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Standings
CLE
@LAA
6
7
KCR
@BAL
4
3
 
(11)
OAK
@BOS
9
8
 
(11)
CHW
@MIN
3
5
TOR
@SEA
3
4
NYY
@TBR
2
6
DET
@TEX
3
7
PHI
@ARI
4
3
HOU
@CHC
11
6
SDP
@CIN
3
2
ATL
@FLA
3
4
WSN
@MIL
8
3
COL
@NYM
0
4
PIT
@SFG
2
3
LAD
@STL
0
10
Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 7:05PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 40,814, Time of Game: 3:20
Astros
11
51-49
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Cubs
6
52-46
 Lost 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Jeff Fulchino (4-3)
L: Angel Guzman (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  3   0  2  0   1  3  1   11 17  0
Cubs            0  0  0   3  3  0   0  0  0    6  5  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 3 3 0 1 1 .288 .761 24 13 0.100 1.03 0.126 -0.026 0.7 4 1
Jeff Keppinger 2B 5 3 4 3 0 1 .283 .789 13 10 0.321 1.60 0.397 -0.076 3.8 3 1 3B,2B
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 2 5 0 0 .328 .836 16 8 0.194 1.19 0.259 -0.064 2.9 0 3 HR,SF
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .310 .854 23 17 -0.054 0.71 0.014 -0.068 -0.8 2 0 SF
Geoff Blum 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 .274 .730 17 11 0.213 0.56 0.249 -0.036 0.9 1 0 HR
Hunter Pence RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 .293 .823 14 10 -0.109 0.56 0.003 -0.112 -1.4 1 0 2B,GDP
Ivan Rodriguez C 5 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .688 11 9 -0.087 0.67 0.000 -0.087 -1.3 9 0
Chris Coste 1B 4 1 1 1 1 1 .246 .710 28 18 -0.008 0.52 0.035 -0.043 0.7 5 1
Roy Oswalt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .349 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wesley Wright P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.000 8 5 0.053 0.82 0.058 -0.005 0.5 1 0
   Jeff Fulchino P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 1.000 6 3 0.035 0.67 0.035 0.000 0.2 0 0 2B
   Matt Kata PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .462 2 2 -0.017 1.24 0.000 -0.017 -0.2
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .202 .629 3 1 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.2
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 42 11 17 11 2 4 .405 1.080 165 107 0.642 0.84 1.177 -0.534 6.2 27 6
2B: J Keppinger (12, off R Dempster); J Fulchino (1, off S Marshall); H Pence (17, off J Samardzija).
3B: J Keppinger (3, off A Heilman).
HR: G Blum (5, off A Guzman; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF); M Tejada (9, off R Dempster; 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: C Lee (5, off R Dempster); M Tejada (6, off R Dempster).
TB: J Keppinger 7; M Tejada 5; G Blum 5; M Bourn 3; H Pence 2; J Fulchino 2; C Lee; C Coste; W Wright; J Michaels.
GIDP: H Pence (15).
RBI: M Tejada 5 (60); J Keppinger 3 (18); C Coste (13); C Lee (62); G Blum (34).
2-out RBI: J Keppinger 2; M Tejada; C Coste; G Blum.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 7 for 12.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: M Bourn (K Fukudome at 2nd base).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kosuke Fukudome CF 4 1 2 0 1 1 .269 .818 22 12 0.070 0.98 0.120 -0.050 0.0 2 0
Ryan Theriot SS 3 1 0 0 2 0 .292 .756 22 9 -0.102 1.23 0.028 -0.129 -0.4 3 4
Derrek Lee 1B 2 2 1 0 3 0 .290 .904 22 9 0.152 1.12 0.163 -0.011 1.5 9 1
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 2 1 3 1 2 .336 .973 20 11 0.220 1.96 0.352 -0.132 1.8 0 3 HR
Milton Bradley RF 2 0 0 1 0 2 .246 .760 15 12 -0.072 1.45 0.000 -0.072 -0.5 1 0 SF
   Angel Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jake Fox PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .312 .912 5 3 -0.094 3.61 0.000 -0.094 -0.5
   Jeff Stevens P 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 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Samardzija P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carlos Zambrano PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .695 4 4 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.5
Alfonso Soriano LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .251 .761 19 9 0.063 1.13 0.090 -0.027 0.7 4 0 SB
Mike Fontenot 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .668 6 3 -0.020 0.77 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 2 1
   Reed Johnson PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 .248 .718 1 1 0.170 3.24 0.170 0.000 1.7 SB
   Andres Blanco 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .546 4 3 -0.034 1.32 0.000 -0.034 -0.2 0 2
   Jeff Baker PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .583 2 2 -0.023 1.23 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 2 0
Koyie Hill C 3 0 0 0 1 0 .198 .593 11 4 -0.044 1.25 0.018 -0.062 -0.5 3 1 IW
Ryan Dempster P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .243 6 5 -0.106 2.04 0.000 -0.106 -0.9 1 0
   Sean Marshall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .462 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Micah Hoffpauir RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .703 8 6 -0.032 0.58 0.000 -0.032 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 30 6 5 6 10 9 .167 .633 167 93 0.143 1.36 0.941 -0.797 1.2 27 12
HR: A Ramirez (8, off J Fulchino; 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SF: M Bradley (1, off W Wright).
IBB: K Hill (2, by W Wright).
TB: A Ramirez 4; K Fukudome 2; D Lee; R Johnson.
RBI: A Ramirez 3 (28); R Johnson 2 (20); M Bradley (24).
2-out RBI: R Johnson 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Blanco-R Theriot-D Lee.
E: R Dempster (3).
Baserunning
SB: A Soriano (8, 3rd base off W Wright/I Rodriguez); R Johnson (2, 2nd base off W Wright/I Rodriguez).

