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Bullpen can't hold lead
Angels 10, Astros 9
Luke Scott gets a hug after his solo homer in the second inning. (Francis Specker/AP)
 Biggio hit No. 2990
 Lamb's home run
Right-hander Chris Sampson left with a five-run lead, seemingly in position for his seventh victory of the season. But the bullpen allowed his two runners on base to score, plus three more that inning, leaving him with a no-decision.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (30-40)
Lost 1
LA Angels 10, Houston 9   LAA
LA Angels (45-26)
Won 3
June 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 1 0 0 5 0 3 0 0   9 12 0
LA Angels
0 2 1 1 0 0 5 0 1   10 19 1
Standings thru 6/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Angels Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B6110025.235
Pence, CF5010011.337
Berkman, DH3110210.255
Lee, LF4210113.299
Loretta, SS5243002.329
  1-Bruntlett, PR-SS0000000.500
Lamb, 1B5223022.312
Scott, RF3111102.250
Munson, C4010113.240
Ensberg, 3B3001115.213
Totals3891286923 


1-Ran for Loretta in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (16, Lackey), Loretta (10, Lackey).
3B: Lee (1, Carrasco).
HR: Scott (7, 2nd inning off Lackey, 0 on, 1 out), Lamb (6, 5th inning off Lackey, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Biggio; Pence 2; Berkman; Lee 3; Loretta 5; Lamb 5; Scott 4; Munson.
RBI: Scott (33), Loretta 3 (21), Lamb 3 (20), Ensberg (20).
2-out RBI: Loretta 2; Lamb 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loretta; Ensberg 2; Biggio 3.
SF: Ensberg.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bruntlett (1, 2nd base off Shields/Napoli).
CS: Berkman (3, 2nd base by Lackey/Napoli).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Loretta-Lamb 2, Borkowski-Loretta-Lamb).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willits, LF4111100.328
Figgins, 3B6163000.284
Cabrera, SS5021004.343
Guerrero, RF3110202.329
Matthews, CF4110114.282
Kendrick, DH4320102.283
Hillenbrand, 1B5132002.255
Napoli, C5122002.248
Aybar, 2B5111004.243
Totals411019105120 

BATTING
2B: Cabrera (23, Sampson), Figgins (9, Sampson).
3B: Figgins (1, Miller).
TB: Willits; Figgins 9; Cabrera 3; Guerrero; Matthews; Kendrick 2; Hillenbrand 3; Napoli 2; Aybar.
RBI: Napoli 2 (27), Figgins 3 (19), Cabrera (39), Hillenbrand 2 (20), Aybar (14), Willits (18).
2-out RBI: Figgins 3; Napoli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Cabrera 3; Aybar.
SF: Willits.
GIDP: Aybar; Matthews; Hillenbrand.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (15, 2nd base off Qualls/Munson), Cabrera (8, 3rd base off Sampson/Munson).

FIELDING
E: Carrasco (1, missed catch).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sampson 6.014662103.70
Qualls (BS, 3)1.03331004.17
Borkowski (L, 1-1)1.21112003.23
Miller 0.01000007.50
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey 4.28664422.96
Carrasco 1.23310206.25
Bootcheck 0.20000004.44
Shields 1.11001202.11
Rodriguez (W, 1-2)0.20001102.37

Sampson pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Qualls, Lackey, Carrasco.
HBP: Scott (by Lackey).
Pitches-strikes: Sampson 102-61, Qualls 31-20, Borkowski 24-12, Miller 3-2, Lackey 103-60, Carrasco 30-20, Bootcheck 3-3, Shields 28-18, Rodriguez 14-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sampson 9-8, Qualls 2-1, Borkowski 3-2, Miller 0-0, Lackey 2-7, Carrasco 2-1, Bootcheck 0-2, Shields 1-1, Rodriguez 0-1.
Batters faced: Sampson 32, Qualls 7, Borkowski 7, Miller 1, Lackey 26, Carrasco 9, Bootcheck 2, Shields 6, Rodriguez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 2-2, Miller 1-1, Carrasco 2-0, Bootcheck 2-1, Rodriguez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Larry Young. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:31.
Att: 42,232.

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