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@ANA
3
8
BOS
@BAL
0
2
CLE
@MIL
11
4
TEX
@MIN
6
3
CHW
@NYY
9
3
KCR
@OAK
10
3
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@TOR
13
8
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@ATL
4
5
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@CHC
1
11
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@CIN
10
7
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@FLA
2
4
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@HOU
4
5
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@MON
1
4
COL
@STL
5
4
Friday, April 25, 1997, 2:22
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 18,333, Time of Game: 2:16
Pirates
1
10-10
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
at Cubs
11
3-17
 Won 1 
5th, 10½ GB
W: Kevin Foster (2-1)
L: Jon Lieber (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    1  5  0
Cubs            1  0  1   2  0  2   0  5  X   11 14  0

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 1 0 0 0 .222 .634 11 9 0.030 0.95 0.082 -0.052 -0.0 1 4 SB
Jermaine Allensworth CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .292 .851 15 6 0.067 0.69 0.083 -0.016 0.2 4 0 SB
Al Martin LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .722 12 8 -0.118 0.86 0.000 -0.118 -1.5 0 0 GDP
Mark Johnson 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 .226 .693 16 8 -0.021 0.68 0.012 -0.033 0.7 12 0 HR
Kevin Elster SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .773 15 10 -0.094 0.83 0.000 -0.094 -1.3 0 2
Jason Kendall C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .621 11 8 -0.085 1.10 0.000 -0.085 -1.0 3 0
   Keith Osik C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .205 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 1 0
Jose Guillen RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 .299 .724 8 5 -0.036 0.60 0.007 -0.042 -0.1 3 0
Joe Randa 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .197 .576 8 6 -0.015 0.47 0.014 -0.029 0.3 0 5
Jon Lieber P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .182 1 1 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 1
   Emil Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .680 3 2 -0.007 0.25 0.000 -0.007 -0.1
   Dave Wainhouse P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Midre Cummings PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .490 1 1 -0.014 0.59 0.000 -0.014 -0.6
   Jeff Granger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 5 1 2 5 .161 .470 102 65 -0.304 0.70 0.198 -0.501 -3.7 24 12
HR: M Johnson (2, off K Foster; 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: M Johnson 4; J Guillen; J Randa; J Allensworth; T Womack.
GIDP: A Martin (1).
RBI: M Johnson (11).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: J Allensworth (5, 2nd base off K Foster/S Servais); T Womack (5, 3rd base off K Foster/S Servais).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian McRae CF 4 2 1 0 1 0 .125 .460 13 7 -0.100 0.62 0.005 -0.105 -0.7 3 0 2B
Shawon Dunston SS 3 1 3 1 0 0 .206 .563 7 4 0.147 0.76 0.147 0.000 2.1 1 2 2B,HBP
   Rey Sanchez PR-SS 1 1 0 0 0 0 .269 .691 3 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.3 0 2
Mark Grace 1B 4 2 3 2 1 0 .300 .942 17 7 0.097 0.74 0.133 -0.036 1.3 7 1
Sammy Sosa RF 5 1 3 5 0 0 .224 .684 5 5 0.033 0.61 0.065 -0.033 4.0 4 0 HR,2B
Brooks Kieschnick LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 .290 .772 9 6 0.061 0.99 0.091 -0.030 0.3 1 0
   Doug Glanville LF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .278 .631 5 1 -0.002 0.04 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 1 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 5 1 1 2 0 1 .163 .506 19 15 -0.072 0.49 0.000 -0.072 0.6 2 2 HR
Kevin Orie 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 .241 .695 18 11 0.006 0.30 0.027 -0.021 -0.0 1 1
Scott Servais C 3 1 1 0 1 0 .204 .531 12 7 0.082 0.45 0.089 -0.007 1.0 6 0 2B
Kevin Foster P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .111 9 8 -0.054 0.52 0.000 -0.054 -1.3 1 1 SH
Team Totals 36 11 14 11 5 4 .389 1.143 117 73 0.198 0.55 0.557 -0.360 6.8 27 9
2B: S Servais (2, off J Lieber); S Dunston (5, off J Lieber); B McRae (4, off J Granger); S Sosa (4, off D Wainhouse).
HR: R Sandberg (1, off J Granger; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); S Sosa (3, off J Granger; 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SH: K Foster (1, off J Lieber).
HBP: S Dunston (2, by D Wainhouse).
TB: S Sosa 7; R Sandberg 4; S Dunston 4; M Grace 3; S Servais 2; B McRae 2; K Orie; B Kieschnick.
RBI: S Sosa 5 (9); R Sandberg 2 (6); M Grace 2 (6); B Kieschnick (4); S Dunston (4).
2-out RBI: S Sosa 5; R Sandberg 2; M Grace; S Dunston; B Kieschnick.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sandberg-S Dunston-M Grace.

