Houston Astros 6, Chicago Cubs 2
Regular Season Game 27
Played on Thursday, May 4, 2000 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  1  0    0  3  0    0  1  1  -   6  9  1
CHI N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   1   1   0       1   0       1   3
Cedeno cf                     2   1   1   0       3   0       4   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   1   2   3       1   1       9   0
Caminiti 3b                   5   1   2   1       0   1       3   4
Berkman lf                    4   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
Hidalgo rf                    4   1   1   1       0   2       4   0
Meluskey c                    3   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
Johnson ss                    3   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Bogar pr,ss                 0   0   0   1       0   0       0   1
Elarton p                     2   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Mieske ph                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Maddux p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lugo ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cabrera p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   6   9   6       7   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Caminiti-Biggio-Bagwell.
E: Caminiti (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Bagwell (6,off Guthrie); Caminiti (5,off Heredia).
HR: Hidalgo (8,2nd inning off Valdez 0 on 2 out).
SF: Bogar (4,off Heredia).
HBP: Biggio (3,by Guthrie).
IBB: Meluskey (3,by Heredia); Bagwell (1,by Heredia).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Bogar (1,3rd base by Guthrie/Girardi); Cedeno (2,3rd base by Heredia/Reed).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
E. Young 2b                   5   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Gutierrez ss                  4   0   0   0       1   2       1   1
Grace 1b                      4   0   0   0       0   0       8   2
Sosa rf                       4   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Rodriguez lf                  3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Andrews 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       2   3
Buford cf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   0
Girardi c                     3   1   1   1       0   0       8   1
  Hill ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Reed c                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Valdez p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Guthrie p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Huson ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Heredia p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nieves ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   2   9   2       2   4      27  11

FIELDING - 
PB: Reed (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Sosa (7,off Elarton); E. Young (12,off Elarton).
HR: Sosa (9,2nd inning off Elarton 0 on 0 out); Girardi (2,7th inning off Maddux
0 on 1 out).
GDP: Andrews (1,off Elarton).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton W(1-0)                6     4   1   1   2   2   1  24
Maddux                        1     2   1   1   0   1   1   5
Cabrera                       0.2   3   0   0   0   0   0   5
Wagner SV(4)                  1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     9   2   2   2   4   2  38


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Valdez L(0-1)                 4.2   4   4   4   3   3   1  20
Guthrie                       2.1   2   0   0   1   4   0  10
Heredia                       2     3   2   2   3   1   0  11
Totals                        9     9   6   6   7   8   1  41

WP: Heredia (2).
HBP: Guthrie (1,Biggio).
IBB: Heredia 2 (2,Meluskey,Bagwell).

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Mike Fichter, 3B - Dale Scott
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 30853


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Biggio              2b        E. Young            2b
2. Cedeno              cf        Gutierrez           ss
3. Bagwell             1b        Grace               1b
4. Caminiti            3b        Sosa                rf
5. Berkman             lf        Rodriguez           lf
6. Hidalgo             rf        Andrews             3b
7. Meluskey            c         Buford              cf
8. Johnson             ss        Girardi             c
9. Elarton             p         Valdez              p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio grounded out (second to first); Cedeno
walked; Bagwell flied to right; Cedeno was picked off first
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: E. Young struck out; Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop
to first); Grace grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Caminiti grounded out (first to pitcher); Berkman
flied to left; Hidalgo homered; Meluskey was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Sosa homered; Rodriguez walked; Andrews grounded into
a double play (third to second to first) [Rodriguez out at
second]; Buford singled to left; Girardi flied to center; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Johnson popped to second; Elarton grounded out
(third to first); Biggio grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Valdez flied to right; E. Young flied to right;
Gutierrez reached on an error by Caminiti; Grace flied to left;
0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno singled to left; Bagwell singled to center
[Cedeno to second]; Caminiti struck out; Berkman flied to right
[Cedeno to third]; Hidalgo forced Bagwell (shortstop to second);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: Sosa doubled to left; Rodriguez flied to left; Andrews
grounded out (pitcher to first); Buford grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Meluskey flied to center; Johnson struck out;
Elarton singled to center; Biggio walked [Elarton to second];
Cedeno walked [Elarton to third, Biggio to second]; GUTHRIE
REPLACED VALDEZ (PITCHING); Bagwell doubled to left [Elarton
scored, Biggio scored, Cedeno scored]; Caminiti grounded out
(pitcher to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Girardi popped to third; Guthrie grounded out (third
to first); E. Young doubled to right; Gutierrez walked; Grace
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros
4, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman struck out; Hidalgo struck out; Meluskey
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cubs 1.

CUBS 6TH: Sosa flied to right; Rodriguez popped to third in foul
territory; Andrews was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Johnson singled to center; MIESKE BATTED FOR
ELARTON; BOGAR RAN FOR JOHNSON; Mieske struck out; Biggio was
hit by a pitch [Bogar to second]; Bogar was caught stealing
third (catcher to third) [Biggio to second]; Cedeno walked;
Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: BOGAR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); MADDUX REPLACED
MIESKE (PITCHING); Buford flied to center; Girardi homered;
HUSON BATTED FOR GUTHRIE; Huson singled to center; E. Young
flied to center; Gutierrez was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 8TH: HEREDIA REPLACED HUSON (PITCHING); Caminiti singled
to left; Berkman walked [Caminiti to second]; Heredia threw a
wild pitch [Caminiti to third, Berkman to second]; Hidalgo
struck out; Meluskey was walked intentionally; Bogar hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Caminiti scored, Berkman to third,
Meluskey to second]; LUGO BATTED FOR MADDUX; Lugo grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 2.

CUBS 8TH: CABRERA REPLACED LUGO (PITCHING); Grace grounded out
(third to first); Sosa grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rodriguez singled to right; Andrews singled to center [Rodriguez
to second]; Buford singled to left [Rodriguez to third, Andrews
to second]; HILL BATTED FOR GIRARDI; WAGNER REPLACED CABRERA
(PITCHING); Hill flied to right; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros
5, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 9TH: REED REPLACED HILL (PLAYING C ); Biggio singled to
center; Cedeno forced Biggio (first to shortstop); Reed allowed
a passed ball [Cedeno to second]; Bagwell was walked
intentionally; Cedeno was caught stealing third (catcher to
third) [Bagwell to second]; Caminiti doubled [Bagwell scored];
Berkman grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 6, Cubs 2.

CUBS 9TH: NIEVES BATTED FOR HEREDIA; Nieves grounded out (second
to first); E. Young flied to center; Gutierrez struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           6   9   1    8
 Cubs             2   9   0    9


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