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Scores
Standings
MIN
@BOS
3
11
TOR
@CAL
1
3
DET
@CLE
4
12
DET
@CLE
3
8
KCR
@MIL
0
3
NYY
@OAK
4
6
BAL
@SEA
2
3
CHW
@TEX
5
1
PIT
@ATL
4
5
HOU
@CHC
5
7
STL
@CIN
2
1
SFG
@MON
6
3
SDP
@NYM
6
2
LAD
@PHI
1
2
 
(11)
LAD
@PHI
3
7
Friday, August 21, 1987,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 31,006, Time of Game: 3:03
Astros
5
62-60
 Lost 1 
3rd, 1½ GB
at Cubs
7
62-60
 Won 1 
5th, 9½ GB
W: Frank DiPino (3-2)
L: Jim Deshaies (10-5)
S: Lee Smith (30)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  3  1   0  1  0    5 15  0
Cubs            1  0  4   0  1  0   0  1  X    7 12  2

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 6 1 2 0 0 0 6 .280 .335 .343 .678 -0.131 1.42 0.064 -0.195 -0.6 3 0
Billy Hatcher LF-RF 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 .315 .374 .442 .816 0.115 1.51 0.232 -0.117 2.0 1 0 2B,CS
Bill Doran 2B 4 1 2 3 1 0 5 .289 .364 .429 .793 0.264 1.37 0.274 -0.010 2.7 6 2 HR
Alan Ashby C 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .303 .394 .463 .856 -0.277 2.04 0.047 -0.324 -2.4 7 1 GDP
Kevin Bass RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .280 .337 .432 .768 -0.103 1.48 0.055 -0.158 -0.2 1 0
   Juan Agosto P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Glenn Davis 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .261 .315 .469 .784 -0.130 1.06 0.013 -0.143 -1.4 5 0 GDP
Denny Walling 3B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .285 .353 .419 .772 0.028 0.51 0.028 0.000 0.3 1 0
   Ken Caminiti PH-3B 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .272 .306 .404 .709 0.042 0.83 0.070 -0.028 0.2 0 2
Craig Reynolds SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .275 .326 .374 .699 -0.144 1.28 0.011 -0.155 -1.0 0 4
Jim Deshaies P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .073 .191 .073 .265 -0.027 1.03 0.000 -0.027 -0.2 0 0
   Jeff Heathcock P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.023 0.86 0.000 -0.023 -0.4 0 0
   Davey Lopes PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .233 .425 .367 .792 0.027 0.62 0.027 0.000 0.3
   Rocky Childress P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Cruz PH-LF 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 .249 .312 .421 .732 0.161 1.36 0.161 0.000 1.1 0 0 3B
Team Totals 41 5 15 5 5 3 46 .366 .435 .512 .947 -0.198 1.33 0.982 -1.180 0.3 24 9
2B: B Hatcher (22, off E Lynch).
3B: J Cruz (4, off D Noles).
HR: B Doran (16, off E Lynch, 5th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: B Doran 5; J Cruz 4; B Hatcher 4; K Bass 2; K Caminiti 2; G Young 2; C Reynolds; G Davis.
GIDP: G Davis (12); A Ashby (13).
RBI: B Doran 3 (65); B Hatcher 2 (50).
Team LOB: 14.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Baserunning
CS: B Hatcher (8, 2nd base by L Smith/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bob Dernier CF 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 .345 .404 .514 .918 0.182 0.91 0.187 -0.006 1.8 2 0 HR,SB
   Dave Martinez PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .301 .387 .445 .832 -0.032 0.55 0.000 -0.032 -0.7 1 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .311 .382 .476 .858 0.068 0.72 0.095 -0.027 0.7 3 5
Andre Dawson RF 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .289 .327 .591 .918 0.109 0.73 0.148 -0.039 2.0 0 0 2·HR
Brian Dayett LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .321 .407 .542 .949 -0.030 0.60 0.000 -0.030 -0.5 3 0
   Rafael Palmeiro PH-LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .271 .315 .526 .841 -0.017 0.42 0.011 -0.029 -0.4 3 0 CS
Keith Moreland 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .265 .314 .461 .775 -0.020 0.34 0.010 -0.030 -0.2 0 1
   Lee Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Manny Trillo 1B-3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .311 .398 .503 .901 -0.039 0.43 0.007 -0.046 -0.5 8 0
Jody Davis C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .258 .342 .444 .785 0.046 0.42 0.080 -0.034 0.2 3 1 HR
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .262 .279 .402 .681 0.027 0.38 0.041 -0.015 0.5 3 3 2·SB
Ed Lynch P 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .231 .462 0.037 0.47 0.037 0.000 0.7 0 1
   Frank DiPino 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
   Jerry Mumphrey PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .320 .390 .506 .896 -0.019 0.80 0.000 -0.019 -0.4
   Dickie Noles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Leon Durham 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .274 .348 .485 .833 -0.008 0.33 0.000 -0.008 -0.3 1 0
Team Totals 35 7 12 7 2 7 37 .343 .378 .686 1.064 0.304 0.54 0.616 -0.315 2.8 27 11
HR: B Dernier (6, off J Deshaies, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); A Dawson 2 (40, 1 off J Deshaies, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF, 1 off J Heathcock, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); J Davis (17, off J Agosto, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: A Dawson 8; B Dernier 5; J Davis 4; R Sandberg 2; E Lynch 2; S Dunston 2; R Palmeiro.
