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Standings
OAK
@BAL
2
9
SEA
@BOS
2
5
MIN
@CLE
5
6
CHW
@KCR
6
3
MIL
@TOR
3
10
PIT
@ATL
8
0
HOU
@CHC
5
4
 
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STL
@CIN
8
1
NYM
@LAD
1
3
PHI
@SDP
1
4
MON
@SFG
1
5
Wednesday, May 4, 1977,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 3,044, Time of Game: 2:58
Astros
5
10-13
 Won 1 
3rd, 9½ GB
at Cubs
4
9-10
 Lost 1 
4th, 4 GB
W: Ken Forsch (3-2)
L: Bruce Sutter (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  1   0  1    5  6  2
Cubs            1  0  0   0  2  0   1  0  0   0  0    4  9  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Gonzalez SS 5 0 2 2 1 0 6 .355 .380 .447 .827 0.591 2.01 0.656 -0.065 1.6 4 6
Jose Cruz RF-CF 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 .250 .284 .344 .628 -0.171 1.07 0.000 -0.171 -1.5 5 1
Cesar Cedeno CF 3 0 1 0 2 1 5 .153 .288 .203 .491 0.100 1.33 0.173 -0.073 1.3 1 0 SB
   Leon Roberts RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willie Crawford LF 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 .214 .320 .310 .630 -0.121 1.54 0.039 -0.160 -1.0 0 0
Bob Watson 1B 5 1 2 3 0 1 5 .253 .343 .391 .734 0.070 1.30 0.174 -0.104 2.2 12 1 HR,SB
Joe Ferguson C 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .271 .393 .529 .921 -0.095 1.47 0.082 -0.177 -1.1 7 1
Art Howe 3B 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 .240 .333 .360 .693 0.129 1.81 0.154 -0.025 0.5 0 1 IW
   Wilbur Howard PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.054 3.99 0.080 -0.026 0.0 1 2 SB,SH
Rob Sperring 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .191 .240 .213 .453 -0.156 1.99 0.000 -0.156 -1.4 2 4
   Ken Boswell PH-3B 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 .273 .385 .455 .839 -0.011 3.50 0.125 -0.135 0.1 0 2
Joaquin Andujar P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.060 1.15 0.000 -0.060 -0.5 0 1
   Art Gardner PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .185 .154 .339 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Cliff Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .318 .412 .614 1.025 -0.116 4.03 0.000 -0.116 -0.4
   Ken Forsch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Enos Cabell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .316 .341 .443 .785 -0.183 5.02 0.000 -0.183 -0.7
   Mark Lemongello PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Bo McLaughlin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 40 5 6 5 6 6 47 .150 .261 .225 .486 0.022 1.79 1.483 -1.460 -1.0 33 19
HR: B Watson (2, off B Bonham, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: W Howard (1, off B Sutter).
IBB: A Howe (1, by B Bonham).
TB: B Watson 5; J Gonzalez 2; A Howe; C Cedeno.
RBI: B Watson 3 (11); J Gonzalez 2 (6).
2-out RBI: B Watson 3; J Gonzalez 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Ferguson-J Gonzalez; R Sperring-J Gonzalez-B Watson.
E: J Gonzalez (6); J Cruz (1).
Outfield Assists: J Cruz (B Murcer at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: B Watson (2, 2nd base off B Bonham/G Mitterwald); C Cedeno (4, 3rd base off B Bonham/G Mitterwald); W Howard (1, 2nd base off B Sutter/G Mitterwald).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 5 1 2 0 1 0 6 .301 .342 .397 .739 -0.016 1.31 0.139 -0.155 -0.1 2 5 2B
Greg Gross LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 6 .261 .308 .304 .612 -0.067 1.31 0.033 -0.100 -0.4 3 0 SH
Bill Buckner 1B 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .364 .389 .515 .904 0.031 0.84 0.031 0.000 0.4 4 0
   Larry Biittner PR-1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .300 .314 .360 .674 -0.030 1.58 0.048 -0.079 0.0 8 0
Bobby Murcer RF 4 1 2 1 1 1 5 .314 .367 .543 .910 0.064 1.74 0.130 -0.066 0.5 5 0 CS,IW
Joe Wallis CF 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .182 .182 .318 .500 -0.155 2.06 0.098 -0.252 -0.1 0 0 HR
Manny Trillo 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .333 .400 .476 .876 -0.079 1.05 0.033 -0.111 -0.7 3 4
Steve Ontiveros 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .213 .333 .279 .612 -0.071 1.10 0.077 -0.148 -0.4 2 4 GDP
George Mitterwald C 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 .236 .311 .345 .657 -0.039 0.72 0.033 -0.072 -0.5 6 1
Bill Bonham P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.015 0.74 0.015 -0.030 -0.3 0 1
   Bruce Sutter P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.1 0 2
   Jerry Morales PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295 .358 .426 .784 -0.093 3.57 0.000 -0.093 -0.3
Team Totals 39 4 9 4 7 6 47 .231 .348 .333 .681 -0.478 1.30 0.637 -1.114 -2.0 33 17
2B: I de Jesus (4, off J Andujar).
