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Standings
BAL
@CAL
6
7
 
(10)
TEX
@CHW
0
5
CLE
@DET
3
4
MIL
@KCR
3
4
BOS
@MIN
1
3
TOR
@OAK
3
2
NYY
@SEA
7
3
CHC
@HOU
3
1
LAD
@MON
3
6
SFG
@NYM
3
8
SDP
@PHI
4
7
ATL
@PIT
9
3
CIN
@STL
4
5
Friday, May 15, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 23,471, Time of Game: 2:36
Cubs
3
20-14
 Won 2 
1st
at Astros
1
19-15
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
W: Greg Maddux (3-2)
L: Danny Darwin (2-3)
S: Lee Smith (11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  2  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  8  0
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  3  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryne Sandberg 2B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .266 .369 .469 .838 -0.099 0.76 0.000 -0.099 -1.2 2 3
Jerry Mumphrey LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .515 .564 .667 1.231 0.031 0.68 0.061 -0.030 0.4 3 0
   Brian Dayett LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .417 .500 .917 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Andre Dawson RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .297 .338 .623 .961 0.007 0.83 0.052 -0.046 -0.0 0 0
Leon Durham 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .315 .381 .581 .962 0.038 0.98 0.066 -0.028 0.4 14 1
Jody Davis C 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .295 .345 .562 .907 0.108 1.34 0.152 -0.044 0.9 6 1
Keith Moreland 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .187 .227 .293 .520 -0.099 1.32 0.000 -0.099 -1.3 0 2 SH
   Lee Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .183 .208 .270 .478 -0.145 1.01 0.000 -0.145 -1.6 0 4
Dave Martinez CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .259 .376 .329 .706 0.090 0.90 0.114 -0.024 0.7 1 0
Greg Maddux P 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 .071 .071 .071 .143 0.077 1.07 0.101 -0.024 0.6 0 1 SH
   Manny Trillo 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .242 .367 .609 -0.005 0.22 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 2 10 37 .242 .286 .242 .528 0.003 0.96 0.546 -0.544 -1.4 27 13
SH: K Moreland (1, off D Darwin); G Maddux (2, off D Darwin).
TB: D Martinez 2; J Mumphrey 2; J Davis; A Dawson; L Durham; G Maddux.
RBI: J Davis (19); G Maddux (1); D Martinez (8).
2-out RBI: D Martinez; G Maddux.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 11.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .336 .376 .467 .843 0.113 1.07 0.131 -0.018 0.9 3 0 2·SB,HBP
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .217 .292 .355 .647 -0.132 1.40 0.000 -0.132 -1.0 1 1
Denny Walling 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .309 .347 .426 .774 -0.068 1.35 0.085 -0.153 -0.3 0 2 CS
Glenn Davis 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .222 .254 .348 .602 -0.076 0.95 0.010 -0.086 -0.4 10 1
Kevin Bass RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .313 .366 .485 .851 -0.001 0.69 0.045 -0.046 -0.2 2 0
Jose Cruz LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .259 .314 .393 .707 -0.105 1.43 0.000 -0.105 -0.7 0 0
Craig Reynolds SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .306 .366 .361 .727 -0.076 0.97 0.000 -0.076 -0.5 0 4
Mark Bailey C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .205 .279 .231 .510 -0.067 0.89 0.000 -0.067 -0.4 10 1
Danny Darwin P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .267 .467 .733 -0.026 1.05 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 0
   Jim Pankovits PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .200 .143 .343 -0.034 1.37 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
   Julio Solano P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Terry Puhl PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .324 .382 .707 -0.028 1.12 0.000 -0.028 -0.2
   Larry Andersen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 29 1 3 1 2 6 32 .103 .188 .103 .291 -0.500 1.11 0.271 -0.771 -3.4 27 9
HBP: B Hatcher (3, by G Maddux).
TB: B Hatcher 2; D Walling.
RBI: D Walling (4).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Baserunning
SB: B Hatcher 2 (13, 2nd base off L Smith/J Davis, 2nd base off G Maddux/J Davis).
