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BOS
@LAA
9
6
SEA
@BAL
8
4
CLE
@CHW
4
6
 
(13)
TBD
@DET
7
1
MIN
@KCR
11
4
OAK
@TEX
6
3
NYY
@TOR
4
15
PIT
@ARI
6
10
LAD
@CIN
0
1
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@COL
4
19
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@HOU
2
8
ATL
@NYM
3
4
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@PHI
4
6
WSN
@SFG
0
5
SDP
@STL
1
2
Wednesday, August 8, 2007, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 41,655, Time of Game: 3:07
Cubs
2
58-55
 Lost 4 
2nd, 1 GB
at Astros
8
51-63
 Won 3 
4th, 8½ GB
W: Roy Oswalt (12-6)
L: Carlos Zambrano (14-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  0    2 12  1
Astros          0  0  3   0  1  3   1  0  X    8 11  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Theriot SS 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .286 .352 .371 .723 18 12 -0.063 0.80 0.036 -0.098 0.6 0 7
Jacque Jones CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .251 .315 .351 .665 13 5 -0.013 0.63 0.043 -0.056 1.0 4 0 2B
Derrek Lee 1B 3 0 0 1 2 0 5 .320 .411 .505 .916 29 14 0.025 0.66 0.057 -0.032 -0.4 10 1
Cliff Floyd RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .290 .366 .382 .749 18 10 -0.131 0.89 0.012 -0.143 -0.9 0 0 GDP
Mark DeRosa 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .285 .362 .421 .783 20 14 0.064 0.65 0.100 -0.036 -0.5 1 3 2B,GDP
Mike Fontenot 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .302 .351 .450 .801 19 11 0.026 0.70 0.061 -0.035 -0.3 3 0
Matt Murton LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .266 .342 .367 .709 12 9 -0.120 0.96 0.012 -0.132 -0.8 0 0
Koyie Hill C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .159 .232 .273 .505 19 10 0.053 0.88 0.081 -0.028 0.3 5 3
Carlos Zambrano P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .267 .267 .383 .650 12 10 -0.133 1.69 0.000 -0.133 -1.5 1 0
   Scott Eyre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Felix Pie PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .270 .343 .613 1 1 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Sean Gallagher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 2 12 2 5 4 42 .324 .405 .378 .783 161 96 -0.294 0.80 0.402 -0.695 -2.7 24 14
2B: M DeRosa (21, off R Oswalt); J Jones (21, off D Borkowski).
TB: R Theriot 3; M DeRosa 3; J Jones 3; M Murton 2; C Floyd; M Fontenot; K Hill.
GIDP: M DeRosa (10); C Floyd (5).
RBI: D Lee (60); R Theriot (32).
2-out RBI: R Theriot.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 2 for 14.
Fielding
E: M Fontenot (8).

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 1 1 1 0 1 5 .244 .283 .387 .670 15 11 0.098 0.47 0.126 -0.028 0.5 1 2 HR
   Matt Albers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .308 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brian Moehler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Lamb 3B 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .295 .374 .477 .851 23 19 -0.018 0.49 0.034 -0.052 0.7 0 1 2B
Lance Berkman 1B 3 2 1 1 2 1 5 .258 .371 .451 .822 20 10 0.048 0.24 0.059 -0.011 1.0 9 2 HR
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .307 .361 .546 .908 15 10 0.082 0.49 0.088 -0.006 1.0 1 0 2B
   Dave Borkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Burke 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .234 .315 .373 .688 6 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.2 2 2 2B
Luke Scott RF 3 0 1 3 2 2 5 .250 .349 .500 .849 25 12 0.122 0.65 0.170 -0.048 2.4 1 0 3B
Jason Lane CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .162 .213 .346 .559 17 10 -0.063 0.45 0.000 -0.063 -2.1 2 0
Eric Bruntlett SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .263 .369 .295 .664 15 7 0.012 0.47 0.024 -0.012 0.1 4 6
Brad Ausmus C 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .235 .313 .321 .634 17 12 -0.058 0.61 0.004 -0.062 0.1 4 1 HR,SH
Roy Oswalt P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .125 .160 .146 .306 12 6 -0.019 0.60 0.006 -0.025 -0.1 1 0
   Orlando Palmeiro PH-LF 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .241 .337 .277 .614 9 4 0.002 0.13 0.003 0.000 0.1 2 0
Team Totals 35 8 11 8 6 7 42 .314 .415 .714 1.129 174 104 0.206 0.46 0.514 -0.307 3.8 27 14
2B: C Lee (32, off C Zambrano); M Lamb (9, off C Zambrano); C Burke (13, off S Gallagher).
3B: L Scott (3, off C Zambrano).
HR: C Biggio (8, off C Zambrano, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); L Berkman (20, off C Zambrano, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); B Ausmus (3, off M Wuertz, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: B Ausmus (4, off C Zambrano).
TB: C Biggio 4; L Berkman 4; C Lee 4; B Ausmus 4; L Scott 3; C Burke 2; M Lamb 2; R Oswalt; E Bruntlett.
RBI: L Scott 3 (49); M Lamb 2 (34); B Ausmus (21); L Berkman (71); C Biggio (40).
2-out RBI: L Scott 3; M Lamb 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Biggio-E Bruntlett-L Berkman; E Bruntlett-C Burke-L Berkman.

