MLB Play by Play - Pittsburgh vs. Houston

Pirates 1st
Runelvys Hernandez pitching:
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McLouth singled to right.
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Sanchez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, McLouth out at second.
Ryan Doumit:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Doumit lined out to first.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Ball, Matsui reached on an infield single.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Matsui stole second, Bourn walked.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Berkman grounded into fielder's choice to second, Matsui to third, Bourn out at second.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lee grounded into double play third to second to first, Berkman out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Pirates 2nd
Runelvys Hernandez pitching:
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bay reached on an infield single.
Xavier Nady:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Nady struck out swinging.
Adam A. LaRoche:Ball, LaRoche singled to right, Bay to second.
Jose A. Bautista:Ball, Bautista popped out to shortstop.
John Van Benschoten:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Van Benschoten walked, Bay to third, LaRoche to second.
Jack Wilson:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Wilson flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Ball, Tejada grounded out to third.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pence struck out swinging.
Ty Wigginton:Ball, Ball, Ball, Wigginton walked.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ausmus grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 3rd
Runelvys Hernandez pitching:
Nate McLouth:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McLouth grounded out to second.
Freddy Sanchez:Sanchez singled to center.
Ryan Doumit:Doumit grounded out to first, Sanchez to second.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Foul, Bay reached on an infield single, Sanchez scored.
Xavier Nady:Foul, Nady singled to left, Bay to second.
Adam A. LaRoche:Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, LaRoche flied out to right.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Runelvys Hernandez:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Matsui doubled to center.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Bourn grounded out to second, Matsui to third.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Berkman walked.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Strike looking, Lee singled to right, Matsui scored, Berkman to second.
Miguel Tejada:Strike swinging, Tejada grounded out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 4th
Runelvys Hernandez pitching:
Jose A. Bautista:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bautista grounded out to third.
John Van Benschoten:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Van Benschoten struck out swinging.
Jack Wilson:Foul, Strike looking, Wilson grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike looking, Pence safe at first on 3rd baseman Bautista's fielding error.
Ty Wigginton:Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pence stole second, Foul, Ball, Wigginton struck out swinging.
Brad Ausmus:Ausmus doubled to right, Pence scored.
Runelvys Hernandez:Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Matsui grounded out to third.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Pirates 5th
Runelvys Hernandez pitching:
Nate McLouth:Ball, McLouth doubled to deep right.
Freddy Sanchez:Sanchez singled to right, McLouth scored.
Ryan Doumit:Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Doumit grounded into fielder's choice to pitcher, Sanchez out at second.
Jason Bay:Strike swinging, Bay flied out to center.
Xavier Nady:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nady struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
John Van Benschoten pitching:
Michael Bourn:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bourn reached on an infield single.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Berkman walked, Bourn to second.
Carlos N. Lee:Lee singled to left, Bourn scored, Berkman to third.
Miguel Tejada:Tejada popped out to first.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Pence grounded into fielder's choice to third, Berkman out at home, Lee to second.
Ty Wigginton:Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Wigginton struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 6th
Runelvys Hernandez pitching:
Adam A. LaRoche:Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, LaRoche walked.
Jose A. Bautista:Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bautista grounded into fielder's choice to second, LaRoche out at second
Doug Mientkiewicz hit for John Van Benschoten.
Doug Mientkiewicz:Geoff Geary relieved Runelvys Hernandez, Mark Loretta at third, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Mientkiewicz walked, Bautista to second.
Jack Wilson:Wilson popped out to second.
Nate McLouth:Ball, McLouth flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Sean Burnett pitching:
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ausmus walked.
Mark Loretta:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Loretta flied out to center.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Matsui singled to left, Ausmus to second.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bourn walked, Ausmus to third, Matsui to second.
John Grabow relieved Sean Burnett.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Berkman struck out swinging.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike swinging, Lee flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Pirates 7th
Geoff Geary pitching:
Freddy Sanchez:Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez popped out to second.
Ryan Doumit:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Doumit struck out swinging.
Jason Bay:Ball, Ball, Bay singled to left center.
Xavier Nady:Strike looking, Ball, Nady reached on an infield single, Bay to second.
Adam A. LaRoche:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, LaRoche struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
John Grabow pitching:
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tejada grounded out to third.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike swinging, Pence reached on an infield single
David Newhan hit for Geoff Geary.
David Newhan:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Newhan struck out swinging.
Brad Ausmus:Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ausmus singled to left center, Pence to second.
Mark Loretta:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Loretta grounded into fielder's choice to third, Ausmus out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 8th
Doug Brocail pitching:
Jose A. Bautista:Doug Brocail relieved Geoff Geary, Bautista reached on an infield single
Chris Gomez hit for John Grabow.
Chris Gomez:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Gomez struck out swinging.
Jack Wilson:Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wilson struck out looking.
Nate McLouth:Ball, Ball, McLouth singled to center, Bautista to third.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Ball, Sanchez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, McLouth out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Tyler Yates pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Matsui flied out to left.
Michael Bourn:Bourn grounded bunt out to pitcher.
Lance Berkman:Foul, Foul, Berkman struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pirates 9th
Darin Erstad in left
Jose Valverde pitching:
Ryan Doumit:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Doumit flied out to left.
Jason Bay:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bay homered to left center.
Xavier Nady:Foul, Strike swinging, Nady singled to center.
Adam A. LaRoche:LaRoche homered to left, Nady scored.
Jose A. Bautista:Strike looking, Ball, Bautista singled to left center
Jason Michaels hit for Tyler Yates.
Jason Michaels:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Michaels walked, Bautista to second.
Jack Wilson:Ball, Foul, Foul, Wilson singled to center, Bautista scored, Michaels to second.
Tim Byrdak relieved Jose Valverde.
Nate McLouth:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McLouth struck out looking.
Freddy Sanchez:Ball, Sanchez in the park home run to right, Michaels and Wilson scored.
Ryan Doumit:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Doumit struck out swinging.
End of Inning (7 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 9th
Denny Bautista pitching:
Darin Erstad:Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Erstad singled to left.
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Tejada struck out swinging.
Hunter Pence:Strike looking, Ball, Erstad to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pence struck out looking
Geoff Blum hit for Tim Byrdak.
Geoff Blum:Blum flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

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