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KCR
@CHW
0
4
MIN
@CLE
5
10
NYY
@DET
12
9
BAL
@MIL
6
2
OAK
@SEA
4
1
ANA
@TEX
7
6
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@TOR
9
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8
3
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@LAD
6
2
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@MON
7
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@NYM
5
6
FLA
@PHI
4
1
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@SFG
1
4
CHC
@STL
2
7
Tuesday, June 24, 1997, 7:05
, Astrodome
Attendance: 17,972, Time of Game: 2:44
Pirates
8
35-40
 Won 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Astros
3
37-39
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Jon Lieber (4-8)
L: Donne Wall (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         3  0  0   3  0  0   2  0  0    8 13  1
Astros          0  1  0   0  0  0   0  2  0    3  5  1

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Womack 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .264 .308 .348 .656 18 14 0.054 0.67 0.094 -0.040 0.4 2 2 SB
Jermaine Allensworth CF 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .265 .374 .388 .761 28 15 -0.011 0.52 0.051 -0.062 1.3 2 0
Al Martin LF 5 2 1 2 0 0 5 .304 .397 .481 .879 19 12 0.103 0.48 0.128 -0.026 0.1 0 0 HR
Kevin Young 1B 5 1 1 2 0 3 5 .292 .324 .491 .814 24 15 0.076 0.25 0.090 -0.014 1.1 10 1 HR
Joe Randa 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .294 .356 .468 .824 18 13 0.011 0.27 0.027 -0.016 -0.6 3 4
Jason Kendall C 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .259 .370 .386 .756 16 10 0.039 0.41 0.048 -0.009 1.3 7 1 HBP
Jose Guillen RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .294 .409 .703 13 10 0.001 0.52 0.021 -0.020 -0.6 1 0
Kevin Polcovich SS 4 1 3 1 0 1 4 .305 .400 .402 .802 16 9 0.109 0.61 0.109 0.000 1.7 2 3
Jon Lieber P 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .069 .100 .069 .169 7 6 -0.033 0.75 0.056 -0.089 -1.0 0 1 2·GDP
   Midre Cummings PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .257 .375 .632 5 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2
   Marc Wilkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Clint Sodowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 39 8 13 8 1 6 41 .333 .366 .487 .853 164 106 0.349 0.48 0.624 -0.276 3.6 27 12
HR: A Martin (6, off D Wall, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF); K Young (5, off D Wall, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
HBP: J Kendall (17, by D Wall).
TB: K Young 4; A Martin 4; K Polcovich 3; J Allensworth 2; T Womack 2; J Lieber; J Kendall; J Guillen; J Randa.
GIDP: J Lieber 2 (2).
RBI: A Martin 2 (22); K Young 2 (34); J Allensworth (19); K Polcovich (6); J Lieber (3); J Kendall (22).
2-out RBI: J Allensworth; J Kendall.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 5 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Polcovich-T Womack-K Young; J Randa-T Womack-K Young.
E: J Randa (10).
Baserunning
SB: T Womack (28, 2nd base off D Wall/B Ausmus).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Spiers 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .315 .451 .438 .890 11 5 -0.011 0.90 0.035 -0.046 -0.3 1 0
Ricky Gutierrez 2B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .252 .313 .320 .633 18 13 -0.125 0.91 0.000 -0.125 -1.6 4 3 GDP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 1 0 1 2 4 .325 .438 .661 1.099 20 12 -0.035 0.56 0.015 -0.049 0.2 3 3 2B
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .291 .376 .402 .778 9 7 0.008 0.42 0.045 -0.037 1.5 3 0 2B
Derek Bell RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .241 .318 .362 .680 18 10 0.033 0.64 0.060 -0.026 -0.1 2 0
Thomas Howard CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .253 .321 .370 .691 19 11 0.086 0.66 0.095 -0.009 0.8 2 0 2B
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .278 .327 .366 .693 14 7 -0.106 0.89 0.009 -0.114 -1.2 6 0 GDP
Tim Bogar SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .225 .282 .338 .620 7 6 -0.063 1.17 0.000 -0.063 -0.8 4 3
   Craig Biggio PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .315 .393 .520 .912 5 5 -0.005 0.10 0.000 -0.005 -0.4 1 0
Donne Wall P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 5 3 0.044 1.05 0.044 0.000 0.4 0 1
   Mike Magnante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Pat Listach PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .178 .245 .225 .470 8 4 0.023 0.52 0.023 0.000 0.4
   Blas Minor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   James Mouton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219 .288 .343 .631 1 1 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   John Hudek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Berry PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225 .269 .349 .618 4 3 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
Team Totals 31 3 5 1 5 7 36 .161 .278 .258 .536 139 87 -0.154 0.66 0.326 -0.477 -1.4 27 10
2B: T Howard (11, off J Lieber); J Bagwell (25, off M Wilkins); L Gonzalez (18, off M Wilkins).
