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5
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:05 pm
, Wrigley Field
Attendance: 26,177, Time of Game: 3:20
Pirates
7
5-2
 Won 2 
1st
at Cubs
6
2-5
 Lost 1 
4th, 3 GB
W: Tony Watson (2-0)
L: Pedro Strop (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         4  0  0   1  1  0   0  1  0    7 11  1
Cubs            0  1  3   0  0  1   1  0  0    6 10  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Starling Marte LF 3 3 1 0 2 1 5 .310 .429 .448 .877 21 9 0.150 1.27 0.201 -0.051 0.6 1 0 2B,2·SB
Travis Snider RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .250 .333 .250 .583 20 12 -0.089 1.30 0.011 -0.100 -0.8 3 0
Andrew McCutchen CF 3 1 2 1 2 0 5 .269 .441 .385 .826 18 6 0.173 1.34 0.184 -0.011 1.4 0 0
Pedro Alvarez 3B 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .192 .344 .462 .805 20 9 0.201 1.62 0.260 -0.059 1.4 2 3 2B
Russell Martin C 3 2 2 1 0 1 5 .250 .360 .300 .660 21 10 0.172 1.65 0.184 -0.012 0.9 8 0 2B,HBP,SF
Neil Walker 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .250 .300 .393 .693 15 12 0.088 1.23 0.146 -0.058 1.2 1 1
Travis Ishikawa 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 5 .294 .350 .588 .938 10 9 0.044 1.06 0.116 -0.072 0.2 10 1 3B,SF
Jordy Mercer SS 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .174 .296 .174 .470 22 14 -0.059 1.00 0.022 -0.081 -0.3 1 2 IW
Charlie Morton P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 9 9 -0.084 1.00 0.000 -0.084 -1.2 1 1 SH
   Jose Tabata PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .357 .333 .690 4 2 -0.044 1.77 0.000 -0.044 -0.4
   Tony Watson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mark Melancon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Josh Harrison PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.008 0.31 0.000 -0.008 -0.1
   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 7 11 7 7 7 45 .324 .432 .471 .902 164 95 0.544 1.24 1.124 -0.580 2.9 27 9
2B: S Marte (2, off E Jackson); P Alvarez (1, off E Jackson); R Martin (1, off E Jackson).
3B: T Ishikawa (1, off E Jackson).
SF: T Ishikawa (1, off E Jackson); R Martin (1, off J Russell).
SH: C Morton (1, off E Jackson).
IBB: J Mercer (2, by E Jackson).
HBP: R Martin (2, by E Jackson).
TB: R Martin 3; P Alvarez 3; T Ishikawa 3; S Marte 2; N Walker 2; A McCutchen 2; J Mercer.
RBI: P Alvarez 2 (5); T Ishikawa 2 (3); N Walker (3); A McCutchen (3); R Martin (4).
2-out RBI: A McCutchen.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Ishikawa.
E: S Marte (1).
Baserunning
SB: S Marte 2 (2, 2nd base off E Jackson/W Castillo, 2nd base off P Strop/W Castillo).

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Emilio Bonifacio 2B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .515 .556 .576 1.131 13 10 0.175 1.66 0.252 -0.077 1.5 1 0 SB
Ryan Kalish LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .182 .308 .455 .762 11 8 -0.194 1.71 0.000 -0.194 -1.3 3 0 SH,GDP
Anthony Rizzo 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .296 .406 .407 .814 15 9 0.147 1.42 0.177 -0.030 0.9 7 3
Nate Schierholtz RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .174 .200 .174 .374 16 12 -0.087 1.26 0.016 -0.103 -0.6 3 0
Luis Valbuena 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .250 .429 .250 .679 14 9 -0.044 1.11 0.040 -0.085 -0.3 0 3
Starlin Castro SS 4 2 3 4 0 0 4 .310 .333 .552 .885 20 16 0.381 1.66 0.441 -0.061 3.5 1 3 2·HR
Ryan Sweeney CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .118 .200 .118 .318 20 13 -0.047 1.33 0.052 -0.099 0.1 3 0
Welington Castillo C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .095 .136 .238 .374 13 11 -0.117 1.17 0.000 -0.117 -0.9 6 3
Edwin Jackson P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 9 7 -0.067 1.46 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 1 0
   Brian Schlitter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Mike Olt PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .071 .071 .286 .357 3 2 -0.018 0.73 0.000 -0.018 -0.1
   Justin Grimm P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Pedro Strop P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   James Russell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Veras P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Junior Lake PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .278 .350 .389 .739 6 4 -0.083 3.34 0.000 -0.083 -0.2
Team Totals 36 6 10 6 1 8 38 .278 .297 .444 .742 140 101 0.046 1.47 0.978 -0.934 1.9 27 12
HR: S Castro 2 (2, 2 off C Morton, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line; 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: R Kalish (1, off T Watson).
TB: S Castro 9; E Bonifacio 3; A Rizzo 2; R Sweeney; L Valbuena.
