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Big inning bites Dodgers
Astros 7, Dodgers 4
Mark Hendrickson allowed three runs on six hits in five-plus innings. (David J. Phillip/AP)
 Kent's dinger
Jeff Kent homered as part of a three-run second inning to stake Mark Hendrickson to an early lead, but the Dodgers left-hander ran into trouble in the sixth. Rudy Seanez relieved Hendrickson and allowed a two-run double to Morgan Ensberg and a go-ahead grand slam to Craig Biggio.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (56-45)
Lost 1
Houston 7, LA Dodgers 4   HOU
Houston (43-57)
Won 1
July 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   4 6 0
Houston
1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 X   7 8 0
Standings thru 7/24/07  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers Stats  |  Astros Stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS4000113.283
Pierre, CF3100101.284
Martin, C4011020.300
  Lieberthal, C0000000.280
Kent, 2B4111001.292
Gonzalez, LF4110001.292
Garciaparra, 3B3100100.280
Loney, 1B4021000.362
Ethier, RF3011101.298
Hendrickson, P2000011.000
  Seanez, P0000000.000
  a-Saenz, PH1000001.203
  Hull, P0000000.000
  b-Betemit, PH1000012.240
Totals334644511 

a-Lined out for Seanez in the 7th. b-Struck out for Hull in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Loney (8, Jennings), Ethier (17, Miller), Martin (23, Wheeler).
HR: Kent (14, 2nd inning off Jennings, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Martin 2; Kent 4; Gonzalez; Loney 3; Ethier 2.
RBI: Kent (54), Loney (23), Ethier (43), Martin (66).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Furcal 2; Pierre; Saenz; Gonzalez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gonzalez (6, 2nd base off Jennings/Munson), Furcal (11, 2nd base off Jennings/Munson).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4124010.250
Loretta, 1B4110001.300
Berkman, RF4120001.260
Lee, LF3110111.289
Ensberg, 3B4012011.227
Lane, CF2100210.160
Bruntlett, SS3110002.295
Munson, C4000004.275
  Ausmus, C0000000.249
Jennings, P2000001.059
  a-Lamb, PH0100100.305
  Miller, P0000000.000
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  Wheeler, P0000000.000
  b-Palmeiro, PH1000001.247
  Lidge, P0000000.000
Totals317864412 

a-Walked for Jennings in the 6th. b-Flied out for Wheeler in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Loretta (19, Hendrickson), Lee (26, Hendrickson), Ensberg (10, Seanez).
HR: Biggio (6, 6th inning off Seanez, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Biggio 5; Loretta 2; Berkman 2; Lee 2; Ensberg 2; Bruntlett.
RBI: Ensberg 2 (28), Biggio 4 (35).
2-out RBI: Biggio 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg; Palmeiro.
S: Bruntlett.
Team LOB: 5.

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hendrickson 5.06331304.58
Seanez (BS, 2)(L, 6-2)1.02442014.21
Hull 2.00001100.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jennings (W, 2-6)6.03332414.74
Miller 0.21000005.74
Qualls 0.10000003.72
Wheeler 1.01111005.18
Lidge (S, 4)1.01001101.99

Hendrickson pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Hendrickson.
Pitches-strikes: Hendrickson 83-49, Seanez 22-10, Hull 26-15, Jennings 76-46, Miller 14-7, Qualls 9-7, Wheeler 15-9, Lidge 22-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hendrickson 7-5, Seanez 1-2, Hull 1-4, Jennings 5-9, Miller 0-2, Qualls 0-1, Wheeler 2-1, Lidge 2-0.
Batters faced: Hendrickson 22, Seanez 7, Hull 7, Jennings 23, Miller 3, Qualls 1, Wheeler 5, Lidge 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Seanez 2-2, Qualls 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 71 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:46.
Att: 38,247.

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