MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. Pittsburgh

Astros 1st
Paul Maholm pitching:
Hunter Pence:Strike swinging, Pence doubled to right.
Kazuo Matsui:Foul, Matsui grounded out to pitcher.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tejada flied out to shallow second.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Berkman singled to shallow center, Pence scored, Berkman to second on shortstop Wilson's throwing error.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Ball, Lee flied out to deep right.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
Pirates 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jack Wilson:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wilson singled to left.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to right.
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ball, McLouth popped out to second.
Jason Bay:Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bay walked, Wilson to second.
Jason Michaels:Ball, Ball, Michaels homered to right, Wilson and Bay scored.
Adam A. LaRoche:LaRoche singled to right.
Jose A. Bautista:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bautista struck out swinging.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
Paul Maholm pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Strike looking, Wigginton reached on an infield single.
Jose Cruz Jr.:Foul, Strike looking, Cruz flied out to left.
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus singled to left center, Wigginton to second.
Brandon Backe:Bunt foul, Backe singled to right, Wigginton scored, Ausmus to third.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pence hit sacrifice fly to right, Ausmus scored.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Foul, Ball, Matsui grounded out to second.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Raul Chavez:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Chavez grounded out to shortstop.
Paul Maholm:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Maholm singled to right.
Jack Wilson:Ball, Ball, Wilson lined out to second, Maholm to second on 2nd baseman Matsui's throwing error.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to deep right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Astros 3rd
Paul Maholm pitching:
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tejada grounded out to shortstop.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Berkman flied out to center.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Lee grounded out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Nate McLouth:Ball, McLouth grounded out to pitcher.
Jason Bay:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bay lined out to shortstop.
Jason Michaels:Michaels flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 4th
Paul Maholm pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Foul, Foul, Wigginton popped out to second.
Jose Cruz Jr.:Strike looking, Cruz grounded out to shortstop.
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus singled to center.
Brandon Backe:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Backe struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Adam A. LaRoche:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, LaRoche grounded out to second.
Jose A. Bautista:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bautista flied out to right.
Raul Chavez:Chavez doubled to left.
Paul Maholm:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maholm flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 5th
Paul Maholm pitching:
Hunter Pence:Ball, Pence grounded out to second.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Matsui flied out to shallow center.
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Ball, Tejada grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 5th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jack Wilson:Ball, Strike looking, Wilson grounded out to second.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez flied out to center.
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, McLouth reached on an infield single.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Bay tripled to center, McLouth scored.
Jason Michaels:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Michaels walked.
Adam A. LaRoche:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, LaRoche struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 6th
Paul Maholm pitching:
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Berkman grounded out to shortstop.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lee flied out to left.
Ty Wigginton:Wigginton singled to left.
Jose Cruz Jr.:Cruz grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 6th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Jose A. Bautista:Bautista singled to center.
Raul Chavez:Chavez reached on fielder's choice to third, Bautista out at second.
Paul Maholm:Maholm reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Chavez out at second.
Jack Wilson:Wilson singled to shallow center, Maholm to second.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Wilson out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
Paul Maholm pitching:
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus grounded out to third
Mark Loretta hit for Brandon Backe.
Mark Loretta:Ball, Strike looking, Loretta ground-rule doubled to left
Michael Bourn ran for Mark Loretta.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Pence grounded out to shortstop.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Ball, Matsui grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 7th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Nate McLouth:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McLouth grounded out to second.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bay grounded out to shortstop.
Jason Michaels:Strike looking, Michaels popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
Paul Maholm pitching:
Miguel Tejada:Tejada grounded out to shortstop.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Berkman flied out to center.
Carlos N. Lee:Foul, Lee grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 8th
Doug Brocail pitching:
Adam A. LaRoche:Foul, Ball, Ball, LaRoche grounded out to first.
Jose A. Bautista:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out looking.
Raul Chavez:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Chavez lined out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 9th
Matt Capps pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Foul, Wigginton hit by pitch.
Jose Cruz Jr.:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Cruz grounded out to second, Wigginton to second
Darin Erstad hit for Brad Ausmus.
Darin Erstad:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Erstad flied out to right
Geoff Blum hit for Doug Brocail.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Blum reached on an infield single, Wigginton to third.
Hunter Pence:Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pence flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

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