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OAK
@ANA
5
4
CHW
@BOS
14
15
CLE
@KCR
12
3
DET
@MIN
4
5
BAL
@NYY
0
1
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@TEX
4
8
TBD
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1
2
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@ATL
2
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@CHC
6
7
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@CIN
1
6
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@HOU
2
5
FLA
@MON
2
1
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@PHI
3
4
COL
@SDP
2
7
LAD
@SFG
0
3
Sunday, July 5, 1998, 1:21
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 38,742, Time of Game: 2:43
Pirates
6
40-48
 Lost 3 
5th, 13½ GB
at Cubs
7
48-39
 Won 5 
2nd, 5 GB
W: Dave Stevens (1-0)
L: Rich Loiselle (1-6)
S: Rod Beck (23)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   4  0  0   1  0  1    6 14  1
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   2  5  X    7 11  1

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 4 0 0 0 5 .251 .294 .317 .611 24 18 0.215 1.09 0.219 -0.004 2.1 1 2 2B,3·SB
Manny Martinez CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .303 .347 .515 .862 27 15 -0.117 1.25 0.025 -0.142 -0.7 0 0 SF
Jason Kendall C 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .336 .411 .456 .867 13 8 0.097 0.95 0.120 -0.023 0.4 9 1 GDP
Kevin Young 1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .271 .330 .488 .817 20 15 -0.081 1.64 0.065 -0.147 0.3 5 0 HR
Jose Guillen RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .296 .325 .458 .783 15 12 -0.213 1.58 0.000 -0.213 -1.8 2 0
Al Martin LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .242 .296 .377 .673 15 11 0.074 0.56 0.098 -0.024 1.1 2 0 2·2B,SB
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .230 .299 .369 .667 15 11 -0.005 0.75 0.035 -0.040 -0.5 1 0
Lou Collier SS 4 1 1 3 0 1 4 .251 .298 .374 .672 11 7 0.174 0.81 0.203 -0.030 1.3 3 2 HR
Jon Lieber P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226 .273 .258 .531 7 5 -0.045 0.57 0.000 -0.045 -0.7 1 0
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Turner Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .233 .308 .349 .657 4 3 -0.012 0.41 0.000 -0.012 -0.3
   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
   Ricardo Rincon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rich Loiselle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 40 6 14 6 0 5 41 .350 .341 .575 .916 151 105 0.087 1.04 0.765 -0.680 1.3 24 5
2B: A Martin 2 (12, 2 off M Clark); T Womack (13, off M Clark).
HR: L Collier (2, off M Clark, 4th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line); K Young (17, off M Clark, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SF: M Martinez (1, off M Clark).
TB: K Young 5; T Womack 5; L Collier 4; A Martin 4; J Kendall 3; A Ramirez; M Martinez.
GIDP: J Kendall (5).
RBI: L Collier 3 (19); K Young (55); M Martinez (8); J Kendall (41).
2-out RBI: K Young.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
PB: J Kendall (8).
E: A Ramirez (3).
Baserunning
SB: T Womack 3 (31, 2nd base off M Clark/T Houston, 3rd base off M Clark/T Houston, 2nd base off R Beck/S Servais); A Martin (13, 2nd base off D Stevens/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
Jose Hernandez CF 5 0 3 4 0 1 5 .289 .337 .551 .889 21 14 0.200 1.50 0.248 -0.048 2.9 3 0
Mickey Morandini 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .327 .419 .449 .868 19 9 -0.072 0.61 0.006 -0.078 -0.6 2 2 IW
Pedro Valdes RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .200 .238 .250 .488 13 8 0.000 0.43 0.012 -0.012 0.0 1 0
   Matt Mieske RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .306 .362 .412 .773 12 8 0.033 1.09 0.066 -0.033 -0.1 3 0
Mark Grace 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .329 .411 .483 .895 21 10 0.019 0.98 0.075 -0.056 -0.3 6 0
Henry Rodriguez LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .240 .331 .513 .844 11 10 -0.126 1.25 0.000 -0.126 -1.1 5 0
Manny Alexander 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .255 .293 .369 .663 12 9 0.078 1.05 0.106 -0.028 0.4 0 1
Tyler Houston C 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .295 .323 .477 .800 9 7 0.007 0.44 0.026 -0.018 0.2 6 0
   Scott Servais PH-C 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 .194 .270 .283 .553 5 1 0.133 4.60 0.133 0.000 1.0 0 0
Jeff Blauser SS 4 2 3 2 0 0 4 .237 .347 .308 .655 8 6 0.446 2.04 0.466 -0.020 2.7 1 1 2·2B
Mark Clark P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .032 .063 .032 .095 9 6 -0.065 1.18 0.000 -0.065 -0.7 0 1
   Sandy Martinez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .257 .346 .400 .746 4 3 -0.039 1.05 0.000 -0.039 -0.8
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Stevens P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Orie PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .173 .242 .272 .514 4 0 -0.030 1.80 0.000 -0.030 -0.8 CS
   Rod Beck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 11 7 4 9 39 .314 .385 .371 .756 148 91 0.584 1.22 1.138 -0.553 2.8 27 5
2B: J Blauser 2 (11, 1 off R Loiselle, 1 off J Lieber).
