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OAK
@ANA
3
5
MIN
@CHW
3
5
NYY
@CLE
4
13
BOS
@DET
4
15
SEA
@TEX
15
8
BAL
@TOR
5
1
CHC
@HOU
3
7
FLA
@MON
3
4
PIT
@NYM
2
3
ATL
@PHI
9
8
COL
@SDP
9
4
LAD
@SFG
11
0
CIN
@STL
2
6
Saturday, June 21, 1997, 12:15
, Astrodome
Attendance: 25,227, Time of Game: 2:52
Cubs
3
28-44
 Lost 4 
5th, 7½ GB
at Astros
7
36-37
 Won 2 
1st
W: Chris Holt (7-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  6  0
Astros          2  3  1   0  0  0   1  0  X    7 12  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Doug Glanville CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .275 .321 .389 .710 13 6 -0.017 0.62 0.029 -0.047 -0.2 5 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .261 .319 .362 .681 22 15 -0.056 0.68 0.000 -0.056 -0.8 4 2
Mark Grace 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .305 .411 .421 .832 21 12 0.036 0.46 0.049 -0.013 0.4 5 0
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .263 .311 .502 .812 17 11 -0.090 0.75 0.000 -0.090 -1.2 1 0
Dave Clark LF 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .266 .356 .391 .747 8 5 0.126 0.85 0.136 -0.010 1.6 2 0 2·2B
   Brian McRae PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247 .309 .382 .691 5 3 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.2
Kevin Orie 3B 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .286 .385 .460 .845 12 8 0.050 0.91 0.110 -0.060 0.6 1 1 2B
Mike Hubbard C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .111 .158 .278 .436 12 10 -0.037 0.76 0.036 -0.073 -0.3 6 2
Rey Sanchez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .240 .279 .287 .566 15 10 -0.065 0.93 0.000 -0.065 -0.7 0 3
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Miguel Cairo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 5 3 -0.004 0.15 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
Frank Castillo P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .087 .087 .087 .174 4 3 -0.038 1.40 0.000 -0.038 -0.4 0 0
   Kent Bottenfield P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brant Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236 .289 .415 .705 5 4 -0.006 0.25 0.000 -0.006 -0.1
   Ramon Tatis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Hansen PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .417 .333 .750 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Jose Hernandez PH-SS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .275 .322 .425 .747 3 3 -0.007 0.78 0.000 -0.007 0.2 0 1 SF
Team Totals 32 3 6 3 2 7 35 .188 .229 .281 .510 142 93 -0.117 0.71 0.360 -0.478 -1.4 24 9
2B: D Clark 2 (5, 2 off C Holt); K Orie (11, off C Holt).
SF: J Hernandez (1, off M Magnante).
TB: D Clark 4; K Orie 3; M Hubbard; M Grace.
RBI: K Orie (16); D Clark (11); J Hernandez (8).
2-out RBI: D Clark.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Sanchez-R Sandberg-M Grace; J Hernandez-R Sandberg-M Grace.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 .321 .398 .529 .927 20 10 0.123 0.63 0.135 -0.012 1.2 1 6
Pat Listach CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .183 .245 .230 .475 17 11 0.042 0.74 0.088 -0.046 -0.1 3 0 3B,GDP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .327 .436 .658 1.094 10 7 0.105 0.58 0.113 -0.009 0.8 13 0 2B,SF
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .289 .378 .398 .775 16 8 -0.030 0.40 0.006 -0.035 -0.4 0 0
Derek Bell RF 3 1 3 1 1 0 4 .255 .330 .382 .712 9 4 0.130 0.47 0.133 -0.003 2.2 2 0 SB,CS
Sean Berry 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .230 .275 .358 .633 9 7 0.011 0.47 0.022 -0.011 -0.2 0 2 SF
   Bill Spiers 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .462 .455 .917 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .285 .328 .376 .705 15 10 -0.064 0.54 0.002 -0.066 -0.9 8 0
Tim Bogar SS 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .254 .314 .381 .695 16 12 0.116 0.45 0.120 -0.004 1.4 0 4 3·2B,GDP
Chris Holt P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .033 .065 .033 .098 7 6 -0.050 0.56 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 0 1 SH
   Mike Magnante P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 30 7 12 7 3 6 36 .400 .429 .600 1.029 122 78 0.382 0.52 0.619 -0.237 3.1 27 14
2B: J Bagwell (24, off F Castillo); T Bogar 3 (6, 1 off K Bottenfield, 1 off R Tatis, 1 off F Castillo).
3B: P Listach (2, off F Castillo).
SF: J Bagwell (4, off K Bottenfield); S Berry (2, off B Patterson).
SH: C Holt (7, off R Tatis).
TB: T Bogar 6; P Listach 3; D Bell 3; J Bagwell 2; C Biggio 2; S Berry; B Ausmus.
GIDP: T Bogar (2); P Listach (7).
RBI: J Bagwell 2 (69); T Bogar (5); C Biggio (41); S Berry (16); D Bell (18); P Listach (6).
2-out RBI: T Bogar; D Bell.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 13.
Fielding
E: P Listach (6).
Baserunning
SB: D Bell (3, 2nd base off K Bottenfield/M Hubbard).
CS: D Bell (2, 2nd base by B Patterson/M Hubbard).

