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O's 'Penn' in Astros
Brandon Backe, who hadn't allowed more than three runs in any of his previous four outings, surrendered seven runs in 3 2/3 innings as the Astros fell to the Orioles, ending their season-high five-game winning streak. Morgan Ensberg hit his team-leading 15th home run in the loss.
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Baltimore's Hayden Penn notched his first Major League win in his fourth career start. (Chris Gardner/AP)
Jay Gibbons and Larry Bigbie hit home runs on back-to-back pitches, leading the Orioles to a six-run second inning and a victory over the Astros. Hayden Penn was the beneficiary of a 14-hit output, earning his first career win after allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings.
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HOU
Houston (26-36)
Lost 1
Baltimore 8, Houston 5   BAL
Baltimore (37-26)
Won 1
June 13, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   5 9 2
Baltimore
0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 X   8 14 0
Standings through 6/13/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Orioles Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF5010001.294
Burke, LF5000002.187
Biggio, 2B4010101.275
Berkman, DH3100102.248
Ensberg, 3B2112100.279
Lamb, 1B4230001.214
Lane, RF4112014.243
Everett, SS4011003.245
Quintero, C3000001.071
a-Vizcaino, PH1010000.263
Totals355953115 

a-Singled for Quintero in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Everett (17, Williams).
HR: Lane (9, 2nd inning off Penn, 1 on, 1 out), Ensberg (15, 6th inning off Penn, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Taveras; Biggio; Ensberg 4; Lamb 3; Lane 4; Everett 2; Vizcaino.
RBI: Lane 2 (26), Ensberg 2 (38), Everett (24).
2-out RBI: Everett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett 2; Quintero.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lamb (1, 2nd base off Penn/Fasano).

FIELDING
E: Ensberg (6, throw), Taveras (1, fielding).
DP: (Biggio-Everett-Lamb).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5120002.362
Mora, 3B2111301.305
Tejada, SS4110105.324
Sosa, RF4122113.257
Palmeiro, 1B5120005.259
Gibbons, DH5112003.262
Bigbie, LF4232110.259
Fasano, C5000033.245
Newhan, CF4021001.202
Totals3881486523 

BATTING
2B: Palmeiro (8, Backe), Mora (15, Backe), Sosa (8, Backe), Newhan (4, Backe), Roberts (15, Burns).
HR: Gibbons (10, 2nd inning off Backe, 1 on, 0 out), Bigbie (1, 2nd inning off Backe, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 3; Mora 2; Tejada; Sosa 3; Palmeiro 3; Gibbons 4; Bigbie 6; Newhan 3.
RBI: Gibbons 2 (34), Bigbie 2 (11), Mora (43), Sosa 2 (23), Newhan (12).
2-out RBI: Mora; Sosa 2; Newhan; Bigbie.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Palmeiro 3; Roberts; Gibbons; Tejada 2.
GIDP: Sosa.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bigbie (2, 2nd base off Backe/Quintero).

FIELDING
DP: (Penn-Palmeiro).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe (L, 6-4)3.210772224.88
Harville 1.11002005.40
Franco 0.22110006.52
Burns 1.11002108.10
Springer 1.00000206.45
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Penn (W, 1-0)5.27552124.71
Williams (H, 6)1.11001004.13
Julio (H, 9)1.00000002.97
Ryan (S, 17)1.01000001.93

WP: Penn.
HBP: Ensberg (by Julio).
Pitches-strikes: Backe 77-46, Harville 23-9, Franco 10-6, Burns 32-15, Springer 17-11, Penn 92-51, Williams 16-8, Julio 14-9, Ryan 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Backe 4-5, Harville 3-1, Franco 2-0, Burns 0-3, Springer 0-1, Penn 5-11, Williams 4-0, Julio 0-3, Ryan 2-1.
Batters faced: Backe 23, Harville 7, Franco 4, Burns 7, Springer 3, Penn 25, Williams 6, Julio 4, Ryan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Harville 2-0, Burns 1-0, Williams 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 89 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Varies.
T: 3:11 (:13 delay, 0).
Att: 23,297.

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