Chicago Cubs 3, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 160
Played on Thursday, September 29, 2005 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    0  0  0    1  0  1    1  0  0  -   3  6  0
HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  8  2
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Macias 2b                     3   0   0   0       1   2       2   3
Perez ss                      4   0   0   0       0   0       0   3
Lee 1b                        4   1   1   1       0   1       8   0
Garciaparra 3b                4   0   3   0       0   0       1   3
Murton lf                     4   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Burnitz rf                    3   1   0   0       0   0       1   0
Barrett c                     4   0   0   0       0   1       6   2
  Dempster p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Patterson cf                  4   0   0   0       0   2       5   1
Rusch p                       3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Wuertz p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Blanco c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Totals                       33   3   6   2       1   6      27  12

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

BATTING - 
HR: Murton (7,4th inning off Rodriguez 0 on 1 out); Lee (46,6th inning off
Rodriguez 0 on 1 out).
HBP: Burnitz (3,by Rodriguez).
GDP: Murton (4,off Rodriguez).
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Barrett (3,Home by Rodriguez/Chavez).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Taveras cf                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Ensberg 3b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   2
Berkman 1b                    4   1   1   1       0   1      10   1
Lane rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Burke lf                      3   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
  Palmeiro ph                 0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Gipson pr                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Everett ss                    3   0   2   0       0   1       0   3
  Lamb ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Chavez c                      1   0   0   0       1   1       4   0
  Bagwell ph                  0   0   0   1       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Scott ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Rodriguez p                   2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Vizcaino ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Ausmus c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
Totals                       31   2   8   2       3   8      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Everett-Biggio-Berkman.
E: Biggio (15), Everett (13).

BATTING - 
2B: Scott (4,off Dempster).
HR: Berkman (23,2nd inning off Rusch 0 on 0 out).
SF: Bagwell (4,off Rusch).
GDP: Ensberg (12,off Rusch).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Burke (6,Home by Rusch/Barrett).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rusch W(9-8)                  7     7   2   2   1   5   1  27
Wuertz                        1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Dempster SV(32)               1     1   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        9     8   2   2   3   8   1  35


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rodriguez L(10-10)            7     5   3   3   1   3   2  28
Wheeler                       2     1   0   0   0   3   0   7
Totals                        9     6   3   3   1   6   2  35

WP: Rodriguez (3).
HBP: Rodriguez (8,Burnitz).

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - CB Bucknor, 3B - Phil Cuzzi
Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 37820


Starting Lineups:

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

CUBS 1ST: Macias walked; Perez flied to center; Lee popped to
first; Garciaparra singled to center [Macias to third]; Murton
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio popped to third; Taveras grounded out (third
to first); Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Burnitz flied to center; Barrett grounded out (third
to first); Patterson reached on an error by Biggio; Rusch popped
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman homered; Lane flied to right; Burke singled
to center; Everett singled to center [Burke to third]; Burke was
caught stealing home (catcher to third to first) [Everett to
second]; Chavez walked; Rodriguez was called out on strikes; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 3RD: Macias struck out; Perez lined to third; Lee flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Biggio singled to left; On a bunt Taveras singled to
pitcher [Biggio to second]; Ensberg grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Biggio to third, Taveras out at
second]; Berkman struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 1.

CUBS 4TH: Garciaparra grounded out (shortstop to first); Murton
homered; Burnitz grounded out (first to pitcher); Barrett
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Lane flied to center; Burke flied to center; Everett
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros
1.

CUBS 5TH: Patterson struck out; Rusch lined to third; Macias
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Chavez struck out; Rodriguez grounded out (third to
first); Biggio flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 1.

CUBS 6TH: Perez flied to left; Lee homered; Garciaparra singled
to center; Murton grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Garciaparra out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 1.

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

CUBS 7TH: Burnitz was hit by a pitch; Barrett reached on an
error by Everett [Burnitz to third, Barrett to second];
Rodriguez threw a wild pitch [Burnitz scored, Barrett to third];
Patterson grounded out (pitcher to first); Barrett was caught
stealing home (catcher unassisted); Rusch singled to center;
Macias struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Lane flied to left; Burke singled to right; Everett
singled to right [Burke to third]; BAGWELL BATTED FOR CHAVEZ;
Bagwell hit a sacrifice fly to center [Burke scored]; VIZCAINO
BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Vizcaino struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Cubs 3, Astros 2.

CUBS 8TH: AUSMUS REPLACED VIZCAINO (PLAYING C ); WHEELER
REPLACED BAGWELL (PITCHING); Perez grounded out (first
unassisted); Lee was called out on strikes; Garciaparra singled
to left; Murton flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 2.

ASTROS 8TH: WUERTZ REPLACED RUSCH (PITCHING); Biggio struck out;
Taveras grounded out (second to first); Ensberg walked; Berkman
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 2.

CUBS 9TH: Burnitz flied to left; Barrett was called out on
strikes; Patterson struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 2.

ASTROS 9TH: DEMPSTER REPLACED BARRETT (PITCHING); BLANCO
REPLACED WUERTZ (PLAYING C ); Lane was called out on strikes;
PALMEIRO BATTED FOR BURKE; Palmeiro walked; GIPSON RAN FOR
PALMEIRO; LAMB BATTED FOR EVERETT; Lamb struck out; SCOTT BATTED
FOR WHEELER; Scott doubled to center [Gipson out at home (center
to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             3   6   0    5
 Astros           2   8   2    6


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