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Astros fall short
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Rangers 6, Astros 5
Felipe Paulino (right) remained winless in five starts this season. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
The Astros overcame a five-run deficit to force extras before losing the opener of the Lone Star Series vs. the Rangers. Lance Berkman started the comeback with a three-run homer, and Michael Bourn tied the game with one of his three hits.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (24-17)
Won 1
Texas 6, Houston 5   HOU
Houston (18-22)
Lost 2
May 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1   6 12 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0   5 11 0
Standings thru 5/22/09  |  Recap: TEX | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Astros stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .287
Young, M, 3B 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 .345
Hamilton, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .237
Jones, An, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .290
  Wilson, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  O'Day, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Blalock, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .236
  Francisco, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cruz, N, RF 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 .279
Murphy, Dv, LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .231
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 1 2 1 2 0 .252
Andrus, SS 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 .292
Holland, D, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Jennings, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Davis, C, 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .209
Totals 40 6 12 6 4 8 16  

a-Struck out for O'Day in the 10th.

BATTING
HR: Andrus (3, 4th inning off Paulino, 0 on, 1 out), Saltalamacchia (4, 6th inning off Wright, W, 1 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (9, 10th inning off Hawkins, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Saltalamacchia 4; Andrus 7; Hamilton; Cruz, N 4; Young, M 3; Jones, An; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Young, M (18), Jones, An (12), Andrus (9), Saltalamacchia 2 (18), Cruz, N (26).
2-out RBI: Young, M; Jones, An.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv 3; Kinsler; Davis, C.
SAC: Holland, D.
GIDP: Jones, An.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Andrus (6, 2nd base off Wright, W/Quintero).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Andrus-Jones, An, Andrus-Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 .299
Matsui, K, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .234
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hawkins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Erstad, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .156
Berkman, 1B 5 1 2 3 0 2 1 .239
Lee, Ca, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .327
  1-Michaels, PR-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .194
Pence, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .345
Tejada, M, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .325
Keppinger, 3B-2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .279
Quintero, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .118
  b-Blum, PH-3B 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .265
Paulino, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  Wright, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Maysonet, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ortiz, Ru, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
  c-Rodriguez, I, PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .270
Totals 39 5 11 5 1 8 11  

a-Flied out for Wright, W in the 6th. b-Singled for Quintero in the 7th. c-Struck out for Ortiz, Ru in the 7th. d-Grounded out for Hawkins in the 10th.
1-Ran for Lee, Ca in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Tejada, M (14, Jennings).
HR: Berkman (9, 6th inning off Holland, D, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Blum; Tejada, M 2; Berkman 5; Lee, Ca 2; Bourn 3; Pence; Matsui, K.
RBI: Berkman 3 (25), Blum (13), Bourn (11).
2-out RBI: Berkman 3; Bourn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, Ca; Matsui, K.
GIDP: Pence, Tejada, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (14, 2nd base off Holland, D/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Tejada, M-Matsui, K-Berkman).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D 5.2 5 3 3 0 4 1 4.82
Jennings (H, 3) 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 4.12
Wilson, C (BS, 1) 0.2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3.71
O'Day (W, 2-0) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.32
Francisco, F (S, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Paulino 5.1 7 4 4 2 3 1 6.90
Wright, W 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 7.82
Ortiz, Ru 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.60
Sampson 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.93
Hawkins (L, 1-3) 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 1 2.84

Pitches-strikes: Holland, D 76-52, Jennings 27-16, Wilson, C 11-10, O'Day 14-11, Francisco, F 16-11, Paulino 102-66, Wright, W 13-9, Ortiz, Ru 19-10, Sampson 21-14, Hawkins 26-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland, D 3-5, Jennings 0-0, Wilson, C 1-0, O'Day 3-1, Francisco, F 1-0, Paulino 4-4, Wright, W 0-1, Ortiz, Ru 1-0, Sampson 2-1, Hawkins 1-0.
Batters faced: Holland, D 21, Jennings 6, Wilson, C 5, O'Day 4, Francisco, F 4, Paulino 24, Wright, W 4, Ortiz, Ru 5, Sampson 6, Hawkins 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson, C 2-1, O'Day 2-0, Wright, W 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 77 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:17.
Att: 36,017.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
May 22, 2009
May 22, 2009

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