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Astros' overtime a winner
Ward's homer not enough
Daryle Ward hit a pinch-hit, solo home run against his former team, and Jose Vidro had three hits and drove in two runs, but despite those heroics, the Nationals lost the series finale to the Astros in 12 innings on Monday afternoon in Houston.
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Astros 5, Nationals 4
Eric Bruntlett is congratulated after hitting the game-winning sac fly in Monday's game. (Tim Johnson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Bruntlett delivers in a pinch
Pinch-hitter Eric Bruntlett lofted a sacrifice fly to center that scored Craig Biggio in the bottom of the 12th inning as the Astros won the series from the Nationals at Minute Maid Park. After falling behind in the 10th, Morgan Ensberg's solo homer tied the game and kept the Astros' chances alive.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 10, 2006
WSH
Washington (2-5)
Lost 2
Houston 5, Washington 4   HOU
Houston (5-2)
Won 2
April 10, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   4 12 0
Houston
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   5 8 1
Standings thru 4/10/06  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Astros Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Byrd, CF-LF6010013.222
Vidro, 2B5032021.406
Guillen, RF5000014.240
Soriano, LF4000021.308
Watson, CF1010000.200
Johnson, 1B5010000.304
Zimmerman, 3B5020002.259
Clayton, SS5110013.241
Schneider, C5220020.174
Patterson, P0000000.000
a-LeCroy, PH1000000.125
Rodriguez, P0000000.000
Majewski, P0000000.000
b-Ward, PH1111000.667
Cordero, P0000000.000
c-Anderson, PH1000010.250
Stanton, P0000000.000
Totals44412301014 

a-Popped out for Patterson in the 7th. b-Homered for Majewski in the 10th. c-Struck out for Cordero in the 12th.

BATTING
HR: Ward (1, 10th inning off Lidge, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Byrd; Vidro 3; Watson; Johnson; Zimmerman 2; Clayton; Schneider 2; Ward 4.
RBI: Vidro 2 (9), Ward (1).
2-out RBI: Vidro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano; Clayton 2.
S: Patterson 2.
GIDP: Guillen; Byrd.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Byrd (1, 2nd base off Wheeler/Munson).
CS: Zimmerman (1, 2nd base by Wheeler/Munson).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B6110001.241
Taveras, CF5010021.276
Berkman, 1B4111201.360
Ensberg, 3B3221300.409
Wilson, LF4111003.296
Qualls, P0000000.000
c-Bruntlett, PH00010001.000
Lane, RF5000005.091
Munson, C2011002.167
Ausmus, C1000000.158
Everett, SS5000004.192
Rodriguez, P2000021.000
a-Palmeiro, PH1000000.000
Wheeler, P0000000.000
b-Lamb, PH1010000.500
Lidge, P0000000.000
Burke, LF1000000.250
Totals405855418 

a-Lined out for Rodriguez in the 7th. b-Singled for Wheeler in the 9th. c-Hit a sacrifice fly for Qualls in the 12th.

BATTING
2B: Biggio (4, Stanton).
HR: Berkman (4, 1st inning off Patterson, 0 on, 2 out), Wilson (4, 2nd inning off Patterson, 0 on, 0 out), Ensberg (1, 10th inning off Cordero, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Taveras; Berkman 4; Ensberg 5; Wilson 4; Munson; Lamb.
RBI: Berkman (10), Wilson (7), Munson (1), Ensberg (2), Bruntlett (2).
2-out RBI: Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett; Munson.
S: Taveras.
SF: Munson; Bruntlett.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Everett-Biggio-Berkman, Ensberg-Biggio-Berkman).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Patterson 6.05331426.30
Rodriguez 1.00000004.91
Majewski 2.01002001.42
Cordero (BS, 1)2.01110014.50
Stanton (L, 0-1)0.21112002.08
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez 7.07330304.50
Wheeler 2.02000300.00
Lidge 1.01110112.25
Qualls (W, 1-1)2.020003012.46

IBB: Berkman (by Stanton), Ensberg (by Stanton).
HBP: Wilson (by Patterson), Munson (by Patterson).
Pitches-strikes: Patterson 102-61, Rodriguez 16-10, Majewski 32-17, Cordero 27-19, Stanton 14-4, Rodriguez 98-58, Wheeler 32-21, Lidge 16-12, Qualls 27-22.
Ground outs-fly outs: Patterson 4-10, Rodriguez 0-3, Majewski 4-2, Cordero 3-3, Stanton 1-1, Rodriguez 9-9, Wheeler 1-1, Lidge 1-1, Qualls 3-0.
Batters faced: Patterson 26, Rodriguez 3, Majewski 9, Cordero 7, Stanton 5, Rodriguez 27, Wheeler 7, Lidge 4, Qualls 8.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:27.
Att: 27,944.

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