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Standings
OAK
@BAL
6
7
CLE
@BOS
3
1
CHW
@KCR
5
4
 
(11)
MIL
@MIN
6
0
CAL
@NYY
3
1
DET
@TEX
3
9
SEA
@TOR
2
3
 
(11)
MON
@ATL
5
2
CIN
@CHC
1
3
PIT
@HOU
4
3
NYM
@LAD
2
3
 
(16)
PHI
@SFG
1
4
SDP
@STL
4
6
Sunday, September 6, 1987,
, Astrodome
Attendance: 25,374, Time of Game: 2:50
Pirates
4
62-74
 Won 1 
6th, 19½ GB
at Astros
3
68-68
 Lost 1 
2nd, 5½ GB
W: Mike Dunne (10-5)
S: Jim Gott (7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   0  0  2   1  0  0    4 10  1
Astros          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    3 10  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Barry Bonds LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .254 .326 .490 .817 -0.071 0.75 0.013 -0.084 -0.6 1 0
Jose Lind 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .250 .294 .344 .638 0.111 0.76 0.135 -0.024 0.7 2 5
Andy Van Slyke CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .292 .357 .505 .862 0.204 1.30 0.240 -0.036 1.5 3 0
Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .292 .336 .464 .801 0.003 1.50 0.089 -0.086 -0.3 0 3
Sid Bream 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .268 .336 .404 .740 -0.124 1.15 0.000 -0.124 -1.1 12 4
R.J. Reynolds RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .253 .317 .385 .702 0.096 1.02 0.118 -0.022 0.4 0 0 2B
Mike LaValliere C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .301 .383 .374 .757 0.037 1.02 0.107 -0.070 0.5 3 0
Al Pedrique SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .305 .355 .371 .727 -0.080 0.77 0.000 -0.080 -0.8 4 1
Mike Dunne P 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .093 .170 .116 .286 -0.026 0.77 0.018 -0.044 -0.3 2 3
   Jim Gott P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .091 .364 .455 -0.016 0.64 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 10 4 2 7 38 .278 .316 .306 .621 0.134 0.99 0.720 -0.586 -0.4 27 16
2B: R Reynolds (22, off M Hernandez).
TB: J Lind 3; R Reynolds 3; M LaValliere 2; A Van Slyke 2; B Bonilla.
RBI: M LaValliere (34); B Bonilla (58); R Reynolds (43); A Van Slyke (71).
2-out RBI: M LaValliere; A Van Slyke.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 8.
Fielding
E: B Bonilla (13).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .296 .357 .352 .709 0.131 1.22 0.173 -0.043 0.4 1 0
Bill Doran 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .288 .361 .420 .780 0.222 2.73 0.316 -0.094 0.2 2 6 SB
Denny Walling 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .285 .355 .426 .781 -0.358 2.25 0.000 -0.358 -1.6 1 1
Alan Ashby C 5 2 1 1 0 0 5 .296 .380 .445 .825 -0.100 2.49 0.181 -0.281 0.3 7 0 HR
Kevin Bass RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .287 .346 .457 .803 -0.090 1.63 0.032 -0.122 -0.3 1 1
Jose Cruz LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .248 .310 .413 .723 0.154 1.40 0.213 -0.059 1.0 1 0 2B,SB
Glenn Davis 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .248 .301 .452 .753 0.058 1.76 0.106 -0.048 0.6 12 2 2B
Craig Reynolds SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .266 .319 .367 .686 -0.188 2.03 0.011 -0.199 -1.0 0 3
Manny Hernandez P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.067 1.21 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 1 1
   Juan Agosto P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Terry Puhl PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .284 .269 .553 -0.038 1.52 0.000 -0.038 -0.2
   Larry Andersen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ken Caminiti PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .290 .359 .649 -0.086 3.43 0.000 -0.086 -0.2
Team Totals 38 3 10 3 2 3 40 .263 .300 .395 .695 -0.362 1.95 1.032 -1.395 -1.4 27 14
2B: J Cruz (16, off M Dunne); G Davis (32, off M Dunne).
HR: A Ashby (13, off M Dunne, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
TB: A Ashby 4; J Cruz 3; B Doran 2; G Davis 2; G Young 2; K Bass; C Reynolds.
RBI: G Davis (75); A Ashby (60); J Cruz (37).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
E: D Walling (6).
Outfield Assists: K Bass (B Bonilla at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Cruz (3, 3rd base off M Dunne/M LaValliere); B Doran (30, 2nd base off J Gott/M LaValliere).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Dunne, W (10-5) 7.1 8 3 1 2 1 1 2.73 33 53 0.023 1.25 0.4
Jim Gott, S (7) 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.84 7 1 0 0.341 5.03 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 3 1 2 3 1 1.00 40 53 1 0 0.364 1.95 1.4

