Houston 3, Colorado 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 8, 2012 2:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 14195

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 1-2 0-0 1-2 L2
Houston 2-1 2-1 0-0 W2

Recap

Astros 3, Rockies 2: Brian Bogusevic’s two-out RBI single in the eighth gave host Houston a come-from-behind victory against the Rockies as the Astros took two of three in the series. 

Leading 2-1, Colorado’s Rex Brothers (0-1) recorded two quick outs in the eighth before giving up a pair of singles to Jose Altuve and J.D. Martinez. Carlos Lee hit what appeared to be an inning-ending ground ball to third, but a throwing error by Jordan Pacheco allowed Altuve to tie the game.

Bogusevic followed with the go-ahead single to right before Brett Myers worked the ninth to record his first save of the year. 

Wilton Lopez (1-0) recorded a pair of outs in the eighth to earn the win. 

Right-hander Bud Norris gave up four hits and three walks and struck out eight in seven innings for the Astros, who had an MLB-worst 56-106 record in 2011. However, he was outdueled by Juan Nicasio, who allowed just one run in seven innings in his first start since being hit by a line drive last August.

Wilin Rosario’s fourth-inning home run gave Houston a 2-0 lead, but the Astros pulled within 2-1 in the bottom half on Lee’s RBI double. The Astros failed to reach second base until the eighth, when they did all their damage with two outs. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prior to Rosario’s home run, Astros starters had gone 17 straight innings without allowing an earned run. … Kyle Parker, the Rockies’ first-round pick in 2010, landed on the minor league disabled list after after being hit in the hand by a pitch Saturday. … Colorado will begin a nine-game homestand against San Francisco on Monday. … All three Astros starters turned in a quality start in the series. … Attendance was 14,195. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Houston
Juan Nicasio Player Bud Norris
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 8
5 Hits 4
1.29 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Colorado   Houston
Wilin Rosario Player Jose Altuve
1 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
4 TB 4
.250 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 5 1 9 .156 15 9 2 4 0 1
Houston 8 0 12 .250 13 5 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Astros have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Rockies have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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