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Standings
CAL
@BAL
0
5
OAK
@BOS
1
5
CHW
@CLE
10
8
CHW
@CLE
8
7
MIL
@DET
11
6
TEX
@KCR
3
4
SEA
@NYY
1
0
MIN
@TOR
1
7
HOU
@CHC
7
8
MON
@LAD
0
2
MON
@LAD
2
7
CIN
@PIT
5
4
PHI
@SDP
3
10
NYM
@SFG
4
11
NYM
@SFG
4
9
ATL
@STL
6
2
Sunday, August 31, 1980,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 14,823, Time of Game: 3:00
Astros
7
74-56
 Lost 1 
1st
at Cubs
8
51-77
 Won 1 
6th, 17½ GB
W: Dick Tidrow (6-5)
L: Frank LaCorte (8-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          2  0  1   0  0  2   0  1  1    7 13  2
Cubs            1  0  0   2  0  0   0  2  3    8 15  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Morgan 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .232 .353 .339 .692 -0.089 0.69 0.000 -0.089 -1.1 4 1
Enos Cabell 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .278 .309 .351 .660 0.034 0.81 0.104 -0.070 0.2 1 1 HR
Terry Puhl RF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .281 .358 .423 .781 0.082 0.66 0.120 -0.038 1.0 1 0
Jose Cruz LF 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .316 .380 .444 .824 0.133 0.61 0.193 -0.060 1.2 0 1 HR,GDP,IW
Cesar Cedeno CF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .303 .374 .477 .851 -0.040 0.59 0.019 -0.059 -0.6 3 0
Denny Walling 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .318 .391 .414 .805 0.073 0.87 0.091 -0.018 0.6 4 0 SB
   Dave Bergman 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .324 .283 .607 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Alan Ashby C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245 .308 .324 .632 -0.049 0.96 0.000 -0.049 -0.7 4 1
   Luis Pujols C 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .217 .270 .256 .526 0.017 1.25 0.025 -0.008 0.0 6 0
Rafael Landestoy SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .245 .304 .333 .637 -0.017 1.22 0.056 -0.074 0.0 1 1
   Frank LaCorte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Joe Niekro P 3 0 2 2 0 1 3 .284 .314 .343 .658 0.251 1.31 0.266 -0.014 1.6 1 3
   Joe Sambito P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000 .125 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Craig Reynolds SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .221 .260 .309 .570 0.023 0.63 0.023 0.000 0.4 0 0
Team Totals 39 7 13 7 2 4 41 .333 .366 .487 .853 0.418 0.83 0.897 -0.479 2.7 26 8
HR: J Cruz (8, off R Reuschel, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); E Cabell (2, off R Reuschel, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
IBB: J Cruz (12, by D Tidrow).
TB: J Cruz 4; E Cabell 4; T Puhl 3; J Niekro 2; D Walling 2; C Cedeno 2; C Reynolds; R Landestoy.
GIDP: J Cruz (9).
RBI: J Cruz 2 (75); J Niekro 2 (9); T Puhl (43); R Landestoy (19); E Cabell (46).
2-out RBI: J Niekro 2; J Cruz 2; T Puhl; R Landestoy.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
PB: A Ashby (9).
E: E Cabell (21); J Cruz (11).
Outfield Assists: J Cruz (R Reuschel at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: D Walling (4, 2nd base off R Reuschel/T Blackwell).

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 0 0 5 .264 .330 .339 .669 0.025 1.33 0.128 -0.103 -0.0 1 3
Lenny Randle 3B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .276 .348 .373 .721 -0.129 1.58 0.032 -0.162 -0.8 0 4
Bill Buckner LF 5 2 1 0 0 1 5 .313 .349 .453 .802 -0.008 1.32 0.091 -0.099 -0.4 1 1
Cliff Johnson 1B 3 1 1 1 2 0 5 .234 .327 .401 .729 0.393 1.87 0.404 -0.011 2.5 13 0
   Scot Thompson PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .306 .295 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Larry Biittner RF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .260 .310 .333 .643 0.488 2.71 0.573 -0.085 2.1 3 0
Jerry Martin CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .231 .290 .423 .713 -0.384 2.51 0.000 -0.384 -2.2 3 0
Tim Blackwell C 5 1 3 1 0 2 5 .271 .341 .399 .740 0.311 1.98 0.423 -0.111 0.5 5 0
Mike Tyson 2B 3 1 2 1 0 1 3 .250 .284 .367 .652 0.113 1.08 0.152 -0.038 0.9 1 5 2B
   Dave Kingman PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .262 .304 .505 .808 0.160 2.11 0.160 0.000 1.7 2B
   Mick Kelleher PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .257 .203 .460 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rick Reuschel P 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 .183 .194 .254 .448 0.047 1.36 0.101 -0.054 0.3 0 1 2B,SH
   Mike Vail PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .285 .322 .390 .712 -0.098 3.49 0.000 -0.098 -0.3
   Dick Tidrow 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 40 8 15 8 2 10 43 .375 .405 .450 .855 0.918 1.87 2.064 -1.145 4.1 27 14
2B: M Tyson (18, off J Niekro); R Reuschel (3, off J Niekro); D Kingman (8, off J Sambito).
