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(12)
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6
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11
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Thursday, April 24, 1997, 7:05
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 21,787, Time of Game: 2:55
Pirates
4
10-9
 Won 2 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Cubs
3
2-17
 Lost 3 
5th, 10½ GB
W: Rich Loiselle (1-0)
L: Mel Rojas (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  2    4  6  0
Cubs            0  1  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    3  7  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Womack 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .641 15 11 -0.109 1.06 0.000 -0.109 -0.8 0 3
Jermaine Allensworth CF 4 1 0 0 0 1 .290 .852 16 9 0.010 1.10 0.090 -0.080 0.4 1 0 SB
Al Martin LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .311 .782 17 11 0.205 2.02 0.242 -0.037 0.9 1 0 CS
Mark Johnson 1B 3 1 1 0 1 2 .220 .633 21 10 -0.077 1.90 0.122 -0.199 -0.4 12 0 2B
Kevin Elster SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 .230 .819 12 9 -0.050 1.95 0.101 -0.150 -0.1 2 6
Jason Kendall C 2 1 1 2 0 0 .254 .650 14 9 0.351 2.12 0.382 -0.031 0.9 7 0 2B,HBP,SF
Jose Guillen RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .297 .727 8 5 0.353 1.82 0.385 -0.033 1.0 3 0
Joe Randa 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .572 7 5 -0.202 1.34 0.000 -0.202 -1.9 1 0 GDP
Francisco Cordova P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 2 -0.050 0.92 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 0 1
   Jeff Granger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marc Wilkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dale Sveum PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .610 7 6 -0.056 2.16 0.000 -0.056 -0.2
   Rich Loiselle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 6 2 1 8 .188 .479 119 77 0.375 1.62 1.322 -0.947 -0.7 27 10
2B: J Kendall (4, off M Rojas); M Johnson (5, off S Trachsel).
SF: J Kendall (1, off S Trachsel).
HBP: J Kendall (3, by S Trachsel).
TB: M Johnson 2; J Kendall 2; J Guillen 2; K Elster; A Martin.
GIDP: J Randa (2).
RBI: J Kendall 2 (4).
2-out RBI: J Kendall.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: J Allensworth (4, 2nd base off S Trachsel/T Houston).
CS: A Martin (1, 2nd base by S Trachsel/T Houston).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian McRae CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .118 .433 19 13 -0.232 1.81 0.000 -0.232 -1.3 3 0
Tyler Houston C 5 0 2 0 0 0 .231 .528 17 13 0.066 1.46 0.144 -0.078 0.1 7 1
Mark Grace 1B 3 1 0 0 2 0 .250 .872 20 8 -0.066 1.84 0.058 -0.124 -0.3 9 1
Sammy Sosa RF 2 1 1 0 3 1 .197 .593 23 8 0.026 2.17 0.104 -0.078 0.1 4 0 IW
Brooks Kieschnick LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .783 8 6 0.004 1.58 0.091 -0.087 -0.2 1 0 SB
   Doug Glanville PR-LF 2 0 1 2 0 1 .286 .629 6 5 0.247 5.17 0.422 -0.175 1.4 1 0 2B
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .159 .449 14 10 -0.098 1.21 0.000 -0.098 -1.0 0 4
   Mel Rojas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Shawon Dunston SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 .169 .471 14 11 -0.083 1.05 0.045 -0.128 -0.6 1 5 2B
   Jose Hernandez 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kevin Orie 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 .241 .698 10 5 0.081 1.12 0.105 -0.024 0.7 1 2 IW
Steve Trachsel P 2 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .111 15 9 -0.060 1.70 0.046 -0.106 -0.4 0 0
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rey Sanchez 2B-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .717 2 1 -0.008 0.30 0.000 -0.008 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 7 6 .206 .606 148 89 -0.123 1.72 1.015 -1.138 -1.7 27 13
2B: D Glanville (2, off M Wilkins); S Dunston (4, off F Cordova).
IBB: K Orie (1, by F Cordova); S Sosa (2, by R Loiselle).
TB: T Houston 2; S Dunston 2; D Glanville 2; S Sosa; K Orie; B Kieschnick.
RBI: D Glanville 2 (3); K Orie (4).
2-out RBI: D Glanville 2.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sandberg-S Dunston-M Grace.
PB: T Houston (2).
E: R Sanchez (2); S Trachsel (1).
