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3
9
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5
4
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@KCR
2
5
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@TBR
7
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8
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5
 
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 7:08PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 39,846, Time of Game: 4:17
Astros
9
73-66
 Won 7 
4th, 12 GB
at Cubs
7
85-54
 Lost 4 
1st
W: Wesley Wright (4-3)
L: Kerry Wood (4-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  0   0  2  4   0  0  0   0  2    9 12  0
Cubs            1  0  0   2  0  3   1  0  0   0  0    7 15  3

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 5 1 1 2 1 2 6 .221 .279 .296 .575 26 19 -0.022 1.74 0.145 -0.167 0.6 4 0 SB
Ty Wigginton LF 4 0 0 0 2 2 6 .296 .367 .554 .921 27 15 -0.081 1.30 0.052 -0.133 0.3 1 0
Miguel Tejada SS 6 0 2 2 0 0 6 .283 .314 .419 .733 20 14 0.150 1.52 0.270 -0.120 0.7 2 5 2B,GDP
Lance Berkman 1B 5 1 0 0 1 1 6 .334 .434 .606 1.040 26 14 -0.177 1.58 0.061 -0.238 -1.8 9 0
Geoff Blum 3B 5 2 1 2 1 0 6 .239 .282 .433 .715 28 16 0.255 1.75 0.439 -0.184 0.7 0 3 HR
Hunter Pence RF 6 1 4 0 0 0 6 .270 .312 .458 .770 24 15 0.274 1.07 0.294 -0.020 2.4 4 0 3B,2B
David Newhan 2B 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .260 .296 .429 .725 14 9 -0.065 1.62 0.069 -0.134 -0.2 5 3
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mark Loretta PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .265 .337 .374 .711 6 3 -0.013 0.46 0.000 -0.013 -0.4
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Humberto Quintero C 5 2 2 0 1 1 6 .238 .267 .323 .590 22 15 0.180 1.32 0.233 -0.053 1.1 8 1 2B
Brandon Backe P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .283 .340 .457 .797 2 2 -0.053 1.31 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 0 1 SH
   Fernando Nieve P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Reggie Abercrombie PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .242 .433 .676 5 1 0.069 1.83 0.069 0.000 0.8
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .174 .136 .310 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .319 .371 .690 2 1 -0.050 1.91 0.000 -0.050 -0.5
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jose Castillo 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .239 .285 .373 .658 4 3 -0.083 3.42 0.000 -0.083 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 45 9 12 8 7 9 53 .267 .365 .444 .810 206 127 0.384 1.52 1.632 -1.248 3.0 33 15
2B: H Pence (29, off C Zambrano); M Tejada (32, off C Zambrano); H Quintero (5, off C Zambrano).
3B: H Pence (4, off B Howry).
HR: G Blum (14, off K Wood, 11th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: B Backe (5, off C Zambrano).
TB: H Pence 7; G Blum 4; H Quintero 3; M Tejada 3; D Newhan 2; M Bourn.
GIDP: M Tejada (26).
RBI: M Bourn 2 (24); G Blum 2 (47); M Tejada 2 (57); D Newhan 2 (8).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 4. M Tejada-D Newhan-L Berkman 2; G Blum-D Newhan-L Berkman; B Backe-H Quintero-L Berkman.
Baserunning
SB: M Bourn (35, 2nd base off C Zambrano/G Soto).

