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Standings
BAL
@CAL
4
2
TEX
@CHW
7
2
CLE
@DET
3
5
MIL
@KCR
0
13
BOS
@MIN
6
1
TOR
@OAK
3
10
NYY
@SEA
8
10
CHC
@HOU
2
1
LAD
@MON
3
10
SFG
@NYM
5
4
 
(10)
SDP
@PHI
0
9
ATL
@PIT
10
8
CIN
@STL
5
6
Saturday, May 16, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 34,921, Time of Game: 2:34
Cubs
2
21-14
 Won 3 
1st
at Astros
1
19-16
 Lost 2 
3rd, 2½ GB
W: Jamie Moyer (3-3)
L: Nolan Ryan (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  0   0  1  0   0  0  0    2  6  1
Astros          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  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 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .273 .373 .492 .865 0.088 1.16 0.177 -0.088 0.2 1 2 HR,SB
Jerry Mumphrey LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .459 .512 .595 1.106 -0.092 0.88 0.000 -0.092 -0.9 2 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 1 0
Andre Dawson RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .298 .342 .624 .966 0.025 0.70 0.057 -0.032 0.2 1 0 2B
Leon Durham 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .313 .378 .570 .948 -0.036 0.92 0.038 -0.074 -0.3 11 0
Keith Moreland 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .189 .228 .299 .527 0.037 1.08 0.110 -0.072 0.4 2 1 2B
Shawon Dunston SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .177 .201 .262 .463 -0.116 0.99 0.000 -0.116 -1.2 3 5
Jim Sundberg C 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .250 .364 .357 .721 -0.051 0.83 0.000 -0.051 -0.6 3 2
   Ron Davis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Frank DiPino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Dave Martinez CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .258 .371 .326 .697 -0.027 0.64 0.018 -0.046 -0.2 3 0
Jamie Moyer P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .214 .267 .214 .481 -0.020 1.14 0.027 -0.047 -0.1 0 3
   Jody Davis C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .345 .562 .907 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 2 6 2 2 11 35 .182 .229 .333 .562 -0.192 0.92 0.427 -0.618 -2.4 27 13
2B: K Moreland (5, off N Ryan); A Dawson (8, off N Ryan).
HR: R Sandberg (6, off N Ryan, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: R Sandberg 5; A Dawson 2; K Moreland 2; L Durham; D Martinez.
RBI: J Sundberg (3); R Sandberg (18).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sandberg-S Dunston-L Durham.
E: J Davis (2).
Baserunning
SB: R Sandberg (9, 2nd base off A Lopez/A Ashby).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Billy Hatcher CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .333 .373 .461 .834 -0.026 1.84 0.115 -0.141 0.2 1 0
Bill Doran 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .213 .291 .348 .639 -0.097 1.40 0.023 -0.119 -0.5 0 3
Phil Garner 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .257 .299 .443 .742 -0.076 1.34 0.043 -0.119 -0.2 0 2
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .216 .247 .338 .585 -0.249 2.02 0.000 -0.249 -1.4 9 0 GDP
Kevin Bass RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .312 .362 .478 .841 0.031 1.30 0.096 -0.065 -0.2 1 0
Jose Cruz LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .312 .388 .700 -0.082 1.84 0.028 -0.110 -0.4 3 0
Alan Ashby C 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 .315 .382 .435 .817 0.090 2.22 0.114 -0.024 0.5 12 0
Dickie Thon SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .222 .125 .347 -0.318 3.18 0.000 -0.318 -1.3 1 4
Nolan Ryan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .067 .067 .267 .333 -0.023 1.44 0.000 -0.023 -0.2 0 0 SH
   Jim Pankovits PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .133 .188 .133 .321 -0.040 1.57 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
   Aurelio Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Bailey PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .205 .295 .231 .526 0.098 2.47 0.098 0.000 0.4
   Paul Householder PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Larry Andersen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 3 3 35 .167 .242 .167 .409 -0.692 1.89 0.517 -1.208 -3.4 27 9
SH: N Ryan (2, off J Moyer).
TB: A Ashby 2; K Bass; J Cruz; B Hatcher.
GIDP: G Davis (4).
RBI: B Hatcher (18).
