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Astros battle back
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Astros 3, Giants 1
Kazuo Matsui tags out Randy Winn in the first inning on Monday. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Humberto Quintero's broken-bat single broke up a no-hitter in the sixth inning, and two bunts later, Ty Wigginton, subbing for the injured Carlos Lee, drove in a pair with a single. Wigginton added an insurance run with a solo shot in the eighth, and Jose Valverde preserved Brandon Backe's win.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (50-67)
Lost 1
Houston 3, San Francisco 1   HOU
Houston (59-59)
Won 5
August 11, 2008
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San Francisco
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 X   3 7 0
Standings thru 8/11/08  |  Recap: SF | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Astros stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Winn, RF3000111.292
Ochoa, SS4110020.298
Lewis, LF3011110.279
Molina, C3000001.276
Rowand, CF4000041.285
Bowker, 1B3000010.248
Aurilia, 3B2020100.277
Burriss, 2B3000003.252
Sanchez, P2000001.116
  a-Roberts, PH1000010.250
  Sadler, P0000000.000
Totals281413107 

a-Struck out for Sanchez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Aurilia 2 (18, Backe, Backe), Ochoa (4, Backe).
TB: Ochoa 2; Lewis; Aurilia 4.
RBI: Lewis (35).
2-out RBI: Lewis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burriss; Winn.
GIDP: Burriss.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Winn (2, 2nd base by Backe/Quintero).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Lewis (Loretta at home).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matsui, 2B3000001.286
Wigginton, LF-3B4123000.282
Tejada, SS4010001.283
Berkman, 1B3000111.332
Loretta, 3B4010002.278
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Pence, RF4000013.267
Bourn, CF2000010.231
Quintero, C3110002.221
Backe, P1110100.316
  a-Blum, PH1010000.239
  Hawkins, P0000000.000
  Erstad, LF0000000.284
Totals293732310 

a-Singled for Backe in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Loretta (13, Sanchez).
HR: Wigginton (12, 8th inning off Sadler, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Wigginton 5; Tejada; Loretta 2; Quintero; Backe; Blum.
RBI: Wigginton 3 (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pence 2.
S: Matsui.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Wigginton (Lewis at 2nd base).
DP: (Backe-Tejada-Berkman).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sanchez (L, 8-9)7.05221204.53
Sadler 1.02111114.72
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe (W, 7-11)7.04113605.14
Hawkins (H, 2)1.00000205.24
Valverde (S, 29)1.00000204.31

HBP: Bourn (by Sanchez), Molina (by Backe).
Pitches-strikes: Sanchez 91-63, Sadler 22-14, Backe 103-69, Hawkins 15-10, Valverde 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sanchez 9-9, Sadler 1-1, Backe 9-4, Hawkins 0-1, Valverde 1-0.
Batters faced: Sanchez 27, Sadler 6, Backe 26, Hawkins 3, Valverde 3.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:29.
Att: 28,220.
August 11, 2008

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