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DET
@LAA
6
7
 
(12)
TBD
@BAL
6
1
OAK
@BOS
2
3
 
(10)
KCR
@CLE
1
3
CHW
@MIN
2
1
 
(10)
SEA
@TEX
3
5
NYY
@TOR
11
10
COL
@ARI
6
5
STL
@CHC
3
5
PHI
@FLA
13
3
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@HOU
1
2
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@NYM
0
4
CIN
@PIT
8
2
CIN
@PIT
4
5
WSN
@SDP
5
1
LAD
@SFG
4
5
Friday, September 16, 2005, 2:21PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 38,080, Time of Game: 2:28
Cardinals
3
94-55
 Lost 1 
1st
at Cubs
5
73-75
 Won 1 
4th, 20½ GB
W: Glendon Rusch (7-8)
L: Matt Morris (14-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    3  8  0
Cubs            1  0  0   1  2  0   1  0  X    5  9  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David Eckstein SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .287 .358 .387 .745 12 10 -0.020 1.06 0.076 -0.096 -0.6 3 7
Jim Edmonds CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .258 .386 .525 .911 18 13 -0.073 1.78 0.097 -0.170 -0.7 1 0 HR
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .336 .432 .622 1.054 15 8 0.072 1.49 0.109 -0.037 0.4 13 3 SB
Reggie Sanders LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .271 .336 .534 .870 12 10 -0.105 0.83 0.000 -0.105 -1.1 0 0 GDP
   Abraham Nunez 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .294 .353 .375 .729 5 3 -0.118 3.93 0.000 -0.118 -0.6 1 1
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .293 .333 .411 .744 16 11 -0.024 0.83 0.037 -0.061 -0.1 2 3
So Taguchi RF-LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .329 .415 .744 15 11 -0.062 1.22 0.036 -0.098 -0.4 1 0
Yadier Molina C 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .259 .307 .379 .686 14 7 0.085 1.06 0.125 -0.041 1.1 3 2
Hector Luna 3B-RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .274 .328 .393 .721 10 5 -0.014 1.37 0.050 -0.064 0.1 0 1
   John Rodriguez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297 .385 .428 .813 3 2 -0.040 1.55 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
Matt Morris P 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 .094 .143 .094 .237 5 4 0.102 1.54 0.102 -0.001 0.9 0 0 SH
   John Gall PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .241 .407 .649 4 3 -0.045 1.73 0.000 -0.045 -0.2
   Brad Thompson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ray King P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Randy Flores P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Julian Tavarez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Larry Walker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .372 .474 .847 6 3 -0.025 0.99 0.000 -0.025 -0.2
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 2 6 37 .235 .278 .324 .601 135 90 -0.267 1.32 0.632 -0.901 -1.7 24 17
HR: J Edmonds (28, off G Rusch, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: M Morris (8, off G Rusch).
TB: J Edmonds 4; D Eckstein; S Taguchi; H Luna; M Grudzielanek; Y Molina; A Pujols; M Morris.
GIDP: R Sanders (7).
RBI: M Morris (2); H Luna (14); J Edmonds (83).
2-out RBI: M Morris.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Pujols-D Eckstein-A Pujols.
Outfield Assists: H Luna (D Lee at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Pujols (16, 2nd base off M Wuertz/H Blanco).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Hairston LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .261 .336 .368 .704 11 8 -0.065 1.33 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 0 0
   Matt Murton LF 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 .330 .404 .527 .931 11 6 0.102 1.38 0.102 0.000 0.9 0 0
Neifi Perez SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .301 .388 .689 13 8 -0.110 1.45 0.000 -0.110 -1.1 4 2 SH,GDP
Derrek Lee 1B 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .341 .423 .678 1.100 16 6 0.103 1.13 0.132 -0.029 1.1 10 2 HR,IW
Jeromy Burnitz RF 3 1 2 3 1 0 4 .264 .328 .446 .774 16 7 0.221 1.43 0.253 -0.032 1.3 1 0
Nomar Garciaparra 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .276 .321 .431 .752 9 8 -0.027 0.89 0.040 -0.067 -0.4 0 3
Todd Walker 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .305 .359 .473 .832 10 8 -0.021 0.91 0.038 -0.060 0.0 2 2 2B
Corey Patterson CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .218 .255 .356 .611 11 7 0.079 1.09 0.137 -0.058 0.3 3 0 2B
Henry Blanco C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .250 .289 .412 .701 15 12 -0.128 1.09 0.000 -0.128 -1.3 7 0
Glendon Rusch P 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .139 .184 .194 .379 13 8 0.097 1.22 0.097 0.000 0.8 0 0 HBP
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Macias PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268 .282 .317 .599 2 1 -0.020 0.77 0.000 -0.020 -0.2
   Roberto Novoa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .071 .071 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 5 9 5 4 3 35 .310 .412 .483 .895 127 79 0.231 1.17 0.799 -0.569 0.8 27 9
2B: C Patterson (11, off M Morris); T Walker (24, off R Flores).
HR: D Lee (44, off M Morris, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: N Perez (11, off M Morris).
IBB: D Lee (21, by M Morris).
HBP: G Rusch (1, by M Morris).
TB: D Lee 4; T Walker 3; C Patterson 2; J Burnitz 2; N Garciaparra; M Murton; G Rusch.
GIDP: N Perez (21).
RBI: J Burnitz 3 (81); C Patterson (30); D Lee (102).
2-out RBI: D Lee; C Patterson; J Burnitz.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. N Perez-D Lee.
E: T Walker (6).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: J Burnitz (1st base by Y Molina).

