4-6
6 - 4
5-5

Game Story

With an assist from the broadcast booth, the Houston Astros battered R.A. Dickey's knuckleball on Thursday night. Robbie Grossman and Jonathan Villar homered off Dickey and the Astros avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4. The Astros prepared to face Dickey by taking swings...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hou 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 6 8 1
Tor 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 8 0

Scoring Summary

Top 5th: Houston
Robbie Grossman homered to deep right center, Marc Krauss scored
HOU 2 - TOR 0
Bottom 5th: Toronto
Colby Rasmus homered to deep right center
HOU 2 - TOR 1
Top 7th: Houston
Jonathan Villar homered to deep center, Matt Domínguez and Robbie Grossman scored
HOU 5 - TOR 1
Top 8th: Houston
Jason Castro homered to deep right center
HOU 6 - TOR 1
Bottom 9th: Toronto
Adam Lind doubled to left center, Dioner Navarro and Colby Rasmus scored
HOU 6 - TOR 3
Melky Cabrera safe at first on pitcher Anthony Bass's throwing error, Adam Lind scored
HOU 6 - TOR 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Houston

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Dexter FowlerCF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .381
Alex PresleyRF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .192
Jason CastroC 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .179
José Altuve2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297
Chris CarterDH 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .161
Marc Krauss1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .143
Matt Domínguez3B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .129
Robbie GrossmanLF 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 .088
Jonathan VillarSS 4 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 .226
Totals 33 6 8 6 3 4 8 0 9
Batting
2B - M Krauss (1, R Dickey); M Dominguez (2, R Dickey)
HR - J Castro (2, 8th inning off E Rogers 0 on, 0 Out), R Grossman (1, 5th inning off R Dickey 1 on, 1 Out), J Villar (2, 7th inning off R Dickey 2 on, 1 Out)
RBI - J Castro (4), R Grossman 2 (3), J Villar 3 (5)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Grossman 1
GIDP - D Fowler
Team LOB - 4
Running
Picked Off - J Altuve (1st base, R Dickey)
Fielding
E - A Bass (1, throw)
DP - 1 (J Villar-J Altuve-M Krauss)

Toronto

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Melky CabreraLF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333
Maicer Izturis2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .385
José BautistaRF 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 .267
Edwin Encarnación1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .162
Dioner NavarroDH 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .257
Brett Lawrie3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .108
Colby RasmusCF 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .176
Josh TholeC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Erik KratzPH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Jonathan DíazSS 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .222
Moisés SierraPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Ryan GoinsSS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .053
Adam LindPH 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 34 4 8 3 1 3 8 0 16
Batting
2B - M Cabrera 2 (2, D Keuchel, C Qualls); A Lind (3, J Fields)
HR - C Rasmus (1, 5th inning off D Keuchel 0 on, 1 Out)
S - M Izturis
RBI - C Rasmus (1), A Lind 2 (6)
2-out RBI - A Lind 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Izturis 1, E Encarnacion 2
GIDP - M Cabrera
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - 1 (B Lawrie-M Izturis-E Encarnacion)

Pitching

Houston

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Dallas Keuchel(W, 1-1) 7.0 5 1 1 2 6 1 1.42 3.75
Chad Qualls 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.91 4.91
Josh Fields 0.2 2 3 2 1 1 0 1.91 4.91
Anthony Bass(SV, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.25 6.75

Toronto

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
R.A. Dickey(L, 1-2) 7.0 6 5 5 3 4 2 1.39 5.30
Esmil Rogers 1.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 1.74 5.68
Todd Redmond 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.11 0.00
Pitching
Pitches-strikes - D Keuchel 101-60; C Qualls 9-8; J Fields 22-13; A Bass 7-5; R Dickey 112-71; E Rogers 22-17; T Redmond 12-8
Ground balls-fly balls - D Keuchel 10-7; C Qualls 2-0; J Fields 1-1; A Bass 2-0; R Dickey 8-11; E Rogers 1-1; T Redmond 1-0
Batters faced - D Keuchel 27; C Qualls 4; J Fields 5; A Bass 2; R Dickey 29; E Rogers 5; T Redmond 3
Game Details
Game Time: 2:49.
Umpires: HP--Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B--Gabe Morales. 2B--Mike Estabrook. 3B--Jerry Layne.
Weather: INDOORS
Wind: 0 mph, .
Attendance: 15,778.