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SFG
@CHC
11
3
SFG
@CHC
5
9
CHC
@SFG
4
5
CHC
@SFG
4
6
CHC
@SFG
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Thursday, October 5, 1989, 7:35
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 39,195, Time of Game: 3:08
Giants
5
at Cubs
9
W: Les Lancaster (1-0)
L: Rick Reuschel (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Giants          0  0  0   2  0  0   0  2  1    5 10  0
Cubs            6  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  X    9 11  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .125 .300 .125 .425 23 11 -0.054 0.59 0.036 -0.090 -1.0 1 0
Robby Thompson 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .250 .333 .625 .958 32 18 -0.007 0.28 0.011 -0.019 0.8 1 1 HR
Will Clark 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .625 .700 1.500 2.200 13 8 -0.005 0.39 0.026 -0.031 -0.2 5 2
Kevin Mitchell LF 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .556 .556 1.222 1.778 13 11 0.063 0.51 0.085 -0.022 2.0 1 0 HR
Matt Williams 3B-SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .375 .444 .875 1.319 10 6 0.030 0.55 0.055 -0.025 1.9 1 0 HR
Terry Kennedy C 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .333 .500 .833 9 7 0.005 0.33 0.015 -0.010 0.3 6 0 2B
   Bill Bathe PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ken Oberkfell PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 5 -0.019 0.98 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 1
   Steve Bedrosian P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Pat Sheridan RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .286 .286 .571 .857 15 10 -0.073 0.72 0.000 -0.073 -1.2 3 0
   Craig Lefferts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Brantley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Greg Litton PH-3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 3 1 0.002 0.06 0.002 0.000 0.1 0 0
Jose Uribe SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333 .429 .333 .762 9 5 0.018 0.51 0.029 -0.011 0.1 0 0
   Ernie Riles PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 2 -0.038 1.28 0.000 -0.038 -0.6
   Kirt Manwaring C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 2 -0.004 0.14 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 4 0
Rick Reuschel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kelly Downs P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 4 -0.026 0.77 0.000 -0.026 -0.4 0 1 SH
   Donell Nixon RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 8 4 -0.006 0.12 0.000 -0.006 -0.4 2 0
Team Totals 35 5 10 5 3 5 39 .286 .342 .571 .914 152 94 -0.114 0.50 0.259 -0.374 0.7 24 5
2B: T Kennedy (1, off M Bielecki).
HR: K Mitchell (2, off M Bielecki, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); M Williams (1, off L Lancaster, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF); R Thompson (1, off L Lancaster, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SH: K Downs (1, off M Bielecki).
TB: K Mitchell 6; M Williams 5; R Thompson 4; T Kennedy 2; J Uribe; G Litton; W Clark.
RBI: M Williams 2 (4); K Mitchell 2 (5); R Thompson (1).
2-out RBI: R Thompson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Downs-W Clark-T Kennedy; R Thompson-W Clark-M Williams.
PB: K Manwaring (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: B Butler (1st base by M Bielecki).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerome Walton CF 4 2 3 1 1 0 5 .500 .556 .500 1.056 17 12 0.065 0.28 0.071 -0.006 1.7 4 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 2 1 1 2 1 5 .500 .600 1.250 1.850 20 9 0.153 0.44 0.158 -0.005 1.7 2 1 3B
Dwight Smith LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .125 .222 .250 .472 23 14 -0.035 0.37 0.016 -0.051 -0.6 6 0 2B
Mark Grace 1B 4 1 3 4 1 1 5 .750 .778 1.375 2.153 18 7 0.091 0.43 0.092 0.000 3.2 9 0 2·2B,IW
Andre Dawson RF 4 0 0 0 1 3 5 .000 .222 .000 .222 18 12 -0.040 0.32 0.000 -0.041 -1.0 1 0 IW
Luis Salazar 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .429 .429 .714 1.143 11 8 0.058 0.44 0.071 -0.013 0.2 0 1 GDP
   Les Lancaster P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 5 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.5 0 1
Shawon Dunston SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 11 7 0.014 0.19 0.019 -0.005 0.2 0 1 SB
Joe Girardi C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 14 9 0.011 0.25 0.014 -0.004 -0.2 5 0
Mike Bielecki P 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 9 5 0.073 1.00 0.087 -0.014 0.8 0 1 GDP
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Vance Law 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 9 6 -0.004 0.08 0.000 -0.004 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 33 9 11 9 8 9 41 .333 .463 .485 .948 157 94 0.385 0.35 0.528 -0.144 5.2 27 5
2B: M Grace 2 (2, 1 off R Reuschel, 1 off C Lefferts); D Smith (1, off K Downs).
