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
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Houston
- W. Taveras flied out to deep right center
- C. Biggio homered to deep center
- M. Ensberg lined out to first
- L. Berkman homered to deep left
- M. Lamb grounded out to pitcher

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

  Bottom 1st: Chi Cubs
- J. Macias struck out swinging
- N. Perez popped out to shallow left
- D. Lee grounded out to third

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

  Top 2nd: Houston
- J. Lane flied out to left
- J. Vizcaino grounded out to second
- B. Ausmus struck out looking

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

  Bottom 2nd: Chi Cubs
- N. Garciaparra singled to center
- J. Burnitz grounded into fielder's choice, N. Garciaparra out at second
- M. Barrett singled to center, J. Burnitz to third, M. Barrett to second advancing on throw
- M. Murton walked
- C. Patterson hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Burnitz scored, M. Barrett to third
- C. Zambrano grounded into fielder's choice, M. Murton out at second

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

  Top 3rd: Houston
- E. Astacio struck out swinging
- W. Taveras grounded bunt out to third
- C. Biggio walked
- M. Ensberg singled to center, C. Biggio to second
- L. Berkman grounded out to shortstop

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

  Bottom 3rd: Chi Cubs
- J. Macias grounded out to shortstop
- N. Perez grounded out to second
- D. Lee grounded out to second

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

  Top 4th: Houston
- M. Lamb singled to center
- J. Lane popped out to shallow left
- J. Vizcaino grounded into fielder's choice, M. Lamb out at second
- B. Ausmus struck out looking

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

  Bottom 4th: Chi Cubs
- N. Garciaparra grounded out to shortstop
- J. Burnitz walked
- M. Barrett grounded into fielder's choice, J. Burnitz out at second
- M. Murton popped out to second

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

  Top 5th: Houston
- E. Astacio grounded out to second
- W. Taveras singled to center
- C. Biggio fouled out to first
- M. Ensberg doubled to deep left, W. Taveras scored
- L. Berkman lined out to left

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

  Bottom 5th: Chi Cubs
- C. Patterson flied out to left center
- C. Zambrano lined out to pitcher
- J. Macias grounded out to first

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

  Top 6th: Houston
- M. Lamb lined out to third
- J. Lane doubled to left
- J. Lane to third on wild pitch
- J. Vizcaino reached on fielder's choice, J. Lane scored
- B. Ausmus grounded into fielder's choice, J. Vizcaino out at second
- E. Astacio struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 6th: Chi Cubs
- N. Perez singled to center
- D. Lee flied out to center
- N. Garciaparra homered to deep left center, N. Perez scored
- J. Burnitz struck out swinging
- M. Barrett struck out swinging

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Houston 4, Chi Cubs 3

  Top 7th: Houston
- W. Taveras singled to left
- C. Biggio sacrificed to first, W. Taveras to second
- M. Ensberg tripled to deep center, W. Taveras scored
- W. Ohman relieved C. Zambrano
- L. Berkman walked
- M. Lamb struck out swinging
- L. Berkman stole second
- J. Lane walked
- 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
- B. Ausmus grounded out to third

3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Houston 7, Chi Cubs 3

  Bottom 7th: Chi Cubs
- L. Berkman at first
- A. Everett at shortstop
- C. Qualls relieved E. Astacio
- C. Burke in left field
- M. Murton struck out swinging
- C. Patterson lined out to third
- R. Theriot hit for W. Ohman
- R. Theriot grounded out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 7, Chi Cubs 3

  Top 8th: Houston
- T. Wellemeyer relieved W. Ohman
- C. Burke singled to left center
- W. Taveras sacrificed to first, C. Burke to second
- C. Biggio doubled to deep center, C. Burke scored
- M. Ensberg struck out swinging
- L. Berkman intentionally walked
- A. Everett struck out swinging

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Houston 8, Chi Cubs 3

  Bottom 8th: Chi Cubs
- M. Gallo relieved C. Qualls
- J. Macias grounded out to third
- N. Perez grounded out to third
- D. Lee struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 8, Chi Cubs 3

  Top 9th: Houston
- J. Lane struck out swinging
- J. Bagwell hit for M. Gallo
- J. Bagwell struck out swinging
- B. Ausmus grounded out to third

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 8, Chi Cubs 3

  Bottom 9th: Chi Cubs
- M. Burns relieved M. Gallo
- N. Garciaparra grounded out to second
- J. Burnitz grounded out to shortstop
- M. Barrett struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Houston 8, Chi Cubs 3
 
 Top Batters
 Houston
M. Ensberg M. Ensberg
3-5
2 RBI
 Chi Cubs
N. Garciaparra N. Garciaparra
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI