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Scores
Standings
SEA
@LAA
3
7
TEX
@BOS
17
19
KCR
@CHW
0
9
BAL
@CLE
5
7
TOR
@DET
6
4
NYY
@MIN
9
6
 
(12)
TBR
@OAK
1
2
ARI
@COL
4
2
STL
@FLA
3
4
SFG
@HOU
4
12
PHI
@LAD
3
4
CIN
@PIT
5
1
MIL
@SDP
5
2
NYM
@WSN
4
3
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 29,451, Time of Game: 3:11
Giants
4
50-68
 Lost 2 
4th, 10½ GB
at Astros
12
60-59
 Won 6 
4th, 11½ GB
W: Roy Oswalt (10-8)
L: Tyler Walker (4-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  1  0   1  1  0   0  0  1    4 12  1
Astros          0  0  2   0  0  0   8  2  X   12 12  0

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Randy Winn RF 4 0 1 2 0 0 5 .291 .352 .393 .746 20 14 0.096 1.08 0.140 -0.044 0.3 3 0 2B,SF
Ivan Ochoa SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .269 .309 .346 .655 13 12 -0.109 0.82 0.000 -0.109 -1.2 0 1
Fred Lewis LF 5 1 3 0 0 2 5 .283 .352 .454 .806 26 19 0.069 0.69 0.094 -0.025 0.4 2 0
Bengie Molina C 4 0 2 0 0 0 5 .279 .310 .409 .720 12 10 0.094 0.97 0.166 -0.071 0.5 8 0 HBP,GDP
Aaron Rowand CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .287 .357 .440 .797 17 8 -0.044 1.06 0.048 -0.092 0.6 1 0 HR
John Bowker 1B 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 .247 .296 .397 .693 20 9 -0.019 1.45 0.049 -0.068 -0.1 6 0 IW
   Tyler Walker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jack Taschner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Geno Espineli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steve Holm PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .351 .390 .741 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Rich Aurilia 3B-1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .331 .416 .747 12 9 -0.003 1.96 0.073 -0.076 -0.1 1 0 SF
Emmanuel Burriss 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .253 .317 .289 .606 7 5 0.003 1.58 0.076 -0.073 0.2 0 2
   Keiichi Yabu P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alex Hinshaw P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Castillo 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .290 .381 .671 3 2 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 0
Tim Lincecum P 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .180 .226 .220 .446 3 2 -0.053 1.38 0.016 -0.069 -0.6 0 1
   Eugenio Velez 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .213 .259 .319 .578 3 2 -0.023 0.51 0.002 -0.024 0.0 3 2
Team Totals 36 4 12 4 3 6 42 .333 .381 .444 .825 137 93 0.009 1.08 0.664 -0.653 -0.4 24 6
2B: R Winn (26, off R Oswalt).
HR: A Rowand (11, off T Byrdak, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: R Winn (8, off R Oswalt); R Aurilia (1, off R Oswalt).
IBB: J Bowker (1, by R Oswalt).
HBP: B Molina (7, by R Oswalt).
TB: A Rowand 5; F Lewis 3; R Winn 2; B Molina 2; E Burriss; R Aurilia; E Velez; T Lincecum.
GIDP: B Molina (17).
RBI: R Winn 2 (48); R Aurilia (38); A Rowand (62).
2-out RBI: R Winn; A Rowand.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. I Ochoa-E Velez-R Aurilia.
