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Saturday, September 15, 2012, 12:06PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 32,774, Time of Game: 3:26
Pirates
7
73-71
 Won 1 
3rd, 13 GB
at Cubs
6
57-88
 Lost 1 
5th, 29½ GB
W: Wandy Rodriguez (11-13)
L: Jason Berken (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  1  1   3  0  0   1  0  0    7 10  2
Cubs            0  0  1   0  2  0   0  1  2    6 13  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Starling Marte LF 3 2 2 1 0 0 .243 .705 22 13 0.138 0.83 0.199 -0.061 1.3 0 0 3B,2B,HBP,SH
Travis Snider RF 5 1 1 1 0 1 .255 .736 15 12 -0.052 0.83 0.057 -0.109 -0.9 3 0
   Jose Tabata RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .659 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Andrew McCutchen CF 3 1 2 1 2 1 .341 .977 21 8 0.109 0.64 0.115 -0.006 1.2 4 0 HR,IW
Garrett Jones 1B 4 0 1 2 0 1 .285 .855 14 11 0.023 0.78 0.059 -0.036 0.3 3 0 2B,SF
   Joel Hanrahan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Neil Walker 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .277 .767 15 10 -0.054 0.40 0.000 -0.054 -1.3 2 2
Pedro Alvarez 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 .242 .794 17 9 0.018 0.31 0.035 -0.017 0.0 0 0
Clint Barmes SS 5 2 2 1 0 0 .222 .575 21 14 0.177 0.53 0.184 -0.007 2.2 5 4 HR
Rod Barajas C 4 0 1 1 0 2 .197 .592 14 8 0.039 0.64 0.076 -0.037 0.4 9 0
Wandy Rodriguez P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .036 .123 10 7 -0.062 0.83 0.000 -0.062 -1.0 0 1 SH
   Tony Watson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jared Hughes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brock Holt PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .327 .754 4 0 0.005 0.14 0.005 0.000 0.4
   Jason Grilli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gaby Sanchez 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .636 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 10 7 4 6 .286 .937 153 92 0.341 0.63 0.730 -0.389 2.7 27 7
2B: S Marte (2, off J Beliveau); G Jones (27, off J Berken).
3B: S Marte (3, off J Berken).
HR: A McCutchen (28, off J Berken; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Barmes (7, off A Cabrera; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: G Jones (7, off J Berken).
SH: S Marte (2, off A Cabrera); W Rodriguez (8, off J Berken).
IBB: A McCutchen (12, by J Beliveau).
HBP: S Marte (3, by J Berken).
TB: A McCutchen 5; S Marte 5; C Barmes 5; G Jones 2; R Barajas; P Alvarez; T Snider.
RBI: G Jones 2 (77); R Barajas (26); C Barmes (42); T Snider (16); S Marte (12); A McCutchen (87).
2-out RBI: C Barmes; S Marte; G Jones; T Snider.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. N Walker-C Barmes-G Jones; C Barmes-G Jones.
E: W Rodriguez (3); R Barajas (5).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: S Marte (1st base by J Berken).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joe Mather CF 5 2 1 1 0 1 .210 .560 18 12 -0.047 1.14 0.057 -0.103 -0.4 4 0 2B,SB
Darwin Barney 2B 3 2 1 0 2 0 .261 .673 33 18 0.086 0.91 0.126 -0.039 0.4 1 7
Anthony Rizzo 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 .294 .811 18 12 0.001 1.41 0.111 -0.110 0.2 15 0
Alfonso Soriano LF 5 0 2 2 0 1 .261 .817 13 8 0.073 1.49 0.167 -0.094 1.1 2 0
   Tony Campana PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .605 0.047 3.43 0.047 0.000 0.1 SB
Starlin Castro SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 .283 .752 21 15 -0.065 1.66 0.087 -0.151 0.4 0 2 2B
Welington Castillo C 4 0 1 0 1 2 .280 .791 20 12 -0.005 1.83 0.071 -0.077 -0.5 5 1
   Jeff Samardzija PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .267 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Josh Vitters 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .111 .371 6 4 -0.095 1.20 0.030 -0.125 -1.1 0 2 2·GDP
   Luis Valbuena PH-3B 1 0 1 2 1 0 .220 .675 9 3 0.135 3.79 0.135 0.000 1.8 0 0
Dave Sappelt RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .360 .949 15 11 -0.270 2.98 0.062 -0.332 -0.6 0 0
Jason Berken P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 5 3 -0.036 1.59 0.000 -0.036 -0.4 0 1
   Rafael Dolis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brett Jackson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .679 3 3 0.059 0.95 0.059 0.000 1.0
   Jeff Beliveau P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Anthony Recker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .146 .507 5 3 -0.024 0.84 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Alberto Cabrera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   David DeJesus PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .755 3 3 -0.021 0.71 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
   Michael Bowden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 39 6 13 6 5 9 .333 .794 169 107 -0.162 1.67 0.952 -1.112 1.7 27 14
2B: S Castro (25, off J Grilli); J Mather (9, off J Hanrahan).
