Houston Astros 6, Texas Rangers 5
Regular Season Game 78
Played on Friday, June 28, 2002 (N) at The Ballpark in Arlington

HOU N    0  2  0    0  0  3    0  0  1  -   6  8  0
TEX A    0  0  2    0  1  0    0  1  1  -   5 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Vizcaino ss                   5   0   1   1       0   1       2   3
Biggio 2b                     5   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Berkman cf,lf                 5   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       1   2       6   1
Ward lf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
  Hunter cf                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hidalgo rf                    3   2   1   0       1   0       1   0
Merced dh                     3   2   2   2       1   0       0   0
Blum 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Ausmus c                      3   1   1   2       1   0      12   0
Oswalt p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stone p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6   8   6       5   6      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Vizcaino-Biggio-Bagwell, Bagwell-Vizcaino.

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo (13,off Park); Ausmus (6,off Park).
HR: Merced (4,2nd inning off Park 1 on 1 out); Berkman (24,9th inning off Van
Poppel 0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Ausmus (1,2nd base off Van Poppel/I. Rodriguez).

Texas Rangers                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Catalanotto 1b                4   0   1   1       0   1      10   0
I. Rodriguez c                4   2   2   0       0   1       6   0
A. Rodriguez ss               4   1   1   2       0   1       1   6
Gonzalez rf                   3   0   2   1       1   1       4   0
Palmeiro dh                   4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Perry 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Mench lf                      4   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
Ludwick cf                    3   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Greene ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Young 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       3   2
Park p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Van Poppel p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5  10   5       1  11      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Perry (7).

BATTING - 
2B: I. Rodriguez (9,off Oswalt); Young (11,off Oswalt).
3B: Mench (1,off Oswalt).
HR: A. Rodriguez (24,3rd inning off Oswalt 1 on 2 out); Mench (8,9th inning
off Wagner 0 on 1 out).
GDP: I. Rodriguez (4,off Oswalt); Palmeiro (5,off Wagner).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: I. Rodriguez (2,2nd base off Stone/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt W(8-5)                 7     7   3   3   1   9   1  28
Stone                         0.1   2   1   1   0   1   0   3
Wagner SV(12)                 1.2   1   1   1   0   1   1   5
Totals                        9    10   5   5   1  11   2  36


Texas Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Park L(3-4)                   7.2   7   5   5   5   5   1  36
Van Poppel                    1.1   1   1   1   0   1   1   5
Totals                        9     8   6   6   5   6   2  41


Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Ted Barrett, 3B - Brian Runge
Time of Game: 2:54   Attendance: 36471


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Texas Rangers            
1. Vizcaino            ss        Catalanotto         1b
2. Biggio              2b        I. Rodriguez        c
3. Berkman             cf        A. Rodriguez        ss
4. Bagwell             1b        Gonzalez            rf
5. Ward                lf        Palmeiro            dh
6. Hidalgo             rf        Perry               3b
7. Merced              dh        Mench               lf
8. Blum                3b        Ludwick             cf
9. Ausmus              c         Young               2b
   Oswalt              p         Park                p

ASTROS 1ST: Vizcaino flied to center; Biggio reached on an error
by Perry [Biggio to second]; Berkman flied to right [Biggio to
third]; Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Catalanotto popped to shortstop; I. Rodriguez
struck out; A. Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Rangers 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ward grounded out (second to first); Hidalgo
doubled; Merced homered [Hidalgo scored]; Blum lined to second;
Ausmus flied to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers
0.

RANGERS 2ND: Gonzalez singled to right; Palmeiro struck out;
Perry singled to left [Gonzalez to second]; Mench forced Perry
(third to second) [Gonzalez to third]; Ludwick struck out; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Vizcaino struck out; Biggio singled to center;
Berkman struck out; Bagwell walked [Biggio to second]; Ward
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 3RD: Young flied to center; Catalanotto grounded out
(second to first); I. Rodriguez doubled to right; A. Rodriguez
homered [I. Rodriguez scored]; Gonzalez struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Hidalgo grounded out (shortstop to first); Merced
walked; Blum grounded out (second to first) [Merced to second];
Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Rangers 2.

RANGERS 4TH: Palmeiro struck out; Perry flied to left; Mench was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers
2.

ASTROS 5TH: Vizcaino grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman singled; Bagwell
forced Berkman (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Rangers 2.

RANGERS 5TH: Ludwick popped to catcher in foul territory; Young
doubled to right; Catalanotto singled to right [Young scored];
I. Rodriguez grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Catalanotto out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Rangers 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Ward flied to right; Hidalgo walked; Merced singled
to left [Hidalgo to second]; Blum grounded out (first
unassisted) [Hidalgo to third, Merced to second]; Ausmus doubled
[Hidalgo scored, Merced scored]; Vizcaino singled to center
[Ausmus scored]; Biggio flied to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Rangers 3.

RANGERS 6TH: A. Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Gonzalez walked; Palmeiro flied to left; Perry forced Gonzalez
(third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Berkman lined to shortstop; Bagwell struck out; Ward
walked; Hidalgo grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 3.

RANGERS 7TH: Mench tripled to left; Ludwick struck out; Young
struck out; Catalanotto struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Rangers 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Merced grounded out (first unassisted); Blum struck
out; Ausmus walked; VAN POPPEL REPLACED PARK (PITCHING); Ausmus
stole second; Vizcaino flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 5, Rangers 3.

RANGERS 8TH: BERKMAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HUNTER
REPLACED WARD (PLAYING CF); STONE REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); I.
Rodriguez singled to right; A. Rodriguez struck out while I.
Rodriguez stole second; Gonzalez singled to center [I. Rodriguez
scored]; WAGNER REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); Palmeiro grounded
into a double play (first to shortstop) [Gonzalez out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Biggio flied to right in foul territory; Berkman
homered; Bagwell struck out; Hunter popped to second; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 9TH: Perry grounded out (shortstop to first); Mench
homered; GREENE BATTED FOR LUDWICK; Greene struck out; Young
lined to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Rangers 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   8   0    8
 Rangers          5  10   1    4


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