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

(85-70)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 8 12 0
Chi Cubs 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 4 0
WP: E. Astacio (3-6)
LP: C. Zambrano (14-6)
(76-79)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Houston
- C. Biggio homered to deep center
- L. Berkman homered to deep left
Bot 2nd: Chi Cubs
- C. Patterson hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Burnitz scored, M. Barrett to third
Top 5th: Houston
- M. Ensberg doubled to deep left, W. Taveras scored
Top 6th: Houston
- J. Vizcaino reached on fielder's choice, J. Lane scored
Bot 6th: Chi Cubs
- N. Garciaparra homered to deep left center, N. Perez scored
Top 7th: Houston
- M. Ensberg tripled to deep center, W. Taveras scored
- J. Vizcaino singled to third, M. Ensberg scored, L. Berkman to third, J. Lane to second
- L. Berkman scored, J. Lane to third, J. Vizcaino to second on wild pitch
Top 8th: Houston
- C. Biggio doubled to deep center, C. Burke scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .291
C. Biggio 2b 3 1 2 2 1 0 1 .266
M. Ensberg 3b 5 1 3 2 0 1 1 .281
L. Berkman lf-1b 3 2 1 1 2 0 3 .300
M. Lamb 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .234
    A. Everett ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
J. Lane rf 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .265
J. Vizcaino ss 3 0 1 2 0 0 1 .247
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Bagwell ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
    M. Burns p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
B. Ausmus c 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .262
E. Astacio p 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .143
    C. Burke lf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .242
 Totals 37 8 12 7 4 9 14  
 Batting
2B - M Ensberg (29, C Zambrano); J Lane (33, C Zambrano); C Biggio (38, T Wellemeyer).
3B - M Ensberg (3, C Zambrano).
HR - C Biggio (24, 1st inning off C Zambrano 0 on, 1 Out), L Berkman (21, 1st inning off C Zambrano 0 on, 2 Out).
S - C Biggio , J Vizcaino , W Taveras.
RBI - C Biggio 2 (66), L Berkman (77), M Ensberg 2 (99), J Vizcaino 2 (23).
2-out RBI - L Berkman, M Ensberg, J Vizcaino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Everett 1, B Ausmus 2, L Berkman 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
SB - L Berkman (4, 2nd base off W Ohman/M Barrett).
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Macias 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .271
N. Perez ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .278
D. Lee 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .339
N. Garciaparra 3b 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .272
J. Burnitz rf 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .260
M. Barrett c 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .277
M. Murton lf 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .319
C. Patterson cf 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .220
C. Zambrano p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .295
    W. Ohman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Theriot ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
    T. Wellemeyer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
 Totals 30 3 4 3 2 6 7  
 Batting
HR - N Garciaparra (8, 6th inning off E Astacio 1 on, 1 Out).
SF - C Patterson.
RBI - C Patterson (32), N Garciaparra 2 (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Zambrano 1.
Team LOB - 3.
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
E. Astacio (W, 3-6) 6.0 4 3 3 2 3 1 5.67
C. Qualls 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.32
M. Gallo 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25
M. Burns 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.94
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Zambrano (L, 14-6) 6.1 9 6 6 1 4 2 3.33
W. Ohman 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.10
T. Wellemeyer 2.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 6.12
WP - C Zambrano, W Ohman.
IBB - L Berkman (by T Wellemeyer).
Pitches-strikes - E Astacio 81-46; C Qualls 8-6; M Gallo 10-8; M Burns 7-6; C Zambrano 94-61; W Ohman 32-19; T Wellemeyer 42-24.
Ground balls-fly balls - E Astacio 9-6; C Qualls 1-1; M Gallo 2-0; M Burns 2-0; C Zambrano 9-7; W Ohman 1-0; T Wellemeyer 2-0.
Batters faced - E Astacio 24; C Qualls 3; M Gallo 3; M Burns 3; C Zambrano 30; W Ohman 5; T Wellemeyer 9.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Larry Poncino. 1B--Paul Nauert. 2B--Ron Kulpa. 3B--Mark Wegner.
Time: 2:34. (Plus rain delay totaling 1 hour, 28 minutes in the 7th).
Attendance: 39,263.
Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, right to left.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 25, 2005 5:26 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
M. Ensberg M. Ensberg
3-5
2 RBI
 Chi Cubs
N. Garciaparra N. Garciaparra
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI