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3
Friday, September 2, 2011, 1:23PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 35,153, Time of Game: 3:24
Pirates
3
63-75
 Won 1 
4th, 18½ GB
at Cubs
1
59-79
 Lost 2 
5th, 22½ GB
W: Brian Burres (1-0)
L: Ryan Dempster (10-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  2   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  8  0
Cubs            0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alex Presley LF-CF 4 2 3 0 1 0 5 .310 .372 .491 .863 24 14 0.218 0.75 0.240 -0.022 2.1 3 0 2·3B
Josh Harrison 3B 4 0 2 1 0 1 5 .281 .293 .384 .677 20 15 -0.014 1.12 0.093 -0.106 -0.2 0 2 2B,SH
Neil Walker 2B 3 1 0 0 2 2 5 .273 .340 .400 .740 24 12 -0.087 1.22 0.013 -0.100 -0.6 1 2
Andrew McCutchen CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271 .372 .469 .841 5 2 0.010 1.15 0.010 0.000 0.1 HBP
   Jose Tabata LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .269 .351 .367 .718 7 5 0.063 1.18 0.119 -0.056 0.1 5 0
Garrett Jones 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .245 .326 .444 .770 13 10 0.075 1.25 0.139 -0.065 0.7 5 0 2B
   Ryan Doumit PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277 .330 .434 .763 2 2 -0.013 0.52 0.000 -0.013 -0.4
   Joel Hanrahan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Xavier Paul RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .253 .288 .339 .627 13 8 0.047 1.17 0.122 -0.075 0.1 0 0 SB
Ronny Cedeno SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .259 .303 .351 .655 15 10 -0.096 1.16 0.000 -0.096 -0.9 1 0
   Jason Grilli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Chris Leroux P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brad Lincoln PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .250 .286 .536 2 1 -0.011 0.44 0.000 -0.011 -0.2
   Jose Veras P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brandon Wood 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .263 .331 .593 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Michael McKenry C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .234 .271 .335 .607 20 15 -0.111 0.85 0.000 -0.111 -1.1 11 0
Brian Burres P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 12 9 -0.049 0.92 0.000 -0.049 -0.4 1 0
   Chase d'Arnaud SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .214 .231 .282 .513 7 6 -0.029 0.58 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 4 10 41 .229 .325 .400 .725 164 109 0.003 1.02 0.736 -0.733 -1.2 27 5
2B: J Harrison (10, off R Dempster); G Jones (28, off R Dempster).
3B: A Presley 2 (5, 2 off R Dempster).
SH: J Harrison (4, off J Samardzija).
HBP: A McCutchen (9, by R Dempster).
TB: A Presley 7; J Harrison 3; G Jones 2; R Cedeno; J Tabata.
RBI: G Jones (55); J Tabata (21); J Harrison (12).
2-out RBI: G Jones; J Tabata.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 3 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: X Paul (16, 3rd base off R Dempster/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
Starlin Castro SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .304 .332 .429 .762 14 10 -0.040 1.23 0.045 -0.086 -0.2 2 2
Reed Johnson RF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .330 .369 .510 .879 13 10 -0.111 1.20 0.000 -0.111 -0.8 2 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .305 .350 .512 .862 23 15 -0.012 1.16 0.065 -0.077 -0.2 0 2
Carlos Pena 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .226 .347 .455 .801 26 16 0.091 1.62 0.162 -0.071 1.0 5 0 HR
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .240 .282 .473 .755 11 8 -0.153 1.54 0.000 -0.153 -1.1 1 0
Marlon Byrd CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .293 .337 .414 .751 17 13 -0.111 1.44 0.000 -0.111 -0.7 1 0
   Sean Marshall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   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 1
   James Russell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Blake DeWitt PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .300 .426 .726 3 2 -0.013 0.52 0.000 -0.013 -0.1
Geovany Soto C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .230 .318 .411 .729 16 10 -0.019 0.98 0.027 -0.046 -0.1 10 0
Darwin Barney 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .280 .315 .358 .673 14 10 -0.109 1.47 0.000 -0.109 -0.8 5 2
Ryan Dempster P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .082 .100 .082 .182 12 7 -0.003 1.06 0.031 -0.034 0.0 0 1
   Kerry Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tyler Colvin RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .149 .205 .315 .520 3 3 -0.015 0.58 0.000 -0.015 -0.1 1 0
Team Totals 32 1 5 1 1 10 33 .156 .182 .250 .432 152 104 -0.495 1.27 0.330 -0.826 -3.2 27 8
HR: C Pena (25, off B Burres, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: C Pena 4; G Soto; A Ramirez; S Castro; R Dempster.
