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Scores
Standings
TOR
@LAA
1
6
MIN
@BAL
4
5
CLE
@BOS
3
13
DET
@CHW
0
6
SEA
@KCR
1
3
TBR
@NYY
8
6
TEX
@OAK
4
9
MIL
@CIN
5
6
SFG
@COL
8
3
ATL
@FLA
4
2
CHC
@HOU
8
5
WSN
@LAD
11
9
PHI
@NYM
5
7
ARI
@SDP
3
4
 
(10)
PIT
@STL
2
5
Thursday, May 7, 2009, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 28,625, Time of Game: 3:17
Cubs
8
16-12
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Astros
5
11-18
 Lost 4 
6th, 8 GB
W: Ted Lilly (4-2)
L: Russ Ortiz (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  2   1  0  0   0  0  4    8 14  1
Astros          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  3    5  8  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .276 .344 .569 .913 16 11 0.030 0.95 0.161 -0.132 1.3 1 0 2·HR,GDP
Ryan Theriot SS 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .312 .367 .468 .835 19 10 -0.042 0.75 0.072 -0.114 -0.0 0 1 2B
Kosuke Fukudome CF-RF 4 2 1 0 1 0 5 .298 .434 .512 .946 26 15 0.112 0.73 0.131 -0.019 0.6 4 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 3 1 1 0 5 .369 .423 .600 1.023 30 18 0.117 0.89 0.134 -0.017 2.0 0 2
   Chad Fox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Micah Hoffpauir 1B 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .313 .370 .521 .891 20 11 0.060 1.12 0.153 -0.093 1.6 9 0 2B
Milton Bradley RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .143 .294 .250 .544 15 11 0.037 1.39 0.107 -0.070 -0.1 1 0
   Joey Gathright CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .214 .267 .214 .481 1 1 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.7 1 0
Mike Fontenot 2B-3B 3 0 0 2 1 1 5 .247 .340 .459 .799 15 9 -0.017 1.08 0.042 -0.059 0.2 1 2 SF
Geovany Soto C 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .162 .296 .191 .487 19 11 -0.023 0.97 0.062 -0.086 -2.1 10 1 GDP
Ted Lilly P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .154 .214 .231 .445 8 6 -0.090 1.12 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 0 1
   Aaron Heilman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Miles PH-2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .215 .282 .277 .559 9 6 0.011 0.28 0.011 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 38 8 14 8 5 6 44 .368 .432 .579 1.011 178 109 0.197 0.94 0.875 -0.680 3.6 27 7
2B: M Hoffpauir (4, off W Wright); R Theriot (4, off F Paulino).
HR: A Soriano 2 (9, 1 off F Paulino, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF, 1 off T Byrdak, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
SF: M Fontenot (2, off T Byrdak).
TB: A Soriano 8; A Ramirez 3; R Theriot 3; M Hoffpauir 3; A Miles; J Gathright; G Soto; K Fukudome; M Bradley.
GIDP: A Soriano (1); G Soto (8).
RBI: A Soriano 3 (17); M Fontenot 2 (17); M Bradley (3); A Ramirez (16); M Hoffpauir (9).
2-out RBI: M Hoffpauir.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Lilly-M Fontenot-M Hoffpauir.
E: A Ramirez (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Theriot (3rd base by I Rodriguez).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 3 1 0 1 1 0 5 .264 .327 .356 .683 12 7 -0.085 1.11 0.038 -0.123 -0.2 3 5 SF
Miguel Tejada SS 5 1 4 2 0 0 5 .308 .336 .417 .753 13 8 0.312 1.02 0.333 -0.021 2.6 0 1 HR,2·2B
Lance Berkman 1B 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .184 .325 .417 .743 22 15 -0.166 1.19 0.000 -0.166 -1.3 7 0
Carlos Lee LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .295 .342 .505 .847 12 7 -0.066 1.42 0.033 -0.099 -0.2 4 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .308 .373 .481 .854 11 6 -0.096 1.45 0.030 -0.126 -0.5 1 0
Jason Michaels CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .261 .414 .435 .849 17 6 -0.017 0.99 0.070 -0.088 -0.1 3 0 SB,GDP
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .247 .283 .430 .713 19 15 -0.090 1.09 0.012 -0.102 0.7 6 1 3B
Jeff Keppinger 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .333 .429 .548 .976 20 11 -0.003 0.90 0.067 -0.070 -0.2 2 3
Russ Ortiz P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .250 .143 .393 7 5 -0.009 0.37 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 1 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Geoff Blum PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .268 .337 .305 .642 4 3 -0.039 1.38 0.000 -0.039 -0.3
   Chris Sampson 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 Bourn PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .296 .361 .439 .800 6 3 -0.059 2.13 0.000 -0.059 -0.4
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Felipe Paulino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alberto Arias P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .179 .226 .250 .476 2 1 0.013 0.13 0.013 0.000 0.7 3B
Team Totals 34 5 8 5 4 11 39 .235 .308 .500 .808 145 87 -0.305 1.12 0.596 -0.902 0.6 27 10
2B: M Tejada 2 (10, 1 off T Lilly, 1 off C Marmol).
