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Wednesday, July 5, 2000, 1:20PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 35,391, Time of Game: 3:17
Pirates
9
36-47
 Won 2 
3rd, 14 GB
at Cubs
6
33-50
 Lost 2 
5th, 17 GB
L: Scott Downs (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  3   4  1  1   0  0  0    9 12  1
Cubs            0  0  0   2  2  0   0  0  2    6 10  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Adrian Brown RF 3 2 3 0 0 0 .323 .847 9 6 0.097 0.70 0.097 0.000 1.1 0 0 2B
   Tike Redman RF 2 0 1 0 0 1 .364 .871 11 8 -0.005 0.12 0.002 -0.008 -0.0 2 1 SB
Jason Kendall C 2 2 0 0 2 1 .325 .909 28 12 0.009 0.74 0.056 -0.047 0.2 6 0 HBP
Wil Cordero LF 5 3 3 6 0 1 .278 .834 21 12 0.330 1.08 0.368 -0.038 4.2 1 0 2·HR
Brian Giles CF 4 0 1 2 1 2 .317 1.048 28 16 0.049 0.43 0.062 -0.014 1.5 1 0 2B
Kevin Young 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .258 .740 19 13 -0.036 0.44 0.014 -0.051 -1.0 12 1 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 .223 .606 18 12 -0.022 0.40 0.027 -0.049 0.1 0 2 HR
Mike Benjamin 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .292 .739 12 9 -0.028 0.35 0.005 -0.033 -0.1 3 5
Pat Meares SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .667 17 12 -0.035 0.34 0.000 -0.035 -1.4 1 5 GDP
Jimmy Anderson P 3 1 1 0 0 1 .150 .350 12 8 -0.020 0.45 0.008 -0.028 -0.2 1 1
   Scott Sauerbeck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Warren Morris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .665 6 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 38 9 12 9 3 10 .316 1.013 181 111 0.337 0.51 0.639 -0.305 4.1 27 16
2B: K Young (20, off S Downs); A Brown (7, off S Downs); B Giles (22, off S Downs).
HR: W Cordero 2 (13, 1 off S Rain, 1 off S Downs; 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); A Ramirez (2, off S Rain; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
HBP: J Kendall (8, by S Downs).
TB: W Cordero 9; A Brown 4; A Ramirez 4; B Giles 2; K Young 2; J Anderson; T Redman; M Benjamin.
GIDP: P Meares (8).
RBI: W Cordero 6 (43); B Giles 2 (70); A Ramirez (12).
2-out RBI: W Cordero 3; B Giles 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
E: A Ramirez (6).
Outfield Assists: T Redman (J Reed at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: T Redman (1, 2nd base off T Van Poppel/J Reed).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eric Young 2B 4 0 0 0 2 0 .310 .826 26 13 -0.101 0.76 0.017 -0.118 -1.0 1 4
Ricky Gutierrez SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 .283 .808 21 11 -0.043 0.50 0.012 -0.055 -0.7 0 1
Mark Grace 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 .284 .833 16 7 -0.016 0.43 0.024 -0.040 -0.4 8 1 HBP
Sammy Sosa RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .305 .953 24 15 -0.018 0.58 0.036 -0.054 -0.7 1 0
Glenallen Hill LF 5 3 3 1 0 1 .254 .796 13 8 0.008 0.49 0.050 -0.042 1.2 3 0 3B
Jose Nieves 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 .245 .743 12 8 0.089 0.55 0.109 -0.020 3.0 1 2 3B,2B
Damon Buford CF 2 0 1 0 3 0 .269 .778 25 10 0.048 0.72 0.073 -0.024 1.0 2 0 IW
Jeff Reed C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .211 .699 22 15 -0.029 1.00 0.030 -0.060 -0.8 9 0
   Tim Worrell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Henry Rodriguez PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 .244 .821 4 2 -0.031 1.38 0.000 -0.031 -0.1 SF
Scott Downs P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .045 .132 4 3 -0.075 2.89 0.000 -0.075 -0.8 1 0
   Jeff Huson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .528 3 2 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.3
   Steve Rain P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brant Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .603 4 4 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
   Todd Van Poppel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Girardi PH-C 2 0 1 1 0 0 .305 .800 4 4 0.032 0.47 0.041 -0.009 0.9 1 0 2B
Team Totals 37 6 10 4 7 6 .270 .824 178 102 -0.165 0.67 0.392 -0.557 1.1 27 9
2B: J Nieves (6, off S Sauerbeck); J Girardi (12, off M Williams).
3B: J Nieves (3, off J Anderson); G Hill (1, off J Anderson).
SF: H Rodriguez (2, off M Williams).
IBB: D Buford (3, by J Anderson).
HBP: M Grace (4, by J Anderson).
TB: J Nieves 6; G Hill 5; J Girardi 2; S Sosa; R Gutierrez; D Buford.
RBI: J Nieves (17); H Rodriguez (36); G Hill (23); J Girardi (21).
