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Saturday, April 5, 2008, 12:05PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 40,707, Time of Game: 2:53
Astros
7
2-4
 Lost 1 
6th, 2½ GB
at Cubs
9
2-3
 Won 1 
4th, 2 GB
W: Kevin Hart (1-0)
L: Roy Oswalt (0-2)
S: Kerry Wood (2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  1  0   1  0  2   0  2  0    7 12  1
Cubs            0  1  1   0  0  1   5  1  X    9 14  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 .200 .633 19 13 0.017 0.83 0.079 -0.062 0.4 4 1 3B,SB
Hunter Pence RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 .185 .407 19 12 0.070 0.99 0.130 -0.060 0.7 1 0 SB
Lance Berkman 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .792 7 3 -0.072 0.96 0.000 -0.072 -0.9 4 1 GDP
   Darin Erstad 1B 2 2 2 1 0 0 .400 1.000 14 9 0.141 1.10 0.141 0.000 1.4 8 0 2B
Carlos Lee LF 4 2 3 2 0 1 .280 .920 13 10 0.294 1.01 0.304 -0.010 3.0 1 0 HR,2·2B
Miguel Tejada SS 3 1 0 1 1 0 .227 .659 13 8 -0.047 1.22 0.033 -0.079 -0.1 1 3
Ty Wigginton 3B 3 0 2 0 0 1 .250 .704 8 6 0.042 0.92 0.075 -0.033 0.3 1 4
   Tomas Perez 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Geoff Blum PH-3B 1 0 1 1 0 0 .429 1.286 4 2 0.082 2.04 0.082 0.000 0.6 0 1
Mark Loretta 2B-3B-2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 .222 .611 10 7 -0.070 1.63 0.078 -0.148 -0.3 2 3 GDP
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 15 9 -0.181 1.25 0.000 -0.181 -1.9 2 1 GDP
Roy Oswalt P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 13 7 -0.062 0.77 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 0 1
   Oscar Villarreal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Geoff Geary P 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 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Cruz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .821 6 3 -0.041 1.58 0.000 -0.041 -0.3
Team Totals 37 7 12 6 1 4 .324 .883 141 89 0.173 1.10 0.922 -0.748 2.1 24 15
2B: D Erstad (1, off J Marquis); C Lee 2 (3, 1 off B Howry, 1 off J Marquis).
3B: M Bourn (1, off K Hart).
HR: C Lee (2, off J Marquis; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: C Lee 8; M Bourn 4; D Erstad 3; T Wigginton 2; H Pence; M Loretta; G Blum.
GIDP: M Loretta (1); B Ausmus (1); L Berkman (1).
RBI: C Lee 2 (3); M Tejada (3); M Loretta (2); D Erstad (1); G Blum (2).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Loretta-D Erstad; M Bourn-T Wigginton.
PB: B Ausmus (1).
E: T Wigginton (1).
Outfield Assists: M Bourn (J Marquis at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn (4, 2nd base off J Marquis/G Soto); H Pence (1, 2nd base off J Marquis/G Soto).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .045 .132 12 7 -0.237 1.65 0.000 -0.237 -2.0 0 0
Reed Johnson CF 5 0 2 2 0 0 .500 1.167 17 11 0.011 1.08 0.101 -0.089 0.5 1 0 CS
Derrek Lee 1B 4 3 4 2 0 0 .364 1.091 12 6 0.463 1.69 0.463 0.000 3.4 14 0 HR,2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .125 .613 15 9 -0.078 1.47 0.032 -0.110 -0.9 0 2
Kosuke Fukudome RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 .500 1.475 13 9 0.298 1.45 0.361 -0.064 1.8 6 0 2B
Mark DeRosa 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .375 1.132 16 10 0.024 1.20 0.104 -0.080 0.7 0 6 2B
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kerry Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geovany Soto C 4 1 1 0 0 1 .188 .800 12 7 -0.091 1.15 0.068 -0.159 -0.8 3 2 3B,GDP
   Henry Blanco C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ryan Theriot SS 3 1 0 0 1 1 .190 .465 16 9 -0.021 1.02 0.068 -0.089 -0.6 3 5
Jason Marquis P 2 0 1 1 0 0 .500 1.500 4 4 0.183 1.34 0.183 0.000 1.6 0 2 2B
   Kevin Hart P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Fontenot PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.167 4 3 0.104 2.64 0.104 0.000 0.6
   Bob Howry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ronny Cedeno 2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 2 1 0.015 0.44 0.015 0.000 0.3 0 1
Team Totals 36 9 14 8 2 2 .389 1.060 123 76 0.671 1.35 1.499 -0.828 4.6 27 18
2B: M DeRosa (2, off G Geary); K Fukudome (3, off W Wright); J Marquis (1, off R Oswalt); D Lee (2, off R Oswalt).
