Philadelphia 7, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 3, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 54°
Umpires - Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 45562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 7 0
Philadelphia 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 13 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 0-3 0-0 0-3 L3
Philadelphia 3-0 3-0 0-0 W3

Recap


Ryan Howard belted a three-run home run and Roy Oswalt worked six solid innings against his former teammates as the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep of the visiting Houston Astros with a 7-3 win Sunday afternoon.

Howard went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Ben Francisco homered and had three hits for the Phillies, who scored 16 runs on 27 hits in the final two games of the series.

Oswalt (1-0) allowed two runs on five hits – three to Hunter Pence – in six innings, striking out six and walking one to improve to 8-1 as a Phillie.

Sent to Philadelphia at last year's trade deadline after 10 seasons with the Astros, Oswalt was staked to a 4-0 first-inning lead on Howard's three-run blast and Francisco's solo shot off Bud Norris (0-1), who yielded five runs and six hits in four innings. 

Philly's Big 3 of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Oswalt allowed a combined six runs in 19 innings, fanning 23 and walking one in the sweep.

Pence had a solo homer and two singles off Oswalt, who won his last seven regular-season decisions with the Phillies a year ago.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Philadelphia
Bud Norris Player Roy Oswalt
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 5
11.25 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Houston   Philadelphia
Hunter Pence Player Ben Francisco
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 6
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 1 12 .212 11 6 2 2 0 0
Philadelphia 13 2 22 .361 20 8 7 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Phillies have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Astros have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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