Houston Astros 9, Chicago Cubs 7 (11 innings)
Regular Season Game 139
Played on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 (N) at Wrigley Field

HOU N    0  1  0    0  2  4    0  0  0    0  2  -   9 12  0
CHI N    1  0  0    2  0  3    1  0  0    0  0  -   7 15  3
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      5   1   1   2       1   2       4   0
Wigginton lf                  4   0   0   0       2   2       1   0
Tejada ss                     6   0   2   2       0   0       2   5
Berkman 1b                    5   1   0   0       1   1       9   0
Blum 3b                       5   2   1   2       1   0       0   3
Pence rf                      6   1   4   0       0   0       4   0
Newhan 2b                     5   1   2   2       0   1       5   3
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Loretta ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Quintero c                    5   2   2   0       1   1       8   1
Backe p                       1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Nieve p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Abercrombie ph              0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Sampson p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Castillo 2b                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       45   9  12   8       7   9      33  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 4. Backe-Quintero-Berkman, Tejada-Newhan-Berkman, Tejada-Newhan-Berkman, Blum-Newhan-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Pence (29,off Zambrano); Tejada (32,off Zambrano); Quintero (5,off Zambrano).
3B: Pence (4,off Howry).
HR: Blum (14,11th inning off Wood 1 on 1 out).
SH: Backe (5,off Zambrano).
GDP: Tejada (26,off Wuertz).
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bourn (35,2nd base off Zambrano/Soto).

Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Soriano lf                    5   1   1   1       1   1       0   0
Fontenot 2b                   4   0   2   1       1   1       4   4
  Blanco ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cedeno 2b                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lee 1b                        5   0   2   0       1   1      11   1
Ramirez 3b                    5   0   1   0       1   1       1   1
DeRosa rf                     5   1   2   1       1   0       2   0
Edmonds cf                    3   2   1   1       1   0       1   0
  Marmol p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McGehee ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wood p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ward ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Soto c                        6   2   3   1       0   1       9   0
Theriot ss                    4   1   2   2       1   1       4   4
Zambrano p                    2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Howry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wuertz p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Johnson ph                  1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Guzman p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Fukudome cf                 1   0   1   0       1   0       0   0
Totals                       44   7  15   7       8   7      33  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Theriot-Fontenot-Lee.
E: Ramirez 3 (16).

BATTING - 
2B: Ramirez (37,off Backe); Soto (32,off Byrdak); Theriot (19,off Byrdak).
HR: Soriano (24,1st inning off Backe 0 on 0 out); DeRosa (19,4th inning off
Backe 0 on 0 out); Soto (21,4th inning off Backe 0 on 1 out); Edmonds (17,7th
inning off Brocail 0 on 2 out).
GDP: Edmonds (7,off Backe); Zambrano (4,off Backe); DeRosa (9,off Nieve); Lee
(25,off Brocail).
Team LOB: 12.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe                         4.1   9   3   3   2   2   3  22
Nieve                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Byrdak                        0     2   3   3   1   0   0   3
Sampson                       1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Brocail                       2     1   1   1   3   1   1   9
Wright W(4-3)                 2     1   0   0   2   2   0   9
Valverde SV(39)               1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Totals                       11    15   7   7   8   7   4  52

Byrdak faced 3 batters in the 6th inning

Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zambrano                      5     5   3   3   3   3   0  23
Howry                         0     4   4   4   1   0   0   5
Wuertz                        1     0   0   0   1   0   0   3
Guzman                        1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Marmol                        2     0   0   0   0   2   0   7
Wood L(4-3)                   2     2   2   2   1   4   1  10
Totals                       11    12   9   9   7   9   1  53

Howry faced 5 batters in the 6th inning

Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - Jim Reynolds, 2B - Tim Timmons, 3B - Gary Cederstrom
Time of Game: 4:17   Attendance: 39846


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Chicago Cubs             
1. Bourn               cf        Soriano             lf
2. Wigginton           lf        Fontenot            2b
3. Tejada              ss        Lee                 1b
4. Berkman             1b        Ramirez             3b
5. Blum                3b        DeRosa              rf
6. Pence               rf        Edmonds             cf
7. Newhan              2b        Soto                c
8. Quintero            c         Theriot             ss
9. Backe               p         Zambrano            p

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn flied to center; Wigginton struck out; Tejada
popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Soriano homered; Fontenot popped to shortstop; Lee
singled to left; Ramirez doubled to left [Lee to third]; DeRosa
walked; Edmonds grounded into a double play (pitcher to catcher
to first) [Lee out at home]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Cubs 1.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman grounded out (first unassisted); Blum
walked; Pence doubled to pitcher [Blum to third]; Newhan
grounded out (second to first) [Blum scored, Pence to third];
Quintero grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: Soto singled to left; Theriot forced Soto (shortstop
to second); Zambrano grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Theriot out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe grounded out (shortstop to first); Bourn was
called out on strikes; Wigginton popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Soriano grounded out (shortstop to first); Fontenot
struck out; Lee walked; Ramirez flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Tejada doubled to left; Berkman popped to shortstop;
Blum popped to second; Pence singled to shortstop [Tejada to
third]; Newhan forced Pence (second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: DeRosa homered; Edmonds flied to center; Soto homered;
Theriot singled to center; Zambrano grounded out (first
unassisted) [Theriot to second]; Soriano struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 5TH: Quintero doubled to center; Backe out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Quintero to third]; Bourn walked;
Bourn stole second; Wigginton walked; Tejada singled to right
[Quintero scored, Bourn scored, Wigginton to third]; Berkman
struck out; Blum grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 3.