TB: S Castro 3; A Rizzo 2; J Mather 2; A Soriano 2; D Sappelt 2; J Vitters; L Valbuena; D Barney; W Castillo.
GIDP: J Vitters 2 (5).
RBI: A Soriano 2 (99); L Valbuena 2 (27); A Rizzo (37); J Mather (18).
2-out RBI: A Rizzo; L Valbuena; A Soriano.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
E: W Castillo (5); J Vitters (3).
Baserunning
SB: T Campana (29, 2nd base off J Hanrahan/R Barajas); J Mather (5, 3rd base off W Rodriguez/R Barajas).

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
Wandy Rodriguez, W (11-13) 6 9 3 1 1 4 0 3.65 27 95 65 43 5 17 12 11 4 0 49 0.082 1.10 -0.1
Tony Watson 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.61 3 15 8 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.64 0.3
Jared Hughes 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.76 1 5 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.013 0.46 0.2
Jason Grilli 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 3.02 5 21 17 9 3 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.008 0.96 -0.5
Joel Hanrahan, S (35) 1 2 2 2 3 1 0 2.63 8 33 14 7 3 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.038 4.36 -1.5
Team Totals 9 13 6 4 5 9 0 4.00 44 169 107 64 15 28 15 16 6 0 49 1 0 0.160 1.67 -1.7

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
Jason Berken, L (0-1) 4 8 6 2 1 2 1 7.20 23 77 46 30 4 12 10 9 4 0 31 -0.353 0.94 -4.1
Rafael Dolis 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.89 3 11 8 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.010 0.13 0.5
Jeff Beliveau 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.11 5 22 14 8 0 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.023 0.53 0.5
Alberto Cabrera 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 6.46 8 27 14 6 3 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.027 0.20 -0.0
Michael Bowden 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.94 4 16 10 4 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 7 3 4 6 2 3.00 43 153 92 53 10 29 17 15 5 0 31 0 0 -0.340 0.63 -2.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Berken (1; S Marte).
IBB: J Beliveau (1; A McCutchen).
Pickoffs: J Berken (0; S Marte, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Sam Holbrook, 1B - Rob Drake, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Mike Muchlinski.
