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Ramirez Blasts Cubs Past Astros

Ramirez Blasts Cubs Past Astros

Cubs 14, Astros 7

Chicago — On the day legendary manager Lou Piniella announced his retirement from baseball his team exploded from a 7-1 deficit to down the visiting Houston Astros. Aramis Ramirez single-handedly led the Cubs back with three homers and seven runs batted in. Derrek Lee added three RBI of his own.

The Cubs fell behind early allowing four runs in the top of the 2nd. Three of them unearned after a bad throwing error by 2B Ryan Theriot, but the Cubs rallied back in the 5th scoring five unearned runs of their own off Astros starter Wesley Wright as the Astros melted down committing an error, hitting a batter, allowing a passed ball, and being called for a balk in the inning.

Cubs rookie Andrew Cashner (1-3) earned his first career win in relief.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
HOU 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 8 2
CHC « 0 0 0 1 5 1 2 5 X 14 14 1
Houston
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
M. Bourn cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .254
A. Sanchez ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .286
L. Berkman 1b 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 .247
H. Pence rf 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .265
C. Lee lf 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240
J. Keppinger 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .281
C. Johnson 3b 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 .309
B. Lyon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
G. Majewski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Castro c 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .177
W. Wright p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
W. Lopez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Sampson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
T. Byrdak p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
P. Feliz 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
Totals 36 7 8 6 1 4 5 1 10
Batting
2B – A Sanchez (3, R Dempster); C Lee (15, R Dempster).
HR – C Johnson (2, 5th inning off R Dempster 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI – A Sanchez (3), L Berkman (44), H Pence (44), C Lee (48), C Johnson 2 (15).
2-out RBI – A Sanchez, L Berkman, H Pence, C Lee.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Sanchez 1, H Pence 2, J Keppinger 1.
Team LOB – 7.
Base Running
SB – M Bourn (29, 2nd base off R Dempster/G Soto).
Fielding
E – A Sanchez (2, field); J Keppinger (7, throw).
PB – J Castro.
DP – 1 (L Berkman-A Sanchez).
Chi Cubs
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
T. Colvin rf 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .270
S. Castro ss 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .295
D. Lee 1b 4 3 2 3 0 1 1 0 1 .247
A. Ramirez 3b 5 3 3 7 3 0 2 0 2 .226
M. Byrd cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .315
A. Soriano lf 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 .271
G. Soto c 5 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 .293
R. Theriot 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
R. Dempster p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .139
X. Nady ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .220
A. Cashner p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
S. Marshall p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
K. Fukudome ph 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .251
C. Marmol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 14 14 13 4 3 9 1 11
Batting
2B – S Castro (13, B Lyon); D Lee (17, B Lyon).
HR – A Ramirez 3 (15, 4th inning off W Wright 0 on, 1 Out, 5th inning off W Wright 2 on, 2 Out, 8th inning off G Majewski 2 on, 1 Out), G Soto (12, 6th inning off C Sampson 0 on, 0 Out).
S – R Dempster.
RBI – S Castro (26), D Lee 3 (44), A Ramirez 7 (47), A Soriano (51), G Soto (33).
2-out RBI – A Ramirez 3, A Soriano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Castro 1, A Ramirez 1, A Soriano 1.
GIDP – A Soriano.
Team LOB – 5.
Base Running
SB – S Castro (4, 2nd base off W Wright/J Castro).
Fielding
E – R Theriot (7, throw).
Houston
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
W. Wright 4.2 6 6 1 2 5 2 1.60 4.40
W. Lopez 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.23 4.17
C. Sampson (BS, 2) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.62 6.04
T. Byrdak 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.52 4.07
B. Lyon (L, 5-4) 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1.48 3.98
G. Majewski 1.0 4 5 5 1 1 1 3.00 22.50
Chi Cubs
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
R. Dempster 5.0 8 7 4 4 1 1 1.25 3.70
A. Cashner (W, 1-3) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.32 2.38
S. Marshall (H, 13) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.00 1.88
C. Marmol 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.29 2.84
Pitches-strikes – B Lyon 20-13; G Majewski 27-18; W Wright 93-57; W Lopez 7-3; C Sampson 10-8; T Byrdak 2-2; R Dempster 113-69; A Cashner 16-13; S Marshall 7-7; C Marmol 14-9.
Ground balls-fly balls – B Lyon 0-2; G Majewski 5-1; W Wright 6-3; W Lopez 0-0; C Sampson 1-1; T Byrdak 0-1; R Dempster 11-9; A Cashner 3-1; S Marshall 1-0; C Marmol 1-1.
Batters faced – B Lyon 6; G Majewski 9; W Wright 23; W Lopez 1; C Sampson 3; T Byrdak 1; R Dempster 29; A Cashner 6; S Marshall 3; C Marmol 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Brian Gorman. 1B–Paul Nauert. 2B–Dan Bellino. 3B–Tony Randazzo.

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