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Hell's Bells No. 2 with a bullet
Astros tax 'pen in loss
Phil Garner was forced to use six relievers for the final 4 1/3 innings after starter Ezequiel Astacio threw 80 pitches while allowing two earned runs over the first 3 2/3 innings. Lance Berkman supplied the offense for the Astros, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
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Padres 7, Astros 4
Trevor Hoffman (right) nailed down his 425th career save. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
Series at a glance:
Hoffman saves No. 425
Padres closer Trevor Hoffman took over sole possession of second place on the all-time saves list, passing John Franco with his 425th save. Brian Giles came within a home run of the cycle, securing the win for starter Chan Ho Park in the series finale.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 24, 2005
HOU
Houston (67-60)
Lost 2
San Diego 7, Houston 4   SD
San Diego (63-63)
Won 2
August 24, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   4 8 0
San Diego
1 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 X   7 13 3
Standings through 8/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Padres Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4010101.301
Biggio, 2B5100005.269
Lidge, P0000000.000
Berkman, 1B4022101.295
Ensberg, 3B4010103.287
Lane, RF5000026.260
Burke, LF5110023.234
Everett, SS4000003.242
Ausmus, C3221100.257
Astacio, P1000000.188
Harville, P0000000.000
a-Bruntlett, PH1000001.197
Rodriguez, P0000000.167
Springer, P0000000.000
b-Lamb, PH1000001.208
Gallo, P0000000.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
c-Vizcaino, PH-2B1010000.241
Totals384834424 

a-Flied out for Harville in the 5th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Springer in the 6th. c-Singled for Qualls in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Berkman (28, Park), Ensberg (27, Park).
TB: Taveras; Berkman 3; Ensberg 2; Burke; Ausmus 2; Vizcaino.
RBI: Berkman 2 (55), Ausmus (32).
2-out RBI: Berkman; Ausmus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lane 3; Everett; Biggio.
GIDP: Biggio.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Burke (10, 2nd base off Quantrill/Olivo).

FIELDING
PB: Ausmus (5).

 
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, CF4100115.263
Randa, 3B5330001.278
Giles, RF5132001.297
Klesko, LF5111014.252
Valdez, SS0000000.194
Loretta, 2B4120112.296
Nady, 1B5020026.262
Jackson, SS-LF2001112.257
Olivo, C3023001.194
Park, P1000011.308
a-Sweeney, PH0000100.330
Hensley, P1000013.000
Quantrill, P0000000.000
Otsuka, P0000000.000
Hoffman, P0000000.000
Totals3571374826 

a-Walked for Park in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Nady 2 (13, Astacio, Astacio), Randa (35, Astacio), Giles (33, Gallo).
3B: Giles (7, Astacio).
TB: Randa 4; Giles 6; Klesko; Loretta 2; Nady 4; Olivo 2.
RBI: Giles 2 (66), Klesko (50), Olivo 3 (29), Jackson (22).
2-out RBI: Olivo 3; Jackson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Park; Loretta; Roberts 4; Hensley 2.
S: Jackson; Park.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (19, 2nd base off Astacio/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Jackson 2 (7, fielding, throw), Randa (9, fielding).
DP: (Jackson-Loretta-Nady).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Astacio 3.26221206.13
Harville 0.10000004.58
Rodriguez (L, 8-6)0.13330006.23
Springer 0.21002005.12
Gallo 0.12221002.84
Qualls 1.20000303.23
Lidge 1.01000302.28
 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Park (W, 11-6)5.05212205.91
Hensley (H, 2)2.00001101.85
Quantrill 0.23210005.28
Otsuka (H, 16)0.10000002.58
Hoffman (S, 32)1.00001103.59

IBB: Loretta (by Gallo).
HBP: Jackson (by Qualls), Olivo (by Qualls).
Pitches-strikes: Astacio 80-50, Harville 4-2, Rodriguez 24-12, Springer 26-15, Gallo 11-5, Qualls 24-16, Lidge 25-18, Park 70-45, Hensley 29-19, Quantrill 17-12, Otsuka 8-4, Hoffman 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Astacio 7-2, Harville 1-0, Rodriguez 1-0, Springer 0-2, Gallo 1-0, Qualls 2-0, Lidge 0-0, Park 4-9, Hensley 5-0, Quantrill 1-1, Otsuka 0-1, Hoffman 0-2.
Batters faced: Astacio 18, Harville 1, Rodriguez 4, Springer 5, Gallo 4, Qualls 7, Lidge 4, Park 23, Hensley 8, Quantrill 5, Otsuka 2, Hoffman 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Harville 2-0, Springer 2-2, Qualls 3-2, Otsuka 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Joe Brinkman. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:14.
Att: 30,928.

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