Houston 9, Chi Cubs 7, 11 innings
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  Final 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Houston 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 9 12 0
Chi Cubs 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 15 3
WP: W. Wright (4-3) S: J. Valverde (39)
LP: K. Wood (4-3)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Chi Cubs
- A. Soriano homered to deep left center
Top 2nd: Houston
- D. Newhan grounded out to second, G. Blum scored, H. Pence to third
Bot 4th: Chi Cubs
- M. DeRosa homered to deep left
- G. Soto homered to deep center
Top 5th: Houston
- M. Tejada singled to right, H. Quintero and M. Bourn scored, T. Wigginton to third
Top 6th: Houston
- D. Newhan singled to right, H. Pence scored
- M. Bourn singled to center, D. Newhan and H. Quintero scored, R. Abercrombie to second
- M. Tejada grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, R. Abercrombie scored, M. Bourn to third, T. Wigginton out at second
Bot 6th: Chi Cubs
- R. Theriot doubled to right, J. Edmonds and G. Soto scored
- M. Fontenot singled to center, R. Theriot scored
Bot 7th: Chi Cubs
- J. Edmonds homered to deep left
Top 11th: Houston
- G. Blum homered to deep right, L. Berkman scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Bourn cf 5 1 1 2 1 2 1 .221
T. Wigginton lf 4 0 0 0 2 2 1 .296
M. Tejada ss 6 0 2 2 0 0 1 .283
L. Berkman 1b 5 1 0 0 1 1 4 .334
G. Blum 3b 5 2 1 2 1 0 3 .239
H. Pence rf 6 1 4 0 0 0 0 .270
D. Newhan 2b 5 1 2 2 0 1 3 .260
    W. Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Loretta ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .265
    J. Valverde p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
H. Quintero c 5 2 2 0 1 1 2 .238
B. Backe p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
    F. Nieve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Abercrombie ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .200
    T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136
    D. Erstad ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286
    D. Brocail p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Castillo 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .239
 Totals 45 9 12 8 7 9 19  
 Batting
2B - H Pence (29, C Zambrano); M Tejada (32, C Zambrano); H Quintero (5, C Zambrano).
3B - H Pence (4, B Howry).
HR - G Blum (14, 11th inning off K Wood 1 on, 1 Out).
S - B Backe.
RBI - D Newhan 2 (8), M Tejada 2 (57), M Bourn 2 (24), G Blum 2 (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Erstad 1, D Newhan 1, L Berkman 1, G Blum 1, H Quintero 2.
GIDP - M Tejada.
Team LOB - 11.
 Base Running
SB - M Bourn (35, 2nd base off C Zambrano/G Soto).
 
 Fielding
DP - 4 (B Backe-H Quintero-L Berkman, M Tejada-D Newhan-L Berkman 2, G Blum-D Newhan-L Berkman).
 Chi Cubs
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Soriano lf 5 1 1 1 1 1 3 .287
M. Fontenot 2b 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 .295
    H. Blanco ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .282
    R. Cedeno 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
D. Lee 1b 5 0 2 0 1 1 6 .292
A. Ramirez 3b 5 0 1 0 1 1 2 .278
M. DeRosa rf 5 1 2 1 1 0 3 .292
J. Edmonds cf 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 .232
    C. Marmol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. McGehee ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
    K. Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Ward ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229
G. Soto c 6 2 3 1 0 1 2 .294
R. Theriot ss 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 .313
C. Zambrano p 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .355
    B. Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Wuertz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Johnson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .307
    A. Guzman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    K. Fukudome cf 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .265
 Totals 44 7 15 7 8 7 26  
 Batting
2B - A Ramirez (37, B Backe); G Soto (32, T Byrdak); R Theriot (19, T Byrdak).
HR - A Soriano (24, 1st inning off B Backe 0 on, 0 Out), M Derosa (19, 4th inning off B Backe 0 on, 0 Out), G Soto (21, 4th inning off B Backe 0 on, 1 Out), J Edmonds (17, 7th inning off D Brocail 0 on, 2 Out).
RBI - A Soriano (64), M DeRosa (80), G Soto (80), R Theriot 2 (36), M Fontenot (34), J Edmonds (50).
2-out RBI - M Fontenot, J Edmonds.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Lee 1, A Soriano 1.
GIDP - J Edmonds, C Zambrano, M DeRosa, D Lee.
Team LOB - 12.
 Fielding
E - A Ramirez 3 (16, ground ball 2, throw).
DP - 1 (R Theriot-M Fontenot-D Lee).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Backe 4.1 9 3 3 2 2 3 5.44
F. Nieve 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14.73
T. Byrdak 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 0 4.35
C. Sampson (H, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.10
D. Brocail (BS, 3) 2.0 1 1 1 3 1 1 4.38
W. Wright (W, 4-3) 2.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.78
J. Valverde (S, 39) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.66
 Chi Cubs
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Zambrano 5.0 5 3 3 3 3 0 3.58
B. Howry 0.0 4 4 4 1 0 0 5.62
M. Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.35
A. Guzman 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
C. Marmol 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.58
K. Wood (L, 4-3) 2.0 2 2 2 1 4 1 2.81
Pitches-strikes - B Backe 91-60; F Nieve 2-1; T Byrdak 13-8; C Sampson 14-9; D Brocail 33-14; W Wright 30-16; J Valverde 22-13; C Zambrano 86-55; B Howry 20-11; M Wuertz 10-4; A Guzman 15-7; C Marmol 35-22; K Wood 40-28.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Backe 7-4; F Nieve 2-0; T Byrdak 0-0; C Sampson 3-0; D Brocail 3-2; W Wright 1-3; J Valverde 0-1; C Zambrano 7-5; B Howry 0-0; M Wuertz 3-0; A Guzman 2-1; C Marmol 0-4; K Wood 2-0.
Batters faced - B Backe 22; F Nieve 1; T Byrdak 3; C Sampson 4; D Brocail 9; W Wright 9; J Valverde 4; C Zambrano 23; B Howry 5; M Wuertz 3; A Guzman 5; C Marmol 7; K Wood 10.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Fieldin Culbreth. 1B--Jim Reynolds. 2B--Tim Timmons. 3B--Gary Cederstrom.
Time: 4:17.
Attendance: 39,846.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, right to left.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUN BY CHICAGO'S ALFONSO SORIANO LED OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING.

Updated on Wednesday, Sep 3, 2008 12:32 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
H. Pence Hunter Pence
4-6
 Chi Cubs
G. Soto Geovany Soto
3-6, 1 HR
1 RBI