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5
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3
6
Friday, July 3, 1998, 2:21
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 40,420, Time of Game: 2:43
Pirates
9
40-46
 Lost 1 
5th, 12½ GB
at Cubs
12
46-39
 Won 3 
2nd, 6 GB
W: Kevin Tapani (9-6)
S: Rod Beck (21)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  3   0  0  0   0  0  5    9 14  3
Cubs            0  3  5   0  0  0   1  3  X   12 12  4

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 2 2 1 0 1 5 .244 .288 .308 .596 15 14 0.010 0.47 0.049 -0.039 0.6 1 4 2B
Turner Ward CF 4 2 1 0 1 2 5 .236 .311 .354 .666 21 13 0.008 0.64 0.046 -0.038 0.6 3 1
Jason Kendall C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .332 .410 .450 .860 9 8 0.157 0.83 0.174 -0.018 1.4 9 0 2B
   Keith Osik C 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .310 .229 .538 5 3 -0.018 0.86 0.000 -0.018 -0.2 1 0 SF
Kevin Young 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 5 .270 .330 .483 .812 17 11 0.077 1.01 0.111 -0.034 1.3 2 0 SF
Jose Guillen RF 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .303 .328 .469 .797 12 10 0.108 0.89 0.159 -0.051 1.4 3 0
Al Martin LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .235 .291 .356 .647 13 10 0.022 1.02 0.100 -0.078 -0.1 1 0 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .237 .310 .386 .695 22 14 -0.107 0.96 0.020 -0.126 -0.8 1 0
Lou Collier SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .251 .299 .361 .659 8 6 -0.085 0.88 0.000 -0.085 -1.1 1 1 GDP
   Jeff Tabaka P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Elmer Dessens P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Smith PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .203 .267 .316 .583 2 1 0.003 0.04 0.003 0.000 1.1 2B
Francisco Cordova P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .128 .150 .128 .278 4 3 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 0
   Manny Martinez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .305 .349 .525 .875 2 2 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
   Javier Martinez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Polcovich SS 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .209 .260 .281 .541 12 8 -0.012 0.35 0.004 -0.016 0.6 2 0
Team Totals 40 9 14 8 1 10 43 .350 .349 .450 .799 142 103 0.126 0.79 0.666 -0.540 4.3 24 6
2B: T Womack (12, off K Tapani); J Kendall (15, off K Tapani); A Martin (10, off K Tapani); M Smith (3, off K Tapani).
SF: K Young (3, off K Tapani); K Osik (1, off T Adams).
TB: T Womack 3; J Guillen 3; A Martin 3; K Young 2; M Smith 2; J Kendall 2; T Ward; A Ramirez; K Polcovich.
GIDP: L Collier (4).
RBI: J Guillen 2 (38); K Young 2 (54); K Polcovich (8); K Osik (5); J Kendall (39); T Womack (27).
2-out RBI: J Guillen.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 7 for 12.
Fielding
E: T Ward (2); A Ramirez (2); E Dessens (1).
Outfield Assists: T Ward (M Morandini at home plate).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Hernandez CF-LF 5 1 1 1 0 3 5 .284 .335 .549 .884 17 14 -0.022 0.31 0.015 -0.038 -0.3 1 0 HR
Mickey Morandini 2B 3 0 2 1 0 0 5 .324 .416 .439 .855 16 9 0.065 0.40 0.070 -0.005 1.6 2 1 2·HBP
Sammy Sosa RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .324 .383 .670 1.053 17 11 -0.066 0.62 0.000 -0.066 -1.6 2 0 2B
   Matt Mieske RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .367 .420 .786 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Grace 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .333 .415 .491 .906 11 7 0.060 0.57 0.101 -0.040 -0.5 6 0
Henry Rodriguez LF 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .240 .333 .521 .854 16 10 0.244 0.76 0.250 -0.006 1.9 1 0 HR
   Terrell Lowery CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .267 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Manny Alexander SS 4 3 2 0 0 1 4 .255 .296 .376 .671 11 9 0.076 0.55 0.079 -0.003 1.1 0 3 2B
Tyler Houston C 3 3 2 5 1 0 4 .272 .302 .469 .771 15 7 0.311 0.80 0.316 -0.005 4.1 10 0 2·HR
Kevin Orie 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .172 .238 .266 .504 19 14 -0.023 0.27 0.002 -0.026 0.8 2 3
Kevin Tapani P 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .189 .262 .216 .478 14 9 -0.018 0.18 0.001 -0.019 0.6 1 0
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Mulholland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .452 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rod Beck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 12 12 12 1 9 40 .324 .375 .703 1.078 136 90 0.627 0.49 0.834 -0.208 7.8 27 7
2B: S Sosa (15, off F Cordova); M Alexander (6, off F Cordova).
HR: H Rodriguez (19, off F Cordova, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line); T Houston 2 (5, 2 off F Cordova, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs; 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out); J Hernandez (12, off J Tabaka, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
HBP: M Morandini 2 (5, 1 by J Tabaka, 1 by F Cordova).
TB: T Houston 8; H Rodriguez 5; J Hernandez 4; M Alexander 3; S Sosa 2; M Morandini 2; K Orie; M Grace.
RBI: T Houston 5 (17); H Rodriguez 3 (52); K Orie (20); K Tapani (5); M Morandini (31); J Hernandez (39).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Alexander-M Morandini-M Grace.
E: M Alexander 2 (6); T Lowery (1); T Adams (2).

