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DET
@ANA
5
6
BOS
@BAL
13
7
CLE
@MIL
5
6
TEX
@MIN
7
3
CHW
@NYY
1
7
KCR
@OAK
7
1
SEA
@TOR
2
1
SDP
@ATL
0
2
 
(5)
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@CHC
7
0
LAD
@FLA
3
4
SFG
@HOU
3
2
NYM
@MON
5
3
 
(10)
COL
@STL
2
6
Sunday, April 27, 1997, 1:23
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 21,083, Time of Game: 2:43
Pirates
7
11-11
 Won 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
at Cubs
0
4-18
 Lost 1 
5th, 9½ GB
W: Jason Schmidt (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   2  4  0    7 10  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Womack 2B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .222 .278 .356 .634 23 16 -0.120 0.74 0.000 -0.120 -1.5 2 0 GDP
Joe Randa 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .197 .260 .303 .563 21 12 -0.049 0.52 0.010 -0.059 -0.3 1 2
Al Martin LF 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 .298 .375 .351 .726 14 10 -0.023 0.51 0.012 -0.035 -0.4 4 0 SH
Mark Johnson 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .224 .321 .388 .709 18 7 -0.017 0.69 0.023 -0.041 0.1 8 1
Kevin Elster SS 4 2 2 3 0 1 4 .243 .352 .500 .852 15 9 0.105 0.98 0.172 -0.068 2.1 1 3 HR,2B
Emil Brown CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .276 .400 .310 .710 16 13 -0.017 0.62 0.027 -0.044 -0.5 5 0
Jose Guillen RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .310 .359 .423 .782 7 6 -0.003 0.63 0.041 -0.043 1.6 0 0 HR
Keith Osik C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .111 .158 .167 .325 17 10 0.098 0.79 0.143 -0.045 0.5 5 0 2B
Jason Schmidt P 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .333 .333 .444 .778 12 10 0.075 0.93 0.109 -0.034 0.9 1 0 2B
   Ricardo Rincon P 0 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 1 1 .143 .182 .286 .468 6 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
   John Ericks P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 10 7 2 12 38 .286 .324 .543 .867 149 97 0.049 0.68 0.537 -0.489 2.3 27 6
2B: K Osik (1, off A Telemaco); J Schmidt (1, off A Telemaco); K Elster (5, off T Wendell).
HR: K Elster (4, off A Telemaco, 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF); J Guillen (2, off T Wendell, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SH: A Martin (1, off R Tatis).
TB: K Elster 6; J Guillen 5; J Schmidt 3; K Osik 2; J Randa; E Brown; A Martin.
GIDP: T Womack (2).
RBI: K Elster 3 (15); J Guillen 2 (5); J Schmidt (1); K Osik (1).
2-out RBI: J Guillen 2; J Schmidt; K Osik.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Johnson.
E: T Womack (2).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian McRae CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .146 .220 .280 .500 11 8 -0.137 1.30 0.000 -0.137 -1.4 1 0
Dave Hansen 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .353 .500 .412 .912 10 4 0.042 0.90 0.068 -0.026 0.3 0 2
   Jose Hernandez PH-3B 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .313 .389 .500 .889 8 3 0.029 1.19 0.029 0.000 0.4 0 0
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .319 .439 .511 .949 25 13 -0.036 1.67 0.096 -0.132 -0.7 5 1
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .283 .369 .652 16 10 -0.187 1.55 0.000 -0.187 -1.8 1 0
Brooks Kieschnick LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .257 .333 .371 .705 22 13 0.043 1.11 0.068 -0.025 0.1 2 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .190 .254 .345 .599 12 8 -0.175 1.69 0.001 -0.176 -1.0 3 1 2B
Scott Servais C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .211 .281 .246 .527 11 8 -0.076 0.73 0.000 -0.076 -0.9 11 1
Rey Sanchez SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .281 .343 .344 .687 16 10 -0.019 0.68 0.032 -0.051 -0.4 4 2
Amaury Telemaco P 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .500 .000 .500 12 5 0.011 0.68 0.027 -0.017 0.2 0 0
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Clark PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .158 .273 .316 .589 5 1 0.052 1.46 0.052 0.000 0.4
   Ramon Tatis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Turk Wendell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tyler Houston PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .231 .286 .269 .555 5 1 0.001 0.02 0.001 0.000 0.3
Team Totals 32 0 5 0 7 5 39 .156 .308 .188 .495 153 84 -0.452 1.17 0.374 -0.827 -4.7 27 8
2B: R Sandberg (3, off R Rincon).
TB: R Sandberg 2; R Sanchez; D Hansen; J Hernandez; M Grace.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sanchez-R Sandberg-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
Jason Schmidt, W (1-1) 6.2 3 0 0 5 3 0 5.03 28 119 66 45 9 12 9 11 5 0 66 0.373 1.40 3.0
Ricardo Rincon, H (3) 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.45 6 21 11 5 3 3 0 4 1 0 2 0 0.076 1.07 1.1
John Ericks 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.08 5 13 7 5 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 7 5 0 0.00 39 153 84 55 13 16 10 17 7 0 66 2 0 0.450 1.17 4.7