2-out RBI: B Hatcher.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
PB: A Ashby (1).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jamie Moyer, W (3-3) 8 4 1 1 3 3 0 3.45 30 70 0.496 1.46 2.9
Ron Davis, H (1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.89 2 0 0 -0.010 3.00 -0.0
Frank DiPino, S (1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.69 3 1 0 0.204 5.41 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 1 1 3 3 0 1.00 35 70 1 0 0.690 1.89 3.4

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (2-3) 6 5 2 2 2 9 1 2.45 25 61 0.051 1.01 0.9
Aurelio Lopez 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.57 7 0 0 0.103 0.80 1.0
Larry Andersen 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.10 3 0 0 0.036 0.49 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 2 11 1 2.00 35 61 0 0 0.190 0.92 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Bob Engel.
Time of Game: 2:34.
Attendance: 34,921.
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 Phil Garner 3B
4 Leon Durham 1B 4 Glenn Davis 1B
5 Keith Moreland 3B 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 Shawon Dunston SS 6 Jose Cruz LF
7 Jim Sundberg C 7 Alan Ashby C
8 Dave Martinez CF 8 Dickie Thon SS
9 Jamie Moyer P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-2 2 12- O HOU D. Thon F. DiPino 17% 100% Flyball: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- R CHC R. Sandberg N. Ryan 15% 62% Home Run
b3 0-1 2 -2- R HOU B. Hatcher J. Moyer -11% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ashby Scores
t2 0-0 0 1-- CHC K. Moreland N. Ryan 11% 65% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Durham to 3B
b8 1-2 0 --- HOU M. Bailey J. Moyer -10% 60% Walk

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' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC R. Sandberg N. Ryan -2% 48% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey N. Ryan -2% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC A. Dawson N. Ryan -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' Jamie Moyer facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU B. Hatcher J. Moyer 2% 47% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Doran J. Moyer 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU P. Garner J. Moyer 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CHC L. Durham N. Ryan 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 1-- CHC K. Moreland N. Ryan 11% 65% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Durham to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 O CHC S. Dunston N. Ryan -6% 59% Strikeout
t2 0-0 1 -23 RO CHC J. Sundberg N. Ryan -1% 58% Fielder's Choice SS; Durham Scores; Moreland out at 3B/SS-3B-SS; Sundberg to 1B
t2 1-0 2 1-- CHC D. Martinez N. Ryan 2% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive); Sundberg to 2B
t2 1-0 2 12- CHC J. Moyer N. Ryan 3% 63% Walk; Sundberg to 3B; Martinez to 2B
t2 1-0 2 123 O CHC R. Sandberg N. Ryan -7% 56% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Jamie Moyer facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- O HOU G. Davis J. Moyer 3% 59% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Moyer 2% 61% Popfly: SS
b2 0-1 2 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Moyer 1% 62% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
t3 1-0 0 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey N. Ryan -2% 60% Strikeout
t3 1-0 1 --- CHC A. Dawson N. Ryan 4% 64% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t3 1-0 1 -2- O CHC L. Durham N. Ryan -3% 60% Flyball: LF
t3 1-0 2 -2- CHC K. Moreland N. Ryan 0% 61% Passed Ball; Dawson to 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 O CHC K. Moreland N. Ryan -4% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Jamie Moyer facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- HOU A. Ashby J. Moyer -4% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-1 0 1-- O HOU D. Thon J. Moyer 4% 57% Flyball: LF
b3 0-1 1 1-- O HOU N. Ryan J. Moyer 2% 59% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Ashby to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- R HOU B. Hatcher J. Moyer -11% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive); Ashby Scores
b3 1-1 2 1-- O HOU B. Doran J. Moyer 3% 50% Foul Flyball: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
t4 1-1 0 --- O CHC S. Dunston N. Ryan -3% 47% Strikeout
