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Scores
Standings
CHW
@BAL
4
2
OAK
@BOS
6
11
DET
@KCR
2
6
TEX
@MIL
3
4
CLE
@MIN
3
12
CLE
@MIN
3
4
SEA
@NYY
3
4
CAL
@TOR
3
1
HOU
@CHC
2
3
HOU
@CHC
2
4
NYM
@LAD
8
5
ATL
@PIT
3
6
PHI
@SFG
1
4
PHI
@SFG
2
3
CIN
@STL
2
10
Sunday, September 3, 1978,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 29,528, Time of Game: 3:17
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Astros
2
63-73
 Lost 2 
5th, 17½ GB
at Cubs
4
69-66
 Won 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Donnie Moore (9-6)
L: Vern Ruhle (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  2
Cubs            0  0  1   1  0  2   0  0  X    4 11  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rafael Landestoy SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .256 .291 .298 .589 -0.331 2.00 0.047 -0.378 -2.4 2 6 SB,GDP
Keith Drumright 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313 .353 .313 .665 -0.122 1.23 0.000 -0.122 -1.3 1 3
Terry Puhl CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .296 .345 .379 .723 0.038 1.03 0.094 -0.055 0.3 4 0
Jose Cruz RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .305 .363 .447 .811 -0.155 1.50 0.063 -0.218 -1.2 1 1 2B,2·GDP
Enos Cabell 3B-1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .288 .318 .391 .709 0.027 0.96 0.132 -0.105 0.0 2 3 2B,CS
Denny Walling LF 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 .247 .324 .320 .644 0.025 1.54 0.078 -0.052 0.5 0 0 SB
   Jesus Alou PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .331 .354 .407 .761 0.088 1.49 0.088 0.000 0.6
Dave Bergman 1B 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .244 .378 .287 .665 -0.022 1.52 0.012 -0.034 -0.2 8 0
   Julio Gonzalez PH-3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .226 .261 .268 .529 -0.052 2.25 0.013 -0.065 -0.1 2 0
Bruce Bochy C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .275 .337 .396 .732 0.128 2.16 0.245 -0.117 1.1 4 0 GDP
   Jimmy Sexton PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .252 .252 .504 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Vern Ruhle P 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282 -0.024 1.18 0.006 -0.030 -0.1 0 0
   Floyd Bannister P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .200 .207 .407 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Wilbur Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .280 .306 .587 -0.034 1.34 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Joaquin Andujar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .167 .174 .341 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Bob Watson PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .296 .362 .473 .835 0.103 3.98 0.103 0.000 0.4
   Luis Pujols PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .115 .177 .185 .362 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Team Totals 29 2 6 1 8 8 37 .207 .378 .276 .654 -0.331 1.58 0.881 -1.210 -2.5 24 14
2B: J Cruz (25, off M Seoane); E Cabell (24, off K Holtzman).
TB: E Cabell 3; J Cruz 2; B Bochy; T Puhl; R Landestoy.
GIDP: J Cruz 2 (8); R Landestoy (1); B Bochy (7).
RBI: B Bochy (10).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Landestoy-D Bergman.
E: D Bergman (3); D Walling (3).
Outfield Assists: J Cruz (B Buckner at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: D Walling (8, 2nd base off M Seoane/D Rader); R Landestoy (4, 2nd base off K Holtzman/D Rader).
CS: E Cabell (13, 2nd base by M Seoane/D Rader).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Greg Gross CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .274 .324 .368 .692 0.050 1.06 0.094 -0.043 0.5 1 0
   Gene Clines PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .324 .332 .656 -0.029 1.05 0.000 -0.029 -0.5
   Dave Roberts P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .320 .346 .480 .826 -0.007 0.23 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0
   Lynn McGlothen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .154 .167 .321 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rodney Scott 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .276 .406 .310 .716 0.062 0.78 0.105 -0.042 0.3 1 1 2·SB,CS
Bill Buckner 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .313 .335 .408 .743 -0.133 1.24 0.020 -0.153 -0.7 8 1 GDP
Dave Kingman LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .245 .320 .522 .842 0.010 0.96 0.082 -0.072 -0.2 0 0 2B
Bobby Murcer RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .280 .370 .403 .773 0.102 1.05 0.127 -0.025 0.9 1 0 IW
Manny Trillo 2B 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 .261 .321 .341 .661 0.003 1.34 0.050 -0.047 -0.4 2 4 SF
Dave Rader C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .202 .276 .298 .573 -0.104 1.57 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 7 1
   Rudy Meoli PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .115 .281 .192 .474 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jerry White CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .360 .260 .620 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 1 0
Ivan de Jesus SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .266 .343 .353 .696 0.159 1.35 0.205 -0.046 0.8 4 4
Manny Seoane P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ken Holtzman P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .375 .429 .804 -0.053 1.47 0.000 -0.053 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Donnie Moore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .357 .690 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scot Thompson PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.113 1.57 0.113 0.000 1.1
   Larry Cox C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .274 .336 .377 .714 0.003 0.08 0.003 0.000 0.1 2 0
Team Totals 31 4 11 4 4 3 37 .355 .417 .387 .804 0.170 1.09 0.799 -0.627 0.0 27 12
2B: D Kingman (13, off V Ruhle).
