Morgan Ensberg knocked in the first run of the game with a two-out RBI double in the fourth inning. Roy Oswalt didn't get much more help from the offense, as he struggled in one inning, allowing three runs with two outs in the fifth, taking his fifth loss.
Jamey Wright didn't allow a hit for 3 2/3 innings, and yielded just three overall. He was erratic, allowing six walks, but held down the Astros offense, picking up his first win of the season, as the Rangers scored three runs on four consecutive two-out hits in the fifth.
HBP: Lamb (by Wright). Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 113-73, White 11-8, Miller 9-4, Qualls 13-8, Wright 96-55, Francisco 23-15, Wilson 3-3, Otsuka 7-4, Gagne 15-9. Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 9-8, White 2-1, Miller 0-0, Qualls 0-0, Wright 7-5, Francisco 2-1, Wilson 0-0, Otsuka 1-1, Gagne 1-2. Batters faced: Oswalt 30, White 5, Miller 2, Qualls 4, Wright 26, Francisco 5, Wilson 1, Otsuka 3, Gagne 3. Inherited runners-scored: White 3-0, Miller 1-0, Qualls 2-2, Francisco 2-0, Wilson 2-0. Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Rob Drake. Weather: 91 degrees, sunny. Wind: 14 mph, R to L. T: 3:03. Att: 42,315.
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner