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4
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6
4
Saturday, August 28, 2004, 3:02PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 39,081, Time of Game: 3:19
Astros
7
66-63
 Won 2 
3rd, 19 GB
at Cubs
6
71-58
 Lost 2 
2nd, 14 GB
W: Roger Clemens (14-4)
L: Carlos Zambrano (12-8)
S: Brad Lidge (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  4  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    7 10  1
Cubs            0  0  2   0  0  3   0  1  0    6 11  3

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 LF 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .284 .349 .469 .819 20 9 -0.013 0.65 0.036 -0.049 0.1 2 0 SB
Carlos Beltran CF 2 3 1 0 3 0 5 .272 .368 .569 .937 20 6 0.047 0.77 0.064 -0.017 0.7 2 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 5 0 3 2 0 0 5 .261 .377 .454 .831 21 12 0.335 1.09 0.353 -0.019 4.6 8 0 2B
Lance Berkman RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .307 .456 .533 .989 25 16 -0.082 0.76 0.008 -0.090 -1.2 2 0
Jeff Kent 2B 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 .281 .338 .491 .828 29 13 0.012 0.63 0.055 -0.043 1.0 0 6
   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
Mike Lamb 3B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .293 .362 .522 .884 23 13 -0.003 0.63 0.056 -0.059 -1.2 1 0 2B
Jose Vizcaino SS-2B 5 0 1 1 0 3 5 .289 .326 .387 .713 18 11 -0.030 0.61 0.020 -0.050 -0.8 4 2
Brad Ausmus C 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .251 .307 .331 .638 15 11 0.016 0.53 0.068 -0.051 0.0 8 0 2B,CS
Roger Clemens P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .224 .182 .406 9 7 -0.046 0.61 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 0 0
   Jason Lane PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .328 .414 .742 1 1 -0.012 0.83 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 SH
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eric Bruntlett SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .333 .514 .848 6 3 -0.010 0.38 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 10 3 8 8 45 .278 .409 .361 .770 187 102 0.214 0.69 0.660 -0.446 2.2 27 9
2B: J Bagwell (24, off C Zambrano); M Lamb (9, off C Zambrano); B Ausmus (13, off C Zambrano).
SH: J Lane (1, off G Rusch).
TB: B Ausmus 4; J Bagwell 4; M Lamb 2; C Beltran; J Vizcaino; C Biggio.
RBI: J Bagwell 2 (62); J Vizcaino (25).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
E: J Vizcaino (6).
Baserunning
SB: C Biggio (6, 2nd base off C Zambrano/M Barrett).
CS: B Ausmus (2, 2nd base by M Remlinger/M Barrett).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Corey Patterson CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .291 .343 .476 .819 14 9 -0.163 1.88 0.043 -0.207 -0.6 2 0
Derrek Lee 1B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .296 .363 .549 .912 22 14 -0.041 1.84 0.075 -0.116 -0.8 4 4
Todd Walker 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .273 .351 .476 .827 20 14 -0.168 2.22 0.081 -0.249 0.1 4 3
Moises Alou LF 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 .280 .341 .543 .884 20 12 -0.071 1.38 0.046 -0.117 0.1 2 1 SF
Sammy Sosa RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .254 .336 .532 .868 25 19 -0.101 1.25 0.041 -0.142 -0.2 2 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .317 .364 .577 .941 12 9 0.075 1.13 0.121 -0.045 1.3 0 0
   Mike Remlinger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Grudzielanek PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .301 .347 .426 .774 4 0 0.053 1.88 0.053 0.000 0.1
Michael Barrett C 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .300 .345 .501 .847 20 14 0.035 1.81 0.176 -0.141 0.9 8 2 2B
Ramon Martinez SS-3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .249 .310 .349 .660 14 7 -0.007 1.96 0.091 -0.098 -0.4 3 3
Carlos Zambrano P 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .220 .230 .237 .467 11 6 0.002 0.71 0.026 -0.024 0.1 2 0
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Macias PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .260 .282 .373 .655 4 3 -0.020 2.36 0.000 -0.020 0.0
   Glendon Rusch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250 .375 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Nomar Garciaparra PH-SS 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .325 .366 .519 .885 2 1 0.121 3.91 0.121 0.000 0.7 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 11 6 4 8 43 .289 .349 .316 .665 168 108 -0.285 1.72 0.874 -1.159 1.2 27 14
2B: M Barrett (25, off C Qualls).
SF: M Alou (5, off R Clemens).
TB: A Ramirez 3; M Barrett 3; N Garciaparra; T Walker; S Sosa; C Patterson; M Alou; R Martinez.
RBI: J Macias (15); A Ramirez (85); T Walker (41); N Garciaparra (37); M Alou (85); R Martinez (30).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
E: C Zambrano (1); M Barrett (6); A Ramirez (9).
Outfield Assists: M Alou (J Vizcaino at 2nd base).

