MLB Play by Play - Chicago vs. Houston

Cubs 1st
Brandon Backe pitching:
Ryan Theriot:Ball, Theriot flied out to right.
Kosuke Fukudome:Foul, Bunt foul, Fukudome doubled to deep left.
Derrek Lee:Lee doubled to deep right, Fukudome scored.
Aramis Ramirez:Foul, Ramirez flied out to center.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Edmonds singled to center, Lee scored.
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, DeRosa grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Edmonds out at second.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Foul, Matsui flied out to left.
Darin Erstad:Ball, Foul, Erstad grounded out to first.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Berkman grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 2nd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Geovany Soto:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Soto struck out swinging.
Mike Fontenot:Strike looking, Foul, Fontenot popped out to second.
Ryan Dempster:Dempster popped out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Lee singled to left.
Miguel Tejada:Tejada grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Lee out at second.
Geoff Blum:Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blum flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 3rd
Brandon Backe pitching:
Ryan Theriot:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Theriot grounded out to first.
Kosuke Fukudome:Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Fukudome struck out swinging.
Derrek Lee:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lee struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Hunter Pence:Ball, Pence grounded out to pitcher.
J.R. Towles:Strike swinging, Towles grounded out to shortstop.
Brandon Backe:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Backe struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 4th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Aramis Ramirez:Ramirez flied out to center.
Jim Edmonds:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Edmonds struck out swinging.
Mark DeRosa:Foul, Foul, DeRosa struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike looking, Matsui grounded out to first.
Darin Erstad:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Erstad grounded out to third.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Foul, Foul, Berkman singled to left.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Lee flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 5th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Geovany Soto:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Soto struck out swinging.
Mike Fontenot:Foul, Strike looking, Fontenot homered to right.
Ryan Dempster:Dempster grounded out to second.
Ryan Theriot:Theriot singled to right.
Kosuke Fukudome:Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Fukudome flied out to left.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Strike looking, Tejada singled to left center.
Geoff Blum:Blum singled to right, Tejada to second.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Pence reached on an infield single, Tejada to third, Blum to second.
J.R. Towles:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Towles struck out swinging.
Brandon Backe:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Backe struck out looking.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike looking, Matsui fouled out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 6th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Derrek Lee:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lee struck out swinging.
Aramis Ramirez:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez struck out looking.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Edmonds singled to deep left.
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, DeRosa grounded into fielder's choice to third, Edmonds out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Darin Erstad:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Erstad struck out swinging.
Lance Berkman:Foul, Strike swinging, Berkman struck out swinging.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lee singled to center.
Miguel Tejada:Tejada flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 7th
Brandon Backe pitching:
Geovany Soto:Ball, Foul, Soto grounded out to third.
Mike Fontenot:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Fontenot reached on an infield single.
Ryan Dempster:Bunt foul, Dempster sacrificed to pitcher, Fontenot to second.
Ryan Theriot:Ball, Theriot singled to left, Fontenot scored, Theriot to second advancing on throw.
Wesley Wright relieved Brandon Backe.
Kosuke Fukudome:Ball, Fukudome flied out to center.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Geoff Blum:Strike looking, Blum popped out to third.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Strike looking, Pence grounded out to third.
J.R. Towles:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Towles walked.
Wesley Wright:David Newhan hit for Wesley Wright.
David Newhan:Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Newhan flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 8th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Derrek Lee:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lee grounded out to third.
Aramis Ramirez:Foul, Ramirez grounded out to third.
Jim Edmonds:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Edmonds flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Ryan Dempster pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Matsui struck out swinging.
Darin Erstad:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Erstad struck out swinging.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Ball, Berkman flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 9th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, DeRosa doubled to deep right.
Geovany Soto:Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Soto safe at first on 3rd baseman Blum's fielding error.
Mike Fontenot:Fontenot doubled to deep left center, DeRosa and Soto scored.
Ryan Dempster:Dempster grounded out to third, Fontenot to third.
Ryan Theriot:Strike looking, Theriot singled to right, Fontenot scored.
Tim Byrdak relieved Chris Sampson.
Kosuke Fukudome:Strike looking, Fukudome doubled to center, Theriot to third.
Derrek Lee:Chad Paronto relieved Tim Byrdak, Ball, Lee singled to center, Theriot and Fukudome scored.
Aramis Ramirez:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ramirez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Lee out at second.
End of Inning (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
Astros 9th
Carlos Marmol pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Lee grounded out to third.
Miguel Tejada:Foul, Foul, Tejada grounded out to shortstop.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Blum fouled out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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