Houston 7, Colorado 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 7 12 0
Colorado 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 9 1
WP: D. Brocail (7-5) S: J. Valverde (40)
LP: T. Buchholz (6-5)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Houston
- M. Loretta singled to center, M. Bourn scored
- L. Berkman hit sacrifice fly to deep right, M. Loretta scored, M. Tejada to third
- J. Castillo hit sacrifice fly to right, M. Tejada scored
Bot 3rd: Colorado
- M. Holliday doubled to left, J. De La Rosa and C. Barmes scored, R. Spilborghs to third
Top 6th: Houston
- G. Blum hit sacrifice fly to deep left, R. Abercrombie scored
Bot 6th: Colorado
- B. Hawpe homered to deep right, G. Atkins and C. Iannetta scored
Top 8th: Houston
- D. Erstad singled to right center, J. Castillo scored
- D. Newhan tripled to deep center, D. Erstad scored
Top 9th: Houston
- J. Castillo singled to center, H. Pence scored, J. Castillo to second on center fielder W. Taveras' throwing error
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Bourn cf 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 .222
M. Loretta 2b 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .279
    E. Maysonet pr-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
    L. Hawkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Tejada ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .282
L. Berkman 1b 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .326
H. Pence rf 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 .272
J. Castillo 3b 3 1 3 2 1 0 1 .245
R. Abercrombie lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .263
B. Ausmus c 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .218
    D. Erstad ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .287
    H. Quintero c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234
W. Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105
    B. Backe ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .277
    J. Cassel p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
    G. Blum ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .236
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
    D. Brocail p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Newhan ph-2b 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .268
 Totals 33 7 12 7 5 5 16  
 Batting
2B - M Loretta (15, J De La Rosa); M Tejada (33, J De La Rosa).
3B - D Newhan (2, T Buchholz).
S - M Tejada , R Abercrombie.
SF - L Berkman , G Blum , J Castillo.
RBI - M Loretta (36), L Berkman (95), J Castillo 2 (37), G Blum (49), D Erstad (27), D Newhan (9).
2-out RBI - J Castillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Ausmus 2, B Backe 1, R Abercrombie 1, H Pence 1, E Maysonet 1.
GIDP - H Pence.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
SB - R Abercrombie 2 (2, 2nd base off J De La Rosa/C Iannetta 2), M Bourn (37, 2nd base off J De La Rosa/C Iannetta), H Pence (9, 2nd base off L Vizcaino/C Iannetta).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Tejada-M Loretta-L Berkman).
 Colorado
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Barmes 2b 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 .291
R. Spilborghs cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .303
    M. Corpas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Podsednik ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
    T. Buchholz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Vizcaino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Baker ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .253
M. Holliday lf 5 0 1 2 0 2 2 .325
G. Atkins 1b 4 1 2 0 0 2 3 .290
C. Iannetta c 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .270
B. Hawpe rf 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 .294
T. Tulowitzki ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .240
I. Stewart 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .295
J. De La Rosa p 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .118
    G. Rusch p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .053
    W. Taveras ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
 Totals 35 5 9 5 3 11 14  
 Batting
2B - M Holliday (35, J Cassel).
HR - B Hawpe (23, 6th inning off C Sampson 2 on, 0 Out).
RBI - M Holliday 2 (81), B Hawpe 3 (79).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - G Atkins 1, J De La Rosa 1, M Holliday 1, C Iannetta 2.
GIDP - T Tulowitzki.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - C Barmes (10, 2nd base off W Rodriguez/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
E - W Taveras (6, throw).
DP - 1 (T Tulowitzki-C Barmes-G Atkins).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Rodriguez 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.73
J. Cassel 4.0 4 2 2 2 2 0 6.65
C. Sampson (BS, 2) 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 1 4.27
D. Brocail (W, 7-5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.24
L. Hawkins (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
J. Valverde (S, 40) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.60
 Colorado
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. De La Rosa 5.1 6 4 4 4 3 0 5.30
G. Rusch 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.99
M. Corpas (H, 16) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.91
T. Buchholz (L, 6-5; BS, 2) 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 2.06
L. Vizcaino 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.91
WP - J Cassel.
HBP - W Taveras (by C Sampson).
Pitches-strikes - W Rodriguez 18-13; J Cassel 53-35; C Sampson 25-17; D Brocail 14-10; L Hawkins 16-9; J Valverde 17-12; J De La Rosa 101-59; G Rusch 8-6; M Corpas 12-7; T Buchholz 15-10; L Vizcaino 23-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - W Rodriguez 0-0; J Cassel 6-4; C Sampson 0-2; D Brocail 1-1; L Hawkins 1-1; J Valverde 0-0; J De La Rosa 7-6; G Rusch 1-1; M Corpas 3-0; T Buchholz 1-2; L Vizcaino 0-1.
Batters faced - W Rodriguez 4; J Cassel 17; C Sampson 7; D Brocail 4; L Hawkins 3; J Valverde 4; J De La Rosa 26; G Rusch 2; M Corpas 4; T Buchholz 6; L Vizcaino 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Chris Guccione. 1B--Angel Hernandez. 2B--Marty Foster. 3B--Derryl Cousins.
Time: 3:08.
Attendance: 30,509.
Weather: 68 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, in from center.
Game Notes
HOUSTON PITCHER WANDY RODRIGUEZ LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE SECOND INNING DUE TO A STRAINED LEFT OBLIQUE.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 7, 2008 6:29 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
J. Castillo Jose Castillo
3-3
2 RBI
 Colorado
B. Hawpe Brad Hawpe
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI