Chicago Cubs 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 1
Played on Monday, April 6, 2009 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    1  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   4  9  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
Soriano lf                    5   1   2   1       0   0       2   0
Fukudome cf                   4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Gregg p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Lee 1b                        4   0   0   0       0   1       9   2
Bradley rf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       2   1
Ramirez 3b                    4   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Fontenot 2b                   4   2   3   0       0   0       3   2
Soto c                        4   0   1   0       0   1       6   1
Theriot ss                    2   0   1   1       1   0       2   5
Zambrano p                    3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Heilman p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Cotts p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Marmol p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hoffpauir ph                1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Gathright cf                0   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Totals                       34   4   9   4       2   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Bradley-Lee-Theriot, Theriot-Fontenot-Lee.

BATTING - 
2B: Fontenot (1,off Oswalt).
HR: Soriano (1,1st inning off Oswalt 0 on 0 out); Ramirez (1,2nd inning off
Oswalt 0 on 0 out).
SF: Theriot (1,off Oswalt).
GDP: Fukudome (1,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Matsui 2b                     3   0   1   0       1   1       3   5
I. Rodriguez c                4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Berkman 1b                    2   0   1   0       2   0      12   1
Lee lf                        4   0   0   0       0   0       2   0
Tejada ss                     4   2   3   0       0   1       1   3
Blum 3b                       3   0   1   0       1   0       0   4
Pence rf                      3   0   0   1       0   1       2   0
Bourn cf                      4   0   2   1       0   1       1   0
Oswalt p                      1   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Erstad ph                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Michaels ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Geary p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Smith ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   2   8   2       4   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Matsui-Tejada-Berkman.

BATTING - 
SH: Oswalt (1,off Zambrano).
SF: Pence (1,off Gregg).
GDP: Pence (1,off Heilman).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Tejada (1,2nd base by Zambrano/Soto).

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Zambrano W(1-0)               6     5   1   1   3   6   0  24
Heilman                       0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   2
Cotts                         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Marmol                        1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4
Gregg SV(1)                   1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5
Totals                        9     8   2   2   4   6   0  36

Zambrano faced 2 batters in the 7th inning

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt L(0-1)                 7     7   3   3   1   2   2  28
Geary                         2     2   1   1   1   2   0   9
Totals                        9     9   4   4   2   4   2  37

WP: Geary (1).

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Bill Miller, 3B - Brian Knight
Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 43827


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Soriano             lf        Matsui              2b
2. Fukudome            cf        I. Rodriguez        c
3. Lee                 1b        Berkman             1b
4. Bradley             rf        Lee                 lf
5. Ramirez             3b        Tejada              ss
6. Fontenot            2b        Blum                3b
7. Soto                c         Pence               rf
8. Theriot             ss        Bourn               cf
9. Zambrano            p         Oswalt              p

CUBS 1ST: Soriano homered; Fukudome grounded out (second to
first); Lee grounded out (third to first); Bradley grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Matsui walked; I. Rodriguez flied to right; Berkman
singled to right [Matsui to second]; Lee flied into a double
play to right [Matsui out at second (right to first to
shortstop)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 1, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Ramirez homered; Fontenot singled to right; Soto
singled to left [Fontenot to second]; Theriot grounded out
(first unassisted) [Fontenot to third, Soto to second]; Zambrano
grounded out (second to first); Soriano grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Tejada singled to left; Tejada was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Blum flied to left; Pence
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Fukudome was called out on strikes; Lee flied to left;
Bradley walked; Ramirez flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Bourn singled to left; Oswalt out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Bourn to second]; Matsui singled to
center [Bourn to third]; I. Rodriguez struck out; Berkman
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 2,
Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Fontenot doubled to left; Soto grounded out (first to
pitcher) [Fontenot to third]; Theriot out on a sacrifice fly to
right [Fontenot scored]; Zambrano grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Lee popped to first; Tejada struck out; Blum flied
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

CUBS 5TH: Soriano singled to left; Fukudome grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Soriano out at
second]; Lee popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Pence was called out on strikes; Bourn was called
out on strikes; Oswalt grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

CUBS 6TH: Bradley popped to catcher; Ramirez popped to first;
Fontenot grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Matsui struck out; I. Rodriguez struck out; Berkman
walked; Lee forced Berkman (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

CUBS 7TH: Soto grounded out (third to first); Theriot singled to
right; Zambrano struck out; Soriano forced Theriot (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Tejada singled to center; Blum walked [Tejada to
second]; HEILMAN REPLACED ZAMBRANO (PITCHING); Pence grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Tejada to
third, Blum out at second]; Bourn singled to pitcher [Tejada
scored]; ERSTAD BATTED FOR OSWALT; COTTS REPLACED HEILMAN
(PITCHING); MICHAELS BATTED FOR ERSTAD; Michaels grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

CUBS 8TH: GEARY REPLACED MICHAELS (PITCHING); Fukudome flied to
left; Lee struck out; Bradley popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: MARMOL REPLACED COTTS (PITCHING); Matsui grounded
out (shortstop to first); I. Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop
to first); Berkman walked; Lee popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 3, Astros 1.

CUBS 9TH: Ramirez grounded out (shortstop to first); Fontenot
singled to left; Geary threw a wild pitch [Fontenot to second];
Soto was called out on strikes; Theriot walked; HOFFPAUIR BATTED
FOR MARMOL; Hoffpauir singled to right [Fontenot scored, Theriot
to third]; Soriano flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs
4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: GREGG REPLACED FUKUDOME (PITCHING); GATHRIGHT
REPLACED HOFFPAUIR (PLAYING CF); Tejada singled to center; Blum
singled to right [Tejada to third]; Pence out on a sacrifice fly
to center [Tejada scored]; Bourn flied to center; SMITH BATTED
FOR GEARY; Smith grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             4   9   0    6
 Astros           2   8   0    7


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