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Standings
MIN
@ANA
3
2
DET
@BOS
7
8
CLE
@NYY
7
1
TBD
@OAK
7
10
BAL
@SEA
6
10
KCR
@TEX
3
4
 
(10)
COL
@ATL
1
3
STL
@FLA
5
2
SDP
@MIL
2
8
ARI
@MON
8
5
 
(10)
CIN
@NYM
5
3
SFG
@PHI
3
4
LAD
@PIT
4
5
Monday, May 31, 1999, 4:05PM
, Pro Player Stadium
Game was protested by home team, but was disallowed.
Attendance: 21,943, Time of Game: 3:15
Cardinals
5
25-24
 Won 1 
5th, 4 GB
at Marlins
2
16-35
 Lost 3 
5th, 15 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  1    5 11  1
Marlins         0  0  0   1  1  0   0  0  0    2 10  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
Darren Bragg CF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .271 .369 .357 .726 19 11 0.063 0.70 0.111 -0.049 0.4 3 0 2·2B
Edgar Renteria SS 3 3 2 2 1 0 5 .282 .335 .400 .735 20 11 0.141 0.71 0.162 -0.021 2.0 1 3 2·HR,SH
Mark McGwire 1B 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .258 .408 .591 .999 27 18 -0.003 0.77 0.064 -0.067 -0.1 6 0 2B
Ray Lankford LF 5 0 3 2 0 1 5 .337 .393 .704 1.097 21 14 0.169 0.73 0.195 -0.026 2.1 3 0 2·2B
Fernando Tatis 3B 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .272 .410 .589 .999 27 18 -0.072 0.60 0.008 -0.079 -1.1 1 1 IW
Thomas Howard RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .333 .556 .583 1.139 11 5 -0.045 0.70 0.025 -0.069 -0.7 0 0
   Ricky Bottalico P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 -0.007 0.26 0.000 -0.007 -0.4 0 2
Eli Marrero C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .227 .261 .367 .628 13 10 -0.068 0.64 0.000 -0.068 -1.1 8 1
Joe McEwing 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .321 .379 .451 .830 12 6 -0.007 0.53 0.018 -0.025 0.1 4 1 IW
Kent Bottenfield P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .130 .130 .130 .261 4 3 -0.019 0.51 0.000 -0.019 -0.3 0 0 SH
   Shawon Dunston PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .343 .365 .525 .891 4 2 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
   Manny Aybar P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie McGee PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .325 .264 .589 2 2 -0.025 0.97 0.000 -0.025 -0.4 1 0
Team Totals 35 5 11 5 5 7 42 .314 .400 .629 1.029 165 104 0.118 0.66 0.583 -0.464 0.4 27 8
2B: D Bragg 2 (5, 2 off B Meadows); R Lankford 2 (9, 1 off B Meadows, 1 off A Alfonseca); M McGwire (8, off B Meadows).
HR: E Renteria 2 (3, 1 off B Meadows, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF, 1 off A Alfonseca, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: E Renteria (3, off B Meadows); K Bottenfield (2, off B Meadows).
IBB: J McEwing (3, by J Sanchez); F Tatis (1, by A Alfonseca).
TB: E Renteria 8; R Lankford 5; D Bragg 4; M McGwire 3; F Tatis; J McEwing.
RBI: R Lankford 2 (18); E Renteria 2 (15); M McGwire (37).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Bottalico-F Tatis-J McEwing.
E: E Renteria (10).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: D Bragg (1st base by J Fabregas).