2-out RBI: J Girardi; G Hill.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Gutierrez-E Young-M Grace.

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, W (2-5) 5 5 4 3 3 3 0 5.89 25 98 53 34 8 11 10 8 5 0 43 0.087 0.81 -1.3
Scott Sauerbeck 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 3.79 10 44 27 16 3 8 4 1 1 0 0 0 0.051 0.43 1.1
Jason Christiansen 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.27 4 17 10 6 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.34 0.5
Mike Williams 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 2.25 7 19 12 8 2 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0.009 0.70 -1.5
Team Totals 9 10 6 5 7 6 0 5.00 46 178 102 64 14 24 19 13 8 0 43 0 0 0.164 0.67 -1.1

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, L (3-3) 4 8 7 7 2 5 1 5.97 23 94 57 33 7 17 8 7 4 0 21 -0.306 0.85 -4.8
Steve Rain 2 3 2 2 0 3 2 2.57 8 34 20 11 3 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.044 0.22 -0.9
Todd Van Poppel 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.83 8 41 26 16 3 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.08 1.1
Tim Worrell 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.12 3 12 8 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 12 9 9 3 10 3 9.00 42 181 111 65 14 32 14 14 5 0 21 0 0 -0.336 0.51 -4.1
Balks: None.
WP: J Anderson 2 (2); S Sauerbeck (5).
HBP: J Anderson (4; M Grace); S Downs (4; J Kendall).
IBB: J Anderson (2; D Buford).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Timmons, 1B - Jerry Meals, 2B - Paul Schrieber, 3B - Phil Cuzzi.
Time of Game: 3:17.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 12mph in from Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Adrian Brown RF 1 Eric Young 2B
2 Jason Kendall C 2 Ricky Gutierrez SS
3 Wil Cordero LF 3 Mark Grace 1B
4 Brian Giles CF 4 Sammy Sosa RF
5 Kevin Young 1B 5 Glenallen Hill LF
6 Aramis Ramirez 3B 6 Jose Nieves 3B
7 Mike Benjamin 2B 7 Damon Buford CF
8 Pat Meares SS 8 Jeff Reed 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
t3 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR PIT W. Cordero S. Downs 23% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball); Brown Scores; Kendall Scores
t4 3-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR PIT W. Cordero S. Downs 9% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Anderson Scores; Brown Scores; Kendall to 2B
b2 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Downs J. Anderson 7% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. Brown S. Downs 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b9 6-9 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O CHC E. Young M. Williams 6% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B

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 A. Brown S. Downs 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Kendall S. Downs -4% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT W. Cordero S. Downs -3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  PIT B. Giles S. Downs 1% 49% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Young S. Downs -4% 45% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC E. Young J. Anderson 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Anderson 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Anderson 1% 50% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Scott Downs facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez S. Downs -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Benjamin S. Downs -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT P. Meares S. Downs -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Anderson -4% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC G. Hill J. Anderson 3% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Nieves J. Anderson 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B; Sosa to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Buford J. Anderson -1% 46% Intentional Walk
b2 0-0 2 12- 7,(3-2)  CHC J. Reed J. Anderson -3% 43% Walk; Sosa to 3B; Buford to 2B
b2 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Downs J. Anderson 7% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Scott Downs facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Anderson S. Downs -3% 47% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT A. Brown S. Downs 3% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  PIT J. Kendall S. Downs 4% 54% Walk; Brown to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  RRR PIT W. Cordero S. Downs 23% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball); Brown Scores; Kendall Scores
t3 3-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT B. Giles S. Downs -1% 76% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT K. Young S. Downs 1% 78% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t3 3-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. Ramirez S. Downs -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 1-2-3
b3 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC E. Young J. Anderson 2% 78% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Anderson 2% 80% Groundout: P-SS-1B
b3 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. Grace J. Anderson -1% 78% Hit By Pitch
b3 0-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Anderson 2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Scott Downs facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Benjamin S. Downs -1% 79% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t4 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT P. Meares S. Downs -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Anderson S. Downs 1% 79% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
t4 3-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  PIT A. Brown S. Downs 1% 80% Single (Ground Ball); Anderson to 2B
t4 3-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Kendall S. Downs 2% 82% Hit By Pitch; Anderson to 3B; Brown to 2B
t4 3-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  RR PIT W. Cordero S. Downs 9% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF); Anderson Scores; Brown Scores; Kendall to 2B
t4 5-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  RR PIT B. Giles S. Downs 5% 96% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Kendall Scores; Cordero Scores
t4 7-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT K. Young S. Downs -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-7, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 5-6-7
b4 0-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC G. Hill J. Anderson -1% 95% Single (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 0-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  R CHC J. Nieves J. Anderson -5% 90% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Hill Scores
Tike Redman replaces Adrian Brown playing RF batting 1st
b4 1-7 0 --3 4,(1-2)  R CHC D. Buford J. Anderson -0% 90% Wild Pitch; Nieves Scores
b4 2-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC D. Buford J. Anderson -3% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b4 2-7 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Reed J. Anderson 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
Jeff Huson pinch hits for Scott Downs (P) batting 9th
