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Standings
OAK
@ANA
10
1
NYY
@BOS
4
6
TBD
@CHW
1
9
MIN
@CLE
2
3
 
(14)
KCR
@DET
5
1
TEX
@SEA
7
3
BAL
@TOR
1
10
LAD
@ARI
1
0
MIL
@COL
1
6
PHI
@FLA
6
7
CHC
@HOU
5
3
ATL
@MON
10
13
CIN
@NYM
8
5
SDP
@SFG
2
6
PIT
@STL
3
4
Sunday, July 27, 2003, 1:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 42,422, Time of Game: 2:46
Cubs
5
52-52
 Won 1 
3rd, 4½ GB
at Astros
3
57-48
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Shawn Estes (7-8)
S: Joe Borowski (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  2  0   0  1  0   1  0  0    5 10  0
Astros          0  0  2   0  0  1   0  0  0    3  6  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .271 .324 .429 .753 14 12 0.144 1.04 0.236 -0.094 1.2 5 0 3B,2B,SB
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .305 .361 .410 .770 9 7 0.058 0.76 0.118 -0.060 0.0 0 2 HR
Sammy Sosa RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .301 .395 .572 .967 13 9 0.058 0.49 0.098 -0.040 0.4 2 0 HR
Moises Alou LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .362 .490 .852 11 6 -0.009 0.37 0.020 -0.029 -0.2 1 0 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .325 .442 .767 7 6 -0.069 0.63 0.000 -0.069 -0.9 0 3
Eric Karros 1B 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 .330 .393 .518 .911 20 9 0.151 0.67 0.161 -0.010 1.6 9 0 HR,2B
Ramon Martinez SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .275 .337 .404 .740 21 15 -0.130 0.84 0.000 -0.130 -1.5 0 3 GDP
Damian Miller C 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .233 .319 .363 .681 10 4 0.030 0.56 0.038 -0.009 0.3 10 0 IW
Shawn Estes P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .133 .161 .233 .395 4 3 -0.039 0.89 0.000 -0.039 -0.5 0 1 SH
   Lenny Harris PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .178 .252 .225 .477 4 3 -0.034 1.30 0.000 -0.034 -0.5
   Dave Veres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kyle Farnsworth P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Guthrie P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Trent Hubbard PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .429 .313 .741 8 4 0.009 0.25 0.009 0.000 0.3
   Joe Borowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 10 4 3 5 38 .294 .351 .706 1.057 121 78 0.169 0.71 0.680 -0.514 0.2 27 9
2B: M Alou (27, off J Robertson); E Karros (13, off R Stone); K Lofton (20, off B Lidge).
3B: K Lofton (5, off J Robertson).
HR: S Sosa (22, off J Robertson, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); E Karros (9, off J Robertson, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); M Grudzielanek (3, off K Saarloos, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: S Estes (7, off J Robertson).
IBB: D Miller (6, by R Stone).
TB: K Lofton 6; E Karros 6; M Grudzielanek 4; S Sosa 4; M Alou 2; D Miller 2.
GIDP: R Martinez (7).
RBI: E Karros (24); K Lofton (28); S Sosa (61); M Grudzielanek (22).
2-out RBI: S Sosa; K Lofton.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: K Lofton (20, 2nd base off J Robertson/G Zaun).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .269 .345 .413 .758 24 17 -0.136 1.02 0.000 -0.136 -1.1 1 0
Morgan Ensberg 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .396 .583 .979 14 8 -0.050 0.92 0.027 -0.077 -0.3 0 3
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .276 .369 .503 .872 13 7 0.141 0.79 0.181 -0.040 1.6 16 0 HR
Jeff Kent 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .296 .352 .500 .852 11 6 -0.104 0.97 0.000 -0.104 -0.8 2 7
Richard Hidalgo RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .323 .390 .580 .970 16 10 0.097 0.99 0.151 -0.054 0.7 0 0 HR
Lance Berkman LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .289 .411 .537 .948 6 5 -0.017 0.95 0.052 -0.069 -0.1 0 0 HBP
Gregg Zaun C 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .218 .308 .307 .615 21 11 -0.068 1.26 0.037 -0.105 -0.3 6 0
Adam Everett SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .240 .293 .370 .664 18 14 -0.095 1.38 0.023 -0.118 -0.8 2 8
Jeriome Robertson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .171 .171 .343 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Kirk Saarloos P 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 8 3 -0.025 1.07 0.017 -0.042 -0.3 0 0
   Ricky Stone 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 PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .305 .379 .684 2 1 -0.042 1.48 0.000 -0.042 -0.2
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Mike Gallo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Geoff Blum PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263 .304 .401 .705 5 4 -0.032 1.26 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
Team Totals 33 3 6 3 3 10 37 .182 .270 .364 .634 138 86 -0.331 1.06 0.488 -0.819 -1.8 27 21
HR: J Bagwell (23, off S Estes, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); R Hidalgo (18, off D Veres, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: L Berkman (8, by M Guthrie).
