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Standings
TEX
@BOS
6
3
CLE
@CHW
8
4
LAA
@DET
6
9
TBR
@NYY
3
4
BAL
@OAK
0
3
MIN
@SEA
2
4
KCR
@TOR
0
4
MIL
@ATL
7
8
CHC
@CIN
6
3
 
(14)
SFG
@FLA
3
2
PIT
@HOU
4
6
PHI
@LAD
7
2
ARI
@SDP
9
6
 
(18)
COL
@STL
7
2
NYM
@WSN
7
0
Sunday, June 7, 2009, 1:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 25,729, Time of Game: 3:17
Pirates
4
26-30
 Lost 1 
5th, 6½ GB
at Astros
6
25-31
 Won 1 
6th, 7½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  1  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    4 12  1
Astros          0  1  0   0  1  1   1  2  X    6 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
Andrew McCutchen CF 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .333 .368 .333 .702 19 12 0.148 1.62 0.173 -0.025 1.4 2 0
Nyjer Morgan LF 4 0 1 2 0 1 5 .268 .346 .341 .688 15 10 -0.052 1.95 0.176 -0.228 -0.4 1 0 SF
Freddy Sanchez 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .311 .350 .468 .819 19 12 -0.015 1.42 0.068 -0.082 -0.2 2 4
Adam LaRoche 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .246 .344 .462 .805 20 10 -0.288 2.20 0.043 -0.332 -1.9 6 0 GDP
Andy LaRoche 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .301 .372 .420 .792 11 8 -0.153 1.70 0.038 -0.191 -0.9 0 3 GDP
Brandon Moss RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .263 .307 .372 .679 15 12 -0.096 1.23 0.015 -0.111 -0.6 4 1
Jason Jaramillo C 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .277 .364 .415 .779 18 10 0.127 1.15 0.181 -0.054 1.2 5 2 2B
Ramon Vazquez SS 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .266 .366 .278 .644 13 11 0.015 1.35 0.095 -0.080 -0.2 4 4
Ian Snell P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 11 8 0.002 0.97 0.033 -0.031 -0.1 0 0
   Delwyn Young PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .317 .386 .365 .751 3 2 0.128 3.37 0.128 0.000 0.8
   Steven Jackson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eric Hinske PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .275 .370 .400 .770 3 2 0.025 0.39 0.025 0.000 0.4 2B
Team Totals 35 4 12 4 3 9 39 .343 .385 .400 .785 147 97 -0.159 1.57 0.975 -1.134 -0.4 24 14
2B: J Jaramillo (10, off F Paulino); E Hinske (7, off L Hawkins).
SF: N Morgan (3, off L Hawkins).
TB: A McCutchen 3; J Jaramillo 2; E Hinske 2; B Moss; D Young; A LaRoche; N Morgan; F Sanchez; R Vazquez; I Snell.
GIDP: A LaRoche (3); A LaRoche (6).
RBI: N Morgan 2 (20); A McCutchen (4); J Jaramillo (14).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 3. R Vazquez-F Sanchez-A LaRoche; A LaRoche-F Sanchez-A LaRoche; J Jaramillo-R Vazquez.
E: R Vazquez (2).
Outfield Assists: B Moss (C Lee at 2nd base).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 5 .298 .371 .399 .770 18 8 0.051 0.94 0.096 -0.045 -0.1 1 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .354 .378 .527 .905 13 10 0.064 1.62 0.213 -0.150 -0.5 0 2 2·GDP
Hunter Pence RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .342 .419 .525 .944 18 10 -0.033 0.91 0.040 -0.073 -0.3 2 0 SB
Carlos Lee LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .321 .374 .528 .903 21 10 0.061 1.02 0.125 -0.064 0.6 2 0 CS
   Darin Erstad PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .135 .207 .192 .399 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 .246 .377 .471 .847 17 9 -0.010 0.81 0.041 -0.051 0.4 7 2 2B
Geoff Blum 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .264 .342 .329 .670 13 9 -0.053 0.81 0.024 -0.077 -0.9 1 2 2B
Jeff Keppinger 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .276 .345 .439 .784 17 12 0.098 1.18 0.160 -0.062 0.6 3 2 2B
Humberto Quintero C 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 .325 .341 .425 .766 17 12 0.232 1.16 0.255 -0.024 2.1 10 1 2B
Felipe Paulino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Russ Ortiz P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .231 .417 .647 8 5 -0.053 1.08 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 0 1
   Tim Byrdak 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 1 0
   Matt Kata PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 2 -0.048 2.01 0.000 -0.048 -0.3
   Chris Sampson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .182 .280 .318 .598 2 1 0.033 0.49 0.033 0.000 1.1 2B
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 13 6 3 5 37 .382 .432 .529 .962 146 88 0.342 1.04 0.987 -0.647 2.1 27 10
2B: G Blum (6, off I Snell); J Keppinger (8, off I Snell); H Quintero (2, off I Snell); L Berkman (10, off I Snell); J Michaels (6, off J Chavez).
TB: H Quintero 4; L Berkman 3; J Keppinger 3; M Bourn 2; G Blum 2; J Michaels 2; C Lee; M Tejada.
GIDP: M Tejada 2 (8).
RBI: H Quintero 2 (8); J Keppinger (7); J Michaels (3); M Tejada (33); C Lee (38).
2-out RBI: M Tejada; J Michaels; H Quintero; J Keppinger.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Tejada-J Keppinger-L Berkman; L Berkman-H Quintero-L Berkman; G Blum-J Keppinger.
Baserunning
SB: H Pence (6, 2nd base off I Snell/J Jaramillo).
CS: C Lee (2, 2nd base by I Snell/J Jaramillo).

