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7
CLE
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3
12
DET
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1
0
TOR
@NYY
5
2
KCR
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3
1
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@SEA
7
2
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10
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3
2
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@MON
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3
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@PIT
6
0
Saturday, May 24, 2003, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 37,839, Time of Game: 2:53
Cubs
3
27-21
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
2
26-23
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1½ GB
W: Shawn Estes (5-3)
L: Tim Redding (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  1   2  0  0    3 10  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  0    2  8  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 3 0 0 1 .317 .770 15 10 0.009 0.85 0.071 -0.062 0.1 3 3 2B
Alex Gonzalez SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250 .704 25 15 0.092 1.12 0.158 -0.066 0.6 1 4 2B,HBP
Corey Patterson CF 5 1 2 1 0 2 .319 .899 16 13 0.069 1.41 0.174 -0.105 0.6 5 0 2B,SB
Moises Alou LF 4 0 2 1 1 0 .294 .830 13 5 0.104 0.93 0.156 -0.052 0.8 0 0 2·2B,IW
Hee-Seop Choi 1B 4 0 1 0 1 1 .257 .981 22 10 0.002 0.89 0.060 -0.059 0.1 11 0 2B
Troy O'Leary RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .192 .568 13 7 -0.166 1.17 0.000 -0.166 -2.0 1 0
Lenny Harris 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .603 10 6 -0.064 1.12 0.035 -0.099 -0.5 0 2
Damian Miller C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .719 11 7 -0.089 1.09 0.000 -0.089 -0.9 6 2 SH
Shawn Estes P 2 0 0 0 1 1 .158 .358 14 8 -0.028 0.70 0.014 -0.041 -0.2 0 0
   Mike Remlinger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Bellhorn PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .686 3 3 -0.037 1.30 0.000 -0.037 -0.4
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Borowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 36 3 10 3 3 8 .278 .794 142 84 -0.108 1.06 0.668 -0.776 -1.8 27 12
2B: A Gonzalez (13, off T Redding); H Choi (12, off T Redding); C Patterson (11, off N Bland); M Grudzielanek (13, off T Redding); M Alou 2 (16, 1 off K Saarloos, 1 off T Redding).
SH: D Miller (5, off B Puffer).
IBB: M Alou (2, by N Bland).
HBP: A Gonzalez (3, by T Redding).
TB: M Grudzielanek 4; M Alou 4; C Patterson 3; A Gonzalez 2; H Choi 2; L Harris.
RBI: M Alou (28); A Gonzalez (16); C Patterson (39).
2-out RBI: A Gonzalez; C Patterson.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Gonzalez-M Grudzielanek-H Choi.
Baserunning
SB: C Patterson (9, 2nd base off T Redding/B Ausmus).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio CF 4 0 0 0 1 0 .261 .747 19 9 -0.219 2.67 0.023 -0.242 -0.9 2 0 IW
Brian Hunter RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .214 .465 19 10 -0.209 2.45 0.024 -0.233 -1.1 5 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .286 .861 14 11 0.032 1.96 0.145 -0.113 -0.4 9 0 SB,GDP
Jeff Kent 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .324 .936 21 11 0.006 1.61 0.112 -0.105 0.5 1 4 2B
Lance Berkman LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .253 .792 14 10 -0.061 1.96 0.084 -0.145 -0.2 2 0
Jose Vizcaino 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .220 .561 9 6 0.035 1.76 0.117 -0.082 0.1 0 0
   Brandon Puffer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Orlando Merced PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .732 3 2 -0.101 3.48 0.000 -0.101 -0.3
   Kirk Saarloos P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Brad Ausmus C 1 0 0 0 1 0 .208 .571 8 1 -0.022 0.99 0.017 -0.039 -0.2 5 1
   Morgan Ensberg PH-3B 1 0 1 2 1 0 .328 1.037 11 6 0.410 3.79 0.410 0.000 2.0 0 0 2B
Adam Everett SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .754 9 6 -0.219 2.55 0.000 -0.219 -1.3 0 3 SH
Tim Redding P 2 0 1 0 0 1 .133 .388 5 4 0.044 1.15 0.062 -0.018 0.2 0 2
   Nate Bland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gregg Zaun PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 2 .295 .794 10 6 -0.304 4.03 0.000 -0.304 -1.2 3 0
Team Totals 33 2 8 2 3 7 .242 .609 142 82 -0.608 2.22 0.994 -1.601 -2.8 27 12
2B: M Ensberg (2, off S Estes); J Kent (20, off S Estes).
