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Bullpen takes loss
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Astros 7, Giants 3
Barry Zito gave up three of his seven hits in the sixth inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Giants could take some solace in Barry Zito's five shutout innings, though the left-hander ended up without a decision after giving up a three-run lead in the sixth. But Vinnie Chulk surrendered the go-ahead run in the seventh, and things got out of hand against Merkin Valdez and Keiichi Yabu in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (22-17)
Won 4
Houston 7, San Francisco 3   SF
San Francisco (16-23)
Lost 1
May 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0   7 12 0
San Francisco
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 2
Standings thru 5/12/08  |  Recap: HOU | SF  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Giants stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pence, RF4121001.279
Loretta, 2B5110003.210
Tejada, SS4011010.340
Berkman, 1B4232010.393
Lee, LF3100111.276
  Bourn, CF0000000.198
Wigginton, 3B3110000.226
Cruz, CF-LF3121101.128
Ausmus, C4020012.239
Oswalt, P4000015.190
  Geary, P0000000.000
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Totals3471252513 

BATTING
2B: Berkman (16, Valdez).
HR: Berkman (13, 6th inning off Zito, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Pence 2; Loretta; Tejada; Berkman 7; Wigginton; Cruz 2; Ausmus 2.
RBI: Tejada (29), Berkman 2 (38), Pence (22), Cruz (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Oswalt.
SF: Tejada; Pence.
GIDP: Lee; Loretta.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Tejada (3, 2nd base by Zito/Molina).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF4121000.283
Vizquel, SS4011011.400
Winn, RF4010022.287
Molina, C4000003.273
Rowand, CF4000001.336
Bowker, 1B3111110.282
Aurilia, 3B4010000.255
Burriss, 2B3110010.277
  Yabu, P0000000.000
  a-Durham, PH1000003.247
Zito, P1000000.125
  Chulk, P0000000.000
  Valdez, P0000000.000
  Velez, 2B1000010.214
Totals333731610 

a-Flied out for Yabu in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lewis (9, Oswalt), Vizquel (1, Oswalt).
HR: Bowker (4, 4th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lewis 3; Vizquel 2; Winn; Bowker 4; Aurilia; Burriss.
RBI: Lewis (10), Vizquel (1), Bowker (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina 2; Durham 2.
S: Zito.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Yabu (1, pickoff), Velez (3, throw).
DP: 2 (Aurilia-Velez-Bowker, Vizquel-Burriss-Bowker).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (W, 4-3)8.05330615.05
Geary 0.21001001.53
Valverde (S, 9)0.11000004.58
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito 6.07331216.58
Chulk (L, 0-1)1.02110102.51
Valdez 0.12311001.69
Yabu 1.21000202.28

IBB: Lee (by Valdez).
HBP: Wigginton (by Valdez).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 111-76, Geary 18-11, Valverde 3-3, Zito 103-65, Chulk 16-10, Valdez 24-11, Yabu 25-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 12-6, Geary 1-1, Valverde 0-1, Zito 8-7, Chulk 0-2, Valdez 1-0, Yabu 3-0.
Batters faced: Oswalt 29, Geary 4, Valverde 2, Zito 24, Chulk 5, Valdez 5, Yabu 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Valverde 2-0, Yabu 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 30,165.

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