Houston Astros 5, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 46
Played on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 (N) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  1    0  1  0    0  3  0  -   5  9  0
CHI N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Palmeiro cf,lf                4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Self rf                       4   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       5   3
  Everett pr,ss               0   1   0   0       0   0       0   3
Berkman lf                    4   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
  Taveras pr,cf               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lamb 1b                       4   0   0   0       0   1       9   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   1   1   1       0   2       1   2
Vizcaino ss,2b                4   0   1   0       0   0       2   4
Ausmus c                      4   1   1   0       0   0       3   1
Backe p                       2   1   1   0       0   0       0   1
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lidge p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   5   9   4       0   4      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Vizcaino-Biggio-Lamb, Ensberg-Biggio-Lamb, Everett-Vizcaino-Lamb.

BATTING - 
2B: Vizcaino (5,off Maddux).
HR: Ensberg (9,5th inning off Maddux 0 on 0 out).
SH: Backe (3,off Maddux).
GDP: Lamb (5,off Maddux).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Backe (1,2nd base off Maddux/Barrett); Taveras (16,2nd base off Ohman/Barrett).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Hairston cf                   2   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Patterson ph,cf             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Perez ss                      4   0   3   1       0   0       0   5
Lee 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   0      15   2
Burnitz rf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Ramirez 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   5
Walker 2b                     3   0   0   0       0   1       3   6
Dubois lf                     3   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Barrett c                     3   1   1   0       0   0       5   0
Maddux p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Wuertz p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ohman p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Macias ph                   1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Hawkins p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   7   1       1   3      27  18

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Perez-Walker-Lee.

BATTING - 
2B: Perez (6,off Backe).
SH: Maddux (2,off Backe).
GDP: Lee (2,off Backe); Barrett (3,off Backe); Perez (6,off Wheeler).
Team LOB: 4.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe W(4-3)                  7     7   1   1   1   2   0  27
Wheeler                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Lidge                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     7   1   1   1   3   0  32

Backe faced 1 batter in the 8th inning

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Maddux L(2-3)                 7.2   8   5   5   0   4   1  30
Wuertz                        0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Ohman                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Hawkins                       1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   5   5   0   4   1  35

WP: Maddux (3), Ohman (1).

Umpires: HP - John Hirschbeck, 1B - Kerwin Danley, 2B - Jim Reynolds, 3B - Wally Bell
Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 38118


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Palmeiro            cf        Hairston            cf
2. Self                rf        Perez               ss
3. Biggio              2b        Lee                 1b
4. Berkman             lf        Burnitz             rf
5. Lamb                1b        Ramirez             3b
6. Ensberg             3b        Walker              2b
7. Vizcaino            ss        Dubois              lf
8. Ausmus              c         Barrett             c
9. Backe               p         Maddux              p

ASTROS 1ST: Palmeiro grounded out (second to first); Self
grounded out (second to first); Biggio grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Hairston grounded out (pitcher to first); On a bunt
Perez singled to pitcher; Lee forced Perez (third to second)
[Lee to first]; Burnitz grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman singled to center; Lamb grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Berkman out at
second]; Ensberg was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Ramirez flied to center; Walker struck out; Dubois
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Vizcaino grounded out (third to first); Ausmus
grounded out (third to first); Backe singled to right; Backe
stole second; Palmeiro singled to right [Backe scored]; Self
forced Palmeiro (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Barrett singled to center; Maddux out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Barrett to second]; Hairston walked;
Perez singled to center [Barrett scored, Hairston to second];
Lee grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Perez out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Berkman was
called out on strikes; Lamb was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

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

ASTROS 5TH: Ensberg homered; Vizcaino doubled to right; Ausmus
lined to first; Backe grounded out (second to first) [Vizcaino
to third]; Palmeiro popped to catcher; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Dubois struck out; Barrett grounded out (shortstop to
first); Maddux flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Cubs 1.

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

CUBS 6TH: Hairston lined to right; Perez doubled to left; Lee
singled to second [Perez to third]; Burnitz popped to second;
Ramirez lined to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Lamb grounded out (shortstop to first); Ensberg was
called out on strikes; Vizcaino grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: Walker flied to left; Dubois singled to left; Barrett
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Dubois
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Ausmus singled to center; Backe out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Ausmus to second]; Maddux threw a wild
pitch [Ausmus to third]; Palmeiro grounded out (third to first);
Self singled to right [Ausmus scored]; Biggio singled to second
[Self to second]; EVERETT RAN FOR BIGGIO; WUERTZ REPLACED MADDUX
(PITCHING); Berkman singled to center [Self scored, Everett to
third]; TAVERAS RAN FOR BERKMAN; OHMAN REPLACED WUERTZ
(PITCHING); Taveras stole second [Everett scored on a wild
pitch, Taveras to third]; Lamb flied to left; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

CUBS 8TH: PALMEIRO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); EVERETT
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); TAVERAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
CF); VIZCAINO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); MACIAS BATTED FOR
OHMAN; Macias singled to right; PATTERSON BATTED FOR HAIRSTON;
WHEELER REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); Patterson struck out; Perez
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Macias out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 9TH: PATTERSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); HAWKINS
REPLACED MACIAS (PITCHING); Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to
first); Vizcaino flied to left; Ausmus flied to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

CUBS 9TH: LIDGE REPLACED WHEELER (PITCHING); Lee grounded out
(shortstop to first); Burnitz grounded out (shortstop to first);
Ramirez flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Cubs 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5   9   0    3
 Cubs             1   7   0    4


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