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Tuesday, March 31, 1998, 4:36
, Pro Player Stadium
Attendance: 41,126, Time of Game: 3:08
Cubs
6
0-1
Lost 1 
3rd, 1 GB
at Marlins
11
1-0
Won 1 
1st
L: Kevin Tapani (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  0  2   0  0  0   0  0  1    6 10  1
Marlins         6  0  3   0  0  0   0  2  X   11 14  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 .250 1.150 15 8 -0.030 0.56 0.022 -0.052 0.5 0 0 3B
Mickey Morandini 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 .400 .800 21 13 -0.008 0.64 0.049 -0.057 0.1 0 2 SB
Sammy Sosa RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 .400 .800 16 11 0.013 0.71 0.065 -0.052 -0.1 0 0
Mark Grace 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 .250 .650 21 11 -0.036 0.89 0.028 -0.064 -0.6 11 0
Henry Rodriguez LF 3 1 1 3 2 0 .333 1.933 21 10 0.242 0.90 0.281 -0.039 2.7 1 0 HR
Jeff Blauser SS 4 1 1 1 1 1 .250 .650 19 10 0.020 0.66 0.088 -0.067 -0.3 2 5 GDP
Kevin Orie 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .750 18 11 0.051 0.81 0.112 -0.061 0.2 0 0 2B
Scott Servais C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 15 8 -0.037 0.69 0.023 -0.059 -0.4 10 1
Kevin Tapani P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 4 3 -0.025 1.05 0.000 -0.025 -0.3 0 1
   Terry Mulholland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brant Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 1 -0.016 0.65 0.000 -0.016 -0.2
   Amaury Telemaco P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Manny Alexander PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 5 3 0.018 0.38 0.018 0.000 0.3
   Ben VanRyn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marc Pisciotta P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sandy Martinez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 2 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.1
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 10 6 6 5 .278 .825 159 91 0.189 0.71 0.686 -0.495 1.7 24 10
2B: K Orie (1, off L Hernandez).
3B: L Johnson (1, off J Powell).
HR: H Rodriguez (1, off L Hernandez; 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
TB: H Rodriguez 4; L Johnson 3; K Orie 2; M Morandini 2; S Sosa 2; J Blauser; M Grace; M Alexander.
GIDP: J Blauser (1).
RBI: H Rodriguez 3 (3); S Sosa (1); K Orie (1); J Blauser (1).
2-out RBI: H Rodriguez 3; J Blauser; K Orie.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Servais-J Blauser.
E: S Sosa (1).
Baserunning
SB: M Morandini (1, 2nd base off L Hernandez/C Johnson).

Florida Marlins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Cliff Floyd LF 4 2 2 0 1 0 .500 1.350 16 7 0.041 0.29 0.065 -0.025 0.8 1 0 2B,SB,CS
Edgar Renteria SS 4 2 2 0 1 1 .500 1.350 17 11 0.038 0.42 0.052 -0.014 1.0 4 4 2B
Ryan Jackson 1B 5 1 2 2 0 1 .400 .800 21 18 0.119 0.51 0.133 -0.014 1.7 4 0
Gary Sheffield RF 2 2 2 3 2 0 1.000 3.500 27 12 0.212 0.65 0.212 0.000 3.2 4 0 HR,HBP
Mark Kotsay CF 4 2 2 1 0 1 .500 .900 20 11 0.141 0.57 0.163 -0.022 0.6 5 0 SF
Charles Johnson C 5 1 1 3 0 2 .200 1.000 17 12 0.068 0.51 0.115 -0.046 0.3 5 0 HR
Craig Counsell 2B 5 1 3 1 0 1 .600 1.600 21 13 0.089 0.34 0.096 -0.008 1.0 4 2 3B
Josh Booty 3B 4 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 19 12 0.003 0.41 0.019 -0.017 -0.6 0 0
Livan Hernandez P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 8 6 -0.018 0.22 0.000 -0.018 -0.5 0 0
   Jesus Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Antonio Alfonseca P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 6 3 -0.003 0.11 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 0 0
   Jay Powell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 11 14 11 4 9 .378 1.091 172 105 0.690 0.43 0.855 -0.167 7.2 27 6
2B: E Renteria (1, off A Telemaco); C Floyd (1, off K Tapani).
3B: C Counsell (1, off K Tapani).
HR: G Sheffield (1, off K Tapani; 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); C Johnson (1, off K Tapani; 3rd inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: M Kotsay (1, off T Adams).
