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7
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@BAL
3
6
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@BOS
3
5
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5
7
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@KCR
2
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@OAK
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@MON
4
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12
5
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@PIT
4
5
Friday, May 1, 1998, 2:20
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 25,598, Time of Game: 2:41
Cardinals
5
16-12
 Lost 2 
3rd, 2 GB
at Cubs
6
15-13
 Won 2 
4th, 3 GB
S: Rod Beck (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   3  0  0   0  0  2    5 10  1
Cubs            3  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  X    6  6  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Royce Clayton SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 .237 .654 18 11 -0.064 0.82 0.027 -0.090 -0.4 2 4 SB
Delino DeShields 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 .372 1.002 24 13 -0.043 0.74 0.030 -0.073 -0.6 2 1 SB
Mark McGwire 1B 2 2 1 2 3 0 .322 1.284 23 7 0.089 0.75 0.099 -0.011 2.3 8 1 HR
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 2 1 1 1 .377 1.016 22 11 0.062 1.38 0.192 -0.131 0.6 2 0 2B,CS
Willie McGee LF-RF-LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 .310 .732 15 10 0.018 1.59 0.164 -0.146 0.7 2 0 2B,SB
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .321 .936 20 11 -0.013 1.11 0.047 -0.061 -0.2 0 1
John Mabry RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .265 .756 9 6 -0.048 1.18 0.023 -0.071 -0.3 2 0
   Brian Hunter PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .783 4 2 -0.040 1.64 0.000 -0.040 -0.3
   Eli Marrero C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .720 2 1 -0.034 1.20 0.000 -0.034 -0.4 1 0
Tom Lampkin C 2 0 1 1 0 0 .253 .863 5 3 0.063 1.59 0.106 -0.043 0.3 4 0
   Ron Gant PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .770 12 8 -0.054 0.92 0.000 -0.054 -0.6 0 0
   Juan Acevedo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Todd Stottlemyre P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .150 .300 10 7 -0.086 1.07 0.000 -0.086 -0.7 1 2
   Brian Jordan RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .909 5 2 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 10 5 5 6 .278 .783 169 92 -0.170 1.09 0.688 -0.860 0.3 24 9
2B: W McGee (3, off G Gonzalez); R Lankford (7, off G Gonzalez).
HR: M McGwire (12, off R Beck; 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
TB: M McGwire 4; W McGee 3; R Lankford 3; G Gaetti 2; J Mabry; R Clayton; T Lampkin.
RBI: M McGwire 2 (38); R Lankford (15); W McGee (12); T Lampkin (16).
2-out RBI: M McGwire 2; T Lampkin.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
E: T Lampkin (3).
Baserunning
SB: D DeShields (8, 2nd base off T Adams/T Houston); R Clayton (7, 2nd base off R Beck/T Houston); W McGee (1, 2nd base off B Patterson/T Houston).
CS: R Lankford (2, 2nd base by G Gonzalez/T Houston).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brant Brown CF 2 1 1 0 2 0 .362 1.043 17 6 0.024 0.77 0.061 -0.036 0.6 3 0
Mickey Morandini 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 .310 .817 15 8 0.152 1.08 0.175 -0.023 1.1 2 2 2B
Sammy Sosa RF 3 1 1 1 1 0 .342 .956 18 10 0.134 1.00 0.164 -0.030 1.1 7 0
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 .305 .789 21 10 0.077 0.88 0.121 -0.044 0.9 7 0 2B
Henry Rodriguez LF 3 1 1 1 1 2 .258 .954 13 8 0.050 0.55 0.077 -0.027 0.9 0 0 HR
   Jose Hernandez LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .495 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rod Beck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Blauser SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .689 9 7 -0.065 0.55 0.000 -0.065 -1.2 0 2
Tyler Houston C 3 0 0 1 0 0 .206 .523 12 9 0.040 0.58 0.058 -0.017 0.5 6 1
Kevin Orie 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .196 .525 16 10 -0.013 0.74 0.042 -0.055 -0.8 2 2
Geremi Gonzalez P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 6 5 -0.059 1.61 0.000 -0.059 -1.0 0 1 SH
   Terry Mulholland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Amaury Telemaco P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .333 3 3 -0.010 0.39 0.000 -0.010 -0.2 0 1
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Mieske LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .298 2 2 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 29 6 6 6 5 5 .207 .703 132 78 0.328 0.79 0.698 -0.368 1.8 27 9
2B: M Grace (6, off T Stottlemyre); M Morandini (3, off T Stottlemyre).
HR: H Rodriguez (8, off T Stottlemyre; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SH: G Gonzalez (2, off T Stottlemyre).
TB: H Rodriguez 4; M Morandini 3; M Grace 2; S Sosa; B Brown.