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, L (14-8) 5.2 8 7 7 3 6 2 3.69 29 113 70 37 12 21 11 9 2 0 28 -0.198 0.65 -3.2
Scott Eyre 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5.45 3 15 7 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 -0.008 0.08 -1.5
Michael Wuertz 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.54 5 23 15 9 5 1 2 2 1 0 3 0 -0.001 0.03 0.3
Sean Gallagher 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.25 5 23 12 8 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 8 8 6 7 3 9.00 42 174 104 57 20 27 17 12 3 0 28 4 1 -0.207 0.46 -3.8
S Eyre 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
Roy Oswalt, W (12-6) 6 6 0 0 4 4 0 3.42 27 108 68 36 12 20 9 10 6 0 60 0.287 1.19 3.2
Dave Borkowski 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.51 3 10 5 3 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.010 0.27 -1.2
Trever Miller 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.64 3 13 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.012 0.37 0.7
Matt Albers 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 6.30 6 19 11 8 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.09 -0.5
Brian Moehler 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.22 3 11 7 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 2 2 5 4 0 2.00 42 161 96 54 14 28 18 15 8 0 60 1 0 0.294 0.80 2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chuck Meriwether, 1B - Rick Reed, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Tim Timmons.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 41,655.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Ryan Theriot SS 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Jacque Jones CF 2 Mike Lamb 3B
3 Derrek Lee 1B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Cliff Floyd RF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Mark DeRosa 3B 5 Luke Scott RF
6 Mike Fontenot 2B 6 Jason Lane CF
7 Matt Murton LF 7 Eric Bruntlett SS
8 Koyie Hill C 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Carlos Zambrano P 9 Roy Oswalt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  RR HOU L. Scott C. Zambrano 16% 83% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Berkman Scores; Lee Scores
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 12% 65% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC C. Floyd R. Oswalt 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t4 0-3 1 123 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano R. Oswalt 8% 78% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt 8% 86% Lineout: 2B

