Astros 14W: Clemens (8-4)

L: Drese (3-3)Nationals 1

HOW THE SCORED

Astros first: Taveras grounded out. Biggio struck out. Berkman walked. Ensberg homered to left, Berkman scored. Lane singled. Everett flied out. Astros, 2-0.

Astros third: Taveras singled. Taveras was caught stealing, Taveras out. Biggio singled. Berkman safe on fielder's choice and Vidro's error, Biggio to second. Ensberg struck out. Lane singled, Biggio scored, Berkman to second. Everett flied out. Astros, 3-0.

Astros sixth: Lane doubled. Everett grounded into fielder's choice, Lane out. Everett stole second. Burke grounded out, Everett to third. Ausmus was intentionally walked. Everett stole home. Ausmus stole second. Clemens struck out. Astros, 4-0.

Astros seventh: Taveras singled. Biggio flied out. Berkman singled , Taveras to third. Kim pitching. Ensberg singled, Taveras scored, Berkman to second. Lane doubled to left, Berkman scored, Ensberg scored. On Kim's wild pitch, Lane to third. Everett hit a sacrifice fly to center field, Lane scored. Burke flied out. Astros, 8-0.

Astros eighth: Ausmus singled. Palmeiro doubled to right, Ausmus to third. Taveras infield single to short, Ausmus scored. Biggio flied out, Palmeiro to third. Lamb homered to right, Palmeiro scored, Taveras scored. Ensberg doubled. Bruntlett pinch-running for Ensberg. Lane flied out. Everett grounded out. Astros, 12-0.

Nationals eighth: Baerga singled. Church doubled to center, Baerga scored. Wilson struck out. Gallo pitching. Wilkerson popped out. Schneider lined out. Astros, 12-1.

Astros ninth: Burke was hit by a pitch. Ausmus singled, Burke to second. Palmeiro singled, Burke to third, Ausmus to second. Taveras singled to left, Burke scored, Ausmus to third, Palmeiro to second. Ayala pitching. Vizcaino hit a sacrifice fly to center field, Ausmus scored, Palmeiro to third. Lamb struck out. Bruntlett grounded out. Astros, 14-1.

HoustonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals4414191325 -- Taveras cf624200.300Biggio 2b511001.280Wheeler p000000---Gallo p000000---JVizcaino ph-ss000100.234Berkman 1b321010.314Lamb ph-1b211301.222Ensberg 3b523301.292Bruntlett pr-3b100000.167Lane rf514300.249AEverett ss410100.241Burns p000000---Burke lf-2b411000.260Ausmus c422010.244Clemens p300002.237Qualls p000000---OPalmeiro ph-lf212000.317WashingtonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals32161311 -- Carroll 3b-2b400011.250Vidro 2b300010.275KKelly rf000000.333JGuillen rf302001.302Baerga 3b111000.284Church lf302101.319PrWilson cf400004.261Wilkerson 1b400002.264Schneider c400001.278CGuzman ss301011.190Drese p100000.000SKim p100000.000Ayala p000000.000Byrd ph100000.250Houston

201001442 -- 14190Washington

000000010 -- 161 E: Vidro (4). LOB: Houston 8, Washington 9. 2B: Ensberg (22), Lane 2 (23), Burke (11), OPalmeiro (12), JGuillen (21), Church (13). 3B: CGuzman (5). HR: Lamb (5), off SKim; Ensberg (26), off Drese. RBI: Taveras 2 (19), JVizcaino (11), Lamb 3 (35), Ensberg 3 (74), Lane 3 (43), AEverett (37), Church (33). SB: AEverett 2 (13), Ausmus (3), Church (2). CS: Taveras (10). S: Drese. SF: JVizcaino, AEverett.

HoustonIP HRERBBSONPERAClemens, W6 3003101021.40Qualls1 1000083.83WheelerB21101171.73GalloC0000083.00Burns1 0000073.71WashingtonIP HRERBBSONPERADrese, L6B96524894.02SKim1C108800456.26Ayala1 00001173.00 SKim pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.

Inherited runners-scored: Gallo 1-0, SKim 2-2, Ayala 3-1.

IBB: off Drese (Ausmus) 1. HBP: by SKim (Burke), by Clemens (Church). WP: SKim.

T: 3:02. A: 38,019 (45,250).