Chicago Cubs

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
Frank Castillo, L (4-9) 1.1 7 5 5 0 0 0 5.72 11 35 25 18 3 4 4 7 6 0 20 -0.350 1.02 -4.0
Kent Bottenfield 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.86 7 27 18 11 4 3 0 6 2 0 1 1 -0.049 0.56 -0.6
Ramon Tatis 3 1 0 0 2 4 0 3.07 11 35 20 11 5 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.037 0.24 1.5
Bob Patterson 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.90 4 13 6 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.022 0.24 -0.5
Terry Adams 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.31 3 13 10 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.07 0.5
Team Totals 8 12 7 7 3 6 0 7.88 36 123 79 49 15 14 9 18 9 0 20 1 1 -0.381 0.52 -3.1

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
Chris Holt, W (7-5) 6.1 5 3 2 2 4 0 3.95 26 102 66 39 10 17 11 9 7 0 55 0.066 0.84 0.5
Mike Magnante 2.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.09 9 40 27 15 5 7 4 2 0 0 1 1 0.052 0.34 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 2 7 0 2.00 35 142 93 54 15 24 15 11 7 0 55 1 1 0.118 0.71 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Harry Wendelstedt, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Greg Gibson, 3B - Rich Rieker.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 25,227.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Doug Glanville CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Ryne Sandberg 2B 2 Pat Listach CF
3 Mark Grace 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Dave Clark LF 5 Derek Bell RF
6 Kevin Orie 3B 6 Sean Berry 3B
7 Mike Hubbard C 7 Brad Ausmus C
8 Rey Sanchez SS 8 Tim Bogar SS
9 Frank Castillo P 9 Chris Holt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CHC K. Orie C. Holt -10% 54% Double to LF (Line Drive); Clark Scores
b1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell F. Castillo 10% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores
b2 2-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R HOU C. Biggio F. Castillo 9% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Bogar Scores; Biggio to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 3-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R HOU P. Listach F. Castillo 9% 85% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores
b1 1-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU D. Bell F. Castillo 8% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bagwell Scores

