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DET
@BOS
2
5
CHW
@CLE
4
3
OAK
@KCR
0
2
SEA
@MIN
0
1
BAL
@NYY
6
4
CAL
@TEX
2
3
MIL
@TOR
0
7
ATL
@CHC
5
3
PIT
@CIN
4
6
STL
@HOU
5
3
PHI
@LAD
0
4
NYM
@SDP
4
9
MON
@SFG
3
8
Saturday, August 26, 1989, 7:35
, Astrodome
Attendance: 31,301, Time of Game: 3:04
Cardinals
5
70-58
 Won 3 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Astros
3
69-60
 Lost 5 
2nd, 5 GB
W: Ken Hill (7-10)
L: Rick Rhoden (1-5)
S: Todd Worrell (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  1    5 10  0
Astros          0  1  0   0  1  0   0  1  0    3  9  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willie McGee CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .599 21 12 -0.095 0.80 0.000 -0.095 -1.1 4 0
Ozzie Smith SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 .277 .706 23 14 0.004 0.58 0.042 -0.039 0.1 1 4 2B
Milt Thompson LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 .286 .730 13 9 0.017 0.67 0.049 -0.032 0.1 1 0 SB
   Ken Dayley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Denny Walling PH-1B 1 0 1 1 0 0 .319 .939 2 2 0.086 0.85 0.086 0.000 1.0 2 0
Pedro Guerrero 1B 3 1 2 2 2 0 .316 .868 21 9 0.283 1.14 0.293 -0.010 2.3 8 2 SB
   Todd Worrell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Terry Pendleton 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .257 .689 12 10 0.113 1.36 0.210 -0.098 0.3 0 4 HR
Tom Brunansky RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .249 .766 13 7 -0.008 0.68 0.036 -0.044 -0.2 3 0
Jose Oquendo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .742 13 8 -0.104 0.70 0.000 -0.104 -1.1 1 2 GDP
Todd Zeile C 3 0 1 0 1 0 .333 1.078 16 9 0.018 0.33 0.033 -0.016 0.2 4 0 3B
Ken Hill P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .412 6 3 -0.050 0.94 0.000 -0.050 -0.5 1 1
   John Morris PH-LF 2 1 1 0 0 1 .253 .625 12 9 0.000 0.71 0.021 -0.021 0.2 1 0
Team Totals 36 5 10 5 4 2 .278 .794 152 92 0.264 0.80 0.770 -0.509 1.2 27 13
2B: O Smith (26, off R Rhoden).
3B: T Zeile (1, off R Rhoden).
HR: T Pendleton (11, off R Rhoden; 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: T Pendleton 4; O Smith 3; T Zeile 3; P Guerrero 2; M Thompson 2; D Walling; J Morris.
GIDP: J Oquendo (12).
RBI: T Pendleton 2 (58); P Guerrero 2 (88); D Walling (9).
2-out RBI: P Guerrero 2; D Walling.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: M Thompson (22, 2nd base off R Rhoden/C Biggio); P Guerrero (1, 2nd base off R Rhoden/C Biggio).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Eric Yelding SS-2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .215 .505 21 13 -0.122 1.31 0.021 -0.143 -0.8 1 5
Craig Reynolds 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .216 .536 15 10 0.086 0.94 0.118 -0.032 0.6 1 5
   Bill Doran PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .639 5 2 -0.034 1.27 0.000 -0.034 -0.2 1 0
   Dave Smith P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Harry Spilman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .611 2 1 -0.041 1.49 0.000 -0.041 -0.3
Kevin Bass LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .810 10 5 -0.093 0.93 0.000 -0.093 -0.6 3 0
Glenn Davis 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 .269 .860 13 9 0.068 1.18 0.116 -0.048 0.4 15 0
Glenn Wilson RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .278 .779 14 11 0.021 1.50 0.126 -0.104 0.6 2 0 HR
Terry Puhl CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .259 .683 13 9 -0.057 1.42 0.046 -0.103 -0.5 2 0 SB
Craig Biggio C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .275 .759 14 8 -0.066 1.42 0.012 -0.078 -0.4 1 0
   Danny Darwin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .138 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rafael Ramirez PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .621 7 5 -0.063 2.35 0.000 -0.063 -0.2 0 1
Ken Caminiti 3B 3 1 1 1 1 1 .251 .680 12 7 0.104 1.55 0.178 -0.074 1.0 0 1
Rick Rhoden P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .391 4 3 -0.071 2.00 0.000 -0.071 -0.6 0 2 SH
   Alex Trevino C 2 0 1 0 0 0 .315 .795 12 7 0.032 0.97 0.054 -0.023 0.1 1 0
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 2 3 .257 .640 142 90 -0.236 1.34 0.671 -0.907 -0.8 27 14
HR: G Wilson (10, off K Dayley; 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF).
