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MIL
@BOS
6
7
CLE
@CHW
2
8
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@DET
2
6
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@KCR
8
6
 
(10)
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@MIN
10
11
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@NYY
10
6
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@TOR
15
5
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@CIN
2
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@COL
8
6
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@LAD
8
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4
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8
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@SDP
9
2
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@SFG
4
5
 
(10)
Tuesday, May 27, 1997, 12:05
, Coors Field
Attendance: 50,010, Time of Game: 3:08
Cardinals
8
21-28
 Won 1 
3rd, 3 GB
at Rockies
6
27-23
 Lost 1 
2nd, 2½ GB
W: Alan Benes (4-4)
L: John Thomson (0-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  1  0   3  0  0   2  0  0    8 13  2
Rockies         0  0  0   4  0  1   1  0  0    6 14  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Delino DeShields 2B 3 1 1 1 1 2 5 .287 .333 .433 .766 17 9 0.061 0.71 0.112 -0.052 0.5 2 5 SB,SH
Ron Gant LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .224 .316 .455 .770 19 10 -0.089 0.88 0.005 -0.094 -1.3 3 0
Ray Lankford CF 5 2 2 2 0 2 5 .366 .459 .696 1.156 22 14 0.117 0.82 0.176 -0.059 0.8 2 0 HR
Micah Franklin RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .310 .355 .517 .872 13 9 -0.009 0.81 0.039 -0.048 -0.3 1 0
   T.J. Mathews P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Fossas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie McGee PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .316 .425 .741 4 2 -0.011 0.40 0.000 -0.011 -0.3
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
John Mabry 1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .259 .326 .316 .642 15 12 0.107 0.75 0.141 -0.034 0.9 8 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 1 2 1 1 1 5 .241 .301 .383 .684 18 12 0.061 0.65 0.092 -0.031 1.1 1 4
Mike Difelice C 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .232 .302 .375 .677 15 10 -0.083 0.73 0.032 -0.115 -1.5 7 1 GDP
Royce Clayton SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .258 .302 .426 .729 10 4 0.073 0.73 0.105 -0.031 1.6 3 2 2B,SB
Alan Benes P 3 1 3 2 0 0 3 .240 .240 .320 .560 12 7 0.059 0.44 0.059 0.000 1.3 0 0 2B
   Mark Sweeney RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .321 .205 .525 2 2 -0.023 0.90 0.000 -0.023 -0.4 0 0
Team Totals 38 8 13 8 4 8 43 .342 .405 .474 .878 147 91 0.263 0.73 0.761 -0.498 2.4 27 12
2B: A Benes (2, off J Thomson); R Clayton (18, off J Thomson).
HR: R Lankford (9, off J Thomson, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SH: D DeShields (3, off J Thomson).
TB: R Lankford 5; A Benes 4; R Clayton 2; J Mabry 2; G Gaetti 2; M Franklin; M Difelice; D DeShields.
GIDP: M Difelice (2).
RBI: A Benes 2 (3); R Lankford 2 (32); D DeShields (13); G Gaetti (18); R Clayton (24); J Mabry (14).
2-out RBI: D DeShields.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Clayton-M Difelice-G Gaetti-D DeShields; G Gaetti-D DeShields-J Mabry.
E: D DeShields (7); R Lankford (5).
Baserunning
SB: D DeShields (14, 2nd base off J Thomson/J Reed); R Clayton (15, 2nd base off J McCurry/J Reed).

Colorado Rockies

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eric Young 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .325 .404 .452 .856 16 11 -0.109 1.46 0.045 -0.154 -0.3 1 2
Quinton McCracken CF 5 1 2 2 0 2 5 .316 .383 .421 .804 19 14 0.073 1.37 0.160 -0.086 1.4 3 0 SB
Larry Walker RF 4 0 3 1 1 0 5 .409 .488 .758 1.246 22 13 0.235 1.20 0.257 -0.022 1.9 1 0 3B
Dante Bichette LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .301 .339 .438 .776 11 8 -0.208 2.03 0.093 -0.301 -1.2 0 0
Andres Galarraga 1B 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .330 .412 .575 .987 18 11 -0.025 1.52 0.109 -0.134 0.2 11 0
Vinny Castilla 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .278 .354 .523 .876 17 16 0.069 1.26 0.134 -0.064 0.2 2 4
Jeff Reed C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .312 .376 .506 .883 15 10 -0.181 1.69 0.000 -0.181 -1.8 8 0
Walt Weiss SS 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .271 .367 .403 .770 15 9 0.049 1.46 0.123 -0.074 0.5 1 6
John Thomson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 0.038 0.96 0.038 0.000 0.4 0 0
   Jason Bates PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .259 .348 .414 .762 4 0 0.020 0.79 0.020 0.000 0.4
   Curt Leskanic P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Vander Wal PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .147 .256 .147 .403 5 3 -0.034 1.12 0.000 -0.034 -0.3
   Jerry Dipoto P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ellis Burks PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .321 .521 .842 2 1 -0.166 3.50 0.000 -0.166 -1.0 GDP
   Jeff McCurry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 40 6 14 6 2 7 42 .350 .381 .400 .781 148 99 -0.239 1.50 0.979 -1.216 0.4 27 12
3B: L Walker (3, off A Benes).
TB: L Walker 5; A Galarraga 3; V Castilla 2; W Weiss 2; Q McCracken 2; D Bichette; E Young.
GIDP: E Burks (9).
RBI: Q McCracken 2 (12); E Young (16); W Weiss (17); L Walker (46); D Bichette (39).
2-out RBI: Q McCracken 2; D Bichette; E Young.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Young-W Weiss-A Galarraga.
Baserunning
SB: Q McCracken (11, 2nd base off A Benes/M Difelice).

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Alan Benes, W (4-4) 6 11 5 5 2 5 0 3.01 31 106 67 40 15 12 12 12 6 0 33 0.011 1.36 -1.2
T.J. Mathews, H (2) 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 2.41 7 22 16 7 2 7 1 4 3 0 0 0 0.086 2.25 0.1
Tony Fossas, H (5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1 7 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.022 0.77 0.1
Dennis Eckersley, S (9) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.29 3 13 11 8 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.119 1.45 0.6
Team Totals 9 14 6 6 2 7 0 6.00 42 148 99 58 19 22 14 19 9 0 33 0 0 0.238 1.50 -0.4

Colorado Rockies

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
John Thomson, L (0-4) 4 8 6 6 1 5 1 5.56 21 75 46 25 16 5 5 10 3 0 26 -0.255 0.65 -3.5
Curt Leskanic 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.82 3 8 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.049 0.60 0.6
Jerry Dipoto 2 5 2 2 0 1 0 7.66 10 30 24 17 1 6 5 4 4 0 0 0 -0.123 1.03 -0.7
Jeff McCurry 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 2.81 9 34 15 7 5 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.067 0.66 1.3
Team Totals 9 13 8 8 4 8 1 8.00 43 147 91 53 24 14 13 18 7 0 26 0 0 -0.262 0.73 -2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: 50,010.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Wind 14mph out to Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Colorado Rockies
1 Delino DeShields 2B 1 Eric Young 2B
2 Ron Gant LF 2 Quinton McCracken CF
3 Ray Lankford CF 3 Larry Walker RF
4 Micah Franklin RF 4 Dante Bichette LF
5 John Mabry 1B 5 Andres Galarraga 1B
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 Vinny Castilla 3B
7 Mike Difelice C 7 Jeff Reed C
8 Royce Clayton SS 8 Walt Weiss SS
9 Alan Benes P 9 John Thomson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 4-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R COL L. Walker A. Benes -20% 50% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); McCracken Scores
b7 6-8 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO COL E. Burks T. Mathews 17% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b6 5-6 1 --3 2,(1-0)  OO COL D. Bichette A. Benes 16% 67% Double Play: Fielder's Choice SS; Walker out at Hm/SS-C-3B; Bichette out at 2B/3B-2B
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR STL R. Lankford J. Thomson 15% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); DeShields Scores
t7 6-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R STL J. Mabry J. Dipoto 13% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Lankford Scores; Franklin to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rockies' John Thomson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL D. DeShields J. Thomson 3% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL R. Gant J. Thomson -3% 50% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR STL R. Lankford J. Thomson 15% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); DeShields Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Franklin J. Thomson -1% 63% Flyball: CF
t1 2-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  STL J. Mabry J. Thomson 1% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t1 2-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti J. Thomson -2% 62% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Rockies 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rockies Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O COL E. Young A. Benes 2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O COL Q. McCracken A. Benes 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  COL L. Walker A. Benes -2% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Walker to 2B/Adv on E8
b1 0-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O COL D. Bichette A. Benes 3% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Rockies 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Rockies' John Thomson facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL M. Difelice J. Thomson -2% 66% Flyball: RF
t2 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL R. Clayton J. Thomson -1% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL A. Benes J. Thomson 2% 66% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL D. DeShields J. Thomson 7% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive); Benes Scores
t2 3-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Gant J. Thomson 1% 74% DeShields Steals 2B
t2 3-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant J. Thomson -2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Rockies 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rockies Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  COL A. Galarraga A. Benes -4% 68% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b2 0-3 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O COL V. Castilla A. Benes 2% 70% Groundout: 3B-1B; Galarraga to 2B
b2 0-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O COL J. Reed A. Benes 3% 74% Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
b2 0-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O COL W. Weiss A. Benes 3% 77% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Rockies 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rockies' John Thomson facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford J. Thomson -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Franklin J. Thomson -1% 74% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Mabry J. Thomson -1% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Rockies 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rockies Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 9-1-2
b3 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  COL J. Thomson A. Benes -4% 69% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b3 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O COL E. Young A. Benes 4% 73% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O COL Q. McCracken A. Benes 3% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  COL L. Walker A. Benes -2% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Thomson to 2B
b3 0-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O COL D. Bichette A. Benes 5% 79% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Rockies 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rockies' John Thomson facing 6-7-8
t4 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL G. Gaetti J. Thomson 2% 81% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
t4 3-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL M. Difelice J. Thomson 3% 84% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Gaetti to 2B
t4 3-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R STL R. Clayton J. Thomson 7% 91% Double to CF (Line Drive); Gaetti Scores; Difelice to 3B
t4 4-0 0 -23 4,(2-1)  RR STL A. Benes J. Thomson 3% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Difelice Scores; Clayton Scores
t4 6-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. DeShields J. Thomson -0% 94% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Benes to 2B
t4 6-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Gant J. Thomson -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Benes to 3B
t4 6-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Lankford J. Thomson -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Rockies 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rockies Batting, Behind 0-6, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 5-6-7
b4 0-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  COL A. Galarraga A. Benes -2% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b4 0-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O COL V. Castilla A. Benes 2% 92% Flyball: CF
b4 0-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O COL J. Reed A. Benes 2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  COL W. Weiss A. Benes -1% 93% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Galarraga to 2B
Jason Bates pinch hits for John Thomson (P) batting 9th
b4 0-6 2 12- 4,(3-0)  COL J. Bates A. Benes -2% 91% Walk; Galarraga to 3B; Weiss to 2B
b4 0-6 2 123 5,(2-2)  R COL E. Young A. Benes -4% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Galarraga Scores; Weiss to 3B; Bates to 2B
b4 1-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  RR COL Q. McCracken A. Benes -11% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive); Weiss Scores; Bates Scores; Young to 3B
