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TOR
@BAL
1
0
KCR
@CHW
4
5
BOS
@DET
5
3
CLE
@MIN
4
2
TEX
@OAK
6
1
LAA
@SEA
5
2
NYY
@TBD
4
11
SFG
@ARI
2
3
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@ATL
11
6
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@CIN
4
2
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@HOU
7
4
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@LAD
2
4
CHC
@MIL
1
4
PHI
@NYM
10
3
COL
@SDP
1
2
Tuesday, May 3, 2005, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 27,809, Time of Game: 2:46
Pirates
7
9-16
 Won 1 
6th, 8 GB
at Astros
4
11-14
 Lost 1 
4th, 6 GB
W: Rick White (1-2)
L: Chad Qualls (1-3)
S: Jose Mesa (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  3   0  0  1   0  3  0    7 14  2
Astros          2  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  0    4 11  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matt Lawton RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 .274 .764 18 12 0.001 0.85 0.077 -0.076 -0.1 1 0 2B
   Jose Mesa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Rob Mackowiak 2B-RF 5 2 3 1 0 1 .278 .686 15 10 0.115 0.99 0.153 -0.037 0.9 2 2 2B
Jason Bay CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .303 .868 19 13 0.038 1.05 0.102 -0.064 0.2 3 0
Daryle Ward 1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 .246 .843 13 8 0.138 1.40 0.202 -0.065 0.6 10 1
Craig Wilson LF 4 1 4 2 0 0 .292 .802 15 9 0.386 1.36 0.386 0.000 3.0 1 0 HR,2B
Bobby Hill 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 .286 .698 20 10 -0.040 1.23 0.064 -0.105 0.2 0 4
Humberto Cota C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .148 .604 14 8 -0.048 0.89 0.023 -0.071 -1.3 6 1 GDP
Jack Wilson SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 .167 .427 14 10 -0.006 1.33 0.100 -0.106 -0.1 3 3 HR
Kip Wells P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .273 .606 7 6 -0.079 1.52 0.000 -0.079 -0.7 1 0
   Tike Redman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .511 2 1 -0.029 1.15 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rick White P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Freddy Sanchez PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 .269 .779 2 1 -0.004 0.17 0.005 -0.009 -0.2 0 0 CS
Team Totals 38 7 14 7 2 8 .368 1.005 139 88 0.472 1.10 1.112 -0.641 2.4 27 12
2B: M Lawton (8, off E Astacio); C Wilson (3, off E Astacio); R Mackowiak (3, off E Astacio).
HR: J Wilson (1, off E Astacio; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Wilson (1, off E Astacio; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: C Wilson 8; J Wilson 4; R Mackowiak 4; M Lawton 2; J Bay 2; B Hill; F Sanchez; D Ward.
GIDP: H Cota (1).
RBI: C Wilson 2 (6); B Hill 2 (7); J Wilson (4); R Mackowiak (7); D Ward (11).
2-out RBI: D Ward.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Mesa-J Wilson-D Ward.
E: K Wells 2 (2).
Baserunning
CS: F Sanchez (1, 2nd base by B Lidge/R Chavez).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Willy Taveras CF 3 2 3 0 2 0 .284 .740 18 7 0.198 0.86 0.198 0.000 1.7 1 0 2·SB
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 3 2 1 0 .309 .888 24 14 0.333 1.56 0.358 -0.024 2.3 1 3 2B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .759 23 17 -0.173 1.78 0.024 -0.197 -1.1 8 1
Mike Lamb LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 .269 .883 10 8 -0.036 1.54 0.136 -0.173 0.3 2 0 2B,GDP
Jason Lane RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .857 8 5 -0.108 1.27 0.040 -0.148 -1.1 3 1 CS
Morgan Ensberg 3B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .295 .844 16 11 0.052 0.95 0.127 -0.075 0.1 1 2
Adam Everett SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .682 14 9 -0.126 1.12 0.000 -0.126 -1.3 2 4
Raul Chavez C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .606 12 8 -0.101 0.98 0.000 -0.101 -0.9 8 1
Ezequiel Astacio P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 7 7 -0.031 0.62 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 1 0
   Orlando Palmeiro PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .931 1 1 -0.029 1.15 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Burke PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .527 5 3 -0.008 0.32 0.000 -0.008 -0.1
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 11 4 3 6 .297 .701 138 90 -0.029 1.19 0.883 -0.912 -0.6 27 12
2B: C Biggio (10, off K Wells); M Lamb (5, off K Wells).
TB: C Biggio 4; W Taveras 3; M Lamb 3; M Ensberg 2; J Lane.
GIDP: M Lamb (3).
RBI: C Biggio 2 (14); M Ensberg (10); M Lamb (12).
2-out RBI: C Biggio; M Ensberg.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Everett-C Biggio-J Bagwell.
Outfield Assists: J Lane (D Ward at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: W Taveras 2 (10, 2nd base off K Wells/H Cota 2).
CS: J Lane (1, 2nd base by R White/H Cota).
Pickoffs: W Taveras (1st base by K Wells).

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
Kip Wells 6 9 4 3 2 5 0 4.91 30 108 71 39 7 25 11 12 4 0 43 -0.155 1.09 -0.9
John Grabow 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.12 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.039 1.51 0.2
Rick White, W (1-2) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.61 5 18 11 6 3 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.103 1.01 0.8
Jose Mesa, S (9) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.00 4 11 7 5 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.042 2.27 0.5
Team Totals 9 11 4 3 3 6 0 3.00 40 138 90 51 11 28 14 17 6 0 43 0 0 0.029 1.19 0.6

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
Ezequiel Astacio 6 7 4 4 1 6 2 6.00 25 96 62 30 14 18 6 12 2 0 47 -0.155 1.11 -0.9
Chad Qualls, L (1-3) 2 4 3 3 1 1 0 3.94 10 27 16 10 2 4 5 3 2 0 0 0 -0.325 1.66 -2.0
Brad Lidge 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.84 5 16 10 5 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.008 0.14 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 7 7 2 8 2 7.00 40 139 88 45 20 23 14 16 5 0 47 0 0 -0.472 1.10 -2.4
Balks: E Astacio (1).
WP: E Astacio (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: K Wells (0; W Taveras, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marvin Hudson, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - Fieldin Culbreth.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 9mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Matt Lawton RF 1 Willy Taveras CF
2 Rob Mackowiak 2B 2 Craig Biggio 2B
3 Jason Bay CF 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Daryle Ward 1B 4 Mike Lamb LF
5 Craig Wilson LF 5 Jason Lane RF
6 Bobby Hill 3B 6 Morgan Ensberg 3B
7 Humberto Cota C 7 Adam Everett SS
8 Jack Wilson SS 8 Raul Chavez C
9 Kip Wells P 9 Ezequiel Astacio P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 3-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R PIT C. Wilson E. Astacio 17% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b6 3-4 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R HOU C. Biggio K. Wells -16% 46% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Taveras Scores/unER
t8 4-4 0 12- 4,(3-0)  PIT D. Ward C. Qualls 12% 79% Walk; Mackowiak to 3B; Bay to 2B
b3 2-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Ensberg K. Wells -11% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive); Lamb Scores
b1 1-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU M. Lamb K. Wells -11% 17% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores; Bagwell 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' Ezequiel Astacio facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT M. Lawton E. Astacio -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Mackowiak E. Astacio -2% 46% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bay E. Astacio -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU W. Taveras K. Wells -3% 42% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Biggio K. Wells -2% 39% Taveras Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  R HOU C. Biggio K. Wells -9% 30% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Taveras Scores
b1 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Wells -2% 28% Fielder's Choice P; Bagwell to 1B
b1 1-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU M. Lamb K. Wells -11% 17% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Biggio Scores; Bagwell to 3B
b1 2-0 0 -23 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lane K. Wells 3% 21% Flyball: CF
b1 2-0 1 -23 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg K. Wells 5% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 2-0 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU A. Everett K. Wells 4% 30% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT D. Ward E. Astacio -2% 28% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT C. Wilson E. Astacio 3% 30% Single to RF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
t2 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT B. Hill E. Astacio 1% 32% Wild Pitch; Wilson to 2B
t2 0-2 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O PIT B. Hill E. Astacio -4% 28% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-2 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O PIT H. Cota E. Astacio -3% 25% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Chavez K. Wells 2% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 2-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU E. Astacio K. Wells 1% 28% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU W. Taveras K. Wells -1% 27% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 2-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio K. Wells -1% 26% Taveras Steals 2B
b2 2-0 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Wells 2% 29% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Wilson E. Astacio 10% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Wells E. Astacio -3% 36% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT M. Lawton E. Astacio 5% 41% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t3 1-2 1 -2- PIT R. Mackowiak E. Astacio 3% 44% Balk; Lawton to 3B
t3 1-2 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R PIT R. Mackowiak E. Astacio 8% 52% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Lawton Scores
t3 2-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bay E. Astacio -4% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  RO PIT D. Ward E. Astacio 8% 56% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Mackowiak Scores; Ward out at 2B/RF-SS
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 3-4-5
b3 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Wells 3% 59% Strikeout Looking
b3 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Lamb K. Wells -3% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b3 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lane K. Wells 2% 58% Groundout: 1B-P; Lamb to 2B
b3 2-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Ensberg K. Wells -11% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive); Lamb Scores
b3 3-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Everett K. Wells 3% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 5-6-7
t4 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT C. Wilson E. Astacio 7% 57% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 3-3 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Hill E. Astacio -5% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-3 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT H. Cota E. Astacio 2% 55% Walk
t4 3-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Wilson E. Astacio -5% 49% Flyball: CF
