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Astros' Oswalt looks to rebound against Pirates

Sep 14, 2007 - 2:06 PM Pittsburgh (65-81) at Houston (63-83) 8:05 pm EDT

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Roy Oswalt will try and bounce back from his first loss in almost two months as the Houston Astros open a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

Houston, the last place team in the National League Central, has lost six of nine meetings between the teams, including a pair of series sweeps in April.

Oswalt was unbeaten in his eight previous starts before allowing four runs and nine hits in seven innings during a 4-1 loss to New York on Sunday. It marked his first defeat since July 14.

If history is any indicator, Oswalt should rebound against the woeful Pirates. The hard-throwing righthander is 11-5 with a 2.62 ERA in 20 career starts against Pittsburgh. Additionally, he has won five of his last seven starts against them.

Pittsburgh counters with Ian Snell (9-12, 4.00), who has just two wins in his last 10 starts. The righthander has pitched well recently however, allowing just three runs in his last 14 innings.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 10 1
    HOUSTON 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 9 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - IAN SNELL, FRANQUELIS OSORIA (7TH), DAMASO MARTE (7TH), ROMULO
    SANCHEZ (7TH), SHAWN CHACON (8TH), MATT CAPPS (9TH) AND RONNY
    PAULINO
    HOU - ROY OSWALT, CHAD Q

    Sep 14 11:22 PM
  • 35
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Pirates vs. AstrosSep 14 11:15 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH ANDERSON SCORED CODY RANSOM.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J ANDERSON ON FIRST, E BRUNTLETT ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 4
    HOUSTON 3 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C BURKE (.226, 5 HR, 22 RBI)

    Pirates vs. AstrosSep 14 11:13 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RONNY PAULINO SCORED STEVEN PEARCE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R PAULINO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 4
    HOUSTON 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J WILSON (.290, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Pirates vs. AstrosSep 14 10:38 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSE BAUTISTA (15) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF CHAD QUALLS SCORED ADAM LAROCHE.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3, HOUSTON 2
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: S PEARCE (.293, 0-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. AstrosSep 14 10:36 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LANCE BERKMAN (30) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF DAMASO MARTE.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, HOUSTON 2
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L SCOTT (.258, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Pirates vs. AstrosSep 14 10:15 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ROY OSWALT SCORED TY WIGGINTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R OSWALT ON FIRST, B AUSMUS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    HOUSTON 1 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: J ANDERSON (.167, 1-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. AstrosSep 14 9:56 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - IAN SNELL
    HOU - ROY OSWALT

    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: J ANDERSON (.000, 0-FOR-1)
    C BIGGIO (.252, 0-FOR-1)
    H PENCE (.328, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Pirates vs. AstrosSep 14 8:52 PM