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Saturday, February 28, 2009:
Pirates 6, Astros 5
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Morgan, CF3110010.250
Salazar, LF2112000.125
McCutchen, A, LF-CF3000121.000
Vazquez, R, 2B3011002.167
Ford, 2B1000000.375
LaRoche, Ad, 1B3000022.143
Phillips, A, 1B1000000.000
Monroe, DH3111010.250
a-Alvarez, PH-DH1000000.333
Moss, RF3111000.333
Jones, RF1010000.333
LaRoche, An, 3B3010000.400
Walker, N, 3B1000001.333
Bixler, SS3010001.143
Lopez, SS1000000.000
Diaz, R, C2211101.500
Lerud, C1000000.000
Totals35696268.215
a-Grounded out for Monroe in the 8th.
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matsui, 2B3110010.125
Smith, 2B2110001.400
Pence, RF2000010.000
Bourn, CF3221001.375
Berkman, 1B1001000.250
Michaels, RF1001011.143
Saccomanno, 1B0000000.250
Lee, LF2000001.000
Gall, 1B2121000.500
1-Ramirez, Y, PR-RF0000000.000
Tejada, SS2000001.250
Kata, SS2011011.667
Blum, DH2000010.143
a-Sutton, PH-DH1000101.429
Boone, 3B2000010.000
Johnson, C, 3B1000002.600
Erstad, CF-LF3020011.571
Abercrombie, LF1010000.429
Quintero, H, C2000002.000
Towles, C2000012.200
Totals3451051814.252
a-Grounded out for Blum in the 6th.
1-Ran for Gall in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Bixler (1, Moehler).
HR: Moss (1, 2nd inning off Moehler, 0 on, 1 out), Monroe (1, 4th inning off Paulino, 0 on, 1 out), Diaz, R (1, 5th inning off Valverde, 0 on, 0 out), Salazar (1, 7th inning off Byrdak, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Morgan; Salazar 4; Vazquez, R; Monroe 4; Moss 4; Jones; LaRoche, An; Bixler 2; Diaz, R 4.
RBI: Moss (1), Monroe (1), Diaz, R (1), Vazquez, R (1), Salazar 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche, Ad; Diaz, R.
GIDP: Vazquez, R.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: McCutchen, A (1, 2nd base off Moehler/Quintero, H), Morgan (1, 2nd base off Valverde/Quintero, H).
CS: Vazquez, R (1, 2nd base by Valverde/Quintero, H).

FIELDING
E: Bixler (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Bixler-LaRoche, Ad, Walker, N-Ford-Phillips, A).

BATTING
3B: Kata (1, Chavez, J), Bourn (1, Bautista, D).
TB: Matsui; Smith; Bourn 4; Gall 2; Kata 3; Erstad 2; Abercrombie.
RBI: Berkman (1), Gall (3), Kata (1), Bourn (2), Michaels (1).
2-out RBI: Gall; Kata.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sutton; Johnson, C; Bourn.
SF: Berkman; Michaels.
GIDP: Quintero, H; Towles.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ramirez, Y (1, 2nd base off Bautista, D/Lerud), Bourn (2, 2nd base off Chavez, J/Diaz, R), Abercrombie (1, 2nd base off Meek/Lerud).

FIELDING
E: Tejada (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Matsui-Tejada-Berkman, Quintero, H-Kata).

PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maholm(W, 1-0)2.00000200.00
Karstens(H, 1)2.02100000.00
Capps(H, 1)1.01000100.00
Chavez, J(H, 1)1.032202013.50
Hansen(H, 1)1.00000100.00
Bautista, D(H, 1)1.03221109.00
Meek(S, 1)1.01000100.00
Totals9.010541802.75
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moehler(L, 0-1)2.02110214.50
Paulino2.02111014.50
Valverde1.032202118.00
Hawkins1.00000100.00
Byrdak1.01221119.00
Fulchino1.01000000.00
Geary1.00000000.00
Totals9.09662644.24
HBP: Johnson, C (by Hansen).
Groundouts-flyouts: Maholm 3-1, Karstens 3-3, Capps 1-1, Chavez, J 1-0, Hansen 2-0, Bautista, D 0-2, Meek 1-1, Moehler 2-2, Paulino 5-1, Valverde 0-0, Hawkins 1-1, Byrdak 1-1, Fulchino 2-1, Geary 0-3.
Batters faced: Maholm 6, Karstens 8, Capps 4, Chavez, J 6, Hansen 3, Bautista, D 7, Meek 4, Moehler 9, Paulino 8, Valverde 5, Hawkins 3, Byrdak 5, Fulchino 4, Geary 3.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 2,717.
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media