MLB Play by Play - Chicago vs. Houston

Cubs 1st
Russ Ortiz pitching:
Alfonso Soriano:Ball, Ball, Ball, Soriano flied out to center.
Ryan Theriot:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Theriot walked.
Kosuke Fukudome:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fukudome singled to right, Theriot to third.
Aramis Ramirez:Strike swinging, Ball, Theriot picked off at third, catcher to third, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez walked, Fukudome to second.
Micah Hoffpauir:Foul, Ball, Hoffpauir singled to right, Fukudome scored, Ramirez to second.
Milton Bradley:Foul, Foul, Bradley struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Ted Lilly pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Ball, Ball, Matsui walked.
Miguel Tejada:Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Tejada homered to left center, Matsui scored.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Strike looking, Berkman grounded out to third.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Foul, Lee singled to left.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pence singled to right, Lee to second.
Jason Michaels:Strike looking, Foul, Michaels grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Pence out at second.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 2nd
Russ Ortiz pitching:
Mike Fontenot:Ball, Strike looking, Fontenot safe at first on 1st baseman Berkman's fielding error.
Geovany Soto:Ball, Soto singled to left, Fontenot to second.
Ted Lilly:Ball, Lilly popped bunt out to pitcher.
Alfonso Soriano:Soriano grounded into double play third to second to first, Soto out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
Astros 2nd
Ted Lilly pitching:
Ivan Rodriguez:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rodriguez struck out swinging.
Jeff Keppinger:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Keppinger flied out to center.
Russ Ortiz:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ortiz struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 3rd
Russ Ortiz pitching:
Ryan Theriot:Ball, Theriot singled to center.
Kosuke Fukudome:Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fukudome walked, Theriot to second.
Aramis Ramirez:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez singled to left, Theriot to third, Fukudome to second.
Micah Hoffpauir:Ball, Hoffpauir fouled out to third.
Milton Bradley:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bradley singled to right, Theriot scored, Fukudome to third, Ramirez to second.
Tim Byrdak relieved Russ Ortiz.
Mike Fontenot:Strike looking, Fontenot hit sacrifice fly to center, Fukudome scored.
Geovany Soto:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto flied out to left.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Ted Lilly pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Matsui grounded out to third.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Ball, Foul, Tejada doubled to deep right.
Lance Berkman:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Berkman struck out looking.
Carlos N. Lee:Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lee walked.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Ball, Pence flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 4th
Tim Byrdak pitching:
Ted Lilly:Strike swinging, Ball, Lilly flied out to left.
Alfonso Soriano:Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Soriano homered to center.
Ryan Theriot:Ball, Strike looking, Strike (missed bunt), Ball, Foul, Theriot struck out swinging.
Kosuke Fukudome:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fukudome grounded out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Ted Lilly pitching:
Jason Michaels:Ball, Ball, Ball, Michaels walked.
Ivan Rodriguez:Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rodriguez flied out to center.
Jeff Keppinger:Ball, Ball, Michaels stole second, Strike looking, Keppinger popped out to first
Geoff Blum hit for Tim Byrdak.
Geoff Blum:Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Blum struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 5th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Aramis Ramirez:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez flied out to center.
Micah Hoffpauir:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hoffpauir grounded out to first.
Milton Bradley:Strike looking, Bradley popped out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Ted Lilly pitching:
Kazuo Matsui:Matsui grounded bunt out to first.
Miguel Tejada:Ball, Foul, Tejada fouled out to first.
Lance Berkman:Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Berkman struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 6th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Mike Fontenot:Fontenot flied out to left.
Geovany Soto:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Soto grounded out to third.
Ted Lilly:Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lilly struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Ted Lilly pitching:
Carlos N. Lee:Lee flied out to left.
Hunter Pence:Pence flied out to center.
Jason Michaels:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Michaels flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 7th
Chris Sampson pitching:
Alfonso Soriano:Strike looking, Soriano flied out to deep right.
Ryan Theriot:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Theriot grounded out to shortstop.
Kosuke Fukudome:Foul, Strike looking, Fukudome grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Aaron Heilman pitching:
Ivan Rodriguez:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rodriguez struck out swinging.
Jeff Keppinger:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Keppinger safe at first on 3rd baseman Ramirez's throwing error
Michael Bourn hit for Chris Sampson.
Michael Bourn:Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Bourn struck out swinging.
Kazuo Matsui:Ball, Strike looking, Matsui grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)

Cubs 8th
Wesley Wright pitching:
Aramis Ramirez:Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ramirez reached on an infield single.
Micah Hoffpauir:Strike looking, Hoffpauir doubled to center, Ramirez to third.
Milton Bradley:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley struck out looking.
Mike Fontenot:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fontenot struck out looking.
Felipe Paulino relieved Wesley Wright.
Geovany Soto:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Soto struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Joey Gathright in center
Carlos Marmol pitching:
Miguel Tejada:Strike looking, Tejada ground-rule doubled to right.
Lance Berkman:Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Berkman struck out swinging.
Carlos N. Lee:Strike looking, Strike looking, Lee struck out swinging.
Hunter Pence:Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pence struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 9th
Aaron Miles hit for Carlos Marmol
Felipe Paulino pitching:
Aaron Miles:Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Miles singled to right.
Alfonso Soriano:Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Soriano homered to center, Miles scored.
Ryan Theriot:Theriot doubled to left.
Kosuke Fukudome:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fukudome flied out to left.
Aramis Ramirez:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ramirez singled to left center, Theriot scored.
Micah Hoffpauir:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hoffpauir walked, Ramirez to second.
Joey Gathright:Gathright singled to left center, Ramirez to third, Hoffpauir to second.
Mike Fontenot:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fontenot walked, Ramirez scored, Hoffpauir to third, Gathright to second.
Alberto Arias relieved Felipe Paulino.
Geovany Soto:Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Soto grounded into double play third to second to first, Fontenot out at second.
End of Inning (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 9th
Chad Fox pitching:
Jason Michaels:Ball, Ball, Ball, Michaels walked.
Ivan Rodriguez:Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rodriguez tripled to center, Michaels scored.
Jeff Keppinger:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Keppinger grounded out to third, Rodriguez scored
Darin Erstad hit for Alberto Arias.
Darin Erstad:Ball, Erstad tripled to center.
Kevin Gregg relieved Chad Fox.
Kazuo Matsui:Strike looking, Matsui hit sacrifice fly to center, Erstad scored.
Miguel Tejada:Tejada singled to left center.
Lance Berkman:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Berkman struck out swinging.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

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