Houston Astros 4, Chicago Cubs 2
Regular Season Game 47
Played on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  1
HOU N    0  0  0    4  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  8  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Soriano lf                    4   0   0   0       0   3       2   0
Theriot ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
Lee 1b                        4   1   3   0       0   0       5   1
Ramirez 3b                    4   1   2   2       0   0       0   0
Fukudome rf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Soto c                        4   0   1   0       0   2       6   0
Edmonds cf                    3   0   0   0       1   1       3   0
DeRosa 2b                     4   0   2   0       0   0       3   3
Dempster p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Hoffpauir ph                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Ascanio p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Fontenot ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       33   2   8   2       2   6      24   9

FIELDING - 
E: Edmonds (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Lee (13,off Sampson).
HR: Ramirez (8,4th inning off Sampson 1 on 0 out).
SH: Dempster (7,off Sampson).
GDP: Edmonds (3,off Sampson).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Matsui 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
Tejada ss                     3   1   1   0       1   0       2   4
Berkman 1b                    3   1   1   0       1   2      12   0
Lee lf                        4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Blum 3b                       3   1   1   0       1   0       1   5
Pence rf                      4   1   3   4       0   0       2   0
Towles c                      3   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Erstad ph,lf                0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
Sampson p                     2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Ausmus c                    2   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       31   4   8   4       4   6      27  14

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Matsui-Tejada-Berkman.
E: Bourn (4).

BATTING - 
2B: Tejada (15,off Dempster); Pence (11,off Ascanio).
HR: Pence (5,4th inning off Dempster 3 on 1 out).
SH: Bourn (2,off Ascanio).
IBB: Erstad (1,by Ascanio).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dempster L(5-2)               6     6   4   4   2   5   1  26
Ascanio                       2     2   0   0   2   1   0  10
Totals                        8     8   4   4   4   6   1  36

IBB: Ascanio (1,Erstad).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Sampson W(3-3)                6.2   7   2   2   1   4   1  27
Brocail                       1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5
Valverde SV(13)               1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4
Totals                        9     8   2   2   2   6   1  36

WP: Valverde (2).

Umpires: HP - CB Bucknor, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Ed Hickox
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 33339


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Soriano             lf        Bourn               cf
2. Theriot             ss        Matsui              2b
3. Lee                 1b        Tejada              ss
4. Ramirez             3b        Berkman             1b
5. Fukudome            rf        Lee                 lf
6. Soto                c         Blum                3b
7. Edmonds             cf        Pence               rf
8. DeRosa              2b        Towles              c
9. Dempster            p         Sampson             p

CUBS 1ST: Soriano grounded out (third to first); Theriot
grounded out (shortstop to first); Lee singled to center;
Ramirez singled to center [Lee to third (error by Bourn)];
Fukudome grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn struck out; Matsui singled to right; Tejada
flied to center; Berkman singled to right [Matsui to third]; Lee
forced Berkman (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Soto struck out; Edmonds popped to third; DeRosa
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Blum grounded out (first to pitcher); Pence grounded
out (second to first); Towles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Dempster grounded out (third to first); Soriano struck
out; Theriot flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Sampson flied to right; Bourn popped to second;
Matsui grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Lee doubled to left; Ramirez homered [Lee scored];
Fukudome grounded out (second to first); Soto flied to center;
Edmonds struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Tejada doubled to left; Berkman walked; Lee flied to
center [Tejada to third, Berkman to second (error by Edmonds)];
Blum walked; Pence homered [Tejada scored, Berkman scored, Blum
scored]; Towles grounded out (pitcher to first); Sampson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 4 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
2, Astros 4.

CUBS 5TH: DeRosa singled to left; Dempster out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to second) [DeRosa to second]; Soriano struck out;
Theriot grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Bourn flied to right; Matsui struck out; Tejada
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
2, Astros 4.

CUBS 6TH: Lee grounded out (pitcher to first); Ramirez popped to
shortstop; Fukudome grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman struck out; Lee struck out; Blum singled to
right; Pence singled to left [Blum to second]; Towles flied to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 4.

CUBS 7TH: Soto singled to left; Edmonds grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Soto out at second]; DeRosa
singled to left; HOFFPAUIR BATTED FOR DEMPSTER; Hoffpauir walked
[DeRosa to second]; BROCAIL REPLACED TOWLES (PITCHING); AUSMUS
REPLACED SAMPSON (PLAYING C ); Soriano struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 7TH: ASCANIO REPLACED HOFFPAUIR (PITCHING); Ausmus
singled to right; Bourn out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Ausmus to second]; Matsui flied to left; Tejada walked;
Berkman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 4.

CUBS 8TH: Theriot flied to right; Lee singled to left; Ramirez
flied to center; Fukudome flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Lee flied to center; Blum flied to right; Pence
doubled to center; ERSTAD BATTED FOR BROCAIL; Erstad was walked
intentionally; Ausmus forced Erstad (second to shortstop); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 4.

CUBS 9TH: VALVERDE REPLACED LEE (PITCHING); ERSTAD STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); Soto struck out; Edmonds walked; Valverde
threw a wild pitch [Edmonds to second]; DeRosa grounded out
(shortstop to first); FONTENOT BATTED FOR ASCANIO; Fontenot
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             2   8   1    7
 Astros           4   8   1    8


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