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Manny Hernandez, L (0-2) 5.2 7 3 3 1 5 0 2.84 24 47 -0.146 1.12 -0.4
Juan Agosto 1.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.00 7 1 0 -0.053 1.06 -0.2
Larry Andersen 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.24 7 0 0 0.063 0.43 1.0
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 2 7 0 4.00 38 47 1 0 -0.136 0.99 0.4
Balks: M Hernandez (1).
WP: M Dunne (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dutch Rennert, 1B - Dave Pallone, 2B - Ed Montague, 3B - Lee Weyer.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 25,374.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Barry Bonds LF 1 Gerald Young CF
2 Jose Lind 2B 2 Bill Doran 2B
3 Andy Van Slyke CF 3 Denny Walling 3B
4 Bobby Bonilla 3B 4 Alan Ashby C
5 Sid Bream 1B 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 R.J. Reynolds RF 6 Jose Cruz LF
7 Mike LaValliere C 7 Glenn Davis 1B
8 Al Pedrique SS 8 Craig Reynolds SS
9 Mike Dunne P 9 Manny Hernandez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 3-4 1 1-3 O HOU D. Walling J. Gott 26% 80% Strikeout
b9 3-4 1 1-- HOU B. Doran J. Gott -25% 54% Single; Young to 3B
b9 3-4 2 -23 O HOU A. Ashby J. Gott 24% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 2-4 0 --- R HOU A. Ashby M. Dunne -14% 70% Home Run
t7 3-2 2 12- R PIT A. Van Slyke J. Agosto 13% 82% Single; Bonds Scores; Lind to 3B

