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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
7
12
OAK
@CAL
1
2
WSA
@CLE
15
6
CHW
@KCR
1
6
CHW
@KCR
0
1
MIN
@MIL
1
2
PHI
@ATL
6
5
PIT
@CHC
6
2
CIN
@HOU
3
4
MON
@NYM
2
1
MON
@NYM
0
8
STL
@SDP
2
3
LAD
@SFG
7
3
Monday, July 5, 1971, 1:30PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 37,734, Time of Game: 2:35
Pirates
6
52-31
 Won 1 
1st
at Cubs
2
42-38
 Lost 1 
3rd, 8½ GB
W: Steve Blass (10-4)
L: Ken Holtzman (8-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  3   3  0  0    6 11  0
Cubs            1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2 12  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Cash 2B 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .323 .382 .405 .787 0.112 0.72 0.130 -0.018 1.3 2 3 2B,SB
Gene Clines LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .318 .380 .400 .780 0.039 0.75 0.102 -0.064 -0.4 1 0
Roberto Clemente RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .331 .352 .502 .854 0.070 0.93 0.140 -0.070 -0.3 1 0 2B
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .313 .340 .417 .757 0.127 1.20 0.186 -0.059 0.2 5 0
Bob Robertson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .343 .476 .819 -0.095 0.74 0.000 -0.095 -1.1 10 0 CS
Jose Pagan 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .271 .333 .388 .722 0.067 0.93 0.095 -0.029 0.6 1 1 2B
   Richie Hebner PR-3B 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .300 .359 .529 .887 0.006 0.13 0.006 0.000 0.4 0 0 SB
Al Oliver CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .283 .321 .406 .727 0.039 0.88 0.063 -0.024 0.2 6 0 HBP
Gene Alley SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .221 .294 .332 .626 -0.038 1.15 0.068 -0.107 -0.0 0 4 IW
Steve Blass P 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .109 .109 .152 .261 0.029 1.04 0.090 -0.062 0.6 1 2
Team Totals 36 6 11 6 2 2 39 .306 .359 .389 .748 0.356 0.87 0.880 -0.528 1.6 27 10
2B: D Cash (12, off K Holtzman); R Clemente (13, off K Holtzman); J Pagan (1, off R Tompkins).
IBB: G Alley (9, by J Decker).
HBP: A Oliver (4, by R Tompkins).
TB: D Cash 4; J Pagan 3; R Clemente 2; A Oliver; G Clines; G Alley; M Sanguillen; S Blass.
RBI: M Sanguillen 2 (39); S Blass 2 (2); G Clines (12); D Cash (19).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: D Cash (10, 2nd base off K Holtzman/C Cannizzaro); R Hebner (1, 2nd base off J Decker/C Cannizzaro).
CS: B Robertson (1, 2nd base by K Holtzman/C Cannizzaro).

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 0 1 0 0 0 5 .290 .361 .373 .734 -0.111 1.16 0.017 -0.128 -1.0 0 8
Glenn Beckert 2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .350 .375 .402 .777 0.046 0.71 0.099 -0.053 0.3 6 3
Billy Williams LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .303 .383 .516 .899 -0.034 0.54 0.025 -0.059 -0.5 4 1 2B
Joe Pepitone 1B 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .328 .371 .547 .918 0.079 0.87 0.094 -0.015 0.7 6 1
   Johnny Callison PH-RF 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .218 .307 .314 .621 -0.007 0.27 0.008 -0.015 -0.3 1 0
Ron Santo 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .294 .375 .495 .870 0.012 0.47 0.033 -0.021 0.1 0 1
Jim Hickman RF-1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .232 .328 .438 .766 -0.110 1.10 0.000 -0.110 -1.2 5 0
Brock Davis CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .318 .369 .403 .772 0.025 0.71 0.061 -0.036 0.1 3 0
Chris Cannizzaro C 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .212 .322 .301 .623 0.051 1.00 0.084 -0.033 0.1 2 1
Ken Holtzman P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .135 .179 .231 .409 -0.009 0.74 0.016 -0.025 -0.0 0 1
   Paul Popovich PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .282 .366 .648 -0.078 3.46 0.000 -0.078 -0.5
   Ron Tompkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Bonham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Decker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ramon Webster PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .292 .238 .530 -0.010 0.35 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
   Phil Regan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 39 2 12 2 1 4 40 .308 .325 .333 .658 -0.146 0.82 0.437 -0.583 -2.4 27 16
2B: B Williams (14, off S Blass).
TB: B Williams 3; C Cannizzaro 2; B Davis 2; R Santo 2; D Kessinger; J Pepitone; G Beckert; J Callison.
RBI: G Beckert (22); J Pepitone (40).
2-out RBI: J Pepitone; G Beckert.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Williams-D Kessinger-J Pepitone-G Beckert.
E: C Cannizzaro (4).
