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Saturday, May 6, 2000, 1:20PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 38,957, Time of Game: 3:26
Pirates
11
13-16
 Won 2 
3rd, 5½ GB
at Cubs
9
12-20
 Lost 3 
5th, 8 GB
W: Jeff Wallace (2-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  1  1   0  0  1   1  0  6   11 16  0
Cubs            2  0  0   0  1  6   0  0  0    9 16  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chad Hermansen CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .205 .568 16 8 -0.010 0.81 0.057 -0.067 -0.3 1 0 2B
   Warren Morris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .726 3 2 -0.019 0.80 0.000 -0.019 -0.4
   Bruce Aven PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .500 4 3 -0.017 0.63 0.000 -0.017 -0.5 0 0
Luis Sojo 3B 5 2 3 2 0 0 .279 .843 14 11 0.094 0.68 0.148 -0.054 1.7 0 3 HR
Jason Kendall C 4 1 2 1 1 0 .333 .855 17 9 0.117 0.98 0.165 -0.048 1.4 7 2
Brian Giles RF-CF 4 2 2 3 1 0 .356 1.140 23 13 0.200 1.27 0.287 -0.088 1.9 2 0 HR,GDP
Kevin Young 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 .234 .683 13 11 -0.156 1.44 0.019 -0.175 -0.7 12 1 2B,GDP
Wil Cordero LF 5 2 3 1 0 1 .226 .676 15 11 0.396 1.41 0.439 -0.044 1.2 0 0 3B,2B
Pat Meares SS 4 1 1 1 1 1 .250 .707 15 8 0.257 1.55 0.347 -0.090 0.2 1 7 2B
Mike Benjamin 2B 5 1 3 2 0 0 .342 .822 15 11 0.182 0.80 0.216 -0.034 1.8 3 2 2B
Jimmy Anderson P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 9 6 -0.061 1.11 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 0 0
   Jose Silva P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Parra P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Adrian Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .730 2 2 -0.013 0.72 0.000 -0.013 -0.2
   Scott Sauerbeck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jeff Wallace P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Vander Wal PH 0 1 0 0 2 0 .333 1.151 10 2 0.021 0.44 0.021 0.000 0.5 IW
   Mike Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 41 11 16 11 5 3 .390 1.164 156 97 0.991 1.07 1.699 -0.710 6.1 27 15
2B: W Cordero (7, off S Downs); C Hermansen (3, off S Downs); P Meares (7, off K Farnsworth); K Young (9, off B Williams); M Benjamin (4, off S Downs).
3B: W Cordero (2, off K Farnsworth).
HR: L Sojo (2, off S Downs; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); B Giles (7, off S Downs; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF).
IBB: J Vander Wal (2, by K Farnsworth).
TB: L Sojo 6; W Cordero 6; B Giles 5; M Benjamin 4; K Young 2; P Meares 2; C Hermansen 2; J Kendall 2.
GIDP: K Young (5); B Giles (2).
RBI: B Giles 3 (29); M Benjamin 2 (3); L Sojo 2 (5); P Meares (16); W Cordero (11); J Kendall (7); K Young (18).
2-out RBI: P Meares; L Sojo; M Benjamin; W Cordero.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 7 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Benjamin-P Meares-K Young; P Meares-M Benjamin-K Young.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eric Young 2B 5 2 3 1 0 1 .328 .861 14 11 0.160 1.25 0.203 -0.042 1.0 0 4 2B
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 2 1 0 1 0 .336 .908 19 10 0.072 1.14 0.127 -0.055 0.3 4 4
Sammy Sosa RF 4 1 4 4 1 0 .323 1.059 24 13 0.412 1.35 0.412 0.000 4.8 2 0 HR
Glenallen Hill LF 4 1 2 3 0 0 .208 .724 14 9 -0.031 1.59 0.107 -0.137 0.5 2 0 HR,GDP
   Brian Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Huson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .458 4 4 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.3
   Rick Aguilera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Felix Heredia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Shane Andrews 1B-3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 .228 .858 19 11 -0.088 0.74 0.049 -0.137 -1.5 9 1 CS,GDP
Jose Nieves 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .572 10 8 -0.002 1.54 0.071 -0.073 -0.0 1 3
   Henry Rodriguez LF 1 0 0 0 1 0 .221 .874 8 3 0.092 1.03 0.095 -0.003 0.1 2 0
Damon Buford CF 5 1 2 1 0 2 .252 .726 25 17 0.011 1.63 0.185 -0.174 0.2 2 0 HR,2B
Joe Girardi C 4 1 1 0 0 1 .247 .689 12 8 -0.045 1.10 0.036 -0.081 -0.7 2 1
   Willie Greene PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .389 1.040 4 3 -0.066 2.72 0.000 -0.066 -0.3
Scott Downs P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .154 8 5 -0.069 1.31 0.000 -0.069 -0.6 0 1
   Mark Grace PH-1B 2 1 1 0 1 0 .270 .826 13 5 0.047 1.20 0.096 -0.049 0.6 3 0
Team Totals 40 9 16 9 5 7 .400 1.142 174 107 0.491 1.26 1.381 -0.888 4.1 27 14
2B: E Young (13, off J Anderson); D Buford (4, off S Sauerbeck).
