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Friday, August 20, 2004, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 41,071, Time of Game: 2:36
Cubs
9
66-55
 Won 3 
2nd, 13½ GB
at Astros
2
60-61
 Lost 1 
3rd, 19½ GB
W: Glendon Rusch (6-1)
L: Peter Munro (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  0  2   1  0  3   0  0  0    9 13  0
Astros          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Corey Patterson CF 5 1 1 2 0 0 .281 .801 12 9 -0.032 0.54 0.036 -0.069 0.7 7 0 HR
Derrek Lee 1B 4 1 2 0 1 1 .296 .914 30 17 0.006 0.41 0.036 -0.031 0.4 8 0 2B
   Ramon Martinez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .670 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Nomar Garciaparra SS 3 2 2 2 1 0 .324 .889 14 9 0.152 0.43 0.160 -0.009 2.0 1 1 HR,HBP
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Moises Alou LF 5 1 1 2 0 0 .272 .846 18 12 0.157 0.34 0.180 -0.024 0.6 1 0 HR
Sammy Sosa RF 5 1 1 1 0 1 .257 .886 14 10 0.066 0.19 0.083 -0.016 -0.0 1 0 HR
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .925 17 14 -0.022 0.21 0.000 -0.022 -0.6 1 2
   Jose Macias 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .659 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 2 4 2 0 0 .306 .776 17 11 0.134 0.31 0.134 0.000 2.4 1 4 2·HR
Michael Barrett C 4 1 2 0 1 0 .290 .827 21 10 -0.012 0.37 0.020 -0.031 0.5 5 1
Glendon Rusch P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .129 .387 11 9 -0.031 0.49 0.000 -0.031 -1.2 0 1 2·SH
   Todd Walker 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .857 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 38 9 13 9 3 3 .342 1.247 159 104 0.418 0.36 0.649 -0.233 4.3 27 9
2B: D Lee (34, off C Harville).
HR: N Garciaparra (8, off P Munro; 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); C Patterson (17, off C Harville; 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); S Sosa (28, off P Munro; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF-RF); M Grudzielanek 2 (4, 1 off C Harville, 1 off P Munro; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); M Alou (28, off P Munro; 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: G Rusch 2 (6, 2 off P Munro).
HBP: N Garciaparra (5, by C Qualls).
TB: M Grudzielanek 10; N Garciaparra 5; S Sosa 4; M Alou 4; C Patterson 4; D Lee 3; M Barrett 2.
RBI: M Alou 2 (71); M Grudzielanek 2 (15); N Garciaparra 2 (32); C Patterson 2 (54); S Sosa (59).
2-out RBI: C Patterson 2; M Alou 2; S Sosa.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 7.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 .285 .816 13 7 0.002 0.43 0.035 -0.033 -0.2 1 0
Carlos Beltran CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .269 .905 17 8 0.070 0.59 0.107 -0.037 1.8 4 0 2B
Lance Berkman RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .306 1.001 14 6 -0.050 0.71 0.034 -0.084 -0.3 1 0 CS
Jeff Kent 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .282 .810 23 15 -0.116 0.83 0.000 -0.116 -2.0 3 4
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .255 .810 23 12 -0.005 0.73 0.023 -0.028 -0.5 11 2 2B
Morgan Ensberg 3B 3 0 2 2 1 0 .272 .728 12 7 0.182 0.91 0.190 -0.007 1.9 0 3 2B
Jose Vizcaino SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .276 .684 13 10 -0.038 0.87 0.035 -0.073 -1.3 1 5
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .618 13 8 -0.072 0.75 0.000 -0.072 -1.2 5 0
Peter Munro P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .282 5 3 -0.018 0.71 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 0 1
   Jason Lane PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .700 3 2 -0.036 1.38 0.000 -0.036 -0.5
   Chad Harville P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kirk Bullinger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eric Bruntlett PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .871 5 3 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Mike Lamb PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .862 4 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
Team Totals 32 2 6 2 5 4 .188 .579 145 83 -0.083 0.69 0.424 -0.506 -2.7 27 15
2B: J Bagwell (21, off G Rusch); M Ensberg (17, off G Rusch); C Beltran (31, off G Rusch).
