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Standings
BOS
@BAL
2
13
MIL
@CAL
1
2
NYY
@CLE
1
3
WSA
@DET
10
0
OAK
@KCR
7
8
 
(11)
OAK
@KCR
7
8
 
(12)
CHW
@MIN
8
7
PIT
@CHC
2
3
ATL
@HOU
6
10
PHI
@MON
2
4
STL
@NYM
5
4
 
(13)
CIN
@SDP
4
5
LAD
@SFG
5
3
 
(10)
Sunday, September 13, 1970, 1:15PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 22,567, Time of Game: 2:33
Pirates
2
77-68
 Lost 1 
1st
at Cubs
3
76-69
 Won 1 
3rd, 1 GB
W: Bill Hands (17-12)
L: Steve Blass (9-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  9  3
Cubs            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  2    3  8  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddie Patek SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .252 .324 .358 .682 -0.082 0.82 0.015 -0.097 -0.8 4 5 CS
Matty Alou CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .328 .355 .683 0.013 0.70 0.051 -0.038 0.2 4 0
Al Oliver RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .274 .323 .427 .750 -0.035 1.07 0.045 -0.080 -0.4 0 0
Willie Stargell LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .328 .528 .856 -0.065 1.01 0.019 -0.084 -0.5 3 0
Bob Robertson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .365 .572 .938 -0.114 1.20 0.000 -0.114 -1.2 9 1
Manny Sanguillen C 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .322 .344 .449 .792 0.124 0.98 0.183 -0.058 1.0 2 0
Jose Pagan 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .261 .317 .408 .725 0.012 1.15 0.120 -0.107 -0.1 3 2 2B,GDP
Dave Cash 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .309 .361 .423 .784 -0.029 0.89 0.010 -0.039 -0.3 1 4 IW
Steve Blass P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .149 .141 .290 -0.093 1.17 0.000 -0.093 -0.9 0 0
   George Brunet P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .190 .250 .440 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 9 2 1 3 34 .273 .294 .303 .597 -0.269 0.99 0.443 -0.710 -3.0 26 12
2B: J Pagan (14, off B Hands).
IBB: D Cash (2, by B Hands).
TB: M Sanguillen 3; J Pagan 2; A Oliver 2; F Patek; W Stargell; M Alou.
GIDP: J Pagan (6).
RBI: J Pagan (26); M Sanguillen (59).
2-out RBI: M Sanguillen; J Pagan.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-D Cash-B Robertson.
E: M Alou (8); B Robertson (8); F Patek (10).
Baserunning
CS: F Patek (2, 2nd base by B Hands/R Hundley).
Pickoffs: M Sanguillen (1st base by B Hands).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .275 .343 .365 .709 0.445 2.41 0.551 -0.106 1.7 1 8
Glenn Beckert 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .301 .338 .364 .702 -0.111 1.75 0.049 -0.160 -1.1 3 6
Billy Williams LF 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .323 .390 .592 .982 0.315 1.77 0.414 -0.099 0.7 1 1
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .264 .366 .474 .840 -0.056 1.54 0.080 -0.136 -0.5 1 2 GDP
Joe Pepitone CF-1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .264 .310 .485 .796 0.010 1.59 0.102 -0.091 0.1 8 0
Ernie Banks 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .254 .316 .473 .789 -0.075 1.55 0.036 -0.111 -0.5 8 0
   Cleo James PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .299 .326 .625 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brock Davis PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.035 1.30 0.000 -0.035 -0.1 0 0
Johnny Callison RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .266 .352 .443 .795 -0.238 2.38 0.000 -0.238 -1.4 2 0
Randy Hundley C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260 .307 .375 .682 -0.129 1.65 0.000 -0.129 -1.0 3 1
   Paul Popovich PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .335 .377 .713 -0.072 2.81 0.000 -0.072 -0.2
Bill Hands P 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .125 .253 .153 .406 0.079 1.10 0.094 -0.015 0.5 0 3
   Willie Smith PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .275 .380 .655 0.100 1.96 0.100 0.000 0.2
   Ken Rudolph PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .122 .125 .247 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 36 3 8 3 3 2 39 .222 .282 .222 .504 0.233 1.81 1.426 -1.192 -1.6 27 21
TB: D Kessinger 2; E Banks; J Pepitone; R Santo; G Beckert; B Williams; B Hands.
GIDP: R Santo (16).
RBI: D Kessinger 2 (36); B Williams (118).
2-out RBI: D Kessinger 2; B Williams.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kessinger-G Beckert-E Banks.
PB: R Hundley (3).
E: G Beckert (20).
Outfield Assists: B Williams (M Alou at 3rd base).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, L (9-12) 8.2 7 3 1 3 2 0 3.40 38 61 0.149 1.74 2.6
George Brunet 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.38 1 2 1 -0.382 4.44 -1.0
Team Totals 8.2 8 3 1 3 2 0 1.04 39 61 2 1 -0.233 1.81 1.6

