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Houston homer happy
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Astros 9, Padres 6
Lance Berkman watches his three-run homer head toward the wall. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
Lance Berkman smacked a three-run home run and capped a four-run ninth inning as the Astros defeated Trevor Hoffman and the Padres to earn their first win of the season. Carlos Lee, Ty Wigginton and Geoff Blum also hit homers for Houston.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (1-2)
Won 1
Houston 9, San Diego 6   SD
San Diego (2-1)
Lost 1
April 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4   9 11 0
San Diego
0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0   6 15 1
Standings thru 4/2/08  |  Recap: HOU | SD  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Padres stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 .182
Pence, RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .286
Berkman, 1B 5 3 3 3 0 0 1 .333
Lee, Ca, LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 .154
  Ausmus, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Tejada, M, SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .273
Blum, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .400
  Valverde, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Wigginton, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .182
Towles, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .143
Rodriguez, W, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Borkowski, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Loretta, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143
  Geary, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Perez, T, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Cruz, PH-LF 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Totals 38 9 11 8 1 5 11  

a-Struck out for Borkowski in the 7th. b-Walked for Perez, T in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (1, Maddux), Berkman 2 (3, Maddux, Thatcher).
HR: Blum (1, 2nd inning off Maddux, 0 on, 0 out), Wigginton (1, 2nd inning off Maddux, 0 on, 0 out), Lee, Ca (1, 6th inning off Maddux, 0 on, 0 out), Berkman (1, 9th inning off Hoffman, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Blum 5; Berkman 8; Wigginton 4; Lee, Ca 4; Bourn; Pence 3; Towles.
RBI: Blum (1), Wigginton (1), Lee, Ca (1), Tejada, M (1), Pence (1), Berkman 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Pence; Berkman 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada, M; Rodriguez, W.
SF: Tejada, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Berkman (1, 3rd base off Meredith/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: (Tejada, M-Berkman).

 
San Diego AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Giles, RF 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 .250
Iguchi, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .385
Kouzmanoff, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .231
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B 5 1 2 2 0 2 1 .286
Hairston, S, CF 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .250
Greene, K, SS 5 0 1 0 0 3 2 .462
Barrett, C 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 .667
Huber, Ju, LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500
  a-McAnulty, PH-LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500
Maddux, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
  b-Clark, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500
  Thatcher, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Meredith, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Gerut, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
  Hoffman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, E, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 40 6 15 6 1 10 18  

a-Singled for Huber, Ju in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Maddux in the 6th. c-Singled for Meredith in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, Ad (1, Rodriguez, W).
HR: Hairston, S (2, 2nd inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 0 out), Gonzalez, Ad (1, 3rd inning off Rodriguez, W, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Greene, K; Gerut; Huber, Ju; Gonzalez, Ad 6; Kouzmanoff; Hairston, S 5; Giles 3; McAnulty; Iguchi; Barrett 2.
RBI: Hairston, S (3), Giles 3 (3), Gonzalez, Ad 2 (3).
2-out RBI: Giles 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, Ad; Iguchi 2; Greene, K; Kouzmanoff.
SF: Giles.
GIDP: Clark.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gerut (1, 2nd base off Valverde/Towles).

FIELDING
E: Kouzmanoff (1, throw).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rodriguez, W 5.0 8 4 4 1 6 2 7.20
Borkowski 1.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 5.40
Geary 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Valverde (W, 1-0) 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 4.50
 
San Diego IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maddux 6.0 6 4 3 0 3 3 4.50
Thatcher (H, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 5.40
Meredith (BS, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Hoffman (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.2 3 4 4 1 0 1 21.60
Gonzalez, E 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Thatcher pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez, W 95-61, Borkowski 20-14, Geary 14-11, Valverde 30-22, Maddux 84-59, Thatcher 19-16, Meredith 9-6, Hoffman 20-12, Gonzalez, E 3-2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rodriguez, W 3-3, Borkowski 1-0, Geary 0-1, Valverde 1-2, Maddux 13-2, Thatcher 1-0, Meredith 1-2, Hoffman 1-1, Gonzalez, E 1-0.
Batters faced: Rodriguez, W 24, Borkowski 6, Geary 3, Valverde 9, Maddux 25, Thatcher 5, Meredith 3, Hoffman 6, Gonzalez, E 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Meredith 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 18,714.
Venue: PETCO Park.
April 2, 2008
April 2, 2008

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