TB: M Ensberg 3; C Beltran 2; J Bagwell 2; J Vizcaino; L Berkman.
RBI: M Ensberg 2 (52).
2-out RBI: M Ensberg 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Baserunning
CS: L Berkman (6, 2nd base by G Rusch/M Barrett).

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
Glendon Rusch, W (6-1) 7 6 2 2 2 2 0 3.94 28 104 61 42 6 13 11 13 5 0 57 0.077 0.89 1.7
Ryan Dempster 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 1.80 6 34 17 8 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.23 0.5
Kyle Farnsworth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.25 3 9 6 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 5 4 0 2.00 37 147 84 55 13 16 11 17 5 0 57 0 0 0.082 0.69 2.7

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
Peter Munro, L (2-5) 4 8 6 6 0 1 4 4.79 20 62 40 23 5 12 8 11 1 0 23 -0.375 0.68 -3.9
Chad Harville 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 6.05 11 47 31 20 7 4 2 5 1 0 0 0 -0.046 0.18 -2.0
Kirk Bullinger 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.56 5 17 13 9 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.5
Chad Qualls 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.56 8 33 20 13 3 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 1.0
Team Totals 9 13 9 9 3 3 6 9.00 44 159 104 65 16 23 18 19 3 0 23 0 0 -0.418 0.36 -4.3
Balks: None.
WP: R Dempster (1).
HBP: C Qualls (2; N Garciaparra).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mark Carlson, 1B - Brian Runge, 2B - Bill Hohn, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC M. Alou P. Munro 18% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball); Garciaparra Scores
b1 0-3 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR HOU M. Ensberg G. Rusch -16% 54% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Biggio Scores; Beltran Scores; Bagwell to 3B
t3 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC N. Garciaparra P. Munro 15% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball); Lee Scores
b1 0-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Beltran G. Rusch -10% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Biggio to 3B
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHC S. Sosa P. Munro 8% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-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' Peter Munro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Patterson P. Munro -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC D. Lee P. Munro -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC N. Garciaparra P. Munro 1% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC M. Alou P. Munro 18% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball); Garciaparra Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHC S. Sosa P. Munro 8% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t1 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez P. Munro -1% 73% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio G. Rusch -3% 69% Walk
b1 0-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Beltran G. Rusch -10% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Biggio to 3B
b1 0-3 0 -23 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Berkman G. Rusch 5% 65% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-3 1 -23 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Kent G. Rusch 7% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-3 2 -23 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell G. Rusch -2% 70% Walk
b1 0-3 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR HOU M. Ensberg G. Rusch -16% 54% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Biggio Scores; Beltran Scores; Bagwell to 3B
b1 2-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino G. Rusch 6% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Peter Munro facing 7-8-9
t2 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Grudzielanek P. Munro 3% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t2 3-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Barrett P. Munro -3% 60% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Rusch P. Munro -2% 59% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Grudzielanek to 2B
t2 3-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Patterson P. Munro -3% 56% Popfly: C (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 8-9-1
b2 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus G. Rusch 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU P. Munro G. Rusch 2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Rusch 1% 61% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Peter Munro facing 2-3-4
t3 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee P. Munro 3% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC N. Garciaparra P. Munro 15% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball); Lee Scores
t3 5-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Alou P. Munro -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa P. Munro -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 5-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez P. Munro -1% 76% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 2-3-4
b3 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Beltran G. Rusch 2% 78% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman G. Rusch -3% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b3 2-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Kent G. Rusch 3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Rusch 2% 81% Berkman Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Astros' Peter Munro facing 7-8-9
t4 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Grudzielanek P. Munro 6% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t4 6-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Barrett P. Munro 1% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 6-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Rusch P. Munro -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Barrett to 2B
t4 6-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Patterson P. Munro -1% 87% Popfly: C (Front of Home)
t4 6-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC D. Lee P. Munro -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 5-6-7
b4 2-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell G. Rusch 2% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b4 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Ensberg G. Rusch -2% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 2-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Vizcaino G. Rusch -3% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Ensberg to 2B