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
Roger Clemens, W (14-4) 6 8 5 5 1 5 0 3.08 28 106 74 46 10 18 13 9 4 0 40 -0.012 1.09 -1.8
Russ Springer, H (1) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 13 6 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.085 1.17 0.5
Chad Qualls, H (2) 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 6.17 4 12 7 5 0 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 -0.241 2.32 -1.4
Brad Lidge, S (18) 1.2 0 0 0 2 3 0 2.03 7 37 21 11 7 3 0 2 1 0 2 0 0.454 4.20 1.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 6 4 8 0 6.00 43 168 108 66 17 25 15 16 8 0 40 2 0 0.286 1.72 -1.2

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
Carlos Zambrano, L (12-8) 5.2 7 7 3 6 4 0 2.94 30 125 69 41 5 23 8 12 7 0 33 -0.296 0.70 -3.3
Ryan Dempster 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.29 3 17 7 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 -0.028 0.64 -0.5
Glendon Rusch 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 3.75 9 32 18 11 3 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.068 0.70 1.1
Mike Remlinger 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.81 3 13 8 2 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.041 0.63 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 7 3 8 8 0 3.00 45 187 102 58 12 32 12 17 9 0 33 2 1 -0.215 0.69 -2.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Cooper, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - CB Bucknor.
Time of Game: 3:19.
Attendance: 39,081.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 14mph in from Centerfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Craig Biggio LF 1 Corey Patterson CF
2 Carlos Beltran CF 2 Derrek Lee 1B
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Todd Walker 2B
4 Lance Berkman RF 4 Moises Alou LF
5 Jeff Kent 2B 5 Sammy Sosa RF
6 Mike Lamb 3B 6 Aramis Ramirez 3B
7 Jose Vizcaino SS 7 Michael Barrett C
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Ramon Martinez SS
9 Roger Clemens P 9 Carlos Zambrano P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 6-7 2 123 6,(1-2)  O CHC T. Walker B. Lidge 20% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 2 123 8,(3-2)  RRR HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano 17% 88% Reached on E1 (catch) (Ground Ball to 1B); Ausmus Scores/No RBI/unER; Biggio Scores/No RBI/Adv on E2/unER; Beltran Scores/No RBI/unER; Bagwell to 2B
b8 5-7 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R CHC N. Garciaparra C. Qualls -12% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Barrett Scores; Martinez to 2B
b8 6-7 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. Patterson B. Lidge 12% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano 11% 61% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Beltran Scores

