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OAK
@ANA
2
5
MIN
@CHW
3
0
NYY
@CLE
7
1
BOS
@DET
6
12
KCR
@MIL
5
7
SEA
@TEX
5
4
BAL
@TOR
0
3
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@HOU
3
7
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@MON
2
1
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@NYM
0
1
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@PHI
4
1
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@SDP
2
5
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@SFG
11
7
 
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CIN
@STL
4
2
Friday, June 20, 1997, 7:05
, Astrodome
Attendance: 30,085, Time of Game: 2:49
Cubs
3
28-43
 Lost 3 
5th, 6½ GB
at Astros
7
35-37
 Won 1 
1st
W: Darryl Kile (8-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  2  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  9  1
Astros          1  1  4   1  0  0   0  0  X    7 13  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian McRae CF 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .248 .310 .383 .693 19 9 -0.091 0.87 0.036 -0.126 -1.2 1 0 CS
Brant Brown LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .238 .292 .419 .711 17 12 -0.046 0.88 0.040 -0.086 -0.8 2 0
Mark Grace 1B 2 0 1 0 3 0 5 .304 .410 .422 .832 23 11 0.116 0.64 0.120 -0.004 1.1 9 0
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .267 .315 .509 .824 15 10 -0.156 1.21 0.000 -0.156 -1.9 2 0 GDP
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 1 3 0 0 1 4 .266 .324 .369 .694 10 7 0.129 0.95 0.141 -0.012 1.2 2 4 2B
Kevin Orie 3B 3 1 2 3 0 0 4 .279 .382 .451 .833 16 10 0.152 1.31 0.166 -0.013 1.3 1 2 HR,SF
Scott Servais C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .317 .366 .683 13 6 -0.048 0.98 0.033 -0.081 -0.7 5 0
Rey Sanchez SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .246 .286 .294 .579 20 13 -0.012 0.74 0.038 -0.050 -0.3 2 3
Steve Trachsel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .200 .148 .348 1 1 -0.016 1.10 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 1 SH
   Kent Bottenfield P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.022 1.51 0.000 -0.022 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Dave Hansen PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .417 .333 .750 5 2 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
   Turk Wendell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mel Rojas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Miguel Cairo PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 7 3 0.017 0.34 0.017 0.000 0.4
Team Totals 31 3 9 3 5 7 39 .290 .378 .419 .798 147 85 0.013 0.92 0.591 -0.576 -1.4 24 11
2B: R Sandberg (12, off D Kile).
HR: K Orie (3, off D Kile, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: K Orie (1, off D Kile).
SH: S Trachsel (6, off D Kile); K Bottenfield (4, off D Kile).
TB: K Orie 5; R Sandberg 4; R Sanchez; S Servais; B Brown; M Grace.
GIDP: S Sosa (7).
RBI: K Orie 3 (15).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sanchez-R Sandberg-M Grace.
E: S Trachsel (2).
Baserunning
CS: B McRae (6, 2nd base by D Kile/T Eusebio).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .317 .394 .528 .922 16 11 0.082 0.54 0.108 -0.026 0.8 6 3 2B,SB
Bill Spiers 3B 4 1 2 1 1 2 5 .325 .462 .455 .917 20 12 0.112 0.67 0.157 -0.044 0.8 1 1 2B,SB
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .327 .438 .658 1.096 20 9 0.068 0.64 0.115 -0.047 1.3 5 0 HR,2B,IW
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .293 .379 .402 .782 16 10 0.049 0.76 0.064 -0.014 -0.1 3 0
Derek Bell RF 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .241 .315 .370 .685 13 8 0.160 0.94 0.204 -0.044 1.0 1 0 HR
Tony Eusebio C 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .253 .352 .297 .649 10 4 0.035 0.36 0.041 -0.005 0.4 7 1 IW
   Jose Lima P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tim Bogar SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .220 .288 .305 .593 7 6 0.081 0.56 0.101 -0.020 0.4 4 1 2B
Pat Listach CF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .180 .244 .213 .458 9 7 -0.028 0.62 0.000 -0.028 -1.1 0 0 GDP
Darryl Kile P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .089 .146 .111 .257 12 9 -0.049 0.59 0.000 -0.049 -0.8 0 4
   Brad Ausmus C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .330 .379 .709 5 4 0.001 0.03 0.001 0.000 0.3 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 13 7 3 5 38 .371 .421 .657 1.078 128 80 0.511 0.63 0.791 -0.277 3.1 27 10
2B: T Bogar (3, off S Trachsel); C Biggio (21, off S Trachsel); B Spiers (11, off S Trachsel); J Bagwell (23, off T Wendell).