Florida Marlins

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Counsell 2B 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 .127 .200 .127 .327 19 12 -0.068 1.05 0.013 -0.081 -0.5 2 4
   Luis Castillo PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278 .349 .341 .690 6 4 0.033 0.52 0.033 0.000 0.4 2B
Alex Gonzalez SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .286 .312 .462 .774 23 20 -0.026 1.01 0.068 -0.094 -0.5 3 2 2B
Cliff Floyd LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .275 .341 .492 .833 14 10 -0.009 1.04 0.094 -0.103 0.0 2 0 2B
Kevin Millar 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .371 .476 .600 1.076 13 10 -0.011 1.12 0.053 -0.064 -0.0 10 1
Mark Kotsay RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .237 .292 .362 .654 14 8 0.061 1.54 0.146 -0.085 0.4 0 0
Preston Wilson CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .272 .324 .551 .876 13 8 0.005 1.73 0.122 -0.117 -0.4 2 0 HBP
Mike Lowell 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .273 .250 .364 .614 13 9 -0.199 2.01 0.088 -0.287 -0.7 1 2 GDP
Jorge Fabregas C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .204 .275 .340 .615 14 10 -0.061 1.29 0.046 -0.108 -0.4 7 1
Brian Meadows P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .217 .238 .455 8 6 -0.048 1.12 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 0 0 SH
   Tim Hyers PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .231 .217 .448 4 2 -0.035 1.23 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
   Braden Looper P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jesus Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .258 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Berg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .324 .369 .693 5 3 -0.024 0.94 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
Team Totals 36 2 10 2 1 7 39 .278 .316 .361 .677 146 102 -0.382 1.29 0.663 -1.046 -2.6 27 10
2B: A Gonzalez (13, off K Bottenfield); C Floyd (6, off K Bottenfield); L Castillo (9, off R Bottalico).
SH: B Meadows (1, off K Bottenfield).
HBP: P Wilson (1, by R Bottalico).
TB: A Gonzalez 3; C Floyd 2; K Millar 2; M Kotsay 2; L Castillo 2; J Fabregas; M Lowell.
GIDP: M Lowell (2).
RBI: C Floyd (23); M Lowell (2).
2-out RBI: C Floyd; M Lowell.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 3 for 11.

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
Kent Bottenfield, W (8-2) 5 7 2 2 1 5 0 4.06 23 87 63 36 10 17 6 11 4 0 49 0.091 1.12 0.6
Manny Aybar, H (3) 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.37 8 34 22 12 3 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.158 1.28 1.0
Ricky Bottalico, S (4) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.51 8 25 17 10 1 6 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.134 1.78 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 2 2 1 7 0 2.00 39 146 102 58 14 30 13 17 5 0 49 0 0 0.383 1.29 2.6

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
Brian Meadows, L (4-5) 6 8 4 4 2 4 1 4.82 27 103 67 42 9 16 9 12 5 0 42 -0.149 0.78 -0.9
Braden Looper 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.45 3 16 11 6 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.47 0.3
Jesus Sanchez 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 6.50 7 31 17 9 3 5 1 3 0 0 1 0 0.055 0.61 1.0
Antonio Alfonseca 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 1 4.55 5 19 10 6 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.041 0.18 -0.7
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 5 7 2 5.00 42 169 105 63 15 27 11 19 6 0 42 1 0 -0.116 0.66 -0.4
Balks: None.
WP: J Sanchez (5).
HBP: R Bottalico (2; P Wilson).
IBB: J Sanchez (5; J McEwing); A Alfonseca (4; F Tatis).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Bonin, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Frank Pulli.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: 21,943.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 13mph from Right to Left, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Florida Marlins
1 Darren Bragg CF 1 Craig Counsell 2B
2 Edgar Renteria SS 2 Alex Gonzalez SS
3 Mark McGwire 1B 3 Cliff Floyd LF
4 Ray Lankford LF 4 Kevin Millar 1B
5 Fernando Tatis 3B 5 Mark Kotsay RF
6 Thomas Howard RF 6 Preston Wilson CF
7 Eli Marrero C 7 Mike Lowell 3B
8 Joe McEwing 2B 8 Jorge Fabregas C
9 Kent Bottenfield P 9 Brian Meadows P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO FLA M. Lowell R. Bottalico 24% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt P-3B-2B; Wilson to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  RR STL R. Lankford B. Meadows 16% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Bragg Scores; Renteria Scores
b8 2-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  FLA P. Wilson R. Bottalico -12% 63% Hit By Pitch; Kotsay to 2B
b5 1-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R FLA C. Floyd K. Bottenfield -9% 74% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Gonzalez Scores
b4 0-3 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  R FLA M. Lowell K. Bottenfield -9% 70% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Millar Scores; Kotsay to 2B