RBI: M Grace 2 (13); T Houston (6); S Sosa (18); H Rodriguez (19); M Morandini (18).
2-out RBI: S Sosa; M Morandini; H Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.

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
Todd Stottlemyre, L (3-2) 7 6 6 5 5 5 1 3.70 33 122 70 35 20 15 10 12 5 0 43 -0.335 0.85 -2.3
Juan Acevedo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 3 10 8 7 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 6 5 5 5 1 5.62 36 132 78 42 21 15 11 14 6 0 43 0 0 -0.328 0.79 -1.8

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
Geremi Gonzalez, W (2-3) 5 5 3 3 3 4 0 5.70 22 90 46 24 6 16 4 11 7 0 46 -0.049 0.98 -0.4
Terry Mulholland, H (2) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.72 3 13 8 5 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.036 1.25 0.3
Amaury Telemaco, H (1) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.47 4 15 9 4 1 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.070 0.97 0.5
Terry Adams 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.89 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.031 1.33 -0.2
Bob Patterson, H (1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.40 3 18 11 7 3 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0.054 1.70 0.3
Rod Beck, S (9) 1.2 3 2 2 0 1 1 3.29 8 28 17 12 3 2 3 4 0 0 1 0 0.092 1.10 -0.8
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 5 6 1 5.00 41 169 92 52 14 26 10 20 9 0 46 5 0 0.172 1.09 -0.3
T Adams faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Paul Schrieber, 3B - Ed Montague.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Wind 6mph from Right to Left, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Royce Clayton SS 1 Brant Brown CF
2 Delino DeShields 2B 2 Mickey Morandini 2B
3 Mark McGwire 1B 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Ray Lankford CF 4 Mark Grace 1B
5 Willie McGee LF 5 Henry Rodriguez LF
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 Jeff Blauser SS
7 John Mabry RF 7 Tyler Houston C
8 Tom Lampkin C 8 Kevin Orie 3B
9 Todd Stottlemyre P 9 Geremi Gonzalez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 3-3 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R CHC M. Morandini T. Stottlemyre 12% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive); Orie Scores
b1 0-0 0 123 6,(2-2)  RR CHC M. Grace T. Stottlemyre 12% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive); Brown Scores; Morandini Scores; Sosa to 3B
t4 0-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R STL R. Lankford G. Gonzalez -11% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive); McGwire Scores
t4 1-3 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  R STL W. McGee G. Gonzalez -11% 55% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Lankford Scores
t4 2-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R STL T. Lampkin G. Gonzalez -11% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); McGee 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' Geremi Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Clayton G. Gonzalez 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. DeShields G. Gonzalez 2% 54% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL M. McGwire G. Gonzalez 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC B. Brown T. Stottlemyre 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Morandini T. Stottlemyre 5% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive); Brown to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 8,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa T. Stottlemyre 7% 70% Walk; Brown to 3B; Morandini to 2B
b1 0-0 0 123 6,(2-2)  RR CHC M. Grace T. Stottlemyre 12% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive); Brown Scores; Morandini Scores; Sosa to 3B
b1 2-0 0 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC H. Rodriguez T. Stottlemyre 1% 84% Walk
b1 2-0 0 123 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Blauser T. Stottlemyre -4% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b1 2-0 1 123 2,(1-1)  R CHC T. Houston T. Stottlemyre 6% 85% Reached on Interference on C; Sosa Scores/unER; Grace to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B; Houston to 1B
b1 3-0 1 123 3,(0-2)  O CHC K. Orie T. Stottlemyre -4% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b1 3-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre -4% 78% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Lankford G. Gonzalez -3% 74% Walk
t2 0-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL W. McGee G. Gonzalez 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O STL G. Gaetti G. Gonzalez 4% 81% Lankford Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
t2 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL G. Gaetti G. Gonzalez -1% 80% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL J. Mabry G. Gonzalez -2% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gaetti to 3B
t2 0-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Lampkin G. Gonzalez 4% 82% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b2 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC B. Brown T. Stottlemyre 2% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 3-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Morandini T. Stottlemyre -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Brown to 2B
b2 3-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa T. Stottlemyre -2% 81% Flyball: RF
b2 3-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Grace T. Stottlemyre -2% 79% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 9-1-2
t3 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Stottlemyre G. Gonzalez 2% 81% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t3 0-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL R. Clayton G. Gonzalez 1% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. DeShields G. Gonzalez 1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
b3 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez T. Stottlemyre -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Blauser T. Stottlemyre -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Houston T. Stottlemyre -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Cubs 3.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL M. McGwire G. Gonzalez -4% 77% Walk
t4 0-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R STL R. Lankford G. Gonzalez -11% 66% Double to CF (Line Drive); McGwire Scores
t4 1-3 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  R STL W. McGee G. Gonzalez -11% 55% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Lankford Scores
t4 2-3 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL G. Gaetti G. Gonzalez 2% 57% Lineout: RF (Deep RF); McGee to 3B
t4 2-3 1 --3 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Mabry G. Gonzalez 7% 64% Lineout: RF
t4 2-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R STL T. Lampkin G. Gonzalez -11% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); McGee Scores
