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TEX
@LAA
8
5
OAK
@BOS
2
5
CLE
@CHW
6
10
KCR
@DET
5
8
NYY
@MIN
10
2
BAL
@SEA
12
4
TOR
@TBR
1
3
 
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SDP
@ARI
3
4
ATL
@CHC
2
1
WSN
@COL
4
5
PIT
@HOU
6
3
STL
@MIL
5
0
LAD
@NYM
8
0
CIN
@PHI
4
3
FLA
@SFG
0
3
Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 7:07PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 27,142, Time of Game: 2:39
Pirates
6
38-46
 Won 1 
6th, 7½ GB
at Astros
3
40-43
 Lost 1 
5th, 5 GB
W: Paul Maholm (6-4)
L: Brian Moehler (5-5)
S: Matt Capps (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  2   0  0  0   4  0  0    6  7  0
Astros          0  0  1   0  0  1   1  0  0    3 10  2

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 1 2 1 0 1 5 .299 .356 .453 .808 23 13 -0.008 0.79 0.040 -0.048 -0.5 1 0 2B
Jack Wilson SS 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .275 .309 .410 .719 10 9 0.261 0.82 0.278 -0.017 2.9 2 2 HR
Brandon Moss RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .306 .370 .676 10 7 -0.048 0.58 0.000 -0.048 -0.8 2 0
Adam LaRoche 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .259 .345 .466 .811 13 10 -0.099 0.95 0.000 -0.099 -1.0 15 1
Garrett Jones LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .296 .345 .667 1.011 14 7 0.108 0.88 0.124 -0.016 1.0 1 0 2·SB
Andy LaRoche 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .268 .346 .388 .734 16 8 -0.072 1.12 0.026 -0.098 -1.0 0 5 GDP
Ramon Vazquez 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .239 .344 .275 .619 12 5 0.052 1.25 0.097 -0.045 0.0 4 11
Jason Jaramillo C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .327 .389 .717 8 5 0.093 1.49 0.138 -0.045 0.4 2 0
Paul Maholm P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .088 .162 .176 .339 7 6 -0.029 0.59 0.000 -0.029 -0.3 0 0
   Delwyn Young PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .317 .393 .408 .801 1 1 0.086 2.59 0.086 0.000 1.0
   Joel Hanrahan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jeff Salazar PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 6 3 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Matt Capps P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 7 5 3 5 37 .206 .270 .324 .594 120 74 0.342 0.97 0.789 -0.447 1.6 27 19
2B: A McCutchen (8, off B Moehler).
HR: J Wilson (4, off B Moehler, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF).
TB: J Wilson 5; A McCutchen 3; G Jones 2; D Young.
GIDP: A LaRoche (10).
RBI: J Wilson 3 (31); A McCutchen (21); D Young (17).
2-out RBI: J Wilson 3.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 3. A LaRoche-R Vazquez-A LaRoche 2; J Wilson-R Vazquez-A LaRoche.
Baserunning
SB: G Jones 2 (2, 2nd base off A Arias/I Rodriguez, 2nd base off B Moehler/I Rodriguez).

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 1 0 1 1 1 5 .282 .355 .388 .743 21 11 -0.045 0.88 0.030 -0.075 -0.2 1 0
Miguel Tejada SS 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .329 .358 .480 .838 18 13 0.073 0.91 0.132 -0.059 0.7 3 1 2B
Lance Berkman 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .270 .400 .522 .922 10 7 -0.027 1.37 0.044 -0.072 -0.4 10 2
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .297 .346 .464 .810 13 9 0.010 1.42 0.086 -0.076 0.2 2 1
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .301 .369 .488 .857 8 6 0.023 1.70 0.174 -0.151 -0.4 2 0 GDP
Ivan Rodriguez C 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .250 .282 .401 .682 13 9 0.066 0.97 0.101 -0.035 0.5 6 0
Kazuo Matsui 2B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .231 .291 .308 .599 16 5 0.078 1.46 0.147 -0.069 0.7 1 5 GDP
Jeff Keppinger 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .348 .397 .746 16 8 -0.225 2.23 0.057 -0.281 -1.6 0 3 GDP
Brian Moehler P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 9 5 -0.050 1.01 0.000 -0.050 -0.4 1 0
   Tim Byrdak P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   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
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .165 .234 .282 .516 4 2 -0.039 2.12 0.000 -0.039 -0.3
   Alberto Arias P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Matt Kata PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .206 .219 .425 3 3 -0.023 0.89 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
Team Totals 34 3 10 3 4 2 38 .294 .368 .324 .692 131 78 -0.159 1.33 0.771 -0.930 -1.4 27 12
2B: M Tejada (29, off P Maholm).
TB: M Tejada 3; I Rodriguez 3; C Lee 2; L Berkman; H Pence; K Matsui.
GIDP: J Keppinger (6); K Matsui (2); H Pence (10).
RBI: M Bourn (20); L Berkman (49); H Pence (35).
2-out RBI: H Pence.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Matsui-M Tejada-L Berkman.
E: L Berkman (6); M Tejada (12).
Outfield Assists: C Lee (J Jaramillo at home plate).

