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@CLE
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10
CHW
@KCR
3
0
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@NYY
3
7
SEA
@OAK
3
5
MIN
@TBR
4
1
LAA
@TEX
7
3
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@TOR
3
0
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@ATL
6
7
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@CHC
1
5
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8
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13
4
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@FLA
5
2
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@LAD
1
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@PIT
6
2
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@WSN
6
2
Sunday, September 21, 2008, 1:24PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 40,551, Time of Game: 2:26
Cardinals
1
80-75
 Lost 2 
4th, 14½ GB
at Cubs
5
94-60
 Won 2 
1st
W: Ryan Dempster (17-6)
L: Braden Looper (12-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  7  1
Cubs            0  0  1   1  0  2   1  0  X    5 10  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker CF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .304 .363 .412 .775 16 11 -0.001 0.91 0.059 -0.060 0.1 2 0
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .294 .369 .578 .947 14 9 0.046 1.07 0.112 -0.066 0.8 2 1 2B
   Brian Barton PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .366 .418 .785 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Albert Pujols 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .349 .453 .633 1.086 11 8 -0.077 0.97 0.000 -0.078 -1.1 6 1 SF,GDP
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Felipe Lopez 2B-3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .264 .328 .362 .690 19 13 -0.076 0.83 0.022 -0.097 -0.3 0 2 2B
Troy Glaus 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .266 .369 .475 .844 13 7 -0.011 0.98 0.043 -0.054 -0.2 0 0
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Josh Phelps 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .321 .269 .591 5 2 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.5 0 0
Nick Stavinoha LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .226 .220 .446 14 11 -0.034 0.88 0.033 -0.067 -0.5 2 0
Jason LaRue C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .228 .304 .376 .679 14 6 -0.019 1.28 0.045 -0.064 -0.2 10 1
   Adam Kennedy PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269 .309 .343 .652 4 3 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.3
Braden Looper P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .233 .281 .283 .565 5 4 -0.073 1.01 0.000 -0.073 -0.7 1 0 GDP
   Aaron Miles PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .311 .350 .396 .746 3 2 -0.054 2.32 0.000 -0.054 -0.5 0 1
Cesar Izturis SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .310 .293 .603 7 3 -0.037 1.07 0.031 -0.068 -0.5 1 3 SB
Team Totals 30 1 7 1 3 5 34 .233 .294 .300 .594 125 79 -0.361 1.00 0.345 -0.706 -3.9 24 9
2B: R Ludwick (39, off R Dempster); F Lopez (25, off B Howry).
SF: A Pujols (7, off R Dempster).
TB: S Schumaker 3; R Ludwick 2; F Lopez 2; N Stavinoha; C Izturis.
GIDP: A Pujols (15); B Looper (3).
RBI: A Pujols (106).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Miles-C Izturis-A Pujols.
E: F Lopez (14).
Outfield Assists: R Ludwick (R Cedeno at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: C Izturis (21, 2nd base off R Dempster/K Hill).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kosuke Fukudome RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .260 .361 .378 .739 15 8 0.052 0.78 0.090 -0.038 0.3 0 1 2B
Ronny Cedeno SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .284 .347 .371 .719 16 11 0.058 0.79 0.118 -0.060 1.4 3 6 2B
Micah Hoffpauir LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .315 .383 .444 .828 21 13 0.070 1.02 0.106 -0.036 1.0 2 0 2B
Daryle Ward 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .223 .327 .394 .721 18 10 -0.141 1.21 0.000 -0.141 -2.4 9 0 GDP
Mike Fontenot 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .288 .383 .507 .890 11 5 -0.044 0.94 0.032 -0.076 -0.4 3 2
Felix Pie CF 4 2 2 0 0 2 4 .243 .313 .338 .651 19 12 0.169 0.79 0.189 -0.020 1.4 4 0 3B
Casey McGehee 3B 3 0 2 2 0 1 4 .222 .200 .222 .422 16 10 0.045 0.65 0.057 -0.011 0.5 0 3 SF
Koyie Hill C 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .200 .300 .500 15 8 -0.042 0.62 0.001 -0.043 -0.6 6 0 SH
Ryan Dempster P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .194 .200 .394 5 4 -0.039 0.75 0.000 -0.039 -0.4 0 1
   Jeff Samardzija P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Edmonds PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .236 .344 .477 .821 1 1 0.010 0.89 0.010 0.000 -0.1 SF
   Chad Gaudin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Randy Wells P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Howry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 10 4 2 9 35 .333 .353 .500 .853 137 82 0.138 0.84 0.603 -0.464 0.6 27 13
2B: K Fukudome (24, off B Looper); M Hoffpauir (7, off B Looper); R Cedeno (11, off K McClellan).