E: E Burriss (5).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .285 .348 .415 .763 3 2 -0.022 0.87 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 1 0
   Mark Loretta 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .279 .341 .403 .744 14 7 0.071 1.55 0.121 -0.051 0.6 2 2
Darin Erstad RF-LF-1B 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .286 .321 .379 .700 20 15 0.342 1.68 0.398 -0.055 1.7 3 0 2B
Miguel Tejada SS 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .286 .319 .427 .747 11 9 0.190 0.88 0.200 -0.010 2.9 0 3 2B
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 4 0 2 4 .331 .433 .602 1.035 22 13 0.023 1.46 0.119 -0.097 1.9 7 1 HR
   Reggie Abercrombie PH-LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .235 .278 .471 .748 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.5 0 0
Geoff Blum 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 5 .240 .280 .431 .711 26 15 0.038 0.66 0.065 -0.027 -0.5 1 4 2B,HBP,GDP
Ty Wigginton LF 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .282 .361 .502 .863 16 12 -0.118 1.29 0.009 -0.127 0.7 1 0 HR
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .182 .143 .325 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .228 .284 .304 .588 12 8 -0.087 0.83 0.000 -0.087 -0.7 2 0
Brad Ausmus C 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 .232 .309 .298 .606 19 8 0.064 0.96 0.098 -0.034 0.3 7 0
Roy Oswalt P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .178 .178 .178 .356 8 6 -0.065 1.39 0.000 -0.065 -0.5 1 1
   Hunter Pence PH-RF 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 .270 .309 .451 .760 10 7 0.075 1.29 0.075 0.000 1.4 2 0 HR
Team Totals 36 12 12 11 4 8 41 .333 .415 .667 1.081 165 105 0.511 1.14 1.085 -0.575 8.0 27 11
2B: D Erstad (13, off T Lincecum); G Blum (6, off J Taschner); M Tejada (26, off G Espineli).
HR: L Berkman (24, off J Taschner, 7th inn, 3 on, 1 out to LF); T Wigginton (13, off G Espineli, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); H Pence (17, off G Espineli, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: G Blum (1, by A Hinshaw).
TB: H Pence 5; M Tejada 4; L Berkman 4; T Wigginton 4; D Erstad 3; G Blum 2; M Loretta; R Abercrombie.
GIDP: G Blum (2).
RBI: L Berkman 4 (83); D Erstad 3 (24); T Wigginton 2 (36); M Tejada (53); H Pence (60).
2-out RBI: D Erstad.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-M Loretta-L Berkman.

San Francisco Giants

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tim Lincecum 4.1 1 2 1 2 7 0 2.67 17 76 48 25 7 16 4 4 0 0 60 0.002 0.99 0.2
Keiichi Yabu 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.53 4 14 11 6 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.036 1.08 0.2
Alex Hinshaw, H (1) 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2.73 5 22 13 8 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.087 1.98 0.5
Tyler Walker, L (4-7) 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 5.10 2 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.196 3.36 -1.0
Jack Taschner, BS (2) 0 4 4 4 0 0 1 4.15 4 20 12 8 0 4 1 3 0 0 3 3 -0.429 2.19 -5.1
Geno Espineli 1.2 5 3 3 0 0 2 5.91 9 27 19 15 0 4 2 7 2 0 1 1 -0.009 0.01 -2.8
Team Totals 8 12 12 11 4 8 3 12.38 41 165 105 63 12 30 11 17 2 0 60 6 4 -0.509 1.14 -8.0
T Walker faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
J Taschner faced 4 batters in the 7th inning.

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Roy Oswalt, W (10-8) 7 10 3 3 3 4 0 4.52 34 112 76 45 12 19 15 11 2 0 46 -0.013 1.32 0.5
Chris Sampson 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.39 4 10 8 6 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.05 0.5
Tim Byrdak 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.91 4 15 9 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.5
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 3 6 1 4.00 42 137 93 58 14 21 16 16 2 0 46 0 0 -0.010 1.08 0.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: A Hinshaw (1; G Blum); R Oswalt (7; B Molina).
