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11
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@MIN
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4
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2
1
ANA
@SEA
7
3
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4
10
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1
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@PHI
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7
3
Saturday, September 25, 1999, 3:05PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 39,035, Time of Game: 2:12
Pirates
1
75-79
 Lost 3 
3rd, 18 GB
at Cubs
3
64-91
 Won 4 
6th, 29½ GB
W: Jon Lieber (9-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  3  0   0  0  X    3  5  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Al Martin LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .284 .344 .518 .862 5 3 -0.023 0.87 0.000 -0.023 -0.3
   Emil Brown LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .500 .750 16 11 -0.091 1.17 0.000 -0.091 -0.7 2 0
Adrian Brown RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .252 .349 .340 .689 13 9 -0.007 0.87 0.049 -0.056 -0.0 0 0 SB
Dale Sveum SS 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .219 .282 .469 .750 21 14 0.097 0.93 0.144 -0.046 0.9 1 2 2B
Kevin Young 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .297 .389 .514 .903 18 13 -0.124 1.11 0.000 -0.124 -1.1 6 2
Warren Morris 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .289 .361 .426 .787 14 10 -0.033 0.81 0.020 -0.052 -0.4 3 4
Chad Hermansen CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .270 .372 .324 .696 9 7 -0.071 0.85 0.000 -0.071 -0.6 1 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .219 .316 .313 .628 12 8 -0.083 1.07 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 1 0
Keith Osik C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .199 .254 .269 .524 12 8 -0.057 0.74 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 9 2
Francisco Cordova P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .170 .204 .170 .374 8 6 -0.045 0.85 0.000 -0.045 -0.4 1 0
   Abraham Nunez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .297 .238 .535 5 2 -0.015 0.54 0.000 -0.015 -0.1
   Jeff Wallace P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 1 3 1 0 11 31 .097 .097 .129 .226 133 91 -0.452 0.93 0.213 -0.663 -3.8 24 10
2B: D Sveum (5, off J Lieber).
TB: D Sveum 2; W Morris; A Brown.
RBI: D Sveum (13).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Osik-D Sveum.
Baserunning
SB: A Brown (4, 2nd base off J Lieber/J Reed).

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 1 0 0 0 4 .256 .327 .340 .666 10 8 -0.074 0.74 0.004 -0.077 -0.7 1 0
Roosevelt Brown LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .220 .245 .380 .625 9 7 -0.052 0.67 0.000 -0.052 -0.6 2 0
   Glenallen Hill PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .307 .360 .586 .946 2 2 -0.007 0.26 0.000 -0.007 -0.2
   Bo Porter LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .250 .222 .472 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Sammy Sosa RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .293 .370 .645 1.015 13 7 -0.036 0.46 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 1 0
Mark Grace 1B 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 .310 .392 .480 .871 10 4 0.057 0.86 0.097 -0.040 0.4 7 2 2·CS
Shane Andrews 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .193 .295 .370 .665 11 8 -0.097 1.35 0.000 -0.097 -1.0 0 3
Jeff Reed C 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 .256 .369 .356 .725 13 8 0.015 1.11 0.053 -0.038 -0.1 12 0 HBP
Jose Nieves SS 3 1 1 3 0 0 3 .250 .284 .348 .632 8 5 0.283 1.37 0.315 -0.032 2.0 0 1 HR
Chad Meyers 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .238 .299 .302 .601 13 8 -0.009 0.48 0.016 -0.025 -0.2 2 0
Jon Lieber P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .130 .200 .148 .348 14 8 -0.029 0.49 0.000 -0.029 -0.5 2 0 SH
Team Totals 26 3 5 3 1 9 29 .192 .250 .308 .558 103 65 0.051 0.80 0.485 -0.433 -1.3 27 6
HR: J Nieves (2, off F Cordova, 5th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: J Lieber (7, off F Cordova).
HBP: J Reed (3, by F Cordova).
TB: J Nieves 4; M Grace 2; L Johnson; C Meyers.
RBI: J Nieves 3 (17).
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
E: B Porter (1).
Baserunning
CS: M Grace 2 (4, 2nd base by F Cordova/K Osik 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 (8-9) 7 4 3 3 1 7 1 4.60 25 94 58 27 13 18 10 6 2 0 63 -0.067 0.90 0.8
Jeff Wallace 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.89 4 14 9 2 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.016 0.20 0.5
Team Totals 8 5 3 3 1 9 1 3.38 29 108 67 29 18 20 11 7 3 0 63 0 0 -0.051 0.80 1.3

