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Scores
Standings
TOR
@LAA
13
1
MIN
@BAL
1
4
 
(6)
CLE
@BOS
9
2
SEA
@KCR
1
9
TBR
@NYY
4
3
 
(10)
TEX
@OAK
3
2
MIL
@CIN
15
3
SFG
@COL
1
11
ATL
@FLA
8
6
CHC
@HOU
6
3
WSN
@LAD
3
10
PHI
@NYM
0
1
ARI
@SDP
3
1
PIT
@STL
2
4
Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 7:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 29,415, Time of Game: 2:49
Cubs
6
15-12
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Astros
3
11-17
 Lost 3 
6th, 7 GB
W: Rich Harden (3-1)
L: Mike Hampton (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            4  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    6  8  0
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  2  0    3  8  1

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 5 1 1 0 0 3 5 .270 .341 .523 .864 22 16 -0.019 0.48 0.036 -0.054 -1.3 0 0
Ryan Theriot SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .305 .357 .457 .814 17 11 -0.083 0.68 0.000 -0.083 -1.9 2 4
Milton Bradley RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .135 .297 .250 .547 18 12 0.001 0.50 0.036 -0.035 -0.6 4 0
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 2 1 1 0 5 .344 .394 .590 .984 27 19 0.003 0.56 0.049 -0.046 0.9 1 2 HR
Geovany Soto C 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .159 .303 .190 .493 16 8 -0.014 0.68 0.030 -0.044 -0.8 6 0 GDP
Reed Johnson CF-RF 3 2 1 3 1 1 4 .234 .327 .277 .604 16 10 0.329 0.83 0.334 -0.005 4.4 1 0 3B
Micah Hoffpauir 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .295 .347 .500 .847 14 10 0.029 0.32 0.046 -0.017 0.5 8 1 2B
Aaron Miles 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .203 .271 .266 .537 12 7 0.026 0.31 0.034 -0.008 0.6 5 4 2B
Rich Harden P 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .250 .308 .250 .558 16 11 0.001 0.25 0.015 -0.014 -0.2 0 0
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joey Gathright CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 8 4 4 9 40 .222 .300 .417 .717 158 104 0.273 0.53 0.580 -0.306 1.6 27 11
2B: A Miles (4, off M Hampton); M Hoffpauir (3, off M Hampton).
3B: R Johnson (1, off M Hampton).
HR: A Ramirez (4, off A Arias, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: A Ramirez 5; R Johnson 3; M Hoffpauir 2; A Miles 2; R Harden; M Bradley; A Soriano.
GIDP: G Soto (7).
RBI: R Johnson 3 (4); A Ramirez (15).
2-out RBI: R Johnson 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Theriot-A Miles-M Hoffpauir.

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kazuo Matsui 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .274 .333 .369 .702 16 13 0.035 0.60 0.066 -0.030 0.4 3 3
Michael Bourn CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .299 .364 .443 .808 9 8 -0.062 0.89 0.015 -0.077 -0.5 2 0
Lance Berkman 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .194 .339 .439 .778 12 4 0.025 0.71 0.064 -0.039 1.4 11 1 HR
Carlos Lee LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .294 .336 .510 .846 18 8 0.039 0.91 0.065 -0.027 0.2 1 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .317 .357 .673 12 12 -0.145 1.49 0.000 -0.145 -1.6 0 5
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .310 .377 .490 .867 13 11 0.020 0.76 0.064 -0.044 0.3 1 0 2B
Geoff Blum 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .272 .340 .309 .649 12 6 0.003 0.82 0.055 -0.052 -0.0 0 1
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .247 .284 .416 .700 9 7 -0.160 1.05 0.000 -0.160 -1.9 8 1 GDP
Mike Hampton P 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .273 .273 .273 .545 11 8 0.038 0.83 0.057 -0.019 0.6 1 1
   Alberto Arias P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .148 .200 .148 .348 4 2 -0.006 0.23 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
   Wesley Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Fulchino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .400 .476 .876 5 4 -0.012 0.48 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 3 5 37 .235 .297 .353 .650 121 83 -0.225 0.86 0.386 -0.611 -1.4 27 12
2B: H Pence (6, off R Harden).
HR: L Berkman (7, off R Harden, 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: L Berkman 4; H Pence 3; K Matsui 2; M Bourn; M Hampton; C Lee.
GIDP: I Rodriguez (7).
RBI: L Berkman 2 (16); M Hampton (3).
2-out RBI: M Hampton.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Tejada-K Matsui-L Berkman.
PB: I Rodriguez 2 (2).
E: G Blum (1).

