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Lee homers three times as Oswalt notches win No. 100

Apr 14, 2007 - 7:10 AM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Carlos Lee came up with a first, helping Roy Oswalt reach a much higher number.

Lee belted three homers for the first time in his career and Oswalt recorded his 100th victory as the Houston Astros posted a 9-6 triumph over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies.

Lee finished with six RBI and Morgan Ensberg added a three-run blast for Houston, which has won three straight.

"There were some pretty remarkable feats on a night like tonight," Houston manager Phil Garner said. "There were a lot of things going on but we played a nice ballgame. Obviously Carlos Lee with about 1,200 feet of homers on a night where I did not think anyone was going to hit any homers. That was pretty impressive."

With the Astros trailing, 3-0, after one inning, Lee led off the second against Brett Myers (0-2) with his second homer of the season. A frame later, Lee launched a 3-1 offering from the Phillies' starter over the left-center field wall for a grand slam, giving Houston a 5-3 lead.

"It was a great game, we got big plays," Lee said. "It was great just to put the team ahead. It ain't always going to be like that. It was kind of crazy to see Oswalt struggle."

Ensberg reached Jon Lieber for his shot in the fourth, and Lee capped his power display with a solo blast off Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth.

Oswalt (2-0) reached his milestone despite laboring through five innings. The righthander, who tossed a five-hitter against St. Louis on Saturday, surrendered six runs, seven hits and six walks but struck out six.

"Probably the worst game I have thrown in the big leagues," Oswalt said. "That is the funny thing about it. I did not really have nothing going on too much. Had a pretty good fastball here and there, but never got it going, never got it in sync."

Four relievers bridged the gap to new closer Dan Wheeler, who struck out the side in the ninth for his second save.

"Our bullpen did a nice job," Garner said. "They picked each other up."

Myers, who struck out four, was tagged for seven runs, three hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings. His ERA rose to 9.39 as Philadelphia lost for the eighth time in 10 games.

"I got no excuses," Myers said. "I flatout stunk today. It's frustrating, but I just kind of feel like I'm not myself right now.

"I feel like I lost that Rottweiler aggression that I have when I go out there. It just doesn't feel the same right now and that's something I'm gonna have to work on mentally to get back out there and be able to do it."

Reigning National League MVP Ryan Howard was one of three players with two hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who fell to 0-4 at home.

The Phillies threatened in the bottom of the eighth, but right fielder Luke Scott gunned down Shane Victorino at the plate on a single by Howard with first and second and no outs. Reliever Chad Qualls then got Wes Helms to ground into an inning-ending double play to squelch the threat.

"Their right fielder (Luke Scott) made a hell of a throw," Manuel said. "That ball was hit pretty hard. Victorino runs good, but (Scott) topped it off with a good play."








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 9 8 1
    PHILADELPHIA 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: HOU - ROY OSWALT, BRAD LIDGE (6TH), RICK WHITE (7TH), TREVER MILLER
    (8TH), CHAD QUALLS (8TH), DAN WHEELER (9TH) AND BRAD AUSMUS
    PHI - BRETT MYERS, JON LIEBER (4TH),

    Apr 13 10:41 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS LEE (4) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF RYAN MADSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 9, PHILADELPHIA 6
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L SCOTT (.292, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 10:30 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: P Burrell hit for G Geary.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, A ROWAND ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8
    PHILADELPHIA 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: P Burrell (.323, 1 HR, 5 RBI)

    Apr 13 9:47 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: R White relieved B Lidge.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8
    PHILADELPHIA 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: A Rowand (.313, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 13 9:42 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - PITCHING CHANGE
    HOU: RICK WHITE (0-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8, PHILADELPHIA 6
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPH: A ROWAND (.313, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 13 9:42 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 0 1 4 3 0 0 0 8 6 1
    PHILADELPHIA 3 0 0 2 1 0 6 8 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: HOU - BRAD LIDGE
    PHI - GEOFF GEARY

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: A ROWAND (.313, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)
    R BARAJAS (.091, 1-FOR-1, 2 BB, RBI)
    G GEARY (.000, 0 HR, 0 R

    Apr 13 9:39 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    BALK BY ROY OSWALT ALLOWED AARON ROWAND TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G DOBBS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8
    PHILADELPHIA 6 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.308, 2-FOR-3)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 9:02 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 0 1 4 3 8 4 0
    PHILADELPHIA 3 0 0 2 5 7 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: HOU - ROY OSWALT
    PHI - JON LIEBER

    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L SCOTT (.273, 0-FOR-1, BB)
    C BURKE (.172, 0-FOR-2)
    A EVERETT (.280, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Apr 13 8:43 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN HOWARD SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R HOWARD ON FIRST, C UTLEY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8
    PHILADELPHIA 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: W HELMS (.296, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 8:42 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY CHASE UTLEY SCORED JON LIEBER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C UTLEY ON FIRST, J ROLLINS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8
    PHILADELPHIA 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.206, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 8:39 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY MORGAN ENSBERG (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JON LIEBER SCORED ADAM EVERETT AND BRAD AUSMUS.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8, PHILADELPHIA 3
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L BERKMAN (.179, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 8:28 PM


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    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY CARLOS LEE (3) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF BRETT MYERS SCORED BRAD AUSMUS, MORGAN ENSBERG AND LANCE
    BERKMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 5, PHILADELPHIA 3
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L SCOTT (.273, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 8:07 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 0 1 1 1 0
    PHILADELPHIA 3 3 3 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: HOU - ROY OSWALT
    PHI - BRETT MYERS

    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J ROLLINS (.270, 0-FOR-1)
    S VICTORINO (.207, 0-FOR-1)
    C UTLEY (.231, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Apr 13 7:44 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS LEE (2) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF BRETT MYERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1, PHILADELPHIA 3
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L SCOTT (.286, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 7:40 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROD BARAJAS SCORED WES HELMS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R BARAJAS ON FIRST, A ROWAND ON SECOND, J
    WERTH ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    PHILADELPHIA 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: B MYERS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 7:35 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AARON ROWAND SCORED RYAN HOWARD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A ROWAND ON FIRST, J WERTH ON SECOND, W
    HELMS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R BARAJAS (.000, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 7:32 PM


  • NL
    AT PHILADELPHIA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WES HELMS SCORED CHASE UTLEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W HELMS ON FIRST, R HOWARD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: J WERTH (.300, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Astros vs. PhilliesApr 13 7:28 PM