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
Amaury Telemaco, L (0-1) 6.2 7 3 3 1 9 1 4.05 27 105 72 39 25 8 7 10 7 0 56 0.003 0.87 0.3
Bob Patterson 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.48 1 7 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.016 0.55 0.3
Ramon Tatis 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 0 2.57 3 9 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.010 0.36 -0.4
Turk Wendell 1.2 2 2 2 0 2 1 3.77 7 28 18 10 4 4 1 4 2 0 2 2 -0.057 0.11 -2.5
Team Totals 9 10 7 7 2 12 2 7.00 38 149 97 53 30 14 9 15 10 0 56 3 2 -0.048 0.68 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Vanover, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Charlie Williams.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 21,083.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 53° F, Wind 14mph from Left to Right, Overcast, Drizzle.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Tony Womack 2B 1 Brian McRae CF
2 Joe Randa 3B 2 Dave Hansen 3B
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 Emil Brown CF 6 Ryne Sandberg 2B
7 Jose Guillen RF 7 Scott Servais C
8 Keith Osik C 8 Rey Sanchez SS
9 Jason Schmidt P 9 Amaury Telemaco P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R PIT K. Osik A. Telemaco 14% 80% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guillen Scores
b6 0-1 2 123 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Schmidt 13% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT K. Elster A. Telemaco 13% 60% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Elster Scores
b7 0-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grace R. Rincon 10% 93% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt 9% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted; Grace out at 1B/1B

