Houston Astros 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Regular Season Game 125
Played on Monday, August 21, 2000 (N) at Enron Field

CHI N    0  0  0    2  1  0    0  0  1  -   4  8  0
HOU N    0  0  0    3  0  2    0  0  x  -   5  6  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
E. Young 2b                   5   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Grace 1b                      4   0   0   0       1   0       9   1
Sosa rf                       4   1   1   1       0   1       3   0
White lf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       4   0
Buford cf                     4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Greene 3b                     4   1   1   2       0   2       0   4
Gutierrez ss                  3   1   0   0       1   1       1   2
Reed c                        2   0   1   0       2   1       2   0
  Huson pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tapani p                      1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  B. Brown ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Arnold p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Meyers ph                   0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       32   4   8   3       5   6      24   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Greene-E. Young-Grace.

BATTING - 
2B: Buford (15,off Elarton).
HR: Greene (8,4th inning off Elarton 1 on 0 out); Sosa (43,5th inning off Elarton
0 on 1 out).
SH: Tapani (8,off Elarton).
GDP: Buford (5,off Elarton); E. Young (9,off Slusarski).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lugo 2b                       3   2   1   0       0   0       4   3
Bogar ss                      4   2   2   1       0   0       3   5
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       6   0
Hidalgo cf,lf                 3   1   1   3       0   0       3   0
Alou rf                       3   0   1   1       0   0       3   0
Berkman lf                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Barker cf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Eusebio c                     3   0   1   0       0   0       6   0
Truby 3b                      3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Elarton p                     3   0   0   0       0   2       0   2
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Slusarski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       28   5   6   5       1   2      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Elarton-Bogar-Bagwell, Bogar-Lugo-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Lugo (15,off Tapani); Bogar (7,off Tapani).
HR: Hidalgo (32,4th inning off Tapani 1 on 1 out).
SF: Hidalgo (6,off Tapani).
HBP: Lugo (2,by Tapani).
GDP: Truby (3,off Tapani).
Team LOB: 2.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Tapani L(8-10)                6     6   5   5   1   1   1  25
Arnold                        2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        8     6   5   5   1   2   1  31

HBP: Tapani (8,Lugo).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Elarton W(14-4)               8     8   3   3   2   6   2  33
Dotel                         0     0   1   1   3   0   0   3
Slusarski SV(2)               1     0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     8   4   4   5   6   2  38

Dotel faced 3 batters in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Dan Morrison, 1B - Andy Fletcher, 2B - Pat Spieler, 3B - Tim Timmons
Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 34248


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. E. Young            2b        Lugo                2b
2. Grace               1b        Bogar               ss
3. Sosa                rf        Bagwell             1b
4. White               lf        Hidalgo             cf
5. Buford              cf        Alou                rf
6. Greene              3b        Berkman             lf
7. Gutierrez           ss        Eusebio             c
8. Reed                c         Truby               3b
9. Tapani              p         Elarton             p

CUBS 1ST: E. Young flied to left; Grace walked; Sosa popped to
shortstop; White singled to right [Grace to third]; Buford
forced White (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Lugo grounded out (third to first); Bogar grounded
out (second to first); Bagwell flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Greene was called out on strikes; Gutierrez grounded
out (shortstop to first); Reed walked; Tapani singled to center
[Reed to second]; E. Young flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo flied to center; Alou flied to left; Berkman
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Grace grounded out (second to first); Sosa was called
out on strikes; White grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Eusebio singled to center; 20 game hitting streak
for Eusebio; Truby grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Eusebio out at second]; Elarton popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Buford doubled to left; Greene homered [Buford
scored]; Gutierrez flied to center; Reed singled; Tapani out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Reed to second]; E. Young
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Lugo doubled to center; Bogar singled to right [Lugo
scored]; Bagwell flied to right; Hidalgo homered [Bogar scored];
Alou lined to right; Berkman lined to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 3.

CUBS 5TH: Grace flied to center; Sosa homered; White singled to
center; Buford grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop
to first) [White out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Eusebio grounded out (third to first); Truby
grounded out (shortstop to first); Elarton was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 3.

CUBS 6TH: Greene struck out; Gutierrez was called out on
strikes; Reed struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros
3.

ASTROS 6TH: Lugo was hit by a pitch; Bogar doubled to center
[Lugo to third]; Bagwell walked; Hidalgo hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Lugo scored]; Alou singled to left [Bogar scored, Bagwell
to second]; Berkman popped to shortstop; Eusebio flied to
center; the roof was opened; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs
3, Astros 5.

CUBS 7TH: B. BROWN BATTED FOR TAPANI; B. Brown struck out; E.
Young flied to right; Grace flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 7TH: ARNOLD REPLACED B. BROWN (PITCHING); Truby flied to
left; Elarton was called out on strikes; Lugo popped to first; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

CUBS 8TH: Sosa flied to right; White popped to second; Buford
singled to center; Greene popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 8TH: Bogar grounded out (shortstop to first); Bagwell
flied to right; Hidalgo grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 5.

CUBS 9TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BARKER
REPLACED BERKMAN (PLAYING CF); DOTEL REPLACED ELARTON
(PITCHING); Gutierrez walked; Reed walked [Gutierrez to second];
MEYERS BATTED FOR ARNOLD; HUSON RAN FOR REED; Meyers walked
[Gutierrez to third, Huson to second]; SLUSARSKI REPLACED DOTEL
(PITCHING); E. Young grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Gutierrez scored, Huson to third, Meyers out
at second]; Grace flied to center; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
4, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             4   8   0    7
 Astros           5   6   0    2


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