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LAA
@BAL
5
1
KCR
@DET
3
10
CLE
@MIN
7
3
CHW
@OAK
8
1
NYY
@SEA
5
2
TOR
@TBR
3
8
BOS
@TEX
2
7
LAD
@ARI
3
4
 
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PHI
@ATL
3
4
PIT
@CHC
1
3
WSN
@CIN
10
6
HOU
@MIL
2
6
SFG
@NYM
5
4
 
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SDP
@STL
4
7
Saturday, August 15, 2009, 12:06PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 41,197, Time of Game: 2:34
Pirates
1
46-70
 Lost 4 
6th, 19 GB
at Cubs
3
60-55
 Won 2 
2nd, 4½ GB
L: Zach Duke (9-11)
S: Kevin Gregg (23)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    1  5  1
Cubs            1  1  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    3  9  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andrew McCutchen CF 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .285 .352 .473 .825 13 9 -0.104 1.55 0.000 -0.104 -0.9 1 1 SF
Lastings Milledge LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .213 .259 .250 .509 13 8 -0.117 1.26 0.024 -0.141 -0.8 1 0
Garrett Jones RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .292 .351 .610 .962 20 14 -0.072 1.39 0.053 -0.126 -0.7 1 0
Ryan Doumit C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .229 .248 .412 .660 9 8 -0.128 1.24 0.000 -0.128 -1.0 5 0
Steve Pearce 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .233 .333 .411 .744 18 10 -0.008 0.98 0.063 -0.071 0.1 9 1 SB
Ronny Cedeno SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .191 .235 .311 .546 30 21 -0.131 1.26 0.000 -0.131 -1.1 3 1
Ramon Vazquez 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .245 .358 .293 .650 20 11 0.050 1.19 0.107 -0.056 0.3 1 2
Luis Cruz 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .250 .286 .250 .536 10 5 -0.004 1.69 0.075 -0.079 0.0 3 3
   Delwyn Young PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .302 .359 .418 .777 8 5 0.027 0.46 0.027 0.000 0.2 2B
Zach Duke P 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .229 .244 .474 8 6 0.040 1.80 0.100 -0.060 0.4 0 1 SH
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brandon Moss PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .245 .308 .365 .674 6 4 -0.039 1.33 0.000 -0.039 -0.3
Team Totals 31 1 5 1 3 13 36 .161 .229 .194 .422 155 101 -0.486 1.32 0.449 -0.935 -3.8 24 9
2B: D Young (9, off K Gregg).
SF: A McCutchen (3, off T Gorzelanny).
SH: Z Duke (12, off A Guzman).
TB: D Young 2; S Pearce 2; Z Duke; G Jones.
RBI: A McCutchen (34).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Vazquez-L Cruz-S Pearce.
E: R Cedeno (7).
Outfield Assists: A McCutchen (D Lee at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: S Pearce (1, 2nd base off T Gorzelanny/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
Ryan Theriot SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .352 .413 .765 13 8 -0.034 0.60 0.014 -0.048 -0.5 0 2
Milton Bradley RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .392 .392 .785 13 9 -0.035 0.73 0.024 -0.059 -0.5 2 0
Derrek Lee 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .290 .374 .536 .910 16 11 0.076 0.67 0.082 -0.007 0.8 8 1
Jake Fox 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .296 .342 .535 .877 10 7 -0.103 1.33 0.000 -0.103 -1.2 0 1 GDP
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aramis Ramirez PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .321 .388 .545 .933 8 5 0.007 0.17 0.007 0.000 0.3
   Kosuke Fukudome CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .391 .465 .856 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jeff Baker 2B-3B 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .281 .333 .461 .794 13 8 0.119 0.99 0.148 -0.029 0.8 1 2 HR
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .243 .304 .427 .731 23 17 -0.059 0.54 0.000 -0.059 -1.0 1 0
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geovany Soto C 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .225 .331 .396 .727 6 6 0.050 0.53 0.060 -0.010 0.6 13 1 2B
Sam Fuld CF-LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .310 .408 .429 .837 11 7 -0.057 0.77 0.000 -0.057 -0.8 2 0
Tom Gorzelanny P 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .286 .375 .286 .661 3 2 0.061 1.01 0.081 -0.020 0.6 0 0
   Angel Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Aaron Miles PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .187 .226 .252 .478 5 4 -0.011 0.43 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 32 3 9 3 1 4 33 .281 .303 .406 .709 121 84 0.014 0.75 0.416 -0.403 -1.3 27 7
2B: G Soto (12, off Z Duke).