t4 1-1 1 --- O CHC J. Sundberg N. Ryan -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- O CHC D. Martinez N. Ryan -1% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Jamie Moyer facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- HOU P. Garner J. Moyer -4% 40% Walk
b4 1-1 0 1-- OO HOU G. Davis J. Moyer 9% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 1-1 2 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Moyer 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
t5 1-1 0 --- O CHC J. Moyer N. Ryan -3% 47% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-1 1 --- R CHC R. Sandberg N. Ryan 15% 62% Home Run
t5 2-1 1 --- O CHC J. Mumphrey N. Ryan -2% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t5 2-1 2 --- CHC A. Dawson N. Ryan 1% 62% Walk
t5 2-1 2 1-- O CHC L. Durham N. Ryan -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jamie Moyer facing 6-7-8
b5 1-2 0 --- O HOU J. Cruz J. Moyer 3% 63% Flyball: LF
b5 1-2 1 --- O HOU A. Ashby J. Moyer 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- O HOU D. Thon J. Moyer 2% 67% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t6 2-1 0 --- O CHC K. Moreland N. Ryan -2% 64% Flyball: LF
t6 2-1 1 --- O CHC S. Dunston N. Ryan -2% 62% Strikeout Looking
t6 2-1 2 --- O CHC J. Sundberg N. Ryan -1% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jamie Moyer facing 9-1-2
Jim Pankovits pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
b6 1-2 0 --- O HOU J. Pankovits J. Moyer 4% 65% Strikeout Looking
b6 1-2 1 --- O HOU B. Hatcher J. Moyer 3% 68% Groundout: P-1B
b6 1-2 2 --- HOU B. Doran J. Moyer -2% 66% Walk
b6 1-2 2 1-- O HOU P. Garner J. Moyer 4% 70% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Aurelio Lopez facing 8-9-1
Aurelio Lopez replaces Jim Pankovits (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-1 0 --- O CHC D. Martinez A. Lopez -2% 68% Lineout: LF
t7 2-1 1 --- O CHC J. Moyer A. Lopez -2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-1 2 --- CHC R. Sandberg A. Lopez 1% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 2-1 2 1-- CHC J. Mumphrey A. Lopez 1% 68% Sandberg Steals 2B
t7 2-1 2 -2- O CHC J. Mumphrey A. Lopez -4% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jamie Moyer facing 4-5-6
Brian Dayett replaces Jerry Mumphrey playing LF batting 2nd
b7 1-2 0 --- O HOU G. Davis J. Moyer 5% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 1-2 1 --- O HOU K. Bass J. Moyer 3% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-2 2 --- HOU J. Cruz J. Moyer -3% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 1-2 2 1-- HOU A. Ashby J. Moyer -4% 66% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cruz to 2B
b7 1-2 2 12- O HOU D. Thon J. Moyer 9% 75% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Aurelio Lopez facing 3-4-5
t8 2-1 0 --- O CHC A. Dawson A. Lopez -2% 73% Popfly: 1B
t8 2-1 1 --- O CHC L. Durham A. Lopez -2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 2-1 2 --- O CHC K. Moreland A. Lopez -1% 70% Foul Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Jamie Moyer facing 9-1-2
Mark Bailey pinch hits for Aurelio Lopez (P) batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 --- HOU M. Bailey J. Moyer -10% 60% Walk
Paul Householder pinch runs for Mark Bailey (PH) batting 9th
b8 1-2 0 1-- O HOU B. Hatcher J. Moyer 9% 70% Lineout: 3B
b8 1-2 1 1-- O HOU B. Doran J. Moyer 8% 77% Flyball: CF
b8 1-2 2 1-- O HOU P. Garner J. Moyer 7% 84% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 6-7-8
Larry Andersen replaces Paul Householder (PR) pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-1 0 --- O CHC S. Dunston L. Andersen -2% 83% Flyball: CF
t9 2-1 1 --- O CHC J. Sundberg L. Andersen -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-1 2 --- O CHC D. Martinez L. Andersen -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Ron Davis facing 4-5-6
Ron Davis replaces Jim Sundberg (C) pitching and batting 7th
Jody Davis replaces Jamie Moyer (P) playing C batting 9th
b9 1-2 0 --- O HOU G. Davis R. Davis 9% 89% Flyball: RF
b9 1-2 1 --- HOU K. Bass R. Davis -10% 80% Single to CF
Frank DiPino replaces Ron Davis pitching and batting 7th
b9 1-2 1 1-- O HOU J. Cruz F. DiPino 6% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bass to 2B
b9 1-2 2 -2- HOU A. Ashby F. DiPino -3% 83% Reached on Interference on C; Ashby to 1B
b9 1-2 2 12- O HOU D. Thon F. DiPino 17% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.

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