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OAK
@BOS
2
5
CHW
@KCR
3
14
CLE
@MIN
2
6
LAA
@NYY
9
14
BAL
@SEA
4
8
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@TBR
5
6
 
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@TEX
4
8
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@ATL
0
5
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@CHC
5
8
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@FLA
3
2
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@HOU
0
4
ARI
@LAD
3
9
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@SDP
1
4
PHI
@STL
5
4
CIN
@WSN
2
4
Sunday, August 3, 2008, 1:23PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 41,200, Time of Game: 2:49
Pirates
5
51-60
 Lost 2 
5th, 15½ GB
at Cubs
8
67-45
 Won 2 
1st
W: Chad Gaudin (8-4)
L: Craig Hansen (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  1  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    5  7  0
Cubs            0  2  0   2  1  0   0  3  X    8 12  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Luis Rivas 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .240 .276 .364 .640 22 14 -0.092 0.68 0.000 -0.092 -1.1 2 4
Doug Mientkiewicz 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .274 .371 .368 .739 24 14 -0.022 0.88 0.045 -0.067 0.0 9 0 2B
Nate McLouth CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .274 .354 .523 .877 20 10 -0.065 0.76 0.012 -0.077 -0.8 3 0
Ryan Doumit C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .342 .384 .563 .947 12 7 0.129 0.62 0.151 -0.022 1.7 6 0
Andy LaRoche 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .200 .309 .343 .651 15 8 0.230 1.08 0.313 -0.083 1.0 0 4 HR
Brandon Moss LF 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .291 .357 .477 .834 20 12 0.081 0.81 0.118 -0.037 0.8 1 0 HR
Steve Pearce RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .238 .280 .286 .566 20 11 -0.026 0.84 0.040 -0.066 0.2 1 0
Jack Wilson SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .280 .329 .347 .676 16 7 -0.055 0.95 0.023 -0.077 -0.7 1 1
Ian Snell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .171 .194 .200 .394 1 1 -0.015 0.92 0.000 -0.015 -0.2 1 0 SH
   Jose Bautista PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .323 .415 .738 4 2 -0.021 0.81 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
   T.J. Beam P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .237 .303 .387 .690 5 3 -0.045 1.68 0.000 -0.045 -0.5
   Craig Hansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Burnett P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Freddy Sanchez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243 .266 .335 .601 6 5 -0.012 0.44 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
Team Totals 33 5 7 4 3 5 37 .212 .278 .424 .702 165 94 0.087 0.84 0.702 -0.614 0.1 24 9
2B: D Mientkiewicz (16, off N Cotts).
HR: B Moss (3, off C Zambrano, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); A LaRoche (3, off C Gaudin, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
SH: I Snell (5, off C Zambrano).
TB: B Moss 4; A LaRoche 4; R Doumit 2; D Mientkiewicz 2; S Pearce 2.
RBI: A LaRoche 2 (8); B Moss (12); R Doumit (40).
2-out RBI: A LaRoche 2; R Doumit.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. A LaRoche-L Rivas-D Mientkiewicz 2.

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 1 3 1 0 1 5 .295 .345 .568 .913 21 13 0.014 0.48 0.063 -0.049 0.7 2 0 HR,SB
   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
Ryan Theriot SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .315 .391 .375 .766 16 9 -0.008 0.58 0.032 -0.040 -0.3 1 2
Derrek Lee 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .289 .354 .479 .833 18 9 -0.011 0.90 0.046 -0.057 0.1 5 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .277 .376 .500 .876 15 11 -0.002 0.92 0.072 -0.074 -0.1 3 3 HR
Kosuke Fukudome RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .279 .381 .413 .794 19 11 -0.082 0.71 0.000 -0.082 -1.4 2 0 GDP
Mark DeRosa 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .271 .369 .422 .791 15 9 -0.020 1.15 0.063 -0.083 -0.1 3 0
Jim Edmonds CF 3 2 1 0 1 1 4 .241 .339 .458 .797 19 10 0.045 0.95 0.087 -0.042 0.5 5 0 2B
Geovany Soto C 3 2 2 2 1 0 4 .278 .355 .495 .849 10 6 0.265 1.24 0.274 -0.009 2.2 5 0 2B
Carlos Zambrano P 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .354 .354 .538 .892 6 6 0.022 1.45 0.094 -0.071 0.2 0 1 2B,GDP
   Jeff Samardzija P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 -0.007 0.25 0.000 -0.007 -0.2 0 0
   Neal Cotts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chad Gaudin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Daryle Ward PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .356 .419 .776 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Reed Johnson PH-LF 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .295 .360 .439 .798 3 3 0.371 1.82 0.371 0.000 1.9 1 0 HR
Team Totals 34 8 12 7 4 6 38 .353 .421 .706 1.127 147 91 0.587 0.89 1.102 -0.514 3.6 27 6
2B: J Edmonds (13, off I Snell); G Soto (27, off I Snell); C Zambrano (4, off I Snell).
HR: A Ramirez (19, off T Beam, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); R Johnson (6, off S Burnett, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); A Soriano (19, off S Burnett, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: A Soriano 6; R Johnson 4; A Ramirez 4; G Soto 3; J Edmonds 2; C Zambrano 2; D Lee; R Theriot; M DeRosa.
GIDP: K Fukudome (4); C Zambrano (2).
RBI: R Johnson 2 (40); G Soto 2 (62); C Zambrano (10); A Ramirez (74); A Soriano (48).
2-out RBI: R Johnson 2; A Soriano.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
E: A Soriano (3).
Baserunning
SB: A Soriano (11, 2nd base off T Beam/R Doumit).

