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@BAL
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8
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@CHC
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5
Thursday, May 4, 2000, 1:20PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 30,853, Time of Game: 3:04
Astros
6
11-16
 Won 1 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Cubs
2
12-18
 Lost 1 
5th, 7 GB
W: Scott Elarton (1-0)
L: Ismael Valdez (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  0   0  3  0   0  1  1    6  9  1
Cubs            0  1  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  9  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .277 .806 19 11 0.011 0.62 0.046 -0.035 0.6 1 3 HBP
Roger Cedeno CF 2 1 1 0 3 0 .200 .625 22 10 0.075 0.75 0.111 -0.037 0.0 4 0 CS
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 2 3 1 1 .327 1.075 19 9 0.310 1.50 0.358 -0.048 2.6 9 0 2B,IW
Ken Caminiti 3B 5 1 2 1 0 1 .314 1.051 20 14 -0.038 0.91 0.069 -0.107 0.7 3 4 2B
Lance Berkman LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 .083 .298 25 15 -0.049 0.87 0.029 -0.078 -0.6 2 0
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 .272 .987 15 9 0.008 0.89 0.104 -0.096 -0.3 4 0 HR
Mitch Meluskey C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .216 .798 16 8 -0.047 0.68 0.001 -0.048 -0.3 4 0 IW
Russ Johnson SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 .136 .310 18 10 -0.033 0.75 0.015 -0.048 -0.0 0 1
   Tim Bogar PR-SS 0 0 0 1 0 0 .141 .492 1 1 -0.004 1.07 0.018 -0.022 -0.6 0 1 CS,SF
Scott Elarton P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .800 10 8 -0.002 0.66 0.017 -0.019 -0.0 0 1
   Matt Mieske PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .513 5 3 -0.014 0.60 0.000 -0.014 -0.4
   Mike Maddux P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Julio Lugo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .650 1 1 -0.020 0.64 0.000 -0.020 -0.6
   Jose Cabrera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 6 9 6 7 8 .281 .852 171 99 0.197 0.86 0.768 -0.572 1.1 27 10
2B: J Bagwell (6, off M Guthrie); K Caminiti (5, off F Heredia).
HR: R Hidalgo (8, off I Valdez; 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: T Bogar (4, off F Heredia).
IBB: J Bagwell (1, by F Heredia); M Meluskey (3, by F Heredia).
HBP: C Biggio (3, by M Guthrie).
TB: R Hidalgo 4; J Bagwell 3; K Caminiti 3; C Biggio; R Cedeno; S Elarton; R Johnson.
RBI: J Bagwell 3 (23); T Bogar (9); R Hidalgo (24); K Caminiti (21).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell 3; R Hidalgo; K Caminiti.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Caminiti-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
E: K Caminiti (5).
Baserunning
CS: T Bogar (1, 3rd base by M Guthrie/J Girardi); R Cedeno (2, 3rd base by F Heredia/J Reed).
Pickoffs: R Cedeno (1st base by I Valdez).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eric Young 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .313 .813 18 13 -0.076 0.87 0.023 -0.099 -0.7 2 1 2B
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 0 0 1 2 .343 .932 19 12 -0.029 0.74 0.029 -0.059 -0.3 1 1
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .835 8 6 -0.116 1.08 0.000 -0.116 -1.1 8 2
Sammy Sosa RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .293 .976 9 6 0.129 0.97 0.176 -0.047 1.2 2 0 HR,2B
Henry Rodriguez LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .220 .873 15 8 -0.018 0.85 0.051 -0.069 -0.1 1 0
Shane Andrews 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .230 .877 13 11 -0.103 1.03 0.028 -0.131 -1.1 2 3 GDP
Damon Buford CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .243 .679 20 11 -0.005 1.24 0.066 -0.071 -0.1 2 0
Joe Girardi C 3 1 1 1 0 0 .246 .700 5 3 0.031 0.88 0.083 -0.052 0.5 8 1 HR
   Glenallen Hill PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .646 6 3 -0.105 4.00 0.000 -0.105 -0.8
   Jeff Reed C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .927 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Ismael Valdez P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 4 2 -0.026 0.99 0.000 -0.026 -0.3 1 1
   Mark Guthrie P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 1 -0.019 0.72 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 1
   Jeff Huson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .188 .485 2 1 0.047 1.11 0.047 0.000 0.3
   Felix Heredia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Nieves PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .586 8 5 -0.013 0.49 0.000 -0.013 -0.3
Team Totals 36 2 9 2 2 4 .250 .762 129 82 -0.303 1.02 0.503 -0.807 -2.9 27 11
2B: E Young (12, off S Elarton); S Sosa (7, off S Elarton).
