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Standings
NYY
@BOS
1
10
LAA
@CHW
2
1
KCR
@CLE
0
6
DET
@MIN
4
3
TEX
@OAK
3
7
TBD
@SEA
6
2
BAL
@TOR
3
8
FLA
@COL
10
2
PIT
@HOU
7
9
ARI
@LAD
2
6
CIN
@MIL
3
5
PHI
@NYM
5
3
SFG
@SDP
0
6
CHC
@STL
3
2
CHC
@STL
3
4
ATL
@WSN
4
7
Saturday, September 15, 2007, 6:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 40,425, Time of Game: 2:32
Pirates
7
66-82
 Lost 1 
5th, 10½ GB
at Astros
9
64-84
 Won 1 
6th, 12½ GB
L: Matt Morris (9-10)
S: Brad Lidge (15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  4   0  0  0   0  2  0    7  8  1
Astros          0  0  0   7  1  0   1  0  X    9 13  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan CF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .226 .281 .302 .583 18 10 -0.018 0.79 0.042 -0.060 -0.4 2 0 3B
Jose Bautista 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .262 .348 .430 .778 22 14 -0.090 0.95 0.024 -0.114 -1.0 0 2
Freddy Sanchez 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .312 .352 .454 .806 18 13 -0.053 0.91 0.043 -0.096 -0.4 3 4
Jason Bay LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .252 .332 .421 .753 17 11 -0.009 1.04 0.062 -0.070 0.1 1 0 HBP
Xavier Nady RF 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .284 .338 .484 .822 20 14 -0.133 0.98 0.000 -0.133 -1.4 2 0
Steve Pearce 1B 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .311 .367 .444 .812 14 8 0.050 1.09 0.078 -0.027 0.4 7 0 2B
   Zach Duke P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .233 .233 .467 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Kata PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .226 .264 .368 .633 6 3 -0.014 0.52 0.000 -0.014 -0.2
   Juan Perez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Ronny Paulino C 3 2 2 4 1 0 4 .264 .316 .400 .717 10 5 0.279 1.12 0.307 -0.029 3.3 1 0 HR
Jack Wilson SS 4 2 3 3 0 0 4 .294 .351 .434 .785 10 6 0.126 0.81 0.157 -0.031 2.8 2 6 2·HR
Matt Morris P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .208 .222 .302 .524 5 4 -0.021 0.62 0.000 -0.021 -0.3 0 2 SH
   Salomon Torres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Josh Phelps 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .313 .400 .524 .924 7 5 -0.064 1.32 0.000 -0.064 -0.5 6 0
Team Totals 34 7 8 7 5 11 41 .235 .350 .588 .938 147 93 0.053 0.94 0.713 -0.659 2.3 24 15
2B: S Pearce (4, off W Rodriguez).
3B: N Morgan (1, off S Randolph).
HR: R Paulino (11, off W Rodriguez, 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); J Wilson 2 (11, 1 off W Rodriguez, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF, 1 off S Randolph, 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: M Morris (11, off W Rodriguez).
HBP: J Bay (9, by W Rodriguez).
TB: J Wilson 9; R Paulino 5; N Morgan 3; S Pearce 2; F Sanchez.
RBI: R Paulino 4 (54); J Wilson 3 (55).
2-out RBI: R Paulino 3; J Wilson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Wilson-F Sanchez-S Pearce 2.
E: J Bautista (16).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Josh Anderson CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 5 .308 .400 .385 .785 13 9 0.110 1.07 0.174 -0.064 0.2 1 0 2B
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .251 .283 .386 .669 15 12 0.014 1.11 0.078 -0.064 -0.6 4 1 SH
   Brad Lidge P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .277 .386 .499 .885 9 4 0.108 1.11 0.133 -0.026 0.7 6 1 HBP
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .297 .351 .523 .873 13 8 0.118 1.35 0.187 -0.070 1.5 1 0 HR
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .326 .362 .544 .906 13 9 -0.079 0.99 0.034 -0.113 -1.2 2 0 GDP
Mark Loretta SS-2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .283 .352 .372 .724 15 11 0.036 0.79 0.062 -0.027 0.3 2 2
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .281 .341 .466 .806 9 7 0.106 0.94 0.190 -0.084 2.4 0 3 2·HR,GDP
J.R. Towles C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .400 .400 .400 .800 15 9 0.058 0.60 0.073 -0.014 0.8 11 0
Wandy Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .116 .156 .140 .295 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 2
   Cody Ransom PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .091 .286 .091 .377 6 2 0.026 0.59 0.026 0.000 0.4
   J.C. Gutierrez P 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 0.048 1.52 0.048 0.000 0.4 0 0 SH
   Jason Lane PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .179 .258 .351 .609 4 3 0.013 1.03 0.013 0.000 0.1
   Felipe Paulino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dennis Sarfate P 0 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 0 1 .224 .305 .345 .650 4 2 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
   Steve Randolph P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Eric Bruntlett SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .338 .279 .617 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 9 13 9 1 1 39 .371 .405 .657 1.063 117 77 0.556 0.98 1.018 -0.464 4.8 27 10
2B: J Anderson (1, off M Morris).
