Miguel Tejada tosses his bat after striking out in the fifth inning. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
By Chris Adamski / MLB.com
The Astros trailed early after Wandy Rodriguez allowed three runs in the first inning. Houston closed the gap in the middle frames thanks to RBI doubles by Miguel Tejada and Jeff Keppinger, and they rallied in the ninth, but the efforts fell short in the middle game of the set.
BATTING 2B: Wilson, Ja 2 (9, Rodriguez, W, Backe), Moss (9, Backe), LaRoche, An (13, Backe). TB:
LaRoche, An 3; Sanchez, F 2; Monroe; Hinske 3; Young, D; Diaz, R; Wilson, Ja 4; Moss 2. RBI: Sanchez, F (17), Monroe
(15), Diaz, R 2 (8), Young, D (9), Moss (12), LaRoche, An (22). 2-out RBI: Young, D; Diaz, R. Runners left
in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Ja 2; Morgan; Monroe 2. SF: Diaz, R. GIDP: Monroe; Diaz, R. Team
RISP: 7-for-17. Team LOB: 9.
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