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@LAA
3
0
DET
@CHW
8
10
 
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@KCR
8
2
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@SEA
7
8
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@TBR
4
8
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@TEX
6
8
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@TOR
3
4
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@ARI
1
3
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@CHC
7
11
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8
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2
8
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@NYM
5
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8
2
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11
4
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4
6
 
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 1:21PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 40,416, Time of Game: 2:46
Astros
7
54-58
 Lost 1 
4th, 13 GB
at Cubs
11
68-46
 Won 1 
1st
W: Bob Howry (4-4)
L: Chris Sampson (5-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
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Astros          0  1  0   0  2  2   2  0  0    7 11  0
Cubs            2  4  0   0  0  0   5  0  X   11 15  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .282 .344 .404 .748 17 12 0.091 0.77 0.133 -0.042 0.8 4 2 3B
Miguel Tejada SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .278 .313 .412 .726 20 16 -0.094 0.98 0.000 -0.094 -1.1 0 3
Hunter Pence RF 5 1 1 0 0 3 5 .276 .314 .446 .760 19 13 -0.052 0.86 0.042 -0.093 -0.5 2 0
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .304 .353 .547 .901 14 10 0.286 1.28 0.358 -0.072 1.0 4 0 HR
Geoff Blum 1B 4 2 2 2 0 2 4 .230 .266 .408 .674 11 10 0.176 0.77 0.195 -0.019 1.9 4 0 HR,CS
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .269 .357 .475 .831 18 11 -0.030 0.82 0.042 -0.071 0.3 0 0 HR
Darin Erstad CF 4 1 4 1 0 0 4 .284 .322 .379 .701 9 9 0.148 0.69 0.148 0.000 1.7 4 0
Humberto Quintero C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .194 .217 .239 .456 14 9 -0.039 1.01 0.032 -0.071 -0.7 4 0
Wandy Rodriguez P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .097 .097 .097 .194 6 5 -0.037 0.72 0.000 -0.037 -0.6 1 1
   Mark Loretta PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .338 .402 .740 2 2 -0.071 2.66 0.000 -0.071 -0.5
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .182 .143 .325 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Lance Berkman 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .332 .433 .601 1.034 2 1 -0.010 0.32 0.000 -0.010 -0.2 1 0
Team Totals 38 7 11 7 1 11 39 .289 .308 .579 .887 132 98 0.368 0.91 0.950 -0.580 2.1 24 6
3B: K Matsui (3, off R Harden).
HR: T Wigginton (11, off R Harden, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); G Blum (10, off R Harden, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); C Lee (26, off B Howry, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: G Blum 5; C Lee 4; T Wigginton 4; D Erstad 4; K Matsui 4; H Pence.
RBI: G Blum 2 (32); C Lee 2 (92); T Wigginton (28); K Matsui (26); D Erstad (19).
2-out RBI: C Lee 2; D Erstad; K Matsui.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-K Matsui-G Blum.
Baserunning
CS: G Blum (1, 2nd base by R Harden/H Blanco).

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 5 2 3 4 0 0 5 .297 .344 .575 .920 14 10 0.428 1.19 0.454 -0.026 3.6 0 0 HR,2B
Ryan Theriot SS 3 2 1 0 2 0 5 .315 .393 .375 .768 17 6 0.045 0.57 0.086 -0.041 0.4 1 3 SB
Derrek Lee 1B 5 2 4 1 0 0 5 .295 .359 .485 .844 20 11 0.105 0.81 0.155 -0.050 2.1 8 0 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .275 .376 .495 .871 16 7 -0.127 1.04 0.064 -0.191 -0.9 0 2 GDP
Reed Johnson CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 5 .296 .360 .438 .798 15 10 0.082 1.10 0.092 -0.010 -0.3 2 0 HBP,SF
Mark DeRosa 2B 5 1 3 3 0 0 5 .275 .371 .429 .799 16 11 0.405 1.35 0.415 -0.011 3.3 2 1 2·2B
Kosuke Fukudome RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .274 .374 .406 .780 14 11 -0.101 0.99 0.000 -0.101 -1.8 4 0 SF
Henry Blanco C 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .291 .325 .392 .718 12 9 0.039 0.44 0.053 -0.013 0.2 9 2 2B
   Daryle Ward PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .231 .351 .400 .751 4 0 0.022 2.08 0.022 0.000 0.2 IW
   Jason Marquis PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .233 .225 .458 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Kerry Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rich Harden P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .133 .133 .133 .267 8 6 0.044 0.47 0.053 -0.010 0.4 0 0
   Bob Howry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Fontenot PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .382 .532 .914 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Geovany Soto PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278 .354 .492 .846 7 5 -0.071 3.05 0.000 -0.071 -0.5 1 0
Team Totals 36 11 15 11 4 4 43 .417 .465 .639 1.104 143 86 0.871 0.99 1.394 -0.524 6.6 27 9
2B: D Lee (30, off W Rodriguez); M DeRosa 2 (19, 1 off C Sampson, 1 off W Rodriguez); H Blanco (2, off W Rodriguez); A Soriano (16, off C Sampson).
HR: A Soriano (20, off D Brocail, 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: R Johnson (5, off W Rodriguez); K Fukudome (3, off C Sampson).
IBB: D Ward (3, by C Sampson).
HBP: R Johnson (11, by W Rodriguez).
TB: A Soriano 7; M DeRosa 5; D Lee 5; H Blanco 2; R Harden; R Theriot; A Ramirez; R Johnson.
GIDP: A Ramirez (10).
RBI: A Soriano 4 (52); M DeRosa 3 (58); D Lee (69); A Ramirez (75); R Johnson (41); K Fukudome (41).
2-out RBI: A Soriano 3; M DeRosa 3; D Lee.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 8 for 17.
Fielding
E: M DeRosa (8).
Baserunning
SB: R Theriot (17, 2nd base off D Brocail/H Quintero).

