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5
6
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@CLE
1
7
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3
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@KCR
6
8
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@KCR
4
6
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@MIN
8
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@TBD
4
0
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5
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2
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5
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11
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3
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@SDP
5
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@SFG
3
6
Monday, July 15, 2002,
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 29,204, Time of Game: 3:01
Pirates
5
42-50
 Won 1 
4th, 9½ GB
at Astros
4
44-47
 Lost 2 
3rd, 7 GB
W: Sean Lowe (4-2)
L: Billy Wagner (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  2  0   1  0  2    5  7  0
Astros          2  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    4  9  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Kendall C 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .286 .349 .364 .713 20 13 -0.114 1.31 0.039 -0.153 -0.6 0 0
Jack Wilson SS 2 3 1 0 2 0 5 .274 .333 .346 .679 22 13 0.107 1.13 0.143 -0.035 0.4 2 2 SH
Brian Giles LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 5 .303 .436 .633 1.069 20 9 0.042 1.64 0.138 -0.095 0.8 3 0 2B,HBP
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 2 3 1 0 5 .217 .263 .340 .603 17 11 0.745 2.13 0.839 -0.094 1.8 2 0 HR
   Mike Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Rob Mackowiak CF 4 0 1 2 0 2 4 .244 .301 .440 .741 12 9 0.010 1.96 0.142 -0.133 1.1 3 0
   Chad Hermansen PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211 .280 .394 .674 4 3 -0.010 0.37 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 0
Kevin Young 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .315 .442 .757 18 10 -0.105 1.69 0.044 -0.148 -0.7 10 1
Craig Wilson RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .273 .335 .412 .747 16 13 -0.158 1.59 0.000 -0.158 -1.2 5 0
Pokey Reese 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .240 .304 .309 .612 17 11 -0.058 1.16 0.037 -0.096 -0.3 1 5 2B
Kris Benson P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .214 .214 .286 .500 9 6 -0.086 1.46 0.000 -0.086 -0.9 0 0
   Abraham Nunez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .290 .306 .596 2 2 -0.014 0.50 0.000 -0.014 -0.1
   Ron Villone P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .357 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Adam Hyzdu PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211 .250 .368 .618 3 3 -0.027 1.04 0.000 -0.027 -0.1
   Sean Lowe P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Benjamin 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .134 .191 .146 .337 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 7 5 5 10 41 .206 .325 .353 .678 160 103 0.332 1.50 1.382 -1.049 0.3 27 9
2B: P Reese (11, off N Cruz); B Giles (19, off P Borbon).
HR: A Ramirez (7, off B Wagner, 9th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SH: J Wilson (10, off N Cruz).
HBP: B Giles (6, by O Dotel).
TB: A Ramirez 5; P Reese 2; B Giles 2; J Wilson; K Young; R Mackowiak.
RBI: A Ramirez 3 (32); R Mackowiak 2 (29).
2-out RBI: R Mackowiak 2; A Ramirez 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Wilson-P Reese-K Young; K Young-J Wilson-K Young.

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 1 0 0 0 5 .264 .331 .394 .725 9 8 -0.123 1.77 0.058 -0.181 -1.5 2 4 2B,SH,GDP
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 .260 .343 .412 .755 16 10 -0.016 1.58 0.137 -0.152 0.7 4 2 3B,HBP
Lance Berkman CF-LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 5 .291 .410 .618 1.027 21 9 -0.011 1.75 0.055 -0.066 -0.5 2 0 SF,GDP,IW
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .270 .383 .484 .868 21 10 -0.207 1.88 0.029 -0.236 -0.5 8 0
Daryle Ward LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .276 .319 .406 .725 12 8 -0.049 0.57 0.000 -0.049 -0.8 1 0
   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
Orlando Merced RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .327 .396 .500 .896 8 4 0.008 0.62 0.024 -0.016 0.1 0 0
   Richard Hidalgo PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257 .339 .450 .789 2 2 -0.036 0.64 0.000 -0.036 -0.6 0 0
Geoff Blum 3B 3 1 3 2 1 0 4 .277 .349 .445 .794 11 5 0.150 0.66 0.150 0.000 2.4 1 2 HR,2B,IW
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .253 .326 .350 .676 9 3 -0.039 0.72 0.012 -0.052 -0.8 9 0
Nelson Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Alan Zinter PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .455 .636 2 2 0.040 1.33 0.040 0.000 0.7
   Brandon Puffer P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 3 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 1
   Pedro Borbon 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 Stone P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.015 0.51 0.000 -0.015 -0.2 0 1
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Barry Wesson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Vizcaino PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .295 .332 .358 .690 3 2 0.135 3.53 0.135 0.000 0.4
Team Totals 32 4 9 4 5 0 40 .281 .385 .500 .885 121 67 -0.168 1.27 0.640 -0.808 -0.7 27 11
2B: J Lugo (10, off K Benson); G Blum (15, off K Benson).
3B: C Biggio (2, off K Benson).
HR: G Blum (5, off K Benson, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: L Berkman (3, off K Benson).
SH: J Lugo (2, off M Williams).
