Houston Astros 9, Detroit Tigers 4
Regular Season Game 89
Played on Friday, July 14, 2000 (N) at Comerica Park

HOU N    0  0  1    4  3  0    1  0  0  -   9 13  1
DET A    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   4 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Spiers 3b                     5   1   1   0       0   2       0   4
Biggio 2b                     5   1   3   1       0   0       3   4
Bagwell 1b                    2   1   0   0       3   0      13   0
Berkman rf                    5   1   2   1       0   3       3   0
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Alou lf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Hidalgo cf,rf                 5   3   3   2       0   2       1   0
Meluskey c                    4   1   2   2       0   1       5   1
Ward dh                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lugo ss                       4   0   0   0       0   2       1   4
  Bogar ss                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Holt p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Valdes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       38   9  13   7       3  10      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Meluskey-Biggio, Spiers-Biggio-Bagwell, Spiers-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Bagwell (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Spiers (11,off Nomo); Biggio (10,off Nitkowski).
3B: Biggio (5,off Nomo).
HR: Berkman (13,4th inning off Nomo 0 on 0 out); Meluskey (10,4th inning off
Nomo 1 on 0 out); Hidalgo (24,7th inning off Anderson 0 on 1 out).
SF: Alou (4,off Nomo).
GDP: Alou (8,off Jones).
IBB: Bagwell (5,by Nitkowski).
Team LOB: 6.

Detroit Tigers               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Polonia dh                    4   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
Becker rf                     2   1   1   1       1   0       1   0
Higginson lf                  4   1   3   2       0   0       5   0
Palmer 3b                     4   0   1   1       0   0       0   2
Clark 1b                      3   0   0   0       0   3       4   0
  Halter 1b                   1   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Easley 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Ausmus c                      2   0   0   0       1   0       8   0
  Cardona c                   1   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
Encarnacion cf                4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
D. Cruz ss                    3   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Magee ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Nomo p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Anderson p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jones p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4  10   4       2   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Palmer-Easley-Halter.
E: Palmer (14).

BATTING - 
2B: Becker (11,off Holt); Higginson (25,off Holt); Polonia (8,off Holt).
SF: Becker (3,off Holt).
GDP: Palmer (4,off Holt); Encarnacion (8,off Valdes).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Ausmus (2,2nd base by Holt/Meluskey).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Holt W(4-10)                  7.2   9   4   4   2   5   0  32
Valdes                        1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    10   4   4   2   5   0  36


Detroit Tigers               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nomo L(3-8)                   4.2   9   8   6   1   5   2  24
Nitkowski                     1.1   2   0   0   1   2   0   7
Anderson                      1.1   1   1   1   0   2   1   5
Brocail                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Jones                         1     1   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9    13   9   7   3  10   3  42

WP: Nomo (13).
IBB: Nitkowski (2,Bagwell).

Umpires: HP - Terry Craft, 1B - Phil Cuzzi, 2B - Mike Fichter, 3B - Tim McClelland
Time of Game: 2:57   Attendance: 38119


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Detroit Tigers           
1. Spiers              3b        Polonia             dh
2. Biggio              2b        Becker              rf
3. Bagwell             1b        Higginson           lf
4. Berkman             rf        Palmer              3b
5. Alou                lf        Clark               1b
6. Hidalgo             cf        Easley              2b
7. Meluskey            c         Ausmus              c
8. Ward                dh        Encarnacion         cf
9. Lugo                ss        D. Cruz             ss
   Holt                p         Nomo                p

ASTROS 1ST: Spiers was called out on strikes; Biggio flied to
left; Bagwell flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Polonia grounded out (shortstop to first); Becker
doubled; Higginson doubled to right [Becker scored]; Palmer
singled [Higginson scored]; Clark struck out; Easley grounded
out (first unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Tigers
2.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman struck out; Alou singled to left; Hidalgo
struck out; Meluskey grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 2ND: Ausmus walked; Encarnacion struck out while Ausmus
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); D. Cruz grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Tigers 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Ward flied to left; Lugo grounded out (second to
first); Spiers doubled to right; Biggio singled to right [Spiers
scored]; Bagwell flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Polonia singled to first [Polonia to second (error
by Bagwell)]; Becker walked; Higginson flied to right; Palmer
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Becker
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Tigers 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Berkman homered; Alou singled to center; Nomo threw
a wild pitch [Alou to second]; Hidalgo singled to center [Alou
scored]; Meluskey homered [Hidalgo scored]; Ward flied to right;
Lugo struck out; Spiers flied to center; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Clark struck out; Easley was called out on strikes;
Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Tigers 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Biggio tripled; Bagwell walked; Berkman struck out;
Alou hit a sacrifice fly to left [Biggio scored]; Hidalgo
singled to center [Bagwell to second]; NITKOWSKI REPLACED NOMO
(PITCHING); Meluskey singled to third [Bagwell scored (error by
Palmer) (unearned), Hidalgo scored (unearned) (no RBI), Meluskey
to second]; Ward flied to left; 3 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 8, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Encarnacion grounded out (pitcher to first); D. Cruz
grounded out (second to first); Polonia grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Tigers 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Lugo grounded out (pitcher to first); Spiers struck
out; Biggio doubled to center; Bagwell was walked intentionally;
Berkman was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
8, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 6TH: Becker grounded out (first unassisted); Higginson
singled to right; Palmer flied to right; Clark was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Tigers 2.

ASTROS 7TH: ANDERSON REPLACED NITKOWSKI (PITCHING); Alou flied
to center; Hidalgo homered; Meluskey was called out on strikes;
Ward grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 9, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Easley grounded out (third to first); Ausmus lined
to shortstop; Encarnacion lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 9, Tigers 2.

ASTROS 8TH: HALTER REPLACED CLARK (PLAYING 1B); CARDONA REPLACED
AUSMUS (PLAYING C ); Lugo struck out (catcher to first); BROCAIL
REPLACED ANDERSON (PITCHING); Spiers grounded out (shortstop to
first); Biggio grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 9, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 8TH: D. Cruz singled to right; Polonia doubled to right
[D. Cruz to third]; Becker hit a sacrifice fly to center [D.
Cruz scored, Polonia to third]; Higginson singled to center
[Polonia scored]; Palmer flied to left; Halter singled to center
[Higginson to third]; VALDES REPLACED HOLT (PITCHING); Easley
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 9,
Tigers 4.

ASTROS 9TH: JONES REPLACED BROCAIL (PITCHING); Bagwell walked;
Berkman singled to center [Bagwell to second]; Alou grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Bagwell to third,
Berkman out at second]; Hidalgo struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 9, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 9TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); BARKER
REPLACED BERKMAN (PLAYING CF); Cardona singled; BOGAR REPLACED
LUGO (PLAYING SS); Encarnacion grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Cardona out at second]; MAGEE BATTED
FOR D. CRUZ; Magee grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 9, Tigers 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  13   1    6
 Tigers           4  10   1    5


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