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Scores
Standings
OAK
@BOS
6
3
CLE
@CHW
1
2
CLE
@CHW
3
4
BAL
@KCR
8
4
MIN
@MIL
3
0
MIN
@MIL
6
5
CAL
@NYY
6
3
DET
@TEX
1
3
STL
@ATL
2
3
CHC
@HOU
5
6
PHI
@LAD
2
0
CIN
@PIT
2
3
MON
@SDP
2
1
MON
@SDP
9
1
NYM
@SFG
2
5
Sunday, July 23, 1972, 2:00PM
, Astrodome
Attendance: 27,038, Time of Game: 2:19
Cubs
5
46-44
 Lost 2 
3rd, 10 GB
at Astros
6
51-41
 Won 2 
2nd, 6 GB
W: Fred Gladding (3-4)
L: Fergie Jenkins (12-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  2   0  2  0   1  0  0    5  8  0
Astros          2  0  0   0  1  1   1  0  1    6 10  1
Winning Run scored with 1 out

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .275 .359 .320 .679 0.078 1.42 0.153 -0.074 0.7 1 3
Glenn Beckert 2B 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .273 .307 .363 .670 0.281 1.83 0.379 -0.098 2.2 4 1 2B
Billy Williams LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .342 .387 .603 .990 0.012 1.41 0.121 -0.109 0.3 4 0
Jim Hickman RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .287 .392 .478 .870 -0.107 1.24 0.049 -0.156 -1.1 3 0 2B
   Rick Monday CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .375 .418 .793 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jose Cardenal CF-RF 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .280 .342 .467 .809 0.148 1.40 0.244 -0.097 0.7 1 0 CS
Carmen Fanzone 1B 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .234 .347 .414 .761 0.021 0.67 0.042 -0.022 0.1 4 0
   Joe Pepitone PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .312 .455 .766 -0.042 1.71 0.000 -0.042 -0.4 1 0
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .291 .354 .479 .833 0.004 1.18 0.069 -0.065 0.2 0 2
Randy Hundley C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .262 .296 .559 -0.135 1.49 0.000 -0.135 -1.0 6 1
Fergie Jenkins P 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .231 .240 .471 -0.069 1.13 0.028 -0.097 -0.4 1 2
Team Totals 35 5 8 5 4 2 39 .229 .308 .286 .593 0.191 1.35 1.085 -0.895 1.2 25 9
2B: G Beckert (16, off D Roberts); J Hickman (8, off D Roberts).
TB: G Beckert 3; J Hickman 2; D Kessinger 2; R Santo; J Cardenal; B Williams.
RBI: G Beckert 2 (24); J Cardenal 2 (47); B Williams (65).
2-out RBI: J Cardenal 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
CS: J Cardenal (11, 2nd base by T Griffin/L Howard).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roger Metzger SS 2 1 1 0 1 1 5 .210 .279 .249 .528 -0.002 2.40 0.037 -0.039 0.3 2 3 2·SH,IW
Cesar Cedeno CF 2 1 1 2 1 0 5 .355 .412 .574 .986 0.147 2.81 0.188 -0.041 1.4 4 0 2B,2·SF,IW
Jim Wynn RF 5 0 1 1 0 2 5 .276 .377 .489 .866 0.035 2.17 0.174 -0.140 -0.1 3 0
Lee May 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .287 .353 .525 .877 0.073 1.36 0.127 -0.054 0.5 10 0 2B
Bob Watson LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .301 .375 .461 .836 0.036 1.86 0.139 -0.103 0.6 1 0
Doug Rader 3B 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 .243 .305 .440 .745 0.141 1.93 0.213 -0.071 0.6 0 3 2B,SF
Tommy Helms 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .252 .270 .341 .611 -0.134 1.34 0.000 -0.134 -1.0 2 5
Larry Howard C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .244 .306 .333 .639 0.156 1.56 0.230 -0.074 0.4 5 1 2B
   Bobby Fenwick PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .227 .244 .471 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Dave Roberts P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .255 .286 .404 .690 -0.009 0.40 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 2
   Tom Griffin P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .294 .294 .588 .882 0.087 2.20 0.087 0.000 0.6 0 0
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jimmy Stewart PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .215 .244 .316 .561 0.141 1.91 0.141 0.000 0.6 2B
   Fred Gladding P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Norm Miller PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .304 .381 .685 0.021 2.70 0.021 0.000 -0.1 SH
Team Totals 30 6 10 6 3 6 39 .333 .361 .500 .861 0.692 1.96 1.357 -0.665 3.7 27 14
2B: C Cedeno (23, off F Jenkins); L May (18, off F Jenkins); D Rader (16, off F Jenkins); J Stewart (4, off F Jenkins); L Howard (4, off F Jenkins).