IBB: M Morandini (3, by R Loiselle).
TB: J Blauser 5; J Hernandez 3; T Houston 2; P Valdes; M Alexander; M Mieske.
RBI: J Hernandez 4 (43); J Blauser 2 (18); S Servais (18).
2-out RBI: J Hernandez 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Morandini-M Grace.
E: M Grace (6).
Baserunning
CS: K Orie (1, Home by R Loiselle/J Kendall).

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
Jon Lieber 6.2 8 2 2 0 9 0 3.79 28 110 77 45 14 18 6 13 9 0 59 0.221 0.67 1.4
Jason Christiansen, H (12) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.69 1 6 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.025 0.87 0.2
Elmer Dessens 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3.58 1 5 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.051 1.10 -0.4
Ricardo Rincon, H (9) 0.1 0 2 1 1 0 0 2.21 3 8 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 -0.105 2.48 -0.7
Rich Loiselle, BS (7), L (1-6) 0.2 2 2 2 3 0 0 3.57 6 19 5 5 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 3 -0.676 2.77 -3.4
Team Totals 8 11 7 6 4 9 0 6.75 39 148 91 57 14 20 7 19 14 0 59 5 3 -0.586 1.22 -2.8
E Dessens faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Mark Clark 7 12 5 5 0 3 2 4.98 32 115 81 57 7 17 9 20 4 0 36 -0.180 0.86 -1.3
Bob Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.30 1 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.010 0.28 -0.4
Dave Stevens, W (1-0) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 17 11 8 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.027 0.40 0.9
Rod Beck, S (23) 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.98 5 15 10 5 0 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 0.078 2.67 -0.5
Team Totals 9 14 6 6 0 5 2 6.00 41 151 105 73 8 24 11 25 6 0 36 1 0 -0.085 1.04 -1.3
B Patterson faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: R Loiselle (9; M Morandini).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Nauert, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Eric Gregg, 3B - Mark Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 38,742.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 10mph out to Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Tony Womack 2B 1 Jose Hernandez CF
2 Manny Martinez CF 2 Mickey Morandini 2B
3 Jason Kendall C 3 Pedro Valdes RF
4 Kevin Young 1B 4 Mark Grace 1B
5 Jose Guillen RF 5 Henry Rodriguez LF
6 Al Martin LF 6 Manny Alexander 3B
7 Aramis Ramirez 3B 7 Tyler Houston C
8 Lou Collier SS 8 Jeff Blauser SS
9 Jon Lieber P 9 Mark Clark P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHC J. Blauser R. Loiselle 40% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive); Grace Scores; Alexander Scores/unER; Servais to 3B
t4 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR PIT L. Collier M. Clark -20% 19% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Martin Scores; Ramirez Scores
b8 5-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHC J. Hernandez R. Loiselle 18% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive); Servais Scores; Blauser Scores; Orie to 3B
b8 2-5 1 123 5,(3-1)  R CHC S. Servais R. Loiselle 13% 38% Walk; Mieske Scores; Grace to 3B; Alexander to 2B
b8 2-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Alexander R. Rincon 10% 25% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Mieske to 3B; Grace to 2B

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' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 11,(3-2)  PIT T. Womack M. Clark -4% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT M. Martinez M. Clark -2% 44% Womack Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT M. Martinez M. Clark 4% 48% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. Kendall M. Clark -2% 46% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Womack stays at 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Young M. Clark 4% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Guillen M. Clark 4% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Lieber -2% 53% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lieber -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC P. Valdes J. Lieber 1% 52% Single to 1B (Line Drive to 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lieber -2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Martin M. Clark 2% 52% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Clark 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT L. Collier M. Clark 1% 55% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez J. Lieber -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alexander J. Lieber -2% 51% Lineout: RF
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC T. Houston J. Lieber 1% 52% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Blauser J. Lieber 3% 55% Single to LF (Pop Fly); Houston to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Clark J. Lieber -5% 50% Lineout: P (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Lieber M. Clark 3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT T. Womack M. Clark -3% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT M. Martinez M. Clark 3% 53% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Kendall M. Clark -2% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive); Womack to 2B
t3 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  PIT K. Young M. Clark -3% 47% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Womack to 3B; Kendall to 2B
t3 0-0 2 123 6,(1-2)  O PIT J. Guillen M. Clark 8% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Lieber -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lieber -2% 51% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC P. Valdes J. Lieber -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 6-7-8
Matt Mieske replaces Pedro Valdes playing RF batting 3rd
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT A. Martin M. Clark -7% 43% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t4 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Ramirez M. Clark -3% 39% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Martin stays at 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR PIT L. Collier M. Clark -20% 19% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Martin Scores; Ramirez Scores
t4 3-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Lieber M. Clark 1% 20% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t4 3-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT T. Womack M. Clark -2% 18% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t4 3-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  PIT M. Martinez M. Clark -2% 16% Womack Steals 3B
t4 3-0 1 --3 7,(3-2)  RO PIT M. Martinez M. Clark -2% 14% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Womack Scores
t4 4-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clark 0% 15% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 4-5-6
b4 0-4 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lieber -2% 13% Flyball: RF
b4 0-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC H. Rodriguez J. Lieber -1% 11% Flyball: LF
