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LAA
@BAL
11
2
TBR
@BOS
8
5
CHW
@KCR
10
5
CLE
@MIN
6
5
DET
@OAK
3
0
TEX
@SEA
3
0
NYY
@TOR
0
3
NYM
@ATL
7
5
HOU
@CHC
3
2
MIL
@CIN
8
1
SFG
@COL
12
5
PIT
@LAD
1
15
STL
@PHI
5
0
ARI
@SDP
5
1
FLA
@WSN
3
4
Sunday, September 18, 2011, 1:23PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 36,250, Time of Game: 3:00
Astros
3
52-100
 Won 1 
6th, 37½ GB
at Cubs
2
67-86
 Lost 1 
5th, 23 GB
W: Brett Myers (6-13)
L: Ryan Dempster (10-13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  8  1
Cubs            1  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  7  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Bourgeois CF-LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 .295 .682 22 12 0.006 0.77 0.061 -0.055 -0.2 2 0 SB
Angel Sanchez 2B 4 1 0 0 1 1 .240 .583 27 15 -0.005 0.69 0.040 -0.045 -0.2 0 2
J.D. Martinez LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 .267 .740 17 10 0.055 0.78 0.100 -0.044 0.5 0 0
   Jordan Schafer CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .633 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Carlos Lee 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .277 .792 15 9 -0.069 0.80 0.009 -0.078 -0.9 8 4
Brian Bogusevic RF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .287 .817 14 11 -0.005 0.82 0.044 -0.050 -0.1 3 0 2B
   Mark Melancon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jimmy Paredes 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .306 .755 18 15 -0.045 1.05 0.026 -0.072 -0.7 0 2
Clint Barmes SS 4 0 2 2 0 0 .251 .716 11 8 0.133 1.02 0.166 -0.033 1.5 2 2 SB
Humberto Quintero C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .606 18 14 -0.073 0.68 0.000 -0.073 -1.2 8 0
Brett Myers P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .153 .376 10 8 -0.036 0.48 0.000 -0.036 -0.5 3 0
   J.B. Shuck RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 .254 .650 6 2 0.023 0.61 0.023 0.000 0.4 1 0
Team Totals 36 3 8 3 3 4 .222 .532 158 104 -0.016 0.79 0.469 -0.486 -1.2 27 10
2B: B Bogusevic (12, off R Dempster).
TB: B Bogusevic 3; J Martinez 2; C Barmes 2; J Paredes; C Lee.
RBI: C Barmes 2 (36); J Martinez (31).
2-out RBI: C Barmes 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Lee-C Barmes.
E: B Bogusevic (1).
Baserunning
SB: J Bourgeois (29, 2nd base off R Dempster/K Hill); C Barmes (3, 2nd base off R Dempster/K Hill).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Starlin Castro SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 .306 .770 14 7 0.102 1.48 0.161 -0.059 0.6 1 5 2B
Tony Campana RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .618 11 7 -0.057 0.96 0.000 -0.057 -0.5 7 0
   Aramis Ramirez PH-3B 0 0 0 1 0 0 .308 .874 7 4 -0.102 4.41 0.000 -0.102 -0.3 0 0 SF
Bryan LaHair LF-1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 .424 1.300 13 10 -0.057 1.39 0.031 -0.088 -0.1 1 0 SF
Carlos Pena 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .232 .832 21 13 0.032 1.27 0.103 -0.071 -0.2 10 0 2B
   Ramon Ortiz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Marlon Byrd CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 .286 .737 11 9 -0.093 2.28 0.099 -0.193 -0.2 1 0
Blake DeWitt 2B-3B-LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .258 .714 17 11 -0.178 2.05 0.028 -0.206 -0.8 2 3 GDP
DJ LeMahieu 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .261 .559 7 6 -0.036 1.52 0.042 -0.078 -0.1 0 2
   Jeff Samardzija P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Reed Johnson RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .314 .833 5 4 -0.060 2.50 0.000 -0.060 -0.1 0 0
Koyie Hill C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .539 13 7 -0.089 1.47 0.000 -0.089 -0.7 4 0
   Alfonso Soriano PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .753 6 5 -0.043 1.71 0.000 -0.043 -0.1
Ryan Dempster P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .073 .162 7 5 -0.077 1.36 0.000 -0.077 -0.7 0 0
   James Russell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darwin Barney 2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 .275 .659 2 2 0.144 1.64 0.144 0.000 0.9 1 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 1 8 .219 .510 134 90 -0.514 1.68 0.608 -1.123 -2.2 27 10
2B: C Pena (26, off B Myers); S Castro (34, off B Myers).
