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@CHW
7
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@CLE
8
4
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@DET
9
2
KCR
@MIL
3
4
 
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@OAK
8
4
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@SEA
9
3
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@TOR
9
3
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@COL
4
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@HOU
3
1
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@LAD
4
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@MON
10
9
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@NYM
5
7
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@PHI
1
5
CIN
@STL
5
4
Wednesday, September 24, 1997, 7:05
, Astrodome
Attendance: 41,560, Time of Game: 3:00
Cubs
3
67-91
 Won 1 
5th, 14 GB
at Astros
1
81-77
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Mark Clark (14-8)
L: Chris Holt (8-12)
S: Terry Adams (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  0   0  1  0   0  0  1    3 11  2
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    1  8  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 5 0 4 0 0 0 5 .311 .373 .425 .798 8 6 0.084 0.64 0.095 -0.010 1.3 0 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .267 .310 .407 .717 11 8 -0.143 1.23 0.000 -0.143 -1.6 1 3
   Miguel Cairo 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .381 .278 .659 4 2 -0.011 0.60 0.000 -0.011 -0.4 1 0
Mark Grace 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .323 .412 .472 .883 17 10 -0.010 0.85 0.068 -0.078 -0.5 10 1
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .304 .489 .793 12 7 -0.100 0.94 0.013 -0.112 -1.0 3 0
Dave Hansen 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .308 .420 .438 .859 10 7 -0.048 0.61 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 0 3
   Terrell Lowery PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273 .429 .273 .701 5 1 0.025 1.70 0.025 0.000 0.3
   Jose Hernandez 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .474 .795 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brooks Kieschnick LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .198 .301 .370 .671 8 6 0.072 0.65 0.111 -0.039 0.5 2 0 HR
   Doug Glanville LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .303 .337 .397 .733 4 3 -0.069 2.76 0.000 -0.069 -0.8 1 0
Tyler Houston C 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .259 .291 .346 .637 12 9 0.151 0.54 0.161 -0.010 1.5 6 0 HR
Manny Alexander SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .255 .313 .374 .687 17 8 -0.022 0.78 0.019 -0.041 -0.4 2 3 SH
Mark Clark P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .030 .086 .076 .161 15 10 -0.061 0.79 0.000 -0.061 -0.8 1 4
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marc Pisciotta P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dave Clark PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .296 .384 .458 .842 2 2 0.073 0.90 0.073 0.000 0.8
   Brant Brown PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .281 .415 .696 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 11 3 2 7 39 .306 .342 .472 .814 125 79 -0.059 0.86 0.565 -0.622 -1.4 27 15
HR: B Kieschnick (4, off C Holt, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); T Houston (2, off C Holt, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
SH: M Alexander (3, off R Springer).
TB: T Houston 6; B Kieschnick 4; L Johnson 4; S Sosa; D Clark; M Grace.
RBI: D Clark (29); B Kieschnick (11); T Houston (27).
2-out RBI: B Kieschnick.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
E: M Alexander (11); M Clark (2).

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 3 1 2 0 1 0 5 .308 .412 .500 .912 19 11 0.198 1.38 0.265 -0.068 1.3 1 2 2B,HBP
Derek Bell RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .275 .344 .437 .781 21 14 -0.267 2.06 0.000 -0.267 -1.7 3 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .285 .425 .588 1.013 26 13 0.081 1.82 0.198 -0.118 0.2 10 1
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .259 .348 .380 .728 19 9 -0.027 1.12 0.057 -0.084 -0.2 0 0
   Mike Magnante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Berry PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .311 .418 .729 6 4 -0.173 6.88 0.000 -0.173 -0.8
Richard Hidalgo CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .333 .377 .526 .903 14 8 -0.001 1.60 0.087 -0.088 0.1 1 0
Bill Spiers 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .313 .432 .468 .900 14 7 -0.094 2.00 0.041 -0.135 -0.5 0 3
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .264 .313 .369 .683 12 9 -0.090 2.05 0.052 -0.142 -0.6 2 3
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .267 .326 .352 .679 10 7 -0.093 2.33 0.053 -0.145 -0.6 9 0
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .329 .356 .685 2 1 -0.046 1.81 0.000 -0.046 -0.2
Chris Holt P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .090 .103 .090 .192 9 6 -0.068 1.45 0.000 -0.068 -0.5 1 3
   Bobby Abreu PH-LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .330 .358 .688 8 5 0.022 1.35 0.061 -0.039 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 1 8 1 4 5 40 .229 .325 .257 .582 160 94 -0.558 1.84 0.814 -1.373 -3.4 27 13
2B: C Biggio (36, off M Clark).
HBP: C Biggio (33, by M Clark).
TB: C Biggio 3; R Hidalgo 2; L Gonzalez; B Abreu; B Ausmus; J Bagwell.
RBI: J Bagwell (133).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Ausmus.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: C Biggio 2 (1st base by M Clark, 1st base by M Clark).

