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Scores
Standings
CHW
@LAA
17
3
TOR
@BAL
1
4
TBR
@CLE
10
11
DET
@KCR
13
1
BOS
@MIN
6
5
SEA
@OAK
1
6
NYY
@TEX
11
1
SDP
@ARI
9
7
 
(10)
PIT
@CHC
10
8
HOU
@CIN
5
8
LAD
@COL
16
6
STL
@MIL
0
1
 
(10)
WSN
@NYM
2
5
FLA
@PHI
5
3
ATL
@SFG
2
8
Monday, May 25, 2009, 7:08PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 38,942, Time of Game: 3:36
Pirates
10
21-24
 Won 2 
5th, 6 GB
at Cubs
8
21-22
 Lost 8 
4th, 5 GB
L: Neal Cotts (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  0  2   3  0  3   1  0  0   10 18  0
Cubs            1  0  3   3  0  0   1  0  0    8 10  1

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 LF 5 2 1 0 1 2 6 .287 .366 .365 .732 26 17 -0.079 0.97 0.049 -0.128 -0.8 1 0 3B
Freddy Sanchez 2B 6 4 6 3 0 0 6 .320 .354 .503 .857 24 14 0.478 1.02 0.478 0.000 4.7 2 4 HR,2B,SB
Nate McLouth CF 4 1 1 2 1 1 6 .269 .371 .476 .846 26 15 0.243 1.02 0.298 -0.055 1.2 2 0 HR,HBP
Adam LaRoche 1B 5 1 2 2 1 0 6 .227 .315 .454 .769 24 15 0.201 1.17 0.240 -0.038 2.2 9 0 2B
Brandon Moss RF 5 0 1 1 1 1 6 .264 .312 .380 .691 22 14 0.018 1.17 0.116 -0.099 -0.4 3 0
Andy LaRoche 3B 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .298 .365 .418 .783 22 14 0.051 1.32 0.189 -0.138 -0.1 2 1 2B,GDP
Jason Jaramillo C 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .288 .390 .409 .799 21 13 0.173 1.31 0.220 -0.047 1.1 4 1 2B
Jack Wilson SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .257 .290 .376 .666 16 11 -0.132 1.50 0.052 -0.184 -1.4 4 5 GDP
Paul Maholm P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .105 .227 .263 .490 7 5 -0.047 1.36 0.000 -0.047 -0.5 0 1 SH
   Craig Monroe PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .306 .448 .755 5 4 -0.105 4.05 0.000 -0.105 -0.8
   Tom Gorzelanny P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 3 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.2 0 1
   Evan Meek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Delwyn Young PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .319 .396 .383 .779 5 1 0.004 0.76 0.004 0.000 0.1
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Capps 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 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 43 10 18 10 5 5 50 .419 .490 .698 1.187 203 126 0.793 1.21 1.646 -0.853 5.2 27 13
2B: F Sanchez (17, off R Dempster); J Jaramillo (8, off R Dempster); A LaRoche (14, off N Cotts); A LaRoche (11, off N Cotts).
3B: N Morgan (4, off A Heilman).
HR: F Sanchez (4, off R Dempster, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); N McLouth (8, off N Cotts, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
SH: P Maholm (3, off R Dempster).
HBP: N McLouth (4, by R Dempster).
TB: F Sanchez 10; N McLouth 4; A LaRoche 4; J Jaramillo 4; A LaRoche 3; N Morgan 3; B Moss; J Wilson.
GIDP: J Wilson (2); A LaRoche (4).
RBI: F Sanchez 3 (16); A LaRoche 2 (22); N McLouth 2 (31); A LaRoche (21); B Moss (11); J Wilson (16).
2-out RBI: F Sanchez 3; A LaRoche.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 6 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Sanchez-J Wilson-A LaRoche.
Baserunning
SB: F Sanchez (4, 2nd base off A Heilman/G Soto).
Pickoffs: J Jaramillo (2nd base by R Dempster).

