Houston 7, Colorado 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom,
Attendance - 23962

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 1-1 0-0 1-1 L1
Houston 1-1 1-1 0-0 W1

Recap

Astros 7, Rockies 3: Lucas Harrell tossed seven scoreless innings and J.D. Martinez drove in three runs as host Houston evened its record at 1-1 with a victory over Colorado.

Martinez took a 1-1 pitch from Jamie Moyer deep over the wall in left for a two-run home run to give Houston a 3-0 lead in the fourth. He added an RBI single in the seventh to help Houston avoid a third straight 0-2 start.

Harrell (1-0) dominated the Rockies with his sinker, forcing 14 ground outs. The right-hander gave up only three hits and struck out four, with 16 of his 23 first pitches going for strikes.

Jordan Schafer led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run then scored Marwin Gonzalez from third on a squeeze play to put the Astros up 4-0 in the top of the fifth. Chris Snyder’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth extended the lead to five runs.

Rockies starter Jamie Moyer (0-1) failed to become the oldest pitcher to win a big-league game. At 49 years and 141 days old, Moyer allowed three earned runs on five hits – two of which were home runs – in five innings.

Free-agent signing Michael Cuddyer snapped the shutout with a solo home run to center field in the eighth inning. Cuddyer finished 2-for-3 and is 4-for-7 with two RBIs in his first two games as a member of the Rockies.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gonzalez recorded his first major-league hit with a single in the fifth. … Colorado committed three errors – two of those were throwing errors on the same play. … Chris Johnson scored from third on a passed ball in the eighth. …

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Houston
Jamie Moyer Player Lucas Harrell
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 3
5.40 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Colorado   Houston
Michael Cuddyer Player J.D. Martinez
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 3
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 7 1 14 .212 5 7 3 0 0 3
Houston 10 2 21 .303 13 6 6 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Astros have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Rockies have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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