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MLB Play by Play - Chicago vs. Houston

Cubs 1st
Chris Sampson pitching:
Alfonso Soriano:Ball, Ball, Soriano grounded out to third.
Ryan Theriot:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Theriot grounded out to shortstop.
Derrek Lee:Lee singled to center.
Aramis Ramirez:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ramirez singled to center, Lee to third on center fielder Bourn's fielding error.
Kosuke Fukudome:Strike looking, Foul, Fukudome grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
Astros 1st
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Michael Bourn:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Bourn struck out swinging.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Ball, Ball, Matsui singled to right.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Tejada flied out to center.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Foul, Berkman singled to right, Matsui to third.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Lee grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 2nd
Chris Sampson pitching:
Geovany Soto:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Soto struck out swinging.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Edmonds fouled out to third.
Mark DeRosa:Ball, DeRosa grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Geoff Blum:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blum grounded out to first.
Hunter Pence:Pence grounded out to second.
J.R. Towles:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Towles struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 3rd
Chris Sampson pitching:
Ryan Dempster:Strike looking, Dempster grounded out to third.
Alfonso Soriano:Strike looking, Foul, Soriano struck out swinging.
Ryan Theriot:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Theriot flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Chris Sampson:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sampson flied out to right.
Michael Bourn:Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bourn popped out to second.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Matsui grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 4th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Derrek Lee:Ball, Strike looking, Lee doubled to left.
Aramis Ramirez:Ramirez homered to left center, Lee scored.
Kosuke Fukudome:Fukudome grounded out to second.
Geovany Soto:Ball, Soto flied out to center.
Jim Edmonds:Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Edmonds struck out swinging.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Tejada doubled to deep left center.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Berkman walked.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lee flied out to center, Tejada to third.
Geoff Blum:Berkman to second on Edmonds' throwing error, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Blum walked.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Ball, Pence homered to right, Tejada, Berkman and Blum scored.
J.R. Towles:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Towles grounded out to pitcher.
Chris Sampson:Ball, Sampson grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)

Cubs 5th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Mark DeRosa:DeRosa singled to left center.
Ryan Dempster:Dempster sacrificed to pitcher, DeRosa to second.
Alfonso Soriano:Strike looking, Foul, Soriano struck out swinging.
Ryan Theriot:Theriot grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Michael Bourn:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bourn flied out to right.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Matsui struck out swinging.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tejada grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 6th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Derrek Lee:Foul, Foul, Lee grounded out to pitcher.
Aramis Ramirez:Strike looking, Ramirez popped out to shortstop.
Kosuke Fukudome:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fukudome grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Lance Berkman:Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Berkman struck out swinging.
Carlos N. Lee:Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lee struck out on foul tip.
Geoff Blum:Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blum singled to right.
Hunter Pence:Pence singled to left, Blum to second.
J.R. Towles:Strike looking, Towles flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 7th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Geovany Soto:Ball, Foul, Soto singled to left center.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Edmonds grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Soto out at second.
Mark DeRosa:Ball, DeRosa singled to deep left center.
Ryan Dempster:Micah Hoffpauir hit for Ryan Dempster.
Micah Hoffpauir:Ball, Ball, Ball, Hoffpauir walked, DeRosa to second.
Alfonso Soriano:Brad Ausmus catching, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Soriano struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Jose Ascanio pitching:
Brad Ausmus:Ball, Jose Ascanio relieved Ryan Dempster, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ausmus singled to right.
Michael Bourn:Strike looking, Ball, Bourn sacrificed to pitcher, Ausmus to second.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Matsui flied out to left.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tejada walked.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Berkman struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 8th
Doug Brocail pitching:
Ryan Theriot:Theriot flied out to right.
Derrek Lee:Lee singled to left center.
Aramis Ramirez:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ramirez flied out to center.
Kosuke Fukudome:Foul, Fukudome flied out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Jose Ascanio pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Lee flied out to center.
Geoff Blum:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blum flied out to deep right.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike swinging, Pence doubled to center.
Doug Brocail:Darin Erstad hit for Doug Brocail.
Darin Erstad:Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Erstad intentionally walked.
Brad Ausmus:Strike looking, Ball, Ausmus grounded into fielder's choice to second, Pence to third, Erstad out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 9th
Jose Valverde pitching:
Geovany Soto:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Ball, Ball, Edmonds walked.
Mark DeRosa:Edmonds to second on wild pitch, Mike Fontenot hit for Jose Ascanio, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeRosa grounded out to shortstop.
Mike Fontenot:Fontenot grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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