Astros 12W: Oswalt (18-12)

L: K. Wells (7-17)Pirates 8

Lance Berkman hit his 20th homer and drove in five runs as Houston built an 8-0 lead and then held on to win in Pittsburgh.

It was the seventh win in eight games for the Astros, who moved 14 games over .500 (83-69) for the first time this season.

HoustonABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals4112151035 -- Taveras cf623001.292Biggio 2b120010.261Burke 2b-lf200000.240Ensberg 3b332020.281Berkman rf412500.295Wheeler p000000---Gallo p000000---Astacio p000000.167Lamb 1b523300.235Lane lf-rf523101.263AEverett ss501000.253Ausmus c501001.266Oswalt p300002.176Bagwell ph100000.258Springer p000000---Gipson lf000000.182JVizcaino ph-2b100100.249PittsburghABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals428157211 -- Sanchez 2b533100.288JWilson ss403100.263Bay lf501102.307Mackowiak 3b411001.277Wigginton ph-3b100001.258CWilson rf411011.256Eldred 1b511101.252Doumit c513301.249McLouth cf412011.229KWells p000000.170JBautista ph100001.214Vogelsong p100001.111Ward ph100000.266Meadows p000000.000Capps p000000---TRedman ph100000.253RiWhite p000000.000Cota ph100001.238Houston

440001102 -- 12151Pittsburgh

001210211 -- 8153 E: Ensberg (13), Mackowiak (11), Eldred (7), Doumit (8). LOB: Houston 7, Pittsburgh 10. 2B: Ensberg (28), Lamb (13), Sanchez (20), JWilson (21), Bay (43). 3B: CWilson (1). HR: Eldred (11), off Astacio; Sanchez (4), off Wheeler; Doumit (6), off Springer; Lane (24), off Meadows; Lamb (10), off KWells; Berkman (20), off KWells. RBI: Berkman 5 (73), Lamb 3 (50), Lane (73), JVizcaino (21), Sanchez (31), JWilson (52), Bay (92), Eldred (24), Doumit 3 (33). SB: Taveras (34), Ausmus (5). S: JWilson. SF: Berkman. GIDP: Lane.

DP: Pittsburgh 1 (Mackowiak, Sanchez and Eldred).

HoustonIP HRERBBSONPERAOswalt, W6 94326972.91Springer1 22201194.98WheelerC21101102.38GalloB0000132.50Astacio1 21102175.76PittsburghIP HRERBBSONPERAKWells, L2 58732635.23Vogelsong3 40001344.41Meadows2 32202384.66Capps1 00000143.38RiWhite1 32000133.63 Inherited runners-scored: Gallo 1-0.

HBP: by Capps (Burke).

T: 3:04. A: 16,266 (38,496).