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Friday, May 23, 2003, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 29,660, Time of Game: 2:38
Cubs
5
26-21
 Lost 1 
1st
at Astros
7
26-22
 Won 2 
2nd, ½ GB
L: Mark Prior (5-2)
S: Billy Wagner (13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  1    5 12  1
Astros          6  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  X    7  7  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 1 2 1 0 0 .309 .753 17 12 -0.011 0.97 0.101 -0.112 0.4 0 2 2B,GDP
Ramon Martinez SS 4 1 4 1 1 0 .297 .766 18 12 0.192 1.07 0.204 -0.012 1.8 4 2
Corey Patterson CF 5 1 2 2 0 1 .316 .896 17 12 -0.050 1.53 0.176 -0.226 0.1 2 0 HR,GDP
Moises Alou LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .290 .812 12 7 0.049 0.81 0.093 -0.044 1.3 3 0 2B,HBP
Troy O'Leary RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 .203 .599 20 11 -0.054 0.98 0.033 -0.087 -0.9 2 0
   Alex Gonzalez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .700 3 3 -0.081 2.87 0.000 -0.081 -0.5
Eric Karros 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .840 12 8 -0.096 0.92 0.000 -0.096 -1.1 7 1
Mark Bellhorn 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 .217 .691 18 9 -0.006 0.60 0.041 -0.046 0.1 0 2 2B
Damian Miller C 2 1 0 0 1 2 .227 .737 12 6 -0.023 0.88 0.022 -0.044 -0.2 5 1
   Lenny Harris PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .611 1 1 -0.019 0.63 0.000 -0.019 -0.2
   Paul Bako C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .609 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Prior P 3 0 1 0 0 0 .345 .897 11 6 -0.008 0.92 0.036 -0.045 -0.3 0 0
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Tom Goodwin PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .475 1 1 -0.021 0.79 0.000 -0.021 -0.2
Team Totals 36 5 12 5 4 6 .333 .915 142 88 -0.128 1.03 0.706 -0.833 0.2 24 8
2B: M Grudzielanek (12, off S Linebrink); M Bellhorn (5, off S Linebrink); M Alou (14, off S Linebrink).
HR: C Patterson (9, off S Linebrink; 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: M Alou (4, by S Linebrink).
TB: C Patterson 5; R Martinez 4; M Alou 3; M Grudzielanek 3; M Bellhorn 2; M Prior.
GIDP: C Patterson (3); M Grudzielanek (8).
RBI: C Patterson 2 (38); M Alou (27); M Grudzielanek (12); R Martinez (11).
2-out RBI: M Grudzielanek; M Alou; R Martinez.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Grudzielanek-R Martinez-E Karros.
PB: D Miller (4).
E: R Martinez (2).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .266 .758 12 5 0.098 0.91 0.109 -0.011 1.3 2 0
Morgan Ensberg 3B 3 2 2 0 1 0 .318 1.001 13 7 0.104 0.85 0.117 -0.013 1.3 0 2
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .868 14 10 -0.183 1.06 0.000 -0.183 -2.9 11 0 GDP
Jeff Kent 2B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .320 .929 14 8 0.080 0.68 0.105 -0.025 1.0 2 5 SB
Lance Berkman LF 3 1 0 0 1 2 .253 .800 23 13 0.032 0.78 0.062 -0.030 -0.1 3 0
Orlando Merced RF 4 1 1 2 0 0 .274 .743 12 8 0.131 0.82 0.148 -0.017 1.1 0 1
Jose Vizcaino SS 4 1 1 3 0 0 .215 .557 11 7 0.129 0.58 0.150 -0.021 1.5 2 1 HR
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .210 .570 15 11 0.023 0.34 0.042 -0.019 0.2 7 0 2B
Scott Linebrink P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 5 4 -0.034 0.49 0.000 -0.034 -0.6 0 0
   Kirk Saarloos P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 2 -0.007 0.28 0.000 -0.007 -0.1 0 0
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Adam Everett SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .790 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 7 7 7 3 6 .219 .629 121 75 0.373 0.73 0.733 -0.360 2.7 27 11
2B: B Ausmus (5, off M Prior).
HR: J Vizcaino (1, off M Prior; 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: J Vizcaino 4; B Ausmus 2; M Ensberg 2; C Biggio; O Merced; J Kent.
GIDP: J Bagwell (10).
