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TOR
@ANA
6
5
MIN
@BOS
8
7
BAL
@CLE
5
14
TBD
@KCR
5
0
DET
@OAK
10
5
CHW
@SEA
9
10
NYY
@TEX
15
13
LAD
@ATL
0
7
HOU
@CHC
0
2
SFG
@FLA
10
9
SDP
@MIL
2
3
CIN
@MON
4
2
ARI
@NYM
2
8
COL
@PHI
6
7
 
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STL
@PIT
0
5
Wednesday, May 6, 1998, 1:20
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 15,758, Time of Game: 2:19
Astros
0
20-12
 Lost 1 
1st
at Cubs
2
17-15
 Won 1 
3rd, 3 GB
W: Kerry Wood (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  1  1
Cubs            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  1  X    2  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .307 .376 .480 .856 14 8 -0.069 1.01 0.021 -0.090 -0.7 3 2 HBP
Derek Bell RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .391 .430 .633 1.062 14 11 -0.096 0.89 0.000 -0.096 -0.8 2 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .241 .410 .402 .812 17 9 -0.076 0.98 0.000 -0.076 -0.5 5 1
Jack Howell 3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .211 .286 .263 .549 15 9 -0.069 0.90 0.000 -0.069 -0.5 1 3
Moises Alou CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .296 .389 .583 .972 11 9 -0.071 0.91 0.000 -0.071 -0.5 1 0
Dave Clark LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .111 .226 .111 .337 12 8 -0.090 1.16 0.000 -0.090 -0.5 0 0
Ricky Gutierrez SS 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .351 .415 .436 .851 14 11 -0.008 1.12 0.047 -0.056 0.2 1 1
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .156 .276 .289 .565 15 10 -0.104 1.40 0.000 -0.104 -0.7 10 1
Shane Reynolds P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .125 .188 .313 4 4 -0.050 1.21 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 1 1 SH
   Bill Spiers PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .238 .347 .349 .696 6 5 -0.040 1.55 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
Team Totals 27 0 1 0 0 20 29 .037 .071 .037 .108 122 84 -0.673 1.07 0.068 -0.742 -4.7 24 9
SH: S Reynolds (3, off K Wood).
HBP: C Biggio (3, by K Wood).
TB: R Gutierrez.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Reynolds-R Gutierrez-J Bagwell.
E: D Clark (1).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brant Brown CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .347 .413 .583 .996 14 9 0.022 0.68 0.056 -0.033 0.3 1 0
Mickey Morandini 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .295 .385 .411 .795 17 11 -0.093 0.90 0.020 -0.113 -0.9 1 1 GDP
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .349 .418 .563 .982 14 10 -0.017 0.60 0.024 -0.042 -0.3 1 0
Mark Grace 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .325 .420 .400 .820 13 6 0.132 1.03 0.154 -0.022 1.6 4 1 2B
Henry Rodriguez LF 2 0 0 1 0 2 3 .236 .354 .509 .864 15 9 -0.092 1.42 0.000 -0.092 -1.1 0 0 SF
   Jose Hernandez LF 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .224 .255 .449 .704 4 3 0.016 0.70 0.023 -0.007 -0.2 0 0 CS
Jeff Blauser SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .248 .362 .333 .696 6 3 0.055 0.62 0.069 -0.015 0.6 0 2 2B
Sandy Martinez C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .250 .500 .625 1.125 9 3 -0.052 0.76 0.011 -0.063 -0.6 20 0
Kevin Orie 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .180 .231 .252 .484 11 8 -0.074 0.89 0.000 -0.074 -0.9 0 0
Kerry Wood P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .100 .100 .200 9 8 -0.069 0.85 0.000 -0.069 -0.8 0 0
Team Totals 29 2 8 2 2 10 32 .276 .313 .345 .657 112 70 -0.172 0.84 0.357 -0.530 -2.2 27 4
2B: M Grace (7, off S Reynolds); J Blauser (4, off S Reynolds).
SF: H Rodriguez (1, off S Reynolds).
TB: M Grace 3; J Blauser 3; B Brown 2; S Sosa; M Morandini.
GIDP: M Morandini (2).
RBI: H Rodriguez (21); J Hernandez (10).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Baserunning
CS: J Hernandez (1, 2nd base by S Reynolds/B Ausmus).

