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Scores
Standings
DET
@BAL
3
5
BOS
@CLE
7
8
BOS
@CLE
5
2
CHW
@KCR
8
4
CHW
@KCR
1
6
NYY
@MIL
3
4
TEX
@MIN
4
6
CAL
@OAK
2
3
 
(10)
PIT
@CHC
10
4
PIT
@CHC
3
11
ATL
@CIN
3
6
SDP
@HOU
3
4
SFG
@LAD
4
2
MON
@NYM
2
1
 
(10)
MON
@NYM
3
13
STL
@PHI
2
4
STL
@PHI
1
2
Sunday, April 22, 1973,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 28,271, Time of Game: 2:23
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Pirates
3
8-3
 Lost 1 
1st
at Cubs
11
9-5
 Won 1 
2nd, ½ GB
W: Larry Gura (1-0)
L: Steve Blass (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    3  7  3
Cubs            4  0  1   0  4  1   1  0  X   11 12  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gene Clines RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .400 .500 .800 1.300 -0.027 0.30 0.002 -0.029 -0.3 0 0
Al Oliver CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .396 .404 .667 1.071 -0.029 0.29 0.000 -0.030 1.0 2 0 HR
Rennie Stennett 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .229 .237 .457 .694 -0.019 0.19 0.001 -0.019 0.4 1 6 HR
Richie Zisk LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.023 0.22 0.029 -0.005 -0.1 5 0
Manny Sanguillen C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .353 .358 .549 .908 -0.068 0.55 0.000 -0.068 -1.2 1 0 GDP
   Ramon Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Vic Davalillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
   Dave Giusti 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
Bob Robertson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .302 .400 .558 .958 0.001 0.14 0.009 -0.008 -0.4 13 0
Richie Hebner 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .238 .347 .381 .728 -0.010 0.18 0.006 -0.015 -0.1 0 1
Gene Alley SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .243 .364 .405 .769 -0.007 0.25 0.010 -0.017 -0.4 1 5
Steve Blass P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 -0.011 0.44 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 0 0
   Bob Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fernando Gonzalez PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 -0.020 0.76 0.000 -0.020 -0.4
   Jim McKee P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chuck Goggin C 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.4 1 0
Team Totals 32 3 7 3 2 6 35 .219 .265 .406 .671 -0.167 0.26 0.057 -0.222 -1.4 24 12
HR: A Oliver (2, off L Gura, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF); R Stennett (2, off L Gura, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: A Oliver 4; R Stennett 4; C Goggin; F Gonzalez; R Zisk; R Hebner; B Robertson.
GIDP: M Sanguillen (3).
RBI: A Oliver 2 (11); R Stennett (5).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Alley-R Stennett-B Robertson.
E: R Hernandez (1); J McKee (1); G Clines (1).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Monday CF 4 2 1 2 1 0 5 .233 .400 .442 .842 0.035 0.28 0.043 -0.008 1.5 5 0 HR
Paul Popovich 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .300 .462 .300 .762 0.044 0.36 0.054 -0.010 0.3 1 3
Billy Williams LF 2 3 2 1 1 0 4 .327 .403 .365 .769 0.142 0.61 0.142 0.000 2.6 2 0 2B,HBP,IW
   Gene Hiser LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.7 0 0
Joe Pepitone 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .250 .306 .341 .647 -0.014 0.49 0.007 -0.020 -1.1 2 1
   Jim Hickman PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .067 .222 .067 .289 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -1.6 3 0 GDP
Ron Santo 3B 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .319 .439 .447 .885 0.096 0.31 0.099 -0.004 0.7 1 0 HR
Jose Cardenal RF 3 1 3 1 1 0 5 .357 .419 .500 .919 0.042 0.19 0.042 0.000 2.6 3 1 2B,SB,HBP
Ken Rudolph C 4 1 1 2 0 1 5 .200 .167 .400 .567 0.005 0.32 0.019 -0.014 -0.2 9 0 SF
Don Kessinger SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .234 .333 .234 .567 -0.025 0.16 0.000 -0.025 -0.4 0 1
Larry Gura P 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0.009 0.20 0.017 -0.008 1.8 1 0 SH
   Bill Bonham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 34 11 12 9 6 2 44 .353 .465 .588 1.053 0.334 0.30 0.423 -0.089 7.1 27 7
2B: J Cardenal (5, off S Blass); B Williams (2, off J McKee).
