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Monday, September 23, 2013, 7:06PM
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 32,289, Time of Game: 2:41
Pirates
2
90-67
 Won 1 
2nd, 2 GB
at Cubs
1
65-92
 Lost 2 
5th, 27 GB
W: Mark Melancon (3-2)
L: Kevin Gregg (2-6)
S: Jason Grilli (32)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  6  0
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  6  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Tabata LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .276 .337 .418 .755 14 11 -0.128 1.28 0.000 -0.128 -1.3 1 0
   Starling Marte LF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .280 .343 .445 .788 4 2 0.419 1.26 0.419 0.000 1.0 0 0 HR
Neil Walker 2B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .252 .340 .412 .751 17 12 0.038 0.68 0.106 -0.068 0.3 0 2 HR
Andrew McCutchen CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .319 .405 .510 .914 13 6 0.024 0.64 0.055 -0.031 0.3 2 1
Justin Morneau 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .258 .320 .411 .731 13 7 -0.037 0.80 0.009 -0.046 -0.4 13 4
Marlon Byrd RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .328 .501 .829 12 9 -0.116 1.13 0.000 -0.116 -1.2 0 0
Pedro Alvarez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .230 .293 .463 .756 18 12 -0.034 0.75 0.024 -0.058 -0.3 0 3
Russell Martin C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .230 .329 .384 .713 17 8 0.021 0.71 0.048 -0.027 0.2 7 0
Jordy Mercer SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .280 .332 .409 .742 8 4 0.041 1.19 0.070 -0.029 0.5 3 4 IW
   Clint Barmes SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214 .255 .316 .571 7 5 -0.056 2.26 0.000 -0.056 -0.2 1 0
Charlie Morton P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .147 .147 .147 .294 8 7 -0.090 1.45 0.021 -0.111 -0.9 0 1
   Mark Melancon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Travis Snider PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220 .287 .341 .628 7 5 -0.042 1.72 0.000 -0.042 -0.1
   Tony Watson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Grilli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 2 6 2 4 11 38 .176 .263 .353 .616 138 88 0.040 0.98 0.752 -0.712 -2.1 27 16
HR: N Walker (14, off J Samardzija, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); S Marte (12, off K Gregg, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
IBB: J Mercer (6, by J Samardzija).
TB: S Marte 4; N Walker 4; A McCutchen; C Morton; R Martin; P Alvarez.
RBI: S Marte (34); N Walker (51).
2-out RBI: S Marte.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. N Walker-J Morneau-J Mercer; J Morneau-J Mercer.
Outfield Assists: A McCutchen (N Schierholtz at home plate).

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 0 4 .241 .281 .342 .623 14 10 -0.032 1.41 0.065 -0.097 -0.3 1 5
Luis Valbuena 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .218 .332 .379 .710 12 8 -0.208 1.38 0.000 -0.208 -1.2 0 1 GDP
Anthony Rizzo 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .230 .321 .415 .736 17 13 -0.142 1.43 0.000 -0.142 -0.6 7 1
Dioner Navarro C 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .303 .365 .502 .867 16 9 0.127 1.56 0.172 -0.045 0.3 12 0
   Logan Watkins PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .281 .207 .488 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Nate Schierholtz RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .250 .301 .471 .772 12 10 -0.208 2.24 0.000 -0.208 -0.9 2 0
Ryan Sweeney CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .273 .335 .472 .807 22 13 -0.222 1.94 0.014 -0.236 -0.8 2 0 GDP
Brian Bogusevic LF 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 .289 .343 .500 .843 11 8 0.209 1.96 0.232 -0.023 0.8 0 0 2B
Darwin Barney 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .209 .268 .305 .573 11 6 -0.087 2.32 0.019 -0.106 -0.6 2 3 HBP
Jeff Samardzija P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .117 .131 .200 .331 8 7 -0.062 1.18 0.000 -0.062 -0.4 0 1
   Carlos Villanueva P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .161 .161 .323 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hector Rondon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Donnie Murphy PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .260 .326 .565 .891 6 3 0.165 4.25 0.165 0.000 0.6
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 6 1 2 6 33 .200 .273 .233 .506 129 87 -0.460 1.80 0.667 -1.127 -3.1 27 11
2B: B Bogusevic (7, off C Morton).
HBP: D Barney (6, by C Morton).
TB: B Bogusevic 3; S Castro; D Murphy; R Sweeney; D Navarro.
GIDP: L Valbuena (4); R Sweeney (3).
RBI: D Murphy (22).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
PB: D Navarro (5).
E: L Valbuena (7).