HR: S Sosa (9, off S Elarton; 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); J Girardi (2, off M Maddux; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: S Sosa 6; J Girardi 4; E Young 2; D Buford 2; J Huson; H Rodriguez; S Andrews.
GIDP: S Andrews (1).
RBI: S Sosa (22); J Girardi (8).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
PB: J Reed (1).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott Elarton, W (1-0) 6 4 1 1 2 2 1 5.51 24 73 47 27 9 11 8 12 2 0 60 0.232 0.94 2.3
Mike Maddux, H (2) 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.96 5 17 13 9 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.008 1.30 -0.5
Jose Cabrera, H (2) 0.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.08 5 15 8 6 0 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 -0.048 0.99 -0.3
Billy Wagner, S (4) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.61 4 24 14 7 4 3 1 2 0 0 3 0 0.126 1.20 1.3
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 2 4 2 2.00 38 129 82 49 14 19 13 19 4 0 60 3 0 0.302 1.02 2.9

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ismael Valdez, L (0-1) 4.2 4 4 4 3 3 1 7.71 20 93 56 32 3 21 5 9 3 0 40 0.089 1.11 0.9
Mark Guthrie 2.1 2 0 0 1 4 0 4.02 10 40 24 9 10 5 2 2 2 0 3 3 -0.220 0.83 -1.1
Felix Heredia 2 3 2 2 3 1 0 4.50 11 40 20 15 4 1 3 4 3 0 0 0 -0.066 0.51 -0.9
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 7 8 1 6.00 41 173 100 56 17 27 10 15 8 0 40 3 3 -0.197 0.86 -1.1
Balks: None.
WP: F Heredia (2).
HBP: M Guthrie (1; C Biggio).
IBB: F Heredia 2 (2; M Meluskey, J Bagwell).
Pickoffs: I Valdez (1; R Cedeno, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Mike Fichter, 3B - Dale Scott.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 23mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-1 2 123 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU J. Bagwell M. Guthrie 29% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Elarton Scores; Biggio Scores; Cedeno Scores
b8 2-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  O CHC G. Hill B. Wagner 11% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHC S. Sosa S. Elarton -10% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R HOU R. Hidalgo I. Valdez 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b7 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC J. Girardi M. Maddux -8% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio I. Valdez -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU R. Cedeno I. Valdez 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell I. Valdez -3% 47% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-1)  O HOU K. Caminiti I. Valdez -2% 45% Cedeno Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC E. Young S. Elarton 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez S. Elarton 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Grace S. Elarton 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Caminiti I. Valdez -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman I. Valdez -2% 46% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R HOU R. Hidalgo I. Valdez 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey I. Valdez -1% 55% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHC S. Sosa S. Elarton -10% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b2 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC H. Rodriguez S. Elarton -4% 41% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO CHC S. Andrews S. Elarton 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 1-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Buford S. Elarton -1% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b2 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Girardi S. Elarton 2% 50% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU R. Johnson I. Valdez -3% 47% Popfly: 2B
t3 1-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU S. Elarton I. Valdez -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio I. Valdez -1% 44% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC I. Valdez S. Elarton 3% 47% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b3 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC E. Young S. Elarton 2% 49% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b3 1-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Gutierrez S. Elarton -1% 47% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b3 1-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grace S. Elarton 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 2-3-4
t4 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Cedeno I. Valdez 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell I. Valdez 6% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cedeno to 2B
t4 1-1 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O HOU K. Caminiti I. Valdez -6% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman I. Valdez -5% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Cedeno to 3B
t4 1-1 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo I. Valdez -6% 44% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Sosa S. Elarton -7% 37% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b4 1-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC H. Rodriguez S. Elarton 5% 42% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 1-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Andrews S. Elarton 4% 46% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Buford S. Elarton 4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ismael Valdez facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey I. Valdez -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Johnson I. Valdez -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU S. Elarton I. Valdez 2% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 1-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio I. Valdez 3% 49% Walk; Elarton to 2B
t5 1-1 2 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU R. Cedeno I. Valdez 4% 53% Walk; Elarton to 3B; Biggio to 2B
Mark Guthrie replaces Ismael Valdez pitching and batting 9th
t5 1-1 2 123 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU J. Bagwell M. Guthrie 29% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Elarton Scores; Biggio Scores; Cedeno Scores
t5 4-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Caminiti M. Guthrie -2% 80% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 8-9-1