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
Francisco Cordova, L (6-7) 3 8 8 7 0 3 3 3.19 18 56 39 25 7 7 5 9 3 0 16 -0.650 0.98 -6.4
Javier Martinez 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.24 6 23 17 6 3 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.030 0.19 1.1
Jeff Tabaka 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 3.22 8 32 17 9 3 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 -0.001 0.10 0.1
Elmer Dessens 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 3.31 8 25 17 12 0 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 -0.005 0.01 -2.5
Team Totals 8 12 12 10 1 9 4 11.25 40 136 90 52 13 25 12 16 7 0 16 0 0 -0.626 0.49 -7.8

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 Tapani, W (9-6) 8 10 7 6 1 8 0 4.39 36 115 82 48 12 22 12 15 5 0 43 -0.133 0.77 -2.1
Bob Patterson 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 6.30 2 7 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 -0.027 0.27 -1.5
Terry Adams 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.02 3 9 7 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 3 3 -0.058 0.79 -1.8
Terry Mulholland, H (8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.31 1 5 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.056 2.24 0.7
Rod Beck, S (21) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.95 1 6 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.036 1.28 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 9 8 1 10 0 8.00 43 142 103 59 15 29 14 18 7 0 43 9 4 -0.126 0.79 -4.3
K Tapani faced 3 batters in the 9th inning.
B Patterson faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: K Tapani (5).
HBP: J Tabaka (3; M Morandini); F Cordova (2; M Morandini).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Gregg, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Paul Nauert, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 40,420.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 10mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Tony Womack 2B 1 Jose Hernandez CF
2 Turner Ward CF 2 Mickey Morandini 2B
3 Jason Kendall C 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Kevin Young 1B 4 Mark Grace 1B
5 Jose Guillen RF 5 Henry Rodriguez LF
6 Al Martin LF 6 Manny Alexander SS
7 Aramis Ramirez 3B 7 Tyler Houston C
8 Lou Collier SS 8 Kevin Orie 3B
9 Francisco Cordova P 9 Kevin Tapani P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 5-4 1 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR CHC T. Houston F. Cordova 18% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball); Rodriguez Scores; Alexander Scores/unER
t3 1-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani -15% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Womack Scores; Ward to 3B
b3 3-4 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RR CHC H. Rodriguez F. Cordova 14% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Sosa Scores; Grace Scores; Rodriguez to 2B/Adv on E8
b2 1-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR CHC T. Houston F. Cordova 13% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball); Alexander Scores
b2 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC H. Rodriguez F. Cordova 11% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)