SH: A Everett (1, off J Borowski).
IBB: C Biggio (1, by M Remlinger).
TB: J Kent 3; M Ensberg 2; J Vizcaino; L Berkman; B Hunter; T Redding; J Bagwell.
GIDP: J Bagwell (11).
RBI: M Ensberg 2 (16).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: J Bagwell (2, 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
Shawn Estes, W (5-3) 6 7 2 2 1 3 0 4.88 25 91 53 34 7 12 11 10 5 0 52 -0.149 1.35 -0.3
Mike Remlinger, H (4) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.70 4 16 8 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.399 4.05 2.0
Antonio Alfonseca, H (4) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.38 4 19 12 8 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.147 3.33 0.5
Joe Borowski, S (9) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.96 4 16 9 5 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.211 4.75 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 2 2 3 7 0 2.00 37 142 82 48 14 20 14 13 6 0 52 2 0 0.608 2.22 2.8
S Estes faced 4 batters in the 7th 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
Tim Redding, L (3-4) 6.2 7 3 3 1 4 0 3.54 29 103 62 42 8 12 9 14 5 0 51 0.078 1.11 1.4
Nate Bland 0.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 5.00 4 15 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.068 0.84 -0.7
Brandon Puffer 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.44 4 9 8 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.056 1.26 0.5
Kirk Saarloos 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 10.61 4 15 10 7 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.042 0.66 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 3 8 0 3.00 41 142 84 54 14 16 13 16 7 0 51 1 1 0.108 1.06 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Redding (1; A Gonzalez).
IBB: N Bland (2; M Alou); M Remlinger (2; C Biggio).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - Paul Nauert, 3B - Gerry Davis.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Houston Astros
1 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 1 Craig Biggio CF
2 Alex Gonzalez SS 2 Brian Hunter RF
3 Corey Patterson CF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Moises Alou LF 4 Jeff Kent 2B
5 Hee-Seop Choi 1B 5 Lance Berkman LF
6 Troy O'Leary RF 6 Jose Vizcaino 3B
7 Lenny Harris 3B 7 Brad Ausmus C
8 Damian Miller C 8 Adam Everett SS
9 Shawn Estes P 9 Tim Redding P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 0-3 0 123 3,(1-1)  RR HOU M. Ensberg S. Estes -28% 34% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball); Kent Scores; Berkman Scores; Vizcaino to 3B
b7 2-3 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Zaun M. Remlinger 16% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-3 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Hunter M. Remlinger 15% 74% Strikeout Looking
b9 2-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Borowski 15% 100% Flyball: CF
t7 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Gonzalez T. Redding 14% 80% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Grudzielanek Scores

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' Tim Redding facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek T. Redding -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC A. Gonzalez T. Redding -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Patterson T. Redding -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Estes 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Hunter S. Estes -2% 45% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO HOU J. Bagwell S. Estes 5% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Tim Redding facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Alou T. Redding -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC H. Choi T. Redding -2% 46% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. O'Leary T. Redding -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Kent S. Estes -6% 39% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-0 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Estes 1% 40% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul); Kent to 3B
b2 0-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino S. Estes 6% 46% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b2 0-0 2 --3 4,(3-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus S. Estes 4% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Tim Redding facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC L. Harris T. Redding -3% 47% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Miller T. Redding -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Estes T. Redding 1% 47% Walk
t3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Grudzielanek T. Redding 4% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Estes to 3B
t3 0-0 2 -23 9,(3-2)  CHC A. Gonzalez T. Redding 2% 52% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-0 2 123 5,(0-2)  O CHC C. Patterson T. Redding -8% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU A. Everett S. Estes 3% 47% Bunt Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
b3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Redding S. Estes 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Estes 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Tim Redding facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Alou T. Redding -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC H. Choi T. Redding 5% 52% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 0-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CHC T. O'Leary T. Redding -4% 48% Flyball: CF; Choi to 3B
t4 0-0 2 --3 4,(3-0)  O CHC L. Harris T. Redding -5% 44% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Hunter S. Estes 3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Estes 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  O HOU J. Kent S. Estes 1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Tim Redding facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Miller T. Redding -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t5 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC S. Estes T. Redding -2% 45% Flyball: LF
t5 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC M. Grudzielanek T. Redding 2% 46% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t5 0-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CHC A. Gonzalez T. Redding -3% 43% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Estes 3% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Vizcaino S. Estes 2% 48% Lineout: CF