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
Ian Snell 6 8 3 3 1 3 0 5.54 24 96 56 33 8 15 10 10 2 0 46 -0.079 0.97 -0.1
Steven Jackson, L (1-1) 1.1 3 3 3 2 1 0 6.23 9 35 20 12 3 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 -0.184 1.41 -0.9
Jesse Chavez 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.92 4 15 12 8 3 1 0 3 1 0 2 2 -0.078 0.69 -1.1
Team Totals 8 13 6 6 3 5 0 6.75 37 146 88 53 14 21 14 15 4 0 46 2 2 -0.341 1.04 -2.1

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
Felipe Paulino 1.2 3 1 1 0 4 0 6.18 8 33 23 10 4 9 1 3 1 0 49 -0.046 1.19 -0.3
Russ Ortiz 4.1 4 0 0 1 3 0 3.96 16 64 43 26 5 12 7 5 2 0 1 0 0.289 1.31 2.3
Tim Byrdak 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 3.86 3 9 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.282 2.35 -1.8
Jeff Fulchino, BS (1), W (1-1) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.13 4 16 8 7 1 0 2 1 1 0 3 2 0.046 3.52 0.3
Chris Sampson, H (8) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.80 3 9 8 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.119 1.58 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins, S (8) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.52 5 16 11 6 0 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.032 1.13 -0.5
Team Totals 9 12 4 4 3 9 0 4.00 39 147 97 55 12 30 14 13 5 0 49 4 2 0.158 1.57 0.4
T Byrdak faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: F Paulino (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Vanover, 1B - Dan Iassogna, 2B - Sam Holbrook, 3B - Charlie Reliford.
Time of Game: 3:17.
Attendance: 25,729.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Andrew McCutchen CF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Nyjer Morgan LF 2 Miguel Tejada SS
3 Freddy Sanchez 2B 3 Hunter Pence RF
4 Adam LaRoche 1B 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Andy LaRoche 3B 5 Lance Berkman 1B
6 Brandon Moss RF 6 Geoff Blum 3B
7 Jason Jaramillo C 7 Jeff Keppinger 2B
8 Ramon Vazquez SS 8 Humberto Quintero C
9 Ian Snell P 9 Felipe Paulino P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 3-3 1 123 5,(2-2)  OO PIT A. LaRoche J. Fulchino 24% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-C-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b7 3-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Tejada S. Jackson 21% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Kata Scores; Bourn to 2B
t7 2-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R PIT N. Morgan J. Fulchino -18% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Vazquez Scores; Young to 3B; Morgan to 2B/Adv on throw
b5 1-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU H. Quintero I. Snell 14% 73% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Keppinger Scores
t7 1-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  PIT D. Young T. Byrdak -13% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jaramillo to 3B; Vazquez 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' Felipe Paulino facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. McCutchen F. Paulino -4% 46% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT N. Morgan F. Paulino -2% 44% Wild Pitch; McCutchen to 2B
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Morgan F. Paulino 4% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez F. Paulino 3% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche F. Paulino 3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn I. Snell 4% 58% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO HOU M. Tejada I. Snell -7% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence I. Snell -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Felipe Paulino facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. LaRoche F. Paulino -4% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O PIT B. Moss F. Paulino 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  R PIT J. Jaramillo F. Paulino -12% 38% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); LaRoche Scores
t2 1-0 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez F. Paulino 3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
Russ Ortiz replaces Felipe Paulino pitching and batting 9th
t2 1-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O PIT I. Snell R. Ortiz 3% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Lee I. Snell 4% 48% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO HOU L. Berkman I. Snell -8% 40% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Lee Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU G. Blum I. Snell 2% 42% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b2 0-1 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Keppinger I. Snell 10% 52% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Blum Scores
b2 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Quintero I. Snell -2% 50% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen R. Ortiz 3% 53% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t3 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT N. Morgan R. Ortiz 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-1 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Ortiz 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Ortiz I. Snell -2% 53% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b3 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU M. Bourn I. Snell 3% 56% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B)
b3 1-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO HOU M. Tejada I. Snell -6% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz -4% 46% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz 9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t4 1-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT B. Moss R. Ortiz -2% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t4 1-1 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Jaramillo R. Ortiz 3% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence I. Snell -3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b4 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee I. Snell -2% 51% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 1-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Berkman I. Snell -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez R. Ortiz 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT I. Snell R. Ortiz -3% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
t5 1-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT A. McCutchen R. Ortiz -5% 45% Single to P (Ground Ball to Front of Home); Snell to 2B
t5 1-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  OO PIT N. Morgan R. Ortiz 12% 57% Line Drive Double Play: 3B (Weak 3B); Snell out at 2B/3B-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 6-7-8
