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Brakes put on slide
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Astros 4, Rays 3
Lance Berkman slides into home plate during the first inning. (Reinhold Matay/AP)
On an evening where runs were at a premium, Carlos Lee drove in a pair with a double in the first inning. Roy Oswalt took the early lead and ran with it, shutting down the Rays after the first inning and ending the Astros' eight-game skid.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (34-40)
Won 1
Houston 4, Tampa Bay 3   TB
Tampa Bay (43-30)
Lost 1
June 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   3 8 2
Standings thru 6/20/08  |  Recap: HOU | TB  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Rays stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5120020.241
Matsui, 2B4111110.271
Tejada, SS4120002.297
Berkman, 1B2101110.364
Lee, DH4022021.272
Pence, RF4020001.278
Erstad, LF2000202.304
Wigginton, 3B4000033.266
Ausmus, C4000010.223
Totals334944109 

BATTING
2B: Lee 2 (20, Garza, Glover), Matsui (12, Garza), Bourn (5, Miller).
TB: Bourn 3; Matsui 2; Tejada 2; Lee 4; Pence 2.
RBI: Lee 2 (55), Matsui (18), Berkman (60).
2-out RBI: Lee 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Erstad; Wigginton.
SF: Berkman.
GIDP: Tejada.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Pence (6, 2nd base by Garza/Navarro).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5110020.270
Crawford, LF4120021.275
Upton, CF3010112.292
Hinske, RF4022001.256
Longoria, 3B3010102.251
Floyd, DH4000015.253
Aybar, 1B4000001.250
Navarro, C4111001.324
Bartlett, SS4000000.250
Totals353832613 

BATTING
HR: Navarro (4, 9th inning off Valverde, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford 2; Upton; Hinske 2; Longoria; Navarro 4.
RBI: Hinske 2 (39), Navarro (28).
2-out RBI: Hinske.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Floyd 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Longoria (5, fielding), Hinske (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Upton (Tejada at 2nd base).
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Aybar).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (W, 6-7)7.27222504.84
Brocail (H, 12)0.10000002.89
Valverde (S, 17)1.01110114.11
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza (L, 5-4)6.07432804.10
Miller 0.11000004.19
Glover 2.21002203.51

IBB: Erstad (by Glover).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 110-80, Brocail 1-1, Valverde 14-12, Garza 113-79, Miller 7-5, Glover 42-24.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 8-10, Brocail 1-0, Valverde 1-1, Garza 3-5, Miller 1-0, Glover 4-2.
Batters faced: Oswalt 32, Brocail 1, Valverde 4, Garza 26, Miller 2, Glover 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Brocail 2-0, Glover 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:55.
Att: 14,741.

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