IBB: G Blum (2, by S Lowe); L Berkman (17, by M Williams).
HBP: C Biggio (14, by R Villone).
TB: G Blum 7; C Biggio 3; J Lugo 2; J Vizcaino; L Berkman; A Zinter; O Merced.
GIDP: L Berkman (6); J Lugo (6).
RBI: G Blum 2 (27); C Biggio (36); L Berkman (83).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

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
Kris Benson 5 7 4 4 2 0 1 5.65 23 74 43 28 6 9 6 15 6 0 35 -0.150 0.66 -1.4
Ron Villone 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.90 7 16 10 7 0 3 2 4 1 0 0 0 0.077 0.64 1.1
Sean Lowe, W (4-2) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5.08 5 18 8 6 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.80 0.5
Mike Williams, S (28) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.69 5 13 6 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.209 5.43 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 5 0 1 4.00 40 121 67 45 8 14 13 21 8 0 35 0 0 0.169 1.27 0.7

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
Nelson Cruz 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.80 9 38 25 12 3 10 1 4 2 0 56 0.099 1.23 1.1
Brandon Puffer 2.1 1 1 1 3 0 0 4.34 11 56 30 17 2 11 6 2 1 0 0 0 0.109 0.99 1.0
Pedro Borbon 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5.67 3 6 5 4 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 1 -0.110 1.24 -1.7
Ricky Stone, H (6) 1.2 0 1 1 1 1 0 2.05 6 21 13 5 4 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0.091 0.98 0.7
Octavio Dotel, H (15) 1.2 1 0 0 0 4 0 2.29 7 22 15 4 8 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 0.103 2.39 0.1
Billy Wagner, BS (4), L (2-2) 1 2 2 2 0 2 1 3.14 5 17 15 7 1 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.623 2.66 -1.5
Team Totals 9 7 5 5 5 10 1 5.00 41 160 103 49 18 36 11 14 7 0 56 3 2 -0.331 1.50 -0.3
Balks: None.
WP: N Cruz 2 (2).
HBP: O Dotel (4; B Giles); R Villone (4; C Biggio).
IBB: M Williams (2; L Berkman); S Lowe (6; G Blum).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Doug Eddings, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Mike Everitt, 3B - Chris Guccione.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 29,204.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Jason Kendall C 1 Julio Lugo SS
2 Jack Wilson SS 2 Craig Biggio 2B
3 Brian Giles LF 3 Lance Berkman CF
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 Jeff Bagwell 1B
5 Rob Mackowiak CF 5 Daryle Ward LF
6 Kevin Young 1B 6 Orlando Merced RF
7 Craig Wilson RF 7 Geoff Blum 3B
8 Pokey Reese 2B 8 Brad Ausmus C
9 Kris Benson P 9 Nelson Cruz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR PIT A. Ramirez B. Wagner 69% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Wilson Scores
b9 4-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Williams 21% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b9 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Vizcaino M. Williams -13% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 2-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R PIT A. Ramirez O. Dotel 13% 38% Single to LF (Line Drive); Wilson Scores; Giles to 2B
b9 4-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Williams 12% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Vizcaino to 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' Nelson Cruz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT J. Kendall N. Cruz 4% 54% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Wilson N. Cruz -2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Kendall to 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Giles N. Cruz -3% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Ramirez N. Cruz 0% 49% Wild Pitch; Kendall to 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez N. Cruz -4% 45% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Lugo K. Benson -6% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU C. Biggio K. Benson -12% 28% Triple to CF (Line Drive); Lugo Scores
b1 1-0 0 --3 6,(3-2)  RO HOU L. Berkman K. Benson 1% 29% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Biggio Scores
b1 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Benson 1% 30% Lineout: 3B
b1 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Ward K. Benson 1% 30% Popfly: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Nelson Cruz facing 5-6-7
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  PIT R. Mackowiak N. Cruz 4% 34% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Mackowiak to 1B
t2 0-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT K. Young N. Cruz -4% 31% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O PIT C. Wilson N. Cruz -3% 28% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT P. Reese N. Cruz 4% 31% Double (Line Drive to LF-CF); Mackowiak to 3B
t2 0-2 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Benson N. Cruz -6% 25% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 6-7-8
b2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU O. Merced K. Benson 2% 27% Flyball: LF
b2 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU G. Blum K. Benson -3% 24% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
b2 2-0 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Ausmus K. Benson -1% 23% Walk
Alan Zinter pinch hits for Nelson Cruz (P) batting 9th
b2 2-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  HOU A. Zinter K. Benson -4% 19% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Blum to 3B; Ausmus to 2B
b2 2-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO HOU J. Lugo K. Benson 10% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brandon Puffer facing 1-2-3
Brandon Puffer replaces Alan Zinter (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t3 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall B. Puffer -3% 27% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Wilson B. Puffer -2% 25% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT B. Giles B. Puffer 1% 26% Walk
t3 0-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. Ramirez B. Puffer 2% 28% Walk; Giles to 2B
t3 0-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Mackowiak B. Puffer -5% 24% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 2-3-4
b3 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Benson 2% 25% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Benson 1% 26% Flyball: RF
b3 2-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Benson -1% 26% Walk
b3 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Ward K. Benson 2% 27% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brandon Puffer facing 6-7-8
t4 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT K. Young B. Puffer 4% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t4 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Wilson B. Puffer -4% 28% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT P. Reese B. Puffer -3% 24% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT K. Benson B. Puffer -3% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 6-7-8
