Mike Hampton allowed five runs, including three home runs, on Sunday. (Dave Einsel/AP)
By Jason Grodsky / MLB.com
In Mike Hampton's defense, the Astros' lineup offered little support, but he had struggles in the Lone Star finale. The left-hander was unable to contain the Rangers, who took him deep three times, leaving Houston empty-handed.
BATTING 2B: Byrd (15, Hampton), Hamilton (3, Hampton), Young, M (16, Hampton), Andrus (4, Ortiz, Ru). HR:
Hamilton (6, 1st inning off Hampton, 0 on, 2 out), Kinsler (12, 3rd inning off Hampton, 0 on, 0 out), Saltalamacchia (5, 4th
inning off Hampton, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Saltalamacchia 4; Davis, C; Kinsler 4; Andrus 2; Hamilton 7;
Cruz, N 2; Young, M 2; Byrd 2. RBI: Hamilton (20), Kinsler (33), Cruz, N (31), Byrd (19), Saltalamacchia
(19). 2-out RBI: Hamilton. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis,
C 2; Byrd; McCarthy 2. SF: Byrd. Team RISP: 1-for-6. Team LOB: 8.
Cruz, N (7, 2nd base off Hampton/Quintero). CS: Cruz, N (1, 3rd base by Hampton/Quintero).