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
Jon Lieber, L (1-1) 4 9 4 4 2 1 0 2.35 22 52 33 26 3 4 11 8 6 0 27 -0.178 0.98 -1.9
Dave Wainhouse 3 2 2 2 1 2 0 12.27 13 39 26 16 5 5 5 4 0 0 0 0 -0.017 0.17 -0.4
Jeff Granger 1 3 5 5 2 1 2 18.00 8 26 14 7 2 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 -0.002 0.01 -4.5
Team Totals 8 14 11 11 5 4 2 12.38 43 117 73 49 10 14 17 16 6 0 27 0 0 -0.197 0.55 -6.8

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
Kevin Foster, W (2-1) 9 5 1 1 2 5 1 3.70 33 102 65 42 7 16 11 15 1 0 76 0.303 0.70 3.7
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 2 5 1 1.00 33 102 65 42 7 16 11 15 1 0 76 0.303 0.70 3.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Wainhouse (2; S Dunston).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:16.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 50° F, Wind 14mph in from Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Tony Womack 2B 1 Brian McRae CF
2 Jermaine Allenswor CF 2 Shawon Dunston SS
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 Kevin Orie 3B
8 Joe Randa 3B 8 Scott Servais C
9 Jon Lieber P 9 Kevin Foster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC B. Kieschnick J. Lieber 9% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Grace Scores
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CHC M. Grace J. Lieber 8% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive); Dunston Scores
t1 0-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Elster K. Foster 7% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Foster 7% 55% Flyball: RF
b4 2-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC S. Dunston J. Lieber 7% 86% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Orie Scores; Servais to 3B

