Houston 7, Pittsburgh 4

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 29, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 19250

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 62-72 31-37 31-35 L2
Houston 45-90 24-42 21-48 W2

Recap


Carlos Lee hit a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning and Wandy Rodriguez struck out a career-best 13 hitters to lead Houston to a 7-4 comeback victory over Pittsburgh on Monday night.

Rodriguez (10-9) worked seven innings for the win, scattering four hits and four walks. He struck out the side in the second and fourth innings.

Facing a 3-2 deficit entering the seventh, the Astros tied it when J.D. Martinez grounded into a fielder's choice with runners on second and third against Jason Grilli (1-1).

Lee then delivered the decisive blow when he drove a 0-1 pitch from Jose Veras into the left-field seats. He extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

The Pirates added a run in the ninth inning when Ronny CedeƱo hit a two-out RBI triple against Juan Abreu.

Pittsburgh had jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning on a two-run homer by Andrew McCutchen and an RBI double by Ryan Doumit.

Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf worked five innings, yielding two runs on five hits while striking out five.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Houston
Ross Ohlendorf Player Wandy Rodriguez
No Decision W/L Win
5.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 13
5 Hits 4
3.60 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Houston
Ronny CedenoPlayer Jose Altuve
1 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 5 1 13 .156 13 16 4 5 0 0
Houston 13 1 20 .361 14 8 7 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Astros have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .341 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .413 after a win and .507 after a loss.
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