CS: D Walling (1, 2nd base by G Maddux/J Davis).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Greg Maddux, W (3-2) 7.2 3 1 1 2 5 0 4.53 28 72 0.370 1.07 2.7
Lee Smith, S (11) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.21 4 1 0 0.129 1.35 0.7
Team Totals 9 3 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 32 72 1 0 0.499 1.11 3.4

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Danny Darwin, L (2-3) 6 8 3 3 2 7 0 3.47 28 49 -0.077 1.16 -0.1
Julio Solano 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.43 6 0 0 0.060 0.40 1.0
Larry Andersen 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.26 3 0 0 0.016 0.22 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 10 0 3.00 37 49 0 0 -0.001 0.96 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: G Maddux (1; B Hatcher).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 2:36.
Attendance: 23,471.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Ryne Sandberg 2B 1 Billy Hatcher CF
2 Jerry Mumphrey LF 2 Bill Doran 2B
3 Andre Dawson RF 3 Denny Walling 3B
4 Leon Durham 1B 4 Glenn Davis 1B
5 Jody Davis C 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 Keith Moreland 3B 6 Jose Cruz LF
7 Shawon Dunston SS 7 Craig Reynolds SS
8 Dave Martinez CF 8 Mark Bailey C
9 Greg Maddux P 9 Danny Darwin P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 1-1 2 1-3 R CHC G. Maddux D. Darwin 10% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive); Davis Scores; Martinez to 2B
t2 0-1 2 -23 R CHC D. Martinez D. Darwin 10% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive); Durham Scores; Davis to 3B
t3 2-1 1 1-3 R CHC J. Davis D. Darwin 9% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Mumphrey Scores; Durham to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R HOU D. Walling G. Maddux -8% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hatcher Scores
t2 0-1 1 -23 O CHC S. Dunston D. Darwin -8% 40% Strikeout Looking

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' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Darwin -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey D. Darwin -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC A. Dawson D. Darwin -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- HOU B. Hatcher G. Maddux -4% 42% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- O HOU B. Doran G. Maddux 2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B; Hatcher to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- R HOU D. Walling G. Maddux -8% 35% Single to LF (Line Drive); Hatcher Scores
b1 1-0 1 1-- O HOU G. Davis G. Maddux 3% 38% Walling Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b1 1-0 2 --- HOU G. Davis G. Maddux -1% 37% Walk
b1 1-0 2 1-- O HOU K. Bass G. Maddux 2% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- CHC L. Durham D. Darwin 4% 43% Walk
t2 0-1 0 1-- CHC J. Davis D. Darwin 6% 49% Walk; Durham to 2B
t2 0-1 0 12- O CHC K. Moreland D. Darwin -1% 49% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Durham to 3B; Davis to 2B
t2 0-1 1 -23 O CHC S. Dunston D. Darwin -8% 40% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 2 -23 R CHC D. Martinez D. Darwin 10% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive); Durham Scores; Davis to 3B
t2 1-1 2 1-3 R CHC G. Maddux D. Darwin 10% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive); Davis Scores; Martinez to 2B
t2 2-1 2 12- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Darwin -4% 56% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz G. Maddux 3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 1-2 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds G. Maddux 2% 61% Groundout: P-1B
b2 1-2 2 --- O HOU M. Bailey G. Maddux 1% 62% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- CHC J. Mumphrey D. Darwin 3% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-1 0 1-- CHC A. Dawson D. Darwin 5% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Mumphrey to 2B
t3 2-1 0 12- O CHC L. Durham D. Darwin -2% 68% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Mumphrey to 3B; Durham to 1B
t3 2-1 1 1-3 R CHC J. Davis D. Darwin 9% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Mumphrey Scores; Durham to 3B
t3 3-1 1 1-3 O CHC K. Moreland D. Darwin -5% 72% Strikeout
t3 3-1 2 1-3 O CHC S. Dunston D. Darwin -4% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 9-1-2
b3 1-3 0 --- O HOU D. Darwin G. Maddux 3% 71% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-3 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher G. Maddux 2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-3 2 --- O HOU B. Doran G. Maddux 1% 74% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 8-9-1