3B: G Soto (1, off R Oswalt).
HR: D Lee (2, off R Oswalt; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
TB: D Lee 8; G Soto 3; M DeRosa 3; K Fukudome 3; R Johnson 2; J Marquis 2; M Fontenot; R Cedeno.
GIDP: G Soto (1).
RBI: K Fukudome 2 (5); R Johnson 2 (2); D Lee 2 (3); M DeRosa (3); J Marquis (1).
2-out RBI: K Fukudome 2; D Lee; M DeRosa; J Marquis; R Johnson.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Marquis-R Theriot-D Lee 2; M DeRosa-R Theriot-D Lee.
E: D Lee (1).
Baserunning
CS: R Johnson (1, 2nd base by D Brocail/B Ausmus).

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
Roy Oswalt, L (0-2) 6.2 10 6 5 1 0 1 6.00 30 92 59 40 4 15 17 12 5 0 31 -0.235 1.50 -1.4
Oscar Villarreal 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.50 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.032 1.49 -0.2
Wesley Wright 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 13.50 1 8 5 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 -0.299 2.87 -1.9
Geoff Geary 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 2 10 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 -0.049 0.58 -0.7
Doug Brocail 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.00 4 10 7 5 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.057 0.57 -0.5
Team Totals 8 14 9 8 2 2 1 9.00 38 125 77 49 9 19 19 15 7 0 31 4 3 -0.672 1.35 -4.6
O Villarreal faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
W Wright faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

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
Jason Marquis 5.1 8 5 4 1 2 1 6.75 23 81 50 31 7 12 12 8 5 0 35 -0.286 0.99 -2.7
Kevin Hart, W (1-0) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 6 25 16 9 4 3 1 3 0 0 1 0 0.094 0.69 1.5
Bob Howry, H (1) 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 16.88 4 16 10 7 1 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 -0.192 1.81 -2.0
Carlos Marmol, H (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 2 7 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.131 2.48 0.6
Kerry Wood, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 3 12 8 5 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.081 1.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 7 6 1 4 1 6.00 38 141 89 55 14 20 17 16 9 0 35 2 0 -0.172 1.10 -2.1
Balks: G Geary (1).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Kerwin Danley, 1B - Brian Runge, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Charlie Reliford.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 57° F, Wind 7mph out to Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Michael Bourn CF 1 Alfonso Soriano LF
2 Hunter Pence RF 2 Reed Johnson CF
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 Brad Ausmus C 8 Ryan Theriot SS
9 Roy Oswalt P 9 Jason Marquis P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 5-5 2 12- 8,(3-2)  RR CHC K. Fukudome W. Wright 30% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive); Lee Scores; Ramirez Scores
b7 4-5 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt 19% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Fontenot Scores
b5 2-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC A. Soriano R. Oswalt -15% 36% Fly Ball Double Play: CF; Marquis out at 3B/CF-3B
t4 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Lee J. Marquis -12% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t8 5-8 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Lee B. Howry -12% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Erstad to 3B

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' Jason Marquis facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Marquis -3% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Pence J. Marquis -2% 44% Bourn Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  HOU H. Pence J. Marquis -6% 38% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Bourn to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 3,(2-0)  ROO HOU L. Berkman J. Marquis 6% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Bourn Scores/No RBI
t1 1-0 2 --- 7,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Marquis 1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Soriano R. Oswalt -2% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC R. Johnson R. Oswalt 3% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt 4% 49% Single to RF (Line Drive); Johnson to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Oswalt -4% 45% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Johnson to 3B
b1 0-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Fukudome R. Oswalt -5% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Tejada J. Marquis -3% 37% Walk
t2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Wigginton J. Marquis -5% 32% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Tejada to 2B
t2 1-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Loretta J. Marquis -8% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Tejada Scores; Wigginton to 2B
t2 2-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  OO HOU B. Ausmus J. Marquis 8% 32% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B; Wigginton to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt J. Marquis 3% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa R. Oswalt -3% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Soto R. Oswalt 7% 39% Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt -6% 33% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC J. Marquis R. Oswalt 10% 43% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Soto Scores
b2 1-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Soriano R. Oswalt -4% 39% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Marquis 2% 42% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t3 2-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence J. Marquis 2% 43% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t3 2-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Marquis 1% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 2-3-4
b3 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Johnson R. Oswalt -3% 41% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 1-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt 12% 53% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b3 2-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Oswalt -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b3 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome R. Oswalt -1% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 4-5-6
t4 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Lee J. Marquis -12% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Marquis 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Wigginton J. Marquis -3% 38% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t4 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU M. Loretta J. Marquis 5% 44% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 6-7-8
Darin Erstad replaces Lance Berkman playing 1B batting 3rd
b4 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. DeRosa R. Oswalt 5% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b4 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC G. Soto R. Oswalt -10% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b4 2-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt -1% 37% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 8-9-1
