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TEX
@LAA
4
3
TBR
@BOS
4
0
CLE
@CHW
4
1
MIN
@DET
6
5
NYY
@KCR
4
5
BAL
@OAK
5
6
TOR
@SEA
5
1
SFG
@ATL
7
5
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@COL
5
12
CHC
@HOU
3
4
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@MIL
1
3
ARI
@PHI
2
9
STL
@PIT
7
2
NYM
@SDP
7
3
CIN
@WSN
2
1
Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 1:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 24,054, Time of Game: 3:09
Cubs
3
54-70
 Lost 2 
5th, 19 GB
at Astros
4
40-84
 Won 2 
6th, 33 GB
W: Bud Norris (6-8)
L: Casey Coleman (2-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  2   1  0  0   0  0  0    3 11  0
Astros          0  0  2   2  0  0   0  0  X    4 10  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 0 5 .308 .334 .433 .767 20 15 -0.162 1.62 0.037 -0.199 -1.1 3 2 SB
Darwin Barney 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .294 .329 .363 .693 21 12 0.150 1.54 0.218 -0.068 0.7 3 2 SB,HBP
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 1 2 2 1 1 5 .297 .340 .513 .853 20 10 0.508 1.92 0.561 -0.052 2.9 0 2 HR
   Tony Campana PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .315 .340 .655 0.072 6.18 0.072 0.000 0.2 SB
Carlos Pena 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .225 .345 .457 .803 22 10 -0.128 2.00 0.112 -0.240 -0.2 5 0
Geovany Soto C 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .238 .321 .423 .744 21 12 -0.243 2.18 0.161 -0.404 -0.5 8 1 HR
Marlon Byrd CF 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .301 .347 .429 .775 25 15 -0.245 2.81 0.074 -0.319 -0.7 3 0
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .245 .283 .464 .747 14 10 -0.085 2.36 0.105 -0.190 -0.2 1 0
Tyler Colvin RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .138 .192 .297 .489 12 10 -0.100 1.41 0.031 -0.131 -1.1 1 0
Casey Coleman P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .133 .133 .200 .333 7 5 -0.103 1.29 0.000 -0.103 -1.0 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 Baker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .287 .310 .396 .706 5 3 -0.025 1.02 0.000 -0.025 -0.1
   Ramon Ortiz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Reed Johnson PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .352 .389 .557 .946 1 1 0.047 2.02 0.047 0.000 0.2
   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
Team Totals 38 3 11 3 3 8 42 .289 .357 .447 .805 168 103 -0.314 2.01 1.418 -1.731 -1.0 24 7
HR: A Ramirez (23, off B Norris, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF-CF); G Soto (13, off B Norris, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: D Barney (7, by B Norris).
TB: G Soto 5; A Ramirez 5; D Barney 2; M Byrd; S Castro; T Colvin; R Johnson; A Soriano.
RBI: A Ramirez 2 (76); G Soto (38).
2-out RBI: A Ramirez 2.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 0 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: D Barney (6, 2nd base off B Norris/C Corporan); S Castro (13, 2nd base off D Carpenter/C Corporan); T Campana (15, 2nd base off M Melancon/C Corporan).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
J.B. Shuck CF-LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .258 .343 .290 .633 14 11 0.014 1.21 0.089 -0.076 0.1 5 0
Jose Altuve 2B 4 2 1 0 0 0 4 .314 .330 .371 .702 10 9 -0.066 1.30 0.027 -0.093 -0.7 3 1
J.D. Martinez LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .258 .319 .515 .835 19 11 0.038 1.40 0.079 -0.041 0.2 0 0
   Fernando Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Melancon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Matt Downs 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .255 .340 .482 .821 15 11 0.198 1.93 0.262 -0.064 1.3 3 2
Jimmy Paredes 3B 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 .296 .345 .481 .826 16 9 0.007 1.47 0.065 -0.058 0.0 3 0
Brian Bogusevic RF 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .288 .365 .439 .804 15 12 0.125 1.92 0.224 -0.099 0.7 2 0 2B
Clint Barmes SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .254 .319 .388 .708 14 12 -0.068 1.02 0.026 -0.094 -0.6 0 2
Carlos Corporan C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .177 .223 .239 .462 15 11 -0.084 0.88 0.000 -0.084 -0.8 9 0
Bud Norris P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .119 .140 .143 .282 11 9 0.011 0.84 0.034 -0.023 0.0 1 0
   Jason Michaels PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .197 .259 .288 .547 6 2 0.022 0.57 0.022 0.000 0.2
   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 1 0
   Jason Bourgeois CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298 .317 .376 .693 7 4 -0.009 0.35 0.000 -0.009 -0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 10 4 3 8 37 .294 .351 .324 .675 142 101 0.188 1.28 0.828 -0.641 0.4 27 5
2B: B Bogusevic (4, off C Coleman).
TB: J Shuck 2; B Bogusevic 2; M Downs 2; J Paredes; C Barmes; J Martinez; J Altuve; B Norris.
RBI: M Downs 2 (27); B Bogusevic 2 (10).
2-out RBI: B Bogusevic 2; M Downs 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 8.

