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Padilla aces Oswalt
Astros' slump continues
The Astros' bats continued their slumber in the series opener against the Rangers on Friday night, managing just four hits -- three of them by Preston Wilson -- in the club's fourth-straight loss. Starter Roy Oswalt was the hard-luck loser, allowing three runs in eight innings.
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Rangers 3, Astros 1
Vicente Padilla tossed eight innings of one-run ball, striking out five and walking one. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers snap losing skid
Vicente Padilla outdueled Houston's Roy Oswalt over eight innings on Friday, snapping the Rangers' five-game losing streak in the process. Padilla allowed one run on four hits, striking out five. Ian Kinsler blasted his sixth homer and Akinori Otsuka notched his 16th save.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 30, 2006
HOU
Houston (38-42)
Lost 4
Texas 3, Houston 1   TEX
Texas (41-39)
Won 1
June 30, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Texas
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 X   3 9 0
Standings thru 6/30/06  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Rangers Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, DH4000020.267
Lamb, 1B4000000.319
Ensberg, 3B2000200.239
Berkman, RF4110012.315
Burke, 2B4000012.299
Wilson, LF4031001.289
Ausmus, C3000003.246
Everett, SS3000003.239
Taveras, CF3000011.264
Totals311412512 

BATTING
2B: Berkman (14, Padilla), Wilson (11, Padilla).
TB: Berkman 2; Wilson 4.
RBI: Wilson (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett 2; Taveras.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Burke-Everett-Lamb, Everett-Burke-Lamb 2).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4020010.326
DeRosa, 3B4120012.346
Young, M, SS4011003.323
Teixeira, 1B4110012.272
Blalock, DH4000012.282
Mench, RF2000100.280
Kinsler, 2B3121000.300
Wilkerson, LF2011110.243
Barajas, C3000004.274
Totals303932513 

BATTING
2B: Wilkerson (12, Oswalt), Teixeira (27, Oswalt), DeRosa (24, Oswalt), Young, M (28, Oswalt).
HR: Kinsler (6, 2nd inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews 2; DeRosa 3; Young, M 2; Teixeira 2; Kinsler 5; Wilkerson 2.
RBI: Kinsler (23), Wilkerson (33), Young, M (51).
2-out RBI: Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira; Barajas; Blalock.
GIDP: Young, M 2; Barajas.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matthews (5, 2nd base off Oswalt/Ausmus).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (L, 6-4)8.09332513.27
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 7-5)8.04111504.47
Otsuka (S, 16)1.00001002.31

IBB: Mench (by Oswalt).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 110-72, Padilla 111-79, Otsuka 15-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 13-6, Padilla 11-8, Otsuka 2-1.
Batters faced: Oswalt 32, Padilla 29, Otsuka 4.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 91 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:19.
Att: 40,205.

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