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Sunday, August 29, 2004, 1:25PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 39,041, Time of Game: 3:23
Astros
10
67-63
 Won 3 
3rd, 19 GB
at Cubs
3
71-59
 Lost 3 
2nd, 15 GB
L: Matt Clement (9-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Astros          1  2  0   0  2  0   0  5  0   10 16  1
Cubs            1  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    3  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Orlando Palmeiro LF 5 2 2 2 1 0 6 .246 .344 .360 .703 25 14 0.058 0.73 0.128 -0.070 1.3 1 0 2B
Carlos Beltran CF 2 1 1 1 2 0 5 .273 .372 .571 .943 22 8 0.192 0.88 0.199 -0.007 2.2 2 0 2B,2·SB,HBP
   Jason Lane PR-CF 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .239 .326 .410 .736 6 3 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.8 0 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 6 1 3 1 0 0 6 .264 .378 .455 .833 22 14 0.029 0.81 0.095 -0.065 0.6 12 0
Lance Berkman RF 5 2 1 2 0 0 6 .305 .455 .536 .991 15 10 0.061 0.61 0.114 -0.053 1.0 4 0 HR,HBP
Jeff Kent 2B 6 1 3 1 0 2 6 .284 .340 .491 .830 23 15 0.013 0.41 0.039 -0.026 0.9 4 4
Mike Lamb 3B 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 .298 .368 .521 .889 26 17 -0.011 0.60 0.041 -0.052 0.6 1 4
Jose Vizcaino SS 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .287 .324 .383 .707 28 19 -0.075 0.60 0.004 -0.079 -0.1 0 7
Raul Chavez C 4 1 2 0 1 1 5 .190 .239 .230 .469 17 11 0.044 0.53 0.058 -0.014 -0.2 3 0 IW
Carlos Hernandez P 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 5 4 0.032 1.09 0.065 -0.033 0.6 0 0 2·SH
   Chad Harville P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Craig Biggio PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .349 .469 .817 1 1 -0.009 0.33 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Ausmus PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .306 .330 .636 6 4 -0.003 0.10 0.000 -0.003 -0.8
   Dan Wheeler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Gallo 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 41 10 16 10 5 8 50 .390 .479 .512 .991 196 120 0.330 0.65 0.743 -0.412 5.2 27 15
2B: O Palmeiro (4, off M Clement); C Beltran (32, off M Clement).
HR: L Berkman (21, off M Clement, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
SH: C Hernandez 2 (4, 2 off M Clement).
IBB: R Chavez (2, by K Mercker).
HBP: C Beltran (6, by R Dempster); L Berkman (9, by M Remlinger).
TB: L Berkman 4; J Kent 3; J Bagwell 3; O Palmeiro 3; C Beltran 2; M Lamb 2; R Chavez 2; J Vizcaino; C Hernandez.
RBI: L Berkman 2 (79); O Palmeiro 2 (12); C Hernandez (1); M Lamb (42); J Vizcaino (26); J Kent (78); J Bagwell (63); C Beltran (96).
2-out RBI: O Palmeiro 2; C Beltran; C Hernandez.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 8 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Vizcaino-J Kent-J Bagwell; M Lamb-J Bagwell.
E: J Vizcaino (7).
Baserunning
SB: C Beltran 2 (35, 2nd base off M Clement/M Barrett, 3rd base off M Clement/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 1 0 0 5 .290 .342 .479 .821 15 9 -0.045 1.24 0.099 -0.144 -0.4 2 0 HR
Derrek Lee 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 .295 .363 .546 .909 16 8 -0.067 0.81 0.023 -0.090 -0.3 8 0 HBP
Nomar Garciaparra SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .323 .363 .512 .875 19 14 -0.105 0.70 0.000 -0.106 -0.8 1 1 GDP
Moises Alou LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .281 .341 .548 .889 19 12 0.048 0.47 0.078 -0.030 0.5 2 0 HR
Sammy Sosa RF 3 1 2 0 1 1 4 .257 .340 .536 .875 18 10 0.097 0.78 0.120 -0.023 1.2 2 0 2B
Michael Barrett C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .297 .344 .497 .842 11 5 0.078 1.17 0.113 -0.035 0.4 7 1
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .294 .340 .417 .757 12 8 -0.186 1.42 0.000 -0.186 -1.7 5 1 GDP
Ramon Martinez 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .247 .313 .347 .660 14 5 0.003 0.82 0.035 -0.033 -0.3 0 3 HBP
Matt Clement P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .151 .164 .170 .333 4 4 -0.033 1.47 0.022 -0.055 -0.2 0 2
   Kent Mercker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Macias PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .265 .287 .377 .664 3 2 0.041 1.23 0.041 0.000 0.3
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 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
   Todd Wellemeyer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Todd Walker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .272 .350 .475 .825 1 1 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 4 3 40 .235 .350 .441 .791 132 78 -0.170 0.93 0.531 -0.703 -1.8 27 9
2B: S Sosa (18, off C Hernandez).
HR: C Patterson (19, off C Hernandez, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); M Alou (33, off C Hernandez, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: R Martinez (1, by C Hernandez); D Lee (7, by D Wheeler).
