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Bay bowls 'em over
Astros fall in 18th
Houston has been struggling of late, and losing in the bottom of the 18th inning won't help matters. Eric Munson couldn't handle a throw from center fielder Willy Taveras that would have nailed Jason Bay at the plate, and the Astros lost their fifth straight in what was the longest game played in the history of PNC Park.
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 Taveras' go-ahead single
Pirates 8, Astros 7
Jason Bay receives a hero's welcome to the dugout after his three-run homer in the fifth. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Series at a glance:
Pirates take marathon
Jason Bay scored the winning run in the 18th inning after a collision at home and homered for the fifth straight game to give the Bucs a win in the longest contest played at PNC Park. Jeromy Burnitz made it all possible with a game-tying homer in the eighth that kept the Pirates' hopes alive.
Complete story >  
 Castillo's homer in 17th
 Burnitz's pinch-hit homer
 Bautista's game-winning sac fly
 Bay's three-run homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 27, 2006
HOU
Houston (25-25)
Lost 5
Pittsburgh 8, Houston 7   PIT
Pittsburgh (16-33)
Won 2
May 27, 2006
   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   R   H   E 
Houston
0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   7 16 2
Pittsburgh
0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   8 17 2
Standings thru 5/27/06  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Pirates Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF9231021.284
Biggio, 2B4211521.286
Burke, LF5110002.306
Qualls, P0000000.000
c-Ausmus, PH1000011.311
Miller, P0000000.000
d-Buchholz, PH1000000.000
Lidge, P0000000.000
e-Pettitte, PH1000002.105
Gallo, P0000000.000
Borkowski, P0000000.000
Ensberg, 3B7011111.268
Lamb, 1B8132012.348
Wilson, RF3011112.266
Springer, P0000000.000
a-Berkman, PH0000100.296
Wheeler, P0000000.000
Bruntlett, LF4020000.310
Munson, C8131116.304
Everett, SS7010106.212
Rodriguez, P3000024.045
Palmeiro, RF1000000.194
b-Lane, PH-RF3000102.201
Totals657167111130 

a-Intentionally walked for Springer in the 8th. b-Flied out for Palmeiro in the 9th. c-Struck out for Qualls in the 12th. d-Grounded out for Miller in the 15th. e-Grounded out for Lidge in the 17th.

BATTING
2B: Lamb (4, Maholm), Munson (3, Maholm), Taveras (6, Capps), Bruntlett (4, Santos).
TB: Taveras 4; Biggio; Burke; Ensberg; Lamb 4; Wilson; Bruntlett 3; Munson 4; Everett.
RBI: Ensberg (36), Lamb 2 (9), Wilson (24), Munson (7), Biggio (17), Taveras (12).
2-out RBI: Lamb; Wilson; Munson; Taveras.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lamb; Everett 2; Rodriguez 2; Wilson; Munson 2; Ausmus; Pettitte 2.
S: Everett.
SF: Ensberg; Lamb.
GIDP: Lane.
Team LOB: 19.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lane (1, 2nd base off Marte/Paulino), Taveras (8, 2nd base off Vogelsong/Paulino).
CS: Biggio (1, 2nd base by Maholm/Doumit).

FIELDING
E: Lamb (2, fielding), Everett (3, throw).
DP: 2 (Ensberg-Biggio-Lamb, Miller-Everett-Lamb).
Pickoffs: Rodriguez (Bautista at 1st base).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF8110114.240
Wilson, J, SS8130004.299
Sanchez, 3B8210114.324
Bay, LF7234210.309
Wilson, C, 1B7030222.284
Bautista, RF8011038.208
Castillo, 2B7111110.281
Doumit, C4010113.213
1-Snell, PR0000000.000
Marte, P0000000.000
d-Hernandez, J, PH1010000.163
Vogelsong, P0000100.500
e-Cota, PH1000000.222
Santos, P0000000.118
Maholm, P2000010.056
Capps, P0000000.000
Grabow, P0000000.000
a-Edwards, PH0000100.200
Torres, P0000000.000
Hernandez, R, P0000000.000
b-Burnitz, PH1111000.234
Gonzalez, P0000000.000
c-Paulino, PH-C4010013.308
Totals668177101228 

