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CLE
@BAL
4
1
 
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TEX
@CAL
2
3
KCR
@CHW
0
5
DET
@MIL
2
3
BOS
@NYY
6
5
BOS
@NYY
1
3
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@OAK
4
3
SFG
@ATL
3
4
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@CIN
3
1
LAD
@HOU
6
5
STL
@MON
1
3
CHC
@PHI
0
2
NYM
@PIT
1
3
Friday, July 28, 1972,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 13,283, Time of Game: 2:28
Dodgers
6
49-42
 Won 2 
3rd, 7½ GB
at Astros
5
51-43
 Lost 2 
2nd, 7 GB
L: Fred Gladding (3-5)
S: Jim Brewer (11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         1  0  0   0  0  0   5  0  0    6  8  1
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  3   0  1  0    5 10  0

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lee Lacy 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .275 .603 -0.019 1.00 0.039 -0.059 -0.3 6 4
Bill Buckner LF 4 1 2 3 0 0 .318 .737 0.526 1.50 0.572 -0.046 2.6 4 0 HR
Willie Davis CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 .290 .749 -0.047 0.73 0.012 -0.059 -0.4 1 0
Frank Robinson RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 .252 .781 0.072 0.69 0.122 -0.050 0.6 1 0
Wes Parker 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .270 .715 -0.022 0.81 0.040 -0.061 -0.3 7 2
Bobby Valentine 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .275 .661 0.113 1.09 0.155 -0.042 1.1 0 3 2B
   Jim Brewer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Duke Sims C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .193 .560 -0.107 0.90 0.000 -0.107 -0.9 6 0
Bill Russell SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 .273 .697 -0.018 0.78 0.011 -0.029 -0.1 2 3
   Willie Crawford PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .702 -0.072 1.89 0.000 -0.072 -0.6
   Maury Wills SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .123 .329 -0.009 0.40 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
Al Downing P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .089 .220 -0.039 0.79 0.000 -0.039 -0.3 0 0
   Pete Mikkelsen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Manny Mota PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 .335 .851 0.098 1.63 0.098 0.000 0.9
   Pete Richert P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 1.200 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jim Lefebvre 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .203 .615 -0.007 0.28 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 0 1
Team Totals 35 6 8 6 1 8 .229 .593 0.469 0.95 1.049 -0.580 2.2 27 13
2B: B Valentine (8, off D Wilson).
HR: B Buckner (2, off F Gladding; 7th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: B Buckner 5; B Valentine 2; M Mota; F Robinson; B Russell; W Davis; L Lacy.
RBI: B Buckner 3 (23); M Mota (32); F Robinson (43); B Valentine (16).
2-out RBI: B Buckner 3; M Mota; F Robinson.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 3. B Russell-L Lacy-W Parker 3.
E: L Lacy (4).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roger Metzger SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 .211 .529 -0.135 1.90 0.062 -0.197 -0.6 1 2
Cesar Cedeno CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .352 .986 -0.207 1.68 0.000 -0.207 -1.3 3 0
Jim Wynn RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .273 .856 -0.022 1.30 0.075 -0.097 -0.2 2 0 GDP
Lee May 1B 4 2 2 0 0 1 .289 .877 0.036 1.67 0.121 -0.085 0.4 6 1
Bob Watson LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .298 .830 0.075 1.63 0.174 -0.099 0.8 3 0 2B
Doug Rader 3B 3 2 1 1 1 2 .241 .741 0.129 1.79 0.234 -0.105 0.7 1 2 2B
Tommy Helms 2B 3 0 2 4 0 0 .260 .637 0.175 1.54 0.235 -0.060 1.7 2 1 2B,SF,GDP
Larry Howard C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .588 -0.171 1.57 0.000 -0.171 -1.2 8 0 GDP
Don Wilson P 2 0 1 0 0 0 .103 .228 0.100 0.92 0.100 0.000 0.8 1 0
   Fred Gladding P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jesus Alou PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .288 .669 0.067 1.44 0.067 0.000 0.4
   Jim Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jimmy Stewart PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .554 -0.079 3.24 0.000 -0.079 -0.2
Team Totals 34 5 10 5 3 6 .294 .724 -0.032 1.65 1.068 -1.100 1.2 27 6
2B: B Watson (17, off A Downing); T Helms (10, off P Richert); D Rader (17, off A Downing).
SF: T Helms (7, off A Downing).
TB: T Helms 3; B Watson 2; L May 2; D Rader 2; J Wynn; J Alou; D Wilson; R Metzger.
GIDP: J Wynn (5); L Howard (4); T Helms (5).
RBI: T Helms 4 (41); D Rader (59).
2-out RBI: T Helms.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 11.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Al Downing 5.1 7 4 4 2 3 0 3.05 24 39 -0.126 1.56 -0.8
Pete Mikkelsen, W (2-4) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 2 2 2 -0.078 0.87 -0.7
Pete Richert, H (2) 1.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.01 8 0 0 -0.031 1.59 -0.4
Jim Brewer, S (11) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.18 4 1 0 0.268 2.68 0.7
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 3 6 0 5.00 38 39 3 2 0.033 1.65 -1.2