3B: R Sandberg (1, off R Reuschel).
IBB: M Grace (1, by K Downs); A Dawson (1, by C Lefferts).
TB: M Grace 5; J Walton 3; R Sandberg 3; D Smith 2; S Dunston; M Bielecki; L Salazar.
GIDP: L Salazar (1); M Bielecki (1).
RBI: M Grace 4 (6); M Bielecki 2 (2); L Salazar (1); R Sandberg (2); J Walton (1).
2-out RBI: M Bielecki 2; J Walton; L Salazar.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: S Dunston (1, 2nd base off K Downs/T Kennedy).

San Francisco Giants

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
Rick Reuschel, L (0-1) 0.2 5 5 5 0 1 0 67.50 7 18 14 10 3 1 0 6 6 0 23 -0.265 0.94 -2.9
Kelly Downs 4.2 5 3 3 5 5 0 5.79 22 86 49 20 16 13 6 6 2 0 2 2 -0.091 0.32 -1.1
Craig Lefferts 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 13.50 5 19 8 4 4 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 -0.031 0.17 -2.1
Jeff Brantley 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 19 12 9 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Steve Bedrosian 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 15 11 8 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 9 9 8 9 0 10.12 41 157 94 51 28 15 7 17 9 0 23 4 4 -0.385 0.35 -5.2

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
Mike Bielecki 4.2 4 2 2 3 3 1 3.86 20 76 45 32 5 8 4 10 5 0 48 0.048 0.57 -0.1
Paul Assenmacher 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 13 10 8 1 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 -0.049 0.96 -0.6
Les Lancaster, W (1-0) 4 4 3 3 0 2 2 6.75 16 63 39 22 4 13 3 11 6 0 2 0 0.116 0.34 -0.1
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 3 5 3 5.00 39 152 94 62 10 22 8 23 13 0 48 4 0 0.115 0.50 -0.7
P Assenmacher faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Downs (1; M Grace); C Lefferts (1; A Dawson).
Pickoffs: M Bielecki (1; B Butler, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Jim Quick, 3B - Charlie Williams, LF - Randy Marsh, RF - Doug Harvey.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: 39,195.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 58° F, Wind 22mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

San Francisco Giants         Chicago Cubs
1 Brett Butler CF 1 Jerome Walton CF
2 Robby Thompson 2B 2 Ryne Sandberg 2B
3 Will Clark 1B 3 Dwight Smith LF
4 Kevin Mitchell LF 4 Mark Grace 1B
5 Matt Williams 3B 5 Andre Dawson RF
6 Terry Kennedy C 6 Luis Salazar 3B
7 Pat Sheridan RF 7 Shawon Dunston SS
8 Jose Uribe SS 8 Joe Girardi C
9 Rick Reuschel P 9 Mike Bielecki P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CHC R. Sandberg R. Reuschel 15% 73% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Walton Scores
b1 3-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  RR CHC M. Bielecki K. Downs 9% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Salazar Scores; Dunston Scores; Girardi to 2B
b1 2-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC L. Salazar R. Reuschel 7% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Grace Scores
b1 1-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R CHC M. Grace R. Reuschel 6% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Sandberg Scores
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-2)  O SFG R. Thompson M. Bielecki 6% 52% Butler Picked off 1B (P-1B)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Giants Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mike Bielecki facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  SFG B. Butler M. Bielecki -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-2)  O SFG R. Thompson M. Bielecki 6% 52% Butler Picked off 1B (P-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG R. Thompson M. Bielecki 2% 54% Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  SFG W. Clark M. Bielecki -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG K. Mitchell M. Bielecki 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Rick Reuschel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Walton R. Reuschel 4% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CHC R. Sandberg R. Reuschel 15% 73% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Walton Scores
b1 1-0 0 --3 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Smith R. Reuschel -4% 69% Lineout: 1B
b1 1-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R CHC M. Grace R. Reuschel 6% 75% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Sandberg Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Dawson R. Reuschel -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b1 2-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC L. Salazar R. Reuschel 7% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Grace Scores
b1 3-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC S. Dunston R. Reuschel 1% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Salazar to 2B
Kelly Downs replaces Rick Reuschel pitching and batting 9th
b1 3-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Girardi K. Downs 1% 83% Walk; Salazar to 3B; Dunston to 2B
