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Scores
Standings
MIL
@BAL
2
7
CHW
@CAL
5
7
BOS
@DET
2
4
MIN
@NYY
3
5
SEA
@OAK
4
5
CLE
@TEX
5
3
KCR
@TOR
11
1
SFG
@ATL
2
7
PHI
@CHC
4
7
SDP
@CIN
4
1
LAD
@HOU
5
3
NYM
@PIT
5
3
MON
@STL
5
4
Saturday, August 6, 1988, 7:35
, Astrodome
Attendance: 43,521, Time of Game: 2:48
Dodgers
5
62-46
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
3
59-50
 Lost 1 
2nd, 3½ GB
W: Tim Belcher (8-4)
L: Nolan Ryan (8-9)
S: Jay Howell (14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Dodgers         0  0  0   2  1  0   2  0  0    5  9  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  3  0    3  7  1

Los Angeles Dodgers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Steve Sax 2B 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .302 .352 .384 .736 17 10 0.088 0.62 0.099 -0.011 1.0 0 2 2·SB
Kirk Gibson LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 5 .310 .392 .530 .923 20 12 0.114 0.72 0.131 -0.017 1.1 1 0 2B,SH
Mike Marshall RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .263 .304 .418 .721 7 6 0.087 1.01 0.158 -0.071 1.3 1 0 2B
Pedro Guerrero 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .305 .379 .406 .785 23 14 -0.112 0.93 0.000 -0.112 -1.3 2 2
   Franklin Stubbs 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .296 .371 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
John Shelby CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .283 .345 .404 .748 12 11 -0.105 0.75 0.017 -0.122 -0.8 4 0
Mike Scioscia C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .271 .349 .343 .692 17 8 -0.011 0.94 0.017 -0.027 -0.4 10 1 IW
Tracy Woodson 3B 4 0 1 2 0 2 4 .200 .229 .277 .505 17 12 0.167 1.19 0.193 -0.026 0.8 1 1
Alfredo Griffin SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .155 .203 .224 .427 10 9 -0.020 0.50 0.024 -0.044 0.0 5 1 SB
Tim Belcher P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .083 .083 .139 .222 11 9 -0.030 0.52 0.000 -0.030 -0.4 1 1 SH
   Jay Howell P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 2 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 9 5 2 7 38 .265 .306 .324 .629 137 93 0.174 0.76 0.639 -0.464 1.3 27 8
2B: M Marshall (21, off N Ryan); K Gibson (22, off N Ryan).
SH: K Gibson (3, off N Ryan); T Belcher (2, off N Ryan).
IBB: M Scioscia (11, by N Ryan).
TB: M Marshall 3; K Gibson 3; S Sax 3; T Woodson; J Shelby.
RBI: T Woodson 2 (8); K Gibson (60); M Marshall (62); S Sax (42).
2-out RBI: T Woodson 2; M Marshall; K Gibson.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
E: A Griffin (7).
Baserunning
SB: S Sax 2 (30, 2nd base off N Ryan/C Biggio 2); A Griffin (4, 3rd base off N Ryan/C Biggio).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gerald Young CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .350 .330 .680 12 7 -0.030 0.83 0.034 -0.064 -0.4 1 0 2·SB
   Dave Meads P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Billy Hatcher PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .275 .329 .357 .687 4 0 0.029 0.91 0.029 0.000 0.2
Bill Doran 2B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .279 .355 .374 .729 20 11 -0.078 0.99 0.010 -0.088 -0.8 4 2
Terry Puhl LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .357 .444 .461 .905 18 13 -0.078 0.89 0.007 -0.085 -0.5 1 1
Glenn Davis 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .275 .342 .500 .842 14 7 0.070 0.81 0.097 -0.027 0.9 7 2
   Jim Pankovits PR-1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .299 .341 .640 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Kevin Bass RF 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .268 .325 .412 .737 10 8 -0.017 1.23 0.100 -0.116 1.6 1 0 HR,CS
Denny Walling 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .243 .304 .345 .649 6 4 -0.047 1.39 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 0 4
   Ken Caminiti 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .207 .233 .345 .578 5 3 -0.031 0.65 0.000 -0.031 -0.2 0 1
Rafael Ramirez SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .255 .281 .360 .642 19 10 -0.025 0.83 0.018 -0.043 -0.4 1 4
Craig Biggio C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .192 .241 .269 .510 8 7 -0.083 1.65 0.000 -0.083 -0.6 6 0
   Casey Candaele PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .165 .229 .223 .452 9 6 -0.042 0.87 0.000 -0.042 -0.3 1 0
Nolan Ryan P 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .059 .094 .059 .153 10 5 0.027 0.81 0.043 -0.016 0.2 1 0
   Craig Reynolds PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263 .298 .322 .620 2 1 0.004 0.09 0.004 0.000 0.1
   Alex Trevino C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .239 .341 .367 .708 4 3 -0.023 0.97 0.000 -0.023 -0.1 2 0
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 5 10 38 .212 .316 .303 .619 141 85 -0.324 0.95 0.342 -0.665 -0.7 27 15
HR: K Bass (11, off T Belcher, 8th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: K Bass 5; G Davis 2; T Puhl; G Young; C Reynolds.
RBI: K Bass 3 (52).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
E: N Ryan (4).
Outfield Assists: T Puhl (T Woodson at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: G Young 2 (57, 2nd base off T Belcher/M Scioscia 2).
CS: K Bass (4, 2nd base by T Belcher/M Scioscia).