SH: R Reuschel (10, off J Niekro).
TB: L Biittner 3; M Tyson 3; T Blackwell 3; I de Jesus 2; D Kingman 2; R Reuschel 2; C Johnson; L Randle; B Buckner.
RBI: D Kingman 2 (44); L Biittner 2 (27); C Johnson (59); M Tyson (18); T Blackwell (25); R Reuschel (5).
2-out RBI: D Kingman 2; R Reuschel; L Biittner; T Blackwell; M Tyson.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Reuschel-I de Jesus-C Johnson.
E: I de Jesus (20).
Outfield Assists: B Buckner (R Landestoy at 2nd base).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro 7 8 4 3 2 7 0 3.83 31 52 0.025 1.18 -0.0
Joe Sambito, H (4) 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.28 4 1 1 -0.128 2.56 -1.5
Frank LaCorte, BS (2), L (8-4) 1 5 3 3 0 2 0 2.55 8 1 0 -0.816 4.18 -2.6
Team Totals 8.2 15 8 6 2 10 0 6.23 43 52 2 1 -0.919 1.87 -4.1
J Niekro faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Reuschel 8 11 6 4 1 3 2 3.27 35 42 -0.348 0.85 -2.2
Dick Tidrow, W (6-5) 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.81 6 0 0 -0.071 0.72 -0.5
Team Totals 9 13 7 5 2 4 2 5.00 41 42 0 0 -0.419 0.83 -2.7
Balks: None.
WP: J Sambito (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: D Tidrow (12; J Cruz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John McSherry, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Lanny Harris, 3B - Paul Pryor.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: 14,823.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Joe Morgan 2B 1 Ivan de Jesus SS
2 Enos Cabell 3B 2 Lenny Randle 3B
3 Terry Puhl RF 3 Bill Buckner LF
4 Jose Cruz LF 4 Cliff Johnson 1B
5 Cesar Cedeno CF 5 Larry Biittner RF
6 Denny Walling 1B 6 Jerry Martin CF
7 Alan Ashby C 7 Tim Blackwell C
8 Rafael Landestoy SS 8 Mike Tyson 2B
9 Joe Niekro P 9 Rick Reuschel P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 6-7 1 1-3 R CHC L. Biittner F. LaCorte 37% 82% Single to RF; Buckner Scores; Thompson to 3B
b9 7-7 2 1-3 R CHC T. Blackwell F. LaCorte 37% 100% Single to 2B; Thompson Scores; Biittner to 2B
b9 5-7 1 12- R CHC C. Johnson F. LaCorte 26% 45% Single to LF; de Jesus Scores; Buckner to 3B
t6 3-3 2 -23 RR HOU J. Niekro R. Reuschel -26% 23% Single to LF; Walling Scores/unER; Pujols Scores/unER
t1 0-0 2 1-- RR HOU J. Cruz R. Reuschel -19% 33% Home Run; Puhl Scores

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' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU J. Morgan R. Reuschel 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU E. Cabell R. Reuschel 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- HOU T. Puhl R. Reuschel -1% 52% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- RR HOU J. Cruz R. Reuschel -19% 33% Home Run; Puhl Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno R. Reuschel -1% 32% Single to LF
t1 2-0 2 1-- HOU D. Walling R. Reuschel -1% 31% Single to RF; Cedeno to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- O HOU A. Ashby R. Reuschel 3% 34% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus J. Niekro 4% 38% Single to SS
b1 0-2 0 1-- O CHC L. Randle J. Niekro -4% 34% Strikeout
b1 0-2 1 1-- O CHC B. Buckner J. Niekro -3% 32% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-2 2 1-- CHC C. Johnson J. Niekro 2% 34% Walk; Buckner to 2B
b1 0-2 2 12- R CHC L. Biittner J. Niekro 11% 44% Single to LF; Buckner Scores; Johnson to 3B/Adv on E7
b1 1-2 2 1-3 CHC J. Martin J. Niekro 1% 45% Passed Ball; Biittner to 2B
b1 1-2 2 -23 O CHC J. Martin J. Niekro -6% 39% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 8-9-1
t2 2-1 0 --- O HOU R. Landestoy R. Reuschel 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-1 1 --- O HOU J. Niekro R. Reuschel 1% 43% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-1 2 --- O HOU J. Morgan R. Reuschel 1% 44% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 7-8-9
