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5
4
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9
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@NYY
7
2
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@SEA
8
4
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@ATL
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11
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4
3
Thursday, August 27, 2009, 1:22PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 35,174, Time of Game: 2:46
Nationals
5
46-82
 Won 1 
5th, 28½ GB
at Cubs
4
63-62
 Lost 1 
2nd, 9 GB
W: J.D. Martin (3-3)
L: Randy Wells (9-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Nationals       3  1  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    5  5  0
Cubs            0  0  2   0  1  0   1  0  0    4  6  0

Washington Nationals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan CF 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .307 .369 .388 .757 5 1 0.086 1.16 0.086 0.000 0.9 2·SB
   Willie Harris CF 1 0 1 0 3 0 4 .230 .361 .389 .751 25 10 0.069 0.63 0.069 0.000 1.2 2 0
Cristian Guzman SS 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .303 .323 .418 .741 13 8 0.002 0.96 0.072 -0.070 -0.3 0 2 2B
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .303 .376 .537 .913 19 11 0.070 0.64 0.112 -0.042 0.6 0 2 HR
Adam Dunn 1B 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .283 .417 .578 .995 24 15 0.035 0.57 0.069 -0.034 1.0 3 2 HR
   Mike MacDougal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Josh Willingham LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .296 .403 .571 .974 15 8 -0.053 0.53 0.000 -0.053 -0.9 3 0
   Jorge Padilla LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ronnie Belliard 2B-1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .249 .299 .378 .677 13 10 -0.054 0.53 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 5 0
Elijah Dukes RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .236 .303 .401 .704 14 7 -0.007 0.47 0.025 -0.032 -0.1 2 0
Josh Bard C 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .236 .306 .341 .647 8 6 -0.011 0.62 0.022 -0.032 -0.2 8 1 SH
J.D. Martin P 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .286 .231 .516 2 2 -0.031 0.63 0.000 -0.031 -0.5 3 1
   Tyler Clippard P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.016 0.63 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 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 1 1
   Alberto Gonzalez 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .291 .347 .638 2 2 -0.028 0.96 0.000 -0.028 -0.4 0 1
Team Totals 31 5 5 5 6 5 38 .161 .297 .387 .684 143 83 0.062 0.68 0.455 -0.392 0.2 27 10
2B: C Guzman (22, off R Wells).
HR: R Zimmerman (27, off R Wells, 1st inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); A Dunn (34, off R Wells, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SH: J Bard (1, off A Guzman).
TB: A Dunn 4; R Zimmerman 4; C Guzman 2; W Harris; J Bard.
RBI: C Guzman 2 (46); R Zimmerman 2 (88); A Dunn (90).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Baserunning
SB: N Morgan 2 (42, 2nd base off R Wells/K Hill, 3rd base off R Wells/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
Ryan Theriot SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .293 .345 .396 .741 16 11 -0.249 2.23 0.035 -0.284 -1.2 3 2 HBP
Milton Bradley RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .255 .387 .401 .788 18 12 -0.269 2.01 0.000 -0.269 -1.4 2 0
Derrek Lee 1B 2 2 2 1 1 0 4 .293 .375 .547 .922 21 12 0.061 1.46 0.171 -0.110 1.2 6 0 HR,HBP
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 3 3 0 0 4 .328 .391 .554 .945 15 9 0.294 1.54 0.317 -0.023 3.4 0 4 HR
Kosuke Fukudome CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .275 .387 .463 .851 23 14 -0.162 1.52 0.000 -0.162 -1.3 3 0
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .238 .299 .418 .717 17 14 -0.180 1.75 0.000 -0.180 -1.5 2 0
Mike Fontenot 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .226 .294 .378 .672 12 7 -0.016 0.80 0.028 -0.044 -0.2 1 0
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jake Fox PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .295 .345 .532 .877 3 3 -0.034 1.28 0.000 -0.034 -0.1
   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
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Koyie Hill C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .240 .326 .339 .664 16 8 0.014 0.81 0.042 -0.029 0.1 5 0
   Sam Fuld PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .278 .400 .370 .770 7 3 0.206 4.16 0.206 0.000 0.5
Randy Wells P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .189 .231 .243 .474 7 6 -0.042 1.27 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 0 0 SH
   Jeff Baker 2B 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 .281 .333 .474 .807 11 6 -0.060 3.48 0.068 -0.128 0.0 5 0
Team Totals 31 4 6 4 4 7 38 .194 .324 .387 .711 166 105 -0.437 1.79 0.867 -1.305 -0.8 27 6
HR: A Ramirez (11, off J Martin, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); D Lee (25, off J Martin, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: R Wells (8, off J Martin).
HBP: R Theriot (6, by J Martin); D Lee (3, by J Martin).
TB: A Ramirez 6; D Lee 5; M Fontenot.
RBI: A Ramirez 3 (42); D Lee (86).
2-out RBI: A Ramirez 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

