Starter Wandy Rodriguez suffered a right oblique strain in the first inning. (David Zalubowski/AP)
By Alyson Footer / MLB.com
An Astros bench that has been one of the keys to the club's emergence since the Alll-Star break once again came up big, as Darin Erstad and David Newhan each came through with pinch-hit RBIs in the eighth inning in Sunday's series finale.
WP: Cassel, Ja. HBP: Taveras (by Sampson). Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez, W 18-13, Cassel, Ja 53-35,
Sampson 25-17, Brocail 14-10, Hawkins 16-9, Valverde 17-12, De La Rosa 101-59, Rusch, G 8-6, Corpas 12-7, Buchholz, T 15-10,
Vizcaino 23-15. Groundouts-flyouts: Rodriguez, W 0-0, Cassel, Ja 5-4, Sampson 0-1, Brocail 1-0, Hawkins 1-0, Valverde
0-0, De La Rosa 7-3, Rusch, G 1-1, Corpas 2-0, Buchholz, T 1-0, Vizcaino 0-0. Batters faced: Rodriguez, W 4, Cassel,
Ja 17, Sampson 7, Brocail 4, Hawkins 3, Valverde 4, De La Rosa 26, Rusch, G 2, Corpas 4, Buchholz, T 6, Vizcaino 5. Inherited
runners-scored: Rusch, G 2-1. Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Derryl
Cousins. Weather: 68 degrees, sunny. Wind: 7 mph, In from CF. T: 3:08. Att: 30,509. September 7, 2008
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