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Friday, September 23, 2005, 2:22PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 38,622, Time of Game: 2:51
Astros
4
84-70
 Lost 1 
2nd, 11½ GB
at Cubs
5
76-78
 Won 2 
4th, 19½ GB
W: Glendon Rusch (8-8)
L: Wandy Rodriguez (10-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   0  3  0   0  0  0    4 11  2
Cubs            3  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  X    5 10  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willy Taveras CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .290 .325 .341 .666 24 19 -0.266 2.09 0.000 -0.266 -1.8 1 0
Craig Biggio 2B 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .264 .327 .458 .785 17 12 0.208 1.35 0.268 -0.060 2.1 0 3 HR,2B
Morgan Ensberg 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .278 .385 .560 .945 27 17 -0.177 1.63 0.012 -0.189 -0.9 1 1
Lance Berkman 1B 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .299 .414 .517 .931 23 13 -0.024 1.41 0.082 -0.106 0.4 10 2
Jason Lane RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .265 .311 .495 .806 16 9 0.255 1.53 0.280 -0.024 1.3 2 0 2B
   Charles Gipson PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .273 .523 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Lamb PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234 .279 .414 .693 5 3 -0.114 3.95 0.000 -0.114 -0.3
Chris Burke LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .240 .301 .361 .662 13 8 0.202 1.74 0.234 -0.032 1.5 1 0
Adam Everett SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .291 .372 .663 14 10 -0.267 2.19 0.000 -0.267 -2.1 3 2 SH,GDP
Raul Chavez C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .173 .204 .265 .469 15 9 -0.016 1.03 0.033 -0.049 0.0 4 0 SB
   Jeff Bagwell PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .374 .398 .772 4 1 0.014 3.55 0.014 0.000 0.2 HBP
   Brad Ausmus C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .355 .342 .697 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Wandy Rodriguez P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .158 .200 .158 .358 5 3 -0.053 1.76 0.000 -0.053 -0.6 1 1
   Luke Scott PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .169 .256 .247 .503 2 2 0.030 0.68 0.030 0.000 0.4
   Scott Strickland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .338 .423 .761 3 2 -0.026 1.04 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Burns P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jose Vizcaino PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246 .300 .339 .639 5 3 -0.171 5.73 0.000 -0.171 -0.8
   Mike Gallo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 11 3 2 10 41 .297 .350 .432 .782 173 111 -0.405 1.78 0.953 -1.357 -0.7 24 10
2B: C Biggio (37, off G Rusch); J Lane (32, off S Williamson).
HR: C Biggio (23, off G Rusch, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: A Everett (8, off S Williamson).
HBP: J Bagwell (1, by S Williamson).
TB: C Biggio 7; J Lane 3; L Berkman 2; M Ensberg; L Scott; R Chavez; C Burke.
GIDP: A Everett (5).
RBI: C Biggio 2 (64); L Berkman (76).
2-out RBI: L Berkman.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: M Ensberg (14); A Everett (12).
Baserunning
SB: R Chavez (1, 2nd base off G Rusch/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
Neifi Perez SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .278 .303 .391 .693 19 12 -0.051 0.57 0.013 -0.064 -0.5 1 2
Todd Walker 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .305 .355 .475 .830 3 2 0.024 0.62 0.024 0.000 0.3 1 0
   Jose Macias PR-2B 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 .278 .291 .331 .622 9 5 0.011 0.53 0.027 -0.016 0.4 1 3
Derrek Lee 1B 3 2 3 1 1 0 4 .341 .425 .671 1.096 15 6 0.210 0.80 0.210 0.000 2.8 7 1 2·2B
Nomar Garciaparra 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .268 .312 .424 .736 11 7 0.056 1.05 0.117 -0.062 0.6 0 1
Jeromy Burnitz RF 4 1 0 1 0 1 4 .261 .326 .442 .768 21 14 -0.047 0.93 0.019 -0.066 -1.2 4 0
Michael Barrett C 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .348 .484 .831 21 13 0.022 0.72 0.075 -0.053 0.3 10 1 2B
Matt Murton LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .325 .395 .535 .930 13 6 -0.034 0.54 0.005 -0.039 -0.3 1 0 IW
Corey Patterson CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .221 .258 .360 .618 14 10 -0.035 0.55 0.012 -0.047 -0.7 2 0
Glendon Rusch P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .132 .175 .184 .359 7 6 -0.028 0.54 0.000 -0.028 -0.5 0 0
   Geovany Soto PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 2 -0.023 0.81 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott Williamson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Roberto Novoa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott McClain PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .214 .231 .445 3 2 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .071 .071 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 10 5 2 4 37 .286 .324 .371 .696 141 85 0.094 0.70 0.502 -0.409 0.8 27 9
2B: D Lee 2 (49, 2 off W Rodriguez); M Barrett (31, off W Rodriguez).
