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TEX
@ANA
3
8
TOR
@BAL
3
11
MIN
@CHW
7
8
 
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@CLE
5
3
KCR
@DET
3
4
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@SEA
6
2
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@TBD
5
8
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@CHC
4
9
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@COL
6
7
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@HOU
8
9
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@MIL
4
2
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@MON
5
1
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@NYM
8
3
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@SFG
2
5
ARI
@STL
2
4
Saturday, June 20, 1998, 12:18
, Astrodome
Attendance: 24,301, Time of Game: 3:13
Reds
8
30-45
 Lost 7 
6th, 16 GB
at Astros
9
45-28
 Won 2 
1st
L: Rick Krivda (2-1)
S: Billy Wagner (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  1  0   1  0  0   4  0  2    8 10  0
Astros          0  0  4   0  1  0   0  4  X    9 12  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Reggie Sanders RF 4 0 0 1 1 2 5 .234 .320 .400 .720 18 12 0.050 1.71 0.146 -0.096 0.0 3 0
Mike Frank CF 4 1 2 2 1 1 5 .429 .556 .571 1.127 17 9 0.225 1.48 0.251 -0.026 2.2 4 0 2B
Barry Larkin SS 5 1 2 2 0 0 5 .269 .361 .429 .790 18 13 -0.002 1.74 0.161 -0.163 0.6 0 0 HR
Willie Greene 3B 4 0 0 1 0 2 5 .269 .386 .416 .802 20 13 -0.060 2.28 0.183 -0.243 -0.2 2 2 HBP,GDP
Dmitri Young LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .315 .356 .496 .853 18 12 -0.075 1.33 0.043 -0.118 -0.8 1 0 2B
   Rick Krivda P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Scott Sullivan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Shaw P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Ed Taubensee C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .314 .369 .451 .820 13 8 -0.044 0.81 0.027 -0.070 -0.4 5 0
Bret Boone 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .297 .343 .488 .831 19 10 0.106 1.06 0.152 -0.046 1.0 2 2
Sean Casey 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .149 .245 .170 .415 12 8 0.064 1.16 0.126 -0.062 0.7 7 1
Brett Tomko P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .094 .121 .094 .215 10 6 -0.034 0.67 0.000 -0.034 -0.3 0 0
   Danny Graves P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Stynes PH-LF 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 .273 .337 .372 .710 10 4 0.105 1.85 0.105 0.000 0.8 0 0
Team Totals 36 8 10 8 3 11 40 .278 .350 .417 .767 155 95 0.335 1.46 1.194 -0.858 3.5 24 6
2B: D Young (26, off S Elarton); M Frank (1, off B Wagner).
HR: B Larkin (6, off S Elarton, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
HBP: W Greene (3, by C Nitkowski).
TB: B Larkin 5; M Frank 3; B Boone 2; D Young 2; E Taubensee; C Stynes; S Casey.
GIDP: W Greene (3).
RBI: M Frank 2 (2); B Larkin 2 (31); S Casey (4); R Sanders (28); B Boone (42); W Greene (29).
2-out RBI: B Boone; W Greene.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 8.

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 2B-3B 3 2 1 1 1 0 5 .277 .385 .422 .807 16 9 0.343 1.89 0.370 -0.028 1.6 0 2 SB,HBP
Brad Ausmus C 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .236 .342 .319 .662 15 7 -0.036 1.04 0.107 -0.143 -0.3 11 1
Derek Bell RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .326 .366 .500 .866 23 17 -0.092 1.25 0.096 -0.187 -0.2 2 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 2 1 3 1 0 5 .269 .406 .505 .911 20 9 0.171 1.59 0.222 -0.050 1.4 8 0 HR,IW
Carl Everett CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 5 .348 .425 .569 .994 12 11 0.271 1.72 0.346 -0.075 2.1 2 0 2B
Sean Berry 3B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .235 .335 .402 .737 26 18 -0.009 0.56 0.037 -0.046 -0.2 2 1 2B
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
J.R. Phillips LF 2 0 1 1 1 0 3 .171 .310 .257 .567 13 6 0.073 0.98 0.088 -0.015 0.9 1 0
   Moises Alou PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .324 .401 .594 .994 6 4 -0.024 0.94 0.000 -0.024 -0.1 0 0
Tim Bogar SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .160 .236 .235 .471 11 9 -0.052 1.01 0.016 -0.069 -0.7 0 3
   Craig Biggio PH-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .325 .402 .527 .929 2 1 0.098 2.48 0.098 0.000 0.4 0 1 HBP
Scott Elarton P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 13 10 -0.046 0.73 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 0 0 SH
   Mike Magnante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Reggie Harris P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   C.J. Nitkowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ricky Gutierrez PH-SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .305 .391 .365 .756 2 1 0.139 3.94 0.139 0.000 0.6 1 1
Team Totals 35 9 12 9 4 5 42 .343 .439 .486 .925 159 102 0.836 1.34 1.519 -0.683 5.0 27 9
2B: S Berry (7, off B Tomko); C Everett (17, off J Shaw).
