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
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Chi Cubs
- J. Macias walked
- N. Perez flied out to center
- D. Lee fouled out to first
- N. Garciaparra singled to center, J. Macias to third
- M. Murton grounded out to pitcher

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

  Bottom 1st: Houston
- C. Biggio popped out to third
- W. Taveras grounded out to third
- M. Ensberg grounded out to shortstop

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

  Top 2nd: Chi Cubs
- J. Burnitz flied out to center
- M. Barrett grounded out to third
- C. Patterson safe at first on second baseman C. Biggio's fielding error
- G. Rusch popped out to second

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

  Bottom 2nd: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep right
- J. Lane flied out to right
- C. Burke singled to center
- A. Everett singled to center, C. Burke to third
- C. Burke out at home, A. Everett to second
- R. Chavez walked
- W. Rodriguez struck out looking

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

  Top 3rd: Chi Cubs
- J. Macias struck out swinging
- N. Perez lined out to third
- D. Lee flied out to deep center

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

  Bottom 3rd: Houston
- C. Biggio singled to left
- W. Taveras reached on bunt single to pitcher, C. Biggio to second
- M. Ensberg grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, C. Biggio to third, W. Taveras out at second
- L. Berkman struck out swinging

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

  Top 4th: Chi Cubs
- N. Garciaparra grounded out to shortstop
- M. Murton homered to deep right
- J. Burnitz grounded out to first
- M. Barrett grounded out to third

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

  Bottom 4th: Houston
- J. Lane flied out to center
- C. Burke flied out to deep center
- A. Everett struck out looking

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

  Top 5th: Chi Cubs
- C. Patterson struck out swinging
- G. Rusch lined out to third
- J. Macias grounded out to shortstop

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

  Bottom 5th: Houston
- R. Chavez struck out swinging
- W. Rodriguez grounded out to third
- C. Biggio flied out to deep center

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

  Top 6th: Chi Cubs
- N. Perez flied out to left
- D. Lee homered to deep left
- N. Garciaparra singled to left center
- M. Murton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, N. Garciaparra out at second

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

  Bottom 6th: Houston
- W. Taveras popped out to second
- M. Ensberg fouled out to catcher
- L. Berkman grounded out to shortstop

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

  Top 7th: Chi Cubs
- J. Burnitz hit by pitch
- M. Barrett reached on fielder's choice, J. Burnitz to third on shortstop A. Everett's throwing error
- J. Burnitz scored, M. Barrett to third on wild pitch
- C. Patterson grounded out to pitcher
- M. Barrett caught stealing, catcher
- G. Rusch singled to center
- J. Macias struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 7th: Houston
- J. Lane flied out to left
- C. Burke singled to right center
- A. Everett singled to right, C. Burke to third
- J. Bagwell hit for R. Chavez
- J. Bagwell hit sacrifice fly to center, C. Burke scored
- J. Vizcaino hit for W. Rodriguez
- J. Vizcaino struck out swinging

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

  Top 8th: Chi Cubs
- B. Ausmus catching
- D. Wheeler relieved W. Rodriguez
- N. Perez grounded out to third
- D. Lee struck out looking
- N. Garciaparra singled to deep left center
- M. Murton flied out to right

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

  Bottom 8th: Houston
- M. Wuertz relieved G. Rusch
- C. Biggio struck out swinging
- W. Taveras grounded out to second
- M. Ensberg walked
- L. Berkman flied out to center

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

  Top 9th: Chi Cubs
- J. Burnitz flied out to deep left center
- M. Barrett struck out looking
- C. Patterson struck out swinging

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

  Bottom 9th: Houston
- R. Dempster relieved M. Wuertz
- H. Blanco catching
- J. Lane struck out looking
- O. Palmeiro hit for C. Burke
- C. Burke walked
- C. Gipson ran for O. Palmeiro
- M. Lamb hit for A. Everett
- M. Lamb struck out swinging
- L. Scott hit for D. Wheeler
- L. Scott doubled to center, C. Gipson out at home

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