t5 3-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Marquis 3% 39% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t5 3-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt J. Marquis 2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Marquis 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC J. Marquis R. Oswalt 9% 51% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Marquis to 2B
b5 2-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC A. Soriano R. Oswalt -15% 36% Fly Ball Double Play: CF; Marquis out at 3B/CF-3B
b5 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Johnson R. Oswalt -2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Jason Marquis facing 2-3-4
t6 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence J. Marquis -4% 31% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to Short 1B Line to C)
t6 3-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU D. Erstad J. Marquis -3% 28% Pence Steals 2B
t6 3-2 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  R HOU D. Erstad J. Marquis -10% 18% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Pence Scores/unER
t6 4-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU C. Lee J. Marquis -7% 11% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Erstad Scores
t6 5-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Marquis 0% 12% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF); Lee to 3B
Kevin Hart replaces Jason Marquis pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-2 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton K. Hart 3% 15% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Loretta K. Hart 2% 17% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 3-4-5
b6 2-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt 7% 24% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b6 2-5 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Oswalt -5% 19% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b6 2-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Fukudome R. Oswalt 6% 25% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to P's Right); Lee to 3B
b6 2-5 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. DeRosa R. Oswalt 5% 30% Passed Ball; Lee Scores/No RBI/unER; Fukudome to 2B
b6 3-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. DeRosa R. Oswalt -5% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 3-5 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Soto R. Oswalt -5% 19% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Kevin Hart facing 8-9-1
t7 5-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Hart 2% 21% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t7 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt K. Hart 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Bourn K. Hart -2% 20% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t7 5-3 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence K. Hart 3% 23% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 8-9-1
Tomas Perez replaces Ty Wigginton (3B) playing 2B batting 6th
Mark Loretta moves from 2B to 3B
b7 3-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt 7% 30% Walk
Mike Fontenot pinch hits for Kevin Hart (P) batting 9th
b7 3-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Fontenot R. Oswalt 10% 40% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Theriot to 2B
b7 3-5 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Soriano R. Oswalt -2% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Theriot to 3B; Fontenot to 2B
b7 3-5 1 -23 5,(2-2)  RO CHC R. Johnson R. Oswalt -4% 35% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Theriot Scores; Fontenot to 3B
b7 4-5 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt 19% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Fontenot Scores
Oscar Villarreal replaces Roy Oswalt pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Ramirez O. Villarreal 3% 58% Walk; Lee to 2B
Wesley Wright replaces Oscar Villarreal pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-5 2 12- 8,(3-2)  RR CHC K. Fukudome W. Wright 30% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive); Lee Scores; Ramirez Scores
Geoff Geary replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-5 2 -2- 1,(1-0)  CHC M. DeRosa G. Geary 0% 88% Balk; Fukudome to 3B
b7 7-5 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R CHC M. DeRosa G. Geary 6% 93% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Fukudome Scores
b7 8-5 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHC G. Soto G. Geary -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 8.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-8, Cubs' Bob Howry facing 3-4-5
Bob Howry replaces Mike Fontenot (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Henry Blanco replaces Geovany Soto playing C batting 7th
t8 5-8 0 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU D. Erstad B. Howry -4% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t8 5-8 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Lee B. Howry -12% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Erstad to 3B
t8 5-8 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RO HOU M. Tejada B. Howry 5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B; Erstad Scores; Lee to 3B
Geoff Blum pinch hits for Tomas Perez (2B) batting 6th
t8 6-8 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R HOU G. Blum B. Howry -8% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Lee Scores
Carlos Marmol replaces Mark DeRosa (2B) pitching and batting 6th
Ronny Cedeno replaces Bob Howry (P) playing 2B batting 9th
t8 7-8 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Loretta C. Marmol 7% 80% Lineout: RF (RF Line)
t8 7-8 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Marmol 6% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-7, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 8-9-1
Doug Brocail replaces Geoff Geary pitching and batting 9th
Mark Loretta moves from 3B to 2B
Geoff Blum moves from PH to 3B
b8 8-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Theriot D. Brocail -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b8 8-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Cedeno D. Brocail 2% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b8 8-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Soriano D. Brocail -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Cedeno to 2B
b8 8-7 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R CHC R. Johnson D. Brocail 7% 93% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Cedeno Scores
b8 9-7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Lee D. Brocail -1% 92% Johnson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 9.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-9, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 9-1-2
Kerry Wood replaces Carlos Marmol pitching and batting 6th
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Doug Brocail (P) batting 9th
t9 7-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Cruz K. Wood 4% 96% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t9 7-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Wood 3% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 7-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence K. Wood 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 9.

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