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Standings
CHW
@LAA
4
3
 
(10)
TBR
@BOS
1
9
 
(5)
KCR
@CLE
6
13
TOR
@DET
8
6
OAK
@MIN
4
2
BAL
@NYY
7
3
SEA
@TEX
8
3
MIL
@ARI
9
2
CIN
@CHC
7
5
WSN
@FLA
3
11
PIT
@HOU
2
4
NYM
@PHI
10
9
COL
@SDP
2
3
 
(10)
LAD
@SFG
9
1
ATL
@STL
7
6
Saturday, September 12, 2009, 6:07PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 35,213, Time of Game: 2:32
Pirates
2
54-86
 Lost 5 
6th, 28½ GB
at Astros
4
70-72
 Won 2 
3rd, 13½ GB
W: Jeff Fulchino (6-4)
L: Ross Ohlendorf (11-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  9  0
Astros          0  0  0   2  0  0   2  0  X    4  4  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 0 0 0 0 5 .271 .348 .459 .806 22 15 -0.192 1.25 0.000 -0.192 -1.4 2 0
Andy LaRoche 3B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .246 .326 .373 .698 19 13 0.044 1.03 0.126 -0.082 0.2 0 5
Garrett Jones RF-1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .304 .366 .603 .970 11 7 -0.023 0.77 0.026 -0.049 -0.2 5 1
Ryan Doumit C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .234 .273 .401 .674 18 9 -0.102 1.28 0.015 -0.117 -0.8 3 1
Lastings Milledge LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .288 .335 .375 .710 12 9 0.018 0.98 0.068 -0.050 0.1 4 0
Steve Pearce 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .227 .313 .391 .703 9 7 -0.087 1.15 0.000 -0.087 -0.7 8 0
   Brandon Moss PH-RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .244 .305 .384 .689 5 3 0.068 1.95 0.068 0.000 0.4 0 0
Ronny Cedeno SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .215 .264 .354 .618 18 11 -0.021 1.51 0.084 -0.105 -0.1 0 2 SB
Ramon Vazquez 2B 2 1 1 1 2 0 4 .246 .353 .297 .650 18 7 0.126 1.80 0.194 -0.069 1.2 1 0 2B,IW
Ross Ohlendorf P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .070 .086 .070 .156 6 5 -0.118 1.90 0.000 -0.118 -0.9 0 1 SH
   Joel Hanrahan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jesse Chavez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Delwyn Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .330 .382 .712 1 1 -0.037 1.48 0.000 -0.037 -0.2
Team Totals 34 2 9 2 3 5 38 .265 .324 .294 .618 139 87 -0.324 1.30 0.581 -0.906 -2.4 24 10
2B: R Vazquez (6, off B Moehler).
SH: R Ohlendorf (4, off B Moehler).
IBB: R Vazquez (4, by B Moehler).
TB: R Cedeno 2; L Milledge 2; R Vazquez 2; B Moss; S Pearce; G Jones; A LaRoche.
RBI: A LaRoche (52); R Vazquez (15).
2-out RBI: A LaRoche.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: R Cedeno (5, 2nd base off B Moehler/C Coste).

