MLB Play by Play - Pittsburgh vs. Houston

Pirates 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
Nyjer Morgan:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Morgan walked.
Jose A. Bautista:Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bautista reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Morgan out at second.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sanchez flied out to center.
Adam A. LaRoche:LaRoche popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Paul Maholm pitching:
Chris Burke:Strike looking, Burke reached on an infield single.
Josh Anderson:Ball, Bunt foul, Ball, Burke stole second, Bunt foul, Ball, Anderson doubled to left, Burke scored.
Hunter Pence:Pence flied out to right.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Ball, Lee flied out to right.
Mark Loretta:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Loretta singled to center, Anderson scored.
Ty Wigginton:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wigginton doubled to left, Loretta to third.
Cody Ransom:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ransom homered to left center, Loretta and Wigginton scored.
J.R. Towles:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Towles flied out to left.
End of Inning (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Xavier Nady:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Nady grounded out to shortstop.
Jason Bay:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Bay grounded out to third.
Jack Wilson:Ball, Strike looking, Wilson homered to left center.
Carlos L. Maldonado:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Maldonado walked.
Paul Maholm:Strike looking, Maholm grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Paul Maholm pitching:
Brandon Backe:Ball, Foul, Backe doubled to right.
Chris Burke:Burke sacrificed to pitcher, Backe to third.
Josh Anderson:Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to left center, Backe scored.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence flied out to center.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Foul, Lee struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Nyjer Morgan:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Morgan flied out to left.
Jose A. Bautista:Ball, Strike looking, Bautista flied out to center.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Paul Maholm pitching:
Mark Loretta:Strike looking, Loretta singled to shallow center.
Ty Wigginton:Foul, Strike swinging, Wigginton flied out to center.
Cody Ransom:Ball, Ransom singled to right, Loretta to second.
J.R. Towles:Strike looking, Ball, Towles singled to left, Loretta scored, Ransom to second.
Brandon Backe:Backe flied out to center, Ransom to third, Towles to second.
Chris Burke:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Burke singled to shallow center, Ransom and Towles scored.
Juan P. Perez relieved Paul Maholm.
Josh Anderson:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Anderson singled to center, Burke to second.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pence reached on an infield single, Burke to third, Anderson to second.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Ball, Lee singled to center, Burke and Anderson scored, Pence to second.
Mark Loretta:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Loretta flied out to right.
End of Inning (5 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Adam A. LaRoche:LaRoche flied out to right.
Xavier Nady:Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Nady struck out swinging.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bay homered to center.
Jack Wilson:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wilson doubled to center.
Carlos L. Maldonado:Strike looking, Maldonado grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Tony Armas Jr. pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Wigginton homered to left.
Cody Ransom:Strike looking, Ball, Ransom grounded out to shortstop.
J.R. Towles:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Towles flied out to center.
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Backe singled to left center.
Chris Burke:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Burke walked, Backe to second.
Josh Anderson:Strike looking, Anderson singled to left center, Backe scored, Burke to second.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Pence grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Anderson out at second.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 5th
Matt Kata hit for Tony Armas
Brandon Backe pitching:
Matt Kata:Ball, Kata flied out to left.
Nyjer Morgan:Strike looking, Morgan flied out to left.
Jose A. Bautista:Strike looking, Bautista flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Bryan Bullington pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lee flied out to right.
Mark Loretta:Ball, Ball, Loretta flied out to right.
Ty Wigginton:Ball, Strike swinging, Wigginton singled to left.
Cody Ransom:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ransom flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Pirates 6th
Eric Bruntlett in left
Jose Castillo hit for Freddy Sanchez
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jose Castillo:Ball, Castillo popped out to first.
Adam A. LaRoche:Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, LaRoche struck out swinging.
Xavier Nady:Nady popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Cesar Izturis at shortstop
Bryan Bullington pitching:
J.R. Towles:Towles popped out to third.
Brandon Backe:Eric Munson hit for Brandon Backe.
Eric Munson:Ball, Munson singled to center.
Chris Burke:Foul, Strike looking, Burke reached on fielder's choice to third, Munson out at second.
Josh Anderson:Ball, Anderson singled to left center, Burke to second.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 7th
Mark S. McLemore pitching:
Jason Bay:Foul, Foul, Bay struck out swinging.
Cesar Izturis:Izturis popped out to first.
Carlos L. Maldonado:Ball, Ball, Maldonado homered to left center.
Matt Kata:Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kata fouled out to third.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Bryan Bullington pitching:
Eric Bruntlett:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bruntlett walked
Humberto Quintero hit for Mark S. McLemore.
Humberto Quintero:Foul, Quintero reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bruntlett out at second.
Ty Wigginton:Wigginton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Quintero out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 8th
Brad Ausmus at third
Trever Miller pitching:
Nyjer Morgan:Foul, Morgan grounded out to shortstop.
Bryan Bullington:Nate McLouth hit for Bryan Bullington.
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, McLouth grounded out to second.
Jose Castillo:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castillo struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Josh Phelps at first
Steve Pearce in right
Dave Davidson pitching:
Cody Ransom:Foul, Strike swinging, Ransom grounded out to third.
J.R. Towles:Foul, Ball, Towles fouled out to right.
Eric Munson:Ball, Ball, Ball, Munson walked.
Chris Burke:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Burke homered to center, Munson scored.
Josh Anderson:Strike looking, Anderson hit by pitch.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pence walked, Anderson to second.
Eric Bruntlett:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bruntlett singled to left center, Anderson to third, Pence to second.
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Ausmus grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Bruntlett out at second.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 9th
Brian Moehler pitching:
Josh Phelps:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Phelps flied out to center.
Steve Pearce:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pearce popped out to shortstop
Ronny Paulino hit for Dave Davidson.
Ronny Paulino:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Paulino lined out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)