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TEX
@BAL
11
0
KCR
@BOS
6
15
NYY
@CAL
4
5
 
(11)
MIN
@CLE
4
7
CHW
@MIL
2
0
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@OAK
1
2
 
(12)
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@CHC
2
3
PHI
@CIN
5
6
 
(15)
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@HOU
0
6
LAD
@NYM
2
1
SFG
@PIT
2
3
 
(11)
MON
@SDP
3
0
Sunday, August 29, 1976,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 18,811, Time of Game: 1:52
Braves
2
58-73
 Lost 3 
5th, 25 GB
at Cubs
3
60-71
 Won 3 
4th, 24½ GB
W: Ray Burris (12-12)
L: Phil Niekro (14-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  1   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  9  2
Cubs            1  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  X    3  5  0

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rowland Office CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .282 .351 .370 .722 -0.067 1.29 0.025 -0.092 -0.4 6 0
Rod Gilbreath 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .263 .329 .356 .685 0.048 1.25 0.098 -0.050 0.7 1 0
Jim Wynn LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .211 .375 .370 .745 -0.010 1.70 0.056 -0.065 -0.4 3 0 2B
Willie Montanez 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .306 .341 .405 .746 -0.063 1.69 0.039 -0.103 -0.7 6 0
Ken Henderson RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .362 .409 .771 -0.151 1.79 0.021 -0.172 -0.8 2 0
Darrel Chaney SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .344 .365 .709 -0.038 1.41 0.087 -0.125 0.1 0 3 3B
Jerry Royster 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .234 .304 .299 .603 -0.073 1.48 0.071 -0.144 -0.3 1 2 CS
Vic Correll C 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .232 .320 .368 .688 0.001 1.15 0.043 -0.043 0.1 5 1
   Dave May PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .305 .281 .586 -0.035 1.38 0.000 -0.035 -0.1
Phil Niekro P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .197 .195 .276 .471 -0.065 1.16 0.000 -0.065 -0.5 0 1 SH
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 0 3 35 .265 .265 .353 .618 -0.453 1.45 0.440 -0.894 -2.3 24 7
2B: J Wynn (17, off R Burris).
3B: D Chaney (8, off R Burris).
SH: P Niekro (8, off R Burris).
TB: D Chaney 3; J Wynn 2; R Gilbreath 2; R Office; W Montanez; V Correll; K Henderson; J Royster.
RBI: J Wynn (58); J Royster (32).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
E: V Correll (5); W Montanez (18).
Baserunning
CS: J Royster (7, Home by G Mitterwald POCS).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Monday 1B 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .347 .506 .853 0.036 1.06 0.102 -0.066 0.3 10 1 SB
Jose Cardenal LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .335 .399 .734 -0.073 0.64 0.007 -0.080 -0.8 2 0 CS
Bill Madlock 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .334 .407 .509 .916 -0.063 0.84 0.000 -0.063 -0.6 1 1
Jerry Morales RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276 .325 .421 .746 -0.044 0.60 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 0
Joe Wallis CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .234 .303 .356 .659 -0.044 0.57 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 6 0
Manny Trillo 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .241 .308 .325 .633 0.062 0.88 0.094 -0.032 0.2 2 4 2B
George Mitterwald C 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .214 .246 .314 .559 0.191 0.94 0.214 -0.022 1.1 2 2 HR
Mick Kelleher SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .221 .261 .271 .532 -0.055 0.73 0.000 -0.055 -0.6 4 2
Ray Burris P 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .141 .154 .141 .294 0.037 0.61 0.050 -0.013 0.3 0 1
Team Totals 29 3 5 2 0 5 29 .172 .172 .310 .483 0.047 0.78 0.467 -0.419 -0.8 27 11
2B: M Trillo (21, off P Niekro).
HR: G Mitterwald (5, off P Niekro, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: G Mitterwald 4; R Burris 2; M Trillo 2; J Cardenal.
RBI: G Mitterwald 2 (23).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 1.
Baserunning
SB: R Monday (4, 2nd base off P Niekro/V Correll).
CS: J Cardenal (13, 2nd base by P Niekro/V Correll).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (14-10) 8 5 3 2 0 5 1 3.36 29 67 -0.047 0.78 0.8
Team Totals 8 5 3 2 0 5 1 2.25 29 67 -0.047 0.78 0.8

