Brian Moehler (right) allowed six runs in five-plus innings. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
By Jason Grodsky / MLB.com
Miguel Tejada continued his recent power surge when he went deep in the first inning for his third home run in four games. Geoff Blum added his first long ball of the season, but the rest of the Astros were quiet during their third straight loss.
BATTING 2B: Hamilton (2, Moehler), Blalock (9, Moehler), Murphy, Dv (5, Moehler). HR: Cruz, N 2 (11, 4th inning off Moehler, 2 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Moehler, 0 on, 0 out), Blalock (11, 6th inning
off Moehler, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Hamilton 2; Andrus; Blalock 7; Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 8; Vizquel 2; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI: Cruz, N 4 (30), Blalock (25). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Saltalamacchia; Hamilton; Vizquel. SAC: Feldman. Team RISP: 2-for-6. Team LOB: 4.
a-Grounded out for Byrdak in the 6th. b-Walked for Wright, W in the 7th.
BATTING HR: Tejada, M (5, 1st inning off Feldman, 0 on, 1 out), Blum (1, 7th inning off Feldman, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Blum 4; Tejada, M 5; Lee, Ca; Pence 2. RBI: Tejada, M (25), Blum 2 (15). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bourn. Team RISP: 1-for-2. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING CS: Pence (3, 2nd base by Feldman/Saltalamacchia).
FIELDING E: Lee, Ca (1, fielding). Outfield assists: Pence (Vizquel at home).