HBP: G Sheffield (1, by K Tapani).
TB: C Counsell 5; G Sheffield 5; C Johnson 4; C Floyd 3; E Renteria 3; R Jackson 2; M Kotsay 2.
RBI: C Johnson 3 (3); G Sheffield 3 (3); R Jackson 2 (2); M Kotsay (1); J Booty (1); C Counsell (1).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Renteria-R Jackson.
E: C Johnson (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Floyd (1, 2nd base off B Patterson/S Servais).
CS: C Floyd (1, 2nd base by B VanRyn/S Servais).

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
Kevin Tapani, L (0-1) 2 7 9 9 1 1 2 40.50 15 68 40 31 6 3 4 8 3 0 6 -0.736 0.97 -8.0
Terry Mulholland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 10 6 5 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.21 0.5
Amaury Telemaco 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 9 27 17 12 3 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0.026 0.29 1.0
Ben VanRyn 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 6 5 2 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.005 0.15 0.3
Marc Pisciotta 1.1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00 6 28 16 8 3 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 0.010 0.14 0.7
Bob Patterson 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0.00 3 14 9 5 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.008 0.03 -2.0
Terry Adams 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 19 12 6 3 3 0 2 1 0 2 1 -0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 14 11 11 4 9 2 12.38 43 172 105 69 17 19 10 19 10 0 6 3 1 -0.688 0.43 -7.2
K Tapani faced 3 batters in the 3rd inning.
B Patterson faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

Florida Marlins

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
Livan Hernandez, W (1-0) 5.1 7 5 5 4 2 1 8.44 27 108 61 42 4 15 3 18 4 0 32 -0.272 0.87 -2.6
Jesus Sanchez 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 5 19 10 5 2 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.002 0.58 0.1
Antonio Alfonseca, H (1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 4 10 9 4 2 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 0.079 0.58 1.4
Jay Powell 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 9.00 6 22 11 6 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.002 0.17 -0.5
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 6 5 1 6.00 42 159 91 57 10 24 10 21 6 0 32 3 0 -0.189 0.71 -1.7
Balks: None.
WP: A Telemaco (1).
HBP: K Tapani (1; G Sheffield).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Pulli, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Ed Rapuano, 3B - Bruce Dreckman.
Time of Game: 3:08.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(0-2)  RRR CHC H. Rodriguez L. Hernandez -25% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Morandini Scores; Grace Scores
b1 1-3 0 1-3 10,(3-2)  RRR FLA G. Sheffield K. Tapani 17% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Renteria Scores; Jackson Scores
b1 0-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R FLA R. Jackson K. Tapani 13% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Floyd Scores; Renteria to 3B
b3 6-5 0 1-3 3,(1-2)  RRR FLA C. Johnson K. Tapani 11% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sheffield Scores; Kotsay Scores
t3 4-6 2 1-- 3,(1-2)  R CHC K. Orie L. Hernandez -11% 64% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Blauser Scores

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, Marlins' Livan Hernandez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-2)  O CHC L. Johnson L. Hernandez 2% 52% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-2)  CHC M. Morandini L. Hernandez -2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa L. Hernandez 3% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- CHC M. Grace L. Hernandez -1% 51% Morandini Steals 2B; Morandini to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t1 0-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grace L. Hernandez -1% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(0-2)  RRR CHC H. Rodriguez L. Hernandez -25% 25% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Morandini Scores; Grace Scores
t1 3-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Blauser L. Hernandez 1% 26% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Marlins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Marlins Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-1)  FLA C. Floyd K. Tapani 6% 31% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
b1 0-3 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  FLA E. Renteria K. Tapani 4% 35% Walk
b1 0-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R FLA R. Jackson K. Tapani 13% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Floyd Scores; Renteria to 3B
b1 1-3 0 1-3 10,(3-2)  RRR FLA G. Sheffield K. Tapani 17% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Renteria Scores; Jackson Scores
b1 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-1)  FLA M. Kotsay K. Tapani 8% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Kotsay to 3B/Adv on E9
b1 4-3 0 --3 4,(1-2)  O FLA C. Johnson K. Tapani -4% 69% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b1 4-3 1 --3 5,(2-2)  R FLA C. Counsell K. Tapani 8% 77% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Kotsay Scores