HR: R Santo (1, off S Blass, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF); R Monday (3, off J McKee, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF).
SF: K Rudolph (2, off S Blass).
SH: L Gura (1, off R Hernandez).
IBB: B Williams (2, by B Johnson).
HBP: B Williams (1, by S Blass); J Cardenal (1, by S Blass).
TB: R Santo 4; R Monday 4; J Cardenal 4; B Williams 3; D Kessinger; G Hiser; K Rudolph; L Gura; P Popovich.
GIDP: J Hickman (1).
RBI: K Rudolph 2 (3); R Santo 2 (8); R Monday 2 (5); J Cardenal (7); B Williams (6); J Pepitone (11).
2-out RBI: R Monday 2; J Cardenal.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Kessinger-P Popovich-J Pepitone.
E: K Rudolph (1).
Outfield Assists: J Cardenal (R Hebner at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: J Cardenal (1, 2nd base off J McKee/M Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, L (0-1) 3 4 5 5 3 0 1 7.31 18 28 -0.315 0.63 -3.9
Bob Johnson 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.00 4 1 0 0.015 0.27 0.9
Jim McKee 2 5 5 5 1 1 1 24.30 12 0 0 -0.034 0.09 -4.0
Ramon Hernandez 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.08 6 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.5
Dave Giusti 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 12 11 11 6 2 2 12.38 44 28 1 0 -0.334 0.30 -7.1
S Blass faced 1 batter in the 4th inning.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry Gura, W (1-0) 7.1 7 3 3 2 5 2 2.61 30 55 0.165 0.30 0.7
Bill Bonham, S (1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 5 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.8
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 6 2 3.00 35 55 0 0 0.166 0.26 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: R Hernandez (1).
HBP: S Blass 2 (3; B Williams, J Cardenal).
IBB: B Johnson (1; B Williams).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Terry Tata, 3B - Ed Vargo.
Time of Game: 2:23.
Attendance: 28,271.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Gene Clines RF 1 Rick Monday CF
2 Al Oliver CF 2 Paul Popovich 2B
3 Rennie Stennett 2B 3 Billy Williams LF
4 Richie Zisk LF 4 Joe Pepitone 1B
5 Manny Sanguillen C 5 Ron Santo 3B
6 Bob Robertson 1B 6 Jose Cardenal RF
7 Richie Hebner 3B 7 Ken Rudolph C
8 Gene Alley SS 8 Don Kessinger SS
9 Steve Blass P 9 Larry Gura P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 12- R CHC B. Williams S. Blass 13% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive); Monday Scores; Popovich to 3B; Williams to 2B/Adv on E9
b1 2-0 1 --3 RR CHC R. Santo S. Blass 9% 86% Home Run; Williams Scores
t2 0-4 0 1-- OO PIT M. Sanguillen L. Gura 6% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 0 1-- CHC P. Popovich S. Blass 5% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive); Monday to 2B
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC R. Monday S. Blass 4% 58% Walk

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' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT G. Clines L. Gura 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver L. Gura 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Stennett L. Gura 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 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 R. Monday S. Blass 4% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- CHC P. Popovich S. Blass 5% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive); Monday to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- R CHC B. Williams S. Blass 13% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive); Monday Scores; Popovich to 3B; Williams to 2B/Adv on E9
b1 1-0 0 -23 RO CHC J. Pepitone S. Blass 1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B; Popovich Scores; Williams to 3B
b1 2-0 1 --3 RR CHC R. Santo S. Blass 9% 86% Home Run; Williams Scores