IBB: M Murton (4, by W Rodriguez).
TB: D Lee 5; J Macias 2; M Barrett 2; N Garciaparra 2; C Patterson; T Walker.
RBI: N Garciaparra 2 (25); J Burnitz (85); M Barrett (58); D Lee (104).
2-out RBI: N Garciaparra; D Lee; M Barrett.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Macias-N Perez-D Lee.
E: C Patterson (5).

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
Wandy Rodriguez, L (10-9) 4 8 5 5 2 4 0 5.62 23 92 56 34 11 11 9 8 4 0 28 -0.272 0.76 -2.9
Scott Strickland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.91 4 14 9 5 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.050 0.68 0.5
Russ Springer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.89 4 18 9 6 0 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.049 0.69 0.5
Mike Burns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.10 3 9 5 3 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.046 0.59 0.5
Mike Gallo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.37 3 8 6 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.42 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 2 4 0 5.62 37 141 85 52 13 20 15 16 8 0 28 0 0 -0.094 0.70 -0.8

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
Glendon Rusch, W (8-8) 5 9 4 3 1 3 1 4.62 25 105 69 44 6 19 6 15 5 0 37 -0.065 1.05 -1.4
Michael Wuertz, H (16) 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.02 6 27 17 6 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.179 1.16 1.1
Scott Williamson, H (3) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.08 4 14 6 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.223 2.90 -1.1
Roberto Novoa, H (14) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.22 2 9 7 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.347 6.29 1.6
Ryan Dempster, S (30) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.24 4 18 12 4 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.168 3.83 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 3 2 10 1 3.00 41 173 111 62 19 30 11 17 5 0 37 3 0 0.406 1.78 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: W Rodriguez (2); S Williamson (4).
HBP: S Williamson (2; J Bagwell).
IBB: W Rodriguez (2; M Murton).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Wegner, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Paul Nauert, 3B - Ron Kulpa.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 38,622.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 13mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 4-5 2 123 4,(0-2)  O HOU W. Taveras R. Novoa 18% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino R. Novoa 17% 69% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Burke to 3B; Bagwell to 2B; Vizcaino to 1B
t8 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Lane S. Williamson -14% 60% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
t5 3-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Burke G. Rusch -12% 64% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Berkman Scores/unER; Lane to 3B; Burke to 1B
t9 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Biggio R. Dempster -12% 72% Single to SS (Ground 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' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU W. Taveras G. Rusch 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Rusch 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Ensberg G. Rusch -1% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman G. Rusch 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC N. Perez W. Rodriguez -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC T. Walker W. Rodriguez 2% 55% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez 8% 63% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Walker to 3B
Jose Macias pinch runs for Todd Walker (2B) batting 2nd
b1 0-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  R CHC N. Garciaparra W. Rodriguez 7% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Macias Scores; Lee to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  RO CHC J. Burnitz W. Rodriguez 1% 71% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Lee Scores; Burnitz to 1B
b1 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Barrett W. Rodriguez 1% 72% Wild Pitch; Burnitz to 2B
b1 2-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Barrett W. Rodriguez 7% 79% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Burnitz Scores
b1 3-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Murton W. Rodriguez 0% 80% Intentional Walk
b1 3-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Patterson W. Rodriguez -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 5-6-7
Jose Macias moves from PR to 2B
t2 0-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Lane G. Rusch -3% 74% Walk
t2 0-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Burke G. Rusch 3% 77% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t2 0-3 1 1-- 7,(1-2)  O HOU A. Everett G. Rusch 3% 80% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t2 0-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU R. Chavez G. Rusch -2% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive); Lane to 3B
t2 0-3 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  HOU W. Rodriguez G. Rusch -1% 77% Chavez Steals 2B
t2 0-3 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez G. Rusch 5% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
b2 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC G. Rusch W. Rodriguez -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
b2 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC N. Perez W. Rodriguez 1% 82% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Perez to 1B
b2 3-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC J. Macias W. Rodriguez 2% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive); Perez to 2B
b2 3-0 1 12- 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez 3% 87% Walk; Perez to 3B; Macias to 2B
b2 3-0 1 123 3,(1-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra W. Rodriguez -4% 83% Flyball: RF
b2 3-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz W. Rodriguez -4% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
t3 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU W. Taveras G. Rusch 2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Biggio G. Rusch -8% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 1-3 1 --- 11,(3-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg G. Rusch 2% 75% Flyball: RF
t3 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman G. Rusch -1% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 1-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Lane G. Rusch 2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
b3 3-1 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O CHC M. Barrett W. Rodriguez -2% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 3-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Murton W. Rodriguez -1% 73% Groundout: P-1B
b3 3-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Patterson W. Rodriguez -1% 73% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 6-7-8
