Pittsburgh 9, Houston 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(74-82)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 8 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 X 9 11 1
WP: P. Maholm (9-15)
LP: J.A. Happ (6-3)
(55-100)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- C. Lee doubled to left, H. Pence scored
Bot 6th: Pittsburgh
- R. Cedeno safe at first on catcher J. Castro's fielding error, G. Jones scored, P. Alvarez to third
- A. LaRoche hit sacrifice fly to right, P. Alvarez scored
Bot 7th: Pittsburgh
- N. Walker singled to shallow left, P. Ciriaco scored, A. McCutchen to second
- P. Alvarez doubled to right, A. McCutchen and N. Walker scored
Top 8th: Houston
- H. Pence homered to deep right center, A. Sanchez scored
Bot 8th: Pittsburgh
- R. Doumit singled to shallow right, A. Presley scored, C. Snyder to third
- N. Walker doubled to right, R. Doumit and A. McCutchen scored, J. Tabata to third
- G. Jones hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Tabata scored, N. Walker to third
 Houston
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
J. Bourgeois cf 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .234
A. Sanchez ss 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .279
H. Pence rf 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 .286
C. Lee 1b 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .246
J. Keppinger 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .291
J. Michaels lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .251
C. Johnson 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .317
J. Castro c 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 .205
J.A. Happ p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .000
    M. Downs ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
    M. Melancon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    F. Abad p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    W. Lopez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    F. Paulino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
    T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Bogusevic ph 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .278
 Totals 34 3 8 3 1 3 10 0 11  
 Batting
2B - C Lee (28, P Maholm); J Michaels (12, P Maholm); J Castro (8, C Park).
HR - H Pence (25, 8th inning off E Meek 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI - H Pence 2 (91), C Lee (87).
2-out RBI - C Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Bourgeois 1, H Pence 1, J Keppinger 1, J Happ 1.
GIDP - J Keppinger, C Johnson.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - J Castro (2, field).
 Pittsburgh
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
A. McCutchen cf 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .284
J. Tabata lf 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 5 .302
N. Walker 2b 5 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 .301
G. Jones rf-1b 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 4 .248
P. Alvarez 3b 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 .242
R. Cedeno ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .248
A. LaRoche 1b 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210
    A. Presley rf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353
C. Snyder c 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214
P. Maholm p 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .089
    D. Young ph 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .234
    P. Ciriaco pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    E. Meek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
    R. Doumit ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257
    C. Park p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 35 9 11 8 0 3 6 1 18  
 Batting
2B - N Walker (27, T Byrdak); P Alvarez (20, F Abad).
SF - G Jones, A LaRoche.
RBI - N Walker 3 (62), G Jones (83), P Alvarez 2 (56), A LaRoche (16), R Doumit (45).
2-out RBI - P Alvarez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - G Jones 1, P Alvarez 1, R Cedeno 1, P Maholm 2.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - J Tabata (18, 2nd base off J Happ/J Castro).
 
 Fielding
E - R Cedeno (14, field).
DP - 2 (N Walker-R Cedeno-A LaRoche, R Cedeno-N Walker-A LaRoche).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
J.A. Happ (L, 6-3) 6.0 4 2 0 2 4 0 1.27 2.77  
M. Melancon 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1.12 3.18  
F. Abad 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.04 3.31  
W. Lopez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.07 3.13  
F. Paulino 0.1 3 4 4 0 0 0 1.56 5.22  
T. Byrdak 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.53 3.26  
 Pittsburgh
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
P. Maholm (W, 9-15) 7.0 6 1 1 1 7 0 1.56 5.10  
E. Meek 1.0 1 2 2 1 2 1 1.05 2.19  
C. Park 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.20 3.86  
WP - F Paulino.
HBP - A McCutchen (by J Happ).
Pitches-strikes - J Happ 101-61; M Melancon 11-5; F Abad 8-6; W Lopez 4-3; F Paulino 22-14; T Byrdak 11-7; P Maholm 94-63; E Meek 23-13; C Park 23-12.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Happ 9-7; M Melancon 0-0; F Abad 1-2; W Lopez 1-0; F Paulino 3-0; T Byrdak 0-2; P Maholm 14-3; E Meek 1-1; C Park 1-1.
Batters faced - J Happ 26; M Melancon 3; F Abad 3; W Lopez 1; F Paulino 5; T Byrdak 3; P Maholm 27; E Meek 5; C Park 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Fieldin Culbreth. 1B--Todd Tichenor. 2B--Ed Hickox. 3B--Alan Porter.

Updated on Monday, Sep 27, 2010 3:08 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
H. Pence Hunter Pence
2-3, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Pittsburgh
P. Alvarez Pedro Alvarez
3-5
2 RBI