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Wednesday, July 30, 1997, 7:39
, Turner Field
Attendance: 43,090, Time of Game: 3:33
Cubs
5
43-65
 Lost 7 
5th, 16 GB
at Braves
6
69-39
 Won 4 
1st
W: Alan Embree (3-1)
L: Mel Rojas (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  2   1  2  0    5 11  0
Braves          1  0  0   2  1  0   0  0  2    6 10  0
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Doug Glanville LF 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .301 .340 .413 .752 17 14 0.135 1.41 0.293 -0.157 -0.1 2 0 CS
Brian McRae CF 3 1 1 0 2 1 5 .239 .327 .360 .687 26 13 0.057 1.08 0.082 -0.025 0.4 1 0 SB
Sammy Sosa RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .253 .303 .466 .769 18 14 -0.170 1.39 0.000 -0.170 -1.6 1 0
Mark Grace 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .331 .429 .475 .903 15 10 0.092 1.10 0.159 -0.067 0.9 8 2
Shawon Dunston SS 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .296 .314 .432 .746 21 17 -0.049 1.14 0.061 -0.110 -0.3 0 0
Tyler Houston C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .226 .252 .306 .558 13 7 -0.052 1.75 0.082 -0.134 0.0 6 0
   Mel Rojas P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 2 -0.010 0.37 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 0
Kevin Orie 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .271 .355 .424 .779 14 7 -0.027 1.35 0.062 -0.089 -0.1 3 4 2B
Rey Sanchez 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .255 .293 .319 .612 8 6 -0.092 1.70 0.000 -0.092 -0.8 0 2
   Dave Hansen PH-2B 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 .296 .431 .391 .822 9 3 0.096 1.65 0.096 0.000 1.1 0 0
   Jose Hernandez PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .328 .463 .791 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Kevin Foster P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .125 .146 .150 .296 8 5 0.045 0.97 0.069 -0.024 0.4 0 1 2B
   Ramon Tatis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Clark PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .280 .364 .452 .816 5 3 -0.084 2.77 0.000 -0.084 -0.6
   Kent Bottenfield P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Scott Servais PH-C 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .250 .308 .350 .658 3 2 0.275 2.05 0.275 0.000 1.1 1 0 2B
Team Totals 37 5 11 4 5 13 42 .297 .381 .378 .759 159 103 0.216 1.35 1.179 -0.962 0.3 25 9
2B: K Foster (1, off J Smoltz); K Orie (16, off J Smoltz); S Servais (13, off M Cather).
TB: K Orie 2; M Grace 2; D Glanville 2; S Servais 2; K Foster 2; B McRae; S Dunston; T Houston; D Hansen.
RBI: M Grace (53); D Hansen (17); D Glanville (22); S Servais (35).
2-out RBI: D Glanville; D Hansen; S Servais; M Grace.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: B McRae (13, 2nd base off M Bielecki/J Lopez).
CS: D Glanville (9, 2nd base by J Smoltz/J Lopez).