t4 3-3 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Wells E. Astacio -5% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 8-9-1
b4 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Chavez K. Wells 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 3-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU E. Astacio K. Wells 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b4 3-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU W. Taveras K. Wells -3% 46% Single to P/Bunt; Taveras to 2B/Adv on E1 (throw)
b4 3-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Biggio K. Wells -1% 45% Walk
b4 3-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Wells 5% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 1-2-3
t5 3-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT M. Lawton E. Astacio -3% 47% Flyball: RF
t5 3-3 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak E. Astacio -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Bay E. Astacio -1% 43% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 4-5-6
b5 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Lamb K. Wells 3% 46% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lane K. Wells 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 3-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Ensberg K. Wells -2% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b5 3-3 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU A. Everett K. Wells 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Ezequiel Astacio facing 4-5-6
t6 3-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT D. Ward E. Astacio -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t6 3-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R PIT C. Wilson E. Astacio 17% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 4-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT B. Hill E. Astacio -2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 4-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT H. Cota E. Astacio -1% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 8-9-1
b6 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Chavez K. Wells 4% 64% Strikeout Swinging
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits for Ezequiel Astacio (P) batting 9th
b6 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU O. Palmeiro K. Wells 3% 67% Flyball: CF
b6 3-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU W. Taveras K. Wells -2% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b6 3-4 2 1-- 1,(1-0)  HOU C. Biggio K. Wells -3% 63% Taveras Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Taveras to 3B
b6 3-4 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R HOU C. Biggio K. Wells -16% 46% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Taveras Scores/unER
b6 4-4 2 1-- 9,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell K. Wells 4% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 8-9-1
Chad Qualls replaces Orlando Palmeiro (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson C. Qualls -4% 46% Flyball: LF
Tike Redman pinch hits for Kip Wells (P) batting 9th
t7 4-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT T. Redman C. Qualls -3% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT M. Lawton C. Qualls -2% 41% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 4-4, Pirates' John Grabow facing 4-5-6
John Grabow replaces Tike Redman (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Lamb J. Grabow 4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
Rick White replaces John Grabow pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Lane R. White -4% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b7 4-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Ensberg R. White 7% 48% Lane Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 4-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Ensberg R. White 2% 50% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 2-3-4
t8 4-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT R. Mackowiak C. Qualls 7% 57% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Short LF-CF)
t8 4-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Bay C. Qualls 10% 67% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Mackowiak to 2B
t8 4-4 0 12- 4,(3-0)  PIT D. Ward C. Qualls 12% 79% Walk; Mackowiak to 3B; Bay to 2B
t8 4-4 0 123 4,(2-1)  R PIT C. Wilson C. Qualls 10% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive); Mackowiak Scores; Bay to 3B; Ward to 2B
t8 5-4 0 123 3,(2-0)  RR PIT B. Hill C. Qualls 6% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bay Scores; Ward Scores; Wilson to 2B
t8 7-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT H. Cota C. Qualls -3% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Wilson to 3B
t8 7-4 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Wilson C. Qualls -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-7, Pirates' Rick White facing 7-8-9
b8 4-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU A. Everett R. White 3% 94% Lineout: SS
b8 4-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Chavez R. White 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
Chris Burke pinch hits for Chad Qualls (P) batting 9th
b8 4-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Burke R. White 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-4, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 9-1-2
Brad Lidge replaces Chris Burke (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Freddy Sanchez pinch hits for Rick White (P) batting 9th
t9 7-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT F. Sanchez B. Lidge 1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 7-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT M. Lawton B. Lidge -1% 96% Sanchez Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 7-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. Lawton B. Lidge -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT R. Mackowiak B. Lidge 0% 96% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
t9 7-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Bay B. Lidge 0% 96% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Mackowiak to 2B
t9 7-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Ward B. Lidge -1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-7, Pirates' Jose Mesa facing 1-2-3
Jose Mesa replaces Matt Lawton (RF) pitching and batting 1st
Freddy Sanchez moves from PH to 2B
Rob Mackowiak moves from 2B to RF
b9 4-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU W. Taveras J. Mesa -5% 91% Walk
b9 4-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio J. Mesa -9% 82% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Taveras to 2B
b9 4-7 0 12- 4,(0-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Mesa 8% 90% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b9 4-7 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU M. Lamb J. Mesa 10% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200505030
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