Chicago Cubs 15, Houston Astros 5
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Wednesday, August 23, 2000 (N) at Enron Field

CHI N    1  0  5    0  6  0    0  1  2  -  15 19  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  3    0  2  0  -   5  4  4
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
E. Young 2b                   3   2   1   0       1   0       0   1
  Meyers 2b                   2   1   1   0       0   0       1   2
Grace 1b                      5   2   2   3       1   1       8   0
Sosa rf                       5   1   2   1       0   2       3   0
  B. Brown rf                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
White lf                      5   2   2   1       0   0       4   0
  Buford cf                   1   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Greene 3b                     5   2   1   1       1   2       1   0
Matthews cf,lf                4   2   3   2       1   0       2   0
Girardi c                     5   1   4   2       0   0       5   0
Huson ss                      5   1   2   2       0   0       2   4
Quevedo p                     5   1   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Aguilera p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       46  15  19  13       4   7      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. E. Young-Huson-Grace.
E: Matthews (1).

BATTING - 
2B: E. Young (33,off Miller); Greene (12,off Miller); White (26,off Miller);
Huson (5,off Miller); Grace 2 (31,off Slusarski,off Franklin).
GDP: Girardi (11,off Miller); Huson (5,off Miller).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Matthews (1,2nd base off Miller/Meluskey).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno lf                     1   2   0   0       3   0       0   0
Lugo 2b                       4   2   1   3       0   0       2   1
Bagwell 1b                    3   0   0   0       0   0       4   2
  Green p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cromer ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franklin p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hidalgo cf                    2   0   0   0       0   1       6   0
  Barker cf                   2   0   1   2       0   0       1   0
Alou rf                       3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Berkman pr,rf               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Meluskey c                    4   0   1   0       0   1       7   1
Truby 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Bogar ss                      3   1   0   0       1   0       1   4
Miller p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Slusarski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Spiers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ward 1b                     1   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Totals                       31   5   4   5       4   5      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Bogar-Lugo-Bagwell, Bagwell-Bogar-Miller.
E: Bagwell (8), Berkman (6), Meluskey (10), Truby (8).

BATTING - 
HR: Lugo (5,6th inning off Quevedo 2 on 2 out).
GDP: Lugo (7,off Quevedo).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Quevedo W(2-5)                8     4   5   3   4   5   1  32
Aguilera                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     4   5   3   4   5   1  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Miller L(2-5)                 4.2  12  12   8   2   0   0  28
Slusarski                     1.1   3   0   0   0   2   0   7
Green                         2     1   1   1   2   3   0   9
Franklin                      1     3   2   2   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9    19  15  11   4   7   0  50


Umpires: HP - Pat Spieler, 1B - Tim Timmons, 2B - Dan Morrison, 3B - Andy Fletcher
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 34344


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. E. Young            2b        Cedeno              lf
2. Grace               1b        Lugo                2b
3. Sosa                rf        Bagwell             1b
4. White               lf        Hidalgo             cf
5. Greene              3b        Alou                rf
6. Matthews            cf        Meluskey            c
7. Girardi             c         Truby               3b
8. Huson               ss        Bogar               ss
9. Quevedo             p         Miller              p

CUBS 1ST: E. Young doubled to left; Grace flied to center [E.
Young to third]; Sosa singled to center [E. Young scored]; White
grounded out (third to first) [Sosa to second]; Greene flied to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to first); Lugo flied
to right; Bagwell flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Matthews singled to center; Girardi grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Matthews out at
second]; Huson singled to center; Quevedo flied to right; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo struck out; Alou flied to left; Meluskey was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: E. Young grounded out (third to first); Grace walked;
Sosa singled to left [Grace to third]; White singled to center
[Grace scored, Sosa to second]; Greene doubled to right [Sosa
scored, White to third]; Matthews reached on an error by Bagwell
[White scored, Greene to third]; Matthews stole second; Matthews
was picked off second but was safe on an error by Meluskey
[Greene scored, Matthews to third]; Girardi singled to right
[Matthews scored (unearned)]; Huson grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to pitcher) [Girardi out at second]; 5 R (4
ER), 4 H, 2 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Truby struck out; Bogar flied to center; Miller
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
6, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Quevedo grounded out (first unassisted); E. Young
flied to center; Grace flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 6, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Cedeno walked; Lugo grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Cedeno out at second]; Bagwell
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Sosa flied to center; White doubled; Greene grounded
out (first to pitcher) [White to third]; Matthews singled to
left [White scored]; Girardi singled to left [Matthews to
second]; Huson doubled [Matthews scored, Girardi scored];
Quevedo reached on an error by Truby [Huson to third]; E. Young
walked [Quevedo to second]; SLUSARSKI REPLACED MILLER
(PITCHING); Grace doubled to right [Huson scored (unearned),
Quevedo scored (unearned), E. Young scored (unearned)]; Sosa
struck out; 6 R (3 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 12, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Hidalgo lined to third; Alou flied to right;
Meluskey flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 12, Astros 0.

CUBS 6TH: White flied to center; Greene was called out on
strikes; Matthews singled to right; Girardi singled [Matthews to
third]; Huson forced Girardi (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 12, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: MEYERS REPLACED E. YOUNG (PLAYING 2B); Truby lined
to left; Bogar walked; SPIERS BATTED FOR SLUSARSKI; Spiers lined
to second; Bogar advanced to second because of defensive
indifference [Bogar to second]; Cedeno walked; Lugo homered
[Bogar scored, Cedeno scored]; Bagwell grounded out (shortstop
to first); the roof was opened; 3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 12, Astros 3.

CUBS 7TH: BARKER REPLACED HIDALGO (PLAYING CF); WARD REPLACED
SPIERS (PLAYING 1B); GREEN REPLACED BAGWELL (PITCHING); Quevedo
struck out; Meyers flied to center; Grace struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 12, Astros 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Barker grounded out (second to first); Alou singled
to left; BERKMAN RAN FOR ALOU; Meluskey singled to right
[Berkman to third]; Truby popped to shortstop; Bogar grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 12, Astros 3.

CUBS 8TH: BERKMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Sosa struck out;
White grounded out (shortstop to first); Greene walked; Matthews
walked [Greene to second]; Girardi singled to center [Greene
scored, Matthews to second]; Huson grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 13, Astros 3.

ASTROS 8TH: B. BROWN REPLACED SOSA (PLAYING RF); MATTHEWS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BUFORD REPLACED WHITE (PLAYING
CF); Ward struck out; Cedeno walked; Lugo reached on an error by
Matthews [Cedeno to third, Lugo to second]; CROMER BATTED FOR
GREEN; Cromer popped to first in foul territory; Barker singled
to center [Cedeno scored (unearned), Lugo scored (unearned)];
Berkman was called out on strikes; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 13, Astros 5.

CUBS 9TH: FRANKLIN REPLACED CROMER (PITCHING); Quevedo struck
out; Meyers singled to left; Grace doubled to right [Meyers
scored (error by Berkman)]; B. Brown grounded out (catcher to
first) [Grace to third]; Buford singled to left [Grace scored];
Greene was called out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
15, Astros 5.

ASTROS 9TH: AGUILERA REPLACED QUEVEDO (PITCHING); Meluskey
grounded out (second to first); Truby flied to center; Bogar
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 15, Astros 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs            15  19   1    8
 Astros           5   4   4    3


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