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@BOS
3
5
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@CHW
2
4
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@MIN
5
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@TOR
4
5
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@ARI
3
0
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6
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3
9
Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 7:10PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 31,121, Time of Game: 3:18
Cubs
2
1-1
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
3
1-1
 Won 1 
1st
W: Doug Brocail (1-0)
L: Neal Cotts (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  0   0    2  6  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  1  1   0  0  0   1    3 10  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 5 1 1 1 0 3 .300 1.200 23 17 0.145 1.18 0.259 -0.115 0.3 2 1 HR
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ryan Theriot SS 3 1 2 0 1 0 .600 1.425 15 7 0.061 1.12 0.126 -0.065 0.5 1 1 2B,CS
   Aaron Heilman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Neal Cotts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Kosuke Fukudome CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Derrek Lee 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 .143 .393 11 4 0.119 1.57 0.187 -0.068 1.1 4 1
Milton Bradley RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .125 21 13 -0.250 1.67 0.000 -0.250 -1.8 2 0 GDP
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250 .875 17 12 -0.142 1.38 0.000 -0.142 -0.9 2 1
Reed Johnson CF-LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .833 12 5 -0.039 1.03 0.038 -0.076 0.0 2 0
Geovany Soto C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .533 5 4 -0.031 1.01 0.021 -0.052 -0.3 5 0 HBP,GDP
   Koyie Hill C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 8 6 -0.089 1.77 0.000 -0.089 -0.4 3 1
Mike Fontenot 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .875 19 11 -0.132 1.31 0.000 -0.132 -0.9 3 1
Ryan Dempster P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 5 4 -0.042 0.83 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 2 2
   Angel Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Miles PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 6 5 -0.024 1.73 0.031 -0.054 -0.1 1 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 3 9 .182 .573 142 88 -0.424 1.32 0.662 -1.085 -2.9 28 9
2B: R Theriot (1, off W Rodriguez).
HR: A Soriano (2, off L Hawkins; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
HBP: G Soto (1, by W Rodriguez).
TB: A Soriano 4; R Theriot 3; D Lee; A Ramirez; R Johnson.
GIDP: G Soto (1); M Bradley (1).
RBI: D Lee (1); A Soriano (2).
2-out RBI: D Lee.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Ramirez-M Fontenot-D Lee.
E: R Theriot (1).
Outfield Assists: A Soriano (H Pence at 3rd base).
Baserunning
CS: R Theriot (1, 2nd base by L Hawkins/I Rodriguez).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 .286 1.016 18 10 -0.081 1.26 0.085 -0.165 -0.3 3 3 3B,SB,CS
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 1 1 0 1 3 .125 .347 25 15 0.024 1.32 0.088 -0.064 -0.1 9 1
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 1 0 1 2 .333 .889 28 18 0.061 1.80 0.168 -0.107 0.2 10 1
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 16 11 -0.221 1.45 0.000 -0.221 -1.4 0 1 GDP
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 1 1 0.009 3.29 0.009 0.000 -0.3
Miguel Tejada SS 3 0 1 0 2 0 .571 1.238 21 8 0.002 1.70 0.052 -0.050 0.5 2 2 IW
Geoff Blum 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .429 .929 16 10 0.032 1.31 0.092 -0.060 -0.0 0 2
   Jeff Keppinger PR-3B 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 4 2 0.168 5.69 0.168 0.000 1.0 0 1
Hunter Pence RF 3 1 2 1 1 1 .333 1.208 15 8 0.266 1.67 0.290 -0.024 1.6 3 0 HR
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .375 .750 8 6 -0.030 2.02 0.135 -0.164 -0.5 2 0
Wandy Rodriguez P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 3 3 -0.040 0.82 0.000 -0.040 -0.3 0 2
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jason Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 4 3 -0.019 0.74 0.000 -0.019 -0.2
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 4 3 -0.096 4.31 0.000 -0.096 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 36 3 10 3 6 8 .278 .798 163 98 0.075 1.69 1.087 -1.010 -0.3 30 13
3B: K Matsui (1, off R Dempster).
HR: H Pence (1, off R Dempster; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
IBB: M Tejada (1, by K Gregg).