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
Charlie Morton 7 3 0 0 1 5 0 3.14 24 89 61 35 8 18 11 6 5 0 75 0.486 1.21 3.2
Mark Melancon, BS (5), W (3-2) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.41 5 19 13 10 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.212 3.06 -0.5
Tony Watson, H (22) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.42 1 7 5 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.083 3.36 0.2
Jason Grilli, S (32) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.76 3 14 8 3 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.103 3.47 0.2
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 33 129 87 51 10 26 15 9 7 0 75 0 0 0.460 1.80 3.1

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
Jeff Samardzija 6 5 1 1 4 7 1 4.33 28 94 58 28 19 11 11 6 4 0 61 0.176 0.99 1.8
Carlos Villanueva 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.13 3 8 6 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.051 0.69 0.5
Hector Rondon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.96 3 13 9 6 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.047 0.63 0.5
Kevin Gregg, L (2-6) 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 3.54 4 23 15 7 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.313 1.39 -0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 4 11 2 2.00 38 138 88 44 25 19 12 11 6 0 61 0 0 -0.039 0.98 2.1
Balks: None.
WP: M Melancon (6); J Samardzija (11).
HBP: C Morton (15; D Barney).
IBB: J Samardzija (3; J Mercer).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike DiMuro, 1B - Scott Barry, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Ted Barrett.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 32,289.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 12mph in from Rightfield, Sunny.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 1-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT S. Marte K. Gregg 42% 82% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b8 0-1 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R CHC D. Murphy M. Melancon -16% 40% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Bogusevic Scores
b6 0-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO CHC L. Valbuena C. Morton 13% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
b7 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC R. Sweeney C. Morton 11% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B-SS
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT N. Walker J. Samardzija 11% 58% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)

