Berkman Emerges From Slump to Help Astro's Pound Pirates

 

Berkman, in a 5-for-45 slump before getting six RBI's in the final two games of the four-game series, hit a three-run homer in the fifth following a run-scoring single in the first. Taveras singled to start the game and extend the longest hitting streak in team history.

 

After the Pirates won the series opener Thursday, Berkman effectively beat them in three consecutive games to help get the Astros out of a slide in which they lost 10 of 13.


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After the Pirates won the series opener Thursday, Berkman effectively beat them in three consecutive games to help get the Astros out of a slide in which they lost 10 of 13. Berkman homered to support Roger Clemens' 5-1 victory Friday, then had a two-run double to key a 7-4 victory Saturday.

 

Berkman also could have easily had another hit, but shortstop Freddy Sanchez was given an error for not handling a sharply hit grounder up the middle that scored Mike Lamb during a three-run third.

 

"Usually when he drives in a bunch of runs, we score a bunch of runs," manager Phil Garner said.

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