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MIN
@BOS
4
6
TOR
@CAL
2
5
DET
@CLE
4
3
KCR
@MIL
5
10
NYY
@OAK
4
0
BAL
@SEA
6
5
CHW
@TEX
8
1
PIT
@ATL
2
6
HOU
@CHC
4
2
STL
@CIN
12
6
SFG
@MON
5
3
SDP
@NYM
2
9
LAD
@PHI
5
1
Sunday, August 23, 1987,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 33,934, Time of Game: 2:46
Astros
4
64-60
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at Cubs
2
62-62
 Lost 2 
5th, 11½ GB
L: Rick Sutcliffe (15-6)
S: Dave Smith (22)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  1   2  0  0    4  7  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  5  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 .278 .677 -0.058 1.05 0.014 -0.072 -0.8 0 0
Billy Hatcher LF 5 1 2 2 0 0 .317 .820 0.309 1.33 0.370 -0.062 1.3 2 0 3B,SB
Bill Doran 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .290 .795 0.042 0.91 0.082 -0.040 0.3 3 3 2·SB
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .769 -0.122 1.27 0.000 -0.122 -1.3 11 0
Kevin Bass RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 .278 .773 -0.001 1.21 0.025 -0.026 -0.0 0 0 2·IW
Ken Caminiti 3B 3 0 1 2 1 2 .270 .709 0.187 1.50 0.205 -0.018 1.3 1 3
Craig Reynolds SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 .275 .700 -0.127 1.43 0.012 -0.139 -0.9 2 4
Robbie Wine C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .208 -0.076 0.82 0.000 -0.076 -0.8 8 1 SH
Nolan Ryan P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .045 .180 -0.030 0.58 0.000 -0.030 -0.3 0 0
   Rocky Childress P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Puhl PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .209 .529 0.042 0.79 0.042 0.000 0.2 2B
   Jeff Heathcock P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Cruz PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .249 .734 0.004 0.44 0.004 0.000 0.2
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 7 4 6 3 .226 .674 0.170 1.13 0.754 -0.585 -0.7 27 11
2B: T Puhl (5, off R Sutcliffe).
3B: B Hatcher (3, off R Sutcliffe).
SH: R Wine (1, off D Noles).
IBB: K Bass 2 (11, 2 by R Sutcliffe).
TB: B Hatcher 4; T Puhl 2; G Young; C Reynolds; K Caminiti; B Doran.
RBI: B Hatcher 2 (52); K Caminiti 2 (18).
2-out RBI: K Caminiti 2; B Hatcher 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
E: R Wine (1).
Baserunning
SB: B Doran 2 (25, 2nd base off R Sutcliffe/J Sundberg 2); B Hatcher (46, 3rd base off R Sutcliffe/J Sundberg).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dave Martinez CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .295 .816 -0.060 1.16 0.057 -0.118 -0.6 2 1 SB
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .308 .851 -0.120 1.16 0.000 -0.120 -1.0 3 2
Leon Durham 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 .273 .832 0.190 1.33 0.280 -0.090 1.1 12 0 HR
Andre Dawson RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .290 .919 -0.058 0.92 0.018 -0.076 -0.5 2 0
Jerry Mumphrey LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .324 .899 -0.036 0.77 0.031 -0.067 -0.4 3 1
Manny Trillo 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .307 .887 -0.108 1.23 0.013 -0.121 -0.6 0 1
Shawon Dunston SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .674 -0.049 0.91 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 1 2
   Luis Quinones PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .574 -0.027 1.08 0.000 -0.027 -0.2 1 0
Jim Sundberg C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .236 .689 -0.059 0.75 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 3 1
Rick Sutcliffe P 2 0 1 0 0 0 .125 .430 0.042 1.05 0.078 -0.036 0.4 0 1 3B
   Rafael Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .843 -0.045 1.74 0.000 -0.045 -0.2
   Dickie Noles P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 2 5 2 1 9 .156 .494 -0.330 1.07 0.477 -0.808 -2.7 27 10
3B: R Sutcliffe (1, off N Ryan).
HR: L Durham (20, off R Childress; 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
TB: L Durham 4; R Sutcliffe 3; A Dawson; J Mumphrey; M Trillo.
RBI: L Durham 2 (46).
2-out RBI: L Durham 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Mumphrey (G Young at 2nd base); D Martinez (K Caminiti at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: D Martinez (11, 2nd base off R Childress/R Wine).

