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Padilla stymies 'Stros
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Rangers 6, Astros 2
Milton Bradley rounds the bases after his two-run homer in the first inning. (LM Otero/AP)
Milton Bradley and Marlon Byrd came through with a pair of early two-run homers, and starter Vicente Padilla took over from there, holding the potent Astros lineup in check over seven strong innings, as Texas secured a Lone Star Series win over Houston.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (24-20)
Lost 2
Texas 6, Houston 2   TEX
Texas (22-22)
Won 2
May 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Texas
2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 X   6 14 0
Standings thru 5/17/08  |  Recap: HOU  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Rangers stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pence, RF4010010.284
Matsui, 2B2100211.283
Tejada, SS4011001.337
Berkman, 1B3121101.399
Lee, DH4000013.287
Erstad, LF4010013.313
Wigginton, 3B4010011.230
Bourn, CF4010012.184
Ausmus, C3000011.222
Totals322723713 

BATTING
2B: Wigginton (3, Guardado).
HR: Berkman (16, 4th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pence; Tejada; Berkman 5; Erstad; Wigginton 2; Bourn.
RBI: Tejada (33), Berkman (44).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Erstad 3; Bourn.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui (9, 2nd base off Padilla/Laird).
CS: Bourn (1, 2nd base by Padilla/Laird).
PO: Matsui (1st base by Padilla).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Pence (Byrd at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Pence-Matsui-Tejada, Nieve-Berkman).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4110123.298
Young, SS5110002.287
Hamilton, RF3120000.320
  1-Boggs, PR-LF1000012.262
Bradley, DH3122100.323
Murphy, LF-RF4011002.285
Laird, C4011002.278
Catalanotto, 1B4110003.247
Byrd, CF4132000.194
Vazquez, 3B4020001.338
Totals3661462315 


1-Ran for Hamilton in the 5th.

BATTING
HR: Bradley (7, 1st inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 2 out), Byrd (1, 2nd inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Young; Hamilton 2; Bradley 5; Murphy; Laird; Catalanotto; Byrd 6; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Bradley 2 (23), Byrd 2 (3), Murphy (27), Laird (15).
2-out RBI: Bradley 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Laird 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young (3, 2nd base off Byrdak/Ausmus), Kinsler (13, 3rd base off Byrdak/Ausmus).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Padilla (Matsui at 1st base).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (L, 4-4)6.011661125.43
Byrdak 0.11001100.00
Nieve 1.22000100.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 6-2)7.05223613.16
Benoit 1.01000005.03
Guardado 1.01000104.35

Oswalt pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Padilla 2.
IBB: Bradley (by Byrdak).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 111-72, Byrdak 13-6, Nieve 21-14, Padilla 105-70, Benoit 14-7, Guardado 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 9-7, Byrdak 0-0, Nieve 1-2, Padilla 5-8, Benoit 0-3, Guardado 0-2.
Batters faced: Oswalt 29, Byrdak 3, Nieve 6, Padilla 27, Benoit 4, Guardado 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Byrdak 2-1, Nieve 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:46.
Att: 38,534.

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