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Saturday, May 17, 2008, 12:06PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 41,686, Time of Game: 2:44
Pirates
7
21-22
 Won 1 
4th, 5 GB
at Cubs
6
26-17
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Damaso Marte (3-0)
L: Carlos Marmol (1-1)
S: Matt Capps (10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   1  3  0   0  0  2    7 11  2
Cubs            0  3  0   1  0  0   1  0  1    6 11  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddy Sanchez 2B 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .254 .285 .331 .616 14 11 0.140 1.33 0.192 -0.052 1.0 0 5 2B
Nate McLouth CF 5 2 3 3 0 1 5 .312 .395 .629 1.024 16 8 0.554 1.55 0.613 -0.059 2.8 1 0 HR
Jason Bay LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .264 .396 .486 .882 18 13 -0.030 1.08 0.055 -0.085 -0.5 0 1
Adam LaRoche 1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .199 .294 .326 .620 12 7 0.098 1.33 0.177 -0.078 0.8 11 1 2B
Xavier Nady RF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .316 .383 .500 .883 20 13 -0.097 1.67 0.000 -0.097 -0.9 4 0 SF
Doug Mientkiewicz 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .242 .342 .364 .706 14 7 -0.058 1.33 0.104 -0.163 -0.4 1 1
Ronny Paulino C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .227 .289 .280 .569 15 12 -0.073 1.19 0.026 -0.099 -0.8 5 1
Brian Bixler SS 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .181 .253 .208 .461 13 8 0.000 1.19 0.102 -0.101 0.3 3 4
Zach Duke P 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .105 .150 .105 .255 9 5 0.003 0.91 0.047 -0.045 -0.1 2 1
   Tyler Yates P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Damaso Marte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .216 .274 .270 .544 4 3 -0.062 2.37 0.000 -0.062 -0.3
   Matt Capps P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 11 7 3 10 40 .306 .350 .444 .794 135 87 0.475 1.33 1.316 -0.841 2.1 27 16
2B: F Sanchez (10, off C Zambrano); A LaRoche (6, off C Zambrano).
HR: N McLouth (12, off C Marmol, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
SF: X Nady (3, off M Wuertz).
TB: N McLouth 6; F Sanchez 4; A LaRoche 3; D Mientkiewicz; B Bixler; R Paulino.
RBI: N McLouth 3 (36); X Nady (36); D Mientkiewicz (8); B Bixler (2); A LaRoche (17).
2-out RBI: B Bixler.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. Z Duke-B Bixler-A LaRoche.
E: B Bixler (6); J Bay (1).
Outfield Assists: J Bay (G Soto at home plate).

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 5 3 5 3 0 0 5 .295 .331 .598 .929 13 9 0.589 1.01 0.589 0.000 4.5 2 0 2·HR,2B
Ryan Theriot SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .331 .410 .413 .822 18 11 -0.047 1.09 0.065 -0.112 -0.0 1 1 GDP
Derrek Lee 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .294 .360 .537 .897 11 8 -0.186 1.50 0.012 -0.198 -1.0 10 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .280 .406 .490 .895 25 15 -0.002 1.05 0.063 -0.065 -0.3 0 0
Kosuke Fukudome RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .314 .414 .451 .865 17 11 -0.119 1.18 0.000 -0.119 -0.9 2 0
Geovany Soto C 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .328 .433 .620 1.053 14 6 -0.046 1.25 0.053 -0.100 -0.0 9 1 2B
Mark DeRosa 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .299 .404 .453 .856 10 7 -0.048 1.23 0.052 -0.100 -0.2 2 4 2B
   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
Reed Johnson CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .258 .340 .328 .668 21 14 -0.021 1.38 0.072 -0.093 0.1 1 0
Carlos Zambrano P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .267 .267 .433 .700 8 7 -0.062 1.29 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 0 0
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Scott Eyre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ronny Cedeno PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .328 .411 .469 .880 3 2 -0.050 1.91 0.000 -0.050 -0.3
   Jon Lieber P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Fontenot 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .375 .426 .801 8 6 -0.033 1.29 0.000 -0.033 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 11 5 2 5 39 .297 .333 .541 .874 148 96 -0.025 1.23 0.906 -0.932 1.1 27 7
2B: G Soto (14, off Z Duke); M DeRosa (9, off Z Duke); A Soriano (7, off M Capps).
