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Astros 7, Giants 4
Brian Moehler allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings Thursday. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Darin Erstad singled in the tying run in the seventh inning, and Lance Berkman's two-run shot sent home the game winner as the Astros extended their win streak to eight games en route to collecting their second consecutive series sweep. Ty Wigginton extended his hit streak to 11 games and collected two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (50-70)
Lost 4
Houston 7, San Francisco 4   HOU
Houston (62-59)
Won 8
August 14, 2008
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San Francisco
2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   4 8 0
Houston
0 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 X   7 12 0
Standings thru 8/14/08  |  Recap: SF | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Astros stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .240
Velez, 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .217
Winn, RF 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .295
Rowand, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286
  Lewis, F, CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .283
Sandoval, C 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000
Ishikawa, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .333
Rohlinger, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125
  Hinshaw, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Walker, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ochoa, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .273
Correia, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .150
  Taschner, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Yabu, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Aurilia, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Totals 34 4 8 4 2 3 12  

BATTING
2B: Ochoa (5, Moehler), Winn (29, Moehler), Ishikawa (1, Moehler).
HR: Lewis, F (9, 6th inning off Moehler, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Velez 2; Ochoa 2; Ishikawa 2; Lewis, F 4; Roberts; Winn 3.
RBI: Winn 2 (50), Sandoval (1), Lewis, F (36).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts; Ishikawa; Correia.
SF: Sandoval.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
PB: Sandoval (1).
DP: 2 (Velez-Ochoa-Ishikawa, Ochoa-Ishikawa).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Erstad, CF-LF 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 .292
Wigginton, LF-3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .288
Tejada, M, SS 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .286
Berkman, 1B 4 1 2 3 0 0 1 .333
Blum, 3B-2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .238
Pence, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .268
Newhan, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .220
  Valverde, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Quintero, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .237
Moehler, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .031
  Geary, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Byrdak, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
  a-Loretta, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
  Wright, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hawkins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Bourn, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Totals 34 7 12 6 1 7 15  

a-Lined out for Byrdak in the 7th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Hawkins in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (26, Correia), Berkman (36, Correia), Blum (7, Hinshaw).
HR: Berkman (25, 8th inning off Hinshaw, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Blum 2; Tejada, M; Quintero; Erstad 2; Berkman 6; Wigginton 2; Pence 2; Newhan 2.
RBI: Berkman 3 (87), Blum (36), Erstad (25), Quintero (7).
2-out RBI: Erstad; Quintero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Pence.
SF: Blum.
GIDP: Tejada, M, Quintero.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 5.

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Correia 6.2 7 4 3 1 5 0 5.12
Taschner (BS, 3) 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.15
Yabu (L, 3-5) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.68
Hinshaw 0.2 2 2 2 0 2 1 3.26
Walker, T 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.06
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Moehler 5.1 8 4 4 0 1 1 3.97
Geary 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.39
Byrdak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.84
Wright, W 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.43
Hawkins (W, 2-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.20
Valverde (S, 30) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.23

Taschner pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Yabu pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Correia 50, Moehler 37.
WP: Correia.
IBB: Ochoa (by Geary).
Pitches-strikes: Correia 95-58, Taschner 1-1, Yabu 12-7, Hinshaw 21-14, Walker, T 8-5, Moehler 86-58, Geary 12-6, Byrdak 14-8, Wright, W 15-7, Hawkins 4-3, Valverde 6-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Correia 9-4, Taschner 0-0, Yabu 0-1, Hinshaw 0-0, Walker, T 1-0, Moehler 6-5, Geary 0-1, Byrdak 2-1, Wright, W 1-1, Hawkins 0-0, Valverde 0-2.
Batters faced: Correia 27, Taschner 1, Yabu 2, Hinshaw 4, Walker, T 2, Moehler 24, Geary 3, Byrdak 3, Wright, W 3, Hawkins 1, Valverde 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Taschner 1-1, Yabu 1-0, Hinshaw 1-1, Walker, T 1-1, Geary 1-0, Hawkins 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:01.
Att: 33,612.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
August 14, 2008
August 14, 2008

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