Houston Astros 7, Chicago Cubs 3
Regular Season Game 72
Played on Friday, June 20, 1997 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  2  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  1
HOU N    1  1  4    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   7 13  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McRae cf                      4   0   0   0       1   2       1   0
Brown lf                      5   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Grace 1b                      2   0   1   0       3   0       9   0
Sosa rf                       4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Sandberg 2b                   4   1   3   0       0   1       2   4
Orie 3b                       3   1   2   3       0   0       1   2
Servais c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
Sanchez ss                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   3
Trachsel p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Bottenfield p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hansen ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wendell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Rojas p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cairo ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       31   3   9   3       5   7      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Sanchez-Sandberg-Grace.
E: Trachsel (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Sandberg (12,off Kile).
HR: Orie (3,2nd inning off Kile 1 on 0 out).
SH: Trachsel (6,off Kile); Bottenfield (4,off Kile).
SF: Orie (1,off Kile).
GDP: Sosa (7,off Kile).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: McRae (6,2nd base by Kile/Eusebio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   2   2   0       0   0       6   3
Spiers 3b                     4   1   2   1       1   2       1   1
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   2   1       1   0       5   0
Gonzalez lf                   4   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
Bell rf                       4   1   1   3       0   1       1   0
Eusebio c                     3   1   2   0       1   0       7   1
  Lima p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Bogar ss                      4   0   2   0       0   0       4   1
Listach cf                    4   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
Kile p                        3   0   0   0       0   2       0   4
  Ausmus c                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   7  13   7       3   5      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Kile-Biggio-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Bogar (3,off Trachsel); Biggio (21,off Trachsel); Spiers (11,off Trachsel);
Bagwell (23,off Wendell).
HR: Bagwell (21,1st inning off Trachsel 0 on 2 out); Bell (3,3rd inning off
Trachsel 2 on 1 out).
GDP: Listach (6,off Bottenfield).
IBB: Bagwell (14,by Bottenfield); Eusebio (1,by Wendell).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (11,3rd base off Bottenfield/Servais); Spiers (3,2nd base off Bottenfield/Servais).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Trachsel L(4-6)               2.1   9   6   5   0   1   2  15
Bottenfield                   2.2   2   1   1   2   1   0  11
Wendell                       2     1   0   0   1   2   0   8
Rojas                         1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8    13   7   6   3   5   2  38

IBB: Bottenfield (2,Bagwell); Wendell (4,Eusebio).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kile W(8-3)                   7     9   3   3   4   7   1  32
Lima                          2     0   0   0   1   0   0   7
Totals                        9     9   3   3   5   7   1  39


Umpires: HP - Rich Rieker, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Greg Gibson
Time of Game: 2:49   Attendance: 30085


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. McRae               cf        Biggio              2b
2. Brown               lf        Spiers              3b
3. Grace               1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Sosa                rf        Gonzalez            lf
5. Sandberg            2b        Bell                rf
6. Orie                3b        Eusebio             c
7. Servais             c         Bogar               ss
8. Sanchez             ss        Listach             cf
9. Trachsel            p         Kile                p

CUBS 1ST: McRae walked; Brown flied to left; McRae was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Grace walked; Sosa
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Spiers singled
to center; Trachsel dropped a foul fly hit by Bagwell for an
error; Spiers was picked off first (pitcher to first); Bagwell
homered (unearned); Gonzalez lined to second; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 2ND: Sandberg doubled to left; Orie homered [Sandberg
scored]; Servais singled to right; Sanchez forced Servais (third
to second) [Sanchez to first]; Trachsel out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Sanchez to second]; McRae was called out on
strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); Eusebio
singled to third; Bogar doubled to left [Eusebio to third];
Listach grounded out (third to first) [Eusebio scored]; Kile
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 2.

CUBS 3RD: On a bunt Brown singled to catcher; Grace singled to
right [Brown to second]; Sosa struck out; Sandberg singled to
left [Brown to third, Grace to second]; Orie out on a sacrifice
fly to right [Brown scored]; Servais grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio doubled to left; Spiers doubled to center
[Biggio scored]; Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to first);
Gonzalez singled to right [Spiers to third]; Bell homered
[Spiers scored, Gonzalez scored]; Eusebio singled to right;
BOTTENFIELD REPLACED TRACHSEL (PITCHING); Bogar lined to right;
Listach flied to left; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 6.

CUBS 4TH: Sanchez singled to left; Bottenfield out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Sanchez to second]; McRae
was called out on strikes; Brown was called out on strikes; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Kile grounded out (second to first); Biggio singled
to third; Spiers walked [Biggio to second]; Biggio stole third
and Spiers stole second; Bagwell was walked intentionally;
Gonzalez forced Bagwell (second to shortstop) [Biggio scored,
Spiers to third, Gonzalez to first]; Bell was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 7.

CUBS 5TH: Grace walked; Sosa grounded into a double play
(pitcher to second to first) [Grace out at second]; Sandberg
singled to right; Orie singled to center [Sandberg to third];
Servais lined to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Eusebio flied to center; Bogar singled to center;
Listach grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Bogar out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 7.

CUBS 6TH: Sanchez struck out; HANSEN BATTED FOR BOTTENFIELD;
Hansen flied to left; McRae flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cubs 3, Astros 7.

ASTROS 6TH: WENDELL REPLACED HANSEN (PITCHING); Kile struck out;
Biggio lined to shortstop; Spiers struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 7.

CUBS 7TH: Brown grounded out (pitcher to first); Grace walked;
Sosa struck out; Sandberg struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 3, Astros 7.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell doubled to left; Gonzalez lined to left;
Bell grounded out (pitcher to first) [Bagwell to third]; Eusebio
was walked intentionally; Bogar flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 7.

CUBS 8TH: LIMA REPLACED EUSEBIO (PITCHING); AUSMUS REPLACED KILE
(PLAYING C ); Orie lined to shortstop; Servais grounded out
(first unassisted); Sanchez popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: ROJAS REPLACED WENDELL (PITCHING); Listach lined to
third; Ausmus singled to left; Biggio grounded out (second to
first) [Ausmus to second]; Spiers struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 7.

CUBS 9TH: CAIRO BATTED FOR ROJAS; Cairo walked; McRae forced
Cairo (second to shortstop) [McRae to first]; Brown popped to
third; Grace popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             3   9   1    9
 Astros           7  13   0    7


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