Los Angeles Dodgers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tim Belcher, W (8-4) 7.1 7 3 3 4 8 1 3.41 32 119 74 40 15 19 8 12 3 0 56 0.218 0.93 0.1
Jay Howell, S (14) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.23 6 22 11 5 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.108 1.05 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 5 10 1 3.00 38 141 85 45 17 23 9 14 3 0 56 0 0 0.326 0.95 0.7

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (8-9) 7 8 5 3 2 6 0 4.06 31 109 74 37 18 18 14 9 5 0 49 -0.188 0.90 -2.1
Dave Meads 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.31 7 28 19 10 2 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.014 0.11 0.8
Team Totals 9 9 5 3 2 7 0 3.00 38 137 93 47 20 25 17 12 6 0 49 0 0 -0.174 0.76 -1.3
Balks: N Ryan (6).
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: N Ryan (5; M Scioscia).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bob Davidson, 1B - Doug Harvey, 2B - Jerry Crawford, 3B - Steve Rippley.
Time of Game: 2:48.
Attendance: 43,521.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers         Houston Astros
1 Steve Sax 2B 1 Gerald Young CF
2 Kirk Gibson LF 2 Bill Doran 2B
3 Mike Marshall RF 3 Terry Puhl LF
4 Pedro Guerrero 1B 4 Glenn Davis 1B
5 John Shelby CF 5 Kevin Bass RF
6 Mike Scioscia C 6 Denny Walling 3B
7 Tracy Woodson 3B 7 Rafael Ramirez SS
8 Alfredo Griffin SS 8 Craig Biggio C
9 Tim Belcher P 9 Nolan Ryan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 0-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  RRO LAD T. Woodson N. Ryan 19% 73% Single (Line Drive); Gibson Scores; Marshall Scores; Woodson out at 2B/LF-3B-2B
t4 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  LAD M. Marshall N. Ryan 14% 68% Double (Line Drive); Gibson to 3B
t4 0-0 1 -23 4,(0-2)  O LAD J. Shelby N. Ryan -10% 52% Strikeout
t5 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R LAD K. Gibson N. Ryan 8% 86% Single (Ground Ball); Sax Scores
b8 0-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU K. Bass T. Belcher -7% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Puhl Scores; Pankovits Scores