3B: I Rodriguez (1, off C Fox); D Erstad (1, off C Fox).
HR: M Tejada (1, off T Lilly, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: K Matsui (2, off K Gregg).
TB: M Tejada 9; I Rodriguez 3; D Erstad 3; C Lee; H Pence.
GIDP: J Michaels (1).
RBI: M Tejada 2 (10); J Keppinger (3); K Matsui (12); I Rodriguez (12).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Keppinger-K Matsui-L Berkman 2.
E: L Berkman (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Michaels (1, 2nd base off T Lilly/G Soto).

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
Ted Lilly, W (4-2) 6 4 2 2 3 5 1 3.11 24 88 52 29 6 17 4 12 2 0 58 0.136 1.12 0.9
Aaron Heilman, H (4) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.15 4 17 10 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.080 1.61 0.5
Carlos Marmol, H (8) 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.50 4 14 11 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.086 2.13 0.5
Chad Fox 0.1 2 3 3 1 0 0 81.00 4 17 8 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.017 0.20 -2.4
Kevin Gregg 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.40 3 9 6 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0.019 0.43 -0.1
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 4 11 1 5.00 39 145 87 43 16 28 7 17 3 0 58 1 1 0.304 1.12 -0.6

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
Russ Ortiz, L (2-1) 2.1 6 3 3 3 1 0 5.91 15 57 29 21 3 5 4 7 3 0 31 -0.232 1.64 -2.1
Tim Byrdak 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.31 6 26 18 8 3 7 1 4 0 0 3 1 -0.029 1.15 0.0
Chris Sampson 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.89 9 33 24 11 5 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.108 0.48 1.5
Wesley Wright 0.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.97 4 15 12 5 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.004 0.66 -0.1
Felipe Paulino 0.2 5 4 4 2 1 1 5.23 9 43 24 17 1 6 1 5 3 0 2 0 -0.039 0.25 -4.5
Alberto Arias 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.002 0.06 1.6
Team Totals 9 14 8 8 5 6 2 8.00 44 178 109 64 14 31 12 21 6 0 31 8 1 -0.194 0.94 -3.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Adrian Johnson, 1B - Marvin Hudson, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Wally Bell.
Time of Game: 3:17.
Attendance: 28,625.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 1mph in unknown direction, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR HOU M. Tejada T. Lilly -17% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Matsui Scores
t4 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R CHC A. Soriano T. Byrdak 11% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t3 1-2 1 123 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Bradley R. Ortiz 11% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Theriot Scores; Fukudome to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
b8 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada C. Marmol -11% 74% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir R. Ortiz 10% 59% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Fukudome Scores; Ramirez to 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' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Soriano R. Ortiz -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Theriot R. Ortiz 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome R. Ortiz 6% 57% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Theriot to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(1-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Ortiz -9% 47% Theriot Picked off 3B (C-3B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez R. Ortiz 2% 49% Walk; Fukudome to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir R. Ortiz 10% 59% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Fukudome Scores; Ramirez to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Bradley R. Ortiz -4% 56% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU K. Matsui T. Lilly -4% 52% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR HOU M. Tejada T. Lilly -17% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Matsui Scores
b1 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Lilly 2% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Lee T. Lilly -2% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b1 2-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Pence T. Lilly -3% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Lee to 2B
b1 2-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU J. Michaels T. Lilly 7% 39% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 7-8-9
t2 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Fontenot R. Ortiz 4% 43% Reached on E3 (catch) (Ground Ball to 2B-1B to 2B)
t2 1-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC G. Soto R. Ortiz 6% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Fontenot to 2B
t2 1-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC T. Lilly R. Ortiz -6% 44% Bunt Popfly: P (P's Right)
t2 1-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC A. Soriano R. Ortiz -9% 34% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez T. Lilly 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger T. Lilly 1% 37% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b2 2-1 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU R. Ortiz T. Lilly 1% 38% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 2-3-4
t3 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Theriot R. Ortiz 4% 43% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t3 1-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome R. Ortiz 7% 49% Walk; Theriot to 2B
t3 1-2 0 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez R. Ortiz 9% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive); Theriot to 3B; Fukudome to 2B
t3 1-2 0 123 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir R. Ortiz -8% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 1-2 1 123 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Bradley R. Ortiz 11% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Theriot Scores; Fukudome to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
Tim Byrdak replaces Russ Ortiz pitching and batting 9th
t3 2-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO CHC M. Fontenot T. Byrdak -0% 61% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Fukudome Scores
t3 3-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O CHC G. Soto T. Byrdak -4% 57% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b3 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui T. Lilly 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 2-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU M. Tejada T. Lilly -5% 55% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b3 2-3 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Lilly 4% 59% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Lee T. Lilly -1% 58% Walk
b3 2-3 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O HOU H. Pence T. Lilly 5% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 9-1-2
