The Astros' Geoff Blum tags out Orlando Hudson at third base in the fifth inning. (AP)
By Alyson Footer / MLB.com
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run over six solid innings, but he was outdone by the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley, who held the Astros to three hits for 7 1/3 innings. Houston got two men in scoring position in the ninth inning, but the last-ditch rally fell short.
a-Hit by pitch for Rodriguez, W in the 6th. b-Lined out for Geary in the 8th. 1-Ran for Blum in the
BATTING 2B: Tejada, M (4, Billingsley). TB: Tejada, M 3; Erstad; Bourn. Runners left in
scoring position, 2 out: Lee, Ca; Tejada, M; Matsui, K; Erstad 2. SAC: Rodriguez, W; Matsui, K. GIDP:
Rodriguez, I, Berkman. Team RISP: 0-for-9. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Bourn
(3, 2nd base off Broxton/Martin, R). CS: Rodriguez, I (2, 2nd base by Billingsley/Martin, R).
assists: Bourn (Hudson, O at 3rd base). DP: (Tejada, M-Berkman).