Houston Astros 7, Chicago Cubs 5
Regular Season Game 41
Played on Wednesday, May 15, 1996 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  1  5    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   7 15  1
CHI N    0  0  0    1  4  0    0  0  0  -   5 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunter cf                     5   1   2   0       0   0       2   1
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   0       1   0       2   4
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   1   1       1   1       8   0
Bell rf                       5   1   3   2       0   1       4   0
Berry 3b                      4   2   2   2       0   0       0   1
  Spiers 3b                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Wilkins c                     5   0   1   0       0   0       7   0
Mouton lf                     5   1   3   1       0   1       3   0
  Jones p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   1   0       2   0       1   4
Wall p                        3   0   1   1       0   1       0   0
  Hernandez p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cangelosi lf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   7  15   7       4   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gutierrez-Bagwell.
E: Berry (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Mouton (3,off Castillo); Bell 2 (14,off Castillo,off Myers); Bagwell (10,off
Myers).
HR: Berry (3,3rd inning off Castillo 1 on 1 out).
SH: Hernandez (1,off Adams).
IBB: Gutierrez (1,by Castillo); Bagwell (7,by Castillo).
Team LOB: 10.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McRae cf                      5   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Sandberg 2b                   5   1   2   0       0   0       2   3
Grace 1b                      4   1   2   0       0   0      11   0
Sosa rf                       4   2   1   1       0   1       1   0
Gonzalez lf                   4   1   2   2       0   0       3   0
Servais c                     4   0   3   1       0   0       5   1
Gomez 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Sanchez ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       2   5
  Jennings ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Castillo p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Myers p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Haney ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jones p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Valdes ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Adams p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Timmons ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       38   5  12   4       0   4      27  15

BATTING - 
2B: Gonzalez 2 (7,off Wall 2).
HR: Sosa (13,4th inning off Wall 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Gomez (3,off Hernandez).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Sandberg (4,2nd base off Wall/Wilkins).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wall W(1-0)                   5    10   5   1   0   1   1  25
Hernandez                     3     1   0   0   0   1   0   9
Jones SV(8)                   1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9    12   5   1   0   4   1  38


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Castillo L(1-5)               2.2   8   6   6   2   0   1  18
Myers                         2.1   3   1   1   0   1   0   9
Jones                         1     2   0   0   1   0   0   5
Adams                         3     2   0   0   1   4   0  12
Totals                        9    15   7   7   4   5   1  44

IBB: Castillo 2 (2,Gutierrez,Bagwell).

Umpires: HP - Joe West, 1B - Bruce Dreckman, 2B - Jeff Kellogg, 3B - Paul Runge
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 16093


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Hunter              cf        McRae               cf
2. Biggio              2b        Sandberg            2b
3. Bagwell             1b        Grace               1b
4. Bell                rf        Sosa                rf
5. Berry               3b        Gonzalez            lf
6. Wilkins             c         Servais             c
7. Mouton              lf        Gomez               3b
8. Gutierrez           ss        Sanchez             ss
9. Wall                p         Castillo            p

ASTROS 1ST: Hunter grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
lined to center; Bagwell flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: On a bunt McRae made an out to catcher; Sandberg
singled to third; Sandberg stole second; Grace singled to center
[Sandberg out at home (center to catcher), Grace to second (on
throw)]; Sosa struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs
0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bell grounded out (second to first); Berry singled
to first; Wilkins flied to left; Mouton doubled to left [Berry
scored]; Gutierrez was walked intentionally; Wall grounded out
(first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Gonzalez grounded out (second to first); Servais
singled to left; Gomez singled to shortstop [Servais to second];
Sanchez forced Gomez (shortstop to second) [Servais to third];
Castillo popped to catcher; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Hunter singled to right; Biggio grounded out
(pitcher to third to first) [Hunter to second]; Bagwell was
walked intentionally; Bell doubled to center [Hunter scored,
Bagwell scored]; Berry homered [Bell scored]; Wilkins grounded
out (shortstop to first); Mouton singled to left; Gutierrez
singled to right [Mouton to second]; Wall singled to left
[Mouton scored, Gutierrez to second]; MYERS REPLACED CASTILLO
(PITCHING); Hunter flied to left; 5 R, 6 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
6, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: McRae grounded out (shortstop to first); Sandberg
flied to right; Grace grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio singled to left; Bagwell doubled to center
[Biggio scored, Bagwell out at third (center to shortstop to
catcher to third)]; Bell doubled to left; Berry grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Bell to third]; Wilkins grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Sosa homered; Gonzalez doubled to left; Servais lined
to left; Gomez flied to center; Sanchez lined to center; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Mouton grounded out (second to first); Gutierrez
flied to right; Wall struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
7, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: HANEY BATTED FOR MYERS; Haney flied to right; McRae
grounded out (second to first); Sandberg singled to third; Grace
singled to left [Sandberg to second]; Sosa reached on an error
by Berry [Sandberg scored (unearned) (no RBI), Grace to second,
Sosa to first]; Gonzalez doubled to center [Grace scored
(unearned), Sosa scored (unearned)]; Servais singled to right
[Gonzalez scored (unearned)]; Gomez flied to right; 4 R (0 ER),
4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 6TH: JONES REPLACED HANEY (PITCHING); On a bunt Hunter
singled to third [Hunter out at first (third to first)]; Biggio
walked; Bagwell forced Biggio (pitcher to second) [Bagwell to
first]; Bell singled to left [Bagwell to second]; Berry grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs
5.

CUBS 6TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED WALL (PITCHING); Sanchez grounded
out (third to first); VALDES BATTED FOR JONES; Valdes lined to
left; Debut game for Pedro Valdes; McRae struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 7TH: ADAMS REPLACED VALDES (PITCHING); Wilkins flied to
center; On a bunt Mouton singled to third; Gutierrez walked
[Mouton to second]; Hernandez out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to second) [Mouton to third, Gutierrez to second]; Hunter lined
to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

CUBS 7TH: Sandberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Grace
grounded out (second to first); Sosa flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Biggio popped to first; Bagwell struck out; Bell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

CUBS 8TH: SPIERS REPLACED BERRY (PLAYING 3B); Gonzalez flied to
left; Servais singled to third; Gomez grounded into a double
play (shortstop to first) [Servais out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 9TH: Spiers struck out; Wilkins singled to left; Mouton
struck out; Gutierrez forced Wilkins (shortstop unassisted)
[Gutierrez to first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

CUBS 9TH: JONES REPLACED MOUTON (PITCHING); CANGELOSI REPLACED
HERNANDEZ (PLAYING LF); JENNINGS BATTED FOR SANCHEZ; Jennings
struck out; TIMMONS BATTED FOR ADAMS; Timmons struck out; McRae
singled to shortstop; Sandberg forced McRae (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  15   1   10
 Cubs             5  12   0    6


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