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Astros bust out bats
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Astros 11, Padres 7
Kazuo Matsui hits a two-run single in the eighth inning. (Bob Levey/AP)
Kazuo Matsui's two-run single ignited a four-run eighth inning as the Astros topped the Padres. Miguel Tejada had four hits and two RBIs, while Lance Berkman and Hunter Pence each added two RBIs. A day after plating 10 runs, Houston scored 11.
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Series at a glance:
SD
San Diego (9-12)
Lost 2
Houston 11, San Diego 7   HOU
Houston (9-12)
Won 3
April 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0   7 8 0
Houston
1 0 0 1 0 2 3 4 X   11 15 0
Standings thru 4/22/08  |  Recap: SD | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Padres stats  |  Astros stats
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, RF5111002.297
McAnulty, LF4222000.256
Gonzalez, A, 1B4233000.304
Kouzmanoff, 3B4000012.278
Edmonds, CF2000200.204
  Bell, P0000000.000
Greene, SS3001021.228
Bard, C4000022.231
Iguchi, 2B3000001.210
  Rusch, P0000000.000
  Hairston, CF1000010.197
Peavy, P1110100.300
  Thatcher, P0000000.000
  Crabbe, 2B2110010.150
Totals33787378 

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, A (5, Backe), McAnulty (3, Backe), Giles (6, Brocail).
3B: Gonzalez, A (1, Brocail).
HR: Gonzalez, A (4, 6th inning off Backe, 2 on, 1 out), McAnulty (2, 8th inning off Brocail, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Giles 2; McAnulty 6; Gonzalez, A 9; Peavy; Crabbe.
RBI: Gonzalez, A 3 (14), Giles (13), McAnulty 2 (4), Greene (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kouzmanoff; Iguchi; Bard.
SF: Greene.
GIDP: Giles.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Edmonds (2, 2nd base off Backe/Towles).

FIELDING
DP: (Iguchi-Greene-Gonzalez, A).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matsui, 2B5222010.333
Erstad, CF5221000.231
Tejada, SS5242010.370
Berkman, 1B2022200.301
Lee, LF4011004.268
  Brocail, P0000000.000
  Valverde, P1000012.000
Blum, 3B5221003.233
Pence, RF4112000.230
Towles, C3110100.220
Backe, P2000001.125
  a-Cruz, PH-LF1100100.118
Totals371115114310 

a-Popped out for Backe in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Matsui (1, Thatcher), Lee (5, Thatcher), Erstad (3, Bell), Tejada (7, Bell).
3B: Berkman (1, Peavy).
HR: Blum (3, 4th inning off Peavy, 0 on, 0 out), Pence (1, 6th inning off Peavy, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Matsui 3; Erstad 3; Tejada 5; Berkman 4; Lee 2; Blum 5; Pence 4; Towles.
RBI: Berkman 2 (16), Blum (9), Pence 2 (6), Tejada 2 (18), Lee (10), Matsui 2 (4), Erstad (3).
2-out RBI: Berkman; Pence 2; Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee 2; Blum 2.
SF: Berkman.
GIDP: Lee.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui (2, 2nd base off Bell/Bard).

FIELDING
DP: (Matsui-Tejada-Berkman).

 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Peavy 6.07442222.00
Thatcher 0.243300010.24
Rusch 0.10000006.75
Bell (L, 0-2)1.04442103.55
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe 7.04332414.15
Brocail 0.14440014.09
Valverde (BS, 3)(W, 3-1)1.20001309.00

WP: Bell.
IBB: Berkman (by Bell), Edmonds (by Valverde).
Pitches-strikes: Peavy 112-72, Thatcher 15-9, Rusch 5-2, Bell 29-14, Backe 93-64, Brocail 16-13, Valverde 22-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Peavy 13-3, Thatcher 0-2, Rusch 1-0, Bell 0-2, Backe 5-12, Brocail 1-0, Valverde 1-1.
Batters faced: Peavy 26, Thatcher 6, Rusch 1, Bell 9, Backe 26, Brocail 5, Valverde 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Rusch 1-0, Valverde 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 33,434.

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