SH: R Rhoden (2, off K Hill).
TB: G Wilson 5; G Davis 2; A Trevino; T Puhl; E Yelding; K Caminiti; C Reynolds.
RBI: K Caminiti (55); C Reynolds (11); G Wilson (53).
2-out RBI: K Caminiti; C Reynolds; G Wilson.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Reynolds-E Yelding-G Davis.
Baserunning
SB: T Puhl (8, 2nd base off K Hill/T Zeile).

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Ken Hill, W (7-10) 6 5 2 2 2 2 0 3.61 25 86 55 38 5 12 11 10 6 0 54 0.097 1.35 0.5
Ken Dayley, H (19) 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 2.34 9 42 26 19 2 5 4 5 1 0 0 0 0.064 1.20 -0.2
Todd Worrell, S (19) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.06 4 14 9 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.075 1.61 0.4
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 2 3 1 3.00 38 142 90 61 9 20 18 15 7 0 54 0 0 0.236 1.34 0.8

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
Rick Rhoden, L (1-5) 6.2 7 4 4 4 1 1 3.84 30 119 68 47 6 15 15 10 5 0 41 -0.122 0.82 -0.5
Danny Darwin 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.20 5 16 12 8 2 2 0 4 1 0 2 1 -0.073 0.77 -0.1
Dave Smith 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.00 5 17 12 9 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 -0.070 0.68 -0.6
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 4 2 1 5.00 40 152 92 64 10 18 18 16 8 0 41 2 1 -0.265 0.80 -1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Bruce Froemming, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 3:04.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Houston Astros
1 Willie McGee CF 1 Eric Yelding SS
2 Ozzie Smith SS 2 Craig Reynolds 2B
3 Milt Thompson LF 3 Kevin Bass LF
4 Pedro Guerrero 1B 4 Glenn Davis 1B
5 Terry Pendleton 3B 5 Glenn Wilson RF
6 Tom Brunansky RF 6 Terry Puhl CF
7 Jose Oquendo 2B 7 Craig Biggio C
8 Todd Zeile C 8 Ken Caminiti 3B
9 Ken Hill P 9 Rick Rhoden P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR STL T. Pendleton R. Rhoden 21% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Guerrero Scores
b2 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU K. Caminiti K. Hill -12% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Puhl Scores; Biggio to 2B
t7 3-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R STL P. Guerrero D. Darwin 12% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Smith Scores; Thompson to 3B
b5 1-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Reynolds K. Hill -12% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Caminiti Scores
t1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL P. Guerrero R. Rhoden 11% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Thompson Scores; Guerrero to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Rick Rhoden facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL W. McGee R. Rhoden -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL O. Smith R. Rhoden -1% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  STL M. Thompson R. Rhoden 1% 48% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL P. Guerrero R. Rhoden 1% 49% Thompson Steals 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL P. Guerrero R. Rhoden 11% 60% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Thompson Scores; Guerrero to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t1 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Pendleton R. Rhoden -3% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Ken Hill facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU E. Yelding K. Hill 2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Reynolds K. Hill 2% 61% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Bass K. Hill 1% 62% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Rick Rhoden facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Brunansky R. Rhoden -2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Oquendo R. Rhoden -1% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t2 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  STL T. Zeile R. Rhoden 2% 61% Triple to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t2 1-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O STL K. Hill R. Rhoden -3% 58% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Ken Hill facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU G. Davis K. Hill 2% 60% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU G. Wilson K. Hill -3% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Puhl K. Hill 3% 60% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b2 0-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Biggio K. Hill -1% 59% Puhl Steals 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio K. Hill -1% 58% Walk
b2 0-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R HOU K. Caminiti K. Hill -12% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive); Puhl Scores; Biggio to 2B
b2 1-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Rhoden K. Hill 4% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Rick Rhoden facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O STL W. McGee R. Rhoden -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t3 1-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL O. Smith R. Rhoden -2% 46% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
t3 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Thompson R. Rhoden -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cardinals' Ken Hill facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU E. Yelding K. Hill 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Reynolds K. Hill 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b3 1-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU K. Bass K. Hill 1% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Rick Rhoden facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL P. Guerrero R. Rhoden 4% 54% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR STL T. Pendleton R. Rhoden 21% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Guerrero Scores
t4 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Brunansky R. Rhoden -2% 74% Lineout: CF
t4 3-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL J. Oquendo R. Rhoden -1% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL T. Zeile R. Rhoden 1% 74% Walk
t4 3-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL K. Hill R. Rhoden -2% 72% Groundout: P-1B (Short 3B Line)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Ken Hill facing 4-5-6
b4 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU G. Davis K. Hill -5% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b4 1-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU G. Wilson K. Hill 4% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Puhl K. Hill 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B; Davis to 2B