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, Marlins' Brian Meadows facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Bragg B. Meadows 6% 56% Double to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL E. Renteria B. Meadows 3% 59% Walk
t1 0-0 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O STL M. McGwire B. Meadows -5% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  RR STL R. Lankford B. Meadows 16% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Bragg Scores; Renteria Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O STL F. Tatis B. Meadows -3% 67% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t1 2-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Howard B. Meadows -3% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Marlins 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Marlins Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O FLA C. Counsell K. Bottenfield 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O FLA A. Gonzalez K. Bottenfield 2% 69% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b1 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O FLA C. Floyd K. Bottenfield 1% 70% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Marlins 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Marlins' Brian Meadows facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL E. Marrero B. Meadows -2% 68% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t2 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. McEwing B. Meadows -1% 67% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
t2 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL K. Bottenfield B. Meadows -1% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Marlins 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Marlins Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O FLA K. Millar K. Bottenfield 3% 68% Popfly: SS
b2 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O FLA M. Kotsay K. Bottenfield 2% 70% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O FLA P. Wilson K. Bottenfield 1% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Marlins 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Marlins' Brian Meadows facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL D. Bragg B. Meadows 5% 76% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t3 2-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL E. Renteria B. Meadows -1% 75% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Bragg to 3B
t3 2-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R STL M. McGwire B. Meadows 6% 81% Double to RF (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Bragg Scores
t3 3-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  STL R. Lankford B. Meadows 3% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); McGwire to 3B
t3 3-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL F. Tatis B. Meadows -4% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Howard B. Meadows -3% 76% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Marlins 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Marlins Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 7-8-9
b3 0-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O FLA M. Lowell K. Bottenfield 2% 79% Flyball: CF
b3 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  FLA J. Fabregas K. Bottenfield -3% 76% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O FLA B. Meadows K. Bottenfield 2% 78% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Fabregas to 2B
b3 0-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  FLA C. Counsell K. Bottenfield -1% 77% Walk
b3 0-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O FLA A. Gonzalez K. Bottenfield 4% 81% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Marlins 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Marlins' Brian Meadows facing 7-8-9
t4 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL E. Marrero B. Meadows -1% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t4 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  STL J. McEwing B. Meadows 1% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t4 3-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Bottenfield B. Meadows -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; McEwing to 2B
t4 3-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Bragg B. Meadows 0% 81% Walk
t4 3-0 2 12- 4,(3-1)  O STL E. Renteria B. Meadows -3% 78% Bragg Picked off 1B (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Marlins 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Marlins Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 3-4-5
b4 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O FLA C. Floyd K. Bottenfield 3% 81% Strikeout Looking
b4 0-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  FLA K. Millar K. Bottenfield -3% 78% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b4 0-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  FLA M. Kotsay K. Bottenfield -7% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Millar to 3B
b4 0-3 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O FLA P. Wilson K. Bottenfield 7% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-3 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  R FLA M. Lowell K. Bottenfield -9% 70% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Millar Scores; Kotsay to 2B
b4 1-3 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O FLA J. Fabregas K. Bottenfield 5% 75% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Marlins 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Marlins' Brian Meadows facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R STL E. Renteria B. Meadows 9% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 4-1 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O STL M. McGwire B. Meadows -1% 82% Strikeout Looking
t5 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford B. Meadows -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t5 4-1 2 --- 10,(3-2)  STL F. Tatis B. Meadows 1% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 4-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Howard B. Meadows -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Marlins 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Marlins Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 9-1-2
b5 1-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O FLA B. Meadows K. Bottenfield 3% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 1-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O FLA C. Counsell K. Bottenfield 2% 85% Strikeout Looking
