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Chacon struggles in loss
Astros 13, Pirates 1
Shawn Chacon allowed seven runs on six hits and four walks. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Shawn Chacon's victorious Aug. 3 debut as a Pirates starter seems a distant memory now, as the righty is now 0-2 with a 10.63 ERA in his last three starts. On Sunday, he gave up seven runs on six hits and two walks to the Astros in 4 1/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 27, 2006
PHI
NYM
PPD
HOU
Houston (63-68)
Won 3
Houston 13, Pittsburgh 1   PIT
Pittsburgh (50-81)
Lost 3
August 27, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 0 3 0 3 5 0 0 1   13 14 0
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 2
Standings thru 8/27/06  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Pirates Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4220100.284
  Sampson, P0000000.000
  a-Ensberg, PH1010000.232
  Miller, P0000000.000
Lamb, 3B-1B5331101.309
Burke, 2B5310115.289
Berkman, 1B3224100.308
  Palmeiro, RF1000000.228
Huff, RF-3B4122001.275
Scott, LF2001201.387
Everett, SS5222013.242
Ausmus, C3011101.228
  Lane, CF0001000.211
Hirsh, P4000034.000
  House, C1000010.000
Totals381314127616 

a-Singled for Sampson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lamb (19, Chacon), Taveras (16, Reames), Everett (25, Reames).
3B: Everett (6, Grabow).
HR: Berkman (36, 5th inning off Chacon, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Taveras 3; Ensberg; Lamb 4; Burke; Berkman 5; Huff 2; Everett 5; Ausmus.
RBI: Berkman 4 (110), Lamb (39), Huff 2 (53), Scott (15), Everett 2 (49), Ausmus (31), Lane (37).
2-out RBI: Berkman; Everett 2; Ausmus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hirsh 2; Burke.
SF: Huff; Scott; Lane.
GIDP: Ausmus.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras (28, 2nd base off Chacon/Doumit).

FIELDING
DP: (Everett-Burke-Lamb).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF5000003.202
Bautista, 3B-2B3110010.255
Sanchez, SS4020001.346
Bay, LF4000005.290
Burnitz, RF3000103.230
Nady, 1B4031000.284
Doumit, C2000101.190
Castillo, 2B2000003.270
  Reames, P0000000.000
  a-Cota, PH1000010.181
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  b-Davis, PH1000002.000
Chacon, P1000000.000
  Randa, 3B3010002.265
Totals331712220 

a-Struck out for Reames in the 6th. b-Flied out for Grabow in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bautista (17, Hirsh), Randa (13, Hirsh).
TB: Bautista 2; Sanchez 2; Nady 3; Randa 2.
RBI: Nady (52).
2-out RBI: Nady.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo 2; Burnitz 2; Duffy.
GIDP: Bay.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Chacon (1, pickoff), Sanchez (8, fielding).
DP: (Sanchez-Castillo-Nady).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hirsh (W, 2-2)7.05112208.53
Sampson 1.01000003.31
Miller 1.01000003.63
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacon (L, 6-5)4.16754317.18
Reames 1.25553109.82
Grabow 3.03110203.90

IBB: Berkman (by Reames).
HBP: Bautista (by Hirsh), Doumit (by Miller).
Pitches-strikes: Hirsh 94-65, Sampson 5-4, Miller 22-14, Chacon 78-47, Reames 50-25, Grabow 38-28.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hirsh 7-12, Sampson 3-0, Miller 1-2, Chacon 5-5, Reames 1-3, Grabow 4-3.
Batters faced: Hirsh 29, Sampson 3, Miller 5, Chacon 23, Reames 13, Grabow 12.
Inherited runners-scored: Reames 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:46 (1:02 delay).
Att: 19,459.

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