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Ramirez, Maddux bring win
Cubs 4, Astros 1
Aramis Ramirez had three hits and drove in two vs. the Astros. (David J. Phillip/AP)
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In a throwback performance, Greg Maddux tossed seven slick innings, allowing just one run on three hits, and helped himself with an RBI single in the second inning. Aramis Ramirez doubled and homered, driving in two to help the Cubs to a victory in Houston.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 16, 2005
WSH
PHI
PPD
CHC
Chi Cubs (58-62)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 4, Houston 1   HOU
Houston (64-55)
Lost 1
August 16, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0   4 9 0
Houston
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 1
Standings through 8/16/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Astros Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lawton, RF-LF5000033.269
Perez, 2B5010010.268
Lee, 1B4110100.347
Ramirez, 3B4232002.306
Garciaparra, SS3110101.236
Murton, LF3010023.339
a-Burnitz, PH-RF1000001.257
Patterson, CF4011023.236
Blanco, C3000113.236
Maddux, P3011010.226
b-Macias, PH1000002.294
Wood, P0000000.111
Dempster, P0000000.077
Totals3649431018 

a-Reached on error for Murton in the 8th. b-Hit into a double play for Maddux in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez 2 (30, Pettitte, Pettitte).
HR: Ramirez (30, 6th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Perez; Lee; Ramirez 8; Garciaparra; Murton; Patterson; Maddux.
RBI: Maddux (5), Ramirez 2 (88), Patterson (28).
2-out RBI: Maddux.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lawton 2; Murton; Ramirez.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lee (13, 2nd base off Pettitte/Ausmus), Patterson (14, 2nd base off Qualls/Ausmus).

FIELDING
DP: (Ramirez-Perez-Lee).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4120010.303
Biggio, 2B4001001.273
Berkman, 1B2010210.292
Ensberg, 3B4000014.297
Lane, RF3000001.262
Palmeiro, LF3000010.331
Everett, SS3010010.243
Ausmus, C3000010.243
Pettitte, P2000000.098
Qualls, P0000000.000
a-Vizcaino, PH1000010.227
Springer, P0000000.000
Totals29141276 

a-Struck out for Qualls in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Everett (24, Maddux).
3B: Taveras (4, Maddux).
TB: Taveras 4; Berkman; Everett 2.
RBI: Biggio (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg.
GIDP: Ensberg.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras (28, 2nd base off Maddux/Blanco).
CS: Everett (6, 3rd base by Maddux/Blanco).

FIELDING
E: Biggio (12, fielding).
DP: (Biggio-Everett).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maddux (W, 10-9)7.03112504.40
Wood (H, 3)1.00000204.13
Dempster (S, 17)1.01000004.02
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (L, 10-9)7.08332812.67
Qualls 1.01101103.54
Springer 1.00000105.62

Pitches-strikes: Maddux 70-49, Wood 9-7, Dempster 10-4, Pettitte 107-69, Qualls 18-10, Springer 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Maddux 10-5, Wood 0-1, Dempster 2-1, Pettitte 8-5, Qualls 0-2, Springer 0-2.
Batters faced: Maddux 25, Wood 3, Dempster 3, Pettitte 31, Qualls 5, Springer 3.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:18.
Att: 31,963.

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