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Hands, W (17-12) 9 9 2 1 1 3 0 3.54 34 65 0.267 0.99 3.0
Team Totals 9 9 2 1 1 3 0 1.00 34 65 0.267 0.99 3.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Hands (7; D Cash).
Pickoffs: B Hands (5; M Sanguillen, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Andy Olsen.
Time of Game: 2:33.
Attendance: 22,567.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 54° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Overcast, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Freddie Patek SS 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Matty Alou CF 2 Glenn Beckert 2B
3 Al Oliver RF 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Willie Stargell LF 4 Ron Santo 3B
5 Bob Robertson 1B 5 Joe Pepitone CF
6 Manny Sanguillen C 6 Ernie Banks 1B
7 Jose Pagan 3B 7 Johnny Callison RF
8 Dave Cash 2B 8 Randy Hundley C
9 Steve Blass P 9 Bill Hands P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 2 -2- R CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 42% 57% Single to RF; Rudolph Scores/unER
b9 2-2 2 12- R CHC B. Williams G. Brunet 38% 100% Single to LF; Kessinger Scores/unER; Beckert to 2B
t4 1-1 2 -2- R PIT J. Pagan B. Hands -12% 40% Double to LF; Sanguillen Scores/unER
t4 0-1 2 -2- R PIT M. Sanguillen B. Hands -11% 53% Single to RF; Oliver Scores
b2 0-0 2 12- R CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 10% 64% Single to CF; Callison Scores; Hands to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Patek B. Hands 2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- PIT M. Alou B. Hands -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT A. Oliver B. Hands 3% 53% Single to LF; Alou out at 3B/LF-3B
t1 0-0 2 1-- PIT W. Stargell B. Hands -2% 51% Single to LF; Oliver to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O PIT B. Robertson B. Hands 4% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 3% 58% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Kessinger to 1B
b1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC G. Beckert S. Blass -3% 55% Popfly: 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Williams S. Blass -3% 52% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-- CHC R. Santo S. Blass 2% 54% Single to P; Kessinger to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- O CHC J. Pepitone S. Blass -4% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen B. Hands -4% 46% Single to 3B/Bunt
t2 0-0 0 1-- O PIT J. Pagan B. Hands 4% 50% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O PIT D. Cash B. Hands 4% 54% Sanguillen Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t2 0-0 2 --- O PIT D. Cash B. Hands 1% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- CHC E. Banks S. Blass 4% 59% Single to RF
b2 0-0 0 1-- O CHC J. Callison S. Blass -3% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-0 1 1-- O CHC R. Hundley S. Blass -3% 52% Strikeout
b2 0-0 2 1-- CHC B. Hands S. Blass 2% 54% Single to LF; Callison to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- R CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 10% 64% Single to CF; Callison Scores; Hands to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- O CHC G. Beckert S. Blass -4% 61% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O PIT S. Blass B. Hands 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O PIT F. Patek B. Hands 2% 65% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 2 --- O PIT M. Alou B. Hands 1% 67% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
b3 1-0 0 --- CHC B. Williams S. Blass 3% 70% Walk
b3 1-0 0 1-- OO CHC R. Santo S. Blass -7% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 1-0 2 --- CHC J. Pepitone S. Blass 1% 64% Single to 3B/Bunt
b3 1-0 2 1-- O CHC E. Banks S. Blass -2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- PIT A. Oliver B. Hands -5% 57% Single to 3B/Bunt
t4 0-1 0 1-- O PIT W. Stargell B. Hands 4% 61% Flyball: RF
t4 0-1 1 1-- O PIT B. Robertson B. Hands 3% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B; Oliver to 2B
t4 0-1 2 -2- R PIT M. Sanguillen B. Hands -11% 53% Single to RF; Oliver Scores
t4 1-1 2 1-- PIT J. Pagan B. Hands -1% 52% Passed Ball; Sanguillen to 2B
t4 1-1 2 -2- R PIT J. Pagan B. Hands -12% 40% Double to LF; Sanguillen Scores/unER
t4 2-1 2 -2- PIT D. Cash B. Hands -1% 39% Intentional Walk