b1 3-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  RR CHC M. Bielecki K. Downs 9% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Salazar Scores; Dunston Scores; Girardi to 2B
b1 5-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R CHC J. Walton K. Downs 3% 94% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Girardi Scores; Bielecki to 3B
b1 6-0 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Sandberg K. Downs 0% 95% Walk; Walton to 2B
b1 6-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Smith K. Downs -1% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted
6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Mike Bielecki facing 5-6-7
t2 0-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG M. Williams M. Bielecki 1% 95% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  SFG T. Kennedy M. Bielecki -2% 93% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t2 0-6 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O SFG P. Sheridan M. Bielecki 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O SFG J. Uribe M. Bielecki 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 4-5-6
b2 6-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Grace K. Downs 1% 96% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B)
b2 6-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Dawson K. Downs -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b2 6-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC L. Salazar K. Downs -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B-3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Mike Bielecki facing 9-1-2
t3 0-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG K. Downs M. Bielecki 1% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG B. Butler M. Bielecki 1% 96% Lineout: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t3 0-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O SFG R. Thompson M. Bielecki 0% 96% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 7-8-9
b3 6-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Dunston K. Downs 0% 97% Walk
b3 6-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Girardi K. Downs 0% 97% Dunston Steals 2B
b3 6-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Girardi K. Downs -0% 97% Lineout: RF (Deep RF); Dunston to 3B
b3 6-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  OO CHC M. Bielecki K. Downs -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt P-1B-C (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 4th, Giants Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Mike Bielecki facing 3-4-5
t4 0-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG W. Clark M. Bielecki -1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t4 0-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR SFG K. Mitchell M. Bielecki -6% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Clark Scores
t4 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. Williams M. Bielecki 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG T. Kennedy M. Bielecki 1% 91% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG P. Sheridan M. Bielecki 1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 1-2-3
b4 6-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Walton K. Downs -1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 6-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg K. Downs -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
b4 6-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC D. Smith K. Downs 1% 92% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 6-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Grace K. Downs 0% 92% Intentional Walk
b4 6-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Dawson K. Downs -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Cubs 6.
Top of the 5th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Mike Bielecki facing 8-9-1
t5 2-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  SFG J. Uribe M. Bielecki -3% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 2-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG K. Downs M. Bielecki 2% 90% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 1B); Uribe to 2B
t5 2-6 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O SFG B. Butler M. Bielecki 2% 92% Flyball: LF
t5 2-6 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  SFG R. Thompson M. Bielecki -1% 91% Walk
Paul Assenmacher replaces Mike Bielecki pitching and batting 9th
t5 2-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG W. Clark P. Assenmacher 3% 94% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 6-7-8
b5 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC L. Salazar K. Downs -1% 93% Flyball: RF
b5 6-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Dunston K. Downs -0% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 6-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Girardi K. Downs -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Cubs 6.
