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@CLE
9
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@DET
0
6
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@MIL
4
7
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@MIL
6
2
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@OAK
14
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@SEA
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@PHI
6
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@STL
8
6
Tuesday, September 23, 1997, 7:06
, Astrodome
Attendance: 19,380, Time of Game: 2:44
Cubs
3
66-91
 Lost 1 
5th, 15 GB
at Astros
5
81-76
 Won 4 
1st
W: Darryl Kile (19-7)
L: Steve Trachsel (8-12)
S: Billy Wagner (22)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  1   0  1  0   0  0  0    3  6  2
Astros          1  0  0   1  1  2   0  0  X    5 11  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 4 2 3 0 0 0 .305 .789 15 11 0.182 0.95 0.199 -0.017 1.6 5 0 2·2B,SB
Doug Glanville LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .735 11 9 -0.150 1.26 0.000 -0.150 -1.2 3 0 SH,GDP
Mark Grace 1B 3 0 1 2 0 0 .324 .888 14 9 0.086 1.44 0.120 -0.034 0.5 8 0 SF
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 .255 .795 12 10 -0.097 1.16 0.000 -0.097 -0.6 0 0
Kevin Orie 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .275 .781 19 11 0.091 1.15 0.131 -0.039 0.5 1 2 2B
   Jose Hernandez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .795 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Scott Servais C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .260 .672 16 9 -0.018 1.10 0.032 -0.050 -0.0 5 1
   Dave Clark PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .834 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Ryne Sandberg PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .724 6 4 -0.089 3.91 0.000 -0.089 -0.5
Miguel Cairo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .294 .694 12 7 -0.161 1.54 0.000 -0.161 -1.3 0 0
Manny Alexander SS 3 1 1 1 0 1 .258 .690 12 8 0.082 1.26 0.142 -0.060 0.4 2 6 HR
Steve Trachsel P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .103 .330 9 5 -0.068 1.34 0.000 -0.068 -0.7 0 0
   Kent Bottenfield P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Robin Jennings PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .268 2 1 -0.036 1.44 0.000 -0.036 -0.2
   Rodney Myers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 3 6 3 2 8 .200 .642 128 84 -0.178 1.32 0.624 -0.801 -1.4 24 9
2B: K Orie (23, off D Kile); L Johnson 2 (15, 2 off D Kile).
HR: M Alexander (3, off D Kile; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: M Grace (8, off D Kile).
SH: D Glanville (9, off D Kile).
TB: L Johnson 5; M Alexander 4; K Orie 2; M Grace.
GIDP: D Glanville (8).
RBI: M Grace 2 (77); M Alexander (22).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
E: M Alexander (10); S Servais (8).
Baserunning
SB: L Johnson (20, 3rd base off D Kile/T Eusebio).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 2 3 1 1 0 .307 .907 17 9 0.252 0.81 0.287 -0.035 1.3 2 3 HR,3B,SB
Derek Bell RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .278 .789 13 7 -0.050 1.16 0.032 -0.082 -0.7 2 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .285 1.016 14 9 0.074 0.94 0.136 -0.063 0.3 8 0 HR
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .727 14 7 -0.007 0.72 0.043 -0.049 -0.1 6 0
Richard Hidalgo CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .321 .897 16 9 0.025 1.05 0.094 -0.069 -0.1 1 0 2B
Bill Spiers 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .317 .907 19 11 -0.068 1.01 0.000 -0.068 -0.9 0 3
Tony Eusebio C 3 1 2 1 0 1 .276 .672 13 7 0.108 0.97 0.119 -0.011 0.9 8 0 HBP
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 .268 .692 16 12 -0.040 1.12 0.039 -0.079 0.1 0 3
Darryl Kile P 4 0 1 1 0 1 .124 .336 11 6 0.029 1.08 0.093 -0.064 0.1 0 1
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 11 5 1 5 .314 .923 133 77 0.323 0.98 0.843 -0.520 1.1 27 10
2B: R Hidalgo (5, off S Trachsel).
3B: C Biggio (8, off S Trachsel).
HR: C Biggio (22, off S Trachsel; 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF); J Bagwell (43, off S Trachsel; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
HBP: T Eusebio (4, by R Myers).
TB: C Biggio 8; J Bagwell 4; R Hidalgo 2; R Gutierrez 2; T Eusebio 2; D Kile; D Bell.
RBI: C Biggio (80); J Bagwell (132); T Eusebio (18); D Bell (70); D Kile (7).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Gutierrez-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
Baserunning
SB: C Biggio (45, 2nd base off S Trachsel/S Servais).

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
Steve Trachsel, L (8-12) 5.1 9 5 5 1 3 2 4.63 27 90 54 33 7 14 8 15 9 0 32 -0.407 1.16 -2.9
Kent Bottenfield 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.86 5 22 12 6 2 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 0.071 0.58 1.4
Rodney Myers 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.35 5 21 11 9 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.014 0.33 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 5 5 1 5 2 5.62 37 133 77 48 9 20 11 19 10 0 32 2 0 -0.322 0.98 -1.1

