Chi Cubs 8, Houston 6, 18 innings
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(51-68)
  Final 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 R H E
Chi Cubs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 16 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 16 0
WP: R. Hill (3-5)
LP: D. Borkowski (1-1)
(57-62)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Chi Cubs
- C. Izturis singled to center, J. Pierre scored
Top 2nd: Chi Cubs
- R. Cedeno homered to deep left
Bot 4th: Houston
- A. Huff doubled to deep center, L. Berkman and M. Lamb scored, A. Huff out at third
Top 5th: Chi Cubs
- J. Jones homered to deep center, A. Ramirez and A. Pagan scored
Bot 6th: Houston
- A. Everett tripled to left, A. Huff and L. Scott scored
- O. Palmeiro doubled to right, A. Everett and B. Ausmus scored, O. Palmeiro out at third
Top 9th: Chi Cubs
- M. Murton homered to deep left
Top 18th: Chi Cubs
- M. Murton singled to right, A. Ramirez and J. Jones scored, M. Barrett to third
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Pierre cf 8 1 1 0 1 1 3 .280
C. Izturis ss 8 0 4 1 0 0 2 .259
A. Pagan lf 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .290
    S. Eyre p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
    P. Nevin ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252
    R. Novoa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
    N. Perez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256
    A. Guzman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
    C. Zambrano ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .170
    R. Dempster p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Marmol ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .238
    R. Hill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083
A. Ramirez 3b 8 2 3 0 0 3 2 .281
J. Jones rf 7 2 2 3 0 2 3 .277
J. Mabry 1b 8 0 1 0 0 3 4 .221
R. Cedeno 2b 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 .252
H. Blanco c 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .252
    M. Barrett ph-c 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .325
J. Mateo p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
    R. Theriot ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .360
    W. Ohman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
    M. Wuertz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Aardsma p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Murton lf 5 1 2 3 0 1 1 .296
 Totals 66 8 16 8 3 12 22  
 Batting
2B - A Ramirez (25, D Borkowski).
3B - J Pierre (10, R Clemens).
HR - R Cedeno (5, 2nd inning off R Clemens 0 on, 0 Out), J Jones (20, 5th inning off R Clemens 2 on, 2 Out), M Murton (8, 9th inning off B Lidge 0 on, 0 Out).
S - R Cedeno , J Mateo.
RBI - C Izturis (17), R Cedeno (30), J Jones 3 (59), M Murton 3 (44).
2-out RBI - J Jones 3, M Murton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Izturis 1, J Mabry 1, J Jones 1, J Pierre 2, J Mateo 1.
GIDP - N Perez, C Zambrano.
Team LOB - 11.
 Base Running
SB - R Theriot (5, 2nd base off R Clemens/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - J Pierre 2 (A Huff at 3rd base, C Burke at 3rd base), J Jones (O Palmeiro at 3rd base).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
W. Taveras cf 9 0 1 0 0 2 4 .270
C. Biggio 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .264
    C. Burke 2b 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .284
M. Lamb 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .313
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    T. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Ensberg ph-3b 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .236
L. Berkman rf-1b-lf 6 1 0 0 2 3 5 .319
L. Scott lf 5 1 3 0 1 0 3 .433
    D. Borkowski p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
A. Huff 3b 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .267
    F. Nieve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
    E. Munson ph-1b 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 .206
A. Everett ss 7 1 1 2 0 1 5 .239
B. Ausmus c 6 1 2 0 2 0 1 .229
R. Clemens p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .229
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Lane rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .209
 Totals 66 6 16 6 6 12 32  
 Batting
2B - A Huff (5, J Mateo); O Palmeiro (4, M Wuertz); C Burke (19, R Novoa); B Ausmus (13, A Guzman).
3B - A Everett (4, M Wuertz).
S - A Everett.
RBI - A Huff 2 (16), A Everett 2 (43), O Palmeiro 2 (9).
2-out RBI - A Everett 2, O Palmeiro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Borkowski 1, A Everett 3, L Berkman 1, E Munson 1, W Taveras 2.
Team LOB - 15.
 Base Running
SB - C Burke (8, 2nd base off R Dempster/M Barrett).
CS - L Scott (1, Home by B Howry/M Barrett).
 
 Fielding
DP - 2 (A Everett-C Burke-L Berkman, C Burke-A Everett-E Munson).
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Mateo 5.0 4 2 2 1 2 0 3.00
W. Ohman (H, 8) 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 5.04
M. Wuertz (BS, 1) 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.41
D. Aardsma 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.55
S. Eyre 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.60
B. Howry 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.10
R. Novoa 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 4.50
A. Guzman 3.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 6.68
R. Dempster 3.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 3.70
R. Hill (W, 3-5) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 6.90
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Clemens 6.0 7 5 5 1 5 2 2.71
C. Qualls (H, 16) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.07
D. Wheeler (H, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.90
B. Lidge (BS, 5) 0.2 3 1 1 0 1 1 5.70
T. Miller 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.00
R. Springer 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.68
F. Nieve 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.02
D. Borkowski (L, 1-1) 6.0 4 2 2 1 2 0 3.48
WP - S Eyre.
IBB - L Berkman (by R Novoa), L Scott (by R Novoa), M Barrett (by D Borkowski).
HBP - J Jones (by R Clemens); R Clemens (by J Mateo); R Theriot (by R Clemens); C Burke (by R Dempster).
Pitches-strikes - J Mateo 78-54; W Ohman 11-7; M Wuertz 12-4; D Aardsma 12-8; S Eyre 16-10; B Howry 5-4; R Novoa 28-12; A Guzman 54-36; R Dempster 53-29; R Hill 28-19; R Clemens 98-60; C Qualls 15-10; D Wheeler 8-7; B Lidge 16-11; T Miller 6-6; R Springer 17-12; F Nieve 15-8; D Borkowski 70-51.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Mateo 2-10; W Ohman 0-2; M Wuertz 0-0; D Aardsma 0-1; S Eyre 0-1; B Howry 0-1; R Novoa 1-5; A Guzman 2-4; R Dempster 5-2; R Hill 2-1; R Clemens 10-3; C Qualls 1-0; D Wheeler 0-3; B Lidge 0-1; T Miller 1-0; R Springer 0-1; F Nieve 2-4; D Borkowski 8-8.
Batters faced - J Mateo 20; W Ohman 4; M Wuertz 3; D Aardsma 2; S Eyre 4; B Howry 1; R Novoa 9; A Guzman 12; R Dempster 13; R Hill 7; R Clemens 28; C Qualls 4; D Wheeler 3; B Lidge 5; T Miller 2; R Springer 3; F Nieve 6; D Borkowski 22.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Jeff Kellogg. 1B--Jerry Meals. 2B--Andy Fletcher. 3B--Mike Reilly.
Time: 5:36.
Attendance: 41,531.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
HOUSTON'S WILLY TAVERAS EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 18 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE FIRST INNING.
HOUSTON'S LUKE SCOTT EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE SECOND INNING.

Updated on Wednesday, Aug 16, 2006 2:03 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Chi Cubs
J. Jones J. Jones
2-7, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Houston
A. Huff A. Huff
3-5
2 RBI