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@KCR
3
0
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4
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1
6
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2
7
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@SEA
4
15
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@HOU
2
6
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@LAD
2
3
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@STL
5
6
Friday, September 25, 1998, 7:05
, Astrodome
Attendance: 51,831, Time of Game: 2:38
Cubs
2
88-72
 Lost 2 
2nd, 13 GB
at Astros
6
101-59
 Won 2 
1st
W: Jose Lima (16-8)
L: Kevin Tapani (19-9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    2  5  0
Astros          2  0  0   1  1  1   1  0  X    6 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 3 0 2 0 1 0 .283 .697 22 10 0.135 0.78 0.154 -0.018 1.3 0 0 2·2B
Mickey Morandini 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .772 10 6 -0.109 1.04 0.000 -0.109 -1.3 3 3 SH
Sammy Sosa RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 .305 1.026 13 9 0.012 1.14 0.125 -0.113 -0.2 2 0 HR
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .871 19 11 -0.108 0.99 0.000 -0.108 -1.1 10 0
Brant Brown LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .291 .850 12 9 -0.066 0.87 0.000 -0.066 -0.6 4 0
   Glenallen Hill PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .907 4 4 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
Gary Gaetti 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .847 9 5 -0.044 0.58 0.000 -0.044 -0.4 0 4
Tyler Houston C 3 1 2 1 0 1 .262 .705 12 7 0.079 0.67 0.112 -0.032 1.0 4 1 HR
Jose Hernandez SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 .254 .785 14 10 -0.060 0.74 0.000 -0.060 -0.6 1 3
   Matt Karchner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kurt Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kevin Tapani P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .135 .410 6 4 -0.041 0.80 0.000 -0.041 -0.3 0 0
   Chris Haney P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Manny Alexander SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .610 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Henry Rodriguez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .864 3 3 -0.013 0.49 0.000 -0.013 -0.2
   Jeff Blauser SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .644 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 5 2 1 7 .167 .627 124 78 -0.216 0.82 0.391 -0.605 -2.5 24 11
2B: L Johnson 2 (8, 2 off J Lima).
HR: T Houston (9, off J Lima; 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF); S Sosa (66, off J Lima; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: M Morandini (4, off J Lima).
TB: T Houston 5; S Sosa 4; L Johnson 4.
RBI: S Sosa (157); T Houston (33).
2-out RBI: T Houston.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 2. G Gaetti-M Morandini-M Grace; J Hernandez-M Morandini-M Grace.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .330 .917 13 8 -0.025 0.62 0.038 -0.063 -0.3 3 0 CS
Bill Spiers 3B 4 2 2 0 0 0 .274 .756 20 13 -0.001 0.46 0.027 -0.028 -0.0 0 1
Derek Bell RF 4 2 3 2 0 1 .316 .860 14 9 0.203 0.75 0.218 -0.015 2.2 3 0 HR
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 3 1 0 0 .298 .968 12 8 0.137 0.75 0.148 -0.011 2.3 6 1 2B,SB
Moises Alou LF 2 0 1 1 2 0 .313 .985 18 7 0.110 0.79 0.118 -0.008 1.7 0 0 IW
Carl Everett CF 2 0 0 1 1 1 .296 .838 17 9 -0.028 0.84 0.031 -0.059 -1.3 5 0 SF
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .674 9 7 -0.157 0.87 0.000 -0.157 -2.2 2 2 2·GDP
Brad Ausmus C 4 1 1 0 0 0 .265 .705 11 7 0.074 0.39 0.093 -0.019 0.4 8 0 3B
Jose Lima P 1 0 0 1 0 0 .139 .323 5 3 -0.023 0.85 0.000 -0.023 -0.4 0 3 SF
   Dave Clark PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .555 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Russ Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .641 10 7 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
   Scott Elarton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mitch Meluskey PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .804 4 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.1
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 30 6 11 6 4 4 .367 .983 133 81 0.284 0.66 0.673 -0.389 2.0 27 7
2B: J Bagwell (33, off K Tapani).
3B: B Ausmus (4, off K Tapani).
HR: D Bell (22, off K Tapani; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out).
SF: J Lima (1, off K Tapani); C Everett (2, off K Tapani).
IBB: M Alou (10, by K Tapani).
TB: D Bell 6; J Bagwell 4; B Ausmus 3; B Spiers 2; C Biggio; M Alou.
GIDP: R Gutierrez 2 (19).
RBI: D Bell 2 (108); C Everett (76); J Lima (4); M Alou (124); J Bagwell (108).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Gutierrez-J Bagwell-R Gutierrez.
Baserunning
SB: J Bagwell (19, 3rd base off K Tapani/T Houston).
CS: C Biggio (8, 2nd base by K Tapani/T Houston).