HR: J Bagwell (12, off B Tomko, 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
SH: S Elarton (1, off B Tomko).
IBB: J Bagwell (5, by S Sullivan).
HBP: B Spiers (2, by B Tomko); C Biggio (11, by R Krivda).
TB: J Bagwell 4; S Berry 3; C Everett 3; D Bell 2; B Ausmus; R Gutierrez; B Spiers; J Phillips; T Bogar.
RBI: C Everett 3 (39); J Bagwell 3 (36); J Phillips (6); D Bell (53); B Spiers (24).
2-out RBI: C Everett 3; J Phillips.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 5 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Biggio-R Gutierrez-J Bagwell.
Baserunning
SB: B Spiers (4, 2nd base off S Sullivan/E Taubensee).

Cincinnati Reds

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
Brett Tomko 4.2 8 5 5 2 2 1 5.26 25 98 64 46 4 14 4 16 6 0 28 -0.319 0.87 -3.0
Danny Graves 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.34 6 22 14 6 4 4 2 2 1 0 2 0 0.038 0.38 1.0
Rick Krivda, BS (1), L (2-1) 1 2 3 3 0 2 0 4.18 6 21 13 8 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.437 2.55 -1.8
Scott Sullivan 0.2 0 1 1 1 0 0 5.43 3 14 7 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0.215 3.24 1.1
Jeff Shaw 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.01 2 4 4 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 -0.333 2.77 -2.2
Team Totals 8 12 9 9 4 5 1 10.12 42 159 102 68 12 22 8 23 9 0 28 7 3 -0.836 1.34 -5.0
R Krivda faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

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
Scott Elarton 6.1 5 4 4 1 9 1 5.68 25 99 64 28 16 20 4 11 7 0 55 0.067 0.82 0.6
Mike Magnante 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 6.15 2 9 3 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 -0.194 2.62 -1.7
Reggie Harris 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.50 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 -0.146 4.61 -1.0
C.J. Nitkowski, BS (2), W (3-2) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.29 7 25 13 10 2 1 2 3 1 0 3 2 -0.096 2.69 0.1
Billy Wagner, S (18) 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 2.17 5 17 14 7 1 6 1 3 3 0 0 0 0.033 1.84 -1.5
Team Totals 9 10 8 8 3 11 1 8.00 40 155 95 47 19 29 7 18 12 0 55 8 4 -0.336 1.46 -3.5
M Magnante faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
R Harris faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Krivda (1; C Biggio); C Nitkowski (1; W Greene); B Tomko (3; B Spiers).
