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Sunday, April 8, 2001, 1:35PM
, Enron Field
Attendance: 30,174, Time of Game: 2:47
Pirates
9
3-3
 Won 2 
2nd, 1 GB
at Astros
3
4-2
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Joe Beimel (1-0)
L: Scott Elarton (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         3  0  4   0  1  1   0  0  0    9 12  1
Astros          1  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  7  2

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Adrian Brown CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .217 .280 .348 .628 17 12 0.017 0.43 0.049 -0.032 -0.2 3 0 SB,CS
Derek Bell RF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .130 .167 .130 .297 17 9 -0.030 0.35 0.001 -0.031 -0.4 1 0
John Vander Wal 1B 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .333 .444 .333 .778 22 13 0.052 0.36 0.058 -0.006 0.9 7 2
Brian Giles LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .273 .346 .500 .846 14 10 0.134 0.46 0.142 -0.008 0.4 2 0 2B,GDP
   Emil Brown PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 4 3 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 3 3 6 1 0 4 .278 .316 .778 1.094 12 5 0.286 0.59 0.286 0.000 5.0 1 2 3·HR
Enrique Wilson SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .167 .167 .333 16 12 -0.016 0.15 0.000 -0.016 -0.9 3 2
Pat Meares 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .429 .500 .714 1.214 18 11 -0.009 0.25 0.010 -0.020 0.2 2 3
Keith Osik C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 19 13 -0.021 0.20 0.000 -0.021 -0.8 8 0
Joe Beimel P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 5 -0.016 0.31 0.000 -0.016 -0.4 0 1
   Abraham Nunez PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .667 .667 .833 1.500 3 2 0.004 0.07 0.008 -0.004 0.1
   Billy Taylor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Wehner PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 6 3 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.1
   Jose Silva P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 12 9 3 5 40 .324 .375 .595 .970 154 98 0.402 0.32 0.555 -0.154 4.0 27 10
2B: B Giles (2, off S Elarton).
HR: A Ramirez 3 (3, 2 off S Elarton, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF; 3rd inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off N Cruz, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: A Ramirez 12; B Giles 3; J Vander Wal 2; A Brown 2; A Nunez; P Meares; J Wehner.
GIDP: B Giles (1).
RBI: A Ramirez 6 (7); J Vander Wal (1); B Giles (3); A Nunez (3).
2-out RBI: A Ramirez 3; B Giles.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Wilson-P Meares-J Vander Wal.
E: A Ramirez (3).
Baserunning
SB: A Brown (1, 2nd base off S Elarton/T Eusebio).
CS: A Brown (1, 2nd base by N Cruz/T Eusebio).
Pickoffs: A Nunez (1st base by N Cruz).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Lugo SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .389 .450 .556 1.006 17 10 0.024 0.48 0.047 -0.022 1.5 3 6 HR
Craig Biggio 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .462 .517 .692 1.210 15 9 -0.078 0.64 0.000 -0.078 -1.6 2 6 GDP
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 .174 .321 .348 .669 18 9 0.123 0.35 0.125 -0.002 2.0 11 1 HR
Richard Hidalgo RF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .286 .385 .857 1.242 17 9 -0.057 0.51 0.000 -0.057 -1.2 1 0
Lance Berkman LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .333 .407 .417 .824 16 10 0.005 0.55 0.049 -0.044 0.1 2 0 CS
Chris Truby 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .333 .650 .983 19 11 -0.059 0.61 0.000 -0.059 -1.1 1 1
Tony Eusebio C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 19 11 -0.033 0.47 0.008 -0.041 -0.8 5 1
Glen Barker CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 8 7 -0.003 0.37 0.014 -0.017 -0.3 1 0
   Wayne Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bill Spiers PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 3 2 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2
Scott Elarton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Vizcaino PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .625 .500 1.125 5 1 0.013 0.31 0.013 0.000 0.3
   Scott Linebrink P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Charlie Hayes PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 5 3 -0.028 1.03 0.000 -0.028 -0.5
   Nelson Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Orlando Merced RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 6 4 -0.005 0.09 0.000 -0.005 -0.4 1 0
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 3 8 36 .212 .278 .394 .672 148 86 -0.099 0.48 0.256 -0.354 -2.0 27 15
HR: J Bagwell (1, off J Beimel, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); J Lugo (1, off B Taylor, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: J Lugo 5; J Bagwell 5; L Berkman 2; G Barker.
GIDP: C Biggio (1).
RBI: J Bagwell 2 (3); J Lugo (2).
2-out RBI: J Bagwell 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Biggio-J Lugo-J Bagwell.
E: J Lugo (2); N Cruz (1).
Baserunning
CS: L Berkman (1, 2nd base by J Beimel POCS).