IBB: R Oswalt (2; J Bowker).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Wolf, 1B - Phil Cuzzi, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Brian Knight.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: 29,451.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Houston Astros
1 Randy Winn RF 1 Kazuo Matsui 2B
2 Ivan Ochoa SS 2 Darin Erstad RF
3 Fred Lewis LF 3 Miguel Tejada SS
4 Bengie Molina C 4 Lance Berkman 1B
5 Aaron Rowand CF 5 Geoff Blum 3B
6 John Bowker 1B 6 Ty Wigginton LF
7 Rich Aurilia 3B 7 Michael Bourn CF
8 Emmanuel Burriss 2B 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Tim Lincecum P 9 Roy Oswalt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-3 1 123 6,(2-2)  RR HOU D. Erstad J. Taschner 26% 82% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Ausmus Scores; Pence Scores; Loretta to 2B
t4 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  R SFG R. Winn R. Oswalt -14% 52% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lincecum Scores
b3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU D. Erstad T. Lincecum 14% 54% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ausmus Scores
b7 2-3 1 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Loretta T. Walker 12% 56% Walk; Ausmus to 3B; Pence to 2B
t5 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  SFG B. Molina R. Oswalt -12% 33% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Lewis to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG R. Winn R. Oswalt 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG I. Ochoa R. Oswalt 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  SFG F. Lewis R. Oswalt -1% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  SFG B. Molina R. Oswalt -2% 51% Hit By Pitch; Lewis to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O SFG A. Rowand R. Oswalt 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Tim Lincecum facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui T. Lincecum -2% 53% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad T. Lincecum -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada T. Lincecum -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  SFG J. Bowker R. Oswalt -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  SFG R. Aurilia R. Oswalt -6% 40% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Bowker to 2B
t2 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  SFG E. Burriss R. Oswalt -8% 33% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B); Bowker to 3B; Aurilia to 2B
t2 0-0 0 123 2,(1-0)  O SFG T. Lincecum R. Oswalt 7% 40% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 3B); Aurilia to 3B; Burriss to 2B
t2 0-0 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO SFG R. Winn R. Oswalt 0% 40% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Aurilia Scores
t2 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG I. Ochoa R. Oswalt 4% 44% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Tim Lincecum facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Lincecum -3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 --- 9,(3-2)  HOU G. Blum T. Lincecum 3% 44% Walk
b2 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton T. Lincecum -3% 41% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn T. Lincecum -3% 39% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 3-4-5
Mark Loretta replaces Kazuo Matsui playing 2B batting 1st
t3 1-0 0 --- 7,(0-2)  SFG F. Lewis R. Oswalt -3% 35% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO SFG B. Molina R. Oswalt 7% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  SFG A. Rowand R. Oswalt -1% 41% Walk
t3 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O SFG J. Bowker R. Oswalt 2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Giants' Tim Lincecum facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus T. Lincecum 4% 48% Walk
b3 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt T. Lincecum -4% 44% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Lincecum -3% 40% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU D. Erstad T. Lincecum 14% 54% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ausmus Scores
b3 1-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R HOU M. Tejada T. Lincecum 11% 65% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to Deep 2B); Erstad Scores/unER/No RBI; Tejada to 1B
b3 2-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Lincecum -2% 63% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Giants 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 7-8-9
t4 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG R. Aurilia R. Oswalt 3% 66% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t4 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O SFG E. Burriss R. Oswalt 2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG T. Lincecum R. Oswalt -2% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  R SFG R. Winn R. Oswalt -14% 52% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lincecum Scores
t4 2-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O SFG I. Ochoa R. Oswalt 4% 56% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Giants' Tim Lincecum facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum T. Lincecum -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton T. Lincecum -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn T. Lincecum -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 3-4-5
t5 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG F. Lewis R. Oswalt -5% 45% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t5 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  SFG B. Molina R. Oswalt -12% 33% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Lewis to 3B
t5 2-2 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O SFG A. Rowand R. Oswalt 5% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Molina to 2B
t5 2-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  SFG J. Bowker R. Oswalt -1% 37% Intentional Walk
t5 2-2 1 123 4,(1-2)  RO SFG R. Aurilia R. Oswalt -1% 36% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Lewis Scores; Molina to 3B
t5 3-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O SFG E. Burriss R. Oswalt 5% 41% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Tim Lincecum facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus T. Lincecum -3% 38% Groundout: P-1B (2B-1B)
Keiichi Yabu replaces Emmanuel Burriss (2B) pitching and batting 8th
