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Monday, September 15, 2008, 1:09PM
, Miller Park
Attendance: 15,158, Time of Game: 2:49
Cubs
6
90-58
 Won 4 
1st
at Astros
1
80-69
 Lost 2 
3rd, 10½ GB
W: Ted Lilly (15-9)
L: Brian Moehler (11-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  0   0  1  4   0  0  0    6  7  1
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  1  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .289 .350 .552 .902 16 12 0.001 0.55 0.036 -0.035 -0.2 1 0
Mike Fontenot 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .294 .385 .518 .903 17 7 -0.019 0.64 0.025 -0.045 -0.2 1 3
Derrek Lee 1B 4 1 2 2 0 2 4 .294 .362 .464 .826 15 11 0.152 0.78 0.175 -0.023 1.9 8 1 HR
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .280 .372 .496 .868 10 7 0.003 0.69 0.020 -0.017 0.0 1 2 SF
Micah Hoffpauir RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .319 .373 .447 .819 11 7 -0.031 0.57 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 0 0
   Reed Johnson PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .300 .355 .427 .782 6 5 -0.010 0.21 0.000 -0.010 -0.5 1 0
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Howry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geovany Soto C 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .288 .365 .506 .872 16 9 0.006 0.53 0.051 -0.045 1.2 10 0 HR
Jim Edmonds CF 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 .233 .347 .473 .820 21 12 0.108 0.34 0.123 -0.015 0.9 2 0 HR
Ronny Cedeno SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .340 .366 .705 16 11 -0.025 0.25 0.000 -0.025 -0.7 1 1
Ted Lilly P 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .172 .186 .190 .376 5 3 -0.015 0.43 0.009 -0.024 -0.3 0 1
   Jeff Samardzija 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 DeRosa RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .375 .477 .852 4 3 0.000 0.02 0.000 0.000 -0.1 2 0
Team Totals 33 6 7 6 2 8 36 .212 .250 .485 .735 137 87 0.170 0.50 0.439 -0.270 1.5 27 8
HR: J Edmonds (18, off B Moehler, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); D Lee (19, off B Moehler, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF-CF); G Soto (22, off C Sampson, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
SF: A Ramirez (6, off B Moehler).
TB: D Lee 5; G Soto 4; J Edmonds 4; T Lilly; A Ramirez; A Soriano.
RBI: D Lee 2 (86); G Soto 2 (83); A Ramirez (105); J Edmonds (51).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 0.
Fielding
E: A Ramirez (18).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Reggie Abercrombie CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .300 .321 .500 .821 10 8 -0.043 0.78 0.011 -0.054 -0.1 3 0
   Geoff Blum PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .233 .275 .420 .695 6 3 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.3
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mark Loretta 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275 .344 .382 .726 19 11 -0.021 0.54 0.021 -0.042 0.1 2 2
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .284 .315 .421 .735 13 10 -0.047 0.47 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 1 3
Lance Berkman 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .324 .429 .590 1.019 20 10 -0.049 0.84 0.041 -0.090 -0.8 8 0 CS
Hunter Pence RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .270 .312 .461 .773 9 6 -0.069 0.96 0.000 -0.069 -1.0 2 0
Jose Castillo 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .245 .291 .373 .664 10 8 -0.029 0.38 0.000 -0.029 -0.4 1 1
Darin Erstad LF-CF 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .280 .313 .360 .673 12 8 -0.024 0.48 0.011 -0.035 0.3 2 0
Humberto Quintero C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .223 .258 .297 .555 4 3 -0.019 0.77 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 4 0
   Brad Ausmus PH-C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .219 .301 .289 .589 10 5 0.003 0.20 0.008 -0.004 0.2 4 0
Brian Moehler P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .023 .106 .047 .153 6 3 -0.013 0.49 0.000 -0.013 -0.1 0 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .174 .136 .310 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Saccomanno PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 5 3 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.1
   Doug Brocail P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   David Newhan PH-LF 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .293 .413 .706 8 6 -0.012 0.43 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 0 SF
Team Totals 27 1 1 1 3 10 31 .037 .129 .037 .166 132 84 -0.331 0.57 0.092 -0.422 -3.5 27 6
SF: D Newhan (1, off C Marmol).
TB: M Loretta.
RBI: D Newhan (12).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Baserunning
CS: L Berkman (4, 2nd base by T Lilly POCS).

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
Ted Lilly, W (15-9) 7 1 0 0 1 9 0 4.13 23 88 58 30 15 13 5 8 3 0 83 0.321 0.71 3.5
Jeff Samardzija 0.1 0 1 1 2 0 0 2.31 3 15 7 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.008 0.18 -0.4
Carlos Marmol 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.63 2 14 9 4 2 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 0.011 0.36 -0.1
Bob Howry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.45 3 15 10 7 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 1 1 1 3 10 0 1.00 31 132 84 45 19 20 7 11 4 0 83 2 1 0.331 0.57 3.5

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
Brian Moehler, L (11-7) 5 6 5 5 1 4 2 4.33 22 88 55 39 9 7 5 12 4 0 38 -0.136 0.76 -1.9
Tim Byrdak 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.18 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.009 0.40 0.4
Chris Sampson 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 4.25 4 15 8 6 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 -0.048 0.15 -1.5
Doug Brocail 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.15 3 9 7 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.04 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.25 3 10 7 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.5
Wesley Wright 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.94 3 14 9 6 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 6 6 2 8 3 6.00 36 137 87 57 11 19 7 19 4 0 38 2 1 -0.169 0.50 -1.6
B Moehler faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: C Marmol (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: T Lilly (5; L Berkman, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Jeff Nelson, 2B - Mike Estabrook, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 15,158.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 59° F, Wind 7mph out to Centerfield.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHC J. Edmonds B. Moehler 12% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t6 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC D. Lee B. Moehler 11% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Fontenot Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  CHC D. Lee B. Moehler 6% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Soriano to 3B
t6 4-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR CHC G. Soto C. Sampson 5% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ramirez Scores
b2 0-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Castillo T. Lilly 5% 60% Berkman Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)