RBI: C Pena (69).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: C Pena (8); S Castro (25).

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
Brian Burres, W (1-0) 5.1 5 1 1 1 5 1 1.69 22 95 61 36 6 19 4 12 4 0 58 0.134 1.26 1.1
Jason Grilli, H (5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 2 11 8 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.122 2.21 0.6
Chris Leroux, H (1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.57 3 16 12 8 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.076 1.03 0.5
Jose Veras, H (26) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.36 3 18 15 9 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.082 1.10 0.5
Joel Hanrahan, S (33) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.66 3 12 8 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.083 1.11 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 1 10 1 1.00 33 152 104 63 13 28 6 16 4 0 58 1 0 0.497 1.27 3.2

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, L (10-11) 6.1 7 3 3 1 9 0 4.75 28 121 82 49 14 19 7 10 3 0 55 -0.011 1.10 0.3
Kerry Wood 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.30 3 13 8 7 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 -0.060 1.74 -0.5
Sean Marshall 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.53 2 7 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.027 1.42 0.4
Jeff Samardzija 1.2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.16 7 21 11 8 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.027 0.38 0.5
James Russell 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.19 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.013 0.52 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 10 0 3.00 41 164 109 68 16 25 13 13 4 0 55 5 1 -0.004 1.02 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Dempster (5; A McCutchen).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - D.J. Reyburn, 1B - Ron Kulpa, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Jim Wolf.
Time of Game: 3:24.
Attendance: 35,153.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 93° F, Wind 7mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT G. Jones R. Dempster 12% 61% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Walker Scores
t7 2-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Tabata K. Wood 12% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Presley Scores; Walker to 2B
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC C. Pena B. Burres -11% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT A. Presley R. Dempster 11% 49% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t7 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. Presley R. Dempster 8% 77% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)

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 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. Presley R. Dempster -2% 48% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. Harrison R. Dempster 4% 52% Double to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT N. Walker R. Dempster -3% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  PIT A. McCutchen R. Dempster 1% 50% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT G. Jones R. Dempster -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Brian Burres facing 1-2-3
Jose Tabata replaces Andrew McCutchen (CF) playing LF batting 4th
Alex Presley moves from LF to CF
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Castro B. Burres 2% 48% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Johnson B. Burres 1% 49% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez B. Burres 1% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT X. Paul R. Dempster 7% 57% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Paul to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno R. Dempster -4% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  PIT M. McKenry R. Dempster 3% 55% Paul Steals 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 11,(3-2)  O PIT M. McKenry R. Dempster -6% 49% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O PIT B. Burres R. Dempster -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Brian Burres facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC C. Pena B. Burres -11% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Burres 2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Byrd B. Burres 1% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC G. Soto B. Burres 1% 38% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
t3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT A. Presley R. Dempster 11% 49% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t3 0-1 0 --3 4,(1-2)  R PIT J. Harrison R. Dempster 5% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Presley Scores
t3 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT N. Walker R. Dempster -4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t3 1-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Tabata R. Dempster -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Walker to 2B
t3 1-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT G. Jones R. Dempster 12% 61% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Walker Scores
t3 2-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT X. Paul R. Dempster -3% 57% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Brian Burres facing 8-9-1
b3 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Barney B. Burres 3% 60% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b3 1-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC R. Dempster B. Burres -3% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 1-2 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC S. Castro B. Burres -5% 53% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Dempster to 2B
b3 1-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Johnson B. Burres 5% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez B. Burres 5% 63% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
t4 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno R. Dempster -2% 61% Groundout: P-1B
t4 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT M. McKenry R. Dempster -2% 60% Popfly: 2B
t4 2-1 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT B. Burres R. Dempster -1% 58% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Brian Burres facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- 12,(3-2)  CHC C. Pena B. Burres -5% 53% Walk
