MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. Texas

Astros 1st
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Taveras flied out to right.
Jose Vizcaino:Vizcaino singled to left center.
Craig Biggio:Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Biggio grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Vizcaino out at second.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Berkman flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Rangers 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
David Dellucci:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Dellucci struck out looking.
Michael Young:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Young singled to center.
Mark Teixeira:Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Teixeira struck out swinging.
Hank Blalock:Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to second, Blalock struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Morgan Ensberg:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ensberg walked.
Jason Lane:Foul, Lane doubled to left, Ensberg to third.
Adam Everett:Everett grounded out to pitcher.
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus singled to center, Ensberg scored, Lane out at third.
Eric Bruntlett:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Bruntlett doubled to left center, Ausmus out at home.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Rangers 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Alfonso Soriano:Strike swinging, Soriano doubled to left.
Kevin Mench:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mench singled to center, Soriano to third.
Laynce Nix:Ball, Nix grounded out to second, Soriano scored, Mench to second.
Richard Hidalgo:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hidalgo flied out to left.
Sandy Alomar Jr.:Strike looking, Foul, Alomar popped out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 3rd
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Willy Taveras:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Taveras flied out to right.
Jose Vizcaino:Ball, Ball, Vizcaino grounded out to shortstop.
Craig Biggio:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Biggio flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Rangers 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
David Dellucci:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dellucci grounded out to first.
Michael Young:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Young walked.
Mark Teixeira:Pickoff attempt to second, Teixeira grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Young out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 4th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Lance Berkman:Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Berkman popped out to first.
Morgan Ensberg:Strike swinging, Ball, Ensberg flied out to center.
Jason Lane:Strike swinging, Lane flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Rangers 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Hank Blalock:Ball, Ball, Ball, Blalock walked.
Alfonso Soriano:Soriano flied out to center.
Kevin Mench:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mench doubled to deep left center, Blalock to third.
Laynce Nix:Strike looking, Foul, Nix homered to right, Blalock and Mench scored.
Richard Hidalgo:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hidalgo walked.
Sandy Alomar Jr.:Pickoff attempt to second, Strike swinging, Hidalgo stole second, Strike looking, Alomar grounded out to third.
David Dellucci:Chad Allen hit for David Dellucci.
Chad Allen:Ball, Strike looking, Allen flied out to center.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 5th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Ball, Everett flied out to left.
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ausmus walked.
Eric Bruntlett:Foul, Strike looking, Bruntlett struck out swinging.
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Ball, Bunt foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Taveras reached on an infield single, Ausmus to second.
Jose Vizcaino:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Vizcaino grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Rangers 5th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Michael Young:Young singled to center.
Mark Teixeira:Ball, Ball, Teixeira flied out to left.
Hank Blalock:Foul, Pickoff attempt to second, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Blalock grounded into double play shortstop to first, Young out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 6th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Craig Biggio:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio doubled to left.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Berkman grounded out to pitcher, Biggio to third.
Morgan Ensberg:Ensberg lined out to third.
Jason Lane:Ball, Strike looking, Lane singled to left center, Biggio scored.
Adam Everett:Everett flied out to left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Rangers 6th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Alfonso Soriano:Strike looking, Soriano flied out to deep left.
Kevin Mench:Mench flied out to left.
Laynce Nix:Foul, Nix flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus lined out to first.
Eric Bruntlett:Bruntlett flied out to right.
Willy Taveras:Ball, Ball, Taveras doubled to center.
Jose Vizcaino:Foul, Ball, Foul, Vizcaino lined out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Rangers 7th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Richard Hidalgo:Ball, Hidalgo flied out to center.
Sandy Alomar Jr.:Strike looking, Foul, Alomar flied out to center.
Chad Allen:Foul, Allen flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Craig Biggio:Ball, Foul, Biggio reached on an infield single.
Lance Berkman:Berkman doubled to deep left center, Biggio to third.
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Ensberg hit sacrifice fly to left, Biggio scored.
Jason Lane:Lane flied out to right.
Adam Everett:Ball, Ball, Ball, Everett grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Rangers 8th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Michael Young:Ball, Young singled to left center.
Mark Teixeira:John Franco relieved Brandon Backe, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Teixeira doubled to center, Young to third.
Hank Blalock:Strike looking, Foul, Blalock struck out swinging.
Alfonso Soriano:Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Soriano intentionally walked.
Kevin Mench:Dan Wheeler relieved John Franco, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mench walked, Young scored, Teixeira to third, Soriano to second.
Laynce Nix:Ball, Ball, Nix singled to center, Teixeira and Soriano scored, Mench to second.
Richard Hidalgo:Strike looking, Foul, Hidalgo grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Nix out at second.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 9th
Francisco Cordero pitching:
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ausmus struck out swinging
Orlando Palmeiro hit for Eric Bruntlett.
Orlando Palmeiro:Foul, Ball, Ball, Palmeiro grounded out to pitcher
Mike Lamb hit for Willy Taveras.
Mike Lamb:Ball, Ball, Foul, Lamb grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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