Houston 15, Chi Cubs 7
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 6 15 17 1
Chi Cubs 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 7 9 0
WP: R. Oswalt (15-9)
LP: K. Wood (7-6)
 Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
-C. Beltran homered to deep right
-J. Kent singled to left, J. Bagwell scored, L. Berkman to second
-M. Ensberg doubled to deep right, L. Berkman and J. Kent scored
Bot 1st: Chi Cubs
-N. Garciaparra singled to deep left, C. Patterson scored, D. Lee to third
-M. Alou hit sacrifice fly to deep left, D. Lee scored
Top 3rd: Houston
-J. Bagwell homered to deep left
-L. Berkman homered to deep left
Bot 3rd: Chi Cubs
-D. Lee homered to deep center, K. Wood scored
Top 4th: Houston
-J. Bagwell singled to center, C. Biggio scored, C. Beltran to second
Top 5th: Houston
-J. Kent homered to deep left
Top 6th: Houston
-C. Biggio scored, C. Beltran to third, J. Bagwell to second on wild pitch
Bot 8th: Chi Cubs
-N. Garciaparra homered to deep left, D. Lee scored
Top 9th: Houston
-M. Lamb tripled to deep right, L. Berkman scored
-J. Vizcaino singled to right, M. Lamb scored
-J. Lane doubled to deep right center, J. Vizcaino scored, O. Palmeiro to third
-C. Beltran homered to deep right, O. Palmeiro and J. Lane scored
Bot 9th: Chi Cubs
-M. Barrett tripled to deep right, M. Grudzielanek scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio lf 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 .284
    J. Lane lf 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .241
C. Beltran cf 5 2 4 4 1 0 0 .271
J. Bagwell 1b 4 2 2 2 2 0 1 .257
    D. Weathers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
L. Berkman rf-1b 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 .310
J. Kent 2b 5 2 2 2 0 1 4 .283
    E. Bruntlett ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
M. Ensberg 3b 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 .272
    M. Lamb 3b 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .296
J. Vizcaino ss-2b 5 1 2 1 0 2 2 .291
R. Chavez c 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .180
R. Oswalt p 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143
    O. Palmeiro ph-rf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .239
 Totals 41 15 17 14 5 6 15  
 Batting
2B - M Ensberg (18, K Wood); C Biggio (37, K Wood); J Lane (9, K Farnsworth).
3B - M Lamb (3, K Farnsworth).
HR - C Beltran 2 (20, 1st inning off K Wood 0 on, 1 Out, 9th inning off K Farnsworth 2 on, 2 Out), J Bagwell (20, 3rd inning off K Wood 0 on, 0 Out), L Berkman (20, 3rd inning off K Wood 0 on, 0 Out), J Kent (17, 5th inning off K Wood 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - C Beltran 4 (44), J Kent 2 (77), M Ensberg 2 (56), J Bagwell 2 (60), L Berkman (77), M Lamb (41), J Vizcaino (24), J Lane (15).
2-out RBI - J Bagwell, J Lane, C Beltran 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Chavez 1, L Berkman 2.
GIDP - J Kent, J Bagwell.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - C Beltran 2 (19, 2nd base off K Mercker/M Barrett, 3rd base off K Wood/M Barrett), J Bagwell (3, 2nd base off K Wood/M Barrett), C Biggio (5, 3rd base off K Mercker/M Barrett).
 
 Fielding
E - M Ensberg (12, ground ball).
DP - 1 (J Vizcaino-J Kent-J Bagwell).
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Patterson cf 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .292
D. Lee 1b 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 .299
N. Garciaparra ss 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 .322
M. Alou lf 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .279
S. Sosa rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .255
A. Ramirez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .313
M. Grudzielanek 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .301
M. Barrett c 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .298
K. Wood p 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .182
    R. Dempster p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Goodwin ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .212
    K. Mercker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Leicester p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Macias ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
    K. Farnsworth p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Walker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274
 Totals 34 7 9 7 1 4 7  
 Batting
2B - K Wood (1, R Oswalt).
3B - M Barrett (6, D Weathers).
HR - D Lee (28, 3rd inning off R Oswalt 1 on, 1 Out), N Garciaparra (4, 8th inning off R Oswalt 1 on, 2 Out).
SF - M Alou.
RBI - N Garciaparra 3 (15), M Alou (84), D Lee 2 (82), M Barrett (57).
2-out RBI - N Garciaparra 2, M Barrett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Walker 1.
GIDP - M Alou.
Team LOB - 2.
 Base Running
CS - N Garciaparra (1, 2nd base by R Oswalt/R Chavez).
 
 Fielding
DP - 3 (A Ramirez-D Lee, N Garciaparra-M Grudzielanek-D Lee 2).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Oswalt (W, 15-9) 8.0 7 6 6 1 4 2 3.56
D. Weathers 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.52
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Wood (L, 7-6) 4.1 9 8 8 2 4 4 3.57
R. Dempster 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.35
K. Mercker 0.1 1 1 1 2 0 0 2.30
J. Leicester 2.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.73
K. Farnsworth 1.0 6 6 6 0 2 1 5.12
WP - K Mercker.
HBP - L Berkman (by K Wood); R Oswalt (by K Mercker).
Pitches-strikes - R Oswalt 99-67; D Weathers 11-9; K Wood 87-56; R Dempster 1-1; K Mercker 16-5; J Leicester 24-14; K Farnsworth 37-25.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Oswalt 9-10; D Weathers 3-0; K Wood 3-6; R Dempster 0-1; K Mercker 1-0; J Leicester 6-2; K Farnsworth 1-0.
Batters faced - R Oswalt 31; D Weathers 5; K Wood 25; R Dempster 1; K Mercker 5; J Leicester 8; K Farnsworth 9.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--C.B. Bucknor. 1B--Eric Cooper. 2B--Chuck Meriwether. 3B--Mike Reilly.
Time: 2:48.
Attendance: 39,038.
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, out to left.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUNS IN THE THIRD INNING BY HOUSTON'S JEFF BAGWELL AND LANCE BERKMAN WERE BACK-TO-BACK.
HOUSTON'S THIRD BASEMAN MORGAN ENSBERG LEFT THE GAME IN THE FIFTH INNING DUE TO AN INJURED BACK.

Updated on Friday, Aug 27, 2004 6:15 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Houston
C. Beltran C. Beltran
4-5, 2 HR
4 RBI
 Chi Cubs
D. Lee D. Lee
3-4, 1 HR
2 RBI