Houston 7, Texas 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 25938

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 43-39 23-16 20-23 L1
Houston 29-53 14-30 15-23 W1

Recap

Wandy Rodriguez cruised through seven innings and Jason Michaels hit a two-run homer as the Houston Astros avoided a sweep with a 7-0 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Carlos Lee added a solo homer and Chris Johnson singled in a pair of runs for the Astros, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Houston has won twice in the last 10 games - both against the in-state rival Rangers.

Rodriguez (6-4) continues to be one of the few bright spots for the Astros, surrendering just four hits while striking out four. The veteran lefthander has not been scored upon in four of his last six outings and owns a 1.77 ERA in nine starts since April 30.

Matt Harrison (6-7) came into the game riding a similar stretch of dominance but had his luck run out against Houston. Lee opened the scoring with his seventh homer in the fourth inning and the Astros broke it open in the fifth with four more runs.

Michaels put it away with his blast in the seventh.

Josh Hamilton provided the few highlights for Texas, making a pair of difficult catches in left field.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Houston
Matt Harrison Player Wandy Rodriguez
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 4
7.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Texas   Houston
Elvis Andrus Player Clint Barmes
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 4 0 4 .143 9 5 0 3 2 2
Houston 11 2 21 .306 11 3 6 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Boston. The Astros have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game at home against Miami. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .553 after a loss.
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