Chicago Cubs 9, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 2
Played on Wednesday, April 7, 1999 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  0  3    1  1  0    0  2  2  -   9 12  2
HOU N    0  1  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Johnson cf                    5   2   2   0       1   0       1   0
Blauser 2b                    1   1   1   0       2   0       3   1
  Morandini ph,2b             2   1   2   3       0   0       1   0
Grace 1b                      4   0   0   1       1   0      10   0
Sosa rf                       3   1   1   1       3   1       5   0
Hill lf                       5   1   2   4       0   3       0   0
  Mulholland p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Santiago c                    4   1   1   0       1   0       5   1
Hernandez ss                  4   1   2   0       0   1       1   3
Gaetti 3b                     5   0   1   0       0   2       0   5
Tapani p                      3   1   0   0       1   2       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Goodwin lf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       37   9  12   9       9  10      27  11

FIELDING - 
E: Santiago (1), Hernandez (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Sosa (1,off Hampton); Santiago (1,off Williams); Morandini (2,off T. Miller).
3B: Morandini (1,off Henry).
HR: Hill (1,8th inning off Henry 1 on 2 out).
SF: Grace (1,off Hampton).
HBP: Hernandez (1,by Williams); Morandini (1,by Williams).
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Sosa (1,2nd base by Williams/Meluskey).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   0   0   0       2   0       2   2
Bell rf                       4   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       7   1
Everett cf                    4   0   1   1       0   1       3   0
Hidalgo lf                    3   1   1   0       1   0       1   1
Spiers 3b                     3   0   1   0       0   1       0   2
  Caminiti ph,3b              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Meluskey c                    4   0   1   1       0   2      11   1
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   1   0       0   0       2   3
Hampton p                     1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Williams p                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Howell ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  T. Miller p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Barker ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   2   5   2       6   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
E: Gutierrez (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Hidalgo (1,off Tapani); Gutierrez (1,off Mulholland).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bagwell (1,2nd base off Tapani/Santiago).
CS: Spiers (1,2nd base by Tapani/Santiago).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Tapani W(1-0)                 6     4   2   2   5   4   0  27
Miller                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Mulholland                    2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8
Totals                        9     5   2   2   6   5   0  38

Tapani faced 1 batter in the 7th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton L(0-1)                3.2   7   4   4   5   3   0  22
Williams                      3.1   1   1   1   3   4   0  15
T. Miller                     0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0   2
Henry                         1.2   3   3   1   1   3   1  10
Totals                        9    12   9   7   9  10   1  49

WP: Williams (1).
HBP: Williams 2 (2,Hernandez,Morandini).

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Greg Bonin, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Frank Pulli
Time of Game: 3:13   Attendance: 23381


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Johnson             cf        Biggio              2b
2. Blauser             2b        Bell                rf
3. Grace               1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Sosa                rf        Everett             cf
5. Hill                lf        Hidalgo             lf
6. Santiago            c         Spiers              3b
7. Hernandez           ss        Meluskey            c
8. Gaetti              3b        Gutierrez           ss
9. Tapani              p         Hampton             p

CUBS 1ST: Johnson grounded out (first to pitcher); Blauser
walked; Grace flied to center; Sosa walked [Blauser to second];
Hill struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio walked; Bell flied to right; Bagwell flied to
right; Everett grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Santiago popped to shortstop; Hernandez struck out;
Gaetti singled to shortstop; Tapani struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo doubled to left; Spiers singled to center
[Hidalgo to third]; Spiers was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); Meluskey singled to center [Hidalgo scored];
Gutierrez reached on an error by Hernandez [Meluskey to second];
Hampton forced Gutierrez (third to second) [Meluskey to third];
Biggio forced Hampton (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Johnson singled to right; Blauser singled to right
[Johnson to second]; Grace lined to first; Sosa doubled to left
[Johnson scored, Blauser to third]; Hill singled to left
[Blauser scored, Sosa scored, Hill to second]; Santiago reached
on a fielder's choice [Hill out at second (shortstop to third to
second to shortstop)]; Hernandez singled to left [Santiago out
at home (left to catcher)]; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Bell popped to first; Bagwell walked; Everett struck
out; Bagwell stole second [Bagwell to third (error by
Santiago)]; Hidalgo walked; Spiers grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Gaetti grounded out (third to first); Tapani walked;
Johnson singled to left [Tapani to second]; Blauser walked
[Tapani to third, Johnson to second]; Grace out on a sacrifice
fly to left [Tapani scored]; Sosa walked [Johnson to third,
Blauser to second]; WILLIAMS REPLACED HAMPTON (PITCHING); Hill
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Meluskey struck out; Gutierrez popped to second;
Williams was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
4, Astros 1.

CUBS 5TH: Santiago doubled to left; Hernandez was hit by a
pitch; Williams threw a wild pitch [Santiago to third, Hernandez
to second]; Gaetti grounded out (pitcher to first); Tapani was
called out on strikes; Johnson walked; MORANDINI BATTED FOR
BLAUSER; Morandini was hit by a pitch [Santiago scored,
Hernandez to third, Johnson to second]; Grace flied to center; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: MORANDINI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Biggio
grounded out (third to first); Bell walked; Bagwell grounded out
(third to first) [Bell to second]; Everett singled to right
[Bell scored]; Hidalgo grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 2.

CUBS 6TH: Sosa walked; Hill struck out; Sosa was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Santiago walked; Hernandez forced
Santiago (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 5,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Spiers struck out; Meluskey lined to right;
Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 2.

CUBS 7TH: Gaetti struck out; Tapani grounded out (first
unassisted); Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: HOWELL BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Howell walked; MILLER
REPLACED TAPANI (PITCHING); Biggio flied to right; Bell flied to
right; Bagwell flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 5,
Astros 2.

CUBS 8TH: T. MILLER REPLACED HOWELL (PITCHING); Morandini
doubled to left; Grace grounded out (second to first); HENRY
REPLACED T. MILLER (PITCHING); Sosa struck out; Hill homered
[Morandini scored]; Santiago grounded out (pitcher to first); 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 7, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: MULHOLLAND REPLACED HILL (PITCHING); GOODWIN
REPLACED MILLER (PLAYING LF); Everett popped to first; Hidalgo
flied to left; CAMINITI BATTED FOR SPIERS; Caminiti popped to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 7, Astros 2.

CUBS 9TH: CAMINITI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Hernandez
singled to center; Gaetti struck out; Goodwin struck out;
Johnson reached on an error by Gutierrez [Hernandez to second];
Morandini tripled to right [Hernandez scored (unearned), Johnson
scored (unearned)]; Grace walked; Sosa flied to center; 2 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 9, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Meluskey struck out; Gutierrez doubled to right;
BARKER BATTED FOR HENRY; Barker grounded out (pitcher to
first); Debut game for Glen Barker; Biggio walked; Bell
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 9,
Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             9  12   2   13
 Astros           2   5   1    9


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