CUBS 5TH: Fontenot singled to center; Lee singled to left
[Fontenot to second]; Ramirez flied to right [Fontenot to
third]; NIEVE REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); DeRosa grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Lee out at second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Cubs 3.

ASTROS 6TH: HOWRY REPLACED ZAMBRANO (PITCHING); Pence tripled to
center; the ball and Cubs center fielder Jim Edmonds both hit
the ivy-covered wall, with the ball dropping to the ground; a
second ball came out of the ivy and fell to the ground; this was
likely a batting practice ball that got stuck in the ivy;
Edmonds threw the game ball into the infield and then retrieved
the second ball and tossed it into the stands; Newhan
singled to right [Pence scored]; Quintero singled to shortstop
[Newhan to second]; ABERCROMBIE BATTED FOR NIEVE; Abercrombie
walked [Newhan to third, Quintero to second]; Bourn singled to
center [Newhan scored, Quintero scored, Abercrombie to second];
WUERTZ REPLACED HOWRY (PITCHING); Wigginton walked [Abercrombie
to third, Bourn to second]; Tejada grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Abercrombie scored (no RBI),
Bourn to third, Wigginton out at second]; Berkman grounded out
(first to pitcher); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 3.

CUBS 6TH: BYRDAK REPLACED ABERCROMBIE (PITCHING); Edmonds
walked; Soto doubled to right [Edmonds to third]; Theriot
doubled to right [Edmonds scored, Soto scored]; JOHNSON BATTED
FOR WUERTZ; SAMPSON REPLACED BYRDAK (PITCHING); Johnson grounded
out (third to first); Soriano grounded out (third to first)
[Theriot to third]; Fontenot singled to center [Theriot scored];
Lee forced Fontenot (shortstop to second); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Astros 7, Cubs 6.

ASTROS 7TH: GUZMAN REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Blum grounded
out (first unassisted); Pence flied to right; Newhan singled to
center; Quintero walked [Newhan to second]; ERSTAD BATTED FOR
SAMPSON; Erstad grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 6.

CUBS 7TH: BROCAIL REPLACED ERSTAD (PITCHING); Ramirez flied to
right; DeRosa flied to right; Edmonds homered; Soto grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 8TH: MARMOL REPLACED EDMONDS (PITCHING); FUKUDOME
REPLACED GUZMAN (PLAYING CF); Bourn popped to third; Wigginton
was called out on strikes; Tejada popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 7.

CUBS 8TH: Theriot struck out; Fukudome walked; Soriano walked
[Fukudome to second]; Fontenot walked [Fukudome to third,
Soriano to second]; Lee grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Fontenot out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Astros 7, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Berkman flied to right; Blum popped to first; Pence
reached on an error by Ramirez; Newhan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 7.

CUBS 9TH: WRIGHT REPLACED NEWHAN (PITCHING); CASTILLO REPLACED
BROCAIL (PLAYING 2B); Ramirez walked; On a bunt DeRosa forced
Ramirez (pitcher to shortstop); MCGEHEE BATTED FOR MARMOL;
McGehee struck out; Debut game for Casey McGehee; Soto
flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 10TH: WOOD REPLACED MCGEHEE (PITCHING); Quintero reached
on an error by Ramirez; Castillo struck out; Bourn struck out;
Wigginton forced Quintero (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cubs 7.

CUBS 10TH: Theriot walked; Fukudome singled to left [Theriot to
second]; Soriano flied to center; BLANCO BATTED FOR FONTENOT;
Blanco flied to center; Lee struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 7, Cubs 7.

ASTROS 11TH: CEDENO REPLACED BLANCO (PLAYING 2B); Tejada
grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman walked; Blum homered
[Berkman scored]; Pence singled to third [Pence to second (error
by Ramirez)]; LORETTA BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Loretta was called out
on strikes; Quintero was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 9, Cubs 7.

CUBS 11TH: VALVERDE REPLACED LORETTA (PITCHING); Ramirez struck
out; DeRosa singled to left; WARD BATTED FOR WOOD; Ward flied to
left; Soto struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 9, Cubs 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           9  12   0   11
 Cubs             7  15   3   12


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