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Diamond Mind: Game 4 -- Astros 5, White Sox 4

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10/26/2005, Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Chicago (A) 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 7 0 5 0
2005 Houston 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 x 5 9 0 8 0

Chicago (A) AB R H BI AVG Houston AB R H BI AVG
Podsednik lf 4 0 0 0 .158 Biggio 2b 4 0 1 1 .375
Iguchi 2b 4 1 1 0 .412 Bruntlett 2b 0 0 0 0 .000
Dye rf 4 0 1 0 .188 Burke cf 4 0 1 0 .071
Konerko 1b 2 2 0 0 .357 Berkman lf 4 0 0 0 .235
Rowand cf 4 1 3 1 .533 Ensberg 3b 2 1 0 0 .308
Pierzynski c 4 0 2 3 .286 Lamb 1b 3 1 1 1 .222
Crede 3b 4 0 0 0 .125 Vizcaino ph 1 1 1 0 .500
Uribe ss 3 0 0 0 .143 Lane rf 3 0 1 2 .250
Everett ph 1 0 0 0 .333 Ausmus c 3 1 1 0 .250
Garcia p 2 0 0 0 .000 Everett ss 4 1 2 1 .286
Blum ph 1 0 0 0 .500 Backe p 2 0 1 0 .500
Cotts p 0 0 0 0 .000 Lidge p 1 0 0 0 .000
Harris ph 1 0 0 0 .000 31 5 9 5
34 4 7 4

Chicago (A) INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Garcia 6.0 7 4 4 4 4 99 62 6.00
Cotts L 0-1 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 31 18 1.93
8.0 9 5 5 4 5 130 80

Houston INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA
Backe W 1-0 7.1 6 4 4 2 5 102 64 4.91
Lidge S 2 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 25 18 3.38
9.0 7 4 4 2 8 127 82

ChA: Blum batted for Garcia in the 7th
Everett batted for Uribe in the 9th
Harris batted for Cotts in the 9th
Hou: Vizcaino batted for Lamb in the 7th
Vizcaino moved to 1b in the 8th
Bruntlett inserted at 2b in the 9th

2B-Iguchi, Rowand, Pierzynski, Biggio, Ausmus, Everett, Vizcaino. 3B-Lamb.
SB-Everett(1). K-Podsednik, Dye, Konerko 2, Pierzynski, Crede 2, Harris,
Biggio, Lane 2, Everett 2. BB-Konerko 2, Ensberg 2, Ausmus, Backe. SH-Biggio.
SF-Lane. WP-Garcia.
GWRBI: Lane
Temperature: 76, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 10 MPH.

