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Sampson exits early
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Rockies 11, Astros 5
Chris Sampson allowed six hits and two walks in the first frame. (Bob Levey/AP)
Chris Sampson struggled early, allowing six runs in just two-thirds of an inning. The Astros stormed back to score four runs in the bottom half of the frame, but Colorado struck again, notching three more runs in the fourth and beating Houston.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (8-8)
Won 3
Colorado 11, Houston 5   HOU
Houston (6-11)
Lost 2
April 18, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
6 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0   11 12 0
Houston
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   5 7 1
Standings thru 4/18/08  |  Recap: COL  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Astros stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF3100221.200
Taveras, CF5110002.254
Spilborghs, RF4320100.296
Atkins, 3B5223013.313
Tulowitzki, SS5223010.185
Baker, 1B5112032.111
Barmes, 2B5131000.433
Iannetta, C4012022.400
Morales, P3000002.143
  Herges, P1000011.000
  Bowie, P0000000.000
  Buchholz, P0000000.000
Totals4011121131013 

BATTING
2B: Tulowitzki 2 (6, Sampson, Moehler), Iannetta (3, Sampson), Barmes 2 (4, Moehler, Moehler).
HR: Atkins (2, 8th inning off Wright, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Taveras; Spilborghs 2; Atkins 5; Tulowitzki 4; Baker; Barmes 5; Iannetta 2.
RBI: Tulowitzki 3 (6), Baker 2 (2), Iannetta 2 (4), Atkins 3 (10), Barmes (8).
2-out RBI: Barmes; Atkins 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Taveras; Podsednik; Iannetta.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Spilborghs (1, 2nd base off Moehler/Towles).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5110002.222
Matsui, 2B3100210.000
Berkman, 1B4111101.295
Lee, LF5001013.275
Tejada, SS4000011.306
Pence, RF4231000.200
Loretta, 3B3011101.235
Towles, C3011111.212
Sampson, P0000000.000
  Moehler, P2000014.000
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
  a-Cruz, PH1000000.133
  Geary, P0000000.000
  Wright, P0000000.000
  b-Blum, PH0000100.222
  Brocail, P0000000.000
Totals345756513 

a-Grounded out for Borkowski in the 6th. b-Walked for Wright in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Berkman (8, Morales), Pence (4, Morales), Loretta (3, Bowie).
TB: Bourn; Berkman 2; Pence 4; Loretta 2; Towles.
RBI: Berkman (11), Lee (8), Pence (3), Towles (8), Loretta (5).
2-out RBI: Pence; Towles.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moehler 2; Lee; Bourn.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Matsui (1, fielding).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morales (W, 1-1)5.05444206.60
Herges 2.00001302.31
Bowie 1.02111006.43
Buchholz 1.00000000.90
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sampson (L, 0-2)0.26662108.74
Moehler 3.05330106.75
Borkowski 2.10000302.16
Geary 1.00000202.45
Wright 1.01221116.23
Brocail 1.00000201.04

Balk: Morales.
HBP: Iannetta (by Geary).
Pitches-strikes: Morales 113-62, Herges 30-19, Bowie 27-15, Buchholz 12-6, Sampson 34-20, Moehler 58-35, Borkowski 34-22, Geary 14-11, Wright 18-9, Brocail 12-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Morales 5-8, Herges 3-0, Bowie 2-1, Buchholz 2-1, Sampson 1-0, Moehler 4-4, Borkowski 2-2, Geary 1-0, Wright 1-1, Brocail 0-1.
Batters faced: Morales 24, Herges 7, Bowie 6, Buchholz 3, Sampson 10, Moehler 15, Borkowski 7, Geary 4, Wright 5, Brocail 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Moehler 2-0, Borkowski 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 34,272.

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