Washington Nationals

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
J.D. Martin, W (3-3) 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 4.85 23 103 64 43 2 19 5 12 3 0 47 0.036 1.08 -0.3
Tyler Clippard, H (2) 1.2 2 1 1 1 3 0 2.63 8 30 20 17 2 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.066 1.70 -0.5
Sean Burnett, H (10) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1 11 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.175 3.19 0.8
Mike MacDougal, S (14) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.10 6 27 18 14 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.292 3.85 0.8
Team Totals 9 6 4 4 4 7 2 4.00 38 171 107 76 9 22 10 15 5 0 47 2 0 0.437 1.79 0.8

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
Randy Wells, L (9-7) 6.1 5 5 5 4 4 2 3.06 28 110 65 38 7 20 7 13 3 0 43 -0.199 0.61 -1.8
Kevin Gregg 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.20 5 13 8 5 1 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 0.094 0.72 1.1
Angel Guzman 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.20 3 11 6 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.90 0.2
John Grabow 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.81 2 9 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.030 1.18 0.3
Team Totals 9 5 5 5 6 5 2 5.00 38 143 83 47 10 26 9 18 4 0 43 2 0 -0.063 0.68 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: M MacDougal (8).
HBP: J Martin 2 (4; R Theriot, D Lee).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Welke, 1B - Jerry Layne, 2B - Tony Randazzo, 3B - Rob Drake.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 35,174.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 6mph in from Rightfield.

Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals         Chicago Cubs
1 Nyjer Morgan CF 1 Ryan Theriot SS
2 Cristian Guzman SS 2 Milton Bradley RF
3 Ryan Zimmerman 3B 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Adam Dunn 1B 4 Aramis Ramirez 3B
5 Josh Willingham LF 5 Kosuke Fukudome CF
6 Ronnie Belliard 2B 6 Alfonso Soriano LF
7 Elijah Dukes RF 7 Mike Fontenot 2B
8 Josh Bard C 8 Koyie Hill C
9 J.D. Martin P 9 Randy Wells P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-5 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R CHC A. Ramirez T. Clippard -15% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive); Baker Scores; Lee to 3B
b9 4-5 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Bradley M. MacDougal 15% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b9 4-5 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot M. MacDougal 14% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 4-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Fuld M. MacDougal -14% 65% Walk
b9 4-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Baker M. MacDougal 13% 78% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Nationals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN N. Morgan R. Wells 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  WSN C. Guzman R. Wells 2% 56% Morgan Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  WSN C. Guzman R. Wells 3% 59% Morgan Steals 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 5,(3-1)  R WSN C. Guzman R. Wells 6% 65% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Morgan Scores
t1 1-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  RR WSN R. Zimmerman R. Wells 11% 76% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Guzman Scores
t1 3-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  WSN A. Dunn R. Wells 2% 78% Walk
t1 3-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O WSN J. Willingham R. Wells -2% 76% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t1 3-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O WSN R. Belliard R. Wells -2% 74% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t1 3-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O WSN E. Dukes R. Wells -1% 73% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Nationals' J.D. Martin facing 1-2-3
Willie Harris replaces Nyjer Morgan playing CF batting 1st
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC R. Theriot J. Martin -3% 69% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Martin 3% 73% Foul Bunt Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b1 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC D. Lee J. Martin -4% 69% Hit By Pitch; Theriot to 2B
b1 0-3 1 12- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Ramirez J. Martin -6% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Theriot to 3B; Lee to 2B
b1 0-3 1 123 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Martin 7% 70% Flyball: LF
b1 0-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Martin 7% 77% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Nationals 3, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  WSN J. Bard R. Wells 2% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 3-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O WSN J. Martin R. Wells -2% 77% Bunt Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
t2 3-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  WSN W. Harris R. Wells 4% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Martin to 3B
t2 3-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO WSN C. Guzman R. Wells 1% 83% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B); Martin Scores; Guzman to 1B
t2 4-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman R. Wells -1% 81% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Nationals' J.D. Martin facing 7-8-9
b2 0-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot J. Martin 2% 83% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC K. Hill J. Martin 1% 85% Groundout: 1B-P
b2 0-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Wells J. Martin 1% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 4, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Nationals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 4-5-6
t3 4-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R WSN A. Dunn R. Wells 5% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 5-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN J. Willingham R. Wells -1% 89% Strikeout Looking
t3 5-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN R. Belliard R. Wells -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t3 5-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN E. Dukes R. Wells -0% 89% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Nationals' J.D. Martin facing 1-2-3
b3 0-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Martin 2% 90% Lineout: P
b3 0-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Martin 1% 91% Groundout: 1B-P
b3 0-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC D. Lee J. Martin -1% 90% Walk
b3 0-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CHC A. Ramirez J. Martin -10% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Lee Scores
b3 2-5 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Martin 1% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 8-9-1
t4 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O WSN J. Bard R. Wells -1% 80% Popfly: SS
t4 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN J. Martin R. Wells -1% 79% Flyball: CF
t4 5-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  WSN W. Harris R. Wells 1% 79% Walk
t4 5-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O WSN C. Guzman R. Wells -1% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Nationals' J.D. Martin facing 6-7-8
b4 2-5 0 --- 10,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Martin 3% 80% Flyball: RF
b4 2-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Fontenot J. Martin -3% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 2-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC K. Hill J. Martin -4% 73% Walk; Fontenot to 2B
b4 2-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Wells J. Martin 3% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Fontenot to 3B; Hill to 2B
b4 2-5 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Martin 6% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 3-4-5
t5 5-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN R. Zimmerman R. Wells -1% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t5 5-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN A. Dunn R. Wells -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t5 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O WSN J. Willingham R. Wells -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Nationals' J.D. Martin facing 2-3-4
b5 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Martin 3% 83% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 2-5 1 --- 9,(2-2)  R CHC D. Lee J. Martin -9% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 3-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Martin 2% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Martin 1% 77% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 6-7-8
t6 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN R. Belliard R. Wells -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN E. Dukes R. Wells -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 5-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O WSN J. Bard R. Wells -1% 73% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Nationals' Tyler Clippard facing 6-7-8
Tyler Clippard replaces J.D. Martin pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Soriano T. Clippard 4% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 3-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot T. Clippard 3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Hill T. Clippard 2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Randy Wells facing 9-1-2
t7 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O WSN T. Clippard R. Wells -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  WSN W. Harris R. Wells 2% 81% Walk
Kevin Gregg replaces Mike Fontenot (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Jeff Baker replaces Randy Wells (P) playing 2B batting 9th
t7 5-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O WSN C. Guzman K. Gregg -2% 79% Popfly: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 5-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O WSN R. Zimmerman K. Gregg -2% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Nationals' Tyler Clippard facing 9-1-2
b7 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Baker T. Clippard -7% 71% Walk
b7 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot T. Clippard 6% 77% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
b7 3-5 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC M. Bradley T. Clippard 5% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Lee T. Clippard -4% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Baker to 2B
b7 3-5 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R CHC A. Ramirez T. Clippard -15% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive); Baker Scores; Lee to 3B
Sean Burnett replaces Tyler Clippard pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-5 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome S. Burnett 11% 74% Baserunner Out Advancing; Lee out at Hm/C-P
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 4.
Top of the 8th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cubs' Kevin Gregg facing 4-5-6
t8 5-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O WSN A. Dunn K. Gregg -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O WSN J. Willingham K. Gregg -2% 70% Lineout: 2B
t8 5-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O WSN R. Belliard K. Gregg -1% 68% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Nationals' Sean Burnett facing 5-6-7
b8 4-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome S. Burnett 6% 75% Groundout: P-1B
Mike MacDougal replaces Adam Dunn (1B) pitching and batting 4th
Ronnie Belliard moves from 2B to 1B
Alberto Gonzalez replaces Sean Burnett (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b8 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano M. MacDougal 5% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Jake Fox pinch hits for Kevin Gregg (P) batting 7th
b8 4-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Fox M. MacDougal 3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Nationals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 7-8-9
Angel Guzman replaces Jake Fox (PH) pitching and batting 7th
t9 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  WSN E. Dukes A. Guzman 3% 86% Walk
t9 5-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O WSN J. Bard A. Guzman -1% 85% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Dukes to 2B
t9 5-4 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O WSN A. Gonzalez A. Guzman -3% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
John Grabow replaces Angel Guzman pitching and batting 7th
t9 5-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  WSN W. Harris J. Grabow 0% 82% Walk
t9 5-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O WSN C. Guzman J. Grabow -3% 79% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Nationals' Mike MacDougal facing 8-9-1
Jorge Padilla replaces Josh Willingham playing LF batting 5th
Sam Fuld pinch hits for Koyie Hill (C) batting 8th
b9 4-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Fuld M. MacDougal -14% 65% Walk
b9 4-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Baker M. MacDougal 13% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Theriot M. MacDougal -7% 71% Wild Pitch; Fuld to 2B
b9 4-5 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot M. MacDougal 14% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 4-5 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Bradley M. MacDougal 15% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Nationals 5, Cubs 4.

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