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 0 0 0 1 4 .292 .364 .398 .762 13 9 -0.076 0.76 0.000 -0.076 -0.7 2 0
Kazuo Matsui 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .251 .299 .341 .640 7 5 0.018 0.88 0.051 -0.032 0.2 1 5 SB
Lance Berkman 1B 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .275 .405 .505 .910 16 7 0.010 1.14 0.057 -0.047 -0.0 14 2
Carlos Lee LF 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .306 .353 .503 .856 12 8 0.142 1.66 0.220 -0.078 1.2 0 1 HR
Miguel Tejada SS 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .300 .331 .434 .764 10 7 0.269 0.99 0.293 -0.024 1.5 1 3 HR
Hunter Pence RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .290 .353 .487 .841 13 8 -0.048 0.60 0.011 -0.059 -0.5 2 0 CS
Jeff Keppinger 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .256 .327 .383 .710 12 9 -0.051 0.69 0.000 -0.051 -0.5 1 1
Chris Coste C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226 .307 .318 .625 4 3 -0.038 0.51 0.000 -0.038 -0.5 5 2
Brian Moehler P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .026 .050 .026 .076 3 3 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.1 0 1
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .202 .281 .347 .627 4 3 -0.033 1.32 0.000 -0.033 -0.2
   Jeff Fulchino P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .319 .444 .762 3 3 -0.004 0.17 0.000 -0.004 -0.2
   Jose Valverde P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 27 4 4 4 1 3 28 .148 .179 .370 .549 97 65 0.177 0.86 0.632 -0.454 0.1 27 16
HR: C Lee (25, off R Ohlendorf, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); M Tejada (11, off R Ohlendorf, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF).
TB: M Tejada 4; C Lee 4; H Pence; K Matsui.
RBI: M Tejada 2 (74); C Lee 2 (94).
2-out RBI: C Lee 2.
Team LOB: 0.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: C Lee (R Doumit at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: K Matsui (18, 2nd base off R Ohlendorf/R Doumit).
CS: H Pence (11, 2nd base by J Hanrahan/R Doumit).

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
Ross Ohlendorf, L (11-10) 6.1 4 4 4 1 3 2 4.03 24 88 58 34 5 19 7 13 4 0 51 -0.213 0.99 -1.1
Joel Hanrahan 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.10 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.023 0.36 0.5
Jesse Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.10 3 6 5 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.17 0.5
Team Totals 8 4 4 4 1 3 2 4.50 28 97 65 39 6 20 11 13 4 0 51 1 0 -0.176 0.86 -0.1

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
Brian Moehler 6 7 2 2 3 4 0 5.01 27 101 59 39 5 15 15 6 3 0 51 0.093 1.22 0.9
Jeff Fulchino, W (6-4) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 3 10 7 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.087 1.15 0.5
LaTroy Hawkins, H (17) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.38 5 20 14 11 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.073 2.11 0.5
Jose Valverde, S (23) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.88 3 8 7 5 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.072 0.95 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 3 5 0 2.00 38 139 87 58 9 20 21 10 5 0 51 0 0 0.325 1.30 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: B Moehler (11; R Vazquez).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Bill Miller, 2B - Adrian Johnson, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 2:32.
Attendance: 35,213.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         Houston Astros
1 Andrew McCutchen CF 1 Michael Bourn CF
2 Andy LaRoche 3B 2 Kazuo Matsui 2B
3 Garrett Jones RF 3 Lance Berkman 1B
4 Ryan Doumit C 4 Carlos Lee LF
5 Lastings Milledge LF 5 Miguel Tejada SS
6 Steve Pearce 1B 6 Hunter Pence RF
7 Ronny Cedeno SS 7 Jeff Keppinger 3B
8 Ramon Vazquez 2B 8 Chris Coste C
9 Ross Ohlendorf P 9 Brian Moehler P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 2-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR HOU M. Tejada R. Ohlendorf 29% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Berkman Scores
b4 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  RR HOU C. Lee R. Ohlendorf 22% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Matsui Scores
t5 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  R PIT R. Vazquez B. Moehler -15% 56% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Cedeno Scores
t5 1-2 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -13% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Vazquez Scores
t5 1-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Moehler 8% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)