SF: D Rader (6, off F Jenkins); C Cedeno 2 (4, 2 off F Jenkins).
SH: R Metzger 2 (7, 2 off F Jenkins); N Miller (3, off F Jenkins).
IBB: R Metzger (1, by F Jenkins); C Cedeno (1, by F Jenkins).
TB: L Howard 3; L May 2; J Stewart 2; D Rader 2; C Cedeno 2; T Griffin; B Watson; J Wynn; R Metzger.
RBI: D Rader 2 (58); C Cedeno 2 (42); B Watson (55); J Wynn (53).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: T Helms (13).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Fergie Jenkins, L (12-9) 8.1 10 6 6 3 6 0 3.01 39 42 -0.691 1.96 -3.7
Team Totals 8.1 10 6 6 3 6 0 6.48 39 42 -0.691 1.96 -3.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dave Roberts 4.2 6 4 4 3 1 0 4.29 23 34 -0.301 1.28 -2.1
Tom Griffin 1.1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2.73 7 1 0 -0.284 1.32 -1.7
Jim Ray 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.82 3 2 0 0.176 1.66 1.8
Fred Gladding, W (3-4) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.67 6 0 0 0.218 1.51 0.8
Team Totals 9 8 5 4 4 2 0 4.00 39 34 3 0 -0.191 1.35 -1.2
T Griffin faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: F Jenkins 2 (5; R Metzger, C Cedeno).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Stan Landes, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Nick Colosi.
Time of Game: 2:19.
Attendance: 27,038.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Don Kessinger SS 1 Roger Metzger SS
2 Glenn Beckert 2B 2 Cesar Cedeno CF
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Jim Wynn RF
4 Jim Hickman RF 4 Lee May 1B
5 Jose Cardenal CF 5 Bob Watson LF
6 Carmen Fanzone 1B 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Ron Santo 3B 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Randy Hundley C 8 Larry Howard C
9 Fergie Jenkins P 9 Dave Roberts P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 2-2 2 -23 RR CHC J. Cardenal D. Roberts -24% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive); Beckert Scores; Hickman Scores
t3 0-2 1 12- RR CHC G. Beckert D. Roberts -21% 48% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Jenkins Scores; Kessinger Scores
b6 3-4 1 -2- R HOU D. Rader F. Jenkins 20% 60% Double to CF (Pop Fly); May Scores
b9 5-5 0 --- HOU L. Howard F. Jenkins 18% 80% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b9 5-5 1 123 R HOU J. Wynn F. Jenkins 17% 100% Single to SS; Fenwick Scores; Metzger to 3B; Cedeno to 2B

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, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger D. Roberts 2% 52% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert D. Roberts 1% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC B. Williams D. Roberts 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU R. Metzger F. Jenkins 4% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- HOU C. Cedeno F. Jenkins 11% 69% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Metzger to 3B
b1 0-0 0 -23 O HOU J. Wynn F. Jenkins -5% 64% Groundout: C-1B; Metzger stays at 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 HOU L. May F. Jenkins 1% 65% Walk
b1 0-0 1 123 R HOU B. Watson F. Jenkins 9% 74% Fielder's Choice ; Metzger Scores; Cedeno to 3B; May to 2B; Watson to 1B
b1 1-0 1 123 RO HOU D. Rader F. Jenkins 1% 75% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cedeno Scores; May to 3B
b1 2-0 2 1-3 O HOU T. Helms F. Jenkins -3% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- O CHC J. Hickman D. Roberts 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- O CHC J. Cardenal D. Roberts 1% 76% Flyball: RF