b5 1-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  FLA A. Gonzalez K. Bottenfield -2% 83% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B)
b5 1-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R FLA C. Floyd K. Bottenfield -9% 74% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Gonzalez Scores
b5 2-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  FLA K. Millar K. Bottenfield -3% 71% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Floyd to 3B
b5 2-4 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  O FLA M. Kotsay K. Bottenfield 7% 78% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Marlins 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Marlins' Brian Meadows facing 7-8-9
t6 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL E. Marrero B. Meadows -2% 76% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
t6 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. McEwing B. Meadows -1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Shawon Dunston pinch hits for Kent Bottenfield (P) batting 9th
t6 4-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL S. Dunston B. Meadows -1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Marlins 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Marlins Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Manny Aybar facing 6-7-8
Manny Aybar replaces Shawon Dunston (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O FLA P. Wilson M. Aybar 4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O FLA M. Lowell M. Aybar 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  FLA J. Fabregas M. Aybar -2% 78% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
Tim Hyers pinch hits for Brian Meadows (P) batting 9th
b6 2-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O FLA T. Hyers M. Aybar 4% 82% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Marlins 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Marlins' Braden Looper facing 1-2-3
Braden Looper replaces Tim Hyers (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL D. Bragg B. Looper -2% 80% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O STL E. Renteria B. Looper -1% 79% Flyball: CF
t7 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  STL M. McGwire B. Looper 1% 80% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Jesus Sanchez replaces Braden Looper pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Lankford J. Sanchez -2% 78% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Marlins 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Marlins Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Manny Aybar facing 1-2-3
b7 2-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O FLA C. Counsell M. Aybar 4% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-4 1 --- 8,(2-2)  FLA A. Gonzalez M. Aybar -5% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b7 2-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O FLA C. Floyd M. Aybar 5% 82% Popfly: 1B
b7 2-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O FLA K. Millar M. Aybar 4% 86% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Marlins 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Marlins' Jesus Sanchez facing 5-6-7
t8 4-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL F. Tatis J. Sanchez -1% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL T. Howard J. Sanchez 1% 86% Walk
t8 4-2 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  STL E. Marrero J. Sanchez 1% 87% Wild Pitch; Howard to 2B
t8 4-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O STL E. Marrero J. Sanchez -2% 85% Popfly: SS
t8 4-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL J. McEwing J. Sanchez 0% 86% Intentional Walk
Willie McGee pinch hits for Manny Aybar (P) batting 9th
t8 4-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL W. McGee J. Sanchez -3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Marlins 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Marlins Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Ricky Bottalico facing 5-6-7
Ricky Bottalico replaces Thomas Howard (RF) pitching and batting 6th
Willie McGee moves from PH to RF
b8 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  FLA M. Kotsay R. Bottalico -8% 75% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b8 2-4 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  FLA P. Wilson R. Bottalico -12% 63% Hit By Pitch; Kotsay to 2B
b8 2-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  OO FLA M. Lowell R. Bottalico 24% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt P-3B-2B; Wilson to 2B
b8 2-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O FLA J. Fabregas R. Bottalico 5% 92% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Marlins 2.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Marlins' Jesus Sanchez facing 1-2-3
t9 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. Bragg J. Sanchez -1% 92% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Jesus Sanchez pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL E. Renteria A. Alfonseca 5% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t9 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. McGwire A. Alfonseca -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 5-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL R. Lankford A. Alfonseca 0% 96% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t9 5-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL F. Tatis A. Alfonseca 0% 96% Intentional Walk
t9 5-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Bottalico A. Alfonseca -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Marlins 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Marlins Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Ricky Bottalico facing 9-1-2
Dave Berg pinch hits for Antonio Alfonseca (P) batting 9th
b9 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O FLA D. Berg R. Bottalico 2% 98% Flyball: RF
Luis Castillo pinch hits for Craig Counsell (2B) batting 1st
b9 2-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  FLA L. Castillo R. Bottalico -3% 95% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b9 2-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O FLA A. Gonzalez R. Bottalico 3% 98% Groundout: P-1B
b9 2-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O FLA C. Floyd R. Bottalico 2% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Marlins 2.

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