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 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.61 5 20 14 7 3 4 1 2 1 0 55 0.095 0.74 1.0
Wesley Wright 2.1 1 3 3 5 2 0 5.92 13 53 24 14 2 8 3 3 1 0 0 0 -0.162 1.62 -1.8
Jeff Fulchino, BS (2), W (4-3) 3 3 3 3 2 3 1 3.80 14 59 35 19 8 8 4 5 0 0 0 0 -0.115 1.87 -1.4
Tim Byrdak 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.21 4 14 8 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.031 0.80 0.5
Jose Valverde 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.63 5 21 12 4 2 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.009 0.28 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 6 6 10 9 1 6.00 41 167 93 47 17 29 9 13 3 0 55 0 0 -0.142 1.36 -1.2

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
Ryan Dempster 5 9 6 5 0 3 1 4.31 24 85 60 41 9 10 11 10 4 0 30 -0.369 0.84 -3.3
Sean Marshall 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.74 4 17 9 5 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.001 1.20 0.0
Angel Guzman, L (2-2) 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.51 5 19 13 9 2 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 -0.053 1.34 0.1
Jeff Stevens 0.2 0 2 2 2 0 0 2.84 4 15 7 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.009 1.06 0.1
Aaron Heilman 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.56 3 9 6 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 2 -0.222 0.81 -2.5
Jeff Samardzija 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.60 6 20 12 9 0 3 1 5 2 0 0 0 -0.007 0.09 -0.5
Team Totals 9 17 11 10 2 4 2 10.00 46 165 107 71 11 25 18 22 7 0 30 4 2 -0.641 0.84 -6.2
Balks: None.
WP: R Dempster (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: W Wright (1; K Hill).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - CB Bucknor, 3B - Mike Everitt.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 3mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 3-6 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR CHC A. Ramirez J. Fulchino -29% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Fukudome Scores; Lee Scores
t7 6-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU G. Blum A. Guzman 21% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 7-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU J. Keppinger A. Heilman 19% 92% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Coste Scores; Bourn Scores
b4 1-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHC R. Johnson W. Wright -17% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Lee Scores; Ramirez Scores; Soriano to 2B
t5 4-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR HOU M. Tejada R. Dempster 16% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Keppinger 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' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Bourn R. Dempster 3% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU J. Keppinger R. Dempster 9% 62% Single to RF (Line Drive); Bourn to 3B
t1 0-0 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO HOU M. Tejada R. Dempster -2% 60% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Bourn Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee R. Dempster -3% 57% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t1 1-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum R. Dempster -2% 55% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 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 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Fukudome R. Oswalt 2% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Fukudome out at 2B/CF-SS-2B
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt 1% 60% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Dempster -2% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez R. Dempster -2% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Coste R. Dempster -1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Oswalt 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Bradley R. Oswalt 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
Wesley Wright replaces Roy Oswalt pitching and batting 9th
b2 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Wright 1% 61% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU W. Wright R. Dempster 3% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Bourn R. Dempster 2% 67% Wild Pitch; Wright to 2B
t3 1-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Bourn R. Dempster 6% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Wright to 3B
t3 1-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Keppinger R. Dempster 8% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive); Wright Scores; Bourn to 3B
t3 2-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  R HOU M. Tejada R. Dempster 6% 86% Reached on E1 (throw to 2B)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball); Bourn Scores; Keppinger to 3B
t3 3-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO HOU C. Lee R. Dempster -1% 85% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Keppinger Scores/unER
t3 4-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum R. Dempster -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t3 4-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence R. Dempster -1% 83% Popfly: 1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot W. Wright 2% 85% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b3 0-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Hill W. Wright 1% 86% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B)
b3 0-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Dempster W. Wright 1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
t4 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU I. Rodriguez R. Dempster -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t4 4-0 1 --- 8,(1-2)  O HOU C. Coste R. Dempster -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t4 4-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU W. Wright R. Dempster -0% 85% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 1-2-3
b4 0-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome W. Wright 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot W. Wright -2% 85% Walk
b4 0-4 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Lee W. Wright -3% 81% Walk; Theriot to 2B
b4 0-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  CHC A. Ramirez W. Wright -6% 75% Walk; Theriot to 3B; Lee to 2B
b4 0-4 1 123 6,(1-2)  RO CHC M. Bradley W. Wright 3% 79% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Theriot Scores
b4 1-4 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Soriano W. Wright -4% 75% Walk; Lee to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
Reed Johnson pinch hits for Mike Fontenot (2B) batting 7th
b4 1-4 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHC R. Johnson W. Wright -17% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Lee Scores; Ramirez Scores; Soriano to 2B
b4 3-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  CHC K. Hill W. Wright -2% 56% Soriano Steals 3B; Johnson Steals 2B
b4 3-4 2 -23 5,(3-1)  CHC K. Hill W. Wright -2% 54% Intentional Walk
b4 3-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Dempster W. Wright 10% 64% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
Andres Blanco replaces Reed Johnson (PH) playing 2B batting 7th
t5 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Dempster -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Keppinger R. Dempster 4% 65% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 4-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR HOU M. Tejada R. Dempster 16% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Keppinger Scores
