Houston 7, Cincinnati 6
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(70-88)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 15 0
Cincinnati 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 10 0
WP: D. Sarfate (1-0) S: C. Qualls (5)
LP: J. Burton (4-2)
(71-87)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep left center, A. Everett and C. Burke scored
- C. Lee homered to deep left
Bot 1st: Cincinnati
- B. Phillips homered to deep right, J. Votto scored
Bot 2nd: Cincinnati
- K. Saarloos doubled to left, J. Ellison and B. Coats scored
- J. Keppinger grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, K. Saarloos scored, N. Hopper out at second
Top 3rd: Houston
- H. Pence homered to deep right
Top 4th: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep right
Bot 6th: Cincinnati
- B. Coats ground rule double to deep right, E. Encarnacion scored
Top 8th: Houston
- H. Pence singled to center, C. Lee scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Burke 2b 6 1 1 0 0 1 3 .232
A. Everett ss 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .233
    C. Ransom ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242
L. Berkman 1b 5 2 4 4 0 0 0 .280
C. Lee lf 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 .303
H. Pence cf 4 1 2 2 1 1 2 .325
L. Scott rf 4 0 1 0 1 3 2 .256
T. Wigginton 3b 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .283
E. Munson c 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235
    J.R. Towles c 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .406
J. Gutierrez p 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 .000
    M. McLemore p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Biggio ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
    D. Sarfate p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 41 7 15 7 5 9 19  
 Batting
2B - C Burke (18, T Shearn); T Wigginton (10, K Saarloos); L Scott (28, E Guardado); C Lee (42, J Burton).
HR - L Berkman 2 (33, 1st inning off T Shearn 2 on, 0 Out, 4th inning off K Saarloos 0 on, 2 Out), C Lee (32, 1st inning off T Shearn 0 on, 0 Out), H Pence (17, 3rd inning off K Saarloos 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - L Berkman 4 (100), C Lee (116), H Pence 2 (67).
2-out RBI - L Berkman, H Pence.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Burke 1, J Gutierrez 3, H Pence 1.
GIDP - C Lee.
Team LOB - 12.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (C Burke-L Berkman, C Burke-A Everett-L Berkman).
 Cincinnati
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. Hopper cf 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .337
J. Keppinger ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .335
J. Votto 1b 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 .353
B. Phillips 2b 4 1 1 2 0 3 2 .290
E. Encarnacion 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .291
J. Valentin c 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272
B. Coats lf 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 .286
J. Ellison rf 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .167
T. Shearn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    K. Saarloos p 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .200
    M. Gosling p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Coffey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Hanigan ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
    E. Guardado p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Burton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Weathers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Cantu ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .319
 Totals 35 6 10 5 3 6 9  
 Batting
2B - J Votto 2 (6, D Sarfate, J Gutierrez); B Coats 2 (3, J Gutierrez, M McLemore); K Saarloos (1, J Gutierrez); E Encarnacion (25, M McLemore).
HR - B Phillips (30, 1st inning off J Gutierrez 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - B Phillips 2 (94), K Saarloos 2 (2), B Coats (2).
2-out RBI - B Phillips 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Phillips 1, R Hanigan 1.
GIDP - J Keppinger.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (E Encarnacion-B Phillips-J Votto).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Gutierrez 5.0 7 5 5 2 3 1 5.91
M. McLemore (BS, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.09
D. Sarfate (W, 1-0) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
C. Qualls (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.09
 Cincinnati
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
T. Shearn 0.2 4 4 4 2 0 2 4.96
K. Saarloos 3.1 4 2 2 1 3 2 7.17
M. Gosling 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 4.91
T. Coffey 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.06
E. Guardado 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7.82
J. Burton (L, 4-2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.51
D. Weathers 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.64
Pitches-strikes - J Gutierrez 80-52; M McLemore 21-15; D Sarfate 31-22; C Qualls 17-12; T Shearn 37-18; K Saarloos 52-33; M Gosling 25-15; T Coffey 22-13; E Guardado 19-9; J Burton 8-8; D Weathers 9-6.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Gutierrez 6-5; M McLemore 1-2; D Sarfate 3-0; C Qualls 2-1; T Shearn 1-1; K Saarloos 5-2; M Gosling 0-0; T Coffey 0-1; E Guardado 0-3; J Burton 0-2; D Weathers 0-3.
Batters faced - J Gutierrez 22; M McLemore 5; D Sarfate 7; C Qualls 4; T Shearn 8; K Saarloos 14; M Gosling 5; T Coffey 5; E Guardado 5; J Burton 5; D Weathers 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Kerwin Danley. 1B--Doug Eddings. 2B--Mike Everitt. 3B--Chris Guccione.
Time: 3:11.
Attendance: 13,138.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUNS BY HOUSTON'S LANCE BERKMAN AND CARLOS LEE IN THE FIRST INNING WERE HIT BACK-TO-BACK.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 27, 2007 5:36 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
4-5, 2 HR
4 RBI
 Cincinnati
J. Votto J. Votto
3-4