOB - 13.
 Base Running
SB - C Duffy 2 (26, 2nd base off D Wheeler/B Ausmus, 3rd base off J Hirsh/H Quintero).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (J Wilson-R Doumit).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Hirsh 3.0 6 3 3 1 1 1 6.04
R. Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.53
D. Borkowski 1.1 4 3 2 4 1 0 4.69
C. Qualls 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.83
B. Lidge 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5.35
D. Wheeler 3.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2.41
F. Nieve 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.09
C. Sampson (W, 2-0) 2.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.10
T. Miller (S, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.96
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Chacon 5.1 6 5 5 1 5 1 5.48
J. Sharpless (H, 2) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.64
J. Grabow (H, 11) 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4.17
M. Capps (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.87
S. Torres (BS, 3) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.35
B. Rogers 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.00
S. Youman 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.30
J. Bayliss (L, 1-1) 3.0 1 1 1 2 3 0 4.30
WP - J Sharpless.
IBB - J Bay 2 (by D Borkowski, D Wheeler), F Sanchez 2 (by D Borkowski, D Wheeler), L Berkman 3 (by J Grabow, S Torres, J Bayliss).
HBP - A Huff (by S Chacon).
Pitches-strikes - J Hirsh 51-31; R Springer 3-2; D Borkowski 38-15; C Qualls 3-3; B Lidge 25-16; D Wheeler 46-24; F Nieve 22-15; C Sampson 27-19; T Miller 6-5; S Chacon 82-56; J Sharpless 11-5; J Grabow 23-12; M Capps 9-6; S Torres 28-17; B Rogers 12-7; S Youman 32-19; J Bayliss 45-29.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Hirsh 4-4; R Springer 2-1; D Borkowski 2-1; C Qualls 2-0; B Lidge 2-1; D Wheeler 3-5; F Nieve 0-2; C Sampson 5-2; T Miller 0-0; S Chacon 6-5; J Sharpless 0-2; J Grabow 1-2; M Capps 1-1; S Torres 2-0; B Rogers 2-0; S Youman 4-2; J Bayliss 4-2.
Batters faced - J Hirsh 16; R Springer 2; D Borkowski 12; C Qualls 1; B Lidge 7; D Wheeler 12; F Nieve 5; C Sampson 8; T Miller 1; S Chacon 23; J Sharpless 3; J Grabow 6; M Capps 3; S Torres 6; B Rogers 3; S Youman 7; J Bayliss 12.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jim Joyce. 1B--Paul Schrieber. 2B--Doug Eddings. 3B--Dana Demuth.
Time: 4:50.
Attendance: 16,352.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, right to left.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 28, 2006 6:00 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Pittsburgh
X. Nady X. Nady
2-7
2 RBI