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Standings
TEX
@LAA
8
4
MIN
@DET
9
6
NYY
@KCR
7
4
BAL
@OAK
6
2
TOR
@SEA
5
6
SFG
@ATL
4
5
FLA
@COL
4
7
CHC
@HOU
4
3
LAD
@MIL
0
3
STL
@PIT
2
6
NYM
@SDP
5
4
 
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Monday, August 15, 2011, 7:05PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 20,138, Time of Game: 3:07
Cubs
4
54-68
 Won 3 
5th, 17 GB
at Astros
3
38-84
 Lost 7 
6th, 33 GB
W: Rodrigo Lopez (4-3)
L: Henry Sosa (0-2)
S: Kerry Wood (1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    4 11  2
Astros          0  0  0   1  0  2   0  0  0    3  5  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Starlin Castro SS 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .310 .336 .437 .774 19 12 -0.102 1.08 0.036 -0.138 -1.1 2 6 GDP
Darwin Barney 2B 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .290 .325 .361 .687 25 16 -0.061 0.87 0.024 -0.086 -0.7 1 2
Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .293 .335 .500 .835 12 10 0.057 0.81 0.108 -0.051 0.7 1 1
Carlos Pena 1B 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 .223 .341 .454 .795 13 8 0.106 1.05 0.167 -0.062 0.9 10 0 2B
Marlon Byrd CF 3 1 1 0 2 2 5 .306 .350 .436 .786 21 10 0.021 0.94 0.071 -0.050 0.2 4 1
Reed Johnson LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .349 .386 .554 .941 19 14 -0.043 1.48 0.072 -0.116 -0.6 1 0
Tyler Colvin RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .131 .189 .277 .467 11 8 -0.126 1.05 0.000 -0.126 -1.3 1 0
Geovany Soto C 4 0 3 2 0 1 4 .235 .320 .414 .734 15 9 0.275 0.98 0.286 -0.011 2.5 7 0 2·2B
Rodrigo Lopez P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .118 .118 .118 .235 12 9 -0.086 0.71 0.000 -0.086 -1.0 0 1
   James Russell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   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
   Blake DeWitt PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .262 .289 .396 .684 4 0 0.031 1.10 0.031 0.000 0.4
   Sean Marshall P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kerry Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 4 11 4 4 10 41 .297 .366 .378 .744 151 96 0.072 0.99 0.795 -0.726 -0.0 27 11
2B: C Pena (17, off H Sosa); G Soto 2 (21, 2 off H Sosa).
TB: G Soto 5; A Ramirez 3; C Pena 3; M Byrd; S Castro; R Johnson.
GIDP: S Castro (17).
RBI: C Pena 2 (67); G Soto 2 (37).
2-out RBI: G Soto 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Byrd-A Ramirez.
E: T Colvin (1); S Castro (20).
Outfield Assists: M Byrd (M Downs at 3rd base).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Bourgeois CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .305 .320 .385 .705 19 12 -0.150 1.51 0.000 -0.150 -0.9 2 0
Jose Altuve 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .320 .337 .381 .718 13 9 -0.031 0.97 0.045 -0.076 -0.1 0 1
J.D. Martinez LF 3 2 2 0 1 1 4 .271 .328 .559 .887 16 10 0.078 1.45 0.139 -0.060 0.9 1 0
Carlos Lee 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .261 .320 .414 .735 17 12 -0.136 1.84 0.021 -0.157 -0.8 9 2
Matt Downs 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .248 .331 .481 .812 16 10 0.294 1.73 0.367 -0.073 2.4 1 2 2·2B
   Mark Melancon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Brian Bogusevic RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .279 .362 .377 .739 7 5 -0.115 1.35 0.000 -0.115 -0.8 1 0
   Jason Michaels PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .197 .254 .288 .541 7 5 -0.144 2.81 0.000 -0.144 -0.5 0 0
Clint Barmes SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .315 .388 .703 11 6 0.021 1.39 0.097 -0.075 0.2 0 2 2B
   Fernando Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jimmy Paredes 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .277 .320 .447 .767 3 3 -0.059 2.46 0.000 -0.059 -0.1 0 0
Humberto Quintero C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .262 .288 .350 .638 14 11 -0.164 1.49 0.000 -0.164 -0.8 11 0
Henry Sosa P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 4 -0.078 1.50 0.000 -0.078 -0.5 0 0
   David Carpenter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sergio Escalona P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Angel Sanchez SS 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .251 .306 .300 .606 4 0 0.054 1.37 0.054 0.000 0.2 1 1
Team Totals 32 3 5 2 3 7 35 .156 .229 .250 .479 131 87 -0.430 1.58 0.723 -1.151 -1.0 27 9
2B: M Downs 2 (13, 2 off R Lopez); C Barmes (20, off R Lopez).
