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Standings
OAK
@ANA
7
3
MIL
@BAL
3
4
TOR
@BOS
2
3
CHW
@KCR
9
2
CLE
@MIN
4
1
DET
@NYY
9
7
 
(11)
SEA
@TEX
6
3
NYM
@ATL
4
11
STL
@CHC
3
4
MON
@CIN
3
6
PHI
@FLA
2
8
HOU
@PIT
3
12
COL
@SDP
6
7
LAD
@SFG
5
6
 
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Thursday, September 18, 1997, 1:23
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 29,913, Time of Game: 2:57
Cardinals
3
70-82
 Lost 1 
3rd, 7 GB
at Cubs
4
65-88
 Won 1 
5th, 12½ GB
W: Steve Trachsel (8-11)
L: Sean Lowe (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  3    3  9  3
Cubs            0  2  0   0  0  2   0  0  X    4 10  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Delino DeShields 2B 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .285 .348 .437 .785 17 10 0.140 0.73 0.156 -0.016 1.1 5 4 2B
Royce Clayton SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .263 .304 .399 .703 16 11 -0.076 1.22 0.044 -0.119 -1.0 2 4
Mark McGwire 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .276 .393 .645 1.038 10 7 0.032 1.39 0.109 -0.078 0.6 9 2
Ray Lankford CF 1 0 0 0 4 0 5 .305 .418 .605 1.022 28 10 -0.031 1.90 0.112 -0.143 0.7 0 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .315 .421 .735 12 11 -0.235 1.67 0.000 -0.235 -2.3 1 5 GDP
Willie McGee RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .350 .425 .775 12 8 -0.091 1.09 0.021 -0.112 -0.5 0 0
Dmitri Young LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .255 .330 .352 .683 16 9 -0.078 0.76 0.000 -0.078 -1.1 1 0
Eli Marrero C 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .348 .375 .522 .897 22 15 0.012 0.47 0.041 -0.028 1.7 5 1 HR,SB
Sean Lowe P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 4 3 -0.011 0.42 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 0
   Jose Bautista P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Pagnozzi PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .229 .319 .548 4 2 -0.029 1.13 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
   Lance Painter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Phil Plantier PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .336 .443 .779 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Danny Sheaffer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .300 .292 .592 1 1 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.3
   Brady Raggio P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Lampkin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .336 .383 .719 1 1 -0.025 0.98 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 5 7 40 .257 .350 .371 .721 143 88 -0.412 1.12 0.483 -0.894 -1.7 24 17
2B: D DeShields (24, off S Trachsel).
HR: E Marrero (1, off T Adams, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
TB: E Marrero 5; D DeShields 4; M McGwire 2; W McGee; R Clayton.
GIDP: G Gaetti (18).
RBI: E Marrero 2 (5); M McGwire (114).
2-out RBI: M McGwire.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Gaetti-E Marrero-M McGwire.
E: E Marrero (2); S Lowe (1); R Clayton (18).
Baserunning
SB: E Marrero (4, 2nd base off B Patterson/T Houston).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .299 .363 .400 .763 15 9 0.148 0.94 0.216 -0.068 1.6 4 0 SB,CS
Doug Glanville LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .340 .401 .740 17 10 -0.006 0.58 0.040 -0.046 -0.4 2 0 2B
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .323 .415 .466 .880 20 13 0.017 0.58 0.046 -0.030 -0.1 8 0
Sammy Sosa RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .255 .306 .492 .798 19 11 -0.069 0.64 0.008 -0.077 -0.8 2 0
Tyler Houston C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .254 .287 .328 .615 10 9 -0.074 0.67 0.000 -0.074 -1.1 7 0
Kevin Orie 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .275 .350 .433 .782 14 7 0.048 0.52 0.062 -0.014 0.8 0 0
Miguel Cairo 2B 3 1 3 0 0 0 4 .364 .500 .364 .864 12 6 0.052 0.59 0.075 -0.023 1.3 2 5 HBP
Manny Alexander SS 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .254 .311 .366 .678 16 7 0.095 0.90 0.116 -0.022 0.4 2 4
Steve Trachsel P 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 .107 .180 .161 .341 6 5 -0.118 1.27 0.077 -0.195 -1.2 0 1 2B,SH,GDP
   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
   Marc Pisciotta P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brooks Kieschnick PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .300 .333 .633 4 1 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.6
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 10 3 3 3 36 .323 .400 .387 .787 133 78 0.090 0.72 0.640 -0.552 -0.2 27 10
2B: D Glanville (22, off S Lowe); S Trachsel (3, off L Painter).
SH: S Trachsel (10, off J Bautista).
HBP: M Cairo (1, by S Lowe).
TB: M Cairo 3; S Trachsel 2; L Johnson 2; D Glanville 2; K Orie; M Grace; M Alexander.
GIDP: S Trachsel (3).
RBI: L Johnson 2 (37); S Trachsel (4).
2-out RBI: L Johnson 2; S Trachsel.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Alexander-M Cairo-M Grace.
Baserunning
SB: L Johnson (19, 2nd base off S Lowe/E Marrero).
CS: L Johnson (12, 2nd base by L Painter POCS).

