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Cubs take third straight
Cubs 8, Astros 6
Juan Mateo struck out two and walked one on Tuesday. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
 Murton's game-winning single
 Murton's homer in ninth
Matt Murton tied the game in the ninth with a leadoff homer off Brad Lidge, and he won the game nine innings later with a two-run dribbler through the right side in the 18th. Wednesday's scheduled starter, Rich Hill, picked up the win with two innings of relief.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 15, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (51-68)
Won 3
Chi Cubs 8, Houston 6   HOU
Houston (57-62)
Lost 4
August 15, 2006
   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   8 16 0
Houston
2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   6 16 0
Standings thru 8/15/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Astros Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF8110114.280
Izturis, SS8041002.259
Pagan, LF3100102.290
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Howry, P00000001.000
  c-Nevin, PH1000011.232
  Novoa, P0000000.250
  d-Perez, PH1000001.256
  Guzman, P0000000.143
  e-Zambrano, PH1000001.170
  Dempster, P0000000.000
  f-Marmol, PH1000010.238
  Hill, P0000000.083
Ramirez, 3B8230032.281
Jones, RF7223023.277
Mabry, 1B8010034.221
Cedeno, 2B7111002.252
Blanco, C3010001.252
  b-Barrett, PH-C4010100.325
Mateo, P1000001.000
  a-Theriot, PH0000000.360
  Ohman, P00000001.000
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Aardsma, P0000000.000
  Murton, LF5123011.296
Totals66816831225 

a-Hit by pitch for Mateo in the 6th. b-Flied out for Blanco in the 8th. c-Struck out for Howry in the 9th. d-Grounded into a double play for Novoa in the 11th. e-Grounded into a double play for Guzman in the 14th. f-Struck out for Dempster in the 17th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (25, Borkowski).
3B: Pierre (10, Clemens).
HR: Cedeno (5, 2nd inning off Clemens, 0 on, 0 out), Jones (20, 5th inning off Clemens, 2 on, 2 out), Murton (8, 9th inning off Lidge, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pierre 3; Izturis 4; Ramirez 4; Jones 5; Mabry; Cedeno 4; Blanco; Barrett; Murton 5.
RBI: Izturis (17), Cedeno (30), Jones 3 (59), Murton 3 (44).
2-out RBI: Jones 3; Murton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mabry; Izturis; Mateo; Pierre 2; Jones.
S: Mateo; Cedeno.
GIDP: Perez; Zambrano.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (5, 2nd base off Clemens/Ausmus).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Pierre 2 (Huff at 3rd base, Burke at 3rd base), Jones (Palmeiro at 3rd base).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF9010024.270
Biggio, 2B4000002.264
  Burke, 2B4030000.284
Lamb, 1B4110011.313
  Wheeler, P0000000.000
  Lidge, P0000000.000
  Miller, P0000000.000
  Springer, P0000000.000
  b-Ensberg, PH-3B4000113.236
Berkman, RF-1B-LF6100235.319
Scott, LF5130104.433
  Borkowski, P2000002.000
Huff, 3B5132004.278
  Nieve, P0000000.125
  c-Munson, PH-1B3010022.206
Everett, SS7112015.239
Ausmus, C6120201.229
Clemens, P1000000.000
  a-Palmeiro, PH1012000.229
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  Lane, RF5000024.209
Totals66616661237 

a-Doubled for Clemens in the 6th. b-Flied out for Springer in the 10th. c-Struck out for Nieve in the 12th.

BATTING
2B: Huff (20, Mateo), Palmeiro (4, Wuertz), Burke (19, Novoa), Ausmus (13, Guzman).
3B: Everett (4, Wuertz).
TB: Taveras; Burke 4; Lamb; Scott 3; Huff 4; Munson; Everett 3; Ausmus 3; Palmeiro 2.
RBI: Huff 2 (44), Everett 2 (43), Palmeiro 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Everett 2; Palmeiro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Everett 3; Munson; Taveras 2; Borkowski.
S: Everett.
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING
SB: Burke (8, 2nd base off Dempster/Barrett).
CS: Scott (1, home by Howry/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Everett-Burke-Berkman, Burke-Everett-Munson).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mateo 5.04221203.00
Ohman (H, 8)0.22220005.04
Wuertz (BS, 1)0.12221004.41
Aardsma 0.20000104.55
Eyre 0.22000102.60
Howry 0.20000003.10
Novoa 2.01002004.50
Guzman 3.02001306.68
Dempster 3.02001203.70
Hill (W, 3-5)2.01000306.90
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clemens 6.07551522.71
Qualls (H, 16)1.01000204.07
Wheeler (H, 20)1.00000002.90
Lidge (BS, 5)0.23110115.70
Miller 0.20000104.00
Springer 0.21000103.68
Nieve 2.00001004.02
Borkowski (L, 1-1)6.04221203.48

WP: Eyre.
IBB: Berkman (by Novoa), Scott (by Novoa), Barrett (by Borkowski).
HBP: Clemens (by Mateo), Burke (by Dempster), Jones (by Clemens), Theriot (by Clemens).
Pitches-strikes: Mateo 78-54, Ohman 11-7, Wuertz 12-4, Aardsma 12-8, Eyre 16-10, Howry 5-4, Novoa 28-12, Guzman 54-36, Dempster 53-29, Hill 28-19, Clemens 98-61, Qualls 15-10, Wheeler 8-7, Lidge 16-11, Miller 6-6, Springer 17-12, Nieve 15-8, Borkowski 70-51.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mateo 2-10, Ohman 0-2, Wuertz 0-0, Aardsma 0-1, Eyre 0-1, Howry 0-1, Novoa 1-5, Guzman 2-4, Dempster 5-2, Hill 2-1, Clemens 10-3, Qualls 1-0, Wheeler 0-3, Lidge 0-1, Miller 1-0, Springer 0-1, Nieve 2-4, Borkowski 8-8.
Batters faced: Mateo 20, Ohman 4, Wuertz 3, Aardsma 2, Eyre 4, Howry 1, Novoa 9, Guzman 12, Dempster 13, Hill 7, Clemens 28, Qualls 4, Wheeler 3, Lidge 5, Miller 2, Springer 3, Nieve 6, Borkowski 22.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 2-2, Howry 2-0, Miller 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 5:36.
Att: 41,531.

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