Houston Astros 9, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 159
Played on Thursday, September 25, 1997 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  4  2
HOU N    0  0  1    1  0  0    6  1  x  -   9  8  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Johnson cf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Glanville lf                  4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Grace 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       4   1
Sosa rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Hernandez 3b                  3   1   2   0       0   0       2   3
Hubbard c                     3   0   1   1       0   2       8   0
Cairo 2b                      3   0   0   0       0   1       4   1
  Morel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Alexander ss                  3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Gonzalez p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Stevens p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Tatis p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sandberg 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   1   4   1       1   6      24   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Alexander-Cairo-Grace, Hernandez-Grace.
E: Sosa 2 (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Hernandez (8,off Hampton).
3B: Hernandez (5,off Hampton).
SH: Gonzalez (8,off Hampton).
GDP: Glanville (9,off Hampton).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Hernandez (5,3rd base by Hampton/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     1   2   1   1       3   0       2   1
Bell rf                       5   1   1   1       0   1       3   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   2   2   1       0   1       9   1
Gonzalez lf                   4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Hidalgo cf                    3   0   0   1       1   2       3   0
Spiers 3b                     3   1   1   1       1   1       0   4
Gutierrez ss                  2   2   0   0       2   0       0   3
Ausmus c                      4   1   1   3       0   1       6   2
Hampton p                     3   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       29   9   8   9       7   7      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Spiers-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Spiers (18).

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (37,off Gonzalez); Bagwell (39,off Gonzalez); Bell (29,off Stevens).
3B: Bagwell (2,off Morel).
HR: Ausmus (4,7th inning off Gonzalez 2 on 0 out).
SH: Hampton (10,off Gonzalez).
SF: Gonzalez (5,off Gonzalez).
HBP: Biggio (34,by Gonzalez); Bagwell (16,by Stevens).
GDP: Bell 2 (16,off Gonzalez 2).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Biggio 2 (47,2nd base off Stevens/Hubbard,3rd base off Stevens/Hubbard).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gonzalez L(11-9)              6.1   4   5   4   4   6   1  27
Stevens                       0     1   3   3   1   0   0   3
Tatis                         0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Morel                         1.2   2   1   1   2   1   0   9
Totals                        8     8   9   8   7   7   1  40

HBP: Gonzalez (2,Biggio); Stevens (1,Bagwell).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton W(15-10)              9     4   1   1   1   6   0  31


Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 35623


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. Hernandez           3b        Hidalgo             cf
6. Hubbard             c         Spiers              3b
7. Cairo               2b        Gutierrez           ss
8. Alexander           ss        Ausmus              c
9. Gonzalez            p         Hampton             p

CUBS 1ST: Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); Glanville
grounded out (third to first); Grace struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio walked; Bell grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Biggio out at second]; Bagwell
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros
0.

CUBS 2ND: Sosa grounded out (third to first); Hernandez doubled;
Hubbard struck out while Hernandez was caught stealing third but
was safe at third (error by Spiers; assist by Ausmus); Cairo
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez struck out; Hidalgo was called out on
strikes; Spiers was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Alexander struck out; Gonzalez grounded out (shortstop
to first); Johnson flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez walked; Ausmus struck out; Hampton out on
a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Gutierrez to second]; Biggio
doubled to center [Gutierrez scored]; Bell grounded out (third
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Glanville grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Grace
struck out; Sosa flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell doubled to right [Bagwell to third (error by
Sosa)]; Gonzalez lined out on a sacrifice fly to left [Bagwell
scored (unearned)]; Hidalgo reached on an error by Sosa [Hidalgo
to third]; Spiers popped to third; Gutierrez lined to right; 1 R
(0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 5TH: Hernandez grounded out (third to first); Hubbard
struck out; Cairo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus popped to second; Hampton singled to left;
Biggio was hit by a pitch [Hampton to second]; Bell grounded
into a double play (third to first) [Hampton out at third]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 2.

CUBS 6TH: Alexander singled to center; Gonzalez out on a
sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Alexander to second];
Johnson walked; Glanville grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Johnson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell popped to pitcher; Gonzalez popped to
second; Hidalgo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 2.

CUBS 7TH: Grace lined to right; Sosa flied to right; Hernandez
tripled to right; Hubbard singled to center [Hernandez scored];
Cairo flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Spiers walked; Gutierrez walked [Spiers to second];
Ausmus homered [Spiers scored, Gutierrez scored]; Hampton popped
to catcher; STEVENS REPLACED GONZALEZ (PITCHING); Biggio walked;
Biggio stole second; Biggio stole third; Bell doubled to center
[Biggio scored]; Bagwell was hit by a pitch; TATIS REPLACED
STEVENS (PITCHING); Gonzalez singled to pitcher [Bell to third,
Bagwell to second]; SANDBERG REPLACED TATIS (PLAYING 2B); MOREL
REPLACED CAIRO (PITCHING); Hidalgo walked [Bell scored, Bagwell
to third, Gonzalez to second]; Spiers singled to left [Bagwell
scored, Gonzalez to third, Hidalgo to second]; Gutierrez flied
to right; Ausmus flied to center; 6 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 8.

CUBS 8TH: Alexander grounded out (pitcher to first); Sandberg
flied to center; Johnson flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 8.

ASTROS 8TH: Hampton flied to left; Biggio walked; Bell struck
out; Bagwell tripled to right [Biggio scored]; Gonzalez grounded
out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 9.

CUBS 9TH: Glanville popped to first; Grace lined to center; Sosa
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             1   4   2    3
 Astros           9   8   1    7


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