SF: M Trillo (7, off V Ruhle).
SH: K Holtzman (1, off V Ruhle).
IBB: B Murcer (10, by J Andujar).
TB: D Kingman 3; B Murcer 2; I de Jesus 2; R Scott; L Cox; G Gross; S Thompson; M Trillo.
GIDP: B Buckner (11).
RBI: S Thompson (2); I de Jesus (29); M Trillo (45); G Gross (37).
2-out RBI: I de Jesus; S Thompson.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 4. M Trillo-B Buckner; I de Jesus-B Buckner; R Scott-M Trillo-B Buckner; B Buckner-I de Jesus-B Buckner.
E: J White (2); R Scott (10).
Baserunning
SB: R Scott 2 (22, 2nd base off J Andujar/B Bochy, 2nd base off V Ruhle/B Bochy).
CS: R Scott (8, 3rd base by J Andujar POCS).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vern Ruhle, L (2-2) 5.2 8 4 4 2 1 0 2.54 27 36 -0.237 1.34 -1.5
Floyd Bannister 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.63 1 2 0 0.029 1.05 0.5
Joaquin Andujar 2 3 0 0 2 2 0 3.17 9 0 0 0.037 0.44 1.0
Team Totals 8 11 4 4 4 3 0 4.50 37 36 2 0 -0.171 1.09 -0.0

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Manny Seoane 1.1 3 2 1 3 1 0 6.75 9 40 -0.227 1.33 -2.6
Ken Holtzman 4.1 3 0 0 2 4 0 4.84 16 3 0 0.275 1.30 3.1
Donnie Moore, W (9-6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.07 1 2 0 0.065 2.53 0.4
Dave Roberts, H (1) 2.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 5.15 8 0 0 0.121 1.44 0.5
Lynn McGlothen 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.50 2 1 0 -0.182 3.10 -0.6
Willie Hernandez, S (3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.93 1 3 0 0.277 6.34 1.6
Team Totals 9 6 2 1 8 8 0 1.00 37 40 9 0 0.329 1.58 2.5
L McGlothen faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: J Andujar (5; B Murcer).
Pickoffs: J Andujar (1; R Scott, 3rd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Harvey, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Jerry Crawford.
Time of Game: 3:17.
Attendance: 29,528.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 11mph in unknown direction, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Rafael Landestoy SS 1 Greg Gross CF
2 Keith Drumright 2B 2 Rodney Scott 3B
3 Terry Puhl CF 3 Bill Buckner 1B
4 Jose Cruz RF 4 Dave Kingman LF
5 Enos Cabell 3B 5 Bobby Murcer RF
6 Denny Walling LF 6 Manny Trillo 2B
7 Dave Bergman 1B 7 Dave Rader C
8 Bruce Bochy C 8 Ivan de Jesus SS
9 Vern Ruhle P 9 Manny Seoane P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-4 1 123 OO HOU R. Landestoy W. Hernandez 28% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 123 RR HOU B. Bochy M. Seoane -17% 23% Single to LF; Cruz Scores; Walling Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI/unER; Bergman to 3B; Bochy to 2B/Adv on throw
b6 2-2 2 1-3 R CHC I. de Jesus V. Ruhle 16% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive); Murcer Scores; Meoli to 2B
t8 2-4 0 1-- OO HOU J. Cruz D. Roberts 13% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
b6 3-2 2 12- R CHC S. Thompson V. Ruhle 11% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive); Meoli Scores; de Jesus to 3B

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' Manny Seoane facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU R. Landestoy M. Seoane 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU K. Drumright M. Seoane 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU T. Puhl M. Seoane 1% 55% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC G. Gross V. Ruhle -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Scott V. Ruhle -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- CHC B. Buckner V. Ruhle 1% 52% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(0-2)  O CHC D. Kingman V. Ruhle -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Manny Seoane facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- HOU J. Cruz M. Seoane -6% 44% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 -2- HOU E. Cabell M. Seoane -7% 37% Single to 3B/Bunt; Cruz to 3B