Outfield Assists: B Williams (J Pagan at 2nd base).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, W (10-4) 9 12 2 2 1 4 0 2.98 40 58 0.145 0.82 2.4
Team Totals 9 12 2 2 1 4 0 2.00 40 58 0.145 0.82 2.4

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ken Holtzman, L (8-9) 6 7 3 3 0 2 0 3.76 23 48 -0.130 1.12 -0.1
Ron Tompkins 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 3.47 2 0 0 -0.091 1.11 -1.0
Bill Bonham 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.40 3 2 2 -0.174 1.32 -3.0
Joe Decker 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.76 8 2 0 0.037 0.24 2.0
Phil Regan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 3 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 6 2 2 0 6.00 39 48 4 2 -0.355 0.87 -1.6
R Tompkins faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
B Bonham faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Tompkins (2; A Oliver).
IBB: J Decker (2; G Alley).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Shag Crawford, 2B - Satch Davidson, 3B - Paul Pryor.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 37,734.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 13mph in unknown direction, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Dave Cash 2B 1 Don Kessinger SS
2 Gene Clines LF 2 Glenn Beckert 2B
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Manny Sanguillen C 4 Joe Pepitone 1B
5 Bob Robertson 1B 5 Ron Santo 3B
6 Jose Pagan 3B 6 Jim Hickman RF
7 Al Oliver CF 7 Brock Davis CF
8 Gene Alley SS 8 Chris Cannizzaro C
9 Steve Blass P 9 Ken Holtzman P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-2 1 -23 RR PIT M. Sanguillen K. Holtzman 19% 67% Single to CF; Clines Scores; Clemente Scores
t6 1-2 1 1-- PIT R. Clemente K. Holtzman 14% 48% Double to CF (Line Drive); Clines to 3B
t6 0-2 1 -2- R PIT G. Clines K. Holtzman 10% 34% Single to LF; Cash Scores
b2 1-0 2 12- R CHC G. Beckert S. Blass -10% 25% Single to RF; Cannizzaro Scores; Kessinger to 3B
t2 0-1 1 12- OO PIT G. Alley K. Holtzman -9% 34% Fly Ball Double Play: LF; Pagan out at 2B/LF-SS-1B-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' Ken Holtzman facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- PIT D. Cash K. Holtzman 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- PIT G. Clines K. Holtzman 2% 56% Cash Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- O PIT G. Clines K. Holtzman -4% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Clemente K. Holtzman -3% 48% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT M. Sanguillen K. Holtzman -3% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 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 --- O CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert S. Blass 2% 49% Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CHC B. Williams S. Blass -2% 47% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 -2- R CHC J. Pepitone S. Blass -9% 37% Single to CF (Pop Fly); Williams Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- CHC R. Santo S. Blass -2% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive); Pepitone to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- O CHC J. Hickman S. Blass 4% 39% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- PIT B. Robertson K. Holtzman 0% 39% E2 on Foul Ball
t2 0-1 0 --- O PIT B. Robertson K. Holtzman -2% 37% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 0-1 1 --- PIT J. Pagan K. Holtzman 3% 40% Single to LF
t2 0-1 1 1-- PIT A. Oliver K. Holtzman 4% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive); Pagan to 2B
t2 0-1 1 12- OO PIT G. Alley K. Holtzman -9% 34% Fly Ball Double Play: LF; Pagan out at 2B/LF-SS-1B-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- O CHC B. Davis S. Blass 2% 36% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- CHC C. Cannizzaro S. Blass -2% 34% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 1-0 1 1-- O CHC K. Holtzman S. Blass 2% 36% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
b2 1-0 2 1-- CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass -2% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cannizzaro to 2B
b2 1-0 2 12- R CHC G. Beckert S. Blass -10% 25% Single to RF; Cannizzaro Scores; Kessinger to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 O CHC B. Williams S. Blass 3% 28% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- O PIT S. Blass K. Holtzman -2% 26% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 1 --- O PIT D. Cash K. Holtzman -2% 24% Strikeout
t3 0-2 2 --- O PIT G. Clines K. Holtzman -1% 23% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 4-5-6
b3 2-0 0 --- O CHC J. Pepitone S. Blass 2% 25% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 1 --- CHC R. Santo S. Blass -2% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 2-0 1 1-- O CHC J. Hickman S. Blass 2% 25% Flyball: CF
b3 2-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Davis S. Blass 2% 26% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- O PIT R. Clemente K. Holtzman -3% 24% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 0-2 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen K. Holtzman -2% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- O PIT B. Robertson K. Holtzman -1% 21% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 8-9-1
