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Scores
Standings
NYY
@BOS
1
3
BAL
@OAK
11
3
TBD
@SEA
3
7
PIT
@CHC
6
11
FLA
@CIN
8
4
SDP
@COL
3
16
LAD
@MIL
16
3
NYM
@PHI
1
0
HOU
@STL
4
5
Thursday, May 23, 2002,
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 37,578, Time of Game: 3:19
Pirates
6
21-25
 Lost 3 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Cubs
11
17-28
 Won 3 
5th, 10 GB
W: Matt Clement (2-3)
L: Kris Benson (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  3  1    6 10  1
Cubs            0  0  2   5  0  2   2  0  X   11 15  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chad Hermansen CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .286 .400 .500 .900 14 10 0.017 0.47 0.042 -0.025 0.0 3 0 2B
Jack Wilson SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .206 .252 .252 .504 20 13 -0.053 0.62 0.000 -0.053 -1.2 1 7 SH
Brian Giles LF 3 3 3 1 2 0 5 .298 .400 .603 1.003 22 9 0.034 0.55 0.034 0.000 2.3 2 0 HR,2·2B,IW
Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .242 .288 .396 .684 19 13 -0.107 0.85 0.002 -0.109 -0.1 0 1 HR
Rob Mackowiak RF 4 2 2 1 0 1 4 .230 .280 .418 .698 16 11 -0.043 0.52 0.007 -0.050 0.7 3 0 HR
Jason Kendall C 3 0 2 2 0 0 3 .270 .344 .340 .684 12 7 0.010 0.74 0.052 -0.042 1.7 4 0 2B
   Keith Osik 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .162 .205 .270 .475 5 3 -0.003 0.13 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 3 0
Kevin Young 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .198 .309 .379 .688 14 10 -0.044 0.90 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 1 0
   Joe Beimel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Adrian Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214 .306 .310 .615 4 3 -0.010 0.36 0.000 -0.010 -0.3
   Sean Lowe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Benjamin PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .174 .220 .196 .416 4 0 0.003 0.10 0.003 0.000 0.3
   Ron Villone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .357 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Pokey Reese 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .198 .257 .257 .514 16 10 -0.036 0.35 0.000 -0.036 -1.0 3 1
Kris Benson P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750 1.250 4 3 0.028 0.71 0.028 0.000 0.3 0 1
   Craig Wilson 1B-C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222 .297 .321 .618 18 12 -0.006 0.07 0.000 -0.006 -0.5 4 0
Team Totals 36 6 10 6 3 11 40 .278 .333 .639 .972 168 104 -0.210 0.52 0.168 -0.378 1.6 24 11
2B: B Giles 2 (9, 1 off R Mahay, 1 off M Clement); J Kendall (5, off M Clement); C Hermansen (3, off M Clement).
HR: A Ramirez (2, off R Mahay, 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF); R Mackowiak (5, off R Mahay, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); B Giles (10, off J Borowski, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: J Wilson (5, off M Clement).
IBB: B Giles (6, by M Clement).
TB: B Giles 8; R Mackowiak 5; A Ramirez 4; J Kendall 3; C Hermansen 2; K Benson.
RBI: J Kendall 2 (18); A Ramirez 2 (13); B Giles (23); R Mackowiak (15).
2-out RBI: J Kendall 2; B Giles.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Beimel-J Wilson-P Reese-C Wilson.
PB: J Kendall (1).
E: C Hermansen (1).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Corey Patterson CF 6 3 3 1 0 0 6 .306 .355 .412 .767 17 13 0.089 0.55 0.112 -0.023 1.2 3 0
Bobby Hill 2B 5 2 3 4 0 0 5 .209 .261 .349 .610 17 11 0.157 0.70 0.173 -0.016 4.2 2 1 HR,3B
Sammy Sosa RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .321 .451 .705 1.156 12 7 -0.032 0.44 0.016 -0.048 -0.6 1 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Borowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Fred McGriff 1B 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .241 .335 .411 .747 19 10 0.101 0.56 0.123 -0.022 3.0 5 0 HR
Moises Alou LF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .179 .257 .284 .541 17 12 -0.067 0.44 0.010 -0.077 0.5 2 0
Mark Bellhorn 3B 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .225 .343 .416 .759 11 3 0.045 0.95 0.045 0.000 0.5 0 1 SB,IW
   Bill Mueller PH-3B 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .149 .259 .277 .535 11 3 0.002 0.04 0.002 0.000 0.1 0 1 IW
Robert Machado C 4 0 1 2 1 1 5 .269 .333 .404 .737 20 13 -0.063 0.70 0.015 -0.077 1.0 12 1 2B
Augie Ojeda SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .175 .243 .222 .465 23 15 -0.004 0.45 0.042 -0.045 -2.3 2 2 2B,GDP
Matt Clement P 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 .118 .211 .176 .387 14 10 0.061 0.47 0.069 -0.008 -0.4 0 0 2B,SH
   Roosevelt Brown RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .267 .328 .595 4 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 38 11 15 11 7 4 46 .395 .489 .684 1.173 165 99 0.289 0.53 0.607 -0.316 7.1 27 6
2B: M Clement (1, off K Benson); A Ojeda (3, off K Benson); R Machado (4, off S Lowe).