t2 0-0 0 1-3 O HOU D. Walling M. Seoane 8% 45% Cabell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t2 0-0 1 --3 7,(3-2)  HOU D. Walling M. Seoane -2% 43% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-3 HOU D. Bergman M. Seoane -2% 41% Walling Steals 2B
t2 0-0 1 -23 HOU D. Bergman M. Seoane -1% 40% Walk
t2 0-0 1 123 RR HOU B. Bochy M. Seoane -17% 23% Single to LF; Cruz Scores; Walling Scores/Adv on E5/No RBI/unER; Bergman to 3B; Bochy to 2B/Adv on throw
t2 2-0 1 -23 HOU V. Ruhle M. Seoane -1% 22% Walk
Ken Holtzman replaces Manny Seoane pitching and batting 9th
t2 2-0 1 123 O HOU R. Landestoy K. Holtzman 6% 28% Bunt Groundout: P-C/Forceout at Hm; Bochy to 3B; Ruhle to 2B
t2 2-0 2 123 O HOU K. Drumright K. Holtzman 5% 34% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- O CHC B. Murcer V. Ruhle -2% 31% Lineout: RF
b2 0-2 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo V. Ruhle -2% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- O CHC D. Rader V. Ruhle -1% 28% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- HOU T. Puhl K. Holtzman -3% 26% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t3 2-0 0 1-- OO HOU J. Cruz K. Holtzman 6% 31% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- O HOU E. Cabell K. Holtzman 1% 32% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 8-9-1
b3 0-2 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus V. Ruhle 4% 37% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 0-2 0 1-- O CHC K. Holtzman V. Ruhle -2% 34% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; de Jesus to 2B
b3 0-2 1 -2- R CHC G. Gross V. Ruhle 9% 44% Single to LF (Ground Ball); de Jesus Scores
b3 1-2 1 1-- CHC R. Scott V. Ruhle 4% 48% Reached on E7 (Line Drive); Gross to 2B; Scott to 1B
b3 1-2 1 12- OO CHC B. Buckner V. Ruhle -11% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU D. Walling K. Holtzman -4% 34% Walk
t4 2-1 0 1-- O HOU D. Bergman K. Holtzman 3% 37% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-1 1 1-- OO HOU B. Bochy K. Holtzman 5% 42% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  CHC D. Kingman V. Ruhle 8% 51% Double to LF
b4 1-2 0 -2- CHC B. Murcer V. Ruhle 9% 59% Single to 1B (Line Drive); Kingman to 3B
b4 1-2 0 1-3 RO CHC M. Trillo V. Ruhle -1% 58% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Kingman Scores; Murcer to 2B
b4 2-2 1 -2- CHC D. Rader V. Ruhle 0% 58% E3 on Foul Ball
b4 2-2 1 -2- O CHC D. Rader V. Ruhle -4% 54% Flyball: CF
b4 2-2 2 -2- O CHC I. de Jesus V. Ruhle -4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 9-1-2
t5 2-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O HOU V. Ruhle K. Holtzman 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-2 1 --- HOU R. Landestoy K. Holtzman -3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 2-2 1 1-- O HOU K. Drumright K. Holtzman 4% 53% Lineout: CF
t5 2-2 2 1-- HOU T. Puhl K. Holtzman -1% 52% Landestoy Steals 2B
t5 2-2 2 -2- O HOU T. Puhl K. Holtzman 5% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 9-1-2
b5 2-2 0 --- O CHC K. Holtzman V. Ruhle -3% 54% Strikeout
b5 2-2 1 --- O CHC G. Gross V. Ruhle -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b5 2-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC R. Scott V. Ruhle 2% 53% Walk
b5 2-2 2 1-- CHC B. Buckner V. Ruhle 1% 55% Scott Steals 2B
b5 2-2 2 -2- O CHC B. Buckner V. Ruhle -5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Ken Holtzman facing 4-5-6
t6 2-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz K. Holtzman 3% 53% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU E. Cabell K. Holtzman -6% 47% Double to CF
t6 2-2 1 -2- O HOU D. Walling K. Holtzman 5% 52% Strikeout
Julio Gonzalez pinch hits for Dave Bergman (1B) batting 7th
t6 2-2 2 -2- HOU J. Gonzalez K. Holtzman -1% 51% Walk
Donnie Moore replaces Ken Holtzman pitching and batting 9th
t6 2-2 2 12- O HOU B. Bochy D. Moore 6% 57% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Vern Ruhle facing 4-5-6