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 3 2 0 0 2 1 5 .253 .318 .511 .829 30 17 -0.028 1.33 0.080 -0.108 0.1 3 0
Ryan Theriot SS 5 2 3 2 0 0 5 .273 .335 .455 .790 17 10 0.301 1.36 0.356 -0.056 3.0 0 5 3·2B
Milton Bradley RF 5 2 2 4 0 0 5 .198 .314 .376 .690 13 9 0.288 1.15 0.363 -0.074 2.2 0 0 HR,2B
Reed Johnson CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .238 .319 .333 .653 18 10 -0.046 1.19 0.062 -0.108 -0.4 2 0
Geovany Soto C 3 0 2 1 2 0 5 .214 .331 .277 .608 19 9 0.206 1.27 0.229 -0.023 1.4 5 3
Micah Hoffpauir 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .267 .326 .465 .791 20 13 -0.247 1.85 0.033 -0.280 -1.8 14 0 GDP
Ryan Freel 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 .143 .294 .143 .437 17 9 0.048 1.25 0.118 -0.070 0.3 1 2 SH
Aaron Miles 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .204 .250 .265 .515 21 15 -0.063 1.60 0.083 -0.146 -0.4 2 3
Ryan Dempster P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .130 .136 .267 5 5 -0.011 0.44 0.000 -0.011 -0.1 0 2
   Bobby Scales PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .381 .457 .838 1 1 -0.044 1.89 0.000 -0.044 -0.4
   Jose Ascanio P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 1 -0.034 1.20 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 0 0
   Neal Cotts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Heilman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carlos Zambrano PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .238 .273 .429 .701 6 5 -0.076 2.90 0.000 -0.076 -0.5
   David Patton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 8 10 8 7 6 44 .278 .395 .472 .868 169 104 0.294 1.40 1.324 -1.030 3.2 27 15
2B: R Theriot 3 (11, 3 off P Maholm); M Bradley (3, off P Maholm).
HR: M Bradley (5, off P Maholm, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SH: R Freel (1, off T Gorzelanny).
TB: R Theriot 6; M Bradley 6; G Soto 2; A Miles; R Freel; R Johnson.
GIDP: M Hoffpauir (3).
RBI: M Bradley 4 (13); R Theriot 2 (20); G Soto (11); R Freel (2).
2-out RBI: M Bradley 2; R Freel; R Theriot.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Dempster-G Soto-M Hoffpauir; R Freel-A Miles-M Hoffpauir.
E: R Dempster (2).

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
Paul Maholm 4 7 7 7 3 2 1 4.11 23 93 59 40 5 14 6 12 5 0 19 -0.604 1.19 -4.9
Tom Gorzelanny, W (2-1) 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 5.40 8 27 14 7 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.077 1.09 0.7
Evan Meek, H (3) 0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.87 4 12 6 4 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 -0.034 1.91 -0.5
Jesse Chavez, H (4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.83 1 6 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.076 2.90 0.5
John Grabow, H (6) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.71 3 6 4 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.094 1.21 0.5
Matt Capps, H (1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.46 2 10 7 4 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.014 1.59 -0.0
Sean Burnett, S (1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.00 3 15 9 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.112 2.65 0.6
Team Totals 9 10 8 8 7 6 1 8.00 44 169 104 65 12 27 14 17 6 0 19 4 1 -0.293 1.40 -3.2
T Gorzelanny faced 1 batter in the 7th 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
Ryan Dempster 4 7 6 6 3 3 1 4.99 21 94 53 29 4 20 6 8 3 0 24 -0.468 1.30 -3.9
Jose Ascanio 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.05 6 21 14 7 1 6 2 4 2 0 0 0 0.071 2.37 0.5
Neal Cotts, BS (1), L (0-2) 1 4 3 3 0 1 1 7.36 7 25 18 9 0 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 -0.390 1.30 -2.5
Aaron Heilman 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 5.49 7 28 18 10 3 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 -0.056 0.67 -0.5
David Patton 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 6.91 9 35 23 12 3 8 3 4 1 0 0 0 0.051 0.61 1.1
Team Totals 9 18 10 10 5 5 2 10.00 50 203 126 67 11 48 18 21 7 0 24 0 0 -0.792 1.21 -5.2
Balks: None.
WP: P Maholm (3); R Dempster (4).
HBP: R Dempster (3; N McLouth).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: R Dempster (0; J Jaramillo, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Mark Carlson, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 3:36.