HR: D Buford (5, off J Silva; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); S Sosa (11, off J Parra; 6th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); G Hill (4, off J Parra; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: S Sosa 7; D Buford 6; G Hill 5; E Young 4; J Girardi; J Nieves; R Gutierrez; M Grace; S Andrews.
GIDP: S Andrews (2); G Hill (2).
RBI: S Sosa 4 (27); G Hill 3 (9); E Young (12); D Buford (13).
2-out RBI: S Sosa 3; G Hill.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Andrews-R Gutierrez-S Andrews; S Downs-R Gutierrez-S Andrews.
Baserunning
CS: S Andrews (1, 2nd base by J Parra/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
Jimmy Anderson 5 8 3 3 2 3 0 4.55 23 85 52 31 11 10 17 2 2 0 40 -0.043 1.52 -0.3
Jose Silva, BS (2) 0.1 4 4 4 0 0 1 6.11 5 18 10 7 1 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 -0.364 1.62 -2.4
Jose Parra 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 2 9.35 4 17 9 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 -0.196 0.77 -3.0
Scott Sauerbeck 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.50 5 21 13 9 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.008 0.17 0.5
Jeff Wallace, W (2-0) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.45 4 18 15 9 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.05 0.5
Mike Williams, S (5) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.38 4 16 8 2 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.100 2.47 0.5
Team Totals 9 16 9 9 5 7 3 9.00 45 175 107 65 19 23 22 12 5 0 40 2 2 -0.492 1.26 -4.1

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
Scott Downs 6 8 4 4 1 3 2 6.21 25 81 52 30 4 18 8 13 8 0 42 -0.138 0.98 -0.7
Brian Williams 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 9.00 10 33 21 16 0 5 4 5 3 0 0 0 0.029 0.51 0.1
Rick Aguilera 0.1 2 4 4 2 0 0 5.93 5 20 9 6 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 -0.166 1.01 -2.7
Kyle Farnsworth, BS (1), L (1-4) 0.1 3 2 2 1 0 0 8.55 5 18 12 9 2 1 1 3 3 0 2 2 -0.734 2.78 -3.2
Felix Heredia 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.41 1 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.017 0.63 0.5
Team Totals 9 16 11 11 5 3 2 11.00 46 156 97 63 6 28 13 25 17 0 42 4 2 -0.992 1.07 -6.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Farnsworth (3; J Vander Wal).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Travis Katzenmeier, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Larry Young, 3B - Greg Bonin.