RBI: J Vizcaino 3 (10); J Kent 2 (34); O Merced 2 (11).
2-out RBI: J Kent.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Kent-J Vizcaino-J Bagwell; M Ensberg-J Kent-J Bagwell.
Outfield Assists: O Merced (R Martinez at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Kent (3, 2nd base off A Alfonseca/D Miller).

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
Mark Prior, L (5-2) 6.2 7 7 6 3 6 1 2.61 31 111 68 38 10 20 14 9 0 0 37 -0.387 0.81 -3.5
Antonio Alfonseca 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.61 4 10 7 5 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0.014 0.17 0.8
Team Totals 8 7 7 6 3 6 1 6.75 35 121 75 43 11 21 16 11 1 0 37 1 0 -0.373 0.73 -2.7

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
Scott Linebrink, W (1-1) 5 8 4 4 2 2 1 4.26 25 95 56 34 7 15 9 11 0 0 35 -0.096 0.93 -1.3
Kirk Saarloos, H (1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 11.88 3 7 7 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.068 1.25 0.5
Brad Lidge, H (6) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.26 3 10 5 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.074 1.41 0.5
Octavio Dotel, H (10) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.35 4 17 9 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.046 0.60 0.5
Billy Wagner, S (13) 1 3 1 1 0 2 0 1.93 6 13 11 7 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.036 1.44 -0.5
Team Totals 9 12 5 5 4 6 1 5.00 41 142 88 53 15 20 19 11 0 0 35 0 0 0.128 1.03 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: M Prior (3); S Linebrink (5).
HBP: S Linebrink (3; M Alou).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Mark Carlson, 3B - Paul Nauert.
Time of Game: 2:38.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 88° F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CHC C. Patterson S. Linebrink -16% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball); Martinez Scores
b1 3-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU J. Vizcaino M. Prior 15% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball); Berkman Scores; Merced Scores
b1 1-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR HOU O. Merced M. Prior 15% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Ensberg Scores; Kent Scores; Berkman to 3B
t7 4-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC C. Patterson B. Lidge 12% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b4 6-4 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -10% 75% 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, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Scott Linebrink facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek S. Linebrink 2% 52% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t1 0-0 1 --- 9,(2-2)  CHC R. Martinez S. Linebrink -2% 50% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CHC C. Patterson S. Linebrink -16% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball); Martinez Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Alou S. Linebrink -3% 30% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep LF-CF)
t1 2-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC T. O'Leary S. Linebrink 3% 33% Flyball: LF
t1 2-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC E. Karros S. Linebrink 3% 36% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Biggio M. Prior 4% 39% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Biggio to 1B
b1 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Ensberg M. Prior 6% 45% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Biggio to 2B
b1 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior 5% 50% Passed Ball; Biggio to 3B; Ensberg to 2B
b1 0-2 0 -23 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -6% 44% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b1 0-2 1 -23 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Kent M. Prior 5% 49% Fielder's Choice 3B; Biggio Scores/unER; Kent to 1B
b1 1-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman M. Prior 6% 55% Walk; Ensberg to 3B; Kent to 2B
b1 1-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR HOU O. Merced M. Prior 15% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Ensberg Scores; Kent Scores; Berkman to 3B
b1 3-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RRR HOU J. Vizcaino M. Prior 15% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball); Berkman Scores; Merced Scores
b1 6-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior -1% 84% Strikeout Looking
b1 6-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU S. Linebrink M. Prior -0% 84% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
6 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Scott Linebrink facing 7-8-9
t2 2-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Bellhorn S. Linebrink 2% 86% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Miller S. Linebrink 1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-6 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Prior S. Linebrink 1% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
b2 6-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU C. Biggio M. Prior 1% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b2 6-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg M. Prior -1% 87% Popfly: SS
b2 6-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b2 6-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Kent M. Prior -1% 85% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Scott Linebrink facing 1-2-3
t3 2-6 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek S. Linebrink 2% 87% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t3 2-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Martinez S. Linebrink 1% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Martinez out at 2B/RF-SS
t3 2-6 2 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC C. Patterson S. Linebrink -1% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t3 2-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Alou S. Linebrink -2% 86% Hit By Pitch; Patterson to 2B
t3 2-6 2 12- 3,(0-2)  CHC T. O'Leary S. Linebrink -0% 86% Wild Pitch; Patterson to 3B
t3 2-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. O'Leary S. Linebrink 4% 89% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 5-6-7
b3 6-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Prior -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b3 6-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU O. Merced M. Prior -1% 88% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 6-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino M. Prior -0% 87% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 6.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Astros' Scott Linebrink facing 6-7-8
t4 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC E. Karros S. Linebrink 2% 89% Popfly: 1B
