Chicago Cubs 2, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 3
Played on Thursday, April 8, 1999 (N) at Astrodome

CHI N    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  1
HOU N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Johnson cf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Morandini 2b                  4   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
Sosa rf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Grace 1b                      4   0   1   0       0   0       7   2
Rodriguez lf                  4   1   2   1       0   1       1   0
  Goodwin lf                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Santiago c                    3   0   0   0       1   0       7   0
Hernandez ss                  4   1   1   1       0   3       2   3
Gaetti 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Lieber p                      3   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Houston ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Beck p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   2   6   2       2   9      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Morandini-Hernandez-Grace.
E: Gaetti (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Rodriguez (1,off Lima).
HR: Rodriguez (1,2nd inning off Lima 0 on 1 out); Hernandez (1,2nd inning off
Lima 0 on 2 out).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
Spiers lf                     4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       6   3
Caminiti 3b                   4   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Everett cf                    4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Hidalgo rf                    4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Meluskey c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Gutierrez ss                  3   1   2   0       0   0       3   2
Lima p                        1   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
  Howell ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Powell p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   1   6   1       0   7      27   6

FIELDING - 
E: Bagwell (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Gutierrez (2,off Lieber); Everett (1,off Beck).
SH: Lima (1,off Lieber).
GDP: Caminiti (1,off Lieber).
Team LOB: 5.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lieber W(1-0)                 8     5   1   1   0   6   0  28
Beck SV(1)                    1     1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9     6   1   1   0   7   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lima L(0-1)                   8     5   2   2   2   7   2  32
Powell                        1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9     6   2   2   2   9   2  36


Umpires: HP - Greg Bonin, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Charlie Williams
Time of Game: 2:06   Attendance: 23815


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Johnson             cf        Biggio              2b
2. Morandini           2b        Spiers              lf
3. Sosa                rf        Bagwell             1b
4. Grace               1b        Caminiti            3b
5. Rodriguez           lf        Everett             cf
6. Santiago            c         Hidalgo             rf
7. Hernandez           ss        Meluskey            c
8. Gaetti              3b        Gutierrez           ss
9. Lieber              p         Lima                p

CUBS 1ST: Johnson lined to third; Morandini grounded out
(shortstop to first); Sosa flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio popped to shortstop; Spiers grounded out
(first to pitcher); Bagwell grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Grace grounded out (first to pitcher); Rodriguez
homered; Santiago flied to center; Hernandez homered; Gaetti
struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Caminiti singled to right; Everett struck out;
Hidalgo flied to center; Meluskey flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

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

ASTROS 3RD: Gutierrez doubled to center; Lima out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Gutierrez to third]; Biggio grounded
out (second to first) [Gutierrez scored]; Spiers lined to left;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Rodriguez doubled to right; Santiago walked; Hernandez
struck out; Gaetti popped to shortstop; Lieber grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell singled to right; Caminiti lined to center;
Everett struck out; Hidalgo was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 5TH: Johnson flied to right; Morandini flied to center;
Sosa was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Meluskey flied to center; Gutierrez singled to
right; Lima struck out; Biggio forced Gutierrez (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 6TH: Grace singled to right; Rodriguez popped to shortstop;
Santiago flied to right; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Spiers singled to left; Bagwell struck out; Caminiti
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Spiers out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 7TH: Gaetti popped to first; Lieber struck out; Johnson
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Everett grounded out (first unassisted); Hidalgo
grounded out (third to first); Meluskey popped to third; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 8TH: Morandini grounded out (first to pitcher); Sosa popped
to third; Grace reached on an error by Bagwell; Rodriguez struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: GOODWIN REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PLAYING LF); Gutierrez
grounded out (shortstop to first); HOWELL BATTED FOR LIMA;
Howell flied to left; Biggio struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 1.

CUBS 9TH: POWELL REPLACED HOWELL (PITCHING); Santiago grounded
out (third to first); Hernandez struck out; Gaetti singled to
center; HOUSTON BATTED FOR LIEBER; Houston struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: BECK REPLACED HOUSTON (PITCHING); Spiers grounded
out (first to pitcher); Bagwell reached on an error by Gaetti;
Caminiti struck out; Everett doubled to left [Bagwell to third];
Hidalgo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             2   6   1    7
 Astros           1   6   1    5


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