HR: J Bagwell (21, off S Trachsel, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); D Bell (3, off S Trachsel, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
IBB: J Bagwell (14, by K Bottenfield); T Eusebio (1, by T Wendell).
TB: J Bagwell 6; D Bell 4; T Bogar 3; C Biggio 3; B Spiers 3; T Eusebio 2; L Gonzalez; B Ausmus.
GIDP: P Listach (6).
RBI: D Bell 3 (17); P Listach (5); J Bagwell (67); B Spiers (15); L Gonzalez (33).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kile-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
Baserunning
SB: B Spiers (3, 2nd base off K Bottenfield/S Servais); C Biggio (11, 3rd base off K Bottenfield/S Servais).
Pickoffs: B Spiers (1st base by S Trachsel).

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
Steve Trachsel, L (4-6) 2.1 9 6 5 0 1 2 5.10 15 55 35 26 1 8 8 6 4 0 18 -0.533 1.08 -5.0
Kent Bottenfield 2.2 2 1 1 2 1 0 2.76 11 30 16 11 3 2 4 4 2 0 1 0 0.001 0.50 0.5
Turk Wendell 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.58 8 30 18 6 3 9 1 4 3 0 0 0 0.016 0.15 1.0
Mel Rojas 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.13 4 13 11 4 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 13 7 6 3 5 2 6.75 38 128 80 47 11 22 14 16 10 0 18 1 0 -0.513 0.63 -3.1

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
Darryl Kile, W (8-3) 7 9 3 3 4 7 1 2.21 32 121 69 44 6 19 11 10 6 0 50 -0.050 1.04 0.5
Jose Lima 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.59 7 26 16 11 3 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0.037 0.36 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 5 7 1 3.00 39 147 85 55 9 21 13 14 7 0 50 0 0 -0.013 0.92 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Bottenfield (2; J Bagwell); T Wendell (4; T Eusebio).
Pickoffs: S Trachsel (3; B Spiers, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Rieker, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Greg Gibson.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 30,085.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Brian McRae CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Brant Brown LF 2 Bill Spiers 3B
3 Mark Grace 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Ryne Sandberg 2B 5 Derek Bell RF
6 Kevin Orie 3B 6 Tony Eusebio C
7 Scott Servais C 7 Tim Bogar SS
8 Rey Sanchez SS 8 Pat Listach CF
9 Steve Trachsel P 9 Darryl Kile P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 3-3 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR HOU D. Bell S. Trachsel 20% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Spiers Scores; Gonzalez Scores; Bell Scores
t2 0-1 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  RR CHC K. Orie D. Kile -15% 39% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Sandberg Scores; Orie Scores
b3 2-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU B. Spiers S. Trachsel 12% 62% Double to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bagwell Scores/unER
b2 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Bogar S. Trachsel 10% 54% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Eusebio to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC B. McRae D. Kile -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Brown D. Kile 3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Grace D. Kile 4% 54% McRae Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace D. Kile -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Kile 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Trachsel -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers S. Trachsel 2% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel 0% 55% E1 on Foul Ball
b1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel -4% 51% Spiers Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel 11% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Bagwell Scores/unER
b1 1-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez S. Trachsel -1% 61% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Sandberg D. Kile -7% 54% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-1 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  RR CHC K. Orie D. Kile -15% 39% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Sandberg Scores; Orie Scores
t2 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Servais D. Kile -3% 36% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t2 2-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sanchez D. Kile 3% 39% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Sanchez to 1B
t2 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Trachsel D. Kile 2% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Sanchez to 2B
t2 2-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. McRae D. Kile 3% 44% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 5-6-7
b2 1-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU D. Bell S. Trachsel -3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Eusebio S. Trachsel 3% 44% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Bogar S. Trachsel 10% 54% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Eusebio to 3B
b2 1-2 1 -23 5,(1-2)  RO HOU P. Listach S. Trachsel -0% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Eusebio Scores
b2 2-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Kile S. Trachsel -3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 2-3-4
t3 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC B. Brown D. Kile -4% 46% Single to C (Bunt)
t3 2-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grace D. Kile -6% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Brown to 2B
t3 2-2 0 12- 4,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Kile 6% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-2 1 12- 3,(2-0)  CHC R. Sandberg D. Kile -7% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Brown to 3B; Grace to 2B
t3 2-2 1 123 3,(2-0)  RO CHC K. Orie D. Kile 0% 39% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF Line); Brown Scores
t3 3-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O CHC S. Servais D. Kile 4% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
b3 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio S. Trachsel 7% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b3 2-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU B. Spiers S. Trachsel 12% 62% Double to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores
b3 3-3 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel -5% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 3-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez S. Trachsel 5% 63% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Spiers to 3B
b3 3-3 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR HOU D. Bell S. Trachsel 20% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Spiers Scores; Gonzalez Scores; Bell Scores
