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Tuesday, August 20, 2002,
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 32,663, Time of Game: 3:47
Cubs
14
53-70
 Won 2 
5th, 16 GB
at Astros
12
65-60
 Lost 1 
2nd, 5 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  3   6  2  1   0  1  0   14 24  2
Astros          1  0  6   0  0  0   3  1  1   12 16  3

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Bellhorn 2B 5 2 3 2 1 0 6 .264 .384 .544 .928 24 14 0.099 0.77 0.145 -0.047 2.1 2 4 HR,2B
Bill Mueller 3B 5 2 1 0 1 0 6 .259 .349 .386 .735 23 12 0.020 0.63 0.064 -0.044 -0.6 2 1
Sammy Sosa RF 4 3 2 0 1 1 5 .310 .419 .649 1.068 19 10 0.185 0.89 0.189 -0.005 1.5 0 0
   Chad Hermansen RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .210 .281 .385 .666 5 3 0.007 0.10 0.007 0.000 0.4 0 0 2B
Fred McGriff 1B 6 2 3 2 0 2 6 .268 .346 .505 .851 22 13 0.118 1.04 0.167 -0.049 1.5 11 0
Moises Alou LF 6 1 2 1 0 0 6 .267 .326 .415 .741 19 14 0.081 1.15 0.170 -0.089 -0.7 1 0 GDP
Corey Patterson CF 6 2 4 3 0 0 6 .268 .301 .423 .724 15 13 0.193 0.88 0.235 -0.042 3.1 2 0 3B,2·SB
Alex Gonzalez SS 6 1 3 2 0 1 6 .244 .306 .420 .726 19 12 0.160 0.83 0.196 -0.037 1.2 2 4 SB
Todd Hundley C 6 1 3 1 0 3 6 .195 .278 .391 .669 23 16 -0.036 0.74 0.059 -0.095 -0.0 7 1 HR
Carlos Zambrano P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 5 -0.056 1.12 0.000 -0.056 -0.8 0 1
   Will Cunnane P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roosevelt Brown PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .207 .275 .317 .592 2 1 0.206 3.42 0.206 0.000 1.8 2B
   Jeff Fassero P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 7 5 0.001 0.10 0.004 -0.003 0.1 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Borowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Angel Echevarria PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .296 .400 .696 3 3 -0.006 0.22 0.000 -0.006 -0.3
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 51 14 24 13 3 9 54 .471 .500 .686 1.186 187 121 0.972 0.88 1.442 -0.473 9.3 27 11
2B: M Bellhorn (20, off B Puffer); R Brown (10, off N Cruz); C Hermansen (12, off D Mlicki).
3B: C Patterson (5, off N Cruz).
HR: T Hundley (12, off N Cruz, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); M Bellhorn (20, off D Mlicki, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: M Bellhorn 7; T Hundley 6; C Patterson 6; F McGriff 3; A Gonzalez 3; R Brown 2; S Sosa 2; C Hermansen 2; M Alou 2; B Mueller; J Fassero.
GIDP: M Alou (12).
RBI: C Patterson 3 (48); M Bellhorn 2 (43); R Brown 2 (21); A Gonzalez 2 (46); F McGriff 2 (90); T Hundley (26); M Alou (47).
2-out RBI: C Patterson 2; R Brown 2; A Gonzalez; M Bellhorn; M Alou.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 11 for 28.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Bellhorn-A Gonzalez-F McGriff 2.
