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TEX
@LAA
0
5
TOR
@BOS
12
0
CHW
@CLE
1
5
CHW
@CLE
1
0
MIN
@DET
2
7
KCR
@NYY
4
3
OAK
@SEA
0
7
BAL
@TBR
3
5
FLA
@ATL
5
4
PIT
@CHC
4
0
PIT
@CHC
8
2
STL
@CIN
1
6
MIL
@COL
6
10
HOU
@PHI
3
10
LAD
@SDP
0
5
ARI
@SFG
1
4
NYM
@WSN
4
7
Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 7:07PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 33,299, Time of Game: 2:45
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Pirates
8
61-97
 Won 2 
6th, 29 GB
at Cubs
2
82-76
 Lost 2 
2nd, 8 GB
W: Jeff Karstens (4-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  0  3   0  0  0   3  0  1    8 12  0
Cubs            0  1  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andrew McCutchen CF 4 2 2 0 1 1 .283 .826 21 12 0.115 0.66 0.145 -0.030 1.0 3 0 3B,SB
Andy LaRoche 3B 5 1 1 0 0 3 .258 .733 22 17 -0.087 0.86 0.024 -0.111 -1.0 0 1
Garrett Jones 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 .297 .955 15 10 -0.046 0.87 0.039 -0.085 -0.8 11 1
Ryan Doumit C 4 3 4 4 1 0 .254 .724 20 13 0.291 0.97 0.291 0.000 4.2 4 0 HR,2B
Lastings Milledge LF 4 0 2 1 1 1 .281 .696 22 15 0.064 0.84 0.115 -0.051 1.2 0 0
Brandon Moss RF 5 1 1 2 0 0 .237 .665 15 11 0.029 0.71 0.094 -0.065 -0.5 3 0 SB,GDP
Delwyn Young 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 .265 .701 25 15 -0.026 0.47 0.028 -0.054 0.3 4 5
Ramon Vazquez SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 .235 .628 20 11 -0.013 0.38 0.021 -0.034 -0.2 2 2
Jeff Karstens P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .048 .214 7 6 -0.024 0.47 0.000 -0.024 -0.3 0 1
   Steve Pearce PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .649 8 5 -0.014 0.91 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Donnie Veal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steven Jackson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Robinzon Diaz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .658 3 1 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.5
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Virgil Vasquez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 38 8 12 8 6 8 .316 .883 178 116 0.283 0.70 0.757 -0.474 3.2 27 11
2B: R Doumit (16, off C Zambrano).
3B: A McCutchen (9, off C Zambrano).
HR: R Doumit (10, off C Marmol; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: R Doumit 8; A McCutchen 4; L Milledge 2; B Moss; R Vazquez; D Young; A LaRoche.
GIDP: B Moss (7).
RBI: R Doumit 4 (38); B Moss 2 (41); L Milledge (20); D Young (40).
2-out RBI: L Milledge; B Moss; D Young.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 3. G Jones-R Vazquez-G Jones; D Young; R Vazquez-D Young-G Jones.
Baserunning
SB: B Moss (1, 2nd base off J Grabow/K Hill); A McCutchen (18, 2nd base off C Zambrano/K Hill).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Sam Fuld CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .300 .794 15 8 0.072 0.94 0.096 -0.024 0.5 1 0
Ryan Theriot SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 .288 .721 17 11 -0.128 1.30 0.007 -0.135 -1.3 1 3 SH,GDP
Derrek Lee 1B 3 0 2 0 1 1 .309 .980 20 12 0.062 0.70 0.074 -0.012 0.7 12 0
Micah Hoffpauir LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .723 7 6 -0.053 0.98 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 1 0
   Jake Fox PH-LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .801 7 4 -0.143 1.61 0.000 -0.143 -1.3 0 0
Jeff Baker 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 .292 .774 12 8 0.034 0.57 0.067 -0.032 0.4 0 2 2B
Reed Johnson RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .735 16 13 -0.040 0.55 0.000 -0.040 -0.9 1 0
Mike Fontenot 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .237 .679 11 8 0.025 0.95 0.061 -0.036 0.2 3 7
Koyie Hill C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .621 10 7 -0.086 0.82 0.000 -0.086 -1.0 8 0 GDP
Carlos Zambrano P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .217 .689 8 4 0.046 0.73 0.060 -0.014 0.5 0 0 2B
   Justin Berg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Esmailin Caridad P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bobby Scales PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .736 5 3 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 30 2 7 2 2 3 .233 .581 128 84 -0.216 0.86 0.365 -0.580 -2.8 27 14
2B: C Zambrano (5, off J Karstens); J Baker (14, off J Karstens).
