Houston 5, Pittsburgh 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(81-72)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 6 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
WP: R. Wolf (11-12)
LP: I. Snell (6-12)
(64-90)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 4th: Houston
- H. Pence singled to left, L. Berkman scored, G. Blum to second, G. Blum to third, H. Pence to second on third baseman A. LaRoche's throwing error
- T. Wigginton grounded out to shortstop, G. Blum scored, H. Pence to third
Bot 4th: Pittsburgh
- A. LaRoche homered to deep center
Top 8th: Houston
- G. Blum singled to shallow right, K. Matsui scored, L. Berkman to third
- H. Pence doubled to deep right center, L. Berkman and G. Blum scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Matsui 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .284
    D. Erstad lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
M. Bourn cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .220
M. Tejada ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .282
L. Berkman 1b 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 .317
G. Blum 3b 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 .231
H. Pence rf 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 .271
T. Wigginton lf 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .285
    L. Hawkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
H. Quintero c 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 .214
R. Wolf p 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .143
    E. Maysonet 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
 Totals 28 5 6 5 8 5 12  
 Batting
2B - H Pence (33, D Bautista).
S - R Wolf.
RBI - H Pence 3 (80), T Wigginton (56), G Blum (51).
2-out RBI - G Blum, H Pence 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Wigginton 1, H Quintero 1, M Bourn 1.
GIDP - T Wigginton, K Matsui.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
CS - M Bourn (9, 2nd base by I Snell/R Doumit), H Pence (10, 2nd base by D Bautista/R Doumit).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. Morgan lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .275
F. Sanchez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .264
N. McLouth cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .282
R. Doumit c 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .318
A. LaRoche 1b 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .273
S. Pearce rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .226
A. LaRoche 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .169
L. Cruz ss 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .256
    D. Mientkiewicz ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .282
    B. Bixler pr-ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160
I. Snell p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .130
    D. Bautista p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    B. Moss ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220
    J. Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 30 1 4 1 2 7 7  
 Batting
HR - A Laroche (23, 4th inning off R Wolf 0 on, 2 Out).
S - I Snell.
RBI - Ad LaRoche (81).
2-out RBI - Ad LaRoche.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - F Sanchez 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - An LaRoche (9, throw).
DP - 2 (An LaRoche-F Sanchez-Ad LaRoche, R Doumit-L Cruz-Ad LaRoche).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Wolf (W, 11-12) 7.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 4.46
L. Hawkins 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
T. Byrdak 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.08
J. Valverde 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.42
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
I. Snell (L, 6-12) 6.0 3 2 1 5 3 0 5.54
D. Bautista 2.0 3 3 3 3 0 0 6.41
J. Chavez 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.50
Pitches-strikes - R Wolf 111-72; L Hawkins 14-9; T Byrdak 8-4; J Valverde 3-1; I Snell 108-68; D Bautista 44-24; J Chavez 15-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Wolf 7-7; L Hawkins 0-3; T Byrdak 1-1; J Valverde 0-1; I Snell 9-5; D Bautista 0-5; J Chavez 1-0.
Batters faced - R Wolf 25; L Hawkins 4; T Byrdak 3; J Valverde 1; I Snell 23; D Bautista 11; J Chavez 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Rob Drake. 1B--Brian Gorman. 2B--Scott Barry. 3B--Bruce Dreckman.
Time: 2:59.
Attendance: 26,301.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, left to right.

Updated on Friday, Sep 19, 2008 10:10 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
H. Pence Hunter Pence
2-2
3 RBI
 Pittsburgh
A. LaRoche Adam LaRoche
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI