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BAL
@CAL
4
2
BOS
@CHW
6
3
BOS
@CHW
4
10
DET
@CLE
3
4
 
(13)
NYY
@MIN
11
6
WSA
@OAK
7
3
CHC
@CIN
3
2
PHI
@HOU
1
2
LAD
@NYM
1
5
SFG
@PIT
3
0
ATL
@STL
3
4
 
(13)
Friday, June 21, 1968, 8:05PM
, Crosley Field
Attendance: 12,713, Time of Game: 2:40
Cubs
3
31-34
 Won 1 
8th, 10 GB
at Reds
2
30-35
 Lost 3 
9th, 11 GB
W: Joe Niekro (6-5)
L: George Culver (5-7)
S: Phil Regan (12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  1   1  0  0    3 11  2
Reds            0  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    2  8  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .261 .307 .320 .628 -0.126 1.36 0.042 -0.168 -1.3 2 4 GDP
Glenn Beckert 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .257 .286 .336 .622 0.128 0.97 0.154 -0.026 1.0 2 5 2B
Billy Williams LF 3 0 1 2 1 0 5 .275 .314 .438 .752 0.097 1.25 0.115 -0.018 0.7 1 0 SF
Ron Santo 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .267 .344 .471 .815 -0.095 1.19 0.029 -0.124 -0.5 0 3
Ernie Banks 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .253 .290 .464 .754 -0.008 0.95 0.055 -0.062 -0.5 12 0
Lou Johnson RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .255 .302 .375 .677 0.036 1.08 0.096 -0.059 -0.2 4 0 GDP
Randy Hundley C 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .245 .295 .338 .633 -0.004 1.23 0.041 -0.045 0.0 4 1
Adolfo Phillips CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .226 .313 .362 .674 0.111 1.57 0.155 -0.045 0.9 2 0
Joe Niekro P 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 .103 .161 .103 .265 -0.068 1.34 0.028 -0.096 -0.8 0 0 SH
   Phil Regan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 3 11 3 4 3 40 .324 .385 .353 .738 0.071 1.21 0.715 -0.643 -0.6 27 13
2B: G Beckert (12, off C Carroll).
SF: B Williams (3, off G Culver).
SH: J Niekro (4, off C Carroll).
TB: G Beckert 3; R Hundley 2; A Phillips 2; L Johnson 2; E Banks; R Santo; B Williams.
GIDP: L Johnson (6); D Kessinger (2).
RBI: B Williams 2 (29); A Phillips (15).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Kessinger-E Banks 2; D Kessinger-G Beckert-E Banks.
E: D Kessinger 2 (12).

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pete Rose RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .355 .414 .487 .902 0.085 1.07 0.117 -0.032 0.2 2 0
Tommy Helms 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .296 .312 .385 .697 -0.081 1.77 0.052 -0.133 -0.3 5 3
Vada Pinson CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .280 .324 .402 .726 0.088 1.86 0.162 -0.073 0.8 1 0
Alex Johnson LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .316 .348 .383 .732 -0.360 2.22 0.000 -0.360 -2.1 2 0 2·GDP
Tony Perez 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .258 .321 .391 .712 0.086 1.65 0.201 -0.115 1.0 1 2 CS,HBP
Lee May 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .272 .325 .399 .724 -0.138 1.58 0.024 -0.162 -0.8 10 1 GDP
Johnny Bench C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .266 .299 .422 .721 0.116 1.25 0.177 -0.061 0.6 4 0 HR
Leo Cardenas SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .211 .257 .232 .489 -0.085 1.20 0.000 -0.085 -0.5 2 4
   Fred Whitfield PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .221 .259 .260 .519 0.069 3.14 0.069 0.000 0.2
   Woody Woodward PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .200 .208 .408 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
George Culver P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .034 .034 .069 .103 -0.036 0.79 0.000 -0.036 -0.3 0 1
   Clay Carroll P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mack Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .306 .308 .614 -0.021 0.88 0.000 -0.021 -0.1
   Ted Abernathy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chico Ruiz PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302 .375 .326 .701 -0.152 6.32 0.000 -0.152 -0.4
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 2 3 36 .242 .306 .333 .639 -0.429 1.70 0.802 -1.230 -1.6 27 12
HR: J Bench (6, off J Niekro, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
HBP: T Perez (3, by J Niekro).
TB: J Bench 5; P Rose 2; T Perez 2; T Helms; V Pinson.
GIDP: A Johnson 2 (9); L May (10).
RBI: T Perez (41); J Bench (37).
2-out RBI: T Perez.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. L Cardenas-T Helms-L May; L Cardenas-L May.
