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
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Houston
- W. Taveras struck out swinging
- C. Biggio popped out to second
- M. Ensberg singled to right
- L. Berkman struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 1st: Chi Cubs
- N. Perez grounded out to shortstop
- T. Walker singled to center
- D. Lee doubled to deep right, T. Walker to third
- J. Macias ran for T. Walker
- 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
- J. Burnitz to second on wild pitch
- M. Barrett doubled to deep left, J. Burnitz scored
- M. Murton intentionally walked
- C. Patterson struck out swinging

3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors
Houston 0, Chi Cubs 3

  Top 2nd: Houston
- J. Macias at second
- J. Lane walked
- C. Burke flied out to left center
- A. Everett flied out to right center
- R. Chavez singled to right, J. Lane to third
- R. Chavez stole second
- W. Rodriguez struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 2nd: Chi Cubs
- G. Rusch struck out looking
- N. Perez safe at first on third baseman M. Ensberg's fielding error
- J. Macias singled to right, N. Perez to second
- D. Lee walked, N. Perez to third, J. Macias to second
- N. Garciaparra flied out to right
- J. Burnitz struck out swinging

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

  Top 3rd: Houston
- W. Taveras grounded out to shortstop
- C. Biggio homered to deep left
- M. Ensberg flied out to right
- L. Berkman singled to left
- J. Lane grounded out to second

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Houston 1, Chi Cubs 3

  Bottom 3rd: Chi Cubs
- M. Barrett flied out to deep left center
- M. Murton grounded out to pitcher
- C. Patterson grounded out to first

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

  Top 4th: Houston
- C. Burke singled to center
- A. Everett grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, C. Burke out at second
- R. Chavez flied out to right

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

  Bottom 4th: Chi Cubs
- G. Rusch grounded out to second
- N. Perez struck out swinging
- J. Macias singled to shallow left
- 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
- J. Burnitz grounded out to first

2 runs, 3 hits, 1 errors
Houston 1, Chi Cubs 5

  Top 5th: Houston
- L. Scott hit for W. Rodriguez
- L. Scott singled to shallow right
- W. Taveras popped out to second
- C. Biggio doubled to deep left, L. Scott scored
- M. Ensberg flied out to right, C. Biggio to third
- L. Berkman singled to deep center, C. Biggio scored
- J. Lane singled to left, L. Berkman to second
- C. Burke safe at first on C. Patterson's fielding error, L. Berkman scored, J. Lane to third
- A. Everett flied out to right

3 runs, 4 hits, 1 errors
Houston 4, Chi Cubs 5

  Bottom 5th: Chi Cubs
- S. Strickland relieved W. Rodriguez
- M. Barrett grounded out to pitcher
- M. Murton grounded out to second
- C. Patterson singled to center
- G. Soto hit for G. Rusch
- G. Soto lined out to right

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

  Top 6th: Houston
- M. Wuertz relieved G. Rusch
- R. Chavez struck out swinging
- O. Palmeiro hit for S. Strickland
- O. Palmeiro flied out to center
- W. Taveras struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 6th: Chi Cubs
- R. Springer relieved S. Strickland
- N. Perez popped out to shortstop
- J. Macias popped out to center
- D. Lee singled to right
- N. Garciaparra lined out to center

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

  Top 7th: Houston
- C. Biggio grounded out to third
- M. Ensberg struck out looking
- L. Berkman struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 7th: Chi Cubs
- M. Burns relieved R. Springer
- J. Burnitz fouled out to third
- M. Barrett lined out to pitcher
- M. Murton fouled out to first

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

  Top 8th: Houston
- S. Williamson relieved M. Wuertz
- J. Lane doubled to left
- J. Lane to third on wild pitch
- C. Burke walked
- A. Everett sacrificed to pitcher, C. Burke to second
- J. Bagwell hit for R. Chavez
- J. Bagwell hit by pitch
- J. Vizcaino hit for M. Burns
- R. Novoa relieved S. Williamson
- C. Gipson ran for J. Lane
- J. Vizcaino grounded into fielder's choice, C. Gipson out at home, C. Burke to third, J. Bagwell to second
- W. Taveras struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 8th: Chi Cubs
- C. Gipson in right field
- B. Ausmus catching
- M. Gallo relieved M. Burns
- C. Patterson grounded out to second
- S. McClain hit for R. Novoa
- S. McClain grounded out to shortstop
- N. Perez grounded out to third

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

  Top 9th: Houston
- R. Dempster relieved R. Novoa
- C. Biggio singled to shortstop
- M. Ensberg struck out swinging
- L. Berkman grounded out to second, C. Biggio to second
- M. Lamb hit for C. Gipson
- C. Gipson struck out swinging

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Houston 4, Chi Cubs 5
 
 Top Batters
 Houston
C. Biggio C. Biggio
3-5, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Chi Cubs
D. Lee D. Lee
3-3
1 RBI