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' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT T. Womack K. Foster -4% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Allensworth K. Foster -5% 41% Walk; Womack to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Martin K. Foster 1% 42% Strikeout Swinging, Womack Steals 3B, Allensworth Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -23 4,(3-0)  PIT M. Johnson K. Foster -1% 40% Walk
t1 0-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Elster K. Foster 7% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Foster 7% 55% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. McRae J. Lieber -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Dunston J. Lieber 4% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CHC M. Grace J. Lieber 8% 65% Single to RF (Line Drive); Dunston Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Sosa J. Lieber 3% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Grace to 2B
b1 1-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Kieschnick J. Lieber -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Grace to 3B; Sosa to 2B
b1 1-0 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Lieber -5% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 7-8-9
t2 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Guillen K. Foster 2% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Randa K. Foster 2% 64% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Lieber K. Foster 1% 66% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Orie J. Lieber -2% 64% Lineout: RF
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC S. Servais J. Lieber 2% 66% Walk
b2 1-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Foster J. Lieber -2% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Servais to 2B
b2 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Lieber -3% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Womack K. Foster 3% 64% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t3 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Allensworth K. Foster -3% 61% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t3 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO PIT A. Martin K. Foster 6% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 2-3-4
b3 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC S. Dunston J. Lieber 3% 70% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b3 1-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lieber -3% 67% Single/runner struck by batted ball and is out (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Dunston out at 1B/1B; Grace to 1B
b3 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Lieber -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B; Grace to 2B
b3 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC B. Kieschnick J. Lieber 9% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Grace Scores
b3 2-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Lieber -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Johnson K. Foster 3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT K. Elster K. Foster 2% 77% Popfly: CF
t4 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Foster 1% 78% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC K. Orie J. Lieber 2% 81% Walk
b4 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Servais J. Lieber 7% 88% Double to LF (Line Drive); Orie to 3B
b4 2-0 0 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Foster J. Lieber -3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Lieber -5% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC S. Dunston J. Lieber 7% 86% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Orie Scores; Servais to 3B
b4 3-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R CHC M. Grace J. Lieber 5% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Servais Scores; Dunston to 3B
b4 4-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Lieber -2% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 7-8-9
t5 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen K. Foster 2% 91% Flyball: RF
t5 0-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Randa K. Foster 1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
Emil Brown pinch hits for Jon Lieber (P) batting 9th
t5 0-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT E. Brown K. Foster 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Dave Wainhouse facing 5-6-7
Dave Wainhouse replaces Emil Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC B. Kieschnick D. Wainhouse -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg D. Wainhouse -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC K. Orie D. Wainhouse 0% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b5 4-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Servais D. Wainhouse -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 1-2-3
Doug Glanville replaces Brooks Kieschnick playing LF batting 5th
t6 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Womack K. Foster 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t6 0-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Allensworth K. Foster 1% 94% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t6 0-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Martin K. Foster 1% 95% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Dave Wainhouse facing 9-1-2
b6 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Foster D. Wainhouse -0% 95% Popfly: RF (Deep 2B)
b6 4-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC B. McRae D. Wainhouse 0% 95% Walk
b6 4-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Dunston D. Wainhouse 1% 96% Hit By Pitch; McRae to 2B
Rey Sanchez pinch runs for Shawon Dunston (SS) batting 2nd
b6 4-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace D. Wainhouse -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); McRae to 3B; Sanchez to 2B
b6 4-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR CHC S. Sosa D. Wainhouse 3% 99% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); McRae Scores; Sanchez Scores
b6 6-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Glanville D. Wainhouse -0% 98% Flyball: RF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 4-5-6
Rey Sanchez moves from PR to SS
t7 0-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT M. Johnson K. Foster 1% 99% Popfly: 3B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t7 0-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT K. Elster K. Foster 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t7 0-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Foster 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Pirates' Dave Wainhouse facing 6-7-8
b7 6-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg D. Wainhouse -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b7 6-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Orie D. Wainhouse -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b7 6-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Servais D. Wainhouse -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 7-8-9
t8 0-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Guillen K. Foster -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS)
t8 0-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Randa K. Foster -1% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Guillen to 2B
Midre Cummings pinch hits for Dave Wainhouse (P) batting 9th
t8 0-6 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Cummings K. Foster 1% 98% Popfly: RF (Deep 1B)
t8 0-6 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Womack K. Foster 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Guillen to 3B; Womack to 1B
t8 0-6 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Allensworth K. Foster 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Pirates' Jeff Granger facing 9-1-2
Jeff Granger replaces Midre Cummings (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Keith Osik replaces Jason Kendall playing C batting 6th
b8 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Foster J. Granger -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 6-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC B. McRae J. Granger 0% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
b8 6-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sanchez J. Granger -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); McRae to 3B
b8 6-0 2 --3 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Grace J. Granger 0% 100% Walk
b8 6-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR CHC S. Sosa J. Granger 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); McRae Scores; Grace Scores
b8 9-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Glanville J. Granger 0% 100% Walk
b8 9-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR CHC R. Sandberg J. Granger 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Glanville Scores
b8 11-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC K. Orie J. Granger 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
5 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 11.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-11, Cubs' Kevin Foster facing 3-4-5
t9 0-11 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Martin K. Foster 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C
t9 0-11 1 --- 6,(3-2)  R PIT M. Johnson K. Foster 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t9 1-11 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT K. Elster K. Foster 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 1-11 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Osik K. Foster 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 11.

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