Houston Defeats Cubs 3-2: Jeff Keppinger Extra Inning Walk Off

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Houston Defeats Cubs 3-2: Jeff Keppinger Extra Inning Walk Off
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In a game that started with great pitching from Wandy Rodriguez and Ryan Dempster, the game was decided long after each player left the game. 

J-Kepp hit a walk-off bases-loaded single in his first at-bat, driving in Pudge Rodriguez.

Hunter Pence homered for his first hit of the game and finished 2-for-3.  Kazuo Matsui added a triple.


Lineup

Matsui 1-3, 3B, SB, CS, BB
Rodriguez 1-4, BB, R, 3K
Berkman 1-4, BB, 2K
Lee 0-4, GIDP
Tejada 1-3, 2BB
Blum 2-4
Pence 2-3, BB, HR, RBI
Bourn 1-4, RBI
Michaels 0-1
Keppinger 1-1, RBI
Erstad 0-1, K


Pitching

Great performance from Wandy Rodriguez
6 IP, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 4 K (3 were Soriano), 3 BB

Samspon
1 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 K, 0 BB

Hawkins
1 IP, 2 hits, 1 HR, 1 earned run, 1 K, 0 BB

Valverde
1 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 2 K, 0 BB

Byrdak
2/3 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 2 K, 0 BB

Brocail
1/3 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 K, 0 BB


Good performance for the Houston pitchers tonight. Aside from Hawkins dinger to Soriano, Wan-Rod shut down the Cubs, including striking out Soriano three times. 

Brocail gets the win.


Good News

Houston is back at .500 with good pitching and a walk-off base-knock from Jeff Keppinger.

Atta’boy J-Kepp!

Bad News: Pudge struck out three times, and Lee is still o'fer on the season with two GIDP.

Houston wil play Chicago again tomorrow at 7:05 central to determine who takes the series.

Ted Lilly (0-0) V. Brian Moehler (0-0)

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