t4 3-1 0 --- O CHC D. Martinez D. Darwin -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-1 1 --- O CHC G. Maddux D. Darwin -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 3-1 2 --- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Darwin -1% 70% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 3-4-5
b4 1-3 0 --- O HOU D. Walling G. Maddux 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-3 1 --- O HOU G. Davis G. Maddux 2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-3 2 --- O HOU K. Bass G. Maddux 1% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- CHC J. Mumphrey D. Darwin 3% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 3-1 0 1-- O CHC A. Dawson D. Darwin -2% 76% Flyball: RF
t5 3-1 1 1-- CHC L. Durham D. Darwin 3% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Mumphrey to 2B
t5 3-1 1 12- O CHC J. Davis D. Darwin -3% 75% Flyball: CF
t5 3-1 2 12- O CHC K. Moreland D. Darwin -3% 72% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 6-7-8
b5 1-3 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz G. Maddux 3% 75% Lineout: 1B
b5 1-3 1 --- O HOU C. Reynolds G. Maddux 2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-3 2 --- O HOU M. Bailey G. Maddux 1% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 7-8-9
t6 3-1 0 --- O CHC S. Dunston D. Darwin -2% 77% Strikeout
t6 3-1 1 --- CHC D. Martinez D. Darwin 2% 79% Single to CF
t6 3-1 1 1-- O CHC G. Maddux D. Darwin -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Martinez to 2B
t6 3-1 2 -2- O CHC R. Sandberg D. Darwin -3% 75% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 9-1-2
Jim Pankovits pinch hits for Danny Darwin (P) batting 9th
b6 1-3 0 --- O HOU J. Pankovits G. Maddux 3% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-3 1 --- HOU B. Hatcher G. Maddux -4% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 1-3 1 1-- HOU B. Doran G. Maddux -2% 72% Hatcher Steals 2B
b6 1-3 1 -2- O HOU B. Doran G. Maddux 5% 78% Flyball: CF
b6 1-3 2 -2- O HOU D. Walling G. Maddux 5% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Julio Solano facing 2-3-4
Julio Solano replaces Jim Pankovits (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-1 0 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey J. Solano -1% 81% Groundout: 1B-P
t7 3-1 1 --- O CHC A. Dawson J. Solano -1% 80% Strikeout
t7 3-1 2 --- O CHC L. Durham J. Solano -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 4-5-6
b7 1-3 0 --- O HOU G. Davis G. Maddux 4% 83% Flyball: LF
b7 1-3 1 --- HOU K. Bass G. Maddux -5% 78% Walk
b7 1-3 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz G. Maddux 5% 83% Flyball: LF
b7 1-3 2 1-- O HOU C. Reynolds G. Maddux 4% 87% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Julio Solano facing 5-6-7
t8 3-1 0 --- O CHC J. Davis J. Solano -1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 3-1 1 --- O CHC K. Moreland J. Solano -1% 85% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-1 2 --- O CHC S. Dunston J. Solano -1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 8-9-1
b8 1-3 0 --- O HOU M. Bailey G. Maddux 4% 89% Strikeout
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Julio Solano (P) batting 9th
b8 1-3 1 --- O HOU T. Puhl G. Maddux 3% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 1-3 2 --- HOU B. Hatcher G. Maddux -3% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Lee Smith replaces Keith Moreland (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Manny Trillo replaces Greg Maddux (P) playing 3B batting 9th
b8 1-3 2 1-- HOU B. Doran L. Smith -1% 88% Hatcher Steals 2B
b8 1-3 2 -2- O HOU B. Doran L. Smith 5% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 8-9-1
Larry Andersen replaces Terry Puhl (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-1 0 --- O CHC D. Martinez L. Andersen -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t9 3-1 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo L. Andersen -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-1 2 --- O CHC R. Sandberg L. Andersen -0% 91% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Lee Smith facing 3-4-5
Brian Dayett replaces Jerry Mumphrey playing LF batting 2nd
b9 1-3 0 --- O HOU D. Walling L. Smith 5% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 1-3 1 --- O HOU G. Davis L. Smith 3% 99% Strikeout
b9 1-3 2 --- O HOU K. Bass L. Smith 1% 100% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 1.

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