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Standings
NYY
@BOS
4
9
TEX
@CAL
5
6
BAL
@DET
2
0
CHW
@MIN
8
5
KCR
@OAK
2
3
 
(11)
MIL
@SEA
10
2
CLE
@TOR
0
4
SDP
@ATL
5
6
 
(10)
STL
@CHC
5
4
LAD
@CIN
2
0
SFG
@HOU
10
3
MON
@NYM
3
5
PIT
@PHI
5
6
 
(10)
Sunday, September 18, 1988, 1:20
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 25,090, Time of Game: 2:40
Cardinals
5
73-77
 Won 1 
4th, 19 GB
at Cubs
4
70-79
 Lost 1 
5th, 21½ GB
L: Greg Maddux (17-8)
S: Todd Worrell (32)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   3  0  2   0  0  0    5 12  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  2    4 11  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Vince Coleman LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .260 .312 .339 .651 17 12 0.046 0.60 0.096 -0.050 0.8 0 0 SB
Ozzie Smith SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .271 .351 .341 .691 17 11 -0.063 0.52 0.000 -0.063 -1.1 2 1
Jose Oquendo 2B 4 0 2 0 1 1 5 .294 .362 .372 .735 20 11 0.016 0.34 0.030 -0.014 0.3 3 4
Pedro Guerrero 1B 5 0 3 1 0 1 5 .290 .372 .404 .777 20 11 0.054 0.62 0.082 -0.028 1.5 11 0
Denny Walling RF 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .239 .290 .324 .614 19 12 -0.021 0.73 0.033 -0.054 -0.6 2 0
Willie McGee CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .287 .328 .364 .692 7 5 -0.017 1.05 0.044 -0.061 -0.6 3 0
   Steve Lake PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .357 .412 .769 2 2 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.2
   John Morris CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .294 .250 .544 3 1 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 1 0
Rod Booker 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .353 .389 .471 .859 18 9 0.067 1.07 0.100 -0.033 0.2 0 3
Tony Pena C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .255 .299 .363 .662 10 9 -0.073 1.25 0.051 -0.124 -0.1 5 0 HR
Larry McWilliams P 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 .167 .211 .194 .405 8 6 0.184 1.55 0.213 -0.029 1.3 0 1
   Dan Quisenberry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Curt Ford PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .205 .250 .279 .529 5 3 -0.005 0.22 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Todd Worrell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 40 5 12 5 2 11 42 .300 .333 .375 .708 146 92 0.177 0.75 0.649 -0.472 0.9 27 11
HR: T Pena (10, off G Maddux, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: T Pena 4; P Guerrero 3; D Walling 2; V Coleman 2; J Oquendo 2; W McGee; L McWilliams.
RBI: L McWilliams 2 (3); T Pena (45); V Coleman (38); P Guerrero (57).
2-out RBI: L McWilliams 2; P Guerrero; V Coleman.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Baserunning
SB: V Coleman (76, 2nd base off G Maddux/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mitch Webster RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .256 .338 .340 .678 13 11 0.058 1.51 0.134 -0.076 0.3 1 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .267 .326 .425 .752 11 9 -0.223 1.96 0.000 -0.223 -1.2 0 5
Darrin Jackson CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .251 .271 .444 .716 9 6 -0.006 0.57 0.026 -0.032 -0.1 2 0 2B
   Andre Dawson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .297 .337 .496 .832 6 5 -0.161 6.47 0.000 -0.161 -0.4
Vance Law 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .290 .352 .396 .748 13 8 0.010 0.67 0.033 -0.023 0.2 0 2 2B
Rolando Roomes LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 16 12 -0.053 0.90 0.010 -0.063 -0.4 1 0
   Gary Varsho PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .309 .321 .345 .667 3 3 -0.023 0.83 0.000 -0.023 -0.3 0 0
Manny Trillo 1B 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 .250 .281 .303 .584 15 8 0.046 0.66 0.078 -0.032 1.6 9 2 2B
   Mark Grace PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .290 .360 .395 .755 11 8 0.043 0.81 0.043 0.000 0.4
Jody Davis C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .225 .307 .336 .643 8 5 -0.069 0.90 0.000 -0.069 -0.7 11 0
   Damon Berryhill PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .275 .309 .415 .724 10 7 0.116 1.73 0.116 0.000 1.0
Shawon Dunston SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .245 .262 .350 .613 14 9 0.097 1.45 0.137 -0.040 0.5 1 1 2B
Greg Maddux P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .213 .213 .247 .461 4 4 -0.021 0.81 0.013 -0.034 -0.2 1 1
   Frank DiPino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Doug Dascenzo PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .292 .382 .354 .736 5 4 -0.015 0.63 0.000 -0.015 -0.1
   Mike Bielecki P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Angel Salazar PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .289 .341 .630 1 1 -0.123 5.19 0.000 -0.123 -0.6
Team Totals 38 4 11 4 1 5 39 .289 .308 .395 .702 139 100 -0.324 1.33 0.590 -0.914 -0.1 27 11
2B: D Jackson (9, off L McWilliams); S Dunston (21, off L McWilliams); M Trillo (5, off D Quisenberry); V Law (26, off T Worrell).
TB: V Law 3; S Dunston 3; M Trillo 2; D Jackson 2; M Webster; R Roomes; D Berryhill; M Grace; G Maddux.
RBI: M Trillo 2 (13); S Dunston (54); M Webster (34).
2-out RBI: M Trillo 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
E: S Dunston (18).

