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Bullpen falters
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Astros 6, Giants 3
Pat Misch struck out six batters in six innings. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Pat Misch recovered from a rocky first inning to pitch five more solid frames and left with the game tied, thanks in part to Aaron Rowand's homer and Misch's own RBI. But the bullpen couldn't hold back the Astros, and the Giants were unable to cash in on a number of scoring chances.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (23-18)
Won 1
Houston 6, San Francisco 3   SF
San Francisco (17-24)
Lost 1
May 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0   6 11 2
San Francisco
0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 11 0
Standings thru 5/14/08  |  Recap: HOU | SF  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Giants stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF4000012.187
Matsui, 2B4110111.263
Tejada, SS5132002.345
Berkman, 1B4112101.388
Lee, LF5010012.279
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Pence, RF4120010.287
Loretta, 3B4010014.212
Ausmus, C4112024.240
Moehler, P2000023.000
  Byrdak, P0000000.333
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  a-Cruz, PH0100100.125
  Wright, P0000000.000
  Geary, P0000000.000
  b-Blum, PH1010000.217
  Brocail, P0000000.000
  Erstad, LF0000000.291
Totals3761163919 

a-Walked for Villarreal in the 7th. b-Singled for Geary in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Berkman (14, 1st inning off Misch, 1 on, 1 out), Ausmus (1, 8th inning off Sadler, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Matsui; Tejada 3; Berkman 4; Lee; Pence 2; Loretta; Ausmus 4; Blum.
RBI: Tejada 2 (31), Berkman 2 (40), Ausmus 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Tejada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moehler 2; Lee; Tejada.
S: Bourn.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pence (5, 2nd base off Misch/Molina), Matsui (7, 2nd base off Misch/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Moehler (1, throw), Matsui (7, fielding).
Outfield assists: Lee (Durham at 2nd base).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF5000012.287
Durham, 2B4020102.264
Winn, RF5010002.283
Molina, C5120002.277
Rowand, CF4122003.331
Bowker, 1B4120002.282
Castillo, 3B-SS4020023.257
Burriss, SS2000002.265
  b-Velez, PH1000001.212
  Yabu, P0000000.000
Misch, P1001000.000
  a-Ortmeier, PH1000001.292
  Taschner, P0000000.000
  Sadler, P0000000.000
  Chulk, P0000000.000
  c-Aurilia, PH-3B1000001.245
Totals3731131321 

a-Grounded out for Misch in the 6th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Burriss in the 8th. c-Flied out for Chulk in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Molina (8, Moehler), Winn (9, Moehler), Castillo (13, Byrdak), Durham (7, Valverde).
HR: Rowand (5, 2nd inning off Moehler, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Durham 3; Winn 2; Molina 3; Rowand 5; Bowker 2; Castillo 3.
RBI: Rowand 2 (18), Misch (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Durham; Castillo; Rowand 2; Ortmeier; Molina.
S: Misch; Burriss.
Team LOB: 10.

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moehler 5.08330214.58
Byrdak 0.21000000.00
Villarreal (W, 1-3)0.10000005.48
Wright (H, 3)0.20001003.21
Geary (H, 2)0.10000001.50
Brocail (H, 5)1.01000103.22
Valverde (S, 10)1.01000004.35
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Misch 6.07330615.32
Taschner (L, 2-1)0.20111004.30
Sadler 1.04222215.40
Chulk 0.10000002.45
Yabu 1.00000102.19

IBB: Berkman (by Sadler).
HBP: Pence (by Misch).
Pitches-strikes: Moehler 80-61, Byrdak 5-4, Villarreal 4-2, Wright 14-8, Geary 5-2, Brocail 13-10, Valverde 11-9, Misch 88-61, Taschner 11-6, Sadler 29-16, Chulk 2-1, Yabu 8-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Moehler 7-6, Byrdak 2-0, Villarreal 1-0, Wright 1-1, Geary 1-0, Brocail 1-1, Valverde 2-1, Misch 5-7, Taschner 1-1, Sadler 0-1, Chulk 1-0, Yabu 2-0.
Batters faced: Moehler 23, Byrdak 3, Villarreal 1, Wright 3, Geary 2, Brocail 4, Valverde 4, Misch 26, Taschner 3, Sadler 9, Chulk 1, Yabu 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Villarreal 1-0, Geary 1-0, Sadler 1-1, Chulk 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 33,070.

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