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 .346 .407 .440 .846 15 7 0.055 0.81 0.076 -0.021 0.9 1 0 SB
   Danny Bautista RF 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .214 .233 .476 .709 11 6 0.364 2.15 0.384 -0.020 0.7 0 0 3B
Jeff Blauser SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .328 .419 .531 .951 24 15 -0.176 1.32 0.046 -0.222 -0.2 1 1 2B
Chipper Jones 3B 5 1 3 3 0 0 5 .310 .378 .511 .889 18 10 0.383 1.64 0.419 -0.036 2.7 0 0 2·2B,SB
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .291 .373 .460 .832 24 13 0.258 1.33 0.331 -0.073 -0.0 7 1
Michael Tucker LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .282 .350 .446 .795 25 14 0.141 1.30 0.190 -0.049 0.3 2 0 2B
Andruw Jones RF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .260 .348 .458 .806 13 10 -0.173 1.59 0.000 -0.173 -1.8 1 0
Javy Lopez C 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .303 .363 .561 .923 8 6 -0.097 1.46 0.012 -0.109 -0.8 12 2 SF
Mark Lemke 2B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .244 .299 .318 .617 14 8 0.123 1.05 0.133 -0.010 1.0 2 2
John Smoltz P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .296 .387 .352 .739 10 7 -0.032 0.57 0.000 -0.032 -0.5 1 1
   Tony Graffanino PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .275 .375 .450 .825 9 6 -0.007 0.27 0.000 -0.007 -0.1
   Mike Bielecki P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chad Fox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Cather P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Keith Lockhart PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .290 .394 .683 3 3 -0.123 4.73 0.000 -0.123 -0.5
   Alan Embree P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 6 10 6 5 7 40 .294 .375 .471 .846 174 105 0.716 1.38 1.591 -0.875 1.8 27 8
2B: M Tucker (21, off K Foster); C Jones 2 (29, 1 off R Tatis, 1 off M Rojas); J Blauser (27, off K Bottenfield).
3B: D Bautista (2, off M Rojas).
SF: J Lopez (4, off K Foster).
TB: C Jones 5; D Bautista 3; M Lemke 2; J Blauser 2; M Tucker 2; F McGriff; K Lofton.
RBI: C Jones 3 (86); M Lemke (23); F McGriff (63); J Lopez (46).
2-out RBI: M Lemke.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: K Lofton (20, 2nd base off K Foster/T Houston); C Jones (17, 2nd base off K Foster/T Houston).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Kevin Foster 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 4.65 20 88 53 32 10 11 5 7 2 0 38 -0.147 0.82 -1.9
Ramon Tatis 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.22 3 15 8 4 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 1 -0.014 0.45 -0.1
Terry Adams 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.09 1 5 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.015 0.52 0.6
Kent Bottenfield 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.96 5 25 15 9 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.014 0.51 0.3
Bob Patterson 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 2 7 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.062 1.20 0.7
Mel Rojas, BS (6), L (0-4) 1.1 4 2 2 1 1 0 4.53 9 34 22 11 7 4 2 5 3 0 0 0 -0.647 3.66 -1.5
Team Totals 8.1 10 6 6 5 7 0 6.48 40 174 105 60 25 20 12 16 8 0 38 5 1 -0.717 1.38 -1.8
K Foster faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Smoltz 6 6 2 2 4 10 0 3.28 27 104 62 29 20 13 7 6 1 0 58 0.199 1.30 1.1
Mike Bielecki, H (11) 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.05 4 19 15 10 3 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 -0.072 1.40 -0.7
Chad Fox, H (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.046 1.61 0.2
Mike Cather, BS (1) 1 3 2 2 1 1 0 1.50 7 24 15 7 3 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 -0.430 1.81 -1.5
Alan Embree, W (3-1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.87 3 10 10 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.041 0.53 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 5 13 0 5.00 42 159 103 53 27 23 12 12 5 0 58 1 0 -0.216 1.35 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: K Foster (3); J Smoltz 2 (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Sam Holbrook.
Time of Game: 3:33.
