Houston 6, Pittsburgh 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(82-73)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 6 14 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 9 0
WP: R. Oswalt (16-10)
LP: R. Ohlendorf (0-3)
(65-91)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Houston
- L. Berkman doubled to deep center, M. Loretta scored, M. Tejada to third
- G. Blum hit sacrifice fly to right, M. Tejada scored
Top 5th: Houston
- B. Ausmus singled to left, M. Tejada and G. Blum scored, T. Wigginton to second
Bot 5th: Pittsburgh
- L. Cruz doubled to deep right center, A. LaRoche scored
Top 8th: Houston
- M. Tejada singled to right, M. Bourn scored
Top 9th: Houston
- H. Pence scored, T. Wigginton to third on wild pitch
Bot 9th: Pittsburgh
- B. Moss singled to left, R. Doumit scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Bourn cf 6 1 3 0 0 1 2 .226
M. Loretta 2b 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 .277
M. Tejada ss 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .284
L. Berkman 1b 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 .316
G. Blum 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 5 .235
H. Pence rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 6 .271
T. Wigginton lf 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 .287
    W. Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
B. Ausmus c 4 0 1 2 1 0 4 .216
R. Oswalt p 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .194
    D. Newhan ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
    G. Geary p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Hawkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Abercrombie ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .296
 Totals 39 6 14 5 5 6 32  
 Batting
2B - L Berkman (46, R Ohlendorf); G Blum (12, R Ohlendorf).
S - R Oswalt.
SF - G Blum.
RBI - L Berkman (102), G Blum (52), B Ausmus 2 (22), M Tejada (65).
2-out RBI - B Ausmus 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Wigginton 1, R Oswalt 2, M Loretta 1, M Bourn 1, H Pence 2.
Team LOB - 13.
 Base Running
SB - M Bourn 2 (40, 2nd base off D Bautista/R Doumit, 2nd base off J Chavez/R Doumit).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - H Pence (F Sanchez at 1st base).
DP - 2 (H Pence-L Berkman, M Tejada-L Berkman).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. Morgan lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273
F. Sanchez 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .267
N. McLouth cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .280
R. Doumit c 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .326
A. LaRoche 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
    D. Mientkiewicz 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
B. Moss rf 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .222
A. LaRoche 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .168
L. Cruz ss 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .240
R. Ohlendorf p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    J. Wilson ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .276
    D. Bautista p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    T.J. Beam p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Burnett p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
    J. Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Michaels ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
    R. Sanchez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 34 2 9 2 0 5 6  
 Batting
2B - L Cruz (2, R Oswalt); R Doumit (34, W Wright).
RBI - L Cruz (2), B Moss (23).
2-out RBI - L Cruz, B Moss.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Morgan 1.
GIDP - Ad LaRoche.
Team LOB - 5.
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt (W, 16-10) 6.0 7 1 1 0 4 0 3.60
G. Geary (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.32
L. Hawkins 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
W. Wright 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.13
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Ohlendorf (L, 0-3) 5.0 10 4 4 2 3 0 7.50
D. Bautista 0.1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6.35
T.J. Beam 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.89
S. Burnett 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.70
J. Chavez 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.15
R. Sanchez 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 4.05
WP - R Ohlendorf, R Sanchez 2.
IBB - L Berkman (by D Bautista).
BALK - W Wright.
Pitches-strikes - R Oswalt 79-55; G Geary 9-6; L Hawkins 12-7; W Wright 14-9; R Ohlendorf 100-65; D Bautista 21-10; T Beam 16-10; S Burnett 8-5; J Chavez 15-9; R Sanchez 23-13.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Oswalt 8-5; G Geary 0-3; L Hawkins 2-1; W Wright 0-2; R Ohlendorf 6-6; D Bautista 1-0; T Beam 1-2; S Burnett 1-0; J Chavez 1-1; R Sanchez 2-0.
Batters faced - R Oswalt 23; G Geary 3; L Hawkins 3; W Wright 5; R Ohlendorf 27; D Bautista 4; T Beam 4; S Burnett 2; J Chavez 4; R Sanchez 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Scott Barry. 1B--Bruce Dreckman. 2B--Rob Drake. 3B--Brian Gorman.
Time: 3:07.
Attendance: 20,311.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 1 mph, swirling.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 5:10 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
M. Tejada Miguel Tejada
3-5
1 RBI
 Pittsburgh
R. Doumit Ryan Doumit
3-4