HR: A Soriano 2 (10, 1 off Z Duke, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF, 1 off T Yates, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: A Soriano 12; M DeRosa 3; R Theriot 2; G Soto 2; R Johnson.
GIDP: R Theriot (4).
RBI: A Soriano 3 (25); R Theriot (12); R Johnson (18).
2-out RBI: A Soriano 2; R Theriot.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Lee.
PB: G Soto 2 (3).

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 6.1 8 4 4 1 4 1 4.23 27 106 69 42 10 17 12 10 6 0 44 -0.013 0.99 -0.5
Tyler Yates, BS (2) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 3.38 4 13 7 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.238 1.31 -1.1
Damaso Marte, W (3-0) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 3 7 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.175 2.27 0.9
Matt Capps, S (10) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.75 5 22 16 9 2 5 0 4 2 0 0 0 0.101 1.85 -0.5
Team Totals 9 11 6 6 2 5 2 6.00 39 148 96 58 14 24 16 16 8 0 44 1 0 0.025 1.23 -1.1
T Yates faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

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
Carlos Zambrano 4 7 5 4 3 3 0 2.45 22 73 40 29 3 8 4 12 6 0 30 -0.433 1.30 -3.7
Michael Wuertz 2.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.18 8 23 18 11 1 6 4 3 1 0 3 1 0.217 1.21 2.2
Scott Eyre 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.028 1.20 0.2
Jon Lieber 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.63 4 20 14 7 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.112 1.53 0.5
Carlos Marmol, L (1-1) 1 2 2 2 0 2 1 1.67 5 15 12 6 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.399 1.56 -1.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 6 3 10 1 6.00 40 135 87 53 11 23 9 18 8 0 30 4 1 -0.475 1.33 -2.1
C Zambrano faced 5 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Wolf, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Phil Cuzzi.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 41,686.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 12mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Freddy Sanchez 2B 1 Alfonso Soriano LF
2 Nate McLouth CF 2 Ryan Theriot SS
3 Jason Bay LF 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Adam LaRoche 1B 4 Aramis Ramirez 3B
5 Xavier Nady RF 5 Kosuke Fukudome RF
6 Doug Mientkiewicz 3B 6 Geovany Soto C
7 Ronny Paulino C 7 Mark DeRosa 2B
8 Brian Bixler SS 8 Reed Johnson CF
9 Zach Duke P 9 Carlos Zambrano P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 5-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR PIT N. McLouth C. Marmol 41% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Sanchez Scores
b7 4-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Soriano T. Yates -23% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b2 1-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -19% 27% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); DeRosa Scores; Johnson Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI; Soriano to 2B
t5 2-4 0 12- 3,(2-0)  R PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano 16% 54% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Short CF); Duke Scores; Sanchez to 3B
t5 5-4 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO PIT D. Mientkiewicz M. Wuertz -13% 58% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); LaRoche out at 1B/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' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT F. Sanchez C. Zambrano 6% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano -4% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Bay C. Zambrano -3% 48% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano -3% 45% Lineout: 2B
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 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -3% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke -1% 48% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT X. Nady C. Zambrano -2% 48% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT D. Mientkiewicz C. Zambrano 3% 50% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT R. Paulino C. Zambrano 2% 52% Passed Ball; Mientkiewicz to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Paulino C. Zambrano -4% 48% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t2 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT B. Bixler C. Zambrano 10% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Mientkiewicz Scores/unER; Bixler to 2B/Adv on throw
t2 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT Z. Duke C. Zambrano -3% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome Z. Duke 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -4% 53% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke -5% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Soto to 3B
b2 0-1 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  R CHC R. Johnson Z. Duke -7% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Soto Scores; DeRosa to 2B
b2 1-1 1 12- 4,(0-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano Z. Duke 5% 46% Bunt Popfly: P (Front of Home)
b2 1-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -19% 27% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); DeRosa Scores; Johnson Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI; Soriano to 2B
b2 3-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke -1% 26% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Soriano to 3B
b2 3-1 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 4% 30% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
t3 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez C. Zambrano -3% 27% Popfly: 2B
t3 1-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano -2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bay C. Zambrano -1% 24% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 4-5-6
b3 3-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 2% 26% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome Z. Duke 1% 27% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 3-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -1% 26% Walk
b3 3-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke 2% 28% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Soto out at Hm/LF-SS-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano 7% 35% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 1-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT X. Nady C. Zambrano -2% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B; LaRoche to 3B
t4 1-3 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R PIT D. Mientkiewicz C. Zambrano 6% 38% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); LaRoche Scores