TB: L Gonzalez 3; J Bagwell 2; T Howard 2; D Wall.
GIDP: R Gutierrez (9); B Ausmus (5).
RBI: L Gonzalez (34).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Wall-T Bogar-R Gutierrez; J Bagwell-T Bogar-R Gutierrez.
E: B Ausmus (3).

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Jon Lieber, W (4-8) 7 3 1 0 5 5 0 4.45 28 108 66 33 12 21 9 9 6 0 69 0.146 0.86 2.5
Marc Wilkins 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 4.97 5 22 14 10 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 -0.002 0.09 -1.5
Clint Sodowsky 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.54 3 9 7 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 3 2 5 7 0 2.00 36 139 87 47 16 24 13 11 8 0 69 0 0 0.151 0.66 1.4

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
Donne Wall, L (2-5) 3.2 9 6 6 0 2 2 6.26 20 77 51 31 6 14 6 11 6 0 21 -0.361 0.84 -4.5
Mike Magnante 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.65 4 14 11 5 3 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.022 0.21 0.9
Blas Minor 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.32 5 18 12 9 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.001 0.17 -0.5
Tom Martin 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.57 5 19 11 6 2 3 4 0 0 0 2 2 -0.010 0.12 -0.5
John Hudek 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 6.23 7 36 21 13 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.02 1.0
Team Totals 9 13 8 8 1 6 2 8.00 41 164 106 64 17 25 16 17 7 0 21 4 2 -0.348 0.48 -3.6
B Minor faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Wilkins 2 (3).
HBP: D Wall (2; J Kendall).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Layne, 1B - Paul Runge, 2B - Joe West, 3B - Larry Vanover.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: 17,972.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Tony Womack 2B 1 Bill Spiers 3B
2 Jermaine Allenswor CF 2 Ricky Gutierrez 2B
3 Al Martin LF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Kevin Young 1B 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Joe Randa 3B 5 Derek Bell RF
6 Jason Kendall C 6 Thomas Howard CF
7 Jose Guillen RF 7 Brad Ausmus C
8 Kevin Polcovich SS 8 Tim Bogar SS
9 Jon Lieber P 9 Donne Wall P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 --3 7,(2-2)  RR PIT A. Martin D. Wall 13% 67% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Womack Scores; Martin Scores
b2 0-3 0 123 1,(0-0)  ROO HOU B. Ausmus J. Lieber 11% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B); Gonzalez Scores/unER; Bell to 3B
b2 0-3 0 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU T. Howard J. Lieber -8% 57% Walk; Gonzalez to 3B; Bell to 2B
t1 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  R PIT K. Young D. Wall 8% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Young Scores
t2 3-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO PIT J. Lieber D. Wall -8% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt P-SS-2B; Guillen stays at 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' Donne Wall facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT T. Womack D. Wall 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Allensworth D. Wall 5% 59% Womack Steals 2B; Womack to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t1 0-0 0 --3 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth D. Wall -4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --3 7,(2-2)  RR PIT A. Martin D. Wall 13% 67% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Womack Scores; Martin Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  R PIT K. Young D. Wall 8% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Young Scores
t1 3-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Randa D. Wall -1% 75% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t1 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Kendall D. Wall -1% 74% Flyball: RF
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Spiers J. Lieber -4% 70% Walk
b1 0-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez J. Lieber 7% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b1 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber 1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Donne Wall facing 7-8-9
t2 3-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Guillen D. Wall 2% 80% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 3-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT K. Polcovich D. Wall 5% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Guillen to 3B
t2 3-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO PIT J. Lieber D. Wall -8% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt P-SS-2B; Guillen stays at 3B
t2 3-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Womack D. Wall -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez J. Lieber -4% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU D. Bell J. Lieber -6% 66% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Gonzalez to 2B; Bell to 1B
b2 0-3 0 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU T. Howard J. Lieber -8% 57% Walk; Gonzalez to 3B; Bell to 2B
b2 0-3 0 123 1,(0-0)  ROO HOU B. Ausmus J. Lieber 11% 68% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-2B); Gonzalez Scores/unER; Bell to 3B
b2 1-3 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Bogar J. Lieber 4% 72% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Donne Wall facing 2-3-4
t3 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth D. Wall -2% 70% Lineout: LF (Short LF Line)
t3 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Martin D. Wall -1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t3 3-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young D. Wall -1% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 9-1-2
b3 1-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU D. Wall J. Lieber -4% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b3 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Lieber 2% 66% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line); Wall to 2B
b3 1-3 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Lieber 4% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF); Wall to 3B
b3 1-3 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber 4% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Donne Wall facing 5-6-7
t4 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Randa D. Wall 3% 76% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t4 3-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Kendall D. Wall 4% 80% Hit By Pitch; Randa to 2B
t4 3-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Guillen D. Wall -1% 79% Flyball: CF; Randa to 3B
t4 3-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  R PIT K. Polcovich D. Wall 5% 84% Single to 3B (Bunt to Weak 3B); Randa Scores; Kendall to 2B
t4 4-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R PIT J. Lieber D. Wall 6% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Kendall Scores; Polcovich to 2B