SF: B LaHair (1, off B Myers); A Ramirez (8, off B Myers).
TB: C Pena 2; S Castro 2; M Byrd 2; B LaHair; D LeMahieu; B DeWitt.
GIDP: B DeWitt (5).
RBI: B LaHair (6); A Ramirez (92).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
E: D LeMahieu (2).

Houston Astros

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
Brett Myers, W (6-13) 7.2 7 2 1 1 5 0 4.39 31 117 76 49 7 20 15 10 4 0 63 0.160 1.46 1.1
Mark Melancon, S (18) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.99 4 17 14 8 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.356 3.37 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 2 1 1 8 0 1.00 35 134 90 57 12 21 15 11 4 0 63 2 0 0.516 1.68 2.2

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 (10-13) 7 7 3 3 2 2 0 4.63 31 110 72 44 9 19 13 14 5 0 51 -0.043 0.85 0.2
James Russell 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.19 3 21 15 12 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.013 0.34 0.2
Jeff Samardzija 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.05 1 6 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.012 0.43 0.2
Ramon Ortiz 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.28 4 21 12 6 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.034 0.73 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 4 0 3.00 39 158 104 66 16 22 14 18 6 0 51 1 0 0.016 0.79 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Welke, 1B - David Rackley, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Marty Foster.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Wind 8mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Byrd M. Melancon 17% 85% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t1 1-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  RR HOU C. Barmes R. Dempster 15% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sanchez Scores; Martinez Scores; Paredes to 3B
b8 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC D. Barney B. Myers -14% 71% Reached on E9 (Line Drive to Deep RF); Barney to 3B
b8 1-3 0 --3 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Castro B. Myers -11% 60% Walk
b8 2-3 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  CHC C. Pena B. Myers -10% 68% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Castro to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Bourgeois R. Dempster 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU A. Sanchez R. Dempster 3% 56% Bourgeois Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU A. Sanchez R. Dempster 3% 59% Walk
t1 0-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Martinez R. Dempster 9% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bourgeois Scores; Sanchez to 2B
t1 1-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Dempster -5% 64% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B)
t1 1-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic R. Dempster -4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  HOU J. Paredes R. Dempster 3% 63% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Sanchez to 3B; Martinez to 2B
t1 1-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  RR HOU C. Barmes R. Dempster 15% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sanchez Scores; Martinez Scores; Paredes to 3B
t1 3-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  HOU H. Quintero R. Dempster 1% 78% Barmes Steals 2B
t1 3-0 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Dempster -3% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Brett Myers facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC S. Castro B. Myers -6% 70% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 0-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHC T. Campana B. Myers 2% 71% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Castro to 3B
b1 0-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO CHC B. LaHair B. Myers -1% 70% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Castro Scores
b1 1-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. Pena B. Myers 1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 9-1-2
t2 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Myers R. Dempster -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 3-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bourgeois R. Dempster -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 3-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU A. Sanchez R. Dempster 1% 69% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Short LF); Sanchez to 1B
t2 3-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Martinez R. Dempster -2% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brett Myers facing 5-6-7
b2 1-3 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O CHC M. Byrd B. Myers 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC B. DeWitt B. Myers -3% 67% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 1-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC D. LeMahieu B. Myers -4% 63% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); DeWitt to 2B
b2 1-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Hill B. Myers 3% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B); DeWitt to 3B; LeMahieu to 2B
b2 1-3 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Dempster B. Myers 6% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 4-5-6
t3 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Dempster -2% 71% Flyball: RF
t3 3-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Bogusevic R. Dempster 2% 73% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t3 3-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Paredes R. Dempster -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t3 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Barmes R. Dempster -2% 69% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brett Myers facing 1-2-3
b3 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Castro B. Myers 3% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Campana B. Myers 2% 73% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. LaHair B. Myers 1% 74% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 8-9-1
