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Offense unloads
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Astros 7, Rangers 2
The Astros' Lance Berkman scores in front of Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the second. (AP)
In the aftermath of Shawn Chacon being put on waivers, the Astros found an appropriate spot to unload stress: on the field. Hunter Pence recorded a two-out, three-run triple in the first inning to spark the Astros, who tied a season high with 15 hits and got a brilliant outing from left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (40-40)
Lost 1
Houston 7, Texas 2   HOU
Houston (37-42)
Won 1
June 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 7 0
Houston
3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   7 15 1
Standings thru 6/26/08  |  Recap: TEX | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Astros stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4021001.308
Young, SS4000003.274
Hamilton, CF0000000.310
  Boggs, LF3000022.260
Bradley, RF3010011.330
  Benoit, P0000000.000
  Wright, P0000000.000
  b-Davis, C, PH11100001.000
Byrd, LF-CF4011000.248
Ramirez, M, 1B4000033.182
Saltalamacchia, C4000023.211
Duran, 3B4000023.205
Millwood, P1010000.250
  a-Catalanotto, PH1000010.280
  Rupe, P0000000.000
  Murphy, RF1110000.272
Totals3427201116 

a-Struck out for Millwood in the 6th. b-Singled for Wright in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Millwood (1, Rodriguez).
3B: Murphy (2, Rodriguez), Byrd (2, Villarreal).
TB: Kinsler 2; Bradley; Davis, C; Byrd 3; Millwood 2; Murphy 3.
RBI: Kinsler (48), Byrd (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Duran 2.
GIDP: Boggs.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bradley 2 (Newhan at home, Quintero at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Bradley-Ramirez, M, Wright-Young-Ramirez, M).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF4120011.234
Newhan, 2B5132012.500
Tejada, SS5010013.288
Berkman, 1B3231100.367
Lee, LF2111202.277
Pence, RF4013026.269
Wigginton, 3B4010014.271
Quintero, C4120011.258
Rodriguez, P3110001.056
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
Totals3471573720 

BATTING
2B: Newhan (1, Millwood).
3B: Pence (2, Millwood).
TB: Bourn 2; Newhan 4; Tejada; Berkman 3; Lee; Pence 3; Wigginton; Quintero 2; Rodriguez.
RBI: Pence 3 (40), Newhan 2 (2), Berkman (63), Lee (59).
2-out RBI: Pence 3; Berkman; Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton 3; Pence 2; Bourn.
S: Bourn; Rodriguez.
GIDP: Newhan.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (30, 2nd base off Millwood/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Tejada (7, fielding).
DP: (Tejada-Newhan-Berkman).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 5-4)5.012773605.08
Rupe 1.02000103.61
Benoit 1.00000005.91
Wright 1.01000003.80
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (W, 3-3)8.05110902.58
Villarreal 1.02110204.84

Balk: Millwood.
IBB: Lee (by Millwood).
HBP: Hamilton (by Rodriguez).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 91-57, Rupe 25-15, Benoit 15-9, Wright 10-9, Rodriguez 105-72, Villarreal 14-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 5-2, Rupe 2-0, Benoit 2-1, Wright 3-0, Rodriguez 4-11, Villarreal 1-0.
Batters faced: Millwood 28, Rupe 5, Benoit 3, Wright 3, Rodriguez 30, Villarreal 5.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:29.
Att: 36,506.
June 26, 2008

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