IBB: S Sullivan (4; J Bagwell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Bruce Dreckman, 2B - Frank Pulli, 3B - Charlie Williams.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 24,301.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Houston Astros
1 Reggie Sanders RF 1 Bill Spiers 2B
2 Mike Frank CF 2 Brad Ausmus C
3 Barry Larkin SS 3 Derek Bell RF
4 Willie Greene 3B 4 Jeff Bagwell 1B
5 Dmitri Young LF 5 Carl Everett CF
6 Ed Taubensee C 6 Sean Berry 3B
7 Bret Boone 2B 7 J.R. Phillips LF
8 Sean Casey 1B 8 Tim Bogar SS
9 Brett Tomko P 9 Scott Elarton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 6-6 2 123 2,(0-1)  RRR HOU C. Everett J. Shaw 34% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive); Gutierrez Scores; Spiers Scores; Bagwell Scores
b8 5-6 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU B. Spiers R. Krivda 31% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Biggio Scores; Gutierrez to 3B
b3 1-1 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR HOU J. Bagwell B. Tomko 20% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ausmus Scores; Bell Scores
t7 5-5 2 123 5,(2-2)  R CIN W. Greene C. Nitkowski -18% 28% Hit By Pitch; Stynes Scores; Sanders to 3B; Frank to 2B
t9 8-9 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO CIN W. Greene B. Wagner 17% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CIN R. Sanders S. Elarton 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CIN M. Frank S. Elarton 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CIN B. Larkin S. Elarton 1% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Brett Tomko facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers B. Tomko -2% 53% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus B. Tomko -2% 51% Foul Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell B. Tomko -1% 50% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CIN W. Greene S. Elarton 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  CIN D. Young S. Elarton -4% 48% Double to 2B (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CIN E. Taubensee S. Elarton 4% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R CIN B. Boone S. Elarton -11% 41% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Young Scores; Boone to 2B/Adv on throw
t2 1-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CIN S. Casey S. Elarton 3% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Brett Tomko facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell B. Tomko -3% 42% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Everett B. Tomko -2% 40% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-1 2 --- 7,(2-2)  HOU S. Berry B. Tomko 2% 42% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-1 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Phillips B. Tomko 1% 43% Walk
b2 0-1 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar B. Tomko -5% 39% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN B. Tomko S. Elarton 2% 41% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O CIN R. Sanders S. Elarton 2% 42% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CIN M. Frank S. Elarton 1% 43% Lineout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Reds' Brett Tomko facing 9-1-2
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU S. Elarton B. Tomko -3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers B. Tomko 3% 44% Walk
b3 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Ausmus B. Tomko 10% 54% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Spiers to 3B; Ausmus to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 0-1 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R HOU D. Bell B. Tomko 9% 63% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Spiers Scores; Ausmus to 3B
b3 1-1 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RRR HOU J. Bagwell B. Tomko 20% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ausmus Scores; Bell Scores
b3 4-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Everett B. Tomko -1% 82% Flyball: CF
b3 4-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU S. Berry B. Tomko -1% 82% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Astros 4.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-4, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 3-4-5
t4 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R CIN B. Larkin S. Elarton -8% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t4 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CIN W. Greene S. Elarton 3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN D. Young S. Elarton 2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CIN E. Taubensee S. Elarton 1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Reds' Brett Tomko facing 7-8-9
b4 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Phillips B. Tomko -2% 77% Popfly: 3B
b4 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU T. Bogar B. Tomko 2% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Weak SS-2B)
b4 4-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Elarton B. Tomko -1% 78% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 1B); Bogar to 2B
b4 4-2 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Spiers B. Tomko 1% 78% Hit By Pitch
b4 4-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus B. Tomko -3% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 7-8-9
t5 2-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN B. Boone S. Elarton 3% 78% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t5 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN S. Casey S. Elarton 2% 80% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 2-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CIN B. Tomko S. Elarton 1% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Reds' Brett Tomko facing 3-4-5
b5 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell B. Tomko -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b5 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell B. Tomko -1% 79% Flyball: CF
b5 4-2 2 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU C. Everett B. Tomko 1% 80% Single to 2B (Line Drive)
b5 4-2 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  HOU S. Berry B. Tomko 1% 81% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS); Everett to 2B
b5 4-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R HOU J. Phillips B. Tomko 8% 89% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Everett Scores; Berry to 3B
Danny Graves replaces Brett Tomko pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Bogar D. Graves -2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