HR: J Wallis (1, off J Sambito, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: G Gross (1, off K Forsch).
IBB: B Murcer (2, by K Forsch).
TB: J Wallis 4; I de Jesus 3; B Murcer 2; L Biittner; B Bonham; M Trillo; S Ontiveros.
GIDP: S Ontiveros (4).
RBI: J Wallis 2 (3); S Ontiveros (2); B Murcer (14).
2-out RBI: J Wallis; S Ontiveros.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
E: M Trillo 2 (4).
Baserunning
CS: B Murcer (1, 2nd base by J Andujar/J Ferguson).
Pickoffs: I de Jesus (1st base by J Andujar).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joaquin Andujar 6 7 3 2 6 3 0 3.79 29 45 -0.039 0.95 0.3
Joe Sambito 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.65 7 0 0 0.012 0.29 0.1
Ken Forsch, W (3-2) 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.10 8 0 0 0.291 2.99 1.1
Bo McLaughlin, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26 3 0 0 0.214 2.75 0.5
Team Totals 11 9 4 3 7 6 1 2.45 47 45 0 0 0.478 1.30 2.0

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bill Bonham 7.2 4 3 3 4 5 1 2.92 32 60 0.273 1.19 1.2
Bruce Sutter, BS (2), L (0-1) 3.1 2 2 1 2 1 0 0.98 15 0 0 -0.295 3.04 -0.3
Team Totals 11 6 5 4 6 6 1 3.27 47 60 0 0 -0.022 1.79 1.0
Balks: None.
WP: J Andujar (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Bonham (2; A Howe); K Forsch (2; B Murcer).
Pickoffs: J Andujar (1; I de Jesus, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Quick, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Satch Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:58.
Attendance: 3,044.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 54° F, Wind 8mph in from Centerfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Julio Gonzalez SS 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Jose Cruz RF 2 Greg Gross LF
3 Cesar Cedeno CF 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Willie Crawford LF 4 Bobby Murcer RF
5 Bob Watson 1B 5 Joe Wallis CF
6 Joe Ferguson C 6 Manny Trillo 2B
7 Art Howe 3B 7 Steve Ontiveros 3B
8 Rob Sperring 2B 8 George Mitterwald C
9 Joaquin Andujar P 9 Bill Bonham P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t11 4-4 2 1-3 R HOU J. Gonzalez B. Sutter 32% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive); Boswell Scores/unER; Lemongello to 2B
t9 3-4 2 -2- R HOU J. Gonzalez B. Sutter 31% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive); Howard Scores
t11 4-4 1 1-3 O HOU E. Cabell B. Sutter -18% 50% Fielder's Choice P; Ferguson out at Hm/P-C-3B; Boswell to 3B; Cabell to 1B
b9 4-4 2 1-3 O CHC J. Wallis K. Forsch 14% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 3-4 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU K. Boswell B. Sutter -14% 23% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU J. Gonzalez B. Bonham -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Cruz B. Bonham -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Bonham -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus J. Andujar -6% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 -2- O CHC G. Gross J. Andujar 1% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B; de Jesus to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 CHC B. Buckner J. Andujar -2% 39% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-3 R CHC B. Murcer J. Andujar -9% 30% Single to CF; de Jesus Scores; Buckner to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 OO CHC J. Wallis J. Andujar 10% 40% Double Play: Strikeout, Murcer Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- HOU W. Crawford B. Bonham 4% 44% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Crawford to 1B
t2 0-1 0 1-- O HOU B. Watson B. Bonham -4% 40% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson B. Bonham -3% 37% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 2 1-- HOU A. Howe B. Bonham 2% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive); Crawford to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- O HOU R. Sperring B. Bonham -5% 35% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Andujar 2% 37% Flyball: RF
b2 1-0 1 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Andujar 1% 38% Lineout: RF
b2 1-0 2 --- CHC G. Mitterwald J. Andujar -1% 37% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- O CHC B. Bonham J. Andujar 2% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Andujar B. Bonham -3% 36% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez B. Bonham -2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Bonham -1% 33% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Andujar 2% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-0 1 --- O CHC G. Gross J. Andujar 2% 37% Lineout: SS