St. Louis Cardinals

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 Morris, L (14-9) 6 7 4 4 2 3 1 4.10 26 97 60 34 8 18 15 5 1 0 43 -0.173 1.37 -0.8
Brad Thompson 0.2 0 1 1 2 0 0 2.86 4 17 8 4 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.78 0.1
Ray King 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.79 1 6 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 -0.080 1.14 -0.5
Randy Flores 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.82 3 6 6 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.004 0.26 0.2
Julian Tavarez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.13 1 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.011 0.38 0.3
Team Totals 8 9 5 5 4 3 1 5.62 35 129 80 45 13 22 20 7 3 0 43 3 1 -0.231 1.17 -0.8

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
Glendon Rusch, W (7-8) 6.2 7 3 3 2 4 1 4.59 29 106 72 49 5 18 10 13 5 0 50 0.068 1.21 0.4
Michael Wuertz, H (14) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.95 2 11 7 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.046 3.00 0.2
Roberto Novoa, H (13) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.17 3 7 4 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.078 1.00 0.5
Ryan Dempster, S (28) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.32 3 11 7 3 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.078 1.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 6 1 3.00 37 135 90 58 7 25 13 16 6 0 50 1 0 0.270 1.32 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Morris (7; G Rusch).
IBB: M Morris (2; D Lee).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Sam Holbrook, 1B - Larry Vanover, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Jim Wolf.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 38,080.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 14mph in from Centerfield, Overcast.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHC C. Patterson M. Morris 14% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive); Burnitz Scores; Walker to 3B
b5 2-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRO CHC J. Burnitz M. Morris 12% 68% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Rusch Scores; Murton Scores; Lee out at 3B/RF-1B-3B
t7 3-4 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Nunez M. Wuertz 12% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R STL M. Morris G. Rusch -10% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Grudzielanek Scores; Molina to 2B
b7 4-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHC J. Burnitz R. King 10% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Perez Scores; Lee to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Eckstein G. Rusch 2% 52% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  R STL J. Edmonds G. Rusch -10% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t1 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Pujols G. Rusch 1% 44% Popfly: SS
t1 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Sanders G. Rusch 1% 45% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Hairston M. Morris -2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC N. Perez M. Morris -2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC D. Lee M. Morris 10% 51% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b1 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz M. Morris -1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL M. Grudzielanek G. Rusch -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t2 1-1 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL S. Taguchi G. Rusch 4% 50% Popfly: 1B
t2 1-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL Y. Molina G. Rusch -4% 46% Walk; Grudzielanek to 2B
t2 1-1 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O STL H. Luna G. Rusch 5% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R STL M. Morris G. Rusch -10% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Grudzielanek Scores; Molina to 2B
t2 2-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Eckstein G. Rusch -3% 38% Single to 3B/Bunt; Molina to 3B; Morris to 2B
t2 2-1 2 123 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Edmonds G. Rusch 7% 45% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 5-6-7
b2 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC N. Garciaparra M. Morris 4% 49% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 1-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC T. Walker M. Morris -4% 45% Popfly: SS
b2 1-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC C. Patterson M. Morris -3% 42% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Patterson to 1B
b2 1-2 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC H. Blanco M. Morris -3% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 3-4-5
t3 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols G. Rusch 2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 2-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Sanders G. Rusch 2% 43% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t3 2-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL M. Grudzielanek G. Rusch 1% 44% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- 6,(1-2)  CHC G. Rusch M. Morris 4% 48% Hit By Pitch
b3 1-2 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hairston M. Morris -4% 44% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO CHC N. Perez M. Morris -6% 38% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 6-7-8
Matt Murton replaces Jerry Hairston playing LF batting 1st
t4 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Taguchi G. Rusch -4% 34% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL Y. Molina G. Rusch -9% 25% Single to CF (Line Drive); Taguchi to 3B
t4 2-1 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  R STL H. Luna G. Rusch -5% 20% Single to RF (Line Drive); Taguchi Scores; Molina to 2B
t4 3-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Morris G. Rusch 0% 21% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Molina to 3B; Luna to 2B
t4 3-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Eckstein G. Rusch 6% 27% Popfly: 1B
