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CHW
@ANA
1
5
NYY
@BAL
8
5
CLE
@MIN
8
3
BOS
@OAK
4
2
 
(10)
TOR
@SEA
5
2
DET
@TEX
3
6
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@ATL
4
7
HOU
@CHC
1
7
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@CIN
2
3
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@FLA
6
4
MIL
@PHI
3
4
STL
@PIT
4
3
Thursday, August 14, 2003, 1:20PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 39,769, Time of Game: 3:26
Astros
1
64-57
 Lost 3 
1st
at Cubs
7
63-57
 Won 3 
3rd, ½ GB
W: Matt Clement (10-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  0    1  5  1
Cubs            2  0  0   2  1  0   0  2  X    7  6  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .254 .338 .394 .732 12 10 -0.095 0.77 0.000 -0.095 -1.4 4 0
Orlando Merced RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .241 .291 .390 .681 20 11 -0.039 0.52 0.019 -0.058 -0.0 2 0 2B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .271 .371 .507 .878 22 12 -0.012 0.45 0.034 -0.047 0.3 7 1
Jeff Kent 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .292 .344 .496 .840 16 13 0.046 0.69 0.085 -0.039 0.2 0 2 2B
Lance Berkman LF 4 0 0 0 1 4 5 .287 .402 .521 .923 23 16 -0.050 0.85 0.038 -0.088 -1.4 0 0
Geoff Blum 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .258 .294 .392 .686 11 8 -0.037 1.34 0.039 -0.075 -0.1 0 1
   Gregg Zaun PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .211 .298 .298 .596 3 3 0.019 0.30 0.019 0.000 0.4 2B
   Eric Bruntlett 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .234 .370 .604 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brad Ausmus C 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .220 .292 .282 .574 27 16 -0.021 1.09 0.052 -0.073 -0.5 10 0
Adam Everett SS 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 .236 .296 .370 .666 10 5 0.042 1.20 0.094 -0.053 1.0 1 1 SH
Jared Fernandez P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 2
   Colin Porter PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .240 .269 .240 .509 7 4 -0.048 1.84 0.000 -0.048 -0.6
   Rick White P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Morgan Ensberg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .379 .536 .915 2 1 -0.059 2.25 0.000 -0.059 -0.8
   Dan Miceli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Richard Hidalgo PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .309 .379 .565 .944 3 3 -0.022 0.79 0.000 -0.022 -0.5
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 1 5 1 6 12 41 .147 .275 .235 .510 161 106 -0.301 0.86 0.380 -0.682 -3.7 24 8
2B: J Kent (28, off M Clement); G Zaun (7, off M Guthrie); O Merced (15, off J Borowski).
SH: A Everett (8, off M Clement).
TB: G Zaun 2; O Merced 2; J Kent 2; G Blum; J Bagwell.
RBI: A Everett (33).
2-out RBI: A Everett.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 1 for 13.
Fielding
E: C Biggio (1).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 3 2 1 1 1 0 5 .283 .337 .438 .775 19 14 0.047 0.77 0.074 -0.027 -0.2 5 0 SB,SF
Alex Gonzalez SS 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .230 .287 .410 .696 15 7 0.113 0.46 0.118 -0.005 3.4 1 0 HR,2B
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .295 .383 .577 .960 17 13 -0.007 0.63 0.059 -0.066 -0.1 2 0
Moises Alou LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 .291 .361 .487 .848 16 7 -0.032 0.65 0.014 -0.046 0.2 4 0 HBP,IW
Hee-Seop Choi 1B 4 0 1 2 1 2 5 .229 .362 .443 .805 26 14 0.137 0.75 0.191 -0.054 1.0 1 1 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .270 .317 .433 .750 21 14 -0.061 0.82 0.016 -0.076 -0.4 1 0 HBP
Augie Ojeda 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .105 .000 .105 17 11 -0.008 0.42 0.024 -0.032 -0.7 1 0 HBP
Paul Bako C 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .211 .300 .285 .585 17 9 0.079 0.53 0.097 -0.018 1.7 11 0 CS
Matt Clement P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .156 .156 .200 .356 13 10 -0.069 0.69 0.000 -0.069 -1.8 1 0
   Dave Veres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Guthrie P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Troy O'Leary PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211 .270 .320 .590 5 3 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
   Joe Borowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 7 6 7 8 9 41 .207 .415 .379 .794 166 102 0.198 0.62 0.593 -0.394 2.8 27 1
2B: H Choi (17, off J Fernandez); A Gonzalez (29, off J Fernandez).
HR: A Gonzalez (16, off B Lidge, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: K Lofton (5, off J Fernandez).
IBB: M Alou (6, by J Fernandez).
HBP: A Ojeda (1, by J Fernandez); M Alou (6, by R White); A Ramirez (8, by R White).
TB: A Gonzalez 7; H Choi 2; K Lofton; P Bako.
RBI: A Gonzalez 3 (48); H Choi 2 (28); K Lofton (34); P Bako (11).
2-out RBI: A Gonzalez 3; H Choi 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Fielding
PB: P Bako (3).
E: M Clement 2 (4).
Baserunning
SB: K Lofton (24, 2nd base off J Fernandez/B Ausmus).
CS: P Bako (1, 2nd base by J Fernandez POCS).

