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Kazuo comes through
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Astros 6, Rockies 4
Shawn Chacon struck out three and walked one on Sunday. (Bob Levey/AP)
In his third game back from the DL, Kazuo Matsui showed the Astros what they were missing with a two-out, two-run single in the eighth to put them in front for good. Jose Valverde finished off the victory to pick up his 100th career save.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (9-9)
Lost 1
Houston 6, Colorado 4   HOU
Houston (7-12)
Won 1
April 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0   4 12 0
Houston
0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 X   6 8 0
Standings thru 4/20/08  |  Recap: COL | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Astros stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF3110110.258
Tulowitzki, SS5011002.176
Helton, 1B4011102.271
Holliday, LF5130001.333
Atkins, 3B5111015.316
Hawpe, RF4031000.246
Torrealba, C4010013.217
Nix, 2B3000003.132
  Wells, P0000000.000
  a-Spilborghs, PH1000001.273
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
  Speier, P0000000.000
Jimenez, P2000000.000
  Barmes, 2B2110011.389
Totals3841242418 

a-Grounded out for Wells in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Holliday (4, Chacon), Taveras (3, Chacon), Hawpe (4, Chacon), Barmes (5, Borkowski), Torrealba (3, Wright).
HR: Atkins (3, 6th inning off Chacon, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Taveras 2; Tulowitzki; Helton; Holliday 4; Atkins 4; Hawpe 4; Torrealba 2; Barmes 2.
RBI: Hawpe (7), Helton (6), Atkins (11), Tulowitzki (7).
2-out RBI: Helton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nix; Atkins 2; Barmes.
S: Taveras.
Team LOB: 10.

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF4000122.211
Matsui, 2B5222002.273
Tejada, SS5122010.310
Berkman, 1B3110201.279
Lee, LF2010201.267
Blum, 3B4011004.212
Pence, RF3110121.212
Towles, C2000013.211
Chacon, P2000010.125
  a-Erstad, PH1000001.200
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
  Wright, P0000000.000
  b-Loretta, PH0100100.231
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Totals316857715 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Chacon in the 6th. b-Walked for Wright in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Tejada (5, Speier).
TB: Matsui 2; Tejada 3; Berkman; Lee; Blum; Pence.
RBI: Blum (7), Tejada 2 (13), Matsui 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Blum; Tejada 2; Matsui 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Towles 2; Blum; Matsui; Berkman.
S: Towles.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui (1, 2nd base off Jimenez/Torrealba), Erstad (1, 2nd base off Jimenez/Torrealba).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jimenez 5.25335604.64
Wells 1.10001101.69
Fuentes (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.22331002.79
Speier 0.11000001.13
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacon 6.07331312.77
Borkowski 1.03110002.89
Wright (W, 2-0)1.01000105.06
Valverde (S, 2)1.010010010.80

WP: Jimenez.
HBP: Towles (by Jimenez).
Pitches-strikes: Jimenez 95-54, Wells 23-14, Fuentes 20-11, Speier 9-5, Chacon 93-55, Borkowski 21-14, Wright 26-16, Valverde 23-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jimenez 9-2, Wells 1-2, Fuentes 2-0, Speier 0-1, Chacon 7-8, Borkowski 1-2, Wright 2-0, Valverde 1-2.
Batters faced: Jimenez 28, Wells 5, Fuentes 5, Speier 2, Chacon 26, Borkowski 6, Wright 4, Valverde 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wells 2-0, Speier 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 79 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:20.
Att: 35,286.

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