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Monday, June 16, 1997, 3:07
, Comiskey Park II
Attendance: 36,213, Time of Game: 2:53
Cubs
8
28-40
 Won 3 
5th, 5½ GB
at White Sox
3
30-36
 Lost 1 
4th, 5 GB
W: Kevin Foster (8-4)
L: Jaime Navarro (4-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  3  1   0  0  0   0  1  1    8 14  0
White Sox       0  0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  9  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian McRae CF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .256 .317 .397 .714 12 9 0.076 0.46 0.090 -0.015 1.1 3 0 2B
Brant Brown LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .247 .298 .443 .741 19 15 0.104 0.52 0.139 -0.035 0.3 4 1 3B
   Doug Glanville LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .331 .408 .740 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .300 .404 .423 .827 16 11 -0.040 0.41 0.000 -0.040 -1.2 5 1 SF
Sammy Sosa RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .266 .313 .509 .822 24 19 -0.033 0.23 0.004 -0.037 -0.3 1 0 2·SB
Dave Clark DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .224 .318 .328 .646 19 12 -0.012 0.28 0.009 -0.021 -0.5
   Jose Hernandez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .337 .442 .779 4 3 -0.003 0.09 0.000 -0.003 -0.4
Ryne Sandberg 2B 5 2 3 1 0 1 5 .255 .318 .359 .677 16 12 0.008 0.32 0.033 -0.025 1.3 2 1 2B
Kevin Orie 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .286 .398 .446 .845 19 11 0.029 0.34 0.039 -0.010 -0.0 2 2
Scott Servais C 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .257 .330 .383 .713 11 6 0.080 0.59 0.089 -0.009 1.4 7 0
Rey Sanchez SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .259 .301 .310 .611 11 10 0.087 0.53 0.100 -0.012 1.5 2 2 2B
Kevin Foster P 0 0
   Ramon Tatis P 1 0
   Mel Rojas P 0 0
Team Totals 40 8 14 8 2 7 43 .350 .372 .475 .847 151 108 0.296 0.40 0.503 -0.207 3.2 27 7
2B: R Sanchez (6, off J Navarro); B McRae (17, off J Navarro); R Sandberg (11, off J Navarro).
3B: B Brown (1, off J Navarro).
SF: M Grace (4, off J Navarro).
TB: R Sandberg 4; B McRae 4; B Brown 3; R Sanchez 3; S Servais 2; S Sosa; D Clark; K Orie.
RBI: B McRae 2 (19); R Sanchez 2 (9); M Grace (26); S Servais (24); R Sandberg (27); B Brown (12).
2-out RBI: R Sanchez; R Sandberg.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: B Brown (R Durham at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: S Sosa 2 (7, 3rd base off C McElroy/J Fabregas, 2nd base off C McElroy/J Fabregas).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ray Durham 2B 4 0 3 0 1 0 5 .267 .344 .374 .718 18 8 0.083 0.68 0.107 -0.024 1.2 1 3
Ozzie Guillen SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .277 .329 .335 .664 16 13 -0.027 1.07 0.064 -0.090 -0.1 1 0
Dave Martinez CF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .289 .361 .433 .793 13 7 -0.055 1.07 0.013 -0.068 -0.4 6 0
Albert Belle LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .284 .349 .534 .883 14 10 -0.093 0.97 0.000 -0.093 -0.9 2 0
Harold Baines DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .284 .362 .442 .803 12 10 -0.073 0.68 0.000 -0.073 -1.0
Lyle Mouton RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .323 .363 .460 .823 12 8 0.046 0.49 0.076 -0.030 1.0 3 0 HR,SB
Jorge Fabregas C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .206 .234 .308 .543 11 6 -0.023 0.47 0.015 -0.038 -0.5 7 0
Mario Valdez 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .143 .333 .143 .476 13 5 -0.004 0.64 0.025 -0.029 -0.3 7 0
   Jeff Abbott PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 5 3 -0.005 0.22 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Chris Snopek 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .220 .276 .328 .604 11 8 -0.055 0.82 0.020 -0.074 -0.5 0 3
Jaime Navarro P 0 1
   Matt Karchner P 0 0
   Chuck McElroy P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 3 6 38 .257 .316 .343 .659 125 78 -0.206 0.76 0.320 -0.524 -1.8 27 7
HR: L Mouton (4, off K Foster, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: L Mouton 5; R Durham 3; C Snopek; J Fabregas; D Martinez; O Guillen.
RBI: A Belle (61); L Mouton (15); D Martinez (32).