t5 6-3 1 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU C. Lee R. Dempster 1% 83% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t5 6-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU G. Blum R. Dempster 4% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lee to 3B
t5 6-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO HOU H. Pence R. Dempster -7% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 1-2-3
Jeff Fulchino replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-6 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome J. Fulchino -4% 76% Single to P (Ground Ball)
b5 3-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Fulchino 4% 80% Flyball: RF
b5 3-6 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee J. Fulchino -5% 75% Walk; Fukudome to 2B
b5 3-6 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR CHC A. Ramirez J. Fulchino -29% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Fukudome Scores; Lee Scores
b5 6-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Fulchino 2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Fulchino 2% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cubs 6.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 6-6, Cubs' Sean Marshall facing 7-8-9
Sean Marshall replaces Ryan Dempster pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU I. Rodriguez S. Marshall -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 6-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Coste S. Marshall -3% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 6-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Fulchino S. Marshall 3% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t6 6-6 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Bourn S. Marshall 2% 50% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Fulchino to 3B
Angel Guzman replaces Milton Bradley (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Micah Hoffpauir replaces Sean Marshall (P) playing RF batting 9th
t6 6-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger A. Guzman -8% 42% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 6-6, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 7-8-9
b6 6-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Blanco J. Fulchino 3% 46% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b6 6-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC K. Hill J. Fulchino 3% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 6-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir J. Fulchino 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cubs 6.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 6-6, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 3-4-5
t7 6-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada A. Guzman -4% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 6-6 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee A. Guzman -3% 43% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 6-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU G. Blum A. Guzman 21% 64% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t7 7-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence A. Guzman -1% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-7, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 1-2-3
b7 6-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC K. Fukudome J. Fulchino -8% 55% Walk
b7 6-7 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Fulchino 7% 62% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 6-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Lee J. Fulchino -7% 55% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Fukudome to 2B
b7 6-7 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Fulchino 9% 65% Strikeout Looking
Jake Fox pinch hits for Angel Guzman (P) batting 5th
b7 6-7 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Fox J. Fulchino 9% 74% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-6, Cubs' Jeff Stevens facing 7-8-9
Jeff Stevens replaces Jake Fox (PH) pitching and batting 5th
t8 7-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Stevens -2% 72% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t8 7-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Coste J. Stevens 3% 74% Walk
Matt Kata pinch hits for Jeff Fulchino (P) batting 9th
t8 7-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Kata J. Stevens -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B; Coste to 2B
t8 7-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Bourn J. Stevens 1% 73% Walk
Aaron Heilman replaces Jeff Stevens pitching and batting 5th
t8 7-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU J. Keppinger A. Heilman 19% 92% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Coste Scores; Bourn Scores
t8 9-6 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R HOU M. Tejada A. Heilman 3% 96% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Keppinger Scores
t8 10-6 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee A. Heilman -0% 95% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 10, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-10, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 6-7-8
Tim Byrdak replaces Matt Kata (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-10 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Soriano T. Byrdak -3% 92% Walk
Jeff Baker pinch hits for Andres Blanco (2B) batting 7th
b8 6-10 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Baker T. Byrdak 2% 95% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Soriano to 2B
b8 6-10 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CHC K. Hill T. Byrdak 2% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 6-10 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir T. Byrdak 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 10, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 10-6, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 5-6-7
Jeff Samardzija replaces Aaron Heilman pitching and batting 5th
Jeff Baker moves from PH to 2B
t9 10-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Blum J. Samardzija -0% 98% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t9 10-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU H. Pence J. Samardzija 0% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t9 10-6 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez J. Samardzija -0% 98% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t9 10-6 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R HOU C. Coste J. Samardzija 1% 99% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Pence Scores
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Tim Byrdak (P) batting 9th
t9 11-6 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU J. Michaels J. Samardzija 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Coste to 2B
t9 11-6 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Samardzija -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 11, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-11, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 1-2-3
Jose Valverde replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 6-11 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Valverde 1% 100% Lineout: 2B
b9 6-11 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot J. Valverde -1% 99% Walk
b9 6-11 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee J. Valverde -1% 98% Walk; Theriot to 2B
b9 6-11 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Valverde 1% 99% Popfly: 1B
Carlos Zambrano pinch hits for Jeff Samardzija (P) batting 5th
b9 6-11 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano J. Valverde 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 11, Cubs 6.

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