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Mistakes hurt late
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Dodgers 4, Astros 3
Russ Ortiz struck out four and walked two in six innings. (Lori Shepler/AP)
A day after Mike Hampton's strange error contributed to a loss, reliever Alberto Arias committed two errors in the seventh, the second of which allowed the tying run. LaTroy Hawkins then surrendered a homer in the eighth, putting an end to a pair of frustrating losses.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (46-46)
Lost 2
LA Dodgers 4, Houston 3   LAD
LA Dodgers (58-34)
Won 2
July 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 2
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 X   4 8 1
Standings thru 7/19/09  |  Recap: HOU | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Dodgers stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .286
Keppinger, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260
Tejada, M, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .324
Lee, Ca, LF 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .308
Blum, 3B 2 1 1 2 2 0 2 .284
Pence, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .295
Rodriguez, I, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .255
Coste, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Ortiz, Ru, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .192
  Arias, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Michaels, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177
  Hawkins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 3 7 3 3 6 14  

a-Flied out for Arias in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, I (12, Kuroda), Bourn (17, Kuroda).
HR: Blum (3, 3rd inning off Kuroda, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Blum 4; Lee, Ca; Ortiz, Ru; Bourn 3; Rodriguez, I 2; Pence.
RBI: Lee, Ca (50), Blum 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Lee, Ca; Blum 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blum; Ortiz, Ru; Keppinger; Rodriguez, I; Pence.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (34, 2nd base off Kuroda/Ausmus), Lee, Ca (3, 2nd base off Mota/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Arias 2 (3, missed catch, fielding).
DP: 2 (Tejada, M-Keppinger-Coste 2).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 .251
Hudson, O, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .292
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Loretta, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241
  Castro, Ju, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347
Ramirez, M, LF 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 .333
Blake, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279
Ethier, RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .254
Loney, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276
Kemp, CF 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 .321
Ausmus, C 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 .305
Kuroda, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  a-DeWitt, PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 4 8 4 3 4 18  

a-Grounded out for Kuroda in the 5th. b-Flied out for Mota in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ausmus 2 (4, Ortiz, Ru, Ortiz, Ru).
HR: Kemp (12, 8th inning off Hawkins, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ausmus 4; Kemp 6; Ethier 3.
RBI: Ausmus 2 (7), Furcal (22), Kemp (53).
2-out RBI: Kemp.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson, O 2; Blake 2.
SAC: Ausmus.
GIDP: Loney 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kemp (20, 2nd base off Ortiz, Ru/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
E: Furcal (12, fielding).
PB: Ausmus (2).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ortiz, Ru 6.0 5 2 2 2 4 0 4.33
Arias (BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.42
Hawkins (L, 1-4) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 2.50
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kuroda 5.0 7 3 3 2 1 1 4.73
Mota 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.27
Troncoso (W, 4-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.70
Broxton, J (S, 22) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.95

IBB: Blum (by Mota), Ramirez, M (by Arias).
HBP: Lee, Ca (by Mota).
Pitches-strikes: Ortiz, Ru 104-64, Arias 24-12, Hawkins 23-13, Kuroda 92-58, Mota 34-20, Troncoso 14-9, Broxton, J 12-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ortiz, Ru 10-0, Arias 4-1, Hawkins 2-0, Kuroda 6-3, Mota 1-2, Troncoso 0-1, Broxton, J 0-0.
Batters faced: Ortiz, Ru 24, Arias 7, Hawkins 4, Kuroda 25, Mota 8, Troncoso 3, Broxton, J 3.
Umpires: HP: Casey Moser. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 93 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Varies.
T: 3:11.
Att: 40,340.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
July 19, 2009
July 19, 2009

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