HR: C Lee (29, off M Morris, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); T Wigginton 2 (21, 1 off Z Duke, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF, 1 off M Morris, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: C Biggio (5, off M Morris); J Gutierrez (1, off M Morris).
HBP: L Berkman (8, by M Morris).
TB: T Wigginton 8; C Lee 5; J Anderson 3; M Loretta 2; J Towles 2; C Biggio; L Berkman; H Pence.
GIDP: T Wigginton (15); H Pence (10).
RBI: T Wigginton 3 (64); C Lee 3 (109); L Berkman (92); J Anderson (2); J Lane (27).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 12.
Fielding
PB: J Towles (1).

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
Matt Morris, L (9-10) 3.1 9 7 7 1 0 2 4.84 21 54 36 26 2 8 12 7 3 0 13 -0.441 1.30 -4.5
Salomon Torres 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.32 2 8 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 2 -0.076 2.08 -0.4
Zach Duke 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 5.70 13 46 30 22 0 8 8 5 0 0 0 0 -0.053 0.49 -0.4
Juan Perez 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.12 3 9 6 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.015 0.19 0.5
Team Totals 8 13 9 8 1 1 3 9.00 39 117 77 56 2 19 23 13 3 0 13 3 2 -0.555 0.98 -4.8

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
Wandy Rodriguez 3 5 5 5 3 5 2 4.83 18 58 37 23 9 5 4 5 4 0 31 -0.283 1.14 -3.4
J.C. Gutierrez, W (1-1) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.10 7 25 16 7 1 8 2 4 1 0 0 0 0.076 0.56 1.1
Felipe Paulino, H (1) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 11.25 4 16 10 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.050 1.15 0.5
Dennis Sarfate, H (1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 11 8 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.049 0.63 0.5
Steve Randolph 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 1 13.50 5 21 10 3 4 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.072 0.60 -1.8
Chad Qualls, H (19) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.29 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.047 1.67 0.4
Brad Lidge, S (15) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.77 3 13 10 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.077 1.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 7 7 5 11 3 7.00 41 147 93 46 23 24 11 13 6 0 31 1 0 -0.056 0.94 -2.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Morris (9; L Berkman); W Rodriguez (5; J Bay).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Darling, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Larry Poncino, 3B - Jerry Meals.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 40,425.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Nyjer Morgan CF 1 Josh Anderson CF
2 Jose Bautista 3B 2 Craig Biggio 2B
3 Freddy Sanchez 2B 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Jason Bay LF 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Xavier Nady RF 5 Hunter Pence RF
6 Steve Pearce 1B 6 Mark Loretta SS
7 Ronny Paulino C 7 Ty Wigginton 3B
8 Jack Wilson SS 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Matt Morris P 9 Wandy Rodriguez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 1-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR PIT R. Paulino W. Rodriguez -22% 16% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Sanchez Scores; Bay Scores
b4 5-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  RR HOU C. Lee S. Torres 14% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Anderson Scores; Biggio Scores; Berkman to 2B
b4 1-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU T. Wigginton M. Morris 12% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pence Scores
b4 3-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  R HOU J. Anderson M. Morris 12% 48% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Towles Scores; Gutierrez to 2B
b4 4-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman M. Morris 11% 67% Hit By Pitch; Gutierrez Scores; Anderson to 3B; Biggio to 2B

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' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Morgan W. Rodriguez 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT J. Bautista W. Rodriguez -2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez W. Rodriguez 3% 53% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  PIT J. Bay W. Rodriguez -1% 52% Passed Ball; Sanchez to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Bay W. Rodriguez -1% 51% Walk
t1 0-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT X. Nady W. Rodriguez 4% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Anderson M. Morris 6% 61% Double to SS (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris -1% 59% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Anderson to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Berkman M. Morris 2% 61% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Anderson stays at 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee M. Morris -6% 55% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence M. Morris -5% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT S. Pearce W. Rodriguez -6% 44% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT R. Paulino W. Rodriguez -7% 37% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Pearce Scores
t2 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Wilson W. Rodriguez 3% 40% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
t2 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Morris W. Rodriguez 2% 41% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Wilson to 2B
t2 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT N. Morgan W. Rodriguez -1% 40% Walk
t2 1-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bautista W. Rodriguez 4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Matt Morris facing 6-7-8
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Loretta M. Morris 4% 49% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO HOU T. Wigginton M. Morris -8% 40% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Towles M. Morris -1% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT F. Sanchez W. Rodriguez -3% 36% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT J. Bay W. Rodriguez -5% 30% Hit By Pitch; Sanchez to 2B
t3 1-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT X. Nady W. Rodriguez 5% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 1 12- 7,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce W. Rodriguez 3% 38% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Sanchez to 3B; Bay to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR PIT R. Paulino W. Rodriguez -22% 16% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Sanchez Scores; Bay Scores
t3 4-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R PIT J. Wilson W. Rodriguez -5% 11% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 5-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Morris W. Rodriguez 0% 11% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Matt Morris facing 9-1-2
Cody Ransom pinch hits for Wandy Rodriguez (P) batting 9th
b3 0-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Ransom M. Morris 3% 14% Walk
b3 0-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Anderson M. Morris -2% 11% Lineout: LF
b3 0-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Morris -2% 10% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 0-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman M. Morris -1% 8% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' J.C. Gutierrez facing 1-2-3
J.C. Gutierrez replaces Cody Ransom (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t4 5-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Morgan J. Gutierrez 1% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t4 5-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bautista J. Gutierrez 0% 9% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 5-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez J. Gutierrez 0% 10% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Matt Morris facing 4-5-6