Houston Astros

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
Shane Reynolds, L (2-3) 8 8 2 1 2 10 0 3.83 32 116 72 31 21 20 9 11 6 0 68 0.173 0.84 2.2
Team Totals 8 8 2 1 2 10 0 1.12 32 116 72 31 21 20 9 11 6 0 68 0.173 0.84 2.2

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
Kerry Wood, W (3-2) 9 1 0 0 0 20 0 3.95 29 122 84 30 24 30 5 3 0 0 105 0.673 1.07 4.7
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 0 20 0 0.00 29 122 84 30 24 30 5 3 0 0 105 0.673 1.07 4.7
Balks: K Wood (2).
WP: None.
HBP: K Wood (3; C Biggio).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Meals, 1B - Terry Tata, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Wally Bell.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 15,758.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 10mph from Right to Left, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Chicago Cubs
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Brant Brown CF
2 Derek Bell RF 2 Mickey Morandini 2B
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Jack Howell 3B 4 Mark Grace 1B
5 Moises Alou CF 5 Henry Rodriguez LF
6 Dave Clark LF 6 Jeff Blauser SS
7 Ricky Gutierrez SS 7 Sandy Martinez C
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Kevin Orie 3B
9 Shane Reynolds P 9 Kerry Wood P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grace S. Reynolds 9% 65% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Grace to 3B/Adv on E7
b5 1-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO CHC M. Morandini S. Reynolds -7% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b3 1-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez S. Reynolds -7% 62% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC J. Blauser S. Reynolds 6% 74% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t8 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU D. Clark K. Wood 6% 80% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Wood 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU D. Bell K. Wood 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Wood 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Brown S. Reynolds -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Morandini S. Reynolds -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Reynolds -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Howell K. Wood 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Alou K. Wood 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Clark K. Wood 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grace S. Reynolds 9% 65% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Grace to 3B/Adv on E7
b2 0-0 0 --3 6,(3-2)  RO CHC H. Rodriguez S. Reynolds -1% 63% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Grace Scores/unER
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Blauser S. Reynolds -1% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Martinez S. Reynolds 1% 63% Walk
b2 1-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Orie S. Reynolds -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 7-8-9
t3 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez K. Wood -4% 57% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t3 0-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Wood 4% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Reynolds K. Wood 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Gutierrez to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio K. Wood -0% 63% Balk; Gutierrez to 3B
t3 0-1 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Wood 4% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC K. Wood S. Reynolds -2% 65% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC B. Brown S. Reynolds 2% 67% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b3 1-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Morandini S. Reynolds -3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC S. Sosa S. Reynolds 2% 67% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Brown to 3B
b3 1-0 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Grace S. Reynolds 2% 69% Walk; Sosa to 2B
b3 1-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez S. Reynolds -7% 62% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 2-3-4
t4 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell K. Wood 3% 65% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t4 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Wood 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Howell K. Wood 1% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 6-7-8
b4 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC J. Blauser S. Reynolds 6% 74% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Martinez S. Reynolds -4% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Orie S. Reynolds -3% 67% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Wood S. Reynolds -3% 64% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Alou K. Wood 3% 67% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Clark K. Wood 2% 69% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Wood 2% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
b5 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC B. Brown S. Reynolds 3% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 1-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO CHC M. Morandini S. Reynolds -7% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b5 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Reynolds -1% 66% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 8-9-1
t6 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Wood 4% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds K. Wood 3% 72% Strikeout Looking
t6 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio K. Wood -2% 70% Hit By Pitch
t6 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell K. Wood 4% 74% Foul Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 4-5-6
b6 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grace S. Reynolds -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b6 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez S. Reynolds -2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Blauser S. Reynolds 1% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Martinez S. Reynolds -2% 69% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 3-4-5
t7 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Wood 4% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Howell K. Wood 3% 77% Strikeout Swinging
t7 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Alou K. Wood 2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 8-9-1
b7 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Orie S. Reynolds -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Wood S. Reynolds -1% 75% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
b7 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Brown S. Reynolds -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 6-7-8
Jose Hernandez replaces Henry Rodriguez playing LF batting 5th
t8 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU D. Clark K. Wood 6% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Wood 4% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Wood 3% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 2-3-4
b8 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Morandini S. Reynolds 2% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b8 1-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Reynolds -2% 87% Flyball: RF
b8 1-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Grace S. Reynolds 4% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive); Morandini to 3B
b8 1-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO CHC J. Hernandez S. Reynolds 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Morandini Scores
b8 2-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Blauser S. Reynolds -1% 92% Hernandez Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 9-1-2
Bill Spiers pinch hits for Shane Reynolds (P) batting 9th
t9 0-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU B. Spiers K. Wood 4% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Wood 3% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell K. Wood 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cubs 2.

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