E: C Patterson (2); A Alfonseca (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Patterson 2 (17, 2nd base off D Mlicki/B Ausmus, 2nd base off K Saarloos/B Ausmus); A Gonzalez (4, 2nd base off P Borbon/B Ausmus).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Vizcaino SS 6 2 4 3 0 0 6 .319 .355 .408 .762 23 18 0.219 1.24 0.296 -0.077 2.7 0 2 3B
Craig Biggio 2B 4 2 2 0 1 0 6 .262 .341 .414 .755 21 12 0.058 1.18 0.149 -0.091 0.9 2 2 HBP
Lance Berkman CF-RF 5 1 3 5 1 1 6 .291 .406 .588 .995 14 8 0.341 1.30 0.368 -0.027 4.3 1 0 HR,2B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 5 1 1 1 1 1 6 .280 .395 .513 .907 18 11 -0.045 1.71 0.076 -0.121 -0.3 7 0 2B
Daryle Ward LF 5 0 1 0 1 0 6 .276 .327 .417 .744 22 14 -0.261 1.62 0.036 -0.297 -1.7 2 0 GDP
Orlando Merced RF 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .301 .365 .464 .829 20 10 -0.008 1.08 0.062 -0.070 -0.4 3 1 GDP
   Dave Mlicki P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .192 .231 .423 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gregg Zaun PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .215 .276 .322 .598 2 2 0.032 0.37 0.032 0.000 1.0 HR
   Pedro Borbon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geoff Blum 3B 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .283 .367 .434 .801 23 13 0.097 1.03 0.135 -0.039 0.7 0 2
Brad Ausmus C 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .268 .335 .371 .706 24 14 0.054 0.96 0.120 -0.066 0.4 10 0
Kirk Saarloos P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .167 .278 1 1 -0.029 1.98 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 0 0 SH
   Brandon Puffer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.025 1.73 0.000 -0.025 -0.3 0 0 SH
   Nelson Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .077 .000 .077 1 1 -0.014 0.71 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Brian Hunter CF 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 .292 .320 .438 .758 4 4 0.052 0.50 0.052 0.000 0.7 2 0 3B
Team Totals 39 12 16 12 7 6 50 .410 .511 .718 1.229 176 111 0.471 1.25 1.326 -0.856 7.3 27 7
2B: J Bagwell (27, off C Zambrano); L Berkman (30, off K Farnsworth).
3B: B Hunter (2, off K Farnsworth); J Vizcaino (2, off K Farnsworth).
HR: L Berkman (33, off C Zambrano, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); G Zaun (3, off K Farnsworth, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
SH: K Saarloos (5, off C Zambrano); B Puffer (1, off C Zambrano); N Cruz (2, off J Fassero).
HBP: C Biggio (16, by K Farnsworth).
TB: L Berkman 7; J Vizcaino 6; G Zaun 4; B Hunter 3; B Ausmus 2; J Bagwell 2; C Biggio 2; G Blum; D Ward.
GIDP: D Ward (8); O Merced (6).
RBI: L Berkman 5 (103); J Vizcaino 3 (24); G Blum (46); B Ausmus (41); G Zaun (19); J Bagwell (81).
2-out RBI: J Vizcaino 3; L Berkman 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 6 for 18.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Blum-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
E: O Merced (1); D Ward (2); J Vizcaino (3).
Outfield Assists: O Merced (R Brown at home plate).

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 2.2 7 7 7 5 1 1 4.04 19 72 38 31 2 5 8 5 3 0 12 -0.583 1.62 -5.7
Will Cunnane, W (1-0) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 4 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.012 0.64 0.2
Jeff Fassero, H (7) 3 2 0 0 2 4 0 5.82 12 51 34 16 5 13 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.098 0.54 1.6
Kyle Farnsworth 1.1 4 4 4 0 1 1 6.88 9 22 18 12 2 4 1 6 3 0 0 0 -0.068 0.43 -3.2
Joe Borowski, H (7) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.44 2 11 6 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.026 0.51 0.3
Antonio Alfonseca, S (15) 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4.15 6 16 12 9 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.044 3.15 -0.5
Team Totals 9 16 12 11 7 6 2 11.00 50 176 111 74 12 25 18 18 9 0 12 1 0 -0.471 1.25 -7.3

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
Kirk Saarloos 2.2 8 4 4 1 2 0 6.52 16 47 30 16 7 7 5 8 6 0 27 -0.274 1.10 -2.7
Brandon Puffer, L (1-3) 1 6 6 6 1 1 0 5.37 10 25 16 10 4 2 3 5 3 0 1 0 -0.323 1.86 -3.0
Nelson Cruz 2.1 6 3 1 1 1 1 4.57 15 57 33 16 8 9 4 9 4 0 3 3 -0.358 0.66 -4.2
Dave Mlicki 2 3 1 1 0 4 1 5.26 9 43 32 17 9 6 1 4 1 0 0 0 -0.024 0.14 0.1
Pedro Borbon 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.81 4 15 10 6 1 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.009 0.14 0.5
Team Totals 9 24 14 12 3 9 2 12.00 54 187 121 65 29 27 14 28 15 0 27 4 3 -0.970 0.88 -9.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: K Farnsworth (1; C Biggio).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Vanover, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Laz Diaz, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 3:47.
