MLB Play by Play - Pittsburgh vs. Houston

Pirates 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
Chris Duffy:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duffy grounded out to third.
Jack Wilson:Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Wilson grounded out to third.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez walked.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Bay struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Paul Maholm pitching:
Willy Taveras:Ball, Ball, Ball, Taveras walked.
Craig Biggio:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Biggio reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Taveras out at second.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Ball, Berkman walked, Biggio to second.
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ensberg walked, Biggio to third, Berkman to second.
Preston Wilson:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wilson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Biggio scored, Berkman to third, Ensberg out at second.
Chris Burke:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Burke flied out to left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jeromy Burnitz:Ball, Burnitz grounded out to first.
Xavier Nady:Ball, Ball, Nady flied out to left.
Jose Castillo:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castillo walked.
Ronny Paulino:Paulino flied out to deep left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Paul Maholm pitching:
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Everett grounded out to shortstop.
Eric Munson:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Munson struck out looking.
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Ball, Backe grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Paul Maholm:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maholm flied out to center.
Chris Duffy:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duffy walked.
Jack Wilson:Wilson flied out to right.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball (pitchout), Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Paul Maholm pitching:
Willy Taveras:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Taveras struck out looking.
Craig Biggio:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio homered to left.
Lance Berkman:Strike swinging, Berkman grounded out to shortstop.
Morgan Ensberg:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ensberg struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Pirates 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bay reached on an infield single.
Jeromy Burnitz:Burnitz singled to center, Bay to third.
Xavier Nady:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nady popped out to shortstop.
Jose Castillo:Ball, Castillo hit sacrifice fly to right, Bay scored.
Ronny Paulino:Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Paulino walked, Burnitz to second.
Paul Maholm:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Maholm struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Paul Maholm pitching:
Preston Wilson:Wilson grounded out to third.
Chris Burke:Strike looking, Ball, Burke reached on an infield single.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Burke caught stealing, pitcher to first to shortstop, Foul, Everett struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Pirates 5th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Chris Duffy:Strike looking, Ball, Duffy flied out to center.
Jack Wilson:Strike looking, Foul, Wilson flied out to center.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez singled to center.
Jason Bay:Ball, Strike looking, Bay flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Paul Maholm pitching:
Eric Munson:Munson fouled out to first.
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Backe struck out swinging.
Willy Taveras:Ball, Ball, Taveras reached on bunt single to third.
Craig Biggio:Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Biggio grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Taveras out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Pirates 6th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jeromy Burnitz:Strike looking, Ball, Burnitz flied out to left.
Xavier Nady:Ball, Nady grounded out to third.
Jose Castillo:Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Paul Maholm pitching:
Lance Berkman:Foul, Foul, Ball, Berkman struck out swinging.
Morgan Ensberg:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ensberg walked.
Preston Wilson:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Wilson singled to left, Ensberg to second.
Chris Burke:Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Burke flied out to center, Ensberg to third.
Adam Everett:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Everett doubled to left, Ensberg scored, Wilson to third.
Eric Munson:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Munson grounded out to first.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 7th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Ronny Paulino:Strike looking, Strike looking, Paulino fouled out to first
Nate McLouth hit for Paul Maholm.
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, McLouth grounded out to first.
Chris Duffy:Strike looking, Foul, Duffy flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Luke Scott hit for Brandon Backe
John Grabow pitching:
Luke Scott:Ball, Scott doubled to deep left.
Willy Taveras:Taveras sacrificed to first, Scott to third.
Craig Biggio:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Ball, Berkman walked.
Josh Sharpless relieved John Grabow.
Morgan Ensberg:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ensberg grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Pirates 8th
Dan Wheeler pitching:
Jack Wilson:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wilson struck out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez doubled to center.
Jason Bay:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bay struck out looking.
Jeromy Burnitz:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Burnitz walked.
Xavier Nady:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Nady struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Matt D. Capps pitching:
Preston Wilson:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wilson struck out swinging.
Chris Burke:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Burke popped out to second.
Adam Everett:Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Everett struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 9th
Brad Ausmus catching
Brad Lidge pitching:
Jose Castillo:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging.
Ronny Paulino:Foul, Foul, Paulino struck out swinging
Joe Randa hit for Matt D. Capps.
Joe Randa:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Randa struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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