Chi Cubs 8, Houston 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 10 0
Chi Cubs 0 0 5 2 0 0 1 0 X 8 13 0
WP: M. Prior (4-3)
LP: B. Backe (1-2)
 Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
-J. Bagwell homered to deep right, C. Biggio scored
Bot 3rd: Chi Cubs
-M. Alou hit sacrifice fly to deep center, M. Prior scored, D. Lee to third
-S. Sosa homered to deep right, D. Lee and N. Garciaparra scored
-A. Ramirez homered to deep center
Bot 4th: Chi Cubs
-C. Patterson singled to right, M. Barrett scored, M. Prior to second
-N. Garciaparra singled to center, M. Prior scored
Top 7th: Houston
-C. Beltran homered to deep right
Bot 7th: Chi Cubs
-A. Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to center, M. Alou scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio lf 5 1 1 0 0 2 6 .285
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Beltran cf 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .265
J. Bagwell 1b 3 1 2 2 2 0 1 .255
L. Berkman rf 5 0 1 0 0 3 3 .307
J. Kent 2b 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .282
M. Ensberg 3b 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .271
J. Vizcaino ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .289
B. Ausmus c 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .245
B. Backe p 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
    C. Harville p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231
    K. Bullinger p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane ph-lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .235
 Totals 35 3 10 3 5 11 26  
 Batting
2B - C Biggio (36, M Prior); J Vizcaino 2 (15, M Prior 2); J Bagwell (23, M Prior).
HR - J Bagwell (19, 1st inning off M Prior 1 on, 1 Out), C Beltran (18, 7th inning off J Leicester 0 on, 0 Out).
S - C Beltran , B Backe.
RBI - J Bagwell 2 (58), C Beltran (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Biggio 4, J Kent 2, C Beltran 1, M Ensberg 1.
Team LOB - 12.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Ensberg-J Kent-J Bagwell).
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Patterson cf 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 .293
D. Lee 1b 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .295
N. Garciaparra ss 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .319
M. Alou lf 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 .281
S. Sosa rf 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 .258
A. Ramirez 3b 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 .314
T. Walker 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .275
    M. Remlinger p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    K. Farnsworth p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Barrett c 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .299
M. Prior p 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .190
    T. Goodwin ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .214
    J. Leicester p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Grudzielanek 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302
 Totals 34 8 13 8 3 5 16  
 Batting
2B - M Barrett (24, B Backe); M Alou (26, K Bullinger).
HR - S Sosa (29, 3rd inning off B Backe 2 on, 2 Out), A Ramirez (27, 3rd inning off B Backe 0 on, 2 Out).
SF - M Alou , A Ramirez.
RBI - M Alou (83), S Sosa 3 (63), A Ramirez 2 (84), C Patterson (58), N Garciaparra (12).
2-out RBI - S Sosa 3, A Ramirez, N Garciaparra.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Garciaparra 2, S Sosa 1.
GIDP - D Lee.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - T Goodwin (4, 2nd base off K Bullinger/B Ausmus).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Backe (L, 1-2) 3.0 9 7 7 1 4 2 5.62
C. Harville 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.60
K. Bullinger 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.86
M. Gallo 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.18
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Prior (W, 4-3) 6.0 7 2 2 3 8 1 4.60
J. Leicester 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 3.00
M. Remlinger 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.92
K. Farnsworth 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.26
IBB - D Lee (by M Gallo).
Pitches-strikes - B Backe 69-44; C Harville 18-11; K Bullinger 18-13; M Gallo 16-7; M Prior 116-75; J Leicester 27-15; M Remlinger 18-10; K Farnsworth 26-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Backe 1-4; C Harville 4-1; K Bullinger 2-4; M Gallo 1-2; M Prior 4-6; J Leicester 0-1; M Remlinger 1-2; K Farnsworth 1-1.
Batters faced - B Backe 19; C Harville 7; K Bullinger 8; M Gallo 5; M Prior 28; J Leicester 5; M Remlinger 5; K Farnsworth 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mark Wegner. 1B--Mike Everitt. 2B--Larry Young. 3B--Angel Hernandez.
Time: 3:04.
Attendance: 38,216.
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, out to center.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUNS BY CHICAGO'S SAMMY SOSA AND ARAMIS RAMIREZ IN THE THIRD INNING WERE BACK-TO-BACK.

Updated on Thursday, Aug 26, 2004 11:23 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Houston
J. Bagwell J. Bagwell
2-3, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Chi Cubs
A. Ramirez A. Ramirez
2-3, 1 HR
2 RBI