Attendance: 32,663.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Mark Bellhorn 2B 1 Jose Vizcaino SS
2 Bill Mueller 3B 2 Craig Biggio 2B
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Lance Berkman CF
4 Fred McGriff 1B 4 Jeff Bagwell 1B
5 Moises Alou LF 5 Daryle Ward LF
6 Corey Patterson CF 6 Orlando Merced RF
7 Alex Gonzalez SS 7 Geoff Blum 3B
8 Todd Hundley C 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Carlos Zambrano P 9 Kirk Saarloos P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 7-7 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR CHC R. Brown N. Cruz 21% 73% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Alou Scores; Patterson Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
b3 1-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -16% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores
b9 12-14 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Ward A. Alfonseca 15% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 5-4 2 -23 4,(0-2)  RR HOU J. Vizcaino C. Zambrano -15% 18% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Blum Scores; Ausmus Scores
t3 1-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC S. Sosa K. Saarloos 11% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Mueller to 3B; Sosa to 2B/Adv on E7

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' Kirk Saarloos facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Bellhorn K. Saarloos -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC B. Mueller K. Saarloos 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC S. Sosa K. Saarloos 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive); Mueller to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC F. McGriff K. Saarloos -4% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Alou K. Saarloos 10% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive); Mueller Scores; Sosa to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Patterson K. Saarloos -4% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Vizcaino C. Zambrano -4% 51% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano -9% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Vizcaino to 3B/Adv on E8
b1 0-1 0 1-3 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -4% 38% Walk; Biggio to 2B
b1 0-1 0 123 2,(1-0)  RO HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano 1% 39% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Vizcaino Scores; Biggio to 3B
b1 1-1 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  OO HOU D. Ward C. Zambrano 11% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 7-8-9
t2 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC A. Gonzalez K. Saarloos -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC T. Hundley K. Saarloos 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t2 1-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano K. Saarloos -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Bellhorn K. Saarloos -2% 45% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU O. Merced C. Zambrano -4% 41% Walk
b2 1-1 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU G. Blum C. Zambrano -6% 36% Walk; Merced to 2B
b2 1-1 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano 5% 41% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Saarloos C. Zambrano 3% 44% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Merced to 3B; Blum to 2B
b2 1-1 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino C. Zambrano 6% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 2-3-4
t3 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC B. Mueller K. Saarloos 4% 54% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF)
t3 1-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC S. Sosa K. Saarloos 11% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Mueller to 3B; Sosa to 2B/Adv on E7
t3 1-1 0 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC F. McGriff K. Saarloos 8% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive); Mueller Scores; Sosa to 3B
t3 2-1 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  ROO CHC M. Alou K. Saarloos -5% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Sosa Scores
t3 3-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC C. Patterson K. Saarloos 1% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t3 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Gonzalez K. Saarloos 1% 70% Patterson Steals 2B
t3 3-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R CHC A. Gonzalez K. Saarloos 8% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive); Patterson Scores
Brandon Puffer replaces Kirk Saarloos pitching and batting 9th
t3 4-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC T. Hundley B. Puffer 1% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gonzalez to 2B
t3 4-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Zambrano B. Puffer -3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 2-3-4
b3 1-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano -4% 72% Walk
b3 1-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -16% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores
b3 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell C. Zambrano -7% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 3-4 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Ward C. Zambrano 2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Bagwell to 3B
b3 3-4 1 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU O. Merced C. Zambrano -3% 48% Walk
b3 3-4 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  R HOU G. Blum C. Zambrano -8% 40% Single (Pop Fly to Short CF-RF); Bagwell Scores; Merced to 2B
b3 4-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano -10% 30% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Merced Scores; Blum to 2B
