Roger Clemens fanned seven over eight innings, allowing just two runs on five hits, but came away with the tough-luck loss, his sixth loss on the year. Tuesday marked the eighth time the Astros have been held scoreless in a game Clemens has started.
Jake Peavy went head-to-head with his idol and came away with his third shutout of the season, and second in his last four starts. Brian Giles drove in both San Diego runs on an RBI single in the first and a homer in the seventh.
Pitches-strikes: Clemens 85-58, Peavy 116-81. Ground outs-fly outs: Clemens 11-6, Peavy 12-9. Batters faced: Clemens 28, Peavy 34. Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Joe Brinkman. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Bob Davidson. Weather: 67 degrees, clear. Wind: 9 mph, L to R. T: 1:53. Att: 37,985.
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner