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Streak ends at eight
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Astros 8, Dodgers 5
Clayton Kershaw needed 31 pitches to escape the first. (David J. Phillip/AP)
With the Dodgers riding an eight-game winning streak, Clayton Kershaw was spotted a three-run lead in the first, but the young lefty labored and couldn't take advantage. Manny Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and hit his third homer of the season in the loss.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (10-4)
Lost 1
Houston 8, LA Dodgers 5   HOU
Houston (5-9)
Won 1
April 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   5 8 0
Houston
1 0 3 2 0 1 0 1 X   8 11 1
Standings thru 4/21/09  |  Recap: LAD | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Astros stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 .255
Hudson, O, 2B 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 .393
Ramirez, M, LF 4 2 2 3 1 1 2 .340
Ethier, RF 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 .286
Loney, 1B 5 0 0 1 0 1 6 .264
Martin, R, C 5 0 2 1 0 2 3 .261
Kemp, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .392
Blake, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
  Belisario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kershaw, P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .167
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Loretta, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .455
Totals 34 5 8 5 7 5 25  

a-Flied out for Troncoso in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Kemp (2, Ortiz, Ru).
HR: Ramirez, M (3, 7th inning off Fulchino, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez, M 5; Kemp 4; Hudson, O 2; Martin, R 2.
RBI: Ramirez, M 3 (10), Loney (10), Martin, R (6).
2-out RBI: Martin, R; Ramirez, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson, O; Furcal; Martin, R 2.
GIDP: Ethier, Blake.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ethier (Tejada, M at 2nd base).
Pickoffs: Kershaw (Michaels at 1st base).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Matsui, K, 2B 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 .235
Tejada, M, SS 5 1 2 3 0 1 5 .364
Berkman, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .208
Lee, Ca, LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .265
  Hawkins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Blum, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341
Pence, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .294
Michaels, CF-LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .200
Rodriguez, I, C 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 .255
Keppinger, 3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500
  Valverde, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ortiz, Ru, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Wright, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Erstad, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111
  Fulchino, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bourn, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 30 8 11 8 3 5 18  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Wright, W in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Tejada, M (3, Kershaw), Michaels (2, Mota).
HR: Lee, Ca (3, 3rd inning off Kershaw, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Tejada, M 3; Keppinger 2; Berkman; Lee, Ca 5; Michaels 2; Rodriguez, I 2; Matsui, K.
RBI: Berkman (8), Tejada, M 3 (4), Lee, Ca 2 (10), Matsui, K 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Tejada, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels; Berkman 2; Tejada, M.
SAC: Ortiz, Ru; Rodriguez, I; Bourn.
SF: Matsui, K.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui, K (2, 2nd base off Kershaw/Martin, R).
CS: Michaels (1, 2nd base by Kershaw/Martin, R).
PO: Michaels (1st base by Kershaw).

FIELDING
E: Valverde (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Matsui, K-Tejada, M-Berkman, Keppinger-Matsui, K-Berkman).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kershaw (L, 0-1) 4.1 8 6 6 2 3 1 4.41
Mota 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 6.75
Troncoso 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.35
Belisario 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.86
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ortiz, Ru (W, 1-0) 5.0 3 3 3 5 2 0 5.93
Wright, W (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8.31
Fulchino 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 1 6.00
Hawkins (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.57
Valverde (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.50

HBP: Blake (by Ortiz, Ru), Keppinger (by Mota).
Pitches-strikes: Kershaw 86-55, Mota 24-15, Troncoso 30-22, Belisario 11-7, Ortiz, Ru 116-64, Wright, W 10-6, Fulchino 19-11, Hawkins 14-8, Valverde 24-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kershaw 5-1, Mota 3-1, Troncoso 2-1, Belisario 1-2, Ortiz, Ru 10-0, Wright, W 1-0, Fulchino 2-1, Hawkins 0-3, Valverde 1-1.
Batters faced: Kershaw 21, Mota 7, Troncoso 5, Belisario 5, Ortiz, Ru 23, Wright, W 3, Fulchino 6, Hawkins 4, Valverde 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Troncoso 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:34.
Att: 26,360.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
April 21, 2009
April 21, 2009

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