b4 2-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC J. Huson J. Anderson 2% 92% Lineout: RF-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 2-7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC E. Young J. Anderson 1% 93% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-2, Cubs' Steve Rain facing 6-7-8
Steve Rain replaces Jeff Huson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 7-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R PIT A. Ramirez S. Rain 3% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT M. Benjamin S. Rain 1% 96% Single (Ground Ball)
t5 8-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO PIT P. Meares S. Rain -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t5 8-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Anderson S. Rain -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-8, Pirates' Jimmy Anderson facing 2-3-4
b5 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Anderson 1% 96% Flyball: CF
b5 2-8 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grace J. Anderson -1% 95% Walk
b5 2-8 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Anderson 1% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 2-8 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CHC G. Hill J. Anderson -3% 93% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Grace Scores
b5 3-8 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R CHC J. Nieves J. Anderson -4% 89% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Hill Scores/No RBI/unER
b5 4-8 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC D. Buford J. Anderson -1% 89% Wild Pitch; Nieves to 2B
b5 4-8 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC D. Buford J. Anderson 2% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 8, Cubs 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-4, Cubs' Steve Rain facing 1-2-3
t6 8-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Redman S. Rain -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t6 8-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT J. Kendall S. Rain -1% 90% Lineout: 1B
t6 8-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R PIT W. Cordero S. Rain 4% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 9-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT B. Giles S. Rain -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-9, Pirates' Scott Sauerbeck facing 8-9-1
Scott Sauerbeck replaces Jimmy Anderson pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Reed S. Sauerbeck 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Brant Brown pinch hits for Steve Rain (P) batting 9th
b6 4-9 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC B. Brown S. Sauerbeck 1% 96% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC E. Young S. Sauerbeck -1% 95% Walk
b6 4-9 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC R. Gutierrez S. Sauerbeck -1% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Young to 2B
b6 4-9 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grace S. Sauerbeck 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-4, Cubs' Todd Van Poppel facing 5-6-7
Todd Van Poppel replaces Brant Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 9-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young T. Van Poppel -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t7 9-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Ramirez T. Van Poppel -0% 96% Flyball: LF
t7 9-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT M. Benjamin T. Van Poppel -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-9, Pirates' Scott Sauerbeck facing 4-5-6
b7 4-9 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Sauerbeck 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC G. Hill S. Sauerbeck 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 4-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Nieves S. Sauerbeck -1% 97% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b7 4-9 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Buford S. Sauerbeck -0% 97% Wild Pitch; Nieves to 3B
b7 4-9 2 --3 6,(3-2)  CHC D. Buford S. Sauerbeck -1% 96% Walk
b7 4-9 2 1-3 6,(0-2)  O CHC J. Reed S. Sauerbeck 2% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-4, Cubs' Todd Van Poppel facing 8-9-1
t8 9-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT P. Meares T. Van Poppel -0% 98% Flyball: CF
Warren Morris pinch hits for Scott Sauerbeck (P) batting 9th
t8 9-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT W. Morris T. Van Poppel -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 9-4 2 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT T. Redman T. Van Poppel 0% 98% Single (Ground Ball)
t8 9-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Kendall T. Van Poppel 0% 98% Redman Steals 2B
t8 9-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Kendall T. Van Poppel 0% 98% Walk
t8 9-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT W. Cordero T. Van Poppel -0% 98% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Kendall to 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-9, Pirates' Jason Christiansen facing 9-1-2
Jason Christiansen replaces Warren Morris (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Joe Girardi pinch hits for Todd Van Poppel (P) batting 9th
b8 4-9 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Girardi J. Christiansen 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 4-9 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC E. Young J. Christiansen -1% 98% Walk
b8 4-9 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC R. Gutierrez J. Christiansen 1% 99% Flyball: RF
b8 4-9 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grace J. Christiansen 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-4, Cubs' Tim Worrell facing 4-5-6
Tim Worrell replaces Jeff Reed (C) pitching and batting 8th
Joe Girardi moves from PH to C
t9 9-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT B. Giles T. Worrell -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 9-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young T. Worrell -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t9 9-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez T. Worrell -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-9, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 4-5-6
Mike Williams replaces Jason Christiansen pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Williams 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 4-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Hill M. Williams -1% 99% Single (Ground Ball)
b9 4-9 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Nieves M. Williams -1% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hill to 2B
b9 4-9 1 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Buford M. Williams -3% 95% Walk; Hill to 3B; Nieves to 2B
Henry Rodriguez pinch hits for Tim Worrell (P) batting 8th
b9 4-9 1 123 4,(2-1)  RO CHC H. Rodriguez M. Williams 3% 98% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Hill Scores; Nieves to 3B
b9 5-9 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CHC J. Girardi M. Williams -4% 94% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Nieves Scores; Buford to 3B
b9 6-9 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O CHC E. Young M. Williams 6% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 6.

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