TB: H Pence 5; K Matsui 3; G Blum 2; M Bourn; M Tejada; L Berkman; I Rodriguez; J Keppinger.
GIDP: C Lee (1).
RBI: J Keppinger (1); H Pence (2); M Bourn (2).
2-out RBI: M Bourn.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Matsui-M Tejada-L Berkman; K Matsui-L Berkman.
E: M Tejada (1).
Outfield Assists: C Lee (A Ramirez at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: K Matsui (1, 2nd base off R Dempster/G Soto).
CS: K Matsui (1, 2nd base by A Guzman/K Hill).

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
Ryan Dempster 6 6 2 2 3 5 1 3.00 26 95 61 40 10 11 7 11 1 0 54 0.006 1.08 0.9
Angel Guzman 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 13 8 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.042 0.66 0.5
Aaron Heilman 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 5 30 16 11 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.073 2.19 -0.5
Neal Cotts, L (0-1) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 6.75 5 16 10 5 2 3 3 1 1 0 2 0 0.135 3.48 0.5
Kevin Gregg 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.75 3 9 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 -0.187 4.75 -1.1
Team Totals 9.1 10 3 3 6 8 1 2.89 42 163 98 60 17 21 13 15 3 0 54 4 1 -0.077 1.69 0.3
A Heilman faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
N Cotts faced 2 batters in the 10th 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
Wandy Rodriguez 6 4 1 1 3 4 0 1.50 23 89 52 28 11 13 8 7 2 0 61 0.205 1.04 1.9
Chris Sampson, H (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 7 5 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.095 1.26 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins, BS (1) 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 9.00 4 15 11 6 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.146 1.86 -0.5
Jose Valverde 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 17 10 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.135 1.79 0.5
Tim Byrdak 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 14 9 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.071 1.79 0.3
Doug Brocail, W (1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.064 2.30 0.2
Team Totals 10 6 2 2 3 9 1 1.80 37 144 89 47 18 24 12 12 3 0 61 1 0 0.424 1.32 2.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Rodriguez (1; G Soto).
IBB: K Gregg (1; M Tejada).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Bill Miller, 2B - Brian Knight, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 3:18.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 3mph out to Rightfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R CHC A. Soriano L. Hawkins -26% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b10 2-2 1 123 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Keppinger K. Gregg 17% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Rodriguez Scores; Berkman to 3B; Tejada to 2B
b5 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU H. Pence R. Dempster 16% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 1-1 0 12- 7,(3-2)  OO CHC M. Bradley W. Rodriguez 15% 52% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Theriot to 3B
b8 2-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU C. Lee A. Heilman -14% 53% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)

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' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC R. Theriot W. Rodriguez 2% 54% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Dempster -2% 53% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez R. Dempster -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Dempster -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' Wandy Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Bradley W. Rodriguez 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez W. Rodriguez 2% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Ramirez out at 2B/LF-2B
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Johnson W. Rodriguez -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC G. Soto W. Rodriguez -2% 51% Hit By Pitch; Johnson to 2B
t2 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot W. Rodriguez 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Dempster -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Tejada R. Dempster 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU G. Blum R. Dempster -3% 52% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Dempster -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Dempster W. Rodriguez 3% 53% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Theriot W. Rodriguez -2% 52% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez -11% 41% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Theriot Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Bradley W. Rodriguez 2% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Dempster -3% 40% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU W. Rodriguez R. Dempster -2% 38% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b3 0-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui R. Dempster 2% 40% Walk
b3 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU I. Rodriguez R. Dempster 1% 41% Matsui Steals 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez R. Dempster -4% 37% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez W. Rodriguez 2% 39% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t4 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Johnson W. Rodriguez -2% 37% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t4 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC G. Soto W. Rodriguez 5% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Dempster -3% 39% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b4 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Dempster -2% 37% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b4 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada R. Dempster 2% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 0-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU G. Blum R. Dempster -3% 36% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot W. Rodriguez 2% 38% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t5 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Dempster W. Rodriguez 2% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez 1% 41% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU H. Pence R. Dempster 16% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Dempster -3% 54% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b5 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU W. Rodriguez R. Dempster -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b5 1-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU K. Matsui R. Dempster 4% 55% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b5 1-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez R. Dempster 1% 57% Walk