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' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Beltran C. Zambrano 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano 11% 61% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Beltran Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -3% 58% Strikeout Looking
t1 1-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Kent C. Zambrano -3% 55% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC C. Patterson R. Clemens 2% 57% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee R. Clemens 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC T. Walker R. Clemens 1% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano 6% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t2 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  RO HOU J. Vizcaino C. Zambrano 2% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Lamb Scores; Vizcaino out at 2B/LF-C-2B
t2 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano 3% 71% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t2 2-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Clemens C. Zambrano -2% 69% Groundout: 1B-P; Ausmus to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 1% 69% Walk
t2 2-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Beltran C. Zambrano 2% 71% Walk; Biggio to 2B
t2 2-0 2 123 8,(3-2)  RRR HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano 17% 88% Reached on E1 (catch) (Ground Ball to 1B); Ausmus Scores/No RBI/unER; Biggio Scores/No RBI/Adv on E2/unER; Beltran Scores/No RBI/unER; Bagwell to 2B
t2 5-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -1% 87% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 4-5-6
b2 0-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alou R. Clemens 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Clemens 1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-5 2 --- 4,(0-2)  CHC A. Ramirez R. Clemens -1% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Barrett R. Clemens -1% 87% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Ramirez to 2B; Barrett to 1B
b2 0-5 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O CHC R. Martinez R. Clemens 3% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 5-6-7
t3 5-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Kent C. Zambrano 1% 91% Walk
t3 5-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano -1% 90% Flyball: CF
t3 5-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino C. Zambrano -1% 89% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Vizcaino to 1B
t3 5-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano -1% 89% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 9-1-2
b3 0-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC C. Zambrano R. Clemens -3% 86% Walk
b3 0-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC C. Patterson R. Clemens -4% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Zambrano to 2B
b3 0-5 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Lee R. Clemens 4% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-5 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R CHC T. Walker R. Clemens -8% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Zambrano Scores; Patterson to 3B
b3 1-5 1 1-3 6,(1-2)  RO CHC M. Alou R. Clemens 1% 79% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Patterson Scores
b3 2-5 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Clemens 2% 81% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 9-1-2
t4 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Clemens C. Zambrano -1% 80% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 1% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 5-2 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O HOU C. Beltran C. Zambrano -2% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Beltran to 1B
t4 5-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano 2% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive); Beltran to 3B
t4 5-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -3% 78% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
b4 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC A. Ramirez R. Clemens -4% 74% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
b4 2-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Barrett R. Clemens 4% 78% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Barrett to 1B
b4 2-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC R. Martinez R. Clemens 3% 81% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b4 2-5 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano R. Clemens 2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 5-6-7
t5 5-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Kent C. Zambrano -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano -1% 81% Flyball: LF
t5 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino C. Zambrano -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
b5 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Patterson R. Clemens 3% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee R. Clemens 2% 85% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Walker R. Clemens 1% 86% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 8-9-1
t6 5-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano -1% 85% Lineout: RF
t6 5-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Clemens C. Zambrano -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 5-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 1% 85% Walk
t6 5-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Beltran C. Zambrano 1% 85% Biggio Steals 2B
t6 5-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Beltran C. Zambrano 0% 86% Walk
t6 5-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano 6% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores; Beltran to 2B
Ryan Dempster replaces Carlos Zambrano pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman R. Dempster 1% 92% Walk; Beltran to 3B; Bagwell to 2B
t6 6-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  R HOU J. Kent R. Dempster 3% 95% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Beltran Scores/unER/No RBI; Bagwell to 3B; Berkman to 2B; Kent to 1B
t6 7-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Lamb R. Dempster -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-7, Astros' Roger Clemens facing 4-5-6
b6 2-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Alou R. Clemens -2% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 2-7 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC S. Sosa R. Clemens -4% 88% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Alou to 2B
b6 2-7 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Ramirez R. Clemens -7% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Alou Scores; Sosa to 2B
b6 3-7 0 12- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Barrett R. Clemens -9% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sosa to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
b6 3-7 0 123 1,(0-0)  RO CHC R. Martinez R. Clemens 4% 76% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Sosa Scores; Ramirez to 3B; Martinez to 1B
Jose Macias pinch hits for Ryan Dempster (P) batting 9th
b6 4-7 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO CHC J. Macias R. Clemens 2% 78% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Ramirez Scores; Macias to 1B
b6 5-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Patterson R. Clemens 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 7-8-9
Glendon Rusch replaces Jose Macias (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino G. Rusch -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Ausmus G. Rusch 2% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
Jason Lane pinch hits for Roger Clemens (P) batting 9th
t7 7-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Lane G. Rusch -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Ausmus to 2B
t7 7-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Rusch -3% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-7, Astros' Russ Springer facing 2-3-4
Russ Springer replaces Jason Lane (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Lee R. Springer 4% 81% Flyball: CF
b7 5-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC T. Walker R. Springer 3% 84% Groundout: P-1B
b7 5-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Alou R. Springer -2% 82% Walk
b7 5-7 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Springer 4% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 2-3-4
t8 7-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU C. Beltran G. Rusch 2% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 7-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Rusch -2% 86% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bagwell to 1B
t8 7-5 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman G. Rusch -2% 84% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t8 7-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Kent G. Rusch 1% 85% Walk; Bagwell to 2B
t8 7-5 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Lamb G. Rusch -3% 83% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-7, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 6-7-8
Chad Qualls replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez C. Qualls 5% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-7 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC M. Barrett C. Qualls -7% 80% Double to SS (Line Drive to Short LF)
b8 5-7 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Martinez C. Qualls -9% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive); Barrett to 3B
Nomar Garciaparra pinch hits for Glendon Rusch (P) batting 9th
b8 5-7 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R CHC N. Garciaparra C. Qualls -12% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Barrett Scores; Martinez to 2B
Brad Lidge replaces Jeff Kent (2B) pitching and batting 5th
Jose Vizcaino moves from SS to 2B
Eric Bruntlett replaces Chad Qualls (P) playing SS batting 9th
b8 6-7 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. Patterson B. Lidge 12% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b8 6-7 2 12- 7,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee B. Lidge -8% 63% Walk; Martinez to 3B; Garciaparra to 2B
b8 6-7 2 123 6,(1-2)  O CHC T. Walker B. Lidge 20% 83% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-6, Cubs' Mike Remlinger facing 7-8-9
Mike Remlinger replaces Aramis Ramirez (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Ramon Martinez moves from SS to 3B
Nomar Garciaparra moves from PH to SS
t9 7-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino M. Remlinger -2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Remlinger 2% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 7-6 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU E. Bruntlett M. Remlinger -3% 80% Ausmus Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B-1B)
t9 7-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett M. Remlinger -1% 79% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-7, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 4-5-6
b9 6-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Alou B. Lidge 9% 88% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b9 6-7 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Lidge 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Mark Grudzielanek pinch hits for Mike Remlinger (P) batting 6th
b9 6-7 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Grudzielanek B. Lidge -5% 90% Walk
b9 6-7 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Barrett B. Lidge 10% 100% Foul Lineout: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 6.

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