TB: M Downs 4; J Martinez 2; C Barmes 2.
RBI: M Downs 2 (25).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. A Sanchez-C Lee.
PB: H Quintero (3).

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
Rodrigo Lopez, W (4-3) 5.1 5 3 2 2 3 0 4.66 23 86 57 35 8 14 7 11 5 0 49 -0.111 1.32 -0.9
James Russell, H (4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.19 2 10 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.122 2.23 0.6
Jeff Samardzija, H (12) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.46 4 11 6 3 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.103 1.93 0.4
Sean Marshall, H (26) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.79 3 14 11 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.133 1.81 0.4
Kerry Wood, S (1) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.52 3 10 8 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.183 2.48 0.4
Team Totals 9 5 3 2 3 7 0 2.00 35 131 87 49 13 25 11 14 6 0 49 1 0 0.430 1.58 1.0

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
Henry Sosa, L (0-2) 6 7 4 4 2 6 0 6.00 27 94 64 39 12 13 9 10 4 0 46 -0.198 0.98 -1.3
David Carpenter 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.75 3 16 10 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.026 0.68 0.2
Sergio Escalona 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.04 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.020 0.87 -0.2
Fernando Rodriguez 1.1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2.62 6 22 9 4 1 4 3 1 0 0 2 0 0.089 1.50 0.9
Mark Melancon 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.25 4 18 12 4 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.032 0.71 0.4
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 4 10 0 4.00 41 151 96 52 17 27 15 12 5 0 46 3 0 -0.071 0.99 0.0
S Escalona faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jim Wolf, 1B - Alan Porter, 2B - Ron Kulpa, 3B - Brian O'Nora.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 20,138.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RR HOU M. Downs R. Lopez -22% 59% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Altuve Scores/unER; Martinez Scores
t6 2-1 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  RR CHC G. Soto H. Sosa 20% 87% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Byrd Scores; Johnson Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RR CHC C. Pena H. Sosa 15% 72% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Barney Scores; Ramirez Scores
b4 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R HOU M. Downs R. Lopez -15% 56% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep 1B); Martinez Scores/Adv on E9 (throw to 2B)/No RBI
b5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Barmes R. Lopez -10% 51% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)

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' Henry Sosa facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Castro H. Sosa -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC D. Barney H. Sosa 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Ramirez H. Sosa 7% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Barney to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RR CHC C. Pena H. Sosa 15% 72% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Barney Scores; Ramirez Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Byrd H. Sosa -3% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson H. Sosa -2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bourgeois R. Lopez 2% 69% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Altuve R. Lopez 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Martinez R. Lopez -1% 69% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-2 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  HOU C. Lee R. Lopez -2% 67% Walk; Martinez to 2B
b1 0-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Downs R. Lopez 4% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Henry Sosa facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC T. Colvin H. Sosa -2% 70% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t2 2-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto H. Sosa -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Lopez H. Sosa -1% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 6-7-8
b2 0-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic R. Lopez 2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Barmes R. Lopez 2% 72% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
b2 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Lopez 1% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Henry Sosa facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Castro H. Sosa -2% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t3 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Barney H. Sosa -1% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t3 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez H. Sosa -1% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Sosa R. Lopez 3% 72% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bourgeois R. Lopez 2% 74% Groundout: P-1B
b3 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Altuve R. Lopez 1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Henry Sosa facing 4-5-6
t4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Pena H. Sosa -2% 73% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t4 2-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Byrd H. Sosa 2% 75% Walk
t4 2-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Johnson H. Sosa -2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC T. Colvin H. Sosa -2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Martinez R. Lopez -5% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b4 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee R. Lopez 4% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R HOU M. Downs R. Lopez -15% 56% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep 1B); Martinez Scores/Adv on E9 (throw to 2B)/No RBI
b4 1-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU B. Bogusevic R. Lopez 9% 65% Fly Ball Double Play: CF (Deep CF); Downs out at 3B/CF-3B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Henry Sosa facing 8-9-1
t5 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC G. Soto H. Sosa 7% 72% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Lopez H. Sosa -6% 65% Fielder's Choice 1B; Soto out at 3B/1B-3B