t2 0-2 2 --- CHC C. Fanzone D. Roberts -1% 75% Walk
t2 0-2 2 1-- O CHC R. Santo D. Roberts 2% 77% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- O HOU L. Howard F. Jenkins -1% 75% Flyball: RF
b2 2-0 1 --- O HOU D. Roberts F. Jenkins -1% 74% Strikeout
b2 2-0 2 --- O HOU R. Metzger F. Jenkins -1% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- O CHC R. Hundley D. Roberts 2% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- CHC F. Jenkins D. Roberts -3% 73% Walk
t3 0-2 1 1-- CHC D. Kessinger D. Roberts -4% 69% Single to LF; Jenkins to 2B
t3 0-2 1 12- RR CHC G. Beckert D. Roberts -21% 48% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Jenkins Scores; Kessinger Scores
t3 2-2 1 -2- O CHC B. Williams D. Roberts 3% 51% Flyball: CF; Beckert to 3B
t3 2-2 2 --3 O CHC J. Hickman D. Roberts 4% 55% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 2-3-4
b3 2-2 0 --- O HOU C. Cedeno F. Jenkins -2% 53% Popfly: SS
b3 2-2 1 --- O HOU J. Wynn F. Jenkins -2% 51% Strikeout
b3 2-2 2 --- O HOU L. May F. Jenkins -1% 50% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- O CHC J. Cardenal D. Roberts 3% 53% Strikeout
t4 2-2 1 --- CHC C. Fanzone D. Roberts -3% 50% Walk
t4 2-2 1 1-- CHC R. Santo D. Roberts -4% 45% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Fanzone to 2B
t4 2-2 1 12- O CHC R. Hundley D. Roberts 5% 50% Flyball: LF
t4 2-2 2 12- O CHC F. Jenkins D. Roberts 5% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- O HOU B. Watson F. Jenkins -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b4 2-2 1 --- O HOU D. Rader F. Jenkins -2% 51% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-2 2 --- O HOU T. Helms F. Jenkins -1% 50% Lineout: P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Dave Roberts facing 1-2-3
t5 2-2 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger D. Roberts -5% 45% Single to P/Bunt
t5 2-2 0 1-- O CHC G. Beckert D. Roberts 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t5 2-2 1 1-- O CHC B. Williams D. Roberts 4% 53% Flyball: RF
t5 2-2 2 1-- CHC J. Hickman D. Roberts -5% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive); Beckert to 3B
t5 2-2 2 -23 RR CHC J. Cardenal D. Roberts -24% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive); Beckert Scores; Hickman Scores
Tom Griffin replaces Dave Roberts pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-2 2 1-- O CHC C. Fanzone T. Griffin 2% 25% Cardenal Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
b5 2-4 0 --- HOU L. Howard F. Jenkins 5% 31% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b5 2-4 0 1-- HOU T. Griffin F. Jenkins 9% 40% Single to C/Bunt; Howard to 2B
b5 2-4 0 12- O HOU R. Metzger F. Jenkins -1% 39% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; Howard to 3B; Griffin to 2B
b5 2-4 1 -23 RO HOU C. Cedeno F. Jenkins -2% 37% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Howard Scores
b5 3-4 2 -2- O HOU J. Wynn F. Jenkins -5% 32% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Tom Griffin facing 6-7-8
t6 4-3 0 --- O CHC C. Fanzone T. Griffin 2% 34% Lineout: CF
t6 4-3 1 --- CHC R. Santo T. Griffin -2% 32% Walk
t6 4-3 1 1-- O CHC R. Hundley T. Griffin 3% 34% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t6 4-3 2 1-- O CHC F. Jenkins T. Griffin 2% 37% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 4-5-6
b6 3-4 0 --- HOU L. May F. Jenkins 12% 48% Double to RF (Pop Fly)
