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NYY
@BOS
4
3
LAA
@CHW
7
9
KCR
@CLE
4
3
DET
@MIN
6
4
TEX
@OAK
11
9
TBD
@SEA
9
2
BAL
@TOR
8
6
 
(12)
FLA
@COL
0
13
PIT
@HOU
3
15
ARI
@LAD
6
1
CIN
@MIL
2
5
PHI
@NYM
10
6
SFG
@SDP
1
5
CHC
@STL
4
2
ATL
@WSN
3
0
Sunday, September 16, 2007, 1:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 35,715, Time of Game: 2:52
Pirates
3
66-83
 Lost 2 
5th, 11½ GB
at Astros
15
65-84
 Won 2 
6th, 12½ GB
W: Brandon Backe (1-1)
L: Paul Maholm (10-15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    3  4  1
Astros          5  1  5   2  0  0   0  2  X   15 22  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nyjer Morgan CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .214 .564 16 10 0.021 0.36 0.035 -0.014 -0.3 5 0
Jose Bautista 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .774 14 13 -0.042 0.59 0.000 -0.042 -0.6 0 1
   Bryan Bullington P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Nate McLouth PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .789 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Freddy Sanchez 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .803 6 5 -0.033 0.68 0.000 -0.033 -0.4 1 0
   Jose Castillo PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .591 8 5 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.4 4 2
Adam LaRoche 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .806 7 5 -0.024 0.29 0.000 -0.024 -0.7 3 0
   Josh Phelps 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .918 6 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Xavier Nady RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .816 14 9 -0.015 0.19 0.000 -0.015 -0.5 5 0
   Steve Pearce RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .795 5 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Jason Bay LF 3 1 1 1 0 1 .252 .758 17 11 -0.007 0.13 0.003 -0.009 0.6 1 0 HR
   Dave Davidson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ronny Paulino PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .715 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1
Jack Wilson SS 2 1 2 1 0 0 .297 .798 8 4 0.045 0.15 0.045 0.000 1.2 0 2 HR,2B
   Cesar Izturis SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .605 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 3
Carlos Maldonado C 2 1 1 1 1 0 .143 .779 11 5 0.007 0.12 0.009 -0.002 0.8 2 0 HR
Paul Maholm P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .383 2 2 -0.016 0.56 0.000 -0.016 -0.2 0 0
   Juan Perez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Armas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .120 .280 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Kata PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .624 8 4 -0.001 0.01 0.000 -0.001 -0.4 1 2
Team Totals 31 3 4 3 2 4 .129 .633 131 88 -0.065 0.23 0.092 -0.156 -1.7 24 10
2B: J Wilson (28, off B Backe).
HR: C Maldonado (1, off M McLemore; 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); J Wilson (12, off B Backe; 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); J Bay (21, off B Backe; 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: J Wilson 6; J Bay 4; C Maldonado 4.
RBI: C Maldonado (3); J Wilson (56); J Bay (83).
2-out RBI: C Maldonado; J Wilson; J Bay.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Izturis-J Castillo-A LaRoche.
