Houston 9, Pittsburgh 7
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(66-82)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 8 1
Houston 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 X 9 13 0
WP: J. Gutierrez (1-1) S: B. Lidge (15)
LP: M. Morris (9-10)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Pittsburgh
- R. Paulino singled to center, S. Pearce scored
Top 3rd: Pittsburgh
- R. Paulino homered to deep left, F. Sanchez and J. Bay scored
- J. Wilson homered to deep left
Bot 4th: Houston
- C. Lee homered to deep left
- T. Wigginton homered to deep left, H. Pence scored
- J. Anderson singled to center, J.R. Towles scored, J. Gutierrez to second
- L. Berkman hit by pitch, J. Gutierrez scored, J. Anderson to third, C. Biggio to second
- C. Lee singled to center, C. Biggio and J. Anderson scored, L. Berkman to second
Bot 5th: Houston
- J. Lane grounded out to first, M. Loretta scored, T. Wigginton to third, J.R. Towles to second
Bot 7th: Houston
- T. Wigginton homered to deep left
Top 8th: Pittsburgh
- J. Wilson homered to deep left, R. Paulino scored
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. Morgan cf 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .226
J. Bautista 3b 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .262
F. Sanchez 2b 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .312
J. Bay lf 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .252
X. Nady rf 5 0 0 0 0 3 4 .284
S. Pearce 1b 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .311
    Z. Duke p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
    M. Kata ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .270
    J. Perez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Paulino c 3 2 2 4 1 0 1 .264
J. Wilson ss 4 2 3 3 0 0 1 .294
M. Morris p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .208
    S. Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Phelps 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .373
 Totals 34 7 8 7 5 11 13  
 Batting
2B - S Pearce (4, W Rodriguez).
3B - N Morgan (1, S Randolph).
HR - R Paulino (11, 3rd inning off W Rodriguez 2 on, 2 Out), J Wilson 2 (11, 3rd inning off W Rodriguez 0 on, 2 Out, 8th inning off S Randolph 1 on, 1 Out).
S - M Morris.
RBI - R Paulino 4 (54), J Wilson 3 (55).
2-out RBI - R Paulino 3, J Wilson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - X Nady 1, J Bautista 2.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - J Bautista (16, ground ball).
DP - 2 (J Wilson-F Sanchez-S Pearce 2).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Anderson cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .308
C. Biggio 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .251
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
L. Berkman 1b 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .277
C. Lee lf 4 1 2 3 0 0 2 .297
H. Pence rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .326
M. Loretta ss-2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .283
T. Wigginton 3b 4 2 2 3 0 0 1 .300
J.R. Towles c 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .400
W. Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .116
    C. Ransom ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .091
    J. Gutierrez p 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .179
    F. Paulino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Sarfate p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Burke ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
    S. Randolph p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Bruntlett ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
 Totals 35 9 13 9 1 1 14  
 Batting
2B - J Anderson (1, M Morris).
HR - C Lee (29, 4th inning off M Morris 0 on, 0 Out), T Wigginton 2 (5, 4th inning off M Morris 1 on, 1 Out, 7th inning off Z Duke 0 on, 1 Out).
S - C Biggio , J Gutierrez.
RBI - C Lee 3 (109), T Wigginton 3 (15), J Anderson (2), L Berkman (92), J Lane (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Biggio 2, H Pence 1.
GIDP - T Wigginton, H Pence.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
PB - J Towles.
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Morris (L, 9-10) 3.1 9 7 7 1 0 2 4.84
S. Torres 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.32
Z. Duke 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 1 5.70
J. Perez 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.12
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Rodriguez 3.0 5 5 5 3 5 2 4.83
J. Gutierrez (W, 1-1) 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.10
F. Paulino (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 11.25
D. Sarfate (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
S. Randolph 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 1 13.50
C. Qualls (H, 19) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.29
B. Lidge (S, 15) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.77
HBP - J Bay (by W Rodriguez); L Berkman (by M Morris).
Pitches-strikes - M Morris 54-36; S Torres 8-5; Z Duke 46-30; J Perez 9-6; W Rodriguez 58-37; J Gutierrez 25-16; F Paulino 16-10; D Sarfate 11-8; S Randolph 21-10; C Qualls 3-2; B Lidge 13-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - M Morris 8-3; S Torres 2-0; Z Duke 5-4; J Perez 1-1; W Rodriguez 4-0; J Gutierrez 2-4; F Paulino 1-0; D Sarfate 2-0; S Randolph 0-1; C Qualls 1-0; B Lidge 0-1.
Batters faced - M Morris 21; S Torres 2; Z Duke 13; J Perez 3; W Rodriguez 18; J Gutierrez 7; F Paulino 4; D Sarfate 3; S Randolph 5; C Qualls 1; B Lidge 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gary Darling. 1B--Brian Knight. 2B--Larry Poncino. 3B--Jerry Meals.
Time: 2:32.
Attendance: 40,425.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
THE HOME RUNS BY PITTSBURGH'S RONNY PAULINO AND JACK WILSON IN THE THIRD INNING WERE HIT BACK-TO-BACK.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 15, 2007 9:48 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Pittsburgh
J. Wilson J. Wilson
3-4, 2 HR
3 RBI
 Houston
T. Wigginton T. Wigginton
2-4, 2 HR
3 RBI