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@BAL
9
2
OAK
@BOS
3
2
ANA
@CHW
2
5
MIN
@CLE
8
2
TEX
@DET
5
4
KCR
@NYY
3
6
SEA
@TOR
9
1
CIN
@ARI
1
6
FLA
@COL
2
10
CHC
@HOU
8
12
MON
@LAD
7
5
PHI
@MIL
4
6
NYM
@SDP
2
3
ATL
@SFG
4
5
 
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PIT
@STL
5
13
Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 32,707, Time of Game: 3:10
Cubs
8
64-60
 Lost 3 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Astros
12
66-59
 Won 1 
1st
W: Dan Miceli (2-3)
L: Matt Clement (10-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  0  2   0  0  0   3  0  0    8 11  0
Astros          4  0  1   3  0  4   0  0  X   12 15  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 5 .283 .337 .434 .771 17 10 -0.036 1.09 0.087 -0.123 -0.5 2 0 HBP,SH
Alex Gonzalez SS 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .232 .292 .416 .708 20 12 -0.026 0.92 0.048 -0.074 1.2 2 5 HR
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doug Glanville PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260 .284 .340 .623 4 3 -0.034 1.11 0.000 -0.034 -0.8
Sammy Sosa RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .293 .377 .564 .941 15 12 -0.108 0.88 0.000 -0.108 -1.7 0 0
Moises Alou LF 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 .291 .363 .489 .852 12 6 0.168 1.02 0.206 -0.039 1.4 1 0 HR,IW
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 1 2 3 1 0 4 .274 .321 .453 .774 16 8 0.273 0.74 0.284 -0.011 3.1 0 1 HR
Eric Karros 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .297 .355 .465 .820 10 8 -0.088 0.86 0.000 -0.088 -0.9 6 0 GDP
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Tony Womack 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .251 .304 .555 7 5 -0.017 0.66 0.000 -0.017 -0.3 0 1
Ramon Martinez 2B-SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .286 .343 .396 .739 13 9 0.065 0.55 0.075 -0.009 0.8 1 2
Damian Miller C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .235 .320 .356 .676 20 13 -0.132 0.90 0.018 -0.151 -1.3 9 0 2·GDP
Matt Clement P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .152 .152 .196 .348 4 3 -0.011 0.43 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 0
   Tom Goodwin PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .296 .331 .370 .701 6 3 0.059 0.92 0.059 0.000 0.6 2B
   Dave Veres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Randall Simon 1B 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 .278 .309 .422 .731 3 3 0.049 0.47 0.049 0.000 1.8 2 1 2B
Team Totals 34 8 11 8 3 5 39 .324 .395 .647 1.042 147 95 0.162 0.86 0.826 -0.665 3.2 24 11
2B: T Goodwin (7, off D Miceli); R Simon (15, off B Lidge).
HR: A Ramirez (17, off J Robertson, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); M Alou (19, off J Robertson, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); A Gonzalez (17, off B Lidge, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: K Lofton (5, off D Miceli).
IBB: M Alou (7, by J Robertson).
HBP: K Lofton (4, by J Robertson).
TB: A Ramirez 5; A Gonzalez 5; M Alou 4; R Simon 3; R Martinez 2; T Goodwin 2; K Lofton.
GIDP: D Miller 2 (11); E Karros (13).
RBI: A Ramirez 3 (81); A Gonzalez 2 (50); M Alou 2 (77); R Simon (52).
2-out RBI: A Ramirez 3; A Gonzalez 2; M Alou 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Martinez-A Gonzalez-E Karros.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: K Lofton (1st base by J Robertson).

