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LaRoche provides heroics
Pirates 4, Astros 3
Jose Castillo throws to first after getting the force out at second in the ninth. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
 LaRoche's game-winning single
Adam LaRoche laced a bases-loaded single to left with two outs in the 16th inning to lift the Pirates to their fifth straight win over the Astros this season. Zach Duke tossed seven solid frames, but Salomon Torress allowed two runs in the ninth, tying the game.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 25, 2007
TOR
NYY
PPD
HOU
Houston (9-11)
Lost 5
Pittsburgh 4, Houston 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (9-10)
Won 3
April 25, 2007
   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 16 1
Pittsburgh
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 10 2
Standings thru 4/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Pirates Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B5031010.259
  Quintero, C3010001.211
Burke, CF2100103.224
  b-Palmeiro, PH-RF1000102.308
  Wheeler, P0000000.000
  e-Sampson, PH0000000.000
  Borkowski, P1000000.000
  Miller, P0000000.000
  Moehler, P1000011.000
Berkman, 1B7020114.214
Lee, LF6021112.266
Ensberg, 3B70001110.258
Lane, RF-CF8020002.216
Everett, SS6110103.250
Ausmus, C3010000.277
  c-Scott, PH-RF4111013.226
Albers, P2010000.250
  a-Lamb, PH1000001.278
  Lidge, P0000000.000
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  d-Loretta, PH-2B4020001.281
Totals6131636633 

a-Lined out for Albers in the 7th. b-Walked for Burke in the 8th. c-Singled for Ausmus in the 9th. d-Singled for Qualls in the 9th. e-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Wheeler in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (4, Chacon).
3B: Biggio (1, Duke).
TB: Biggio 5; Quintero; Berkman 2; Lee 3; Lane 2; Everett; Ausmus; Scott; Albers; Loretta 2.
RBI: Lee (20), Scott (11), Biggio (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg 5; Berkman; Scott; Everett.
S: Sampson.
SF: Lee.
GIDP: Everett.
Team LOB: 18.

BASERUNNING
CS: Burke (1, 2nd base by Duke/Paulino).

FIELDING
E: Quintero (1, throw).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF6030100.297
Wilson, SS7210004.296
Bautista, 3B7120000.308
Bay, LF6001101.267
LaRoche, 1B5012100.106
Paulino, C6000011.188
Eldred, RF3111011.130
  Capps, P00000001.000
  Torres, P0000000.000
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  Bayliss, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  b-Kelly, PH1000010.167
  Chacon, P1000000.000
  Wasdin, P1000000.000
Castillo, 2B6020000.148
Duke, P2000010.143
  a-McLouth, PH-RF4000012.316
Totals554104359 

a-Lined out for Duke in the 7th. b-Struck out for Marte in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Bautista (9, Albers).
HR: Eldred (2, 5th inning off Albers, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Duffy 3; Wilson; Bautista 3; LaRoche; Eldred 4; Castillo 2.
RBI: Bay (12), LaRoche 2 (9), Eldred (3).
2-out RBI: LaRoche.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson 2.
SF: LaRoche.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Duffy (5, 2nd base off Moehler/Quintero).
CS: Duffy (2, 2nd base by Qualls/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Wilson (1, throw), Castillo (3, throw).
DP: (Wilson-Castillo-LaRoche).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Albers 6.04331213.75
Lidge 1.01000107.36
Qualls 1.01000002.00
Wheeler 2.00000103.27
Borkowski 2.11000005.63
Miller 0.10001104.91
Moehler (L, 0-1)3.03111004.50
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duke 7.06111106.92
Capps (H, 8)1.01001100.79
Torres (BS, 3)0.14220005.79
Grabow 0.20000000.00
Bayliss 0.22000102.08
Marte 0.10000101.29
Chacon 4.02003102.65
Wasdin (W, 1-1)2.01001107.00

WP: Albers.
IBB: Bay (by Moehler), Berkman (by Chacon).
Pitches-strikes: Albers 86-60, Lidge 14-9, Qualls 18-11, Wheeler 21-13, Borkowski 25-16, Miller 8-4, Moehler 50-30, Duke 106-69, Capps 18-11, Torres 15-12, Grabow 9-5, Bayliss 19-11, Marte 6-3, Chacon 58-32, Wasdin 23-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Albers 11-5, Lidge 0-2, Qualls 2-0, Wheeler 0-5, Borkowski 3-4, Miller 0-0, Moehler 7-2, Duke 10-9, Capps 1-1, Torres 1-0, Grabow 0-2, Bayliss 0-1, Marte 0-0, Chacon 6-5, Wasdin 2-3.
Batters faced: Albers 23, Lidge 4, Qualls 3, Wheeler 6, Borkowski 8, Miller 2, Moehler 13, Duke 27, Capps 5, Torres 5, Grabow 2, Bayliss 4, Marte 1, Chacon 17, Wasdin 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Miller 1-0, Moehler 2-0, Grabow 2-0, Marte 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 46 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to RF.
T: 4:48.
Att: 8,201.

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