t6 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN R. Sanders S. Elarton 2% 89% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t6 2-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CIN M. Frank S. Elarton -3% 86% Walk
t6 2-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CIN B. Larkin S. Elarton 3% 89% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t6 2-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CIN W. Greene S. Elarton 2% 91% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Reds' Danny Graves facing 9-1-2
b6 5-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Elarton D. Graves -1% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b6 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Spiers D. Graves -1% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
b6 5-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus D. Graves 0% 90% Walk
b6 5-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU D. Bell D. Graves 1% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ausmus to 2B
b6 5-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Graves -1% 90% Lineout: 3B-2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 5-6-7
t7 2-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CIN D. Young S. Elarton 2% 92% Lineout: LF
t7 2-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CIN E. Taubensee S. Elarton -3% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t7 2-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CIN B. Boone S. Elarton -4% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive); Taubensee to 2B
Mike Magnante replaces Scott Elarton pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-5 1 12- 4,(2-1)  R CIN S. Casey M. Magnante -13% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive); Taubensee Scores; Boone to 3B
Chris Stynes pinch hits for Danny Graves (P) batting 9th
t7 3-5 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  CIN C. Stynes M. Magnante -7% 65% Walk; Casey to 2B
Reggie Harris replaces Mike Magnante pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-5 1 123 5,(3-1)  R CIN R. Sanders R. Harris -15% 51% Walk; Boone Scores; Casey to 3B; Stynes to 2B
C.J. Nitkowski replaces Reggie Harris pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-5 1 123 4,(2-1)  R CIN M. Frank C. Nitkowski -16% 34% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Casey Scores; Stynes to 3B; Sanders to 2B
t7 5-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  O CIN B. Larkin C. Nitkowski 12% 47% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t7 5-5 2 123 5,(2-2)  R CIN W. Greene C. Nitkowski -18% 28% Hit By Pitch; Stynes Scores; Sanders to 3B; Frank to 2B
t7 6-5 2 123 6,(3-2)  O CIN D. Young C. Nitkowski 8% 36% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 6, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-6, Reds' Rick Krivda facing 5-6-7
Rick Krivda replaces Dmitri Young (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Chris Stynes moves from PH to LF
b7 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Everett R. Krivda -5% 31% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 5-6 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU S. Berry R. Krivda -4% 28% Strikeout Swinging
Moises Alou pinch hits for J.R. Phillips (LF) batting 7th
b7 5-6 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Alou R. Krivda -2% 25% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 6, Astros 5.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Ahead 6-5, Astros' C.J. Nitkowski facing 6-7-8
Moises Alou moves from PH to LF
t8 6-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CIN E. Taubensee C. Nitkowski 2% 28% Foul Popfly: C
t8 6-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CIN B. Boone C. Nitkowski 2% 29% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CIN S. Casey C. Nitkowski 1% 30% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 6, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-6, Reds' Rick Krivda facing 8-9-1
Craig Biggio pinch hits for Tim Bogar (SS) batting 8th
b8 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio R. Krivda 10% 40% Hit By Pitch
Ricky Gutierrez pinch hits for C.J. Nitkowski (P) batting 9th
b8 5-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU R. Gutierrez R. Krivda 14% 54% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF); Biggio to 2B
b8 5-6 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU B. Spiers R. Krivda 31% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Biggio Scores; Gutierrez to 3B
Scott Sullivan replaces Rick Krivda pitching and batting 5th
b8 6-6 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus S. Sullivan -10% 75% Flyball: CF (Short CF-RF)
b8 6-6 1 1-3 5,(0-2)  HOU D. Bell S. Sullivan 3% 78% Spiers Steals 2B
b8 6-6 1 -23 8,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell S. Sullivan -16% 61% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
b8 6-6 2 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell S. Sullivan 2% 63% Intentional Walk
Jeff Shaw replaces Scott Sullivan pitching and batting 5th
b8 6-6 2 123 2,(0-1)  RRR HOU C. Everett J. Shaw 34% 97% Double to RF (Line Drive); Gutierrez Scores; Spiers Scores; Bagwell Scores
b8 9-6 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU S. Berry J. Shaw -0% 97% Groundout: P-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 6, Astros 9.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 6-9, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 9-1-2
Billy Wagner replaces Sean Berry (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Craig Biggio moves from PH to 2B
Bill Spiers moves from 2B to 3B
Ricky Gutierrez moves from PH to SS
t9 6-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CIN C. Stynes B. Wagner -4% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to Weak SS-2B)
t9 6-9 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CIN R. Sanders B. Wagner 4% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 6-9 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R CIN M. Frank B. Wagner -6% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Stynes Scores
t9 7-9 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R CIN B. Larkin B. Wagner -8% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive); Frank Scores
t9 8-9 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO CIN W. Greene B. Wagner 17% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 8, Astros 9.

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