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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
1
5
CHW
@CAL
2
1
NYY
@CLE
2
3
NYY
@CLE
1
4
MIN
@OAK
3
4
BOS
@WSA
10
8
LAD
@CHC
3
8
LAD
@CHC
0
1
SFG
@HOU
4
2
 
(11)
CIN
@NYM
5
3
ATL
@PHI
0
3
STL
@PIT
1
7
Sunday, July 28, 1968, 12:30PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:25
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Dodgers
3
45-56
 Lost 2 
9th, 21½ GB
at Cubs
8
51-51
 Won 2 
4th, 15 GB
W: Joe Niekro (10-6)
L: Don Drysdale (12-8)
S: Phil Regan (17)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         0  0  2   0  1  0   0  0  0    3 11  1
Cubs            0  0  0   4  1  0   0  3  X    8  8  0

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie Davis CF 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .230 .267 .338 .604 0.071 0.80 0.121 -0.049 0.5 3 0 2B
Len Gabrielson LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .274 .324 .440 .765 0.160 1.08 0.190 -0.030 1.3 4 0
Tom Haller C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .301 .349 .399 .748 -0.157 1.66 0.000 -0.157 -1.3 8 0
Jim Lefebvre 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .212 .280 .300 .580 -0.072 1.33 0.020 -0.092 -0.5 2 0
Ron Fairly 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .207 .269 .273 .542 0.196 1.58 0.269 -0.073 1.5 4 0 2B
Bob Bailey 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .228 .322 .340 .662 -0.058 1.34 0.058 -0.116 -0.5 1 1 2B
Jim Fairey RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .186 .236 .304 .540 -0.108 1.08 0.000 -0.108 -0.8 1 0
Zoilo Versalles SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .180 .232 .262 .494 0.037 0.53 0.047 -0.010 0.2 0 2
   Wes Parker PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .314 .331 .646 -0.038 1.41 0.000 -0.038 -0.3
   Luis Alcaraz SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .155 .223 .223 .447 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Don Drysdale P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .154 .154 .169 .323 -0.066 0.91 0.000 -0.066 -0.5 1 0
   Willie Crawford PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .095 .136 .190 .327 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
Team Totals 38 3 11 3 0 4 38 .289 .289 .368 .658 -0.038 1.14 0.705 -0.742 -0.7 24 3
2B: R Fairly (8, off J Niekro); W Davis (17, off J Niekro); B Bailey (6, off J Niekro).
TB: R Fairly 3; L Gabrielson 3; W Davis 3; B Bailey 2; Z Versalles 2; J Lefebvre.
RBI: R Fairly 2 (28); L Gabrielson (19).
2-out RBI: R Fairly 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: L Alcaraz (7).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .249 .293 .289 .581 0.005 0.56 0.037 -0.032 0.0 2 4
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .315 .361 .676 -0.058 0.89 0.014 -0.072 -0.0 2 2
Billy Williams LF 3 3 2 1 1 1 4 .279 .326 .444 .770 0.151 0.63 0.178 -0.026 1.5 2 0 HR,2B,IW
Ron Santo 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .251 .361 .426 .787 0.083 0.75 0.109 -0.027 0.5 1 3 SH
Ernie Banks 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .258 .306 .442 .748 0.096 0.83 0.127 -0.032 0.6 10 0 2B,IW
   Jose Arcia PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .227 .313 .540 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Dick Nen 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .222 .361 .583 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Al Spangler RF 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .282 .345 .369 .714 0.016 0.96 0.038 -0.022 1.7 1 0 2B
Randy Hundley C 3 0 1 3 0 0 4 .234 .295 .305 .600 0.210 1.11 0.225 -0.015 1.5 4 0 SF
Jim Hickman CF 3 0 0 1 0 2 4 .189 .242 .311 .554 -0.005 0.81 0.028 -0.033 -0.6 4 0 SF
Joe Niekro P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .119 .159 .119 .278 -0.034 0.47 0.000 -0.034 -0.4 0 0
   Phil Regan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .286 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 8 8 8 3 6 35 .276 .324 .483 .806 0.464 0.79 0.756 -0.293 4.7 27 9
2B: B Williams (19, off D Drysdale); E Banks (17, off D Drysdale); A Spangler (5, off D Drysdale).
HR: B Williams (12, off D Drysdale, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: J Hickman (2, off D Drysdale); R Hundley (4, off D Drysdale).
SH: R Santo (1, off D Drysdale).
IBB: B Williams (7, by D Drysdale); E Banks (4, by D Drysdale).