E: A LaRoche (6).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chris Burke SS 4 3 3 4 1 0 .232 .674 24 15 0.078 0.43 0.082 -0.004 3.8 3 3 HR,SB,SH
Josh Anderson CF 5 2 5 3 0 0 .500 1.183 19 11 0.114 0.30 0.114 0.000 3.1 2 0 2B,HBP
Hunter Pence RF 5 0 1 0 1 1 .324 .902 26 17 -0.042 0.23 0.001 -0.043 -1.1 4 0
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 1 2 0 1 .297 .871 13 9 -0.027 0.37 0.009 -0.036 0.8 3 0
   Eric Bruntlett LF 1 0 1 0 1 0 .246 .631 10 4 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.7 0 0
Mark Loretta 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 .285 .727 13 8 0.089 0.31 0.090 -0.001 0.7 6 0
   Mark McLemore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Humberto Quintero PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .499 2 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.4
   Brad Ausmus 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .645 2 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.8 0 0
Ty Wigginton 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 .284 .818 19 12 0.020 0.18 0.027 -0.008 0.6 1 2 HR,2B,GDP
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brian Moehler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Cody Ransom 2B 5 2 2 3 0 0 .188 .691 19 12 0.163 0.33 0.163 0.000 2.1 1 1 HR
J.R. Towles C 5 1 1 1 0 0 .300 .600 15 10 0.019 0.11 0.023 -0.004 0.3 4 0
Brandon Backe P 3 2 2 0 0 0 .400 1.100 6 5 0.020 0.20 0.024 -0.004 0.4 0 2 2B
   Eric Munson PH-1B 1 1 1 0 1 0 .237 .670 7 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.4 3 0
Team Totals 44 15 22 15 4 2 .500 1.324 175 108 0.434 0.25 0.533 -0.100 10.8 27 8
2B: T Wigginton (30, off P Maholm); B Backe (1, off P Maholm); J Anderson (2, off P Maholm).
HR: T Wigginton (22, off T Armas; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Ransom (1, off P Maholm; 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); C Burke (6, off D Davidson; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF).
SH: C Burke (8, off P Maholm).
HBP: J Anderson (1, by D Davidson).
TB: T Wigginton 7; J Anderson 6; C Burke 6; C Ransom 5; B Backe 3; M Loretta 2; C Lee; J Towles; E Munson; E Bruntlett; H Pence.
GIDP: T Wigginton (16).
RBI: C Burke 4 (26); C Ransom 3 (3); J Anderson 3 (5); C Lee 2 (111); J Towles (1); M Loretta (38); T Wigginton (65).
2-out RBI: C Burke 4; C Ransom 3; C Lee 2; J Anderson; M Loretta.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 10 for 17.
Baserunning
SB: C Burke (9, 2nd base off P Maholm/C Maldonado).

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
Paul Maholm, L (10-15) 2.2 11 10 10 0 1 1 4.76 19 61 40 28 3 9 7 11 2 0 -3 -0.419 0.61 -7.7
Juan Perez 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.00 4 16 9 5 1 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 -0.011 0.07 -1.8
Tony Armas 1 3 2 2 1 0 1 6.19 7 28 17 8 3 6 2 4 1 0 0 0 -0.004 0.01 -1.5
Bryan Bullington 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 6.55 12 35 23 14 4 5 4 6 2 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 1.6
Dave Davidson 1 2 2 2 2 0 1 22.50 8 35 19 12 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.5
Team Totals 8 22 15 15 4 2 3 16.88 50 175 108 67 15 26 18 25 6 0 -3 1 1 -0.434 0.25 -10.8

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
Brandon Backe, W (1-1) 6 3 2 2 2 2 2 4.86 23 91 60 38 5 17 6 13 0 0 58 0.066 0.33 1.2
Mark McLemore 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.03 4 13 8 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.5
Trever Miller 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.57 3 13 9 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Brian Moehler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.25 3 14 11 7 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 3 3 2 4 3 3.00 33 131 88 57 9 22 8 19 1 0 58 0 0 0.066 0.23 1.7
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Davidson (2; J Anderson).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Knight, 1B - Larry Poncino, 2B - Jerry Meals, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Nyjer Morgan CF 1 Chris Burke SS
2 Jose Bautista 3B 2 Josh Anderson CF
3 Freddy Sanchez 2B 3 Hunter Pence RF
4 Adam LaRoche 1B 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Xavier Nady RF 5 Mark Loretta 1B
6 Jason Bay LF 6 Ty Wigginton 3B
7 Jack Wilson SS 7 Cody Ransom 2B
8 Carlos Maldonado C 8 J.R. Towles C
9 Paul Maholm P 9 Brandon Backe P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 2-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  RRR HOU C. Ransom P. Maholm 16% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Loretta Scores; Wigginton Scores
b1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  R HOU J. Anderson P. Maholm 9% 70% Ground-rule Double (Ground Ball); Burke Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Loretta P. Maholm 8% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Anderson Scores
t2 0-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. Wilson B. Backe -4% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b1 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence P. Maholm -4% 66% Flyball: RF (Short RF)

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' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT N. Morgan B. Backe -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 9,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bautista B. Backe 3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez B. Backe 3% 53% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Backe 2% 55% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Burke P. Maholm 3% 58% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Anderson P. Maholm 2% 61% Burke Steals 2B
b1 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  R HOU J. Anderson P. Maholm 9% 70% Ground-rule Double (Ground Ball); Burke Scores
b1 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence P. Maholm -4% 66% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 1-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Lee P. Maholm -3% 63% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R HOU M. Loretta P. Maholm 8% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Anderson Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU T. Wigginton P. Maholm 2% 74% Double to LF (Line Drive); Loretta to 3B
