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MLB Play by Play - Houston vs. Pittsburgh

Astros 1st
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pence popped out to second.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Foul, Matsui struck out looking.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Berkman hit by pitch.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Ball, Ball, Lee walked, Berkman to second.
Geoff Blum:Blum homered to right, Berkman and Lee scored.
Ty Wigginton:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wigginton singled to shallow left center.
Michael Bourn:Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Bourn singled to right, Wigginton to third.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ausmus singled to center, Wigginton scored, Bourn to third.
Brian Moehler:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Moehler struck out swinging.
End of Inning (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 1st
Brian Moehler pitching:
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McLouth doubled to right.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez struck out looking.
Ryan Doumit:Doumit grounded out to second.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bay struck out on foul tip.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 2nd
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pence struck out swinging.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Matsui doubled to deep right.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Berkman struck out swinging.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lee walked.
Geoff Blum:Blum popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 2nd
Brian Moehler pitching:
Xavier Nady:Ball, Nady tripled to deep right.
Adam A. LaRoche:Strike looking, LaRoche grounded out to shortstop, Nady scored.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Ball, Mientkiewicz flied out to center.
John Van Benschoten:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Van Benschoten struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Astros 3rd
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wigginton grounded out to shortstop.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bourn struck out swinging.
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ausmus walked.
Brian Moehler:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moehler walked, Ausmus to second.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike looking, Pence grounded into fielder's choice to pitcher, Moehler out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 3rd
Brian Moehler pitching:
Jack Wilson:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wilson grounded out to first.
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, McLouth doubled to center.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez lined out to shortstop.
Ryan Doumit:Strike looking, Doumit singled to center, McLouth scored.
Jason Bay:Ball, Foul, Ball, Bay doubled to left, Doumit scored.
Xavier Nady:Foul, Strike swinging, Nady lined out to second.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 4th
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Matsui grounded out to third.
Lance Berkman:Foul, Foul, Ball, Berkman singled to center.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Strike looking, Berkman stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Lee grounded out to third.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Foul, Blum popped out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 4th
Brian Moehler pitching:
Adam A. LaRoche:Foul, Foul, Ball, LaRoche flied out to center.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Mientkiewicz grounded out to second.
John Van Benschoten:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Van Benschoten grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 5th
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Ty Wigginton:Strike looking, Ball, Wigginton singled to left.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Strike looking, Wigginton caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bourn struck out swinging.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ausmus walked.
Brian Moehler:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Moehler walked, Ausmus to second.
Sean Burnett relieved John Van Benschoten.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Foul, Foul, Pence grounded into fielder's choice to third, Moehler out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 5th
Brian Moehler pitching:
Jack Wilson:Foul, Wilson doubled to left.
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, McLouth doubled to right, Wilson to third.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Wilson out at home, McLouth to third, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez hit sacrifice fly to center, McLouth scored.
Ryan Doumit:Doumit fouled out to first.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 6th
Sean Burnett pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Matsui flied out to deep right.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Berkman walked.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Berkman stole second, Lee walked.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Ball, Foul, Blum lined out to shortstop.
Ty Wigginton:Strike looking, Ball, Wigginton grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Lee out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 6th
Brian Moehler pitching:
Jason Bay:Bay popped out to second.
Xavier Nady:Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Nady grounded out to shortstop.
Adam A. LaRoche:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, LaRoche walked.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mientkiewicz grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 7th
Sean Burnett pitching:
Michael Bourn:Bourn reached on bunt single to first.
Brad Ausmus:Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ausmus sacrificed to pitcher, Bourn to second
Mark Loretta hit for Brian Moehler
Jose A. Bautista at third.
Mark Loretta:Ball, Strike looking, Loretta reached on fielder's choice to catcher, Bourn to third.
Hunter Pence:Pence grounded out to third, Bourn scored, Loretta to second.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Matsui doubled to right, Loretta scored.
Lance Berkman:Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Berkman intentionally walked.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Lee flied out to center.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 7th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Jose A. Bautista:Ball, Strike looking, Bautista grounded out to shortstop.
Jack Wilson:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Wilson struck out swinging.
Nate McLouth:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, McLouth grounded out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 8th
Tyler Yates pitching:
Geoff Blum:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blum struck out swinging.
Ty Wigginton:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Wigginton grounded out to third.
Michael Bourn:Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bourn struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Pirates 8th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Freddy Sanchez:Sanchez flied out to center.
Ryan Doumit:Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Doumit grounded out to shortstop.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Bay grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Astros 9th
T.J. Beam pitching:
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ausmus flied out to right
Darin Erstad hit for Chris Sampson.
Darin Erstad:Ball, Erstad doubled to center.
Hunter Pence:Pence grounded out to shortstop, Erstad to third.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Matsui grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Pirates 9th
Miguel Tejada at shortstop
Jose Valverde pitching:
Xavier Nady:Nady flied out to right.
Adam A. LaRoche:Bunt foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, LaRoche singled to right
Jason Michaels hit for T.J. Beam.
Jason Michaels:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Michaels flied out to deep right.
Jose A. Bautista:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bautista grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

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