t4 2-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Bellhorn S. Linebrink -3% 86% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-6 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Miller S. Linebrink -2% 84% Walk
t4 2-6 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Prior S. Linebrink 4% 88% Popfly: 1B
t4 2-6 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC M. Grudzielanek S. Linebrink -8% 80% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Bellhorn Scores; Miller to 3B
t4 3-6 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC R. Martinez S. Linebrink -7% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Miller Scores; Grudzielanek to 3B
t4 4-6 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Patterson S. Linebrink 6% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 8-9-1
b4 6-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior 4% 83% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF-CF)
b4 6-4 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Linebrink M. Prior -3% 80% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b4 6-4 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio M. Prior 1% 81% Walk
b4 6-4 1 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Ensberg M. Prior 4% 85% Walk; Ausmus to 3B; Biggio to 2B
b4 6-4 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -10% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 6.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Astros' Scott Linebrink facing 4-5-6
t5 4-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Alou S. Linebrink 3% 78% Flyball: CF
t5 4-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC T. O'Leary S. Linebrink -3% 74% Walk
t5 4-6 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  O CHC E. Karros S. Linebrink 4% 78% Popfly: 2B
t5 4-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Bellhorn S. Linebrink 3% 81% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 4-5-6
b5 6-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Kent M. Prior -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Prior -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU O. Merced M. Prior -1% 77% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 6.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 8-9-1
Kirk Saarloos replaces Scott Linebrink pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Miller K. Saarloos 3% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Prior K. Saarloos -4% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t6 4-6 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC M. Grudzielanek K. Saarloos 7% 84% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 7-8-9
b6 6-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Vizcaino M. Prior -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 6-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus M. Prior -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Saarloos M. Prior -1% 81% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 6.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 2-3-4
Brad Lidge replaces Kirk Saarloos pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC R. Martinez B. Lidge -6% 75% Walk
t7 4-6 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC C. Patterson B. Lidge 12% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t7 4-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alou B. Lidge 1% 88% Groundout: P-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Mark Prior facing 1-2-3
b7 6-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Prior -1% 87% Flyball: CF
b7 6-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Ensberg M. Prior 1% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b7 6-4 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior 1% 89% Wild Pitch; Ensberg to 2B
b7 6-4 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Prior -2% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 6-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Kent M. Prior 6% 93% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Ensberg Scores
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Mark Prior pitching and batting 9th
b7 7-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman A. Alfonseca 0% 94% Kent Steals 2B
b7 7-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Alfonseca -1% 93% Lineout: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 7.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-7, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 5-6-7
Octavio Dotel replaces Brad Lidge pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC T. O'Leary O. Dotel 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-7 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC E. Karros O. Dotel 1% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Bellhorn O. Dotel -1% 95% Walk
Lenny Harris pinch hits for Damian Miller (C) batting 8th
t8 4-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Harris O. Dotel 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-4, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 6-7-8
Paul Bako replaces Lenny Harris (PH) playing C batting 8th
b8 7-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU O. Merced A. Alfonseca -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 7-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Vizcaino A. Alfonseca -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 7-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus A. Alfonseca -0% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 7.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-7, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 9-1-2
Billy Wagner replaces Jose Vizcaino (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Adam Everett replaces Octavio Dotel (P) playing SS batting 9th
Tom Goodwin pinch hits for Antonio Alfonseca (P) batting 9th
t9 4-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Goodwin B. Wagner 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 4-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Grudzielanek B. Wagner -2% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t9 4-7 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Martinez B. Wagner -5% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Grudzielanek to 2B
t9 4-7 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Patterson B. Wagner 5% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-7 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHC M. Alou B. Wagner -5% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru CF-RF); Grudzielanek Scores; Martinez to 3B
Alex Gonzalez pinch hits for Troy O'Leary (RF) batting 5th
t9 5-7 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Gonzalez B. Wagner 8% 100% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 7.

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  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • 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.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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