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan 5.1 2 1 1 1 7 0 2.90 19 66 0.294 0.92 2.6
Rocky Childress, BS (4) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1.85 4 1 1 -0.234 1.38 -1.5
Jeff Heathcock, W (3-1) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.43 6 0 0 0.176 1.14 1.0
Dave Smith, S (22) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.06 4 0 0 0.095 1.32 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 9 1 2.00 33 66 1 1 0.331 1.07 2.7

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rick Sutcliffe, L (15-6) 8 6 4 4 5 3 0 3.71 33 52 -0.187 1.22 0.2
Dickie Noles 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.06 5 0 0 0.019 0.51 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 4 4 6 3 0 4.00 38 52 0 0 -0.168 1.13 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Sutcliffe 2 (10; K Bass, K Bass).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - John Kibler.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Gerald Young CF 1 Dave Martinez CF
2 Billy Hatcher LF 2 Ryne Sandberg 2B
3 Bill Doran 2B 3 Leon Durham 1B
4 Glenn Davis 1B 4 Andre Dawson RF
5 Kevin Bass RF 5 Jerry Mumphrey LF
6 Ken Caminiti 3B 6 Manny Trillo 3B
7 Craig Reynolds SS 7 Shawon Dunston SS
8 Robbie Wine C 8 Jim Sundberg C
9 Nolan Ryan P 9 Rick Sutcliffe P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 2-2 2 12- RR HOU B. Hatcher R. Sutcliffe 32% 81% Triple to RF; Puhl Scores; Young Scores
b6 0-2 2 --3 RR CHC L. Durham R. Childress -28% 48% Home Run; Martinez Scores
t4 0-0 2 123 R HOU K. Caminiti R. Sutcliffe 12% 64% Walk; Hatcher Scores; Doran to 3B; Bass to 2B
t6 1-0 2 12- RO HOU K. Caminiti R. Sutcliffe 9% 74% Single to CF; Doran Scores; Bass to 2B; Caminiti out at 2B/CF-2B
b3 0-0 1 --- CHC R. Sutcliffe N. Ryan -8% 39% Triple to RF

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 Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Young R. Sutcliffe -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher R. Sutcliffe -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O HOU B. Doran R. Sutcliffe -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Martinez N. Ryan 2% 47% Foul Flyball: 3B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Sandberg N. Ryan 2% 49% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 --- O CHC L. Durham N. Ryan 1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Davis R. Sutcliffe -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O HOU K. Bass R. Sutcliffe -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t2 0-0 2 --- O HOU K. Caminiti R. Sutcliffe -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- O CHC A. Dawson N. Ryan 2% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey N. Ryan 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- CHC M. Trillo N. Ryan -1% 48% Single to LF
b2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC S. Dunston N. Ryan 2% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds R. Sutcliffe -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- O HOU R. Wine R. Sutcliffe -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t3 0-0 2 --- O HOU N. Ryan R. Sutcliffe -1% 44% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- O CHC J. Sundberg N. Ryan 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 1 --- CHC R. Sutcliffe N. Ryan -8% 39% Triple to RF
b3 0-0 1 --3 O CHC D. Martinez N. Ryan 7% 46% Strikeout
b3 0-0 2 --3 O CHC R. Sandberg N. Ryan 4% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Young R. Sutcliffe -3% 47% Single to LF; Young out at 2B/LF-2B
t4 0-0 1 --- HOU B. Hatcher R. Sutcliffe 3% 50% Single to LF
t4 0-0 1 1-- HOU B. Doran R. Sutcliffe 4% 55% Walk; Hatcher to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- O HOU G. Davis R. Sutcliffe -5% 49% Flyball: SS
t4 0-0 2 12- HOU K. Bass R. Sutcliffe 2% 51% Hatcher Steals 3B; Doran Steals 2B
t4 0-0 2 -23 HOU K. Bass R. Sutcliffe 2% 53% Intentional Walk
t4 0-0 2 123 R HOU K. Caminiti R. Sutcliffe 12% 64% Walk; Hatcher Scores; Doran to 3B; Bass to 2B
t4 1-0 2 123 O HOU C. Reynolds R. Sutcliffe -7% 57% Flyball: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- O CHC L. Durham N. Ryan 3% 60% Flyball: 2B
