Chi Cubs 5, Houston 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(84-70)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 11 2
Chi Cubs 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 5 10 1
WP: G. Rusch (8-8) S: R. Dempster (30)
LP: W. Rodriguez (10-9)
(76-78)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Chi Cubs
- N. Garciaparra singled to left center, J. Macias scored, D. Lee to third
- J. Burnitz grounded into fielder's choice, D. Lee scored, N. Garciaparra out at second
- M. Barrett doubled to deep left, J. Burnitz scored
Top 3rd: Houston
- C. Biggio homered to deep left
Bot 4th: Chi Cubs
- D. Lee doubled to left, J. Macias scored, D. Lee to third on A. Everett's throwing error
- N. Garciaparra singled to right center, D. Lee scored
Top 5th: Houston
- C. Biggio doubled to deep left, L. Scott scored
- L. Berkman singled to deep center, C. Biggio scored
- C. Burke safe at first on C. Patterson's fielding error, L. Berkman scored, J. Lane to third
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 5 0 0 0 0 3 4 .290
C. Biggio 2b 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 .264
M. Ensberg 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 .278
L. Berkman 1b 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .299
J. Lane rf 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 .265
    C. Gipson pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
    M. Lamb ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234
C. Burke lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .240
A. Everett ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 .250
R. Chavez c 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .173
    J. Bagwell ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
    B. Ausmus c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
W. Rodriguez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .158
    L. Scott ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .169
    S. Strickland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Burns p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Vizcaino ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 37 4 11 3 2 10 19  
 Batting
2B - C Biggio (37, G Rusch); J Lane (32, S Williamson).
HR - C Biggio (23, 3rd inning off G Rusch 0 on, 1 Out).
S - A Everett.
RBI - C Biggio 2 (64), L Berkman (76).
2-out RBI - L Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Everett 1, M Lamb 1, W Taveras 2, W Rodriguez 2.
GIDP - A Everett.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - R Chavez (1, 2nd base off G Rusch/M Barrett).
 
 Fielding
E - M Ensberg (14, ground ball); A Everett (12, throw).
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
N. Perez ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .278
T. Walker 2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .305
    J. Macias pr-2b 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 .278
D. Lee 1b 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 .341
N. Garciaparra 3b 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .268
J. Burnitz rf 4 1 0 1 0 1 5 .261
M. Barrett c 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .277
M. Murton lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .325
C. Patterson cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .221
G. Rusch p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .132
    G. Soto ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
    M. Wuertz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Williamson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Novoa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. McClain ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
    R. Dempster p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071
 Totals 35 5 10 5 2 4 12  
 Batting
2B - D Lee 2 (49, W Rodriguez 2); M Barrett (31, W Rodriguez).
RBI - N Garciaparra 2 (25), J Burnitz (85), M Barrett (58), D Lee (104).
2-out RBI - M Barrett, D Lee, N Garciaparra.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Burnitz 2, C Patterson 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - C Patterson (5, fly ball).
DP - 1 (J Macias-N Perez-D Lee).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Rodriguez (L, 10-9) 4.0 8 5 5 2 4 0 5.62
S. Strickland 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.91
R. Springer 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.89
M. Burns 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.10
M. Gallo 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.37
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Rusch (W, 8-8) 5.0 9 4 3 1 3 1 4.62
M. Wuertz (H, 16) 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.02
S. Williamson (H, 3) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.08
R. Novoa (H, 14) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.22
R. Dempster (S, 30) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.24
WP - W Rodriguez, S Williamson.
IBB - M Murton (by W Rodriguez).
HBP - J Bagwell (by S Williamson).
Pitches-strikes - W Rodriguez 92-56; S Strickland 14-9; R Springer 18-9; M Burns 9-5; M Gallo 8-6; G Rusch 105-69; M Wuertz 27-17; S Williamson 14-6; R Novoa 9-7; R Dempster 18-12.
Ground balls-fly balls - W Rodriguez 6-2; S Strickland 2-1; R Springer 0-3; M Burns 0-3; M Gallo 3-0; G Rusch 4-8; M Wuertz 1-1; S Williamson 1-0; R Novoa 1-0; R Dempster 1-0.
Batters faced - W Rodriguez 23; S Strickland 4; R Springer 4; M Burns 3; M Gallo 3; G Rusch 25; M Wuertz 6; S Williamson 4; R Novoa 2; R Dempster 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mark Wegner. 1B--Larry Poncino. 2B--Paul Nauert. 3B--Ron Kulpa.
Time: 2:51.
Attendance: 38,622.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, in from center.
Game Notes
CHICAGO'S TODD WALKER HAS LEFT THE GAME IN THE FIRST INNING WITH A SPRAINED RIGHT KNEE.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 24, 2005 5:56 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
C. Biggio C. Biggio
3-5, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Chi Cubs
D. Lee D. Lee
3-3
1 RBI