Chicago Cubs 8, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 127
Played on Thursday, August 26, 2004 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    2  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3 10  0
CHI N    0  0  5    2  0  0    1  0  x  -   8 13  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio lf                     5   1   1   0       0   2       1   0
  Gallo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Beltran cf                    3   1   1   1       1   0       5   0
Bagwell 1b                    3   1   2   2       2   0       6   0
Berkman rf                    5   0   1   0       0   3       3   0
Kent 2b                       5   0   0   0       0   3       3   5
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       1   0       1   1
Vizcaino ss                   4   0   2   0       0   0       0   2
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       1   1       5   0
Backe p                       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Harville p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Bullinger p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lane ph,lf                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   3  10   3       5  11      24   8

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Ensberg-Kent-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (36,off Prior); Vizcaino 2 (15,off Prior 2); Bagwell (23,off Prior).
HR: Bagwell (19,1st inning off Prior 1 on 1 out); Beltran (18,7th inning off
Leicester 0 on 0 out).
SH: Beltran (1,off Prior); Backe (2,off Prior).
Team LOB: 12.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Patterson cf                  5   0   2   1       0   1       0   0
Lee 1b                        4   1   1   0       1   0       6   0
Garciaparra ss                5   1   2   1       0   0       0   1
Alou lf                       2   1   1   1       1   0       3   0
Sosa rf                       4   1   1   3       0   1       4   0
Ramirez 3b                    3   1   2   2       0   0       0   3
Walker 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  Remlinger p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Farnsworth p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Barrett c                     4   1   2   0       0   1      12   0
Prior p                       1   2   1   0       1   0       0   1
  Goodwin ph                  1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Leicester p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Grudzielanek 2b             1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       34   8  13   8       3   5      27   5

BATTING - 
2B: Barrett (24,off Backe); Alou (26,off Bullinger).
HR: Sosa (29,3rd inning off Backe 2 on 2 out); Ramirez (27,3rd inning off Backe
0 on 2 out).
SF: Alou (3,off Backe); Ramirez (7,off Bullinger).
GDP: Lee (10,off Harville).
IBB: Lee (4,by Gallo).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Goodwin (4,2nd base off Bullinger/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(1-2)                  3     9   7   7   1   4   2  19
Harville                      2     1   0   0   1   1   0   7
Bullinger                     2     2   1   1   0   0   0   8
Gallo                         1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        8    13   8   8   3   5   2  39

Backe faced 3 batters in the 4th inning
IBB: Gallo (6,Lee).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Prior W(4-3)                  6     7   2   2   3   8   1  28
Leicester                     1     1   1   1   1   2   1   5
Remlinger                     1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5
Farnsworth                    1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9    10   3   3   5  11   2  42


Umpires: HP - Mark Wegner, 1B - Mike Everitt, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Angel Hernandez
Time of Game: 3:04   Attendance: 38216


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Biggio              lf        Patterson           cf
2. Beltran             cf        Lee                 1b
3. Bagwell             1b        Garciaparra         ss
4. Berkman             rf        Alou                lf
5. Kent                2b        Sosa                rf
6. Ensberg             3b        Ramirez             3b
7. Vizcaino            ss        Walker              2b
8. Ausmus              c         Barrett             c
9. Backe               p         Prior               p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio doubled to center; Beltran out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Biggio to third]; Bagwell homered
[Biggio scored]; Berkman was called out on strikes; Kent struck
out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Patterson singled to right; Lee popped to second;
Garciaparra popped to third; Alou flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg walked; Vizcaino flied to left; Ausmus
struck out; Backe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Sosa struck out; Ramirez singled to left; Walker
struck out; Barrett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio struck out; Beltran walked; Bagwell popped to
first; Berkman singled to right [Beltran to third]; Kent flied
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Prior walked; Patterson struck out; Lee singled to
center [Prior to second]; Garciaparra singled to left [Prior to
third, Lee to second]; Alou hit a sacrifice fly to center [Prior
scored, Lee to third]; Sosa homered [Lee scored, Garciaparra
scored]; Ramirez homered; Walker struck out; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg flied to right; Vizcaino doubled to right;
Ausmus walked; Backe out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second)
[Vizcaino to third, Ausmus to second]; Biggio was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 5.

CUBS 4TH: Barrett doubled to left; Prior singled to left
[Barrett to third]; Patterson singled to right [Barrett scored,
Prior to second]; HARVILLE REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); Lee
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Prior to
third, Patterson out at second]; Garciaparra singled to left
[Prior scored]; Alou walked [Garciaparra to second]; Sosa forced
Alou (shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 7.

ASTROS 5TH: Beltran popped to catcher; Bagwell doubled to left;
Berkman grounded out (first unassisted); Kent was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 7.

CUBS 5TH: Ramirez flied to right; Walker grounded out (second to
first); Barrett was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 2, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 6TH: Ensberg singled to left; Vizcaino doubled to center
[Ensberg to third]; Ausmus grounded out (third to first);
PALMEIRO BATTED FOR HARVILLE; Palmeiro struck out; Biggio popped
to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 7.

CUBS 6TH: BULLINGER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); GOODWIN BATTED
FOR PRIOR; Goodwin singled to second; Patterson flied to center;
Goodwin stole second; Lee flied to center; Garciaparra flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 7TH: LEICESTER REPLACED GOODWIN (PITCHING); Beltran
homered; Bagwell walked; Berkman was called out on strikes; Kent
struck out; Ensberg flied to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Cubs 7.

CUBS 7TH: Alou doubled to left; Sosa grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Alou to third]; Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Alou scored]; Walker grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 8TH: REMLINGER REPLACED WALKER (PITCHING); GRUDZIELANEK
REPLACED LEICESTER (PLAYING 2B); Vizcaino lined to right; Ausmus
singled to right; LANE BATTED FOR BULLINGER; Lane singled to
center [Ausmus to second]; Biggio flied to left; Beltran forced
Lane (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3,
Cubs 8.

CUBS 8TH: GALLO REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); LANE STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING LF); Barrett singled to center; Grudzielanek flied to
right; Patterson grounded out (second to first) [Barrett to
second]; Lee was walked intentionally; Garciaparra flied to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 8.

ASTROS 9TH: FARNSWORTH REPLACED REMLINGER (PITCHING); Bagwell
walked; Bagwell advanced to second because of defensive
indifference [Bagwell to second]; Berkman struck out; Kent
grounded out (third to first); Ensberg lined to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  10   0   12
 Cubs             8  13   0    7


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