John Koronka was solid for five innings before loading the bases with no outs in the sixth. Scott Feldman and C.J. Wilson were unable to limit the damage, as the Astros scored five times in the inning. Nelson Cruz drove in the Rangers' lone run.
Wandy Rodriguez struck out seven over six strong innings to win his second straight start. The Astros broke the game open in the sixth, when they scored five runs on seven hits. Craig Biggio collected two more hits and is now only 30 shy of 3,000.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.