2-out RBI: L Mouton.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: L Mouton (3, 2nd base off K Foster/S Servais).

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, W (8-4) 6 7 3 3 3 3 1 4.63 27 84 49 33 2 14 5 16 6 0 46 0.106 0.77 0.2
Ramon Tatis, H (2) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.42 7 30 21 11 3 7 4 2 2 0 0 0 0.089 1.05 1.1
Mel Rojas 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.29 4 11 8 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.009 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 3 6 1 3.00 38 125 78 46 11 21 10 19 8 0 46 0 0 0.204 0.76 1.8

Chicago White Sox

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
Jaime Navarro, L (4-6) 7.1 11 7 7 2 6 0 5.34 35 116 83 50 16 17 11 16 6 0 32 -0.297 0.47 -3.3
Matt Karchner 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.07 3 9 7 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.009 0.18 0.6
Chuck McElroy 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.33 5 26 18 13 1 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 -0.007 0.09 -0.5
Team Totals 9 14 8 8 2 7 0 8.00 43 151 108 67 19 22 12 22 8 0 32 1 0 -0.295 0.40 -3.2
Balks: None.
WP: K Foster (2); R Tatis (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Laz Diaz, 2B - Ray DiMuro, 3B - Dan Morrison.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 36,213.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 13mph from Left to Right, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Chicago White Sox
1 Brian McRae CF 1 Ray Durham 2B
2 Brant Brown LF 2 Ozzie Guillen SS
3 Mark Grace 1B 3 Dave Martinez CF
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Albert Belle LF
5 Dave Clark DH 5 Harold Baines DH
6 Ryne Sandberg 2B 6 Lyle Mouton RF
7 Kevin Orie 3B 7 Jorge Fabregas C
8 Scott Servais C 8 Mario Valdez 1B
9 Rey Sanchez SS 9 Chris Snopek 3B
Kevin Foster P Jaime Navarro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  R CHC B. Brown J. Navarro 14% 67% Triple to RF (Line Drive); McRae Scores
t2 2-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CHC R. Sanchez J. Navarro 7% 86% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Orie Scores; Servais to 3B
t2 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Servais J. Navarro 7% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Orie to 3B
t2 3-0 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RR CHC B. McRae J. Navarro 5% 91% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Servais Scores; Sanchez Scores
b6 2-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHW L. Mouton K. Foster -5% 88% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)

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, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC B. McRae J. Navarro 3% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  R CHC B. Brown J. Navarro 14% 67% Triple to RF (Line Drive); McRae Scores
t1 1-0 0 --3 3,(2-0)  RO CHC M. Grace J. Navarro -1% 66% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Brown Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Navarro -1% 65% Flyball: CF
t1 2-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Clark J. Navarro 1% 66% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t1 2-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Navarro -2% 64% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW R. Durham K. Foster 2% 67% Foul Popfly: 3B
b1 0-2 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHW O. Guillen K. Foster 2% 68% Popfly: CF
b1 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHW D. Martinez K. Foster -1% 67% Walk
b1 0-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHW A. Belle K. Foster 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, White Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Orie J. Navarro 3% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t2 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Servais J. Navarro 7% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Orie to 3B
t2 2-0 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CHC R. Sanchez J. Navarro 7% 86% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Orie Scores; Servais to 3B
t2 3-0 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RR CHC B. McRae J. Navarro 5% 91% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Servais Scores; Sanchez Scores
t2 5-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Brown J. Navarro -1% 89% Foul Flyball: LF (Short LF Foul)
t2 5-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grace J. Navarro -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t2 5-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Navarro -1% 87% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 5-6-7
b2 0-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW H. Baines K. Foster 2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW L. Mouton K. Foster -2% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-5 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHW J. Fabregas K. Foster 2% 89% Flyball: LF
b2 0-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHW M. Valdez K. Foster -0% 88% Mouton Steals 2B
b2 0-5 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  CHW M. Valdez K. Foster -0% 88% Wild Pitch; Mouton to 3B
b2 0-5 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O CHW M. Valdez K. Foster 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, White Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 5-6-7
t3 5-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. Clark J. Navarro -1% 89% Flyball: CF
t3 5-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC R. Sandberg J. Navarro 1% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t3 5-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Orie J. Navarro -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Sandberg to 3B
t3 5-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Servais J. Navarro 0% 90% Walk
t3 5-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  R CHC R. Sanchez J. Navarro 3% 93% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Sandberg Scores; Servais to 2B
t3 6-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Navarro -1% 92% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 9-1-2
b3 0-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  CHW C. Snopek K. Foster -2% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-6 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHW R. Durham K. Foster -3% 87% Walk; Snopek to 2B
b3 0-6 0 12- 2,(0-1)  CHW O. Guillen K. Foster -5% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Snopek to 3B; Durham to 2B
b3 0-6 0 123 2,(0-1)  RO CHW D. Martinez K. Foster 1% 83% Single to LF (Pop Fly); Snopek Scores; Durham out at Hm/LF-C; Guillen to 3B/Adv on throw; Martinez to 2B
b3 1-6 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CHW A. Belle K. Foster 2% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Guillen Scores; Martinez to 3B
b3 2-6 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O CHW H. Baines K. Foster 3% 87% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 2-3-4