3B: F Pie (1, off B Looper).
SF: C McGehee (1, off B Looper); J Edmonds (3, off B Looper).
SH: K Hill (1, off B Looper).
TB: F Pie 4; R Cedeno 3; K Fukudome 3; M Hoffpauir 2; C McGehee 2; M Fontenot.
GIDP: D Ward (4).
RBI: C McGehee 2 (4); J Edmonds (54); M Hoffpauir (3).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. C McGehee-M Fontenot-D Ward; R Dempster-R Cedeno-D Ward.
Outfield Assists: K Fukudome (C Izturis at home plate).

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
Braden Looper, L (12-14) 6 9 4 4 1 6 0 4.13 28 102 64 40 8 16 10 11 5 0 43 -0.119 1.02 -0.7
Kyle McClellan 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.04 4 16 7 5 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.023 0.28 -0.5
Jason Motte 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 3 19 11 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 2 9 0 5.62 35 137 82 50 14 18 11 13 6 0 43 0 0 -0.139 0.84 -0.6

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
Ryan Dempster, W (17-6) 5 6 1 1 0 1 0 2.99 19 67 47 30 10 7 9 9 3 0 52 0.185 1.03 1.7
Jeff Samardzija, H (3) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.16 3 10 9 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.083 1.06 0.5
Chad Gaudin, H (3) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.83 5 20 9 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.051 1.59 0.5
Randy Wells 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 3 13 5 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.026 0.51 0.5
Bob Howry 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.27 4 15 9 4 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.016 0.45 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 3 5 0 1.00 34 125 79 45 18 16 13 13 4 0 52 0 0 0.361 1.00 3.9
Balks: None.
WP: B Looper (3); K McClellan (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chad Fairchild, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Jeff Kellogg.
Time of Game: 2:26.
Attendance: 40,551.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 6mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Chicago Cubs
1 Skip Schumaker CF 1 Kosuke Fukudome RF
2 Ryan Ludwick RF 2 Ronny Cedeno SS
3 Albert Pujols 1B 3 Micah Hoffpauir LF
4 Felipe Lopez 2B 4 Daryle Ward 1B
5 Troy Glaus 3B 5 Mike Fontenot 2B
6 Nick Stavinoha LF 6 Felix Pie CF
7 Jason LaRue C 7 Casey McGehee 3B
8 Braden Looper P 8 Koyie Hill C
9 Cesar Izturis SS 9 Ryan Dempster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC F. Pie B. Looper 11% 67% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Ludwick R. Dempster -10% 37% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Schumaker to 3B
b6 2-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC F. Pie B. Looper 8% 85% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Fontenot to 3B
b3 0-1 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir B. Looper 8% 60% Reached on E4 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Fukudome Scores; Cedeno to 2B
b3 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC R. Cedeno B. Looper 7% 52% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Fukudome to 3B

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' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL S. Schumaker R. Dempster -3% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Ludwick R. Dempster -10% 37% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Schumaker to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 3,(1-1)  RO STL A. Pujols R. Dempster -0% 37% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Schumaker Scores; Ludwick to 3B
t1 1-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O STL F. Lopez R. Dempster 5% 42% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t1 1-0 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O STL T. Glaus R. Dempster 3% 45% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Fukudome B. Looper 6% 51% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-1 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Cedeno B. Looper -4% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir B. Looper -4% 43% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. Ward B. Looper -3% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL N. Stavinoha R. Dempster -3% 37% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. LaRue R. Dempster 3% 40% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t2 1-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO STL B. Looper R. Dempster 5% 45% Bunt Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt P-SS-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Fontenot B. Looper -3% 42% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC F. Pie B. Looper -2% 40% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC C. McGehee B. Looper 1% 42% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 0-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC K. Hill B. Looper -3% 39% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Izturis R. Dempster 2% 42% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL S. Schumaker R. Dempster -2% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Dempster 3% 42% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Pujols R. Dempster 2% 44% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Dempster B. Looper -3% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Fukudome B. Looper 3% 44% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC R. Cedeno B. Looper 7% 52% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Fukudome to 3B
b3 0-1 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir B. Looper 8% 60% Reached on E4 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Fukudome Scores; Cedeno to 2B
b3 1-1 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Ward B. Looper -5% 55% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Fontenot B. Looper -5% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Cedeno out at Hm/RF-C; Hoffpauir to 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL F. Lopez R. Dempster 3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Glaus R. Dempster 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL N. Stavinoha R. Dempster 1% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC F. Pie B. Looper 11% 67% Triple to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b4 1-1 0 --3 3,(1-1)  RO CHC C. McGehee B. Looper -1% 66% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Pie Scores