3B: B Hill (1, off S Lowe).
HR: B Hill (1, off K Benson, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF-RF); F McGriff (6, off K Benson, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
SH: M Clement (3, off K Benson).
IBB: M Bellhorn (1, by K Benson); B Mueller (1, by S Lowe).
TB: B Hill 8; F McGriff 6; C Patterson 3; A Ojeda 2; M Clement 2; R Machado 2; S Sosa 2; M Alou.
GIDP: A Ojeda (1).
RBI: B Hill 4 (6); F McGriff 3 (30); R Machado 2 (5); S Sosa (29); C Patterson (14).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Machado.
E: B Hill (2).
Baserunning
SB: M Bellhorn (4, 2nd base off K Benson/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
Kris Benson, L (0-2) 3.1 11 7 7 3 3 2 9.64 24 85 56 39 4 13 7 11 4 0 10 -0.279 0.92 -6.0
Joe Beimel 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.70 5 18 12 10 1 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 0.007 0.10 1.4
Sean Lowe 2 4 4 3 3 1 0 7.92 14 50 25 16 3 6 3 7 6 0 0 0 -0.019 0.06 -3.0
Ron Villone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.13 3 12 6 5 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 15 11 10 7 4 2 11.25 46 165 99 70 8 21 15 20 12 0 10 2 0 -0.291 0.53 -7.1

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
Matt Clement, W (2-3) 7 6 2 2 2 7 0 3.83 29 119 75 37 13 25 9 11 5 0 62 0.209 0.70 1.4
Ron Mahay 0.1 3 3 3 1 1 2 8.59 5 17 9 4 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.007 0.06 -3.0
Joe Borowski 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 1 1.95 6 32 20 9 5 6 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.008 0.05 -0.0
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 3 11 3 6.00 40 168 104 50 20 34 10 16 6 0 62 1 0 0.210 0.52 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: K Benson (2; M Bellhorn); M Clement (3; B Giles); S Lowe (4; B Mueller).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Cederstrom, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 3:19.
Attendance: 37,578.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 8mph in unknown direction, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Chad Hermansen CF 1 Corey Patterson CF
2 Jack Wilson SS 2 Bobby Hill 2B
3 Brian Giles LF 3 Sammy Sosa RF
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 Fred McGriff 1B
5 Rob Mackowiak RF 5 Moises Alou LF
6 Jason Kendall C 6 Mark Bellhorn 3B
7 Kevin Young 1B 7 Robert Machado C
8 Pokey Reese 2B 8 Augie Ojeda SS
9 Kris Benson P 9 Matt Clement P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC F. McGriff K. Benson 9% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive); Patterson Scores; Hill to 2B
t3 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Clement 8% 55% Lineout: RF
b4 3-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR CHC B. Hill K. Benson 8% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Patterson Scores
b3 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Patterson K. Benson 7% 70% Single to 3B (Bunt); Clement to 3B
b3 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC M. Clement K. Benson 7% 62% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)

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' Matt Clement facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT C. Hermansen M. Clement 2% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Clement 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT B. Giles M. Clement -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Clement 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Patterson K. Benson -2% 53% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Hill K. Benson -2% 51% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC S. Sosa K. Benson 1% 52% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC F. McGriff K. Benson -2% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT R. Mackowiak M. Clement 2% 52% Lineout: SS
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clement 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young M. Clement 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alou K. Benson -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Bellhorn K. Benson 3% 55% Walk
b2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Machado K. Benson -3% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  CHC A. Ojeda K. Benson 1% 53% Bellhorn Steals 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ojeda K. Benson -3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Reese M. Clement 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT K. Benson M. Clement -3% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT C. Hermansen M. Clement -4% 46% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Benson to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Clement 3% 49% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Benson to 3B; Hermansen to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  PIT B. Giles M. Clement -2% 47% Intentional Walk
t3 0-0 2 123 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Clement 8% 55% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC M. Clement K. Benson 7% 62% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
b3 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Patterson K. Benson 7% 70% Single to 3B (Bunt); Clement to 3B
b3 0-0 0 1-3 5,(1-2)  R CHC B. Hill K. Benson 6% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Clement Scores; Patterson to 2B
b3 1-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa K. Benson -5% 71% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC F. McGriff K. Benson 9% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive); Patterson Scores; Hill to 2B
b3 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Alou K. Benson 3% 83% Passed Ball; Hill to 3B; McGriff to 2B
b3 2-0 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Alou K. Benson -5% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Bellhorn K. Benson 1% 79% Intentional Walk
b3 2-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Machado K. Benson -5% 74% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 5-6-7
t4 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak M. Clement 3% 76% Strikeout Looking
t4 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Kendall M. Clement -3% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
t4 0-2 1 1-- 10,(3-2)  OO PIT K. Young M. Clement 6% 79% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging; Kendall out at 2B/C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 8-9-1
b4 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Ojeda K. Benson 4% 83% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
b4 2-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Clement K. Benson -1% 83% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Ojeda to 3B
b4 2-0 1 --3 6,(1-2)  R CHC C. Patterson K. Benson 4% 87% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF); Ojeda Scores
b4 3-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR CHC B. Hill K. Benson 8% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Patterson Scores
b4 5-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Sosa K. Benson 0% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 5-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC F. McGriff K. Benson 3% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Sosa Scores