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
Darryl Kile, W (19-7) 8.1 6 3 3 2 6 1 2.57 32 116 76 48 10 18 10 14 6 0 63 0.016 1.19 0.5
Billy Wagner, S (22) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.89 2 12 8 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.161 3.38 0.9
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 2 8 1 3.00 34 128 84 51 14 19 10 14 6 0 63 2 0 0.177 1.32 1.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Myers (1; T Eusebio).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Charlie Williams, 1B - Bruce Froemming, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Mark Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:44.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Lance Johnson CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Doug Glanville LF 2 Derek Bell RF
3 Mark Grace 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Kevin Orie 3B 5 Richard Hidalgo CF
6 Scott Servais C 6 Bill Spiers 3B
7 Miguel Cairo 2B 7 Tony Eusebio C
8 Manny Alexander SS 8 Ricky Gutierrez SS
9 Steve Trachsel P 9 Darryl Kile P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R HOU C. Biggio S. Trachsel 16% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC M. Alexander D. Kile -14% 36% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b4 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel 14% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio S. Trachsel 9% 54% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b6 3-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU R. Hidalgo S. Trachsel 9% 67% Double to LF (Ground Ball)

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' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC L. Johnson D. Kile -6% 44% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Glanville D. Kile 1% 45% Strikeout Swinging, Johnson Steals 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 2,(0-1)  RO CHC M. Grace D. Kile -2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B; Johnson Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Kile 1% 44% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio S. Trachsel 9% 54% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-1 0 --3 2,(1-0)  RO HOU D. Bell S. Trachsel -1% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Biggio Scores
b1 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 1-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez S. Trachsel -1% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 5-6-7
t2 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC K. Orie D. Kile -6% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t2 1-1 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Servais D. Kile -3% 40% Walk
t2 1-1 0 12- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Cairo D. Kile 6% 46% Lineout: CF
t2 1-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alexander D. Kile 5% 51% Flyball: RF
t2 1-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Trachsel D. Kile 4% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 5-6-7
b2 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo S. Trachsel -2% 53% Lineout: CF
b2 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers S. Trachsel -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b2 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio S. Trachsel -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC L. Johnson D. Kile -7% 43% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t3 1-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Glanville D. Kile 2% 45% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Johnson to 3B
t3 1-1 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RO CHC M. Grace D. Kile -2% 42% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Johnson Scores
t3 2-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Kile 1% 43% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 8-9-1
b3 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez S. Trachsel -3% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Kile S. Trachsel -2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b3 1-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio S. Trachsel 2% 40% Walk
b3 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Bell S. Trachsel 2% 42% Biggio Steals 2B; Biggio to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
b3 1-2 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Bell S. Trachsel -4% 37% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 5-6-7
t4 2-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC K. Orie D. Kile 2% 40% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Servais D. Kile 2% 41% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t4 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Cairo D. Kile 1% 42% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 3-4-5
b4 1-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel 14% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b4 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU L. Gonzalez S. Trachsel 4% 60% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b4 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo S. Trachsel -4% 56% Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
b4 2-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers S. Trachsel -3% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b4 2-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Eusebio S. Trachsel 2% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gonzalez to 2B
b4 2-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Gutierrez S. Trachsel -5% 50% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 8-9-1
t5 2-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC M. Alexander D. Kile -14% 36% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t5 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Trachsel D. Kile 2% 38% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t5 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC L. Johnson D. Kile 2% 40% Flyball: LF
t5 3-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Glanville D. Kile 1% 41% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Kile S. Trachsel -3% 38% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R HOU C. Biggio S. Trachsel 16% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Bell S. Trachsel 3% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b5 3-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Trachsel -4% 53% Lineout: LF
b5 3-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez S. Trachsel -3% 50% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
t6 3-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grace D. Kile 3% 53% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t6 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Kile 2% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Orie D. Kile 2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 5-6-7
b6 3-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  HOU R. Hidalgo S. Trachsel 9% 67% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 3-3 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers S. Trachsel -1% 66% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Hidalgo to 3B
b6 3-3 1 --3 2,(1-0)  R HOU T. Eusebio S. Trachsel 9% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Hidalgo Scores
b6 4-3 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez S. Trachsel 3% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Eusebio to 2B
b6 4-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R HOU D. Kile S. Trachsel 9% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Eusebio Scores; Gutierrez to 2B
Kent Bottenfield replaces Steve Trachsel pitching and batting 9th
b6 5-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Bottenfield -2% 85% Flyball: CF
b6 5-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell K. Bottenfield -2% 82% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 6-7-8
t7 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Servais D. Kile 3% 85% Flyball: LF
t7 3-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Cairo D. Kile 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Alexander D. Kile 1% 89% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Kent Bottenfield facing 3-4-5
b7 5-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Bottenfield -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU L. Gonzalez K. Bottenfield -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b7 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo K. Bottenfield -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 9-1-2
Robin Jennings pinch hits for Kent Bottenfield (P) batting 9th
t8 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Jennings D. Kile 4% 90% Flyball: LF
t8 3-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC L. Johnson D. Kile -4% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t8 3-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC D. Glanville D. Kile 8% 94% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Rodney Myers facing 6-7-8
Rodney Myers replaces Robin Jennings (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers R. Myers -1% 94% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b8 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Eusebio R. Myers 1% 94% Hit By Pitch
b8 5-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez R. Myers 1% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Eusebio to 2B
b8 5-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Kile R. Myers -1% 94% Bunt Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 3B; Gutierrez to 2B
b8 5-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Myers -1% 93% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Gutierrez out at Hm/SS-C; Kile to 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
t9 3-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Grace D. Kile -7% 85% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t9 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa D. Kile 5% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Grace to 2B
t9 3-5 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Orie D. Kile -7% 84% Walk
Billy Wagner replaces Darryl Kile pitching and batting 9th
Ryne Sandberg pinch hits for Dave Clark batting 6th
Dave Clark pinch hits for Scott Servais (C) batting 6th
t9 3-5 1 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg B. Wagner 9% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Jose Hernandez pinch runs for Kevin Orie (3B) batting 5th
t9 3-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Cairo B. Wagner 7% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 5.

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