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Burris, W (12-12) 9 9 2 2 0 3 0 3.28 35 64 0.453 1.45 2.3
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 0 3 0 2.00 35 64 0.453 1.45 2.3
Balks: None.
WP: P Niekro (10).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Doug Harvey, 3B - Frank Pulli.
Time of Game: 1:52.
Attendance: 18,811.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 67° F, Wind 14mph in unknown direction, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Chicago Cubs
1 Rowland Office CF 1 Rick Monday 1B
2 Rod Gilbreath 2B 2 Jose Cardenal LF
3 Jim Wynn LF 3 Bill Madlock 3B
4 Willie Montanez 1B 4 Jerry Morales RF
5 Ken Henderson RF 5 Joe Wallis CF
6 Darrel Chaney SS 6 Manny Trillo 2B
7 Jerry Royster 3B 7 George Mitterwald C
8 Vic Correll C 8 Mick Kelleher SS
9 Phil Niekro P 9 Ray Burris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-2 0 -2- RR CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro 21% 71% Home Run (Line Drive); Trillo Scores
t8 2-3 2 1-3 O ATL K. Henderson R. Burris 12% 87% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 0 --- CHC M. Trillo P. Niekro 9% 50% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t4 1-1 1 --- ATL D. Chaney R. Burris -9% 44% Triple to RF (Line Drive)
t3 0-1 1 12- ATL R. Gilbreath R. Burris -7% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Correll to 3B; Office to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL R. Office R. Burris 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- ATL R. Gilbreath R. Burris -2% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- O ATL J. Wynn R. Burris 3% 52% Lineout: CF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O ATL W. Montanez R. Burris 2% 55% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC R. Monday P. Niekro 4% 58% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Monday to 1B
b1 0-0 0 1-- CHC J. Cardenal P. Niekro 2% 61% Monday Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- R CHC J. Cardenal P. Niekro 4% 65% Wild Pitch; Monday Scores/Adv on E2 (throw to 3B)/unER
b1 1-0 0 --- O CHC J. Cardenal P. Niekro -2% 63% Flyball: RF
b1 1-0 1 --- O CHC B. Madlock P. Niekro -1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 1-0 2 --- O CHC J. Morales P. Niekro -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- O ATL K. Henderson R. Burris 2% 63% Flyball: CF
t2 0-1 1 --- O ATL D. Chaney R. Burris 2% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-1 2 --- O ATL J. Royster R. Burris 1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- O CHC J. Wallis P. Niekro -2% 64% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo P. Niekro -1% 63% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 2 --- O CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro -1% 62% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- ATL V. Correll R. Burris -4% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-1 0 1-- O ATL P. Niekro R. Burris 2% 60% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Correll to 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- ATL R. Office R. Burris -3% 57% Single to LF (Pop Fly); Correll stays at 2B
t3 0-1 1 12- ATL R. Gilbreath R. Burris -7% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Correll to 3B; Office to 2B
t3 0-1 1 123 RO ATL J. Wynn R. Burris 0% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Correll Scores; Office to 3B
t3 1-1 2 1-3 O ATL W. Montanez R. Burris 6% 55% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
b3 1-1 0 --- O CHC M. Kelleher P. Niekro -2% 53% Strikeout
b3 1-1 1 --- CHC R. Burris P. Niekro 3% 56% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b3 1-1 1 1-- O CHC R. Monday P. Niekro -3% 53% Strikeout
b3 1-1 2 1-- O CHC J. Cardenal P. Niekro -3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- O ATL K. Henderson R. Burris 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 1-1 1 --- ATL D. Chaney R. Burris -9% 44% Triple to RF (Line Drive)
t4 1-1 1 --3 R ATL J. Royster R. Burris -7% 37% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Chaney Scores
t4 2-1 1 1-- O ATL V. Correll R. Burris 1% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B; Royster to 3B
t4 2-1 2 --3 O ATL P. Niekro R. Burris 4% 42% Royster Caught Stealing (PO) Hm (C-3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- O CHC B. Madlock P. Niekro -3% 39% Strikeout
b4 1-2 1 --- O CHC J. Morales P. Niekro -2% 37% Flyball: LF
b4 1-2 2 --- O CHC J. Wallis P. Niekro -1% 35% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- O ATL P. Niekro R. Burris 2% 38% Flyball: SS
t5 2-1 1 --- O ATL R. Office R. Burris 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-1 2 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath R. Burris 1% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- CHC M. Trillo P. Niekro 9% 50% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b5 1-2 0 -2- RR CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro 21% 71% Home Run (Line Drive); Trillo Scores
b5 3-2 0 --- O CHC M. Kelleher P. Niekro -2% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-2 1 --- CHC R. Burris P. Niekro 2% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 3-2 1 1-- O CHC R. Monday P. Niekro -3% 69% Popfly: LF
b5 3-2 2 1-- O CHC J. Cardenal P. Niekro -2% 67% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 3-4-5
t6 2-3 0 --- O ATL J. Wynn R. Burris 4% 70% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-3 1 --- O ATL W. Montanez R. Burris 3% 73% Popfly: LF
t6 2-3 2 --- ATL K. Henderson R. Burris -2% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 2-3 2 1-- O ATL D. Chaney R. Burris 4% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
b6 3-2 0 --- O CHC B. Madlock P. Niekro -2% 73% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-2 1 --- O CHC J. Morales P. Niekro -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-2 2 --- O CHC J. Wallis P. Niekro -1% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 7-8-9
t7 2-3 0 --- O ATL J. Royster R. Burris 4% 74% Lineout: CF
t7 2-3 1 --- O ATL V. Correll R. Burris 3% 77% Flyball: CF
t7 2-3 2 --- O ATL P. Niekro R. Burris 2% 80% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
b7 3-2 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo P. Niekro -2% 78% Flyball: CF
b7 3-2 1 --- O CHC G. Mitterwald P. Niekro -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-2 2 --- O CHC M. Kelleher P. Niekro -1% 75% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 1-2-3
t8 2-3 0 --- O ATL R. Office R. Burris 5% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 2-3 1 --- O ATL R. Gilbreath R. Burris 4% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-3 2 --- ATL J. Wynn R. Burris -6% 79% Double to RF
t8 2-3 2 -2- ATL W. Montanez R. Burris -4% 75% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Wynn to 3B
t8 2-3 2 1-3 O ATL K. Henderson R. Burris 12% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
b8 3-2 0 --- O CHC R. Burris P. Niekro -1% 86% Strikeout
b8 3-2 1 --- O CHC R. Monday P. Niekro -1% 85% Flyball: CF
b8 3-2 2 --- CHC J. Cardenal P. Niekro 1% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 3-2 2 1-- O CHC B. Madlock P. Niekro -1% 84% Cardenal Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 6-7-8
t9 2-3 0 --- O ATL D. Chaney R. Burris 7% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 2-3 1 --- O ATL J. Royster R. Burris 5% 96% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
Dave May pinch hits for Vic Correll (C) batting 8th
t9 2-3 2 --- O ATL D. May R. Burris 4% 100% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Cubs 3.

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