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MLB Play by Play - Chicago vs. Houston

Cubs 1st
J.A. Happ pitching:
Jeff Baker :Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Baker walked.
Starlin Castro :Ball, Strike looking, Castro ground-rule doubled to right, Baker to third.
Marlon Byrd :Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Byrd grounded out to shortstop, Baker scored.
Aramis Ramirez :Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez walked.
Xavier Nady :Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nady struck out looking.
Alfonso Soriano :Ball, Strike looking, Soriano doubled to left, Castro scored, Ramirez to third.
Micah Hoffpauir :Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hoffpauir struck out swinging.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Carlos Zambrano pitching:
Anderson Hernandez :Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second.
Angel Sanchez :Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to right.
Hunter Pence :Strike looking, Foul, Pence grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 2nd
J.A. Happ pitching:
Koyie Hill :Strike looking, Hill grounded out to right.
Carlos Zambrano :Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Zambrano walked.
Jeff Baker :Baker singled to center, Zambrano to second.
Starlin Castro :Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro walked, Zambrano to third, Baker to second.
Marlon Byrd :Foul, Byrd singled to left, Zambrano and Baker scored, Castro to second.
Aramis Ramirez :Foul, Ball, Ramirez lined out to right.
Xavier Nady :Strike (foul tip), Nady flied out to right.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Carlos Zambrano pitching:
Carlos Lee :Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Lee grounded out to shortstop.
Brian Bogusevic :Strike looking, Bogusevic grounded out to pitcher.
Chris Johnson :Strike looking, Johnson singled to center.
Brett Wallace :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Wallace flied out to right.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 3rd
J.A. Happ pitching:
Alfonso Soriano :Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soriano walked.
Micah Hoffpauir :Ball, Hoffpauir grounded into double play shortstop to first, Soriano out at second.
Koyie Hill :Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hill doubled to deep center.
Carlos Zambrano :Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zambrano struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Carlos Zambrano pitching:
Jason Castro :Ball, Castro singled to center.
J.A. Happ :Strike looking, Ball, Happ sacrificed to catcher, Castro to second.
Anderson Hernandez :Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked.
Angel Sanchez :Strike looking, Sanchez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hernandez out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 4th
J.A. Happ pitching:
Jeff Baker :Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Baker safe at first on 3rd baseman Johnson throwing error.
Starlin Castro :Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Castro reached on an infield single, Baker to second.
Marlon Byrd :Foul, Foul, Byrd singled to center, Baker to third, Castro to second.
Aramis Ramirez :Ball, Ramirez homered to left, Baker, Castro and Byrd scored.
Henry Villar relieved J.A. Happ.
Xavier Nady :Ball, Strike looking, Nady reached on an infield single.
Alfonso Soriano :Foul, Ball, Ball, Soriano grounded out to shortstop.
Micah Hoffpauir :Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Hoffpauir lined into double play first, Nady out at first.
End of Inning (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
Astros 4th
Carlos Zambrano pitching:
Hunter Pence :Pence grounded out to second.
Carlos Lee :Ball, Ball, Lee popped out to third.
Brian Bogusevic :Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bogusevic struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 5th
Henry Villar pitching:
Koyie Hill :Ball, Ball, Hill grounded out to first.
Carlos Zambrano :Strike looking, Zambrano grounded out to shortstop.
Jeff Baker :Strike looking, Foul, Baker flied out to deep center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
Carlos Zambrano pitching:
Chris Johnson :Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Johnson struck out swinging.
Brett Wallace :Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wallace struck out swinging.
Jason Castro :Ball, Castro grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 6th
Jeff Fulchino pitching:
Starlin Castro :Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Castro hit by pitch.
Marlon Byrd :Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Byrd struck out swinging.
Aramis Ramirez :Strike looking, Ramirez flied out to deep center.
Xavier Nady :Strike looking, Ball, Nady grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Carlos Zambrano pitching:
Jeff Fulchino :Strike looking, Foul.
Matt Downs :Ball, Foul, Ball, Downs struck out swinging.
Anderson Hernandez :Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez lined out to left.
Angel Sanchez :Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Sanchez struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 7th
Felipe Paulino pitching:
Alfonso Soriano :Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Soriano struck out swinging.
Micah Hoffpauir :Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hoffpauir singled to center.
Koyie Hill :Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Hill struck out swinging.
Carlos Zambrano :Strike looking, Zambrano grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Bobby Scales at third
Carlos Zambrano pitching:
Hunter Pence :Pence safe at first on 2nd baseman Scales throwing error.
Carlos Lee :Ball, Ball, Pence to second, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Lee walked.
Brian Bogusevic :Ball, Ball, Pence to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Bogusevic walked, Lee to second.
Chris Johnson :Ball, Foul, Johnson reached on fielder's choice to third, Pence scored, Lee out at third, Bogusevic to second.
Brett Wallace :Wallace doubled to left, Bogusevic and Johnson scored.
James Russell relieved Carlos Zambrano
Jason Michaels hit for Jason Castro.
Jason Michaels :Michaels flied out to deep center.
Matt Downs :Strike looking, Strike looking, Downs hit by pitch.
Anderson Hernandez :Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)

Cubs 8th
Humberto Quintero catching
Darwin Barney hit for Jeff Baker
Felipe Paulino pitching:
Darwin Barney :Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Barney struck out looking.
Starlin Castro :Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Castro struck out swinging.
Marlon Byrd :Ball, Foul, Byrd flied out to deep center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Jason Bourgeois hit for Felipe Paulino
Justin Berg pitching:
Jason Bourgeois :Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bourgeois grounded out to second.
Hunter Pence :Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pence struck out looking.
Carlos Lee :Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lee hit by pitch.
Scott Maine relieved Justin Berg.
Brian Bogusevic :.
Jeff Keppinger :Strike looking, Keppinger fouled out to catcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 9th
Matt Lindstrom pitching:
Bobby Scales :Scales singled to right.
Xavier Nady :Foul, Nady flied out to right.
Alfonso Soriano :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Soriano singled to right, Scales to third.
Micah Hoffpauir :Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Hoffpauir reached on fielder's choice to second, Soriano out at second.
Koyie Hill :Ball, Ball, Hoffpauir to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hill walked
Brad Snyder hit for Scott Maine.
Brad Snyder :Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Snyder struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 9th
Marcos Mateo pitching:
Chris Johnson :Foul, Johnson grounded out to shortstop.
Brett Wallace :Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wallace grounded out to pitcher.
Humberto Quintero :Foul, Quintero popped out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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