MLB Play by Play - San Francisco vs. Houston

Giants 1st
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Omar Vizquel:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Vizquel flied out to right.
Michael Tucker:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tucker struck out swinging.
Lance Niekro:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Niekro walked.
Moises Alou:Alou singled to left, Niekro to second.
Ray Durham:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Durham walked, Niekro to third, Alou to second.
Edgardo Alfonzo:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alfonzo reached on an infield single, Niekro and Alou scored, Durham to second, Durham to third on Vizcaino's fielding error.
Marquis Grissom:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Grissom popped out to third.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
Astros 1st
Kirk Rueter pitching:
Craig Biggio:Strike looking, Ball, Biggio grounded out to third.
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Taveras grounded bunt out to right.
Orlando Palmeiro:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Palmeiro grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Giants 2nd
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Mike Matheny:Strike looking, Matheny flied out to center.
Kirk Rueter:Ball, Rueter grounded out to shortstop.
Omar Vizquel:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Vizquel grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Kirk Rueter pitching:
Morgan Ensberg:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ensberg singled to center.
Jose Vizcaino:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Vizcaino singled to left center, Ensberg to second.
Jason Lane:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lane walked, Ensberg to third, Vizcaino to second.
Adam Everett:Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Everett singled to left, Ensberg scored, Vizcaino to third, Lane to second.
Raul Chavez:Ball, Chavez grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Vizcaino out at home, Lane to third, Everett to second.
Ezequiel Astacio:Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Lane out at home.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Giants 3rd
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Michael Tucker:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Tucker struck out looking.
Lance Niekro:Strike swinging, Niekro flied out to center.
Moises Alou:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Alou walked.
Ray Durham:Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Durham fouled out to catcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Kirk Rueter pitching:
Ezequiel Astacio:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Astacio reached on an infield single.
Craig Biggio:Biggio grounded into double play third to second to first, Astacio out at second.
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Ball, Taveras reached on bunt single to catcher.
Orlando Palmeiro:Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Palmeiro fouled out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Giants 4th
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Edgardo Alfonzo:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alfonzo struck out swinging.
Marquis Grissom:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Grissom flied out to left.
Mike Matheny:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Matheny fouled out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Kirk Rueter pitching:
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ensberg doubled to deep left.
Jose Vizcaino:Vizcaino reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Ensberg out at third.
Jason Lane:Lane flied out to center.
Adam Everett:Pickoff attempt, Everett grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Giants 5th
Ezequiel Astacio pitching:
Kirk Rueter:Bunt foul, Ball, Rueter flied out to deep left.
Omar Vizquel:Ball, Vizquel singled to left.
Michael Tucker:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Tucker struck out swinging.
Lance Niekro:Ball, Foul, Niekro flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Kirk Rueter pitching:
Raul Chavez:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chavez grounded out to third
Eric Bruntlett hit for Ezequiel Astacio.
Eric Bruntlett:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bruntlett flied out to right.
Craig Biggio:Strike looking, Biggio flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Giants 6th
Mike Burns pitching:
Moises Alou:Ball, Ball, Alou grounded out to shortstop.
Ray Durham:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Durham grounded out to first.
Edgardo Alfonzo:Ball, Alfonzo flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Kirk Rueter pitching:
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Ball, Taveras lined out to left.
Orlando Palmeiro:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Palmeiro grounded out to first.
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ensberg walked.
Jose Vizcaino:Strike looking, Vizcaino flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Giants 7th
Mike Burns pitching:
Marquis Grissom:Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Grissom grounded out to third.
Mike Matheny:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Matheny doubled to left center.
John Franco relieved Mike Burns.
Kirk Rueter:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rueter walked.
Omar Vizquel:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vizquel struck out swinging, Matheny caught stealing, catcher to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Kirk Rueter pitching:
Jason Lane:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lane flied out to right.
Adam Everett:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Everett popped out to first.
Raul Chavez:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chavez grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Giants 8th
Jason J. Ellison hit for Michael Tucker
Mike Lamb at first
Chad Qualls pitching:
Jason J. Ellison:Foul, Foul, Ellison homered to left.
Lance Niekro:Foul, Foul, Niekro lined out to shortstop.
Moises Alou:Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alou safe at first on Unknown's fielding error, Alou picked off at first, second to first.
Ray Durham:Strike looking, Durham singled to left.
Edgardo Alfonzo:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Alfonzo singled to left center, Durham to second.
Marquis Grissom:Ball, Grissom singled to center, Durham scored, Alfonzo to third advancing on throw.
Mike Matheny:Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Matheny flied out to right.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
Astros 8th
Jason Christiansen pitching:
Mike Lamb:Lamb lined out to center.
Jeremy Accardo relieved Jason Christiansen.
Craig Biggio:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Biggio flied out to deep right.
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Taveras singled to right.
Orlando Palmeiro:Foul, Foul, Ball, Taveras stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Palmeiro singled to right, Taveras scored.
Jim Brower relieved Jeremy Accardo.
Morgan Ensberg:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ensberg flied out to shallow left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Giants 9th
Deivi Cruz hit for Jim Brower
Russ Springer pitching:
Deivi Cruz:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Cruz doubled to deep left center.
Omar Vizquel:Strike (missed bunt), Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Vizquel flied out to center.
Jason J. Ellison:Foul, Foul, Foul, Ellison grounded out to shortstop, Cruz to third.
Lance Niekro:Ball, Foul, Niekro grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 9th
Tyler Walker pitching:
Jose Vizcaino:Ball, Strike looking, Vizcaino flied out to left.
Jason Lane:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lane flied out to shallow center
Todd D. Self hit for Russ Springer.
Todd D. Self:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Self fouled out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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