SH: R Theriot (13, off J Karstens).
TB: J Baker 3; D Lee 2; C Zambrano 2; M Fontenot; S Fuld.
GIDP: R Theriot (12); K Hill (9).
RBI: M Fontenot (43); R Theriot (54).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Marmol-R Theriot-D Lee.

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
Jeff Karstens, W (4-5) 5 5 2 2 0 1 0 5.37 18 61 44 31 2 11 6 11 5 0 50 0.097 0.99 0.7
Donnie Veal, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5.28 3 18 7 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.063 1.86 -0.4
Steven Jackson, H (4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0.140 3.14 0.9
Jesse Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05 3 15 11 8 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.022 0.29 0.5
Virgil Vasquez 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.98 8 31 21 15 2 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.020 0.12 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 3 0 2.00 33 128 84 58 7 19 12 16 6 0 50 2 0 0.216 0.86 2.8

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
Carlos Zambrano, L (9-7) 6 6 4 4 4 6 0 3.77 28 117 75 46 10 19 10 8 5 0 46 -0.137 0.94 -0.8
Justin Berg 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.00 2 6 5 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.014 0.80 -0.2
John Grabow 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 0 3.41 6 23 17 13 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 1 -0.134 0.43 -2.3
Esmailin Caridad 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.56 3 11 9 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.06 0.5
Carlos Marmol 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3.45 5 21 10 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.003 0.02 -0.5
Team Totals 9 12 8 8 6 8 1 8.00 44 178 116 74 14 28 17 13 8 0 46 1 1 -0.283 0.70 -3.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Bellino, 1B - Jim Wolf, 2B - Bill Welke, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 50° F, Wind 6mph in from Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Chicago Cubs
1 Andrew McCutchen CF 1 Sam Fuld CF
2 Andy LaRoche 3B 2 Ryan Theriot SS
3 Garrett Jones 1B 3 Derrek Lee 1B
4 Ryan Doumit C 4 Micah Hoffpauir LF
5 Lastings Milledge LF 5 Jeff Baker 3B
6 Brandon Moss RF 6 Reed Johnson RF
7 Delwyn Young 2B 7 Mike Fontenot 2B
8 Ramon Vazquez SS 8 Koyie Hill C
9 Jeff Karstens P 9 Carlos Zambrano P

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR PIT R. Doumit C. Zambrano 18% 72% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); McCutchen Scores; Jones Scores
b6 2-4 1 12- 3,(2-0)  OO CHC J. Fox S. Jackson 14% 81% Line Drive Double Play: 2B unassisted; Fuld out at 2B/2B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R PIT L. Milledge C. Zambrano 9% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); McCutchen Scores; Doumit to 3B
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. McCutchen C. Zambrano 9% 59% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t3 3-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R PIT B. Moss C. Zambrano 8% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Doumit 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' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. McCutchen C. Zambrano 9% 59% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 0 --3 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano -4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O PIT G. Jones C. Zambrano -6% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 2 --3 8,(3-2)  PIT R. Doumit C. Zambrano 1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R PIT L. Milledge C. Zambrano 9% 59% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); McCutchen Scores; Doumit to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O PIT B. Moss C. Zambrano -4% 55% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Fuld J. Karstens -4% 51% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b1 0-1 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC R. Theriot J. Karstens 8% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC D. Lee J. Karstens -1% 58% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir J. Karstens 2% 60% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O PIT D. Young C. Zambrano -2% 58% Popfly: 2B
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT R. Vazquez C. Zambrano -2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Karstens C. Zambrano -1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC J. Baker J. Karstens -7% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b2 0-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Johnson J. Karstens 2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B; Baker to 3B
b2 0-1 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R CHC M. Fontenot J. Karstens -6% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Baker Scores
b2 1-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO CHC K. Hill J. Karstens 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT A. McCutchen C. Zambrano 4% 54% Walk
t3 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano -4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-1 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT G. Jones C. Zambrano 4% 54% Walk; McCutchen to 2B
t3 1-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR PIT R. Doumit C. Zambrano 18% 72% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); McCutchen Scores; Jones Scores
t3 3-1 1 -2- 5,(0-2)  O PIT L. Milledge C. Zambrano -3% 69% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R PIT B. Moss C. Zambrano 8% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Doumit Scores
t3 4-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT D. Young C. Zambrano -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 9-1-2
b3 1-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC C. Zambrano J. Karstens -6% 70% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b3 1-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Fuld J. Karstens 2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B; Zambrano to 3B
b3 1-4 1 --3 3,(1-1)  RO CHC R. Theriot J. Karstens -1% 71% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Zambrano Scores
b3 2-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Karstens 1% 73% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 8-9-1
t4 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Vazquez C. Zambrano -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 4-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Karstens C. Zambrano -1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT A. McCutchen C. Zambrano 1% 70% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t4 4-2 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano 1% 71% McCutchen Steals 2B
t4 4-2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Zambrano -3% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 4-5-6
