Houston Astros 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Regular Season Game 18
Played on Sunday, April 23, 2006 (D) at Minute Maid Park

PIT N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  1  0  -   2  8  0
HOU N    4  0  1    1  0  0    1  0  x  -   7 12  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McLouth cf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
J. Wilson ss                  4   0   3   1       0   0       2   5
Bay lf                        3   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
C. Wilson 1b                  4   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Burnitz rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
J. Hernandez 3b               2   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
  Vogelsong p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Duffy ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Grabow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Gonzalez p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Edwards ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Castillo 2b                   4   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
Cota c                        3   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Maholm p                      1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Sanchez 3b                  2   1   2   1       0   0       1   1
Totals                       33   2   8   2       0   8      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. J. Wilson-C. Wilson.

BATTING - 
2B: J. Wilson (5,off Oswalt); Sanchez (3,off Oswalt).
HR: Sanchez (2,8th inning off Gallo 0 on 0 out).
HBP: Bay (2,by Oswalt).
GDP: Burnitz (2,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 5.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   2   4   1       1   0       2   1
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Taveras cf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Berkman 1b                    4   1   1   1       0   0       7   1
Ensberg 3b                    4   2   1   2       1   2       0   2
Lane rf                       3   2   2   0       1   0       1   1
Burke lf                      4   0   3   1       0   0       2   0
Ausmus c                      2   0   0   1       1   0       9   0
Everett ss                    3   0   1   1       1   0       1   3
Oswalt p                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gallo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett ph,2b             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   7  12   7       6   2      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Berkman-Everett-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Burke 3 (4,off Maholm,off Vogelsong,off Grabow); Biggio (8,off Vogelsong).
HR: Biggio (3,1st inning off Maholm 0 on 0 out); Ensberg (9,1st inning off
Maholm 1 on 1 out).
SH: Taveras (3,off Vogelsong).
SF: Berkman (4,off Vogelsong); Ausmus (1,off Grabow).
GDP: Oswalt (2,off Maholm).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Maholm L(0-3)                 3     7   5   5   4   0   2  18
Vogelsong                     3     3   1   1   0   1   0  12
Grabow                        1     1   1   1   1   1   0   5
Gonzalez                      1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        8    12   7   7   6   2   2  40

WP: Vogelsong (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt W(4-0)                 7     6   1   1   0   7   0  26
Gallo                         0.1   2   1   1   0   0   1   3
Qualls                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Springer                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   2   2   0   8   1  34

HBP: Oswalt (2,Bay).

Umpires: HP - Ted Barrett, 1B - Laz Diaz, 2B - Rick Reed, 3B - Tim Tschida
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 39074


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. McLouth             cf        Biggio              2b
2. J. Wilson           ss        Taveras             cf
3. Bay                 lf        Berkman             1b
4. C. Wilson           1b        Ensberg             3b
5. Burnitz             rf        Lane                rf
6. J. Hernandez        3b        Burke               lf
7. Castillo            2b        Ausmus              c
8. Cota                c         Everett             ss
9. Maholm              p         Oswalt              p

PIRATES 1ST: McLouth struck out; J. Wilson grounded out (third
to first); Bay singled to left; C. Wilson flied to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio homered; Taveras grounded out (shortstop to
first); Berkman singled to left; Ensberg homered [Berkman
scored]; Lane singled to center; Burke doubled to left [Lane
scored]; Burke was picked off second (pitcher to second); Ausmus
grounded out (third to first); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Astros 4.

PIRATES 2ND: Burnitz struck out; J. Hernandez flied to right;
Castillo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Everett singled to left; Oswalt grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Everett out at second]; Biggio
walked; Taveras forced Biggio (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 4.

PIRATES 3RD: Cota singled to center; Maholm was called out on
strikes; McLouth lined to center; J. Wilson doubled to left
[Cota to third]; Bay struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Berkman grounded out (third to first); Ensberg
walked; Lane singled to left [Ensberg to second]; Burke flied to
left; Ausmus walked [Ensberg to third, Lane to second]; Everett
walked [Ensberg scored, Lane to third, Ausmus to second]; Oswalt
popped to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 5.

PIRATES 4TH: C. Wilson flied to left; Burnitz grounded out
(first unassisted); J. Hernandez popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 5.

ASTROS 4TH: VOGELSONG REPLACED J. HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); SANCHEZ
REPLACED MAHOLM (PLAYING 3B); Biggio doubled to left; Taveras
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Biggio to third];
Berkman hit a sacrifice fly to center [Biggio scored]; Ensberg
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 6.

PIRATES 5TH: Castillo singled to right; Cota flied to center;
Sanchez doubled to left [Castillo to third]; McLouth was called
out on strikes; J. Wilson singled to right [Castillo scored,
Sanchez out at home (right to catcher)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Lane flied to left; Burke doubled to right; Ausmus
reached on a fielder's choice [Burke out at third (shortstop to
third)]; Vogelsong threw a wild pitch [Ausmus to second];
Everett grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 6.

PIRATES 6TH: Bay was hit by a pitch; C. Wilson flied to center;
Burnitz grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to
first) [Bay out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Oswalt grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
singled to center; Taveras popped to shortstop; Berkman flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 6.

PIRATES 7TH: DUFFY BATTED FOR VOGELSONG; Duffy was called out on
strikes; Castillo flied to left; Cota grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: GRABOW REPLACED DUFFY (PITCHING); Ensberg struck
out; Lane walked; Burke doubled to right [Lane to third]; Ausmus
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Lane scored, Burke to third];
Everett grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 1, Astros 7.

PIRATES 8TH: GALLO REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Sanchez homered;
McLouth grounded out (second to first); J. Wilson singled to
left; QUALLS REPLACED GALLO (PITCHING); Bay popped to second; C.
Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Pirates 2, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: GONZALEZ REPLACED GRABOW (PITCHING); BRUNTLETT
BATTED FOR QUALLS; Bruntlett grounded out (shortstop to first);
Biggio singled to center; Taveras walked [Biggio to second];
Berkman forced Taveras (third to second) [Biggio to third,
Berkman to first]; Ensberg flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 7.

PIRATES 9TH: SPRINGER REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); BRUNTLETT
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Burnitz flied to center; EDWARDS
BATTED FOR GONZALEZ; Edwards struck out; Castillo grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          2   8   0    5
 Astros           7  12   0    9


Data courtesy of Retrosheet