t4 2-1 2 12- O PIT S. Blass B. Hands 5% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
b4 1-2 0 --- O CHC J. Callison S. Blass -3% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- O CHC R. Hundley S. Blass -2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-2 2 --- O CHC B. Hands S. Blass -1% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- O PIT F. Patek B. Hands 3% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- PIT M. Alou B. Hands -3% 37% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Alou to 1B
t5 2-1 1 1-- O PIT A. Oliver B. Hands 3% 40% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 2-1 2 1-- O PIT W. Stargell B. Hands 3% 43% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b5 1-2 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass -4% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 1-2 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert S. Blass -3% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- O CHC B. Williams S. Blass -2% 35% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O PIT B. Robertson B. Hands 3% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 1 --- PIT M. Sanguillen B. Hands -3% 35% Single to P
t6 2-1 1 1-- OO PIT J. Pagan B. Hands 6% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
b6 1-2 0 --- CHC R. Santo S. Blass 6% 47% Walk
b6 1-2 0 1-- CHC J. Pepitone S. Blass 9% 56% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Santo to 2B; Pepitone to 1B
b6 1-2 0 12- O CHC E. Banks S. Blass -9% 47% Bunt Groundout: 1B-3B/Forceout at 3B; Pepitone to 2B
Cleo James pinch runs for Ernie Banks (1B) batting 6th
b6 1-2 1 12- O CHC J. Callison S. Blass -8% 40% Popfly: SS
b6 1-2 2 12- O CHC R. Hundley S. Blass -8% 32% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 8-9-1
Joe Pepitone moves from CF to 1B
Cleo James moves from PR to CF
t7 2-1 0 --- O PIT D. Cash B. Hands 3% 35% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-1 1 --- O PIT S. Blass B. Hands 2% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- PIT F. Patek B. Hands -1% 35% Single to LF
t7 2-1 2 1-- O PIT M. Alou B. Hands 3% 38% Patek Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 9-1-2
b7 1-2 0 --- CHC B. Hands S. Blass 7% 45% Walk
b7 1-2 0 1-- O CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass -7% 38% Flyball: CF
b7 1-2 1 1-- O CHC G. Beckert S. Blass -6% 32% Popfly: SS
b7 1-2 2 1-- O CHC B. Williams S. Blass -5% 27% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 2-3-4
t8 2-1 0 --- O PIT M. Alou B. Hands 3% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver B. Hands 2% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-1 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell B. Hands 1% 33% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
b8 1-2 0 --- O CHC R. Santo S. Blass -7% 26% Flyball: CF
b8 1-2 1 --- O CHC J. Pepitone S. Blass -5% 21% Popfly: SS
Brock Davis pinch hits for Cleo James (CF) batting 6th
b8 1-2 2 --- O CHC B. Davis S. Blass -3% 18% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Bill Hands facing 5-6-7
Brock Davis moves from PH to CF
t9 2-1 0 --- O PIT B. Robertson B. Hands 2% 19% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 2-1 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen B. Hands 1% 21% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-1 2 --- O PIT J. Pagan B. Hands 1% 22% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
b9 1-2 0 --- O CHC J. Callison S. Blass -10% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B
Paul Popovich pinch hits for Randy Hundley (C) batting 8th
b9 1-2 1 --- O CHC P. Popovich S. Blass -7% 5% Groundout: 2B-1B
Willie Smith pinch hits for Bill Hands (P) batting 9th
b9 1-2 2 --- CHC W. Smith S. Blass 10% 15% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Smith to 2B
Ken Rudolph pinch runs for Willie Smith (PH) batting 9th
b9 1-2 2 -2- R CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 42% 57% Single to RF; Rudolph Scores/unER
b9 2-2 2 1-- CHC G. Beckert S. Blass 5% 62% Single to LF; Kessinger to 2B
George Brunet replaces Steve Blass pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-2 2 12- R CHC B. Williams G. Brunet 38% 100% Single to LF; Kessinger Scores/unER; Beckert to 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 3.

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