Houston Astros 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Regular Season Game 96
Played on Friday, July 18, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  1  -   2  8  0
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Theriot ss                    3   0   1   0       1   0       2   2
Fukudome rf                   4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Lee 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   1       8   1
Ramirez 3b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Soto c                        4   0   1   0       0   0       5   1
Edmonds cf                    3   1   1   1       0   0       3   0
DeRosa lf                     3   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Fontenot 2b                   3   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Lilly p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Ward ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cotts p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   1   4   1       1   4      24  10

BATTING - 
2B: Theriot (13,off Moehler); Fontenot (13,off Moehler).
HR: Edmonds (11,5th inning off Moehler 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Matsui 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Erstad cf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       8   0
Berkman 1b                    4   0   0   0       0   0       6   0
Lee lf                        4   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
Tejada ss                     4   1   3   0       0   0       2   2
Pence rf                      4   0   3   1       0   1       3   0
Wigginton 3b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Towles c                      2   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
  Loretta ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ausmus c                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Moehler p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Blum ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   8   2       2   6      27   5

BATTING - 
2B: Tejada (22,off Howry); Pence (20,off Howry).
3B: Matsui (1,off Lilly).
HR: Lee (22,7th inning off Lilly 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Pence (8,2nd base by Lilly/Soto).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lilly                         7     6   1   1   2   6   1  28
Cotts                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Howry L(3-3)                  0.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   3
Totals                        8     8   2   2   2   6   1  33

Howry faced 2 batters in the 9th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Moehler                       7     4   1   1   1   3   1  26
Geary W(2-1)                  2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        9     4   1   1   1   4   1  32

WP: Moehler (3).

Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Paul Emmel, 2B - Bill Miller, 3B - Jerry Meals
Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 42368


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Theriot             ss        Matsui              2b
2. Fukudome            rf        Erstad              cf
3. Lee                 1b        Berkman             1b
4. Ramirez             3b        Lee                 lf
5. Soto                c         Tejada              ss
6. Edmonds             cf        Pence               rf
7. DeRosa              lf        Wigginton           3b
8. Fontenot            2b        Towles              c
9. Lilly               p         Moehler             p

CUBS 1ST: Theriot flied to right; Fukudome flied to center; Lee
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Matsui struck out (catcher to first); Erstad lined
to right; Berkman lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Ramirez flied to right; Soto singled to center;
Edmonds popped to shortstop; DeRosa popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee grounded out (third to first); Tejada singled to
center; Pence struck out; Wigginton flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Fontenot struck out; Lilly grounded out (third to
first); Theriot doubled to left; Fukudome flied to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Towles struck out; Moehler struck out; Matsui
tripled to center; Erstad grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Lee flied to left; Ramirez flied to center; Soto
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Berkman flied to center; Lee flied to left; Tejada
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 0, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Edmonds homered; DeRosa flied to right; Fontenot
doubled to left; Moehler threw a wild pitch [Fontenot to third];
Lilly struck out; Theriot walked; Fukudome flied to center; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Pence singled to third; Pence was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop);
Wigginton popped to first; Towles struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 6TH: Lee grounded out (shortstop to first); Ramirez flied
to center; Soto flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: On a bunt Moehler grounded out (pitcher to first);
Matsui grounded out (shortstop to first); Erstad walked; Berkman
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 7TH: Edmonds flied to left; DeRosa was called out on
strikes; Fontenot flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Lee homered; Tejada singled to right; Pence singled
to left [Tejada to second]; Wigginton struck out; LORETTA BATTED
FOR TOWLES; Loretta flied to center [Tejada to third]; BLUM
BATTED FOR MOEHLER; Blum walked [Pence to second]; Matsui forced
Blum (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 1,
Astros 1.

CUBS 8TH: AUSMUS REPLACED LORETTA (PLAYING C ); GEARY REPLACED
BLUM (PITCHING); WARD BATTED FOR LILLY; Ward flied to center;
Theriot grounded out (second to first); Fukudome flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: COTTS REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Erstad flied to
left; Berkman grounded out (third to first); HOWRY REPLACED
COTTS (PITCHING); Lee grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

CUBS 9TH: Lee struck out; Ramirez grounded out (shortstop to
first); Soto grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: Tejada doubled; Pence doubled to center [Tejada
scored]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             1   4   0    4
 Astros           2   8   0    7


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