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
Jon Lieber, W (9-11) 9 3 1 1 0 11 0 4.17 31 133 91 49 21 21 9 11 3 0 88 0.449 0.93 3.8
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 0 11 0 1.00 31 133 91 49 21 21 9 11 3 0 88 0.449 0.93 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: F Cordova (4; J Reed).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Jerry Meals.
Time of Game: 2:12.
Attendance: 39,035.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 10mph out to Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Al Martin LF 1 Lance Johnson CF
2 Adrian Brown RF 2 Roosevelt Brown LF
3 Dale Sveum SS 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Kevin Young 1B 4 Mark Grace 1B
5 Warren Morris 2B 5 Shane Andrews 3B
6 Chad Hermansen CF 6 Jeff Reed C
7 Aramis Ramirez 3B 7 Jose Nieves SS
8 Keith Osik C 8 Chad Meyers 2B
9 Francisco Cordova P 9 Jon Lieber P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 0-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR CHC J. Nieves F. Cordova 32% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Grace Scores; Reed Scores
t4 0-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  R PIT D. Sveum J. Lieber -12% 36% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Brown Scores
b2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO CHC J. Reed F. Cordova -5% 50% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Grace Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b5 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Grace F. Cordova 5% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b5 0-1 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  CHC J. Reed F. Cordova 5% 48% Hit By Pitch; 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' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Martin J. Lieber 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown J. Lieber 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT D. Sveum J. Lieber 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
Emil Brown replaces Al Martin playing LF batting 1st
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Johnson F. Cordova -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Brown F. Cordova -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa F. Cordova -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young J. Lieber 2% 52% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT W. Morris J. Lieber 2% 54% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen J. Lieber 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Grace F. Cordova 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Andrews F. Cordova -3% 55% Lineout: 3B
b2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO CHC J. Reed F. Cordova -5% 50% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Grace Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez J. Lieber 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Osik J. Lieber 2% 54% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
t3 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Cordova J. Lieber 1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Nieves F. Cordova -3% 53% Flyball: CF
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC C. Meyers F. Cordova -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC J. Lieber F. Cordova -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
t4 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT E. Brown J. Lieber 3% 53% Groundout: 1B-P
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Brown J. Lieber -3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t4 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT D. Sveum J. Lieber -2% 48% Brown Steals 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  R PIT D. Sveum J. Lieber -12% 36% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Brown Scores
t4 1-0 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young J. Lieber 4% 40% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O PIT W. Morris J. Lieber 4% 43% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC L. Johnson F. Cordova -3% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Brown F. Cordova -2% 38% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
b4 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa F. Cordova -1% 37% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT C. Hermansen J. Lieber 2% 39% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
t5 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez J. Lieber 2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT K. Osik J. Lieber 1% 42% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 4-5-6
b5 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Grace F. Cordova 5% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b5 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Andrews F. Cordova -5% 42% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-1 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  CHC J. Reed F. Cordova 5% 48% Hit By Pitch; Grace to 2B
b5 0-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR CHC J. Nieves F. Cordova 32% 79% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Grace Scores; Reed Scores
b5 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Meyers F. Cordova 2% 81% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b5 3-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC J. Lieber F. Cordova -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Meyers to 2B
b5 3-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC L. Johnson F. Cordova -2% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 9-1-2
t6 1-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT F. Cordova J. Lieber 3% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT E. Brown J. Lieber 2% 83% Lineout: RF
t6 1-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. Brown J. Lieber 1% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 2-3-4
b6 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Brown F. Cordova -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC S. Sosa F. Cordova -1% 82% Flyball: LF
b6 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grace F. Cordova 1% 82% Walk
b6 3-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHC S. Andrews F. Cordova -2% 81% Grace Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 3-4-5
t7 1-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Sveum J. Lieber 4% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young J. Lieber 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT W. Morris J. Lieber -2% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t7 1-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen J. Lieber 3% 88% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 5-6-7
b7 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Andrews F. Cordova -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC J. Reed F. Cordova -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Nieves F. Cordova -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 7-8-9
t8 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. Ramirez J. Lieber 4% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 1-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Osik J. Lieber 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
Abraham Nunez pinch hits for Francisco Cordova (P) batting 9th
t8 1-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT A. Nunez J. Lieber 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Jeff Wallace facing 8-9-1
Jeff Wallace replaces Abraham Nunez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. Meyers J. Wallace -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Lieber J. Wallace -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC L. Johnson J. Wallace 0% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
Glenallen Hill pinch hits for Roosevelt Brown (LF) batting 2nd
b8 3-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC G. Hill J. Wallace -1% 92% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
Bo Porter replaces Glenallen Hill (PH) playing LF batting 2nd
t9 1-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT E. Brown J. Lieber 4% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Brown J. Lieber 3% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t9 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT D. Sveum J. Lieber -3% 96% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sveum to 2B
t9 1-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Young J. Lieber 4% 100% Lineout: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.

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