Pittsburgh 7, Houston 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 11 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 X 7 10 0
WP: P. Maholm (6-12)
LP: W. Rodriguez (6-9)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 4th: Pittsburgh
- X. Nady hit by pitch, M. Kata scored, F. Sanchez to third, A. LaRoche to second
- J. Bay hit sacrifice fly to right, F. Sanchez scored
Bot 5th: Pittsburgh
- M. Kata ground rule double to deep right, J. Wilson scored, P. Maholm to third
- A. LaRoche singled to right, M. Kata and P. Maholm scored, F. Sanchez to third
- J. Bay hit sacrifice fly to right, F. Sanchez scored, A. LaRoche to second
Top 7th: Houston
- M. Lamb homered to deep right
- H. Pence doubled to left, E. Bruntlett scored, C. Biggio to third
Bot 7th: Pittsburgh
- F. Sanchez homered to deep left center
Top 8th: Houston
- E. Bruntlett singled to center, M. Ensberg scored, M. Lamb to second
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Burke rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .230
H. Pence cf 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .329
M. Loretta 2b 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .309
C. Lee lf 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .295
M. Ensberg 3b 4 1 1 0 0 3 3 .232
M. Lamb 1b 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .305
E. Bruntlett ss 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .315
B. Ausmus c 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 .244
W. Rodriguez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Biggio ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .249
    M. Albers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
    L. Berkman ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260
    D. Borkowski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 36 3 11 3 3 9 21  
 Batting
2B - H Pence (25, P Maholm).
HR - M Lamb (10, 7th inning off P Maholm 0 on, 0 Out).
S - W Rodriguez.
RBI - M Lamb (28), H Pence (45), E Bruntlett (5).
2-out RBI - H Pence.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Loretta 2, C Lee 1, L Berkman 1, M Ensberg 1, H Pence 2.
GIDP - E Bruntlett.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - M Ensberg (11, throw).
DP - 2 (E Bruntlett-M Loretta-M Lamb, M Ensberg-M Loretta-M Lamb).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Kata 3b 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 .286
F. Sanchez 2b 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 .299
A. LaRoche 1b 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 .246
X. Nady cf-rf 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .281
J. Bay lf 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 .246
R. Doumit rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .298
    S. Chacon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
R. Paulino c 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .240
J. Wilson ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .252
P. Maholm p 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .162
    S. Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Marte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    N. McLouth cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
 Totals 31 7 10 7 1 8 12  
 Batting
2B - M Kata (2, W Rodriguez); R Doumit (17, D Borkowski).
HR - F Sanchez (5, 7th inning off M Albers 0 on, 1 Out).
SF - J Bay 2.
RBI - X Nady (52), J Bay 2 (60), M Kata (2), A LaRoche 2 (56), F Sanchez (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Doumit 1, J Wilson 1, R Paulino 1.
GIDP - J Wilson, X Nady.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (A LaRoche-J Wilson-A LaRoche).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Rodriguez (L, 6-9) 5.0 7 6 4 1 6 0 4.46
C. Qualls 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.75
M. Albers 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 5.76
D. Borkowski 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.20
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
P. Maholm (W, 6-12) 6.2 8 2 2 2 5 1 4.57
S. Torres (H, 2) 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 5.12
D. Marte (H, 10) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.53
S. Chacon 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.48
IBB - F Sanchez (by W Rodriguez).
HBP - X Nady (by W Rodriguez).
Pitches-strikes - W Rodriguez 93-60; C Qualls 7-6; M Albers 15-8; D Borkowski 16-11; P Maholm 97-60; S Torres 25-17; D Marte 9-7; S Chacon 21-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - W Rodriguez 3-7; C Qualls 2-0; M Albers 3-0; D Borkowski 1-1; P Maholm 9-6; S Torres 2-0; D Marte 0-0; S Chacon 1-0.
Batters faced - W Rodriguez 25; C Qualls 2; M Albers 4; D Borkowski 4; P Maholm 29; S Torres 6; D Marte 1; S Chacon 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Ed Rapuano. 1B--Ed Hickox. 2B--C.B. Bucknor. 3B--Joe West.
Time: 2:52. (Plus ceremonies delay totaling 11 minutes in the 1st).
Attendance: 32,068.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, out to right.
Game Notes
THE START OF THE GAME IS BEING DELAYED DUE TO CEREMONIES.

Updated on Sunday, Jul 22, 2007 5:14 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
M. Lamb M. Lamb
3-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Pittsburgh
A. LaRoche A. LaRoche
3-4
2 RBI