TB: B Williams 6; A Spangler 2; E Banks 2; R Hundley; D Kessinger; R Santo; G Beckert.
RBI: R Hundley 3 (43); A Spangler 2 (12); J Hickman (14); R Santo (54); B Williams (51).
2-out RBI: B Williams.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 3 for 4.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Drysdale, L (12-8) 8 8 8 8 3 6 1 1.94 35 37 -0.463 0.79 -4.7
Team Totals 8 8 8 8 3 6 1 9.00 35 37 -0.463 0.79 -4.7

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (10-6) 7.1 11 3 3 0 3 0 4.51 33 47 -0.055 1.21 -0.4
Phil Regan, S (17) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 5 1 0 0.093 0.70 1.0
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 0 4 0 3.00 38 47 1 0 0.038 1.14 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: D Drysdale 2 (10; B Williams, E Banks).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tony Venzon, 1B - Mel Steiner, 2B - Paul Pryor, 3B - Augie Donatelli.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers         Chicago Cubs
1 Willie Davis CF 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Len Gabrielson LF 2 Glenn Beckert 2B
3 Tom Haller C 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Jim Lefebvre 2B 4 Ron Santo 3B
5 Ron Fairly 1B 5 Ernie Banks 1B
6 Bob Bailey 3B 6 Al Spangler RF
7 Jim Fairey RF 7 Randy Hundley C
8 Zoilo Versalles SS 8 Jim Hickman CF
9 Don Drysdale P 9 Joe Niekro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 1-3 RR LAD R. Fairly J. Niekro -23% 27% Double to LF; Davis Scores; Gabrielson Scores
b4 1-2 1 123 RR CHC R. Hundley D. Drysdale 22% 77% Single to LF; Santo Scores; Banks Scores; Spangler to 3B
b4 1-2 1 1-- CHC E. Banks D. Drysdale 13% 53% Double to RF (Pop Fly); Santo to 3B
b5 4-3 2 --- R CHC B. Williams D. Drysdale 12% 82% Home Run
b4 0-2 1 -2- R CHC R. Santo D. Drysdale 11% 40% Single to RF (Line Drive); Williams Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O LAD W. Davis J. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- LAD L. Gabrielson J. Niekro -2% 50% Single to SS
t1 0-0 1 1-- O LAD T. Haller J. Niekro 3% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 1-- LAD J. Lefebvre J. Niekro -2% 50% Single to LF; Gabrielson to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O LAD R. Fairly J. Niekro 4% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger D. Drysdale 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Beckert D. Drysdale -3% 55% Popfly: 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Williams D. Drysdale -3% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Santo D. Drysdale -2% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O LAD B. Bailey J. Niekro 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O LAD J. Fairey J. Niekro 1% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- LAD Z. Versalles J. Niekro -1% 52% Single to CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O LAD D. Drysdale J. Niekro 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks D. Drysdale -2% 52% Foul Flyball: C
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHC A. Spangler D. Drysdale -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 2 --- O CHC R. Hundley D. Drysdale -1% 50% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- LAD W. Davis J. Niekro -4% 46% Single to SS
t3 0-0 0 1-- LAD L. Gabrielson J. Niekro -7% 39% Single to SS/Bunt; Davis to 2B
t3 0-0 0 12- O LAD T. Haller J. Niekro 6% 45% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- O LAD J. Lefebvre J. Niekro 4% 50% Flyball: CF; Davis to 3B
t3 0-0 2 1-3 RR LAD R. Fairly J. Niekro -23% 27% Double to LF; Davis Scores; Gabrielson Scores
t3 2-0 2 -2- O LAD B. Bailey J. Niekro 2% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- O CHC J. Hickman D. Drysdale -2% 27% Flyball: LF
b3 0-2 1 --- O CHC J. Niekro D. Drysdale -2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Drysdale -1% 24% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
t4 2-0 0 --- O LAD J. Fairey J. Niekro 1% 25% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 1 --- O LAD Z. Versalles J. Niekro 1% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-0 2 --- O LAD D. Drysdale J. Niekro 1% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- O CHC G. Beckert D. Drysdale -3% 24% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 1 --- CHC B. Williams D. Drysdale 5% 30% Double to RF
