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SEA
@LAA
3
2
OAK
@CLE
9
3
KCR
@DET
7
4
CHW
@MIN
8
3
TOR
@NYY
11
12
 
(10)
BOS
@TBD
8
6
BAL
@TEX
11
9
LAD
@ARI
2
6
MIL
@ATL
3
4
 
(11)
PIT
@CHC
5
9
NYM
@FLA
7
2
COL
@SDP
6
2
CIN
@SFG
0
2
HOU
@STL
4
7
PHI
@WSN
4
1
 
(10)
Saturday, September 22, 2007, 12:06PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 41,271, Time of Game: 2:35
Pirates
5
66-89
 Lost 8 
6th, 16 GB
at Cubs
9
82-73
 Won 3 
1st
W: Rich Hill (10-8)
L: Zach Duke (3-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  3  0   0  0  0   0  1  1    5  8  1
Cubs            2  1  2   0  2  0   2  0  X    9 15  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .266 .333 .367 .700 11 6 0.022 0.86 0.084 -0.063 -0.2 3 0 SB
Jose Bautista 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .260 .345 .424 .769 17 11 -0.005 0.96 0.062 -0.067 0.6 0 2 2B
Freddy Sanchez 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .305 .344 .445 .789 9 7 -0.157 1.10 0.022 -0.179 -0.6 2 3 3B
Josh Phelps 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .299 .388 .500 .888 20 11 -0.028 0.70 0.030 -0.058 -0.5 6 0
Xavier Nady LF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .336 .486 .822 13 10 -0.077 0.75 0.000 -0.077 -1.4 1 0
Ronny Paulino C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .262 .312 .392 .704 12 8 -0.030 0.70 0.026 -0.056 -0.7 11 0
Steve Pearce RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .294 .345 .412 .757 10 7 0.003 0.82 0.038 -0.035 -0.0 0 0
   John Van Benschoten P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .286 .536 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Castillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .238 .265 .324 .589 3 3 -0.005 0.17 0.000 -0.005 -0.3
Matt Kata SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .218 .253 .354 .607 16 11 0.110 0.80 0.141 -0.031 0.9 1 0 2B
Zach Duke P 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 .258 .258 .258 .516 4 2 0.109 1.61 0.109 0.000 1.1 0 2
   Cesar Izturis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .305 .315 .620 4 2 -0.030 1.14 0.000 -0.030 -0.3
   Salomon Torres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Nate McLouth LF 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 .257 .349 .461 .811 12 5 0.019 0.20 0.019 0.000 1.3 0 0 HR
Team Totals 33 5 8 5 4 8 37 .242 .324 .455 .779 131 83 -0.069 0.81 0.531 -0.601 0.0 24 7
2B: M Kata (9, off R Hill); J Bautista (34, off B Howry).
3B: F Sanchez (4, off B Howry).
HR: N McLouth (13, off R Dempster, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: N McLouth 4; F Sanchez 3; M Kata 2; J Bautista 2; Z Duke; S Pearce; N Morgan; R Paulino.
RBI: Z Duke 2 (3); N McLouth (35); M Kata (15); F Sanchez (81).
2-out RBI: N McLouth.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Sanchez-J Phelps.
E: F Sanchez (9).
Baserunning
SB: N Morgan (6, 2nd base off R Hill/G Soto).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 2 3 5 1 1 5 .297 .336 .553 .889 21 12 0.253 0.61 0.276 -0.023 4.8 2 0 2·HR,2B
Mark DeRosa 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .294 .373 .419 .792 15 10 -0.056 0.44 0.000 -0.056 -1.1 0 2
Derrek Lee 1B 5 2 4 1 0 1 5 .317 .401 .499 .900 18 11 0.166 0.49 0.167 -0.001 1.9 9 1 HR
Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 2 2 2 0 1 5 .315 .371 .563 .934 15 8 0.137 0.71 0.173 -0.036 0.4 0 0 HR
Matt Murton RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .276 .350 .416 .766 10 5 0.005 0.71 0.025 -0.020 0.0 1 1
   Sam Fuld RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 6 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 0.1 2 1
Geovany Soto C 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .375 .432 .700 1.132 23 17 0.023 0.80 0.090 -0.067 -0.4 9 0
Craig Monroe CF 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .223 .271 .370 .641 11 5 -0.027 0.80 0.009 -0.036 -0.4 0 0
   Jacque Jones PH-CF 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .274 .328 .385 .713 12 7 -0.012 0.34 0.004 -0.016 0.0 1 0
Ryan Theriot SS 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .273 .333 .356 .689 11 7 0.017 0.55 0.043 -0.026 0.7 2 2 SB
Rich Hill P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .131 .145 .164 .309 10 7 -0.050 0.95 0.000 -0.050 -0.6 0 0
   Cliff Floyd PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .283 .361 .420 .782 5 3 -0.020 0.80 0.000 -0.020 -0.3
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott Eyre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Daryle Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .324 .435 .519 .954 6 3 -0.006 0.26 0.000 -0.006 -0.5
   Bob Howry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 38 9 15 8 4 11 42 .395 .452 .737 1.189 163 97 0.430 0.61 0.787 -0.357 4.6 27 8
2B: A Soriano (39, off J Van Benschoten).
HR: D Lee (19, off Z Duke, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); A Soriano 2 (31, 1 off Z Duke, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF, 1 off S Torres, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); A Ramirez (26, off Z Duke, 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: A Soriano 10; D Lee 7; A Ramirez 5; R Theriot 3; J Jones; G Soto; M Murton.
RBI: A Soriano 5 (65); A Ramirez 2 (100); D Lee (76).
2-out RBI: A Soriano 5; D Lee.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Murton-R Theriot; S Fuld-D Lee.
Outfield Assists: M Murton (N Morgan at 2nd base); S Fuld (N McLouth at 1st base).
Baserunning
SB: R Theriot (28, 2nd base off S Torres/R Paulino).

