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Backe hit hard
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Phillies 10, Astros 2
Brandon Backe saw his ERA jump from 2.25 to 4.26 on Thursday. (H. Rumph, Jr./AP)
Brandon Backe allowed a total of four runs in his first three starts of 2008, but he had a forgettable afternoon in the series finale against the Phillies. The right-hander allowed six runs (five earned) on 10 hits before departing in the fourth inning, and the Astros never recovered.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (6-10)
Lost 1
Philadelphia 10, Houston 2   PHI
Philadelphia (8-8)
Won 1
April 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 2
Philadelphia
3 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 X   10 16 0
Standings thru 4/17/08  |  Recap: HOU | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Phillies stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF3000112.224
Loretta, 2B4000023.229
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Berkman, 1B4000022.298
Lee, LF4121000.297
Tejada, SS4131000.328
Blum, 3B4000033.222
Erstad, RF4000013.211
Quintero, C4020001.500
Backe, P1000010.167
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
  a-Towles, PH1000001.200
  Villarreal, P0000000.000
  Geary, P0000000.000
  b-Perez, T, PH-2B1010000.222
Totals3428211015 

a-Flied out for Borkowski in the 5th. b-Singled for Geary in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Quintero (1, Myers).
HR: Tejada (3, 4th inning off Myers, 0 on, 1 out), Lee (4, 9th inning off Condrey, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lee 5; Tejada 6; Quintero 3; Perez, T.
RBI: Tejada (11), Lee (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Loretta; Quintero.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (9, 2nd base off Myers/Coste).

FIELDING
E: Blum 2 (2, fielding, throw).
Outfield assists: Bourn (Burrell at home).
DP: (Loretta-Tejada-Berkman).

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taguchi, CF-LF5120002.286
Dobbs, 3B5220002.250
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  Werth, CF0000000.370
Utley, 2B5122022.317
Howard, 1B4222113.211
Burrell, LF4222101.373
  Condrey, P0000000.000
Jenkins, RF4121110.236
Coste, C5143000.400
Bruntlett, SS5000028.176
Myers, P3000116.000
  Feliz, 3B0000000.226
Totals401016104724 

BATTING
2B: Jenkins 2 (4, Backe, Valverde), Coste (3, Backe).
HR: Utley (4, 4th inning off Backe, 1 on, 0 out), Howard (4, 6th inning off Villarreal, 0 on, 0 out), Burrell (6, 6th inning off Villarreal, 0 on, 0 out), Coste (2, 8th inning off Valverde, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Taguchi 2; Dobbs 2; Utley 5; Howard 5; Burrell 5; Jenkins 4; Coste 8.
RBI: Howard 2 (9), Burrell 2 (17), Jenkins (3), Coste 3 (4), Utley 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Coste 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bruntlett; Taguchi 2; Myers 2.
GIDP: Howard.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Jenkins (Lee at home).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe (L, 1-2)3.010652214.26
Borkowski 1.01002203.00
Villarreal 2.03220226.55
Geary 1.00000002.84
Valverde 1.022201112.27
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Myers (W, 2-1)7.05111813.96
Gordon 1.01000109.45
Condrey 1.02110118.10

Backe pitched to 2 batters in the 4th.

IBB: Jenkins (by Borkowski).
Pitches-strikes: Backe 61-39, Borkowski 26-13, Villarreal 34-21, Geary 14-8, Valverde 21-13, Myers 112-77, Gordon 13-8, Condrey 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Backe 4-2, Borkowski 1-0, Villarreal 0-4, Geary 2-1, Valverde 1-1, Myers 6-6, Gordon 0-2, Condrey 2-0.
Batters faced: Backe 21, Borkowski 6, Villarreal 9, Geary 3, Valverde 5, Myers 26, Gordon 4, Condrey 5.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 2:45.
Att: 33,526.

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