Houston 3, Pittsburgh 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(60-83)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 X 3 8 2
WP: A. Arias (1-0) S: J. Valverde (41)
LP: I. Snell (6-11)
(77-67)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 5th: Houston
- M. Saccomanno homered to deep right
- M. Tejada singled to left, M. Bourn scored, D. Erstad to second
- L. Berkman singled to right, D. Erstad scored, M. Tejada to third
Top 6th: Pittsburgh
- A. LaRoche singled to left, N. Morgan scored, F. Sanchez to third
- B. Moss singled to left, F. Sanchez scored, A. LaRoche to second
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. Morgan lf 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 .238
F. Sanchez 2b 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .264
N. McLouth cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .278
R. Doumit c 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .325
A. LaRoche 1b 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 .267
B. Moss rf 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .239
A. LaRoche 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .176
L. Cruz ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083
    D. Mientkiewicz ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272
I. Snell p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .133
    S. Pearce ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
    S. Burnett p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
    T. Yates p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Grabow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Michaels ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
 Totals 32 2 6 2 4 10 9  
 Batting
2B - Ad LaRoche (26, L Hawkins).
RBI - Ad LaRoche (64), B Moss (15).
2-out RBI - Ad LaRoche, B Moss.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Moss 3, An LaRoche 1.
GIDP - L Cruz.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (F Sanchez-L Cruz-Ad LaRoche).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Bourn cf 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .223
D. Erstad lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .287
M. Tejada ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .282
L. Berkman 1b 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 .328
G. Blum 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .232
H. Pence rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .273
D. Newhan 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .259
    M. Loretta ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278
J.R. Towles c 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .141
    H. Quintero c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234
A. Arias p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    M. Saccomanno ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
    W. Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Brocail p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Castillo ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
    L. Hawkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 31 3 8 3 3 10 10  
 Batting
2B - L Berkman (44, T Yates).
HR - M Saccomanno (1, 5th inning off I Snell 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - M Saccomanno (1), M Tejada (58), L Berkman (96).
2-out RBI - M Saccomanno, M Tejada, L Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Newhan 1, G Blum 1.
GIDP - M Loretta.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - H Pence (10, 2nd base off I Snell/R Doumit).
 
 Fielding
E - A Arias (1, throw); D Newhan (1, ground ball).
DP - 1 (M Tejada-D Newhan-L Berkman).
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
I. Snell (L, 6-11) 6.0 6 3 3 3 9 1 5.54
S. Burnett 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.96
T. Yates 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.12
J. Grabow 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.07
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
A. Arias (W, 1-0) 5.0 2 0 0 3 6 0 1.93
W. Wright (H, 13) 0.2 2 2 0 1 1 0 4.71
D. Brocail (H, 21) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.22
C. Sampson (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.23
L. Hawkins (H, 9) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
J. Valverde (S, 41) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.55
Pitches-strikes - I Snell 103-66; S Burnett 12-7; T Yates 10-8; J Grabow 4-3; A Arias 69-37; W Wright 27-16; D Brocail 5-4; C Sampson 12-8; L Hawkins 17-10; J Valverde 14-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - I Snell 5-4; S Burnett 1-1; T Yates 0-1; J Grabow 2-0; A Arias 7-1; W Wright 0-1; D Brocail 1-0; C Sampson 2-0; L Hawkins 1-1; J Valverde 0-2.
Batters faced - I Snell 27; S Burnett 3; T Yates 3; J Grabow 1; A Arias 18; W Wright 6; D Brocail 1; C Sampson 3; L Hawkins 5; J Valverde 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Tim Welke. 1B--Bill Welke. 2B--D.J. Reyburn. 3B--Chris Guccione.
Time: 2:48.
Attendance: 26,526.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY HOUSTON PINCH HITTER MARK SACCOMANNO IN THE FIFTH INNING WAS THE FIRST OF HIS MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER.

Updated on Monday, Sep 8, 2008 11:21 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Pittsburgh
A. LaRoche Adam LaRoche
2-3
1 RBI
 Houston
L. Berkman Lance Berkman
2-3
1 RBI