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 5 9 6 6 2 1 0 3.98 27 81 50 32 4 14 7 16 4 0 24 -0.339 0.83 -3.3
Chris Sampson, L (5-4) 1.1 4 3 3 1 0 0 4.48 8 25 14 8 2 4 2 5 2 0 0 0 -0.220 1.80 -0.9
Wesley Wright 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.35 1 7 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.071 3.05 0.5
Doug Brocail 1.1 2 2 2 1 2 1 4.13 7 30 17 8 1 8 1 3 0 0 2 2 -0.382 0.48 -3.0
Team Totals 8 15 11 11 4 4 1 12.38 43 143 86 51 8 27 10 24 6 0 24 4 2 -0.870 0.99 -6.6

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 Harden 5.2 8 5 4 1 8 2 2.27 26 93 67 43 13 11 8 10 3 0 42 -0.173 0.80 -2.2
Bob Howry, BS (3), W (4-4) 1.1 2 2 2 0 2 1 5.30 6 17 14 6 4 4 2 2 1 0 2 0 -0.239 2.03 -1.0
Kerry Wood 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.96 4 7 6 5 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.026 0.46 0.5
Carlos Marmol 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.03 3 15 11 7 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.21 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 6 1 11 3 6.00 39 132 98 61 18 19 11 17 5 0 42 2 0 -0.369 0.91 -2.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Rodriguez (5; R Johnson).
IBB: C Sampson (2; D Ward).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Adrian Johnson, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Laz Diaz.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 40,416.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 4mph 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
t7 5-6 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU C. Lee B. Howry -36% 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Matsui Scores
b7 7-7 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR CHC A. Soriano D. Brocail 35% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); DeRosa Scores; Marquis Scores
b7 6-7 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. DeRosa C. Sampson 21% 66% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Johnson to 3B
b1 0-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  RR CHC M. DeRosa W. Rodriguez 16% 73% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Theriot Scores; Lee Scores; Johnson to 3B
t6 3-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU G. Blum R. Harden -16% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Pence 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' Rich Harden facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Harden 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Harden 2% 54% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Harden 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez -2% 53% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Theriot W. Rodriguez 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez 8% 63% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Theriot to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez W. Rodriguez -7% 56% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Johnson W. Rodriguez 1% 57% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  RR CHC M. DeRosa W. Rodriguez 16% 73% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Theriot Scores; Lee Scores; Johnson to 3B
b1 2-0 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome W. Rodriguez -4% 69% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Harden 2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU G. Blum R. Harden -3% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t2 0-2 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton R. Harden 2% 71% Strikeout Swinging, Blum Caught Stealing 2B, Safe on E4; Blum to 2B
t2 0-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU D. Erstad R. Harden -8% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Blum Scores/unER
t2 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Harden 2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
b2 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC H. Blanco W. Rodriguez 5% 71% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 2-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Harden W. Rodriguez 5% 76% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Blanco to 3B
b2 2-1 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  R CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez 4% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Blanco Scores; Harden to 2B
b2 3-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot W. Rodriguez -4% 77% Bunt Popfly: P (Front of Home)
b2 3-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez 4% 81% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Short RF); Harden to 3B; Soriano to 2B
b2 3-1 1 123 4,(3-0)  R CHC A. Ramirez W. Rodriguez 6% 86% Walk; Harden Scores; Soriano to 3B; Lee to 2B
b2 4-1 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO CHC R. Johnson W. Rodriguez 0% 87% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Soriano Scores
b2 5-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R CHC M. DeRosa W. Rodriguez 4% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Lee Scores; Ramirez to 2B
b2 6-1 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome W. Rodriguez -1% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 6.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 9-1-2
t3 1-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU W. Rodriguez R. Harden 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 1-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Harden 1% 92% Flyball: RF
t3 1-6 2 --- 6,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Harden 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
b3 6-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC H. Blanco W. Rodriguez -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 6-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC R. Harden W. Rodriguez -0% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 6-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez -0% 91% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 6.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 3-4-5
t4 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Harden 1% 93% Flyball: RF
t4 1-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Harden 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-6 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU G. Blum R. Harden 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
b4 6-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot W. Rodriguez -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 6-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez 1% 94% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b4 6-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Ramirez W. Rodriguez 1% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lee to 2B
b4 6-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Johnson W. Rodriguez -1% 94% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b4 6-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa W. Rodriguez -1% 93% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 6.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 6-7-8