t4 1-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Burke G. Rusch -4% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU A. Everett G. Rusch 9% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 1-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU R. Chavez G. Rusch 1% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
b4 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Rusch W. Rodriguez -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC N. Perez W. Rodriguez -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Macias W. Rodriguez 1% 77% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short LF)
b4 3-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez 9% 85% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line); Macias Scores; Lee to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw)
b4 4-1 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R CHC N. Garciaparra W. Rodriguez 5% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Lee Scores
b4 5-1 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz W. Rodriguez -1% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 9-1-2
Luke Scott pinch hits for Wandy Rodriguez (P) batting 9th
t5 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Scott G. Rusch -3% 86% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Short RF)
t5 1-5 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU W. Taveras G. Rusch 3% 89% Popfly: 2B
t5 1-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  R HOU C. Biggio G. Rusch -7% 82% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Deep LF Line); Scott Scores
t5 2-5 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Ensberg G. Rusch 3% 85% Flyball: RF; Biggio to 3B
t5 2-5 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R HOU L. Berkman G. Rusch -7% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Biggio Scores
t5 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Lane G. Rusch -3% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Berkman to 2B
t5 3-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Burke G. Rusch -12% 64% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Berkman Scores/unER; Lane to 3B; Burke to 1B
t5 4-5 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O HOU A. Everett G. Rusch 7% 71% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Scott Strickland facing 6-7-8
Scott Strickland replaces Luke Scott (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Barrett S. Strickland -2% 68% Groundout: P-1B
b5 5-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Murton S. Strickland -2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 5-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC C. Patterson S. Strickland 1% 68% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Geovany Soto pinch hits for Glendon Rusch (P) batting 9th
b5 5-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHC G. Soto S. Strickland -2% 66% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Michael Wuertz facing 8-9-1
Michael Wuertz replaces Geovany Soto (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Chavez M. Wuertz 4% 69% Strikeout Swinging
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Scott Strickland (P) batting 9th
t6 4-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU O. Palmeiro M. Wuertz 3% 72% Flyball: CF
t6 4-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU W. Taveras M. Wuertz 2% 74% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Russ Springer facing 1-2-3
Russ Springer replaces Orlando Palmeiro (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC N. Perez R. Springer -2% 72% Popfly: SS
b6 5-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Macias R. Springer -2% 70% Popfly: SS
b6 5-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee R. Springer 1% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b6 5-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra R. Springer -2% 69% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Michael Wuertz facing 2-3-4
t7 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Wuertz 4% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Wuertz 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Wuertz 2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Mike Burns facing 5-6-7
Mike Burns replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Burnitz M. Burns -2% 77% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b7 5-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Barrett M. Burns -1% 75% Lineout: P
b7 5-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Murton M. Burns -1% 74% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Scott Williamson facing 5-6-7
Scott Williamson replaces Michael Wuertz pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Lane S. Williamson -14% 60% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
t8 4-5 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Burke S. Williamson -8% 52% Wild Pitch; Lane to 3B
t8 4-5 0 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Burke S. Williamson -7% 45% Walk
t8 4-5 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU A. Everett S. Williamson 8% 53% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Burke to 2B
Jeff Bagwell pinch hits for Raul Chavez (C) batting 8th
t8 4-5 1 -23 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Bagwell S. Williamson -1% 52% Hit By Pitch
Roberto Novoa replaces Scott Williamson pitching and batting 9th
Jose Vizcaino pinch hits for Mike Burns (P) batting 9th
Charles Gipson pinch runs for Jason Lane (RF) batting 5th
t8 4-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino R. Novoa 17% 69% Groundout: 1B-C/Forceout at Hm; Burke to 3B; Bagwell to 2B; Vizcaino to 1B
t8 4-5 2 123 4,(0-2)  O HOU W. Taveras R. Novoa 18% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Mike Gallo facing 8-9-1
Mike Gallo replaces Jose Vizcaino (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Brad Ausmus replaces Jeff Bagwell (PH) playing C batting 8th
Charles Gipson moves from PR to RF
b8 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Patterson M. Gallo -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
Scott McClain pinch hits for Roberto Novoa (P) batting 9th
b8 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. McClain M. Gallo -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC N. Perez M. Gallo -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 2-3-4
Ryan Dempster replaces Scott McClain (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Biggio R. Dempster -12% 72% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t9 4-5 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg R. Dempster 11% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Dempster 6% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B; Biggio to 2B
Mike Lamb pinch hits for Charles Gipson (RF) batting 5th
t9 4-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Lamb R. Dempster 11% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.

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