Attendance: 43,090.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 14mph in from Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Atlanta Braves
1 Doug Glanville LF 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Brian McRae CF 2 Jeff Blauser SS
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Chipper Jones 3B
4 Mark Grace 1B 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Shawon Dunston SS 5 Michael Tucker LF
6 Tyler Houston C 6 Andruw Jones RF
7 Kevin Orie 3B 7 Javy Lopez C
8 Rey Sanchez 2B 8 Mark Lemke 2B
9 Kevin Foster P 9 John Smoltz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 4-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL D. Bautista M. Rojas 38% 59% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b9 5-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R ATL F. McGriff M. Rojas 30% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Jones Scores
b9 4-5 1 --3 5,(3-1)  R ATL C. Jones M. Rojas 28% 70% Double to 1B (Ground Ball); Bautista Scores
t8 3-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CHC S. Servais M. Cather -28% 53% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Hernandez Scores
t8 4-4 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  R CHC D. Glanville M. Cather -26% 27% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Servais Scores; Glanville to 2B/Adv on throw

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Glanville J. Smoltz -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Smoltz 6% 52% Glanville Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Smoltz 2% 54% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Smoltz 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL K. Lofton K. Foster 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O ATL J. Blauser K. Foster -2% 57% Strikeout Swinging, Lofton Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R ATL C. Jones K. Foster 8% 65% Single to SS (Pop Fly); Lofton Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O ATL F. McGriff K. Foster -2% 62% Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
b1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  ATL M. Tucker K. Foster 1% 63% Jones Steals 2B
b1 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Tucker K. Foster -3% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grace J. Smoltz -4% 56% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Dunston J. Smoltz -6% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Grace to 2B
t2 0-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC T. Houston J. Smoltz 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Orie J. Smoltz 5% 61% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez J. Smoltz 5% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O ATL A. Jones K. Foster -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Lopez K. Foster -1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b2 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL M. Lemke K. Foster 1% 63% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Smoltz K. Foster -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Foster J. Smoltz -7% 54% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Glanville J. Smoltz 5% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC B. McRae J. Smoltz -2% 57% Walk
t3 0-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Smoltz 5% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Smoltz 5% 67% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O ATL K. Lofton K. Foster -2% 65% Flyball: LF
b3 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Blauser K. Foster -2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O ATL C. Jones K. Foster -1% 62% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 5-6-7
t4 0-1 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O CHC S. Dunston J. Smoltz 3% 65% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t4 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC T. Houston J. Smoltz 2% 67% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Orie J. Smoltz -3% 64% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-1 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  CHC R. Sanchez J. Smoltz -1% 64% Wild Pitch; Orie to 3B
t4 0-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez J. Smoltz 5% 68% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  ATL F. McGriff K. Foster 3% 72% Walk
b4 1-0 0 1-- 10,(3-2)  ATL M. Tucker K. Foster 9% 81% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); McGriff to 3B
b4 1-0 0 -23 2,(1-0)  O ATL A. Jones K. Foster -5% 76% Flyball: RF
b4 1-0 1 -23 3,(0-2)  RO ATL J. Lopez K. Foster 1% 78% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; McGriff Scores; Tucker to 3B
b4 2-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R ATL M. Lemke K. Foster 7% 85% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Tucker Scores
b4 3-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O ATL J. Smoltz K. Foster -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Braves' John Smoltz facing 9-1-2
t5 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Foster J. Smoltz 2% 86% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Glanville J. Smoltz 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. McRae J. Smoltz 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
b5 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  ATL K. Lofton K. Foster 1% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b5 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  ATL J. Blauser K. Foster 1% 91% Wild Pitch; Lofton to 2B
b5 3-0 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  ATL J. Blauser K. Foster 1% 92% Walk
Ramon Tatis replaces Kevin Foster pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R ATL C. Jones R. Tatis 5% 96% Double to RF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores; Blauser to 3B
b5 4-0 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O ATL F. McGriff R. Tatis -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O ATL M. Tucker R. Tatis -2% 93% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
Terry Adams replaces Ramon Tatis pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O ATL A. Jones T. Adams -2% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Braves 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Braves' John Smoltz facing 3-4-5
