10:15 PM ET, May 23, 2007
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
• Summary: Coming off a terrible outing against his former team, Barry Zito bounce back to lead the Giants to a 9-1 victory over the Astros on Wednesday night.
• Did you see that? In the bottom of the fourth, Houston's Hunter Pence made a great catch to steal a hit from Rich Aurilia. Pence ran backward, turned at the last second and crashed hard into the wall with his right shoulder to make the play.
• Secretary sighting: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, sporting a black Giants jacket, sat in the owner's box with Peter Magowan next to the San Francisco dugout. She was booed and cheered when making her exit after the seventh.
• Figure this: Morgan Ensberg hit his 100th career home run with a shot to left leading off Zito.• Quotable: "He's been huge, big hit after big hit. When I don't get the job done, I have total confidence. He comes in and I can count on him to pick me up." -- Giants' Ray Durham on Bengie Molina-- ESPN.com news services
Giants 9, Astros 1
Astros RHP Brad Lidge flew back to Houston to have his right knee examined after experiencing irritation. ... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, sporting a black Giants jacket, attended the game as a guest of the team and sat in the owner's box with Peter Magowan next to the San Francisco dugout. She received a warm greeting from Hall of Famer Willie Mays before the top of the sixth and he signed some balls for her. She was booed and cheered when making her exit after the seventh. ... Russ Ortiz, who began the year as the Giants' No. 5 starter, pitched a scoreless ninth in his first outing since coming off the DL on Monday with an irritated nerve in his elbow.
Regular Season Series
|1st||B Molina singled to left, R Winn and F Lewis scored.||0||2|
|3rd||R Durham hit sacrifice fly to right, F Lewis scored.||0||3|
|4th||M Ensberg homered to left center.||1||3|
|7th||R Durham singled to right, R Winn scored, R Klesko to third.||1||4|
|7th||B Molina tripled to deep right center, R Klesko and R Durham scored.||1||6|
|8th||R Winn doubled to deep left center, O Vizquel and D Ortmeier scored.||1||8|
|8th||K Frandsen reached on infield single to third, R Winn scored, K Frandsen to second on throwing error by third baseman M Ensberg.||1||9|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||35,521 (84.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||63 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Tschida, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Jim Wolf|