Houston Astros 9, Florida Marlins 5
Regular Season Game 138
Played on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 (N) at Enron Field

FLA N    0  0  0    0  2  0    2  1  0  -   5  9  0
HOU N    3  1  0    4  0  1    0  0  x  -   9 15  2
Florida Marlins              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Castillo 2b                   5   1   2   0       0   1       0   5
Kotsay cf                     5   2   2   1       0   0       1   0
Floyd lf                      3   0   1   0       1   1       1   0
  Darensbourg p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lee ph                      1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lowell 3b                     3   1   1   2       0   1       1   1
Rodriguez rf                  3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Millar 1b,lf                  4   1   1   1       0   0       8   2
Gonzalez ss                   4   0   1   0       0   1       3   2
Castro c                      4   0   0   0       0   1       5   0
Cornelius p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Strong p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  M. Smith ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aybar p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Wilson ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bones p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Rolison 1b                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       36   5   9   4       2   8      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Millar-Gonzalez-Cornelius.

BATTING - 
2B: Kotsay (29,off McKnight).
HR: Lowell (22,7th inning off Slusarski 1 on 2 out); Millar (14,8th inning
off Valdes 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Lowell (8,by McKnight).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Castillo 2 (55,2nd base off McKnight/Meluskey 2); Floyd 2 (22,2nd base
off McKnight/Meluskey 2).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo 2b                       5   3   3   2       0   1       0   1
Spiers 3b                     4   1   3   2       1   0       1   3
Bagwell 1b                    5   1   3   1       0   1      12   0
Berkman lf                    4   1   0   0       1   1       3   0
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Alou rf                       5   0   1   1       0   0       1   1
Hidalgo cf,lf                 5   1   2   2       0   0       2   0
Meluskey c                    2   0   1   0       2   0       7   1
Bogar ss                      4   1   2   1       0   0       1   4
McKnight p                    2   1   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Slusarski p                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Charles ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Valdes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       38   9  15   9       4   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Bagwell (9), Meluskey (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo (31,off Cornelius).
3B: Spiers (3,off Strong).
HR: Lugo (6,2nd inning off Cornelius 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Meluskey (6,off Cornelius).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Florida Marlins              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cornelius L(3-8)              3.1   8   8   8   2   0   1  19
Strong                        0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Aybar                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Bones                         1     3   1   1   0   1   0   6
Darensbourg                   2     3   0   0   1   3   0  10
Totals                        8    15   9   9   4   5   1  42


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McKnight W(1-1)               5     5   2   1   2   3   0  24
Slusarski                     2     3   2   2   0   3   1   8
Valdes                        2     1   1   1   0   2   1   7
Totals                        9     9   5   4   2   8   2  39

WP: Slusarski (6).
HBP: McKnight (1,Lowell).

Umpires: HP - Jim Reynolds, 1B - Mike Vanvleet, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Jim Wolf
Time of Game: 2:58   Attendance: 27408


Starting Lineups:

   Florida Marlins               Houston Astros           
1. Castillo            2b        Lugo                2b
2. Kotsay              cf        Spiers              3b
3. Floyd               lf        Bagwell             1b
4. Lowell              3b        Berkman             lf
5. Rodriguez           rf        Alou                rf
6. Millar              1b        Hidalgo             cf
7. Gonzalez            ss        Meluskey            c
8. Castro              c         Bogar               ss
9. Cornelius           p         McKnight            p

MARLINS 1ST: Castillo singled to center; Kotsay flied to left;
Castillo stole second; Floyd walked; Lowell flied to left;
Rodriguez flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Marlins 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: On a bunt Lugo made an out to first; Spiers walked;
Bagwell singled to right [Spiers to third]; Berkman walked
[Bagwell to second]; Alou singled to center [Spiers scored,
Bagwell to third, Berkman to second]; Hidalgo singled to left
[Bagwell scored, Berkman scored, Alou to second]; Meluskey
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to pitcher)
[Hidalgo out at second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Marlins 0,
Astros 3.