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 Tapani facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack K. Tapani 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Ward K. Tapani 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez F. Cordova -2% 53% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Morandini F. Cordova 2% 55% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC S. Sosa F. Cordova -2% 53% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Morandini out at Hm/CF-SS-C
b1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grace F. Cordova -3% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT K. Young K. Tapani -4% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Guillen K. Tapani 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Martin K. Tapani -7% 43% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Young to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  R PIT A. Ramirez K. Tapani -5% 38% Wild Pitch; Young Scores; Martin to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez K. Tapani 3% 41% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 1-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT L. Collier K. Tapani 3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC H. Rodriguez F. Cordova 11% 55% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b2 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Alexander F. Cordova 6% 61% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 1-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR CHC T. Houston F. Cordova 13% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball); Alexander Scores
b2 3-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC K. Orie F. Cordova -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Tapani F. Cordova -1% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez F. Cordova -1% 71% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 9-1-2
t3 1-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Cordova K. Tapani 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT T. Womack K. Tapani -4% 69% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t3 1-3 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  PIT T. Ward K. Tapani -3% 67% Walk
t3 1-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani -15% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Womack Scores; Ward to 3B
t3 2-3 1 -23 5,(3-1)  RO PIT K. Young K. Tapani 1% 52% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Ward Scores
t3 3-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Guillen K. Tapani -10% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Kendall Scores
t3 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Martin K. Tapani -3% 38% Double to CF (Line Drive); Guillen to 3B
t3 4-3 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez K. Tapani 6% 44% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 2-3-4
b3 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Morandini F. Cordova 4% 48% Hit By Pitch
b3 3-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Sosa F. Cordova -4% 44% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 3-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Grace F. Cordova 10% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Sosa to 3B; Grace to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 3-4 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RR CHC H. Rodriguez F. Cordova 14% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Sosa Scores; Grace Scores; Rodriguez to 2B/Adv on E8
b3 5-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  CHC M. Alexander F. Cordova 2% 70% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Rodriguez stays at 2B
b3 5-4 1 12- 4,(2-1)  RRR CHC T. Houston F. Cordova 18% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball); Rodriguez Scores; Alexander Scores/unER
b3 8-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Orie F. Cordova -1% 88% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b3 8-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC K. Tapani F. Cordova -0% 87% Lineout: CF
5 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 8.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-8, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 8-9-1
t4 4-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT L. Collier K. Tapani 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
Manny Martinez pinch hits for Francisco Cordova (P) batting 9th
t4 4-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT M. Martinez K. Tapani 1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 4-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Womack K. Tapani 1% 91% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 8.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-4, Pirates' Javier Martinez facing 1-2-3
Javier Martinez replaces Manny Martinez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 8-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Martinez -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b4 8-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Martinez -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 8-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Martinez -0% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 8.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-8, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 2-3-4
t5 4-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT T. Ward K. Tapani 2% 91% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani -2% 89% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
t5 4-8 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young K. Tapani 2% 91% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
t5 4-8 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Guillen K. Tapani 2% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-4, Pirates' Javier Martinez facing 4-5-6
b5 8-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grace J. Martinez -1% 92% Lineout: CF
b5 8-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC H. Rodriguez J. Martinez -0% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b5 8-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Alexander J. Martinez -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 8.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-8, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 6-7-8
t6 4-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Martin K. Tapani 2% 93% Flyball: RF
t6 4-8 1 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT A. Ramirez K. Tapani -2% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 4-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT L. Collier K. Tapani 4% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-4, Pirates' Jeff Tabaka facing 7-8-9
Jeff Tabaka replaces Lou Collier (SS) pitching and batting 8th
Kevin Polcovich replaces Javier Martinez (P) playing SS batting 9th
b6 8-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC T. Houston J. Tabaka -0% 94% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b6 8-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Orie J. Tabaka -0% 94% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
b6 8-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC K. Tapani J. Tabaka -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 8.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-8, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 9-1-2
t7 4-8 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich K. Tapani 2% 95% Lineout: P (P's Right)
t7 4-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Womack K. Tapani 1% 96% Flyball: CF
t7 4-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Ward K. Tapani 0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-4, Pirates' Jeff Tabaka facing 1-2-3
b7 8-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC J. Hernandez J. Tabaka 2% 99% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b7 9-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Morandini J. Tabaka 0% 99% Hit By Pitch
b7 9-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Tabaka -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 9-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Tabaka -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 9-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez J. Tabaka -0% 98% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 9.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-9, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 3-4-5
Jose Hernandez moves from CF to LF
Terrell Lowery replaces Henry Rodriguez (LF) playing CF batting 5th
t8 4-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t8 4-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Young K. Tapani 0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t8 4-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Guillen K. Tapani -0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 4-9 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. Martin K. Tapani 0% 99% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-4, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 6-7-8
Elmer Dessens replaces Jeff Tabaka pitching and batting 8th
Keith Osik replaces Jason Kendall playing C batting 3rd
b8 9-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Alexander E. Dessens 0% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b8 9-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC T. Houston E. Dessens 0% 100% Walk; Alexander to 2B
b8 9-4 0 12- 9,(3-2)  R CHC K. Orie E. Dessens 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Alexander Scores; Houston to 3B
b8 10-4 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHC K. Tapani E. Dessens 0% 100% Fielder's Choice P; Houston Scores; Orie to 3B/Adv on E1 (throw); Tapani to 1B
b8 11-4 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez E. Dessens -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 11-4 1 1-3 1,(0-1)  R CHC M. Morandini E. Dessens 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-3B Hole); Orie Scores/unER; Tapani to 2B
b8 12-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Sosa E. Dessens -0% 100% Lineout: CF
b8 12-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace E. Dessens -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 12.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-12, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 7-8-9
Matt Mieske replaces Sammy Sosa playing RF batting 3rd
t9 4-12 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. Ramirez K. Tapani -0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball)
Mark Smith pinch hits for Elmer Dessens (P) batting 8th
t9 4-12 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT M. Smith K. Tapani -0% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Ramirez to 3B
t9 4-12 0 -23 6,(3-2)  R PIT K. Polcovich K. Tapani -0% 99% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Ramirez Scores/unER; Smith to 3B
Bob Patterson replaces Kevin Tapani pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-12 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  R PIT T. Womack B. Patterson -1% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Smith Scores; Polcovich to 2B
t9 6-12 0 12- 4,(2-1)  PIT T. Ward B. Patterson -2% 97% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Polcovich to 3B; Womack to 2B
Terry Adams replaces Bob Patterson pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-12 0 123 5,(2-2)  RO PIT K. Osik T. Adams 2% 98% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Polcovich Scores; Womack to 3B
t9 7-12 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  R PIT K. Young T. Adams -2% 96% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Womack Scores; Ward to 3B/Adv on E1 (throw)
t9 8-12 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Guillen T. Adams -5% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ward Scores; Young to 3B/Adv on E8
Terry Mulholland replaces Terry Adams pitching and batting 9th
t9 9-12 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  O PIT A. Martin T. Mulholland 6% 96% Strikeout Swinging
Rod Beck replaces Terry Mulholland pitching and batting 9th
t9 9-12 2 1-3 6,(1-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez R. Beck 4% 100% Strikeout Looking
5 runs, 6 hits, 3 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 12.

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