b4 2-6 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus G. Rusch 4% 86% Flyball: CF
Jason Lane pinch hits for Peter Munro (P) batting 9th
b4 2-6 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lane G. Rusch 4% 89% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Astros' Chad Harville facing 3-4-5
Chad Harville replaces Jason Lane (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 6-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra C. Harville -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 6-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Alou C. Harville -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 6-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa C. Harville -0% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b5 2-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Rusch 2% 90% Lineout: CF
b5 2-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Beltran G. Rusch 1% 91% Flyball: LF
b5 2-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman G. Rusch 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Astros' Chad Harville facing 6-7-8
t6 6-2 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez C. Harville -1% 91% Flyball: CF
t6 6-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R CHC M. Grudzielanek C. Harville 4% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 7-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Barrett C. Harville 0% 95% Walk
t6 7-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC G. Rusch C. Harville -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR CHC C. Patterson C. Harville 4% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball); Barrett Scores
t6 9-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC D. Lee C. Harville 0% 98% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t6 9-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  CHC N. Garciaparra C. Harville 0% 98% Walk
t6 9-2 2 12- 7,(2-2)  O CHC M. Alou C. Harville -0% 98% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 4-5-6
b6 2-9 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU J. Kent G. Rusch 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b6 2-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell G. Rusch -1% 98% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 2-9 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Ensberg G. Rusch 1% 99% Lineout: CF
b6 2-9 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino G. Rusch 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Kirk Bullinger facing 5-6-7
Kirk Bullinger replaces Chad Harville pitching and batting 9th
t7 9-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa K. Bullinger -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 9-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez K. Bullinger -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 9-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Grudzielanek K. Bullinger 0% 99% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
t7 9-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Barrett K. Bullinger 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek to 3B
t7 9-2 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O CHC G. Rusch K. Bullinger -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 8-9-1
b7 2-9 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus G. Rusch 0% 99% Flyball: CF
Eric Bruntlett pinch hits for Kirk Bullinger (P) batting 9th
b7 2-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett G. Rusch 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio G. Rusch 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 1-2-3
Chad Qualls replaces Eric Bruntlett (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 9-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC C. Patterson C. Qualls -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 9-2 1 --- 9,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee C. Qualls 0% 100% Walk
t8 9-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC N. Garciaparra C. Qualls 0% 100% Hit By Pitch; Lee to 2B
t8 9-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alou C. Qualls -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lee to 3B
t8 9-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa C. Qualls -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 2-3-4
Ryan Dempster replaces Nomar Garciaparra (SS) pitching and batting 3rd
Todd Walker replaces Glendon Rusch (P) playing 1B batting 9th
Jose Macias replaces Aramis Ramirez playing 3B batting 6th
Ramon Martinez replaces Derrek Lee (1B) playing SS batting 2nd
b8 2-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Beltran R. Dempster -0% 99% Walk
b8 2-9 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  HOU L. Berkman R. Dempster -0% 99% Defensive Indifference; Beltran to 2B
b8 2-9 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman R. Dempster -1% 98% Walk
b8 2-9 0 12- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Kent R. Dempster 1% 99% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b8 2-9 1 12- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Dempster -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Beltran to 3B; Berkman to 2B
b8 2-9 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Dempster 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-9 2 -23 7,(3-2)  HOU M. Ensberg R. Dempster -0% 99% Walk
b8 2-9 2 123 7,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino R. Dempster 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 6-7-8
t9 9-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Macias C. Qualls -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 9-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek C. Qualls -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 9-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Barrett C. Qualls 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth facing 8-9-1
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Ryan Dempster pitching and batting 3rd
b9 2-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Farnsworth 0% 100% Flyball: CF
Mike Lamb pinch hits for Chad Qualls (P) batting 9th
b9 2-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Lamb K. Farnsworth 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b9 2-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Farnsworth 0% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Astros 2.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200408200
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