b4 1-3 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Hill 4% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Rick Rhoden facing 1-2-3
t5 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL W. McGee R. Rhoden -1% 76% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 3-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  STL O. Smith R. Rhoden 3% 79% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t5 3-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Thompson R. Rhoden -2% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B; Smith to 3B
t5 3-1 2 --3 5,(3-1)  STL P. Guerrero R. Rhoden 1% 78% Walk
t5 3-1 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  STL T. Pendleton R. Rhoden 1% 79% Guerrero Steals 2B
t5 3-1 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O STL T. Pendleton R. Rhoden -4% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Cardinals' Ken Hill facing 8-9-1
b5 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU K. Caminiti K. Hill -5% 69% Walk
b5 1-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Rhoden K. Hill 3% 72% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Caminiti to 2B
b5 1-3 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU E. Yelding K. Hill 5% 77% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b5 1-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R HOU C. Reynolds K. Hill -12% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Caminiti Scores
b5 2-3 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU K. Bass K. Hill 3% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Rick Rhoden facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Brunansky R. Rhoden 4% 72% Walk
t6 3-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL J. Oquendo R. Rhoden -7% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t6 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL T. Zeile R. Rhoden -1% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cardinals' Ken Hill facing 4-5-6
b6 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU G. Davis K. Hill -7% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b6 2-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Wilson K. Hill 6% 63% Lineout: RF
b6 2-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Puhl K. Hill 5% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Hill 4% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Rick Rhoden facing 9-1-2
John Morris pinch hits for Ken Hill (P) batting 9th
t7 3-2 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O STL J. Morris R. Rhoden -2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL W. McGee R. Rhoden -1% 68% Lineout: LF
t7 3-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  STL O. Smith R. Rhoden 1% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 3-2 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL M. Thompson R. Rhoden 3% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Smith to 3B
Danny Darwin replaces Craig Biggio (C) pitching and batting 7th
Alex Trevino replaces Rick Rhoden (P) playing C batting 9th
t7 3-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R STL P. Guerrero D. Darwin 12% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Smith Scores; Thompson to 3B
t7 4-2 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Pendleton D. Darwin -3% 81% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Ken Dayley facing 8-9-1
Ken Dayley replaces Milt Thompson (LF) pitching and batting 3rd
John Morris moves from PH to LF
b7 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Caminiti K. Dayley 3% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b7 2-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU A. Trevino K. Dayley 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU E. Yelding K. Dayley -2% 85% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
Bill Doran pinch hits for Craig Reynolds (2B) batting 2nd
b7 2-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Doran K. Dayley 3% 88% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
Bill Doran moves from PH to 2B
t8 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL T. Brunansky D. Darwin -1% 88% Foul Popfly: 1B
t8 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Oquendo D. Darwin -1% 87% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t8 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL T. Zeile D. Darwin -1% 86% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Ken Dayley facing 3-4-5
b8 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Bass K. Dayley 4% 90% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
b8 2-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU G. Davis K. Dayley 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 2-4 2 --- 6,(1-2)  R HOU G. Wilson K. Dayley -10% 83% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b8 3-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Puhl K. Dayley -3% 79% Single to LF (Fly Ball to LF Line)
Rafael Ramirez pinch hits for Danny Darwin (P) batting 7th
b8 3-4 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O HOU R. Ramirez K. Dayley 6% 86% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Dave Smith facing 9-1-2
Dave Smith replaces Bill Doran (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Eric Yelding moves from SS to 2B
Rafael Ramirez moves from PH to SS
t9 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL J. Morris D. Smith 2% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t9 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL W. McGee D. Smith -2% 86% Lineout: RF
t9 4-3 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL O. Smith D. Smith -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Morris to 2B
Denny Walling pinch hits for Ken Dayley (P) batting 3rd
t9 4-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R STL D. Walling D. Smith 9% 94% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Morris Scores; Walling to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t9 5-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL P. Guerrero D. Smith -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Todd Worrell facing 8-9-1
Todd Worrell replaces Pedro Guerrero (1B) pitching and batting 4th
Denny Walling moves from PH to 1B
b9 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Caminiti T. Worrell 4% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU A. Trevino T. Worrell -5% 91% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b9 3-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU E. Yelding T. Worrell 5% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Trevino to 2B
Harry Spilman pinch hits for Dave Smith (P) batting 2nd
b9 3-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Spilman T. Worrell 4% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Astros 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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