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Scores
Standings
CAL
@BAL
7
5
 
(14)
CLE
@CHW
3
4
SEP
@DET
3
4
 
(10)
BOS
@MIN
13
5
KCR
@NYY
4
5
 
(11)
OAK
@WSA
6
4
 
(13)
CHC
@ATL
1
5
STL
@CIN
10
5
PIT
@HOU
13
8
PHI
@LAD
3
0
MON
@SDP
5
6
 
(10)
NYM
@SFG
2
7
Wednesday, June 11, 1969,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 15,871, Time of Game: 3:13
Pirates
13
27-29
 Won 1 
3rd, 10½ GB
at Astros
8
28-31
 Lost 1 
5th, 7½ GB
W: Steve Blass (6-2)
L: Skip Guinn (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         1  0  0   1  1  6   0  2  2   13 15  1
Astros          1  0  2   0  3  0   1  1  0    8 12  4

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matty Alou CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .362 .388 .492 .879 0.156 1.42 0.178 -0.021 1.4 1 0 2B
   Ron Davis PR-CF 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 .239 .327 .283 .610 -0.001 0.56 0.014 -0.015 0.7 0 0
Richie Hebner 3B 5 1 1 2 1 0 6 .313 .379 .466 .845 0.222 1.47 0.275 -0.053 1.2 1 1 SB
Roberto Clemente RF 3 3 1 4 1 2 5 .295 .386 .500 .886 0.539 1.57 0.610 -0.071 3.9 2 1 HR,SB,HBP,IW
Jose Pagan LF 5 0 1 2 0 4 5 .294 .338 .500 .838 0.000 0.83 0.084 -0.084 1.0 4 0
Al Oliver 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .246 .306 .383 .689 -0.052 0.58 0.012 -0.063 -0.4 9 2
Jerry May C 4 3 2 0 1 1 5 .262 .299 .421 .720 0.017 0.45 0.044 -0.027 0.2 6 0
Gene Alley SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .234 .280 .255 .535 0.013 0.41 0.013 0.000 0.1 1 1
   Freddie Patek SS 4 2 3 0 0 0 4 .235 .318 .288 .605 0.193 0.69 0.193 0.000 2.8 3 1
Bill Mazeroski 2B 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .231 .300 .306 .606 -0.144 1.07 0.002 -0.146 -2.0 0 3 GDP
Steve Blass P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .267 .290 .333 .624 -0.056 1.14 0.000 -0.056 -0.4 0 0
   Carl Taylor PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .395 .455 .849 0.039 1.62 0.039 0.000 0.3
   Bruce Dal Canton P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .600 1.000 1.600 0.016 0.42 0.016 0.000 0.4 0 0
   Chuck Hartenstein P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .100 .000 .100 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.3 0 1
Team Totals 42 13 15 11 4 10 47 .357 .426 .452 .878 0.940 0.98 1.480 -0.538 9.0 27 10
2B: M Alou (21, off D Wilson).
HR: R Clemente (7, off J Billingham, 6th inn, 3 on, 2 outs).
IBB: R Clemente (6, by D Womack).
HBP: R Clemente (1, by D Wilson).
TB: M Alou 4; R Clemente 4; F Patek 3; J May 2; A Oliver; J Pagan; B Dal Canton; R Davis; R Hebner; G Alley.
GIDP: B Mazeroski (4).
RBI: R Clemente 4 (33); R Hebner 2 (25); J Pagan 2 (11); B Mazeroski (16); R Davis (4); M Alou (22).
2-out RBI: R Clemente 4; J Pagan 2; R Davis; R Hebner; M Alou.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-A Oliver.
E: A Oliver (6).
Outfield Assists: R Clemente (J Wynn at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: R Clemente (2, 2nd base off D Wilson/J Edwards); R Hebner (1, 2nd base off D Wilson/J Edwards).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curt Blefary 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 .252 .357 .348 .704 0.036 0.74 0.080 -0.045 0.4 5 0 HBP
Marty Martinez SS 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .344 .382 .469 .851 0.115 1.14 0.155 -0.040 1.5 1 1
Jim Wynn CF 4 2 3 1 1 0 5 .251 .385 .508 .893 0.174 1.64 0.248 -0.073 1.4 2 0 2B
Norm Miller RF 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .290 .385 .415 .800 0.250 1.74 0.336 -0.086 2.2 3 0 2B
Denis Menke 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 .332 .417 .477 .894 -0.057 1.58 0.058 -0.116 -0.7 2 1 2B,SF
Johnny Edwards C 4 0 1 2 0 1 5 .222 .296 .287 .584 0.062 0.71 0.103 -0.041 0.6 10 0 2B,SF
Gary Geiger LF 4 0 0 0 1 3 5 .211 .326 .289 .616 -0.036 0.68 0.032 -0.068 -0.3 2 0
Doug Rader 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .238 .322 .333 .655 -0.054 0.65 0.013 -0.067 -0.7 1 3
Don Wilson P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .077 .167 .077 .244 -0.048 0.96 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 0 1
   Skip Guinn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jack Billingham P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Leon McFadden PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .176 .188 .364 -0.015 0.64 0.000 -0.015 -0.1
   Dooley Womack P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Sandy Valdespino PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.015 0.29 0.015 0.000 0.2
   Wade Blasingame P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 8 12 8 5 5 44 .333 .409 .444 .854 0.442 1.07 1.040 -0.599 4.0 27 7
2B: J Wynn (6, off S Blass); N Miller (12, off S Blass); D Menke (12, off B Dal Canton); J Edwards (6, off B Dal Canton).
SF: D Menke (4, off S Blass); J Edwards (3, off S Blass).
HBP: C Blefary (3, by S Blass).
TB: J Wynn 4; N Miller 3; M Martinez 3; D Menke 2; J Edwards 2; D Rader; S Valdespino.
RBI: J Edwards 2 (19); D Menke 2 (38); N Miller 2 (25); M Martinez (5); J Wynn (33).
2-out RBI: J Edwards.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Rader-C Blefary.
E: G Geiger (1); J Edwards (2); D Rader (13); M Martinez (2).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass, W (6-2) 5 8 6 5 1 4 0 5.07 25 32 -0.488 1.09 -3.8
Bruce Dal Canton, H (1) 2.1 4 2 2 3 1 0 3.28 13 0 0 -0.076 0.89 -1.8
Chuck Hartenstein, S (7) 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.98 6 2 0 0.123 1.40 1.6
Team Totals 9 12 8 7 5 5 0 7.00 44 32 2 0 -0.441 1.07 -4.0

