Houston Astros 7, Chicago Cubs 5
Regular Season Game 48
Played on Friday, May 23, 2003 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    2  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  1  -   5 12  1
HOU N    6  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   7  7  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Grudzielanek 2b               5   1   2   1       0   0       0   2
Martinez ss                   4   1   4   1       1   0       4   2
Patterson cf                  5   1   2   2       0   1       2   0
Alou lf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       3   0
O'Leary rf                    3   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
  Gonzalez ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Karros 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Bellhorn 3b                   3   1   1   0       1   1       0   2
Miller c                      2   1   0   0       1   2       5   1
  Harris ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bako c                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Prior p                       3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Alfonseca p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Goodwin ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5  12   5       4   6      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Grudzielanek-Martinez-Karros.
E: Martinez (2).
PB: Miller (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Alou (14,off Linebrink); Bellhorn (5,off Linebrink); Grudzielanek (12,off
Linebrink).
HR: Patterson (9,1st inning off Linebrink 1 on 1 out).
HBP: Alou (4,by Linebrink).
GDP: Grudzielanek (8,off Saarloos); Patterson (3,off Lidge).
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio cf                     3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Ensberg 3b                    3   2   2   0       1   0       0   2
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   1      11   0
Kent 2b                       4   1   1   2       0   1       2   5
Berkman lf                    3   1   0   0       1   2       3   0
Merced rf                     4   1   1   2       0   0       0   1
Vizcaino ss                   4   1   1   3       0   0       2   1
  Wagner p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Linebrink p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Saarloos p                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Dotel p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Everett ss                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       32   7   7   7       3   6      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Ensberg-Kent-Bagwell, Kent-Vizcaino-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Ausmus (5,off Prior).
HR: Vizcaino (1,1st inning off Prior 2 on 1 out).
GDP: Bagwell (10,off Prior).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kent (3,2nd base off Alfonseca/Miller).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Prior L(5-2)                  6.2   7   7   6   3   6   1  31
Alfonseca                     1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        8     7   7   6   3   6   1  35

WP: Prior (3).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Linebrink W(1-1)              5     8   4   4   2   2   1  25
Saarloos                      1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Lidge                         1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Dotel                         1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Wagner SV(13)                 1     3   1   1   0   2   0   6
Totals                        9    12   5   5   4   6   1  41

WP: Linebrink (5).
HBP: Linebrink (3,Alou).

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Mark Carlson, 3B - Paul Nauert
Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 29660


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Grudzielanek        2b        Biggio              cf
2. Martinez            ss        Ensberg             3b
3. Patterson           cf        Bagwell             1b
4. Alou                lf        Kent                2b
5. O'Leary             rf        Berkman             lf
6. Karros              1b        Merced              rf
7. Bellhorn            3b        Vizcaino            ss
8. Miller              c         Ausmus              c
9. Prior               p         Linebrink           p

CUBS 1ST: Grudzielanek popped to catcher; Martinez singled to
left; Patterson homered [Martinez scored]; Alou doubled to
center; O'Leary flied to left; Karros flied to center; 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio reached on an error by Martinez [Biggio to
first]; Ensberg singled to left [Biggio to second]; Miller
allowed a passed ball [Biggio to third, Ensberg to second];
Bagwell popped to shortstop; Kent reached on a fielder's choice
[Biggio scored (unearned)]; Berkman walked [Ensberg to third,
Kent to second]; Merced singled to right [Ensberg scored, Kent
scored, Berkman to third]; Vizcaino homered [Berkman scored,
Merced scored]; Ausmus was called out on strikes; Linebrink
flied to left; 6 R (5 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 6.

CUBS 2ND: Bellhorn was called out on strikes; Miller struck out;
Prior grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 2ND: Biggio singled to right; Ensberg popped to
shortstop; Bagwell struck out; Kent flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 6.

CUBS 3RD: Grudzielanek flied to left; Martinez singled to right
[Martinez out at second (right to shortstop)]; Patterson singled
to right; Alou was hit by a pitch [Patterson to second];
Linebrink threw a wild pitch [Patterson to third]; O'Leary flied
to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 6.

ASTROS 3RD: Berkman struck out (catcher to first); Merced
grounded out (third to first); Vizcaino flied to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 6.

CUBS 4TH: Karros popped to first; Bellhorn doubled to center;
Miller walked; Prior popped to first; Grudzielanek doubled to
right [Bellhorn scored, Miller to third]; Martinez singled to
left [Miller scored, Grudzielanek to third]; Patterson grounded
out (first unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 4TH: Ausmus doubled to left; On a bunt Linebrink struck
out; Biggio walked; Ensberg walked [Ausmus to third, Biggio to
second]; Bagwell grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Ensberg out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 6.

CUBS 5TH: Alou flied to center; O'Leary walked; Karros popped to
second; Bellhorn popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Kent was called out on strikes; Berkman struck out;
Merced popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 6.

CUBS 6TH: SAARLOOS REPLACED LINEBRINK (PITCHING); Miller struck
out; Prior singled to center; Grudzielanek grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Prior out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Vizcaino grounded out (first unassisted); Ausmus
grounded out (third to first); Saarloos flied to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 6.

CUBS 7TH: LIDGE REPLACED SAARLOOS (PITCHING); Martinez walked;
Patterson grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Martinez out at second]; Alou grounded out (pitcher to
second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Biggio flied to center; Ensberg singled to center;
Prior threw a wild pitch [Ensberg to second]; Bagwell grounded
out (shortstop to first); Kent singled to right [Ensberg
scored]; ALFONSECA REPLACED PRIOR (PITCHING); Kent stole second;
Berkman lined to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 7.

CUBS 8TH: DOTEL REPLACED LIDGE (PITCHING); O'Leary struck out;
Karros grounded out (third to first); Bellhorn walked; HARRIS
BATTED FOR MILLER; Harris grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: BAKO REPLACED HARRIS (PLAYING C ); Merced grounded
out (second to first); Vizcaino grounded out (first to pitcher);
Ausmus flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 7.

CUBS 9TH: WAGNER REPLACED VIZCAINO (PITCHING); EVERETT REPLACED
DOTEL (PLAYING SS); GOODWIN BATTED FOR ALFONSECA; Goodwin
grounded out (shortstop to first); Grudzielanek singled to
center; Martinez singled to right [Grudzielanek to second];
Patterson struck out; Alou singled to right [Grudzielanek
scored, Martinez to third]; GONZALEZ BATTED FOR O'LEARY;
Gonzalez struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             5  12   1    9
 Astros           7   7   0    4


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