Chi Cubs 3, Houston 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(78-81)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi Cubs 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 6 0
Houston 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 2
WP: G. Rusch (9-8) S: R. Dempster (32)
LP: W. Rodriguez (10-10)
(87-72)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep right
Top 4th: Chi Cubs
- M. Murton homered to deep right
Top 6th: Chi Cubs
- D. Lee homered to deep left
Top 7th: Chi Cubs
- J. Burnitz scored, M. Barrett to third on wild pitch
Bot 7th: Houston
- J. Bagwell hit sacrifice fly to center, C. Burke scored
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Macias 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .259
N. Perez ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
D. Lee 1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .338
N. Garciaparra 3b 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .284
M. Murton lf 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .326
J. Burnitz rf 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256
M. Barrett c 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .269
    R. Dempster p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071
C. Patterson cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .216
G. Rusch p 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .146
    M. Wuertz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    H. Blanco c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
 Totals 33 3 6 2 1 6 9  
 Batting
HR - M Murton (7, 4th inning off W Rodriguez 0 on, 1 Out), D Lee (46, 6th inning off W Rodriguez 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - M Murton (13), D Lee (106).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Murton 1.
GIDP - M Murton.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
CS - M Barrett (3, Home by W Rodriguez/R Chavez).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - C Patterson (C Gipson at Home).
DP - 1 (N Perez-J Macias-D Lee).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .263
W. Taveras cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .290
M. Ensberg 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .285
L. Berkman 1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .296
J. Lane rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .266
C. Burke lf 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .246
    O. Palmeiro ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .287
    C. Gipson pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
A. Everett ss 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 .249
    M. Lamb ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .232
R. Chavez c 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .172
    J. Bagwell ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .258
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Scott ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .188
W. Rodriguez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .150
    J. Vizcaino ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .246
    B. Ausmus c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
 Totals 31 2 8 2 3 8 8  
 Batting
2B - L Scott (4, R Dempster).
HR - L Berkman (23, 2nd inning off G Rusch 0 on, 0 Out).
SF - J Bagwell.
RBI - L Berkman (80), J Bagwell (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Berkman 1, W Rodriguez 1.
GIDP - M Ensberg.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
CS - C Burke (6, Home by G Rusch/M Barrett).
 
 Fielding
E - C Biggio (15, ground ball); A Everett (13, throw).
DP - 1 (A Everett-C Biggio-L Berkman).
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
G. Rusch (W, 9-8) 7.0 7 2 2 1 5 1 4.52
M. Wuertz (H, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.86
R. Dempster (S, 32) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.16
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Rodriguez (L, 10-10) 7.0 5 3 3 1 3 2 5.53
D. Wheeler 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.27
WP - W Rodriguez.
HBP - J Burnitz (by W Rodriguez).
Pitches-strikes - G Rusch 92-60; M Wuertz 15-8; R Dempster 20-13; W Rodriguez 77-49; D Wheeler 24-14.
Ground balls-fly balls - G Rusch 6-9; M Wuertz 1-1; R Dempster 0-0; W Rodriguez 10-8; D Wheeler 1-2.
Batters faced - G Rusch 27; M Wuertz 4; R Dempster 4; W Rodriguez 28; D Wheeler 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jerry Crawford. 1B--Ed Rapuano. 2B--C.B. Bucknor. 3B--Phil Cuzzi.
Time: 2:12.
Attendance: 37,820.
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, in from right.

Updated on Friday, Sep 30, 2005 5:52 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Chi Cubs
M. Murton M. Murton
1-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Houston
L. Berkman L. Berkman
1-4, 1 HR
1 RBI