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
Jared Fernandez, L (1-2) 4 5 4 4 3 4 0 5.27 21 78 52 30 10 12 5 9 3 0 37 -0.185 1.01 -1.9
Rick White 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 6.66 7 35 19 12 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.021 0.40 -0.5
Dan Miceli 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.27 6 19 13 8 1 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.018 0.11 1.0
Brad Lidge 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 2.74 7 37 20 12 2 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.010 0.03 -1.5
Team Totals 8 6 7 7 8 9 1 7.88 41 169 104 62 15 27 10 12 3 0 37 0 0 -0.198 0.62 -2.8

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
Matt Clement, W (10-10) 5.2 3 1 0 4 8 0 3.93 26 97 62 36 12 14 4 10 3 0 65 0.185 1.06 1.4
Dave Veres, H (2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.52 5 19 12 7 2 3 0 4 0 0 3 0 0.089 0.89 1.3
Mark Guthrie 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.78 2 9 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.005 0.41 -0.2
Kyle Farnsworth 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.00 3 15 11 5 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.030 0.93 0.7
Joe Borowski 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.17 5 21 15 9 0 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 0 6 12 0 0.00 41 161 106 60 18 28 4 19 3 0 65 4 0 0.302 0.86 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: M Clement (11).
HBP: R White 2 (3; M Alou, A Ramirez); J Fernandez (2; A Ojeda).
IBB: J Fernandez (2; M Alou).
Pickoffs: J Fernandez (2; P Bako, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Nelson, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Mike Fichter.
Time of Game: 3:26.
Attendance: 39,769.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 10mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Craig Biggio CF 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Orlando Merced RF 2 Alex Gonzalez SS
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Jeff Kent 2B 4 Moises Alou LF
5 Lance Berkman LF 5 Hee-Seop Choi 1B
6 Geoff Blum 3B 6 Aramis Ramirez 3B
7 Brad Ausmus C 7 Augie Ojeda 2B
8 Adam Everett SS 8 Paul Bako C
9 Jared Fernandez P 9 Matt Clement P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- 9,(3-2)  RR CHC H. Choi J. Fernandez 18% 72% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Lofton Scores; Gonzalez Scores
b4 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R CHC A. Gonzalez J. Fernandez 6% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive); Bako Scores
b4 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC P. Bako J. Fernandez 6% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short LF-CF); Ojeda to 3B
t6 1-5 2 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg D. Veres 6% 95% Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b3 2-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Fernandez 6% 82% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Gonzalez to 3B; Sosa to 2B