b5 1-1 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Dempster -7% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot W. Rodriguez -5% 45% Walk
t6 1-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee W. Rodriguez -8% 37% Walk; Theriot to 2B
t6 1-1 0 12- 7,(3-2)  OO CHC M. Bradley W. Rodriguez 15% 52% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Theriot to 3B
t6 1-1 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez W. Rodriguez 6% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 4-5-6
Koyie Hill replaces Geovany Soto playing C batting 7th
b6 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Lee R. Dempster -3% 54% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Dempster -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 1-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU G. Blum R. Dempster 2% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b6 1-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU H. Pence R. Dempster 3% 56% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Blum to 2B
b6 1-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RO HOU M. Bourn R. Dempster 13% 70% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Blum Scores; Pence out at 3B/LF-3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 6-7-8
Chris Sampson replaces Wandy Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Johnson C. Sampson 4% 74% Bunt Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B)
t7 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Hill C. Sampson 3% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Fontenot C. Sampson 2% 79% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 9-1-2
Angel Guzman replaces Ryan Dempster pitching and batting 9th
Jason Smith pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
b7 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Smith A. Guzman -2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU K. Matsui A. Guzman 2% 79% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b7 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU I. Rodriguez A. Guzman -3% 76% Matsui Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b7 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez A. Guzman -1% 75% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 9-1-2
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Jason Smith (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Aaron Miles pinch hits for Angel Guzman (P) batting 9th
t8 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Miles L. Hawkins 5% 81% Strikeout Looking
t8 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  R CHC A. Soriano L. Hawkins -26% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t8 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC R. Theriot L. Hawkins -5% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t8 2-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC D. Lee L. Hawkins 6% 56% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t8 2-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Bradley L. Hawkins 5% 61% Theriot Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Aaron Heilman facing 3-4-5
Aaron Heilman replaces Ryan Theriot (SS) pitching and batting 2nd
Aaron Miles moves from PH to SS
b8 2-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman A. Heilman 6% 67% Walk
b8 2-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU C. Lee A. Heilman -14% 53% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 2-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada A. Heilman -3% 50% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 4-5-6
Jose Valverde replaces Carlos Lee (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Darin Erstad replaces LaTroy Hawkins (P) playing LF batting 9th
t9 2-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Valverde 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Valverde 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Johnson J. Valverde 3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Aaron Heilman facing 6-7-8
b9 2-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU G. Blum A. Heilman 7% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Jeff Keppinger pinch runs for Geoff Blum (3B) batting 6th
b9 2-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence A. Heilman 10% 81% Walk; Keppinger to 2B
Neal Cotts replaces Aaron Heilman pitching and batting 2nd
b9 2-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn N. Cotts -11% 71% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 3B (P's Right); Pence to 2B
b9 2-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad N. Cotts -10% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui N. Cotts -11% 50% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 10th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 7-8-9
Tim Byrdak replaces Jose Valverde pitching and batting 4th
Jeff Keppinger moves from PR to 3B
t10 2-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC K. Hill T. Byrdak 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t10 2-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot T. Byrdak 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t10 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Miles T. Byrdak -3% 57% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
Doug Brocail replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 4th
t10 2-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano D. Brocail 6% 63% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 10th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Neal Cotts facing 2-3-4
b10 2-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU I. Rodriguez N. Cotts 7% 71% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b10 2-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU L. Berkman N. Cotts 10% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Rodriguez to 2B
Kevin Gregg replaces Alfonso Soriano (LF) pitching and batting 1st
Reed Johnson moves from CF to LF
Kosuke Fukudome replaces Neal Cotts (P) playing CF batting 2nd
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Doug Brocail (P) batting 4th
b10 2-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Michaels K. Gregg 1% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Rodriguez to 3B
b10 2-2 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Tejada K. Gregg 1% 83% Intentional Walk; Berkman to 2B
b10 2-2 1 123 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Keppinger K. Gregg 17% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Rodriguez Scores; Berkman to 3B; Tejada to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 3.

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