MLB: Houston 4, Arizona 2

HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer with nobody out in the ninth inning Wednesday, bringing Houston a 4-2 decision over Arizona.

MLB: Houston 2, Atlanta 1

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada's two-run single with one out in the ninth inning Wednesday gave the Houston Astros a dramatic 2-1 decision over Atlanta.

MLB: Houston 4, San Francisco 3

HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Kazuo Matsui hit a two-run homer Monday to pace the Houston Astros to a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

MLB: Houston 8, Cincinnati 3

CINCINNATI, April 28 (UPI) -- Kazuo Matsui was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs Tuesday to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: Houston 4, Tampa Bay 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 20 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee staked Houston to an early lead with a two-run double Friday and the Astros held off a late comeback bid to nip Tampa Bay 4-3.

MLB: Houston 6, San Francisco 3

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada singled in the go-ahead run in seventh Wednesday and Brad Ausmus added a two-run homer, giving Houston a 6-3 win over San Francisco.

MLB: Houston 4, Washington 3

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee singled in Kazuo Matsui from third with one out in the ninth Wednesday, giving Houston a 4-3 decision over Washington.

MLB: Houston 7, Milwaukee 4

HOUSTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada, Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee hit consecutive homers in a four-run sixth Friday, boosting the Houston Astros past Milwaukee 7-4.

MLB: Houston 11, San Diego 7

HOUSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada had four hits, two RBI and two runs Tuesday, helping the Houston Astros to an 11-7 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Astros sign free-agent Kazuo Matsui

HOUSTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Free-agent infielder Kazuo Matsui has signed a three-year contract with the Houston Astros.

MLB: Colorado 2, LA Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Josh Fogg and three relievers combined on an eight-hit shutout Wednesday as Colorado won a franchise-record 10th straight game -- 2-0 over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Colorado 3, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ubaldo Jimenez teamed with three relievers to throw a three-hitter Wednesday, giving Colorado a 3-0 win over San Diego.

MLB: Colorado 6, N.Y. Yankees 1

DENVER, June 20 (UPI) -- Jeff Francis got the best of Andy Pettitte Wednesday in carrying Colorado to a 6-1 decision over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Arizona 7, Colorado 6

PHOENIX, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Chris Snyder's sacrifice fly in the 16th inning propelled Arizona to a 7-6 win over Colorado in the second of a three-game set at Chase Field in Phoenix.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 5

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Jose Reyes hit two doubles and a single and scored two runs Saturday to help the New York Mets edge Atlanta, 6-5, for their fourth straight win.
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Kazuo Matsui
Houston Astros' Kazuo Matsui stands on first base after hitting a single during the third inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 29, 2009. UPI/Brian Kersey

Kazuo "Kaz" Matsui (松井 稼頭央, Matsui Kazuo?) (born October 23, 1975 in Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese Major League Baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros. Matsui is a switch-hitter. Matsui is not related to Hideki Matsui, the designated hitter for the New York Yankees.

Matsui signed with the New York Mets on December 17, 2003, becoming the first Japanese infielder to sign with an MLB team.

Matsui graduated from the PL Academy Senior High School in Osaka, a school nationally renowned for its baseball program. The only appearance Matsui made at the National High School Baseball Championship Tournament was in his second year at PL Academy. Though Matsui was considered to be the PL Academy's ace starting pitcher, injuries limited him to playing only in the quarter-final game, where he allowed two runs during 2 2/3 innings.

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