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson 5.2 8 6 4 1 8 0 4.28 27 40 -0.144 1.03 -1.1
Skip Guinn, L (0-1) 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 8.62 2 3 2 -0.213 3.75 -2.0
Jack Billingham, BS (4) 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.30 2 3 3 -0.493 2.57 -3.3
Dooley Womack 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 3.03 10 0 0 -0.069 0.55 -1.1
Wade Blasingame 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 6.96 6 0 0 -0.022 0.10 -1.6
Team Totals 9 15 13 11 4 10 1 11.00 47 40 6 5 -0.941 0.98 -9.0
S Guinn faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: D Womack (2).
HBP: S Blass (2; C Blefary); D Wilson (5; R Clemente).
IBB: D Womack (5; R Clemente).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Kibler, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Ed Vargo.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 15,871.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Matty Alou CF 1 Curt Blefary 1B
2 Richie Hebner 3B 2 Marty Martinez SS
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Jim Wynn CF
4 Jose Pagan LF 4 Norm Miller RF
5 Al Oliver 1B 5 Denis Menke 2B
6 Jerry May C 6 Johnny Edwards C
7 Gene Alley SS 7 Gary Geiger LF
8 Bill Mazeroski 2B 8 Doug Rader 3B
9 Steve Blass P 9 Don Wilson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 5-6 2 123 RRRR PIT R. Clemente J. Billingham 50% 87% Home Run; Taylor Scores; Davis Scores; Hebner Scores
b5 3-3 0 12- R HOU N. Miller S. Blass -16% 15% Double; Martinez Scores; Wynn to 3B
t4 1-3 2 1-- R PIT F. Patek D. Wilson 13% 35% Single to LF; May Scores/Adv on E7/unER; Patek to 3B
t5 2-3 1 -2- R PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson 13% 50% Single; Alou Scores
t6 4-6 2 123 R PIT R. Hebner S. Guinn 12% 37% Walk; Patek Scores; Taylor to 3B; Davis to 2B