GIDP: R Kalish (1).
RBI: S Castro 4 (6); E Bonifacio (2); A Rizzo (4).
2-out RBI: E Bonifacio.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: E Bonifacio (5, 3rd base off T Watson/R Martin).

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 6 8 5 5 1 5 2 3.75 27 101 74 44 9 21 13 8 3 0 40 -0.207 1.10 -2.3
Tony Watson, BS (1), W (2-0) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.08 5 20 12 6 1 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 -0.157 2.44 -0.5
Mark Melancon, H (3) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 3 9 8 3 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.134 1.81 0.5
Jason Grilli, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 3 10 7 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.185 2.50 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 1 8 2 6.00 38 140 101 56 14 31 17 12 6 0 40 0 0 -0.045 1.47 -1.9

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
Edwin Jackson 4.2 9 6 6 4 4 0 6.30 27 85 52 31 7 14 4 14 7 0 22 -0.491 0.97 -4.3
Brian Schlitter 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 4 16 8 7 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0.076 0.71 1.0
Justin Grimm 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 5 17 11 5 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.050 1.58 0.5
Pedro Strop, L (0-1) 0.1 0 1 1 2 1 0 2.45 3 14 6 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.071 2.45 -0.4
James Russell 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.38 3 18 8 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 -0.144 3.50 -0.1
Jose Veras 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10.13 3 14 10 7 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.45 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 7 7 7 7 0 7.00 45 164 95 55 14 26 14 16 7 0 22 4 1 -0.547 1.24 -2.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: E Jackson (2; R Martin).
IBB: E Jackson (1; J Mercer).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jeff Nelson, 1B - Laz Diaz, 2B - Mark Carlson, 3B - Scott Barry.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: 26,177.
Start Time Weather: 48° F, Wind 3mph in from Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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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
b3 1-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR CHC S. Castro C. Morton -27% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Rizzo Scores; Valbuena Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RR PIT P. Alvarez E. Jackson 15% 71% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Marte Scores; McCutchen Scores
b6 4-6 0 --- 5,(0-2)  R CHC S. Castro C. Morton -14% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 4-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R PIT A. McCutchen E. Jackson 13% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Marte Scores; Snider to 2B
b7 5-6 1 --3 5,(2-2)  R CHC A. Rizzo T. Watson -13% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bonifacio 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' Edwin Jackson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT S. Marte E. Jackson 6% 56% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O PIT T. Snider E. Jackson -1% 55% Flyball: LF (Deep LF); Marte to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 4,(3-0)  PIT A. McCutchen E. Jackson 2% 57% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RR PIT P. Alvarez E. Jackson 15% 71% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Marte Scores; McCutchen Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  PIT R. Martin E. Jackson 1% 73% Hit By Pitch
t1 2-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R PIT N. Walker E. Jackson 9% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Alvarez Scores; Martin to 3B
t1 3-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO PIT T. Ishikawa E. Jackson 1% 83% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Martin Scores
t1 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Mercer E. Jackson 1% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Walker to 3B
t1 4-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Morton E. Jackson -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 1-2-3
b1 0-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC E. Bonifacio C. Morton 2% 84% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Kalish C. Morton 1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Rizzo C. Morton -1% 84% Walk
b1 0-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC N. Schierholtz C. Morton -2% 83% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole); Rizzo to 2B
b1 0-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Valbuena C. Morton 3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-0, Cubs' Edwin Jackson facing 1-2-3
t2 4-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT S. Marte E. Jackson -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t2 4-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Snider E. Jackson -1% 84% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t2 4-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. McCutchen E. Jackson 0% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 4-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT P. Alvarez E. Jackson -1% 84% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); McCutchen out at 3B/C-SS
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 6-7-8
b2 0-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC S. Castro C. Morton -3% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-4 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  CHC R. Sweeney C. Morton -5% 76% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS); Castro to 2B
b2 0-4 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC W. Castillo C. Morton 5% 81% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B (SS-3B Hole); Sweeney to 2B
b2 0-4 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC E. Jackson C. Morton 4% 84% Strikeout (missed bunt)
b2 0-4 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CHC E. Bonifacio C. Morton -7% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Sweeney Scores; Castillo to 2B
b2 1-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Kalish C. Morton 4% 81% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cubs' Edwin Jackson facing 5-6-7
t3 4-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT R. Martin E. Jackson -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t3 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Walker E. Jackson -1% 79% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t3 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Ishikawa E. Jackson -1% 79% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 3-4-5
b3 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Rizzo C. Morton -4% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b3 1-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC N. Schierholtz C. Morton 4% 78% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
b3 1-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC L. Valbuena C. Morton -4% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Rizzo to 2B
b3 1-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR CHC S. Castro C. Morton -27% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Rizzo Scores; Valbuena Scores
b3 4-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC R. Sweeney C. Morton 2% 49% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b3 4-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC W. Castillo C. Morton 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cubs 4.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cubs' Edwin Jackson facing 8-9-1