b2 1-2 0 --- CHC T. Blackwell J. Niekro 4% 48% Single to LF
b2 1-2 0 1-- O CHC M. Tyson J. Niekro -4% 44% Strikeout
b2 1-2 1 1-- O CHC R. Reuschel J. Niekro -2% 42% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Blackwell to 2B
b2 1-2 2 -2- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Niekro -4% 38% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- R HOU E. Cabell R. Reuschel -10% 28% Home Run
t3 3-1 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl R. Reuschel 2% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-1 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Reuschel 1% 31% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 3-1 2 --- HOU C. Cedeno R. Reuschel -1% 30% Single to 2B
t3 3-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Walling R. Reuschel 2% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
b3 1-3 0 --- O CHC L. Randle J. Niekro -3% 29% Strikeout
b3 1-3 1 --- O CHC B. Buckner J. Niekro -2% 27% Lineout: P
b3 1-3 2 --- O CHC C. Johnson J. Niekro -1% 26% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 7-8-9
t4 3-1 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby R. Reuschel 2% 28% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-1 1 --- O HOU R. Landestoy R. Reuschel 1% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-1 2 --- HOU J. Niekro R. Reuschel -1% 28% Single to 3B
t4 3-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Morgan R. Reuschel 2% 30% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
Luis Pujols replaces Alan Ashby playing C batting 7th
b4 1-3 0 --- O CHC L. Biittner J. Niekro -3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- O CHC J. Martin J. Niekro -2% 25% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- CHC T. Blackwell J. Niekro 2% 27% Single to RF
b4 1-3 2 1-- R CHC M. Tyson J. Niekro 13% 40% Double to LF; Blackwell Scores
b4 2-3 2 -2- RO CHC R. Reuschel J. Niekro 10% 50% Double to LF; Tyson Scores; Reuschel out at 3B/LF-3B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 2-3-4
t5 3-3 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell R. Reuschel 3% 53% Flyball: LF
t5 3-3 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl R. Reuschel 2% 55% Flyball: CF
t5 3-3 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz R. Reuschel 1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b5 3-3 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Niekro -3% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-3 1 --- CHC L. Randle J. Niekro 3% 57% Single to CF
b5 3-3 1 1-- O CHC B. Buckner J. Niekro -4% 53% Strikeout
b5 3-3 2 1-- CHC C. Johnson J. Niekro 3% 56% Walk; Randle to 2B
b5 3-3 2 12- O CHC L. Biittner J. Niekro -6% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 5-6-7
t6 3-3 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno R. Reuschel 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 3-3 1 --- HOU D. Walling R. Reuschel -4% 50% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Walling to 1B
t6 3-3 1 1-- HOU L. Pujols R. Reuschel -3% 47% Walling Steals 2B
t6 3-3 1 -2- HOU L. Pujols R. Reuschel -2% 44% Walk
t6 3-3 1 12- O HOU R. Landestoy R. Reuschel 4% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Walling to 3B; Pujols to 2B
t6 3-3 2 -23 RR HOU J. Niekro R. Reuschel -26% 23% Single to LF; Walling Scores/unER; Pujols Scores/unER
t6 5-3 2 1-- O HOU J. Morgan R. Reuschel 2% 25% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
b6 3-5 0 --- O CHC J. Martin J. Niekro -3% 21% Groundout: P-1B
b6 3-5 1 --- O CHC T. Blackwell J. Niekro -2% 19% Strikeout
b6 3-5 2 --- CHC M. Tyson J. Niekro 2% 21% Single to LF
