ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Craig Biggio's 29-hundred-96th career hit was a tiebreaking R-B-I double in the tenth inning of the Houston Astros' 12-to-9 win over Texas. The Astros avoided a series sweep in this Texas rivalry.
The Astros bullpen blew another save. They allowing six runs in
the eighth and ninth innings to lose a five-run lead. Biggio's
one-out double scored Morgan Ensberg. Biggio scored on a single by
Lance Berkman, who had a three-run homer in the first.
Biggio had three hits. The 41-year-old second baseman needs four
hits of becoming only the 27th player with three-thousand. The
double was the 658th of his career, sixth-most on the career list
and the most by a right-handed hitter.
The Rangers forced extra innings when Marlon Byrd and Ian
Kinsler hit solo homers in the bottom of the ninth.