t4 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC T. Lilly T. Byrdak -2% 61% Flyball: LF
t4 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R CHC A. Soriano T. Byrdak 11% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t4 4-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot T. Byrdak -1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-2 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome T. Byrdak -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 6-7-8
b4 2-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Michaels T. Lilly -5% 65% Walk
b4 2-4 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez T. Lilly 4% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Keppinger T. Lilly -2% 68% Michaels Steals 2B
b4 2-4 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger T. Lilly 4% 72% Popfly: 1B (Deep 2B-1B)
Geoff Blum pinch hits for Tim Byrdak (P) batting 9th
b4 2-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum T. Lilly 4% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 4-5-6
Chris Sampson replaces Geoff Blum (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez C. Sampson -2% 74% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir C. Sampson -1% 73% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Bradley C. Sampson -1% 72% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b5 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Matsui T. Lilly 3% 75% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
b5 2-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada T. Lilly 2% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Lilly 1% 79% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Fontenot C. Sampson -2% 77% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t6 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto C. Sampson -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 4-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Lilly C. Sampson -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 4-5-6
b6 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee T. Lilly 3% 78% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b6 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence T. Lilly 2% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Michaels T. Lilly 1% 82% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 1-2-3
t7 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano C. Sampson -1% 81% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t7 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot C. Sampson -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 4-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome C. Sampson -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Aaron Heilman facing 7-8-9
Aaron Heilman replaces Ted Lilly pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez A. Heilman 4% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Keppinger A. Heilman -7% 76% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Keppinger to 2B
Michael Bourn pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn A. Heilman 6% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui A. Heilman 5% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 4-5-6
Wesley Wright replaces Michael Bourn (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  CHC A. Ramirez W. Wright 2% 89% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t8 4-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Hoffpauir W. Wright 5% 94% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Ramirez to 3B
t8 4-2 0 -23 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Bradley W. Wright -2% 92% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-2 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot W. Wright -4% 87% Strikeout Looking
Felipe Paulino replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto F. Paulino -3% 84% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 2-3-4
Carlos Marmol replaces Aaron Heilman pitching and batting 9th
Joey Gathright replaces Milton Bradley (RF) playing CF batting 6th
Kosuke Fukudome moves from CF to RF
b8 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada C. Marmol -11% 74% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b8 2-4 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman C. Marmol 8% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee C. Marmol 7% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Marmol 5% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Felipe Paulino facing 9-1-2
Aaron Miles pinch hits for Carlos Marmol (P) batting 9th
t9 4-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  CHC A. Miles F. Paulino 1% 94% Single to 1B (Line Drive)
t9 4-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR CHC A. Soriano F. Paulino 5% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Miles Scores
t9 6-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Theriot F. Paulino 0% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t9 6-2 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome F. Paulino -0% 99% Flyball: LF
t9 6-2 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  R CHC A. Ramirez F. Paulino 1% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive); Theriot Scores
t9 7-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir F. Paulino 0% 100% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
t9 7-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Gathright F. Paulino 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Ramirez to 3B; Hoffpauir to 2B
t9 7-2 1 123 5,(3-1)  R CHC M. Fontenot F. Paulino 0% 100% Walk; Ramirez Scores; Hoffpauir to 3B; Gathright to 2B
Alberto Arias replaces Felipe Paulino pitching and batting 9th
t9 8-2 1 123 4,(2-1)  OO CHC G. Soto A. Arias -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 8, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-8, Cubs' Chad Fox facing 6-7-8
Chad Fox replaces Aramis Ramirez (3B) pitching and batting 4th
Aaron Miles moves from PH to 2B
Mike Fontenot moves from 2B to 3B
b9 2-8 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Michaels C. Fox -0% 99% Walk
b9 2-8 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  R HOU I. Rodriguez C. Fox -1% 98% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Michaels Scores
b9 3-8 0 --3 6,(2-2)  RO HOU J. Keppinger C. Fox 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B; Rodriguez Scores
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Alberto Arias (P) batting 9th
b9 4-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU D. Erstad C. Fox -1% 98% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Kevin Gregg replaces Chad Fox pitching and batting 4th
b9 4-8 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO HOU K. Matsui K. Gregg 2% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Erstad Scores
b9 5-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada K. Gregg -1% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b9 5-8 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Gregg 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Astros 5.

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