b4 1-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Burres 5% 58% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b4 1-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Byrd B. Burres 4% 62% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC G. Soto B. Burres -3% 59% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Pena to 2B
b4 1-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Barney B. Burres 6% 65% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Presley R. Dempster 4% 69% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t5 2-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Harrison R. Dempster -3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT N. Walker R. Dempster -3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Tabata R. Dempster -2% 60% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Brian Burres facing 9-1-2
b5 1-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC R. Dempster B. Burres 3% 63% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b5 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Castro B. Burres 2% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Johnson B. Burres 2% 67% Lineout: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT G. Jones R. Dempster -2% 65% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 2-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT X. Paul R. Dempster 3% 67% Walk
t6 2-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno R. Dempster -3% 64% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Paul out at 3B/3B-SS
t6 2-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. McKenry R. Dempster -2% 62% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Brian Burres facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Burres -6% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 1-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC C. Pena B. Burres 3% 58% Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B); Ramirez to 2B
Jason Grilli replaces Ronny Cedeno (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Chase d'Arnaud replaces Brian Burres (P) playing SS batting 9th
b6 1-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Grilli 6% 65% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b6 1-2 2 -2- 9,(2-2)  O CHC M. Byrd J. Grilli 6% 71% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 9-1-2
t7 2-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT C. d'Arnaud R. Dempster -2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. Presley R. Dempster 8% 77% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
Kerry Wood replaces Ryan Dempster pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 1 --3 6,(1-2)  O PIT J. Harrison K. Wood -7% 70% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
t7 2-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  PIT N. Walker K. Wood 1% 71% Walk
t7 2-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Tabata K. Wood 12% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Presley Scores; Walker to 2B
Sean Marshall replaces Marlon Byrd (CF) pitching and batting 6th
Reed Johnson moves from RF to CF
Tyler Colvin replaces Kerry Wood (P) playing RF batting 9th
t7 3-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  PIT G. Jones S. Marshall 2% 84% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Walker to 3B; Tabata to 2B
t7 3-1 2 123 3,(0-2)  O PIT X. Paul S. Marshall -4% 80% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Chris Leroux facing 7-8-9
Chris Leroux replaces Jason Grilli pitching and batting 7th
b7 1-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC G. Soto C. Leroux 4% 84% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b7 1-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC D. Barney C. Leroux 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 1-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Colvin C. Leroux 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 7-8-9
Jeff Samardzija replaces Sean Marshall pitching and batting 6th
Brad Lincoln pinch hits for Chris Leroux (P) batting 7th
t8 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT B. Lincoln J. Samardzija -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 3-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT M. McKenry J. Samardzija -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 3-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT C. d'Arnaud J. Samardzija -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Jose Veras facing 1-2-3
Jose Veras replaces Brad Lincoln (PH) pitching and batting 7th
b8 1-3 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC S. Castro J. Veras 4% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Johnson J. Veras 3% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b8 1-3 2 --- 11,(3-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Veras 2% 93% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 1-2-3
t9 3-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT A. Presley J. Samardzija 1% 94% Walk
t9 3-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Harrison J. Samardzija -0% 94% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Presley to 2B
t9 3-1 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT N. Walker J. Samardzija 0% 94% Walk
t9 3-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Tabata J. Samardzija -1% 93% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
James Russell replaces Jeff Samardzija pitching and batting 6th
Ryan Doumit pinch hits for Garrett Jones (1B) batting 5th
t9 3-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Doumit J. Russell -1% 92% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Joel Hanrahan facing 4-5-6
Joel Hanrahan replaces Ryan Doumit (PH) pitching and batting 5th
Brandon Wood replaces Jose Veras (P) playing 1B batting 7th
b9 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. Pena J. Hanrahan 4% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b9 1-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Hanrahan 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Blake DeWitt pinch hits for James Russell (P) batting 6th
b9 1-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. DeWitt J. Hanrahan 1% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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