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Astros light up Marlins late
Huff breaks open game
Roy Oswalt pitched solidly over 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run, but the difference in the game was newly acquired Aubrey Huff. Huff launched an eighth-inning, three-run home run to put the game out of the Marlins' reach.
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 Huff's first Astros homer:
Astros 5, Marlins 1
Aubrey Huff is congratulated at the plate after hitting a three-run home run. (Lynne Sladky/AP)
Series at a glance:
Marlins stumble late
After Dontrelle Willis pitched seven innings of one-run ball, Randy Messenger came on and was roughed up for four runs. He took the loss without retiring a single batter. A Mike Jacobs homer was the only Fish run.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 13, 2006
HOU
Houston (44-46)
Won 1
Houston 5, Florida 1   FLA
Florida (38-49)
Lost 3
July 13, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0   5 11 0
Florida
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 6 3
Standings thru 7/13/06  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Marlins Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B5000013.276
  Bruntlett, 2B0000000.256
Taveras, CF5130001.259
Burke, RF4200013.291
Berkman, 1B4131001.322
Huff, 3B4123012.286
Wilson, LF4011012.283
Ausmus, C4000012.234
Everett, SS3010100.237
Oswalt, P1000010.105
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  a-Palmeiro, PH1010000.227
  Lidge, P0000000.000
Totals3551151614 

a-Singled for Qualls in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Huff (9, 8th inning off Messenger, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Taveras 3; Berkman 3; Huff 5; Wilson; Everett; Palmeiro.
RBI: Wilson (47), Berkman (80), Huff 3 (31).
2-out RBI: Wilson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Taveras; Biggio; Ausmus.
S: Oswalt 2.
GIDP: Wilson.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Palmeiro (1, 2nd base by Herges/Olivo), Everett (3, 2nd base by Willis/Olivo).

 
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramirez, SS4010020.271
Uggla, 2B4000001.303
Jacobs, 1B4111001.277
Cabrera, 3B4010011.333
Willingham, LF4000011.266
Hermida, RF4020011.291
Olivo, C3010011.287
Abercrombie, CF3000013.217
Willis, P2000000.118
  a-Ross, PH1000002.247
  Messenger, P0000000.000
  Herges, P0000000.000
Totals331610711 

a-Flied out for Willis in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (20, Oswalt), Hermida (13, Oswalt), Cabrera (26, Oswalt).
HR: Jacobs (12, 6th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez 2; Jacobs 4; Cabrera 2; Hermida 3; Olivo.
RBI: Jacobs (48).
2-out RBI: Jacobs.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Abercrombie; Hermida; Ross.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Willis (2, pickoff), Ramirez (12, throw), Jacobs (4, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Ramirez-Uggla-Jacobs, Olivo-Uggla).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt 6.16110413.06
Qualls (W, 4-2)1.20000103.40
Lidge 1.00000205.65
 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Willis 7.06111503.80
Messenger (L, 1-5)0.03430013.48
Herges 2.02000103.86

Messenger pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Burke (by Willis).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 99-70, Qualls 14-12, Lidge 18-9, Willis 104-63, Messenger 12-9, Herges 31-18.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 8-7, Qualls 2-2, Lidge 0-1, Willis 9-6, Messenger 0-0, Herges 3-1.
Batters faced: Oswalt 25, Qualls 5, Lidge 3, Willis 28, Messenger 4, Herges 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:39 (:14 delay).
Att: 8,216.

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