Houston Astros 13, Chicago Cubs 3
Regular Season Game 131
Played on Sunday, August 23, 1998 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    1  0  0    3  0  4    5  0  0  -  13 15  1
CHI N    0  0  0    1  1  0    0  1  0  -   3 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     6   3   3   6       0   1       3   2
Spiers 3b                     5   0   1   0       1   0       0   2
Bell rf                       3   0   0   1       1   0       3   0
  Hidalgo rf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   0       1   1       4   4
Alou lf                       5   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Everett cf                    4   2   2   0       1   0       3   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   2   2   0       1   0       4   4
Ausmus c                      4   3   4   5       1   0       3   0
Lima p                        4   2   1   1       0   0       3   0
  Incaviglia ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       41  13  15  13       6   3      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Bagwell-Gutierrez-Lima, Gutierrez-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Spiers (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (41,off Trachsel).
HR: Ausmus (5,4th inning off Trachsel 2 on 1 out); Biggio 2 (16,6th inning
off Myers 2 on 1 out,7th inning off Stevens 2 on 1 out).
SF: Bell (10,off Trachsel).
Team LOB: 8.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Johnson cf                    5   0   2   0       0   0       4   0
Morandini 2b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Sosa rf                       4   2   2   2       0   0       1   0
  Alexander 3b                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grace 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0      11   1
  Hill lf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Rodriguez lf                  1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Brown lf,1b                 3   1   1   0       0   0       1   0
Hernandez ss,3b,rf            4   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Houston c                     4   0   2   0       0   1       3   0
Gaetti 3b                     3   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
  Stevens p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Servais ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Trachsel p                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Myers p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blauser ss                  2   0   1   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       37   3  11   3       0   3      27   7

BATTING - 
HR: Sosa 2 (51,5th inning off Lima 0 on 2 out,8th inning off Lima 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Grace (16,off Lima); Johnson (3,off Magnante).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima W(13-6)                  8     9   3   3   0   3   2  33
Magnante                      1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    11   3   3   0   3   2  37


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Trachsel L(13-7)              5     7   7   7   4   1   1  26
Myers                         1.1   5   5   5   1   1   1  10
Stevens                       2.2   3   1   1   1   1   1  12
Totals                        9    15  13  13   6   3   3  48

Trachsel faced 3 batters in the 6th inning

Umpires: HP - Jeff Nelson, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Jeff Kellogg, 3B - Joe West
Time of Game: 3:08   Attendance: 38714


Starting Lineups:

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

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio doubled to right; Spiers grounded out (second
to first) [Biggio to third]; Bell out on a sacrifice fly to
center [Biggio scored]; Bagwell walked; Alou popped to first; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Johnson singled to center; Morandini singled to second
[Johnson to second]; Sosa popped to shortstop; Grace grounded
into a double play (first to shortstop to pitcher) [Morandini
out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Everett popped to shortstop; Gutierrez flied to
left; Ausmus singled to second; Lima grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Rodriguez reached on an error by Spiers; Hernandez
forced Rodriguez (third to second); Houston struck out; Gaetti
singled to left [Hernandez to second]; Trachsel flied to right;
0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: BROWN REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PLAYING LF); Biggio was
called out on strikes; Spiers popped to first; Bell walked;
Bagwell popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Johnson singled to right; Morandini lined to right;
Sosa popped to right; Grace popped to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou singled to third; Everett popped to shortstop;
Gutierrez singled to shortstop [Alou to second]; Ausmus homered
[Alou scored, Gutierrez scored]; Lima flied to right; Biggio
grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Brown singled to right; Hernandez was called out on
strikes; Houston singled to right [Brown to third]; Gaetti
forced Houston (first to shortstop) [Brown scored]; Trachsel
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cubs 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Spiers grounded out (second to first); Bell grounded
out (pitcher to first); Bagwell singled to right; Alou flied to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Johnson grounded out (first to pitcher); Morandini
struck out; Sosa homered; Grace flied to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Everett walked; Gutierrez walked [Everett to
second]; Ausmus singled to center [Everett scored, Gutierrez to
second]; MYERS REPLACED TRACHSEL (PITCHING); On a bunt Lima
forced Gutierrez (first to shortstop) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio
homered [Ausmus scored, Lima scored]; Spiers walked; Bell flied
to center; Bagwell was called out on strikes; 4 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 2.

CUBS 6TH: Brown popped to shortstop; Hernandez singled to left;
Houston popped to left; Gaetti forced Hernandez (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 8, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Alou grounded out (third to first); Everett singled
to center; Gutierrez singled to right [Everett to second];
Ausmus singled to right [Everett scored, Gutierrez to third];
Lima singled to right [Gutierrez scored, Ausmus to second];
HERNANDEZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); BLAUSER REPLACED MYERS
(PLAYING SS); STEVENS REPLACED GAETTI (PITCHING); Biggio homered
[Ausmus scored, Lima scored]; Spiers popped to shortstop; Bell
grounded out (shortstop to first); 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
13, Cubs 2.

CUBS 7TH: HIDALGO REPLACED BELL (PLAYING RF); Blauser grounded
out (shortstop to first); Johnson flied to right; Morandini
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
13, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Bagwell grounded out (first unassisted); Alou flied
to center; Everett singled to left; Gutierrez flied to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 13, Cubs 2.

CUBS 8TH: Sosa homered; Grace grounded out (first to pitcher);
Brown flied to left; Hernandez flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 13, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 9TH: HERNANDEZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); BROWN
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); ALEXANDER REPLACED SOSA (PLAYING
3B); HILL REPLACED GRACE (PLAYING LF); Ausmus walked; INCAVIGLIA
BATTED FOR LIMA; Incaviglia lined to shortstop; Biggio flied to
left; Spiers singled to center [Ausmus to second]; Hidalgo
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 13, Cubs 3.

CUBS 9TH: MAGNANTE REPLACED INCAVIGLIA (PITCHING); Houston
singled to right; SERVAIS BATTED FOR STEVENS; Servais flied to
center; Blauser singled to shortstop [Houston to second];
Johnson grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Blauser out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
13, Cubs 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros          13  15   1    8
 Cubs             3  11   0    7


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