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Astros win wild, wooly affair in Philly

With their former pitcher, Phillies righty Roy Oswalt, in left field, the Astros broke a tie on Chris Johnson's RBI single in the 16th, and retired Oswalt -- batting in the ejected Ryan Howard's cleanup spot -- to seal the win.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF7010022.250
Sanchez, Ag, 2B7000021.265
Pence, RF6230110.285
Lee, Ca, 1B4112001.247
Wallace, 1B2110010.200
Michaels, LF5010112.252
Johnson, C, 3B6041110.340
Manzella, SS7011018.212
Quintero, C3000011.221
b-Castro, Ja, PH-C3000111.186
Norris, B, P2000010.176
Byrdak, P0000000.000
a-Bourgeois, PH1000010.230
Chacin, P00000001.000
Lopez, W, P0000000.000
c-Blum, PH1000010.262
Abad, P0000000.000
d-Hernandez, A, PH1010000.247
Melancon, P0000000.000
e-Rodriguez, W, PH1000000.204
Fulchino, P1000013.000
Totals57413441519.245
a-Struck out for Byrdak in the 8th. b-Popped out for Quintero in the 10th. c-Struck out for Lopez, W in the 10th. d-Singled for Abad in the 12th. e-Grounded out for Melancon in the 15th.
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS7111110.249
Polanco, 3B6020200.317
Utley, 2B6020222.274
Howard, 1B7000055.284
Oswalt, LF1000002.150
Werth, RF7120020.301
Ibanez, LF-1B6021101.264
Victorino, CF4010312.253
Ruiz, C5000114.291
Herndon, P1000011.000
Hamels, P2000002.151
a-Brown, D, PH0000000.239
b-Francisco, B, PH1000000.252
Romero, J, P0000000.000
Durbin, P0000000.000
c-Sweeney, M, PH1000000.256
Lidge, P0000000.000
Contreras, P0000000.000
d-Valdez, W, PH1000000.244
Madson, P0000000.000
Baez, P0000000.000
Schneider, C2000000.214
Totals572102101319.258
a-Batted for Hamels in the 7th. b-Flied out for Brown, D in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Durbin in the 9th. d-Flied out for Contreras in the 11th.
BATTING
HR: Lee, Ca (17, 4th inning off Hamels, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Wallace; Johnson, C 4; Hernandez, A; Manzella; Lee, Ca 4; Michaels; Bourn; Pence 3.
RBI: Lee, Ca 2 (71), Johnson, C (36), Manzella (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, Ca; Manzella; Bourn; Fulchino 2.
GIDP: Manzella 2, Sanchez, Ag.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pence (16, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz).

FIELDING
E: Bourn (3, fielding).

BATTING
2B: Ibanez 2 (26, Norris, B, Chacin).
HR: Rollins (6, 9th inning off Lopez, W, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Victorino; Ibanez 4; Rollins 4; Polanco 2; Werth 2; Utley 2.
RBI: Ibanez (63), Rollins (32).
2-out RBI: Ibanez; Rollins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamels; Ruiz; Utley; Victorino; Howard 2; Oswalt.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 17.

BASERUNNING
SB: Victorino (24, 3rd base off Norris, B/Quintero).
CS: Rollins (1, 3rd base by Byrdak/Quintero).

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Polanco-Utley-Howard, Rollins-Utley-Howard 2, Utley-Rollins).

HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Norris, B6.05113405.03
Byrdak(H, 7)1.00002003.58
Chacin(H, 3)0.21000105.13
Lopez, W(BS, 2)1.11110012.88
Abad2.01000304.50
Melancon3.02002305.06
Fulchino(W, 1-0)2.00003206.18
Totals16.01022101314.24
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hamels7.05221813.47
Romero, J0.11000103.86
Durbin1.20001003.71
Lidge1.00000203.86
Contreras1.02000003.35
Madson1.02000103.48
Baez1.00000105.14
Herndon(L, 1-3)3.03222204.57
Totals16.0134441513.85
WP: Melancon, Herndon.
Balk: Norris, B.
IBB: Michaels (by Herndon), Castro, Ja (by Herndon), Victorino (by Fulchino), Utley (by Fulchino).
HBP: Michaels (by Durbin), Wallace (by Herndon).
Pitches-strikes: Norris, B 108-64, Byrdak 21-9, Chacin 11-5, Lopez, W 18-11, Abad 39-30, Melancon 49-33, Fulchino 36-16, Hamels 101-72, Romero, J 7-4, Durbin 21-11, Lidge 14-9, Contreras 15-11, Madson 27-19, Baez 16-10, Herndon 50-31.
Groundouts-flyouts: Norris, B 7-5, Byrdak 0-2, Chacin 0-1, Lopez, W 3-1, Abad 2-1, Melancon 2-0, Fulchino 2-2, Hamels 8-1, Romero, J 0-0, Durbin 2-2, Lidge 0-0, Contreras 1-0, Madson 1-1, Baez 2-0, Herndon 5-1.
Batters faced: Norris, B 26, Byrdak 4, Chacin 3, Lopez, W 5, Abad 7, Melancon 13, Fulchino 9, Hamels 26, Romero, J 2, Durbin 6, Lidge 3, Contreras 4, Madson 5, Baez 3, Herndon 14.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez, W 1-0, Durbin 1-0.
Ejections: Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard ejected by 3B umpire Scott Barry (15th); Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Ross Gload ejected by HP umpire Greg Gibson (15th)
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 5:20.
Att: 45,494.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
August 24, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media