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, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT M. Alou D. Wilson -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson -1% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- PIT R. Clemente D. Wilson 1% 48% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 2 1-- R PIT J. Pagan D. Wilson 10% 57% Clemente Steals 2B; Clemente Scores/Adv on E2 (throw)/unER
t1 1-0 2 --- O PIT J. Pagan D. Wilson -1% 57% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- HOU C. Blefary S. Blass -4% 53% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-1 0 1-- O HOU M. Martinez S. Blass 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B; Blefary to 2B
b1 0-1 1 -2- RO HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -5% 49% Double to RF; Blefary Scores; Wynn out at 2B/RF-SS-3B
b1 1-1 2 --- HOU N. Miller S. Blass -1% 48% Single
b1 1-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Menke S. Blass 2% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t2 1-1 1 --- O PIT J. May D. Wilson -2% 46% Strikeout
t2 1-1 2 --- PIT G. Alley D. Wilson 1% 47% Single
t2 1-1 2 1-- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Wilson -2% 45% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
b2 1-1 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards S. Blass 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-1 1 --- O HOU G. Geiger S. Blass 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-1 2 --- HOU D. Rader S. Blass -1% 48% Single
b2 1-1 2 1-- O HOU D. Wilson S. Blass 2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 9-1-2
t3 1-1 0 --- O PIT S. Blass D. Wilson -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-1 1 --- PIT M. Alou D. Wilson 3% 50% Single
t3 1-1 1 1-- O PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson -3% 47% Lineout: RF
t3 1-1 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente D. Wilson -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- O HOU C. Blefary S. Blass 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 1 --- HOU M. Martinez S. Blass -3% 44% Single
b3 1-1 1 1-- HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -8% 37% Single; Martinez to 3B
b3 1-1 1 1-3 R HOU N. Miller S. Blass -11% 26% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Martinez Scores; Wynn to 3B
b3 2-1 1 1-3 RO HOU D. Menke S. Blass -2% 24% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Wynn Scores/unER
Freddie Patek replaces Gene Alley playing SS batting 7th
b3 3-1 2 1-- O HOU J. Edwards S. Blass 1% 25% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 4-5-6
t4 1-3 0 --- O PIT J. Pagan D. Wilson -3% 23% Strikeout
t4 1-3 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson -2% 21% Flyball: RF
t4 1-3 2 --- PIT J. May D. Wilson 1% 22% Single
t4 1-3 2 1-- R PIT F. Patek D. Wilson 13% 35% Single to LF; May Scores/Adv on E7/unER; Patek to 3B
t4 2-3 2 --3 O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Wilson -5% 30% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 7-8-9
b4 3-2 0 --- HOU G. Geiger S. Blass -3% 27% Walk
b4 3-2 0 1-- O HOU D. Rader S. Blass 3% 30% Flyball: 1B
b4 3-2 1 1-- O HOU D. Wilson S. Blass 2% 33% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 3-2 2 1-- O HOU C. Blefary S. Blass 2% 35% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Don Wilson facing 9-1-2
t5 2-3 0 --- O PIT S. Blass D. Wilson -3% 32% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-3 1 --- PIT M. Alou D. Wilson 6% 38% Double
t5 2-3 1 -2- R PIT R. Hebner D. Wilson 13% 50% Single; Alou Scores
t5 3-3 1 1-- PIT R. Clemente D. Wilson 2% 53% Hebner Steals 2B
t5 3-3 1 -2- O PIT R. Clemente D. Wilson -5% 48% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-3 2 -2- O PIT J. Pagan D. Wilson -5% 44% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 2-3-4
b5 3-3 0 --- HOU M. Martinez S. Blass -5% 39% Single
b5 3-3 0 1-- HOU J. Wynn S. Blass -7% 32% Single; Martinez to 2B
b5 3-3 0 12- R HOU N. Miller S. Blass -16% 15% Double; Martinez Scores; Wynn to 3B
b5 4-3 0 -23 RO HOU D. Menke S. Blass -2% 14% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Wynn Scores; Miller to 3B
b5 5-3 1 --3 RO HOU J. Edwards S. Blass -2% 11% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Miller Scores
b5 6-3 2 --- O HOU G. Geiger S. Blass 0% 12% Strikeout
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 6.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' Don Wilson facing 5-6-7
t6 3-6 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver D. Wilson -2% 10% Flyball: CF
t6 3-6 1 --- PIT J. May D. Wilson 3% 12% Single
t6 3-6 1 1-- PIT F. Patek D. Wilson 4% 16% Single; May to 2B
t6 3-6 1 12- O PIT B. Mazeroski D. Wilson -5% 12% Strikeout Looking
Carl Taylor pinch hits for Steve Blass (P) batting 9th