TB: M Alou 5; C Patterson 4; S Sosa 3; N Garciaparra; M Clement; J Macias.
GIDP: M Grudzielanek (4); N Garciaparra (7).
RBI: C Patterson (59); M Grudzielanek (17); M Alou (86).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 0 for 7.

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
Carlos Hernandez, W (1-1) 5.2 6 3 3 4 2 2 5.56 27 92 50 30 9 11 10 10 0 0 43 0.003 1.13 -0.3
Chad Harville, H (4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.56 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.076 2.70 0.5
Chad Qualls, H (3) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.68 3 10 8 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.085 1.10 0.5
Dan Wheeler 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.64 7 13 9 6 1 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0.005 0.07 0.8
Mike Gallo 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.14 2 14 9 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.000 0.02 0.2
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 3 2 3.00 40 132 78 52 12 14 19 12 1 0 43 3 0 0.169 0.93 1.8

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, L (9-12) 4.1 7 4 4 3 3 1 3.44 23 84 50 31 6 13 8 9 3 0 33 -0.195 0.93 -1.6
Kent Mercker 1.2 4 1 1 1 1 0 2.42 10 43 28 21 2 5 3 5 2 0 0 0 -0.037 0.52 -0.2
Ryan Dempster 1 2 3 3 0 1 0 4.50 6 22 12 7 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.043 0.61 -1.3
Mike Remlinger 0.2 3 2 2 1 1 0 3.42 7 31 20 16 3 1 1 3 0 0 3 3 -0.056 0.27 -3.4
Todd Wellemeyer 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.20 1 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.001 0.05 0.8
LaTroy Hawkins 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.77 3 10 7 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 16 10 10 5 8 1 10.00 50 196 120 79 14 27 15 20 6 0 33 6 3 -0.330 0.65 -5.2
R Dempster faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Clement (13); K Mercker (4).
HBP: R Dempster (1; C Beltran); C Hernandez (3; R Martinez); M Remlinger (1; L Berkman); D Wheeler (1; D Lee).
IBB: K Mercker (2; R Chavez).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chuck Meriwether, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - CB Bucknor, 3B - Eric Cooper.
Time of Game: 3:23.
Attendance: 39,041.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 65° F, Wind 10mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC M. Grudzielanek C. Hernandez 14% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Barrett to 2B
t2 1-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU O. Palmeiro M. Clement 10% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive); Chavez Scores
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC C. Patterson C. Hernandez -10% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 2-1 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R HOU C. Beltran M. Clement 10% 68% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Palmeiro Scores
t5 3-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R HOU L. Berkman M. Clement 9% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)

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 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro M. Clement -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Beltran M. Clement 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement 2% 52% Beltran Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement 3% 54% Wild Pitch; Beltran to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement 5% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Beltran Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Clement -3% 57% Popfly: 2B
t1 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Kent M. Clement 2% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bagwell to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Lamb M. Clement -4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC C. Patterson C. Hernandez -10% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b1 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Lee C. Hernandez 2% 47% Flyball: RF
b1 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC N. Garciaparra C. Hernandez 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 1-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Alou C. Hernandez -1% 48% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b1 1-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa C. Hernandez 2% 50% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino M. Clement -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Chavez M. Clement 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 1-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Hernandez M. Clement -2% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Chavez to 2B
t2 1-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU O. Palmeiro M. Clement 10% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive); Chavez Scores
t2 2-1 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R HOU C. Beltran M. Clement 10% 68% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Palmeiro Scores
t2 3-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement 0% 69% Beltran Steals 3B
t2 3-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement -3% 66% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 6-7-8
b2 1-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Barrett C. Hernandez -4% 62% Walk
b2 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek C. Hernandez 4% 65% Flyball: RF
b2 1-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC R. Martinez C. Hernandez 3% 68% Flyball: RF
b2 1-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Clement C. Hernandez -2% 66% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Barrett to 2B
b2 1-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC C. Patterson C. Hernandez 5% 71% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 4-5-6
t3 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Clement -2% 69% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t3 3-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Kent M. Clement -1% 68% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Lamb M. Clement 1% 69% Walk
t3 3-1 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino M. Clement -2% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 2-3-4
b3 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Lee C. Hernandez 3% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra C. Hernandez 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Alou C. Hernandez 1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 8-9-1
t4 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Chavez M. Clement 3% 75% Single to 3B/Bunt
t4 3-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Hernandez M. Clement -1% 74% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Chavez to 2B
t4 3-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro M. Clement -3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Beltran M. Clement 1% 72% Walk
t4 3-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement -3% 68% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 5-6-7
b4 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa C. Hernandez -5% 64% Walk
b4 1-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Barrett C. Hernandez -7% 56% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Sosa to 2B
b4 1-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC M. Grudzielanek C. Hernandez 14% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B; Barrett to 2B
b4 1-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Martinez C. Hernandez -1% 69% Walk
b4 1-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Clement C. Hernandez 5% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 4-5-6
