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Power play short-circuits Astros in 11th

Jay Gibbons connected for a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning and Octavio Dotel threw two scoreless innings in relief to earn the victory as Los Angeles snapped a six-game losing streak and evened the series.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS6010014.311
Carroll, 2B6021034.290
Blake, 3B5010021.258
Ethier, RF5010013.288
Kemp, CF4220100.253
Johnson, R, LF2000022.278
a-Gibbons, PH-LF3123000.343
Mitchell, 1B5000002.000
Barajas, C4130010.240
1-Hu, PR0000000.000
Ellis, A, C0000100.205
Kuroda, P0000000.021
b-Lindsey, PH1000010.000
Belisario, P0000000.000
Sherrill, P0000000.000
Broxton, J, P0000000.000
c-Loney, PH0000100.274
Kuo, P0000000.000
Dotel, P1000011.000
Totals42412431217.256
a-Singled for Johnson, R in the 6th. b-Struck out for Kuroda in the 7th. c-Walked for Broxton, J in the 9th.
1-Ran for Barajas in the 9th.
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5032000.263
Keppinger, 2B3000211.285
Pence, RF5000015.287
Lee, Ca, LF-1B5010001.243
Johnson, C, 3B4000121.319
Castro, Ja, C3000000.209
d-Quintero, PH-C2010001.236
Sanchez, Ag, SS5110032.273
Wallace, 1B3020000.210
1-Hernandez, A, PR0100000.227
Lindstrom, P0000000.000
Lyon, P0000000.000
e-Downs, PH1000001.253
Melancon, P0000000.000
Abad, P0000000.000
Villar, H, P0000000.000
Happ, P1000010.000
a-Bogusevic, PH1000002.143
Lopez, W, P0000000.000
Byrdak, P0000000.000
Fulchino, P0000000.000
b-Blum, PH0000000.251
c-Michaels, PH-LF2000001.248
Totals402823815.247
a-Popped out for Happ in the 5th. b-Batted for Fulchino in the 7th. c-Flied out for Blum in the 7th. d-Bunted out for Castro, Ja in the 9th. e-Popped out for Lyon in the 9th.
1-Ran for Wallace in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Carroll (15, Happ), Ethier (32, Happ).
3B: Kemp (5, Lopez, W).
HR: Gibbons (4, 11th inning off Abad, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Furcal; Kemp 4; Gibbons 5; Barajas 3; Blake; Ethier 2; Carroll 3.
RBI: Carroll (22), Gibbons 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Carroll.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ethier 2; Mitchell; Furcal; Carroll.
SAC: Kuroda 2.
GIDP: Carroll.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gibbons (1, 2nd base by Lopez, W/Castro, Ja).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ethier (Bourn at 2nd base).

BATTING
2B: Wallace (4, Belisario).
3B: Bourn (5, Dotel).
TB: Wallace 3; Quintero; Sanchez, Ag; Lee, Ca; Bourn 5.
RBI: Bourn 2 (36).
2-out RBI: Bourn 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, C; Pence 3.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Villar, H (1, fielding).
DP: (Keppinger-Wallace).

LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kuroda6.04112303.32
Belisario(H, 15)0.11110105.48
Sherrill(BS, 4)0.21000006.27
Broxton, J1.00000003.66
Kuo1.00001101.38
Dotel(W, 3-3)2.02000304.04
Totals11.08223803.96
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Happ5.07111402.78
Lopez, W1.12110203.19
Byrdak0.10000003.22
Fulchino0.10000105.88
Lindstrom1.00000103.83
Lyon1.01001003.00
Melancon0.20000203.24
Abad(L, 0-1)1.02221113.27
Villar, H0.10000100.00
Totals11.0124431214.00
WP: Kuroda.
Pitches-strikes: Kuroda 97-59, Belisario 9-6, Sherrill 10-7, Broxton, J 12-10, Kuo 18-10, Dotel 31-21, Happ 102-62, Lopez, W 23-14, Byrdak 4-2, Fulchino 5-3, Lindstrom 14-8, Lyon 25-13, Melancon 10-8, Abad 17-10, Villar, H 7-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kuroda 7-4, Belisario 0-0, Sherrill 0-1, Broxton, J 2-1, Kuo 0-0, Dotel 0-1, Happ 7-1, Lopez, W 0-1, Byrdak 0-1, Fulchino 0-0, Lindstrom 0-2, Lyon 2-0, Melancon 0-0, Abad 1-1, Villar, H 1-0.
Batters faced: Kuroda 24, Belisario 2, Sherrill 2, Broxton, J 3, Kuo 4, Dotel 8, Happ 22, Lopez, W 5, Byrdak 1, Fulchino 1, Lindstrom 3, Lyon 5, Melancon 2, Abad 6, Villar, H 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Sherrill 1-1, Villar, H 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 4:04.
Att: 31,010.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
September 10, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media