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MLB Play by Play - Chicago vs. Houston

Cubs 1st
Bud Norris pitching:
Starlin Castro :Strike looking, Foul, Castro flied out to right.
Darwin Barney :Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Barney flied out to center.
Aramis Ramirez :Foul, Foul, Ramirez struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 1st
Casey Coleman pitching:
J.B. Shuck :Strike looking, Shuck singled to center.
Jose Altuve :Bunt foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Altuve flied out to right.
J.D. Martinez :Martinez popped out to second.
Matt Downs :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Downs singled to right, Shuck to second.
Jimmy Paredes :Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Paredes struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 2nd
Bud Norris pitching:
Carlos Pena :Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pena popped out to third.
Geovany Soto :Strike swinging, Ball, Soto singled to left.
Marlon Byrd :Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Byrd walked, Soto to second.
Alfonso Soriano :Foul, Soriano flied out to center.
Tyler Colvin :Ball, Foul, Colvin fouled out to catcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 2nd
Casey Coleman pitching:
Brian Bogusevic :Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bogusevic lined out to shortstop.
Clint Barmes :Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Barmes singled to center.
Carlos Corporan :Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Corporan struck out looking.
Bud Norris :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Norris struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Cubs 3rd
Bud Norris pitching:
Casey Coleman :Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Coleman grounded out to first.
Starlin Castro :Ball, Castro lined out to second.
Darwin Barney :Ball, Strike looking, Barney singled to right.
Aramis Ramirez :Ramirez homered to left center, Barney scored.
Carlos Pena :Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pena struck out swinging.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 3rd
Casey Coleman pitching:
J.B. Shuck :Strike looking, Shuck singled to right.
Jose Altuve :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Altuve reached on fielder's choice to third, Shuck out at second.
J.D. Martinez :Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Martinez singled to left, Altuve to second.
Matt Downs :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Downs flied out to center.
Jimmy Paredes :Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Paredes walked, Altuve to third, Martinez to second.
Brian Bogusevic :Strike looking, Bogusevic doubled to right, Altuve and Martinez scored, Paredes to third.
Clint Barmes :Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Barmes struck out swinging.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 4th
Bud Norris pitching:
Geovany Soto :Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soto homered to left.
Marlon Byrd :Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Byrd singled to center.
Alfonso Soriano :Strike swinging, Soriano singled to right, Byrd to third, Soriano to second advancing on throw.
Tyler Colvin :Foul, Foul, Foul, Colvin struck out swinging.
Casey Coleman :Coleman popped out to second.
Starlin Castro :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Castro grounded out to first.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 4th
Casey Coleman pitching:
Carlos Corporan :Corporan grounded out to second.
Bud Norris :Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Norris singled to center.
J.B. Shuck :Strike looking, Shuck reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Norris out at second.
Jose Altuve :Altuve singled to left, Shuck to second.
J.D. Martinez :Ball, Ball, Shuck to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Martinez walked, Altuve to second.
Matt Downs :Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Downs singled to center, Shuck and Altuve scored, Martinez to second.
Jimmy Paredes :Ball, Foul, Paredes singled to right, Martinez to third, Downs to second.
John Grabow relieved Casey Coleman.
Brian Bogusevic :Foul, Strike swinging, Bogusevic flied out to deep center.
End of Inning (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 5th
Bud Norris pitching:
Darwin Barney :Strike looking, Ball, Barney hit by pitch.
Aramis Ramirez :Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Barney stole second, Ball, Ramirez walked.
Carlos Pena :Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pena walked, Barney to third, Ramirez to second.
Geovany Soto :Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Soto struck out swinging.
Marlon Byrd :Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Byrd struck out looking.
Alfonso Soriano :Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Soriano flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 5th
John Grabow pitching:
Clint Barmes :Strike looking, Barmes popped out to shortstop.
Carlos Corporan :Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Corporan struck out swinging
Jason Michaels hit for Bud Norris.
Jason Michaels :Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Michaels walked.
J.B. Shuck :Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Michaels to second on balk, Ball, Shuck grounded out to catcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 6th
David Carpenter pitching:
Tyler Colvin :Ball, Foul, Foul, Colvin fouled out to third
Jeff Baker hit for John Grabow.
Jeff Baker :Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Baker struck out looking.
Starlin Castro :Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro singled to center.
Darwin Barney :Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Castro stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Barney flied out to center.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Astros 6th
Ramon Ortiz pitching:
Jose Altuve :Strike swinging, Altuve grounded out to second.
J.D. Martinez :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez struck out on foul tip.
Matt Downs :Strike swinging, Ball, Downs grounded out to third.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 7th
David Carpenter pitching:
Aramis Ramirez :Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep center.
Sergio Escalona relieved David Carpenter.
Carlos Pena :Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pena grounded out to first.
Geovany Soto :Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Soto struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 7th
Ramon Ortiz pitching:
Jimmy Paredes :Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Paredes struck out swinging.
Brian Bogusevic :Foul, Ball, Foul, Bogusevic flied out to center.
Clint Barmes :Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barmes flied out to deep left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 8th
Fernando Rodriguez pitching:
Marlon Byrd :Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Byrd struck out swinging.
Alfonso Soriano :Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Soriano flied out to right.
Tyler Colvin :Colvin singled to left
Reed Johnson hit for Ramon Ortiz.
Reed Johnson :Johnson reached on bunt single to third, Colvin to second.
Starlin Castro :Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Castro grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Astros 8th
Jeff Samardzija pitching:
Carlos Corporan :Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Corporan struck out looking.
Jason Bourgeois :Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bourgeois grounded out to shortstop.
J.B. Shuck :Foul, Shuck lined out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Cubs 9th
Mark Melancon pitching:
Darwin Barney :Strike looking, Ball, Barney singled to right.
Aramis Ramirez :Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez singled to right, Barney to third
Tony Campana ran for Aramis Ramirez.
Carlos Pena :Pickoff attempt, Pena popped out to second.
Geovany Soto :Ball, Strike looking, Campana stole second, Ball, Soto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Barney out at home, Campana to third.
Marlon Byrd :Foul, Byrd grounded out to second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)