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TEX
@LAA
11
6
SEA
@BAL
4
7
CHW
@DET
8
5
KCR
@MIN
3
4
TBR
@NYY
13
4
CLE
@OAK
3
6
BOS
@TOR
3
6
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@CHC
4
3
PHI
@CIN
8
4
ARI
@COL
8
1
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@FLA
4
5
SFG
@MIL
4
13
LAD
@SDP
7
1
WSN
@STL
4
5
Friday, April 4, 2008, 1:22PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 37,812, Time of Game: 2:26
Astros
4
2-3
 Won 1 
5th, 1½ GB
at Cubs
3
1-3
 Lost 1 
6th, 2 GB
W: Wesley Wright (1-0)
L: Jon Lieber (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  2  0    4  5  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    3  9  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .133 .316 .133 .449 22 14 -0.020 0.65 0.039 -0.059 -0.4 4 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .227 .409 13 11 -0.077 0.77 0.000 -0.077 -0.8 5 0
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .318 .550 .868 10 5 0.035 0.99 0.078 -0.043 0.1 9 2
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .190 .190 .381 .571 10 8 -0.102 1.33 0.016 -0.117 -0.7 1 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .263 .250 .474 .724 19 12 0.271 1.39 0.335 -0.064 1.1 2 3 3B,2B
Ty Wigginton 3B 2 0 0 1 1 1 4 .176 .250 .353 .603 11 6 0.019 1.08 0.057 -0.039 -0.1 1 2 SF
Mark Loretta 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .214 .353 .286 .639 14 7 -0.053 0.83 0.015 -0.068 -0.7 1 3
J.R. Towles C 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .231 .375 .538 .913 11 7 0.235 0.84 0.253 -0.019 1.8 2 0 HR,HBP
Chris Sampson P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 11 10 -0.103 1.31 0.000 -0.103 -1.2 1 0
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 2 -0.007 0.26 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 5 4 3 5 37 .156 .243 .344 .587 126 82 0.198 0.98 0.793 -0.596 -0.9 27 10
2B: M Tejada (2, off R Hill).
3B: M Tejada (1, off J Lieber).
HR: J Towles (1, off R Hill, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: T Wigginton (1, off J Lieber).
HBP: J Towles (1, by R Hill).
TB: M Tejada 5; J Towles 4; L Berkman; C Lee.
RBI: J Towles 2 (3); T Wigginton (2); M Tejada (2).
2-out RBI: J Towles 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-M Loretta-L Berkman.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .059 .111 .059 .170 12 7 -0.133 1.28 0.000 -0.133 -1.0 2 2
Ryan Theriot SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .278 .500 11 10 -0.063 1.00 0.027 -0.090 -0.6 1 0
Derrek Lee 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .444 .667 11 9 -0.014 1.01 0.051 -0.065 -0.2 13 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .154 .313 .385 .697 15 9 -0.107 1.67 0.047 -0.154 -0.8 0 4
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kosuke Fukudome RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .625 .917 1.542 10 7 0.019 1.41 0.093 -0.074 0.2 1 0
Mark DeRosa 2B-3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .333 .429 .667 1.095 13 8 -0.015 1.66 0.090 -0.104 0.2 1 2 HR,GDP
Geovany Soto C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .167 .313 .417 .729 11 7 0.159 2.12 0.288 -0.129 0.9 5 1
Felix Pie CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .250 .200 .450 14 10 -0.149 1.39 0.000 -0.149 -0.8 4 0
Rich Hill P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 3 -0.013 0.48 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
   Reed Johnson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 3 2 0.061 0.99 0.061 0.000 0.4 2B
   Jon Lieber P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ronny Cedeno PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Daryle Ward PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 3 2 -0.047 1.78 0.000 -0.047 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 0 2 35 .257 .257 .371 .629 108 74 -0.302 1.41 0.657 -0.958 -1.9 27 10
2B: R Johnson (1, off C Sampson).
HR: M DeRosa (1, off J Valverde, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: M DeRosa 5; R Johnson 2; K Fukudome 2; D Lee; G Soto; A Ramirez; R Theriot.
GIDP: M DeRosa (2).
RBI: G Soto 2 (4); M DeRosa (2).
2-out RBI: G Soto 2.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
E: M DeRosa (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
Chris Sampson 6.2 6 2 2 0 1 0 2.70 25 71 49 35 5 9 13 11 3 0 55 0.060 1.25 1.6
Wesley Wright, W (1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 7 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.043 1.49 0.2
Doug Brocail, H (1) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 5 18 12 8 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.096 1.73 0.5
Jose Valverde, S (1) 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 6.00 4 12 8 5 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.101 1.98 -0.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 0 2 1 3.00 35 108 74 52 5 17 16 17 4 0 55 1 0 0.300 1.41 1.9

