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Scores
Standings
OAK
@DET
1
9
BAL
@KCR
3
2
MIN
@NYY
4
6
 
(11)
BOS
@SEA
5
3
CLE
@TBR
2
4
LAA
@TEX
3
5
CHW
@TOR
1
2
ARI
@ATL
12
0
HOU
@CHC
4
5
LAD
@FLA
3
6
COL
@PIT
4
7
CIN
@SDP
5
6
 
(16)
NYM
@SFG
9
6
MIL
@STL
1
0
PHI
@WSN
8
5
PHI
@WSN
7
5
 
(5)
Saturday, May 16, 2009, 12:05PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 40,549, Time of Game: 3:01
Astros
4
16-20
 Lost 1 
5th, 6 GB
at Cubs
5
21-14
 Won 5 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Sean Marshall (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  4    4  9  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  3   0  1  1    5  8  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

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 0 0 0 0 2 5 .237 .298 .314 .611 25 19 -0.191 1.58 0.000 -0.191 -1.3 2 1
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .307 .376 .425 .801 18 11 0.001 1.34 0.058 -0.057 -0.2 1 0
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .218 .352 .445 .797 19 9 -0.100 1.90 0.085 -0.186 0.6 5 2 HR
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .341 .378 .593 .971 11 7 -0.010 1.18 0.102 -0.111 0.8 3 0 HR,GDP
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .340 .431 .770 13 9 -0.067 1.39 0.077 -0.144 -1.0 2 2 GDP
Hunter Pence RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .333 .409 .504 .913 22 11 0.112 1.34 0.165 -0.053 0.6 3 0
Geoff Blum 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .345 .320 .665 17 12 0.108 1.74 0.144 -0.036 0.4 0 2 HBP
Ivan Rodriguez C 3 0 1 2 1 1 4 .284 .331 .486 .817 16 10 0.276 2.10 0.298 -0.022 1.3 8 0
Roy Oswalt P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .176 .125 .301 6 5 -0.107 2.07 0.000 -0.107 -1.0 1 1
   Alberto Arias P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .200 .238 .438 6 3 -0.024 0.92 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .343 .345 .688 5 2 -0.118 3.67 0.000 -0.118 -0.6
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 4 8 39 .265 .359 .441 .800 158 98 -0.120 1.64 0.929 -1.049 -0.8 25 8
HR: L Berkman (8, off K Gregg, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); C Lee (8, off K Gregg, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: G Blum (2, by K Gregg).
TB: C Lee 6; L Berkman 5; M Tejada; H Pence; I Rodriguez; G Blum.
GIDP: M Tejada (4); C Lee (3).
RBI: I Rodriguez 2 (17); L Berkman (20); C Lee (29).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Fielding
E: M Tejada (7).

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 2 1 0 0 5 .276 .342 .566 .907 16 13 0.303 1.24 0.347 -0.044 0.7 2 0
Ryan Theriot SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .372 .489 .860 12 8 0.002 0.81 0.039 -0.037 -0.2 0 2 2B,SH
Kosuke Fukudome CF-RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .330 .456 .541 .997 19 10 -0.029 1.04 0.045 -0.074 0.0 3 0
Derrek Lee 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .198 .278 .337 .615 18 10 0.079 1.33 0.155 -0.076 0.5 9 1
Micah Hoffpauir RF 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .309 .368 .559 .927 14 8 0.185 1.05 0.219 -0.035 2.0 1 0 HR
   Reed Johnson PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .317 .291 .608 3 2 -0.004 0.24 0.000 -0.004 -0.4 0 0
Geovany Soto C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .202 .321 .270 .590 10 8 -0.039 0.72 0.024 -0.063 0.5 8 0 2B
Mike Fontenot 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .210 .309 .390 .699 30 20 -0.076 0.73 0.000 -0.076 -1.3 1 2
   Sean Marshall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .111 .222 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bobby Scales 2B-3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .381 .435 .714 1.149 20 11 0.021 1.06 0.073 -0.053 -0.3 2 4
Randy Wells P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 11 8 -0.041 0.79 0.000 -0.041 -0.4 1 1
   Angel Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Freel PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .308 .143 .451 1 1 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Heilman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Miles 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .273 .293 .565 2 2 -0.014 3.16 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 1 SH
Team Totals 32 5 8 5 3 8 37 .250 .314 .406 .721 156 101 0.383 1.01 0.902 -0.521 0.8 27 11
2B: R Theriot (6, off R Oswalt); G Soto (3, off R Oswalt).
HR: M Hoffpauir (4, off R Oswalt, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: R Theriot (2, off R Oswalt); A Miles (2, off L Hawkins).
TB: M Hoffpauir 5; G Soto 3; A Soriano 2; R Theriot 2; D Lee.
RBI: M Hoffpauir 2 (13); G Soto (10); D Lee (16); A Soriano (24).
2-out RBI: M Hoffpauir 2; D Lee; G Soto.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Fontenot-B Scales-D Lee; R Theriot-B Scales-D Lee.

