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Astros can't overcome shaky Rodriguez start

Hunter Pence put the Astros on the board with a solo shot in the first inning, but the offense couldn't rally back after starter Wandy Rodriguez allowed eight runs over 3 1/3 innings at Great American Ball Park.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5221031.276
Keppinger, 2B5021000.295
Pence, RF4222111.273
Lee, Ca, LF5021002.205
Berkman, 1B2010311.239
Feliz, 3B5000007.200
Manzella, SS5110022.207
Quintero, C3120110.250
Rodriguez, W, P1000002.278
Chacin, P0000000.000
a-Sullivan, PH1000010.186
Fulchino, P0000000.000
Byrdak, P0000000.000
Lopez, W, P0000000.000
b-Blum, PH1001001.266
Cash, P0000000.125
Totals3761265917.231
a-Struck out for Chacin in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Lopez, W in the 8th.
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, O, SS5110001.277
Hernandez, Ra, 1B1011000.287
Cairo, 1B-3B5330112.298
Phillips, 2B6233024.264
Rolen, 3B4221004.277
Lincoln, P1000001.000
Owings, M, P0000000.111
Gomes, J, LF4244100.316
Bruce, RF4001125.271
Stubbs, CF5111033.222
Hanigan, C3220200.351
LeCure, P3100002.000
a-Sutton, PH-3B-SS2124000.667
Totals431519155822.274
a-Homered for LeCure in the 6th.
BATTING
2B: Lee, Ca (5, Lincoln), Quintero (4, Lincoln), Keppinger (16, Lincoln).
HR: Pence (8, 1st inning off LeCure, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Quintero 3; Manzella; Keppinger 3; Lee, Ca 3; Berkman; Bourn 2; Pence 5.
RBI: Pence 2 (23), Lee, Ca (20), Blum (9), Bourn (7), Keppinger (18).
2-out RBI: Pence; Lee, Ca; Bourn; Keppinger.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, W; Bourn; Feliz; Berkman; Pence; Manzella.
SAC: Rodriguez, W.
GIDP: Feliz.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.

BATTING
2B: Rolen (11, Rodriguez, W), Cairo (2, Lopez, W), Hanigan (6, Cash).
3B: Gomes, J (2, Rodriguez, W).
HR: Phillips (7, 1st inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 2 out), Gomes, J (7, 3rd inning off Rodriguez, W, 1 on, 1 out), Sutton (1, 6th inning off Byrdak, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Hanigan 3; Rolen 3; Cairo 4; Gomes, J 9; Hernandez, Ra; Cabrera, O; Sutton 5; Phillips 6; Stubbs.
RBI: Phillips 3 (18), Gomes, J 4 (32), Rolen (31), Bruce (20), Stubbs (24), Sutton 4 (4), Hernandez, Ra (9).
2-out RBI: Phillips; Gomes, J; Bruce; Stubbs; Sutton 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bruce 2; Stubbs 2; Phillips 2.
Team RISP: 8-for-19.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cairo (1, 2nd base off Rodriguez, W/Quintero).

FIELDING
DP: (Rolen-Phillips-Cairo).

HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez, W(L, 2-7)3.18882525.37
Chacin1.21002101.29
Fulchino0.13330005.60
Byrdak0.22331117.36
Lopez, W1.02000104.24
Cash1.03110009.00
Totals8.01915155834.34
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
LeCure(W, 1-0)6.06224513.00
Lincoln1.25441207.50
Owings, M1.11000203.22
Totals9.012665914.49
WP: Lincoln.
IBB: Berkman (by LeCure).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez, W 86-49, Chacin 37-18, Fulchino 15-9, Byrdak 17-8, Lopez, W 22-15, Cash 10-8, LeCure 98-61, Lincoln 47-29, Owings, M 19-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rodriguez, W 3-1, Chacin 2-1, Fulchino 0-1, Byrdak 0-1, Lopez, W 1-0, Cash 1-1, LeCure 8-3, Lincoln 3-0, Owings, M 0-1.
Batters faced: Rodriguez, W 20, Chacin 8, Fulchino 4, Byrdak 5, Lopez, W 5, Cash 6, LeCure 27, Lincoln 11, Owings, M 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Chacin 3-3, Byrdak 2-2, Owings, M 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Varies.
T: 3:19.
Att: 30,813.
Venue: Great American Ball Park.
May 28, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media