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Larry McWilliams, W (6-7) 5.2 5 2 2 1 1 0 3.36 23 73 50 35 6 9 10 11 3 0 51 0.244 0.72 2.3
Dan Quisenberry 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.87 5 22 15 10 1 4 3 0 0 0 2 2 0.000 0.75 -1.1
Todd Worrell, S (32) 2 5 2 2 0 2 0 3.03 11 44 35 25 6 4 3 6 3 0 0 0 0.079 2.93 -1.1
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 1 5 0 4.00 39 139 100 70 13 17 16 17 6 0 51 2 2 0.323 1.33 0.1

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Greg Maddux, L (17-8) 5.2 11 5 2 2 6 1 3.28 31 104 65 45 7 13 15 8 5 0 37 -0.218 0.96 -2.7
Frank DiPino 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.22 4 16 11 4 2 5 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.023 0.23 0.9
Mike Bielecki 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.12 7 26 16 6 3 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.12 0.9
Team Totals 9 12 5 2 2 11 1 2.00 42 146 92 55 12 25 19 10 5 0 37 2 0 -0.176 0.75 -0.9
Balks: None.
WP: L McWilliams (9).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Bob Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 25,090.
Field Condition: Soaked.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 10mph out to Leftfield, Overcast, Rain.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Vince Coleman LF 1 Mitch Webster RF
2 Ozzie Smith SS 2 Ryne Sandberg 2B
3 Jose Oquendo 2B 3 Darrin Jackson CF
4 Pedro Guerrero 1B 4 Vance Law 3B
5 Denny Walling RF 5 Rolando Roomes LF
6 Willie McGee CF 6 Manny Trillo 1B
7 Rod Booker 3B 7 Jody Davis C
8 Tony Pena C 8 Shawon Dunston SS
9 Larry McWilliams P 9 Greg Maddux P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR STL L. McWilliams G. Maddux 21% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Walling Scores/unER; McGee Scores/unER; Booker to 2B
b9 4-5 2 12- 6,(1-2)  O CHC A. Dawson T. Worrell 16% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg T. Worrell 16% 84% Flyball: RF
b9 3-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R CHC M. Webster T. Worrell -13% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Dunston Scores; Salazar to 2B
b9 3-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Salazar T. Worrell 12% 82% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 3B; Dunston to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL V. Coleman G. Maddux -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL O. Smith G. Maddux -1% 46% Foul Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  STL J. Oquendo G. Maddux 1% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL P. Guerrero G. Maddux 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Oquendo to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Walling G. Maddux -5% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Larry McWilliams facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Webster L. McWilliams 2% 48% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg L. McWilliams 1% 49% Flyball: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Jackson L. McWilliams -2% 47% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  CHC V. Law L. McWilliams -0% 46% Wild Pitch; Jackson to 3B
b1 0-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  CHC V. Law L. McWilliams -1% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 2 1-3 7,(2-2)  O CHC R. Roomes L. McWilliams 5% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL W. McGee G. Maddux -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Booker G. Maddux 3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Pena G. Maddux -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL L. McWilliams G. Maddux -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Larry McWilliams facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Trillo L. McWilliams 2% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Davis L. McWilliams 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b2 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC S. Dunston L. McWilliams -2% 47% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
b2 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Maddux L. McWilliams 3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL V. Coleman G. Maddux -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL O. Smith G. Maddux -2% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Oquendo G. Maddux -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Larry McWilliams facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Webster L. McWilliams 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg L. McWilliams 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Jackson L. McWilliams 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL P. Guerrero G. Maddux -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Walling G. Maddux 3% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t4 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL W. McGee G. Maddux 4% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive); Walling to 2B
t4 0-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Booker G. Maddux 7% 62% Fielder's Choice SS; Walling to 3B; McGee to 2B/Adv on E6; Booker to 1B
t4 0-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Pena G. Maddux -9% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR STL L. McWilliams G. Maddux 21% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Walling Scores/unER; McGee Scores/unER; Booker to 2B
t4 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R STL V. Coleman G. Maddux 9% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Booker Scores/unER; McWilliams to 2B
t4 3-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL O. Smith G. Maddux -2% 81% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Larry McWilliams facing 4-5-6
b4 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC V. Law L. McWilliams 2% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Roomes L. McWilliams 1% 85% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
b4 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Trillo L. McWilliams 1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 3-4-5
t5 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Oquendo G. Maddux 2% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t5 3-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL P. Guerrero G. Maddux 2% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); Oquendo to 2B
t5 3-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL D. Walling G. Maddux 0% 90% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Oquendo to 3B; Guerrero to 2B
