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Feel the 'Burn': Cubs rally late
Roger Clemens held the Cubs scoreless through five innings, but left with tightness in his right groin. The Astros got two runs in the fourth on a groundout and a fielder's choice.
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Jeromy Burnitz follows through on a two-run single to put the Cubs up, 3-2. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Sergio Mitre did his best to match The Rocket in his season debut, giving up two runs in seven innings, but the right-hander got a no-decision. Jeromy Burnitz's bases-loaded single drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth.
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HOU
Houston (15-30)
Lost 7
Chi Cubs 4, Houston 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (21-22)
Won 3
May 24, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 X   4 5 0
Standings through 5/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Cubs Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4020000.258
Self, RF2100101.333
Biggio, 2B4120011.299
Bruntlett, 2B0000000.100
Berkman, LF4010014.179
Lidge, P0000000.000
Lamb, 1B4001002.202
Ensberg, 3B4001022.292
Everett, SS4010022.221
Ausmus, C3000001.247
Clemens, P2000010.300
Wheeler, P0000000.000
a-Vizcaino, PH1000011.255
Qualls, P0000000.000
Palmeiro, LF0000000.354
Totals322621814 

a-Struck out for Wheeler in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Biggio (15, Mitre), Everett (13, Mitre), Taveras (5, Ohman).
TB: Taveras 3; Biggio 3; Berkman; Everett 2.
RBI: Lamb (18), Ensberg (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett 2; Self; Vizcaino; Berkman.
S: Self.
GIDP: Berkman.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras (15, 2nd base off Mitre/Barrett), Ensberg (4, 2nd base off Mitre/Barrett).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF3100110.270
Dempster, P0000000.077
Perez, SS4110002.278
Lee, 1B3100131.344
Burnitz, RF4012001.284
Ramirez, 3B4000021.232
Barrett, C3010000.273
Dubois, LF3110021.261
Patterson, CF0000000.272
Wilson, 2B2000102.000
Mitre, P2000001.000
Ohman, P0000000.000
Wuertz, P0000000.000
a-Hollandsworth, PH-LF1011000.210
Totals29453389 

a-Singled for Wuertz in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Dubois (6, Qualls).
TB: Perez; Burnitz; Barrett; Dubois 2; Hollandsworth.
RBI: Hollandsworth (9), Burnitz 2 (26).
2-out RBI: Burnitz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burnitz; Ramirez.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Perez (4, 2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus).

FIELDING
DP: (Perez-Wilson-Lee).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clemens 5.02001601.19
Wheeler (H, 2)1.00000201.47
Qualls (H, 4)1.12220005.24
Lidge (BS, 2)(L, 1-2)0.21222003.79
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mitre 7.05221502.57
Ohman 0.11000001.29
Wuertz (W, 3-2)0.20000204.57
Dempster (S, 4)1.00000105.09

WP: Lidge 2.
Pitches-strikes: Clemens 69-47, Wheeler 11-7, Qualls 12-9, Lidge 26-14, Mitre 108-70, Ohman 8-5, Wuertz 8-6, Dempster 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Clemens 5-4, Wheeler 0-1, Qualls 3-1, Lidge 1-1, Mitre 13-3, Ohman 1-0, Wuertz 0-0, Dempster 2-0.
Batters faced: Clemens 18, Wheeler 3, Qualls 6, Lidge 5, Mitre 27, Ohman 2, Wuertz 2, Dempster 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lidge 1-1, Wuertz 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 53 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:33.
Att: 38,805.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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