HR: J Baker (2, off Z Duke, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF-CF).
TB: J Baker 5; G Soto 3; D Lee; A Ramirez; R Theriot; M Bradley; T Gorzelanny.
GIDP: J Fox (5).
RBI: J Baker 2 (14); T Gorzelanny (2).
2-out RBI: J Baker; T Gorzelanny.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
E: J Fox (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, L (9-11) 7.1 9 3 3 1 3 1 3.42 31 113 78 53 9 16 15 12 3 0 50 -0.030 0.78 0.7
Jesse Chavez 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.83 2 8 6 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.016 0.29 0.6
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 1 4 1 3.38 33 121 84 56 11 17 15 13 4 0 50 1 0 -0.014 0.75 1.3

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
Tom Gorzelanny, W (5-2) 5 3 1 1 3 8 0 5.24 21 83 51 27 11 13 4 6 2 0 62 0.174 1.29 1.7
Angel Guzman, H (14) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.42 7 24 18 8 4 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0.156 1.45 1.1
Carlos Marmol, H (26) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.56 4 18 12 5 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.079 1.45 0.5
Kevin Gregg, S (23) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.88 4 30 20 12 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.079 1.09 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 3 13 0 1.00 36 155 101 52 20 29 9 11 3 0 62 0 0 0.488 1.32 3.8
Balks: None.
WP: C Marmol (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Laz Diaz, 1B - Eric Cooper, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Chuck Meriwether.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 41,197.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 5mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Andrew McCutchen CF 1 Ryan Theriot SS
2 Lastings Milledge LF 2 Milton Bradley RF
3 Garrett Jones RF 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Ryan Doumit C 4 Jake Fox 3B
5 Steve Pearce 1B 5 Jeff Baker 2B
6 Ronny Cedeno SS 6 Alfonso Soriano LF
7 Ramon Vazquez 3B 7 Geovany Soto C
8 Luis Cruz 2B 8 Sam Fuld CF
9 Zach Duke P 9 Tom Gorzelanny P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC J. Baker Z. Duke 10% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT Z. Duke T. Gorzelanny -10% 52% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B); Vazquez to 3B; Cruz to 2B
t5 1-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Milledge T. Gorzelanny 9% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC T. Gorzelanny Z. Duke 8% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Soto Scores
t5 0-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT L. Cruz T. Gorzelanny -7% 62% Walk; Vazquez 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' Tom Gorzelanny facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen T. Gorzelanny 2% 52% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT L. Milledge T. Gorzelanny -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT G. Jones T. Gorzelanny 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Doumit T. Gorzelanny 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 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 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Bradley Z. Duke 2% 55% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 3% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Bradley to 2B
b1 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Fox Z. Duke -3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bradley to 3B; Lee to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -23 3,(2-0)  RO CHC J. Baker Z. Duke 4% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bradley Scores; Lee out at Hm/CF-C
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Tom Gorzelanny facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT S. Pearce T. Gorzelanny -4% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno T. Gorzelanny 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Vazquez T. Gorzelanny 3% 63% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT L. Cruz T. Gorzelanny 2% 65% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 10,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -2% 63% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC G. Soto Z. Duke 4% 67% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Fuld Z. Duke -3% 64% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Soto to 3B
b2 1-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R CHC T. Gorzelanny Z. Duke 8% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Soto Scores
b2 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke 1% 74% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Gorzelanny to 2B
b2 2-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Bradley Z. Duke -3% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Tom Gorzelanny facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT Z. Duke T. Gorzelanny 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen T. Gorzelanny 2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT L. Milledge T. Gorzelanny 1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 3-4-5
b3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 2% 79% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b3 2-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC J. Fox Z. Duke -2% 76% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b3 2-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Baker Z. Duke -2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -2% 73% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Tom Gorzelanny facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT G. Jones T. Gorzelanny 3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Doumit T. Gorzelanny 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT S. Pearce T. Gorzelanny -1% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 0-2 2 1-- 12,(2-2)  PIT R. Cedeno T. Gorzelanny -1% 75% Pearce Steals 2B
