Houston Astros 10, Chicago Cubs 5
Regular Season Game 31
Played on Tuesday, May 5, 1998 (N) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  1  0    2  0  0    5  2  0  -  10 11  0
CHI N    0  3  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   5  6  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   1   1       0   0       2   2
Bell rf                       5   1   1   1       0   2       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   1   0       1   1      10   0
Spiers 3b                     5   1   1   1       0   1       0   4
Alou lf                       4   2   0   0       1   0       1   0
Everett cf                    4   2   3   3       1   0       1   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   2   2       0   0       2   1
  Nitkowski p                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   2   2   1       1   1       9   1
Lima p                        2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bogar ss                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Totals                       39  10  11   9       4   6      27  12

BATTING - 
2B: Everett (5,off Clark); Gutierrez (8,off Clark); Spiers (7,off Adams).
HR: Ausmus (2,8th inning off Telemaco 0 on 0 out); Biggio (3,8th inning off
Telemaco 0 on 1 out).
IBB: Ausmus (3,by Clark).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Everett (5,2nd base off Clark/Servais); Gutierrez (3,2nd base off Clark/Servais);
Ausmus (2,2nd base off Clark/Servais).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brown cf                      4   1   1   3       0   2       1   0
  Telemaco p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Morandini 2b                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Sosa rf                       3   0   1   0       1   1       1   1
Grace 1b                      3   0   1   0       1   0      10   1
Rodriguez lf                  3   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
  Adams p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Orie 3b                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Blauser ss                    4   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
Hernandez 3b,cf               4   1   1   1       0   2       3   3
Servais c                     4   2   1   1       0   0       6   0
Clark p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Mieske lf                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   5   6   5       2   9      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Morandini 2 (3), Blauser (3).

BATTING - 
HR: Brown (3,2nd inning off Lima 2 on 2 out); Hernandez (3,4th inning off Lima
0 on 0 out); Servais (2,9th inning off Nitkowski 0 on 2 out).
SH: Clark (5,off Lima).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Sosa (8,2nd base off Lima/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima W(5-1)                   6     4   4   4   2   7   2  25
Nitkowski SV(2)               3     2   1   1   0   2   1  11
Totals                        9     6   5   5   2   9   3  36


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Clark L(2-4)                  6.2   7   6   6   3   6   0  30
Adams                         0.1   2   2   1   1   0   0   4
Telemaco                      2     2   2   2   0   0   2   9
Totals                        9    11  10   9   4   6   2  43

IBB: Clark (2,Ausmus).

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Gerry Davis
Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 21431


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Biggio              2b        Brown               cf
2. Bell                rf        Morandini           2b
3. Bagwell             1b        Sosa                rf
4. Spiers              3b        Grace               1b
5. Alou                lf        Rodriguez           lf
6. Everett             cf        Blauser             ss
7. Gutierrez           ss        Hernandez           3b
8. Ausmus              c         Servais             c
9. Lima                p         Clark               p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio popped to first; Bell struck out; Bagwell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Brown popped to shortstop; Morandini struck out; Sosa
walked; Sosa stole second; Grace walked; Rodriguez struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Spiers grounded out (second to first); Alou lined to
left; Everett walked; Everett stole second; Gutierrez singled to
left [Everett scored]; Gutierrez stole second; Ausmus struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Blauser singled to right; Hernandez flied to right;
Servais reached on a fielder's choice [Blauser to second]; Clark
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Blauser to third,
Servais to second]; Brown homered [Blauser scored, Servais
scored]; Morandini grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Lima grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
popped to first; Bell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 3.

CUBS 3RD: Sosa grounded out (third to first); Grace singled to
center; Rodriguez grounded out (second to first) [Grace to
second]; Blauser flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell singled to center; Spiers was called out on
strikes; Alou forced Bagwell (third to second); Everett doubled
to left [Alou scored]; Gutierrez doubled to left [Everett
scored]; Ausmus was walked intentionally; Lima grounded out
(pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 3.

CUBS 4TH: Hernandez homered; Servais flied to left; Clark
grounded out (shortstop to first); Brown struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Biggio lined to second; Bell grounded out (third to
first); Bagwell flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cubs 4.

CUBS 5TH: Morandini popped to shortstop; Sosa struck out; Grace
grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
3, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Spiers lined to left; Alou popped to center; Everett
singled to center; Gutierrez grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 4.

CUBS 6TH: Rodriguez was called out on strikes; Blauser was
called out on strikes; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Ausmus singled to center; CLARK BATTED FOR LIMA;
Ausmus stole second; Clark struck out; Biggio grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Ausmus to third]; Bell singled to center
[Ausmus scored]; Bagwell walked [Bell to second]; ADAMS REPLACED
RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); MIESKE REPLACED CLARK (PLAYING LF); Spiers
doubled to left [Bell scored, Bagwell to third]; Alou walked;
Everett singled to right [Bagwell scored, Spiers scored, Alou
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Everett to third (error by Blauser;
assists by Sosa and Grace)]; Gutierrez grounded out (second to
first); 5 R (4 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 4.

CUBS 7TH: NITKOWSKI REPLACED GUTIERREZ (PITCHING); BOGAR
REPLACED CLARK (PLAYING SS); Servais grounded out (shortstop to
first); Mieske grounded out (shortstop to first); Brown was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 8TH: TELEMACO REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); ORIE REPLACED
ADAMS (PLAYING 3B); HERNANDEZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF);
Ausmus homered; Bogar flied to center; Biggio homered; Bell
reached on an error by Morandini [Bell to second (error by
Morandini)]; Bagwell grounded out (second to first) [Bell to
third]; Spiers flied to right; 2 R, 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10,
Cubs 4.

CUBS 8TH: Morandini flied to right; Sosa singled to center;
Grace forced Sosa (shortstop to second); Orie grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 10, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 9TH: Alou popped to third; Everett lined to center;
Nitkowski flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10,
Cubs 4.

CUBS 9TH: Blauser grounded out (third to first); Hernandez
struck out; Servais homered; Mieske grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 10, Cubs 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          10  11   0    6
 Cubs             5   6   3    4


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