b1 2-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  RRR HOU C. Ransom P. Maholm 16% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Loretta Scores; Wigginton Scores
b1 5-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Towles P. Maholm -0% 89% Flyball: LF
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 5.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
t2 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT X. Nady B. Backe 1% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bay B. Backe 1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. Wilson B. Backe -4% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 1-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT C. Maldonado B. Backe -1% 86% Walk
t2 1-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT P. Maholm B. Backe 2% 88% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-1, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 9-1-2
b2 5-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Backe P. Maholm 2% 90% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b2 5-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Burke P. Maholm -0% 90% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Backe to 3B
b2 5-1 1 --3 3,(2-0)  R HOU J. Anderson P. Maholm 2% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Backe Scores
b2 6-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU H. Pence P. Maholm -1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 6-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Lee P. Maholm -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 6.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-6, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
t3 1-6 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT N. Morgan B. Backe 1% 92% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t3 1-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Bautista B. Backe 1% 93% Flyball: CF
t3 1-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez B. Backe 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-1, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 5-6-7
b3 6-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Loretta P. Maholm 1% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 6-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton P. Maholm -1% 93% Flyball: CF
b3 6-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Ransom P. Maholm 1% 94% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep 1B); Loretta to 2B
b3 6-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Towles P. Maholm 2% 96% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Loretta Scores; Ransom to 2B
b3 7-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Backe P. Maholm -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Ransom to 3B; Towles to 2B
b3 7-1 2 -23 5,(2-2)  RR HOU C. Burke P. Maholm 2% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Ransom Scores; Towles Scores
Juan Perez replaces Paul Maholm pitching and batting 9th
b3 9-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Anderson J. Perez 0% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Burke to 2B
b3 9-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  HOU H. Pence J. Perez 0% 99% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Burke to 3B; Anderson to 2B
b3 9-1 2 123 3,(2-0)  RR HOU C. Lee J. Perez 1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Burke Scores; Anderson Scores; Pence to 2B
b3 11-1 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Perez -0% 99% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
5 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 11.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-11, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 4-5-6
t4 1-11 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Backe 0% 100% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t4 1-11 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT X. Nady B. Backe 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-11 2 --- 8,(3-2)  R PIT J. Bay B. Backe -0% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t4 2-11 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Wilson B. Backe -0% 99% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t4 2-11 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT C. Maldonado B. Backe 0% 99% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 11.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 11-2, Pirates' Tony Armas facing 6-7-8
Tony Armas replaces Juan Perez pitching and batting 9th
b4 11-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  R HOU T. Wigginton T. Armas 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b4 12-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Ransom T. Armas -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 12-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Towles T. Armas -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b4 12-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Backe T. Armas 0% 100% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b4 12-2 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU C. Burke T. Armas 0% 100% Walk; Backe to 2B
b4 12-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Anderson T. Armas 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Backe Scores; Burke to 2B
b4 13-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence T. Armas 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 13.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-13, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 9-1-2
Matt Kata pinch hits for Tony Armas (P) batting 9th
t5 2-13 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT M. Kata B. Backe 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-13 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Morgan B. Backe 0% 100% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 2-13 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Bautista B. Backe 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 13.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 13-2, Pirates' Bryan Bullington facing 4-5-6