MARLINS 2ND: Millar grounded out (third to first); Gonzalez
singled to right; Castro flied to left; Cornelius struck out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Marlins 0, Astros 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Bogar flied to center; McKnight grounded out (second
to first); Lugo homered; Spiers flied to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Marlins 0, Astros 4.

MARLINS 3RD: Castillo grounded out (pitcher to first); Kotsay
grounded out (second to first); Floyd singled to center; Floyd
stole second; Lowell was hit by a pitch; Rodriguez flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Marlins 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
grounded out (second to first); Alou grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Marlins 0, Astros 4.

MARLINS 4TH: Millar grounded out (shortstop to first); Gonzalez
struck out; Castro grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Marlins 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo doubled to left; Meluskey singled to right
[Hidalgo to third]; Bogar singled to right [Hidalgo scored,
Meluskey to second]; McKnight forced Meluskey (pitcher to third)
[Bogar to second]; Lugo singled to left [Bogar scored, McKnight
to second]; STRONG REPLACED CORNELIUS (PITCHING); Spiers tripled
[McKnight scored, Lugo scored]; Bagwell struck out; Berkman
grounded out (second to first); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Marlins
0, Astros 8.

MARLINS 5TH: M. SMITH BATTED FOR STRONG; M. Smith popped to
first; Castillo singled; Castillo stole second; Kotsay doubled
[Castillo scored]; Floyd reached on an error by Bagwell [Kotsay
scored (unearned)]; Floyd stole second [Floyd to third (error by
Meluskey)]; Lowell struck out; Rodriguez walked; Millar popped
to third; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Marlins 2, Astros 8.

ASTROS 5TH: AYBAR REPLACED M. SMITH (PITCHING); Alou popped to
shortstop; Hidalgo grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
Meluskey walked; Bogar popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Marlins 2, Astros 8.

MARLINS 6TH: SLUSARSKI REPLACED MCKNIGHT (PITCHING); Gonzalez
grounded out (third to first); Castro grounded out (shortstop to
first); WILSON BATTED FOR AYBAR; Wilson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Marlins 2, Astros 8.

ASTROS 6TH: BONES REPLACED WILSON (PITCHING); Slusarski was
called out on strikes; Lugo singled to center; Spiers singled to
right [Lugo to second]; Bagwell singled to center [Lugo scored,
Spiers to second]; Berkman grounded out (first to pitcher)
[Spiers to third, Bagwell to second]; Alou grounded out (second
to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Marlins 2, Astros 9.

MARLINS 7TH: Castillo struck out; Kotsay singled to right;
Slusarski threw a wild pitch [Kotsay to second]; Floyd struck
out; Lowell homered [Kotsay scored]; Rodriguez singled to right
[Rodriguez out at second (right to shortstop)]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Marlins 4, Astros 9.

ASTROS 7TH: MILLAR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); ROLISON
REPLACED BONES (PLAYING 1B); DARENSBOURG REPLACED FLOYD
(PITCHING); Hidalgo flied to right; Debut game for Nathan
Rolison; Meluskey walked; Bogar singled to right [Meluskey
to second]; CHARLES BATTED FOR SLUSARSKI; Charles struck out;
Debut game for Frank Charles; Lugo struck out; the roof
was opened; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Marlins 4, Astros 9.

MARLINS 8TH: VALDES REPLACED CHARLES (PITCHING); Millar homered;
Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop to first); Castro struck out;
Rolison was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Marlins 5, Astros 9.

ASTROS 8TH: Spiers singled; Bagwell singled to left [Spiers to
second]; Berkman struck out; Alou flied to right; Hidalgo flied
to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Marlins 5, Astros 9.

MARLINS 9TH: BARKER REPLACED BERKMAN (PLAYING CF); HIDALGO
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Castillo grounded out (third to
first); Kotsay grounded out (pitcher to first); LEE BATTED FOR
DARENSBOURG; Lee flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Marlins
5, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Marlins          5   9   0    7
 Astros           9  15   2    9


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