b1 5-3 1 --3 6,(3-2)  RO FLA J. Booty K. Tapani 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B; Counsell Scores
b1 6-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O FLA L. Hernandez K. Tapani -1% 79% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
6 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Marlins 6.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-6, Marlins' Livan Hernandez facing 7-8-9
t2 3-6 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC K. Orie L. Hernandez 2% 81% Flyball: CF
t2 3-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC S. Servais L. Hernandez -2% 79% Walk
t2 3-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Tapani L. Hernandez 3% 81% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t2 3-6 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHC L. Johnson L. Hernandez -2% 79% Walk; Servais to 2B
t2 3-6 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Morandini L. Hernandez 4% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Marlins 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, Marlins Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b2 6-3 0 --- 3,(2-1)  O FLA C. Floyd K. Tapani -1% 82% Foul Popfly: 1B
b2 6-3 1 --- 3,(1-2)  O FLA E. Renteria K. Tapani -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 6-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O FLA R. Jackson K. Tapani -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Marlins 6.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-6, Marlins' Livan Hernandez facing 3-4-5
t3 3-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Sosa L. Hernandez -4% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t3 3-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Grace L. Hernandez 3% 80% Popfly: 2B
t3 3-6 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez L. Hernandez 2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B; Sosa to 2B
t3 3-6 2 -2- 2,(1-1)  R CHC J. Blauser L. Hernandez -7% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Sosa Scores
t3 4-6 2 1-- 3,(1-2)  R CHC K. Orie L. Hernandez -11% 64% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Blauser Scores
t3 5-6 2 -2- 4,(2-2)  O CHC S. Servais L. Hernandez 4% 67% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Marlins Batting, Ahead 6-5, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
b3 6-5 0 --- 3,(3-0)  FLA G. Sheffield K. Tapani 3% 70% Hit By Pitch
b3 6-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  FLA M. Kotsay K. Tapani 8% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive); Sheffield to 3B
b3 6-5 0 1-3 3,(1-2)  RRR FLA C. Johnson K. Tapani 11% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Sheffield Scores; Kotsay Scores
Terry Mulholland replaces Kevin Tapani pitching and batting 9th
b3 9-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O FLA C. Counsell T. Mulholland -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 9-5 1 --- 3,(1-2)  O FLA J. Booty T. Mulholland -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 9-5 2 --- 2,(1-1)  O FLA L. Hernandez T. Mulholland -0% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-9, Marlins' Livan Hernandez facing 9-1-2
Brant Brown pinch hits for Terry Mulholland (P) batting 9th
t4 5-9 0 --- 2,(1-1)  O CHC B. Brown L. Hernandez 2% 90% Flyball: RF
t4 5-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC L. Johnson L. Hernandez 1% 91% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 5-9 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Morandini L. Hernandez 1% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Bottom of the 4th, Marlins Batting, Ahead 9-5, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 1-2-3
Amaury Telemaco replaces Brant Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 9-5 0 --- 3,(1-2)  O FLA C. Floyd A. Telemaco -1% 91% Foul Popfly: C
b4 9-5 1 --- 1,(0-1)  FLA E. Renteria A. Telemaco 1% 92% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 9-5 1 -2- 6,(1-2)  O FLA R. Jackson A. Telemaco -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B; Renteria to 3B
b4 9-5 2 --3 4,(3-0)  FLA G. Sheffield A. Telemaco 0% 92% Walk
b4 9-5 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O FLA M. Kotsay A. Telemaco -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-9, Marlins' Livan Hernandez facing 3-4-5
t5 5-9 0 --- 1,(0-1)  CHC S. Sosa L. Hernandez -3% 88% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t5 5-9 0 1-- 1,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grace L. Hernandez 3% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 5-9 1 1-- 3,(1-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez L. Hernandez 2% 92% Flyball: RF
t5 5-9 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Blauser L. Hernandez -2% 91% Walk; Grace to 2B
t5 5-9 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Orie L. Hernandez 3% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Bottom of the 5th, Marlins Batting, Ahead 9-5, Cubs' Amaury Telemaco facing 6-7-8
b5 9-5 0 --- 1,(0-1)  O FLA C. Johnson A. Telemaco -1% 93% Groundout: P-SS-1B (P's Left)
b5 9-5 1 --- 1,(0-1)  FLA C. Counsell A. Telemaco 1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 9-5 1 1-- FLA J. Booty A. Telemaco 0% 94% Wild Pitch; Counsell to 2B