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
Sean Lowe, L (0-2) 3.1 6 2 1 2 1 0 10.54 17 62 35 22 2 11 7 6 2 0 41 -0.119 1.10 -1.1
Jose Bautista 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.12 2 7 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.081 1.31 1.2
Lance Painter 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 8.10 9 32 22 11 4 7 4 3 2 0 0 0 -0.062 0.48 -1.0
Brady Raggio 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 7.71 8 33 18 13 2 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 0.010 0.09 1.0
Team Totals 8 10 4 3 3 3 0 3.38 36 134 79 48 8 23 19 10 5 0 41 2 0 -0.090 0.72 0.2

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
Steve Trachsel, W (8-11) 6.1 5 0 0 3 5 0 4.52 26 99 60 32 8 20 7 11 3 0 65 0.338 1.18 3.1
Bob Patterson 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.41 2 4 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.032 0.58 0.5
Marc Pisciotta 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.84 4 17 10 4 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.025 0.33 0.5
Terry Adams 1 4 3 3 1 1 1 3.82 8 23 15 10 0 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0.015 1.49 -2.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 5 7 1 3.00 40 143 88 48 10 30 14 14 5 0 65 1 0 0.410 1.12 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: B Raggio (3).
HBP: S Lowe (1; M Cairo).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: L Painter (1; L Johnson, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Jerry Meals.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 29,913.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 24mph out to Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Delino DeShields 2B 1 Lance Johnson CF
2 Royce Clayton SS 2 Doug Glanville LF
3 Mark McGwire 1B 3 Mark Grace 1B
4 Ray Lankford CF 4 Sammy Sosa RF
5 Gary Gaetti 3B 5 Tyler Houston C
6 Willie McGee RF 6 Kevin Orie 3B
7 Dmitri Young LF 7 Miguel Cairo 2B
8 Eli Marrero C 8 Manny Alexander SS
9 Sean Lowe P 9 Steve Trachsel P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 2 -23 4,(2-1)  RR CHC L. Johnson S. Lowe 17% 73% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Cairo Scores; Alexander Scores/Adv on E1 (throw)/unER/No RBI
b2 0-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  OO CHC S. Trachsel S. Lowe -15% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-C-1B (Weak 3B); Cairo to 3B; Alexander to 2B
t9 3-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O STL R. Lankford T. Adams 14% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS)
t6 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL G. Gaetti S. Trachsel 11% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b6 2-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  R CHC S. Trachsel L. Painter 8% 90% Double to CF (Line Drive); Alexander Scores

