Chi Cubs 9, Houston 0
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(58-40)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi Cubs 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 9 13 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
WP: R. Dempster (11-4)
LP: B. Backe (6-10)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Chi Cubs
- D. Lee doubled to deep center, K. Fukudome scored
- J. Edmonds singled to shallow center, D. Lee scored
Top 5th: Chi Cubs
- M. Fontenot homered to deep right
Top 7th: Chi Cubs
- R. Theriot singled to left, M. Fontenot scored, R. Theriot to second advancing on throw
Top 9th: Chi Cubs
- M. Fontenot doubled to deep left, M. DeRosa and G. Soto scored
- R. Theriot singled to shallow right center, M. Fontenot scored
- D. Lee singled to center, R. Theriot and K. Fukudome scored
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Theriot ss 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 .329
K. Fukudome rf 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 .277
D. Lee 1b 5 1 2 3 0 2 0 .304
A. Ramirez 3b 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .274
J. Edmonds cf 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .238
M. DeRosa lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .280
G. Soto c 4 1 0 0 0 2 1 .280
M. Fontenot 2b 4 3 3 3 0 0 0 .278
R. Dempster p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
    C. Marmol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 39 9 13 9 0 8 7  
 Batting
2B - K Fukudome 2 (19, B Backe, T Byrdak); D Lee (27, B Backe); M DeRosa (16, C Sampson); M Fontenot (14, C Sampson).
HR - M Fontenot (8, 5th inning off B Backe 0 on, 1 Out).
S - R Dempster.
RBI - D Lee 3 (59), J Edmonds (37), M Fontenot 3 (24), R Theriot 2 (27).
2-out RBI - J Edmonds, R Theriot.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Fukudome 1.
GIDP - A Ramirez.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Fontenot-R Theriot-D Lee).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Matsui 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .277
D. Erstad cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .273
L. Berkman 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .342
C. Lee lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .304
M. Tejada ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .282
G. Blum 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .213
H. Pence rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .266
J.R. Towles c 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .143
B. Backe p 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .323
    W. Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Newhan ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150
    T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
    C. Paronto p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 32 0 6 0 1 7 13  
 Batting
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Matsui 2.
GIDP - M Tejada.
Team LOB - 6.
 Fielding
E - G Blum (4, ground ball).
DP - 1 (K Matsui-M Tejada-L Berkman).
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Dempster (W, 11-4) 8.0 6 0 0 1 7 0 3.05
C. Marmol 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Backe (L, 6-10) 6.2 8 4 4 0 8 1 4.79
W. Wright 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.98
C. Sampson 1.1 3 4 3 0 0 0 4.74
T. Byrdak 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.99
C. Paronto 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
Pitches-strikes - R Dempster 104-73; C Marmol 8-6; B Backe 93-68; W Wright 2-1; C Sampson 26-18; T Byrdak 2-2; C Paronto 6-3.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Dempster 9-8; C Marmol 2-1; B Backe 6-6; W Wright 0-1; C Sampson 3-1; T Byrdak 0-0; C Paronto 2-0.
Batters faced - R Dempster 30; C Marmol 3; B Backe 28; W Wright 1; C Sampson 8; T Byrdak 1; C Paronto 2.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bill Miller. 1B--Jerry Meals. 2B--Gary Darling. 3B--Paul Emmel.
Time: 2:28.
Attendance: 41,461.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
CHICAGO SHORTSTOP RYAN THERIOT EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 13 GAMES WITH A SINGLE IN THE FIFTH INNING.

Updated on Sunday, Jul 20, 2008 4:39 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Chi Cubs
M. Fontenot Mike Fontenot
3-4, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Houston
C. Lee Carlos Lee
2-4