b3 6-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU T. Eusebio S. Trachsel 1% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
Kent Bottenfield replaces Steve Trachsel pitching and batting 9th
b3 6-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Bogar K. Bottenfield -1% 83% Lineout: RF
b3 6-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU P. Listach K. Bottenfield -1% 82% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 6.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 8-9-1
t4 3-6 0 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC R. Sanchez D. Kile -4% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t4 3-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Bottenfield D. Kile 2% 80% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Sanchez to 2B
t4 3-6 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. McRae D. Kile 3% 84% Strikeout Looking
t4 3-6 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O CHC B. Brown D. Kile 3% 87% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cubs' Kent Bottenfield facing 9-1-2
b4 6-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Kile K. Bottenfield -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b4 6-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Biggio K. Bottenfield 1% 87% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b4 6-3 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Spiers K. Bottenfield 2% 88% Walk; Biggio to 2B
b4 6-3 1 12- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Bottenfield 2% 90% Biggio Steals 3B; Spiers Steals 2B
b4 6-3 1 -23 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Bottenfield 0% 91% Intentional Walk
b4 6-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO HOU L. Gonzalez K. Bottenfield 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Biggio Scores; Spiers to 3B; Gonzalez to 1B
b4 7-3 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell K. Bottenfield -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
t5 3-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace D. Kile -3% 87% Walk
t5 3-7 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC S. Sosa D. Kile 6% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
t5 3-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Sandberg D. Kile -1% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t5 3-7 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Orie D. Kile -2% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Sandberg to 3B
t5 3-7 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  O CHC S. Servais D. Kile 3% 93% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cubs' Kent Bottenfield facing 6-7-8
b5 7-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Eusebio K. Bottenfield -1% 93% Flyball: CF
b5 7-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Bogar K. Bottenfield 1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b5 7-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU P. Listach K. Bottenfield -1% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 8-9-1
t6 3-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez D. Kile 2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
Dave Hansen pinch hits for Kent Bottenfield (P) batting 9th
t6 3-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. Hansen D. Kile 1% 95% Flyball: LF
t6 3-7 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. McRae D. Kile 1% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cubs' Turk Wendell facing 9-1-2
Turk Wendell replaces Dave Hansen (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Kile T. Wendell -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b6 7-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Wendell -0% 95% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
b6 7-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Spiers T. Wendell -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 2-3-4
t7 3-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. Brown D. Kile 1% 96% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t7 3-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace D. Kile -2% 94% Walk
t7 3-7 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Kile 2% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg D. Kile 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cubs' Turk Wendell facing 3-4-5
b7 7-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell T. Wendell 1% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b7 7-3 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez T. Wendell -1% 97% Lineout: LF (Deep LF Line)
b7 7-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell T. Wendell -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B; Bagwell to 3B
b7 7-3 2 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU T. Eusebio T. Wendell 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b7 7-3 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar T. Wendell -1% 97% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Jose Lima facing 6-7-8
Jose Lima replaces Tony Eusebio (C) pitching and batting 6th
Brad Ausmus replaces Darryl Kile (P) playing C batting 9th
t8 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Orie J. Lima 1% 98% Lineout: SS
t8 3-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Servais J. Lima 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t8 3-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez J. Lima 0% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cubs' Mel Rojas facing 8-9-1
Mel Rojas replaces Turk Wendell pitching and batting 9th
b8 7-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU P. Listach M. Rojas -0% 99% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
b8 7-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Rojas 0% 99% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
b8 7-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Rojas -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ausmus to 2B
b8 7-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Spiers M. Rojas -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Jose Lima facing 9-1-2
Miguel Cairo pinch hits for Mel Rojas (P) batting 9th
t9 3-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Cairo J. Lima -2% 97% Walk
t9 3-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Lima 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; McRae to 1B
t9 3-7 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Brown J. Lima 1% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 3-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lima 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.

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