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.
BATTING 2B: Hudson, O (4, Rodriguez, W), Blake (3, Geary). TB: Furcal; Hudson, O 3; Ramirez,
M 2; Loney; Kemp; Blake 2. RBI: Ramirez, M (12), Blake (11). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out:
Loney; Martin; Hudson, O. Team RISP: 1-for-9. Team LOB: 6.
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