Houston Astros 6, Washington Nationals 4
Regular Season Game 94
Played on Saturday, July 12, 2008 (N) at Nationals Park

HOU N    1  0  0    2  3  0    0  0  0  -   6 13  0
WAS N    1  1  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   4  9  2
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Erstad cf,lf                  5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Matsui 2b                     4   2   2   0       1   0       1   3
Berkman 1b                    5   1   2   2       0   0      11   1
Lee lf                        5   0   3   1       0   0       2   0
  Bourn cf                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tejada ss                     5   1   1   0       0   1       2   6
Blum 3b                       5   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pence rf                      3   1   2   3       1   0       1   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   1   0       0   2       4   1
Rodriguez p                   3   0   1   0       0   2       1   1
  Sampson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Newhan ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wigginton 3b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       40   6  13   6       2   6      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Rodriguez-Tejada-Berkman, Matsui-Tejada-Berkman, Sampson-Ausmus-Berkman,
Tejada-Matsui-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Matsui (17,off Balester); Berkman (30,off Balester).
HR: Pence (12,4th inning off Balester 1 on 1 out).
GDP: Berkman (8,off Rivera).
Team LOB: 9.

Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harris cf                     4   2   2   1       0   0       1   0
Lo Duca 1b                    4   1   2   0       0   0       7   1
Guzman ss                     3   0   0   1       0   1       2   4
Kearns rf                     3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Belliard 3b                   4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Flores c                      3   0   1   2       0   0       6   0
Pena lf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Lopez 2b                      3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Balester p                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Colome p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Langerhans ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rivera p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Casto ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hanrahan p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       31   4   9   4       1   3      27   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Guzman-Lo Duca.
E: Guzman (10), Belliard (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Harris (4,off Rodriguez); Belliard (12,off Rodriguez); Lopez (17,off Rodriguez).
HR: Harris (5,6th inning off Rodriguez 0 on 0 out).
SF: Guzman (2,off Rodriguez).
HBP: Flores (3,by Sampson).
GDP: Lopez (12,off Rodriguez); Harris (3,off Rodriguez); Pena (5,off Sampson);
Kearns (7,off Geary).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez W(4-3)              5.1   8   4   4   1   1   1  23
Sampson                       1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5
Geary                         1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Valverde SV(24)               1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   4   4   1   3   1  34

HBP: Sampson (2,Flores).

Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Balester L(1-2)               4.2  11   6   4   0   3   1  26
Colome                        0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Rivera                        2     2   0   0   1   1   0   8
Hanrahan                      2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7
Totals                        9    13   6   4   2   6   1  42


Umpires: HP - Kevin Causey, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Scott Barry, 3B - Charlie Reliford
Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 30682


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Washington Nationals     
1. Erstad              cf        Harris              cf
2. Matsui              2b        Lo Duca             1b
3. Berkman             1b        Guzman              ss
4. Lee                 lf        Kearns              rf
5. Tejada              ss        Belliard            3b
6. Blum                3b        Flores              c
7. Pence               rf        Pena                lf
8. Ausmus              c         Lopez               2b
9. Rodriguez           p         Balester            p

ASTROS 1ST: Erstad flied to left; Matsui singled to center;
Berkman singled to right [Matsui to third]; Lee singled to left
[Matsui scored, Berkman to second]; Tejada flied to right; Blum
lined to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 0.

NATIONALS 1ST: Harris doubled to right; Lo Duca grounded out
(first to pitcher) [Harris to third]; Guzman out on a sacrifice
fly to center [Harris scored]; Kearns flied to center; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Pence grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus
flied to right; Rodriguez singled to center; Erstad flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 1.

NATIONALS 2ND: Belliard doubled to center; Flores singled to
center [Belliard scored]; Pena flied to center; Lopez grounded
into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Flores out
at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Matsui flied to left; Berkman grounded out
(shortstop to first); Lee grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 2.

NATIONALS 3RD: Balester singled to center; Harris grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Balester out at
second]; Lo Duca grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 2.

ASTROS 4TH: On a bunt Tejada singled to pitcher; Blum flied to
right; Pence homered [Tejada scored]; Ausmus was called out on
strikes; Rodriguez struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Nationals 2.

NATIONALS 4TH: Guzman popped to third; Kearns struck out;
Belliard lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Nationals 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Erstad reached on an error by Belliard [Erstad to
first]; Matsui doubled to right [Erstad to third]; Berkman
doubled to left [Erstad scored (unearned), Matsui scored]; Lee
singled to left [Berkman to third]; Tejada struck out; Blum
grounded out (first unassisted) [Berkman stayed at third, Lee
stayed at first]; Pence singled to left [Berkman scored
(unearned), Lee to second]; Ausmus singled to center [Lee to
third, Pence to second]; COLOME REPLACED BALESTER (PITCHING);
Rodriguez struck out; 3 R (1 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 6,
Nationals 2.

NATIONALS 5TH: Flores lined to left; Pena grounded out (third to
first); Lopez doubled to left; LANGERHANS BATTED FOR COLOME;
Langerhans grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Nationals 2.

ASTROS 6TH: RIVERA REPLACED LANGERHANS (PITCHING); Erstad
singled to third; Matsui forced Erstad (second unassisted)
[Matsui to first]; Berkman grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Matsui out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 6, Nationals 2.

NATIONALS 6TH: Harris homered; Lo Duca singled to left; Guzman
grounded out (second to first) [Lo Duca to second]; Kearns
walked; Belliard singled to left [Lo Duca to third, Kearns to
second]; SAMPSON REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); Flores was hit
by a pitch [Lo Duca scored, Kearns to third, Belliard to
second]; Pena grounded into a double play (pitcher to catcher to
first) [Kearns out at home]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6,
Nationals 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Lee singled to shortstop [Lee to second (error by
Guzman)]; the throw bounced about three feet in front of Lo
Duca, who was unable to catch or block it; the ball went into
the camera well at the end of the dugout; Tejada lined to
third; Blum grounded out (pitcher to first); Pence walked;
Ausmus struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 6, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 7TH: Lopez struck out; CASTO BATTED FOR RIVERA; Casto
lined to left; Harris lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 6, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 8TH: HANRAHAN REPLACED CASTO (PITCHING); NEWHAN BATTED
FOR SAMPSON; Newhan popped to shortstop; Erstad flied to left;
Matsui walked; Berkman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 8TH: GEARY REPLACED NEWHAN (PITCHING); Lo Duca singled
to right; Guzman struck out; Kearns grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Lo Duca out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Lee flied to left; Tejada grounded out (first to
pitcher); Blum was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 6, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 9TH: ERSTAD CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BOURN
REPLACED LEE (PLAYING CF); VALVERDE REPLACED BLUM (PITCHING);
WIGGINTON REPLACED GEARY (PLAYING 3B); Belliard flied to right;
Flores grounded out (shortstop to first); Pena grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Nationals
4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6  13   0    9
 Nationals        4   9   2    3


Data courtesy of Retrosheet