t5 3-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R HOU L. Berkman M. Clement 9% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t5 4-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Kent M. Clement -1% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
Kent Mercker replaces Matt Clement pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-1 1 --- 9,(2-2)  HOU M. Lamb K. Mercker 1% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 4-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Vizcaino K. Mercker 1% 84% Wild Pitch; Lamb to 2B
t5 4-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino K. Mercker -2% 82% Flyball: CF
t5 4-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU R. Chavez K. Mercker 0% 83% Intentional Walk
t5 4-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R HOU C. Hernandez K. Mercker 6% 89% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Lamb Scores; Chavez to 3B
t5 5-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O HOU O. Palmeiro K. Mercker -2% 87% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 1-2-3
b5 1-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC C. Patterson C. Hernandez 2% 89% Flyball: CF
b5 1-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee C. Hernandez -2% 87% Walk
b5 1-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO CHC N. Garciaparra C. Hernandez 4% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Kent Mercker facing 2-3-4
t6 5-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Beltran K. Mercker -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 5-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Mercker 1% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t6 5-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Mercker -1% 91% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 5-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Kent K. Mercker 1% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bagwell to 2B
t6 5-1 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Lamb K. Mercker -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Carlos Hernandez facing 4-5-6
b6 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Alou C. Hernandez -7% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 2-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC S. Sosa C. Hernandez -7% 76% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
b6 2-5 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Barrett C. Hernandez 3% 79% Flyball: RF; Sosa to 3B
b6 2-5 1 --3 3,(2-0)  RO CHC M. Grudzielanek C. Hernandez 0% 80% Groundout: SS-1B; Sosa Scores
b6 3-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC R. Martinez C. Hernandez -2% 78% Hit By Pitch
Jose Macias pinch hits for Kent Mercker (P) batting 9th
b6 3-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC J. Macias C. Hernandez -4% 74% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Martinez to 3B
Chad Harville replaces Carlos Hernandez pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Patterson C. Harville 8% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
Ryan Dempster replaces Jose Macias (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino R. Dempster -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t7 5-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Chavez R. Dempster -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
Craig Biggio pinch hits for Chad Harville (P) batting 9th
t7 5-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Dempster -1% 77% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 2-3-4
Chad Qualls replaces Craig Biggio (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee C. Qualls 4% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC N. Garciaparra C. Qualls 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Alou C. Qualls 2% 86% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
t8 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU O. Palmeiro R. Dempster 2% 88% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t8 5-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Beltran R. Dempster 3% 91% Hit By Pitch; Palmeiro to 2B
Jason Lane pinch runs for Carlos Beltran (CF) batting 2nd
t8 5-3 0 12- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Dempster 3% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Palmeiro to 3B; Lane to 2B
Mike Remlinger replaces Ryan Dempster pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 123 2,(0-1)  R HOU L. Berkman M. Remlinger 3% 97% Hit By Pitch; Palmeiro Scores; Lane to 3B; Bagwell to 2B
t8 6-3 0 123 5,(2-2)  R HOU J. Kent M. Remlinger 2% 98% Single to LF (Fly Ball); Lane Scores; Bagwell to 3B; Berkman to 2B
t8 7-3 0 123 3,(1-1)  R HOU M. Lamb M. Remlinger 1% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Bagwell Scores; Berkman to 3B; Kent to 2B
t8 8-3 0 123 4,(1-2)  R HOU J. Vizcaino M. Remlinger 0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Berkman Scores; Kent to 3B; Lamb to 2B
t8 9-3 0 123 6,(0-2)  O HOU R. Chavez M. Remlinger -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Brad Ausmus pinch hits for Chad Qualls (P) batting 9th
t8 9-3 1 123 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Remlinger -0% 99% Flyball: RF
t8 9-3 2 123 5,(3-1)  R HOU O. Palmeiro M. Remlinger 0% 100% Walk; Kent Scores; Lamb to 3B; Vizcaino to 2B
Todd Wellemeyer replaces Mike Remlinger pitching and batting 9th
t8 10-3 2 123 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Lane T. Wellemeyer -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 10, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-10, Astros' Dan Wheeler facing 5-6-7
Dan Wheeler replaces Brad Ausmus (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jason Lane moves from PR to CF
b8 3-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Sosa D. Wheeler -0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 3-10 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Barrett D. Wheeler 0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Barrett to 1B
b8 3-10 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek D. Wheeler 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Grudzielanek to 1B
b8 3-10 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Martinez D. Wheeler 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 10, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 10-3, Cubs' LaTroy Hawkins facing 3-4-5
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Todd Wellemeyer pitching and batting 9th
t9 10-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell L. Hawkins -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 10-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman L. Hawkins -0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 10-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Kent L. Hawkins -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 10, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-10, Astros' Dan Wheeler facing 9-1-2
Todd Walker pinch hits for LaTroy Hawkins (P) batting 9th
b9 3-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Walker D. Wheeler 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-10 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Patterson D. Wheeler 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-10 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Lee D. Wheeler -0% 100% Hit By Pitch
Mike Gallo replaces Dan Wheeler pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-10 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  CHC N. Garciaparra M. Gallo -0% 100% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Lee to 2B
b9 3-10 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Alou M. Gallo 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 10, Cubs 3.

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