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Duo leaves early
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Rockies 3, Astros 2
Wandy Rodriguez allowed one earned run on five hits before his departure. (Bob Levey/AP)
Michael Bourn's speed caused havoc in the first, and J.R. Towles' fourth homer gave Wandy Rodriguez the lead. But the lefty departed with a sore groin and the Astros were on the wrong end of Saturday's duel as Cecil Cooper was ejected late.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (9-8)
Won 4
Colorado 3, Houston 2   HOU
Houston (6-12)
Lost 3
April 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   3 9 1
Houston
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
Standings thru 4/19/08  |  Recap: COL | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Astros stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Spilborghs, CF5011012.281
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
  Nix, 2B0000000.143
Tulowitzki, SS4000110.174
Helton, 1B4030013.273
Holliday, LF4100114.313
Atkins, 3B4120111.324
Hawpe, RF5021003.208
Barmes, 2B4100106.382
  Corpas, P0000000.000
Iannetta, C3000113.348
Cook, P3011024.125
  a-Podsednik, PH-CF1000010.188
Totals373935926 

a-Struck out for Cook in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Atkins (4, Rodriguez), Helton (6, Brocail).
TB: Spilborghs; Helton 4; Atkins 3; Hawpe 2; Cook.
RBI: Cook (1), Spilborghs (7), Hawpe (6).
2-out RBI: Cook; Spilborghs.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spilborghs; Helton 2; Cook; Barmes.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Barmes (1, fielding).
DP: (Tulowitzki-Barmes-Helton).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF4110010.224
Matsui, 2B3010101.167
Tejada, SS4010002.303
Berkman, 1B4000012.277
Lee, LF4000010.260
Blum, 3B3000000.208
  Brocail, P0000000.000
  a-Cruz, PH1000000.125
Pence, RF3010010.206
Towles, C3111001.222
Rodriguez, P1000000.000
  Villarreal, P1000010.000
  Geary, P0000000.000
  Loretta, 3B1000000.231
Totals32251156 

a-Grounded out for Brocail in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Towles (4, 3rd inning off Cook, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bourn; Matsui; Tejada; Pence; Towles 4.
RBI: Towles (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Tejada.
GIDP: Tejada.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn 2 (11, 2nd base off Fuentes/Iannetta, 2nd base off Cook/Iannetta).

FIELDING
E: Tejada (2, fielding).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cook (W, 2-1)7.04211413.12
Fuentes (H, 5)1.01000000.00
Corpas (S, 4)1.00000104.50
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez 4.05213502.31
Villarreal (L, 0-3)2.02111206.23
Geary 1.01000002.16
Brocail 2.01001200.84

HBP: Helton (by Villarreal).
Pitches-strikes: Cook 97-60, Fuentes 16-8, Corpas 8-7, Rodriguez 79-41, Villarreal 35-20, Geary 23-15, Brocail 42-28.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cook 11-6, Fuentes 0-3, Corpas 2-0, Rodriguez 3-4, Villarreal 1-3, Geary 1-2, Brocail 2-2.
Batters faced: Cook 26, Fuentes 4, Corpas 3, Rodriguez 21, Villarreal 10, Geary 4, Brocail 8.
EjectionsHouston Astros Manager Cecil Cooper ejected by HP umpire Rick Reed. (7th).
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 34,540.

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