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
Rich Harden, W (3-1) 7 8 3 3 3 4 1 4.83 31 99 66 38 14 14 11 13 3 0 50 0.089 0.84 0.0
Carlos Marmol, H (7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.85 3 10 8 5 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.098 1.34 0.9
Kevin Gregg, S (5) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.61 3 12 9 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.039 0.51 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 5 1 3.00 37 121 83 47 17 19 15 14 3 0 50 1 0 0.226 0.86 1.4
R Harden faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

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
Mike Hampton, L (1-3) 5.1 7 5 3 4 4 0 4.91 27 107 66 42 11 13 8 11 3 0 38 -0.304 0.71 -3.5
Alberto Arias 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 1 5.40 7 25 18 10 5 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0.019 0.21 0.9
Wesley Wright 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 7.45 3 11 8 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.04 0.5
Jeff Fulchino 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.91 3 15 12 11 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.10 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 6 4 4 9 1 4.00 40 158 104 66 19 19 14 13 3 0 38 2 0 -0.273 0.53 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: R Harden (1); A Arias (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Wally Bell, 1B - Adrian Johnson, 2B - Marvin Hudson, 3B - John Hirschbeck.
Time of Game: 2:49.
Attendance: 29,415.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 11mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRR CHC R. Johnson M. Hampton 24% 77% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Soriano Scores; Bradley Scores; Soto Scores
b4 0-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU I. Rodriguez R. Harden 10% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS); Pence to 3B
b3 0-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Harden 6% 88% Popfly: 2B
b4 0-4 2 --3 6,(1-2)  R HOU M. Hampton R. Harden -6% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Pence Scores
b4 0-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU G. Blum R. Harden -6% 78% Walk; Pence to 2B

