Chicago Cubs 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 44
Played on Monday, May 23, 2005 (N) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  0
CHI N    1  0  0    0  1  2    0  0  x  -   4  8  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    3   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Self lf                       4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       2   2
Berkman 1b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       8   2
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Lane rf                       3   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
Everett ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Ausmus c                      3   1   1   1       0   0       7   2
Rodriguez p                   2   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Bruntlett ph                1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Harville p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   5   1       1   6      24  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Everett-Biggio-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Self (2,off Rusch).
HR: Ausmus (1,2nd inning off Rusch 0 on 2 out).
SH: Taveras (3,off Rusch).
GDP: Self (2,off Rusch).
Team LOB: 4.

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hairston 2b                   3   1   1   0       1   1       1   2
Perez ss                      4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Lee 1b                        1   1   0   1       2   0      12   1
Ramirez 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       0   3
Burnitz rf                    4   1   1   2       0   1       1   0
Dubois lf                     3   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Patterson cf                  3   1   3   1       0   0       4   0
Barrett c                     3   0   0   0       0   2       6   0
Rusch p                       3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Dempster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       28   4   8   4       3   8      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rusch-Perez-Lee.
E: Hairston (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Ramirez (11,off Harville).
HR: Patterson (9,5th inning off Rodriguez 0 on 0 out); Burnitz (7,6th inning
off Rodriguez 1 on 2 out).
SF: Lee (4,off Rodriguez).
GDP: Rusch (1,off Wheeler).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Perez (3,2nd base off Rodriguez/Ausmus).
CS: Patterson (2,2nd base by Rodriguez/Ausmus); Hairston (5,2nd base by Harville/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez L(0-1)              5.2   6   4   4   1   6   2  23
Springer                      0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Wheeler                       1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Harville                      0.2   1   0   0   2   1   0   4
Franco                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8     8   4   4   3   8   2  32


Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rusch W(3-1)                  8     5   1   1   1   6   1  29
Dempster SV(3)                1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     5   1   1   1   6   1  32


Umpires: HP - Jim Reynolds, 1B - Wally Bell, 2B - John Hirschbeck, 3B - Kerwin Danley
Time of Game: 2:07   Attendance: 38232


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Taveras             cf        Hairston            2b
2. Self                lf        Perez               ss
3. Biggio              2b        Lee                 1b
4. Berkman             1b        Ramirez             3b
5. Ensberg             3b        Burnitz             rf
6. Lane                rf        Dubois              lf
7. Everett             ss        Patterson           cf
8. Ausmus              c         Barrett             c
9. Rodriguez           p         Rusch               p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras struck out; Debut game for Wandy
Rodriguez; Self doubled to left; Biggio grounded out (first
unassisted) [Self to third]; Berkman walked; Ensberg was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Hairston singled to center; Perez singled to right
[Hairston to third]; Lee hit a sacrifice fly to right [Hairston
scored]; Perez stole second; Ramirez flied to center [Perez to
third]; Burnitz was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 0, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Lane was called out on strikes; Everett flied to
center; Ausmus homered; Rodriguez reached on an error by
Hairston; Taveras flied to right; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Dubois singled to left; Patterson singled to right
[Dubois to third]; Barrett struck out; Patterson was picked off
and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop to
first to second); Rusch grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Self was called out on strikes; Biggio grounded out
(pitcher to first); Berkman grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Hairston struck out; On a bunt Perez grounded out
(pitcher to first); Lee popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg singled to left [Ensberg out at second (left
to second)]; Lane flied to left; Everett flied to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: Ramirez grounded out (shortstop to first); Burnitz
popped to first; Dubois grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez
singled to center; Taveras out on a sacrifice bunt (third to
first) [Rodriguez to second]; Self grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Patterson homered; Barrett struck out (catcher to
first); Rusch struck out; Hairston flied to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio struck out; Berkman grounded out (shortstop
to first); Ensberg popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 2.

CUBS 6TH: Perez lined to third; Lee walked; Ramirez struck out;
Burnitz homered [Lee scored]; SPRINGER REPLACED RODRIGUEZ
(PITCHING); Dubois struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Lane struck out; Everett flied to center; Ausmus
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

CUBS 7TH: WHEELER REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Patterson
singled to right; Barrett flied to left; Rusch grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Patterson out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 8TH: BRUNTLETT BATTED FOR WHEELER; Bruntlett singled to
left; Taveras popped to first; Self grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Bruntlett out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

CUBS 8TH: HARVILLE REPLACED BRUNTLETT (PITCHING); Hairston
walked; Hairston was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Perez was called out on strikes; Lee walked; Ramirez
doubled to left [Lee to third]; FRANCO REPLACED HARVILLE
(PITCHING); Burnitz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 4.

ASTROS 9TH: DEMPSTER REPLACED RUSCH (PITCHING); Biggio grounded
out (first to pitcher); Berkman grounded out (second to first);
Ensberg grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   5   0    4
 Cubs             4   8   1    4


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