Houston 6, Pittsburgh 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 10 0
Pittsburgh 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
WP: B. Moehler (5-4) S: J. Valverde (23)
LP: S. Burnett (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- G. Blum homered to deep right, C. Lee and L. Berkman scored
- B. Ausmus singled to right center, T. Wigginton scored, M. Bourn to third
Bot 2nd: Pittsburgh
- A. LaRoche grounded out to third, X. Nady scored
Bot 3rd: Pittsburgh
- R. Doumit singled to center, N. McLouth scored
- J. Bay doubled to deep left, R. Doumit scored
Bot 5th: Pittsburgh
- F. Sanchez hit sacrifice fly to center, N. McLouth scored
Top 7th: Houston
- H. Pence grounded out to third, M. Bourn scored, M. Loretta to second
- K. Matsui doubled to center, M. Loretta scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
H. Pence rf 6 0 0 1 0 1 4 .260
K. Matsui 2b 6 0 2 1 0 1 1 .273
L. Berkman 1b 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 .348
C. Lee lf 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 .293
    M. Tejada ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
G. Blum ss 5 1 1 3 0 1 5 .219
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
T. Wigginton 3b 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .277
M. Bourn cf 5 1 2 0 0 3 1 .220
B. Ausmus c 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 .221
B. Moehler p 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 .000
    M. Loretta ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150
    D. Erstad ph-lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .301
 Totals 36 6 10 6 9 8 19  
 Batting
2B - K Matsui 2 (15, J Van Benschoten, T Yates); D Erstad (12, T Beam).
HR - G Blum (6, 1st inning off J Van Benschoten 2 on, 2 Out).
S - B Ausmus.
RBI - G Blum 3 (20), B Ausmus (14), H Pence (43), K Matsui (19).
2-out RBI - G Blum 3, B Ausmus, K Matsui.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Wigginton 1, B Moehler 1, C Lee 1, G Blum 2, K Matsui 1, H Pence 2.
Team LOB - 14.
 Base Running
SB - L Berkman 2 (14, 2nd base off J Van Benschoten/R Doumit, 2nd base off S Burnett/R Doumit).
CS - T Wigginton (4, 2nd base by J Van Benschoten/R Doumit).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. McLouth cf 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .286
F. Sanchez 2b 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 .226
R. Doumit c 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .318
J. Bay lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .291
X. Nady rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .321
A. LaRoche 1b 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .251
D. Mientkiewicz 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
    T. Yates p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T.J. Beam p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Michaels ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242
J. Van Benschoten p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    S. Burnett p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Bautista 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
J. Wilson ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .299
 Totals 33 4 8 4 1 4 9  
 Batting
2B - N McLouth 3 (32, B Moehler 3); J Bay (22, B Moehler); Ja Wilson (7, B Moehler).
3B - X Nady (1, B Moehler).
SF - F Sanchez.
RBI - A LaRoche (42), R Doumit (28), J Bay (46), F Sanchez (33).
2-out RBI - R Doumit, J Bay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - X Nady 1, J Bay 1.
Team LOB - 4.
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Moehler (W, 5-4) 6.0 7 4 4 1 3 0 4.28
C. Sampson (H, 4) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.72
J. Valverde (S, 23) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.89
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Van Benschoten 4.2 7 4 4 6 6 1 9.77
S. Burnett (L, 0-1) 1.2 1 1 1 2 0 0 4.88
T. Yates 1.2 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.74
T.J. Beam 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.55
IBB - L Berkman (by T Yates).
HBP - L Berkman (by J Van Benschoten).
Pitches-strikes - B Moehler 91-62; C Sampson 23-16; J Valverde 19-13; J Van Benschoten 117-62; S Burnett 28-14; T Yates 32-17; T Beam 13-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Moehler 7-7; C Sampson 4-1; J Valverde 1-2; J Van Benschoten 4-3; S Burnett 3-2; T Yates 3-1; T Beam 2-1.
Batters faced - B Moehler 25; C Sampson 6; J Valverde 4; J Van Benschoten 27; S Burnett 8; T Yates 8; T Beam 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Kerwin Danley. 1B--Laz Diaz. 2B--Wally Bell. 3B--Paul Schrieber.
Time: 3:15.
Attendance: 13,884.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, out to left.

Updated on Wednesday, Jul 9, 2008 10:33 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
G. Blum Geoff Blum
1-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Pittsburgh
N. McLouth Nate McLouth
3-4