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' Mike Hampton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  CHC A. Soriano M. Hampton 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot M. Hampton -3% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Bradley M. Hampton 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Soriano to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez M. Hampton -4% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC G. Soto M. Hampton 3% 52% Walk; Soriano to 3B; Bradley to 2B
t1 0-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  RRR CHC R. Johnson M. Hampton 24% 77% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Soriano Scores; Bradley Scores; Soto Scores
t1 3-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir M. Hampton 5% 82% Passed Ball; Johnson Scores/unER
t1 4-0 2 --- 10,(3-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir M. Hampton -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 1-2-3
b1 0-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU K. Matsui R. Harden -3% 78% Single to P (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b1 0-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Harden 3% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Harden 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Berkman to 1B
b1 0-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Harden 2% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 8-9-1
t2 4-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Miles M. Hampton 3% 88% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t2 4-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  CHC R. Harden M. Hampton 1% 89% Fielder's Choice C/Bunt; Miles stays at 2B/Safe on E5 (catch); Harden to 1B
t2 4-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Soriano M. Hampton -2% 87% Popfly: 2B
t2 4-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Theriot M. Hampton -2% 85% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t2 4-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Bradley M. Hampton -2% 83% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 5-6-7
b2 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Harden 2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU H. Pence R. Harden -3% 82% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b2 0-4 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Blum R. Harden 3% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Pence to 3B
b2 0-4 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez R. Harden 3% 87% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 4-5-6
t3 4-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez M. Hampton 1% 88% Walk
t3 4-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC G. Soto M. Hampton -3% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t3 4-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Johnson M. Hampton -0% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 9-1-2
b3 0-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Hampton R. Harden 2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU K. Matsui R. Harden -2% 84% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b3 0-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Harden 2% 87% Lineout: 2B
b3 0-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman R. Harden -2% 85% Walk; Matsui to 2B
b3 0-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  HOU C. Lee R. Harden -1% 84% Wild Pitch; Matsui to 3B; Berkman to 2B
b3 0-4 2 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Lee R. Harden -2% 82% Walk
b3 0-4 2 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Harden 6% 88% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 7-8-9
t4 4-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir M. Hampton -1% 88% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t4 4-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Miles M. Hampton -1% 87% Groundout: P-1B
t4 4-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC R. Harden M. Hampton 0% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t4 4-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano M. Hampton -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 6-7-8
b4 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU H. Pence R. Harden -3% 83% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b4 0-4 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU G. Blum R. Harden -6% 78% Walk; Pence to 2B
b4 0-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU I. Rodriguez R. Harden 10% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS); Pence to 3B
b4 0-4 2 --3 6,(1-2)  R HOU M. Hampton R. Harden -6% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Pence Scores
b4 1-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Harden 2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 2-3-4
t5 4-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot M. Hampton -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 4-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Bradley M. Hampton -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 4-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Ramirez M. Hampton 1% 83% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
t5 4-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC G. Soto M. Hampton -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 2-3-4
b5 1-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Harden 3% 84% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Harden 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b5 1-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Harden 1% 87% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 6-7-8
t6 4-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Johnson M. Hampton 2% 89% Walk
t6 4-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Hoffpauir M. Hampton 5% 93% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Johnson to 3B
t6 4-1 0 -23 5,(3-1)  CHC A. Miles M. Hampton 1% 94% Walk
t6 4-1 0 123 2,(1-0)  R CHC R. Harden M. Hampton 2% 96% Passed Ball; Johnson Scores/unER; Hoffpauir to 3B; Miles to 2B
t6 5-1 0 -23 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Harden M. Hampton -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
Alberto Arias replaces Mike Hampton pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-1 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano A. Arias -2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-1 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot A. Arias -2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 5-6-7
b6 1-5 0 --- 6,(0-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Harden 2% 93% Lineout: RF
b6 1-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence R. Harden 1% 94% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 1-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU G. Blum R. Harden 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 3-4-5
t7 5-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Bradley A. Arias -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 5-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC A. Ramirez A. Arias 3% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t7 6-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC G. Soto A. Arias -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 6-1 2 --- 6,(1-2)  CHC R. Johnson A. Arias 0% 97% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Johnson to 1B
t7 6-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir A. Arias -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 8-9-1
b7 1-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez R. Harden 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Alberto Arias (P) batting 9th
b7 1-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Erstad R. Harden 1% 98% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b7 1-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Harden 0% 98% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-1, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 8-9-1
Wesley Wright replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Miles W. Wright -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 6-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Harden W. Wright -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t8 6-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano W. Wright -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 2-3-4
b8 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Bourn R. Harden -1% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b8 1-6 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR HOU L. Berkman R. Harden -5% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Bourn Scores
b8 3-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Lee R. Harden -5% 87% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
Carlos Marmol replaces Rich Harden pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada C. Marmol 4% 91% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 3-6 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence C. Marmol 3% 95% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b8 3-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU G. Blum C. Marmol 2% 97% Popfly: 3B (Deep SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 2-3-4
Jeff Fulchino replaces Wesley Wright pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Fulchino -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 6-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Bradley J. Fulchino -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t9 6-3 2 --- 11,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Fulchino -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Cubs' Kevin Gregg facing 8-9-1
Kevin Gregg replaces Milton Bradley (RF) pitching and batting 3rd
Joey Gathright replaces Carlos Marmol (P) playing CF batting 9th
Reed Johnson moves from CF to RF
b9 3-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU I. Rodriguez K. Gregg 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Jeff Fulchino (P) batting 9th
b9 3-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Michaels K. Gregg 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui K. Gregg 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Astros 3.

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  • 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.

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