Chicago Cubs 6, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 28
Played on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 (N) at Minute Maid Park

CHI N    4  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  0  -   6  8  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  2  0  -   3  8  1
Chicago Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Soriano lf                    5   1   1   0       0   3       0   0
Theriot ss                    5   0   0   0       0   1       2   4
Bradley rf                    5   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
  Gregg p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ramirez 3b                    4   1   2   1       1   0       1   2
Soto c                        3   1   0   0       1   1       6   0
Johnson cf,rf                 3   2   1   3       1   1       1   0
Hoffpauir 1b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       8   1
Miles 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       5   4
Harden p                      4   0   1   0       0   2       0   0
  Marmol p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gathright cf                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6   8   4       4   9      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Theriot-Miles-Hoffpauir.

BATTING - 
2B: Miles (4,off Hampton); Hoffpauir (3,off Hampton).
3B: Johnson (1,off Hampton).
HR: Ramirez (4,7th inning off Arias 0 on 1 out).
GDP: Soto (7,off Hampton).
Team LOB: 7.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Matsui 2b                     5   0   2   0       0   1       3   3
Bourn cf                      4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
Berkman 1b                    3   1   1   2       1   0      11   1
Lee lf                        3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Tejada ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   5
Pence rf                      4   1   2   0       0   0       1   0
Blum 3b                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   1
I. Rodriguez c                4   0   0   0       0   0       8   1
Hampton p                     2   0   1   1       0   1       1   1
  Arias p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Fulchino p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Michaels ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Totals                       34   3   8   3       3   5      27  12

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Tejada-Matsui-Berkman.
E: Blum (1).
PB: I. Rodriguez 2 (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Pence (6,off Harden).
HR: Berkman (7,8th inning off Harden 1 on 0 out).
GDP: I. Rodriguez (7,off Harden).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Chicago Cubs                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Harden W(3-1)                 7     8   3   3   3   4   1  31
Marmol                        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Gregg SV(5)                   1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   3   3   3   5   1  37

Harden faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Harden (1).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hampton L(1-3)                5.1   7   5   3   4   4   0  27
Arias                         1.2   1   1   1   0   3   1   7
Wright                        1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3
Fulchino                      1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Totals                        9     8   6   4   4   9   1  40

WP: Arias (1).

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Adrian Johnson, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - John Hirschbeck
Time of Game: 2:49   Attendance: 29415


Starting Lineups:

   Chicago Cubs                  Houston Astros           
1. Soriano             lf        Matsui              2b
2. Theriot             ss        Bourn               cf
3. Bradley             rf        Berkman             1b
4. Ramirez             3b        Lee                 lf
5. Soto                c         Tejada              ss
6. Johnson             cf        Pence               rf
7. Hoffpauir           1b        Blum                3b
8. Miles               2b        I. Rodriguez        c
9. Harden              p         Hampton             p

CUBS 1ST: Soriano singled to left; Theriot flied to left;
Bradley singled to left [Soriano to second]; Ramirez flied to
center; Soto walked [Soriano to third, Bradley to second];
Johnson tripled to center [Soriano scored, Bradley scored, Soto
scored]; I. Rodriguez allowed a passed ball [Johnson scored
(unearned)]; Hoffpauir struck out; 4 R (3 ER), 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Cubs 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Matsui singled to pitcher; Bourn struck out; Berkman
forced Matsui (second to shortstop) [Berkman to first]; Lee
forced Berkman (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cubs 4, Astros 0.

CUBS 2ND: Miles doubled to left; On a bunt Harden reached on a
fielder's choice [Miles stayed at second (error by Blum; assist
by I. Rodriguez)]; Soriano popped to second; Theriot flied to
right; Bradley popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Tejada grounded out (second to first); Pence doubled
to right; Blum grounded out (first unassisted) [Pence to third];
I. Rodriguez flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 0.

CUBS 3RD: Ramirez walked; Soto grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Ramirez out at second]; Johnson
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Hampton struck out; Matsui singled to left; Bourn
lined to second; Berkman walked [Matsui to second]; Harden threw
a wild pitch [Matsui to third, Berkman to second]; Lee walked;
Tejada popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 0.

CUBS 4TH: Hoffpauir grounded out (first to pitcher); Miles
grounded out (pitcher to first); Harden singled to right;
Soriano struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Pence singled to third; Blum walked [Pence to
second]; I. Rodriguez grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Pence to third, Blum out at second]; Hampton
singled to left [Pence scored]; Matsui struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 1.

CUBS 5TH: Theriot grounded out (shortstop to first); Bradley
grounded out (third to first); Ramirez singled to center; Soto
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Bourn flied to right; Berkman grounded out (second
to first); Lee flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 4,
Astros 1.

CUBS 6TH: Johnson walked; Hoffpauir doubled to right [Johnson to
third]; Miles walked; I. Rodriguez allowed a passed ball
[Johnson scored (unearned), Hoffpauir to third, Miles to
second]; Harden was called out on strikes; ARIAS REPLACED
HAMPTON (PITCHING); Soriano struck out; Theriot struck out; 1 R
(0 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Tejada lined to right; Pence popped to first; Blum
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 5, Astros 1.

CUBS 7TH: Bradley grounded out (second to first); Ramirez
homered; Soto grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson struck
out but advanced to first on a wild pitch; Hoffpauir grounded
out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: I. Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first);
ERSTAD BATTED FOR ARIAS; Erstad flied to right; Matsui popped to
catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

CUBS 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED ERSTAD (PITCHING); Miles grounded out
(shortstop to first); Harden struck out; Soriano struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: Bourn singled to right; Berkman homered [Bourn
scored]; Lee singled to right; MARMOL REPLACED HARDEN
(PITCHING); Tejada forced Lee (first to shortstop); Pence forced
Tejada (third to second); Blum popped to third; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 3.

CUBS 9TH: FULCHINO REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); Theriot flied to
center; Bradley grounded out (first unassisted); Ramirez
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs
6, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: GREGG REPLACED BRADLEY (PITCHING); JOHNSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); GATHRIGHT REPLACED MARMOL (PLAYING CF);
I. Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); MICHAELS BATTED FOR
FULCHINO; Michaels struck out; Matsui grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cubs 6, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cubs             6   8   0    7
 Astros           3   8   1    7


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