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Standings
NYM
@BAL
13
6
ATL
@BOS
15
2
HOU
@CHW
2
9
CHC
@CLE
9
4
PHI
@DET
2
0
STL
@KCR
5
16
PIT
@MIL
3
1
CIN
@MIN
1
4
MON
@NYY
7
2
FLA
@TOR
4
1
OAK
@COL
3
4
SEA
@LAD
2
11
TEX
@SDP
1
4
ANA
@SFG
3
7
Saturday, August 30, 1997, 6:05
, Comiskey Park II
Attendance: 28,051, Time of Game: 2:31
Astros
2
70-65
 Lost 3 
1st
at White Sox
9
67-68
 Won 2 
3rd, 4 GB
W: Jason Bere (3-0)
L: Mike Hampton (11-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    2  3  0
White Sox       3  0  0   0  1  3   2  0  X    9 14  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .309 .405 .505 .910 17 10 -0.057 0.70 0.028 -0.085 -0.9 1 1 HBP
Bill Spiers 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .322 .435 .470 .905 16 11 -0.036 0.47 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 1 2
   Ricky Gutierrez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .322 .357 .679 4 2 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .286 .423 .589 1.012 21 12 0.014 0.50 0.041 -0.027 1.3 8 1 HR,SB
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .260 .348 .364 .712 9 4 -0.065 0.80 0.000 -0.065 -0.8 3 0
   James Mouton PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .216 .295 .333 .629 5 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3
Derek Bell DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .272 .345 .443 .787 9 7 0.062 0.38 0.080 -0.018 0.5 HR
Chuck Carr CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .246 .308 .382 .690 10 5 -0.056 0.72 0.000 -0.056 -0.6 2 0
Thomas Howard RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .245 .326 .354 .680 11 6 0.004 0.51 0.026 -0.022 -0.2 3 0
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .272 .321 .361 .682 10 6 -0.066 0.57 0.000 -0.066 -0.8 4 0 GDP
Tim Bogar SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .248 .317 .387 .704 14 8 -0.049 0.49 0.001 -0.050 -0.3 1 3
Mike Hampton P 0 2
   Jose Lima P 1 0
Team Totals 28 2 3 2 3 4 32 .107 .219 .321 .540 126 74 -0.251 0.54 0.176 -0.427 -2.8 24 9
HR: D Bell (12, off J Bere, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); J Bagwell (37, off J Bere, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
HBP: C Biggio (24, by J Bere).
TB: J Bagwell 5; D Bell 4.
GIDP: B Ausmus (8).
RBI: J Bagwell (113); D Bell (57).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Baserunning
SB: J Bagwell (24, 2nd base off J Bere/R Karkovice).
Pickoffs: C Biggio (1st base by R Karkovice).

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 5 2 2 3 0 0 5 .263 .333 .371 .704 22 12 0.037 0.62 0.082 -0.045 1.5 1 1 HR
Dave Martinez 1B 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .281 .349 .417 .767 19 13 0.151 0.52 0.170 -0.019 1.4 11 1 HR,2B
Frank Thomas DH 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .351 .455 .624 1.079 17 11 0.071 0.47 0.088 -0.018 0.8
Albert Belle LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .269 .329 .492 .820 11 7 0.080 0.52 0.087 -0.007 1.0 0 0 2B
Robin Ventura 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .298 .414 .471 .885 13 8 -0.027 0.58 0.006 -0.034 -0.6 1 3 SF
Mike Cameron CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .341 .440 .781 16 10 -0.047 0.53 0.002 -0.048 -0.7 7 0 HBP
Magglio Ordonez RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .571 .571 1.143 1.714 14 10 0.009 0.55 0.054 -0.045 1.4 1 0 HR,2B
Ron Karkovice C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .177 .247 .315 .562 8 6 -0.034 0.44 0.012 -0.046 -0.5 4 1
Norberto Martin SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .302 .321 .369 .689 11 9 0.010 0.45 0.035 -0.025 0.4 1 3
Jason Bere P 1 1
   Chuck McElroy P 0 0
   Mike Sirotka P 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 14 9 0 4 39 .378 .385 .703 1.087 131 86 0.250 0.52 0.536 -0.287 4.7 27 10
2B: D Martinez (15, off M Hampton); A Belle (36, off M Hampton); M Ordonez (1, off M Hampton).
HR: D Martinez (11, off M Hampton, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line); R Durham (9, off J Lima, 6th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); M Ordonez (1, off J Lima, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SF: R Ventura (2, off M Hampton).
HBP: M Cameron (4, by J Lima).
TB: M Ordonez 6; D Martinez 6; R Durham 5; A Belle 3; F Thomas 2; N Martin 2; R Karkovice; R Ventura.
RBI: R Durham 3 (46); F Thomas 2 (106); M Ordonez 2 (2); D Martinez (44); R Ventura (14).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bere-N Martin-D Martinez.
E: R Karkovice (1).