RBI: A Dawson 3 (107); R Sandberg 2 (48); J Davis (48); B Dernier (17).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Dunston-R Sandberg-M Trillo; K Moreland-R Sandberg-M Trillo.
E: R Sandberg (7); L Durham (9).
Baserunning
SB: B Dernier (13, 2nd base off J Deshaies/A Ashby); S Dunston 2 (11, 2nd base off J Agosto/A Ashby, 2nd base off R Childress/A Ashby).
CS: R Palmeiro (1, 2nd base by R Childress/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Deshaies, L (10-5) 2 6 5 5 0 3 2 4.15 12 27 -0.273 0.89 -4.0
Jeff Heathcock 3 2 1 1 2 0 1 3.79 13 0 0 -0.028 0.27 0.6
Rocky Childress 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 1.62 7 0 0 0.056 0.56 1.0
Juan Agosto 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.50 5 0 0 -0.058 0.37 -0.5
Team Totals 8 12 7 7 2 7 4 7.88 37 27 0 0 -0.303 0.54 -2.8
J Deshaies faced 4 batters in the 3rd inning.

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ed Lynch 4.1 9 3 3 1 2 1 4.98 23 34 -0.004 0.82 -0.9
Frank DiPino, W (3-2) 1.2 1 1 1 3 1 0 3.38 8 1 0 0.048 1.86 0.1
Dickie Noles, H (2) 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.14 5 0 0 -0.050 1.09 -0.4
Lee Smith, S (30) 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 2.51 10 1 1 0.204 2.11 1.0
Team Totals 9 15 5 5 5 3 1 5.00 46 34 2 1 0.198 1.33 -0.3
D Noles faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Heathcock (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - John Kibler, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Jim Quick.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: 31,006.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Gerald Young CF 1 Bob Dernier CF
2 Billy Hatcher LF 2 Ryne Sandberg 2B
3 Bill Doran 2B 3 Andre Dawson RF
4 Alan Ashby C 4 Brian Dayett LF
5 Kevin Bass RF 5 Keith Moreland 3B
6 Glenn Davis 1B 6 Manny Trillo 1B
7 Denny Walling 3B 7 Jody Davis C
8 Craig Reynolds SS 8 Shawon Dunston SS
9 Jim Deshaies P 9 Ed Lynch P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 4-6 1 123 OO HOU A. Ashby F. DiPino 21% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t8 4-6 0 --- HOU J. Cruz D. Noles -12% 74% Triple to CF (Fly Ball)
t6 3-6 1 123 R HOU B. Doran F. DiPino -11% 63% Walk; Lopes Scores; Young to 3B; Hatcher to 2B
t8 5-6 2 12- O HOU K. Bass L. Smith 11% 87% Flyball: LF
t5 1-5 0 -2- RR HOU B. Doran E. Lynch -10% 75% Home Run; Hatcher 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' Ed Lynch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Young E. Lynch 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher E. Lynch 2% 54% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU B. Doran E. Lynch 1% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- R CHC B. Dernier J. Deshaies 10% 65% Home Run
b1 1-0 0 --- CHC R. Sandberg J. Deshaies 3% 68% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b1 1-0 0 1-- O CHC A. Dawson J. Deshaies -3% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b1 1-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Dayett J. Deshaies -2% 62% Strikeout
b1 1-0 2 1-- O CHC K. Moreland J. Deshaies -2% 60% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ed Lynch facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby E. Lynch 2% 63% Popfly: LF
t2 0-1 1 --- O HOU K. Bass E. Lynch 2% 64% Foul Flyball: 1B
t2 0-1 2 --- HOU G. Davis E. Lynch -1% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-1 2 1-- HOU D. Walling E. Lynch -2% 61% Walk; Davis to 2B
t2 0-1 2 12- O HOU C. Reynolds E. Lynch 5% 66% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Deshaies -2% 64% Strikeout
b2 1-0 1 --- O CHC J. Davis J. Deshaies -1% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- O CHC S. Dunston J. Deshaies -1% 61% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ed Lynch facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O HOU J. Deshaies E. Lynch 3% 64% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-1 1 --- O HOU G. Young E. Lynch 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- HOU B. Hatcher E. Lynch -1% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-1 2 1-- HOU B. Doran E. Lynch -3% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive); Hatcher to 3B
