Houston 5, Atlanta 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(82-79)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 12 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 8 2
WP: T. Miller (2-3) S: D. Wheeler (9)
LP: B. Wickman (0-2)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep right
Top 6th: Houston
- A. Huff homered to deep center
Bot 6th: Atlanta
- M. Giles sacrificed to pitcher, A. LaRoche scored, W. Aybar to second
Bot 8th: Atlanta
- A. LaRoche homered to deep right
Top 9th: Houston
- W. Taveras singled to right, B. Ausmus scored, C. Burke to third
- L. Berkman reached on fielder's choice, M. Lamb and C. Burke scored on E. Renteria's throwing error
Bot 9th: Atlanta
- B. McCann singled to left, E. Renteria scored
- D. Ward singled to center, B. Pena scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .277
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .254
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Lamb 3b 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .306
L. Berkman 1b 5 1 1 2 0 0 3 .312
L. Scott lf 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .341
A. Huff rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .253
    E. Bruntlett 2b-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277
C. Biggio 2b 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .247
    C. Jimerson rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
A. Everett ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241
B. Ausmus c 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .231
A. Pettitte p 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .194
    T. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Burke ph-2b 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273
 Totals 38 5 12 4 3 3 19  
 Batting
HR - L Berkman (45, 1st inning off L Cormier 0 on, 2 Out), A Huff (13, 6th inning off L Cormier 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - L Berkman 2 (135), A Huff (38), O Palmeiro (17).
2-out RBI - L Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Everett 2, E Bruntlett 1, L Berkman 1.
GIDP - L Berkman.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
CS - C Biggio (2, 2nd base by C Paronto/B McCann).
 
 Fielding
E - L Berkman (9, dropped foul ball).
DP - 1 (M Lamb-C Biggio-L Berkman).
 Atlanta
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Aybar 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .280
    R. Langerhans lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
M. Giles 2b 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .264
E. Renteria ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .292
A. Jones cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .263
J. Francoeur rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .259
B. McCann c 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .336
    B. Pena pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268
M. Diaz lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .327
    B. Wickman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    W. Franklin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    K. Ray p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Ward ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .315
    P. Orr pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
A. LaRoche 1b 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 .285
L. Cormier p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .083
    C. Paronto p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Jordan ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231
    O. Villarreal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. McBride p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Yates p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Jones ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324
 Totals 33 4 8 4 1 8 7  
 Batting
HR - A Laroche (32, 8th inning off T Miller 0 on, 0 Out).
S - M Giles.
RBI - M Giles (60), A LaRoche (90), B McCann (93), D Ward (26).
2-out RBI - B McCann, D Ward.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Renteria 1.
GIDP - J Francoeur.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
E - M Giles (11, ground ball); E Renteria (13, throw).
DP - 2 (W Aybar-A LaRoche, M Giles-E Renteria-A LaRoche).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Pettitte 7.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 4.20
T. Miller (W, 2-3; BS, 2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.02
B. Lidge (H, 6) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5.35
D. Wheeler (S, 9) 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.52
 Atlanta
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
L. Cormier 5.1 8 2 2 2 1 2 4.89
C. Paronto 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.18
O. Villarreal 0.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.61
M. McBride 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.54
T. Yates 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.07
B. Wickman (L, 0-2) 0.1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1.08
W. Franklin 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.04
K. Ray 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.52
Pitches-strikes - A Pettitte 79-54; T Miller 14-8; B Lidge 11-7; D Wheeler 15-9; L Cormier 82-48; C Paronto 2-1; O Villarreal 11-9; M McBride 16-8; T Yates 4-3; B Wickman 16-11; W Franklin 2-2; K Ray 3-2.
Ground balls-fly balls - A Pettitte 10-4; T Miller 0-3; B Lidge 2-0; D Wheeler 0-0; L Cormier 6-8; C Paronto 0-1; O Villarreal 0-0; M McBride 2-1; T Yates 0-1; B Wickman 2-0; W Franklin 0-1; K Ray 0-1.
Batters faced - A Pettitte 25; T Miller 4; B Lidge 3; D Wheeler 3; L Cormier 24; C Paronto 1; O Villarreal 4; M McBride 4; T Yates 1; B Wickman 5; W Franklin 1; K Ray 1.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Alfonso Marquez. 1B--Tom Hallion. 2B--Larry Young. 3B--Gerry Davis.
Time: 2:56.
Attendance: 40,123.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, out to center.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 30, 2006 11:01 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
A. Huff A. Huff
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Atlanta
A. LaRoche A. LaRoche
1-3, 1 HR
1 RBI