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Astros ace Lone Star test
Ricardo Rodriguez would have had to have been just about perfect to best Roy Oswalt as the Rangers dropped their fifth straight with the loss in the Lone Star Series opener. Rod Barajas and Laynce Nix homered in defeat.
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Roy Oswalt's win Friday gave him 16 decisions in 16 starts this season.  (Donna Carson/AP)
Roy Oswalt was on target to help lead the Astros to their first 2005 win over Lone Star Series foe Texas. Jason Lane's two-run homer led the offense in Houston's fourth straight victory.
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Texas (37-34)
Lost 5
Houston 5, Texas 2   HOU
Houston (32-39)
Won 4
June 24, 2005
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Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 7 0
Houston
0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 X   5 11 0
Standings through 6/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Astros Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Mench, LF4000011.295
Young, M, SS4020000.318
Teixeira, 1B4000012.291
Blalock, 3B4010001.284
Soriano, 2B4000011.285
Hidalgo, RF4000021.217
Barajas, C3121000.253
Nix, CF3111001.243
Rodriguez, P1000010.333
a-McDougall, PH1010000.400
Dominguez, P0000000.000
Mahay, P0000000.000
b-Matthews, PH1000000.248
Loe, P0000000.000
Totals33272067 

a-Singled for Rodriguez in the 6th. b-Flied out for Mahay in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Young, M (14, Oswalt).
HR: Barajas (6, 8th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 0 out), Nix (5, 8th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Young, M 3; Blalock; Barajas 5; Nix 4; McDougall.
RBI: Barajas (23), Nix (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira; Hidalgo.
GIDP: Mench.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Mench (Ausmus at home).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF5021015.283
Biggio, 2B4000023.270
Berkman, 1B4120001.265
Ensberg, 3B4000003.270
Lane, RF4112021.234
Everett, SS3210100.235
Burke, LF3130000.209
Ausmus, C2021200.223
Oswalt, P1000012.138
Qualls, P0000000.000
a-Vizcaino, PH1000002.247
Lidge, P0000000.000
Totals3151143617 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Qualls in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Taveras (6, Rodriguez).
HR: Lane (11, 3rd inning off Rodriguez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Taveras 3; Berkman 2; Lane 4; Everett; Burke 3; Ausmus 2.
RBI: Ausmus (18), Taveras (12), Lane 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Taveras; Lane 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg; Biggio 2; Taveras 2.
S: Oswalt 2; Burke.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Burke (3, 2nd base off Dominguez/Barajas), Vizcaino (1, 2nd base off Loe/Barajas), Everett (6, home off Loe/Barajas).

FIELDING
DP: (Ensberg-Biggio-Berkman).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (L, 2-1)5.08441214.76
Dominguez 1.01001201.12
Mahay 1.01000207.97
Loe 1.01111003.06
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (W, 9-7)7.16220222.70
Qualls (H, 7)0.20000104.36
Lidge (S, 18)1.01000302.73

Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 78-46, Dominguez 22-14, Mahay 15-12, Loe 17-11, Oswalt 116-82, Qualls 6-5, Lidge 13-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 7-5, Dominguez 0-1, Mahay 1-0, Loe 3-0, Oswalt 7-13, Qualls 0-1, Lidge 0-0.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 23, Dominguez 5, Mahay 4, Loe 5, Oswalt 27, Qualls 2, Lidge 4.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Joe Brinkman. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:22.
Att: 36,199.

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