Chi Cubs 11, Houston 7
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(54-58)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 7 11 0
Chi Cubs 2 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 X 11 14 1
WP: B. Howry (4-4)
LP: C. Sampson (5-4)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Chi Cubs
- M. DeRosa doubled to right, D. Lee and R. Theriot scored, R. Johnson to third
Top 2nd: Houston
- D. Erstad singled to right, G. Blum scored
Bot 2nd: Chi Cubs
- A. Soriano singled to left, H. Blanco scored, R. Harden to second
- A. Ramirez walked, R. Harden scored, A. Soriano to third, D. Lee to second
- R. Johnson hit sacrifice fly to deep center, A. Soriano scored
- M. DeRosa singled to left, D. Lee scored, A. Ramirez to second
Top 5th: Houston
- T. Wigginton homered to deep left center
- K. Matsui tripled to deep right, D. Erstad scored
Top 6th: Houston
- G. Blum homered to deep right, H. Pence scored
Top 7th: Houston
- C. Lee homered to deep left, K. Matsui scored
Bot 7th: Chi Cubs
- K. Fukudome hit sacrifice fly to center, R. Johnson scored
- A. Soriano homered to deep left, M. DeRosa and J. Marquis scored
- D. Lee singled to right, R. Theriot scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Matsui 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 .282
M. Tejada ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278
H. Pence rf 5 1 1 0 0 3 1 .276
C. Lee lf 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .304
G. Blum 1b 4 2 2 2 0 2 0 .230
    D. Brocail p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
T. Wigginton 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .269
D. Erstad cf 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 .284
H. Quintero c 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .194
W. Rodriguez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .097
    M. Loretta ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .275
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
    W. Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Berkman 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .332
 Totals 38 7 11 7 1 11 11  
 Batting
3B - K Matsui (3, R Harden).
HR - T Wigginton (11, 5th inning off R Harden 0 on, 0 Out), G Blum (10, 6th inning off R Harden 1 on, 1 Out), C Lee (26, 7th inning off B Howry 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - D Erstad (19), T Wigginton (28), K Matsui (26), G Blum 2 (32), C Lee 2 (92).
2-out RBI - D Erstad, K Matsui, C Lee 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Loretta 1, M Tejada 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
CS - G Blum (1, 2nd base by R Harden).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Tejada-K Matsui-G Blum).
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Soriano lf 5 2 3 4 0 0 0 .297
R. Theriot ss 2 2 0 0 3 0 2 .313
D. Lee 1b 5 2 4 1 0 0 0 .295
A. Ramirez 3b 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .275
R. Johnson cf 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .296
M. DeRosa 2b 5 1 3 3 0 0 2 .275
K. Fukudome rf 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .274
H. Blanco c 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .291
    D. Ward ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231
    J. Marquis pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .175
    K. Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Marmol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Harden p 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .091
    B. Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Fontenot ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289
    G. Soto ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .278
 Totals 35 11 14 11 5 4 20  
 Batting
2B - D Lee (30, W Rodriguez); M DeRosa 2 (19, C Sampson, W Rodriguez); H Blanco (2, W Rodriguez); A Soriano (16, C Sampson).
HR - A Soriano (20, 7th inning off D Brocail 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - R Johnson , K Fukudome.
RBI - M DeRosa 3 (58), A Soriano 4 (52), A Ramirez (75), R Johnson (41), K Fukudome (41), D Lee (69).
2-out RBI - M DeRosa 3, A Soriano 3, D Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M DeRosa 1, K Fukudome 3.
GIDP - A Ramirez.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - R Theriot (17, 2nd base off D Brocail/H Quintero).
 
 Fielding
E - M DeRosa (8, catch).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
W. Rodriguez 5.0 9 6 6 2 1 0 3.98
C. Sampson (L, 5-4) 1.1 3 3 3 2 0 0 4.48
W. Wright 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.35
D. Brocail 1.1 2 2 2 1 2 1 4.13
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Harden 5.2 8 5 4 1 8 2 2.10
B. Howry (W, 4-4; BS, 3) 1.1 2 2 2 0 2 1 5.30
K. Wood 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.96
C. Marmol 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.47
IBB - D Ward (by C Sampson).
HBP - R Johnson (by W Rodriguez).
Pitches-strikes - W Rodriguez 81-50; C Sampson 24-12; W Wright 7-5; D Brocail 30-17; R Harden 93-67; B Howry 17-14; K Wood 7-6; C Marmol 15-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - W Rodriguez 3-11; C Sampson 2-2; W Wright 0-0; D Brocail 1-1; R Harden 5-4; B Howry 2-0; K Wood 0-3; C Marmol 0-2.
Batters faced - W Rodriguez 27; C Sampson 8; W Wright 1; D Brocail 7; R Harden 26; B Howry 6; K Wood 4; C Marmol 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Adrian Johnson. 1B--Marty Foster. 2B--Wally Bell. 3B--Laz Diaz.
Time: 2:46.
Attendance: 40,416.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, in from right.

Updated on Tuesday, Aug 5, 2008 5:29 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
D. Erstad Darin Erstad
4-4
1 RBI
 Chi Cubs
A. Soriano Alfonso Soriano
3-5, 1 HR
4 RBI