t4 0-2 2 -2- 13,(3-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno T. Gorzelanny 4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC G. Soto Z. Duke 2% 81% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b4 2-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Fuld Z. Duke -2% 78% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B)
b4 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC T. Gorzelanny Z. Duke -2% 76% Foul Bunt Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b4 2-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke -2% 75% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Tom Gorzelanny facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT R. Vazquez T. Gorzelanny -5% 70% Walk
t5 0-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT L. Cruz T. Gorzelanny -7% 62% Walk; Vazquez to 2B
t5 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT Z. Duke T. Gorzelanny -10% 52% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B); Vazquez to 3B; Cruz to 2B
t5 0-2 0 123 1,(0-0)  RO PIT A. McCutchen T. Gorzelanny 2% 54% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Vazquez Scores; Cruz to 3B
t5 1-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Milledge T. Gorzelanny 9% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O PIT G. Jones T. Gorzelanny 7% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 2-3-4
b5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Bradley Z. Duke -2% 68% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
b5 2-1 1 --- 9,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 2% 71% Walk
b5 2-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO CHC J. Fox Z. Duke -5% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 4-5-6
Angel Guzman replaces Tom Gorzelanny pitching and batting 9th
t6 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Doumit A. Guzman 4% 69% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t6 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce A. Guzman 3% 72% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Cedeno A. Guzman 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 5-6-7
b6 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC J. Baker Z. Duke 10% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 3-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano Z. Duke -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 3-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Fuld Z. Duke -1% 81% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 7-8-9
t7 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT R. Vazquez A. Guzman -6% 75% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t7 1-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT L. Cruz A. Guzman 5% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT Z. Duke A. Guzman 3% 84% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Vazquez to 2B
t7 1-3 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen A. Guzman 4% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 9-1-2
Aaron Miles pinch hits for Angel Guzman (P) batting 9th
b7 3-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Miles Z. Duke -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 3-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke -1% 86% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b7 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Bradley Z. Duke -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 2-3-4
Carlos Marmol replaces Jake Fox (3B) pitching and batting 4th
Aaron Miles moves from PH to 2B
Jeff Baker moves from 2B to 3B
t8 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT L. Milledge C. Marmol 4% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 1-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT G. Jones C. Marmol -5% 85% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t8 1-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Doumit C. Marmol 5% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT S. Pearce C. Marmol -1% 89% Wild Pitch; Jones to 2B
t8 1-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Marmol 4% 94% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 3-4-5
b8 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Lee Z. Duke -1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
Aramis Ramirez pinch hits for Carlos Marmol (P) batting 4th
b8 3-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
Jesse Chavez replaces Zach Duke pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Baker J. Chavez -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Chavez -1% 92% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Kevin Gregg facing 6-7-8
Kevin Gregg replaces Alfonso Soriano (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Sam Fuld moves from CF to LF
Kosuke Fukudome replaces Aramis Ramirez (PH) playing CF batting 4th
t9 1-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno K. Gregg 4% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-3 1 --- 8,(2-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez K. Gregg 3% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Delwyn Young pinch hits for Luis Cruz (2B) batting 8th
t9 1-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  PIT D. Young K. Gregg -3% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Brandon Moss pinch hits for Jesse Chavez (P) batting 9th
t9 1-3 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT B. Moss K. Gregg 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 3.

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