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
Joe Beimel, W (1-0) 5 5 2 2 3 3 1 3.60 22 84 48 23 10 15 7 9 3 0 49 0.071 0.68 0.8
Billy Taylor 2 2 1 1 0 3 1 4.50 8 38 24 9 8 7 0 5 2 0 0 0 0.014 0.19 0.1
Jose Silva 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.23 6 28 16 7 5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.013 0.09 1.1
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 3 8 2 3.00 36 150 88 39 23 26 9 16 5 0 49 0 0 0.098 0.48 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
Scott Elarton, L (1-1) 3 7 7 7 1 3 2 9.00 17 62 41 28 4 9 5 8 4 0 19 -0.395 0.65 -5.3
Scott Linebrink 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 11 7 4 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.21 0.6
Nelson Cruz 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 1.50 10 41 23 13 3 7 4 4 3 0 0 0 -0.032 0.10 -1.9
Wayne Franklin 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.45 7 31 19 16 1 2 4 2 1 0 2 0 0.008 0.05 2.1
Billy Wagner 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 11 8 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.6
Team Totals 9 12 9 8 3 5 3 8.00 40 156 98 65 9 24 15 17 8 0 19 2 0 -0.402 0.32 -4.0
N Cruz faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Beimel (1; L Berkman, 2nd base (CS)); N Cruz (0; A Nunez, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Winters, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Steve Rippley.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 30,174.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 17mph out to Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Adrian Brown CF 1 Julio Lugo SS
2 Derek Bell RF 2 Craig Biggio 2B
3 John Vander Wal 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Brian Giles LF 4 Richard Hidalgo RF
5 Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 Lance Berkman LF
6 Enrique Wilson SS 6 Chris Truby 3B
7 Pat Meares 2B 7 Tony Eusebio C
8 Keith Osik C 8 Glen Barker CF
9 Joe Beimel P 9 Scott Elarton P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR PIT A. Ramirez S. Elarton 15% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Giles Scores
t1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  R PIT B. Giles S. Elarton 10% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Vander Wal Scores
t3 4-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR PIT A. Ramirez S. Elarton 10% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball); Vander Wal Scores; Giles Scores
b1 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Beimel -8% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 3-1 1 --3 7,(1-2)  R PIT J. Vander Wal S. Elarton 4% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brown Scores

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' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Brown S. Elarton -2% 48% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT D. Bell S. Elarton -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Vander Wal S. Elarton 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  R PIT B. Giles S. Elarton 10% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Vander Wal Scores
t1 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR PIT A. Ramirez S. Elarton 15% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Giles Scores
t1 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT E. Wilson S. Elarton -1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Joe Beimel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lugo J. Beimel 2% 74% Flyball: CF
b1 0-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Beimel 2% 76% Flyball: LF
b1 0-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Beimel -8% 68% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b1 1-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Beimel 1% 69% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 7-8-9
t2 3-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT P. Meares S. Elarton -2% 67% Foul Flyball: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 3-1 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT K. Osik S. Elarton -1% 66% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Beimel S. Elarton -1% 65% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Joe Beimel facing 5-6-7
b2 1-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman J. Beimel -4% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 1-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Truby J. Beimel 4% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Eusebio J. Beimel 3% 68% Flyball: CF
b2 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-2)  O HOU G. Barker J. Beimel 3% 70% Berkman Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 1-2-3
t3 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Brown S. Elarton 3% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
t3 3-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT D. Bell S. Elarton 2% 75% Brown Steals 2B
t3 3-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Bell S. Elarton -1% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brown to 3B
t3 3-1 1 --3 7,(1-2)  R PIT J. Vander Wal S. Elarton 4% 78% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brown Scores
t3 4-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT B. Giles S. Elarton 4% 82% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Vander Wal to 3B
t3 4-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR PIT A. Ramirez S. Elarton 10% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball); Vander Wal Scores; Giles Scores
t3 7-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT E. Wilson S. Elarton -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t3 7-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT P. Meares S. Elarton 0% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t3 7-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Osik S. Elarton -1% 92% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-7, Pirates' Joe Beimel facing 8-9-1
b3 1-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU G. Barker J. Beimel 1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
Jose Vizcaino pinch hits for Scott Elarton (P) batting 9th
b3 1-7 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Vizcaino J. Beimel -1% 92% Walk
b3 1-7 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Lugo J. Beimel -2% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive); Vizcaino to 2B
b3 1-7 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Beimel 2% 92% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Vizcaino to 3B
b3 1-7 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Beimel -4% 88% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Vizcaino Scores; Biggio to 3B
b3 2-7 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Beimel 3% 91% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-2, Astros' Scott Linebrink facing 9-1-2
Scott Linebrink replaces Jose Vizcaino (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t4 7-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Beimel S. Linebrink -1% 91% Popfly: SS