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' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL D. DeShields S. Trachsel -6% 44% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton S. Trachsel 4% 48% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  STL M. McGwire S. Trachsel -5% 44% Single to SS (Pop Fly to Deep 3B); DeShields to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  STL R. Lankford S. Trachsel -3% 40% Walk; McGwire to 2B
t1 0-0 1 123 5,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti S. Trachsel 7% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O STL W. McGee S. Trachsel 7% 55% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Sean Lowe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Johnson S. Lowe -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Glanville S. Lowe 4% 57% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Grace S. Lowe 5% 61% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Glanville to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Lowe -6% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Houston S. Lowe -5% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 7-8-9
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL D. Young S. Trachsel 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL E. Marrero S. Trachsel 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Lowe S. Trachsel 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Sean Lowe facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Orie S. Lowe 4% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Cairo S. Lowe 6% 64% Hit By Pitch; Orie to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Alexander S. Lowe 7% 72% Walk; Orie to 3B; Cairo to 2B
b2 0-0 0 123 1,(0-0)  OO CHC S. Trachsel S. Lowe -15% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-C-1B (Weak 3B); Cairo to 3B; Alexander to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -23 4,(2-1)  RR CHC L. Johnson S. Lowe 17% 73% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Cairo Scores; Alexander Scores/Adv on E1 (throw)/unER/No RBI
b2 2-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Glanville S. Lowe 1% 74% Johnson Steals 2B; Johnson to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b2 2-0 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O CHC D. Glanville S. Lowe -3% 71% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL D. DeShields S. Trachsel -4% 67% Single to 2B (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
t3 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton S. Trachsel 4% 71% Flyball: CF
t3 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. McGwire S. Trachsel 3% 74% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-2 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Lankford S. Trachsel -2% 72% Walk; DeShields to 2B
t3 0-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL G. Gaetti S. Trachsel 5% 76% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Sean Lowe facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace S. Lowe -2% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b3 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Lowe -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston S. Lowe -1% 73% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 6-7-8
t4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL W. McGee S. Trachsel 3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. Young S. Trachsel 2% 77% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t4 0-2 2 --- 7,(1-2)  O STL E. Marrero S. Trachsel 1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Sean Lowe facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC K. Orie S. Lowe 2% 81% Walk
b4 2-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Cairo S. Lowe -2% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Orie out at 3B/SS-3B
b4 2-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Alexander S. Lowe 4% 83% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Short RF Line); Cairo to 3B
Jose Bautista replaces Sean Lowe pitching and batting 9th
b4 2-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Trachsel J. Bautista -4% 79% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 1B); Alexander to 2B
b4 2-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Bautista -4% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 9-1-2
Tom Pagnozzi pinch hits for Jose Bautista (P) batting 9th
t5 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL T. Pagnozzi S. Trachsel 3% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL D. DeShields S. Trachsel -3% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 0-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Clayton S. Trachsel 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); DeShields to 2B
t5 0-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. McGwire S. Trachsel 4% 81% Popfly: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Lance Painter facing 2-3-4
Lance Painter replaces Tom Pagnozzi (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC D. Glanville L. Painter -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grace L. Painter -1% 78% Groundout: P unassisted (Short 1B Line)
b5 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa L. Painter 1% 79% Walk
b5 2-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Houston L. Painter -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 4-5-6
t6 0-2 0 --- 10,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford S. Trachsel -5% 72% Walk
t6 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL G. Gaetti S. Trachsel 11% 83% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL W. McGee S. Trachsel 1% 84% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Lance Painter facing 6-7-8
b6 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Orie L. Painter -1% 83% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
b6 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Cairo L. Painter 1% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 2-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Alexander L. Painter -2% 83% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Alexander to 1B
b6 2-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  R CHC S. Trachsel L. Painter 8% 90% Double to CF (Line Drive); Alexander Scores
b6 3-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC L. Johnson L. Painter 4% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Trachsel Scores
b6 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  O CHC D. Glanville L. Painter -1% 94% Johnson Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 7-8-9
t7 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Young S. Trachsel 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 0-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL E. Marrero S. Trachsel -2% 94% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF)
Bob Patterson replaces Steve Trachsel pitching and batting 9th
Phil Plantier pinch hits for Lance Painter (P) batting 9th
Danny Sheaffer pinch hits for Phil Plantier batting 9th
t7 0-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Sheaffer B. Patterson 2% 96% Lineout: SS
t7 0-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL D. DeShields B. Patterson -0% 95% Marrero Steals 2B
t7 0-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. DeShields B. Patterson 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Brady Raggio facing 2-3-4
Brady Raggio replaces Danny Sheaffer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC D. Glanville B. Raggio -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Grace B. Raggio -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 4-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Raggio -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Marc Pisciotta facing 2-3-4
Marc Pisciotta replaces Bob Patterson pitching and batting 9th
t8 0-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Clayton M. Pisciotta 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 0-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. McGwire M. Pisciotta 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford M. Pisciotta -1% 98% Walk
t8 0-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL G. Gaetti M. Pisciotta 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cardinals' Brady Raggio facing 5-6-7
b8 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC T. Houston B. Raggio -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b8 4-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC K. Orie B. Raggio 0% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Orie to 1B
b8 4-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Cairo B. Raggio 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive); Orie to 3B
b8 4-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alexander B. Raggio -0% 99% Fielder's Choice 3B; Orie out at Hm/3B-C; Cairo to 2B; Alexander to 1B
Brooks Kieschnick pinch hits for Marc Pisciotta (P) batting 9th
b8 4-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  CHC B. Kieschnick B. Raggio 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Cairo to 3B; Alexander to 2B
b8 4-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  O CHC B. Kieschnick B. Raggio -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Terry Adams facing 6-7-8
Terry Adams replaces Brooks Kieschnick (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL W. McGee T. Adams -2% 97% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 0-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Young T. Adams -0% 96% Defensive Indifference; McGee to 2B
t9 0-4 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Young T. Adams 2% 98% Strikeout Looking
t9 0-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  RR STL E. Marrero T. Adams -2% 96% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); McGee Scores
Tom Lampkin pinch hits for Brady Raggio (P) batting 9th
t9 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Lampkin T. Adams 3% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 2-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  STL D. DeShields T. Adams -2% 96% Walk
t9 2-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Clayton T. Adams -4% 92% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); DeShields to 3B
t9 2-4 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R STL M. McGwire T. Adams -6% 86% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); DeShields Scores; Clayton to 2B
t9 3-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O STL R. Lankford T. Adams 14% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.

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