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
Rich Hill 6 4 2 2 3 4 1 3.00 26 88 53 34 4 15 8 10 2 0 57 0.064 0.97 1.3
Jon Lieber, L (0-1) 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.00 8 24 20 12 6 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 -0.284 1.31 -0.9
Michael Wuertz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 14 9 5 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.020 0.26 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 4 2 3 5 1 2.00 37 126 82 51 13 18 15 13 2 0 57 0 0 -0.200 0.98 0.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Hill (1; J Towles).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Reliford, 1B - Kerwin Danley, 2B - Brian Runge, 3B - Chris Guccione.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 37,812.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 43° F, Wind 10mph in from Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Michael Bourn CF 1 Alfonso Soriano LF
2 Hunter Pence RF 2 Ryan Theriot SS
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Aramis Ramirez 3B
5 Miguel Tejada SS 5 Kosuke Fukudome RF
6 Ty Wigginton 3B 6 Mark DeRosa 2B
7 Mark Loretta 2B 7 Geovany Soto C
8 J.R. Towles C 8 Felix Pie CF
9 Chris Sampson P 9 Rich Hill P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Tejada J. Lieber 29% 79% Triple to LF (Ground Ball); Berkman Scores/unER
b7 0-2 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR CHC G. Soto C. Sampson -29% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ramirez Scores; Fukudome Scores
t4 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR HOU J. Towles R. Hill 22% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Loretta Scores
b8 2-4 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez D. Brocail 10% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Sampson R. Hill -8% 45% Strikeout Swinging

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' Rich Hill facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Hill -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence R. Hill -2% 46% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Hill -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano C. Sampson 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot C. Sampson 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee C. Sampson 1% 50% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee R. Hill -2% 48% Popfly: 2B
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Tejada R. Hill 4% 52% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU T. Wigginton R. Hill 2% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Loretta R. Hill -5% 49% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t2 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Towles R. Hill 3% 52% Hit By Pitch; Tejada to 3B; Wigginton to 2B
t2 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Sampson R. Hill -8% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez C. Sampson 2% 47% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Fukudome C. Sampson -3% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC M. DeRosa C. Sampson 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn R. Hill 4% 54% Walk
t3 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Hill -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Hill -3% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee R. Hill -3% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Soto C. Sampson 3% 47% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC F. Pie C. Sampson 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Hill C. Sampson 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 5-6-7
t4 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Hill -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton R. Hill -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Loretta R. Hill 2% 47% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR HOU J. Towles R. Hill 22% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Loretta Scores
t4 2-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU C. Sampson R. Hill -1% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Soriano C. Sampson 3% 71% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Theriot C. Sampson 2% 73% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Lee C. Sampson 1% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 1-2-3
t5 2-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Hill -2% 72% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Hill -1% 71% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Berkman R. Hill 1% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Lee R. Hill 2% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive); Berkman to 2B
t5 2-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Hill -4% 70% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 4-5-6
b5 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez C. Sampson 3% 73% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
b5 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome C. Sampson 2% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 0-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. DeRosa C. Sampson -2% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 0-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto C. Sampson 3% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 6-7-8
t6 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Wigginton R. Hill -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Loretta R. Hill -1% 74% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Towles R. Hill -1% 73% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 8-9-1
b6 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC F. Pie C. Sampson 4% 77% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
Reed Johnson pinch hits for Rich Hill (P) batting 9th
b6 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Johnson C. Sampson -6% 70% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b6 0-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Soriano C. Sampson 5% 75% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Johnson to 3B
b6 0-2 2 --3 4,(0-2)  O CHC R. Theriot C. Sampson 5% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 9-1-2
Jon Lieber replaces Reed Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Sampson J. Lieber -2% 79% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t7 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Lieber -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Lieber -1% 77% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 3-4-5
b7 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Lee C. Sampson 4% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez C. Sampson -5% 76% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b7 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC K. Fukudome C. Sampson -7% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Ramirez to 2B
b7 0-2 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. DeRosa C. Sampson 5% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Ramirez to 3B; Fukudome to 2B
b7 0-2 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR CHC G. Soto C. Sampson -29% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ramirez Scores; Fukudome Scores
Wesley Wright replaces Chris Sampson pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-2 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC F. Pie W. Wright 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 3-4-5
t8 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman J. Lieber 7% 57% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
t8 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Lieber -7% 50% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t8 2-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Tejada J. Lieber 29% 79% Triple to LF (Ground Ball); Berkman Scores/unER
t8 3-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO HOU T. Wigginton J. Lieber 4% 83% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Tejada Scores/unER
t8 4-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Lieber -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 9-1-2
Doug Brocail replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Ronny Cedeno batting 9th
Ronny Cedeno pinch hits for Jon Lieber (P) batting 9th
b8 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Ward D. Brocail 5% 87% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b8 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Soriano D. Brocail 3% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b8 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC R. Theriot D. Brocail -3% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b8 2-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC D. Lee D. Brocail -5% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Theriot to 3B
b8 2-4 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez D. Brocail 10% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Michael Wuertz facing 8-9-1
Michael Wuertz replaces Aramis Ramirez (3B) pitching and batting 4th
Alfonso Soriano moves from LF to 2B
Mark DeRosa moves from 2B to 3B
Daryle Ward moves from PH to LF
t9 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Towles M. Wuertz -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Doug Brocail (P) batting 9th
t9 4-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU D. Erstad M. Wuertz -1% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 4-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn M. Wuertz -0% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 5-6-7
Jose Valverde replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Valverde 5% 95% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
b9 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC M. DeRosa J. Valverde -7% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b9 3-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC G. Soto J. Valverde 7% 95% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b9 3-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC F. Pie J. Valverde 5% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 3.

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