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' Roy Oswalt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC J. Jones R. Oswalt -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt -4% 46% Walk; Jones to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC C. Floyd R. Oswalt 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano -2% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano -2% 51% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC M. DeRosa R. Oswalt -6% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Fontenot R. Oswalt 2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B; DeRosa to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Murton R. Oswalt 7% 53% Fielder's Choice SS; DeRosa out at Hm/SS-C
t2 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CHC K. Hill R. Oswalt 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Lee C. Zambrano 6% 61% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Scott C. Zambrano -4% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Lane C. Zambrano -4% 53% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b2 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU E. Bruntlett C. Zambrano 2% 55% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Lee to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano -5% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano R. Oswalt 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt -3% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Jones R. Oswalt 3% 53% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt -2% 51% Walk; Theriot to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Floyd R. Oswalt 5% 56% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU R. Oswalt C. Zambrano -3% 53% Popfly: 3B
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 12% 65% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 1-0 1 --- 8,(1-2)  O HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano -2% 63% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b3 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano 1% 64% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  HOU C. Lee C. Zambrano 2% 67% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Berkman to 3B
b3 1-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  RR HOU L. Scott C. Zambrano 16% 83% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Berkman Scores; Lee Scores
b3 3-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lane C. Zambrano -2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
t4 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC M. DeRosa R. Oswalt -4% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t4 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Fontenot R. Oswalt -6% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); DeRosa to 2B
t4 0-3 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Murton R. Oswalt 6% 77% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 1 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Hill R. Oswalt -7% 70% Walk; DeRosa to 3B; Fontenot to 2B
t4 0-3 1 123 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano R. Oswalt 8% 78% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-3 2 123 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot R. Oswalt 8% 86% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 7-8-9
b4 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU E. Bruntlett C. Zambrano -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano -1% 84% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 3-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU R. Oswalt C. Zambrano 1% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b4 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano 1% 85% Reached on E4/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Oswalt to 2B
b4 3-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano -2% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 2-3-4
t5 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Jones R. Oswalt 2% 86% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
t5 0-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee R. Oswalt 2% 87% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t5 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Floyd R. Oswalt 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 3-4-5
b5 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman C. Zambrano 5% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 4-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Lee C. Zambrano -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 4-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Scott C. Zambrano -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Lane C. Zambrano -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Roy Oswalt facing 5-6-7
t6 0-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa R. Oswalt 2% 93% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
t6 0-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot R. Oswalt 1% 94% Flyball: CF
t6 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Murton R. Oswalt -1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t6 0-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC K. Hill R. Oswalt -2% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Murton to 2B
t6 0-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano R. Oswalt 3% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 7-8-9
b6 4-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU E. Bruntlett C. Zambrano 1% 96% Walk
b6 4-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Zambrano -0% 95% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Bruntlett to 2B
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Roy Oswalt (P) batting 9th
b6 4-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU O. Palmeiro C. Zambrano 0% 96% Walk
b6 4-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Zambrano -1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Bruntlett to 3B; Palmeiro to 2B
b6 4-0 2 -23 4,(0-2)  RR HOU M. Lamb C. Zambrano 3% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Bruntlett Scores; Palmeiro Scores
Scott Eyre replaces Carlos Zambrano pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman S. Eyre 0% 99% Walk
b6 6-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Lee S. Eyre 0% 99% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Lamb to 3B; Berkman to 2B
b6 6-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  R HOU L. Scott S. Eyre 1% 99% Walk; Lamb Scores; Berkman to 3B; Lee to 2B
Michael Wuertz replaces Scott Eyre pitching and batting 9th
b6 7-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Lane M. Wuertz -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 7.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-7, Astros' Dave Borkowski facing 1-2-3
Dave Borkowski replaces Carlos Lee (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Orlando Palmeiro moves from PH to LF
t7 0-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Theriot D. Borkowski -1% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t7 0-7 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC J. Jones D. Borkowski -2% 97% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Theriot to 3B
t7 0-7 0 -23 5,(3-1)  RO CHC D. Lee D. Borkowski 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Theriot Scores
Trever Miller replaces Dave Borkowski pitching and batting 4th
t7 1-7 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC C. Floyd T. Miller -1% 97% Walk
t7 1-7 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa T. Miller 1% 98% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t7 1-7 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot T. Miller 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-1, Cubs' Michael Wuertz facing 7-8-9
b7 7-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU E. Bruntlett M. Wuertz -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 7-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  R HOU B. Ausmus M. Wuertz 0% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b7 8-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU O. Palmeiro M. Wuertz -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 8-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Wuertz -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 8.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-8, Astros' Matt Albers facing 7-8-9
Matt Albers replaces Craig Biggio (2B) pitching and batting 1st
Chris Burke replaces Trever Miller (P) playing 2B batting 4th
t8 1-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Murton M. Albers -0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
t8 1-8 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Hill M. Albers 0% 100% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
Felix Pie pinch hits for Michael Wuertz (P) batting 9th
t8 1-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC F. Pie M. Albers 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t8 1-8 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC R. Theriot M. Albers -0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Pie to 2B
t8 1-8 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R CHC R. Theriot M. Albers -0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Pie Scores
t8 2-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Jones M. Albers -0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Theriot to 2B
t8 2-8 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  CHC J. Jones M. Albers -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Theriot to 3B
t8 2-8 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee M. Albers 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-2, Cubs' Sean Gallagher facing 2-3-4
Sean Gallagher replaces Felix Pie (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU M. Lamb S. Gallagher -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 8-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Gallagher -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 8-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Burke S. Gallagher 0% 100% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b8 8-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Scott S. Gallagher 0% 100% Walk
b8 8-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lane S. Gallagher -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 8.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
Brian Moehler replaces Matt Albers pitching and batting 1st
t9 2-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC C. Floyd B. Moehler -0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 2-8 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO CHC M. DeRosa B. Moehler 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t9 2-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Fontenot B. Moehler 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 8.

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