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Boone makes debut
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Cubs 2, Astros 0
Aaron Boone runs out his fly ball to left field in his first at-bat. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (63-70)
Lost 2
Chi Cubs 2, Houston 0   CHC
Chi Cubs (67-64)
Won 2
September 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X   2 4 0
Standings thru 9/2/09  |  Recap: HOU | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Cubs stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Matsui, K, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .243
Keppinger, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .258
  b-Bourn, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Pence, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .281
Lee, Ca, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .307
  1-Maysonet, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295
Tejada, M, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .298
Michaels, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .233
  c-Blum, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .261
Boone, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Quintero, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .238
Paulino, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .056
  Byrdak, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Berkman, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .272
  Hawkins, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 0 5 0 1 5 13  

a-Struck out for Byrdak in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Keppinger in the 9th. c-Popped out for Michaels in the 9th.
1-Ran for Lee, Ca in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (20, Lilly), Quintero (7, Lilly).
TB: Lee, Ca 2; Quintero 2; Pence 2; Matsui, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels; Matsui, K; Blum.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Fukudome, CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .274
Blanco, SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .240
Lee, D, 1B 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 .294
Bradley, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .266
Fox, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .281
  Fuld, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Fontenot, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .225
Baker, Je, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
Hill, K, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .244
Lilly, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .082
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 26 2 4 2 3 9 8  

BATTING
2B: Blanco (6, Paulino).
HR: Lee, D (27, 4th inning off Paulino, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Blanco 2; Fukudome; Lilly; Lee, D 4.
RBI: Lee, D 2 (90).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley; Fox.
SAC: Blanco.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lilly (1, 2nd base by Paulino/Quintero).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Paulino (L, 2-7) 6.0 4 2 2 2 7 1 6.62
Byrdak 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.94
Hawkins 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.05
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly (W, 10-8) 8.0 4 0 0 0 5 0 3.17
Marmol (S, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.47

Game Scores: Paulino , Lilly .
IBB: Lee, D (by Paulino).
Pitches-strikes: Paulino 99-61, Byrdak 16-8, Hawkins 14-8, Lilly 105-69, Marmol 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Paulino 6-4, Byrdak 2-0, Hawkins 1-0, Lilly 6-7, Marmol 1-1.
Batters faced: Paulino 23, Byrdak 4, Hawkins 3, Lilly 28, Marmol 5.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 66 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:14.
Att: 39,192.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
September 2, 2009
September 2, 2009

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