Time of Game: 3:26.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 18mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Chad Hermansen CF 1 Eric Young 2B
2 Luis Sojo 3B 2 Ricky Gutierrez SS
3 Jason Kendall C 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Brian Giles RF 4 Glenallen Hill LF
5 Kevin Young 1B 5 Shane Andrews 1B
6 Wil Cordero LF 6 Jose Nieves 3B
7 Pat Meares SS 7 Damon Buford CF
8 Mike Benjamin 2B 8 Joe Girardi C
9 Jimmy Anderson P 9 Scott Downs P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 8-9 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  R PIT W. Cordero K. Farnsworth 36% 48% Triple to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Giles Scores
t9 9-9 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R PIT P. Meares K. Farnsworth 34% 82% Double (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Cordero Scores
b6 5-4 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  RRR CHC S. Sosa J. Parra -20% 6% Home Run (Fly Ball); Grace Scores; Young Scores
b6 3-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC D. Buford J. Silva -18% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 3-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT B. Giles S. Downs 16% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball)

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' Scott Downs facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT C. Hermansen S. Downs 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT L. Sojo S. Downs -4% 52% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Kendall S. Downs 8% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive); Hermansen Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  PIT B. Giles S. Downs 3% 63% Walk; Kendall to 2B
t1 1-0 1 12- 4,(0-2)  OO PIT K. Young S. Downs -8% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B; Kendall to 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC E. Young J. Anderson -4% 51% Single to 3B (Bunt)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Gutierrez J. Anderson -9% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Young to 3B
b1 0-1 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  R CHC S. Sosa J. Anderson -9% 33% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Young Scores; Gutierrez to 3B
b1 1-1 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CHC G. Hill J. Anderson -5% 28% Single to LF (Line Drive); Gutierrez Scores; Sosa to 2B
b1 2-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC S. Andrews J. Anderson 9% 37% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Sosa to 3B
b1 2-1 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Nieves J. Anderson 3% 40% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Scott Downs facing 6-7-8
t2 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT W. Cordero S. Downs 6% 46% Double (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t2 1-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Meares S. Downs -5% 42% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t2 1-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R PIT M. Benjamin S. Downs 10% 52% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Cordero Scores
t2 2-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Anderson S. Downs -4% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O PIT C. Hermansen S. Downs -3% 45% Lineout: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 7-8-9
b2 2-2 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O CHC D. Buford J. Anderson 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Girardi J. Anderson 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Downs J. Anderson 1% 50% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Scott Downs facing 2-3-4
t3 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R PIT L. Sojo S. Downs 11% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Kendall S. Downs 3% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t3 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT B. Giles S. Downs -7% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
t3 3-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT K. Young S. Downs -1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 1-2-3
b3 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC E. Young J. Anderson -7% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 2-3 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Anderson 2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B; Young to 3B
b3 2-3 1 --3 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Anderson -3% 48% Walk
b3 2-3 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  OO CHC G. Hill J. Anderson 14% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Scott Downs facing 6-7-8
t4 3-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT W. Cordero S. Downs -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Meares S. Downs -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t4 3-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT M. Benjamin S. Downs -1% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 5-6-7
b4 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Andrews J. Anderson -5% 52% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
b4 2-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC J. Nieves J. Anderson -7% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Andrews to 2B
b4 2-3 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Buford J. Anderson 7% 52% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b4 2-3 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Girardi J. Anderson 6% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Downs J. Anderson 6% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Scott Downs facing 9-1-2
t5 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Anderson S. Downs -3% 61% Flyball: LF
t5 3-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT C. Hermansen S. Downs -2% 59% Lineout: 1B
t5 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Sojo S. Downs -1% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 1-2-3
b5 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC E. Young J. Anderson 3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Gutierrez J. Anderson -4% 57% Walk
b5 2-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Anderson -9% 48% Single (Ground Ball); Gutierrez to 3B
b5 2-3 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO CHC G. Hill J. Anderson -3% 45% Groundout: SS-1B; Gutierrez Scores; Sosa to 2B
b5 3-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Andrews J. Anderson 5% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Scott Downs facing 3-4-5
t6 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Kendall S. Downs -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT B. Giles S. Downs 16% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 4-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT K. Young S. Downs -2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT W. Cordero S. Downs 1% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
t6 4-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT P. Meares S. Downs -3% 59% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Jose Silva facing 6-7-8
