MLB: Houston 4, Philadelphia 3

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman had a three-run homer in a four-run first inning Monday and the Houston Astros held on for a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

MLB: St. Louis 4, Houston 1

HOUSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Jim Edmonds and Yadier Molina each had two RBI Sunday as St. Louis beat the Houston Astros, 4-1.

MLB: St. Louis 4, Houston 2

HOUSTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Chris Carpenter earned his major league-leading 20th victory Saturday night as St. Louis beat the Houston Astros, 4-2.

MLB: Houston 3, Cincinnati 1

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman hit a solo home run Thursday night to help Houston beat the Cincinnati Reds, 3-1.

MLB: San Diego 7, Houston 4

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Miguel Olivo drove in three runs as the San Diego Padres defeated the Houston Astros, 7-4, in the finale of a three-game set at PETCO Park.

MLB: San Diego 2, Houston 0

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jake Peavy tossed a four-hit shutout to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros at PETCO Park.

MLB: Houston 6, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI to help Houston to a 6-2 victory over San Diego, beginning a three-game series at Petco Park.

MLB: Houston 6, Washington 3

HOUSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Andy Pettitte pitched eight innings Thursday to win for the seventh time in his last eight decisions as the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals, 6-3.

MLB: Houston 5, N.Y. Mets 2 (fri)

HOUSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Craig Biggio, Lance Berkman and Morgan Ensberg each homered Friday night as Houston beat the New York Mets, 5-2.

MLB: Houston 3, Philadelphia 2

PHILADELPHIA, July 27 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman had two hits and one RBI Wednesday night as Houston beat Philadelphia, 3-2.

MLB: Houston 7, Philadelphia 1

HOUSTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman had back-to-back homers twice Monday to power the Houston Astros to a 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

MLB: Washington 4, Houston 2

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Tony Armas Jr. pitched five-plus innings of no-hit ball and Carlos Baerga cracked a three-run double as the Washington Nationals beat Houston, 4-2.

MLB: Houston 8, Pittsburgh 0

PITTSBURGH, July 20 (UPI) -- Houston's Mike Lamb and Lance Berkman each hit home runs and the Astros completed a four-game sweep of the Pirates with an 8-0 victory Wednesday at Pittsburgh.

MLB: Houston 6, Pittsburgh 4 (2nd game)

PITTSBURGH, July 19 (UPI) -- Eric Bruntlett had three RBI and Lance Berkman a two-run homer Tuesday as the Houston Astros swept a twin bill by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4.

MLB: Houston 11, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, July 18 (UPI) -- Brandon Backe gave up one run in six innings Monday as the Houston Astros unleashed a 17-hit attack in an 11-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Lance Berkman
Houston Astros slugger Lance Berkman walks back to the dugout after striking out in the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 11, 2009. St. Louis won the game 11-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

William Lance Berkman (born February 10, 1976) is an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. He stands at six feet, one inch, and weighs 220 pounds (100 kg). Berkman has spent various seasons of his career as a regular at all three outfield positions. He has played with the Houston Astros, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.

Berkman was born in Waco, Texas. He graduated from Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas in 1994.

He then attended Rice University playing on the Owls baseball team, where he was named the 1997 National College Player of the Year, playing for the legendary Wayne Graham, as well as named a first team All-America by Collegiate Baseball Magazine, Baseball America and The Sporting News. He was invited to visit the White House and dine with President Clinton along with the rest of the Baseball America honorees.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Lance Berkman."
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