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Cubs 12, Astros 3
Kevin Hart was traded to the Pirates after his start Thursday. (John Smierciak/AP)
The Cubs erupted for 12 runs for the second consecutive afternoon, thanks in large part to contributions from the top two hitters in the order, as leadoff man Kosuke Fukudome and No. 2 hitter Ryan Theriot each drove home four runs.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (51-51)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 12, Houston 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (54-46)
Won 2
July 30, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 2
Chi Cubs
0 4 5 0 1 0 2 0 X   12 13 0
Standings thru 7/30/09  |  Recap: HOU | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Cubs stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 .287
Matsui, K, 2B 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 .253
Tejada, M, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .327
Lee, Ca, LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .307
  b-Kata, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Blum, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .273
Pence, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .294
Keppinger, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273
Quintero, C 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .222
Ortiz, Ru, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .179
  Byrdak, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  a-Michaels, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .198
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Brocail, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Coste, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .246
Totals 31 3 7 3 4 8 13  

a-Struck out for Byrdak in the 6th. b-Flied out for Lee, Ca in the 8th. c-Walked for Brocail in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bourn (18, Hart, K).
HR: Lee, Ca (17, 2nd inning off Hart, K, 0 on, 0 out), Matsui, K (4, 3rd inning off Hart, K, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Blum 2; Tejada, M; Lee, Ca 4; Bourn 2; Pence; Matsui, K 4.
RBI: Lee, Ca (63), Matsui, K 2 (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels.
SAC: Keppinger.
GIDP: Ortiz, Ru, Tejada, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Matsui, K 2 (4, fielding, fielding).
DP: (Quintero-Matsui, K-Quintero).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fukudome, CF 3 2 3 4 2 0 0 .274
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 4 0 1 2 .292
  Atkins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 6 .287
  b-Hoffpauir, M, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Fox, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 1 .313
Bradley, RF 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 .250
Soriano, A, LF 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 .254
Fontenot, 2B 5 2 2 1 0 1 4 .231
Hill, K, C 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 .209
Hart, K, P 3 1 1 0 0 1 5 .222
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  a-Blanco, PH-SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .233
Totals 36 12 13 12 6 10 21  

a-Singled for Marshall, S in the 7th. b-Flied out for Lee, D in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (22, Ortiz, Ru), Theriot (19, Ortiz, Ru), Fukudome (22, Ortiz, Ru), Fontenot (14, Byrdak).
3B: Fontenot (2, Ortiz, Ru), Fukudome (5, Sampson).
HR: Fox (6, 3rd inning off Ortiz, Ru, 0 on, 0 out), Bradley (8, 3rd inning off Ortiz, Ru, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Theriot 2; Fox 4; Hart, K; Blanco; Fontenot 5; Bradley 4; Fukudome 6; Hill, K; Soriano, A 3.
RBI: Fukudome 4 (35), Theriot 4 (41), Fox (24), Bradley (26), Fontenot (32), Hill, K (12).
2-out RBI: Fukudome 2; Theriot 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee, D 2; Hill, K.
SF: Hill, K; Theriot.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Fukudome (8, home by Byrdak/Quintero).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Theriot-Fontenot-Lee, D 2).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ortiz, Ru (L, 3-6) 2.1 9 9 9 3 3 2 5.57
Byrdak 2.2 2 1 1 1 3 0 3.22
Sampson 2.0 2 2 2 1 2 0 3.73
Brocail 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5.87
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hart, K (W, 3-1) 6.0 6 3 3 2 4 2 2.60
Marshall, S 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.68
Atkins 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Gregg 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.35

Game Scores: Ortiz, Ru , Hart, K .
WP: Sampson.
IBB: Hill, K (by Ortiz, Ru).
HBP: Pence (by Hart, K), Quintero (by Hart, K).
Pitches-strikes: Ortiz, Ru 68-36, Byrdak 42-26, Sampson 41-24, Brocail 19-11, Hart, K 102-65, Marshall, S 13-8, Atkins 13-10, Gregg 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ortiz, Ru 0-1, Byrdak 4-1, Sampson 3-2, Brocail 1-0, Hart, K 4-8, Marshall, S 1-0, Atkins 1-2, Gregg 0-0.
Batters faced: Ortiz, Ru 19, Byrdak 11, Sampson 10, Brocail 4, Hart, K 27, Marshall, S 3, Atkins 4, Gregg 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Byrdak 1-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 41,524.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
July 30, 2009
July 30, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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