b5 9-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O FLA J. Booty A. Telemaco -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b5 9-5 2 -2- 1,(0-1)  O FLA L. Hernandez A. Telemaco -1% 93% Lineout: SS (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-9, Marlins' Livan Hernandez facing 8-9-1
t6 5-9 0 --- 3,(1-2)  O CHC S. Servais L. Hernandez 2% 94% Flyball: RF
Manny Alexander pinch hits for Amaury Telemaco (P) batting 9th
t6 5-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. Alexander L. Hernandez -2% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Jesus Sanchez replaces Livan Hernandez pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-9 1 1-- 1,(0-1)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Sanchez 2% 94% Flyball: CF
t6 5-9 2 1-- 4,(2-2)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Sanchez 1% 96% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Marlins Batting, Ahead 9-5, Cubs' Ben VanRyn facing 1-2-3
Ben VanRyn replaces Manny Alexander (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 9-5 0 --- 2,(1-1)  FLA C. Floyd B. VanRyn 1% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 9-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO FLA E. Renteria B. VanRyn -1% 95% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Floyd Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 9-5 2 --- 1,(0-1)  FLA R. Jackson B. VanRyn 0% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Marc Pisciotta replaces Ben VanRyn pitching and batting 9th
b6 9-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  FLA G. Sheffield M. Pisciotta 0% 95% Walk; Jackson to 2B
b6 9-5 2 12- 3,(2-1)  O FLA M. Kotsay M. Pisciotta -1% 95% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-9, Marlins' Jesus Sanchez facing 3-4-5
t7 5-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Sanchez 1% 96% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Grace J. Sanchez -2% 94% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t7 5-9 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC H. Rodriguez J. Sanchez -3% 92% Walk; Grace to 2B
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Jesus Sanchez pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-9 1 12- 3,(1-2)  OO CHC J. Blauser A. Alfonseca 6% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Marlins Batting, Ahead 9-5, Cubs' Marc Pisciotta facing 6-7-8
b7 9-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O FLA C. Johnson M. Pisciotta -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
b7 9-5 1 --- 3,(1-2)  FLA C. Counsell M. Pisciotta 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 9-5 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O FLA J. Booty M. Pisciotta -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b7 9-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O FLA A. Alfonseca M. Pisciotta -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-9, Marlins' Antonio Alfonseca facing 7-8-9
t8 5-9 0 --- 2,(0-2)  O CHC K. Orie A. Alfonseca 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 5-9 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Servais A. Alfonseca 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Sandy Martinez pinch hits for Marc Pisciotta (P) batting 9th
t8 5-9 2 --- 2,(0-2)  O CHC S. Martinez A. Alfonseca 0% 99% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Marlins Batting, Ahead 9-5, Cubs' Bob Patterson facing 1-2-3
Bob Patterson replaces Sandy Martinez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 9-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  FLA C. Floyd B. Patterson 0% 99% Walk
b8 9-5 0 1-- FLA E. Renteria B. Patterson 0% 99% Floyd Steals 2B
b8 9-5 0 -2- 3,(1-2)  FLA E. Renteria B. Patterson 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Floyd to 3B
b8 9-5 0 1-3 5,(0-2)  R FLA R. Jackson B. Patterson 0% 100% Fielder's Choice SS; Floyd Scores; Renteria to 2B
Terry Adams replaces Bob Patterson pitching and batting 9th
b8 10-5 0 12- 3,(1-2)  FLA G. Sheffield T. Adams 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Renteria to 3B; Jackson to 2B
b8 10-5 0 123 4,(1-2)  RO FLA M. Kotsay T. Adams 0% 100% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Renteria Scores
b8 11-5 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O FLA C. Johnson T. Adams -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 11-5 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O FLA C. Counsell T. Adams -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Marlins 11.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 5-11, Marlins' Jay Powell facing 1-2-3
Jay Powell replaces Antonio Alfonseca pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-11 0 --- 3,(1-2)  CHC L. Johnson J. Powell -0% 99% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
t9 5-11 0 --3 3,(1-2)  CHC M. Morandini J. Powell -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Johnson stays at 3B
t9 5-11 0 1-3 2,(1-1)  RO CHC S. Sosa J. Powell 1% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Johnson Scores
t9 6-11 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace J. Powell 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-11 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC H. Rodriguez J. Powell -0% 100% Walk; Sosa to 2B
t9 6-11 2 12- 3,(1-2)  O CHC J. Blauser J. Powell 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Marlins 11.

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