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 1 1 1 1 1 6 .287 .342 .539 .882 23 13 -0.052 1.69 0.156 -0.208 -0.1 0 0 HR
Mike Fontenot 2B 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .295 .381 .527 .908 24 13 0.220 1.62 0.259 -0.038 1.5 4 4
   Henry Blanco PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .321 .398 .719 2 2 -0.098 4.28 0.000 -0.098 -0.5
   Ronny Cedeno 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .333 .358 .692 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Derrek Lee 1B 5 0 2 0 1 1 6 .292 .363 .462 .824 17 9 -0.332 2.20 0.102 -0.434 -1.3 11 1 GDP
Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 0 1 0 1 1 6 .278 .377 .506 .883 27 16 -0.011 1.71 0.143 -0.155 0.2 1 1 2B
Mark DeRosa RF 5 1 2 1 1 0 6 .292 .384 .490 .874 16 8 -0.075 1.75 0.193 -0.268 -0.3 2 0 HR,GDP
Jim Edmonds CF 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .232 .340 .471 .810 23 17 0.123 1.16 0.268 -0.145 -0.5 1 0 HR,GDP
   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
   Casey McGehee PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 3 -0.074 2.96 0.000 -0.074 -0.3
   Kerry Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Daryle Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .337 .398 .734 7 5 -0.066 2.73 0.000 -0.066 -0.3
Geovany Soto C 6 2 3 1 0 1 6 .294 .372 .517 .889 19 12 0.098 1.30 0.237 -0.139 1.9 9 0 HR,2B
Ryan Theriot SS 4 1 2 2 1 1 5 .313 .392 .368 .760 19 10 0.131 1.59 0.213 -0.082 1.2 4 4 2B
Carlos Zambrano P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .355 .355 .592 .947 9 6 -0.067 1.02 0.000 -0.067 -0.8 0 1 GDP
   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 0
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Reed Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .307 .362 .441 .804 2 1 -0.065 2.00 0.000 -0.065 -0.5
   Angel Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Kosuke Fukudome CF 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .265 .365 .386 .751 12 6 0.150 2.29 0.150 0.000 0.9 0 0
Team Totals 44 7 15 7 8 7 52 .341 .442 .682 1.124 205 121 -0.118 1.75 1.721 -1.839 1.0 33 12
2B: A Ramirez (37, off B Backe); G Soto (32, off T Byrdak); R Theriot (19, off T Byrdak).
HR: A Soriano (24, off B Backe, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); M DeRosa (19, off B Backe, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); G Soto (21, off B Backe, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF); J Edmonds (17, off D Brocail, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: G Soto 7; M DeRosa 5; A Soriano 4; J Edmonds 4; R Theriot 3; A Ramirez 2; D Lee 2; M Fontenot 2; K Fukudome.
GIDP: C Zambrano (4); J Edmonds (7); M DeRosa (9); D Lee (25).
RBI: R Theriot 2 (36); J Edmonds (50); M DeRosa (80); G Soto (80); M Fontenot (34); A Soriano (64).
2-out RBI: M Fontenot; J Edmonds.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Theriot-M Fontenot-D Lee.
E: A Ramirez 3 (16).

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
Brandon Backe 4.1 9 3 3 2 2 3 5.44 22 91 60 38 11 11 7 11 4 0 33 -0.206 1.05 -1.5
Fernando Nieve 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.73 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.154 2.35 1.2
Tim Byrdak 0 2 3 3 1 0 0 4.35 3 13 8 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.254 1.36 -2.6
Chris Sampson, H (10) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.10 4 14 9 6 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 0.045 1.81 0.2
Doug Brocail, BS (3) 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 4.38 9 33 14 10 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 -0.012 2.08 0.1
Wesley Wright, W (4-3) 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.78 9 30 16 9 2 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.293 3.12 1.1
Jose Valverde, S (39) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.66 4 22 13 8 1 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.101 1.91 0.5
Team Totals 11 15 7 7 8 7 4 5.73 52 205 121 77 18 26 17 20 5 0 33 3 1 0.121 1.75 -1.0
T Byrdak faced 3 batters in the 6th 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
Carlos Zambrano 5 5 3 3 3 3 0 3.58 23 86 55 36 5 14 10 7 1 0 45 -0.053 1.43 -0.3
Bob Howry 0 4 4 4 1 0 0 5.63 5 20 11 7 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.398 1.59 -4.0
Michael Wuertz 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.35 3 10 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0.004 0.69 0.6
Angel Guzman 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 5 15 7 6 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.060 1.04 0.5
Carlos Marmol 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.58 7 35 22 10 5 7 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.258 1.76 1.1
Kerry Wood, L (4-3) 2 2 2 2 1 4 1 2.81 10 40 28 20 3 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 -0.253 1.98 -0.9
Team Totals 11 12 9 9 7 9 1 7.36 53 206 127 81 18 28 22 15 1 0 45 2 1 -0.382 1.52 -3.0
B Howry faced 5 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - Jim Reynolds, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Gary Cederstrom.
Time of Game: 4:17.
