Houston Astros 5, Chicago Cubs 3
Regular Season Game 157
Played on Tuesday, September 23, 1997 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    1  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  2
HOU N    1  0  0    1  1  2    0  0  x  -   5 11  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Johnson cf                    4   2   3   0       0   0       5   0
Glanville lf                  3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Grace 1b                      3   0   1   2       0   0       8   0
Sosa rf                       4   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
Orie 3b                       3   0   1   0       1   0       1   2
  Hernandez pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Servais c                     2   0   0   0       1   0       5   1
  D. Clark ph                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sandberg ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Cairo 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Alexander ss                  3   1   1   1       0   1       2   6
Trachsel p                    2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bottenfield p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jennings ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Myers p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   3   6   3       2   8      24   9

FIELDING - 
E: Servais (8), Alexander (10).

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson 2 (15,off Kile 2); Orie (23,off Kile).
HR: Alexander (3,5th inning off Kile 0 on 0 out).
SH: Glanville (9,off Kile).
SF: Grace (8,off Kile).
GDP: Glanville (8,off Kile).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Johnson (20,3rd base off Kile/Eusebio).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   2   3   1       1   0       2   3
Bell rf                       4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   1   1       0   1       8   0
Gonzalez lf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Hidalgo cf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Spiers 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Eusebio c                     3   1   2   1       0   1       8   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   2   0       0   0       0   3
Kile p                        4   0   1   1       0   1       0   1
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5  11   5       1   5      27  10

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

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo (5,off Trachsel).
3B: Biggio (8,off Trachsel).
HR: Bagwell (43,4th inning off Trachsel 0 on 0 out); Biggio (22,5th inning
off Trachsel 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Eusebio (4,by Myers).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio (45,2nd base off Trachsel/Servais).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Trachsel L(8-12)              5.1   9   5   5   1   3   2  27
Bottenfield                   1.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   5
Myers                         1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8    11   5   5   1   5   2  37

HBP: Myers (1,Eusebio).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Kile W(19-7)                  8.1   6   3   3   2   6   1  32
Wagner SV(22)                 0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   2
Totals                        9     6   3   3   2   8   1  34


Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Mark Hirschbeck
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 19380


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Johnson             cf        Biggio              2b
2. Glanville           lf        Bell                rf
3. Grace               1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Sosa                rf        Gonzalez            lf
5. Orie                3b        Hidalgo             cf
6. Servais             c         Spiers              3b
7. Cairo               2b        Eusebio             c
8. Alexander           ss        Gutierrez           ss
9. Trachsel            p         Kile                p

CUBS 1ST: Johnson doubled to left; Glanville struck out while
Johnson stole third; Grace grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Johnson scored]; Sosa was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio tripled to center; Bell grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Biggio scored]; Bagwell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gonzalez flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

CUBS 2ND: Orie doubled to left; Servais walked; Cairo lined to
center; Alexander flied to right; Trachsel was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo lined to center; Spiers struck out (catcher
to first); Eusebio was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Johnson doubled to left; Glanville out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to second) [Johnson to third]; Grace hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Johnson scored]; Sosa struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez grounded out (third to first); Kile
grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio walked; Biggio stole
second [Biggio to third (error by Servais)]; Bell popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Orie flied to left; Servais grounded out (second to
first); Cairo flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell homered; Gonzalez reached on an error by
Alexander; Hidalgo popped to third; Spiers flied to left;
Eusebio singled to center [Gonzalez to second]; Gutierrez lined
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 2.

CUBS 5TH: Alexander homered; Trachsel grounded out (pitcher to
first); Johnson flied to left; Glanville grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Kile struck out; Biggio homered; Bell singled to
center; Bagwell lined to left; Gonzalez lined to first; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 3.

CUBS 6TH: Grace flied to left; Sosa struck out; Orie grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Hidalgo doubled to left; Spiers grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Hidalgo to third]; Eusebio singled to
right [Hidalgo scored]; Gutierrez singled to center [Eusebio to
second]; Kile singled to center [Eusebio scored, Gutierrez to
second]; BOTTENFIELD REPLACED TRACHSEL (PITCHING); Biggio flied
to center; Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

CUBS 7TH: Servais flied to left; Cairo grounded out (second to
first); Alexander was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Bagwell struck out; Gonzalez flied to center;
Hidalgo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

CUBS 8TH: JENNINGS BATTED FOR BOTTENFIELD; Jennings flied to
left; Johnson singled to left; Glanville grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Johnson out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: MYERS REPLACED JENNINGS (PITCHING); Spiers flied to
left; Eusebio was hit by a pitch; Gutierrez singled to center
[Eusebio to second]; On a bunt Kile forced Eusebio (third to
shortstop) [Gutierrez to second]; Biggio singled to pitcher
[Gutierrez out at home (shortstop to catcher), Kile to second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

CUBS 9TH: Grace singled to first; Sosa grounded out (third to
first) [Grace to second]; Orie walked; D. CLARK BATTED FOR
SERVAIS; WAGNER REPLACED KILE (PITCHING); SANDBERG BATTED FOR D.
CLARK; Sandberg struck out; HERNANDEZ RAN FOR ORIE; Cairo struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             3   6   2    4
 Astros           5  11   0    8


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