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Tuesday, September 2, 2008:
Astros 9, Cubs 7
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF5112121.221
Wigginton, LF4000221.296
Tejada, M, SS6022002.283
Berkman, 1B5100114.334
Blum, 3B5212103.239
Pence, RF6140000.270
Newhan, 2B5122014.260
Wright, W, P0000000.000
c-Loretta, PH1000011.265
Valverde, P0000000.000
Quintero, C5220112.238
Backe, P1000000.283
Nieve, P0000000.000
a-Abercrombie, PH0100100.200
Byrdak, P0000000.167
Sampson, P0000000.136
b-Erstad, PH1000002.286
Brocail, P0000000.000
Castillo, Jo, 2B1000011.239
Totals4591287921.264
a-Walked for Nieve in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Sampson in the 7th. c-Struck out for Wright, W in the 11th.
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, A, LF5111114.287
Fontenot, 2B4021110.295
c-Blanco, H, PH1000002.282
Cedeno, R, 2B0000000.272
Lee, D, 1B5020116.292
Ramirez, Ar, 3B5010113.278
DeRosa, RF5121103.292
Edmonds, CF3211103.232
Marmol, P0000000.000
b-McGehee, PH1000011.000
Wood, K, P0000000.000
d-Ward, PH1000001.229
Soto, G, C6231012.294
Theriot, SS4122111.313
Zambrano, P2000002.355
Howry, P0000000.000
Wuertz, P0000000.000
a-Johnson, R, PH1000001.307
Guzman, A, P0000000.000
Fukudome, CF1010100.265
Totals4471578729.281
a-Grounded out for Wuertz in the 6th. b-Struck out for Marmol in the 9th. c-Flied out for Fontenot in the 10th. d-Flied out for Wood, K in the 11th.
BATTING
2B: Pence (29, Zambrano), Tejada, M (32, Zambrano), Quintero (5, Zambrano).
3B: Pence (4, Howry).
HR: Blum (14, 11th inning off Wood, K, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Blum 4; Tejada, M 3; Quintero 3; Bourn; Pence 7; Newhan 2.
RBI: Newhan 2 (8), Tejada, M 2 (57), Bourn 2 (24), Blum 2 (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Quintero 2; Newhan; Blum; Berkman; Erstad.
SAC: Backe.
GIDP: Tejada, M.
Team RISP: 4-for-16.
Team LOB: 11.

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

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Backe-Quintero-Berkman, Tejada, M-Newhan-Berkman 2, Blum-Newhan-Berkman).

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, Ar (37, Backe), Soto, G (32, Byrdak), Theriot (19, Byrdak).
HR: Soriano, A (24, 1st inning off Backe, 0 on, 0 out), DeRosa (19, 4th inning off Backe, 0 on, 0 out), Soto, G (21, 4th inning off Backe, 0 on, 1 out), Edmonds (17, 7th inning off Brocail, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 2; DeRosa 5; Soto, G 7; Theriot 3; Fontenot 2; Fukudome; Lee, D 2; Soriano, A 4; Edmonds 4.
RBI: Soriano, A (64), DeRosa (80), Soto, G (80), Theriot 2 (36), Fontenot (34), Edmonds (50).
2-out RBI: Fontenot; Edmonds.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano, A; Lee, D.
GIDP: Edmonds, Zambrano, DeRosa, Lee, D.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, Ar 3 (16, fielding, fielding, throw).
DP: (Theriot-Fontenot-Lee, D).

HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe4.19332235.44
Nieve0.200000014.73
Byrdak0.02331004.35
Sampson(H, 10)1.01000004.10
Brocail(BS, 3)2.01113114.38
Wright, W(W, 4-3)2.01002204.78
Valverde(S, 39)1.01000203.66
Totals11.015778744.43
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano5.05333303.58
Howry0.04441005.63
Wuertz1.00001003.35
Guzman, A1.01001000.00
Marmol2.00000202.58
Wood, K(L, 4-3)2.02221412.81
Totals11.012997913.77
Byrdak pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.
Howry pitched to 5 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Backe 91-60, Nieve 2-1, Byrdak 13-8, Sampson 14-9, Brocail 33-14, Wright, W 30-16, Valverde 22-13, Zambrano 86-55, Howry 20-11, Wuertz 10-4, Guzman, A 15-7, Marmol 35-22, Wood, K 40-28.
Groundouts-flyouts: Backe 5-3, Nieve 1-0, Byrdak 0-0, Sampson 3-0, Brocail 2-2, Wright, W 1-3, Valverde 0-1, Zambrano 7-1, Howry 0-0, Wuertz 2-0, Guzman, A 2-1, Marmol 1-1, Wood, K 3-0.
Batters faced: Backe 22, Nieve 1, Byrdak 3, Sampson 4, Brocail 9, Wright, W 9, Valverde 4, Zambrano 23, Howry 5, Wuertz 3, Guzman, A 5, Marmol 7, Wood, K 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Nieve 2-0, Sampson 1-1, Wuertz 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 4:17.
Att: 39,846.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
September 2, 2008
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media