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 CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .254 .338 .396 .734 25 16 -0.104 0.67 0.000 -0.104 -2.2 1 0 GDP
Lance Berkman LF 4 3 3 0 1 1 5 .288 .407 .525 .933 25 14 0.097 0.43 0.100 -0.003 1.3 0 0 2B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 2 3 1 0 3 0 5 .273 .377 .509 .885 24 9 0.188 0.92 0.190 -0.002 2.2 10 0
Jeff Kent 2B 5 3 3 6 0 1 5 .297 .346 .520 .866 16 9 0.298 1.14 0.338 -0.040 3.8 5 5 HR,2B
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 2 1 1 1 1 5 .301 .372 .549 .921 18 10 -0.006 0.57 0.032 -0.037 0.6 5 0 2B
Geoff Blum 3B 5 1 2 2 0 2 5 .259 .293 .395 .689 15 10 0.209 0.63 0.218 -0.010 1.4 0 3 2·2B
Gregg Zaun C 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .217 .299 .300 .599 21 12 0.077 0.60 0.118 -0.041 0.8 5 1
Adam Everett SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .237 .294 .363 .656 9 7 -0.053 0.68 0.015 -0.067 0.3 1 4
Jeriome Robertson P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .146 .167 .146 .313 8 5 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 0 1
   Jason Lane PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 2 -0.037 1.30 0.000 -0.037 -0.3
   Dan Miceli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eric Bruntlett PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .255 .250 .383 .633 1 1 0.014 0.51 0.014 0.000 0.4
   Rick White P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Orlando Merced PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .290 .384 .674 3 3 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.3
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 38 12 15 11 5 8 43 .395 .465 .605 1.070 167 98 0.662 0.70 1.025 -0.362 7.7 27 16
2B: G Blum 2 (17, 2 off M Clement); L Berkman (24, off D Veres); J Kent (30, off D Veres); R Hidalgo (29, off K Farnsworth).
HR: J Kent (18, off M Clement, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: J Kent 7; G Blum 4; L Berkman 4; G Zaun 2; R Hidalgo 2; A Everett 2; E Bruntlett; J Bagwell.
GIDP: C Biggio (3).
RBI: J Kent 6 (70); G Blum 2 (43); G Zaun (13); A Everett (34); R Hidalgo (65).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 8 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Blum-J Kent-J Bagwell; R White-A Everett-J Kent-J Bagwell; A Everett-J Kent-J Bagwell.
E: J Bagwell (7).

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
Matt Clement, L (10-11) 4 8 8 8 4 3 1 4.29 24 102 56 30 7 19 5 12 4 0 13 -0.613 1.09 -5.9
Dave Veres 1 4 3 3 1 0 0 4.32 7 26 16 13 1 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 -0.048 0.42 -2.1
Kyle Farnsworth 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.02 6 20 13 6 5 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 -0.011 0.09 -0.8
Antonio Alfonseca 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.70 6 19 13 7 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.011 0.07 1.1
Team Totals 8 15 12 12 5 8 1 13.50 43 167 98 56 16 26 11 19 8 0 13 1 1 -0.661 0.70 -7.7
D Veres faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.

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
Jeriome Robertson 3 5 5 5 1 1 2 5.16 14 48 30 18 4 8 4 7 2 0 29 -0.343 1.07 -3.4
Dan Miceli, W (2-3) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.15 7 23 16 10 2 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.111 1.14 1.1
Rick White, H (4) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.57 3 12 8 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.050 0.94 0.5
Brad Lidge 1 3 3 3 0 1 1 3.33 6 23 16 9 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 -0.022 0.19 -2.5
Octavio Dotel 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.86 4 18 10 8 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.025 0.45 0.5
Billy Wagner 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.75 5 23 15 10 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.90 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 8 8 3 5 3 8.00 39 147 95 58 17 20 16 14 3 0 29 0 0 -0.163 0.86 -3.2
Balks: None.
WP: M Clement (12); D Veres (2).
HBP: J Robertson (5; K Lofton).
IBB: J Robertson (7; M Alou).
Pickoffs: J Robertson (5; K Lofton, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Scott, 1B - Jim Reynolds, 2B - Laz Diaz, 3B - Jim Joyce.
Time of Game: 3:10.
