Houston 7, Pittsburgh 4
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(60-85)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 9 1
Houston 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 X 7 9 0
WP: B. Moehler (11-6) S: J. Valverde (42)
LP: D. Bautista (4-3)
(79-67)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Houston
- H. Pence homered to deep right center, L. Berkman scored
Top 4th: Pittsburgh
- A. LaRoche homered to deep center
Top 5th: Pittsburgh
- N. Morgan ground rule double to deep right, B. Bixler scored
Bot 6th: Houston
- D. Erstad hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Castillo scored
- M. Tejada homered to deep left center, M. Loretta, D. Newhan and R. Abercrombie scored
Top 8th: Pittsburgh
- N. McLouth doubled to deep left, J. Michaels scored
- A. LaRoche doubled to deep center, N. McLouth scored
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. Morgan lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .236
N. McLouth cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .279
R. Doumit c 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .322
A. LaRoche 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .269
B. Moss rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231
    T. Yates p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. LaRoche 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169
L. Cruz 2b 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200
    C. Gomez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
B. Bixler ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .162
    D. Mientkiewicz ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .274
T. Gorzelanny p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .107
    T.J. Beam p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Bautista p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    J. Grabow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Michaels ph-rf 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .230
 Totals 34 4 9 4 1 2 8  
 Batting
2B - N Morgan (7, B Moehler); N McLouth (42, W Wright); Ad LaRoche (28, T Byrdak).
HR - A Laroche (19, 4th inning off B Moehler 0 on, 1 Out).
S - T Beam.
RBI - Ad LaRoche 2 (67), N Morgan (5), N McLouth (84).
2-out RBI - N Morgan, Ad LaRoche.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Michaels 1, N McLouth 1, B Moss 1.
GIDP - B Bixler.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - Ad LaRoche (7, ground ball).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Erstad lf 3 0 0 1 1 2 2 .289
M. Loretta 2b 4 1 1 0 1 3 1 .278
M. Tejada ss 3 1 2 4 1 0 0 .287
L. Berkman 1b 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .330
H. Pence rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .273
J. Castillo 3b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .247
R. Abercrombie cf 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 .302
H. Quintero c 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .229
B. Moehler p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .024
    D. Newhan ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .258
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
    W. Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    M. Saccomanno ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 31 7 9 7 6 8 17  
 Batting
2B - M Tejada (34, T Beam); R Abercrombie (4, D Bautista).
HR - H Pence (22, 2nd inning off T Gorzelanny 1 on, 0 Out), M Tejada (13, 6th inning off D Bautista 3 on, 2 Out).
SF - D Erstad.
RBI - H Pence 2 (75), D Erstad (29), M Tejada 4 (62).
2-out RBI - M Tejada 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Moehler 1, H Pence 2.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - R Abercrombie (3, 2nd base off T Gorzelanny/R Doumit).
CS - D Erstad (3, 2nd base by T Beam/R Doumit).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Tejada-M Loretta-L Berkman).
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
T. Gorzelanny 2.1 3 2 2 2 2 1 6.66
T.J. Beam 2.1 2 0 0 2 2 0 4.03
D. Bautista (L, 4-3) 1.1 3 5 5 2 0 1 6.49
J. Grabow 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.03
T. Yates 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.04
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Moehler (W, 11-6) 6.0 5 2 2 0 0 1 4.16
C. Sampson 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.19
W. Wright 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 5.04
T. Byrdak 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.21
J. Valverde (S, 42) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.49
IBB - L Berkman (by T Beam).
Pitches-strikes - T Gorzelanny 53-31; T Beam 32-18; D Bautista 36-18; J Grabow 10-8; T Yates 12-9; B Moehler 82-49; C Sampson 8-7; W Wright 18-11; T Byrdak 9-6; J Valverde 11-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - T Gorzelanny 2-3; T Beam 2-2; D Bautista 0-4; J Grabow 0-1; T Yates 0-1; B Moehler 14-4; C Sampson 2-1; W Wright 0-0; T Byrdak 0-1; J Valverde 0-3.
Batters faced - T Gorzelanny 12; T Beam 10; D Bautista 9; J Grabow 4; T Yates 3; B Moehler 23; C Sampson 3; W Wright 3; T Byrdak 3; J Valverde 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--D.J. Reyburn. 1B--Chris Guccione. 2B--Chuck Meriwether. 3B--Bill Welke.
Time: 2:50.
Attendance: 26,859.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
PITTSBURGH PITCHER TOM GORZELANNY LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH INNING WITH A FINGER INJURY.
HOUSTON OUTFIELDER HUNTER PENCE EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 11 GAMES WITH A HOME RUN IN THE SECOND INNING.
HOUSTON SHORTSTOP MIGUEL TEJADA EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A DOUBLE IN THE FIFTH INNING.

Updated on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008 11:28 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Pittsburgh
A. LaRoche Adam LaRoche
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Houston
M. Tejada Miguel Tejada
2-3, 1 HR
4 RBI