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 6 6 3 3 0 7 1 4.50 25 108 72 51 11 10 6 12 2 0 55 -0.026 1.09 0.2
Alberto Arias 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 3 9 7 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.18 0.5
Wesley Wright 0.1 0 1 1 2 0 0 7.71 3 15 6 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.004 0.12 -0.4
Chris Sampson 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.59 3 12 8 7 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 -0.008 0.20 -0.1
LaTroy Hawkins, L (1-2) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.65 3 12 8 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.356 2.87 -1.0
Team Totals 8.1 8 5 5 3 8 1 5.40 37 156 101 69 16 16 11 15 3 0 55 2 1 -0.380 1.01 -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
Randy Wells 6 4 0 0 3 4 0 0.00 23 97 64 41 7 16 11 5 2 0 65 0.364 1.06 3.2
Angel Guzman, H (5) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.32 3 10 7 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.050 0.64 0.5
Carlos Marmol, H (11) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.00 3 16 10 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.046 0.59 0.5
Kevin Gregg 0 4 4 4 0 0 2 6.06 5 16 9 5 1 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 -0.415 2.07 -3.8
Aaron Heilman, BS (3) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.86 4 16 7 3 2 2 0 3 1 0 3 2 -0.101 4.65 -0.4
Sean Marshall, W (2-2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.02 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.175 6.89 0.8
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 8 2 4.00 39 158 98 59 14 25 13 13 5 0 65 6 2 0.119 1.64 0.8
K Gregg faced 5 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: K Gregg (1; G Blum).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Hohn, 1B - Angel Campos, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Bruce Dreckman.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 40,549.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 57° F, Wind 12mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Kazuo Matsui 2B 1 Alfonso Soriano LF
2 Michael Bourn CF 2 Ryan Theriot SS
3 Lance Berkman 1B 3 Kosuke Fukudome CF
4 Carlos Lee LF 4 Derrek Lee 1B
5 Miguel Tejada SS 5 Micah Hoffpauir RF
6 Hunter Pence RF 6 Geovany Soto C
7 Geoff Blum 3B 7 Mike Fontenot 3B
8 Ivan Rodriguez C 8 Bobby Scales 2B
9 Roy Oswalt P 9 Randy Wells P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R CHC A. Soriano L. Hawkins 30% 100% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Scales Scores
t9 2-4 0 123 1,(0-0)  RR HOU I. Rodriguez A. Heilman -27% 30% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Tejada Scores; Pence Scores; Blum to 2B
b6 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR CHC M. Hoffpauir R. Oswalt 18% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lee Scores
t9 4-4 2 123 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Marshall 18% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence K. Gregg -15% 69% Single to P (Line Drive); Tejada 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' Randy Wells facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Wells 2% 52% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Wells 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Wells 1% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano R. Oswalt -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt 4% 57% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome R. Oswalt -3% 54% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Theriot to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee R. Wells -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU M. Tejada R. Wells 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU H. Pence R. Wells -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- 10,(2-2)  HOU G. Blum R. Wells -2% 51% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Pence to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez R. Wells -3% 48% Walk; Pence to 3B; Blum to 2B
t2 0-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt R. Wells 8% 55% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir R. Oswalt 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Soto R. Oswalt -3% 55% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot R. Oswalt -3% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. Scales R. Oswalt -2% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Wells 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Wells 2% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman R. Wells -1% 53% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Lee R. Wells -2% 51% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Berkman to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Wells 5% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Wells R. Oswalt -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Soriano R. Oswalt -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 6-7-8
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Wells 3% 53% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t4 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Blum R. Wells 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez R. Wells 1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC K. Fukudome R. Oswalt 4% 60% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b4 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt -4% 56% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir R. Oswalt -3% 53% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b4 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto R. Oswalt -3% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 9-1-2