Eugenio Velez replaces Tim Lincecum (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b5 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt K. Yabu -2% 35% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 2-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Loretta K. Yabu -2% 34% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
t6 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG E. Velez R. Oswalt 2% 36% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t6 3-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O SFG R. Winn R. Oswalt 2% 38% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t6 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG I. Ochoa R. Oswalt 1% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Keiichi Yabu facing 2-3-4
b6 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Erstad K. Yabu -4% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada K. Yabu 4% 40% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
Alex Hinshaw replaces Keiichi Yabu pitching and batting 8th
b6 2-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Hinshaw -5% 34% Flyball: RF
b6 2-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU G. Blum A. Hinshaw 3% 38% Hit By Pitch; Tejada to 2B
b6 2-3 2 12- 6,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton A. Hinshaw -8% 30% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 3-4-5
t7 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG F. Lewis R. Oswalt 2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  SFG B. Molina R. Oswalt -3% 30% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t7 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  SFG A. Rowand R. Oswalt -4% 26% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Molina to 2B
t7 3-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O SFG J. Bowker R. Oswalt 5% 31% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Aurilia R. Oswalt 5% 36% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Alex Hinshaw facing 7-8-9
b7 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn A. Hinshaw -5% 31% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
b7 2-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Ausmus A. Hinshaw 5% 36% Walk
Tyler Walker replaces John Bowker (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Rich Aurilia moves from 3B to 1B
Jose Castillo replaces Alex Hinshaw (P) playing 3B batting 8th
Hunter Pence pinch hits for Roy Oswalt (P) batting 9th
b7 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence T. Walker 7% 44% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ausmus to 2B
b7 2-3 1 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Loretta T. Walker 12% 56% Walk; Ausmus to 3B; Pence to 2B
Jack Taschner replaces Tyler Walker pitching and batting 6th
b7 2-3 1 123 6,(2-2)  RR HOU D. Erstad J. Taschner 26% 82% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Ausmus Scores; Pence Scores; Loretta to 2B
b7 4-3 1 12- 3,(0-2)  HOU M. Tejada J. Taschner 5% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Loretta to 3B; Erstad to 2B
b7 4-3 1 123 5,(3-1)  RRRR HOU L. Berkman J. Taschner 12% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Loretta Scores; Erstad Scores; Tejada Scores
b7 8-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU G. Blum J. Taschner 0% 99% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Geno Espineli replaces Jack Taschner pitching and batting 6th
b7 8-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU T. Wigginton G. Espineli 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Blum Scores
b7 10-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn G. Espineli -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b7 10-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus G. Espineli -0% 100% Lineout: 2B
8 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 10.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 3-10, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 8-9-1
Chris Sampson replaces Ty Wigginton (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Darin Erstad moves from RF to LF
Hunter Pence moves from PH to RF
t8 3-10 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG J. Castillo C. Sampson 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 3-10 1 --- 2,(1-0)  SFG E. Velez C. Sampson -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 3-10 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG R. Winn C. Sampson 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t8 3-10 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O SFG I. Ochoa C. Sampson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 10-3, Giants' Geno Espineli facing 9-1-2
b8 10-3 0 --- 9,(3-2)  R HOU H. Pence G. Espineli 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 11-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Loretta G. Espineli 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b8 11-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU D. Erstad G. Espineli 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 11-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R HOU M. Tejada G. Espineli 0% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Loretta Scores
Reggie Abercrombie pinch hits for Lance Berkman (1B) batting 4th
b8 12-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  HOU R. Abercrombie G. Espineli 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Tejada to 3B
b8 12-3 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO HOU G. Blum G. Espineli -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 3, Astros 12.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 3-12, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 3-4-5
Tim Byrdak replaces Chris Sampson pitching and batting 6th
Darin Erstad moves from LF to 1B
Reggie Abercrombie moves from PH to LF
t9 3-12 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG F. Lewis T. Byrdak 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-12 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG B. Molina T. Byrdak 0% 100% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t9 3-12 2 --- 6,(3-2)  R SFG A. Rowand T. Byrdak 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Steve Holm pinch hits for Geno Espineli (P) batting 6th
t9 4-12 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG S. Holm T. Byrdak 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Astros 12.

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