Houston Astros 9, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Thursday, August 22, 2002 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  7  0
HOU N    6  0  0    0  2  1    0  0  x  -   9 13  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bellhorn 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   2       0   1
Mueller 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Sosa rf                       3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Farnsworth p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alfonseca p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stynes ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
McGriff 1b                    3   1   2   1       0   0       6   0
  Brown lf                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Alou lf                       3   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Echevarria 1b               1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Patterson cf                  4   0   2   0       0   0       6   0
Gonzalez ss                   3   0   0   0       1   0       0   1
Girardi c                     3   0   1   0       0   0      10   0
Smyth p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Beltran p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Cunnane p                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hermansen rf                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       33   1   7   1       1   7      24   6

BATTING - 
2B: Girardi (8,off Oswalt); Patterson (24,off Oswalt); Stynes (8,off Cruz).
HR: McGriff (28,7th inning off Oswalt 0 on 0 out).
GDP: Sosa (11,off Oswalt); Patterson (6,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hunter cf                     4   1   1   1       1   1       1   0
Biggio 2b                     5   1   2   1       0   0       2   3
Berkman lf                    4   1   1   0       1   1       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   2   2   1       0   2      11   0
  Zinter 1b                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Hidalgo rf                    1   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Merced rf                   2   1   2   1       0   0       1   0
Vizcaino 3b                   3   1   1   1       1   0       0   3
Ausmus c                      3   1   2   3       1   1       7   0
Everett ss                    4   0   1   0       0   3       2   4
Oswalt p                      2   0   1   1       0   1       0   3
  Cruz p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   9  13   9       5  10      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Vizcaino-Biggio-Bagwell, Biggio-Everett-Bagwell.
E: Biggio (6).

BATTING - 
2B: Berkman (31,off Beltran).
3B: Bagwell (2,off Farnsworth).
HR: Ausmus (6,1st inning off Smyth 2 on 1 out).
SH: Oswalt 2 (5,off Beltran 2).
SF: Vizcaino (2,off Smyth); Merced (2,off Farnsworth).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Smyth L(1-2)                  0.1   4   6   6   3   0   1   8
Beltran                       2.2   2   0   0   1   3   0  11
Cunnane                       2     4   2   2   1   4   0  11
Farnsworth                    2     2   1   1   0   2   0   8
Alfonseca                     1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        8    13   9   9   5  10   1  42

WP: Smyth (2).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt W(16-6)                8     5   1   1   1   6   1  29
Cruz                          1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5
Totals                        9     7   1   1   1   7   1  34


Umpires: HP - Laz Diaz, 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Angel Hernandez
Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 29152


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Bellhorn            2b        Hunter              cf
2. Mueller             3b        Biggio              2b
3. Sosa                rf        Berkman             lf
4. McGriff             1b        Bagwell             1b
5. Alou                lf        Hidalgo             rf
6. Patterson           cf        Vizcaino            3b
7. Gonzalez            ss        Ausmus              c
8. Girardi             c         Everett             ss
9. Smyth               p         Oswalt              p

CUBS 1ST: Bellhorn was called out on strikes; Mueller singled to
center; Sosa grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Mueller out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Hunter walked; Smyth threw a wild pitch [Hunter to
second]; Biggio singled to center [Hunter scored]; Berkman
walked [Biggio to second]; Bagwell singled to left [Biggio
scored, Berkman to second]; Hidalgo walked [Berkman to third,
Bagwell to second]; Vizcaino hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Berkman scored]; Ausmus homered [Bagwell scored, Hidalgo
scored]; Everett singled to center; BELTRAN REPLACED SMYTH
(PITCHING); Oswalt out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Everett to second]; Hunter grounded out (shortstop to first); 6
R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

CUBS 2ND: McGriff singled to center; Alou reached on an error by
Biggio [McGriff to second]; Patterson grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [McGriff to third, Alou out
at second]; Gonzalez lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 2ND: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Berkman
doubled to center; Bagwell struck out; Hidalgo flied to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

CUBS 3RD: Girardi doubled to right; On a bunt Beltran struck
out; Bellhorn struck out; Mueller grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 3RD: Vizcaino singled; Ausmus walked [Vizcaino to
second]; Everett struck out; Oswalt out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Vizcaino to third, Ausmus to second]; Hunter
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

CUBS 4TH: MERCED REPLACED HIDALGO (PLAYING RF); Sosa struck out;
McGriff flied to center; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: CUNNANE REPLACED BELTRAN (PITCHING); Biggio grounded
out (third to first); Berkman grounded out (second to first);
Bagwell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 6.

CUBS 5TH: Patterson grounded out (pitcher to first); Gonzalez
walked; Girardi grounded out (pitcher to first) [Gonzalez to
second]; Cunnane lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Merced singled to center; Vizcaino walked [Merced to
second]; Ausmus was called out on strikes; Everett struck out;
Oswalt singled to center [Merced scored, Vizcaino to third];
Hunter singled to left [Vizcaino scored, Oswalt to second];
Biggio singled [Oswalt to third, Hunter to second]; Berkman
struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 8.

CUBS 6TH: Bellhorn grounded out (first unassisted); Mueller
grounded out (third to first); Sosa grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 8.

ASTROS 6TH: HERMANSEN REPLACED CUNNANE (PLAYING RF); FARNSWORTH
REPLACED SOSA (PITCHING); Bagwell tripled; Merced hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Bagwell scored]; Vizcaino flied to
center; Ausmus singled to center; Everett struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 9.

CUBS 7TH: McGriff homered; Alou struck out; Patterson doubled to
right; Gonzalez flied to right; Girardi grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 9.

ASTROS 7TH: BROWN REPLACED MCGRIFF (PLAYING LF); ECHEVARRIA
REPLACED ALOU (PLAYING 1B); Oswalt struck out; Hunter lined to
first; Biggio flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 9.

CUBS 8TH: ZINTER REPLACED BAGWELL (PLAYING 1B); Hermansen struck
out; Bellhorn popped to shortstop; Mueller grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 9.

ASTROS 8TH: ALFONSECA REPLACED FARNSWORTH (PITCHING); Berkman
flied to center; Zinter struck out; Merced singled to right;
Vizcaino flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros
9.

CUBS 9TH: STYNES BATTED FOR ALFONSECA; CRUZ REPLACED OSWALT
(PITCHING); Stynes doubled to left; Brown flied to left;
Echevarria struck out; Patterson singled [Stynes to third];
Gonzalez forced Patterson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             1   7   0    6
 Astros           9  13   1    9


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