Tejada, Lee each belt two-run HRs in Astros win
“Sometimes it only takes a couple of swings,”
One of them came when Tejada hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning. Lee o connected in the fourth as Houston won for the seventh time in nine games. The
Lee and Tejada agreed that neither of their homers were bad pitches by Pittsburgh’s
“That guy was pitching real good,” Lee said. “I can’t say that he made mistakes with his pitches. The pitch he threw Miggy was (a fastball) down and in and the pitch that I hit out was a curveball that broke inside a little. Other than that, he kept us off-balance all night long.”
Tejada was also impressed.
“He pitched me great,” Tejada said. “The home run was low and away and I just went after it and got it. He was very tough.
“What I thought in my mind when I was up there was the situation just needed a single. I wasn’t trying to hit a home run. I was just trying to get a hit.”
“You can’t take away what he (Ohlendorf) did,” manager John Russell said. “He looked good except for two pitches. He deserved better.”
Ohlendorf was especially discouraged by the Tejada homer.
“It was a sinker down and he did a good job of hitting it,” Ohlendorf said. “It was frustrating. We were in position to get out of the inning.”
Pitching dominated the first four innings. Ohlendorf retired the first 10 batters of the game while Houston’s
There wasn’t a hit until
The next batter,
Kaz Matsui broke up Ohlendorf’s perfect game with a bunt single with one out in the bottom of the fourth.
Two batters later, Lee hit his 25th home run of the season to make it 2-0.
Ohlendorf gave up only four hits in 6 1-3 innings for the
Ohlendorf allowed four runs. He struck out three and walked one.
Moehler lasted six innings. He allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks, striking out four. But it was the eighth start in a row that Moehler failed to make it to the seventh inning.
Moehler fell apart in the fifth, giving up four hits and two runs. An RBI double by