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Padres can't back Peavy
Astros 3, Padres 1
Jake Peavy threw 81 of his 113 pitches for strikes on Friday night. (Denis Poroy/AP)
San Diego ace Jake Peavy struck out 11 while allowing one run on four hits in seven innings, but the Padres fell to the visiting Astros on Friday. Terrmel Sledge knocked in the Friars' run in the fourth inning. Adrian Gonzalez collected three hits, but San Diego fell into a tie with Philadelphia atop the National League Wild Card race.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (55-67)
Won 1
Houston 3, San Diego 1   SD
San Diego (65-56)
Lost 1
August 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0   3 8 0
San Diego
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 9 0
Standings thru 8/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Padres Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4000020.248
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  a-Palmeiro, PH1000002.227
  Lidge, P0000000.000
Loretta, SS4020000.287
  1-Bruntlett, PR-SS0100000.260
Berkman, RF3223101.267
Lee, LF4000022.300
Lamb, 1B3010100.296
Wigginton, 3B4000023.277
Lane, CF3010010.182
Ausmus, C4010022.232
Williams, P3000022.080
  Burke, 2B1010000.235
Totals3438321112 

a-Grounded out for Qualls in the 9th.
1-Ran for Loretta in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Berkman 2 (23, 3rd inning off Peavy, 0 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Bell, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Loretta 2; Berkman 8; Lamb; Lane; Ausmus; Burke.
RBI: Berkman 3 (76).
2-out RBI: Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Williams; Wigginton; Palmeiro.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lane (1, 2nd base by Meredith/Bard).

 
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, B, RF5020000.297
Blum, 2B5010022.260
Cameron, M, CF3000000.249
Gonzalez, 1B4130002.270
Ensberg, 3B3000112.235
Greene, SS4020002.239
Sledge, LF4011013.213
Bard, C4000014.260
Peavy, P2000013.196
  a-Mackowiak, PH1000000.268
  Bell, P0000000.000
  Meredith, P0000000.000
  b-Laforest, PH1000010.400
Totals361911718 

a-Lined out for Peavy in the 7th. b-Struck out for Meredith in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Giles, B (18, Williams).
3B: Giles, B (1, Lidge).
TB: Giles, B 5; Blum; Gonzalez 3; Greene 2; Sledge.
RBI: Sledge (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peavy 2; Bard; Gonzalez; Blum 2; Sledge.
Team LOB: 10.

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (W, 7-12)7.06111404.92
Qualls (H, 14)1.02000103.27
Lidge (S, 10)1.01000203.14
 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Peavy 7.041121112.19
Bell (L, 5-4)1.02220012.47
Meredith 1.02000003.38

HBP: Cameron, M (by Williams), Lane (by Meredith).
Pitches-strikes: Williams 95-61, Qualls 20-12, Lidge 23-15, Peavy 113-81, Bell 15-10, Meredith 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Williams 4-13, Qualls 1-1, Lidge 1-0, Peavy 4-6, Bell 2-1, Meredith 2-0.
Batters faced: Williams 29, Qualls 5, Lidge 4, Peavy 27, Bell 5, Meredith 5.
Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Todd Tichenor. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:30.
Att: 32,063.

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