Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Regular Season Game 160
Played on Friday, September 25, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
HOU N    2  0  0    1  1  1    1  0  x  -   6 11  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Johnson cf                    3   0   2   0       1   0       0   0
Morandini 2b                  3   0   0   0       0   0       3   3
Sosa rf                       4   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
Grace 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0      10   0
Brown lf                      3   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
  Hill ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gaetti 3b                     3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
Houston c                     3   1   2   1       0   1       4   1
Hernandez ss                  3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
  Karchner p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tapani p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Haney p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alexander ss                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rodriguez ph                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Blauser ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   5   2       1   7      24  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Hernandez-Morandini-Grace, Gaetti-Morandini-Grace.

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson 2 (8,off Lima 2).
HR: Houston (9,2nd inning off Lima 0 on 2 out); Sosa (66,4th inning off Lima
0 on 0 out).
SH: Morandini (4,off Lima).
Team LOB: 3.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Spiers 3b                     4   2   2   0       0   0       0   1
Bell rf                       4   2   3   2       0   1       3   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   3   1       0   0       6   1
Alou lf                       2   0   1   1       2   0       0   0
Everett cf                    2   0   0   1       1   1       5   0
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Ausmus c                      4   1   1   0       0   0       8   0
Lima p                        1   0   0   1       0   0       0   3
  Clark ph                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Russ Johnson ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Elarton p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Meluskey ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   6  11   6       4   4      27   7

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

BATTING - 
2B: Bagwell (33,off Tapani).
3B: Ausmus (4,off Tapani).
HR: Bell (22,1st inning off Tapani 1 on 1 out).
SF: Lima (1,off Tapani); Everett (2,off Tapani).
GDP: Gutierrez 2 (19,off Tapani 2).
IBB: Alou (10,by Tapani).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bagwell (19,3rd base off Tapani/Houston).
CS: Biggio (8,2nd base by Tapani/Houston).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Tapani L(19-9)                6     8   5   5   3   2   1  26
Haney                         0.2   1   1   1   0   0   0   3
Karchner                      0.1   2   0   0   1   0   0   4
Miller                        1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Totals                        8    11   6   6   4   4   1  36

IBB: Tapani (4,Alou).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima W(16-8)                  7     5   2   2   0   5   2  26
Elarton                       1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3
Wagner                        1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     5   2   2   1   7   2  32

WP: Lima (4).

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Jeff Kellogg
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 51831


Starting Lineups:

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

CUBS 1ST: Johnson doubled to center; Morandini out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Johnson to third]; Sosa
popped to second; Grace lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first); Spiers
singled to center; Bell homered [Spiers scored]; Bagwell popped
to first; Alou popped to first; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 2.

CUBS 2ND: Brown struck out; Gaetti flied to center; Houston
homered; Hernandez struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Everett walked; Gutierrez grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Everett out at second];
Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 1, Astros 2.

CUBS 3RD: Tapani struck out; Johnson flied to right; Morandini
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

ASTROS 3RD: Lima grounded out (third to first); On a bunt Biggio
singled to shortstop; Biggio was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); Spiers grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

CUBS 4TH: Sosa homered; Grace flied to center; Brown grounded
out (first unassisted); Gaetti flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Bell singled to center; Bagwell singled to left
[Bell to second]; Alou singled to center [Bell scored, Bagwell
to second]; Everett struck out; Gutierrez grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Alou out at second]; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 3.

CUBS 5TH: Houston struck out; Hernandez popped to second; Tapani
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus tripled to right; Lima out on a sacrifice fly
to left [Ausmus scored]; Biggio walked; Spiers flied to left;
Bell struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 4.

CUBS 6TH: Johnson doubled to right; Morandini lined to right;
Sosa grounded out (shortstop to first); Grace grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell doubled to left; Bagwell stole third; Alou
was walked intentionally; Everett out on a sacrifice fly to left
[Bagwell scored]; Gutierrez flied to right; Ausmus grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 5.

CUBS 7TH: Brown flied to center; Gaetti popped to third (third
to first); Houston singled to shortstop; Lima threw a wild pitch
[Houston to second]; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Cubs 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: CLARK BATTED FOR LIMA; HANEY REPLACED TAPANI
(PITCHING); RUSS JOHNSON BATTED FOR CLARK; Russ Johnson lined to
right; Biggio popped to second; Spiers singled to second;
KARCHNER REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); ALEXANDER REPLACED HANEY
(PLAYING SS); Bell singled to first [Spiers to third]; Bagwell
singled to center [Spiers scored, Bell to second]; Alou walked
[Bell to third, Bagwell to second]; Everett flied to left; 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 6.

CUBS 8TH: ELARTON REPLACED RUSS JOHNSON (PITCHING); RODRIGUEZ
BATTED FOR ALEXANDER; Rodriguez struck out; Johnson walked;
Morandini lined into a double play (shortstop to first to
shortstop) [Johnson out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 8TH: BLAUSER REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PLAYING SS); MILLER
REPLACED KARCHNER (PITCHING); Gutierrez struck out; Ausmus
grounded out (third to first); MELUSKEY BATTED FOR ELARTON;
Meluskey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 6.

CUBS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED MELUSKEY (PITCHING); Sosa was called
out on strikes; Grace popped to shortstop; HILL BATTED FOR
BROWN; Hill popped to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 6.

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


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