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Astros 8, Giants 7
Tim Lincecum allowed three runs in six innings. (Eric Risberg/AP)
The Giants were looking good after seven innings, thanks to three hits each from Omar Vizquel and Randy Winn, three RBIs from John Bowker and Tim Lincecum's six strong frames. But the Astros scorched the Giants' bullpen for three homers on the second-hottest day in AT&T Park history.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (24-18)
Won 2
Houston 8, San Francisco 7   SF
San Francisco (17-25)
Lost 2
May 15, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1   8 13 2
San Francisco
2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0   7 12 0
Standings thru 5/15/08  |  Recap: HOU | SF  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Giants stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5000021.181
Matsui, 2B4130100.283
Pence, RF4110113.286
Berkman, 1B4223112.391
Lee, LF5131022.289
Blum, 3B5100014.205
Loretta, SS5131012.233
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Towles, C3000032.151
  b-Erstad, PH1113000.304
  Geary, P0000000.000
  Byrdak, P0000000.333
  d-Tejada, PH-SS1000002.343
Sampson, P2000010.067
  a-Cruz, PH1000000.122
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
  c-Ausmus, PH-C1000112.235
Totals41813841320 

a-Flied out for Sampson in the 7th. b-Homered for Towles in the 8th. c-Walked for Borkowski in the 8th. d-Flied out for Byrdak in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (10, Lincecum), Matsui (8, Taschner).
HR: Lee (9, 8th inning off Walker, 0 on, 1 out), Erstad (1, 8th inning off Walker, 2 on, 1 out), Berkman (15, 9th inning off Chulk, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matsui 4; Pence 2; Berkman 5; Lee 6; Loretta 3; Erstad 4.
RBI: Berkman 3 (43), Loretta (10), Lee (29), Erstad 3 (9).
2-out RBI: Loretta.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loretta; Berkman; Towles; Pence 2; Ausmus.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lee (2, 2nd base off Lincecum/Holm), Matsui (8, 2nd base off Lincecum/Holm), Berkman (7, 2nd base off Lincecum/Holm).

FIELDING
E: Loretta 2 (2, fielding, throw).
DP: (Berkman).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF4110000.286
  b-Molina, PH1000002.275
  Ortmeier, LF0000000.292
Vizquel, SS5330012.444
Winn, RF5231000.294
Rowand, CF5122010.333
Bowker, 1B4013013.281
Aurilia, 3B4010002.245
  Chulk, P0000000.000
Holm, C4000012.275
Burriss, 2B3000012.250
  a-Durham, PH-2B1010000.273
Lincecum, P3000001.235
  Taschner, P0000000.000
  Walker, P0000000.000
  Hinshaw, P0000000.000
  Castillo, 3B0000100.257
Totals3971261514 

a-Singled for Burriss in the 8th. b-Flied out for Lewis in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Winn 2 (11, Sampson, Sampson), Bowker (3, Sampson).
TB: Lewis; Vizquel 3; Winn 5; Rowand 2; Bowker 2; Aurilia; Durham.
RBI: Rowand 2 (20), Bowker 3 (15), Winn (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burriss; Bowker; Lincecum; Vizquel.
SF: Bowker.
Team LOB: 7.

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sampson 6.010750306.46
Borkowski 1.01000004.41
Geary 0.11001001.47
Byrdak (W, 2-0)0.20000000.00
Valverde (S, 11)1.00000204.15
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lincecum 6.053331001.92
Taschner 0.21000004.11
Walker 0.23441125.82
Hinshaw 0.11000100.00
Chulk (L, 0-2)1.13110112.81

WP: Lincecum 2, Walker.
Pitches-strikes: Sampson 92-61, Borkowski 8-6, Geary 9-5, Byrdak 12-10, Valverde 15-9, Lincecum 105-65, Taschner 12-6, Walker 28-16, Hinshaw 10-5, Chulk 32-22.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sampson 10-5, Borkowski 1-1, Geary 0-1, Byrdak 0-2, Valverde 1-0, Lincecum 3-5, Taschner 0-2, Walker 2-0, Hinshaw 0-0, Chulk 0-3.
Batters faced: Sampson 30, Borkowski 3, Geary 3, Byrdak 2, Valverde 3, Lincecum 26, Taschner 3, Walker 7, Hinshaw 2, Chulk 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Byrdak 2-0, Walker 1-0, Hinshaw 1-0, Chulk 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 95 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:24.
Att: 33,771.

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