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' Amaury Telemaco facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack A. Telemaco -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Randa A. Telemaco -2% 46% Lineout: SS (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Martin A. Telemaco 1% 47% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT M. Johnson A. Telemaco 2% 49% Walk; Martin to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Elster A. Telemaco -4% 45% Lineout: CF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC B. McRae J. Schmidt 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC D. Hansen J. Schmidt -2% 45% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace J. Schmidt -3% 41% Walk; Hansen to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt 9% 50% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted; Grace out at 1B/1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT E. Brown A. Telemaco -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Guillen A. Telemaco 3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT K. Osik A. Telemaco -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B; Guillen to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Schmidt A. Telemaco -3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Kieschnick J. Schmidt 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Schmidt 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Servais J. Schmidt 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack A. Telemaco -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Randa A. Telemaco -2% 46% Lineout: SS
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Martin A. Telemaco -1% 44% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sanchez J. Schmidt 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Telemaco J. Schmidt -3% 44% Walk
b3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Schmidt 3% 47% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC D. Hansen J. Schmidt 3% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Johnson A. Telemaco -3% 47% Lineout: LF
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT K. Elster A. Telemaco 13% 60% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Elster Scores
t4 1-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT E. Brown A. Telemaco -2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Guillen A. Telemaco -1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace J. Schmidt 3% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt 2% 62% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b4 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC B. Kieschnick J. Schmidt -2% 61% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Kieschnick to 1B
b4 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Schmidt 3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 8-9-1
t5 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Osik A. Telemaco -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Schmidt A. Telemaco 3% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t5 1-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO PIT T. Womack A. Telemaco -6% 58% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 7-8-9
b5 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Servais J. Schmidt 3% 62% Flyball: LF
b5 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez J. Schmidt 2% 64% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Telemaco J. Schmidt 2% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 2-3-4
t6 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Randa A. Telemaco -3% 63% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Martin A. Telemaco -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT M. Johnson A. Telemaco -1% 60% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Schmidt 4% 64% Lineout: CF
b6 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Hansen J. Schmidt -4% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grace J. Schmidt -6% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hansen to 2B
b6 0-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt 8% 61% Lineout: CF
b6 0-1 2 12- 9,(3-2)  CHC B. Kieschnick J. Schmidt -5% 56% Walk; Hansen to 3B; Grace to 2B
b6 0-1 2 123 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Schmidt 13% 69% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 5-6-7
t7 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Elster A. Telemaco -3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT E. Brown A. Telemaco 3% 69% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t7 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen A. Telemaco -3% 66% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B); Guillen to 1B
t7 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R PIT K. Osik A. Telemaco 14% 80% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guillen Scores
t7 2-0 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  R PIT J. Schmidt A. Telemaco 8% 89% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Osik Scores
Bob Patterson replaces Amaury Telemaco pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O PIT T. Womack B. Patterson -2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 7-8-9
b7 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Servais J. Schmidt 3% 90% Flyball: CF
b7 0-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Sanchez J. Schmidt -3% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
Dave Clark pinch hits for Bob Patterson (P) batting 9th
b7 0-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Clark J. Schmidt -5% 81% Walk; Sanchez to 2B
b7 0-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC B. McRae J. Schmidt 4% 85% Groundout: 1B-P; Sanchez to 3B; Clark to 2B
Ricardo Rincon replaces Jason Schmidt pitching and batting 9th
Jose Hernandez pinch hits for Dave Hansen (3B) batting 2nd
b7 0-3 2 -23 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Hernandez R. Rincon -3% 83% Walk
b7 0-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grace R. Rincon 10% 93% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Ramon Tatis facing 2-3-4
Ramon Tatis replaces Dave Clark (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jose Hernandez moves from PH to 3B
t8 3-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Randa R. Tatis 1% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t8 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Martin R. Tatis -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Randa to 2B
t8 3-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT M. Johnson R. Tatis 0% 94% Walk
Turk Wendell replaces Ramon Tatis pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-0 1 12- 6,(3-2)  RR PIT K. Elster T. Wendell 5% 98% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Randa Scores; Johnson Scores
t8 5-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT E. Brown T. Wendell -0% 98% Lineout: SS
t8 5-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR PIT J. Guillen T. Wendell 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Elster Scores; Guillen Scores
t8 7-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT K. Osik T. Wendell -0% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Ricardo Rincon facing 4-5-6
b8 0-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Rincon 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b8 0-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. Kieschnick R. Rincon 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 0-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Sandberg R. Rincon -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b8 0-7 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Servais R. Rincon 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 0.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-0, Cubs' Turk Wendell facing 9-1-2
Midre Cummings pinch hits for Ricardo Rincon (P) batting 9th
t9 7-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT M. Cummings T. Wendell -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Womack T. Wendell -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t9 7-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Randa T. Wendell 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' John Ericks facing 8-9-1
John Ericks replaces Midre Cummings (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 0-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Sanchez J. Ericks 0% 100% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
Tyler Houston pinch hits for Turk Wendell (P) batting 9th
b9 0-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC T. Houston J. Ericks -0% 100% Walk
b9 0-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. McRae J. Ericks 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 0-7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Hernandez J. Ericks -0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Houston to 2B
b9 0-7 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Ericks 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 0.

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  • 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.

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