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
Kevin Tapani, L (19-9) 6 8 5 5 3 2 1 4.79 26 93 55 37 8 10 10 11 4 0 35 -0.266 0.84 -2.0
Chris Haney 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 7.04 3 19 13 10 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.15 0.3
Matt Karchner 0.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.18 4 11 6 4 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 -0.029 0.30 -0.8
Kurt Miller 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 3 10 7 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 6 6 4 4 1 6.75 36 133 81 53 15 13 12 16 6 0 35 1 1 -0.285 0.66 -2.0

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
Jose Lima, W (16-8) 7 5 2 2 0 5 2 3.70 26 98 61 38 9 14 5 16 4 0 64 0.177 0.93 1.5
Scott Elarton 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.44 3 9 5 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.023 0.46 0.5
Billy Wagner 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.75 3 17 12 6 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.19 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 7 2 2.00 32 124 78 47 13 18 5 19 5 0 64 0 0 0.214 0.82 2.5
Balks: None.
WP: J Lima (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: K Tapani (4; M Alou).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Eric Gregg, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Jeff Kellogg.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Lance Johnson CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Mickey Morandini 2B 2 Bill Spiers 3B
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Derek Bell RF
4 Mark Grace 1B 4 Jeff Bagwell 1B
5 Brant Brown LF 5 Moises Alou LF
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 Carl Everett CF
7 Tyler Houston C 7 Ricky Gutierrez SS
8 Jose Hernandez SS 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Kevin Tapani P 9 Jose Lima P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU D. Bell K. Tapani 17% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball); Spiers Scores
t4 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC S. Sosa J. Lima -13% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b4 2-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Alou K. Tapani 10% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Bell Scores; Bagwell to 2B
t2 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC T. Houston J. Lima -9% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Ausmus K. Tapani 9% 80% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)