t5 3-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O STL W. McGee G. Maddux -4% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-0 2 -23 7,(2-2)  O STL R. Booker G. Maddux -3% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Larry McWilliams facing 7-8-9
b5 0-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC J. Davis L. McWilliams 2% 86% Flyball: RF
b5 0-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC S. Dunston L. McWilliams 2% 87% Foul Flyball: 1B
b5 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC G. Maddux L. McWilliams -1% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b5 0-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Webster L. McWilliams 2% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 8-9-1
t6 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL T. Pena G. Maddux 5% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL L. McWilliams G. Maddux -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 4-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL V. Coleman G. Maddux 1% 93% Single to 2B/Bunt
t6 4-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL O. Smith G. Maddux -1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 4-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL J. Oquendo G. Maddux 0% 93% Coleman Steals 2B
t6 4-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Oquendo G. Maddux 0% 93% Walk
t6 4-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R STL P. Guerrero G. Maddux 3% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Coleman Scores; Oquendo to 2B
Frank DiPino replaces Greg Maddux pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Walling F. DiPino -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Cardinals' Larry McWilliams facing 2-3-4
b6 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg L. McWilliams 1% 97% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b6 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Jackson L. McWilliams 1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 0-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC V. Law L. McWilliams -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b6 0-5 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  CHC R. Roomes L. McWilliams -1% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Law to 2B
Dan Quisenberry replaces Larry McWilliams pitching and batting 9th
b6 0-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RR CHC M. Trillo D. Quisenberry -8% 88% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Law Scores; Roomes Scores
b6 2-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Davis D. Quisenberry 3% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Frank DiPino facing 6-7-8
Steve Lake pinch hits for Willie McGee (CF) batting 6th
t7 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Lake F. DiPino -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 5-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Booker F. DiPino -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Pena F. DiPino -0% 89% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Dan Quisenberry facing 8-9-1
John Morris replaces Steve Lake (PH) playing CF batting 6th
b7 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Dunston D. Quisenberry 2% 92% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
Doug Dascenzo pinch hits for Frank DiPino (P) batting 9th
b7 2-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Dascenzo D. Quisenberry 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-5 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Webster D. Quisenberry 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Mike Bielecki facing 9-1-2
Mike Bielecki replaces Doug Dascenzo (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Curt Ford pinch hits for Dan Quisenberry (P) batting 9th
t8 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Ford M. Bielecki -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t8 5-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL V. Coleman M. Bielecki -0% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL O. Smith M. Bielecki -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Todd Worrell facing 2-3-4
Todd Worrell replaces Curt Ford (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg T. Worrell 2% 95% Lineout: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 2-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Jackson T. Worrell 1% 96% Popfly: SS (Weak 2B)
b8 2-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC V. Law T. Worrell -2% 95% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
Gary Varsho pinch hits for Rolando Roomes (LF) batting 5th
b8 2-5 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC G. Varsho T. Worrell 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Mike Bielecki facing 3-4-5
Gary Varsho moves from PH to LF
t9 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Oquendo M. Bielecki -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL P. Guerrero M. Bielecki -0% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 5-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL D. Walling M. Bielecki 0% 97% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t9 5-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL J. Morris M. Bielecki -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Todd Worrell facing 6-7-8
Mark Grace pinch hits for Manny Trillo (1B) batting 6th
b9 2-5 0 --- 11,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace T. Worrell -4% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Damon Berryhill pinch hits for Jody Davis (C) batting 7th
b9 2-5 0 1-- 10,(3-2)  CHC D. Berryhill T. Worrell -12% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Grace to 3B
b9 2-5 0 1-3 4,(0-2)  R CHC S. Dunston T. Worrell -11% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Grace Scores; Berryhill to 2B
Angel Salazar pinch hits for Mike Bielecki (P) batting 9th
b9 3-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Salazar T. Worrell 12% 82% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 3B; Dunston to 2B
b9 3-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R CHC M. Webster T. Worrell -13% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Dunston Scores; Salazar to 2B
b9 4-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg T. Worrell 16% 84% Flyball: RF
Andre Dawson pinch hits for Darrin Jackson (CF) batting 3rd
b9 4-5 2 12- 6,(1-2)  O CHC A. Dawson T. Worrell 16% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 4.

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