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 --- 9,(3-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Moehler 2% 52% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler 2% 54% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT G. Jones B. Moehler 1% 55% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Ohlendorf -2% 53% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Ohlendorf -2% 51% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Ohlendorf -1% 50% Lineout: LF
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 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT R. Doumit B. Moehler 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT L. Milledge B. Moehler 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT S. Pearce B. Moehler 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Ohlendorf -2% 53% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Ohlendorf -2% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b2 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU H. Pence R. Ohlendorf -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno B. Moehler 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT R. Vazquez B. Moehler -3% 50% Walk
t3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Ohlendorf B. Moehler 3% 53% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Moehler 3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger R. Ohlendorf -2% 53% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Coste R. Ohlendorf -2% 51% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Moehler R. Ohlendorf -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler 3% 53% Groundout: C-1B (Short 1B Line)
t4 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT G. Jones B. Moehler 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT R. Doumit B. Moehler -2% 53% Walk
t4 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT L. Milledge B. Moehler -2% 51% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Doumit to 2B
t4 0-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O PIT S. Pearce B. Moehler 5% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Doumit out at Hm/LF-C-3B; Milledge to 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Ohlendorf -3% 53% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b4 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU K. Matsui R. Ohlendorf 3% 56% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B-1B)
b4 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU L. Berkman R. Ohlendorf 2% 58% Matsui Steals 2B
b4 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Ohlendorf -4% 55% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Matsui to 3B
b4 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  RR HOU C. Lee R. Ohlendorf 22% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Matsui Scores
b4 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Tejada R. Ohlendorf -1% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Astros 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT R. Cedeno B. Moehler -5% 71% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t5 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  R PIT R. Vazquez B. Moehler -15% 56% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Cedeno Scores
t5 1-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Ohlendorf B. Moehler 2% 58% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Vazquez to 3B
t5 1-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen B. Moehler 8% 66% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t5 1-2 2 --3 7,(3-2)  R PIT A. LaRoche B. Moehler -13% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Vazquez Scores
t5 2-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT G. Jones B. Moehler -3% 51% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); LaRoche to 2B
t5 2-2 2 12- 8,(3-2)  O PIT R. Doumit B. Moehler 6% 57% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 6-7-8
b5 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU H. Pence R. Ohlendorf -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b5 2-2 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger R. Ohlendorf -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Coste R. Ohlendorf -1% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Brian Moehler facing 5-6-7
t6 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT L. Milledge B. Moehler 3% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce B. Moehler 2% 56% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT R. Cedeno B. Moehler -2% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 2-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT R. Vazquez B. Moehler -2% 52% Cedeno Steals 2B
t6 2-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT R. Vazquez B. Moehler -1% 51% Intentional Walk
t6 2-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Ohlendorf B. Moehler 6% 57% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 9-1-2
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Brian Moehler (P) batting 9th
b6 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Erstad R. Ohlendorf -3% 54% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b6 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn R. Ohlendorf -2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU K. Matsui R. Ohlendorf -2% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Jeff Fulchino facing 1-2-3
Jeff Fulchino replaces Darin Erstad (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Fulchino 4% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t7 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche J. Fulchino 3% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT G. Jones J. Fulchino 2% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Ross Ohlendorf facing 3-4-5
b7 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU L. Berkman R. Ohlendorf 6% 64% Walk
b7 2-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee R. Ohlendorf -5% 59% Flyball: CF
b7 2-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR HOU M. Tejada R. Ohlendorf 29% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Berkman Scores
b7 4-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU H. Pence R. Ohlendorf 1% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Joel Hanrahan replaces Ross Ohlendorf pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Hanrahan -2% 87% Pence Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b7 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Hanrahan -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 4-5-6
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Jeff Fulchino pitching and batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Doumit L. Hawkins 4% 91% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t8 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT L. Milledge L. Hawkins -4% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
Brandon Moss pinch hits for Steve Pearce (1B) batting 6th
t8 2-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT B. Moss L. Hawkins -7% 79% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Milledge to 2B
t8 2-4 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O PIT R. Cedeno L. Hawkins 8% 87% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t8 2-4 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Vazquez L. Hawkins 7% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Jesse Chavez facing 8-9-1
Jesse Chavez replaces Joel Hanrahan pitching and batting 9th
Garrett Jones moves from RF to 1B
Brandon Moss moves from PH to RF
b8 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Coste J. Chavez -1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
Jason Michaels pinch hits for LaTroy Hawkins (P) batting 9th
b8 4-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Michaels J. Chavez -0% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn J. Chavez -0% 93% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 9-1-2
Jose Valverde replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Delwyn Young pinch hits for Jesse Chavez (P) batting 9th
t9 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT D. Young J. Valverde 4% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 2-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Valverde 2% 99% Lineout: RF (RF Line)
t9 2-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche J. Valverde 1% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 2, Astros 4.

Retrosheet.org Boxscore:HOU200909120
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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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