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
Zach Duke, L (3-8) 4 9 5 4 3 4 3 5.83 24 84 52 32 9 11 9 8 5 0 27 -0.316 0.88 -2.8
Salomon Torres 1 2 2 2 0 3 1 5.59 5 26 15 7 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.105 0.57 -1.4
John Van Benschoten 3 4 2 2 1 4 0 9.73 13 53 30 14 5 11 1 7 2 0 0 0 -0.009 0.12 -0.3
Team Totals 8 15 9 8 4 11 4 9.00 42 163 97 53 17 27 11 16 7 0 27 0 0 -0.430 0.61 -4.6

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
Rich Hill, W (10-8) 5 5 3 3 2 4 0 4.05 21 74 45 23 10 12 7 8 2 0 47 -0.010 1.08 -0.2
Carlos Marmol 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.22 4 18 11 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.036 0.83 0.6
Scott Eyre 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.24 3 11 6 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.62 0.6
Bob Howry 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.45 5 12 10 7 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.004 0.32 -0.4
Ryan Dempster 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.24 4 16 11 6 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.08 -0.4
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 4 8 1 5.00 37 131 83 46 16 21 9 16 3 0 47 0 0 0.070 0.81 -0.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tom Hallion, 1B - Bruce Dreckman, 2B - Phil Cuzzi, 3B - Tim McClelland.
Time of Game: 2:35.
Attendance: 41,271.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 7mph in from Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Nyjer Morgan CF 1 Alfonso Soriano LF
2 Jose Bautista 3B 2 Mark DeRosa 2B
3 Freddy Sanchez 2B 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Josh Phelps 1B 4 Aramis Ramirez 3B
5 Xavier Nady LF 5 Matt Murton RF
6 Ronny Paulino C 6 Geovany Soto C
7 Steve Pearce RF 7 Craig Monroe CF
8 Matt Kata SS 8 Ryan Theriot SS
9 Zach Duke P 9 Rich Hill P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 16% 76% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Lee Scores
t2 0-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R PIT M. Kata R. Hill -14% 51% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Paulino Scores; Pearce to 3B
b5 5-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR CHC A. Soriano S. Torres 12% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Theriot Scores
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT F. Sanchez R. Hill 11% 53% Fly Ball Double Play: RF; Morgan out at 2B/RF-SS
t2 1-2 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RR PIT Z. Duke R. Hill -11% 40% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Pearce Scores; Kata Scores