Baserunning
SB: B Kieschnick (1, 2nd base off F Cordova/J Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Francisco Cordova 6.2 5 1 1 4 3 0 1.95 29 97 61 44 4 13 9 13 5 0 59 0.342 1.36 2.6
Jeff Granger 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 11.25 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.028 0.95 -0.1
Marc Wilkins, BS (1) 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9.39 3 13 8 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.432 2.19 -1.8
Rich Loiselle, W (1-0) 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.09 8 34 20 11 3 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0.241 3.00 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 7 6 0 3.00 41 148 89 59 9 21 13 15 7 0 59 1 1 0.123 1.72 1.7
J Granger faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

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
Steve Trachsel 7 3 2 1 1 5 0 5.96 26 90 56 32 9 15 11 8 4 0 69 0.125 1.16 1.7
Bob Patterson, H (3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.00 2 11 9 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.096 1.88 0.4
Mel Rojas, BS (1), L (0-1) 1.1 3 2 1 0 1 0 7.11 7 20 13 7 4 2 1 5 2 0 0 0 -0.597 3.16 -1.4
Team Totals 9 6 4 2 1 8 0 2.00 35 121 78 42 17 19 12 13 6 0 69 0 0 -0.376 1.62 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: F Cordova (1); S Trachsel (1).
HBP: S Trachsel (1; J Kendall).
IBB: R Loiselle (2; S Sosa); F Cordova (1; K Orie).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Larry Vanover.
Time of Game: 2:55.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 50° F, Wind 16mph in from Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Tony Womack 2B 1 Brian McRae CF
2 Jermaine Allenswor CF 2 Tyler Houston C
3 Al Martin LF 3 Mark Grace 1B
4 Mark Johnson 1B 4 Sammy Sosa RF
5 Kevin Elster SS 5 Brooks Kieschnick LF
6 Jason Kendall C 6 Ryne Sandberg 2B
7 Jose Guillen RF 7 Shawon Dunston SS
8 Joe Randa 3B 8 Kevin Orie 3B
9 Francisco Cordova P 9 Steve Trachsel P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 1-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC D. Glanville M. Wilkins -42% 23% Double to CF (Line Drive); Grace Scores; Sosa Scores
t9 3-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT J. Guillen M. Rojas 35% 81% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Kendall Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/unER/No RBI
t9 2-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R PIT J. Kendall M. Rojas 33% 46% Double to LF (Line Drive); Martin Scores
b9 3-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Glanville R. Loiselle 17% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT M. Johnson M. Rojas -13% 23% Strikeout Looking

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT T. Womack S. Trachsel -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Allensworth S. Trachsel 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Allensworth to 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Martin S. Trachsel 2% 52% Allensworth Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Martin S. Trachsel 5% 56% Reached on E1 (catch) (Ground Ball to 1B); Allensworth to 3B; Martin to 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Johnson S. Trachsel -6% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO PIT K. Elster S. Trachsel 5% 55% Martin Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B-1B); Allensworth Scores/unER/No RBI
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC B. McRae F. Cordova 2% 57% Flyball: CF
b1 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Houston F. Cordova 2% 59% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace F. Cordova -1% 58% Walk
b1 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Sosa F. Cordova -2% 56% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Grace to 2B
b1 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  CHC B. Kieschnick F. Cordova -2% 54% Wild Pitch; Grace to 3B; Sosa to 2B
b1 0-1 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O CHC B. Kieschnick F. Cordova 6% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Elster S. Trachsel -2% 58% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall S. Trachsel -2% 57% Lineout: RF
t2 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Guillen S. Trachsel -1% 56% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg F. Cordova 3% 58% Lineout: SS
b2 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC S. Dunston F. Cordova -4% 54% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b2 0-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC K. Orie F. Cordova -9% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive to Weak SS-2B); Dunston Scores
b2 1-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Trachsel F. Cordova 3% 48% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b2 1-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC B. McRae F. Cordova 2% 50% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 8-9-1
t3 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Randa S. Trachsel -3% 47% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t3 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Cordova S. Trachsel -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 1-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT T. Womack S. Trachsel -1% 44% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 2-3-4
b3 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston F. Cordova 3% 47% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b3 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace F. Cordova 2% 49% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa F. Cordova -1% 47% Walk
b3 1-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC B. Kieschnick F. Cordova 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 2-3-4
t4 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth S. Trachsel -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Martin S. Trachsel -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT M. Johnson S. Trachsel 2% 47% Walk
t4 1-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Elster S. Trachsel -3% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg F. Cordova 3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Dunston F. Cordova 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b4 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Orie F. Cordova 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 6-7-8
t5 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Kendall S. Trachsel 5% 55% Hit By Pitch