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' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Soriano B. Moehler 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Fontenot B. Moehler -3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  CHC D. Lee B. Moehler 6% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Soriano to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO CHC A. Ramirez B. Moehler 1% 58% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Soriano Scores
t1 1-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir B. Moehler -2% 56% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Abercrombie T. Lilly 2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Lilly 2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada T. Lilly 1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 6-7-8
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC G. Soto B. Moehler -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Edmonds B. Moehler -1% 57% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t2 1-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC R. Cedeno B. Moehler -1% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman T. Lilly -4% 52% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence T. Lilly 4% 56% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b2 0-1 1 1-- O HOU J. Castillo T. Lilly 5% 60% Berkman Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
b2 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Castillo T. Lilly 1% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Lilly B. Moehler -2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t3 1-0 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Moehler -2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t3 1-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot B. Moehler -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Erstad T. Lilly 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero T. Lilly 2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Moehler T. Lilly 1% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Lee B. Moehler -2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez B. Moehler -2% 59% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
t4 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir B. Moehler -1% 58% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b4 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Abercrombie T. Lilly 3% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Loretta T. Lilly 2% 63% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada T. Lilly 1% 64% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 6-7-8
t5 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC G. Soto B. Moehler -2% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHC J. Edmonds B. Moehler 12% 74% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Cedeno B. Moehler -1% 73% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t5 2-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC T. Lilly B. Moehler 1% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Moehler -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 4-5-6
b5 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Lilly 3% 75% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b5 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence T. Lilly 2% 77% Popfly: 1B (Deep 2B-1B)
b5 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Castillo T. Lilly 1% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 2-3-4
t6 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Fontenot B. Moehler 3% 81% Walk
t6 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR CHC D. Lee B. Moehler 11% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Fontenot Scores
t6 4-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Moehler 1% 93% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
Tim Byrdak replaces Brian Moehler pitching and batting 9th
Reed Johnson pinch hits for Micah Hoffpauir (RF) batting 5th
t6 4-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Johnson T. Byrdak -1% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
Chris Sampson replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR CHC G. Soto C. Sampson 5% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Ramirez Scores
t6 6-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC J. Edmonds C. Sampson 0% 98% Walk
t6 6-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Cedeno C. Sampson -0% 97% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 6-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Lilly C. Sampson -0% 97% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 7-8-9
Reed Johnson moves from PH to RF
b6 0-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Erstad T. Lilly 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
Brad Ausmus pinch hits for Humberto Quintero (C) batting 8th
b6 0-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus T. Lilly 0% 98% Flyball: CF
Mark Saccomanno pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
b6 0-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Saccomanno T. Lilly 0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 1-2-3
Doug Brocail replaces Mark Saccomanno (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Brad Ausmus moves from PH to C
t7 6-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Soriano D. Brocail -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Fontenot D. Brocail -0% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 6-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Lee D. Brocail -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b7 0-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU R. Abercrombie T. Lilly -1% 97% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b7 0-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Loretta T. Lilly -2% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Abercrombie to 2B
b7 0-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Tejada T. Lilly 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b7 0-6 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU L. Berkman T. Lilly 1% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Abercrombie to 3B
b7 0-6 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence T. Lilly 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-0, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 4-5-6
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Doug Brocail pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez L. Hawkins -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 6-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson L. Hawkins -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Soto L. Hawkins -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-6, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 6-7-8
Jeff Samardzija replaces Ted Lilly pitching and batting 9th
b8 0-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Castillo J. Samardzija 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 0-6 1 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU D. Erstad J. Samardzija -0% 99% Walk
b8 0-6 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Samardzija -1% 98% Walk; Erstad to 2B
Carlos Marmol replaces Reed Johnson (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Mark DeRosa replaces Jeff Samardzija (P) playing RF batting 9th
David Newhan pinch hits for LaTroy Hawkins (P) batting 9th
b8 0-6 1 12- 3,(0-2)  HOU D. Newhan C. Marmol -1% 98% Wild Pitch; Erstad to 3B; Ausmus to 2B
b8 0-6 1 -23 8,(2-2)  RO HOU D. Newhan C. Marmol 1% 99% Lineout: RF/Sacrifice Fly (CF-RF); Erstad Scores
Geoff Blum pinch hits for Reggie Abercrombie (CF) batting 1st
b8 1-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU G. Blum C. Marmol 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 7-8-9
Wesley Wright replaces Geoff Blum (PH) pitching and batting 1st
David Newhan moves from PH to LF
Darin Erstad moves from LF to CF
t9 6-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC J. Edmonds W. Wright -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
t9 6-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Cedeno W. Wright -0% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t9 6-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. DeRosa W. Wright -0% 99% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Bob Howry facing 2-3-4
Bob Howry replaces Carlos Marmol pitching and batting 5th
b9 1-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Loretta B. Howry 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 1-6 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada B. Howry 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 1-6 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman B. Howry 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 1.

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  • 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.

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