b4 3-6 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  COL L. Walker A. Benes -1% 74% McCracken Steals 2B
b4 3-6 2 -23 7,(3-2)  COL L. Walker A. Benes -2% 72% Walk
b4 3-6 2 123 1,(0-0)  R COL D. Bichette A. Benes -9% 63% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Young Scores; McCracken to 3B; Walker to 2B
b4 4-6 2 123 6,(3-2)  O COL A. Galarraga A. Benes 9% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 6, Rockies 4.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Rockies' Curt Leskanic facing 4-5-6
Curt Leskanic replaces Jason Bates (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 6-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Franklin C. Leskanic -2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry C. Leskanic -2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 6-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL G. Gaetti C. Leskanic -1% 68% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Rockies 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Rockies Batting, Behind 4-6, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 6-7-8
b5 4-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  COL V. Castilla A. Benes -5% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 4-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O COL J. Reed A. Benes 5% 68% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-6 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O COL W. Weiss A. Benes 4% 72% Strikeout Looking
John Vander Wal pinch hits for Curt Leskanic (P) batting 9th
b5 4-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O COL J. Vander Wal A. Benes 3% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Rockies 4.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Rockies' Jerry Dipoto facing 7-8-9
Jerry Dipoto replaces John Vander Wal (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Difelice J. Dipoto -2% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 6-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Clayton J. Dipoto -2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 6-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL A. Benes J. Dipoto 1% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 6-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. DeShields J. Dipoto -2% 70% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 6, Rockies 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Rockies Batting, Behind 4-6, Cardinals' Alan Benes facing 1-2-3
b6 4-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O COL E. Young A. Benes 4% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  COL Q. McCracken A. Benes -4% 70% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 4-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R COL L. Walker A. Benes -20% 50% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); McCracken Scores
b6 5-6 1 --3 2,(1-0)  OO COL D. Bichette A. Benes 16% 67% Double Play: Fielder's Choice SS; Walker out at Hm/SS-C-3B; Bichette out at 2B/3B-2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 6, Rockies 5.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-5, Rockies' Jerry Dipoto facing 2-3-4
t7 6-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Gant J. Dipoto -3% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 6-5 1 --- 9,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford J. Dipoto 3% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t7 6-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL M. Franklin J. Dipoto 4% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lankford to 2B
t7 6-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R STL J. Mabry J. Dipoto 13% 84% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Lankford Scores; Franklin to 3B
t7 7-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R STL G. Gaetti J. Dipoto 6% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Franklin Scores; Mabry to 3B
t7 8-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO STL M. Difelice J. Dipoto -6% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Rockies 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Rockies Batting, Behind 5-8, Cardinals' T.J. Mathews facing 5-6-7
T.J. Mathews replaces Micah Franklin (RF) pitching and batting 4th
Mark Sweeney replaces Alan Benes (P) playing RF batting 9th
b7 5-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  COL A. Galarraga T. Mathews -5% 79% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 5-8 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  COL V. Castilla T. Mathews -8% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Galarraga to 2B
b7 5-8 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O COL J. Reed T. Mathews 8% 79% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
b7 5-8 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R COL W. Weiss T. Mathews -11% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive); Galarraga Scores; Castilla to 2B
Ellis Burks pinch hits for Jerry Dipoto (P) batting 9th
b7 6-8 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO COL E. Burks T. Mathews 17% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Rockies 6.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-6, Rockies' Jeff McCurry facing 8-9-1
Jeff McCurry replaces Ellis Burks (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 8-6 0 --- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Clayton J. McCurry 2% 86% Walk
t8 8-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. Sweeney J. McCurry -2% 84% Flyball: CF
t8 8-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL D. DeShields J. McCurry 1% 85% Clayton Steals 2B
t8 8-6 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. DeShields J. McCurry -3% 82% Strikeout Looking
t8 8-6 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Gant J. McCurry 1% 83% Walk
t8 8-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Lankford J. McCurry -3% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 8, Rockies 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Rockies Batting, Behind 6-8, Cardinals' T.J. Mathews facing 1-2-3
b8 6-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O COL E. Young T. Mathews 5% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b8 6-8 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O COL Q. McCracken T. Mathews 4% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Tony Fossas replaces T.J. Mathews pitching and batting 4th
b8 6-8 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O COL L. Walker T. Fossas 2% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Rockies 6.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 8-6, Rockies' Jeff McCurry facing 4-5-6
Willie McGee pinch hits for Tony Fossas (P) batting 4th
t9 8-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL W. McGee J. McCurry -1% 90% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t9 8-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Mabry J. McCurry -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 8-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL G. Gaetti J. McCurry 1% 89% Walk
t9 8-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Difelice J. McCurry -1% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Rockies 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Rockies Batting, Behind 6-8, Cardinals' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
Dennis Eckersley replaces Willie McGee (PH) pitching and batting 4th
b9 6-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O COL D. Bichette D. Eckersley 6% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b9 6-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O COL A. Galarraga D. Eckersley 4% 98% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b9 6-8 2 --- 7,(0-2)  O COL V. Castilla D. Eckersley 2% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Rockies 6.

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