t4 2-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Paulino C. Zambrano -4% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Bixler C. Zambrano -3% 32% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 8-9-1
b4 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Johnson Z. Duke 2% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b4 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano Z. Duke 2% 36% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b4 3-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -11% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 4-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke 1% 26% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 9-1-2
t5 2-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT Z. Duke C. Zambrano 5% 30% Walk
t5 2-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT F. Sanchez C. Zambrano 7% 38% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Duke to 2B
t5 2-4 0 12- 3,(2-0)  R PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano 16% 54% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Short CF); Duke Scores; Sanchez to 3B
t5 3-4 0 1-3 8,(3-2)  PIT J. Bay C. Zambrano 5% 59% Walk; McLouth to 2B
t5 3-4 0 123 3,(2-0)  R PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano 11% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Sanchez Scores; McLouth to 3B; Bay to 2B
Michael Wuertz replaces Carlos Zambrano pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-4 0 123 6,(2-2)  RO PIT X. Nady M. Wuertz 0% 70% Foul Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (RF Foul); McLouth Scores; Bay to 3B
t5 5-4 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO PIT D. Mientkiewicz M. Wuertz -13% 58% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); LaRoche out at 1B/1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 3-4-5
b5 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 3% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 4-5 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 3% 64% Strikeout Looking
b5 4-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome Z. Duke 2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cubs' Michael Wuertz facing 7-8-9
t6 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Paulino M. Wuertz -3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Bixler M. Wuertz -2% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t6 5-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT Z. Duke M. Wuertz -1% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 6-7-8
b6 4-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto Z. Duke 4% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. DeRosa Z. Duke 3% 66% Strikeout Looking
b6 4-5 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Johnson Z. Duke 2% 68% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cubs' Michael Wuertz facing 1-2-3
t7 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Sanchez M. Wuertz -3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT N. McLouth M. Wuertz 3% 69% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t7 5-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bay M. Wuertz -3% 65% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Scott Eyre replaces Michael Wuertz pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT A. LaRoche S. Eyre 1% 67% Passed Ball; McLouth to 2B
t7 5-4 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche S. Eyre -4% 62% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 9-1-2
Ronny Cedeno pinch hits for Scott Eyre (P) batting 9th
b7 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Cedeno Z. Duke 5% 67% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
Tyler Yates replaces Zach Duke pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Soriano T. Yates -23% 45% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b7 5-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot T. Yates 3% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 5-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Lee T. Yates 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 5-5, Cubs' Jon Lieber facing 5-6-7
Jon Lieber replaces Ronny Cedeno (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT X. Nady J. Lieber -5% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Mientkiewicz J. Lieber -4% 41% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT R. Paulino J. Lieber 3% 44% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t8 5-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT B. Bixler J. Lieber -5% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 5-5, Pirates' Tyler Yates facing 4-5-6
b8 5-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez T. Yates -6% 32% Walk
Damaso Marte replaces Tyler Yates pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC K. Fukudome D. Marte 6% 39% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
b8 5-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Soto D. Marte 6% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 5-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa D. Marte 5% 50% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Tied 5-5, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 9-1-2
Carlos Marmol replaces Mark DeRosa (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Mike Fontenot replaces Jon Lieber (P) playing 2B batting 9th
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Damaso Marte (P) batting 9th
t9 5-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Michaels C. Marmol -6% 44% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT F. Sanchez C. Marmol 6% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t9 5-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR PIT N. McLouth C. Marmol 41% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Sanchez Scores
t9 7-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Bay C. Marmol -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
t9 7-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Marmol -0% 90% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-7, Pirates' Matt Capps facing 8-9-1
Matt Capps replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 5-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson M. Capps 5% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-7 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot M. Capps 3% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 5-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Soriano M. Capps -3% 95% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b9 5-7 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CHC R. Theriot M. Capps -5% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Soriano Scores
b9 6-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Lee M. Capps 10% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 6.

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