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Box > Houston 4, NY Mets 1
Ensberg puts time on Astros' side
With two out in the sixth inning of a 1-1 tie, Morgan Ensberg attempted to call timeout at the plate before Victor Zambrano's 2-2 pitch. Home plate umpire Bill Hohn denied the request, and Ensberg promptly regrouped and slapped a single to score Todd Self for the game-winning run Wednesday.
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After a deflating double play, Morgan Ensberg lifted Houston's spirits with an RBI single. (Gregory Bull/AP)
Victor Zambrano retired the first 10 Astros he faced Wednesday, but ran into trouble in the sixth when his control disappeared. Meanwhile, the Mets offense notched just one run off Brandon Backe, leaving 11 runners stranded and going just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
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Houston (22-35)
Won 1
Houston 4, NY Mets 1   NYM
NY Mets (31-28)
Lost 1
June 8, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0   4 8 0
NY Mets
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Standings through 6/8/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Mets Stats
Burke, LF4000021.206
Self, RF3210110.200
Qualls, P0000000.000
Wheeler, P0000000.000
Ausmus, C0000000.229
Biggio, 2B4021000.273
Berkman, 1B4000003.235
Ensberg, 3B3111100.288
Lane, CF4011012.232
Everett, SS4020001.243
Quintero, C4000012.125
Lidge, P0000000.000
Backe, P2000001.240
a-Palmeiro, PH-RF2111001.292

a-Homered for Backe in the 7th.

2B: Biggio (17, Zambrano), Everett (15, Zambrano), Lane (12, Zambrano).
HR: Palmeiro (1, 7th inning off Bell, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Self; Biggio 3; Ensberg; Lane 2; Everett 3; Palmeiro 4.
RBI: Biggio (25), Ensberg (31), Lane (22), Palmeiro (7).
2-out RBI: Ensberg; Lane.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lane; Burke; Everett; Palmeiro.
GIDP: Berkman.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Everett (3, 2nd base off Hernandez/Castro).

Pickoffs: Quintero (Castro at 1st base).

Reyes, SS5010013.275
Cameron, RF2100321.339
Beltran, CF5010015.293
Floyd, LF4010024.289
Piazza, C0000000.254
a-Castro, PH-C4011012.222
Anderson, 1B4000002.328
Wright, 3B2010200.303
Matsui, 2B2010211.246
Zambrano, P1000011.182
b-Diaz, PH1000001.277
Bell, P0000000.000
c-Woodward, PH1000012.317
Hernandez, P0000000.000

a-Doubled for Piazza in the 1st. b-Grounded out for Zambrano in the 6th. c-Struck out for Bell in the 8th.

2B: Castro (1, Backe), Wright (16, Wheeler).
TB: Reyes; Beltran; Floyd; Castro 2; Wright 2; Matsui.
RBI: Castro (4).
2-out RBI: Castro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson 2; Beltran 2; Castro; Diaz; Floyd; Woodward.
S: Zambrano.
Team LOB: 11.

SB: Reyes (16, 2nd base off Qualls/Quintero).
PO: Castro (1st base by Quintero).

DP: (Matsui-Reyes-Anderson).

Backe (W, 6-3)6.04116704.31
Qualls (H, 5)1.01000105.02
Wheeler (H, 7)1.01001101.35
Lidge (S, 14)1.00000102.77
Zambrano (L, 3-6)6.06332304.26
Bell 2.01110113.55
Hernandez 1.01000102.52

WP: Backe 2, Hernandez.
Pitches-strikes: Backe 101-61, Qualls 16-10, Wheeler 22-15, Lidge 13-8, Zambrano 101-58, Bell 29-18, Hernandez 25-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Backe 5-5, Qualls 1-1, Wheeler 1-1, Lidge 1-1, Zambrano 10-5, Bell 3-2, Hernandez 0-2.
Batters faced: Backe 27, Qualls 4, Wheeler 5, Lidge 3, Zambrano 25, Bell 7, Hernandez 4.
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 85 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 3:06.
Att: 23,635.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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