b5 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Blum I. Snell -3% 54% Flyball: RF
b5 1-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Keppinger I. Snell 6% 59% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b5 1-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU H. Quintero I. Snell 14% 73% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Keppinger Scores
b5 2-1 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Ortiz I. Snell -3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Quintero to 3B
b5 2-1 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Bourn I. Snell -4% 67% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 3-4-5
t6 1-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT F. Sanchez R. Ortiz -6% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 1-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz 6% 66% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t6 1-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Ortiz 5% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t6 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Moss R. Ortiz 4% 74% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Ian Snell facing 2-3-4
b6 2-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada I. Snell -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 2-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU H. Pence I. Snell 2% 75% Walk
b6 2-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Lee I. Snell 2% 76% Pence Steals 2B
b6 2-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  RO HOU C. Lee I. Snell 7% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Pence Scores; Lee out at 2B/RF-C-SS-2B-SS
b6 3-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman I. Snell 1% 84% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 3-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU G. Blum I. Snell -2% 82% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Tim Byrdak facing 7-8-9
Tim Byrdak replaces Russ Ortiz pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Jaramillo T. Byrdak -6% 76% Walk
t7 1-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT R. Vazquez T. Byrdak -10% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jaramillo to 2B
Delwyn Young pinch hits for Ian Snell (P) batting 9th
t7 1-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  PIT D. Young T. Byrdak -13% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Jaramillo to 3B; Vazquez to 2B
Jeff Fulchino replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-3 0 123 5,(2-2)  RO PIT A. McCutchen J. Fulchino -1% 53% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Jaramillo Scores; Vazquez to 3B; Young to 2B
t7 2-3 1 -23 2,(0-1)  R PIT N. Morgan J. Fulchino -18% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Vazquez Scores; Young to 3B; Morgan to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 3-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  PIT F. Sanchez J. Fulchino -1% 34% Walk
t7 3-3 1 123 5,(2-2)  OO PIT A. LaRoche J. Fulchino 24% 59% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-C-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Steven Jackson facing 7-8-9
Steven Jackson replaces Delwyn Young (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger S. Jackson -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 3-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU H. Quintero S. Jackson 4% 59% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Matt Kata pinch hits for Jeff Fulchino (P) batting 9th
b7 3-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Kata S. Jackson -5% 54% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b7 3-3 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Bourn S. Jackson 3% 57% Walk; Kata to 2B
b7 3-3 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R HOU M. Tejada S. Jackson 21% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Kata Scores; Bourn to 2B
b7 4-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence S. Jackson -4% 75% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Chris Sampson facing 5-6-7
Chris Sampson replaces Matt Kata (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche C. Sampson 5% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 3-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT B. Moss C. Sampson 4% 84% Flyball: LF
t8 3-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Jaramillo C. Sampson 3% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Steven Jackson facing 4-5-6
b8 4-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee S. Jackson 2% 89% Walk
Darin Erstad pinch runs for Carlos Lee (LF) batting 4th
b8 4-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU L. Berkman S. Jackson 3% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Erstad to 2B
b8 4-3 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O HOU G. Blum S. Jackson -3% 89% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
Jesse Chavez replaces Steven Jackson pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-3 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Chavez -2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-3 2 12- 6,(1-2)  R HOU H. Quintero J. Chavez 8% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive); Erstad Scores; Berkman to 3B
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
b8 5-3 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R HOU J. Michaels J. Chavez 3% 97% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Berkman Scores; Quintero to 3B
b8 6-3 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Chavez -1% 97% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 3, Astros 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 8-9-1
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Darin Erstad moves from PR to LF
t9 3-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez L. Hawkins 2% 99% Strikeout Looking
Eric Hinske pinch hits for Jesse Chavez (P) batting 9th
t9 3-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT E. Hinske L. Hawkins -3% 96% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t9 3-6 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. McCutchen L. Hawkins -5% 91% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Hinske to 3B
t9 3-6 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO PIT N. Morgan L. Hawkins 5% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hinske Scores
t9 4-6 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT F. Sanchez L. Hawkins -0% 96% Defensive Indifference; McCutchen to 2B
t9 4-6 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez L. Hawkins 4% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Astros 6.

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