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Loretta saves day for 'Stros
Astros 9, Rockies 8
Mark Loretta (right) is met by Brad Ausmus after hitting a walk-off homer. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
 Berkman's solo homer
 Loretta's walk-off homer
 Munson's two-RBI double
 Berkman's two-run triple
Mark Loretta blasted a two-run walk-off homer in the ninth inning off Rockies closer Brian Fuentes, one night after Carlos Lee's walk-off grand slam, as the Astros won again. Lance Berkman added a solo homer and three RBIs and Eric Munson drove in two runs.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (38-42)
Lost 8
Houston 9, Colorado 8   HOU
Houston (34-46)
Won 2
June 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 0   8 13 0
Houston
0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 2   9 9 3
Standings thru 6/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Rockies Stats  |  Astros Stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4112104.311
Matsui, 2B4000124.294
Holliday, LF5011011.348
Helton, 1B4221101.315
Atkins, 3B5223003.249
Hawpe, RF5130000.300
Tulowitzki, SS4120112.280
Iannetta, C3110202.218
Fogg, P1000002.125
  Buchholz, P1000010.125
  a-Spilborghs, PH1011000.304
  Julio, P0000000.000
  Corpas, P0000000.000
  b-Sullivan, PH1000002.400
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
Totals3881386521 

a-Singled for Buchholz in the 7th. b-Popped out for Corpas in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Atkins 2 (11, 2nd inning off Sampson, 1 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Sampson, 0 on, 0 out), Helton (7, 5th inning off Sampson, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Taveras; Holliday; Helton 5; Atkins 8; Hawpe 3; Tulowitzki 2; Iannetta; Spilborghs.
RBI: Atkins 3 (43), Taveras 2 (19), Helton (40), Holliday (61), Spilborghs (18).
2-out RBI: Taveras 2; Holliday.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Helton; Atkins 2; Matsui; Taveras.
S: Fogg.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras 2 (20, 2nd base off Sampson/Munson, 2nd base off Sampson/Munson).
CS: Matsui (2, 2nd base by Sampson/Munson).
PO: Taveras (1st base by Sampson).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B3100113.247
  Borkowski, P0000000.000
Pence, CF5110001.336
Berkman, 1B-RF-1B5223020.262
Lee, LF2111200.295
  2-Burke, PR0100000.229
Loretta, SS-1B-2B3322100.333
Lamb, 3B4011003.296
Scott, RF2000101.240
  McLemore, P0000000.000
  a-Palmeiro, PH-RF1000000.266
Munson, C4022000.244
  1-Ausmus, PR-C0000000.264
Sampson, P2000012.190
  Bruntlett, SS2000001.240
Totals339995411 

a-Grounded out for McLemore in the 8th.
1-Ran for Munson in the 8th. 2-Ran for Lee in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Munson (3, Fogg), Lamb (8, Fogg).
3B: Berkman (1, Fogg).
HR: Berkman (13, 3rd inning off Fogg, 0 on, 1 out), Loretta (2, 9th inning off Fuentes, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pence; Berkman 7; Lee; Loretta 5; Lamb 2; Munson 3.
RBI: Munson 2 (5), Berkman 3 (49), Lee (67), Lamb (23), Loretta 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Lamb; Loretta 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Biggio 3; Scott.
SF: Lee.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lee (5, 2nd base by Fogg/Iannetta).

FIELDING
E: Loretta (4, throw), Biggio (7, fielding), Munson (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Scott (Tulowitzki at 2nd base).
DP: (Scott-Loretta).
Pickoffs: Sampson (Taveras at 1st base).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fogg 4.27772315.31
Buchholz 1.10001004.66
Julio (H, 4)1.00001005.84
Corpas (H, 16)1.01000002.70
Fuentes (BS, 6)(L, 0-4)0.21221113.79
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sampson 5.28774434.15
McLemore (BS, 1)2.14111102.08
Borkowski (W, 2-3)1.01001004.86

IBB: Scott (by Fogg).
HBP: Loretta (by Fogg), Biggio (by Fogg), Taveras (by Sampson).
Pitches-strikes: Fogg 80-47, Buchholz 21-11, Julio 22-11, Corpas 15-10, Fuentes 17-9, Sampson 104-59, McLemore 41-27, Borkowski 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Fogg 5-5, Buchholz 3-1, Julio 1-2, Corpas 3-0, Fuentes 1-0, Sampson 3-8, McLemore 1-5, Borkowski 2-1.
Batters faced: Fogg 24, Buchholz 5, Julio 4, Corpas 4, Fuentes 4, Sampson 29, McLemore 12, Borkowski 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Buchholz 1-0, McLemore 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Larry Poncino.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:17.
Att: 42,861.

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