Pittsburgh Pirates 9, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 99
Played on Monday, July 21, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

PIT N    0  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  7  -   9 18  1
HOU N    0  0  1    1  1  0    0  0  0  -   3 10  0
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McLouth cf                    6   1   3   0       0   1       1   0
F. Sanchez 2b                 6   2   3   4       0   0       2   3
Doumit c                      6   0   0   0       0   2      10   0
Bay lf                        5   1   4   2       0   0       1   0
Nady rf                       5   1   3   0       0   2       2   0
Adam LaRoche 1b               4   1   2   2       1   1      10   1
J. Bautista 3b                5   1   2   0       0   0       0   5
Van Benschoten p              1   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
  Mientkiewicz ph             0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Burnett p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Grabow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gomez ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Yates p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Michaels ph                 0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  D. Bautista p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wilson ss                     5   1   1   1       0   1       1   2
Totals                       44   9  18   9       4   9      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. J. Bautista-F. Sanchez-Adam LaRoche.
E: J. Bautista (11).

BATTING - 
2B: McLouth (34,off Hernandez).
HR: Bay (20,9th inning off Valverde 0 on 1 out); Adam LaRoche (12,9th inning
off Valverde 1 on 1 out); F. Sanchez (6,9th inning off Byrdak 2 on 2 out).
GDP: F. Sanchez (9,off Hernandez).
Team LOB: 12.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Matsui 2b                     5   1   3   0       0   0       4   3
Bourn cf                      3   1   1   0       2   0       1   0
Berkman 1b                    3   0   0   0       2   2       6   0
Lee lf                        4   0   2   2       0   0       1   0
  Erstad lf                   1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Tejada ss                     5   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Pence rf                      5   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
Wigginton 3b                  2   0   0   0       1   2       1   1
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Newhan ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blum ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   2   1       1   0       9   0
Hernandez p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Loretta 3b                  2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   3  10   3       6   9      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Matsui-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Matsui (18,off Van Benschoten); Ausmus (7,off Van Benschoten).
GDP: Lee (7,off Van Benschoten).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Matsui (16,2nd base off Van Benschoten/Doumit); Pence (6,2nd base off Van
Benschoten/Doumit).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Van Benschoten                5     6   3   2   4   4   0  25
Burnett                       0.1   1   0   0   2   0   0   4
Grabow                        1.2   2   0   0   0   2   0   7
Yates W(4-2)                  1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
D. Bautista                   1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9    10   3   2   6   9   0  43

WP: D. Bautista (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hernandez                     5.1   8   2   2   2   3   0  25
Geary                         1.2   2   0   0   1   2   0   8
Brocail                       1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Valverde L(4-3)               0.1   5   6   6   1   0   2   7
Byrdak                        0.2   1   1   1   0   2   1   3
Totals                        9    18   9   9   4   9   3  48


Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - Jim Reynolds, 2B - Chris Tiller, 3B - Tim Timmons
Time of Game: 3:42   Attendance: 34624


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. McLouth             cf        Matsui              2b
2. F. Sanchez          2b        Bourn               cf
3. Doumit              c         Berkman             1b
4. Bay                 lf        Lee                 lf
5. Nady                rf        Tejada              ss
6. Adam LaRoche        1b        Pence               rf
7. J. Bautista         3b        Wigginton           3b
8. Van Benschoten      p         Ausmus              c
9. Wilson              ss        Hernandez           p