t4 4-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Mercer E. Jackson -3% 47% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t4 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Morton E. Jackson -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
t4 4-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT S. Marte E. Jackson 1% 47% Walk
t4 4-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT T. Snider E. Jackson 1% 48% Marte Steals 2B
t4 4-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT T. Snider E. Jackson 1% 49% Walk
t4 4-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R PIT A. McCutchen E. Jackson 13% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Marte Scores; Snider to 2B
t4 5-4 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O PIT P. Alvarez E. Jackson -4% 59% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 9-1-2
b4 4-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC E. Jackson C. Morton 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC E. Bonifacio C. Morton -3% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC R. Kalish C. Morton 7% 65% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Cubs 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cubs' Edwin Jackson facing 5-6-7
t5 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT R. Martin E. Jackson 7% 72% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t5 5-4 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Walker E. Jackson -1% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Martin to 3B
t5 5-4 1 --3 2,(0-1)  R PIT T. Ishikawa E. Jackson 10% 81% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Martin Scores
t5 6-4 1 --3 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Mercer E. Jackson 1% 82% Intentional Walk
t5 6-4 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Morton E. Jackson -4% 78% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Mercer to 2B
Brian Schlitter replaces Edwin Jackson pitching and batting 9th
t5 6-4 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O PIT S. Marte B. Schlitter -4% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 3-4-5
b5 4-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC A. Rizzo C. Morton 3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-2B)
b5 4-6 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC N. Schierholtz C. Morton 2% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 4-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC L. Valbuena C. Morton 1% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Brian Schlitter facing 2-3-4
t6 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Snider B. Schlitter -2% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 6-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Schlitter -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 6-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT P. Alvarez B. Schlitter -1% 76% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' Charlie Morton facing 6-7-8
b6 4-6 0 --- 5,(0-2)  R CHC S. Castro C. Morton -14% 62% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b6 5-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sweeney C. Morton 4% 66% Strikeout Looking
b6 5-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC W. Castillo C. Morton 3% 69% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Mike Olt pinch hits for Brian Schlitter (P) batting 9th
b6 5-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Olt C. Morton 2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 5.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-5, Cubs' Justin Grimm facing 5-6-7
Justin Grimm replaces Mike Olt (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT R. Martin J. Grimm 4% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 6-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT N. Walker J. Grimm 5% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Martin to 2B
t7 6-5 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Ishikawa J. Grimm -5% 74% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t7 6-5 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Mercer J. Grimm -4% 70% Strikeout Swinging
Jose Tabata pinch hits for Charlie Morton (P) batting 9th
t7 6-5 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Tabata J. Grimm -4% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-6, Pirates' Tony Watson facing 1-2-3
Tony Watson replaces Jose Tabata (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC E. Bonifacio T. Watson -8% 58% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 5-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Kalish T. Watson 3% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Bonifacio to 2B
b7 5-6 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Rizzo T. Watson -7% 54% Bonifacio Steals 3B
b7 5-6 1 --3 5,(2-2)  R CHC A. Rizzo T. Watson -13% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bonifacio Scores
b7 6-6 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC N. Schierholtz T. Watson 5% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC L. Valbuena T. Watson 4% 50% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cubs 6.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 6-6, Cubs' Pedro Strop facing 1-2-3
Pedro Strop replaces Justin Grimm pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT S. Marte P. Strop 7% 57% Walk
t8 6-6 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT T. Snider P. Strop -2% 55% Strikeout Looking, Marte Steals 2B
t8 6-6 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT A. McCutchen P. Strop 2% 57% Walk
James Russell replaces Pedro Strop pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-6 1 12- 6,(3-2)  PIT P. Alvarez J. Russell 11% 68% Walk; Marte to 3B; McCutchen to 2B
t8 6-6 1 123 5,(3-1)  RO PIT R. Martin J. Russell 7% 75% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Marte Scores
t8 7-6 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O PIT N. Walker J. Russell -4% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-7, Pirates' Mark Melancon facing 6-7-8
Mark Melancon replaces Tony Watson pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Castro M. Melancon 6% 78% Flyball: RF
b8 6-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sweeney M. Melancon 4% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b8 6-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC W. Castillo M. Melancon 3% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-6, Cubs' Jose Veras facing 7-8-9
Jose Veras replaces James Russell pitching and batting 9th
t9 7-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Ishikawa J. Veras -1% 83% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 7-6 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O PIT J. Mercer J. Veras -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Josh Harrison pinch hits for Mark Melancon (P) batting 9th
t9 7-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Harrison J. Veras -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-7, Pirates' Jason Grilli facing 9-1-2
Jason Grilli replaces Josh Harrison (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Junior Lake pinch hits for Jose Veras (P) batting 9th
b9 6-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC J. Lake J. Grilli 8% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b9 6-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC E. Bonifacio J. Grilli 6% 96% Lineout: SS
b9 6-7 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Kalish J. Grilli 4% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cubs 6.
  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • 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.
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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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