b4 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir J. Karstens 3% 71% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b4 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Baker J. Karstens 2% 73% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b4 2-4 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson J. Karstens 1% 75% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 3-4-5
t5 4-2 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O PIT G. Jones C. Zambrano -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  PIT R. Doumit C. Zambrano 2% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t5 4-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT L. Milledge C. Zambrano -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
t5 4-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT B. Moss C. Zambrano -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Jeff Karstens facing 7-8-9
b5 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Fontenot J. Karstens 3% 74% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b5 2-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Hill J. Karstens 2% 76% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
b5 2-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC C. Zambrano J. Karstens 1% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Carlos Zambrano facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT D. Young C. Zambrano -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT R. Vazquez C. Zambrano 2% 78% Walk
Steve Pearce pinch hits for Jeff Karstens (P) batting 9th
t6 4-2 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Zambrano -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Vazquez to 2B
t6 4-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen C. Zambrano -3% 73% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Donnie Veal facing 1-2-3
Donnie Veal replaces Steve Pearce (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Fuld D. Veal -6% 68% Walk
b6 2-4 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CHC R. Theriot D. Veal 5% 73% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 2-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee D. Veal -6% 67% Walk; Fuld to 2B
Steven Jackson replaces Donnie Veal pitching and batting 9th
Jake Fox pinch hits for Micah Hoffpauir (LF) batting 4th
b6 2-4 1 12- 3,(2-0)  OO CHC J. Fox S. Jackson 14% 81% Line Drive Double Play: 2B unassisted; Fuld out at 2B/2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Justin Berg facing 2-3-4
Justin Berg replaces Carlos Zambrano pitching and batting 9th
Jake Fox moves from PH to LF
t7 4-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  PIT A. LaRoche J. Berg 2% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 4-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT G. Jones J. Berg -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B; LaRoche to 2B
John Grabow replaces Justin Berg pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT R. Doumit J. Grabow 7% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); LaRoche Scores; Doumit to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t7 5-2 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  PIT L. Milledge J. Grabow 2% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Doumit to 3B
t7 5-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RO PIT B. Moss J. Grabow 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Doumit Scores
t7 6-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT D. Young J. Grabow 0% 93% Moss Steals 2B
t7 6-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R PIT D. Young J. Grabow 3% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Moss Scores
t7 7-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT R. Vazquez J. Grabow 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Young to 2B
Robinzon Diaz pinch hits for Steven Jackson (P) batting 9th
t7 7-2 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O PIT R. Diaz J. Grabow -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-7, Pirates' Jesse Chavez facing 5-6-7
Jesse Chavez replaces Robinzon Diaz (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Baker J. Chavez 1% 97% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b7 2-7 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O CHC R. Johnson J. Chavez 1% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 2-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot J. Chavez 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-2, Cubs' Esmailin Caridad facing 1-2-3
Esmailin Caridad replaces John Grabow pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen E. Caridad -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 7-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche E. Caridad -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 7-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT G. Jones E. Caridad -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-7, Pirates' Virgil Vasquez facing 8-9-1
Virgil Vasquez replaces Jesse Chavez pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-7 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC K. Hill V. Vasquez 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Bobby Scales pinch hits for Esmailin Caridad (P) batting 9th
b8 2-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Scales V. Vasquez 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-7 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Fuld V. Vasquez 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-2, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 4-5-6
Carlos Marmol replaces Bobby Scales (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT R. Doumit C. Marmol 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t9 8-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT L. Milledge C. Marmol 0% 100% Walk
t9 8-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT B. Moss C. Marmol -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t9 8-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT D. Young C. Marmol 0% 100% Walk
t9 8-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez C. Marmol -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 8, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-8, Pirates' Virgil Vasquez facing 2-3-4
b9 2-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Theriot V. Vasquez 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 2-8 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC D. Lee V. Vasquez -0% 100% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b9 2-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Fox V. Vasquez 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b9 2-8 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Baker V. Vasquez -0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lee to 2B
b9 2-8 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Johnson V. Vasquez 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 8, Cubs 2.

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