b1 4-0 1 --- CHC J. Cardenal S. Blass 2% 88% Double to LF
b1 4-0 1 -2- O CHC K. Rudolph S. Blass -1% 86% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 4-0 2 -2- O CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass -1% 85% Groundout: 1B unassisted
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Larry Gura facing 4-5-6
t2 0-4 0 --- PIT R. Zisk L. Gura -3% 82% Single to CF
t2 0-4 0 1-- OO PIT M. Sanguillen L. Gura 6% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t2 0-4 2 --- PIT B. Robertson L. Gura -1% 87% Single to SS
t2 0-4 2 1-- O PIT R. Hebner L. Gura 2% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 9-1-2
b2 4-0 0 --- O CHC L. Gura S. Blass -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b2 4-0 1 --- O CHC R. Monday S. Blass -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 4-0 2 --- O CHC P. Popovich S. Blass -0% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Larry Gura facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- O PIT G. Alley L. Gura 2% 88% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-4 1 --- O PIT S. Blass L. Gura 1% 89% Flyball: CF
t3 0-4 2 --- O PIT G. Clines L. Gura 1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
b3 4-0 0 --- CHC B. Williams S. Blass 1% 91% Hit By Pitch
b3 4-0 0 1-- O CHC J. Pepitone S. Blass -1% 90% Flyball: LF
b3 4-0 1 1-- CHC R. Santo S. Blass 1% 91% Walk; Williams to 2B
b3 4-0 1 12- CHC J. Cardenal S. Blass 2% 93% Hit By Pitch; Williams to 3B; Santo to 2B
b3 4-0 1 123 RO CHC K. Rudolph S. Blass 1% 93% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Williams Scores
b3 5-0 2 12- O CHC D. Kessinger S. Blass -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Larry Gura facing 2-3-4
t4 0-5 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver L. Gura 1% 94% Flyball: RF
t4 0-5 1 --- O PIT R. Stennett L. Gura 1% 95% Flyball: CF
t4 0-5 2 --- O PIT R. Zisk L. Gura 0% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 9-1-2
b4 5-0 0 --- CHC L. Gura S. Blass 1% 96% Walk
Bob Johnson replaces Steve Blass pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-0 0 1-- O CHC R. Monday B. Johnson -0% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B; Gura to 2B
b4 5-0 1 -2- O CHC P. Popovich B. Johnson -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Gura to 3B
b4 5-0 2 --3 CHC B. Williams B. Johnson 0% 95% Intentional Walk
b4 5-0 2 1-3 O CHC J. Pepitone B. Johnson -1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
t5 0-5 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen L. Gura 1% 95% Flyball: CF
t5 0-5 1 --- O PIT B. Robertson L. Gura 1% 96% Strikeout
t5 0-5 2 --- PIT R. Hebner L. Gura -1% 95% Reached on Interference on C; Hebner to 1B
t5 0-5 2 1-- PIT G. Alley L. Gura -1% 94% Walk; Hebner to 2B
Fernando Gonzalez pinch hits for Bob Johnson (P) batting 9th
t5 0-5 2 12- O PIT F. Gonzalez L. Gura 2% 96% Single to RF; Hebner out at Hm/RF-C; Alley to 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Jim McKee facing 5-6-7
Jim McKee replaces Fernando Gonzalez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-0 0 --- O CHC R. Santo J. McKee -0% 96% Flyball: LF
b5 5-0 1 --- CHC J. Cardenal J. McKee 0% 96% Walk
b5 5-0 1 1-- CHC K. Rudolph J. McKee 0% 97% Cardenal Steals 2B
b5 5-0 1 -2- R CHC K. Rudolph J. McKee 1% 98% Single to CF; Cardenal Scores
b5 6-0 1 1-- O CHC D. Kessinger J. McKee -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b5 6-0 2 1-- R CHC L. Gura J. McKee 1% 99% Single to P; Rudolph Scores/Adv on E1/No RBI; Gura to 2B
b5 7-0 2 -2- RR CHC R. Monday J. McKee 1% 100% Home Run; Gura Scores
b5 9-0 2 --- O CHC P. Popovich J. McKee -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 9.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-9, Cubs' Larry Gura facing 1-2-3