TB: R Hidalgo 5; J Bagwell 4; L Berkman; M Ensberg; A Everett.
RBI: J Bagwell 2 (58); R Hidalgo (57).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Everett-J Bagwell.
E: J Robertson (3).

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 (7-8) 5 4 2 2 3 6 1 5.89 22 79 47 30 10 7 7 6 1 0 54 0.099 0.93 0.7
Dave Veres, H (1) 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.63 5 16 10 6 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 -0.046 1.27 -0.5
Kyle Farnsworth, H (10) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.24 5 18 11 5 1 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.162 1.25 1.0
Mark Guthrie, H (6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.08 2 9 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.018 1.10 0.1
Joe Borowski, S (19) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.85 3 16 13 8 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.098 1.26 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 3 10 2 3.00 37 138 86 50 18 18 12 11 1 0 54 0 0 0.331 1.06 1.8

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
Jeriome Robertson, L (10-4) 1.2 6 3 3 0 1 2 4.74 10 28 20 15 0 5 3 6 1 0 32 -0.214 0.78 -2.3
Kirk Saarloos 2.2 2 1 1 1 1 1 7.08 10 29 19 12 1 6 7 1 1 0 1 0 0.016 0.74 0.7
Ricky Stone 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.17 7 22 12 8 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.064 0.76 0.8
Brad Lidge 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.39 4 13 8 7 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 -0.085 0.95 -0.5
Octavio Dotel 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.78 3 15 10 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.031 0.41 0.5
Mike Gallo 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 14 9 6 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.020 0.33 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 3 5 3 5.00 38 121 78 53 6 19 22 8 3 0 32 1 0 -0.168 0.71 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: B Lidge (3).
HBP: M Guthrie (2; L Berkman).
IBB: R Stone (3; D Miller).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Fichter, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Bill Welke, 3B - Matt Hollowell.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 42,422.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU J. Bagwell S. Estes -17% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball); Ensberg Scores
b6 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R HOU R. Hidalgo D. Veres -14% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Grudzielanek K. Saarloos 12% 73% Home Run (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC S. Sosa J. Robertson 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R CHC E. Karros J. Robertson 9% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball)

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' Jeriome Robertson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Lofton J. Robertson 3% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CHC M. Grudzielanek J. Robertson -6% 48% Lofton Steals 2B; Lofton out at Hm/2B-C/Adv on E1 (throw)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek J. Robertson -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  R CHC S. Sosa J. Robertson 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t1 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Alou J. Robertson 2% 58% Double to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t1 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Robertson -3% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Estes 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg S. Estes 2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell S. Estes -1% 58% Walk
b1 0-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Kent S. Estes 2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Jeriome Robertson facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R CHC E. Karros J. Robertson 9% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 2-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC R. Martinez J. Robertson -2% 68% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Miller J. Robertson 2% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t2 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Estes J. Robertson -1% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Miller to 2B
t2 2-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  R CHC K. Lofton J. Robertson 9% 77% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Miller Scores
Kirk Saarloos replaces Jeriome Robertson pitching and batting 9th
t2 3-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek K. Saarloos -2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 5-6-7
b2 0-3 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo S. Estes 2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Berkman S. Estes -3% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b2 0-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU G. Zaun S. Estes -4% 70% Walk; Berkman to 2B
b2 0-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Everett S. Estes 5% 75% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b2 0-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Saarloos S. Estes 4% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 3-4-5
t3 3-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa K. Saarloos -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Alou K. Saarloos -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 3-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez K. Saarloos -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 1-2-3
b3 0-3 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Estes 2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Ensberg S. Estes -3% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR HOU J. Bagwell S. Estes -17% 59% Home Run (Fly Ball); Ensberg Scores
b3 2-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  O HOU J. Kent S. Estes 2% 61% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU R. Hidalgo S. Estes -2% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b3 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Estes 3% 62% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 6-7-8