b3 1-0 2 --- CHC B. Buckner J. Andujar -1% 36% Walk
b3 1-0 2 1-- CHC B. Murcer J. Andujar -3% 33% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Buckner to 3B/Adv on E9; Murcer to 2B
Larry Biittner pinch runs for Bill Buckner (1B) batting 3rd
b3 1-0 2 -23 O CHC J. Wallis J. Andujar 5% 38% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 3-4-5
Larry Biittner moves from PR to 1B
t4 0-1 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Bonham 5% 43% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- O HOU W. Crawford B. Bonham -4% 38% Lineout: LF
t4 0-1 1 1-- HOU B. Watson B. Bonham 5% 43% Single to CF (Line Drive); Cedeno to 2B
t4 0-1 1 12- HOU J. Ferguson B. Bonham 6% 49% Cedeno Steals 3B; Watson Steals 2B
t4 0-1 1 -23 O HOU J. Ferguson B. Bonham -10% 39% Strikeout
t4 0-1 2 -23 HOU A. Howe B. Bonham 2% 41% Intentional Walk
t4 0-1 2 123 O HOU R. Sperring B. Bonham -9% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC M. Trillo J. Andujar -3% 28% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 1-0 0 1-- OO CHC S. Ontiveros J. Andujar 7% 36% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 1-0 2 --- CHC G. Mitterwald J. Andujar -1% 34% Walk
b4 1-0 2 1-- CHC B. Bonham J. Andujar -1% 33% Wild Pitch; Mitterwald to 2B
b4 1-0 2 -2- CHC B. Bonham J. Andujar -2% 32% Single to C; Mitterwald to 3B
b4 1-0 2 1-3 O CHC I. de Jesus J. Andujar 5% 37% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 9-1-2
t5 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Andujar B. Bonham -3% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 1 --- O HOU J. Gonzalez B. Bonham -2% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz B. Bonham -2% 30% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 2-3-4
b5 1-0 0 --- CHC G. Gross J. Andujar -3% 26% Walk
b5 1-0 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  CHC L. Biittner J. Andujar -5% 21% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gross to 2B
b5 1-0 0 12- O CHC B. Murcer J. Andujar 2% 23% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Gross to 3B
b5 1-0 1 1-3 R CHC J. Wallis J. Andujar -6% 17% Fielder's Choice RF; Gross Scores; Murcer to 2B/Safe on E6 (catch); Wallis to 1B
b5 2-0 1 12- O CHC M. Trillo J. Andujar 3% 20% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-0 2 12- R CHC S. Ontiveros J. Andujar -8% 12% Single to RF (Line Drive); Murcer Scores/unER; Wallis to 3B
b5 3-0 2 1-3 O CHC G. Mitterwald J. Andujar 2% 14% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 3-4-5
t6 0-3 0 --- HOU C. Cedeno B. Bonham 4% 19% Walk
t6 0-3 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  O HOU W. Crawford B. Bonham -4% 15% Popfly: SS
t6 0-3 1 1-- O HOU B. Watson B. Bonham -3% 12% Flyball: RF
t6 0-3 2 1-- O HOU J. Ferguson B. Bonham -2% 9% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 9-1-2
b6 3-0 0 --- O CHC B. Bonham J. Andujar 1% 10% Lineout: RF
b6 3-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC I. de Jesus J. Andujar -1% 9% Walk
b6 3-0 1 1-- O CHC G. Gross J. Andujar 2% 11% de Jesus Picked off 1B (P-1B)
b6 3-0 2 --- O CHC G. Gross J. Andujar 0% 11% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 7-8-9
t7 0-3 0 --- O HOU A. Howe B. Bonham -3% 9% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-3 1 --- O HOU R. Sperring B. Bonham -2% 7% Groundout: SS-1B
Art Gardner pinch hits for Joaquin Andujar (P) batting 9th
t7 0-3 2 --- O HOU A. Gardner B. Bonham -1% 6% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 3-4-5
Joe Sambito replaces Art Gardner (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-0 0 --- O CHC L. Biittner J. Sambito 1% 7% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-0 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O CHC B. Murcer J. Sambito 0% 7% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-0 2 --- 8,(2-2)  R CHC J. Wallis J. Sambito -4% 4% Home Run (Line Drive)
b7 4-0 2 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Sambito 0% 4% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Bill Bonham facing 1-2-3
t8 0-4 0 --- HOU J. Gonzalez B. Bonham 3% 6% Walk
t8 0-4 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz B. Bonham -2% 4% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 0-4 1 1-- HOU C. Cedeno B. Bonham 3% 7% Single to RF (Line Drive); Cruz to 2B