PIRATES 1ST: McLouth singled to right; F. Sanchez grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [McLouth out at
second]; Doumit lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Matsui singled to second; Matsui stole second; Bourn
walked; Berkman forced Bourn (first to shortstop) [Matsui to
third, Berkman to first]; Lee grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [Berkman out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Bay singled to shortstop; Nady struck out; Adam
LaRoche singled to right [Bay to second]; J. Bautista popped to
third; Van Benschoten walked [Bay to third, Adam LaRoche to
second]; Wilson flied to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Tejada grounded out (third to first); Pence struck
out; Wigginton walked; Ausmus grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: McLouth grounded out (second to first); F. Sanchez
singled to center; Doumit grounded out (first unassisted) [F.
Sanchez to second]; Bay singled to shortstop [F. Sanchez
scored]; Nady singled to left [Bay to second]; Adam LaRoche
flied to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first); Matsui
doubled to left; Bourn grounded out (second to first) [Matsui to
third]; Berkman walked; Lee singled to right [Matsui scored,
Berkman to second]; Tejada grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

PIRATES 4TH: J. Bautista grounded out (third to first); Van
Benschoten struck out; Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Pence reached on an error by J. Bautista; Pence
stole second; Wigginton struck out; Ausmus doubled to right
[Pence scored (unearned)]; Hernandez struck out; Matsui grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
1, Astros 2.

PIRATES 5TH: McLouth doubled to right; F. Sanchez singled to
right [McLouth scored]; Doumit forced F. Sanchez (pitcher to
shortstop) [Doumit to first]; Bay flied to center; Nady struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Bourn singled to third; Berkman walked [Bourn to
second]; Lee singled to left [Bourn scored, Berkman to third];
Tejada popped to first; Pence reached on a fielder's choice
[Berkman out at home (third to catcher), Lee to second];
Wigginton struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

PIRATES 6TH: Adam LaRoche walked; J. Bautista forced Adam
LaRoche (second to shortstop); MIENTKIEWICZ BATTED FOR VAN
BENSCHOTEN; GEARY REPLACED WIGGINTON (PITCHING); LORETTA
REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PLAYING 3B); Mientkiewicz walked [J.
Bautista to second]; Wilson popped to second; McLouth flied to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: BURNETT REPLACED MIENTKIEWICZ (PITCHING); Ausmus
walked; Loretta flied to center; Matsui singled to left [Ausmus
to second]; Bourn walked [Ausmus to third, Matsui to second];
GRABOW REPLACED BURNETT (PITCHING); Berkman struck out; Lee
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

PIRATES 7TH: F. Sanchez popped to second; Doumit struck out; Bay
singled to left; Nady singled to third [Bay to second]; Adam
LaRoche struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Tejada grounded out (third to first); Pence singled
to third; NEWHAN BATTED FOR GEARY; Newhan struck out; Ausmus
singled to left [Pence to second]; Loretta forced Ausmus (third
to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

PIRATES 8TH: BROCAIL REPLACED NEWHAN (PITCHING); J. Bautista
singled to shortstop; GOMEZ BATTED FOR GRABOW; Gomez struck out;
Wilson was called out on strikes; McLouth singled to center [J.
Bautista to third]; F. Sanchez forced McLouth (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: YATES REPLACED GOMEZ (PITCHING); Matsui flied to
left; On a bunt Bourn grounded out (pitcher to first); Berkman
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

PIRATES 9TH: ERSTAD REPLACED LEE (PLAYING LF); VALVERDE REPLACED
BROCAIL (PITCHING); Doumit flied to left; Bay homered; Nady
singled to left; Adam LaRoche homered [Nady scored]; J. Bautista
singled to left; MICHAELS BATTED FOR YATES; Michaels walked [J.
Bautista to second]; Wilson singled to center [J. Bautista
scored, Michaels to second]; BYRDAK REPLACED VALVERDE
(PITCHING); McLouth was called out on strikes; F. Sanchez hit an
inside the park homer to right [Michaels scored, Wilson scored];
Doumit struck out; 7 R, 6 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 9, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: D. BAUTISTA REPLACED MICHAELS (PITCHING); Erstad
singled to shortstop; Tejada struck out; D. Bautista threw a
wild pitch [Erstad to second]; Pence was called out on strikes;
BLUM BATTED FOR BYRDAK; Blum flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 9, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          9  18   1   12
 Astros           3  10   0   13


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