b5 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Girardi S. Elarton 3% 83% Popfly: 3B
b5 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Guthrie S. Elarton 2% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC E. Young S. Elarton -2% 82% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
b5 1-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Gutierrez S. Elarton -2% 81% Walk
b5 1-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace S. Elarton 5% 86% Foul Flyball: 3B (Deep 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Mark Guthrie facing 5-6-7
t6 4-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Guthrie -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Guthrie -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Meluskey M. Guthrie -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 4-5-6
b6 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Elarton 3% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 1-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC H. Rodriguez S. Elarton 2% 88% Foul Flyball: 3B (Deep 3B)
b6 1-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC S. Andrews S. Elarton 1% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Mark Guthrie facing 8-9-1
t7 4-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Johnson M. Guthrie 1% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Matt Mieske pinch hits for Scott Elarton (P) batting 9th
Tim Bogar pinch runs for Russ Johnson (SS) batting 8th
t7 4-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Mieske M. Guthrie -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-1 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio M. Guthrie 1% 90% Hit By Pitch; Bogar to 2B
t7 4-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Cedeno M. Guthrie -2% 88% Bogar Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Biggio to 2B
t7 4-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Cedeno M. Guthrie 0% 88% Walk
t7 4-1 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Guthrie -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Mike Maddux facing 7-8-9
Mike Maddux replaces Matt Mieske (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Tim Bogar moves from PR to SS
b7 1-4 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O CHC D. Buford M. Maddux 3% 89% Flyball: CF
b7 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC J. Girardi M. Maddux -8% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball)
Jeff Huson pinch hits for Mark Guthrie (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Huson M. Maddux -5% 76% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b7 2-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC E. Young M. Maddux 5% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 2-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez M. Maddux 4% 86% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Felix Heredia facing 4-5-6
Felix Heredia replaces Jeff Huson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU K. Caminiti F. Heredia 2% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 4-2 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman F. Heredia 3% 90% Walk; Caminiti to 2B
t8 4-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  HOU R. Hidalgo F. Heredia 3% 93% Wild Pitch; Caminiti to 3B; Berkman to 2B
t8 4-2 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo F. Heredia -3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Meluskey F. Heredia 0% 91% Intentional Walk
t8 4-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO HOU T. Bogar F. Heredia 2% 93% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Caminiti Scores; Berkman to 3B; Meluskey to 2B
Julio Lugo pinch hits for Mike Maddux (P) batting 9th
t8 5-2 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Lugo F. Heredia -2% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Jose Cabrera facing 3-4-5
Jose Cabrera replaces Julio Lugo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grace J. Cabrera 3% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 2-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Cabrera 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC H. Rodriguez J. Cabrera -1% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
b8 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Andrews J. Cabrera -3% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive); Rodriguez to 2B
b8 2-5 2 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Buford J. Cabrera -5% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive); Rodriguez to 3B; Andrews to 2B
Billy Wagner replaces Jose Cabrera pitching and batting 9th
Glenallen Hill pinch hits for Joe Girardi (C) batting 8th
b8 2-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  O CHC G. Hill B. Wagner 11% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Felix Heredia facing 1-2-3
Jeff Reed replaces Glenallen Hill (PH) playing C batting 8th
t9 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Biggio F. Heredia 1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 5-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Cedeno F. Heredia -1% 96% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 5-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Bagwell F. Heredia 0% 97% Passed Ball; Cedeno to 2B
t9 5-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell F. Heredia 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t9 5-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Caminiti F. Heredia -1% 96% Cedeno Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B); Bagwell to 2B
t9 5-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R HOU K. Caminiti F. Heredia 2% 98% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Bagwell Scores
t9 6-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman F. Heredia -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 9-1-2
Jose Nieves pinch hits for Felix Heredia (P) batting 9th
b9 2-6 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC J. Nieves B. Wagner 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 2-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC E. Young B. Wagner 1% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 2-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez B. Wagner 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cubs 2.

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