t4 3-1 2 -23 4,(0-2)  O STL J. Edmonds G. Rusch 5% 31% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 3-4-5
b4 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Lee M. Morris -3% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 1-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Burnitz M. Morris 3% 32% Walk
b4 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra M. Morris -4% 28% Flyball: RF
b4 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC T. Walker M. Morris 3% 31% Single to 3B/Bunt; Burnitz to 2B
b4 1-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHC C. Patterson M. Morris 14% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive); Burnitz Scores; Walker to 3B
b4 2-3 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC H. Blanco M. Morris -8% 36% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 3-4-5
t5 3-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols G. Rusch -4% 33% Walk
t5 3-2 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  OO STL R. Sanders G. Rusch 8% 41% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t5 3-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Grudzielanek G. Rusch 1% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 9-1-2
Abraham Nunez replaces Reggie Sanders (LF) playing 3B batting 4th
So Taguchi moves from RF to LF
Hector Luna moves from 3B to RF
b5 2-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC G. Rusch M. Morris 5% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b5 2-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Murton M. Morris 8% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Rusch to 2B
b5 2-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC N. Perez M. Morris -1% 55% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Rusch to 3B; Murton to 2B
b5 2-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Lee M. Morris 1% 56% Intentional Walk
b5 2-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RRO CHC J. Burnitz M. Morris 12% 68% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Rusch Scores; Murton Scores; Lee out at 3B/RF-1B-3B
b5 4-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra M. Morris -2% 66% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 6-7-8
t6 3-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL S. Taguchi G. Rusch 4% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL Y. Molina G. Rusch 3% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL H. Luna G. Rusch 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 6-7-8
b6 4-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC T. Walker M. Morris -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Patterson M. Morris -2% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC H. Blanco M. Morris -1% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 9-1-2
John Gall pinch hits for Matt Morris (P) batting 9th
t7 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Gall G. Rusch 4% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL D. Eckstein G. Rusch -5% 68% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Eckstein to 1B
t7 3-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Edmonds G. Rusch 6% 74% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Edmonds to 1B
Michael Wuertz replaces Glendon Rusch pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  STL A. Pujols M. Wuertz -5% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Edmonds to 3B
t7 3-4 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  STL A. Nunez M. Wuertz -2% 67% Pujols Steals 2B
t7 3-4 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O STL A. Nunez M. Wuertz 12% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Brad Thompson facing 9-1-2
Brad Thompson replaces John Gall (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jose Macias pinch hits for Michael Wuertz (P) batting 9th
b7 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Macias B. Thompson -2% 77% Lineout: 1B
b7 4-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Murton B. Thompson 2% 79% Walk
b7 4-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC N. Perez B. Thompson -2% 76% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Perez to 1B
b7 4-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee B. Thompson 2% 78% Walk; Perez to 2B
Ray King replaces Brad Thompson pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHC J. Burnitz R. King 10% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Perez Scores; Lee to 2B
b7 5-3 2 12- 2,(1-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra R. King -2% 86% Burnitz Picked off 1B (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Roberto Novoa facing 5-6-7
Roberto Novoa replaces Jose Macias (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Grudzielanek R. Novoa 4% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 3-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Taguchi R. Novoa 3% 92% Flyball: RF
t8 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina R. Novoa 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cardinals' Randy Flores facing 5-6-7
Randy Flores replaces Ray King pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC N. Garciaparra R. Flores -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Walker R. Flores 1% 94% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b8 5-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC C. Patterson R. Flores -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
Julian Tavarez replaces Randy Flores pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC H. Blanco J. Tavarez -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 8-9-1
Ryan Dempster replaces Roberto Novoa pitching and batting 9th
John Rodriguez pinch hits for Hector Luna (RF) batting 8th
t9 3-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Rodriguez R. Dempster 4% 96% Lineout: SS
Larry Walker pinch hits for Julian Tavarez (P) batting 9th
t9 3-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL L. Walker R. Dempster 3% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL D. Eckstein R. Dempster 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Cubs 5.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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