Attendance: 39,846.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 6mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t11 7-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU G. Blum K. Wood 41% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Berkman Scores
b8 7-7 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO CHC D. Lee D. Brocail 27% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 6-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC J. Edmonds D. Brocail -23% 48% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 1-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR HOU M. Tejada C. Zambrano 20% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Quintero Scores; Bourn Scores; Wigginton to 3B
b5 3-3 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO CHC M. DeRosa F. Nieve 15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)

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' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Zambrano -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton C. Zambrano -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Zambrano -1% 45% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R CHC A. Soriano B. Backe -9% 36% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Fontenot B. Backe 2% 38% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b1 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Lee B. Backe -2% 36% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe -7% 29% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Lee to 3B
b1 1-0 1 -23 6,(3-2)  CHC M. DeRosa B. Backe -1% 28% Walk
b1 1-0 1 123 10,(2-2)  OO CHC J. Edmonds B. Backe 12% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -2% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU G. Blum C. Zambrano 3% 40% Walk
t2 0-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence C. Zambrano 9% 49% Double to P (Ground Ball); Blum to 3B
t2 0-1 1 -23 3,(0-2)  RO HOU D. Newhan C. Zambrano -0% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B; Blum Scores; Pence to 3B
t2 1-1 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero C. Zambrano -4% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC G. Soto B. Backe -4% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b2 1-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot B. Backe 3% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b2 1-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC C. Zambrano B. Backe 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Backe C. Zambrano -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Zambrano -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton C. Zambrano -1% 44% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Backe 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot B. Backe 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee B. Backe -1% 47% Walk
b3 1-1 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe 3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 3-4-5
t4 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Tejada C. Zambrano 7% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t4 1-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -5% 52% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t4 1-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum C. Zambrano -4% 48% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t4 1-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  HOU H. Pence C. Zambrano 2% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Tejada to 3B
t4 1-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Newhan C. Zambrano -6% 44% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. DeRosa B. Backe -12% 32% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b4 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Edmonds B. Backe 2% 34% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC G. Soto B. Backe -10% 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b4 3-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC R. Theriot B. Backe -2% 22% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 3-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano B. Backe 1% 23% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Theriot to 2B
b4 3-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Backe 3% 26% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 8-9-1
t5 1-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU H. Quintero C. Zambrano 7% 33% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t5 1-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Backe C. Zambrano -3% 30% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Quintero to 3B
t5 1-3 1 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn C. Zambrano 3% 34% Walk
t5 1-3 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  HOU T. Wigginton C. Zambrano 3% 36% Bourn Steals 2B
t5 1-3 1 -23 6,(3-2)  HOU T. Wigginton C. Zambrano 2% 39% Walk
t5 1-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR HOU M. Tejada C. Zambrano 20% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Quintero Scores; Bourn Scores; Wigginton to 3B
t5 3-3 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -9% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O HOU G. Blum C. Zambrano -7% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 2-3-4
b5 3-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC M. Fontenot B. Backe -5% 39% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 3-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Lee B. Backe -7% 32% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Fontenot to 2B
b5 3-3 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez B. Backe 3% 35% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Fontenot to 3B
Fernando Nieve replaces Brandon Backe pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-3 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  OO CHC M. DeRosa F. Nieve 15% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Bob Howry facing 6-7-8
Bob Howry replaces Carlos Zambrano pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU H. Pence B. Howry 14% 64% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t6 3-3 0 --3 3,(2-0)  R HOU D. Newhan B. Howry 5% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Pence Scores
t6 4-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  HOU H. Quintero B. Howry 6% 75% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Newhan to 2B
Reggie Abercrombie pinch hits for Fernando Nieve (P) batting 9th
t6 4-3 0 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU R. Abercrombie B. Howry 7% 82% Walk; Newhan to 3B; Quintero to 2B
t6 4-3 0 123 2,(0-1)  RR HOU M. Bourn B. Howry 8% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Newhan Scores; Quintero Scores; Abercrombie to 2B
Michael Wuertz replaces Bob Howry pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-3 0 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU T. Wigginton M. Wuertz 3% 93% Walk; Abercrombie to 3B; Bourn to 2B
t6 6-3 0 123 1,(0-0)  ROO HOU M. Tejada M. Wuertz -2% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS); Abercrombie Scores/No RBI; Bourn to 3B
t6 7-3 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Wuertz -1% 89% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 6-7-8
Tim Byrdak replaces Reggie Abercrombie (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-7 0 --- 9,(3-2)  CHC J. Edmonds T. Byrdak -4% 86% Walk
b6 3-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC G. Soto T. Byrdak -10% 76% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Edmonds to 3B
b6 3-7 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RR CHC R. Theriot T. Byrdak -12% 64% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Edmonds Scores; Soto Scores
Chris Sampson replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
Reed Johnson pinch hits for Michael Wuertz (P) batting 9th