a-Walked for Grabow in the 6th. b-Homered for Hernandez, R in the 8th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Gonzalez in the 10th. d-Singled for Marte in the 12th. e-Grounded out for Vogelsong in the 17th.
1-Ran for Doumit in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Doumit (5, Rodriguez).
HR: Bay (15, 5th inning off Rodriguez, 2 on, 1 out), Burnitz (8, 8th inning off Wheeler, 0 on, 2 out), Castillo (4, 17th inning off Gallo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: McLouth; Wilson, J 3; Sanchez; Bay 6; Wilson, C 3; Bautista; Castillo 4; Doumit 2; Hernandez, J; Burnitz 4; Paulino.
RBI: Bay 4 (43), Burnitz (26), Castillo (16), Bautista (6).
2-out RBI: Burnitz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Doumit 2; Wilson, J; Bautista 4; Sanchez.
S: Wilson, J.
SF: Bautista.
GIDP: Bautista; Paulino.
Team LOB: 18.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bay (5, 2nd base off Lidge/Munson).
CS: Bautista (1, 2nd base by Rodriguez/Munson).
PO: Bautista (1st base by Rodriguez).

FIELDING
E: Bay (1, fielding), Paulino (6, throw).
Outfield assists: Bay (Burke at home).
DP: (Sanchez-Castillo-Wilson, C).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez 5.28533413.95
Springer 1.11000103.86
Wheeler (BS, 1)2.01111115.06
Qualls 2.02002003.77
Miller 3.01000204.63
Lidge 2.01002405.70
Gallo (BS, 1)(L, 1-1)1.03222015.87
Borkowski 0.10000004.35
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maholm 5.08445304.58
Capps (BS, 4)0.22110005.01
Grabow 0.11000105.49
Torres 1.00000005.01
Hernandez, R 1.00113102.11
Gonzalez 2.00000301.89
Marte 2.01001203.18
Vogelsong 5.03111104.18
Santos (W, 2-5)1.01001005.30

Gallo pitched to 2 batters in the 18th.

WP: Lidge, Gallo 2.
IBB: Castillo (by Rodriguez), Bay (by Qualls), Wilson, C (by Lidge), Wilson, C (by Gallo), Everett (by Maholm), Berkman (by Hernandez, R), Biggio (by Vogelsong), Munson (by Santos).
HBP: Burke (by Hernandez, R).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 93-57, Springer 16-10, Wheeler 35-22, Qualls 29-16, Miller 38-27, Lidge 36-19, Gallo 35-19, Borkowski 6-4, Maholm 104-54, Capps 15-9, Grabow 6-4, Torres 14-8, Hernandez, R 30-13, Gonzalez 32-21, Marte 32-19, Vogelsong 55-34, Santos 19-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 8-4, Springer 1-2, Wheeler 2-3, Qualls 5-1, Miller 3-4, Lidge 0-2, Gallo 1-2, Borkowski 0-1, Maholm 7-4, Capps 0-2, Grabow 0-0, Torres 1-2, Hernandez, R 1-0, Gonzalez 1-2, Marte 1-3, Vogelsong 7-7, Santos 0-3.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 28, Springer 5, Wheeler 8, Qualls 10, Miller 9, Lidge 9, Gallo 8, Borkowski 1, Maholm 27, Capps 4, Grabow 2, Torres 3, Hernandez, R 7, Gonzalez 6, Marte 8, Vogelsong 18, Santos 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 2-0, Borkowski 2-1, Grabow 1-0.
EjectionsHouston Astros Manager Phil Garner ejected by HP umpire Fieldin Culbreth. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 5:49.
Att: 31,878.

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