Enos Cabell moves from 3B to 1B
Julio Gonzalez moves from PH to 3B
b6 2-2 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman V. Ruhle -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b6 2-2 1 --- CHC B. Murcer V. Ruhle 4% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 2-2 1 1-- CHC M. Trillo V. Ruhle 5% 63% Single to 3B/Bunt; Murcer to 2B
b6 2-2 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Rader V. Ruhle -5% 58% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Murcer to 3B
Rudy Meoli pinch runs for Dave Rader (C) batting 7th
b6 2-2 2 1-3 R CHC I. de Jesus V. Ruhle 16% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive); Murcer Scores; Meoli to 2B
Scot Thompson pinch hits for Donnie Moore (P) batting 9th
b6 3-2 2 12- R CHC S. Thompson V. Ruhle 11% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive); Meoli Scores; de Jesus to 3B
Floyd Bannister replaces Vern Ruhle pitching and batting 9th
Gene Clines pinch hits for Greg Gross (CF) batting 1st
b6 4-2 2 1-3 O CHC G. Clines F. Bannister -3% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 9-1-2
Dave Roberts replaces Gene Clines (PH) pitching and batting 1st
Larry Cox replaces Scot Thompson (PH) playing C batting 9th
Jerry White replaces Rudy Meoli (PR) playing CF batting 7th
Wilbur Howard pinch hits for Floyd Bannister (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 0 --- O HOU W. Howard D. Roberts 3% 85% Strikeout
t7 2-4 1 --- O HOU R. Landestoy D. Roberts 2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-4 2 --- O HOU K. Drumright D. Roberts 1% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 2-3-4
Joaquin Andujar replaces Wilbur Howard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 0 --- CHC R. Scott J. Andujar 2% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 4-2 0 1-- CHC B. Buckner J. Andujar 1% 92% Scott Steals 2B
b7 4-2 0 -2- CHC B. Buckner J. Andujar 1% 93% Walk
b7 4-2 0 12- O CHC D. Kingman J. Andujar -3% 90% Scott Caught Stealing (PO) 3B (P-SS-3B); Buckner to 2B
b7 4-2 1 -2- O CHC D. Kingman J. Andujar -2% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Buckner out at Hm/RF-C; Kingman to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b7 4-2 2 -2- CHC B. Murcer J. Andujar 0% 89% Intentional Walk
b7 4-2 2 12- O CHC M. Trillo J. Andujar -2% 87% Strikeout
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 3-4-5
t8 2-4 0 --- HOU T. Puhl D. Roberts -7% 80% Walk
t8 2-4 0 1-- OO HOU J. Cruz D. Roberts 13% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
t8 2-4 2 --- O HOU E. Cabell D. Roberts 1% 94% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Joaquin Andujar facing 7-8-9
b8 4-2 0 --- O CHC J. White J. Andujar -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-2 1 --- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Andujar -0% 93% Lineout: 3B
b8 4-2 2 --- CHC L. Cox J. Andujar 0% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 4-2 2 1-- O CHC D. Roberts J. Andujar -1% 93% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Dave Roberts facing 6-7-8
Jesus Alou pinch hits for Denny Walling (LF) batting 6th
t9 2-4 0 --- HOU J. Alou D. Roberts -9% 84% Reached on E8 (Fly Ball); Alou to 2B
t9 2-4 0 -2- O HOU J. Gonzalez D. Roberts 6% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B; Alou to 3B
Lynn McGlothen replaces Dave Roberts pitching and batting 1st
t9 2-4 1 --3 HOU B. Bochy L. McGlothen -8% 83% Walk
Bob Watson pinch hits for Joaquin Andujar (P) batting 9th
Jimmy Sexton pinch runs for Bruce Bochy (C) batting 8th
t9 2-4 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  HOU B. Watson L. McGlothen -10% 72% Walk; Sexton to 2B
Willie Hernandez replaces Lynn McGlothen pitching and batting 1st
Luis Pujols pinch runs for Bob Watson (PH) batting 9th
t9 2-4 1 123 OO HOU R. Landestoy W. Hernandez 28% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 4.

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