b6 5-7 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Johnson C. Sampson 6% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 5-7 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano C. Sampson 5% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B; Theriot to 3B
b6 5-7 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R CHC M. Fontenot C. Sampson -11% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Theriot Scores
b6 6-7 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Lee C. Sampson 4% 68% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 6.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-6, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 5-6-7
Angel Guzman replaces Reed Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 7-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum A. Guzman -3% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t7 7-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence A. Guzman -2% 64% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t7 7-6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU D. Newhan A. Guzman 1% 65% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t7 7-6 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU H. Quintero A. Guzman 2% 67% Walk; Newhan to 2B
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
t7 7-6 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Erstad A. Guzman -5% 62% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-7, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 4-5-6
Doug Brocail replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 6-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez D. Brocail 5% 67% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b7 6-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa D. Brocail 4% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b7 6-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC J. Edmonds D. Brocail -23% 48% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 7-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Soto D. Brocail 2% 50% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 7.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 7-7, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 1-2-3
Carlos Marmol replaces Jim Edmonds (CF) pitching and batting 6th
Kosuke Fukudome replaces Angel Guzman (P) playing CF batting 9th
t8 7-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Marmol -5% 45% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t8 7-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton C. Marmol -4% 41% Strikeout Looking
t8 7-7 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Marmol -3% 39% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 7-7, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 8-9-1
b8 7-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot D. Brocail 5% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b8 7-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome D. Brocail -5% 39% Walk
b8 7-7 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Soriano D. Brocail -6% 33% Walk; Fukudome to 2B
b8 7-7 1 12- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Fontenot D. Brocail -10% 23% Walk; Fukudome to 3B; Soriano to 2B
b8 7-7 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO CHC D. Lee D. Brocail 27% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 7-7, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 4-5-6
t9 7-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Marmol -6% 44% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 7-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum C. Marmol -5% 39% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t9 7-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence C. Marmol 3% 42% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Short LF Line)
t9 7-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Newhan C. Marmol -7% 35% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 7-7, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 4-5-6
Wesley Wright replaces David Newhan (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Jose Castillo replaces Doug Brocail (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b9 7-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Ramirez W. Wright -7% 28% Walk
b9 7-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa W. Wright 8% 36% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
Casey McGehee pinch hits for Carlos Marmol (P) batting 6th
b9 7-7 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. McGehee W. Wright 7% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b9 7-7 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Soto W. Wright 7% 50% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 7.
Top of the 10th, Astros Batting, Tied 7-7, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 8-9-1
Kerry Wood replaces Casey McGehee (PH) pitching and batting 6th
t10 7-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU H. Quintero K. Wood 8% 58% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t10 7-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Castillo K. Wood -8% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t10 7-7 1 1-- 6,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Wood -8% 42% Strikeout Swinging
t10 7-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton K. Wood -7% 35% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 10th, Cubs Batting, Tied 7-7, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 8-9-1
b10 7-7 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Theriot W. Wright -7% 28% Walk
b10 7-7 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC K. Fukudome W. Wright -10% 18% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Theriot to 2B
b10 7-7 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Wright 11% 29% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Henry Blanco pinch hits for Mike Fontenot (2B) batting 2nd
b10 7-7 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC H. Blanco W. Wright 10% 38% Flyball: CF
b10 7-7 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee W. Wright 12% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 7.
Top of the 11th, Astros Batting, Tied 7-7, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 3-4-5
Ronny Cedeno replaces Henry Blanco (PH) playing 2B batting 2nd
t11 7-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada K. Wood -6% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t11 7-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman K. Wood 6% 50% Walk
t11 7-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU G. Blum K. Wood 41% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Berkman Scores
t11 9-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence K. Wood 2% 93% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Pence to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw to 1B)
Mark Loretta pinch hits for Wesley Wright (P) batting 7th
t11 9-7 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Loretta K. Wood -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t11 9-7 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Quintero K. Wood -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 9, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 11th, Cubs Batting, Behind 7-9, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 4-5-6
Jose Valverde replaces Mark Loretta (PH) pitching and batting 7th
b11 7-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Valverde 5% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b11 7-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. DeRosa J. Valverde -7% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Kerry Wood (P) batting 6th
b11 7-9 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC D. Ward J. Valverde 7% 95% Flyball: LF
b11 7-9 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto J. Valverde 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 9, Cubs 7.

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