Aaron Boone runs out his fly ball to left field in his first at-bat. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
By Andrew Simon / MLB.com
Aaron Boone went 0-for-3 and made a sparkling play at first base in his '09 debut after having open-heart surgery in March, but the Astros were unable to post a win in his return. Felipe Paulino fanned seven and limited the Cubs to two runs, but the bats couldn't solve Ted Lilly.
BATTING 2B: Blanco, A (6, Paulino, F). HR: Lee, D (27, 4th inning off Paulino, F, 1 on, 0 out). TB:
Fukudome; Blanco, A 2; Lee, D 4; Lilly. RBI: Lee, D 2 (90). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out:
Bradley; Fox. SAC: Blanco, A. Team RISP: 1-for-4. Team LOB: 4.
Lilly (1, 2nd base by Paulino, F/Quintero).
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