b4 7-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC M. Alou K. Benson 0% 98% Single (Ground Ball)
Joe Beimel replaces Kevin Young (1B) pitching and batting 7th
Craig Wilson replaces Kris Benson (P) playing 1B batting 9th
Bill Mueller pinch hits for Mark Bellhorn (3B) batting 6th
b4 7-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC B. Mueller K. Benson 0% 99% Walk; Alou to 2B
b4 7-0 1 12- 8,(3-2)  CHC R. Machado J. Beimel 0% 99% Walk; Alou to 3B; Mueller to 2B
b4 7-0 1 123 3,(1-1)  OO CHC A. Ojeda J. Beimel -1% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-2B-1B
5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 7.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-7, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 8-9-1
Bill Mueller moves from PH to 3B
t5 0-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT P. Reese M. Clement 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 0-7 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT C. Wilson M. Clement 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT C. Hermansen M. Clement 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-0, Pirates' Joe Beimel facing 9-1-2
b5 7-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Clement J. Beimel -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 7-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Patterson J. Beimel -0% 99% Lineout: CF
b5 7-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. Hill J. Beimel -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 7.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-7, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 2-3-4
t6 0-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Clement 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t6 0-7 1 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT B. Giles M. Clement -1% 99% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t6 0-7 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez M. Clement 1% 99% Flyball: CF
t6 0-7 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  PIT R. Mackowiak M. Clement -0% 99% Single (Ground Ball); Giles to 3B
t6 0-7 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  RR PIT J. Kendall M. Clement -2% 97% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Giles Scores; Mackowiak Scores
Adrian Brown pinch hits for Joe Beimel (P) batting 7th
t6 2-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Brown M. Clement 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-2, Pirates' Sean Lowe facing 3-4-5
Sean Lowe replaces Adrian Brown (PH) pitching and batting 7th
b6 7-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Lowe -0% 97% Lineout: SS
b6 7-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC F. McGriff S. Lowe 0% 98% Walk
b6 7-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Alou S. Lowe 1% 98% Reached on E8 (Line Drive); McGriff to 3B; Alou to 2B
b6 7-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC B. Mueller S. Lowe 0% 98% Intentional Walk
b6 7-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR CHC R. Machado S. Lowe 1% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); McGriff Scores; Alou Scores/unER; Mueller to 3B
b6 9-2 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ojeda S. Lowe -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 9-2 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Clement S. Lowe -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 9.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 8-9-1
t7 2-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Reese M. Clement 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT C. Wilson M. Clement 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
t7 2-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT C. Hermansen M. Clement -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t7 2-9 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Clement 0% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-2, Pirates' Sean Lowe facing 1-2-3
Craig Wilson moves from 1B to C
Keith Osik replaces Jason Kendall (C) playing 1B batting 6th
b7 9-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Patterson S. Lowe 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b7 9-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R CHC B. Hill S. Lowe 0% 100% Triple (Line Drive to CF-RF); Patterson Scores
b7 10-2 0 --3 4,(2-1)  RO CHC S. Sosa S. Lowe 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Hill Scores
b7 11-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC F. McGriff S. Lowe 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 11-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Alou S. Lowe 0% 100% Walk; McGriff to 2B
b7 11-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Mueller S. Lowe -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 11-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Machado S. Lowe -0% 100% Lineout: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 11.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-11, Cubs' Ron Mahay facing 3-4-5
Ron Mahay replaces Sammy Sosa (RF) pitching and batting 3rd
Roosevelt Brown replaces Matt Clement (P) playing RF batting 9th
t8 2-11 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT B. Giles R. Mahay -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t8 2-11 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR PIT A. Ramirez R. Mahay -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Giles Scores
t8 4-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R PIT R. Mackowiak R. Mahay -0% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 5-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Osik R. Mahay 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Benjamin pinch hits for Sean Lowe (P) batting 7th
t8 5-11 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT M. Benjamin R. Mahay -0% 99% Walk
Joe Borowski replaces Ron Mahay pitching and batting 3rd
t8 5-11 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT P. Reese J. Borowski 0% 100% Popfly: SS
t8 5-11 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT C. Wilson J. Borowski 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 11.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 11-5, Pirates' Ron Villone facing 8-9-1
Ron Villone replaces Mike Benjamin (PH) pitching and batting 7th
b8 11-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ojeda R. Villone -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 11-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Brown R. Villone -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 11-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC C. Patterson R. Villone -0% 100% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 11.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-11, Cubs' Joe Borowski facing 1-2-3
t9 5-11 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen J. Borowski 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-11 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Wilson J. Borowski 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-11 2 --- 7,(3-2)  R PIT B. Giles J. Borowski -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t9 6-11 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez J. Borowski 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 11.

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