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' Rich Hill facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT N. Morgan R. Hill -3% 47% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  PIT J. Bautista R. Hill -5% 41% Walk; Morgan to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT F. Sanchez R. Hill 11% 53% Fly Ball Double Play: RF; Morgan out at 2B/RF-SS
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Phelps R. Hill 2% 55% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke -2% 51% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 10% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 1% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b1 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Murton Z. Duke 2% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive); Ramirez to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC G. Soto Z. Duke 9% 73% Single to P (Ground Ball); Ramirez Scores/No RBI/unER/Adv on E4 (throw); Murton to 3B
b1 2-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Monroe Z. Duke -4% 69% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT X. Nady R. Hill 2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT R. Paulino R. Hill -3% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t2 0-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT S. Pearce R. Hill -4% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Paulino to 2B
t2 0-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R PIT M. Kata R. Hill -14% 51% Double to RF (Fly Ball to RF Line); Paulino Scores; Pearce to 3B
t2 1-2 1 -23 4,(2-1)  RR PIT Z. Duke R. Hill -11% 40% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Pearce Scores; Kata Scores
t2 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Hill 3% 43% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 3-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Bautista R. Hill 2% 45% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 8-9-1
b2 2-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke -3% 42% Groundout: P-1B
b2 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Hill Z. Duke -2% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 2-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke 11% 51% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b2 3-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke -1% 50% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 3.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 3-4-5
t3 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Hill 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 3-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Phelps R. Hill 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT X. Nady R. Hill 1% 56% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 3-4-5
b3 3-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 4% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 16% 76% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Lee Scores
b3 5-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Murton Z. Duke -2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b3 5-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b3 5-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC C. Monroe Z. Duke 1% 74% Walk
b3 5-3 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke 1% 75% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Monroe to 2B
b3 5-3 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Hill Z. Duke -3% 72% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 6-7-8
t4 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Paulino R. Hill 3% 75% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t4 3-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT S. Pearce R. Hill 2% 77% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t4 3-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. Kata R. Hill 1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 1-2-3
b4 5-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke 2% 80% Walk
b4 5-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke -2% 78% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b4 5-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 2% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); DeRosa to 2B
b4 5-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke -2% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B); DeRosa to 3B; Lee to 2B
b4 5-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Murton Z. Duke 1% 79% Walk
b4 5-3 2 123 5,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -5% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 5.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Rich Hill facing 9-1-2
Cesar Izturis pinch hits for Zach Duke (P) batting 9th
t5 3-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT C. Izturis R. Hill 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-5 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT N. Morgan R. Hill -3% 74% Walk
t5 3-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Bautista R. Hill -2% 72% Morgan Steals 2B
t5 3-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bautista R. Hill 4% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 3-5 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Hill 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Pirates' Salomon Torres facing 7-8-9
Salomon Torres replaces Cesar Izturis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jacque Jones pinch hits for Craig Monroe (CF) batting 7th
b5 5-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC J. Jones S. Torres -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Theriot S. Torres 2% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
Cliff Floyd pinch hits for Rich Hill (P) batting 9th
b5 5-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Floyd S. Torres -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC A. Soriano S. Torres 1% 79% Theriot Steals 2B
b5 5-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR CHC A. Soriano S. Torres 12% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Theriot Scores
b5 7-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. DeRosa S. Torres -0% 91% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 7.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-7, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 4-5-6
Carlos Marmol replaces Cliff Floyd (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jacque Jones moves from PH to CF
t6 3-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. Phelps C. Marmol -3% 88% Walk
t6 3-7 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT X. Nady C. Marmol 3% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t6 3-7 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Paulino C. Marmol 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Marmol 2% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-3, Pirates' John Van Benschoten facing 3-4-5
John Van Benschoten replaces Steve Pearce (RF) pitching and batting 7th
Nate McLouth replaces Salomon Torres (P) playing LF batting 9th
Xavier Nady moves from LF to RF
b6 7-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC D. Lee J. Van Benschoten 1% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 7-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO CHC A. Ramirez J. Van Benschoten -2% 94% Double Play: Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B); Lee out at 1B/2B-1B
b6 7-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Murton J. Van Benschoten -0% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 7.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-7, Cubs' Scott Eyre facing 8-9-1
Scott Eyre replaces Carlos Marmol pitching and batting 9th
Sam Fuld replaces Matt Murton playing RF batting 5th
t7 3-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT M. Kata S. Eyre 2% 95% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t7 3-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT N. McLouth S. Eyre -2% 93% Walk
t7 3-7 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO PIT N. Morgan S. Eyre 3% 97% Fly Ball Double Play: RF (Deep CF-RF); McLouth out at 1B/RF-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-3, Pirates' John Van Benschoten facing 6-7-8
b7 7-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto J. Van Benschoten -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b7 7-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC J. Jones J. Van Benschoten 0% 97% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b7 7-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Theriot J. Van Benschoten 0% 97% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Jones to 2B
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Scott Eyre (P) batting 9th
b7 7-3 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. Ward J. Van Benschoten -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b7 7-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC A. Soriano J. Van Benschoten 3% 99% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Jones Scores; Theriot Scores
b7 9-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa J. Van Benschoten -0% 99% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 9.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-9, Cubs' Bob Howry facing 2-3-4
Bob Howry replaces Daryle Ward (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT J. Bautista B. Howry -1% 98% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t8 3-9 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT F. Sanchez B. Howry -2% 96% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Bautista Scores
t8 4-9 0 --3 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Phelps B. Howry 2% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-9 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O PIT X. Nady B. Howry 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B
t8 4-9 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Paulino B. Howry 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-4, Pirates' John Van Benschoten facing 3-4-5
b8 9-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Van Benschoten -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 9-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Van Benschoten -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 9-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Fuld J. Van Benschoten 0% 99% Walk
b8 9-4 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto J. Van Benschoten -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 9.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-9, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
Ryan Dempster replaces Bob Howry pitching and batting 9th
Jose Castillo pinch hits for John Van Benschoten (P) batting 7th
t9 4-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Castillo R. Dempster 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. Kata R. Dempster 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t9 4-9 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R PIT N. McLouth R. Dempster -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t9 5-9 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Dempster 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 9.

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