b4 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Alexander J. Lieber 1% 12% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 0-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Houston J. Lieber -2% 11% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 4-5-6
t5 4-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT K. Young M. Clark 1% 11% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 4-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen M. Clark 1% 12% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 4-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT A. Martin M. Clark -1% 11% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
t5 4-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Clark 1% 13% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 8-9-1
b5 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Blauser J. Lieber -2% 11% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC M. Clark J. Lieber -1% 9% Popfly: SS
b5 0-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC J. Hernandez J. Lieber 1% 10% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 0-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lieber -2% 8% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 8-9-1
t6 4-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT L. Collier M. Clark 1% 9% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 4-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Lieber M. Clark 1% 10% Flyball: LF
t6 4-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack M. Clark 0% 10% Popfly: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 3-4-5
b6 0-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Mieske J. Lieber -2% 8% Strikeout Swinging
b6 0-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lieber -1% 7% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b6 0-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez J. Lieber -1% 6% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 2-3-4
t7 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT M. Martinez M. Clark -1% 5% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT J. Kendall M. Clark 2% 7% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t7 4-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT K. Young M. Clark -3% 4% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 5-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Guillen M. Clark 0% 4% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 6-7-8
b7 0-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alexander J. Lieber -1% 3% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Houston J. Lieber 1% 4% Single to SS (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b7 0-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC J. Blauser J. Lieber 4% 8% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Houston to 3B
Sandy Martinez pinch hits for Mark Clark (P) batting 9th
b7 0-5 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Martinez J. Lieber -4% 4% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-5 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR CHC J. Hernandez J. Lieber 6% 10% Single to CF (Line Drive); Houston Scores; Blauser Scores
Jason Christiansen replaces Jon Lieber pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Christiansen -3% 7% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Bob Patterson facing 6-7-8
Bob Patterson replaces Sandy Martinez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Martin B. Patterson -1% 6% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
Dave Stevens replaces Bob Patterson pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-2 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez D. Stevens 1% 7% Foul Popfly: C
t8 5-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT L. Collier D. Stevens -1% 7% Martin Steals 2B
t8 5-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT L. Collier D. Stevens 1% 8% Strikeout Swinging
Turner Ward pinch hits for Jason Christiansen (P) batting 9th
t8 5-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Ward D. Stevens 1% 9% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 3-4-5
Elmer Dessens replaces Turner Ward (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. Mieske E. Dessens 5% 14% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Ricardo Rincon replaces Elmer Dessens pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Grace R. Rincon 2% 16% Passed Ball; Mieske to 2B
b8 2-5 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grace R. Rincon 8% 23% Walk
b8 2-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC H. Rodriguez R. Rincon -8% 15% Lineout: LF
b8 2-5 1 12- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Alexander R. Rincon 10% 25% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Mieske to 3B; Grace to 2B
Rich Loiselle replaces Ricardo Rincon pitching and batting 9th
Scott Servais pinch hits for Tyler Houston (C) batting 7th
b8 2-5 1 123 5,(3-1)  R CHC S. Servais R. Loiselle 13% 38% Walk; Mieske Scores; Grace to 3B; Alexander to 2B
b8 3-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHC J. Blauser R. Loiselle 40% 78% Double to RF (Line Drive); Grace Scores; Alexander Scores/unER; Servais to 3B
Kevin Orie pinch hits for Dave Stevens (P) batting 9th
b8 5-5 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC K. Orie R. Loiselle -0% 77% Walk
b8 5-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  RR CHC J. Hernandez R. Loiselle 18% 96% Single to CF (Line Drive); Servais Scores; Blauser Scores; Orie to 3B
b8 7-5 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Morandini R. Loiselle -3% 93% Orie Caught Stealing Hm (C-3B)
b8 7-5 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Morandini R. Loiselle 1% 94% Intentional Walk; Hernandez to 2B
b8 7-5 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Mieske R. Loiselle -1% 92% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
5 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 7.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-7, Cubs' Rod Beck facing 1-2-3
Rod Beck replaces Kevin Orie (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Scott Servais moves from PH to C
t9 5-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT T. Womack R. Beck -8% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t9 5-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT M. Martinez R. Beck -1% 83% Womack Steals 2B
t9 5-7 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT M. Martinez R. Beck 7% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 5-7 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Kendall R. Beck -8% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive); Womack Scores
t9 6-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Young R. Beck 9% 92% Flyball: RF
t9 6-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen R. Beck 8% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 7.

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