t5 2-1 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  CHC S. Castro H. Sosa 4% 69% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Lopez to 2B
t5 2-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Barney H. Sosa -4% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-1 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez H. Sosa -4% 60% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU C. Barmes R. Lopez -10% 51% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b5 1-2 0 -2- 6,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero R. Lopez 7% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O HOU H. Sosa R. Lopez 5% 62% Lineout: LF
b5 1-2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bourgeois R. Lopez 5% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Henry Sosa facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Pena H. Sosa -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
t6 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Byrd H. Sosa 3% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 2-1 1 1-- 7,(1-2)  CHC R. Johnson H. Sosa 7% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Byrd to 3B
t6 2-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CHC T. Colvin H. Sosa -7% 68% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t6 2-1 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  RR CHC G. Soto H. Sosa 20% 87% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Byrd Scores; Johnson Scores
t6 4-1 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O CHC R. Lopez H. Sosa -2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 2-3-4
b6 1-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Altuve R. Lopez -5% 81% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b6 1-4 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Martinez R. Lopez -8% 74% Walk; Altuve to 2B
b6 1-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Lee R. Lopez 7% 81% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b6 1-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  RR HOU M. Downs R. Lopez -22% 59% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Altuve Scores/unER; Martinez Scores
James Russell replaces Rodrigo Lopez pitching and batting 9th
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Brian Bogusevic (RF) batting 6th
b6 3-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Michaels J. Russell 6% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Barmes J. Russell 6% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' David Carpenter facing 1-2-3
David Carpenter replaces Henry Sosa pitching and batting 9th
Jason Michaels moves from PH to RF
t7 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Castro D. Carpenter -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Barney D. Carpenter -2% 67% Strikeout Looking
t7 4-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC A. Ramirez D. Carpenter 1% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Sergio Escalona replaces David Carpenter pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Pena S. Escalona 2% 70% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Ramirez to 2B
Fernando Rodriguez replaces Clint Barmes (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Angel Sanchez replaces Sergio Escalona (P) playing SS batting 9th
t7 4-3 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Byrd F. Rodriguez 3% 73% Walk; Ramirez to 3B; Pena to 2B
t7 4-3 2 123 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Johnson F. Rodriguez -7% 66% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 8-9-1
Jeff Samardzija replaces James Russell pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero J. Samardzija 5% 71% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-4 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU A. Sanchez J. Samardzija -5% 65% Walk
b7 3-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bourgeois J. Samardzija 6% 71% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b7 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Altuve J. Samardzija 5% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
t8 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Colvin F. Rodriguez -2% 74% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t8 4-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC G. Soto F. Rodriguez 2% 76% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
Blake DeWitt pinch hits for Jeff Samardzija (P) batting 9th
t8 4-3 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHC B. DeWitt F. Rodriguez 3% 80% Walk; Soto to 2B
t8 4-3 1 12- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC S. Castro F. Rodriguez -8% 72% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Sean Marshall facing 3-4-5
Sean Marshall replaces Blake DeWitt (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Martinez S. Marshall 6% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU C. Lee S. Marshall 4% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b8 3-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Downs S. Marshall 3% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Mark Melancon facing 2-3-4
Mark Melancon replaces Matt Downs (3B) pitching and batting 5th
Jimmy Paredes replaces Fernando Rodriguez (P) playing 3B batting 7th
t9 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Barney M. Melancon -1% 84% Groundout: 1B-P
t9 4-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Ramirez M. Melancon 2% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t9 4-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC C. Pena M. Melancon 1% 86% Passed Ball; Ramirez to 2B
t9 4-3 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. Pena M. Melancon -2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Byrd M. Melancon -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Kerry Wood facing 6-7-8
Kerry Wood replaces Sean Marshall pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Michaels K. Wood 8% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b9 3-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Paredes K. Wood 6% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Quintero K. Wood 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Astros 3.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • 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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