b4 0-1 1 --- O CHC A. Dawson N. Ryan 2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey N. Ryan 1% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- O HOU R. Wine R. Sutcliffe -2% 61% Lineout: LF
t5 1-0 1 --- O HOU N. Ryan R. Sutcliffe -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-0 2 --- O HOU G. Young R. Sutcliffe -1% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo N. Ryan 3% 62% Popfly: 1B
b5 0-1 1 --- O CHC S. Dunston N. Ryan 2% 64% Strikeout
b5 0-1 2 --- O CHC J. Sundberg N. Ryan 2% 66% Strikeout (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher R. Sutcliffe -3% 63% Groundout: P-SS-1B
t6 1-0 1 --- HOU B. Doran R. Sutcliffe 3% 66% Single to CF
t6 1-0 1 1-- O HOU G. Davis R. Sutcliffe -3% 63% Foul Flyball: 1B
t6 1-0 2 1-- HOU K. Bass R. Sutcliffe 1% 64% Doran Steals 2B
t6 1-0 2 -2- HOU K. Bass R. Sutcliffe 1% 65% Intentional Walk
t6 1-0 2 12- RO HOU K. Caminiti R. Sutcliffe 9% 74% Single to CF; Doran Scores; Bass to 2B; Caminiti out at 2B/CF-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
b6 0-2 0 --- O CHC R. Sutcliffe N. Ryan 4% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-2 1 --- CHC D. Martinez N. Ryan -4% 73% Walk
Rocky Childress replaces Nolan Ryan pitching and batting 9th
b6 0-2 1 1-- O CHC R. Sandberg R. Childress 5% 78% Flyball: SS
b6 0-2 2 1-- CHC L. Durham R. Childress -2% 76% Martinez Steals 2B; Martinez to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
b6 0-2 2 --3 RR CHC L. Durham R. Childress -28% 48% Home Run; Martinez Scores
b6 2-2 2 --- CHC A. Dawson R. Childress -2% 46% Single to LF
b6 2-2 2 1-- O CHC J. Mumphrey R. Childress 4% 50% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 7-8-9
t7 2-2 0 --- O HOU C. Reynolds R. Sutcliffe -4% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 2-2 1 --- O HOU R. Wine R. Sutcliffe -3% 43% Foul Flyball: 1B
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Rocky Childress (P) batting 9th
t7 2-2 2 --- HOU T. Puhl R. Sutcliffe 4% 47% Double to CF
t7 2-2 2 -2- HOU G. Young R. Sutcliffe 1% 49% Walk
t7 2-2 2 12- RR HOU B. Hatcher R. Sutcliffe 32% 81% Triple to RF; Puhl Scores; Young Scores
t7 4-2 2 --3 O HOU B. Doran R. Sutcliffe -3% 78% Groundout: C-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 6-7-8
Jeff Heathcock replaces Terry Puhl (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Heathcock 4% 82% Flyball: LF
Luis Quinones pinch hits for Shawon Dunston (SS) batting 7th
b7 2-4 1 --- O CHC L. Quinones J. Heathcock 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-4 2 --- O CHC J. Sundberg J. Heathcock 2% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
Luis Quinones moves from PH to SS
t8 4-2 0 --- O HOU G. Davis R. Sutcliffe -1% 85% Flyball: SS
t8 4-2 1 --- O HOU K. Bass R. Sutcliffe -1% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 4-2 2 --- O HOU K. Caminiti R. Sutcliffe -1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Jeff Heathcock facing 9-1-2
Rafael Palmeiro pinch hits for Rick Sutcliffe (P) batting 9th
b8 2-4 0 --- O CHC R. Palmeiro J. Heathcock 4% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-4 1 --- O CHC D. Martinez J. Heathcock 3% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-4 2 --- O CHC R. Sandberg J. Heathcock 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Dickie Noles facing 7-8-9
Dickie Noles replaces Rafael Palmeiro (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-2 0 --- HOU C. Reynolds D. Noles 1% 93% Single to CF
t9 4-2 0 1-- O HOU R. Wine D. Noles -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Reynolds to 2B
Jose Cruz pinch hits for Jeff Heathcock (P) batting 9th
t9 4-2 1 -2- HOU J. Cruz D. Noles 0% 93% Walk
t9 4-2 1 12- O HOU G. Young D. Noles -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Reynolds to 3B; Cruz to 2B
t9 4-2 2 -23 O HOU B. Hatcher D. Noles -2% 90% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Dave Smith facing 3-4-5
Dave Smith replaces Jose Cruz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-4 0 --- O CHC L. Durham D. Smith 5% 95% Strikeout
b9 2-4 1 --- O CHC A. Dawson D. Smith 3% 98% Flyball: 2B
b9 2-4 2 --- CHC J. Mumphrey D. Smith -3% 95% Single to LF
b9 2-4 2 1-- O CHC M. Trillo D. Smith 5% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cubs 2.

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