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
Ian Snell 4 7 4 4 3 3 0 6.14 21 86 50 35 5 10 2 13 8 0 32 -0.223 1.14 -1.8
T.J. Beam 2 2 1 1 0 3 1 4.73 8 30 22 8 7 7 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.029 0.33 0.1
Craig Hansen, L (1-4) 1.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.57 6 22 12 6 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.074 0.87 0.8
Sean Burnett 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 2 4.71 3 9 7 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 -0.411 0.72 -2.8
Team Totals 8 12 8 8 4 6 3 9.00 38 147 91 54 17 20 8 20 10 0 32 1 1 -0.589 0.89 -3.6

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
Carlos Zambrano 5 3 2 1 1 2 1 2.76 19 82 47 28 7 12 4 12 1 0 56 0.084 0.80 0.7
Jeff Samardzija, H (1) 2.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.16 9 40 20 10 2 8 3 4 1 0 0 0 0.127 0.81 1.3
Neal Cotts, H (6) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.48 3 11 7 6 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 -0.049 0.98 -1.0
Chad Gaudin, BS (1), W (8-4) 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3.35 3 17 8 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 -0.287 1.36 -1.8
Carlos Marmol, S (6) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.08 3 15 12 7 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.47 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 5 4 3 5 2 4.00 37 165 94 54 12 28 7 22 4 0 56 1 1 -0.088 0.84 -0.1
Balks: None.
WP: I Snell (8); N Cotts (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Knight, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Jim Wolf, 3B - Phil Cuzzi.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 41,200.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 74° F, Wind 10mph in from Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Luis Rivas 2B 1 Alfonso Soriano LF
2 Doug Mientkiewicz 1B 2 Ryan Theriot SS
3 Nate McLouth CF 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Ryan Doumit C 4 Aramis Ramirez 3B
5 Andy LaRoche 3B 5 Kosuke Fukudome RF
6 Brandon Moss LF 6 Mark DeRosa 2B
7 Steve Pearce RF 7 Jim Edmonds CF
8 Jack Wilson SS 8 Geovany Soto C
9 Ian Snell P 9 Carlos Zambrano P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 5-5 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR CHC R. Johnson S. Burnett 37% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Soto Scores
t8 3-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR PIT A. LaRoche C. Gaudin -31% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Doumit Scores
b2 0-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R CHC G. Soto I. Snell 13% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); DeRosa Scores; Edmonds to 3B
b4 2-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC G. Soto I. Snell 12% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Edmonds Scores
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  R PIT R. Doumit C. Zambrano -10% 42% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); McLouth Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI/unER; Doumit to 2B

