Florida Marlins vs Chicago Cubs
October 8, 2003 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 8, 2003 at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Florida Marlins and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Florida Marlins 3, Chicago Cubs 12

Florida Marlins ab r h rbi
Pierre cf 5 0 0 0
Castillo 2b 3 0 0 0
Pavano p 0 0 0 0
Tejera p 0 0 0 0
Harris ph 1 0 0 0
Rodriguez c 3 0 1 0
Redmond c 0 1 0 0
Lee 1b 4 1 2 1
Cabrera 3b,ss 4 1 2 1
Encarnacion rf 4 0 1 0
Conine lf 3 0 3 0
Gonzalez ss 2 0 0 0
Lowell ph,3b 2 0 0 0
Penny p 1 0 0 0
Bump p 0 0 0 0
Banks ph 1 0 0 0
Helling p 0 0 0 0
Mordecai ph,2b 2 0 0 0
Totals 35 3 9 2
Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi
Lofton cf 5 1 4 2
Grudzielanek 2b 5 1 2 1
Sosa rf 3 2 1 2
Goodwin rf 0 0 0 0
Alou lf 4 0 0 0
O'Leary ph,lf 1 0 0 0
Ramirez 3b 4 1 1 1
Simon 1b 4 1 3 2
Karros ph,1b 1 0 1 0
Gonzalez ss 4 3 2 3
Martinez ph,ss 1 0 0 0
Bako c 4 3 2 1
Prior p 2 0 0 0
Veres p 0 0 0 0
Guthrie p 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 12 16 12
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 9 1
Chicago 2 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 x 12 16 1
Florida Marlins IP H R ER BB SO
Penny L (0-1) 2.0 7 7 7 2 0
Bump 1.0 2 1 1 0 1
Helling 3.0 5 4 3 2 1
Pavano 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Tejera 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 8.0 16 12 11 4 4
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Prior W (1-0) 7.0 8 3 2 2 5
Veres 1.1 1 0 0 1 0
Guthrie 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9.0 9 3 2 3 5

E –Conine (1), Simon (1). DP –Chicago 2. 2B –Florida Encarnacion (1,off Prior); Conine (1,off Prior), Chicago Bako (1,off Bump); Simon (2,off Helling); Grudzielanek (1,off Helling). HR –Florida Lee (1,6th inning off Prior 0 on, 0 out); Cabrera (2,6th inning off Prior 0 on, 0 out), Chicago Sosa (2,2nd inning off Penny 1 on, 2 out); Ramirez (1,3rd inning off Penny 0 on, 0 out); Gonzalez 2 (3,5th inning off Helling 1 on, 0 out,6th inning off Helling 0 on, 1 out). SH –Prior 2 (2,off Penny,off Helling). IBB –Sosa (1,by Helling). SB –Lofton (1,2nd base off Penny/Rodriguez). WP –Bump (1), Helling (1). IBB –Helling (1,Sosa). U –Chuck Meriwether, Fieldin Culbreth, Larry Vanover, Mike Everitt, Mike Reilly, Larry Poncino. T –3:02. A –39,562.

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