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' Matt Clement facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Clement 2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU O. Merced M. Clement 2% 54% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement -1% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Kent M. Clement 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jared Fernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Lofton J. Fernandez 3% 58% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC A. Gonzalez J. Fernandez 2% 61% Lofton Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Gonzalez J. Fernandez 3% 64% Walk
b1 0-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Fernandez -5% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alou J. Fernandez -4% 54% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 12- 9,(3-2)  RR CHC H. Choi J. Fernandez 18% 72% Double to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Lofton Scores; Gonzalez Scores
b1 2-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Fernandez -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman M. Clement -4% 66% Walk
t2 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Clement 4% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Clement 3% 72% Flyball: RF
t2 0-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU A. Everett M. Clement 2% 75% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jared Fernandez facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ojeda J. Fernandez -2% 73% Flyball: RF
b2 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC P. Bako J. Fernandez 2% 75% Walk
b2 2-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Clement J. Fernandez -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 2 1-- 3,(1-2)  O CHC K. Lofton J. Fernandez -2% 71% Bako Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Fernandez M. Clement 3% 74% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Clement 2% 75% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU O. Merced M. Clement 1% 76% Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jared Fernandez facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC K. Lofton J. Fernandez -2% 75% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b3 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Gonzalez J. Fernandez 2% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 2-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Fernandez 6% 82% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Gonzalez to 3B; Sosa to 2B
b3 2-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Alou J. Fernandez 0% 83% Intentional Walk
b3 2-0 1 123 5,(2-2)  O CHC H. Choi J. Fernandez -5% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 123 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Fernandez -5% 73% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement 3% 75% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU J. Kent M. Clement -5% 71% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 0-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Clement 4% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  HOU G. Blum M. Clement -0% 74% Wild Pitch; Kent to 3B
t4 0-2 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Clement 4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Jared Fernandez facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Ojeda J. Fernandez 2% 81% Hit By Pitch
b4 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC P. Bako J. Fernandez 6% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short LF-CF); Ojeda to 3B
b4 2-0 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Clement J. Fernandez -4% 83% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b4 2-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO CHC K. Lofton J. Fernandez 2% 85% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Ojeda Scores
b4 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R CHC A. Gonzalez J. Fernandez 6% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive); Bako Scores
b4 4-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Fernandez -1% 89% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 7-8-9
t5 0-4 0 --- 9,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Clement -3% 86% Walk
t5 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU A. Everett M. Clement -5% 81% Reached on E1 (throw)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Ausmus to 2B; Everett to 1B
Colin Porter pinch hits for Jared Fernandez (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Porter M. Clement 5% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-4 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Clement 4% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O HOU O. Merced M. Clement 3% 93% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Rick White facing 4-5-6
Rick White replaces Colin Porter (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC M. Alou R. White 1% 94% Hit By Pitch
b5 4-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC H. Choi R. White 1% 95% Walk; Alou to 2B
b5 4-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez R. White 2% 97% Hit By Pitch; Alou to 3B; Choi to 2B
b5 4-0 0 123 7,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ojeda R. White -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
b5 4-0 1 123 8,(3-2)  R CHC P. Bako R. White 2% 97% Walk; Alou Scores; Choi to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
b5 5-0 1 123 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Clement R. White -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b5 5-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Lofton R. White -1% 95% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 3-4-5
t6 0-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement -2% 93% Walk
t6 0-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Kent M. Clement -3% 90% Reached on E1 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Front of Home); Bagwell to 2B; Kent to 1B
t6 0-5 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Clement 3% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU G. Blum M. Clement -4% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive); Bagwell to 3B; Kent to 2B
t6 0-5 1 123 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Clement 4% 93% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t6 0-5 2 123 5,(3-1)  R HOU A. Everett M. Clement -4% 89% Walk; Bagwell Scores/unER; Kent to 3B; Blum to 2B
Dave Veres replaces Matt Clement pitching and batting 9th
Morgan Ensberg pinch hits for Rick White (P) batting 9th
t6 1-5 2 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg D. Veres 6% 95% Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Dan Miceli facing 2-3-4
Dan Miceli replaces Morgan Ensberg (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Gonzalez D. Miceli -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B (Short 3B Line)
b6 5-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Miceli -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
b6 5-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alou D. Miceli -0% 94% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Dave Veres facing 1-2-3
t7 1-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Veres 2% 96% Flyball: LF
t7 1-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU O. Merced D. Veres -2% 94% Strikeout Swinging, Passed Ball; Merced to 1B
t7 1-5 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Veres 2% 96% Flyball: LF
t7 1-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Kent D. Veres 1% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Dan Miceli facing 5-6-7
b7 5-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC H. Choi D. Miceli -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b7 5-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez D. Miceli -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Ojeda D. Miceli -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Mark Guthrie facing 5-6-7
Mark Guthrie replaces Dave Veres pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Guthrie 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
Gregg Zaun pinch hits for Geoff Blum (3B) batting 6th
t8 1-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU G. Zaun M. Guthrie -2% 96% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Mark Guthrie pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-5 1 -2- 10,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus K. Farnsworth -2% 94% Walk
t8 1-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU A. Everett K. Farnsworth 3% 97% Flyball: RF; Zaun to 3B
Richard Hidalgo pinch hits for Dan Miceli (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo K. Farnsworth 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 8-9-1
Brad Lidge replaces Richard Hidalgo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Eric Bruntlett replaces Gregg Zaun (PH) playing 3B batting 6th
b8 5-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC P. Bako B. Lidge -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Troy O'Leary pinch hits for Kyle Farnsworth (P) batting 9th
b8 5-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC T. O'Leary B. Lidge -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-1 2 --- 10,(3-2)  CHC K. Lofton B. Lidge 0% 99% Walk
b8 5-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC A. Gonzalez B. Lidge 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Lofton Scores
b8 7-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa B. Lidge 0% 100% Walk
b8 7-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Alou B. Lidge 0% 100% Walk; Sosa to 2B
b8 7-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC H. Choi B. Lidge -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-7, Cubs' Joe Borowski facing 1-2-3
Joe Borowski replaces Troy O'Leary (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Borowski 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 1-7 1 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU O. Merced J. Borowski -0% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t9 1-7 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Borowski -0% 99% Walk
t9 1-7 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Kent J. Borowski 0% 100% Flyball: CF; Merced to 3B
t9 1-7 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman J. Borowski 0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Bagwell to 2B
t9 1-7 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Borowski 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 7.

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