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Way to go: Rodrigo wows Astros
Wandy Rodriguez settled down after allowing four runs in the first two innings, but the Astros struggled to score against Rodrigo Lopez. Jason Lane hit a solo homer in the fifth, but Houston collected just three other hits in its third straight loss.
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Rodrigo Lopez walked just one batter in his sixth victory of the season. (Gail Burton/AP)
Rodrigo Lopez kept the Astros off balance, fanning seven in eight strong innings. Lopez allowed four hits, and received all the support he needed in the first with Melvin Mora's two-run homer. Brian Roberts added two RBIs and Sal Fasano scored twice.
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Houston (26-38)
Lost 3
Baltimore 5, Houston 1   BAL
Baltimore (39-26)
Won 3
June 15, 2005
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Houston
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Baltimore
2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 X   5 10 0
Standings through 6/15/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Orioles Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4000010.283
Palmeiro, LF3020000.319
Biggio, DH4010002.270
Berkman, 1B4000014.244
Ensberg, 3B4000002.271
Lane, RF3111010.251
Everett, SS3000101.237
Vizcaino, 2B3000111.262
Quintero, C2000020.062
a-Lamb, PH1000012.213
Ausmus, C0000000.220
Totals311412712 

a-Struck out for Quintero in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Palmeiro 2 (7, Lopez, R, Lopez, R).
HR: Lane (10, 5th inning off Lopez, R, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Palmeiro 4; Biggio; Lane 4.
RBI: Lane (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg; Lamb; Berkman.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Rodriguez-Everett-Berkman 3, Vizcaino-Everett-Berkman).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3122102.361
Mora, 3B4112005.307
Tejada, SS2001100.326
Sosa, RF4010013.262
Palmeiro, DH3000102.257
Marrero, CF4000011.147
Gibbons, 1B4130001.271
Fasano, C3220011.269
Bigbie, LF2010112.281
Totals2951054417 

BATTING
2B: Gibbons (17, Rodriguez).
HR: Mora (14, 1st inning off Rodriguez, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Mora 4; Sosa; Gibbons 4; Fasano 2; Bigbie.
RBI: Mora 2 (46), Roberts 2 (36), Tejada (54).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts; Sosa.
SF: Tejada.
GIDP: Palmeiro 2; Mora; Gibbons.
Team LOB: 6.

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (L, 2-3)6.07443317.86
Franco 0.02111007.45
Wheeler 1.00000001.52
Lidge 1.01000103.00
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lopez, R (W, 6-2)8.04111714.21
Williams 1.00001003.99

Franco pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Fasano (by Rodriguez), Palmeiro (by Lopez, R), Lane (by Lopez, R).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 97-56, Franco 14-8, Wheeler 8-6, Lidge 15-11, Lopez, R 110-77, Williams 21-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 10-5, Franco 0-0, Wheeler 0-3, Lidge 2-0, Lopez, R 6-11, Williams 2-1.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 25, Franco 3, Wheeler 3, Lidge 4, Lopez, R 31, Williams 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 86 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Varies.
T: 2:41.
Att: 31,547.

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