t6 3-6 2 12- PIT C. Taylor D. Wilson 4% 16% Walk; May to 3B; Patek to 2B
Skip Guinn replaces Don Wilson pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-6 2 123 R PIT M. Alou S. Guinn 9% 25% Single; May Scores; Patek to 3B; Taylor to 2B
Ron Davis pinch runs for Matty Alou (CF) batting 1st
t6 4-6 2 123 R PIT R. Hebner S. Guinn 12% 37% Walk; Patek Scores; Taylor to 3B; Davis to 2B
Jack Billingham replaces Skip Guinn pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-6 2 123 RRRR PIT R. Clemente J. Billingham 50% 87% Home Run; Taylor Scores; Davis Scores; Hebner Scores
t6 9-6 2 --- O PIT J. Pagan J. Billingham -0% 86% Strikeout
6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 6-9, Pirates' Bruce Dal Canton facing 8-9-1
Bruce Dal Canton replaces Carl Taylor (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Ron Davis moves from PR to CF
b6 6-9 0 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Dal Canton 2% 89% Flyball: LF
Leon McFadden pinch hits for Jack Billingham (P) batting 9th
b6 6-9 1 --- O HOU L. McFadden B. Dal Canton 2% 90% Flyball: 1B
b6 6-9 2 --- HOU C. Blefary B. Dal Canton -1% 89% Walk
b6 6-9 2 1-- O HOU M. Martinez B. Dal Canton 2% 91% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 6.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-6, Astros' Dooley Womack facing 5-6-7
Dooley Womack replaces Leon McFadden (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 9-6 0 --- PIT A. Oliver D. Womack 1% 92% Single
t7 9-6 0 1-- O PIT J. May D. Womack -1% 91% Flyball: LF
t7 9-6 1 1-- PIT F. Patek D. Womack 1% 92% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Oliver to 2B
t7 9-6 1 12- OO PIT B. Mazeroski D. Womack -3% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 6-9, Pirates' Bruce Dal Canton facing 3-4-5
b7 6-9 0 --- HOU J. Wynn B. Dal Canton -5% 85% Walk
b7 6-9 0 1-- OO HOU N. Miller B. Dal Canton 9% 93% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
b7 6-9 2 --- HOU D. Menke B. Dal Canton -2% 91% Double
b7 6-9 2 -2- R HOU J. Edwards B. Dal Canton -8% 83% Double; Menke Scores
b7 7-9 2 -2- O HOU G. Geiger B. Dal Canton 5% 88% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-7, Astros' Dooley Womack facing 9-1-2
t8 9-7 0 --- PIT B. Dal Canton D. Womack 2% 90% Single
t8 9-7 0 1-- O PIT R. Davis D. Womack -2% 88% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 9-7 1 1-- O PIT R. Hebner D. Womack -1% 87% Groundout: 2B-P; Davis to 2B
t8 9-7 2 -2- PIT R. Clemente D. Womack 0% 88% Intentional Walk
t8 9-7 2 12- PIT J. Pagan D. Womack 1% 88% Wild Pitch; Davis to 3B; Clemente to 2B
t8 9-7 2 -23 RR PIT J. Pagan D. Womack 8% 97% Single; Davis Scores; Clemente Scores
t8 11-7 2 1-- O PIT A. Oliver D. Womack -0% 97% Lineout: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 11, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 7-11, Pirates' Bruce Dal Canton facing 8-9-1
b8 7-11 0 --- O HOU D. Rader B. Dal Canton 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
Sandy Valdespino pinch hits for Dooley Womack (P) batting 9th
b8 7-11 1 --- HOU S. Valdespino B. Dal Canton -1% 96% Single
b8 7-11 1 1-- HOU C. Blefary B. Dal Canton -3% 94% Walk; Valdespino to 2B
b8 7-11 1 12- R HOU M. Martinez B. Dal Canton -8% 85% Single; Valdespino Scores; Blefary to 3B
Chuck Hartenstein replaces Bruce Dal Canton pitching and batting 9th
b8 8-11 1 1-3 O HOU J. Wynn C. Hartenstein 7% 93% Fielder's Choice P; Blefary out at Hm/P-C; Martinez to 2B
b8 8-11 2 12- HOU N. Miller C. Hartenstein -5% 88% Walk; Martinez to 3B; Wynn to 2B
b8 8-11 2 123 O HOU D. Menke C. Hartenstein 9% 97% Flyball: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 11, Astros 8.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 11-8, Astros' Wade Blasingame facing 6-7-8
Wade Blasingame replaces Sandy Valdespino (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 11-8 0 --- PIT J. May W. Blasingame 0% 98% Walk
t9 11-8 0 1-- PIT F. Patek W. Blasingame 1% 99% Single; May to 3B/Adv on E5
t9 11-8 0 1-3 RO PIT B. Mazeroski W. Blasingame 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B; May Scores; Patek to 2B
t9 12-8 1 -2- O PIT C. Hartenstein W. Blasingame -0% 99% Strikeout
t9 12-8 2 -2- R PIT R. Davis W. Blasingame 1% 99% Single; Patek Scores
t9 13-8 2 1-- O PIT R. Hebner W. Blasingame -0% 99% Flyball: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 13, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 8-13, Pirates' Chuck Hartenstein facing 6-7-8
b9 8-13 0 --- O HOU J. Edwards C. Hartenstein 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 8-13 1 --- O HOU G. Geiger C. Hartenstein 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 8-13 2 --- O HOU D. Rader C. Hartenstein 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 13, Astros 8.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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