b5 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Ausmus S. Estes -2% 47% Walk
b5 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU A. Everett S. Estes 3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Tim Redding facing 3-4-5
t6 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Patterson T. Redding 5% 55% Single to P/Bunt
t6 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Alou T. Redding 4% 59% Patterson Steals 2B
t6 0-0 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  R CHC M. Alou T. Redding 13% 72% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Patterson Scores
t6 1-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC H. Choi T. Redding -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B; Alou to 3B
t6 1-0 1 --3 3,(1-1)  O CHC T. O'Leary T. Redding -9% 63% Fielder's Choice SS; Alou out at Hm/SS-C
t6 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC L. Harris T. Redding -3% 60% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 9-1-2
b6 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Redding S. Estes -6% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b6 0-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Estes 6% 59% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b6 0-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Hunter S. Estes 5% 65% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 0-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Estes 4% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Tim Redding facing 8-9-1
t7 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC D. Miller T. Redding -3% 66% Flyball: RF
t7 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC S. Estes T. Redding -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t7 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grudzielanek T. Redding 1% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CHC A. Gonzalez T. Redding 14% 80% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Grudzielanek Scores
Nate Bland replaces Tim Redding pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R CHC C. Patterson N. Bland 8% 88% Double to RF (Line Drive); Gonzalez Scores
t7 3-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Alou N. Bland 0% 89% Intentional Walk
t7 3-0 2 12- 4,(3-0)  CHC H. Choi N. Bland 1% 90% Walk; Patterson to 3B; Alou to 2B
t7 3-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  O CHC T. O'Leary N. Bland -3% 87% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 4-5-6
b7 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Kent S. Estes -5% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-3B Hole)
b7 0-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU L. Berkman S. Estes -8% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-3B Hole); Kent to 2B
b7 0-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino S. Estes -12% 62% Single to RF (Line Drive); Kent to 3B; Berkman to 2B
Morgan Ensberg pinch hits for Brad Ausmus (C) batting 7th
b7 0-3 0 123 3,(1-1)  RR HOU M. Ensberg S. Estes -28% 34% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball); Kent Scores; Berkman Scores; Vizcaino to 3B
Mike Remlinger replaces Shawn Estes pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-3 0 -23 4,(2-1)  O HOU A. Everett M. Remlinger 10% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Gregg Zaun pinch hits for Nate Bland (P) batting 9th
b7 2-3 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU G. Zaun M. Remlinger 16% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio M. Remlinger -2% 59% Intentional Walk
b7 2-3 2 123 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Hunter M. Remlinger 15% 74% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Brandon Puffer facing 7-8-9
Brandon Puffer replaces Jose Vizcaino (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Gregg Zaun moves from PH to C
Morgan Ensberg moves from PH to 3B
t8 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC L. Harris B. Puffer 3% 77% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t8 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Miller B. Puffer -1% 76% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Harris to 2B
Mark Bellhorn pinch hits for Mike Remlinger (P) batting 9th
t8 3-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Bellhorn B. Puffer -4% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek B. Puffer -4% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 3-4-5
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Mark Bellhorn (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell A. Alfonseca -10% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b8 2-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Kent A. Alfonseca 4% 63% Strikeout Swinging, Bagwell Steals 2B
b8 2-3 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman A. Alfonseca 10% 73% Lineout: SS
Orlando Merced pinch hits for Brandon Puffer (P) batting 6th
b8 2-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU O. Merced A. Alfonseca 10% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 2-3-4
Kirk Saarloos replaces Orlando Merced (PH) pitching and batting 6th
t9 3-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Gonzalez K. Saarloos -2% 81% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC C. Patterson K. Saarloos -1% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 3-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Alou K. Saarloos 2% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t9 3-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC H. Choi K. Saarloos -3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Joe Borowski facing 7-8-9
Joe Borowski replaces Antonio Alfonseca pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU M. Ensberg J. Borowski -14% 65% Walk
b9 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU A. Everett J. Borowski 6% 71% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Ensberg to 2B
b9 2-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Zaun J. Borowski 14% 85% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Borowski 15% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.

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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • 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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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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