t5 1-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU T. Wigginton R. Harden -4% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Erstad R. Harden -3% 86% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
t5 2-6 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Harden 3% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez R. Harden 2% 91% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t5 2-6 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  R HOU K. Matsui R. Harden -6% 85% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Erstad Scores
t5 3-6 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Harden 3% 88% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
b5 6-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC K. Fukudome W. Rodriguez -1% 87% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 6-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC H. Blanco W. Rodriguez -1% 86% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 6-3 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC R. Harden W. Rodriguez -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 6.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 3-4-5
t6 3-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU H. Pence R. Harden -4% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 3-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee R. Harden 4% 85% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
t6 3-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU G. Blum R. Harden -16% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Pence Scores
t6 5-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU T. Wigginton R. Harden 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 5-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU D. Erstad R. Harden -2% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t6 5-6 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU H. Quintero R. Harden -3% 67% Walk; Erstad to 2B
Bob Howry replaces Rich Harden pitching and batting 9th
Mark Loretta pinch hits for Wandy Rodriguez (P) batting 9th
t6 5-6 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Loretta B. Howry 7% 74% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-5, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 1-2-3
Chris Sampson replaces Mark Loretta (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Soriano C. Sampson 6% 79% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b6 6-5 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Theriot C. Sampson 5% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive); Soriano to 3B
b6 6-5 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Lee C. Sampson -5% 80% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b6 6-5 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO CHC A. Ramirez C. Sampson -11% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 6.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-6, Cubs' Bob Howry facing 1-2-3
t7 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU K. Matsui B. Howry -7% 62% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t7 5-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada B. Howry 4% 65% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home); Matsui to 2B
t7 5-6 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. Howry 7% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-6 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU C. Lee B. Howry -36% 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Matsui Scores
t7 7-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU G. Blum B. Howry 1% 38% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-7, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 5-6-7
b7 6-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Johnson C. Sampson 7% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b7 6-7 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. DeRosa C. Sampson 21% 66% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Johnson to 3B
b7 6-7 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CHC K. Fukudome C. Sampson -4% 62% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Johnson Scores
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Henry Blanco (C) batting 8th
b7 7-7 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Ward C. Sampson 2% 65% Intentional Walk
Wesley Wright replaces Chris Sampson pitching and batting 9th
Geovany Soto pinch hits for Mike Fontenot batting 9th
Mike Fontenot pinch hits for Bob Howry (P) batting 9th
Jason Marquis pinch runs for Daryle Ward (PH) batting 8th
b7 7-7 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto W. Wright -7% 58% Strikeout Swinging
Doug Brocail replaces Geoff Blum (1B) pitching and batting 5th
Lance Berkman replaces Wesley Wright (P) playing 1B batting 9th
b7 7-7 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR CHC A. Soriano D. Brocail 35% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); DeRosa Scores; Marquis Scores
b7 10-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot D. Brocail 0% 93% Walk
b7 10-7 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Lee D. Brocail 0% 93% Theriot Steals 2B
b7 10-7 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R CHC D. Lee D. Brocail 3% 96% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Theriot Scores
b7 11-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez D. Brocail -0% 96% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 11.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-11, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 6-7-8
Kerry Wood replaces Jason Marquis (PR) pitching and batting 8th
Geovany Soto moves from PH to C
t8 7-11 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Wigginton K. Wood 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 7-11 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Erstad K. Wood -2% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 7-11 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero K. Wood 2% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 7-11 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Wood 1% 99% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 11-7, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 5-6-7
b8 11-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson D. Brocail -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 11-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa D. Brocail -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 11-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome D. Brocail -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 11.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-11, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 1-2-3
Carlos Marmol replaces Kerry Wood pitching and batting 8th
t9 7-11 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui C. Marmol 1% 99% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t9 7-11 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Marmol 0% 100% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t9 7-11 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Marmol 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 11.

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