Score O Rnr BS Event
----- - --- -- -----

************** Top of the 1st inning, Chicago (A) batting
0-0 0 --- 22 Podsednik struck out (CBFFBS)
0-0 1 --- 10 Iguchi lined out to second (BX)
0-0 2 --- 12 Dye struck out (BFCS)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Houston batting
0-0 0 --- 12 Biggio struck out (BFCS)
0-0 1 --- 11 Burke lined a single to shallow center (BCX)
0-0 1 1-- 00 Berkman grounded out to third, Burke to second (X)
0-0 2 -2- 30 Ensberg walked (BBBB)
0-0 2 12- 22 Lamb popped out to second (BCCBX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Chicago (A) batting
0-0 0 --- 02 Konerko struck out (CFC)
0-0 1 --- 01 Rowand lined a single to shallow center (FX)
0-0 1 1-- 12 Pierzynski struck out (BSFS)
0-0 2 1-- 00 Crede flied out to left (X)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Houston batting
0-0 0 --- 02 Lane struck out (CCS)
0-0 1 --- 32 Ausmus walked (BFBFBB)
0-0 1 1-- 22 Everett struck out (FBSBpC)
0-0 2 1-- 11 Backe lined a single down the right field line, Ausmus to
third (FBX)
0-0 2 1-3 00 Biggio grounded out to second (X)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Chicago (A) batting
0-0 0 --- 10 Uribe popped out to left (BX)
0-0 1 --- 00 Garcia flied out to right (X)
0-0 2 --- 22 Podsednik grounded out to second (FFBBX)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Houston batting
0-0 0 --- 11 Burke popped out to third (BSX)
0-0 1 --- 21 Berkman flied out to center (CBBX)
0-0 2 --- 11 Ensberg grounded out to third (SBX)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Chicago (A) batting
0-0 0 --- 22 Iguchi grounded out to second (CBSBX)
0-0 1 --- 10 Dye flied out to left (BX)
0-0 2 --- 32 Konerko walked (BSBSBB)
0-0 2 1-- 21 Rowand doubled deep to center, Konerko scored (CBBX)
1-0 2 -2- 02 Pierzynski grounded a single between first and second,
Rowand scored (CFFX)
2-0 2 1-- 02 Crede struck out (CSS)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Houston batting
2-0 0 --- 00 Lamb grounded out to second (X)
2-0 1 --- 02 Lane struck out (CSS)
2-0 2 --- 01 Ausmus grounded out to the mound (FX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Chicago (A) batting
2-0 0 --- 10 Uribe lined out to center (BX)
2-0 1 --- 32 Garcia grounded out to second (BBCBFX)
2-0 2 --- 22 Podsednik flied out to left (BSBFX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Houston batting
2-0 0 --- 12 Everett lined a single up the middle (SCBX)
2-0 0 1-- 10 Everett stole second (B>B)
2-0 0 -2- 30 Backe walked (B>B.BbB)
2-0 0 12- 11 Biggio sacrifice bunted to the mound, Everett to third,
Backe to second (CBXb)
2-0 1 -23 22 Burke popped out to the catcher (CBBSFFX)
2-0 2 -23 00 Berkman flied out to left (X)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Chicago (A) batting
2-0 0 --- 00 Iguchi doubled deep to center (X)
2-0 0 -2- 00 Dye grounded out to short (X)
2-0 1 -2- 31 Konerko walked (BBBCB)
2-0 1 12- 20 Rowand lined out to left (BBX)
2-0 2 12- 32 Pierzynski lined a double to right center, Iguchi scored,
Konerko scored (BBFFB>X)
4-0 2 -2- 22 Crede flied out to center (BBFFX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Houston batting
4-0 0 --- 32 Ensberg walked (CCBBBB)
4-0 0 1-- 11 Lamb grounded a triple down the first base line, Ensberg
scored (BFX)
4-1 0 --3 01 Lane hit a sacrifice fly to left, Lamb scored (CX)
4-2 1 --- 32 Ausmus lined a double down the left field line (CSFBBFBX)
4-2 1 -2- 02 Everett doubled deep to left, Ausmus scored (FFX)
4-3 1 -2- 00 Garcia threw a wild pitch, Everett to third (B)
4-3 1 --3 10 Backe grounded out to third (B.X)
4-3 2 --3 02 Biggio lined a double down the third base line, Everett
scored (FFX)
4-4 2 -2- 10 Burke grounded out to short (BX)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Chicago (A) batting
4-4 0 --- 02 Uribe flied out to center (CFX)
Blum pinch hitting for Garcia
4-4 1 --- 22 Blum flied out to center (CCBBX)
4-4 2 --- 21 Podsednik grounded out to second (BFBX)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Houston batting
Cotts now pitching
4-4 0 --- 10 Berkman flied out to right (BX)
4-4 1 --- 11 Ensberg popped out to short (BCX)
Vizcaino pinch hitting for Lamb
4-4 2 --- 32 Vizcaino lined a double to right center (BBSCBX)
4-4 2 -2- 21 Lane lined a single to left center, Vizcaino scored (BSBX)
4-5 2 1-- 11 Ausmus flied out to right (B1CX)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Chicago (A) batting
Vizcaino moved to first base
4-5 0 --- 00 Iguchi flied out to right (X)
4-5 1 --- 00 Dye lined a single to shallow left (X)
Lidge now pitching
4-5 1 1-- 22 Konerko struck out (CBFBS)
4-5 2 1-- 11 Rowand lined a single down the left field line, Dye to
third (CBX)
4-5 2 1-3 02 Pierzynski flied out to left (CCFX)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Houston batting
4-5 0 --- 32 Everett struck out (CBFBBS)
4-5 1 --- 22 Lidge lined out to right (CFBBFX)
4-5 2 --- 00 Biggio lined out to third (X)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Chicago (A) batting
Bruntlett now playing second base
4-5 0 --- 22 Crede struck out (BSBSFS)
Everett pinch hitting for Uribe
4-5 1 --- 11 Everett flied out to right (BFX)
Harris pinch hitting for Cotts
4-5 2 --- 12 Harris struck out (CBFC)