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Ninth-inning rally too late
Pirates 5, Astros 3
Wandy Rodriguez allowed three runs on five hits in seven-plus innings. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
The Astros rallied in the ninth, getting the tying run to second base, but Adam Everett couldn't deliver the clutch hit as Houston dropped its sixth straight game overall, falling to 0-6 against the Pirates this season.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 26, 2007
DET
CWS
PPD
HOU
Houston (9-12)
Lost 6
Pittsburgh 5, Houston 3   PIT
Pittsburgh (10-10)
Won 4
April 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 10 2
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 X   5 7 0
Standings thru 4/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Pirates Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Burke, CF4210100.225
Loretta, 2B4140100.361
Berkman, 1B3021101.233
Lee, LF4001006.253
Lamb, 3B5031021.348
Scott, RF1000301.222
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  Randolph, P0000000.000
  b-Ensberg, PH0000100.258
Everett, SS4000126.234
Ausmus, C3000005.260
  a-Palmeiro, PH1000001.286
  Quintero, C0000000.211
Rodriguez, P3000014.111
  Lane, RF1000000.211
Totals3331038525 

a-Flied out for Ausmus in the 8th. b-Walked for Randolph in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Burke (8, Armas).
TB: Burke 2; Loretta 4; Berkman 2; Lamb 3.
RBI: Berkman (9), Lee (21), Lamb (1).
2-out RBI: Lamb.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lamb; Lee; Palmeiro; Everett 2.
SF: Berkman; Lee.
GIDP: Rodriguez; Lee.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Loretta (1, 2nd base off Armas/Doumit).

FIELDING
E: Lamb (1, fielding), Scott (1, fielding).
DP: (Loretta-Everett-Berkman).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF2200201.289
Wilson, SS4110002.294
Sanchez, 2B3000000.235
Bay, LF3122100.282
Eldred, RF3000023.115
  Capps, P00000001.000
  b-Nady, PH0001000.267
  1-Snell, PR0000000.250
  Torres, P0000000.000
  Grabow, P0000000.000
LaRoche, 1B4010025.114
Doumit, C4022001.286
Bautista, 3B2000022.300
  Bayliss, P0000000.000
  a-McLouth, PH-RF2000012.286
Armas, P1000011.500
  Castillo, 3B2110010.172
Totals305753917 

a-Flied out for Bayliss in the 7th. b-Hit by pitch for Capps in the 8th.
1-Ran for Nady in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Doumit (1, Rodriguez).
TB: Wilson; Bay 2; LaRoche; Doumit 3; Castillo.
RBI: Bay 2 (14), Nady (12), Doumit 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Doumit 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duffy; LaRoche; McLouth.
S: Sanchez.
GIDP: Eldred.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wilson-Sanchez-LaRoche, Castillo-Sanchez-LaRoche).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (L, 0-3)7.05332704.50
Qualls 0.22221103.72
Randolph 0.10000100.00
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Armas 5.061144011.57
Bayliss (W, 2-1)2.01001001.69
Capps (H, 9)1.01000100.73
Torres 0.21222007.20
Grabow (S, 1)0.11001000.00

Rodriguez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Armas pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Bay (by Qualls).
HBP: Nady (by Qualls).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez 101-71, Qualls 22-13, Randolph 7-4, Armas 113-72, Bayliss 19-12, Capps 12-10, Torres 19-9, Grabow 9-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rodriguez 8-6, Qualls 1-0, Randolph 0-0, Armas 5-6, Bayliss 4-2, Capps 1-1, Torres 1-1, Grabow 1-0.
Batters faced: Rodriguez 28, Qualls 6, Randolph 1, Armas 25, Bayliss 6, Capps 4, Torres 5, Grabow 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 1-1, Randolph 2-0, Bayliss 3-0, Grabow 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 12,056.

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