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Morgan drives, Astros thrive
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Astros 10, Braves 5
Morgan Ensberg zeroes in on a two-run single in the third inning. (Ric Feld/AP)
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Morgan Ensberg went 3-for-4, driving in five runs, and the Astros broke the game wide open with a five-run eighth to roll to a victory in Game 1 of the NLDS. Andy Pettitte earned the win, allowing three runs on four hits in seven strong innings, and scored.
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HOU
October 5, 2005
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Houston
1 0 2 1 0 0 1 5 0   10 11 1
Atlanta
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1   5 9 0
ATL
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B3321100.667
Springer, P0000000.000
Gallo, P0000000.000
Taveras, CF2100101.000
a-Bagwell, PH11110001.000
Bruntlett, CF1000010.000
Berkman, 1B2000313.000
Ensberg, 3B4135110.750
Lane, RF3000114.000
Palmeiro, LF3012103.333
Everett, SS4110104.250
Ausmus, C5220014.400
Pettitte, P2110010.500
Wheeler, P0000000.000
b-Vizcaino, PH-2B1000000.000
Totals31101199619 

a-Singled for Taveras in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Wheeler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Biggio (1, Hudson), Ausmus (1, Hudson), Pettitte (1, Hudson).
TB: Biggio 3; Bagwell; Ensberg 3; Palmeiro; Everett; Ausmus 3; Pettitte 2.
RBI: Ensberg 5 (5), Biggio (1), Bagwell (1), Palmeiro 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Ensberg 2; Palmeiro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett 2; Palmeiro 2; Ausmus 2.
S: Taveras; Pettitte 2; Biggio.
SF: Biggio.
GIDP: Lane; Ausmus.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Ensberg (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Everett-Biggio-Berkman, Vizcaino-Everett-Berkman).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS5110012.200
Giles, 2B3110000.333
Jones, C, 3B4122011.500
Jones, A, CF3112112.333
Franco, 1B3000123.000
Francoeur, RF4120000.500
Jordan, LF3000002.000
b-Langerhans, PH1000011.000
Estrada, C4011020.250
Hudson, P2000000.000
Devine, P0000000.000
Reitsma, P0000000.000
Foster, P0000000.000
Brower, P0000000.000
a-Orr, PH1000000.000
McBride, P0000000.000
c-Johnson, PH0000000.000
d-Betemit, PH10100001.000
Totals345952811 

a-Flied out for Brower in the 8th. b-Struck out for Jordan in the 9th. c-Batted for McBride in the 9th. d-Singled for Johnson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Giles (1, Pettitte), Jones, C (1, Wheeler).
3B: Francoeur (1, Springer).
HR: Jones, C (1, 1st inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 2 out), Jones, A (1, 4th inning off Pettitte, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Furcal; Giles 2; Jones, C 6; Jones, A 4; Francoeur 4; Estrada; Betemit.
RBI: Jones, C 2 (2), Jones, A 2 (2), Estrada (1).
2-out RBI: Jones, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Franco 2.
GIDP: Jordan; Furcal.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Jones, C-Giles-Franco, Furcal-Giles-Franco).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (W, 1-0)7.04332623.86
Wheeler 1.02110109.00
Springer 0.121101027.00
Gallo 0.21000000.00
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson (L, 0-1)6.27555306.75
Devine 0.10000000.00
Reitsma 0.1344100108.00
Foster 0.111121027.00
Brower 0.10001100.00
McBride 1.00000100.00

WP: Foster.
IBB: Berkman (by Hudson), Biggio (by Reitsma), Lane (by Foster).
HBP: Giles (by Wheeler), Palmeiro (by Hudson), Lane (by Devine).
Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 96-58, Wheeler 23-15, Springer 10-7, Gallo 12-9, Hudson 99-56, Devine 8-5, Reitsma 16-8, Foster 17-8, Brower 8-4, McBride 16-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pettitte 8-7, Wheeler 1-1, Springer 0-0, Gallo 2-0, Hudson 13-4, Devine 0-1, Reitsma 1-0, Foster 0-0, Brower 0-0, McBride 2-0.
Batters faced: Pettitte 26, Wheeler 6, Springer 3, Gallo 2, Hudson 31, Devine 2, Reitsma 5, Foster 4, Brower 2, McBride 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Gallo 1-0, Devine 2-0, Foster 3-3, Brower 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe Brinkman. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Gary Cederstrom. LF: Eric Cooper. RF: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 80 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 18 mph, R to L.
T: 3:11.
Att: 40,590.

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