Attendance: 32,707.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Craig Biggio CF
2 Alex Gonzalez SS 2 Lance Berkman LF
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Moises Alou LF 4 Jeff Kent 2B
5 Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 Richard Hidalgo RF
6 Eric Karros 1B 6 Geoff Blum 3B
7 Ramon Martinez 2B 7 Gregg Zaun C
8 Damian Miller C 8 Adam Everett SS
9 Matt Clement P 9 Jeriome Robertson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(2-2)  RRR CHC A. Ramirez J. Robertson -24% 27% Home Run (Fly Ball); Gonzalez Scores; Alou Scores
b4 5-5 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR HOU J. Kent M. Clement 24% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball); Berkman Scores; Bagwell Scores
t3 3-4 2 --3 2,(0-1)  RR CHC M. Alou J. Robertson -20% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball); Lofton Scores
b1 2-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU G. Blum M. Clement 17% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Kent Scores; Hidalgo Scores
b3 4-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R HOU G. Zaun M. Clement 11% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive); Blum Scores; Zaun to 2B/Adv on throw

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' Jeriome Robertson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Lofton J. Robertson -3% 47% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC A. Gonzalez J. Robertson 6% 52% Lofton Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Gonzalez J. Robertson -2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Robertson 2% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Gonzalez to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Alou J. Robertson -1% 51% Intentional Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(2-2)  RRR CHC A. Ramirez J. Robertson -24% 27% Home Run (Fly Ball); Gonzalez Scores; Alou Scores
t1 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC E. Karros J. Robertson 1% 27% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Clement -2% 25% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU L. Berkman M. Clement 2% 27% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b1 0-3 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement 8% 35% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Berkman to 3B; Bagwell to 2B/Adv on throw
b1 0-3 1 -23 3,(2-0)  R HOU J. Kent M. Clement 7% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive); Berkman Scores; Bagwell to 3B
b1 1-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R HOU R. Hidalgo M. Clement 5% 47% Wild Pitch; Bagwell Scores; Kent to 2B
b1 2-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Hidalgo M. Clement 2% 49% Walk
b1 2-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU G. Blum M. Clement 17% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Kent Scores; Hidalgo Scores
b1 4-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Zaun M. Clement -3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b1 4-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU A. Everett M. Clement -3% 60% Popfly: C (Front of Home)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Jeriome Robertson facing 7-8-9
t2 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Martinez J. Robertson -4% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 3-4 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO CHC D. Miller J. Robertson 8% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t2 3-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Clement J. Robertson 1% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 9-1-2
b2 4-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU J. Robertson M. Clement -2% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b2 4-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Clement -1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 4-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman M. Clement 1% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b2 4-3 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement 2% 65% Walk; Berkman to 2B
b2 4-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Kent M. Clement -4% 61% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Jeriome Robertson facing 1-2-3
t3 3-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC K. Lofton J. Robertson -4% 57% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t3 3-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Gonzalez J. Robertson 2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B; Lofton to 2B
t3 3-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Robertson 4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B; Lofton to 3B
t3 3-4 2 --3 2,(0-1)  RR CHC M. Alou J. Robertson -20% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball); Lofton Scores
t3 5-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Robertson 1% 44% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 5-6-7
b3 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Clement -3% 41% Popfly: SS
b3 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU G. Blum M. Clement 5% 46% Double to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b3 4-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R HOU G. Zaun M. Clement 11% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive); Blum Scores; Zaun to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 5-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU A. Everett M. Clement -4% 54% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
Jason Lane pinch hits for Jeriome Robertson (P) batting 9th
b3 5-5 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Lane M. Clement -4% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 5.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 5-5, Astros' Dan Miceli facing 6-7-8
Dan Miceli replaces Jason Lane (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t4 5-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC E. Karros D. Miceli 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t4 5-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC R. Martinez D. Miceli -3% 50% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to 2B)
t4 5-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC D. Miller D. Miceli 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 5-5, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 1-2-3
b4 5-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Clement -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 5-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman M. Clement 3% 56% Walk
b4 5-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Clement 4% 60% Walk; Berkman to 2B
b4 5-5 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR HOU J. Kent M. Clement 24% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball); Berkman Scores; Bagwell Scores
b4 8-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo M. Clement -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 8-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum M. Clement -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 8.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-8, Astros' Dan Miceli facing 9-1-2
Tom Goodwin pinch hits for Matt Clement (P) batting 9th