Jose Silva replaces Jimmy Anderson pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC J. Nieves J. Silva 4% 64% Popfly: 2B
b6 3-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC D. Buford J. Silva -18% 46% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 4-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC J. Girardi J. Silva -4% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
Mark Grace pinch hits for Scott Downs (P) batting 9th
b6 4-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Grace J. Silva -9% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Girardi to 3B
b6 4-4 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  R CHC E. Young J. Silva -9% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive); Girardi Scores; Grace to 2B
Jose Parra replaces Jose Silva pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Parra 3% 26% Flyball: RF; Grace to 3B
b6 5-4 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  RRR CHC S. Sosa J. Parra -20% 6% Home Run (Fly Ball); Grace Scores; Young Scores
b6 8-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC G. Hill J. Parra -3% 3% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 9-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Andrews J. Parra -0% 3% Walk
b6 9-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Nieves J. Parra 0% 3% Andrews Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 9.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-9, Cubs' Brian Williams facing 8-9-1
Brian Williams replaces Glenallen Hill (LF) pitching and batting 4th
Mark Grace moves from PH to 1B
Shane Andrews moves from 1B to 3B
Henry Rodriguez replaces Jose Nieves (3B) playing LF batting 6th
t7 4-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT M. Benjamin B. Williams 2% 5% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
Adrian Brown pinch hits for Jose Parra (P) batting 9th
t7 4-9 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown B. Williams -1% 4% Groundout: 2B-1B; Benjamin to 2B
t7 4-9 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen B. Williams -1% 2% Popfly: SS
t7 4-9 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R PIT L. Sojo B. Williams 2% 4% Single to LF (Line Drive); Benjamin Scores
t7 5-9 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall B. Williams -1% 3% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-5, Pirates' Scott Sauerbeck facing 6-7-8
Scott Sauerbeck replaces Adrian Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 9-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez S. Sauerbeck 0% 3% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 9-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC D. Buford S. Sauerbeck -1% 3% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b7 9-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Girardi S. Sauerbeck 0% 3% Groundout: SS-1B; Buford to 3B
b7 9-5 2 --3 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grace S. Sauerbeck -0% 3% Walk
b7 9-5 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC E. Young S. Sauerbeck 1% 4% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 9.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-9, Cubs' Brian Williams facing 4-5-6
t8 5-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT B. Giles B. Williams -1% 2% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT K. Young B. Williams 2% 4% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t8 5-9 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT W. Cordero B. Williams -2% 2% Lineout: LF
t8 5-9 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  PIT P. Meares B. Williams 1% 3% Walk
t8 5-9 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT M. Benjamin B. Williams -2% 1% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-5, Pirates' Jeff Wallace facing 2-3-4
Jeff Wallace replaces Scott Sauerbeck pitching and batting 9th
b8 9-5 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Wallace 0% 1% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 9-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Wallace -0% 1% Single (Ground Ball)
Jeff Huson pinch hits for Brian Williams (P) batting 4th
b8 9-5 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CHC J. Huson J. Wallace 0% 1% Flyball: CF
b8 9-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Andrews J. Wallace 0% 2% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 9.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-9, Cubs' Rick Aguilera facing 9-1-2
Rick Aguilera replaces Jeff Huson (PH) pitching and batting 4th
John Vander Wal pinch hits for Jeff Wallace (P) batting 9th
t9 5-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. Vander Wal R. Aguilera 2% 4% Walk
Warren Morris pinch hits for Chad Hermansen (CF) batting 1st
t9 5-9 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT W. Morris R. Aguilera -2% 2% Lineout: RF
t9 5-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT L. Sojo R. Aguilera 2% 4% Single to RF (Line Drive); Vander Wal to 2B
t9 5-9 1 12- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Kendall R. Aguilera 5% 9% Walk; Vander Wal to 3B; Sojo to 2B
t9 5-9 1 123 6,(2-2)  RR PIT B. Giles R. Aguilera 9% 18% Single to CF (Line Drive); Vander Wal Scores; Sojo Scores; Kendall to 3B
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Rick Aguilera pitching and batting 4th
t9 7-9 1 1-3 4,(0-2)  RO PIT K. Young K. Farnsworth -7% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B; Kendall Scores; Giles to 2B
t9 8-9 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  R PIT W. Cordero K. Farnsworth 36% 48% Triple to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Giles Scores
t9 9-9 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R PIT P. Meares K. Farnsworth 34% 82% Double (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Cordero Scores
t9 10-9 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R PIT M. Benjamin K. Farnsworth 10% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive); Meares Scores; Benjamin to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t9 11-9 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Vander Wal K. Farnsworth 0% 92% Intentional Walk
Felix Heredia replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching and batting 4th
Bruce Aven pinch hits for Warren Morris batting 1st
t9 11-9 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Aven F. Heredia -2% 90% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 11, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 9-11, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 6-7-8
Mike Williams replaces John Vander Wal (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Brian Giles moves from RF to CF
Bruce Aven moves from PH to RF
b9 9-11 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC H. Rodriguez M. Williams -10% 80% Walk
b9 9-11 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Buford M. Williams 8% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Willie Greene pinch hits for Joe Girardi (C) batting 8th
b9 9-11 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC W. Greene M. Williams 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 9-11 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grace M. Williams 5% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 11, Cubs 9.

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