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' Jeff Samardzija facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Tabata J. Samardzija -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT N. Walker J. Samardzija 11% 58% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t1 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT A. McCutchen J. Samardzija 2% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t1 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Morneau J. Samardzija -2% 58% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT M. Byrd J. Samardzija 1% 59% Wild Pitch; McCutchen to 2B
t1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT M. Byrd J. Samardzija -3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Castro C. Morton 2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC L. Valbuena C. Morton 2% 60% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
b1 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Rizzo C. Morton 1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT P. Alvarez J. Samardzija -2% 59% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  PIT R. Martin J. Samardzija 2% 61% Walk
t2 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Mercer J. Samardzija 6% 68% Reached on E5/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Martin to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  O PIT C. Morton J. Samardzija -7% 61% Fielder's Choice P; Martin out at Hm/P-C; Mercer to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Tabata J. Samardzija -4% 57% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Navarro C. Morton 2% 59% Lineout: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC N. Schierholtz C. Morton 2% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Sweeney C. Morton -1% 60% Walk
b2 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC B. Bogusevic C. Morton -4% 55% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Sweeney to 3B
b2 0-1 2 -23 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. Barney C. Morton 7% 62% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Walker J. Samardzija -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Samardzija -1% 58% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
t3 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Morneau J. Samardzija -1% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Samardzija C. Morton 3% 60% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Castro C. Morton 2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC L. Valbuena C. Morton 1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT M. Byrd J. Samardzija -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT P. Alvarez J. Samardzija 2% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 1-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O PIT R. Martin J. Samardzija -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Alvarez to 2B
t4 1-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Mercer J. Samardzija 1% 63% Intentional Walk
t4 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Morton J. Samardzija -4% 58% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 3-4-5
b4 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Rizzo C. Morton 3% 61% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b4 0-1 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC D. Navarro C. Morton 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC N. Schierholtz C. Morton 1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 1-2-3
t5 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Tabata J. Samardzija -2% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Walker J. Samardzija -2% 61% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. McCutchen J. Samardzija 1% 62% Walk
t5 1-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  PIT J. Morneau J. Samardzija 1% 63% Passed Ball; McCutchen to 2B
t5 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Morneau J. Samardzija 1% 64% Walk
t5 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Byrd J. Samardzija -4% 60% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 6-7-8
b5 0-1 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O CHC R. Sweeney C. Morton 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. Bogusevic C. Morton 2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  CHC D. Barney C. Morton -2% 64% Hit By Pitch
b5 0-1 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Samardzija C. Morton 3% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 6-7-8
t6 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT P. Alvarez J. Samardzija -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t6 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT R. Martin J. Samardzija 3% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t6 1-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Mercer J. Samardzija -3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT C. Morton J. Samardzija 2% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Martin to 2B
t6 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Tabata J. Samardzija -4% 62% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 1-2-3
b6 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Castro C. Morton -6% 56% Single to 1B (Line Drive)
b6 0-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO CHC L. Valbuena C. Morton 13% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
b6 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Rizzo C. Morton 2% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Carlos Villanueva facing 2-3-4
Carlos Villanueva replaces Jeff Samardzija pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT N. Walker C. Villanueva -2% 68% Flyball: CF
t7 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen C. Villanueva -2% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t7 1-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Morneau C. Villanueva -1% 65% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 4-5-6
Starling Marte replaces Jose Tabata playing LF batting 1st
b7 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Navarro C. Morton -8% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b7 0-1 0 1-- 5,(0-2)  O CHC N. Schierholtz C. Morton 7% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC R. Sweeney C. Morton 11% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Hector Rondon facing 5-6-7
Hector Rondon replaces Carlos Villanueva pitching and batting 9th
t8 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Byrd H. Rondon -2% 74% Lineout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t8 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT P. Alvarez H. Rondon -2% 72% Popfly: SS
t8 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT R. Martin H. Rondon -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Mark Melancon facing 7-8-9
Mark Melancon replaces Charlie Morton pitching and batting 9th
Clint Barmes replaces Jordy Mercer playing SS batting 8th
b8 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC B. Bogusevic M. Melancon -10% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Barney M. Melancon 4% 65% Groundout: P-1B; Bogusevic to 2B
Donnie Murphy pinch hits for Hector Rondon (P) batting 9th
b8 0-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Murphy M. Melancon -9% 56% Wild Pitch; Bogusevic to 3B
b8 0-1 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R CHC D. Murphy M. Melancon -16% 40% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Bogusevic Scores
b8 1-1 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Castro M. Melancon 6% 45% Flyball: CF
b8 1-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC L. Valbuena M. Melancon 5% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cubs 1.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Kevin Gregg facing 8-9-1
Kevin Gregg replaces Donnie Murphy (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-1 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT C. Barmes K. Gregg -6% 44% Strikeout Swinging
Travis Snider pinch hits for Mark Melancon (P) batting 9th
t9 1-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT T. Snider K. Gregg -4% 40% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT S. Marte K. Gregg 42% 82% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t9 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT N. Walker K. Gregg -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Tony Watson facing 3-4-5
Tony Watson replaces Travis Snider (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 1-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC A. Rizzo T. Watson 8% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
Jason Grilli replaces Tony Watson pitching and batting 9th
b9 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC D. Navarro J. Grilli -9% 80% Walk
Logan Watkins pinch runs for Dioner Navarro (C) batting 4th
b9 1-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC N. Schierholtz J. Grilli 11% 91% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
b9 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Sweeney J. Grilli 9% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Schierholtz out at Hm/CF-1B-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

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  • 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.

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