t8 0-4 1 12- O HOU W. Crawford B. Bonham -3% 4% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Cruz to 3B
t8 0-4 2 1-3 RRR HOU B. Watson B. Bonham 13% 17% Home Run; Cruz Scores; Crawford Scores
Bruce Sutter replaces Bill Bonham pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU J. Ferguson B. Sutter -3% 14% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Joe Sambito facing 7-8-9
b8 4-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Sambito 1% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-3 1 --- O CHC G. Mitterwald J. Sambito 1% 16% Foul Flyball: C
b8 4-3 2 --- O CHC B. Sutter J. Sambito 1% 17% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Bruce Sutter facing 7-8-9
t9 3-4 0 --- HOU A. Howe B. Sutter 12% 29% Walk
Ken Boswell pinch hits for Rob Sperring (2B) batting 8th
Wilbur Howard pinch runs for Art Howe (3B) batting 7th
t9 3-4 0 1-- HOU K. Boswell B. Sutter 8% 37% Howard Steals 2B
t9 3-4 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU K. Boswell B. Sutter -14% 23% Strikeout Swinging
Cliff Johnson pinch hits for Joe Sambito (P) batting 9th
t9 3-4 1 -2- O HOU C. Johnson B. Sutter -12% 12% Flyball: LF
t9 3-4 2 -2- R HOU J. Gonzalez B. Sutter 31% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive); Howard Scores
t9 4-4 2 1-- O HOU J. Cruz B. Sutter -7% 35% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 1-2-3
Ken Forsch replaces Cliff Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Wilbur Howard moves from PR to 2B
Ken Boswell moves from PH to 3B
b9 4-4 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus K. Forsch -7% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 4-4 0 1-- O CHC G. Gross K. Forsch 1% 30% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; de Jesus to 2B
b9 4-4 1 -2- O CHC L. Biittner K. Forsch 7% 37% Groundout: 1B-P; de Jesus to 3B
b9 4-4 2 --3 CHC B. Murcer K. Forsch -1% 36% Intentional Walk
b9 4-4 2 1-3 O CHC J. Wallis K. Forsch 14% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 4.
Top of the 10th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Cubs' Bruce Sutter facing 3-4-5
t10 4-4 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno B. Sutter -6% 44% Groundout: P-1B
t10 4-4 1 --- O HOU W. Crawford B. Sutter -5% 39% Flyball: RF
t10 4-4 2 --- O HOU B. Watson B. Sutter -4% 35% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Cubs Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Ken Forsch facing 6-7-8
b10 4-4 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O CHC M. Trillo K. Forsch 6% 41% Lineout: CF
b10 4-4 1 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros K. Forsch 5% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b10 4-4 2 --- O CHC G. Mitterwald K. Forsch 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 4.
Top of the 11th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Cubs' Bruce Sutter facing 6-7-8
t11 4-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Ferguson B. Sutter 8% 58% Walk
t11 4-4 0 1-- O HOU W. Howard B. Sutter -3% 56% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Ferguson to 2B
t11 4-4 1 -2- HOU K. Boswell B. Sutter 12% 68% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Ferguson to 3B; Boswell to 1B
Enos Cabell pinch hits for Ken Forsch (P) batting 9th
t11 4-4 1 1-3 O HOU E. Cabell B. Sutter -18% 50% Fielder's Choice P; Ferguson out at Hm/P-C-3B; Boswell to 3B; Cabell to 1B
Mark Lemongello pinch runs for Enos Cabell (PH) batting 9th
t11 4-4 2 1-3 R HOU J. Gonzalez B. Sutter 32% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive); Boswell Scores/unER; Lemongello to 2B
t11 5-4 2 12- O HOU J. Cruz B. Sutter -4% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 11th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Bo McLaughlin facing 9-1-2
Bo McLaughlin replaces Mark Lemongello (PR) pitching and batting 9th
Jose Cruz moves from RF to CF
Leon Roberts replaces Cesar Cedeno (CF) playing RF batting 3rd
Jerry Morales pinch hits for Bruce Sutter (P) batting 9th
b11 4-5 0 --- O CHC J. Morales B. McLaughlin 9% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b11 4-5 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus B. McLaughlin 7% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
b11 4-5 2 --- O CHC G. Gross B. McLaughlin 5% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 4.

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