Chi Cubs 9, Houston 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi Cubs 3 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 13 0
Houston 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
WP: G. Rusch (6-1)
LP: P. Munro (2-5)
 Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Chi Cubs
-M. Alou homered to deep left, N. Garciaparra scored
-S. Sosa homered to deep right center
Bot 1st: Houston
-M. Ensberg doubled to left, C. Biggio and C. Beltran scored, J. Bagwell to third
Top 3rd: Chi Cubs
-N. Garciaparra homered to deep left, D. Lee scored
Top 4th: Chi Cubs
-M. Grudzielanek homered to deep left center
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Patterson cf 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 .281
D. Lee 1b 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .296
    R. Martinez ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
N. Garciaparra ss 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 .324
    R. Dempster p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    K. Farnsworth p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Alou lf 5 1 1 2 0 0 3 .272
S. Sosa rf 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .257
A. Ramirez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312
    J. Macias 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
M. Grudzielanek 2b 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 .306
M. Barrett c 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .290
G. Rusch p 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .129
    T. Walker 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
 Totals 38 9 13 9 3 3 12  
 Batting
2B - D Lee (34, C Harville).
HR - M Alou (28, 1st inning off P Munro 1 on, 2 Out), S Sosa (28, 1st inning off P Munro 0 on, 2 Out), N Garciaparra (3, 3rd inning off P Munro 1 on, 0 Out), M Grudzielanek 2 (4, 4th inning off P Munro 0 on, 0 Out, 6th inning off C Harville 0 on, 1 Out), C Patterson (17, 6th inning off C Harville 1 on, 2 Out).
S - G Rusch 2.
RBI - M Alou 2 (71), S Sosa (59), N Garciaparra 2 (11), M Grudzielanek 2 (15), C Patterson 2 (54).
2-out RBI - M Alou 2, S Sosa, C Patterson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Sosa 1, M Alou 1, G Rusch 1, D Lee 1, C Patterson 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio lf 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .285
C. Beltran cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .269
L. Berkman rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .306
J. Kent 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .282
J. Bagwell 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .255
M. Ensberg 3b 3 0 2 2 1 0 1 .272
J. Vizcaino ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 6 .276
B. Ausmus c 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .243
P. Munro p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
    J. Lane ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .218
    C. Harville p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    K. Bullinger p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    E. Bruntlett ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Lamb ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
 Totals 32 2 6 2 5 4 20  
 Batting
2B - C Beltran (12, G Rusch); M Ensberg (17, G Rusch); J Bagwell (21, G Rusch).
RBI - M Ensberg 2 (52).
2-out RBI - M Ensberg 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Lane 1, J Vizcaino 5.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
CS - L Berkman (6, 2nd base by G Rusch/M Barrett).
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Rusch (W, 6-1) 7.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 3.94
R. Dempster 1.0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1.80
K. Farnsworth 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.09
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
P. Munro (L, 2-5) 4.0 8 6 6 0 1 4 4.79
C. Harville 2.0 3 3 3 2 2 2 6.05
K. Bullinger 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.56
C. Qualls 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.56
WP - R Dempster.
HBP - N Garciaparra (by C Qualls).
Pitches-strikes - G Rusch 104-61; R Dempster 34-17; K Farnsworth 9-6; P Munro 62-40; C Harville 47-31; K Bullinger 17-13; C Qualls 33-20.
Ground balls-fly balls - G Rusch 8-10; R Dempster 0-1; K Farnsworth 0-3; P Munro 5-6; C Harville 2-2; K Bullinger 3-0; C Qualls 5-1.
Batters faced - G Rusch 28; R Dempster 6; K Farnsworth 3; P Munro 20; C Harville 11; K Bullinger 5; C Qualls 8.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mark Carlson. 1B--Brian Runge. 2B--Bill Hohn. 3B--Gary Darling.
Time: 2:36.
Attendance: 41,071.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
THE HOME RUNS BY CHICAGO'S MOISES ALOU AND SAMMY SOSA IN THE FIRST INNING WERE BACK-TO-BACK.

Updated on Saturday, Aug 21, 2004 1:13 am ET

 
 Top Performers
 Chi Cubs
M. Grudzielanek M. Grudzielanek
4-5, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Houston
M. Ensberg M. Ensberg
2-3
2 RBI