MLB: Florida 8, Houston 6

MIAMI, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- John Baker hit a two-run double Monday to spark the Florida Marlins in an 8-6 victory over the Houston Astros.

MLB: Houston 5, San Diego 4

HOUSTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada and Carlos Lee drove in two runs apiece Saturday, helping the Houston Astros record a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres.

MLB: Houston 5, Atlanta 4

HOUSTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Darin Erstad hit a one-out home run in the ninth inning Friday, giving the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Houston 9, Pittsburgh 3

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman's three hits, including a homer, produced four RBI that helped the Houston Astros to 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday.

MLB: Houston 6, N.Y. Mets 4 (10 innings)

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Brad Ausmus and Darin Erstad hit solo homers in the top of the 10th inning Sunday, delivering Houston a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Houston 8, N.Y. Mets 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman hit a three-run homer Saturday to help the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 8-3.

MLB: Houston 5, Milwaukee 2

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Geoff Blum hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning Tuesday to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

MLB: Houston 12, San Francisco 4

HOUSTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman hit a grand slam home run for Houston, which scored eight seventh-inning runs and beat San Francisco 12-4 Tuesday for its sixth straight win.

MLB: Houston 5, N.Y. Mets 4 (10 innings)

HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Darin Erstad's sacrifice fly with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday gave the Houston Astros a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Milwaukee 9, Houston 6

HOUSTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Corey Hart's three-run homer capped a five-run second inning Thursday and keyed the Milwaukee Brewers' 9-6 victory at Houston.

MLB: Houston 6, Milwaukee 1

HOUSTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman had three hits and five RBI Tuesday, powering the Houston Astros to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

MLB: Milwaukee 4, Houston 1

MILWAUKEE, May 31 (UPI) -- Ben Sheets gave up an earned run and seven hits in 8 2/3 innings Saturday to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat Houston 4-1.

MLB: Houston 3, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, April 26 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee finished off a three-run ninth inning with a solo homer Friday, rallying the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over St. Louis.

MLB: Houston 5, Cincinnati 3

CINCINNATI, April 24 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman drove in three runs Thursday in the Houston Astros' 5-3 victory against the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 8, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Jerry Owens had five hits and three RBI Saturday afternoon as the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota, 8-3.
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Darin Erstad
Detroit Tigers second baseman Placido Polanco makes a throw to first off a hit by Chicago White Sox's Darin Erstad in the ninth inning at Comerica Park in Detroit on April 22, 2007. Erstad beat the throw for a single. The Tigers defeated the White Sox 6-5 in 12 innings. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Darin Charles Erstad (born June 4, 1974 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is an outfielder/first baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Prior to 2007, he had played with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise (1996-2006) before signing with the Chicago White Sox in 2007. He bats and throws left-handed.

Erstad graduated in 1992 from Jamestown High School in Jamestown, North Dakota. He was a kicker and punter on the school football team, logging a school-record 50-yard field goal. Erstad also played hockey (36 goals and 24 assists in 26 games) and participated in track and field (winning state titles in 110 and 300-meter hurdles).

Erstad played American Legion baseball (Jamestown had no high school baseball team) and hit .492 with 18 home runs and 86 RBI for Jamestown in 1992. He was also 10-2 with a 2.18 ERA as a pitcher, and was named AP North Dakota Athlete of the Year in 1992.

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