t4 7-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Brown S. Linebrink -1% 90% Popfly: SS
t4 7-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT D. Bell S. Linebrink -0% 90% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-7, Pirates' Joe Beimel facing 5-6-7
b4 2-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Beimel 2% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Truby J. Beimel 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU T. Eusebio J. Beimel -1% 91% Walk
b4 2-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU G. Barker J. Beimel -1% 90% Single (Ground Ball); Eusebio to 2B
Charlie Hayes pinch hits for Scott Linebrink (P) batting 9th
b4 2-7 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Hayes J. Beimel 3% 93% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-2, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 3-4-5
Nelson Cruz replaces Charlie Hayes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 7-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Vander Wal N. Cruz -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t5 7-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT B. Giles N. Cruz -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 7-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT A. Ramirez N. Cruz 3% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 8-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT E. Wilson N. Cruz -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-8, Pirates' Joe Beimel facing 1-2-3
b5 2-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Lugo J. Beimel -2% 93% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b5 2-8 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO HOU C. Biggio J. Beimel 4% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b5 2-8 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Beimel -0% 96% Walk
b5 2-8 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Beimel 1% 97% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 8, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-2, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 7-8-9
t6 8-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT P. Meares N. Cruz 1% 98% Reached on E6 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball); Meares to 2B
t6 8-2 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O PIT K. Osik N. Cruz -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B; Meares to 3B
Abraham Nunez pinch hits for Joe Beimel (P) batting 9th
t6 8-2 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R PIT A. Nunez N. Cruz 1% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive); Meares Scores/unER
t6 9-2 1 1-- PIT A. Brown N. Cruz 0% 98% Nunez Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Nunez to 2B
t6 9-2 1 -2- O PIT A. Brown N. Cruz -0% 98% Baserunner Out Advancing; Nunez out at 3B/1B-2B-3B
t6 9-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT A. Brown N. Cruz 0% 98% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t6 9-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT D. Bell N. Cruz -0% 98% Brown Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Pirates' Billy Taylor facing 5-6-7
Billy Taylor replaces Abraham Nunez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU L. Berkman B. Taylor -1% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 2-9 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Truby B. Taylor 1% 98% Popfly: SS
b6 2-9 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio B. Taylor 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-9 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU G. Barker B. Taylor 0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-2, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 2-3-4
t7 9-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT D. Bell N. Cruz 0% 99% Walk
t7 9-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Vander Wal N. Cruz 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive); Bell to 2B
Wayne Franklin replaces Glen Barker (CF) pitching and batting 8th
Richard Hidalgo moves from RF to CF
Orlando Merced replaces Nelson Cruz (P) playing RF batting 9th
t7 9-2 0 12- 3,(0-2)  OO PIT B. Giles W. Franklin -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B; Bell to 3B
t7 9-2 2 --3 4,(3-0)  PIT A. Ramirez W. Franklin 0% 99% Walk
t7 9-2 2 1-3 7,(2-2)  O PIT E. Wilson W. Franklin -0% 99% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-9, Pirates' Billy Taylor facing 9-1-2
b7 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU O. Merced B. Taylor 0% 99% Lineout: 3B
b7 2-9 1 --- 7,(3-2)  R HOU J. Lugo B. Taylor -1% 98% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b7 3-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio B. Taylor 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell B. Taylor 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-3, Astros' Wayne Franklin facing 7-8-9
t8 9-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Meares W. Franklin -0% 99% Lineout: LF
t8 9-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Osik W. Franklin -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
John Wehner pinch hits for Billy Taylor (P) batting 9th
t8 9-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. Wehner W. Franklin 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t8 9-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. Brown W. Franklin -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-9, Pirates' Jose Silva facing 4-5-6
Jose Silva replaces John Wehner (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-9 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Silva 1% 99% Popfly: 1B
b8 3-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Silva 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-9 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Truby J. Silva 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-3, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 2-3-4
Billy Wagner replaces Wayne Franklin pitching and batting 8th
t9 9-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT D. Bell B. Wagner -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 9-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Vander Wal B. Wagner -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Emil Brown pinch hits for Brian Giles (LF) batting 4th
t9 9-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT E. Brown B. Wagner -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-9, Pirates' Jose Silva facing 7-8-9
Emil Brown moves from PH to LF
b9 3-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio J. Silva 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Bill Spiers pinch hits for Billy Wagner (P) batting 8th
b9 3-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Silva 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-9 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU O. Merced J. Silva 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 9, Astros 3.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200104080
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