b6 3-4 0 -2- O HOU B. Watson F. Jenkins -8% 40% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-4 1 -2- R HOU D. Rader F. Jenkins 20% 60% Double to CF (Pop Fly); May Scores
b6 4-4 1 -2- O HOU T. Helms F. Jenkins -4% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B; Rader to 3B
b6 4-4 2 --3 O HOU L. Howard F. Jenkins -6% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Tom Griffin facing 1-2-3
t7 4-4 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger T. Griffin -6% 44% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Kessinger to 1B
t7 4-4 0 1-- CHC G. Beckert T. Griffin -17% 27% Single to RF (Pop Fly); Kessinger to 3B
t7 4-4 0 1-3 R CHC B. Williams T. Griffin -12% 15% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Kessinger Scores/unER; Beckert to 3B
Jim Ray replaces Tom Griffin pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-4 0 1-3 O CHC J. Hickman J. Ray 9% 25% Fielder's Choice 3B; Beckert out at Hm/3B-C; Williams to 2B; Hickman to 1B
t7 5-4 1 12- O CHC J. Cardenal J. Ray 4% 29% Foul Flyball: C
Joe Pepitone pinch hits for Carmen Fanzone (1B) batting 6th
t7 5-4 2 12- O CHC J. Pepitone J. Ray 4% 33% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 9-1-2
Joe Pepitone moves from PH to 1B
Rick Monday replaces Jim Hickman (RF) playing CF batting 4th
Jose Cardenal moves from CF to RF
Jimmy Stewart pinch hits for Jim Ray (P) batting 9th
b7 4-5 0 --- HOU J. Stewart F. Jenkins 14% 47% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b7 4-5 0 -2- O HOU R. Metzger F. Jenkins -2% 45% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Stewart to 3B
b7 4-5 1 --3 RO HOU C. Cedeno F. Jenkins 7% 52% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Stewart Scores
b7 5-5 2 --- O HOU J. Wynn F. Jenkins -2% 50% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 5-5, Astros' Fred Gladding facing 7-8-9
Fred Gladding replaces Jimmy Stewart (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-5 0 --- O CHC R. Santo F. Gladding 4% 54% Flyball: CF
t8 5-5 1 --- O CHC R. Hundley F. Gladding 3% 57% Foul Flyball: C
t8 5-5 2 --- O CHC F. Jenkins F. Gladding 2% 60% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 5-5, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 4-5-6
b8 5-5 0 --- O HOU L. May F. Jenkins -4% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-5 1 --- HOU B. Watson F. Jenkins 5% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b8 5-5 1 1-- O HOU D. Rader F. Jenkins -5% 55% Flyball: RF
b8 5-5 2 1-- O HOU T. Helms F. Jenkins -5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 5-5, Astros' Fred Gladding facing 1-2-3
t9 5-5 0 --- O CHC D. Kessinger F. Gladding 5% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-5 1 --- O CHC G. Beckert F. Gladding 4% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 5-5 2 --- O CHC B. Williams F. Gladding 3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Tied 5-5, Cubs' Fergie Jenkins facing 8-9-1
b9 5-5 0 --- HOU L. Howard F. Jenkins 18% 80% Double to RF (Line Drive)
Norm Miller pinch hits for Fred Gladding (P) batting 9th
Bobby Fenwick pinch runs for Larry Howard (C) batting 8th
b9 5-5 0 -2- O HOU N. Miller F. Jenkins 2% 82% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Fenwick to 3B
b9 5-5 1 --3 HOU R. Metzger F. Jenkins -0% 82% Intentional Walk
b9 5-5 1 1-3 HOU C. Cedeno F. Jenkins 1% 83% Intentional Walk; Metzger to 2B
b9 5-5 1 123 R HOU J. Wynn F. Jenkins 17% 100% Single to SS; Fenwick Scores; Metzger to 3B; Cedeno to 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 6.

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