Houston Astros 7, Chicago Cubs 6
Regular Season Game 143
Played on Sunday, September 10, 2000 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    2  1  2    0  1  1    0  0  0  -   7 10  1
CHI N    2  1  0    0  0  0    0  2  1  -   6 13  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno lf                     3   3   3   0       0   0       3   0
  Barker cf                   1   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Lugo 2b                       4   2   2   2       0   1       4   3
Bagwell 1b                    5   0   1   1       0   2       6   0
Meluskey c                    4   0   1   1       0   3       7   1
Alou rf                       4   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Hidalgo cf,lf                 4   2   2   2       0   1       3   0
Truby 3b                      4   0   1   0       0   2       0   1
Bogar ss                      3   0   0   0       0   2       1   3
McKnight p                    3   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
  Valdes p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Berkman ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   7  10   7       1  15      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Bogar-Lugo-Bagwell.
E: Truby (10).

BATTING - 
HR: Lugo (8,1st inning off Lieber 1 on 0 out); Hidalgo 2 (37,2nd inning off
Lieber 0 on 0 out,6th inning off Lieber 0 on 0 out).
SH: Bogar (5,off Heredia).
HBP: Lugo (3,by Lieber).
GDP: Alou (18,off Lieber).
Team LOB: 5.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
E. Young 2b                   5   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
Ojeda ss                      3   1   1   0       1   0       1   5
  Gload ph                    1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Sosa rf                       5   1   2   2       0   1       1   0
Grace 1b                      5   0   2   1       0   0       7   0
Zuleta lf                     5   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Matthews cf                   3   1   0   0       1   2       1   0
Nieves 3b                     4   2   2   2       0   1       0   1
  Heredia p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Worrell p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Girardi c                     4   0   1   0       0   2      15   0
Lieber p                      2   0   2   1       0   0       1   1
  Meyers ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Farnsworth p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Greene 3b                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   6  13   6       2   7      27   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ojeda-Grace.

BATTING - 
2B: Zuleta (4,off McKnight).
HR: Sosa (48,1st inning off McKnight 1 on 1 out); Nieves (5,8th inning off
Valdes 1 on 2 out).
GDP: E. Young (11,off McKnight).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Nieves (1,2nd base off McKnight/Meluskey); E. Young (50,2nd base off McKnight/Meluskey).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
McKnight W(2-1)               7     8   3   3   1   6   1  30
Valdes                        1     2   2   2   1   0   1   5
Dotel SV(13)                  1     3   1   1   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9    13   6   6   2   7   2  41


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lieber L(12-9)                7     9   7   7   0  10   3  30
Farnsworth                    1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Heredia                       0.2   1   0   0   1   2   0   5
Worrell                       0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Totals                        9    10   7   7   1  15   3  39

HBP: Lieber (9,Lugo).

Umpires: HP - Tony Randazzo, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Ted Barrett
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 37049


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Cedeno              lf        E. Young            2b
2. Lugo                2b        Ojeda               ss
3. Bagwell             1b        Sosa                rf
4. Meluskey            c         Grace               1b
5. Alou                rf        Zuleta              lf
6. Hidalgo             cf        Matthews            cf
7. Truby               3b        Nieves              3b
8. Bogar               ss        Girardi             c
9. McKnight            p         Lieber              p

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno singled to center; Lugo homered [Cedeno
scored]; Bagwell grounded out (third to first); Meluskey was
called out on strikes; Alou flied to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: E. Young flied to left; On a bunt Ojeda singled to
pitcher; Sosa homered [Ojeda scored]; Grace flied to center;
Zuleta doubled to left; Matthews grounded out (second to first);
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Hidalgo homered; Truby struck out; Bogar struck out;
McKnight was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cubs 2.

CUBS 2ND: Nieves singled to left; Nieves stole second; Girardi
struck out; Lieber singled to right [Nieves scored]; E. Young
forced Lieber (third to second); E. Young stole second; Ojeda
walked; Sosa grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Cedeno singled to right; Lugo was hit by a pitch
[Cedeno to second]; Bagwell was called out on strikes; Meluskey
singled to right [Cedeno scored, Lugo to third]; Alou forced
Meluskey (shortstop to second) [Lugo scored]; Hidalgo struck
out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 3.

CUBS 3RD: Grace flied to right; Zuleta flied to left; Matthews
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Truby struck out; Bogar grounded out (pitcher to
shortstop to first); McKnight was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 3.

CUBS 4TH: Nieves flied to left; Girardi singled to right; Lieber
singled to left [Girardi to second]; E. Young grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Lieber out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Cedeno singled to center; Lugo singled to left
[Cedeno to second]; Bagwell singled to right [Cedeno scored,
Lugo to third]; Meluskey struck out; Alou grounded into a double
play (shortstop to first) [Bagwell out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 3.

CUBS 5TH: Ojeda popped to shortstop; Sosa struck out; Grace
singled to left; Zuleta forced Grace (shortstop to second); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 6, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 6TH: Hidalgo homered; Truby grounded out (shortstop to
first); Bogar struck out; McKnight grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 3.

CUBS 6TH: HIDALGO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BARKER
REPLACED CEDENO (PLAYING CF); Matthews struck out; Nieves struck
out; Girardi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 7TH: Barker grounded out (first unassisted); Lugo lined
to pitcher; Bagwell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 3.

CUBS 7TH: MEYERS BATTED FOR LIEBER; Meyers reached on an error
by Truby [Meyers to second]; E. Young flied to left; Ojeda
grounded out (first unassisted) [Meyers to third]; Sosa grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 8TH: FARNSWORTH REPLACED MEYERS (PITCHING); Meluskey
struck out; Alou struck out; Hidalgo flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 3.

CUBS 8TH: VALDES REPLACED MCKNIGHT (PITCHING); Grace flied to
left; Zuleta singled to center; Zuleta was out trying to advance
to second (catcher to second); Matthews walked; Nieves homered
[Matthews scored]; Girardi flied to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 9TH: GREENE REPLACED FARNSWORTH (PLAYING 3B); HEREDIA
REPLACED NIEVES (PITCHING); Truby singled; Bogar reached on a
fielder's choice on a sacrifice bunt [Truby to second]; BERKMAN
BATTED FOR VALDES; Berkman was called out on strikes; Barker
walked [Truby to third, Bogar to second]; Lugo struck out;
WORRELL REPLACED HEREDIA (PITCHING); Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 5.

CUBS 9TH: DOTEL REPLACED BERKMAN (PITCHING); Greene grounded out
(shortstop to first); E. Young struck out; GLOAD BATTED FOR
OJEDA; Gload singled to center; Sosa singled to center [Gload to
second]; Grace singled to right [Gload scored, Sosa to second];
Zuleta flied to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  10   1    5
 Cubs             6  13   0    8


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