Attendance: 38,942.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 53° F, Wind 4mph in from Centerfield.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Nyjer Morgan LF 1 Alfonso Soriano LF
2 Freddy Sanchez 2B 2 Ryan Theriot SS
3 Nate McLouth CF 3 Milton Bradley RF
4 Adam LaRoche 1B 4 Reed Johnson CF
5 Brandon Moss RF 5 Geovany Soto C
6 Andy LaRoche 3B 6 Micah Hoffpauir 1B
7 Jason Jaramillo C 7 Ryan Freel 3B
8 Jack Wilson SS 8 Aaron Miles 2B
9 Paul Maholm P 9 Ryan Dempster P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 6-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR PIT N. McLouth N. Cotts 28% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Sanchez Scores
b4 5-6 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC M. Bradley P. Maholm -24% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Theriot Scores
t4 4-4 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  RR PIT F. Sanchez R. Dempster 21% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Wilson Scores
b7 7-10 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC M. Hoffpauir E. Meek 16% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Johnson to 3B
b3 1-3 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RR CHC M. Bradley P. Maholm -13% 38% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Soriano Scores; Theriot 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' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Dempster -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT F. Sanchez R. Dempster 4% 52% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT N. McLouth R. Dempster -3% 48% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Dempster 9% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Sanchez Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Moss R. Dempster -2% 55% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 12,(3-2)  CHC A. Soriano P. Maholm -4% 51% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  R CHC R. Theriot P. Maholm -12% 39% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Soriano Scores
b1 1-1 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Bradley P. Maholm 4% 43% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 1-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Johnson P. Maholm 4% 48% Fielder's Choice SS; Theriot out at 3B/SS-3B
b1 1-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC G. Soto P. Maholm -2% 46% Walk; Johnson to 2B
b1 1-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir P. Maholm 4% 50% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 6-7-8
t2 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Dempster -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t2 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Jaramillo R. Dempster 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 1-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT J. Wilson R. Dempster -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 7-8-9
b2 1-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Freel P. Maholm 2% 47% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b2 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Miles P. Maholm 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b2 1-1 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O CHC R. Dempster P. Maholm 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT P. Maholm R. Dempster -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 1-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT N. Morgan R. Dempster 3% 50% Walk
t3 1-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT F. Sanchez R. Dempster 7% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Morgan to 3B
t3 1-1 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  PIT N. McLouth R. Dempster 2% 59% Wild Pitch; Sanchez to 2B
t3 1-1 1 -23 5,(2-2)  PIT N. McLouth R. Dempster 1% 61% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-1 1 123 6,(3-2)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Dempster 9% 70% Walk; Morgan Scores; Sanchez to 3B; McLouth to 2B
t3 2-1 1 123 5,(3-1)  R PIT B. Moss R. Dempster 8% 78% Walk; Sanchez Scores; McLouth to 3B; LaRoche to 2B
t3 3-1 1 123 6,(3-2)  OO PIT A. LaRoche R. Dempster -11% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: P-C-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
b3 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Soriano P. Maholm -4% 62% Walk
b3 1-3 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC R. Theriot P. Maholm -12% 50% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Soriano to 3B
b3 1-3 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RR CHC M. Bradley P. Maholm -13% 38% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Soriano Scores; Theriot Scores
b3 3-3 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Johnson P. Maholm 2% 39% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Bradley to 3B
b3 3-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC G. Soto P. Maholm -6% 33% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bradley Scores
b3 4-3 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir P. Maholm 2% 35% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 3B); Soto to 2B
b3 4-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC R. Freel P. Maholm 3% 38% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 4.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
t4 3-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT J. Jaramillo R. Dempster 7% 45% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 3-4 0 -2- 2,(1-1)  PIT J. Wilson R. Dempster 4% 49% Jaramillo Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Jaramillo to 3B
t4 3-4 0 --3 5,(2-2)  R PIT J. Wilson R. Dempster 5% 54% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 2B); Jaramillo Scores
t4 4-4 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT P. Maholm R. Dempster -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Wilson to 2B
t4 4-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Dempster -4% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 4-4 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  RR PIT F. Sanchez R. Dempster 21% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Wilson Scores
t4 6-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT N. McLouth R. Dempster -1% 68% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 8-9-1
b4 4-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Miles P. Maholm -5% 64% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Miles to 1B
Bobby Scales pinch hits for Ryan Dempster (P) batting 9th
b4 4-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Scales P. Maholm 4% 68% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 4-6 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano P. Maholm 3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B; Miles to 2B
b4 4-6 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R CHC R. Theriot P. Maholm -12% 59% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Miles Scores
b4 5-6 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC M. Bradley P. Maholm -24% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Theriot Scores
b4 7-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Johnson P. Maholm -1% 34% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 7-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Soto P. Maholm 2% 36% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 7.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 6-7, Cubs' Jose Ascanio facing 4-5-6
Jose Ascanio replaces Bobby Scales (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 6-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche J. Ascanio -3% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 6-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT B. Moss J. Ascanio 4% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t5 6-7 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. LaRoche J. Ascanio 5% 42% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Moss to 2B