b6 3-5 2 1-- O CHC R. Reuschel J. Niekro -3% 17% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 2-3-4
t7 5-3 0 --- O HOU E. Cabell R. Reuschel 1% 19% Strikeout
t7 5-3 1 --- HOU T. Puhl R. Reuschel -2% 17% Single to RF
t7 5-3 1 1-- OO HOU J. Cruz R. Reuschel 3% 21% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b7 3-5 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Niekro -4% 17% Flyball: CF
b7 3-5 1 --- O CHC L. Randle J. Niekro -3% 14% Flyball: RF
b7 3-5 2 --- O CHC B. Buckner J. Niekro -2% 13% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Rick Reuschel facing 5-6-7
t8 5-3 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno R. Reuschel 1% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 5-3 1 --- HOU D. Walling R. Reuschel -1% 13% Single to LF
t8 5-3 1 1-- O HOU L. Pujols R. Reuschel 1% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B; Walling to 2B
t8 5-3 2 -2- RO HOU R. Landestoy R. Reuschel -6% 8% Single to LF; Walling Scores; Landestoy out at 2B/LF-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Joe Niekro facing 4-5-6
Dave Bergman replaces Denny Walling playing 1B batting 6th
b8 3-6 0 --- CHC C. Johnson J. Niekro 5% 13% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Johnson to 1B
Joe Sambito replaces Joe Niekro pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-6 0 1-- CHC L. Biittner J. Sambito 9% 22% Single to LF; Johnson to 2B
b8 3-6 0 12- CHC J. Martin J. Sambito 5% 26% Wild Pitch; Johnson to 3B; Biittner to 2B
b8 3-6 0 -23 O CHC J. Martin J. Sambito -8% 18% Flyball: CF
b8 3-6 1 -23 O CHC T. Blackwell J. Sambito -9% 9% Strikeout
Dave Kingman pinch hits for Mike Tyson (2B) batting 8th
b8 3-6 2 -23 RR CHC D. Kingman J. Sambito 16% 25% Double to LF; Johnson Scores/unER; Biittner Scores/Team unER
Frank LaCorte replaces Rafael Landestoy (SS) pitching and batting 8th
Craig Reynolds replaces Joe Sambito (P) playing SS batting 9th
Mike Vail pinch hits for Rick Reuschel (P) batting 9th
Mick Kelleher pinch runs for Dave Kingman (PH) batting 8th
b8 5-6 2 -2- O CHC M. Vail F. LaCorte -10% 16% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 6, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-5, Cubs' Dick Tidrow facing 9-1-2
Dick Tidrow replaces Mike Vail (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mick Kelleher moves from PR to 2B
t9 6-5 0 --- HOU C. Reynolds D. Tidrow -2% 13% Single to RF
t9 6-5 0 1-- O HOU J. Morgan D. Tidrow 2% 16% Flyball: RF
t9 6-5 1 1-- O HOU E. Cabell D. Tidrow 1% 17% Groundout: 3B-1B; Reynolds to 2B
t9 6-5 2 -2- R HOU T. Puhl D. Tidrow -9% 7% Single to CF; Reynolds Scores; Puhl to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t9 7-5 2 -2- HOU J. Cruz D. Tidrow -0% 7% Intentional Walk
t9 7-5 2 12- O HOU C. Cedeno D. Tidrow 1% 9% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-7, Astros' Frank LaCorte facing 1-2-3
b9 5-7 0 --- CHC I. de Jesus F. LaCorte 9% 18% Single to RF
b9 5-7 0 1-- O CHC L. Randle F. LaCorte -7% 10% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 5-7 1 1-- CHC B. Buckner F. LaCorte 9% 19% Single to CF; de Jesus to 2B
b9 5-7 1 12- R CHC C. Johnson F. LaCorte 26% 45% Single to LF; de Jesus Scores; Buckner to 3B
Scot Thompson pinch runs for Cliff Johnson (1B) batting 4th
b9 6-7 1 1-3 R CHC L. Biittner F. LaCorte 37% 82% Single to RF; Buckner Scores; Thompson to 3B
b9 7-7 1 1-3 O CHC J. Martin F. LaCorte -19% 63% Strikeout
b9 7-7 2 1-3 R CHC T. Blackwell F. LaCorte 37% 100% Single to 2B; Thompson Scores; Biittner to 2B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 7, Cubs 8.

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  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

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