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No sweep for 'Stros
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Dodgers 2, Astros 0
The Astros' Geoff Blum tags out Orlando Hudson at third base in the fifth inning. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (11-5)
Won 1
LA Dodgers 2, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (6-10)
Lost 1
April 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 8 1
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 4/23/09  |  Recap: LAD | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Astros stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .254
Hudson, O, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .385
Ramirez, M, LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .345
Ethier, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298
Martin, R, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .226
Loney, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .262
Kemp, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .362
Blake, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .240
Billingsley, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 2 8 2 2 5 17  

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

FIELDING
E: Furcal (3, throw).
DP: 3 (Hudson, O-Furcal-Loney 2, Martin, R-Furcal).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Matsui, K, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .220
Tejada, M, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .365
Berkman, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .200
Lee, Ca, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .263
Blum, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .318
  1-Smith, J, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Erstad, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .143
Rodriguez, I, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .245
Bourn, CF 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 .261
Rodriguez, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Michaels, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
  Geary, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Pence, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .304
  Wright, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 27 0 4 0 2 7 15  

a-Hit by pitch for Rodriguez, W in the 6th. b-Lined out for Geary in the 8th.
1-Ran for Blum in the 9th.

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, J/Martin, R).
CS: Rodriguez, I (2, 2nd base by Billingsley/Martin, R).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bourn (Hudson, O at 3rd base).
DP: (Tejada, M-Berkman).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Billingsley (W, 4-0) 7.1 3 0 0 2 5 0 2.05
Broxton, J (S, 5) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.08
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rodriguez, W (L, 1-2) 6.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 1.80
Geary 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.40
Wright, W 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75

WP: Broxton, J.
HBP: Michaels (by Billingsley), Blum (by Broxton, J).
Pitches-strikes: Billingsley 105-68, Broxton, J 30-21, Rodriguez, W 105-67, Geary 28-20, Wright, W 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Billingsley 9-3, Broxton, J 2-0, Rodriguez, W 8-5, Geary 3-2, Wright, W 0-1.
Batters faced: Billingsley 26, Broxton, J 7, Rodriguez, W 24, Geary 8, Wright, W 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Broxton, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:53.
Att: 26,081.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
April 23, 2009
April 23, 2009

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