b4 0-2 1 -2- R CHC R. Santo D. Drysdale 11% 40% Single to RF (Line Drive); Williams Scores
b4 1-2 1 1-- CHC E. Banks D. Drysdale 13% 53% Double to RF (Pop Fly); Santo to 3B
b4 1-2 1 -23 CHC A. Spangler D. Drysdale 1% 55% Walk
b4 1-2 1 123 RR CHC R. Hundley D. Drysdale 22% 77% Single to LF; Santo Scores; Banks Scores; Spangler to 3B
b4 3-2 1 1-3 RO CHC J. Hickman D. Drysdale 3% 80% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Spangler Scores
b4 4-2 2 1-- O CHC J. Niekro D. Drysdale -1% 78% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
t5 2-4 0 --- LAD W. Davis J. Niekro -8% 71% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t5 2-4 0 -2- R LAD L. Gabrielson J. Niekro -10% 61% Single to CF; Davis Scores
t5 3-4 0 1-- O LAD T. Haller J. Niekro 5% 66% Flyball: CF
t5 3-4 1 1-- O LAD J. Lefebvre J. Niekro 4% 70% Flyball: LF
t5 3-4 2 1-- LAD R. Fairly J. Niekro -4% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gabrielson to 3B
t5 3-4 2 1-3 O LAD B. Bailey J. Niekro 7% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 1-2-3
b5 4-3 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Drysdale -2% 71% Flyball: 2B
b5 4-3 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert D. Drysdale -1% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-3 2 --- R CHC B. Williams D. Drysdale 12% 82% Home Run
b5 5-3 2 --- O CHC R. Santo D. Drysdale -1% 81% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
t6 3-5 0 --- O LAD J. Fairey J. Niekro 3% 84% Flyball: LF
t6 3-5 1 --- LAD Z. Versalles J. Niekro -3% 81% Single to LF
t6 3-5 1 1-- O LAD D. Drysdale J. Niekro 4% 84% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-5 2 1-- O LAD W. Davis J. Niekro 3% 87% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 5-6-7
b6 5-3 0 --- O CHC E. Banks D. Drysdale -1% 86% Foul Flyball: 1B
b6 5-3 1 --- O CHC A. Spangler D. Drysdale -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
b6 5-3 2 --- O CHC R. Hundley D. Drysdale -0% 85% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
t7 3-5 0 --- O LAD L. Gabrielson J. Niekro 3% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-5 1 --- O LAD T. Haller J. Niekro 2% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-5 2 --- O LAD J. Lefebvre J. Niekro 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 8-9-1
b7 5-3 0 --- O CHC J. Hickman D. Drysdale -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
b7 5-3 1 --- O CHC J. Niekro D. Drysdale -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-3 2 --- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Drysdale -0% 89% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
t8 3-5 0 --- O LAD R. Fairly J. Niekro 3% 92% Popfly: SS
t8 3-5 1 --- LAD B. Bailey J. Niekro -6% 86% Double to RF (Line Drive)
Phil Regan replaces Joe Niekro pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-5 1 -2- O LAD J. Fairey P. Regan 5% 91% Flyball: CF
Wes Parker pinch hits for Zoilo Versalles (SS) batting 8th
t8 3-5 2 -2- O LAD W. Parker P. Regan 4% 95% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Dodgers' Don Drysdale facing 2-3-4
Luis Alcaraz replaces Wes Parker (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 5-3 0 --- CHC G. Beckert D. Drysdale 1% 97% Single to SS; Beckert to 2B/Adv on E6
b8 5-3 0 -2- CHC B. Williams D. Drysdale 0% 97% Intentional Walk
b8 5-3 0 12- O CHC R. Santo D. Drysdale 0% 97% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice; Beckert to 3B; Williams to 2B
b8 5-3 1 -23 CHC E. Banks D. Drysdale 0% 97% Intentional Walk
Jose Arcia pinch runs for Ernie Banks (1B) batting 5th
b8 5-3 1 123 RR CHC A. Spangler D. Drysdale 2% 99% Double to RF (Pop Fly); Beckert Scores; Williams Scores; Arcia to 3B
b8 7-3 1 -23 RO CHC R. Hundley D. Drysdale 0% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Arcia Scores
b8 8-3 2 -2- O CHC J. Hickman D. Drysdale -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 8.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 3-8, Cubs' Phil Regan facing 9-1-2
Dick Nen replaces Jose Arcia (PR) playing 1B batting 5th
Willie Crawford pinch hits for Don Drysdale (P) batting 9th
t9 3-8 0 --- O LAD W. Crawford P. Regan 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-8 1 --- O LAD W. Davis P. Regan 0% 100% Popfly: 3B
t9 3-8 2 --- O LAD L. Gabrielson P. Regan 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Cubs 8.

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