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, W (6-4) 6 6 2 2 2 2 0 4.60 24 85 48 32 4 12 13 7 5 0 52 0.072 1.21 0.9
Joel Hanrahan 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 7.97 3 12 5 2 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.049 1.35 -0.7
John Grabow, H (15) 1.2 3 0 0 1 0 0 3.49 8 20 14 10 0 4 5 2 2 0 2 1 0.097 2.01 0.7
Matt Capps, S (19) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.71 3 14 11 7 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.039 0.51 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 4 2 0 3.00 38 131 78 51 5 22 22 10 8 0 52 2 1 0.159 1.33 1.4

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 (5-5) 6.1 3 4 4 2 4 1 5.65 24 86 55 31 2 22 10 8 3 0 53 0.011 0.94 0.5
Tim Byrdak 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3.58 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.097 3.27 -0.7
Chris Sampson 0.2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2.54 5 6 5 5 0 0 3 2 2 0 3 3 -0.276 1.87 -2.4
Alberto Arias 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.82 7 24 14 8 0 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0.022 0.22 1.0
Team Totals 9 7 6 4 3 5 1 4.00 37 120 74 44 2 28 15 14 5 0 53 5 3 -0.340 0.97 -1.6
T Byrdak faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - CB Bucknor, 3B - Mike Everitt.
Time of Game: 2:39.
Attendance: 27,142.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Andrew McCutchen CF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Jack Wilson SS 2 Miguel Tejada SS
3 Brandon Moss RF 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Adam LaRoche 1B 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Garrett Jones LF 5 Hunter Pence RF
6 Andy LaRoche 3B 6 Ivan Rodriguez C
7 Ramon Vazquez 2B 7 Kazuo Matsui 2B
8 Jason Jaramillo C 8 Jeff Keppinger 3B
9 Paul Maholm P 9 Brian Moehler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR PIT J. Wilson B. Moehler 21% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); McCutchen Scores
b8 3-6 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO HOU J. Keppinger J. Grabow 20% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 1-2 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R HOU H. Pence P. Maholm -17% 46% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Short RF); Berkman Scores
t7 2-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Jaramillo C. Sampson 14% 80% Reached on E3 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball); Jones Scores/No RBI; LaRoche to 3B; Vazquez to 2B
b3 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada P. Maholm -10% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Bourn to 3B

