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Complete victory
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Astros 8, Dodgers 1
Geoff Blum watches his two-run double in the second inning. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
By the time Roy Oswalt threw the first pitch of his complete game, the Astros already had built a four-run lead in the top of the first. Miguel Tejada's eighth homer sparked the two-out surge and Oswalt did the rest, leading the Astros to their eighth win in their past 10 games.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (46-44)
Won 3
Houston 8, LA Dodgers 1   LAD
LA Dodgers (56-34)
Lost 2
July 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   8 16 0
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Standings thru 7/17/09  |  Recap: HOU | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Dodgers stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .284
Matsui, K, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .260
Tejada, M, SS 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .329
Lee, Ca, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .307
  Michaels, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .173
Blum, 3B 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .283
Pence, RF 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 .299
Rodriguez, I, C 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 .256
Erstad, 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .176
Oswalt, P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .162
Totals 42 8 16 8 1 5 18  

BATTING
2B: Pence (16, Billingsley), Blum (9, Billingsley), Bourn (16, Weaver, Jf).
HR: Tejada, M (8, 1st inning off Billingsley, 0 on, 2 out), Rodriguez, I (8, 3rd inning off Weaver, Jf, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Erstad 2; Blum 3; Lee, Ca; Tejada, M 5; Bourn 3; Rodriguez, I 7; Pence 2; Matsui, K 2.
RBI: Tejada, M (50), Pence 2 (39), Rodriguez, I 2 (32), Blum 2 (29), Bourn (26).
2-out RBI: Tejada, M; Pence 2; Rodriguez, I; Blum 2; Bourn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Oswalt 2; Pence; Matsui, K.
SAC: Oswalt.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Erstad-Tejada, M).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .254
  Elbert, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  b-Loretta, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241
  Vargas, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pierre, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .322
Ramirez, M, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .341
Blake, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .285
Ethier, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248
Loney, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .279
Hudson, O, 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .289
  Castro, Ju, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347
Martin, R, C 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .256
Billingsley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
  Weaver, Jf, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  a-DeWitt, PH-SS-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .160
Totals 30 1 4 1 0 5 6  

a-Flied out for Weaver, Jf in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Elbert in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Hudson, O (3, Oswalt).
TB: Weaver, Jf; Furcal; Hudson, O 3; Blake.
RBI: Martin, R (28).
GIDP: Furcal.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oswalt (W, 6-4) 9.0 4 1 1 0 5 0 3.65
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Billingsley (L, 9-5) 1.2 9 6 6 0 0 1 3.76
Weaver, Jf 4.1 4 2 2 1 2 1 3.54
Elbert 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.97
Vargas, C 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP: Billingsley.
HBP: Martin, R (by Oswalt).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 105-73, Billingsley 52-35, Weaver, Jf 58-46, Elbert 33-24, Vargas, C 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Oswalt 14-5, Billingsley 2-2, Weaver, Jf 6-4, Elbert 1-1, Vargas, C 1-0.
Batters faced: Oswalt 31, Billingsley 14, Weaver, Jf 18, Elbert 8, Vargas, C 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Weaver, Jf 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Casey Moser. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 51,209.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009

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