Cincinnati 9, Chi Cubs 6
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi Cubs 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 6 14 2
Cincinnati 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 5 X 9 14 0
WP: B. Shackelford (1-0)
LP: R. Novoa (2-3)
(40-55)
  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Chi Cubs
- J. Hairston Jr. reached on bunt single to first
- T. Walker flied out to center
- D. Lee popped out to shallow left
- A. Ramirez singled to center, J. Hairston Jr. to third
- M. Barrett flied out to right center

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 0, Cincinnati 0

  Bottom 1st: Cincinnati
- R. Freel struck out looking
- F. Lopez popped out to shallow left center
- K. Griffey Jr. singled to center
- A. Kearns doubled to deep right, K. Griffey Jr. to third
- A. Dunn grounded out to shortstop

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 0, Cincinnati 0

  Top 2nd: Chi Cubs
- J. Burnitz flied out to center
- R. Cedeno flied out to deep right
- M. Murton walked
- G. Maddux struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 0, Cincinnati 0

  Bottom 2nd: Cincinnati
- R. Aurilia homered to deep left
- W. Pena struck out swinging
- J. Valentin struck out swinging
- E. Milton singled to right
- R. Freel singled to center, E. Milton to second
- F. Lopez grounded out to second

1 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 0, Cincinnati 1

  Top 3rd: Chi Cubs
- J. Hairston Jr. grounded bunt out to pitcher
- T. Walker singled to center
- D. Lee flied out to deep left center
- A. Ramirez flied out to right center

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 0, Cincinnati 1

  Bottom 3rd: Cincinnati
- K. Griffey Jr. lined out to third
- A. Kearns singled to left
- A. Dunn grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, A. Kearns out at second

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 0, Cincinnati 1

  Top 4th: Chi Cubs
- M. Barrett grounded out to third
- J. Burnitz singled to center
- R. Cedeno doubled to deep center, J. Burnitz scored
- M. Murton singled to left
- G. Maddux singled to right, R. Cedeno scored, M. Murton to second
- J. Hairston Jr. fouled out to first
- T. Walker homered to deep right, M. Murton and G. Maddux scored
- D. Lee singled to third
- A. Ramirez grounded out to third

5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 1

  Bottom 4th: Cincinnati
- R. Aurilia singled to right
- W. Pena grounded into fielder's choice, R. Aurilia out at second
- W. Pena stole second
- J. Valentin homered to deep right, W. Pena scored
- E. Milton grounded out to shortstop
- R. Freel grounded out to third

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 3

  Top 5th: Chi Cubs
- M. Barrett doubled to left
- J. Burnitz doubled to center, M. Barrett to third
- J. Standridge relieved E. Milton
- R. Cedeno grounded out to pitcher
- M. Murton intentionally walked
- G. Maddux grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, M. Murton out at second

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 3

  Bottom 5th: Cincinnati
- F. Lopez reached on bunt single to first
- K. Griffey Jr. flied out to left
- A. Kearns flied out to right center
- A. Dunn struck out swinging

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 3

  Top 6th: Chi Cubs
- J. Hairston Jr. grounded out to shortstop
- T. Walker fouled out to third
- D. Lee struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 3

  Bottom 6th: Cincinnati
- M. Wuertz relieved G. Maddux
- R. Aurilia struck out swinging
- W. Pena struck out swinging
- J. Valentin homered to deep center
- J. Cruz hit for J. Standridge
- J. Cruz struck out swinging

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4

  Top 7th: Chi Cubs
- T. Coffey relieved J. Standridge
- A. Ramirez flied out to deep center
- M. Barrett singled to shortstop
- J. Burnitz singled to second, M. Barrett to second
- R. Cedeno flied out to right, M. Barrett to third
- M. Murton struck out looking

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4

  Bottom 7th: Cincinnati
- R. Freel singled to right center
- W. Ohman relieved R. Cedeno
- N. Perez at shortstop
- R. Freel stole second, R. Freel to third on M. Barrett's throwing error
- F. Lopez safe at first on first baseman D. Lee's fielding error
- K. Griffey Jr. walked, F. Lopez to second
- R. Novoa relieved W. Ohman
- A. Kearns grounded into fielder's choice, R. Freel out at home, F. Lopez to third, K. Griffey Jr. to second
- A. Dunn struck out looking
- R. Aurilia flied out to center

0 runs, 1 hits, 2 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4

  Top 8th: Chi Cubs
- B. Shackelford relieved T. Coffey
- N. Perez flied out to right
- J. Hairston Jr. grounded out to shortstop
- T. Walker grounded out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4

  Bottom 8th: Cincinnati
- W. Pena singled to left
- J. Valentin walked, W. Pena to second
- R. Olmedo hit for B. Shackelford
- R. Olmedo sacrificed to catcher, W. Pena to third, J. Valentin to second
- S. Casey hit for R. Freel
- W. Pena scored, J. Valentin to third on balk
- S. Casey walked
- R. Dempster relieved R. Novoa
- J. Macias at second
- F. Lopez grounded out to pitcher, S. Casey to second
- K. Griffey Jr. intentionally walked
- A. Kearns singled to center, J. Valentin and S. Casey scored, K. Griffey Jr. to third, A. Kearns to second advancing on throw
- A. Dunn intentionally walked
- R. Aurilia singled to center, K. Griffey Jr. and A. Kearns scored, A. Dunn to third, R. Aurilia to second advancing on throw
- W. Pena struck out swinging

5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 9

  Top 9th: Chi Cubs
- S. Casey at first
- A. Dunn in left field
- R. Aurilia at third
- M. Belisle relieved B. Shackelford
- R. Olmedo at second
- D. Lee flied out to center
- A. Ramirez homered to deep left
- M. Barrett grounded out to second
- J. Burnitz grounded out to third

1 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Chi Cubs 6, Cincinnati 9
 
 Top Batters
 Chi Cubs
T. Walker T. Walker
2-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Cincinnati
R. Aurilia R. Aurilia
3-5, 1 HR
3 RBI