t5 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Oswalt R. Wells 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Wells 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Wells 2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- 9,(2-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot R. Oswalt -3% 54% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. Scales R. Oswalt -2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Wells R. Oswalt -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 3-4-5
t6 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU L. Berkman R. Wells -5% 45% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
t6 0-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO HOU C. Lee R. Wells 11% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Wells 2% 58% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
b6 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Soriano R. Oswalt 5% 63% Single to 1B (Pop Fly to Deep 2B-1B)
b6 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt -2% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Soriano to 2B
b6 0-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome R. Oswalt -4% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Soriano to 3B
b6 0-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt 15% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Soriano Scores
b6 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR CHC M. Hoffpauir R. Oswalt 18% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lee Scores
b6 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Soto R. Oswalt 1% 90% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b6 3-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot R. Oswalt -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 6-7-8
Angel Guzman replaces Randy Wells pitching and batting 9th
t7 0-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence A. Guzman 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Blum A. Guzman 2% 93% Flyball: RF
t7 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez A. Guzman 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 8-9-1
Alberto Arias replaces Roy Oswalt pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Scales A. Arias -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
Ryan Freel pinch hits for Angel Guzman (P) batting 9th
b7 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Freel A. Arias -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Soriano A. Arias -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 9-1-2
Carlos Marmol replaces Ryan Freel (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Alberto Arias (P) batting 9th
t8 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Erstad C. Marmol 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui C. Marmol 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn C. Marmol 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 2-3-4
Wesley Wright replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot W. Wright -0% 97% Lineout: 2B
b8 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome W. Wright 0% 97% Walk
b8 3-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee W. Wright 0% 98% Walk; Fukudome to 2B
Chris Sampson replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
Reed Johnson pinch hits for Micah Hoffpauir (RF) batting 5th
b8 3-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Johnson C. Sampson -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Fukudome to 3B
b8 3-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CHC G. Soto C. Sampson 2% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Fukudome Scores; Johnson to 2B
b8 4-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot C. Sampson -0% 98% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Kevin Gregg facing 3-4-5
Kevin Gregg replaces Carlos Marmol pitching and batting 9th
Reed Johnson moves from PH to CF
Kosuke Fukudome moves from CF to RF
t9 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman K. Gregg -2% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t9 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU C. Lee K. Gregg -4% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t9 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Tejada K. Gregg -8% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 2-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence K. Gregg -15% 69% Single to P (Line Drive); Tejada to 3B
t9 2-4 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  HOU G. Blum K. Gregg -12% 57% Hit By Pitch; Pence to 2B
Aaron Heilman replaces Kevin Gregg pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-4 0 123 1,(0-0)  RR HOU I. Rodriguez A. Heilman -27% 30% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Tejada Scores; Pence Scores; Blum to 2B
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
t9 4-4 0 12- 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Michaels A. Heilman 12% 42% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t9 4-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui A. Heilman 11% 53% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t9 4-4 2 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn A. Heilman -6% 47% Walk; Blum to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B
Sean Marshall replaces Mike Fontenot (3B) pitching and batting 7th
Aaron Miles replaces Aaron Heilman (P) playing 2B batting 9th
Bobby Scales moves from 2B to 3B
t9 4-4 2 123 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Marshall 18% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 8-9-1
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC B. Scales L. Hawkins 7% 72% Walk
b9 4-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Miles L. Hawkins -1% 70% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Scales to 2B
b9 4-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R CHC A. Soriano L. Hawkins 30% 100% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Scales Scores
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 5.

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