t6 0-9 0 --- PIT G. Clines L. Gura -0% 99% Walk
t6 0-9 0 1-- O PIT A. Oliver L. Gura 0% 100% Lineout: RF
t6 0-9 1 1-- O PIT R. Stennett L. Gura 0% 100% Lineout: CF
t6 0-9 2 1-- O PIT R. Zisk L. Gura 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-0, Pirates' Jim McKee facing 3-4-5
b6 9-0 0 --- CHC B. Williams J. McKee 0% 100% Double to RF
b6 9-0 0 -2- O CHC J. Pepitone J. McKee 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B; Williams to 3B
b6 9-0 1 --3 O CHC R. Santo J. McKee -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 9-0 2 --3 R CHC J. Cardenal J. McKee 0% 100% Single to CF; Williams Scores
b6 10-0 2 1-- O CHC K. Rudolph J. McKee 0% 100% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 10.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-10, Cubs' Larry Gura facing 5-6-7
t7 0-10 0 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen L. Gura 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t7 0-10 1 --- O PIT B. Robertson L. Gura 0% 100% Foul Flyball: C
t7 0-10 2 --- PIT R. Hebner L. Gura -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Gene Hiser replaces Billy Williams playing LF batting 3rd
t7 0-10 2 1-- O PIT G. Alley L. Gura 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 10.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 10-0, Pirates' Ramon Hernandez facing 8-9-1
Ramon Hernandez replaces Manny Sanguillen (C) pitching and batting 5th
Chuck Goggin replaces Jim McKee (P) playing C batting 9th
b7 10-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger R. Hernandez 0% 100% Single to CF
b7 10-0 0 1-- CHC L. Gura R. Hernandez 0% 100% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Kessinger to 2B; Gura to 1B
b7 10-0 0 12- O CHC R. Monday R. Hernandez 0% 100% Flyball: CF; Kessinger to 3B
b7 10-0 1 1-3 R CHC P. Popovich R. Hernandez 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Kessinger Scores; Gura to 2B
b7 11-0 1 -2- CHC P. Popovich R. Hernandez 0% 100% Walk
b7 11-0 1 12- CHC G. Hiser R. Hernandez 0% 100% Single to CF; Gura to 3B; Popovich to 2B
Jim Hickman pinch hits for Joe Pepitone (1B) batting 4th
b7 11-0 1 123 OO CHC J. Hickman R. Hernandez 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 11.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-11, Cubs' Larry Gura facing 9-1-2
Jim Hickman moves from PH to 1B
t8 0-11 0 --- PIT C. Goggin L. Gura -0% 100% Single to LF
t8 0-11 0 1-- O PIT G. Clines L. Gura 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
t8 0-11 1 1-- RR PIT A. Oliver L. Gura -0% 100% Home Run; Goggin Scores
t8 2-11 1 --- R PIT R. Stennett L. Gura -0% 100% Home Run
Bill Bonham replaces Larry Gura pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-11 1 --- O PIT R. Zisk B. Bonham 0% 100% Strikeout
Vic Davalillo pinch hits for Ramon Hernandez (P) batting 5th
t8 3-11 2 --- O PIT V. Davalillo B. Bonham 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 11-3, Pirates' Dave Giusti facing 5-6-7
Dave Giusti replaces Vic Davalillo (PH) pitching and batting 5th
b8 11-3 0 --- O CHC R. Santo D. Giusti 0% 100% Strikeout
b8 11-3 1 --- CHC J. Cardenal D. Giusti 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 11-3 1 1-- O CHC K. Rudolph D. Giusti -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 11-3 2 1-- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Giusti 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 11.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-11, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 6-7-8
t9 3-11 0 --- O PIT B. Robertson B. Bonham 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 3-11 1 --- O PIT R. Hebner B. Bonham 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 3-11 2 --- O PIT G. Alley B. Bonham 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 11.

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