HOUSTON (AP) - Roy Oswalt struck out nine in six strong innings,
then left with an apparent injury in the Houston Astros' 4-1 win
over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
Oswalt (7-8) allowed a run and six hits, but walked off the
field with an Astros trainer after throwing his warmup pitches for
the seventh. There was no immediate word on why he left the game.
Lance Berkman homered and Brad Ausmus added a two-run single off
Eric Stults (2-1) to help the Astros win for the seventh time in 10
games. Jose Valverde pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 22nd