Top of the 6th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Paul Assenmacher facing 4-5-6
t6 2-6 0 --- 9,(2-2)  SFG K. Mitchell P. Assenmacher -3% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 2-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  SFG M. Williams P. Assenmacher -5% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive); Mitchell to 2B
Les Lancaster replaces Luis Salazar (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Vance Law replaces Paul Assenmacher (P) playing 3B batting 9th
Ken Oberkfell pinch hits for Bill Bathe batting 6th
Bill Bathe pinch hits for Terry Kennedy (C) batting 6th
t6 2-6 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O SFG K. Oberkfell L. Lancaster 2% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Mitchell to 3B; Williams to 2B
t6 2-6 1 -23 7,(3-2)  O SFG P. Sheridan L. Lancaster 5% 92% Strikeout Swinging
Ernie Riles pinch hits for Jose Uribe (SS) batting 8th
t6 2-6 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O SFG E. Riles L. Lancaster 4% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Giants' Kelly Downs facing 9-1-2
Kirt Manwaring replaces Ernie Riles (PH) playing C batting 8th
Ken Oberkfell moves from PH to 3B
Matt Williams moves from 3B to SS
b6 6-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC V. Law K. Downs -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b6 6-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Walton K. Downs 0% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b6 6-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Sandberg K. Downs 1% 96% Walk; Walton to 2B
Craig Lefferts replaces Pat Sheridan (RF) pitching and batting 7th
Donell Nixon replaces Kelly Downs (P) playing RF batting 9th
b6 6-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Smith C. Lefferts 1% 97% Walk; Walton to 3B; Sandberg to 2B
b6 6-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRR CHC M. Grace C. Lefferts 2% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Walton Scores; Sandberg Scores; Smith Scores
b6 9-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC A. Dawson C. Lefferts 0% 100% Intentional Walk
b6 9-2 1 12- 7,(2-2)  O CHC L. Lancaster C. Lefferts -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b6 9-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Dunston C. Lefferts -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Giants 2, Cubs 9.
Top of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 9-1-2
t7 2-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG D. Nixon L. Lancaster 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t7 2-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG B. Butler L. Lancaster 0% 100% Lineout: LF
t7 2-9 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O SFG R. Thompson L. Lancaster 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 2, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-2, Giants' Jeff Brantley facing 8-9-1
Jeff Brantley replaces Craig Lefferts pitching and batting 7th
b7 9-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Girardi J. Brantley -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 9-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC V. Law J. Brantley -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b7 9-2 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC J. Walton J. Brantley 0% 100% Walk
b7 9-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Sandberg J. Brantley 0% 100% Passed Ball; Walton to 2B
b7 9-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Brantley -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 2, Cubs 9.
Top of the 8th, Giants Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 3-4-5
t8 2-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O SFG W. Clark L. Lancaster 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t8 2-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  SFG K. Mitchell L. Lancaster -0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t8 2-9 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR SFG M. Williams L. Lancaster -1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Mitchell Scores
t8 4-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O SFG K. Oberkfell L. Lancaster 0% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
Greg Litton pinch hits for Jeff Brantley (P) batting 7th
t8 4-9 2 --- 3,(2-0)  SFG G. Litton L. Lancaster -0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t8 4-9 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O SFG K. Manwaring L. Lancaster 0% 100% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Giants 4, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-4, Giants' Steve Bedrosian facing 3-4-5
Steve Bedrosian replaces Ken Oberkfell (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Greg Litton moves from PH to 3B
b8 9-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC D. Smith S. Bedrosian -0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 9-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Grace S. Bedrosian -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 9-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Dawson S. Bedrosian -0% 99% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 4, Cubs 9.
Top of the 9th, Giants Batting, Behind 4-9, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 9-1-2
t9 4-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O SFG D. Nixon L. Lancaster 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 4-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG B. Butler L. Lancaster 0% 100% Lineout: LF
t9 4-9 2 --- 7,(3-2)  R SFG R. Thompson L. Lancaster -0% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t9 5-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG W. Clark L. Lancaster 0% 100% Lineout: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Giants 5, Cubs 9.

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