t5 6-7 1 12- 3,(2-0)  PIT J. Jaramillo J. Ascanio 8% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Moss to 3B; LaRoche to 2B
t5 6-7 1 123 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Wilson J. Ascanio -10% 40% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
Craig Monroe pinch hits for Paul Maholm (P) batting 9th
t5 6-7 2 123 5,(1-2)  O PIT C. Monroe J. Ascanio -10% 29% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-6, Pirates' Tom Gorzelanny facing 6-7-8
Tom Gorzelanny replaces Craig Monroe (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 7-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir T. Gorzelanny -3% 26% Walk
b5 7-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Freel T. Gorzelanny 1% 28% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Hoffpauir to 2B
b5 7-6 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Miles T. Gorzelanny 3% 31% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b5 7-6 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Ascanio T. Gorzelanny 3% 34% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 7.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 6-7, Cubs' Neal Cotts facing 1-2-3
Neal Cotts replaces Jose Ascanio pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Morgan N. Cotts -4% 31% Strikeout Looking
t6 6-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT F. Sanchez N. Cotts 4% 35% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 6-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR PIT N. McLouth N. Cotts 28% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Sanchez Scores
t6 8-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. LaRoche N. Cotts 5% 68% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t6 8-7 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O PIT B. Moss N. Cotts -3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); LaRoche to 3B
t6 8-7 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R PIT A. LaRoche N. Cotts 12% 76% Double to RF (Fly Ball); LaRoche Scores
t6 9-7 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Jaramillo N. Cotts -3% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 7-9, Pirates' Tom Gorzelanny facing 1-2-3
b6 7-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano T. Gorzelanny 4% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b6 7-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot T. Gorzelanny 3% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 7-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Bradley T. Gorzelanny 2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Cubs 7.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-7, Cubs' Aaron Heilman facing 8-9-1
Aaron Heilman replaces Neal Cotts pitching and batting 9th
t7 9-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson A. Heilman -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 9-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Gorzelanny A. Heilman -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 9-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT N. Morgan A. Heilman 2% 80% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t7 9-7 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R PIT F. Sanchez A. Heilman 7% 88% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Morgan Scores
t7 10-7 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT N. McLouth A. Heilman 1% 88% Sanchez Steals 2B
t7 10-7 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  PIT N. McLouth A. Heilman 0% 89% Walk
t7 10-7 2 12- 5,(1-2)  PIT A. LaRoche A. Heilman 1% 90% Fielder's Choice 3B; Sanchez to 3B; McLouth to 2B
t7 10-7 2 123 3,(1-1)  O PIT B. Moss A. Heilman -3% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 10, Cubs 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 7-10, Pirates' Tom Gorzelanny facing 4-5-6
b7 7-10 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Johnson T. Gorzelanny -5% 82% Walk
Evan Meek replaces Tom Gorzelanny pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-10 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHC G. Soto E. Meek -8% 73% Walk; Johnson to 2B
b7 7-10 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC M. Hoffpauir E. Meek 16% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Johnson to 3B
b7 7-10 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC R. Freel E. Meek -7% 82% Single to P (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Johnson Scores
b7 8-10 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Miles E. Meek -4% 78% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Freel to 2B
Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Meek pitching and batting 9th
Carlos Zambrano pinch hits for Aaron Heilman (P) batting 9th
b7 8-10 2 12- 6,(1-2)  O CHC C. Zambrano J. Chavez 8% 86% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 10, Cubs 8.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 10-8, Cubs' David Patton facing 6-7-8
David Patton replaces Carlos Zambrano (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 10-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. LaRoche D. Patton 2% 88% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t8 10-8 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Jaramillo D. Patton -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t8 10-8 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Wilson D. Patton -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); LaRoche to 2B
Delwyn Young pinch hits for Jesse Chavez (P) batting 9th
t8 10-8 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT D. Young D. Patton 0% 85% Walk
t8 10-8 2 12- 9,(3-2)  O PIT N. Morgan D. Patton -3% 83% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 10, Cubs 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 8-10, Pirates' John Grabow facing 1-2-3
John Grabow replaces Delwyn Young (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-10 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Grabow 5% 87% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b8 8-10 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Grabow 3% 90% Popfly: 2B (Short RF)
b8 8-10 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Grabow 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 10, Cubs 8.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 10-8, Cubs' David Patton facing 2-3-4
t9 10-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT F. Sanchez D. Patton 1% 93% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t9 10-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. McLouth D. Patton -1% 92% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t9 10-8 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche D. Patton -1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Sanchez to 2B
t9 10-8 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Moss D. Patton -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 10, Cubs 8.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 8-10, Pirates' Matt Capps facing 4-5-6
Matt Capps replaces John Grabow pitching and batting 9th
b9 8-10 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson M. Capps 5% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 8-10 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC G. Soto M. Capps -6% 89% Single to P (Line Drive to Weak 3B)
Sean Burnett replaces Matt Capps pitching and batting 9th
b9 8-10 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir S. Burnett 6% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 8-10 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Freel S. Burnett -5% 91% Walk; Soto to 2B
b9 8-10 2 12- 6,(1-2)  O CHC A. Miles S. Burnett 9% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 10, Cubs 8.

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