Time of Game: 3:26.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 10mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 6-7 2 123 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Sappelt J. Hanrahan 27% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 5-7 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Castro J. Hanrahan 10% 91% Flyball: CF (CF-RF); Barney to 3B
b9 5-7 2 123 5,(3-1)  R CHC L. Valbuena J. Hanrahan -10% 73% Walk; Barney Scores; Campana to 3B; Castillo to 2B
b2 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC J. Vitters W. Rodriguez 10% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b9 4-7 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Soriano J. Hanrahan -9% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Mather Scores; Barney 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' Jason Berken facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  PIT S. Marte J. Berken 4% 54% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  PIT T. Snider J. Berken 6% 59% Marte Picked off 1B, safe on E2; Marte to 3B
t1 0-0 0 --3 3,(0-2)  O PIT T. Snider J. Berken -5% 55% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --3 4,(3-0)  PIT A. McCutchen J. Berken 2% 57% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  RO PIT G. Jones J. Berken 1% 58% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF-CF); Marte Scores/unER
t1 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. Walker J. Berken -2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Mather W. Rodriguez 2% 58% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC D. Barney W. Rodriguez 2% 60% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC A. Rizzo W. Rodriguez 1% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Jason Berken facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT P. Alvarez J. Berken 3% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT C. Barmes J. Berken 8% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Alvarez to 3B
t2 1-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  R PIT R. Barajas J. Berken 8% 80% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Alvarez Scores; Barmes to 3B
t2 2-0 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  O PIT W. Rodriguez J. Berken -3% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Barajas to 2B
t2 2-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O PIT S. Marte J. Berken -6% 71% Groundout: 3B-SS-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 2-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Snider J. Berken -4% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez 2% 69% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b2 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Castro W. Rodriguez -3% 67% Walk
b2 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC W. Castillo W. Rodriguez -4% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Castro to 2B
b2 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC J. Vitters W. Rodriguez 10% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Jason Berken facing 3-4-5
t3 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  R PIT A. McCutchen J. Berken 8% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT G. Jones J. Berken -1% 79% Flyball: CF
t3 3-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT N. Walker J. Berken -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT P. Alvarez J. Berken -1% 78% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
b3 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Sappelt W. Rodriguez -4% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b3 0-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Berken W. Rodriguez 4% 77% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Mather W. Rodriguez 3% 80% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-3 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  CHC D. Barney W. Rodriguez -2% 78% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Mather to 2B
b3 0-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Rizzo W. Rodriguez -1% 78% Mather Steals 3B
b3 0-3 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R CHC A. Rizzo W. Rodriguez -9% 68% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Mather Scores; Barney to 3B
b3 1-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez 6% 74% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Cubs 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cubs' Jason Berken facing 7-8-9
t4 3-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT C. Barmes J. Berken 5% 79% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Barmes to 2B
t4 3-1 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O PIT R. Barajas J. Berken -3% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 3-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT W. Rodriguez J. Berken -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Barmes to 3B
t4 3-1 2 --3 3,(1-1)  R PIT S. Marte J. Berken 9% 82% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Barmes Scores/unER
t4 4-1 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R PIT T. Snider J. Berken 6% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Marte Scores/unER
t4 5-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. McCutchen J. Berken 1% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Snider to 2B
t4 5-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R PIT G. Jones J. Berken 5% 93% Double to 3B (Line Drive to Short LF); Snider Scores/unER; McCutchen to 3B
t4 6-1 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O PIT N. Walker J. Berken -1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
b4 1-6 0 --- 6,(1-2)  CHC S. Castro W. Rodriguez -2% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b4 1-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC W. Castillo W. Rodriguez 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC J. Vitters W. Rodriguez 3% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cubs' Rafael Dolis facing 6-7-8
Rafael Dolis replaces Jason Berken pitching and batting 9th
t5 6-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT P. Alvarez R. Dolis -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t5 6-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Barmes R. Dolis -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 6-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Barajas R. Dolis -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
b5 1-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC D. Sappelt W. Rodriguez -2% 91% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
Brett Jackson pinch hits for Rafael Dolis (P) batting 9th
b5 1-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC B. Jackson W. Rodriguez -6% 85% Reached on E1 (throw to 2B)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Short CF); Sappelt to 3B; Jackson to 1B
b5 1-6 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO CHC J. Mather W. Rodriguez 3% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Sappelt Scores/unER
