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Big bats fall short
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Astros 6, Dodgers 5
Manny Ramirez ducks as a pitch is thrown; he later homered in the sixth inning. (AP)
A big sixth inning -- beginning with back-to-back homers by Manny Ramirez and Andre Ethier and ending with a two-run shot by Casey Blake -- set the table for a Dodgers win, but what ensued in Houston from there on out was a seesaw match that didn't end in their favor.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (10-5)
Lost 2
Houston 6, LA Dodgers 5   HOU
Houston (6-9)
Won 2
April 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0   5 10 1
Houston
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 X   6 11 0
Standings thru 4/22/09  |  Recap: LAD | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Astros stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250
Hudson, O, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .377
Ramirez, M, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .333
Ethier, RF 4 2 3 1 0 1 2 .321
Loney, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .263
Martin, R, C 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .245
Kemp, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .364
Blake, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .239
Wolf, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .100
  Belisario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Totals 37 5 10 5 1 8 16  

a-Popped out for Belisario in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ethier (4, Oswalt), Loney (2, Sampson).
HR: Ramirez, M (4, 6th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 0 out), Ethier (5, 6th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 0 out), Blake (4, 6th inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Hudson, O; Blake 5; Wolf; Ethier 7; Furcal; Ramirez, M 4; Loney 2.
RBI: Ramirez, M (11), Ethier (17), Blake 2 (10), Loney (11).
2-out RBI: Blake 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loney 2; Martin, R; Hudson, O; Blake.
Team RISP: 0-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Furcal (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Kemp (Michaels at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Hudson, O-Furcal-Loney, Loney-Furcal-Loney).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Matsui, K, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .237
Tejada, M, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .356
Berkman, 1B 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 .216
Lee, Ca, LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .283
  Bourn, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Pence, RF 4 2 2 2 0 1 2 .309
Michaels, CF 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 .278
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Blum, PH-3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .341
Rodriguez, I, C 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .255
Keppinger, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .455
  Hawkins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Oswalt, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Erstad, CF-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .100
Totals 33 6 11 6 2 6 14  

a-Intentionally walked for Sampson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Michaels 2 (4, Wolf, Wolf), Pence (2, Belisario).
HR: Pence (4, 4th inning off Wolf, 1 on, 1 out), Berkman (4, 8th inning off Belisario, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Tejada, M; Keppinger; Lee, Ca 2; Berkman 4; Michaels 4; Rodriguez, I; Pence 6; Matsui, K.
RBI: Pence 2 (8), Michaels 2 (2), Berkman (9), Rodriguez, I (6).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, I.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Keppinger 3.
GIDP: Tejada, M, Matsui, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pence (3, 2nd base off Wolf/Martin, R).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wolf 7.0 8 4 4 1 6 1 4.26
Belisario (BS, 2)(L, 0-1) 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 1 3.38
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oswalt 6.0 8 4 4 1 6 3 4.68
Sampson (W, 1-0) 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.80
Hawkins (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25

WP: Belisario.
IBB: Blum (by Belisario).
Pitches-strikes: Wolf 91-66, Belisario 16-9, Oswalt 108-70, Sampson 34-19, Hawkins 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wolf 7-4, Belisario 1-1, Oswalt 9-1, Sampson 5-0, Hawkins 1-0.
Batters faced: Wolf 28, Belisario 7, Oswalt 27, Sampson 8, Hawkins 3.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 26,725.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
April 22, 2009
April 22, 2009

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