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Lilly, Lee lead
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Cubs 2, Astros 0
Derrek Lee follows through on his two-run homer in the fourth inning. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Ted Lilly mastered the Astros, tossing eight shutout innings and allowing just four hits, while Derrek Lee drilled a two-run home run, his 27th of the season and his 90th RBI, to lead the bats. Lilly also received some defensive gems in the field as the Cubs claimed the series.
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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

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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