Houston Astros 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Regular Season Game 144
Played on Monday, September 8, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

PIT N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   2  6  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  3  0    0  0  x  -   3  8  2
Pittsburgh Pirates           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Morgan lf                     3   1   1   0       1   2       0   0
F. Sanchez 2b                 3   1   0   0       1   0       0   2
McLouth cf                    4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Doumit c                      4   0   1   0       0   1       8   2
Adam LaRoche 1b               3   0   2   1       1   1      10   0
Moss rf                       4   0   1   1       0   2       2   0
Andy LaRoche 3b               3   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Cruz ss                       3   0   0   0       0   0       2   2
  Mientkiewicz ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Snell p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Pearce ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Burnett p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Yates p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Grabow p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Michaels ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   6   2       4  10      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. F. Sanchez-Cruz-Adam LaRoche.

BATTING - 
2B: Adam LaRoche (26,off Hawkins).
GDP: Cruz (1,off Arias).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      3   1   1   0       1   1       1   0
Erstad lf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       0   0
Tejada ss                     4   0   1   1       0   1       1   4
Berkman 1b                    3   0   2   1       1   1       9   2
Blum 3b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Pence rf                      4   0   2   0       0   1       2   0
Newhan 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
  Loretta ph,2b               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Towles c                      2   0   0   0       1   1       9   1
  Quintero c                  0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Arias p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Saccomanno ph               1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Castillo ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Sampson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hawkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   8   3       3  10      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Newhan-Berkman.
E: Newhan (1), Arias (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (44,off Yates).
HR: Saccomanno (1,5th inning off Snell 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Loretta (9,off Grabow).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Pence (10,2nd base off Snell/Doumit).

PITCHING
Pittsburgh Pirates           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Snell L(6-11)                 6     6   3   3   3   9   1  27
Burnett                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Yates                         0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3
Grabow                        0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     8   3   3   3  10   1  34


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Arias W(1-0)                  5     2   0   0   3   6   0  18
Wright                        0.2   2   2   0   1   1   0   6
Brocail                       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Sampson                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Hawkins                       1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Valverde SV(41)               1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     6   2   0   4  10   0  36


Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Bill Welke, 2B - D.J. Reyburn, 3B - Chris Guccione
Time of Game: 2:48   Attendance: 26526


Starting Lineups:

   Pittsburgh Pirates            Houston Astros           
1. Morgan              lf        Bourn               cf
2. F. Sanchez          2b        Erstad              lf
3. McLouth             cf        Tejada              ss
4. Doumit              c         Berkman             1b
5. Adam LaRoche        1b        Blum                3b
6. Moss                rf        Pence               rf
7. Andy LaRoche        3b        Newhan              2b
8. Cruz                ss        Towles              c
9. Snell               p         Arias               p

PIRATES 1ST: Morgan struck out; F. Sanchez lined to second;
McLouth struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn grounded out (first unassisted); Erstad struck
out; Tejada struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros
0.

PIRATES 2ND: Doumit struck out; Adam LaRoche struck out; Moss
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman struck out (catcher to first); Blum flied to
center; Pence singled to right; Pence stole second; Newhan
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Andy LaRoche grounded out (shortstop to first);
Cruz grounded out (third to first); Snell was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Towles struck out; Arias was called out on strikes;
Bourn walked; Erstad grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Morgan singled to right; Morgan was picked off
first but was safe on an error by Arias [Morgan to second];
Morgan was out trying to advance to third (first to catcher);
The last two plays are really one continuous play; pitcher
Alberto Arias made a wild throw on a pick-off attempt and Nyjer
Morgan nearly scored on the play; F. Sanchez walked; McLouth
singled to first [F. Sanchez to second]; Doumit forced McLouth
(second to shortstop) [F. Sanchez to third]; Adam LaRoche walked
[Doumit to second]; Moss grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2
H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Tejada lined to shortstop; Berkman walked; Blum
flied to right; Pence grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

PIRATES 5TH: Andy LaRoche walked; Cruz grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Andy LaRoche out at
second]; Snell grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Newhan struck out (catcher to first); Towles
grounded out (shortstop to first); SACCOMANNO BATTED FOR ARIAS;
Saccomanno homered; Debut game for Mark Saccomanno Mark
Saccomanno hit the first major league pitch he saw for a
homer; On a bunt Bourn singled to third; Erstad singled to
center [Bourn to second]; Tejada singled to center [Bourn
scored, Erstad to second]; Berkman singled to right [Erstad
scored, Tejada to third]; Blum was called out on strikes; 3 R, 5
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Astros 3.

PIRATES 6TH: WRIGHT REPLACED SACCOMANNO (PITCHING); Morgan
walked; F. Sanchez reached on an error by Newhan [Morgan to
second]; McLouth struck out; Doumit flied to right; Adam LaRoche
singled to left [Morgan scored (unearned), F. Sanchez to third];
Moss singled to left [F. Sanchez scored (unearned), Adam LaRoche
to second]; BROCAIL REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); Andy LaRoche
grounded out (third to first); 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Pirates 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Pence struck out; Newhan flied to center; Towles
walked; CASTILLO BATTED FOR BROCAIL; Castillo struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

PIRATES 7TH: SAMPSON REPLACED CASTILLO (PITCHING); On a bunt
Cruz grounded out (catcher to first); Luis Cruz called for
interference; PEARCE BATTED FOR SNELL; Pearce grounded out
(shortstop to first); Morgan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: BURNETT REPLACED PEARCE (PITCHING); Bourn struck
out; On a bunt Erstad grounded out (pitcher to first); Tejada
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

PIRATES 8TH: QUINTERO REPLACED TOWLES (PLAYING C ); HAWKINS
REPLACED SAMPSON (PITCHING); F. Sanchez grounded out (shortstop
to first); McLouth flied to center; Doumit singled to right;
Adam LaRoche doubled [Doumit to third]; Moss was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: YATES REPLACED BURNETT (PITCHING); Berkman doubled
to left; Blum flied to right; Pence singled to left [Berkman to
third]; GRABOW REPLACED YATES (PITCHING); LORETTA BATTED FOR
NEWHAN; Loretta grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Pence out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
2, Astros 3.

PIRATES 9TH: LORETTA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); VALVERDE
REPLACED HAWKINS (PITCHING); Andy LaRoche popped to first;
MIENTKIEWICZ BATTED FOR CRUZ; Mientkiewicz struck out; MICHAELS
BATTED FOR GRABOW; Michaels flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 2, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Pirates          2   6   0    7
 Astros           3   8   2    7


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