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Five-run sixth propels Astros
Bats go silent in Houston
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.
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Astros 6, Rangers 1
Jason Lane ducks away as Hunter Pence makes the catch in the sixth inning Saturday. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Series at a glance:
Two in a row for Wandy
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.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 19, 2007
Texas (16-27)
Lost 1
Houston 6, Texas 1   HOU
Houston (21-21)
Won 1
May 19, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 6 0
0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 X   6 10 0
Standings thru 5/19/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Astros Stats
Kinsler, 2B4020002.232
Young, SS3110102.236
Teixeira, 1B4000033.286
Sosa, RF4000022.259
Cruz, LF3011010.207
  Wilson, P0000000.000
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  a-Vazquez, PH1000000.600
Laird, C3010100.212
Mahar, CF4010011.231
Metcalf, 3B2000110.000
  b-Kata, PH1000002.255
Koronka, P2000022.000
  Feldman, P0000000.000
  Diaz, LF1000000.235

a-Flied out for Eyre in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Metcalf in the 9th.

2B: Young (14, Rodriguez).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young 2; Cruz; Laird; Mahar.
RBI: Cruz (11).
2-out RBI: Cruz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Kinsler; Kata.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Kinsler (6, 2nd base off Rodriguez/Ausmus).
CS: Cruz (2, 2nd base by Rodriguez/Ausmus).

DP: (Young-Kinsler-Teixeira).

Biggio, 2B5221001.245
  Qualls, P0000000.000
Loretta, SS-2B3110100.343
Berkman, 1B4012022.278
Lee, LF3011001.317
Pence, CF4121002.356
Ensberg, 3B3110102.214
Lane, RF4010001.197
Ausmus, C3000102.264
Rodriguez, P2010002.188
  a-Lamb, PH0100100.345
  Lidge, P0000000.000
  b-Everett, PH-SS1000010.190

a-Walked for Rodriguez in the 6th. b-Struck out for Lidge in the 8th.

TB: Biggio 2; Loretta; Berkman; Lee; Pence 2; Ensberg; Lane; Rodriguez.
RBI: Pence (16), Biggio (16), Berkman 2 (23), Lee (40).
2-out RBI: Pence; Biggio; Berkman 2; Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez; Ensberg; Pence.
S: Loretta.
GIDP: Ausmus.
Team LOB: 8.

Koronka (L, 0-1)5.06333205.40
Feldman 0.22331007.94
Wilson 1.12000002.25
Eyre 1.00000104.70
Rodriguez (W, 2-3)6.04112703.99
Lidge 2.00001203.32
Qualls 1.02000103.05

Koronka pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Lee (by Koronka).
Pitches-strikes: Koronka 107-64, Feldman 10-5, Wilson 31-22, Eyre 9-6, Rodriguez 98-57, Lidge 31-18, Qualls 19-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Koronka 6-7, Feldman 2-0, Wilson 3-1, Eyre 0-2, Rodriguez 3-7, Lidge 2-2, Qualls 1-1.
Batters faced: Koronka 25, Feldman 4, Wilson 6, Eyre 3, Rodriguez 23, Lidge 7, Qualls 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Feldman 3-2, Wilson 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 41,990.

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