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
Mark Clark, W (14-8) 6.2 6 1 0 3 3 0 3.82 30 118 70 37 12 21 14 9 5 0 60 0.277 1.54 2.2
Bob Patterson, H (22) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.34 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.052 1.83 0.2
Marc Pisciotta, H (10) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.73 3 12 7 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.140 1.85 0.5
Terry Adams, S (18) 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.14 6 25 15 8 3 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.089 3.44 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 1 0 4 5 0 0.00 40 160 94 48 17 29 17 13 5 0 60 1 0 0.558 1.84 3.4

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
Chris Holt, L (8-12) 7 6 2 2 1 6 2 3.54 27 87 55 35 10 10 13 7 4 0 62 0.078 0.73 1.5
Mike Magnante 0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.36 5 16 8 6 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.018 1.42 -0.3
Russ Springer 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 4.31 3 12 9 6 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.053 1.46 0.6
Tom Martin 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.13 4 10 7 6 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 -0.056 0.62 -0.3
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 2 7 2 3.00 39 125 79 53 11 15 20 10 6 0 62 4 1 0.057 0.86 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Clark (4; C Biggio).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Clark 2 (3; C Biggio, 1st base, C Biggio, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Charlie Williams.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: 41,560.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Lance Johnson CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Ryne Sandberg 2B 2 Derek Bell RF
3 Mark Grace 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Dave Hansen 3B 5 Richard Hidalgo CF
6 Brooks Kieschnick LF 6 Bill Spiers 3B
7 Tyler Houston C 7 Ricky Gutierrez SS
8 Manny Alexander SS 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Mark Clark P 9 Chris Holt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-3 2 123 6,(2-2)  O HOU S. Berry T. Adams 17% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
t5 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC T. Houston C. Holt 12% 74% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b6 0-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Clark 12% 82% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 0-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell M. Clark -11% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores/unER
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHC B. Kieschnick C. Holt 11% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

