Houston 7, San Francisco 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 26662

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 5 10 0
Houston 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 11 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 39-32 24-12 15-20 L2
Houston 28-45 16-24 12-21 W2

Recap

The Houston Astros pounded Matt Cain in the early innings and cruised to a 7-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday to take the three-game series.

Hunter Pence hit a three-run home run in the first inning to get things started and Jason Castro took him deep in the second for his first career homer. Lance Berkman added a two-run double for a 6-0 lead after two.

Michael Bourn completed the onslaught by doubling in Castro to knock Cain out in the third inning.

Cain (6-6), who entered the game fourth in the National League in ERA, gave up seven earned on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez (4-10) picked up the win with six shutout innings. He allowed four hits, one walk and struck out three.

Closer Matt Lindstrom got into some trouble in the ninth, allowing the tying run reach base, but closed it out for this 17th save.

The Giants got to the Astros bullpen, including a two-run home run by Pat Burrell, but the damage was done.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Houston
Matt Cain Player Wandy Rodriguez
Loss W/L Win
2.2 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 4
23.62 ERA 0.00
Hitting
San Francisco   Houston
Aaron Rowand Player Jason Castro
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 10 1 14 .278 24 5 5 1 0 0
Houston 11 2 21 .324 24 6 7 7 1 3

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Astros have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .304 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Boston. The Giants have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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