b4 2-0 0 --- O CHC C. Cannizzaro S. Blass 1% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- CHC K. Holtzman S. Blass -2% 21% Walk
b4 2-0 1 1-- O CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 2% 23% Flyball: CF
b4 2-0 2 1-- O CHC G. Beckert S. Blass 2% 24% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan K. Holtzman -3% 21% Flyball: LF
t5 0-2 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver K. Holtzman -2% 19% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t5 0-2 2 --- O PIT G. Alley K. Holtzman -1% 18% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
b5 2-0 0 --- O CHC B. Williams S. Blass 1% 20% Groundout: P unassisted
Johnny Callison pinch hits for Joe Pepitone (1B) batting 4th
b5 2-0 1 --- O CHC J. Callison S. Blass 1% 21% Strikeout
b5 2-0 2 --- O CHC R. Santo S. Blass 1% 21% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 9-1-2
Jim Hickman moves from RF to 1B
Johnny Callison moves from PH to RF
t6 0-2 0 --- O PIT S. Blass K. Holtzman -3% 18% Flyball: RF
t6 0-2 1 --- PIT D. Cash K. Holtzman 5% 24% Double to RF
t6 0-2 1 -2- R PIT G. Clines K. Holtzman 10% 34% Single to LF; Cash Scores
t6 1-2 1 1-- PIT R. Clemente K. Holtzman 14% 48% Double to CF (Line Drive); Clines to 3B
t6 1-2 1 -23 RR PIT M. Sanguillen K. Holtzman 19% 67% Single to CF; Clines Scores; Clemente Scores
t6 3-2 1 1-- O PIT B. Robertson K. Holtzman -3% 64% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 3-2 2 1-- O PIT J. Pagan K. Holtzman -3% 61% Robertson Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
b6 2-3 0 --- O CHC J. Hickman S. Blass 4% 65% Flyball: CF
b6 2-3 1 --- CHC B. Davis S. Blass -4% 61% Single to SS/Bunt
b6 2-3 1 1-- CHC C. Cannizzaro S. Blass -6% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive); Davis to 2B
Paul Popovich pinch hits for Ken Holtzman (P) batting 9th
b6 2-3 1 12- O CHC P. Popovich S. Blass 8% 62% Popfly: 2B
b6 2-3 2 12- O CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 8% 70% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Ron Tompkins facing 6-7-8
Ron Tompkins replaces Paul Popovich (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-2 0 --- PIT J. Pagan R. Tompkins 7% 77% Double to RF (Line Drive)
Richie Hebner pinch runs for Jose Pagan (3B) batting 6th
t7 3-2 0 -2- PIT A. Oliver R. Tompkins 2% 79% Hit By Pitch
Bill Bonham replaces Ron Tompkins pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-2 0 12- PIT G. Alley B. Bonham 7% 86% Single to 3B; Hebner to 3B; Oliver to 2B
t7 3-2 0 123 RR PIT S. Blass B. Bonham 9% 95% Single to CF; Hebner Scores; Oliver Scores; Alley to 3B
t7 5-2 0 1-3 R PIT D. Cash B. Bonham 2% 96% Single to LF; Alley Scores; Blass to 2B
Joe Decker replaces Bill Bonham pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-2 0 12- O PIT G. Clines J. Decker -1% 95% Popfly: 2B
t7 6-2 1 12- O PIT R. Clemente J. Decker -1% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t7 6-2 2 12- O PIT M. Sanguillen J. Decker -1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 2-3-4
Richie Hebner moves from PR to 3B
b7 2-6 0 --- O CHC G. Beckert S. Blass 2% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-6 1 --- O CHC B. Williams S. Blass 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-6 2 --- CHC J. Callison S. Blass -1% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b7 2-6 2 1-- O CHC R. Santo S. Blass 1% 97% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Joe Decker facing 5-6-7
t8 6-2 0 --- O PIT B. Robertson J. Decker -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t8 6-2 1 --- PIT R. Hebner J. Decker 0% 97% Walk
t8 6-2 1 1-- PIT A. Oliver J. Decker 0% 97% Hebner Steals 2B
t8 6-2 1 -2- O PIT A. Oliver J. Decker -1% 96% Flyball: CF
t8 6-2 2 -2- PIT G. Alley J. Decker 0% 97% Intentional Walk
t8 6-2 2 12- O PIT S. Blass J. Decker -1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
b8 2-6 0 --- O CHC J. Hickman S. Blass 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b8 2-6 1 --- CHC B. Davis S. Blass -2% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 2-6 1 1-- O CHC C. Cannizzaro S. Blass 2% 98% Strikeout
Ramon Webster pinch hits for Joe Decker (P) batting 9th
b8 2-6 2 1-- O CHC R. Webster S. Blass 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Phil Regan facing 1-2-3
Phil Regan replaces Ramon Webster (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-2 0 --- O PIT D. Cash P. Regan -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-2 1 --- O PIT G. Clines P. Regan -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-2 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente P. Regan -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b9 2-6 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 2-6 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert S. Blass 1% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 2-6 2 --- CHC B. Williams S. Blass -0% 99% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
b9 2-6 2 1-- O CHC J. Callison S. Blass 1% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 2.

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