The Baseball Desert

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Attack of the killer B's

Carlos Beltran wasn't in the Astros' starting lineup last night, but Biggio, Bagwell and Berkman all hit home runs in the first inning to stake Roger Clemens to a 5-1 lead? That was pretty much all Clemens needed to rack up his 16th win of the season and, more importantly, Houston's 12th straight win. The Cubs' 6-0 loss to the Expos means that the Astros are now tied with the Giants for first place in the NL Wild Card race, with the Cubs 1/2 game back.