t5 5-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC T. Goodwin D. Miceli -6% 77% Double to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t5 5-8 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Lofton D. Miceli 2% 80% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Goodwin to 3B
t5 5-8 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Gonzalez D. Miceli 5% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-8 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Miceli 3% 88% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-5, Cubs' Dave Veres facing 7-8-9
Dave Veres replaces Tom Goodwin (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 8-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU G. Zaun D. Veres -1% 87% Groundout: P-SS-1B
b5 8-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU A. Everett D. Veres 1% 88% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
Eric Bruntlett pinch hits for Dan Miceli (P) batting 9th
b5 8-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU E. Bruntlett D. Veres 1% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); Everett to 2B
b5 8-5 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO HOU C. Biggio D. Veres -4% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 8.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-8, Astros' Rick White facing 4-5-6
Rick White replaces Eric Bruntlett (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Alou R. White 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Ramirez R. White -3% 86% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 5-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC E. Karros R. White 5% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-5, Cubs' Dave Veres facing 2-3-4
b6 8-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU L. Berkman D. Veres 2% 93% Double to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b6 8-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Veres 1% 94% Wild Pitch; Berkman to 3B
b6 8-5 0 --3 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell D. Veres 1% 95% Walk
b6 8-5 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR HOU J. Kent D. Veres 3% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Berkman Scores; Bagwell Scores
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Eric Karros (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Randall Simon replaces Dave Veres (P) playing 1B batting 9th
b6 10-5 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU R. Hidalgo K. Farnsworth 1% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive); Kent Scores
b6 11-5 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b6 11-5 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU G. Zaun K. Farnsworth 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive); Hidalgo to 3B
b6 11-5 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  R HOU A. Everett K. Farnsworth 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Hidalgo Scores; Zaun to 2B
Orlando Merced pinch hits for Rick White (P) batting 9th
b6 12-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU O. Merced K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-P; Zaun to 3B; Everett to 2B
b6 12-5 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Farnsworth -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 12.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-12, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 7-8-9
Brad Lidge replaces Orlando Merced (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-12 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Martinez B. Lidge -1% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t7 5-12 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Miller B. Lidge 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-12 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R CHC R. Simon B. Lidge -1% 98% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru RF Line); Martinez Scores
t7 6-12 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Lofton B. Lidge 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B; Simon to 3B
t7 6-12 2 --3 6,(3-2)  RR CHC A. Gonzalez B. Lidge -2% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball); Simon Scores
t7 8-12 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Lidge 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 8, Astros 12.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 12-8, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 2-3-4
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Alex Gonzalez (SS) pitching and batting 2nd
Tony Womack replaces Kyle Farnsworth (P) playing 2B batting 6th
Ramon Martinez moves from 2B to SS
b7 12-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Alfonseca -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b7 12-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell A. Alfonseca -0% 96% Flyball: CF
b7 12-8 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Kent A. Alfonseca -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 8, Astros 12.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 8-12, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 4-5-6
Octavio Dotel replaces Brad Lidge pitching and batting 9th
t8 8-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alou O. Dotel 1% 98% Flyball: RF
t8 8-12 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Ramirez O. Dotel -1% 96% Walk
t8 8-12 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC T. Womack O. Dotel 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 8-12 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Martinez O. Dotel 1% 99% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Astros 12.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 12-8, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 5-6-7
b8 12-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo A. Alfonseca -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 12-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Blum A. Alfonseca -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 12-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Zaun A. Alfonseca -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 8, Astros 12.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 8-12, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 8-9-1
Billy Wagner replaces Octavio Dotel pitching and batting 9th
t9 8-12 0 --- 9,(3-2)  CHC D. Miller B. Wagner -2% 97% Walk
t9 8-12 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Simon B. Wagner -4% 93% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Miller to 2B
t9 8-12 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC K. Lofton B. Wagner 3% 96% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Miller to 3B
Doug Glanville pinch hits for Antonio Alfonseca (P) batting 2nd
t9 8-12 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Glanville B. Wagner -1% 95% Defensive Indifference; Lofton to 2B
t9 8-12 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Glanville B. Wagner 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-12 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Wagner 2% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 8, Astros 12.

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