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' Chris Holt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC L. Johnson C. Holt 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg C. Holt -3% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Left)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO CHC M. Grace C. Holt -5% 45% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging; Sandberg out at 2B/C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio M. Clark -6% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Bell M. Clark 1% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B; Biggio to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Clark 6% 47% Fielder's Choice P; Biggio out at Hm/P-3B-C; Bagwell to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez M. Clark 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  O CHC S. Sosa C. Holt -2% 48% Foul Flyball: RF (Short RF Foul)
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Hansen C. Holt -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHC B. Kieschnick C. Holt 11% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t2 1-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Houston C. Holt -1% 56% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Clark 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Spiers M. Clark 2% 60% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez M. Clark 1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Alexander C. Holt -2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 1-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Clark C. Holt -2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Johnson C. Holt -1% 57% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Clark 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Holt M. Clark 2% 61% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio M. Clark -2% 60% Hit By Pitch
b3 0-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Bell M. Clark 3% 63% Biggio Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg C. Holt -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grace C. Holt -2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Sosa C. Holt 1% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 1-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Hansen C. Holt -2% 58% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell M. Clark 3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Clark 2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez M. Clark -2% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b4 0-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU R. Hidalgo M. Clark -3% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Gonzalez to 2B
b4 0-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers M. Clark -4% 54% Walk; Gonzalez to 3B; Hidalgo to 2B
b4 0-1 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez M. Clark 10% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. Kieschnick C. Holt -2% 62% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC T. Houston C. Holt 12% 74% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t5 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Alexander C. Holt 2% 76% Walk
t5 2-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Clark C. Holt -2% 74% Strikeout (missed bunt)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC L. Johnson C. Holt 2% 75% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Alexander to 2B
t5 2-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg C. Holt -3% 72% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 8-9-1
b5 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Clark -5% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Holt M. Clark 5% 71% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Clark 4% 75% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b5 0-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Bell M. Clark 3% 78% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace C. Holt -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa C. Holt -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t6 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Hansen C. Holt -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Clark 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez M. Clark -4% 74% Walk
b6 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU R. Hidalgo M. Clark -6% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Gonzalez to 2B
b6 0-2 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O HOU B. Spiers M. Clark 7% 75% Popfly: LF (Short LF-CF)
b6 0-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Gutierrez M. Clark -5% 70% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Gonzalez to 3B; Hidalgo to 2B
b6 0-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Clark 12% 82% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Chris Holt facing 6-7-8
t7 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Kieschnick C. Holt -2% 81% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t7 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC T. Houston C. Holt 2% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 2-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Alexander C. Holt -1% 81% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Houston to 2B
t7 2-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Clark C. Holt -2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 9-1-2
Doug Glanville replaces Brooks Kieschnick playing LF batting 6th
Bobby Abreu pinch hits for Chris Holt (P) batting 9th
b7 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Abreu M. Clark 4% 83% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio M. Clark -5% 78% Walk
b7 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-2)  HOU D. Bell M. Clark -5% 73% Biggio Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Biggio to 3B
b7 0-2 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell M. Clark 9% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell M. Clark -11% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores/unER
Bob Patterson replaces Mark Clark pitching and batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez B. Patterson 5% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 1-2-3
Mike Magnante replaces Luis Gonzalez (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Bobby Abreu moves from PH to LF
t8 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC L. Johnson M. Magnante 3% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 2-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. Magnante -3% 75% Flyball: CF
t8 2-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Grace M. Magnante 7% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Johnson to 3B
t8 2-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Magnante -8% 74% Fielder's Choice 3B; Johnson out at Hm/3B-C; Grace to 2B
Terrell Lowery pinch hits for Dave Hansen (3B) batting 5th
t8 2-1 2 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC T. Lowery M. Magnante 3% 77% Walk; Grace to 3B; Sosa to 2B
Russ Springer replaces Mike Magnante pitching and batting 4th
t8 2-1 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Glanville R. Springer -7% 70% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Marc Pisciotta facing 5-6-7
Marc Pisciotta replaces Bob Patterson pitching and batting 9th
Miguel Cairo replaces Ryne Sandberg playing 2B batting 2nd
Jose Hernandez replaces Terrell Lowery (PH) playing 3B batting 5th
b8 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Pisciotta 6% 76% Popfly: 1B
b8 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Spiers M. Pisciotta 5% 81% Strikeout Looking
b8 1-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez M. Pisciotta 3% 84% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Russ Springer facing 7-8-9
t9 2-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC T. Houston R. Springer 2% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 2-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Alexander R. Springer -1% 86% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Houston to 2B
Tom Martin replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 4th
Dave Clark pinch hits for Marc Pisciotta (P) batting 9th
t9 2-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC D. Clark T. Martin 7% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Houston Scores
t9 3-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC L. Johnson T. Martin 1% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Clark to 2B
Brant Brown pinch runs for Dave Clark (PH) batting 9th
t9 3-1 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Cairo T. Martin -1% 93% Lineout: RF (Short CF-RF); Brown to 3B
t9 3-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace T. Martin -2% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Terry Adams facing 8-9-1
Terry Adams replaces Mark Grace (1B) pitching and batting 3rd
Brant Brown moves from PR to 1B
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Brad Ausmus (C) batting 8th
b9 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Howard T. Adams 5% 96% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
b9 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Abreu T. Adams -6% 90% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
b9 1-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio T. Adams -9% 80% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Abreu to 2B
b9 1-3 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell T. Adams 11% 91% Strikeout Looking
b9 1-3 2 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell T. Adams -8% 83% Walk; Abreu to 3B; Biggio to 2B
Sean Berry pinch hits for Tom Martin (P) batting 4th
b9 1-3 2 123 6,(2-2)  O HOU S. Berry T. Adams 17% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.

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