Houston 9, Colorado 6

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 20773

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Colorado 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 6 13 2
Houston 0 1 3 0 1 0 3 1 9 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 70-86 38-43 32-43 L8
Houston 54-102 29-46 25-56 W1

Recap


Carlos Lee drove in four runs as Houston opened its season-ending homestand Thursday with a 9-6 victory over Colorado. The setback was the eighth in a row for the Rockies.
 
The Astros responded after falling behind in the top of the third inning, loading the bases after Alex White (2-3) hit back-to-back batters with one out. Lee followed by driving a 2-0 pitch into center field for a three-run double to give Houston a 4-2 advantage.

Lee added a sacrifice fly in the fifth, and pinch hitter Matt Downs sealed the outcome with a bases-loaded double of his own in the seventh.

Colorado's Wilin Rosario hit a three-run homer in the eighth to cut the gap to 8-6, but the Astros answered with a run in the bottom of the inning. Mark Melancon retired the Rockies in order in the top of the ninth to end it.
 
Houston starter Henry Sosa (3-5) snapped a personal three-game losing streak, scattering nine hits over a career-high 6 1/3 innings. Sosa struck out four and walked one, letting one of the three Colorado runs score on a wild pitch in the third inning.
 
White lasted just 4 2/3 innings, striking out six without a walk but allowing five runs on six hits. Kevin Kouzmanoff drove in a pair of runs for the Rockies, one on a seventh-inning homer.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Houston
Alex White Player Henry Sosa
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 6.1
6 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 9
9.64 ERA 4.26
Hitting
Colorado   Houston
Kevin KouzmanoffPlayer Jose Altuve
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 13 2 22 .342 19 6 5 3 1 2
Houston 10 0 14 .312 18 9 9 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Astros have a W/L % of .340 after a win and .350 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Rockies have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .465 after a loss.
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