b4 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Hill B. Looper -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Dempster B. Looper -1% 63% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL J. LaRue R. Dempster 3% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Looper R. Dempster 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  STL C. Izturis R. Dempster -2% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 1-2 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  STL S. Schumaker R. Dempster -1% 66% Izturis Steals 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Dempster 5% 70% Single to RF (Line Drive); Izturis out at Hm/RF-C
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome B. Looper -2% 68% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 2-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Cedeno B. Looper -2% 67% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 2-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir B. Looper 2% 69% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b5 2-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Ward B. Looper -3% 65% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 2-3-4
Jeff Samardzija replaces Ryan Dempster pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick J. Samardzija 4% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Pujols J. Samardzija 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 1-2 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O STL F. Lopez J. Samardzija 2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Braden Looper facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Fontenot B. Looper 3% 77% Walk
b6 2-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC F. Pie B. Looper 8% 85% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Fontenot to 3B
b6 2-1 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHC C. McGehee B. Looper 4% 89% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Fontenot Scores; Pie to 2B
b6 3-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Hill B. Looper 0% 89% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Pie to 3B; McGehee to 2B
Jim Edmonds pinch hits for Jeff Samardzija (P) batting 9th
b6 3-1 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CHC J. Edmonds B. Looper 1% 90% Foul Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF Foul); Pie Scores
b6 4-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  CHC K. Fukudome B. Looper 0% 90% Wild Pitch; McGehee to 3B
b6 4-1 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome B. Looper -2% 89% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 4.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Chad Gaudin facing 5-6-7
Chad Gaudin replaces Jim Edmonds (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL T. Glaus C. Gaudin -4% 84% Walk
t7 1-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL N. Stavinoha C. Gaudin 4% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL J. LaRue C. Gaudin -5% 84% Walk; Glaus to 2B
Aaron Miles pinch hits for Braden Looper (P) batting 8th
t7 1-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Miles C. Gaudin 5% 89% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t7 1-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O STL C. Izturis C. Gaudin 4% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 2-3-4
Kyle McClellan replaces Troy Glaus (3B) pitching and batting 5th
Aaron Miles moves from PH to 2B
Felipe Lopez moves from 2B to 3B
b7 4-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Cedeno K. McClellan 2% 95% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b7 4-1 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir K. McClellan 0% 96% Walk
b7 4-1 0 12- 5,(2-2)  OO CHC D. Ward K. McClellan -2% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Cedeno to 3B
b7 4-1 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Fontenot K. McClellan 3% 96% Wild Pitch; Cedeno Scores/No RBI
b7 5-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Fontenot K. McClellan -0% 96% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 1-2-3
Randy Wells replaces Chad Gaudin pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Wells 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 1-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Ludwick R. Wells -2% 96% Walk
Brian Barton pinch runs for Ryan Ludwick (RF) batting 2nd
t8 1-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO STL A. Pujols R. Wells 3% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 6-7-8
Jason Motte replaces Albert Pujols (1B) pitching and batting 3rd
Josh Phelps replaces Kyle McClellan (P) playing 1B batting 5th
Brian Barton moves from PR to RF
b8 5-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC F. Pie J. Motte -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. McGehee J. Motte -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Hill J. Motte -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 5.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Bob Howry facing 4-5-6
Bob Howry replaces Randy Wells pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL F. Lopez B. Howry -2% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 1-5 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O STL J. Phelps B. Howry 2% 98% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
t9 1-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL N. Stavinoha B. Howry 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Adam Kennedy pinch hits for Jason LaRue (C) batting 7th
t9 1-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Kennedy B. Howry 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Cubs 5.

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