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' Chris Holt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC D. Glanville C. Holt 2% 52% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg C. Holt 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace C. Holt -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa C. Holt 2% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Frank Castillo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  HOU C. Biggio F. Castillo 4% 58% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU P. Listach F. Castillo -2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Biggio to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell F. Castillo 10% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores
b1 1-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez F. Castillo -3% 64% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF); Bagwell to 3B
b1 1-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU D. Bell F. Castillo 8% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bagwell Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU S. Berry F. Castillo 1% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bell to 2B
b1 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus F. Castillo -3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Chris Holt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Clark C. Holt -6% 64% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CHC K. Orie C. Holt -10% 54% Double to LF (Line Drive); Clark Scores
t2 1-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Hubbard C. Holt 5% 59% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 1-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez C. Holt 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Orie to 3B
t2 1-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC F. Castillo C. Holt 4% 66% Groundout: C unassisted
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Frank Castillo facing 8-9-1
b2 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU T. Bogar F. Castillo 5% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b2 2-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Holt F. Castillo -4% 68% Bunt Groundout: C unassisted
b2 2-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R HOU C. Biggio F. Castillo 9% 76% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Bogar Scores; Biggio to 2B/Adv on throw
b2 3-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R HOU P. Listach F. Castillo 9% 85% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores
Kent Bottenfield replaces Frank Castillo pitching and batting 9th
b2 4-1 1 --3 6,(2-2)  RO HOU J. Bagwell K. Bottenfield 2% 87% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Listach Scores
b2 5-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez K. Bottenfield -0% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 5.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-5, Astros' Chris Holt facing 1-2-3
t3 1-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Glanville C. Holt -3% 84% Walk
t3 1-5 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHC R. Sandberg C. Holt 2% 85% Groundout: 3B-SS-1B (SS-3B Hole); Glanville to 2B
t3 1-5 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  CHC M. Grace C. Holt -4% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Glanville to 3B
t3 1-5 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa C. Holt 5% 86% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-5 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHC D. Clark C. Holt -7% 79% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Glanville Scores; Grace to 3B
t3 2-5 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O CHC K. Orie C. Holt 5% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Kent Bottenfield facing 5-6-7
b3 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Bell K. Bottenfield 2% 86% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b3 5-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU S. Berry K. Bottenfield 1% 87% Bell Steals 2B
b3 5-2 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry K. Bottenfield -0% 87% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Bell to 3B
b3 5-2 1 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Bottenfield -3% 84% Lineout: 3B
b3 5-2 2 --3 6,(2-2)  R HOU T. Bogar K. Bottenfield 5% 89% Double to RF (Line Drive); Bell Scores
b3 6-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Holt K. Bottenfield -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Chris Holt facing 7-8-9
t4 2-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Hubbard C. Holt 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 2-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Sanchez C. Holt 1% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
Brant Brown pinch hits for Kent Bottenfield (P) batting 9th
t4 2-6 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC B. Brown C. Holt 1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Ramon Tatis facing 1-2-3
Ramon Tatis replaces Brant Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 6-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio R. Tatis 1% 93% Walk
b4 6-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU P. Listach R. Tatis -2% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B)
b4 6-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Tatis -0% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Chris Holt facing 1-2-3
t5 2-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Glanville C. Holt 2% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 2-6 1 --- 5,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg C. Holt 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-6 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Grace C. Holt 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Ramon Tatis facing 4-5-6
b5 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez R. Tatis -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU D. Bell R. Tatis 1% 94% Walk
b5 6-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Berry R. Tatis -1% 93% Flyball: CF
b5 6-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Tatis -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Chris Holt facing 4-5-6
t6 2-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa C. Holt 2% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t6 2-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Clark C. Holt 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Orie C. Holt 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Ramon Tatis facing 8-9-1
b6 6-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Bogar R. Tatis 1% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b6 6-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Holt R. Tatis -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Bogar to 3B
b6 6-2 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Tatis -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b6 6-2 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O HOU P. Listach R. Tatis -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Chris Holt facing 7-8-9
t7 2-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC M. Hubbard C. Holt -4% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Hubbard to 2B/Adv on E8
t7 2-6 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez C. Holt 2% 93% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Hubbard to 3B
Mike Magnante replaces Chris Holt pitching and batting 9th
Dave Hansen pinch hits for Ramon Tatis (P) batting 9th
Jose Hernandez pinch hits for Dave Hansen batting 9th
t7 2-6 1 --3 3,(0-2)  RO CHC J. Hernandez M. Magnante 1% 94% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Hubbard Scores/unER
t7 3-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Glanville M. Magnante 1% 94% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-3, Cubs' Bob Patterson facing 3-4-5
Bob Patterson replaces Rey Sanchez (SS) pitching and batting 8th
Jose Hernandez moves from PH to SS
b7 6-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell B. Patterson -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 6-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez B. Patterson 1% 94% Walk
b7 6-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU D. Bell B. Patterson 2% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gonzalez to 3B
b7 6-3 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO HOU S. Berry B. Patterson 1% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Gonzalez Scores
b7 7-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus B. Patterson -0% 97% Bell Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 2-3-4
t8 3-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. Magnante 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace M. Magnante 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-7 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Magnante 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cubs' Terry Adams facing 7-8-9
Terry Adams replaces Bob Patterson pitching and batting 8th
b8 7-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Ausmus T. Adams 0% 99% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b8 7-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  OO HOU T. Bogar T. Adams -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b8 7-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Magnante T. Adams -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-7, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 5-6-7
Bill Spiers replaces Sean Berry playing 3B batting 6th
Brian McRae pinch hits for Dave Clark (LF) batting 5th
t9 3-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. McRae M. Magnante 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC K. Orie M. Magnante -1% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 3-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Hubbard M. Magnante 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Hubbard to 1B
Miguel Cairo pinch hits for Terry Adams (P) batting 8th
t9 3-7 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Cairo M. Magnante 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 7.

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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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