t3 0-1 2 1-3 O HOU A. Ashby E. Lynch 6% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Jim Deshaies facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- CHC E. Lynch J. Deshaies 3% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b3 1-0 0 1-- CHC B. Dernier J. Deshaies 8% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive); Lynch to 3B
b3 1-0 0 1-3 CHC R. Sandberg J. Deshaies 1% 79% Dernier Steals 2B
b3 1-0 0 -23 RR CHC R. Sandberg J. Deshaies 6% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Lynch Scores; Dernier Scores
b3 3-0 0 1-- RR CHC A. Dawson J. Deshaies 8% 93% Home Run; Sandberg Scores
Jeff Heathcock replaces Jim Deshaies pitching and batting 9th
b3 5-0 0 --- O CHC B. Dayett J. Heathcock -1% 93% Flyball: CF
b3 5-0 1 --- O CHC K. Moreland J. Heathcock -0% 92% Flyball: CF
b3 5-0 2 --- CHC M. Trillo J. Heathcock 0% 93% Walk
b3 5-0 2 1-- CHC J. Davis J. Heathcock 0% 93% Wild Pitch; Trillo to 3B
b3 5-0 2 --3 O CHC J. Davis J. Heathcock -1% 92% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Ed Lynch facing 5-6-7
t4 0-5 0 --- HOU K. Bass E. Lynch -2% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-5 0 1-- OO HOU G. Davis E. Lynch 4% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t4 0-5 2 --- HOU D. Walling E. Lynch -1% 93% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Walling to 1B
t4 0-5 2 1-- HOU C. Reynolds E. Lynch -1% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive); Walling to 2B
t4 0-5 2 12- O HOU J. Heathcock E. Lynch 2% 95% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 8-9-1
b4 5-0 0 --- O CHC S. Dunston J. Heathcock -0% 94% Popfly: 2B
b4 5-0 1 --- CHC E. Lynch J. Heathcock 0% 95% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
b4 5-0 1 1-- O CHC B. Dernier J. Heathcock -1% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 5-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Sandberg J. Heathcock -0% 94% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 5.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Cubs' Ed Lynch facing 1-2-3
t5 0-5 0 --- HOU G. Young E. Lynch -2% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 0-5 0 1-- R HOU B. Hatcher E. Lynch -6% 85% Double to LF (Line Drive); Young Scores
t5 1-5 0 -2- RR HOU B. Doran E. Lynch -10% 75% Home Run; Hatcher Scores
t5 3-5 0 --- O HOU A. Ashby E. Lynch 3% 78% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-5 1 --- HOU K. Bass E. Lynch -3% 75% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
Frank DiPino replaces Ed Lynch pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-5 1 1-- O HOU G. Davis F. DiPino 4% 78% Popfly: LF
Ken Caminiti pinch hits for Denny Walling (3B) batting 7th
t5 3-5 2 1-- O HOU K. Caminiti F. DiPino 3% 81% Strikeout
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 3-4-5
Ken Caminiti moves from PH to 3B
b5 5-3 0 --- R CHC A. Dawson J. Heathcock 7% 88% Home Run (LF-CF)
Rafael Palmeiro pinch hits for Brian Dayett (LF) batting 4th
b5 6-3 0 --- O CHC R. Palmeiro J. Heathcock -1% 87% Flyball: LF
b5 6-3 1 --- CHC K. Moreland J. Heathcock 1% 88% Walk
b5 6-3 1 1-- O CHC M. Trillo J. Heathcock -1% 87% Popfly: 2B
b5 6-3 2 1-- O CHC J. Davis J. Heathcock -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 6.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Cubs' Frank DiPino facing 8-9-1
Rafael Palmeiro moves from PH to LF
t6 3-6 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds F. DiPino 2% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
Davey Lopes pinch hits for Jeff Heathcock (P) batting 9th
t6 3-6 1 --- HOU D. Lopes F. DiPino -3% 86% Walk
t6 3-6 1 1-- HOU G. Young F. DiPino -4% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive); Lopes to 2B
t6 3-6 1 12- HOU B. Hatcher F. DiPino -7% 74% Walk; Lopes to 3B; Young to 2B
t6 3-6 1 123 R HOU B. Doran F. DiPino -11% 63% Walk; Lopes Scores; Young to 3B; Hatcher to 2B
