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2005-10-20 00:22:03

ST LOUIS (Reuters) - Roy Oswalt tossed seven brilliant innings to lead the Astros to a 5-1 Game Six victory over the St Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, handing Houston the National League title and a first World Series appearance. The Astros, who were one strike away from clinching the pennant at home Monday, rebounded from the crushing loss with a dominating performance to take the best-of-seven championship series 4-2 and become the first Texan team to host a World Series game....

2005-10-19 23:00:00

ST LOUIS (Reuters) - Roy Oswalt tossed seven brilliant innings to lead the Astros to a 5-1 Game Six victory over the St Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, handing Houston the National League title and a first World Series appearance. The Astros, who were one strike away from clinching the pennant at home on Monday, rebounded from the disappointment with a dominating performance to take the best-of-seven championship series 4-2 and become the first Texan team to host a World Series game....

2005-10-17 23:30:48

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Albert Pujols belted a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lead St Louis to a stunning 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Monday, keeping the Cardinals alive in the National League Championship Series. Despite picking up the victory that denied the Astros a first visit to the World Series in their 44-year history, the Cardinals still trail the best-of-seven series 3-2 and the teams will now head back to St Louis for Game Six on...

2005-10-14 00:53:27

ST LOUIS (Reuters) - Roy Oswalt delivered seven sensational innings and Brad Lidge finished up as the Houston Astros claimed a 4-1 win over the St Louis Cardinals on Thursday, leveling the best-of-seven National League Championship Series at a game each. The Houston win was the first at Busch stadium in six postseason games stretching back to last season's NLCS won by the Cardinals in seven games. "What you saw tonight is not unusual for Roy. This was a big stage and we've had...

2005-10-08 23:38:04

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Roy Oswalt pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and Mike Lamb hit a solo home run to lead the Astros to a 7-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, putting Houston within one game of clinching their NL Division Series. With the win, the Astros took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series and have a chance to advance on Sunday, when the two teams play again in Houston's Minute Maid Park. Oswalt, who went 20-12 in the regular season, was shaky early on...

2005-10-08 22:27:25

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Roy Oswalt pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and Mike Lamb hit a solo home run to lead the Astros to a 7-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, putting Houston within one game of clinching their NL Division Series. With the win, the Astros took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series and have a chance to advance on Sunday, when the two teams play again in Houston's Minute Maid Park. Oswalt, who went 20-12 in the regular season, was shaky early on when he gave up...

2005-10-02 18:42:43

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roy Oswalt pitched six innings for his 20th win of the season and drove in a run to help the Houston Astros clinch the National League wildcard with a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs 6-4 in Houston on Sunday. Oswalt hit the 20-game mark for the second successive season as the Astros wrapped up the wildcard on the season's final day for the second year in a row. Houston needed the win to secure the playoff spot after the Philadelphia Phillies won at Washington...

2005-09-07 01:03:41

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jason Lane drove in the game-winning run with a single in the top of the ninth inning, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in National League play Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Pinch-runner Eric Bruntlett stole second and then third base before scampering home on Lane's RBI single to help the Astros move one game ahead of Florida in the NL wild card race and 1 1/2 games up on the Phillies. "With one out, you just try to put a...

2005-09-06 23:39:28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jason Lane drove in the game-winning run with a single in the top of the ninth inning, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in National League play Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Pinch-runner Eric Bruntlett stole second and then third base before scampering home on Lane's RBI single to help the Astros move one game ahead of Florida in the NL wild card race and 1 1/2 games up on the Phillies. "With one out, you just try to put a...

2005-07-25 20:10:06

By Philip Barbara WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Andy Pettitte's brilliant pitching over the last few weeks would earn him top-of-the-rotation honors with any other National League baseball club. At the Houston Astros, however, it is crowded at the top. The Astros have perennial Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens, and Roy Oswalt, the league's only 20-game winner last year who came third in Cy Young voting. The pair are pitching splendidly again this year and both made the All-Star team. Pettitte...


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