Chicago Cubs 3, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 158
Played on Wednesday, September 24, 1997 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   3 11  2
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  8  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Johnson cf                    5   0   4   0       0   0       0   0
Sandberg 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Cairo 2b                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Grace 1b                      5   0   1   0       0   1      10   1
  Adams p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Sosa rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Hansen 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   3
  Lowery ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Hernandez 3b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kieschnick lf                 3   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
  Glanville lf                1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Houston c                     4   2   3   1       0   0       6   0
Alexander ss                  2   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
M. Clark p                    3   0   0   0       0   3       1   4
  Patterson p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pisciotta p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  D. Clark ph                 1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Brown pr,1b                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   3  11   3       2   7      27  15

FIELDING - 
E: Alexander (11), M. Clark (2).

BATTING - 
HR: Kieschnick (4,2nd inning off Holt 0 on 2 out); Houston (2,5th inning off
Holt 0 on 1 out).
SH: Alexander (3,off Springer).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   1   2   0       1   0       1   2
Bell rf                       5   0   0   0       0   3       3   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   1       1   0      10   1
Gonzalez lf                   3   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Martin p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Berry ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hidalgo cf                    4   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
Spiers 3b                     3   0   0   0       1   1       0   3
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       0   0       9   0
  Howard ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Holt p                        2   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Abreu ph,lf                 2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   1   8   1       4   5      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ausmus.

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (36,off M. Clark).
HBP: Biggio (33,by M. Clark).
Team LOB: 12.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
M. Clark W(14-8)              6.2   6   1   0   3   3   0  30
Patterson                     0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Pisciotta                     1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Adams SV(18)                  1     2   0   0   1   1   0   6
Totals                        9     8   1   0   4   5   0  40

HBP: M. Clark (4,Biggio).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Holt L(8-12)                  7     6   2   2   1   6   2  27
Magnante                      0.2   2   0   0   1   0   0   5
Springer                      0.2   1   1   1   0   1   0   3
Martin                        0.2   2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    11   3   3   2   7   2  39


Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Charlie Williams
Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 41560


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Johnson             cf        Biggio              2b
2. Sandberg            2b        Bell                rf
3. Grace               1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Sosa                rf        Gonzalez            lf
5. Hansen              3b        Hidalgo             cf
6. Kieschnick          lf        Spiers              3b
7. Houston             c         Gutierrez           ss
8. Alexander           ss        Ausmus              c
9. M. Clark            p         Holt                p

CUBS 1ST: Johnson singled to right; Sandberg forced Johnson
(pitcher to shortstop); On a bunt Grace struck out [Sandberg out
at second (catcher unassisted)]; Mark Grace called for
interference; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio doubled to left; Bell grounded out (second to
first) [Biggio to third]; Bagwell reached on a fielder's choice
[Biggio out at home (pitcher to third to catcher), Bagwell to
second]; Gonzalez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Sosa flied to right; Hansen grounded out (shortstop to
first); Kieschnick homered; Houston lined to shortstop; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo struck out; Spiers flied to left; Gutierrez
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Alexander grounded out (third to first); M. Clark
struck out; Johnson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Ausmus grounded out (second to first); Holt grounded
out (pitcher to first); Biggio was hit by a pitch; Biggio was
picked off first (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Sandberg grounded out (third to first); Grace grounded
out (shortstop to first); Sosa singled to right; Hansen was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Bell struck out; Bagwell grounded out (third to
first); Gonzalez singled to right; Hidalgo singled to center
[Gonzalez to second]; Spiers walked [Gonzalez to third, Hidalgo
to second]; Gutierrez forced Spiers (shortstop to second); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Kieschnick grounded out (first unassisted); Houston
homered; Alexander walked; M. Clark struck out; Johnson singled
to right [Alexander to second]; Sandberg grounded out (pitcher
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus singled to center; On a bunt Holt forced
Ausmus (pitcher to shortstop); Biggio flied to right; Bell flied
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 6TH: Grace grounded out (second to first); Sosa grounded
out (shortstop to first); Hansen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Gonzalez
walked; Hidalgo singled to left [Gonzalez to second]; Spiers
popped to left; Gutierrez reached on an error by Alexander
[Gonzalez to third, Hidalgo to second]; Ausmus lined to right; 0
R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 7TH: Kieschnick flied to right; Houston singled to center;
Alexander grounded out (pitcher to first) [Houston to second];
M. Clark struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: GLANVILLE REPLACED KIESCHNICK (PLAYING LF); ABREU
BATTED FOR HOLT; Abreu grounded out (first to pitcher); Biggio
walked; Biggio was picked off first but was safe on an error by
M. Clark [Biggio to third]; Bell struck out; Bagwell singled to
center [Biggio scored (unearned)]; PATTERSON REPLACED M. CLARK
(PITCHING); Gonzalez flied to left; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 8TH: ABREU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MAGNANTE REPLACED
GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Johnson singled to center; Sandberg flied
to center; Grace singled to right [Johnson to third]; Sosa
reached on a fielder's choice [Johnson out at home (third to
catcher), Grace to second]; LOWERY BATTED FOR HANSEN; Lowery
walked [Grace to third, Sosa to second]; SPRINGER REPLACED
MAGNANTE (PITCHING); Glanville struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
 Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED LOWERY (PLAYING 3B); CAIRO
REPLACED SANDBERG (PLAYING 2B); PISCIOTTA REPLACED PATTERSON
(PITCHING); Hidalgo popped to first; Spiers was called out on
strikes; Gutierrez grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 9TH: Houston singled to center; Alexander out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Houston to second]; D. CLARK
BATTED FOR PISCIOTTA; MARTIN REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); D.
Clark singled to left [Houston scored]; Johnson singled to
center [D. Clark to second]; BROWN RAN FOR D. CLARK; Cairo lined
to right [Brown to third]; Grace grounded out (second to first);
1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: ADAMS REPLACED GRACE (PITCHING); BROWN STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 1B); HOWARD BATTED FOR AUSMUS; Howard popped to
shortstop; Abreu singled to left; Biggio singled to left [Abreu
to second]; Bell was called out on strikes; Bagwell walked
[Abreu to third, Biggio to second]; BERRY BATTED FOR MARTIN;
Berry forced Bagwell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             3  11   2    9
 Astros           1   8   0   12


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