b4 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU O. Merced K. Benson -2% 19% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  RR HOU G. Blum K. Benson -10% 9% Home Run (Fly Ball); Merced Scores
b4 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Benson 1% 10% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 4-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Puffer K. Benson 1% 10% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 4-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Lugo K. Benson 0% 11% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Brandon Puffer facing 1-2-3
t5 0-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall B. Puffer -2% 9% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-4 1 --- 8,(3-2)  PIT J. Wilson B. Puffer 2% 11% Walk
Pedro Borbon replaces Brandon Puffer pitching and batting 9th
t5 0-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT B. Giles P. Borbon 6% 17% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Wilson to 3B
t5 0-4 1 -23 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Ramirez P. Borbon -6% 11% Popfly: SS
t5 0-4 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RR PIT R. Mackowiak P. Borbon 10% 22% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Wilson Scores; Giles Scores
Ricky Stone replaces Pedro Borbon pitching and batting 9th
t5 2-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Stone -3% 19% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 2-3-4
b5 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Benson 2% 20% Flyball: RF
b5 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU L. Berkman K. Benson -2% 19% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b5 4-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Benson 2% 21% Flyball: CF
b5 4-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Ward K. Benson 2% 22% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Ricky Stone facing 7-8-9
t6 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Wilson R. Stone -3% 19% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT P. Reese R. Stone -2% 17% Groundout: P-1B
Abraham Nunez pinch hits for Kris Benson (P) batting 9th
t6 2-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Nunez R. Stone -1% 16% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Ron Villone facing 6-7-8
Ron Villone replaces Abraham Nunez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Richard Hidalgo pinch hits for Orlando Merced (RF) batting 6th
b6 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo R. Villone 1% 17% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b6 4-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU G. Blum R. Villone -1% 16% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Short LF)
b6 4-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Villone 2% 17% Flyball: RF
b6 4-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Stone R. Villone 1% 19% Foul Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Ricky Stone facing 1-2-3
Richard Hidalgo moves from PH to RF
t7 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Kendall R. Stone -4% 15% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Wilson R. Stone 4% 19% Walk
Octavio Dotel replaces Ricky Stone pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  PIT B. Giles O. Dotel 6% 25% Hit By Pitch; Wilson to 2B
t7 2-4 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R PIT A. Ramirez O. Dotel 13% 38% Single to LF (Line Drive); Wilson Scores; Giles to 2B
t7 3-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak O. Dotel -9% 30% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O PIT K. Young O. Dotel -8% 21% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Ron Villone facing 1-2-3
b7 4-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Lugo R. Villone 2% 23% Lineout: P
b7 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio R. Villone -2% 21% Hit By Pitch
b7 4-3 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO HOU L. Berkman R. Villone 5% 26% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 7-8-9
t8 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Wilson O. Dotel -6% 20% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Reese O. Dotel -4% 16% Strikeout Swinging
Adam Hyzdu pinch hits for Ron Villone (P) batting 9th
t8 3-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Hyzdu O. Dotel -3% 13% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Sean Lowe facing 4-5-6
Sean Lowe replaces Adam Hyzdu (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell S. Lowe -2% 11% Walk
b8 4-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU D. Ward S. Lowe 1% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bagwell to 2B
b8 4-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo S. Lowe 2% 14% Flyball: LF
b8 4-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU G. Blum S. Lowe -0% 14% Intentional Walk
b8 4-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus S. Lowe 3% 17% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B; Blum to 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 1-2-3
Billy Wagner replaces Daryle Ward (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Lance Berkman moves from CF to LF
Barry Wesson replaces Octavio Dotel (P) playing CF batting 9th
t9 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Kendall B. Wagner -8% 9% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-4 1 --- 4,(0-2)  PIT J. Wilson B. Wagner 8% 18% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 3-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Giles B. Wagner -6% 11% Groundout: 2B-1B; Wilson to 2B
t9 3-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR PIT A. Ramirez B. Wagner 69% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Wilson Scores
Chad Hermansen pinch hits for Rob Mackowiak (CF) batting 5th
t9 5-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Hermansen B. Wagner -1% 79% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-5, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 9-1-2
Mike Williams replaces Aramis Ramirez (3B) pitching and batting 4th
Mike Benjamin replaces Sean Lowe (P) playing 3B batting 9th
Chad Hermansen moves from PH to CF
Jose Vizcaino pinch hits for Barry Wesson (CF) batting 9th
b9 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Vizcaino M. Williams -13% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 4-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Lugo M. Williams 6% 71% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Vizcaino to 2B
b9 4-5 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Williams 12% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B; Vizcaino to 3B
b9 4-5 2 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman M. Williams -4% 79% Intentional Walk
b9 4-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Williams 21% 100% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 4.

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