Bryan Bullington replaces Jose Bautista (3B) pitching and batting 2nd
Matt Kata moves from PH to 3B
b5 13-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee B. Bullington 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b5 13-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Loretta B. Bullington 0% 100% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b5 13-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU T. Wigginton B. Bullington 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b5 13-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Ransom B. Bullington 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 13.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-13, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 3-4-5
Eric Bruntlett replaces Carlos Lee playing LF batting 4th
Jose Castillo pinch hits for Freddy Sanchez (2B) batting 3rd
t6 2-13 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Castillo B. Backe 0% 100% Popfly: 1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t6 2-13 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Backe 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-13 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT X. Nady B. Backe 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 13.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 13-2, Pirates' Bryan Bullington facing 8-9-1
Jose Castillo moves from PH to 2B
Cesar Izturis replaces Jack Wilson playing SS batting 7th
b6 13-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Towles B. Bullington 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
Eric Munson pinch hits for Brandon Backe (P) batting 9th
b6 13-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU E. Munson B. Bullington 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b6 13-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Burke B. Bullington 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Burke to 1B/Safe on E3 (catch)
b6 13-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Anderson B. Bullington 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Burke to 2B
b6 13-2 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. Bullington 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 13.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-13, Astros' Mark McLemore facing 6-7-8
Mark McLemore replaces Mark Loretta (1B) pitching and batting 5th
Eric Munson moves from PH to 1B
t7 2-13 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bay M. McLemore 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-13 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT C. Izturis M. McLemore 0% 100% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t7 2-13 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R PIT C. Maldonado M. McLemore -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 3-13 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT M. Kata M. McLemore 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 13.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 13-3, Pirates' Bryan Bullington facing 4-5-6
b7 13-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU E. Bruntlett B. Bullington 0% 100% Walk
Humberto Quintero pinch hits for Mark McLemore (P) batting 5th
b7 13-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero B. Bullington -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b7 13-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU T. Wigginton B. Bullington 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 13.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-13, Astros' Trever Miller facing 1-2-3
Trever Miller replaces Ty Wigginton (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Brad Ausmus replaces Humberto Quintero (PH) playing 3B batting 5th
t8 3-13 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Morgan T. Miller 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Nate McLouth pinch hits for Bryan Bullington (P) batting 2nd
t8 3-13 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT N. McLouth T. Miller 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-13 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Castillo T. Miller 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 13.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 13-3, Pirates' Dave Davidson facing 7-8-9
Dave Davidson replaces Jason Bay (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Josh Phelps replaces Adam LaRoche playing 1B batting 4th
Nate McLouth moves from PH to LF
Steve Pearce replaces Xavier Nady playing RF batting 5th
b8 13-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Ransom D. Davidson 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 13-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Towles D. Davidson -0% 100% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b8 13-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU E. Munson D. Davidson 0% 100% Walk
b8 13-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR HOU C. Burke D. Davidson 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Munson Scores
b8 15-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Anderson D. Davidson 0% 100% Hit By Pitch
b8 15-3 2 1-- 10,(3-2)  HOU H. Pence D. Davidson 0% 100% Walk; Anderson to 2B
b8 15-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  HOU E. Bruntlett D. Davidson 0% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Anderson to 3B; Pence to 2B
b8 15-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus D. Davidson 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 15.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-15, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
Brian Moehler replaces Trever Miller pitching and batting 6th
t9 3-15 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Phelps B. Moehler 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 3-15 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce B. Moehler 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
Ronny Paulino pinch hits for Dave Davidson (P) batting 6th
t9 3-15 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Paulino B. Moehler 0% 100% Lineout: RF (RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 15.

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