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Rookie wins debut
Cubs 1, Astros 0
Ryan O'Malley limited the Astros to five hits over eight innings. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
 Barrett's homer
Ryan O'Malley became the second Cubs rookie to win his Major League debut this season, giving Chicago a series sweep and the 'pen a needed rest after Tuesday's 18-inning contest.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 16, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (52-68)
Won 4
Chi Cubs 1, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (57-63)
Lost 5
August 16, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 4 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Standings thru 8/16/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Astros Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4030010.284
Theriot, 2B2000001.333
Barrett, C3111111.325
Ramirez, 3B3000011.279
Nevin, 1B4000013.230
  Howry, P00000001.000
Pagan, RF3000013.282
Murton, LF3000000.293
Perez, SS3000000.252
O'Malley, P3000020.000
  Mabry, 1B0000000.221
Totals28141179 

BATTING
2B: Pierre (27, Pettitte).
HR: Barrett (14, 6th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre 4; Barrett 4.
RBI: Barrett (45).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pagan 2; Ramirez.
S: Theriot 2.
GIDP: Theriot.
Team LOB: 4.

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4010000.270
  d-Huff, PH1000010.277
Burke, 2B-SS5020011.286
Berkman, 1B2000202.318
Scott, LF3000104.419
Ensberg, 3B3000104.234
Lane, RF3000101.206
Everett, SS2010101.240
  a-Biggio, PH-2B1010000.266
Ausmus, C3000004.227
  b-Lamb, PH1000001.312
  Munson, C0000000.206
Pettitte, P3000014.174
  c-Palmeiro, PH1000000.226
Totals320506322 

a-Singled for Everett in the 8th. b-Flied out for Ausmus in the 8th. c-Lined out for Pettitte in the 9th. d-Struck out for Taveras in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Taveras; Burke 2; Everett; Biggio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg 2; Pettitte.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Burke (5, pickoff).
DP: (Everett-Burke-Berkman).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
O'Malley (W, 1-0)8.05006200.00
Howry (S, 4)1.00000103.05
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (L, 11-13)9.04111714.65

HBP: Ramirez (by Pettitte).
Pitches-strikes: O'Malley 109-60, Howry 18-10, Pettitte 105-75.
Ground outs-fly outs: O'Malley 5-17, Howry 1-1, Pettitte 10-10.
Batters faced: O'Malley 35, Howry 3, Pettitte 32.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:18.
Att: 38,989.

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