t4 3-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Stottlemyre G. Gonzalez 3% 56% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 8-9-1
b4 3-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Orie T. Stottlemyre 4% 60% Walk
b4 3-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC G. Gonzalez T. Stottlemyre -2% 58% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Orie to 2B
b4 3-3 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Brown T. Stottlemyre -4% 55% Groundout: 1B-P; Orie to 3B
b4 3-3 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R CHC M. Morandini T. Stottlemyre 12% 67% Double to RF (Line Drive); Orie Scores
b4 4-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CHC S. Sosa T. Stottlemyre 10% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Morandini Scores
b4 5-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Grace T. Stottlemyre -2% 75% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
t5 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Clayton G. Gonzalez 3% 78% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t5 3-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields G. Gonzalez 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 3-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL M. McGwire G. Gonzalez -2% 78% Walk
t5 3-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford G. Gonzalez 3% 81% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 5-6-7
b5 5-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez T. Stottlemyre -2% 80% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Blauser T. Stottlemyre -1% 78% Lineout: RF
b5 5-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston T. Stottlemyre -1% 78% Groundout: P-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Terry Mulholland facing 5-6-7
Terry Mulholland replaces Geremi Gonzalez pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL W. McGee T. Mulholland 3% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 3-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  STL G. Gaetti T. Mulholland -4% 77% Single to RF (Fly Ball)
Brian Hunter pinch hits for John Mabry (RF) batting 7th
t6 3-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL B. Hunter T. Mulholland 4% 81% Lineout: CF
Amaury Telemaco replaces Terry Mulholland pitching and batting 9th
Ron Gant pinch hits for Tom Lampkin (C) batting 8th
t6 3-5 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant A. Telemaco 3% 84% Popfly: RF (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 8-9-1
Eli Marrero replaces Brian Hunter (PH) playing C batting 7th
Ron Gant moves from PH to LF
Willie McGee moves from LF to RF
b6 5-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Orie T. Stottlemyre -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 5-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Telemaco T. Stottlemyre -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-3 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC B. Brown T. Stottlemyre 1% 83% Walk
b6 5-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Morandini T. Stottlemyre -1% 81% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 9-1-2
t7 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Stottlemyre A. Telemaco 4% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t7 3-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Clayton A. Telemaco 2% 87% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t7 3-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL D. DeShields A. Telemaco -2% 85% Walk
Terry Adams replaces Amaury Telemaco pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL M. McGwire T. Adams -1% 84% DeShields Steals 2B
t7 3-5 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL M. McGwire T. Adams -2% 82% Walk
Bob Patterson replaces Terry Adams pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-5 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O STL R. Lankford B. Patterson 7% 89% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 3-4-5
b7 5-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa T. Stottlemyre -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 5-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Grace T. Stottlemyre -1% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 5-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC H. Rodriguez T. Stottlemyre 6% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 6-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Blauser T. Stottlemyre -0% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-6, Cubs' Bob Patterson facing 5-6-7
Jose Hernandez replaces Henry Rodriguez playing LF batting 5th
t8 3-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL W. McGee B. Patterson -4% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t8 3-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL G. Gaetti B. Patterson 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging, McGee Steals 2B
Rod Beck replaces Jose Hernandez (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Matt Mieske replaces Bob Patterson (P) playing LF batting 9th
t8 3-6 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL E. Marrero R. Beck 3% 95% Popfly: 3B (Short 3B Line)
t8 3-6 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O STL R. Gant R. Beck 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 7-8-9
Juan Acevedo replaces Ron Gant (LF) pitching and batting 8th
Willie McGee moves from RF to LF
Brian Jordan replaces Todd Stottlemyre (P) playing RF batting 9th
b8 6-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston J. Acevedo -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b8 6-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Orie J. Acevedo -0% 97% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b8 6-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Mieske J. Acevedo -0% 96% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-6, Cubs' Rod Beck facing 9-1-2
t9 3-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL B. Jordan R. Beck 2% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 3-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL R. Clayton R. Beck -2% 96% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t9 3-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL D. DeShields R. Beck -0% 96% Clayton Steals 2B
t9 3-6 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. DeShields R. Beck 3% 99% Groundout: SS-1B; Clayton to 3B
t9 3-6 2 --3 4,(1-2)  RR STL M. McGwire R. Beck -2% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Clayton Scores
t9 5-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Lankford R. Beck -4% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t9 5-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL W. McGee R. Beck 8% 100% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Cubs 6.

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