Chicago Cubs 9, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 98
Played on Sunday, July 20, 2008 (D) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    2  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  5  -   9 13  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Theriot ss                    5   1   3   2       0   0       1   3
Fukudome rf                   5   2   2   0       0   1       4   0
Lee 1b                        5   1   2   3       0   2      10   0
Ramirez 3b                    5   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
Edmonds cf                    4   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
DeRosa lf                     4   1   1   0       0   1       1   0
Soto c                        4   1   0   0       0   2       7   0
Fontenot 2b                   4   3   3   3       0   0       0   2
Dempster p                    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Marmol p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       39   9  13   9       0   8      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Fontenot-Theriot-Lee.

BATTING - 
2B: Fukudome 2 (19,off Backe,off Byrdak); Lee (27,off Backe); DeRosa (16,off
Sampson); Fontenot (14,off Sampson).
HR: Fontenot (8,5th inning off Backe 0 on 1 out).
SH: Dempster (12,off Backe).
GDP: Ramirez (9,off Paronto).
Team LOB: 4.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Matsui 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       3   2
Erstad cf                     4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Berkman 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   1       7   1
Lee lf                        4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Tejada ss                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Blum 3b                       4   0   1   0       0   0       1   5
Pence rf                      3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Towles c                      2   0   0   0       1   1       8   0
Backe p                       2   0   0   0       0   2       1   1
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Newhan ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sampson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Paronto p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   0   6   0       1   7      27  11

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

BATTING - 
GDP: Tejada (12,off Dempster).
Team LOB: 6.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Dempster W(11-4)              8     6   0   0   1   7   0  30
Marmol                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     6   0   0   1   7   0  33


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(6-10)                 6.2   8   4   4   0   8   1  28
Wright                        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Sampson                       1.1   3   4   3   0   0   0   8
Byrdak                        0     1   1   1   0   0   0   1
Paronto                       0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9    13   9   8   0   8   1  40


Umpires: HP - Bill Miller, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Paul Emmel
Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 41461


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. Edmonds             cf        Tejada              ss
6. DeRosa              lf        Blum                3b
7. Soto                c         Pence               rf
8. Fontenot            2b        Towles              c
9. Dempster            p         Backe               p

CUBS 1ST: Theriot flied to right; Fukudome doubled to left; Lee
doubled to right [Fukudome scored]; Ramirez flied to center;
Edmonds singled to center [Lee scored]; DeRosa forced Edmonds
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Matsui lined to left; Erstad grounded out (first
unassisted); Berkman grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Soto struck out; Fontenot popped to first; Dempster
popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee singled to left; Tejada grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Lee out at second]; Blum
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Theriot grounded out (first to pitcher); Fukudome
struck out; Lee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Pence grounded out (pitcher to first); Towles
grounded out (shortstop to first); Backe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Ramirez flied to center; Edmonds struck out; DeRosa
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Matsui grounded out (first unassisted); Erstad
grounded out (third to first); Berkman singled to left; Lee
flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Soto struck out; Fontenot homered; Dempster grounded
out (second to first); Theriot singled to right; Fukudome flied
to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Tejada singled to left; Blum singled to right
[Tejada to second]; Pence singled to shortstop [Tejada to third,
Blum to second]; Towles struck out; Backe was called out on
strikes; Matsui popped to third; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 0.

CUBS 6TH: Lee struck out; Ramirez was called out on strikes;
Edmonds singled to left; DeRosa forced Edmonds (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Erstad struck out; Berkman struck out; Lee singled
to center; Tejada flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 0.

CUBS 7TH: Soto grounded out (third to first); Fontenot singled
to shortstop; Dempster out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Fontenot to second]; Theriot singled to left [Fontenot
scored, Theriot to second (on throw)]; WRIGHT REPLACED BACKE
(PITCHING); Fukudome flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Blum popped to third; Pence grounded out (third to
first); Towles walked; NEWHAN BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Newhan flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 0.

CUBS 8TH: SAMPSON REPLACED NEWHAN (PITCHING); Lee grounded out
(third to first); Ramirez grounded out (third to first); Edmonds
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Matsui struck out; Erstad struck out; Berkman lined
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 0.

CUBS 9TH: DeRosa doubled to right; Soto reached on an error by
Blum; Fontenot doubled to left [DeRosa scored, Soto scored
(unearned)]; Dempster grounded out (third to first) [Fontenot to
third]; Theriot singled to right [Fontenot scored]; BYRDAK
REPLACED SAMPSON (PITCHING); Fukudome doubled to center [Theriot
to third]; PARONTO REPLACED BYRDAK (PITCHING); Lee singled to
center [Theriot scored, Fukudome scored]; Ramirez grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Lee out at
second]; 5 R (4 ER), 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 9, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: MARMOL REPLACED DEMPSTER (PITCHING); Lee grounded
out (third to first); Tejada grounded out (shortstop to first);
Blum popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 9, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             9  13   0    4
 Astros           0   6   1    6


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