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Don Wilson 6.2 6 4 4 1 6 0 3.41 27 51 0.058 1.00 -0.2
Fred Gladding, BS (1), L (3-5) 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 1 3.29 3 1 1 -0.577 1.75 -2.8
Jim Ray 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.61 6 0 0 0.051 0.35 0.8
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 1 8 1 6.00 36 51 1 1 -0.468 0.95 -2.2
Balks: None.
WP: P Richert (1); D Wilson (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Augie Donatelli, 2B - Stan Landes, 3B - Satch Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers         Houston Astros
1 Lee Lacy 2B 1 Roger Metzger SS
2 Bill Buckner LF 2 Cesar Cedeno CF
3 Willie Davis CF 3 Jim Wynn RF
4 Frank Robinson RF 4 Lee May 1B
5 Wes Parker 1B 5 Bob Watson LF
6 Bobby Valentine 3B 6 Doug Rader 3B
7 Duke Sims C 7 Tommy Helms 2B
8 Bill Russell SS 8 Larry Howard C
9 Al Downing P 9 Don Wilson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 3-4 2 12- RRR LAD B. Buckner F. Gladding 54% 82% Home Run; Mota Scores; Lacy Scores
b6 1-1 1 12- R HOU D. Rader A. Downing -21% 16% Double to 3B; Wynn Scores; May to 3B
b8 4-6 2 1-- R HOU T. Helms P. Richert -14% 76% Double to CF; Rader Scores
b2 0-1 0 1-- HOU B. Watson A. Downing -13% 40% Double to RF; May to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-- R LAD F. Robinson D. Wilson 12% 60% Single to CF; Davis Scores; Robinson to 2B/Adv on throw