Houston Astros

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
Mike Hampton, L (11-9) 5 12 6 6 0 2 1 4.04 27 89 57 42 4 11 11 14 10 0 21 -0.194 0.72 -2.3
Jose Lima 3 2 3 3 0 2 2 5.07 12 42 29 17 5 7 2 7 3 0 2 2 -0.055 0.07 -2.4
Team Totals 8 14 9 9 0 4 3 10.12 39 131 86 59 9 18 13 21 13 0 21 2 2 -0.249 0.52 -4.7
M Hampton faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

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
Jason Bere, W (3-0) 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2.50 21 87 49 32 3 14 4 12 3 0 60 0.228 0.77 1.2
Chuck McElroy 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.09 7 26 16 11 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.022 0.12 1.1
Mike Sirotka 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.42 4 13 9 6 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 3 2 2 3 4 2 2.00 32 126 74 49 6 19 8 16 4 0 60 0 0 0.251 0.54 2.8
J Bere faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Lima (4; M Cameron); J Bere (1; C Biggio).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Cederstrom, 1B - Mark Johnson, 2B - Drew Coble, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 28,051.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 12mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago White Sox
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Ray Durham 2B
2 Bill Spiers 3B 2 Dave Martinez 1B
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Frank Thomas DH
4 Luis Gonzalez LF 4 Albert Belle LF
5 Derek Bell DH 5 Robin Ventura 3B
6 Chuck Carr CF 6 Mike Cameron CF
7 Thomas Howard RF 7 Magglio Ordonez RF
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Ron Karkovice C
9 Tim Bogar SS 9 Norberto Martin SS
Mike Hampton P Jason Bere P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  CHW D. Martinez M. Hampton 10% 68% Double to CF (Line Drive); Durham to 3B
t2 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU D. Bell J. Bere -8% 69% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b1 0-0 0 -23 5,(2-2)  RR CHW F. Thomas M. Hampton 7% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Durham Scores; Martinez Scores
b5 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHW D. Martinez M. Hampton 7% 88% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b1 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHW A. Belle M. Hampton 7% 82% Double to RF (Line Drive); Thomas to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Bere 2% 52% Foul Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 9,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Bere 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Bere -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Gonzalez J. Bere -1% 51% Bagwell Steals 2B; Bagwell to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t1 0-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Bere 4% 55% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW R. Durham M. Hampton 3% 58% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  CHW D. Martinez M. Hampton 10% 68% Double to CF (Line Drive); Durham to 3B
b1 0-0 0 -23 5,(2-2)  RR CHW F. Thomas M. Hampton 7% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Durham Scores; Martinez Scores
b1 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHW A. Belle M. Hampton 7% 82% Double to RF (Line Drive); Thomas to 3B
b1 2-0 0 -23 3,(2-0)  RO CHW R. Ventura M. Hampton -1% 81% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Thomas Scores
b1 3-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHW M. Cameron M. Hampton -2% 79% Popfly: LF (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b1 3-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O CHW M. Ordonez M. Hampton -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, White Sox 3.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 5-6-7
t2 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU D. Bell J. Bere -8% 69% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t2 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Carr J. Bere 2% 72% Flyball: 2B (Short RF Line)
t2 1-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU T. Howard J. Bere -3% 69% Walk
t2 1-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU B. Ausmus J. Bere 5% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
b2 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW R. Karkovice M. Hampton -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b2 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW N. Martin M. Hampton 2% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 3-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Durham M. Hampton -2% 73% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Right)
b2 3-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHW D. Martinez M. Hampton -2% 71% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 9-1-2
t3 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Bogar J. Bere 3% 73% Lineout: RF
t3 1-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU C. Biggio J. Bere -3% 71% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-3 1 1-- 3,(2-1)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Bere 5% 75% Biggio Picked off 1B (C-1B)
t3 1-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Bere 1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 3-4-5
b3 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW F. Thomas M. Hampton -2% 75% Flyball: LF
b3 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHW A. Belle M. Hampton 2% 76% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b3 3-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHW R. Ventura M. Hampton -2% 74% Lineout: RF
b3 3-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHW M. Cameron M. Hampton -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 3-4-5
t4 1-3 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Bere 3% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Bere 2% 77% Flyball: CF
t4 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Bere 1% 78% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 7-8-9