t4 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Dempster -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Myers R. Dempster -1% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 3-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bourgeois R. Dempster -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brett Myers facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. Pena B. Myers 3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Byrd B. Myers -3% 70% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b4 1-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC B. DeWitt B. Myers 6% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU A. Sanchez R. Dempster -2% 75% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t5 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Martinez R. Dempster -1% 74% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 3-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee R. Dempster 1% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Bogusevic R. Dempster 3% 77% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Lee to 3B
t5 3-1 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Paredes R. Dempster -4% 73% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brett Myers facing 7-8-9
b5 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. LeMahieu B. Myers 3% 76% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 1-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC K. Hill B. Myers 2% 78% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b5 1-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Dempster B. Myers 1% 79% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
t6 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Barmes R. Dempster -2% 78% Popfly: 2B
t6 3-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Dempster -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 3-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU B. Myers R. Dempster -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brett Myers facing 1-2-3
b6 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC S. Castro B. Myers 3% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b6 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Campana B. Myers 2% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
b6 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC B. LaHair B. Myers -2% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b6 1-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Pena B. Myers 3% 83% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
t7 3-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bourgeois R. Dempster -1% 82% Popfly: 2B
t7 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Sanchez R. Dempster -1% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Martinez R. Dempster 1% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 3-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Lee R. Dempster -1% 80% Popfly: 1B (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brett Myers facing 5-6-7
b7 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Byrd B. Myers -7% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b7 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. DeWitt B. Myers 6% 79% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. LeMahieu B. Myers 5% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 1-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Hill B. Myers 4% 88% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' James Russell facing 5-6-7
James Russell replaces Ryan Dempster pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic J. Russell -1% 86% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t8 3-1 1 --- 11,(2-2)  O HOU J. Paredes J. Russell -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU C. Barmes J. Russell 1% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Jeff Samardzija replaces DJ LeMahieu (3B) pitching and batting 7th
Darwin Barney replaces James Russell (P) playing 2B batting 9th
Blake DeWitt moves from 2B to 3B
t8 3-1 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero J. Samardzija -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Brett Myers facing 9-1-2
b8 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC D. Barney B. Myers -14% 71% Reached on E9 (Line Drive to Deep RF); Barney to 3B
b8 1-3 0 --3 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Castro B. Myers -11% 60% Walk
Aramis Ramirez pinch hits for Tony Campana (RF) batting 2nd
b8 1-3 0 1-3 7,(3-2)  RO CHC A. Ramirez B. Myers 10% 70% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Barney Scores/unER
b8 2-3 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC B. LaHair B. Myers 8% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-3 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  CHC C. Pena B. Myers -10% 68% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Castro to 3B
Mark Melancon replaces Brian Bogusevic (RF) pitching and batting 5th
J.B. Shuck replaces Brett Myers (P) playing RF batting 9th
b8 2-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Byrd M. Melancon 17% 85% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Ramon Ortiz facing 9-1-2
Ramon Ortiz replaces Carlos Pena (1B) pitching and batting 4th
Bryan LaHair moves from LF to 1B
Aramis Ramirez moves from PH to 3B
Blake DeWitt moves from 3B to LF
Reed Johnson replaces Jeff Samardzija (P) playing RF batting 7th
t9 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Shuck R. Ortiz 2% 87% Walk
t9 3-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bourgeois R. Ortiz -2% 85% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t9 3-2 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O HOU A. Sanchez R. Ortiz -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Martinez R. Ortiz -2% 81% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Mark Melancon facing 6-7-8
Jason Bourgeois moves from CF to LF
Jordan Schafer replaces J.D. Martinez (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
b9 2-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC B. DeWitt M. Melancon 8% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson M. Melancon 6% 96% Strikeout Swinging
Alfonso Soriano pinch hits for Koyie Hill (C) batting 8th
b9 2-3 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano M. Melancon 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cubs 2.

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