Baserunning
CS: T Perez (1, 2nd base by J Niekro/R Hundley).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Niekro, W (6-5) 7 7 2 1 1 3 1 4.91 28 59 0.038 1.26 0.5
Phil Regan, S (12) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.49 8 1 0 0.391 3.28 1.2
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 2 3 1 1.00 36 59 1 0 0.429 1.70 1.6
J Niekro faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
George Culver, L (5-7) 5.1 6 2 2 4 3 0 3.17 26 47 -0.122 1.28 -0.4
Clay Carroll 1.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.11 7 2 0 -0.016 1.29 0.2
Ted Abernathy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.51 7 0 0 0.067 0.91 0.8
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 4 3 0 3.00 40 47 2 0 -0.071 1.21 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Niekro (3; T Perez).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Williams, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Ed Sudol, 3B - Lee Weyer.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 12,713.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Cincinnati Reds
1 Don Kessinger SS 1 Pete Rose RF
2 Glenn Beckert 2B 2 Tommy Helms 2B
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Vada Pinson CF
4 Ron Santo 3B 4 Alex Johnson LF
5 Ernie Banks 1B 5 Tony Perez 3B
6 Lou Johnson RF 6 Lee May 1B
7 Randy Hundley C 7 Johnny Bench C
8 Adolfo Phillips CF 8 Leo Cardenas SS
9 Joe Niekro P 9 George Culver P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 2 12- O CIN C. Ruiz P. Regan 15% 100% Foul Flyball: C
b4 0-1 0 12- OO CIN A. Johnson J. Niekro 15% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Helms to 3B
b4 0-1 2 --3 R CIN T. Perez J. Niekro -14% 47% Single to RF; Helms Scores/unER
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO CIN A. Johnson J. Niekro 13% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b7 1-3 1 --- R CIN J. Bench J. Niekro -13% 72% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' George Culver facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger G. Culver -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert G. Culver -1% 47% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams G. Culver -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Niekro 2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- O CIN T. Helms J. Niekro 1% 49% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 2 --- CIN V. Pinson J. Niekro -1% 48% Single to CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- O CIN A. Johnson J. Niekro 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' George Culver facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Santo G. Culver -2% 48% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CHC E. Banks G. Culver -1% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- CHC L. Johnson G. Culver 1% 48% Single to RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CHC R. Hundley G. Culver -2% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- CIN T. Perez J. Niekro -4% 41% Single to RF
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO CIN L. May J. Niekro 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- O CIN J. Bench J. Niekro 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Reds 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' George Culver facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC A. Phillips G. Culver -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 1B
t3 0-0 1 --- CHC J. Niekro G. Culver 3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- CHC D. Kessinger G. Culver 4% 55% Walk; Niekro to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- CHC G. Beckert G. Culver 7% 62% Walk; Niekro to 3B; Kessinger to 2B
t3 0-0 1 123 RO CHC B. Williams G. Culver 1% 63% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Niekro Scores
t3 1-0 2 12- O CHC R. Santo G. Culver -4% 59% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- O CIN L. Cardenas J. Niekro 3% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- O CIN G. Culver J. Niekro 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- O CIN P. Rose J. Niekro 1% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' George Culver facing 5-6-7
t4 1-0 0 --- O CHC E. Banks G. Culver -2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- O CHC L. Johnson G. Culver -1% 61% Popfly: 2B
t4 1-0 2 --- CHC R. Hundley G. Culver 1% 62% Single to RF
t4 1-0 2 1-- O CHC A. Phillips G. Culver -2% 60% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- CIN T. Helms J. Niekro -5% 55% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
b4 0-1 0 1-- CIN V. Pinson J. Niekro -8% 47% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Helms to 2B; Pinson to 1B
b4 0-1 0 12- OO CIN A. Johnson J. Niekro 15% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B; Helms to 3B