b4 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R HOU C. Lee M. Morris 5% 15% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b4 1-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU H. Pence M. Morris 3% 18% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b4 1-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Loretta M. Morris -2% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B; Pence to 2B
b4 1-5 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  RR HOU T. Wigginton M. Morris 12% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Pence Scores
b4 3-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Towles M. Morris 3% 32% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b4 3-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Gutierrez M. Morris 5% 36% Fielder's Choice P/Sacrifice Bunt; Towles to 2B
b4 3-5 1 12- 7,(3-2)  R HOU J. Anderson M. Morris 12% 48% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Towles Scores; Gutierrez to 2B
b4 4-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Biggio M. Morris 8% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Gutierrez to 3B; Anderson to 2B
b4 4-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  R HOU L. Berkman M. Morris 11% 67% Hit By Pitch; Gutierrez Scores; Anderson to 3B; Biggio to 2B
Salomon Torres replaces Matt Morris pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  RR HOU C. Lee S. Torres 14% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Anderson Scores; Biggio Scores; Berkman to 2B
b4 7-5 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO HOU H. Pence S. Torres -6% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
7 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 7.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-7, Astros' J.C. Gutierrez facing 4-5-6
t5 5-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bay J. Gutierrez 3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 5-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT X. Nady J. Gutierrez 2% 80% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t5 5-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT S. Pearce J. Gutierrez -2% 78% Walk
t5 5-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Paulino J. Gutierrez 3% 81% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 7-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 6-7-8
Zach Duke replaces Steve Pearce (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Josh Phelps replaces Salomon Torres (P) playing 1B batting 9th
b5 7-5 0 --- 9,(3-2)  HOU M. Loretta Z. Duke 2% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 7-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU T. Wigginton Z. Duke 3% 87% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Loretta to 2B
b5 7-5 0 12- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Towles Z. Duke 4% 91% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Loretta to 3B; Wigginton to 2B
Jason Lane pinch hits for J.C. Gutierrez (P) batting 9th
b5 7-5 0 123 4,(1-2)  RO HOU J. Lane Z. Duke 1% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Loretta Scores/unER; Wigginton to 3B; Towles to 2B
b5 8-5 1 -23 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Anderson Z. Duke -3% 89% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
b5 8-5 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio Z. Duke -3% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 8.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-8, Astros' Felipe Paulino facing 8-9-1
Felipe Paulino replaces Jason Lane (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-8 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Wilson F. Paulino -4% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 5-8 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Phelps F. Paulino 4% 86% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT N. Morgan F. Paulino 3% 89% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t6 5-8 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bautista F. Paulino 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 3-4-5
b6 8-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman Z. Duke -1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 8-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee Z. Duke -1% 90% Groundout: 3B-SS-1B (Weak SS)
b6 8-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence Z. Duke -0% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 8.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-8, Astros' Dennis Sarfate facing 3-4-5
Dennis Sarfate replaces Felipe Paulino pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez D. Sarfate 2% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-8 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bay D. Sarfate 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-8 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT X. Nady D. Sarfate 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-5, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 6-7-8
b7 8-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Loretta Z. Duke -1% 93% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 8-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU T. Wigginton Z. Duke 3% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b7 9-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Towles Z. Duke -0% 96% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
Chris Burke pinch hits for Dennis Sarfate (P) batting 9th
b7 9-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Burke Z. Duke -0% 96% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 5, Astros 9.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 5-9, Astros' Steve Randolph facing 6-7-8
Steve Randolph replaces Chris Burke (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Matt Kata pinch hits for Zach Duke (P) batting 6th
t8 5-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT M. Kata S. Randolph 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-9 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT R. Paulino S. Randolph -1% 96% Walk
t8 5-9 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR PIT J. Wilson S. Randolph -6% 90% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Paulino Scores
t8 7-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Phelps S. Randolph 3% 92% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
t8 7-9 2 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT N. Morgan S. Randolph -3% 89% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Chad Qualls replaces Steve Randolph pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-9 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Bautista C. Qualls 5% 94% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-7, Pirates' Juan Perez facing 1-2-3
Juan Perez replaces Matt Kata (PH) pitching and batting 6th
b8 9-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Anderson J. Perez -1% 93% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 9-7 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Perez -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
b8 9-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Perez -0% 92% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 9.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 7-9, Astros' Brad Lidge facing 3-4-5
Brad Lidge replaces Craig Biggio (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Mark Loretta moves from SS to 2B
Eric Bruntlett replaces Chad Qualls (P) playing SS batting 9th
t9 7-9 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez B. Lidge 4% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-9 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Bay B. Lidge 3% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT X. Nady B. Lidge 1% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Astros 9.

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