Chicago Cubs 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 161
Played on Saturday, September 26, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  2  0  -   3 11  1
HOU N    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  7  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Johnson cf                    5   0   2   0       0   1       3   0
Morandini 2b                  5   0   1   0       0   2       1   2
Sosa rf                       4   1   2   0       0   1       1   0
Grace 1b                      4   1   1   0       0   2       6   1
Hill lf                       4   0   1   0       0   2       3   0
  Beck p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Gaetti 3b                     4   1   2   2       0   1       4   4
Houston c                     3   0   0   0       0   2       5   1
  Servais ph,c                1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Blauser ss                    2   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Merced ph                   0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Hernandez ss,lf             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Clark p                       3   0   2   0       0   1       1   0
  Alexander ph,ss             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   3  11   3       0  12      27   9

FIELDING - 
E: Gaetti (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Clark 2 (2,off Reynolds 2); Gaetti 2 (34,off Reynolds,off Powell).
SF: Merced (1,off Reynolds).
Team LOB: 8.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Spiers 3b                     4   1   1   0       0   1       0   1
Bell rf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   3   2       0   0       9   0
Alou lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Everett cf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Eusebio c                     4   0   0   0       0   1      12   0
Bogar ss                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   4
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Reynolds p                    2   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Meluskey ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       34   2   7   2       1   6      27   9

BATTING - 
2B: Reynolds (4,off Clark); Alou (34,off Beck).
HR: Bagwell (34,9th inning off Beck 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Clark W(9-14)                 8     5   1   1   1   5   0  30
Beck SV(50)                   1     2   1   1   0   1   1   5
Totals                        9     7   2   2   1   6   1  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Reynolds                      7     7   1   1   0  11   0  28
Magnante                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Powell L(7-7)                 0.1   3   2   2   0   1   0   4
Miller                        1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9    11   3   3   0  12   0  38

WP: Reynolds (5).

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Jeff Kellogg, 3B - Bruce Froemming
Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 51950


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. Hill                lf        Alou                lf
6. Gaetti              3b        Everett             cf
7. Houston             c         Eusebio             c
8. Blauser             ss        Bogar               ss
9. Clark               p         Reynolds            p

CUBS 1ST: Johnson struck out; Morandini singled to second; Sosa
popped to first; Grace struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio flied to left; Spiers singled to left; Bell
singled to right [Spiers to second]; Bagwell singled to center
[Spiers scored, Bell to third]; Alou reached on a fielder's
choice [Bell out at home (third to catcher to third), Bagwell to
third]; Everett walked [Alou to second]; Eusebio grounded out
(third unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 2ND: Hill singled to left; Gaetti struck out; Houston
struck out; Blauser forced Hill (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Bogar grounded out (third to first); Reynolds flied
to right; Biggio grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Clark struck out; Johnson singled to second; Morandini
was called out on strikes; Sosa singled to shortstop [Johnson to
second]; Grace grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Spiers was called out on strikes; Bell grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bagwell singled to third [Bagwell to
second (error by Gaetti)]; Alou struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Hill grounded out (second to first); Gaetti grounded
out (shortstop to first); Houston struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Everett grounded out (second to first); Eusebio
grounded out (third to first); Bogar flied to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 5TH: Blauser flied to right; Clark doubled to right;
Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); Morandini struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Reynolds doubled to center; Biggio struck out;
Spiers grounded out (first to pitcher) [Reynolds to third]; Bell
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 6TH: Sosa struck out; Grace struck out; Hill struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Bagwell flied to left; Alou popped to shortstop;
Everett flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 7TH: Gaetti doubled to third; Reynolds threw a wild pitch
[Gaetti to third]; Houston grounded out (pitcher to first);
MERCED BATTED FOR BLAUSER; Merced out on a sacrifice fly to
center [Gaetti scored]; Clark doubled to left; Johnson flied to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED MERCED (PLAYING SS); Eusebio
lined to third; Bogar flied to center; MELUSKEY BATTED FOR
REYNOLDS; Meluskey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 1.

CUBS 8TH: MAGNANTE REPLACED MELUSKEY (PITCHING); Morandini
grounded out (pitcher to first); POWELL REPLACED MAGNANTE
(PITCHING); Sosa singled to shortstop; Grace singled to first
[Sosa to second]; Hill was called out on strikes; Gaetti doubled
to center [Sosa scored, Grace scored]; MILLER REPLACED POWELL
(PITCHING); SERVAIS BATTED FOR HOUSTON; Servais popped to third
(third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: SERVAIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Biggio popped
to second; Spiers flied to left; Bell popped to third; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

CUBS 9TH: Hernandez flied to right; ALEXANDER BATTED FOR CLARK;
Alexander flied to left; Johnson singled to second; Morandini
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: HERNANDEZ CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); ALEXANDER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); BECK REPLACED HILL (PITCHING);
Bagwell homered; Alou doubled to right; Everett grounded out
(second to first) [Alou to third]; Eusebio struck out; CLARK
BATTED FOR BOGAR; Clark grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             3  11   1    8
 Astros           2   7   0    6


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