t6 4-6 1 123 OO HOU A. Ashby F. DiPino 21% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-4, Astros' Rocky Childress facing 8-9-1
Rocky Childress replaces Davey Lopes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-4 0 --- CHC S. Dunston R. Childress 2% 86% Single to 3B/Bunt
Jerry Mumphrey pinch hits for Frank DiPino (P) batting 9th
b6 6-4 0 1-- O CHC J. Mumphrey R. Childress -2% 85% Strikeout
Dave Martinez pinch hits for Bob Dernier (CF) batting 1st
b6 6-4 1 1-- CHC D. Martinez R. Childress 1% 86% Dunston Steals 2B
b6 6-4 1 -2- O CHC D. Martinez R. Childress -2% 84% Strikeout
b6 6-4 2 -2- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Childress -2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 6.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-6, Cubs' Dickie Noles facing 5-6-7
Dickie Noles replaces Jerry Mumphrey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Dave Martinez moves from PH to CF
t7 4-6 0 --- O HOU K. Bass D. Noles 3% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-6 1 --- O HOU G. Davis D. Noles 2% 87% Lineout: SS
t7 4-6 2 --- HOU K. Caminiti D. Noles -2% 85% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t7 4-6 2 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds D. Noles 3% 89% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-4, Astros' Rocky Childress facing 3-4-5
b7 6-4 0 --- O CHC A. Dawson R. Childress -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 6-4 1 --- CHC R. Palmeiro R. Childress 1% 89% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b7 6-4 1 1-- O CHC K. Moreland R. Childress -2% 87% Palmeiro Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 6-4 2 --- O CHC K. Moreland R. Childress -1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-6, Cubs' Dickie Noles facing 9-1-2
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Rocky Childress (P) batting 9th
t8 4-6 0 --- HOU J. Cruz D. Noles -12% 74% Triple to CF (Fly Ball)
Lee Smith replaces Keith Moreland (3B) pitching and batting 5th
Leon Durham replaces Dickie Noles (P) playing 1B batting 9th
Manny Trillo moves from 1B to 3B
t8 4-6 0 --3 O HOU G. Young L. Smith 8% 82% Foul Flyball: SS
t8 4-6 1 --3 R HOU B. Hatcher L. Smith -8% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cruz Scores
t8 5-6 1 1-- O HOU B. Doran L. Smith 10% 84% Hatcher Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t8 5-6 2 --- HOU B. Doran L. Smith -3% 81% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Doran to 1B
t8 5-6 2 1-- HOU A. Ashby L. Smith -5% 76% Walk; Doran to 2B
t8 5-6 2 12- O HOU K. Bass L. Smith 11% 87% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-5, Astros' Juan Agosto facing 6-7-8
Juan Agosto replaces Kevin Bass (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Jose Cruz moves from PH to LF
Billy Hatcher moves from LF to RF
b8 6-5 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Agosto -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 6-5 1 --- R CHC J. Davis J. Agosto 8% 93% Home Run
b8 7-5 1 --- CHC S. Dunston J. Agosto 1% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 7-5 1 1-- O CHC L. Durham J. Agosto -0% 93% Strikeout, Dunston Steals 2B
b8 7-5 2 -2- O CHC D. Martinez J. Agosto -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 7.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-7, Cubs' Lee Smith facing 6-7-8
t9 5-7 0 --- O HOU G. Davis L. Smith 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-7 1 --- HOU K. Caminiti L. Smith -5% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t9 5-7 1 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds L. Smith 5% 96% Lineout: LF
t9 5-7 2 1-- HOU J. Cruz L. Smith -4% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Caminiti to 2B
t9 5-7 2 12- O HOU G. Young L. Smith 7% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Cubs 7.

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  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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