t4 5-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack D. Wall -2% 88% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t4 5-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Allensworth D. Wall 4% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive); Polcovich Scores; Lieber to 2B
Mike Magnante replaces Donne Wall pitching and batting 9th
t4 6-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Martin M. Magnante -1% 91% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 4-5-6
b4 1-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Lieber 1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 1-6 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Lieber 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b4 1-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU T. Howard J. Lieber -1% 92% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b4 1-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Lieber -1% 92% Walk
b4 1-6 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar J. Lieber 2% 94% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Mike Magnante facing 4-5-6
t5 6-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Young M. Magnante -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Randa M. Magnante -0% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
t5 6-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Magnante -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 9-1-2
Pat Listach pinch hits for Mike Magnante (P) batting 9th
b5 1-6 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU P. Listach J. Lieber -2% 91% Walk
b5 1-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Lieber 2% 93% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B); Spiers to 1B
b5 1-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Lieber 2% 94% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b5 1-6 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber -1% 93% Walk; Spiers to 2B
b5 1-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Lieber 2% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Blas Minor facing 7-8-9
Blas Minor replaces Pat Listach (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Guillen B. Minor -0% 95% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t6 6-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT K. Polcovich B. Minor 0% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t6 6-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT J. Lieber B. Minor -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt 1B-SS-2B (Short 1B Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 5-6-7
b6 1-6 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Lieber 1% 96% Lineout: SS
b6 1-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU T. Howard J. Lieber 1% 97% Lineout: 3B
b6 1-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Lieber 0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Blas Minor facing 1-2-3
t7 6-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT T. Womack B. Minor 0% 97% Single to P (Ground Ball)
t7 6-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Allensworth B. Minor 1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Womack to 2B
Tom Martin replaces Blas Minor pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-1 0 12- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. Martin T. Martin -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Womack to 3B; Martin to 1B
t7 6-1 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  R PIT K. Young T. Martin 1% 99% Fielder's Choice 3B; Womack Scores; Martin to 2B; Young to 1B
t7 7-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Randa T. Martin -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B); Martin to 3B; Randa to 1B
t7 7-1 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Kendall T. Martin 1% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Martin Scores; Randa to 2B
t7 8-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Guillen T. Martin -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 8-9-1
Craig Biggio pinch hits for Tim Bogar (SS) batting 8th
b7 1-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Lieber 0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
James Mouton pinch hits for Tom Martin (P) batting 9th
b7 1-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Mouton J. Lieber 0% 100% Lineout: 3B
b7 1-8 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Lieber 0% 100% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-1, Astros' John Hudek facing 8-9-1
John Hudek replaces James Mouton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Craig Biggio moves from PH to 2B
Ricky Gutierrez moves from 2B to SS
t8 8-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich J. Hudek -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
Midre Cummings pinch hits for Jon Lieber (P) batting 9th
t8 8-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT M. Cummings J. Hudek -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 8-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack J. Hudek -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Marc Wilkins facing 2-3-4
Marc Wilkins replaces Midre Cummings (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez M. Wilkins 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Wilkins -0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b8 1-8 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Gonzalez M. Wilkins -1% 99% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Bagwell Scores
b8 2-8 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell M. Wilkins 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b8 2-8 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Howard M. Wilkins 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Gonzalez to 3B
b8 2-8 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R HOU T. Howard M. Wilkins -0% 99% Wild Pitch; Gonzalez Scores/No RBI
b8 3-8 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Howard M. Wilkins 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-3, Astros' John Hudek facing 2-3-4
t9 8-3 0 --- 10,(3-2)  PIT J. Allensworth J. Hudek 0% 100% Walk
t9 8-3 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. Martin J. Hudek -0% 99% Foul Popfly: 3B
t9 8-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young J. Hudek -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Randa J. Hudek -0% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-8, Pirates' Clint Sodowsky facing 7-8-9
Clint Sodowsky replaces Marc Wilkins pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-8 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Sodowsky 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 3-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Sodowsky 0% 100% Groundout: C-1B (Short 1B Line)
Sean Berry pinch hits for John Hudek (P) batting 9th
b9 3-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry C. Sodowsky 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 3.

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