MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. Pittsburgh

Astros 1st
Zach Duke pitching:
Willy Taveras:Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taveras walked.
Chris Burke:Burke sacrificed to third, Taveras to second.
Morgan Ensberg:Ensberg grounded out to shortstop, Taveras to third.
Lance Berkman:Berkman reached on an infield single, Taveras scored.
Jason Lane:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lane popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Sanchez lined out to third.
Jack Wilson:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wilson grounded out to third.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Foul, Bay struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
Zach Duke pitching:
Eric Bruntlett:Bruntlett flied out to deep right.
Adam Everett:Everett flied out to right.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ausmus singled to center.
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Backe grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Rob Mackowiak:Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mackowiak lined out to shortstop.
Craig A. Wilson:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Wilson lined out to third.
Daryle Ward:Strike looking, Ward singled to right.
Ryan Doumit:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Doumit struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 3rd
Zach Duke pitching:
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Ball, Taveras doubled to right.
Chris Burke:Burke sacrificed to pitcher, Taveras to third.
Morgan Ensberg:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ensberg grounded out to third.
Lance Berkman:Berkman singled to center, Taveras scored.
Jason Lane:Lane flied out to left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jason Furmaniak:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Furmaniak flied out to center.
Zach Duke:Foul, Foul, Foul, Duke struck out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 4th
Zach Duke pitching:
Eric Bruntlett:Ball, Ball, Bruntlett flied out to right.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Everett grounded out to third.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ausmus grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jack Wilson:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wilson struck out swinging.
Jason Bay:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bay struck out swinging.
Rob Mackowiak:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Mackowiak flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 5th
Zach Duke pitching:
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Backe grounded out to shortstop.
Willy Taveras:Ball, Ball, Taveras lined out to second.
Chris Burke:Strike swinging, Burke flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 5th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Craig A. Wilson:Ball, Ball, Wilson homered to left center.
Daryle Ward:Strike looking, Ball, Ward lined out to shortstop.
Ryan Doumit:Ball, Doumit grounded out to pitcher.
Jason Furmaniak:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Furmaniak flied out to center.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 6th
Zach Duke pitching:
Morgan Ensberg:Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ensberg struck out swinging.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Berkman walked, Berkman picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop.
Jason Lane:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Lane walked.
Eric Bruntlett:Bruntlett singled to center, Lane to second.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Everett grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 6th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Zach Duke:Ball, Duke grounded out to second.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez popped bunt out to catcher.
Jack Wilson:Wilson grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
John Grabow pitching:
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ausmus struck out swinging.
Brandon Backe:Strike (missed bunt), Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Backe struck out swinging.
Willy Taveras:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bunt foul, Taveras struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 7th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jason Bay:Bay flied out to center.
Rob Mackowiak:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mackowiak struck out swinging.
Craig A. Wilson:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wilson hit by pitch.
Daryle Ward:Strike swinging, Ward grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
Mike Gonzalez pitching:
Chris Burke:Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Burke struck out swinging.
Morgan Ensberg:Ensberg grounded out to shortstop.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Berkman walked.
Jason Lane:Ball, Ball, Ball, Lane walked, Berkman to second.
Eric Bruntlett:Strike looking, Foul, Bruntlett struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 8th
Chad Qualls pitching:
Ryan Doumit:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Doumit grounded out to second.
Jason Furmaniak:Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Furmaniak grounded out to second
Tike Redman hit for Mike Gonzalez.
Tike Redman:Ball, Redman singled to left.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Sanchez reached on an infield single, Redman to second.
Brad Lidge relieved Chad Qualls
Jose Vizcaino at second.
Jack Wilson:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Wilson grounded into fielder's choice to third, Redman out at third, Sanchez to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 9th
Salomon Torres pitching:
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Everett struck out swinging.
Brad Ausmus:Foul, Ball, Ausmus flied out to center.
Jose Vizcaino:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Vizcaino grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 9th
Brad Lidge pitching:
Jason Bay:Ball, Bay grounded out to pitcher.
Rob Mackowiak:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mackowiak reached on an infield single.
Craig A. Wilson:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Wilson struck out looking.
Daryle Ward:Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ward struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

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