Houston 7, San Diego 4

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 16635

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 23-34 11-17 12-17 W4
San Diego 24-33 9-21 15-12 L2

Recap

Chris Johnson homered and drove in two runs as the Houston Astros used a five-run third inning to post a 7-4 road victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
 
Hunter Pence extended his hitting streak to 14 games for Houston, which has won a season-high four straight. The Astros ended a three-game losing streak in San Diego.
 
The Padres, meanwhile, continue to struggle at home. San Diego is a National League-worst 9-21 at Petco Park and has scored just 69 runs there.
 
Houston had no such problems scoring in the cavernous stadium.

Johnson had an RBI single off Tim Stauffer (1-4) in the second and Houston padded its lead in the third with a little help from San Diego, which committed three errors in the frame. Carlos Lee had an RBI double and Brett Wallace drove in a run with a groundout.

Bud Norris (3-4), who added a RBI groundout in the third, carried a 7-2 lead into the seventh before San Diego chased him and scored two runs off reliever Jeff Fulchino. Norris allowed four runs and six hits in six-plus innings.
 
Wilton Lopez threw a perfect eighth and Mark Melancon worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his fifth save in seven chances.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   San Diego
Bud Norris Player Tim Stauffer
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 8
6.00 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Houston   San Diego
Chris Johnson Player Tim Stauffer
2 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 11 1 16 .297 25 8 6 4 0 0
San Diego 6 0 7 .194 8 9 4 3 1 3

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Houston. The Padres have a W/L % of .292 after a win and .515 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Astros have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .457 after a loss.
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