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Phillies 4, Astros 3
Shawn Chacon limited the Phillies to just four singles. (H. Rumph, Jr./AP)
Shawn Chacon cruised through the Phillies' lineup for eight innings, allowing just four singles, but Jose Valverde struggled in a nightmare ninth, when the Astros closer allowed four runs that included two homers.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (5-9)
Lost 1
Philadelphia 4, Houston 3   PHI
Philadelphia (7-7)
Won 1
April 15, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   3 9 0
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4   4 7 1
Standings thru 4/15/08  |  Recap: HOU | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Phillies stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 .216
Loretta, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .262
Berkman, 1B 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 .327
Lee, Ca, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .286
Tejada, M, SS 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .320
Blum, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .270
Pence, RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .170
Ausmus, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143
Chacon, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .167
  a-Erstad, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
  Valverde, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 3 9 3 4 4 14  

a-Grounded out for Chacon in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Blum; Berkman 2; Loretta; Lee, Ca 2; Chacon; Tejada, M; Bourn.
RBI: Tejada, M (10), Blum (6), Pence (2).
2-out RBI: Tejada, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blum; Lee, Ca; Berkman.
SF: Pence.
GIDP: Loretta.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (7, 2nd base off Seanez/Ruiz).

FIELDING
PB: Ausmus (2).
DP: 2 (Blum-Loretta-Berkman, Loretta-Berkman).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Werth, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .391
Ruiz, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .195
  c-Snelling, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500
Utley, 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315
Howard, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .180
Burrell, LF 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 .349
Jenkins, RF 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 .234
Feliz, 3B 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .245
Bruntlett, SS 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 .231
Eaton, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Rollins, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297
  Seanez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 4 7 4 2 7 13  

a-Struck out for Eaton in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Durbin in the 8th. c-Homered for Ruiz in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Feliz (2, Valverde).
HR: Snelling (1, 9th inning off Valverde, 0 on, 0 out), Burrell (5, 9th inning off Valverde, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Snelling 4; Feliz 4; Burrell 4; Werth; Bruntlett.
RBI: Snelling (1), Burrell 2 (15), Feliz (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ruiz; Werth.
GIDP: Bruntlett, Ruiz.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bruntlett (1, 2nd base off Chacon/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Werth (1, fielding).
DP: (Bruntlett-Utley-Howard).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chacon 8.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 2.25
Valverde (BS, 2)(L, 2-1) 0.1 3 4 3 0 2 2 11.37
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Eaton 6.0 7 3 3 2 3 0 4.12
Durbin 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.75
Seanez (W, 1-1) 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00

Game Scores: Chacon 77, Eaton 47.
HBP: Utley (by Valverde).
Pitches-strikes: Chacon 109-68, Valverde 20-15, Eaton 95-63, Durbin 30-20, Seanez 22-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Chacon 9-6, Valverde 0-0, Eaton 4-7, Durbin 3-1, Seanez 3-0.
Batters faced: Chacon 28, Valverde 6, Eaton 26, Durbin 8, Seanez 5.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 58 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:36.
Att: 34,609.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
April 15, 2008
April 15, 2008

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