b4 0-1 2 --3 R CIN T. Perez J. Niekro -14% 47% Single to RF; Helms Scores/unER
b4 1-1 2 1-- CIN L. May J. Niekro -2% 45% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Perez to 2B; May to 1B
b4 1-1 2 12- O CIN J. Bench J. Niekro 5% 50% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' George Culver facing 9-1-2
t5 1-1 0 --- O CHC J. Niekro G. Culver -3% 47% Strikeout
t5 1-1 1 --- O CHC D. Kessinger G. Culver -2% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 1-1 2 --- CHC G. Beckert G. Culver 2% 47% Single to LF
t5 1-1 2 1-- CHC B. Williams G. Culver 3% 50% Walk; Beckert to 2B
t5 1-1 2 12- O CHC R. Santo G. Culver -6% 44% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Reds Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- O CIN L. Cardenas J. Niekro 3% 47% Strikeout
b5 1-1 1 --- O CIN G. Culver J. Niekro 2% 49% Strikeout
b5 1-1 2 --- CIN P. Rose J. Niekro -2% 47% Single to CF
b5 1-1 2 1-- O CIN T. Helms J. Niekro 3% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Reds 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Reds' George Culver facing 5-6-7
t6 1-1 0 --- CHC E. Banks G. Culver 5% 55% Single to LF
t6 1-1 0 1-- CHC L. Johnson G. Culver 8% 64% Single to LF; Banks to 2B
t6 1-1 0 12- O CHC R. Hundley G. Culver -2% 61% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B; Banks to 3B
t6 1-1 1 1-3 R CHC A. Phillips G. Culver 11% 73% Single to LF; Banks Scores; Hundley to 2B
Clay Carroll replaces George Culver pitching and batting 9th
t6 2-1 1 12- O CHC J. Niekro C. Carroll -3% 70% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hundley to 3B; Phillips to 2B
t6 2-1 2 -23 O CHC D. Kessinger C. Carroll -6% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 3-4-5
b6 1-2 0 --- CIN V. Pinson J. Niekro -7% 57% Walk
b6 1-2 0 1-- OO CIN A. Johnson J. Niekro 13% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- CIN T. Perez J. Niekro -2% 68% Hit By Pitch
b6 1-2 2 1-- O CIN L. May J. Niekro 4% 72% Perez Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Reds 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Clay Carroll facing 2-3-4
t7 2-1 0 --- CHC G. Beckert C. Carroll 7% 79% Double to LF
t7 2-1 0 -2- R CHC B. Williams C. Carroll 8% 87% Single to CF; Beckert Scores
t7 3-1 0 1-- CHC R. Santo C. Carroll 3% 90% Single to LF; Williams to 2B
t7 3-1 0 12- O CHC E. Banks C. Carroll -3% 87% Flyball: CF
t7 3-1 1 12- OO CHC L. Johnson C. Carroll -5% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Reds 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 6-7-8
b7 1-3 0 --- O CIN L. May J. Niekro 3% 86% Flyball: RF
b7 1-3 1 --- R CIN J. Bench J. Niekro -13% 72% Home Run
b7 2-3 1 --- O CIN L. Cardenas J. Niekro 3% 76% Flyball: RF
Mack Jones pinch hits for Clay Carroll (P) batting 9th
b7 2-3 2 --- O CIN M. Jones J. Niekro 2% 78% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Reds 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Reds' Ted Abernathy facing 7-8-9
Ted Abernathy replaces Mack Jones (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-2 0 --- CHC R. Hundley T. Abernathy 3% 81% Single to 3B/Bunt
t8 3-2 0 1-- CHC A. Phillips T. Abernathy 4% 85% Single to CF; Hundley to 2B
t8 3-2 0 12- O CHC J. Niekro T. Abernathy -4% 81% Bunt Groundout: 1B-3B/Forceout at 3B; Phillips to 2B
t8 3-2 1 12- OO CHC D. Kessinger T. Abernathy -7% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Joe Niekro facing 1-2-3
b8 2-3 0 --- CIN P. Rose J. Niekro -10% 64% Single to CF
Phil Regan replaces Joe Niekro pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-3 0 1-- O CIN T. Helms P. Regan 9% 73% Foul Bunt Popfly: 1B
b8 2-3 1 1-- O CIN V. Pinson P. Regan 7% 80% Flyball: LF
b8 2-3 2 1-- O CIN A. Johnson P. Regan 6% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Reds 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Reds' Ted Abernathy facing 2-3-4
t9 3-2 0 --- O CHC G. Beckert T. Abernathy -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t9 3-2 1 --- O CHC B. Williams T. Abernathy -1% 84% Foul Flyball: C
t9 3-2 2 --- O CHC R. Santo T. Abernathy -1% 83% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Reds 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Phil Regan facing 5-6-7
b9 2-3 0 --- O CIN T. Perez P. Regan 8% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 2-3 1 --- O CIN L. May P. Regan 5% 96% Lineout: RF
b9 2-3 2 --- CIN J. Bench P. Regan -5% 92% Single to LF
Fred Whitfield pinch hits for Leo Cardenas (SS) batting 8th
b9 2-3 2 1-- CIN F. Whitfield P. Regan -7% 85% Walk; Bench to 2B
Chico Ruiz pinch hits for Ted Abernathy (P) batting 9th
Woody Woodward pinch runs for Fred Whitfield (PH) batting 8th
b9 2-3 2 12- O CIN C. Ruiz P. Regan 15% 100% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Reds 2.

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