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O LAD L. Lacy D. Wilson -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O LAD B. Buckner D. Wilson -1% 46% Foul Flyball: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- LAD W. Davis D. Wilson 1% 48% Single to RF
t1 0-0 2 1-- R LAD F. Robinson D. Wilson 12% 60% Single to CF; Davis Scores; Robinson to 2B/Adv on throw
t1 1-0 2 -2- O LAD W. Parker D. Wilson -3% 57% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- HOU R. Metzger A. Downing -4% 53% Single to CF
b1 0-1 0 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno A. Downing 4% 57% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-1 1 1-- OO HOU J. Wynn A. Downing 5% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Don Wilson facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- O LAD B. Valentine D. Wilson -2% 60% Flyball: LF
t2 1-0 1 --- O LAD D. Sims D. Wilson -1% 59% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 1-0 2 --- LAD B. Russell D. Wilson 1% 60% Single to SS
t2 1-0 2 1-- O LAD A. Downing D. Wilson -2% 58% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- HOU L. May A. Downing -4% 53% Single to CF
b2 0-1 0 1-- HOU B. Watson A. Downing -13% 40% Double to RF; May to 3B
b2 0-1 0 -23 O HOU D. Rader A. Downing 6% 47% Strikeout
b2 0-1 1 -23 RO HOU T. Helms A. Downing -0% 47% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; May Scores
b2 1-1 2 -2- O HOU L. Howard A. Downing 3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- O LAD L. Lacy D. Wilson -2% 48% Strikeout
t3 1-1 1 --- LAD B. Buckner D. Wilson 3% 50% Single to RF
t3 1-1 1 1-- O LAD W. Davis D. Wilson -3% 47% Strikeout
t3 1-1 2 1-- O LAD F. Robinson D. Wilson -2% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- HOU D. Wilson A. Downing -4% 41% Single to LF
b3 1-1 0 1-- O HOU R. Metzger A. Downing 4% 44% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 1-1 1 1-- O HOU C. Cedeno A. Downing 3% 48% Flyball: LF
b3 1-1 2 1-- HOU J. Wynn A. Downing -2% 45% Single to 3B; Metzger to 2B
b3 1-1 2 12- O HOU L. May A. Downing 5% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- O LAD W. Parker D. Wilson -3% 47% Lineout: 3B
t4 1-1 1 --- O LAD B. Valentine D. Wilson -2% 46% Flyball: SS
t4 1-1 2 --- O LAD D. Sims D. Wilson -1% 44% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 5-6-7
b4 1-1 0 --- HOU B. Watson A. Downing -4% 40% Walk
b4 1-1 0 1-- O HOU D. Rader A. Downing 4% 44% Strikeout
b4 1-1 1 1-- OO HOU T. Helms A. Downing 6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- O LAD B. Russell D. Wilson -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- O LAD A. Downing D. Wilson -2% 45% Flyball: RF
t5 1-1 2 --- O LAD L. Lacy D. Wilson -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 8-9-1
b5 1-1 0 --- O HOU L. Howard A. Downing 3% 47% Strikeout
b5 1-1 1 --- HOU D. Wilson A. Downing -6% 41% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Wilson to 2B
b5 1-1 1 -2- O HOU R. Metzger A. Downing 5% 45% Lineout: RF
b5 1-1 2 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno A. Downing 5% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Don Wilson facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- O LAD B. Buckner D. Wilson -3% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 1-1 1 --- O LAD W. Davis D. Wilson -2% 45% Strikeout
t6 1-1 2 --- O LAD F. Robinson D. Wilson -2% 43% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Dodgers' Al Downing facing 3-4-5
b6 1-1 0 --- HOU J. Wynn A. Downing -5% 38% Walk
b6 1-1 0 1-- HOU L. May A. Downing -8% 30% Single to LF; Wynn to 2B
b6 1-1 0 12- O HOU B. Watson A. Downing 8% 38% Flyball: 1B
b6 1-1 1 12- R HOU D. Rader A. Downing -21% 16% Double to 3B; Wynn Scores; May to 3B
Pete Mikkelsen replaces Al Downing pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-1 1 -23 RR HOU T. Helms P. Mikkelsen -9% 7% Single to CF; May Scores; Rader Scores
b6 4-1 1 1-- OO HOU L. Howard P. Mikkelsen 1% 9% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Don Wilson facing 5-6-7
t7 1-4 0 --- LAD W. Parker D. Wilson 4% 13% Walk
t7 1-4 0 1-- R LAD B. Valentine D. Wilson 12% 25% Double to CF; Parker Scores
t7 2-4 0 -2- LAD D. Sims D. Wilson 3% 28% Wild Pitch; Valentine to 3B
t7 2-4 0 --3 O LAD D. Sims D. Wilson -7% 21% Strikeout
Willie Crawford pinch hits for Bill Russell (SS) batting 8th
t7 2-4 1 --3 O LAD W. Crawford D. Wilson -7% 14% Strikeout
Manny Mota pinch hits for Pete Mikkelsen (P) batting 9th
t7 2-4 2 --3 R LAD M. Mota D. Wilson 10% 24% Single to CF; Valentine Scores
Fred Gladding replaces Don Wilson pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 1-- LAD L. Lacy F. Gladding 4% 28% Single to CF; Mota to 2B
t7 3-4 2 12- RRR LAD B. Buckner F. Gladding 54% 82% Home Run; Mota Scores; Lacy Scores
t7 6-4 2 --- O LAD W. Davis F. Gladding -1% 81% Flyball: CF
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 6, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-6, Dodgers' Pete Richert facing 9-1-2
Pete Richert replaces Manny Mota (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Maury Wills replaces Willie Crawford (PH) playing SS batting 8th
Jesus Alou pinch hits for Fred Gladding (P) batting 9th
b7 4-6 0 --- HOU J. Alou P. Richert -7% 75% Single to CF
b7 4-6 0 1-- O HOU R. Metzger P. Richert 6% 81% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 4-6 1 1-- HOU C. Cedeno P. Richert -2% 78% Wild Pitch; Metzger to 2B
b7 4-6 1 -2- O HOU C. Cedeno P. Richert 6% 84% Flyball: LF
b7 4-6 2 -2- O HOU J. Wynn P. Richert 5% 89% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 6, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 6-4, Astros' Jim Ray facing 4-5-6
Jim Ray replaces Jesus Alou (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-4 0 --- O LAD F. Robinson J. Ray -1% 88% Strikeout
t8 6-4 1 --- O LAD W. Parker J. Ray -1% 87% Flyball: CF
t8 6-4 2 --- O LAD B. Valentine J. Ray -0% 86% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 6, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-6, Dodgers' Pete Richert facing 4-5-6
b8 4-6 0 --- O HOU L. May P. Richert 4% 90% Strikeout
b8 4-6 1 --- O HOU B. Watson P. Richert 2% 92% Flyball: CF
b8 4-6 2 --- HOU D. Rader P. Richert -2% 90% Walk
b8 4-6 2 1-- R HOU T. Helms P. Richert -14% 76% Double to CF; Rader Scores
Jim Brewer replaces Bobby Valentine (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Jim Lefebvre replaces Pete Richert (P) playing 3B batting 9th
b8 5-6 2 -2- O HOU L. Howard J. Brewer 9% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 6, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 6-5, Astros' Jim Ray facing 7-8-9
t9 6-5 0 --- O LAD D. Sims J. Ray -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-5 1 --- O LAD M. Wills J. Ray -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 6-5 2 --- O LAD J. Lefebvre J. Ray -1% 83% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 6, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-6, Dodgers' Jim Brewer facing 9-1-2
Jimmy Stewart pinch hits for Jim Ray (P) batting 9th
b9 5-6 0 --- O HOU J. Stewart J. Brewer 8% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 5-6 1 --- O HOU R. Metzger J. Brewer 6% 96% Strikeout
b9 5-6 2 --- O HOU C. Cedeno J. Brewer 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 6, Astros 5.

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