b3 5-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Puffer C. Zambrano 3% 32% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Blum to 3B; Ausmus to 2B
b3 5-4 2 -23 4,(0-2)  RR HOU J. Vizcaino C. Zambrano -15% 18% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF); Blum Scores; Ausmus Scores
Will Cunnane replaces Carlos Zambrano pitching and batting 9th
b3 7-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Biggio W. Cunnane -1% 17% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Vizcaino to 2B
b3 7-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman W. Cunnane 2% 19% Lineout: 2B
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 7.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-7, Astros' Brandon Puffer facing 1-2-3
t4 4-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC M. Bellhorn B. Puffer 6% 25% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t4 4-7 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Mueller B. Puffer -2% 22% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Bellhorn to 3B
t4 4-7 1 --3 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa B. Puffer 3% 25% Walk
t4 4-7 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  R CHC F. McGriff B. Puffer 7% 32% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF); Bellhorn Scores; Sosa to 2B
t4 5-7 1 12- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Alou B. Puffer 7% 39% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Sosa to 3B; McGriff to 2B
t4 5-7 1 123 1,(0-0)  R CHC C. Patterson B. Puffer 11% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive); Sosa Scores; McGriff to 3B; Alou to 2B
t4 6-7 1 123 1,(0-0)  R CHC A. Gonzalez B. Puffer 11% 61% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF); McGriff Scores; Alou to 3B; Patterson to 2B
t4 7-7 1 123 5,(1-2)  O CHC T. Hundley B. Puffer -9% 53% Strikeout Swinging
Nelson Cruz replaces Brandon Puffer pitching and batting 9th
Roosevelt Brown pinch hits for Will Cunnane (P) batting 9th
t4 7-7 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR CHC R. Brown N. Cruz 21% 73% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Alou Scores; Patterson Scores; Gonzalez to 3B
t4 9-7 2 -23 6,(3-2)  RO CHC M. Bellhorn N. Cruz 5% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gonzalez Scores; Brown out at Hm/RF-C
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 10, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-10, Cubs' Jeff Fassero facing 4-5-6
Jeff Fassero replaces Roosevelt Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 7-10 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Fassero 3% 81% Strikeout Looking
b4 7-10 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Ward J. Fassero -3% 78% Walk
b4 7-10 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO HOU O. Merced J. Fassero 6% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 10, Astros 7.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 10-7, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 2-3-4
t5 10-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Mueller N. Cruz -1% 82% Flyball: RF
t5 10-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa N. Cruz 1% 83% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t5 10-7 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC F. McGriff N. Cruz 2% 85% Reached on E9 (Line Drive); Sosa to 2B
t5 10-7 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Alou N. Cruz -2% 83% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t5 10-7 2 12- 3,(1-1)  RR CHC C. Patterson N. Cruz 10% 93% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Sosa Scores/unER; McGriff Scores/unER
t5 12-7 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Gonzalez N. Cruz -1% 92% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 12, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-12, Cubs' Jeff Fassero facing 7-8-9
b5 7-12 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Fassero 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b5 7-12 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Fassero -2% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 7-12 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU N. Cruz J. Fassero 1% 94% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Ausmus to 2B
b5 7-12 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino J. Fassero 2% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 12, Astros 7.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 12-7, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 8-9-1
t6 12-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC T. Hundley N. Cruz 2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 13-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC J. Fassero N. Cruz 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t6 13-7 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Bellhorn N. Cruz 1% 98% Walk; Fassero to 2B
t6 13-7 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC B. Mueller N. Cruz -1% 98% Flyball: RF
t6 13-7 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa N. Cruz -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t6 13-7 2 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC F. McGriff N. Cruz 0% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Fassero to 3B; Bellhorn to 2B
t6 13-7 2 123 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Alou N. Cruz -1% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 13, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-13, Cubs' Jeff Fassero facing 2-3-4
Chad Hermansen replaces Sammy Sosa playing RF batting 3rd
b6 7-13 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Fassero 1% 97% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b6 7-13 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Fassero 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b6 7-13 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Fassero -0% 98% Walk