t4 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC E. Karros K. Saarloos 4% 66% Walk
t4 3-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO CHC R. Martinez K. Saarloos -8% 58% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t4 3-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Miller K. Saarloos 1% 59% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t4 3-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Estes K. Saarloos -2% 57% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 7-8-9
b4 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU G. Zaun S. Estes 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU A. Everett S. Estes 2% 62% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU K. Saarloos S. Estes -2% 60% Walk
b4 2-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Estes 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Astros' Kirk Saarloos facing 1-2-3
t5 3-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC K. Lofton K. Saarloos -2% 61% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Grudzielanek K. Saarloos 12% 73% Home Run (Line Drive)
Ricky Stone replaces Kirk Saarloos pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Stone -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alou R. Stone -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Shawn Estes facing 2-3-4
b5 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Ensberg S. Estes 3% 74% Flyball: CF
b5 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Estes 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Kent S. Estes 1% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Ricky Stone facing 5-6-7
t6 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Stone -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC E. Karros R. Stone 3% 79% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line)
t6 4-2 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CHC R. Martinez R. Stone -3% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC D. Miller R. Stone 1% 77% Intentional Walk
Lenny Harris pinch hits for Shawn Estes (P) batting 9th
t6 4-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Harris R. Stone -3% 73% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Dave Veres facing 5-6-7
Dave Veres replaces Lenny Harris (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R HOU R. Hidalgo D. Veres -14% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 3-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman D. Veres 4% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU G. Zaun D. Veres 3% 67% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU A. Everett D. Veres -2% 65% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
Orlando Merced pinch hits for Ricky Stone (P) batting 9th
b6 3-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU O. Merced D. Veres 4% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 1-2-3
Brad Lidge replaces Orlando Merced (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Lofton B. Lidge 7% 76% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive)
t7 4-3 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek B. Lidge -1% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lofton to 3B
t7 4-3 1 --3 3,(0-2)  R CHC S. Sosa B. Lidge 5% 79% Wild Pitch; Lofton Scores
t7 5-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa B. Lidge -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Alou B. Lidge -1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth facing 1-2-3
Kyle Farnsworth replaces Dave Veres pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Farnsworth 4% 81% Strikeout Looking
b7 3-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg K. Farnsworth 3% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 3-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Farnsworth 2% 86% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Octavio Dotel facing 5-6-7
Octavio Dotel replaces Brad Lidge pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez O. Dotel -1% 84% Groundout: P-2B-1B
t8 5-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC E. Karros O. Dotel -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-3 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O CHC R. Martinez O. Dotel -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Kyle Farnsworth facing 4-5-6
b8 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Kent K. Farnsworth 5% 87% Flyball: RF
b8 3-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Hidalgo K. Farnsworth 3% 90% Flyball: CF
Mark Guthrie replaces Kyle Farnsworth pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Berkman M. Guthrie -3% 88% Hit By Pitch
b8 3-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O HOU G. Zaun M. Guthrie 4% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Mike Gallo facing 8-9-1
Mike Gallo replaces Octavio Dotel pitching and batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Miller M. Gallo -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
Trent Hubbard pinch hits for Mark Guthrie (P) batting 9th
t9 5-3 1 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC T. Hubbard M. Gallo 1% 92% Walk
t9 5-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Lofton M. Gallo -1% 91% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 5-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek M. Gallo -1% 90% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Joe Borowski facing 8-9-1
Joe Borowski replaces Trent Hubbard (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-5 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O HOU A. Everett J. Borowski 5% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
Geoff Blum pinch hits for Mike Gallo (P) batting 9th
b9 3-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU G. Blum J. Borowski 3% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Borowski 2% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 3.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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