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' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  LAD S. Sax N. Ryan 4% 54% Single (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  LAD K. Gibson N. Ryan 3% 56% Sax Steals 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O LAD K. Gibson N. Ryan -1% 55% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice; Sax to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O LAD M. Marshall N. Ryan -6% 49% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 --3 9,(3-2)  O LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan -4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Tim Belcher facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Young T. Belcher 2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Doran T. Belcher 1% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Puhl T. Belcher 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD J. Shelby N. Ryan -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O LAD M. Scioscia N. Ryan -1% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O LAD T. Woodson N. Ryan -1% 45% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Tim Belcher facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU G. Davis T. Belcher -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU K. Bass T. Belcher 4% 45% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Walling T. Belcher 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU R. Ramirez T. Belcher 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O LAD A. Griffin N. Ryan -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O LAD T. Belcher N. Ryan -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O LAD S. Sax N. Ryan -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Dodgers' Tim Belcher facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Belcher 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU N. Ryan T. Belcher 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU G. Young T. Belcher -1% 48% Single (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Doran T. Belcher -1% 46% Young Steals 2B
b3 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Doran T. Belcher -1% 45% Walk
b3 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O HOU T. Puhl T. Belcher 5% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Dodgers 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Dodgers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  LAD K. Gibson N. Ryan 5% 55% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  LAD M. Marshall N. Ryan 14% 68% Double (Line Drive); Gibson to 3B
t4 0-0 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan -7% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 1 -23 4,(0-2)  O LAD J. Shelby N. Ryan -10% 52% Strikeout
t4 0-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  LAD M. Scioscia N. Ryan 2% 53% Intentional Walk
t4 0-0 2 123 3,(0-2)  RRO LAD T. Woodson N. Ryan 19% 73% Single (Line Drive); Gibson Scores; Marshall Scores; Woodson out at 2B/LF-3B-2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Dodgers' Tim Belcher facing 4-5-6
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Davis T. Belcher 3% 75% Flyball: RF
b4 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU K. Bass T. Belcher -3% 72% Single (Line Drive)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Walling T. Belcher 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Walling to 3B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b4 0-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Ramirez T. Belcher -2% 72% Walk
b4 0-2 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio T. Belcher 6% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Dodgers 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O LAD A. Griffin N. Ryan -1% 77% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 2-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O LAD T. Belcher N. Ryan -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  LAD S. Sax N. Ryan 1% 77% Single (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  LAD K. Gibson N. Ryan 1% 77% Sax Steals 2B
t5 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R LAD K. Gibson N. Ryan 8% 86% Single (Ground Ball); Sax Scores
t5 3-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O LAD M. Marshall N. Ryan -1% 85% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Tim Belcher facing 9-1-2
b5 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU N. Ryan T. Belcher -4% 80% Walk
b5 0-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Young T. Belcher 4% 84% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b5 0-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Doran T. Belcher 3% 87% Popfly: CF (Short CF-RF)
b5 0-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU T. Puhl T. Belcher -1% 86% Young Steals 2B
b5 0-3 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU T. Puhl T. Belcher 3% 89% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 4-5-6
Ken Caminiti replaces Denny Walling playing 3B batting 6th
t6 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  LAD J. Shelby N. Ryan 1% 89% Single (Line Drive)
t6 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  LAD M. Scioscia N. Ryan 1% 90% Balk; Shelby to 2B
t6 3-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O LAD M. Scioscia N. Ryan -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B; Shelby to 3B
t6 3-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O LAD T. Woodson N. Ryan -2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Dodgers' Tim Belcher facing 4-5-6
b6 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU G. Davis T. Belcher -4% 83% Single (Ground Ball)
b6 0-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Bass T. Belcher 4% 87% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Caminiti T. Belcher 4% 91% Bass Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU K. Caminiti T. Belcher 1% 92% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Nolan Ryan facing 8-9-1
t7 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  LAD A. Griffin N. Ryan 1% 93% Reached on E1 (throw) (Ground Ball)
t7 3-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O LAD T. Belcher N. Ryan -0% 92% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Griffin to 2B
t7 3-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  LAD S. Sax N. Ryan 1% 94% Griffin Steals 3B
t7 3-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  RO LAD S. Sax N. Ryan 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS-1B; Griffin Scores/unER
t7 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  LAD K. Gibson N. Ryan 0% 95% Double (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t7 4-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R LAD M. Marshall N. Ryan 2% 98% Single (Line Drive); Gibson Scores/unER
t7 5-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O LAD P. Guerrero N. Ryan -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Dodgers' Tim Belcher facing 7-8-9
Franklin Stubbs replaces Pedro Guerrero playing 1B batting 4th
b7 0-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Ramirez T. Belcher 1% 98% Flyball: CF
Casey Candaele pinch hits for Craig Biggio (C) batting 8th
b7 0-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Candaele T. Belcher 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Craig Reynolds pinch hits for Nolan Ryan (P) batting 9th
b7 0-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Reynolds T. Belcher -0% 98% Single (Pop Fly to Short CF-RF)
b7 0-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Young T. Belcher 1% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Dave Meads facing 5-6-7
Dave Meads replaces Gerald Young (CF) pitching and batting 1st
Alex Trevino replaces Craig Reynolds (PH) playing C batting 9th
Casey Candaele moves from PH to CF
t8 5-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O LAD J. Shelby D. Meads -0% 99% Flyball: C
t8 5-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O LAD M. Scioscia D. Meads -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 5-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O LAD T. Woodson D. Meads -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Dodgers' Tim Belcher facing 2-3-4
b8 0-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Doran T. Belcher 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 0-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU T. Puhl T. Belcher -1% 98% Single (Pop Fly to Deep 2B)
b8 0-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU G. Davis T. Belcher -1% 97% Single (Line Drive); Puhl to 2B
Jim Pankovits pinch runs for Glenn Davis (1B) batting 4th
b8 0-5 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU K. Bass T. Belcher -7% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Puhl Scores; Pankovits Scores
Jay Howell replaces Tim Belcher pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Caminiti J. Howell 2% 93% Popfly: 3B
b8 3-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Ramirez J. Howell 1% 94% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Dodgers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Dave Meads facing 8-9-1
Jim Pankovits moves from PR to 1B
t9 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O LAD A. Griffin D. Meads -1% 93% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
t9 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O LAD J. Howell D. Meads -0% 93% Groundout: P-1B
t9 5-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  LAD S. Sax D. Meads 0% 93% Single (Line Drive)
t9 5-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O LAD K. Gibson D. Meads -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Dodgers' Jay Howell facing 8-9-1
b9 3-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Candaele J. Howell 4% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 3-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU A. Trevino J. Howell 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Billy Hatcher pinch hits for Dave Meads (P) batting 1st
b9 3-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Hatcher J. Howell -3% 96% Walk
b9 3-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Doran J. Howell -0% 96% Defensive Indifference; Hatcher to 2B
b9 3-5 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Doran J. Howell 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Dodgers 5, Astros 3.

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  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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