Houston 7, Philadelphia 6

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 16, 2012 2:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 17438

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 73-74 38-37 35-37 L2
Houston 48-99 32-43 16-56 W2


Astros 7, Phillies 6: Justin Maxwell and Matt Dominguez each drove in a pair of runs to highlight a four-run seventh inning as major league-worst Houston won three of four from visiting Philadelphia to dampen its postseason aspirations.

Scott Moore belted a two-run homer and Carlos Corporan added a solo shot for the Astros, who survived Domonic Brown's two-run double in the eighth and thwarted a ninth-inning rally. Houston, which temporarily staved off its second consecutive 100-loss season, improved to 8-7 in September after winning just five of 27 games in August.

Ryan Howard ripped a two-run double and Jimmy Rollins collected three hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who fell four games behind St. Louis in the race for the second wild card after the Cardinals beat Los Angeles later Sunday.

After Roy Halladay exited to start the seventh inning, the Astros loaded the bases against relievers Antonio Bastardo (2-5) and Phillippe Aumont. Maxwell continued his solid series by depositing an offering from Aumont into shallow right for a double to plate Jose Altuve and Jimmy Paredes. Dominguez promptly followed with a two-run single to bust the game open.

Wesley Wright (2-2) was credited with the win after tossing a scoreless inning. Wilton Lopez, who was the sixth Astros' pitcher, stranded Rollins at second base in the ninth for his sixth save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phillies C Carlos Ruiz returned after sitting out of the starting lineup on Saturday's game as he deals with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Ruiz went 0-for-4. ... Moore's blast was his eighth of the season and first since Aug. 15. ... The Phillies will travel to New York to open a three-game set versus the Mets on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Houston
Roy Halladay Player Jordan Lyles
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 7.20
Philadelphia   Houston
Jimmy Rollins Player Scott Moore
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 9 0 14 .281 15 11 6 5 1 1
Houston 8 2 18 .242 8 8 7 5 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Astros have a W/L % of .340 after a win and .323 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Phillies have a W/L % of .554 after a win and .438 after a loss.
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