Andruw Jones moves from RF to CF
Danny Bautista replaces Kenny Lofton (CF) playing RF batting 1st
t6 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Smoltz 2% 93% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 0-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace J. Smoltz -2% 91% Walk
t6 0-4 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Dunston J. Smoltz 2% 94% Flyball: CF
t6 0-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC T. Houston J. Smoltz -2% 92% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Grace to 2B
t6 0-4 2 12- 4,(3-0)  CHC K. Orie J. Smoltz -3% 89% Walk; Grace to 3B; Houston to 2B
Dave Hansen pinch hits for Rey Sanchez (2B) batting 8th
t6 0-4 2 123 5,(3-1)  R CHC D. Hansen J. Smoltz -6% 83% Walk; Grace Scores; Houston to 3B; Orie to 2B
Dave Clark pinch hits for Terry Adams (P) batting 9th
t6 1-4 2 123 4,(1-2)  R CHC D. Clark J. Smoltz -7% 76% Wild Pitch; Houston Scores; Orie to 3B; Hansen to 2B
t6 2-4 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Clark J. Smoltz 8% 84% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Kent Bottenfield facing 7-8-9
Kent Bottenfield replaces Dave Clark (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Dave Hansen moves from PH to 2B
b6 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O ATL J. Lopez K. Bottenfield -1% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL M. Lemke K. Bottenfield -1% 82% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
Tony Graffanino pinch hits for John Smoltz (P) batting 9th
b6 4-2 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O ATL T. Graffanino K. Bottenfield -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Braves 4.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Braves' Mike Bielecki facing 1-2-3
Mike Bielecki replaces Tony Graffanino (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Glanville M. Bielecki 4% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-4 1 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC B. McRae M. Bielecki -4% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t7 2-4 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Bielecki 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging, McRae Steals 2B
t7 2-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC M. Grace M. Bielecki -10% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); McRae Scores
Chad Fox replaces Mike Bielecki pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Dunston C. Fox 5% 79% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Kent Bottenfield facing 1-2-3
b7 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O ATL D. Bautista K. Bottenfield -2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL J. Blauser K. Bottenfield 4% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive)
Bob Patterson replaces Kent Bottenfield pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O ATL C. Jones B. Patterson -3% 78% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Blauser to 3B
b7 4-3 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O ATL F. McGriff B. Patterson -4% 74% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Braves 4.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Mike Cather facing 6-7-8
Mike Cather replaces Chad Fox pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Houston M. Cather 6% 80% Lineout: LF
t8 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Orie M. Cather 4% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Hansen M. Cather -3% 81% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF-CF)
Scott Servais pinch hits for Bob Patterson (P) batting 9th
Jose Hernandez pinch runs for Dave Hansen (2B) batting 8th
t8 3-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R CHC S. Servais M. Cather -28% 53% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Hernandez Scores
t8 4-4 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  R CHC D. Glanville M. Cather -26% 27% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Servais Scores; Glanville to 2B/Adv on throw
t8 5-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC B. McRae M. Cather -1% 27% Walk
t8 5-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Cather 5% 31% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Mel Rojas facing 5-6-7
Mel Rojas replaces Tyler Houston (C) pitching and batting 6th
Scott Servais moves from PH to C
Jose Hernandez moves from PR to 2B
b8 4-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  ATL M. Tucker M. Rojas 10% 41% Walk
b8 4-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O ATL A. Jones M. Rojas -9% 32% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Lopez M. Rojas -8% 24% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole); Lopez to 1B
b8 4-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  ATL M. Lemke M. Rojas 5% 29% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Lopez to 2B
Keith Lockhart pinch hits for Mike Cather (P) batting 9th
b8 4-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O ATL K. Lockhart M. Rojas -12% 17% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 4.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Braves' Alan Embree facing 4-5-6
Alan Embree replaces Keith Lockhart (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-4 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC M. Grace A. Embree 2% 18% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t9 5-4 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC S. Dunston A. Embree 1% 20% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Rojas A. Embree 1% 21% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Mel Rojas facing 1-2-3
b9 4-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL D. Bautista M. Rojas 38% 59% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b9 4-5 0 --3 4,(0-2)  O ATL J. Blauser M. Rojas -17% 42% Foul Popfly: 1B
b9 4-5 1 --3 5,(3-1)  R ATL C. Jones M. Rojas 28% 70% Double to 1B (Ground Ball); Bautista Scores
b9 5-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R ATL F. McGriff M. Rojas 30% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Jones Scores
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Braves 6.

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