b6 7-13 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU D. Ward J. Fassero -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Bagwell to 3B
b6 7-13 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU O. Merced J. Fassero 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 13, Astros 7.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 13-7, Astros' Dave Mlicki facing 6-7-8
Dave Mlicki replaces Orlando Merced (RF) pitching and batting 6th
Brian Hunter replaces Nelson Cruz (P) playing CF batting 9th
Lance Berkman moves from CF to RF
t7 13-7 0 --- 4,(0-2)  CHC C. Patterson D. Mlicki 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t7 13-7 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Gonzalez D. Mlicki 0% 99% Patterson Steals 2B
t7 13-7 0 -2- 7,(1-2)  O CHC A. Gonzalez D. Mlicki -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 13-7 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Hundley D. Mlicki -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 13-7 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Fassero D. Mlicki -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 13, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-13, Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth facing 7-8-9
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Jeff Fassero pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-13 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum K. Farnsworth 1% 99% Popfly: 3B
b7 7-13 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Farnsworth 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 7-13 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Hunter K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Triple (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 7-13 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Vizcaino K. Farnsworth -1% 97% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Hunter Scores
b7 8-13 2 --3 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio K. Farnsworth -1% 96% Hit By Pitch
b7 8-13 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR HOU L. Berkman K. Farnsworth -7% 89% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Vizcaino Scores; Biggio Scores
b7 10-13 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Farnsworth 3% 93% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 13, Astros 10.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 13-10, Astros' Dave Mlicki facing 1-2-3
t8 13-10 0 --- 8,(3-2)  R CHC M. Bellhorn D. Mlicki 4% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 14-10 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. Mueller D. Mlicki -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t8 14-10 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC C. Hermansen D. Mlicki 1% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t8 14-10 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC F. McGriff D. Mlicki -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
t8 14-10 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Alou D. Mlicki -1% 95% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 14, Astros 10.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 10-14, Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth facing 5-6-7
b8 10-14 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Ward K. Farnsworth 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
Gregg Zaun pinch hits for Dave Mlicki (P) batting 6th
b8 10-14 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU G. Zaun K. Farnsworth -3% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
Joe Borowski replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching and batting 9th
b8 11-14 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Borowski 2% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 11-14 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Borowski 1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 14, Astros 11.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 14-11, Astros' Pedro Borbon facing 6-7-8
Pedro Borbon replaces Gregg Zaun (PH) pitching and batting 6th
t9 14-11 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Patterson P. Borbon -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 14-11 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC A. Gonzalez P. Borbon 0% 96% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t9 14-11 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CHC T. Hundley P. Borbon -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging, Gonzalez Steals 2B
Angel Echevarria pinch hits for Joe Borowski (P) batting 9th
t9 14-11 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Echevarria P. Borbon -1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 14, Astros 11.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 11-14, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 9-1-2
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Angel Echevarria (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 11-14 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Hunter A. Alfonseca -5% 91% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball)
b9 11-14 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Vizcaino A. Alfonseca -10% 81% Single (Ground Ball); Hunter to 2B
b9 11-14 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio A. Alfonseca 8% 89% Foul Flyball: C (Front of Home)
b9 11-14 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R HOU L. Berkman A. Alfonseca -10% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive); Hunter Scores/unER; Vizcaino to 2B
b9 12-14 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell A. Alfonseca 6% 85% Groundout: SS-1B; Vizcaino to 3B; Berkman to 2B
b9 12-14 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Ward A. Alfonseca 15% 100% Foul Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 14, Astros 12.

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