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' Manny Hernandez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Bonds M. Hernandez -2% 48% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT J. Lind M. Hernandez -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT A. Van Slyke M. Hernandez -1% 45% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O HOU G. Young M. Dunne 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- O HOU B. Doran M. Dunne 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- O HOU D. Walling M. Dunne 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Manny Hernandez facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT B. Bonilla M. Hernandez -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- O PIT S. Bream M. Hernandez -2% 46% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 --- PIT R. Reynolds M. Hernandez 2% 48% Double
t2 0-0 2 -2- R PIT M. LaValliere M. Hernandez 10% 58% Single; Reynolds Scores
t2 1-0 2 1-- O PIT A. Pedrique M. Hernandez -2% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- HOU A. Ashby M. Dunne -4% 52% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Ashby to 1B
b2 0-1 0 1-- O HOU K. Bass M. Dunne 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B; Ashby to 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- R HOU J. Cruz M. Dunne -11% 43% Double; Ashby Scores/unER
b2 1-1 1 -2- HOU G. Davis M. Dunne -3% 40% Cruz Steals 3B
b2 1-1 1 --3 RO HOU G. Davis M. Dunne -2% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B; Cruz Scores/unER
b2 2-1 2 --- HOU C. Reynolds M. Dunne -1% 36% Single
b2 2-1 2 1-- O HOU M. Hernandez M. Dunne 2% 38% Groundout: 1B-P
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Manny Hernandez facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- O PIT M. Dunne M. Hernandez -3% 36% Strikeout
t3 1-2 1 --- O PIT B. Bonds M. Hernandez -2% 34% Flyball: RF
t3 1-2 2 --- PIT J. Lind M. Hernandez 1% 35% Single
t3 1-2 2 1-- O PIT A. Van Slyke M. Hernandez -3% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 1-2-3
b3 2-1 0 --- HOU G. Young M. Dunne -3% 30% Single
b3 2-1 0 1-- O HOU B. Doran M. Dunne 3% 33% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 2-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Walling M. Dunne 3% 35% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 2-1 2 1-- O HOU A. Ashby M. Dunne 2% 37% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Manny Hernandez facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- O PIT B. Bonilla M. Hernandez -3% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-2 1 --- O PIT S. Bream M. Hernandez -2% 32% Strikeout
t4 1-2 2 --- O PIT R. Reynolds M. Hernandez -1% 31% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- HOU K. Bass M. Dunne -3% 28% Single
b4 2-1 0 1-- O HOU J. Cruz M. Dunne 3% 31% Flyball: CF
b4 2-1 1 1-- HOU G. Davis M. Dunne -3% 28% Walk; Bass to 2B
b4 2-1 1 12- O HOU C. Reynolds M. Dunne 3% 31% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B; Bass to 3B
b4 2-1 2 1-3 O HOU M. Hernandez M. Dunne 5% 36% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Manny Hernandez facing 7-8-9
t5 1-2 0 --- O PIT M. LaValliere M. Hernandez -3% 32% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 1-2 1 --- O PIT A. Pedrique M. Hernandez -2% 30% Strikeout
t5 1-2 2 --- PIT M. Dunne M. Hernandez 2% 32% Walk
t5 1-2 2 1-- O PIT B. Bonds M. Hernandez -3% 29% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- O HOU G. Young M. Dunne 2% 31% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 1 --- HOU B. Doran M. Dunne -2% 29% Single
b5 2-1 1 1-- O HOU D. Walling M. Dunne 3% 31% Flyball: LF
b5 2-1 2 1-- O HOU A. Ashby M. Dunne 2% 33% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Manny Hernandez facing 2-3-4
t6 1-2 0 --- PIT J. Lind M. Hernandez 10% 43% Single; Lind to 2B/Adv on E5
t6 1-2 0 -2- PIT A. Van Slyke M. Hernandez 11% 54% Single; Lind to 3B
t6 1-2 0 1-3 R PIT B. Bonilla M. Hernandez 9% 63% Single; Lind Scores; Van Slyke to 2B
t6 2-2 0 12- O PIT S. Bream M. Hernandez -8% 56% Flyball: LF
t6 2-2 1 12- RO PIT R. Reynolds M. Hernandez 8% 64% Single; Van Slyke Scores; Bonilla out at 3B/RF-1B-3B
t6 3-2 2 1-- PIT M. LaValliere M. Hernandez 1% 65% Balk; Reynolds to 2B
Juan Agosto replaces Manny Hernandez pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-2 2 -2- O PIT M. LaValliere J. Agosto -4% 61% Groundout: P unassisted
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 5-6-7
b6 2-3 0 --- O HOU K. Bass M. Dunne 4% 65% Flyball: 2B
b6 2-3 1 --- O HOU J. Cruz M. Dunne 3% 68% Flyball: SS
b6 2-3 2 --- HOU G. Davis M. Dunne -4% 64% Double
b6 2-3 2 -2- HOU C. Reynolds M. Dunne -1% 63% Wild Pitch; Davis to 3B
b6 2-3 2 --3 O HOU C. Reynolds M. Dunne 7% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Juan Agosto facing 8-9-1
t7 3-2 0 --- O PIT A. Pedrique J. Agosto -2% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-2 1 --- O PIT M. Dunne J. Agosto -2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-2 2 --- PIT B. Bonds J. Agosto 1% 67% Walk
t7 3-2 2 1-- PIT J. Lind J. Agosto 2% 69% Single; Bonds to 2B
t7 3-2 2 12- R PIT A. Van Slyke J. Agosto 13% 82% Single; Bonds Scores; Lind to 3B
t7 4-2 2 1-3 O PIT B. Bonilla J. Agosto -3% 79% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 9-1-2
Terry Puhl pinch hits for Juan Agosto (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- O HOU T. Puhl M. Dunne 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-4 1 --- HOU G. Young M. Dunne -5% 78% Walk
b7 2-4 1 1-- O HOU B. Doran M. Dunne 5% 83% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 2-4 2 1-- O HOU D. Walling M. Dunne 4% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 5-6-7
Larry Andersen replaces Terry Puhl (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- O PIT S. Bream L. Andersen -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-2 1 --- O PIT R. Reynolds L. Andersen -1% 85% Strikeout
t8 4-2 2 --- PIT M. LaValliere L. Andersen 1% 86% Single
t8 4-2 2 1-- O PIT A. Pedrique L. Andersen -1% 84% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Mike Dunne facing 4-5-6
b8 2-4 0 --- R HOU A. Ashby M. Dunne -14% 70% Home Run
b8 3-4 0 --- O HOU K. Bass M. Dunne 6% 77% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 3-4 1 --- HOU J. Cruz M. Dunne -7% 70% Single
Jim Gott replaces Mike Dunne pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-4 1 1-- O HOU G. Davis J. Gott 5% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B; Cruz to 2B
b8 3-4 2 -2- O HOU C. Reynolds J. Gott 10% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Larry Andersen facing 9-1-2
t9 4-3 0 --- O PIT J. Gott L. Andersen -2% 83% Strikeout
t9 4-3 1 --- O PIT B. Bonds L. Andersen -1% 81% Popfly: 1B
t9 4-3 2 --- O PIT J. Lind L. Andersen -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Jim Gott facing 9-1-2
Ken Caminiti pinch hits for Larry Andersen (P) batting 9th
b9 3-4 0 --- O HOU K. Caminiti J. Gott 9% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-4 1 --- HOU G. Young J. Gott -10% 80% Single
b9 3-4 1 1-- HOU B. Doran J. Gott -25% 54% Single; Young to 3B
b9 3-4 1 1-3 O HOU D. Walling J. Gott 26% 80% Strikeout
b9 3-4 2 1-3 HOU A. Ashby J. Gott -4% 76% Doran Steals 2B
b9 3-4 2 -23 O HOU A. Ashby J. Gott 24% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 3.

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