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Box > Houston 10, Texas 8
Astros win wild one
Two errors led to five unearned runs allowed as the Rangers came up on the short end of a shootout on Saturday night in the Lone Star Series in Houston.
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Morgan Ensberg's grand slam highlighted a seven-run fifth inning Saturday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
The Astros used a seven-run fifth and a Texas mistake in the sixth to triumph over the Rangers in Lone Star Series action in Houston on Saturday.
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Texas (44-34)
Lost 3
Houston 10, Texas 8  
Houston (42-38)
Won 2
July 3, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0   8 10 2
Houston
0 1 0 0 7 2 0 0 X   10 10 1
Standings through 7/3/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Astros Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS4232100.330
Blalock, 3B5110013.313
Soriano, 2B5123000.292
Teixeira, 1B3010211.263
Mench, RF-LF-RF5000004.260
Dellucci, LF2100102.272
Brocail, P0000000.000
a-Perry, PH1000011.235
Shouse, P0000000.000
Young, E, LF1010000.317
Ardoin, C3100111.000
b-Barajas, PH1000012.283
Matthews, CF-RF-CF4223010.289
Rodriguez, P2000020.000
Conti, CF2000011.196
Francisco, P0000000.000
Totals3881085915 

a-Struck out for Brocail in the 7th. b-Struck out for Ardoin in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Matthews (4, 5th inning off Griffiths, 2 on, 0 out), Soriano (13, 5th inning off Bullinger, 2 on, 1 out), Young, M (11, 6th inning off Harville, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Young, M 6; Blalock; Soriano 5; Teixeira; Young, E; Matthews 5.
RBI: Matthews 3 (15), Soriano 3 (48), Young, M 2 (48).
2-out RBI: Young, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock, Barajas.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Young, M (12, fielding), Soriano (13, throw).
PB: Ardoin (1).
DP: 2 (Soriano-Young, M-Teixeira, Blalock-Soriano-Teixeira).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, LF4020111.302
Vizcaino, 2B3121100.274
Beltran, CF5000026.281
Berkman, RF3110211.305
Bagwell, 1B3200215.272
Ensberg, 3B3314212.278
Everett, SS4120100.268
Chavez, C4111003.226
Griffiths, P1000110.000
Bullinger, P0000000.000
a-Lamb, PH1112000.333
Harville, P0000000.000
b-Lane, PH1000001.230
Weathers, P0000000.000
Miceli, P0000000.500
Totals321010810719 

a-Singled for Bullinger in the 5th. b-Flied out for Harville in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Berkman (20, Rodriguez).
HR: Ensberg (2, 5th inning off Rodriguez, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Vizcaino 2; Berkman 2; Ensberg 4; Everett 2; Chavez; Lamb.
RBI: Ensberg 4 (34), Lamb 2 (26), Vizcaino (8), Chavez (9).
2-out RBI: Ensberg 4, Lamb 2, Vizcaino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg, Bagwell, Beltran, Berkman.
S: Vizcaino.
GIDP: Bagwell, Chavez.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Biggio (2, fielding).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez 4.25516412.16
Brocail (L, 0-1)1.15543108.10
Shouse 1.00001001.93
Francisco 1.00000203.86
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Griffiths 4.145535110.38
Bullinger 0.21111013.12
Harville (BS, 1)1.02220115.48
Weathers (W, 6-4)1.21001204.22
Miceli (S, 1)1.12000103.64

WP: Rodriguez.
Balk: Rodriguez, Brocail.
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 102-55, Brocail 55-33, Shouse 9-3, Francisco 14-10, Griffiths 78-50, Bullinger 21-12, Harville 17-12, Weathers 34-19, Miceli 19-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 8-2, Brocail 2-1, Shouse 2-1, Francisco 0-1, Griffiths 4-4, Bullinger 1-1, Harville 1-1, Weathers 0-3, Miceli 0-3.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 24, Brocail 12, Shouse 4, Francisco 3, Griffiths 20, Bullinger 4, Harville 5, Weathers 8, Miceli 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Bullinger 2-2, Miceli 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 74 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:19.
Att: 42,889.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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