t5 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen S. Trachsel -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Kendall to 2B
t5 1-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Randa S. Trachsel -6% 46% Fielder's Choice SS; Kendall out at 3B/SS-3B; Randa to 1B
t5 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Cordova S. Trachsel -3% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 9-1-2
b5 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Trachsel F. Cordova -5% 39% Walk
b5 1-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. McRae F. Cordova 4% 43% Popfly: SS
b5 1-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC T. Houston F. Cordova -5% 39% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Trachsel to 2B
b5 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace F. Cordova 4% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Trachsel to 3B; Houston to 2B
b5 1-1 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa F. Cordova 8% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack S. Trachsel -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 1-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Allensworth S. Trachsel -2% 44% Flyball: RF
t6 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Martin S. Trachsel -2% 42% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 5-6-7
b6 1-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC B. Kieschnick F. Cordova -5% 37% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b6 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Sandberg F. Cordova -4% 33% Kieschnick Steals 2B
Doug Glanville pinch runs for Brooks Kieschnick (LF) batting 5th
b6 1-1 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg F. Cordova 1% 35% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Glanville to 3B
b6 1-1 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Dunston F. Cordova 9% 44% Foul Popfly: C
b6 1-1 2 --3 4,(3-0)  CHC K. Orie F. Cordova -2% 42% Intentional Walk
b6 1-1 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Trachsel F. Cordova 8% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 4-5-6
Doug Glanville moves from PR to LF
t7 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT M. Johnson S. Trachsel 11% 61% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t7 1-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  PIT K. Elster S. Trachsel 10% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Johnson to 3B
t7 1-1 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO PIT J. Kendall S. Trachsel -2% 69% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Johnson Scores
t7 2-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Guillen S. Trachsel 4% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Elster to 2B
t7 2-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT J. Randa S. Trachsel -10% 63% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 1-2-3
b7 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. McRae F. Cordova 5% 68% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Houston F. Cordova 4% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Jeff Granger replaces Francisco Cordova pitching and batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Grace J. Granger -3% 69% Walk
Marc Wilkins replaces Jeff Granger pitching and batting 9th
b7 1-2 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa M. Wilkins -4% 65% Walk; Grace to 2B
b7 1-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC D. Glanville M. Wilkins -42% 23% Double to CF (Line Drive); Grace Scores; Sosa Scores
b7 3-2 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. Wilkins 3% 26% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Bob Patterson facing 9-1-2
Bob Patterson replaces Steve Trachsel pitching and batting 9th
Dale Sveum pinch hits for Marc Wilkins (P) batting 9th
t8 2-3 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O PIT D. Sveum B. Patterson -6% 20% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack B. Patterson -4% 16% Strikeout Swinging
Mel Rojas replaces Ryne Sandberg (2B) pitching and batting 6th
Rey Sanchez replaces Bob Patterson (P) playing 2B batting 9th
t8 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Allensworth M. Rojas -3% 13% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Rich Loiselle facing 7-8-9
Rich Loiselle replaces Dale Sveum (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Dunston R. Loiselle 1% 15% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC K. Orie R. Loiselle 1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 3-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sanchez R. Loiselle 1% 17% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Mel Rojas facing 3-4-5
Jose Hernandez replaces Shawon Dunston (SS) playing 2B batting 7th
Rey Sanchez moves from 2B to SS
t9 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT A. Martin M. Rojas 12% 28% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 2-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT M. Johnson M. Rojas 8% 36% Passed Ball; Martin to 2B
t9 2-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT M. Johnson M. Rojas -13% 23% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Elster M. Rojas -10% 13% Flyball: CF; Martin to 3B
t9 2-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R PIT J. Kendall M. Rojas 33% 46% Double to LF (Line Drive); Martin Scores
t9 3-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT J. Guillen M. Rojas 35% 81% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Kendall Scores/Adv on E6 (throw)/unER/No RBI
t9 4-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Randa M. Rojas -2% 79% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Rich Loiselle facing 1-2-3
b9 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. McRae R. Loiselle 9% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-4 1 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC T. Houston R. Loiselle -10% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b9 3-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace R. Loiselle 7% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Houston to 2B
b9 3-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Sosa R. Loiselle -3% 83% Intentional Walk
b9 3-4 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Glanville R. Loiselle 17% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 3.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • 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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