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 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT L. Rivas C. Zambrano 2% 52% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT D. Mientkiewicz C. Zambrano 2% 54% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  R PIT R. Doumit C. Zambrano -10% 42% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); McLouth Scores/Adv on E7/No RBI/unER; Doumit to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano 3% 45% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano I. Snell -2% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Theriot I. Snell 3% 45% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee I. Snell 4% 49% Walk; Theriot to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez I. Snell -5% 44% Lineout: RF
b1 0-1 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome I. Snell -4% 40% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  R PIT B. Moss C. Zambrano -9% 31% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT S. Pearce C. Zambrano -3% 28% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Wilson C. Zambrano 3% 31% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT I. Snell C. Zambrano 1% 32% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Pearce to 2B
t2 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT L. Rivas C. Zambrano 3% 35% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC M. DeRosa I. Snell 4% 39% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b2 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC J. Edmonds I. Snell 2% 41% Wild Pitch; DeRosa to 2B
b2 0-2 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Edmonds I. Snell 4% 45% Walk
b2 0-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R CHC G. Soto I. Snell 13% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); DeRosa Scores; Edmonds to 3B
b2 1-2 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  ROO CHC C. Zambrano I. Snell -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B); Edmonds Scores/No RBI
b2 2-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Soriano I. Snell 1% 52% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
b2 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot I. Snell -2% 50% Lineout: P
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 2-3-4
t3 2-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT D. Mientkiewicz C. Zambrano 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t3 2-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT N. McLouth C. Zambrano 2% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Doumit C. Zambrano 1% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 3-4-5
b3 2-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Lee I. Snell -3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 2-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez I. Snell -2% 51% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b3 2-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome I. Snell -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT B. Moss C. Zambrano 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Zambrano 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 6-7-8
b4 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa I. Snell -3% 53% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b4 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC J. Edmonds I. Snell 5% 58% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 2-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC G. Soto I. Snell 12% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Edmonds Scores
b4 3-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R CHC C. Zambrano I. Snell 9% 79% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Soto Scores
b4 4-2 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Soriano I. Snell -2% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b4 4-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Theriot I. Snell 1% 77% Walk
b4 4-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O CHC D. Lee I. Snell -3% 74% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 8-9-1
t5 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Wilson C. Zambrano 3% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep SS-2B)
Jose Bautista pinch hits for Ian Snell (P) batting 9th
t5 2-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Bautista C. Zambrano 2% 79% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t5 2-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT L. Rivas C. Zambrano 1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' T.J. Beam facing 4-5-6
T.J. Beam replaces Jose Bautista (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  R CHC A. Ramirez T. Beam 7% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b5 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome T. Beam -1% 87% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
b5 5-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. DeRosa T. Beam -1% 86% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Edmonds T. Beam -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 2-3-4
Jeff Samardzija replaces Carlos Zambrano pitching and batting 9th
t6 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT D. Mientkiewicz J. Samardzija 3% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. McLouth J. Samardzija 2% 90% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t6 2-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Doumit J. Samardzija 1% 91% Lineout: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' T.J. Beam facing 8-9-1
b6 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Soto T. Beam -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 5-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Samardzija T. Beam -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC A. Soriano T. Beam 0% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 5-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC R. Theriot T. Beam 0% 90% Soriano Steals 2B
b6 5-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Theriot T. Beam -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 5-6-7
t7 2-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche J. Samardzija 3% 91% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t7 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Moss J. Samardzija 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT S. Pearce J. Samardzija -1% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t7 2-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. Wilson J. Samardzija -2% 89% Walk; Pearce to 2B
Jason Michaels pinch hits for T.J. Beam (P) batting 9th
t7 2-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Michaels J. Samardzija 4% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Craig Hansen facing 3-4-5
Craig Hansen replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Lee C. Hansen 1% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b7 5-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez C. Hansen -1% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 5-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC K. Fukudome C. Hansen -1% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 1-2-3
t8 2-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT L. Rivas J. Samardzija 2% 95% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
Neal Cotts replaces Jeff Samardzija pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  PIT D. Mientkiewicz N. Cotts -4% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t8 2-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  PIT N. McLouth N. Cotts -1% 90% Wild Pitch; Mientkiewicz to 3B
t8 2-5 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O PIT N. McLouth N. Cotts 4% 95% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t8 2-5 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R PIT R. Doumit N. Cotts -5% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Mientkiewicz Scores
Chad Gaudin replaces Neal Cotts pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR PIT A. LaRoche C. Gaudin -31% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Doumit Scores
t8 5-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT B. Moss C. Gaudin -3% 56% Walk
t8 5-5 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Gaudin 5% 61% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 5-5, Pirates' Craig Hansen facing 6-7-8
b8 5-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. DeRosa C. Hansen -5% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 5-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Edmonds C. Hansen -4% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC G. Soto C. Hansen 2% 55% Walk
Sean Burnett replaces Craig Hansen pitching and batting 9th
Reed Johnson pinch hits for Daryle Ward batting 9th
Daryle Ward pinch hits for Chad Gaudin (P) batting 9th
b8 5-5 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR CHC R. Johnson S. Burnett 37% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Soto Scores
b8 7-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  R CHC A. Soriano S. Burnett 4% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 8-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot S. Burnett -0% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 8.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-8, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 8-9-1
Carlos Marmol replaces Alfonso Soriano (LF) pitching and batting 1st
Reed Johnson moves from PH to LF
t9 5-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Wilson C. Marmol 2% 98% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
Freddy Sanchez pinch hits for Sean Burnett (P) batting 9th
t9 5-8 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez C. Marmol 1% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-8 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O PIT L. Rivas C. Marmol 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 8.

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