Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 86
Played on Thursday, July 3, 2008 (D) at Minute Maid Park

LA  N    3  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   5  8  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  1
Los Angeles Dodgers          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kemp cf                       4   0   1   0       1   3       0   0
Ethier rf                     3   1   1   1       2   1       4   0
Martin c                      5   1   1   0       0   0       5   0
Kent 2b                       2   1   1   0       1   0       1   1
  Berroa ss                   2   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Loney 1b                      3   2   2   2       1   0      11   0
DeWitt 3b                     4   0   1   2       0   0       2   2
Young lf                      4   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
  Repko lf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Maza ss,2b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   5
Billingsley p                 3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sweeney ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Saito p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5   8   5       5   9      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Maza-Kent-Loney, Maza-Berroa-Loney.
E: Berroa (4), Maza (3).

BATTING - 
2B: Loney (19,off Backe).
HR: Ethier (9,3rd inning off Backe 0 on 0 out); Loney (7,6th inning off Backe
0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Ethier (2,2nd base by Backe/Towles).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Loretta 2b                    4   0   2   0       0   0       2   3
Berkman 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Lee lf                        4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Tejada ss                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Blum 3b                       4   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Pence rf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       4   0
Towles c                      4   0   1   2       0   1       9   1
Backe p                       1   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   2   8   2       1   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
E: Backe (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Towles (5,off Billingsley); Lee (25,off Billingsley).
GDP: Berkman (7,off Billingsley); Tejada (9,off Billingsley).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Los Angeles Dodgers          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Billingsley W(8-7)            8     6   2   0   1   5   0  30
Saito SV(14)                  1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     8   2   0   1   5   0  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(5-9)                  6.2   7   5   5   2   8   2  29
Geary                         1.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   6
Brocail                       0.1   0   0   0   1   1   0   2
Byrdak                        0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   5   5   5   9   2  40

WP: Backe (1).

Umpires: HP - Tim Timmons, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Jim Reynolds
Ejections: Doug Brocail by Tim Timmons [Balls and strikes]
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 35696


Starting Lineups:

   Los Angeles Dodgers           Houston Astros           
1. Kemp                cf        Bourn               cf
2. Ethier              rf        Loretta             2b
3. Martin              c         Berkman             1b
4. Kent                2b        Lee                 lf
5. Loney               1b        Tejada              ss
6. DeWitt              3b        Blum                3b
7. Young               lf        Pence               rf
8. Maza                ss        Towles              c
9. Billingsley         p         Backe               p

DODGERS 1ST: Kemp struck out; Ethier grounded out (second to
first); Martin singled to right; Kent walked [Martin to second];
Loney doubled [Martin scored, Kent to third]; DeWitt singled to
center [Kent scored, Loney scored]; Young was called out on
strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn flied to left; Loretta grounded out (third to
first); Berkman popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers
3, Astros 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Maza flied to right; Billingsley grounded out
(second to first); Kemp was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee grounded out (shortstop to first); Tejada struck
out; Blum struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Astros 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Ethier homered; Martin grounded out (shortstop to
first); Kent singled to left; Loney reached on an error by Backe
[Kent to second]; DeWitt grounded out (first to pitcher) [Kent
to third, Loney to second]; Young struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Pence flied to right; Towles popped to shortstop;
Backe grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 4, Astros 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Maza flied to right; Billingsley grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kemp struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bourn grounded out (third to first); Loretta singled
to right; Berkman grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Loretta out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Dodgers 4, Astros 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Ethier walked; Ethier was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Martin popped to shortstop; Kent lined to
third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: BERROA REPLACED KENT (PLAYING SS); MAZA CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Lee singled to pitcher; Tejada grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Lee out at
second]; Blum reached on an error by Maza; Pence singled to
second [Blum to second]; Towles doubled to left [Blum scored
(unearned), Pence scored (unearned)]; Backe walked; Bourn
grounded out (second to first); 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Dodgers 4, Astros 2.

DODGERS 6TH: Loney homered; DeWitt flied to right; Young struck
out; Maza grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Loretta flied to right; Berkman popped to third; Lee
doubled to third; Tejada flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

DODGERS 7TH: Billingsley was called out on strikes; Kemp singled
to left; Backe threw a wild pitch [Kemp to second]; Ethier
struck out; GEARY REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); Martin grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Blum popped to first; Pence struck out; Towles
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

DODGERS 8TH: Berroa singled to center; Loney walked [Berroa to
second]; DeWitt lined to left; Young lined to left; Maza
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers
5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: REPKO REPLACED YOUNG (PLAYING LF); ERSTAD BATTED FOR
GEARY; Erstad grounded out (shortstop to first); Bourn grounded
out (shortstop to first); Loretta singled to right; Berkman was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros
2.

DODGERS 9TH: BROCAIL REPLACED ERSTAD (PITCHING); SWEENEY BATTED
FOR BILLINGSLEY; Sweeney struck out; Kemp walked; Astros
pitcher Doug Brocail yelled an expletive at himself and pounded
his glove after the walk to Matt Kemp; HP umpire Tim Timmons
thought the outburst was directed at him and ejected
Brocail; BYRDAK REPLACED BROCAIL (PITCHING); Ethier walked
[Kemp to second]; Martin forced Ethier (third to second) [Kemp
to third]; Berroa lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers
5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: SAITO REPLACED SWEENEY (PITCHING); Lee grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tejada singled to shortstop [Tejada to
second (error by Berroa)]; Blum singled to right [Tejada to
third]; Pence flied to right; Blum advanced to second because of
defensive indifference [Blum to second]; Towles lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 5, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Dodgers          5   8   2    8
 Astros           2   8   1    6


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