Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 61
Played on Thursday, June 5, 2008 (N) at PNC Park

HOU N    1  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  1
PIT N    3  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   4  9  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Pence rf                      4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Matsui 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       6   2
Tejada ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       2   4
Berkman 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       5   2
Lee lf                        4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Wigginton 3b                  3   1   2   0       0   0       0   1
Cruz cf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ausmus c                      3   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Backe p                       2   0   1   1       0   1       0   1
  Loretta ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Bourn pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sampson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Blum ph                     1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3   9   2       0   1      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Matsui (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Pence (14,off Maholm); Loretta (7,off Maholm).
SF: Pence (3,off Maholm).
HBP: Wigginton (4,by Capps).
Team LOB: 7.

Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilson ss                     4   1   2   0       0   0       1   6
F. Sanchez 2b                 4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
McLouth cf                    4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Bay lf                        3   1   1   1       1   0       2   0
Michaels rf                   3   1   1   3       1   0       3   0
Adam LaRoche 1b               4   0   1   0       0   1      15   0
J. Bautista 3b                4   0   1   0       0   2       0   4
R. Chavez c                   4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Maholm p                      3   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
  Capps p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   4   9   4       2   3      27  15

FIELDING - 
E: Wilson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: R. Chavez (3,off Backe).
3B: Bay (2,off Backe).
HR: Michaels (2,1st inning off Backe 2 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(4-7)                  6     9   4   4   2   2   1  29
Sampson                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Brocail                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        8     9   4   4   2   3   1  35


Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Maholm W(4-5)                 8     8   3   2   0   1   0  32
Capps SV(13)                  1     1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     9   3   2   0   1   0  37

HBP: Capps (1,Wigginton).

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - Alfonso Marquez, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Mike Reilly
Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance: 10728


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Pittsburgh Pirates       
1. Pence               rf        Wilson              ss
2. Matsui              2b        F. Sanchez          2b
3. Tejada              ss        McLouth             cf
4. Berkman             1b        Bay                 lf
5. Lee                 lf        Michaels            rf
6. Wigginton           3b        Adam LaRoche        1b
7. Cruz                cf        J. Bautista         3b
8. Ausmus              c         R. Chavez           c
9. Backe               p         Maholm              p

ASTROS 1ST: Pence doubled to right; Matsui grounded out (pitcher
to first); Tejada popped to second; Berkman singled to shortstop
[Pence scored (error by Wilson) (unearned) (no RBI), Berkman to
second]; Lee flied to right; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Wilson singled to left; F. Sanchez flied to right;
McLouth popped to second; Bay walked [Wilson to second];
Michaels homered [Wilson scored, Bay scored]; Adam LaRoche
singled to right; J. Bautista struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 2ND: Wigginton singled to third; Cruz flied to left;
Ausmus singled to left [Wigginton to second]; Backe singled to
right [Wigginton scored, Ausmus to third]; Pence lined out on a
sacrifice fly to right [Ausmus scored]; Matsui grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 2ND: R. Chavez grounded out (shortstop to first); Maholm
singled to right; Wilson lined to second [Maholm to second
(error by Matsui)]; F. Sanchez lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Tejada grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
flied to center; Lee grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 3RD: McLouth grounded out (pitcher to first); Bay lined
to shortstop; Michaels lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Wigginton lined to second; Cruz grounded out
(shortstop to first); Ausmus singled to center; Backe was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 4TH: Adam LaRoche grounded out (second to first); J.
Bautista flied to right; R. Chavez doubled to third; Maholm
flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Pence grounded out (second to first); Matsui popped
to shortstop; Tejada grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 3.

PIRATES 5TH: Wilson grounded out (second to first); F. Sanchez
lined to center; McLouth singled to pitcher; Bay tripled to
center [McLouth scored]; Michaels walked; Adam LaRoche struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Lee flied
to left; Wigginton singled to left; Cruz grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 6TH: J. Bautista singled to center; R. Chavez forced J.
Bautista (third to second); Maholm forced R. Chavez (shortstop
to second); Wilson singled to center [Maholm to second]; F.
Sanchez forced Wilson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Ausmus grounded out (third to first); LORETTA BATTED
FOR BACKE; Loretta doubled; BOURN RAN FOR LORETTA; Pence
grounded out (shortstop to first); Matsui grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 7TH: SAMPSON REPLACED BOURN (PITCHING); McLouth grounded
out (first to pitcher); Bay grounded out (shortstop to first);
Michaels popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Pirates 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Tejada grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
lined to center; Lee grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 8TH: BROCAIL REPLACED SAMPSON (PITCHING); Adam LaRoche
grounded out (first to pitcher); J. Bautista was called out on
strikes; R. Chavez lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Pirates 4.

ASTROS 9TH: CAPPS REPLACED MAHOLM (PITCHING); Wigginton was hit
by a pitch; Cruz grounded out (second to first) [Wigginton to
second]; ERSTAD BATTED FOR AUSMUS; Erstad lined to right; BLUM
BATTED FOR BROCAIL; Blum singled to shortstop [Wigginton to
third]; Pence flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Pirates 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3   9   1    7
 Pirates          4   9   1    7


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