Chicago Cubs 5, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 155
Played on Friday, September 23, 2005 (D) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  0  1    0  3  0    0  0  0  -   4 11  2
CHI N    3  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   5 10  1
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    5   0   0   0       0   3       1   0
Biggio 2b                     5   2   3   2       0   0       0   3
Ensberg 3b                    5   0   1   0       0   2       1   1
Berkman 1b                    5   1   2   1       0   2      10   2
Lane rf                       3   0   2   0       1   0       2   0
  Gipson pr,rf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lamb ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Burke lf                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Everett ss                    3   0   0   0       0   0       3   2
Chavez c                      3   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
  Bagwell ph                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ausmus c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rodriguez p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Scott ph                    1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Strickland p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Burns p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Vizcaino ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gallo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       37   4  11   3       2  10      24  10

FIELDING - 
E: Ensberg (14), Everett (12).

BATTING - 
2B: Biggio (37,off Rusch); Lane (32,off Williamson).
HR: Biggio (23,3rd inning off Rusch 0 on 1 out).
SH: Everett (8,off Williamson).
HBP: Bagwell (1,by Williamson).
GDP: Everett (5,off Rusch).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Chavez (1,2nd base off Rusch/Barrett).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Perez ss                      5   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Walker 2b                     1   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Macias pr,2b                3   2   2   0       0   0       1   3
Lee 1b                        3   2   3   1       1   0       7   1
Garciaparra 3b                4   0   2   2       0   0       0   1
Burnitz rf                    4   1   0   1       0   1       4   0
Barrett c                     4   0   1   1       0   0      10   1
Murton lf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Patterson cf                  4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Rusch p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Soto ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wuertz p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williamson p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Novoa p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McClain ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dempster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   5  10   5       2   4      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Macias-Perez-Lee.
E: Patterson (5).

BATTING - 
2B: Lee 2 (49,off Rodriguez 2); Barrett (31,off Rodriguez).
IBB: Murton (4,by Rodriguez).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez L(10-9)             4     8   5   5   2   4   0  23
Strickland                    1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Springer                      1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Burns                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Gallo                         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8    10   5   5   2   4   0  37

WP: Rodriguez (2).
IBB: Rodriguez (2,Murton).

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rusch W(8-8)                  5     9   4   3   1   3   1  25
Wuertz                        2     0   0   0   0   4   0   6
Williamson                    0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   4
Novoa                         0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2
Dempster SV(30)               1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                        9    11   4   3   2  10   1  41

WP: Williamson (4).
HBP: Williamson (2,Bagwell).

Umpires: HP - Mark Wegner, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Paul Nauert, 3B - Ron Kulpa
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 38622


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Taveras             cf        Perez               ss
2. Biggio              2b        Walker              2b
3. Ensberg             3b        Lee                 1b
4. Berkman             1b        Garciaparra         3b
5. Lane                rf        Burnitz             rf
6. Burke               lf        Barrett             c
7. Everett             ss        Murton              lf
8. Chavez              c         Patterson           cf
9. Rodriguez           p         Rusch               p

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

CUBS 1ST: Perez grounded out (shortstop to first); Walker
singled to center; Lee doubled to center [Walker to third];
MACIAS RAN FOR WALKER; Garciaparra singled to left [Macias
scored, Lee to third]; Todd Walker left the game due to an
injured knee; Burnitz forced Garciaparra (first to
shortstop) [Lee scored, Burnitz to first]; Rodriguez threw a
wild pitch [Burnitz to second]; Barrett doubled to left [Burnitz
scored]; Murton was walked intentionally; Patterson struck out;
3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 2ND: MACIAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Lane walked;
Burke flied to left; Everett flied to center; Chavez singled to
right [Lane to third]; Chavez stole second; Rodriguez struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

CUBS 2ND: Rusch was called out on strikes; Perez reached on an
error by Ensberg [Perez to first]; Macias singled to right
[Perez to second]; Lee walked [Perez to third, Macias to
second]; Garciaparra flied to right; Burnitz struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Biggio
homered; Ensberg flied to right; Berkman singled to left; Lane
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 3.

CUBS 3RD: Barrett flied to left; Murton grounded out (pitcher to
first); Patterson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Burke singled to center; Everett grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Burke out at
second]; Chavez flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cubs 3.

CUBS 4TH: Rusch grounded out (second to first); Perez struck
out; Macias singled to third; Lee doubled to left [Macias scored
(RBI), Lee to third (error by Everett)]; Garciaparra singled to
right [Lee scored]; Burnitz grounded out (first unassisted); 2
R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 5TH: SCOTT BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Scott singled to second;
Taveras popped to second; Biggio doubled to left [Scott scored];
Ensberg flied to right [Biggio to third]; Berkman singled to
center [Biggio scored]; Lane singled to left [Berkman to
second]; Burke reached on an error by Patterson [Berkman scored
(unearned), Lane to third, Burke to first]; Everett flied to
right; 3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 5.

CUBS 5TH: STRICKLAND REPLACED SCOTT (PITCHING); Barrett grounded
out (pitcher to first); Murton grounded out (second to first);
Patterson singled to center; SOTO BATTED FOR RUSCH; Soto lined
to right; Debut game for Geovany Soto; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 6TH: WUERTZ REPLACED SOTO (PITCHING); Chavez struck out;
PALMEIRO BATTED FOR STRICKLAND; Palmeiro flied to center;
Taveras struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cubs 5.

CUBS 6TH: SPRINGER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Perez popped to
shortstop; Macias popped to shortstop; Lee singled to right;
Garciaparra lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cubs 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Biggio grounded out (third to first); Ensberg was
called out on strikes; Berkman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 4, Cubs 5.

CUBS 7TH: BURNS REPLACED SPRINGER (PITCHING); Burnitz popped to
third; Barrett lined to pitcher; Murton popped to first; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 8TH: WILLIAMSON REPLACED WUERTZ (PITCHING); Lane doubled
to left; Williamson threw a wild pitch [Lane to third]; Burke
walked; Everett out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Burke to second]; BAGWELL BATTED FOR CHAVEZ; Bagwell was hit by
a pitch; VIZCAINO BATTED FOR BURNS; NOVOA REPLACED WILLIAMSON
(PITCHING); GIPSON RAN FOR LANE; Vizcaino forced Gipson (first
to catcher) [Burke to third, Bagwell to second, Vizcaino to
first]; Taveras struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 4,
Cubs 5.

CUBS 8TH: GIPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); AUSMUS REPLACED
BAGWELL (PLAYING C ); GALLO REPLACED VIZCAINO (PITCHING);
Patterson grounded out (second to first); MCCLAIN BATTED FOR
NOVOA; McClain grounded out (shortstop to first); Perez grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 5.

ASTROS 9TH: DEMPSTER REPLACED MCCLAIN (PITCHING); Biggio singled
to shortstop; Ensberg struck out; Berkman grounded out (second
to first) [Biggio to second]; LAMB BATTED FOR GIPSON; Lamb
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 4, Cubs 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           4  11   2   10
 Cubs             5  10   1    8


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