b5 2-6 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Barney W. Rodriguez 2% 91% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Right)
b5 2-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Rizzo W. Rodriguez -2% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Barney to 2B
b5 2-6 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Soriano W. Rodriguez -7% 82% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Barney Scores/unER; Rizzo to 3B
b5 3-6 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Castro W. Rodriguez 5% 87% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cubs' Jeff Beliveau facing 9-1-2
Jeff Beliveau replaces Brett Jackson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-3 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT W. Rodriguez J. Beliveau -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 6-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT S. Marte J. Beliveau 2% 88% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
t6 6-3 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT T. Snider J. Beliveau -2% 87% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
t6 6-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT A. McCutchen J. Beliveau 0% 87% Intentional Walk
t6 6-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT G. Jones J. Beliveau -2% 85% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-6, Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
b6 3-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC W. Castillo W. Rodriguez 3% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 3-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC J. Vitters W. Rodriguez -3% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b6 3-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Sappelt W. Rodriguez 3% 88% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
Anthony Recker pinch hits for Jeff Beliveau (P) batting 9th
b6 3-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Recker W. Rodriguez 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cubs' Alberto Cabrera facing 5-6-7
Alberto Cabrera replaces Anthony Recker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. Walker A. Cabrera -1% 89% Flyball: CF
t7 6-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Alvarez A. Cabrera -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t7 6-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT C. Barmes A. Cabrera 5% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 7-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Barajas A. Cabrera -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Tony Watson facing 1-2-3
Tony Watson replaces Wandy Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-7 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC J. Mather T. Watson 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Barney T. Watson -2% 93% Walk
b7 3-7 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Rizzo T. Watson 2% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
Jared Hughes replaces Tony Watson pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-7 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Hughes 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cubs' Alberto Cabrera facing 9-1-2
Brock Holt pinch hits for Jared Hughes (P) batting 9th
t8 7-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT B. Holt A. Cabrera 0% 97% Walk
t8 7-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT S. Marte A. Cabrera -0% 97% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Holt to 2B
t8 7-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Snider A. Cabrera -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Holt to 3B
t8 7-3 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen A. Cabrera -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Pirates' Jason Grilli facing 5-6-7
Jason Grilli replaces Brock Holt (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jose Tabata replaces Travis Snider playing RF batting 2nd
b8 3-7 0 --- 5,(0-2)  CHC S. Castro J. Grilli -4% 93% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b8 3-7 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O CHC W. Castillo J. Grilli 3% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Luis Valbuena pinch hits for Josh Vitters (3B) batting 7th
b8 3-7 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CHC L. Valbuena J. Grilli -4% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Castro Scores
b8 4-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Sappelt J. Grilli 0% 92% E2 on Foul Ball
b8 4-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Sappelt J. Grilli 3% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
David DeJesus pinch hits for Alberto Cabrera (P) batting 9th
b8 4-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. DeJesus J. Grilli 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-4, Cubs' Michael Bowden facing 4-5-6
Michael Bowden replaces David DeJesus (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Luis Valbuena moves from PH to 3B
t9 7-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones M. Bowden -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 7-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Walker M. Bowden -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t9 7-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT P. Alvarez M. Bowden 0% 96% Walk
t9 7-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT C. Barmes M. Bowden -0% 96% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-7, Pirates' Joel Hanrahan facing 1-2-3
Joel Hanrahan replaces Garrett Jones (1B) pitching and batting 4th
Gaby Sanchez replaces Jason Grilli (P) playing 1B batting 9th
b9 4-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC J. Mather J. Hanrahan -5% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b9 4-7 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  CHC D. Barney J. Hanrahan -9% 82% Walk
b9 4-7 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Rizzo J. Hanrahan 8% 90% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b9 4-7 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Soriano J. Hanrahan -9% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Mather Scores; Barney to 2B
Tony Campana pinch runs for Alfonso Soriano (LF) batting 4th
b9 5-7 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Castro J. Hanrahan 10% 91% Flyball: CF (CF-RF); Barney to 3B
b9 5-7 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  CHC W. Castillo J. Hanrahan -5% 86% Campana Steals 2B
b9 5-7 2 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC W. Castillo J. Hanrahan -3% 83% Walk
b9 5-7 2 123 5,(3-1)  R CHC L. Valbuena J. Hanrahan -10% 73% Walk; Barney Scores; Campana to 3B; Castillo to 2B
Jeff Samardzija pinch runs for Welington Castillo (C) batting 6th
b9 6-7 2 123 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Sappelt J. Hanrahan 27% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 6.

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