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' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Moehler -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  PIT J. Wilson B. Moehler 2% 50% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Wilson to 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT B. Moss B. Moehler -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Wilson to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -3% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 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 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn P. Maholm 2% 47% Bunt Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Tejada P. Maholm 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman P. Maholm 1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT G. Jones B. Moehler 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT R. Vazquez B. Moehler -1% 45% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU C. Lee P. Maholm -4% 41% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU H. Pence P. Maholm 8% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU I. Rodriguez P. Maholm -1% 48% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU K. Matsui P. Maholm -2% 46% Walk; Rodriguez to 2B
b2 0-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger P. Maholm 4% 50% Lineout: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Jaramillo B. Moehler -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT P. Maholm B. Moehler -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. McCutchen B. Moehler 2% 48% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR PIT J. Wilson B. Moehler 21% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); McCutchen Scores
t3 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Moss B. Moehler -1% 68% Popfly: SS (Short LF Line)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Moehler P. Maholm 3% 71% Lineout: LF
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn P. Maholm -3% 68% Walk
b3 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Tejada P. Maholm -10% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Bourn to 3B
b3 0-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO HOU L. Berkman P. Maholm 1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bourn Scores; Tejada to 3B
b3 1-2 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee P. Maholm 4% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
t4 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -2% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t4 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT G. Jones B. Moehler -2% 59% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t4 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -1% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence P. Maholm 3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU I. Rodriguez P. Maholm -3% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO HOU K. Matsui P. Maholm 7% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
t5 2-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Vazquez B. Moehler -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Jaramillo B. Moehler -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t5 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Maholm B. Moehler -1% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 8-9-1
b5 1-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger P. Maholm 3% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Moehler P. Maholm 2% 65% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b5 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Bourn P. Maholm 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 1-2-3
t6 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Moehler -2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson B. Moehler -2% 62% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t6 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT B. Moss B. Moehler -1% 61% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Paul Maholm facing 2-3-4
b6 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada P. Maholm 4% 65% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 1-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU L. Berkman P. Maholm -4% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 1-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee P. Maholm 3% 64% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Berkman to 2B
b6 1-2 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  R HOU H. Pence P. Maholm -17% 46% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Short RF); Berkman Scores
b6 2-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU I. Rodriguez P. Maholm 4% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 4-5-6
t7 2-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -4% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 2-2 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT G. Jones B. Moehler 4% 50% Walk
t7 2-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler 3% 54% Jones Steals 2B
t7 2-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler 3% 56% Walk
Tim Byrdak replaces Brian Moehler pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-2 1 12- 4,(3-0)  PIT R. Vazquez T. Byrdak 10% 66% Walk; Jones to 3B; LaRoche to 2B
Chris Sampson replaces Tim Byrdak pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Jaramillo C. Sampson 14% 80% Reached on E3 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball); Jones Scores/No RBI; LaRoche to 3B; Vazquez to 2B
Delwyn Young pinch hits for Paul Maholm (P) batting 9th
t7 3-2 1 123 1,(0-0)  R PIT D. Young C. Sampson 9% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); LaRoche Scores; Vazquez to 3B; Jaramillo to 2B
t7 4-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO PIT A. McCutchen C. Sampson 1% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Vazquez Scores/unER; Jaramillo out at Hm/LF-C; Young to 2B
t7 5-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Wilson C. Sampson 5% 94% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Young Scores/unER; McCutchen to 2B
t7 6-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Moss C. Sampson -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-6, Pirates' Joel Hanrahan facing 7-8-9
Joel Hanrahan replaces Delwyn Young (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU K. Matsui J. Hanrahan -3% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 2-6 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Keppinger J. Hanrahan -6% 85% Walk; Matsui to 2B
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Chris Sampson (P) batting 9th
b7 2-6 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Hanrahan 4% 89% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Matsui to 3B
John Grabow replaces Joel Hanrahan pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-6 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO HOU M. Bourn J. Grabow 2% 91% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Matsui Scores
b7 3-6 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU M. Tejada J. Grabow -3% 88% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Bourn to 3B
b7 3-6 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Grabow 5% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 4-5-6
Alberto Arias replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche A. Arias -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT G. Jones A. Arias 1% 93% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t8 6-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT A. LaRoche A. Arias 1% 94% Jones Steals 2B
t8 6-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche A. Arias -1% 93% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t8 6-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Vazquez A. Arias -1% 92% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Pirates' John Grabow facing 4-5-6
b8 3-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Lee J. Grabow -5% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b8 3-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Pence J. Grabow 4% 91% Lineout: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 3-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU I. Rodriguez J. Grabow -5% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lee to 2B
b8 3-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU K. Matsui J. Grabow -9% 77% Walk; Lee to 3B; Rodriguez to 2B
b8 3-6 1 123 2,(0-1)  OO HOU J. Keppinger J. Grabow 20% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-3, Astros' Alberto Arias facing 8-9-1
t9 6-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Jaramillo A. Arias -0% 96% Flyball: LF
Jeff Salazar pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 9th
t9 6-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Salazar A. Arias -0% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 6-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen A. Arias -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-6, Pirates' Matt Capps facing 9-1-2
Matt Capps replaces Jeff Salazar (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Matt Kata pinch hits for Alberto Arias (P) batting 9th
b9 3-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Kata M. Capps 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Bourn M. Capps 1% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 3-6 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada M. Capps 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 6, Astros 3.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200907070
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