b4 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW M. Ordonez M. Hampton 4% 83% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 3-1 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Karkovice M. Hampton -3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHW N. Martin M. Hampton -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHW R. Durham M. Hampton -2% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 6-7-8
t5 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Carr J. Bere 3% 78% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
t5 1-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU T. Howard J. Bere 2% 80% Flyball: CF
t5 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Bere 1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 2-3-4
b5 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHW D. Martinez M. Hampton 7% 88% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b5 4-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW F. Thomas M. Hampton 1% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 4-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW A. Belle M. Hampton -1% 89% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 3B); Thomas to 2B
b5 4-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  CHW R. Ventura M. Hampton 1% 90% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Thomas stays at 2B
b5 4-1 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHW M. Cameron M. Hampton -1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Thomas to 3B; Ventura to 2B
b5 4-1 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHW M. Ordonez M. Hampton -3% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 4.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 9-1-2
t6 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Bogar J. Bere 2% 88% Flyball: CF
t6 1-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Bere 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Bere 1% 91% Bunt Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
b6 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW R. Karkovice M. Hampton 1% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 4-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHW N. Martin M. Hampton 2% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Karkovice to 2B
Jose Lima replaces Mike Hampton pitching
b6 4-1 0 12- 6,(3-2)  RRR CHW R. Durham J. Lima 5% 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Karkovice Scores; Martin Scores
b6 7-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW D. Martinez J. Lima -0% 98% Popfly: 3B
b6 7-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW F. Thomas J. Lima -0% 98% Lineout: RF
b6 7-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW A. Belle J. Lima -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, White Sox 7.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-7, White Sox' Jason Bere facing 3-4-5
t7 1-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Bere -2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Chuck McElroy replaces Jason Bere pitching
t7 2-7 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez C. McElroy 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS)
t7 2-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell C. McElroy 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Carr C. McElroy 0% 98% Popfly: 3B (P's Right)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 7-2, Astros' Jose Lima facing 5-6-7
b7 7-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW R. Ventura J. Lima -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 7-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW M. Cameron J. Lima 0% 98% Hit By Pitch
b7 7-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR CHW M. Ordonez J. Lima 1% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Cameron Scores
b7 9-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW R. Karkovice J. Lima -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 9-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW N. Martin J. Lima -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, White Sox 9.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, White Sox' Chuck McElroy facing 7-8-9
t8 2-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Howard C. McElroy 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. McElroy 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 2-9 2 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU T. Bogar C. McElroy -0% 100% Walk
t8 2-9 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio C. McElroy -0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Bogar to 2B
t8 2-9 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio C. McElroy 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, White Sox 9.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Jose Lima facing 1-2-3
b8 9-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW R. Durham J. Lima -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 9-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHW D. Martinez J. Lima -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 9-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW F. Thomas J. Lima -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, White Sox 9.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, White Sox' Mike Sirotka facing 2-3-4
Mike Sirotka replaces Chuck McElroy pitching
Ricky Gutierrez pinch hits for Bill Spiers (3B) batting 2nd
t9 2-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez M. Sirotka 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 2-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Sirotka -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
James Mouton pinch hits for Luis Gonzalez (LF) batting 4th
t9 2-9 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Mouton M. Sirotka 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-9 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Bell M. Sirotka 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, White Sox 9.

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