Chicago Cubs 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 121
Played on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    1  0  1    1  0  0    1  0  0  -   4  9  2
HOU N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  3  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lawton lf                     4   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Walker 2b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       2   2
Lee 1b                        4   0   1   0       0   1       6   2
Ramirez 3b                    3   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
Garciaparra ss                2   1   1   1       0   1       2   0
  Perez ss                    2   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Patterson cf                  4   1   0   0       0   1       2   0
Burnitz rf                    4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
  Dempster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Barrett c                     2   0   1   1       0   0      10   0
Zambrano p                    3   1   1   1       0   1       0   2
  Hollandsworth rf            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   4   9   4       0   6      27   8

FIELDING - 
E: Garciaparra (5), Perez (10).

BATTING - 
HR: Zambrano (1,3rd inning off Oswalt 0 on 0 out); Garciaparra (2,4th inning
off Oswalt 0 on 1 out).
SF: Ramirez (2,off Oswalt); Barrett (4,off Oswalt).
GDP: Ramirez (13,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Barrett (2,2nd base by Oswalt/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       1   6
  Gallo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Berkman lf                    3   1   0   0       1   2       0   0
Ensberg 3b                    3   0   1   0       1   2       0   2
Lamb 1b                       4   0   0   1       0   1      11   1
  Bruntlett pr                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Palmeiro rf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Burke pr                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Everett ss                    3   0   0   0       1   1       2   3
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       1   1       6   1
Oswalt p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Vizcaino ph,2b              1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       30   2   3   1       4  10      27  14

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

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (33,off Zambrano).
SH: Oswalt (6,off Zambrano).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zambrano W(10-5)              8.1   3   2   1   3  10   0  31
Dempster SV(18)               0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Totals                        9     3   2   1   4  10   0  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt L(14-10)               7     8   4   4   0   6   2  27
Wheeler                       1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Gallo                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     9   4   4   0   6   2  34

WP: Oswalt (4).

Umpires: HP - Randy Marsh, 1B - Jim Wolf, 2B - Sam Holbrook, 3B - Larry Vanover
Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 29978


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Lawton              lf        Taveras             cf
2. Walker              2b        Biggio              2b
3. Lee                 1b        Berkman             lf
4. Ramirez             3b        Ensberg             3b
5. Garciaparra         ss        Lamb                1b
6. Patterson           cf        Palmeiro            rf
7. Burnitz             rf        Everett             ss
8. Barrett             c         Ausmus              c
9. Zambrano            p         Oswalt              p

CUBS 1ST: Lawton singled to center; Walker singled to right
[Lawton to third]; Lee grounded out (third to first) [Walker to
second]; Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly to center [Lawton scored];
Garciaparra struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras struck out; Biggio flied to right; Berkman
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Patterson struck out; Burnitz struck out; Barrett
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg struck out; Lamb was called out on strikes;
Palmeiro lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Zambrano homered; Lawton grounded out (second to
first); Walker grounded out (second to first); Lee was called
out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Everett flied to right; Ausmus walked; Oswalt out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Ausmus to second]; Taveras
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Ramirez struck out; Garciaparra homered; Patterson
grounded out (second to first); Burnitz grounded out (first to
pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Biggio doubled to left; Berkman walked; Ensberg
singled to left [Biggio to third, Berkman to second]; Lamb
forced Ensberg (first to shortstop) [Biggio scored, Berkman
scored (error by Garciaparra) (unearned) (no RBI), Lamb to
second]; Palmeiro popped to second; Everett struck out; 2 R (1
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 2.

CUBS 5TH: Barrett singled to pitcher; On a bunt Zambrano made an
out to pitcher; Barrett was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Lawton lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 5TH: PEREZ REPLACED GARCIAPARRA (PLAYING SS); Ausmus was
called out on strikes; Cubs shortstop Nomar Garciaparra left
the game due to an injured back; Oswalt grounded out (first
unassisted); Taveras struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 2.

CUBS 6TH: Walker grounded out (second to first); Lee singled to
shortstop; Ramirez grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Lee out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio flied to right; Berkman was called out on
strikes; Ensberg struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 2.

CUBS 7TH: Perez singled to right; Patterson forced Perez (second
to shortstop); Burnitz singled to right [Patterson to second];
Oswalt threw a wild pitch [Patterson to third, Burnitz to
second]; Barrett hit a sacrifice fly to right [Patterson scored,
Burnitz to third]; Zambrano struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: Lamb grounded out (second to first); Palmeiro
grounded out (first unassisted); Everett flied to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

CUBS 8TH: WHEELER REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Lawton flied to
right; Walker singled to right; Lee flied to center; Ramirez
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs
4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: Ausmus singled to center; VIZCAINO BATTED FOR
WHEELER; Vizcaino struck out; On a bunt Taveras grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Ausmus to second]; Biggio flied to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

CUBS 9TH: GALLO REPLACED BIGGIO (PITCHING); VIZCAINO STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); Perez grounded out (third to first);
Patterson grounded out (first unassisted); Burnitz grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: Berkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Ensberg
walked; DEMPSTER REPLACED BURNITZ (PITCHING); HOLLANDSWORTH
REPLACED ZAMBRANO (PLAYING RF); Lamb reached on a fielder's
choice [Ensberg to second (error by Perez; assist by Walker)];
BRUNTLETT RAN FOR LAMB; Palmeiro forced Bruntlett (first to
shortstop) [Ensberg to third]; BURKE RAN FOR PALMEIRO; Everett
walked [Burke to second]; Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             4   9   2    3
 Astros           2   3   0    6


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