Houston 5, Philadelphia 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 15, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - CB Bucknor,
Attendance - 20419

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 73-73 38-37 35-36 L1
Houston 47-99 31-43 16-56 W1

Recap


Astros 5, Phillies 0: Justin Maxwell went deep for the second straight game with a two-run shot in the first inning and Dallas Keuchel tossed 5 1/3 solid innings as host Houston put a dent in Philadelphia's postseason push.

Brett Wallace added a ground-rule RBI double down the left-field line in the fifth inning for the Astros, who temporarily staved off the indignity of suffering their second straight 100-loss season.

The setback was the Phillies' sixth in 22 contests, but they remained three games behind St. Louis and Los Angeles in the race for the second wild card. The Cardinals dropped a 4-3 decision to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Maxwell opened the scoring after lining a curveball from Kyle Kendrick (9-11) over the short porch in left field for his team-leading 16th homer.

Keuchel (2-7) overcame four walks and scattered five hits to record his first win since a complete-game gem on June 23.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kendrick, who is a Houston native, fell to 0-3 in his career versus the Astros after yielding four runs in five innings. ... Phillies C Carlos Ruiz was held out of the starting lineup as he recovers from plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Erik Kratz played in his place and went 1-for-4. Ruiz came in as a pinch hitter and flied out in the ninth inning. ... Houston wore "Los Astros" jerseys on Saturday in recognition of the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Houston
Kyle Kendrick Player Dallas Keuchel
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.1
4 Strikeouts 0
7 Hits 5
7.20 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Philadelphia   Houston
Kevin Frandsen Player Jason Castro
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.400 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 7 0 9 .219 23 3 0 5 3 1
Houston 10 1 15 .294 18 6 5 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Astros have a W/L % of .326 after a win and .323 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Phillies have a W/L % of .554 after a win and .444 after a loss.