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' Jose Lima facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC L. Johnson J. Lima -6% 44% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lima 1% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Johnson to 3B
t1 0-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Lima 6% 51% Popfly: 2B
t1 0-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lima 4% 55% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Tapani -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers K. Tapani 2% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU D. Bell K. Tapani 17% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball); Spiers Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Tapani -1% 71% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b1 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Alou K. Tapani -1% 70% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Jose Lima facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. Brown J. Lima 2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Gaetti J. Lima 2% 74% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC T. Houston J. Lima -9% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t2 1-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Lima 1% 66% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Everett K. Tapani 3% 69% Walk
b2 2-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez K. Tapani -6% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Tapani -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Jose Lima facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Tapani J. Lima 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Lima 2% 66% Flyball: RF
t3 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lima 1% 67% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 9-1-2
b3 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Lima K. Tapani -2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio K. Tapani 2% 67% Single to SS (Bunt to Weak 3B)
b3 2-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Spiers K. Tapani -4% 64% Biggio Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b3 2-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Spiers K. Tapani -1% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Jose Lima facing 3-4-5
t4 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC S. Sosa J. Lima -13% 50% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t4 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lima 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 2-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC B. Brown J. Lima 2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t4 2-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC G. Gaetti J. Lima 1% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 3-4-5
b4 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU D. Bell K. Tapani 4% 60% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b4 2-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Tapani 6% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Bell to 2B
b4 2-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Alou K. Tapani 10% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Bell Scores; Bagwell to 2B
b4 3-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Everett K. Tapani -5% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez K. Tapani -8% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Jose Lima facing 7-8-9
t5 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston J. Lima 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Lima 2% 70% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t5 2-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC K. Tapani J. Lima 1% 71% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 8-9-1
b5 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Ausmus K. Tapani 9% 80% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b5 3-2 0 --3 1,(0-0)  RO HOU J. Lima K. Tapani -0% 80% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Ausmus Scores
b5 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio K. Tapani 2% 82% Walk
b5 4-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Spiers K. Tapani -2% 80% Flyball: LF
b5 4-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell K. Tapani -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Jose Lima facing 1-2-3
t6 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC L. Johnson J. Lima -8% 70% Double to RF (Line Drive)
t6 2-4 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Lima 6% 76% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t6 2-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Lima 5% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Lima 4% 85% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
b6 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Tapani 4% 88% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b6 4-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Alou K. Tapani 2% 91% Bagwell Steals 3B
b6 4-2 0 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Alou K. Tapani 1% 92% Intentional Walk
b6 4-2 0 1-3 5,(2-2)  RO HOU C. Everett K. Tapani -0% 91% Foul Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Bagwell Scores
b6 5-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Tapani -1% 90% Flyball: RF
b6 5-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Tapani -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 5.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Jose Lima facing 5-6-7
t7 2-5 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC B. Brown J. Lima 2% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Gaetti J. Lima 1% 94% Flyball: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 2-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC T. Houston J. Lima -1% 92% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t7 2-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC J. Hernandez J. Lima -1% 92% Wild Pitch; Houston to 2B
t7 2-5 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Lima 3% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cubs' Chris Haney facing 9-1-2
Chris Haney replaces Kevin Tapani pitching and batting 9th
Dave Clark pinch hits for Jose Lima (P) batting 9th
Russ Johnson pinch hits for Dave Clark batting 9th
b7 5-2 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O HOU R. Johnson C. Haney -1% 94% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b7 5-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Haney -0% 93% Popfly: 2B
b7 5-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU B. Spiers C. Haney 0% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
Matt Karchner replaces Jose Hernandez (SS) pitching and batting 8th
Manny Alexander replaces Chris Haney (P) playing SS batting 9th
b7 5-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Bell M. Karchner 1% 94% Single to 1B (Pop Fly to Deep 1B); Spiers to 3B
b7 5-2 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell M. Karchner 3% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive); Spiers Scores; Bell to 2B
b7 6-2 2 12- 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Alou M. Karchner 0% 97% Walk; Bell to 3B; Bagwell to 2B
b7 6-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Everett M. Karchner -1% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 9-1-2
Scott Elarton replaces Russ Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Henry Rodriguez pinch hits for Manny Alexander (SS) batting 9th
t8 2-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez S. Elarton 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 2-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC L. Johnson S. Elarton -1% 96% Walk
t8 2-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC M. Morandini S. Elarton 2% 99% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B-SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Kurt Miller facing 7-8-9
Kurt Miller replaces Matt Karchner pitching and batting 8th
Jeff Blauser replaces Henry Rodriguez (PH) playing SS batting 9th
b8 6-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Miller -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b8 6-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Miller -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
Mitch Meluskey pinch hits for Scott Elarton (P) batting 9th
b8 6-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Meluskey K. Miller -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 3-4-5
Billy Wagner replaces Mitch Meluskey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Wagner 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-6 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace B. Wagner 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
Glenallen Hill pinch hits for Brant Brown (LF) batting 5th
t9 2-6 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC G. Hill B. Wagner 0% 100% Foul Popfly: C (1B-C Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.

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  • 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.

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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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