t4 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Brown J. Navarro -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 6-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Navarro -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 6-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Navarro -0% 85% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 6-7-8
b4 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW L. Mouton K. Foster 2% 87% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b4 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW J. Fabregas K. Foster 1% 88% Foul Flyball: LF
b4 2-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW M. Valdez K. Foster 1% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 5-6-7
t5 6-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC D. Clark J. Navarro -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Navarro -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC K. Orie J. Navarro 0% 88% Walk
t5 6-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Servais J. Navarro -1% 87% Foul Flyball: RF (Deep RF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 9-1-2
b5 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW C. Snopek K. Foster 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CHW R. Durham K. Foster -2% 87% Single to C (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
b5 2-6 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHW O. Guillen K. Foster 3% 90% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 2-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW D. Martinez K. Foster 2% 91% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 9-1-2
t6 6-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez J. Navarro -1% 91% Lineout: RF
t6 6-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Navarro -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 6-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. Brown J. Navarro -0% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 4-5-6
b6 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Belle K. Foster 2% 92% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW H. Baines K. Foster 1% 93% Lineout: LF
b6 2-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHW L. Mouton K. Foster -5% 88% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b6 3-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW J. Fabregas K. Foster -1% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 3-6 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHW M. Valdez K. Foster -3% 84% Walk; Fabregas to 2B
b6 3-6 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHW C. Snopek K. Foster 5% 89% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-3, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 3-4-5
t7 6-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Navarro -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 6-3 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Navarro -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Clark J. Navarro -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Cubs' Ramon Tatis facing 1-2-3
Ramon Tatis replaces Kevin Foster pitching
b7 3-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHW R. Durham R. Tatis -5% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b7 3-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHW O. Guillen R. Tatis 5% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B); Guillen to 1B
b7 3-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHW D. Martinez R. Tatis -1% 85% Wild Pitch; Guillen to 2B
b7 3-6 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHW D. Martinez R. Tatis 4% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-6 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHW A. Belle R. Tatis 3% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-3, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 6-7-8
t8 6-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Sandberg J. Navarro 1% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 6-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Orie J. Navarro 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Sandberg to 3B
t8 6-3 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R CHC S. Servais J. Navarro 2% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Sandberg Scores
Matt Karchner replaces Jaime Navarro pitching
t8 7-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sanchez M. Karchner -0% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 7-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC B. McRae M. Karchner 0% 96% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Servais to 2B
t8 7-3 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC B. Brown M. Karchner -1% 95% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 7, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Cubs' Ramon Tatis facing 5-6-7
Doug Glanville replaces Brant Brown playing LF batting 2nd
b8 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW H. Baines R. Tatis 2% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 3-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW L. Mouton R. Tatis 1% 98% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 3-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Fabregas R. Tatis 0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, White Sox 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-3, White Sox' Chuck McElroy facing 3-4-5
Chuck McElroy replaces Matt Karchner pitching
t9 7-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grace C. McElroy -0% 98% Flyball: CF
t9 7-3 1 --- 10,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa C. McElroy 0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
Jose Hernandez pinch hits for Dave Clark (DH) batting 5th
t9 7-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC J. Hernandez C. McElroy 0% 99% Sosa Steals 2B
t9 7-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez C. McElroy -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging, Sosa Steals 3B
t9 7-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC R. Sandberg C. McElroy 1% 99% Single to P (Line Drive to P's Right); Sosa Scores
t9 8-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Orie C. McElroy -0% 99% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-8, Cubs' Mel Rojas facing 8-9-1
Mel Rojas replaces Ramon Tatis pitching
Jeff Abbott pinch hits for Mario Valdez (1B) batting 8th
b9 3-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Abbott M. Rojas 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW C. Snopek M. Rojas 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 3-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW R. Durham M. Rojas -0% 100% Single to C (Bunt)
b9 3-8 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHW O. Guillen M. Rojas 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, White Sox 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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