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
Casey Coleman, L (2-5) 3.2 10 4 4 2 4 0 7.43 23 85 62 31 10 21 8 9 5 0 27 -0.403 1.64 -2.9
John Grabow 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.88 5 22 14 5 4 5 1 2 0 0 3 0 0.108 1.05 1.2
Ramon Ortiz 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6.45 6 22 16 7 7 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.081 0.55 0.9
Jeff Samardzija 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.41 3 13 9 5 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.027 0.36 0.4
Team Totals 8 10 4 4 3 8 0 4.50 37 142 101 48 21 32 12 14 7 0 27 3 0 -0.187 1.28 -0.4

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
Bud Norris, W (6-8) 5 6 3 3 3 5 2 3.61 25 101 61 32 14 15 3 13 3 0 45 -0.120 1.55 -0.8
David Carpenter, H (2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.38 5 24 15 8 3 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.120 1.36 0.7
Sergio Escalona, H (5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.92 1 5 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.029 1.22 0.1
Fernando Rodriguez, H (4) 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.52 6 22 15 6 2 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.134 1.93 0.5
Mark Melancon, S (12) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.20 5 16 10 6 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.150 4.85 0.4
Team Totals 9 11 3 3 3 8 2 3.00 42 168 103 53 20 30 11 19 4 0 45 0 0 0.313 2.01 1.0
Balks: J Grabow (3).
WP: C Coleman (2).
HBP: B Norris (3; D Barney).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ron Kulpa, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Jim Wolf, 3B - Alan Porter.
Time of Game: 3:09.
Attendance: 24,054.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-4 1 -23 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Soto M. Melancon 28% 84% Fielder's Choice SS; Barney out at Hm/SS-3B; Campana to 3B
t9 3-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez M. Melancon -28% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Barney to 3B
b4 2-3 2 123 4,(1-2)  RR HOU M. Downs C. Coleman 24% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Shuck Scores; Altuve Scores; Martinez to 2B
t3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC A. Ramirez B. Norris -23% 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Barney Scores
b3 0-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  RR HOU B. Bogusevic C. Coleman 22% 57% Double to 1B (Ground Ball); Altuve Scores; Martinez Scores; Paredes to 3B

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' Bud Norris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Castro B. Norris 2% 52% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. Barney B. Norris 1% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez B. Norris 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Casey Coleman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Shuck C. Coleman 4% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Altuve C. Coleman -3% 55% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Martinez C. Coleman -3% 52% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU M. Downs C. Coleman 2% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Shuck to 2B
b1 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Paredes C. Coleman -4% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bud Norris facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC C. Pena B. Norris 2% 52% Popfly: 3B
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC G. Soto B. Norris -3% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Byrd B. Norris -4% 46% Walk; Soto to 2B
t2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Norris 5% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC T. Colvin B. Norris 4% 55% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Casey Coleman facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic C. Coleman -2% 53% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU C. Barmes C. Coleman 3% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Corporan C. Coleman -3% 52% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Norris C. Coleman -2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Bud Norris facing 9-1-2
t3 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC C. Coleman B. Norris 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Castro B. Norris 2% 54% Lineout: 2B
t3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Barney B. Norris -1% 53% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
t3 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC A. Ramirez B. Norris -23% 30% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Barney Scores
t3 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Pena B. Norris 1% 31% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Casey Coleman facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU J. Shuck C. Coleman 4% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 0-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Altuve C. Coleman -4% 31% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b3 0-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  HOU J. Martinez C. Coleman 5% 36% Single to LF (Line Drive); Altuve to 2B
b3 0-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU M. Downs C. Coleman -5% 30% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b3 0-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Paredes C. Coleman 4% 34% Walk; Altuve to 3B; Martinez to 2B
b3 0-2 2 123 2,(0-1)  RR HOU B. Bogusevic C. Coleman 22% 57% Double to 1B (Ground Ball); Altuve Scores; Martinez Scores; Paredes to 3B
b3 2-2 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Barmes C. Coleman -7% 50% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Astros 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Astros' Bud Norris facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHC G. Soto B. Norris -13% 37% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Byrd B. Norris -4% 33% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
t4 3-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Soriano B. Norris -10% 22% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Byrd to 3B; Soriano to 2B/Adv on throw to 3B
t4 3-2 0 -23 4,(0-2)  O CHC T. Colvin B. Norris 5% 28% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Coleman B. Norris 8% 35% Popfly: 2B
t4 3-2 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Castro B. Norris 6% 41% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Casey Coleman facing 8-9-1
b4 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Corporan C. Coleman -3% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-3 1 --- 8,(2-2)  HOU B. Norris C. Coleman 3% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b4 2-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Shuck C. Coleman -4% 38% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b4 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Altuve C. Coleman 3% 41% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Shuck to 2B
b4 2-3 2 12- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Martinez C. Coleman 1% 41% Wild Pitch; Shuck to 3B
b4 2-3 2 1-3 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Martinez C. Coleman 3% 45% Walk; Altuve to 2B
b4 2-3 2 123 4,(1-2)  RR HOU M. Downs C. Coleman 24% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Shuck Scores; Altuve Scores; Martinez to 2B
b4 4-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Paredes C. Coleman 3% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Martinez to 3B; Downs to 2B
John Grabow replaces Casey Coleman pitching and batting 9th
b4 4-3 2 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic J. Grabow -6% 65% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Bud Norris facing 2-3-4
t5 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Barney B. Norris -5% 60% Hit By Pitch
t5 3-4 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Norris -4% 56% Barney Steals 2B
t5 3-4 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez B. Norris -5% 51% Walk
t5 3-4 0 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC C. Pena B. Norris -11% 40% Walk; Barney to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
t5 3-4 0 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto B. Norris 10% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-4 1 123 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Byrd B. Norris 11% 61% Strikeout Looking
t5 3-4 2 123 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Norris 11% 72% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' John Grabow facing 7-8-9
b5 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Barmes J. Grabow -2% 70% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b5 4-3 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Corporan J. Grabow -1% 68% Strikeout Swinging
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Bud Norris (P) batting 9th
b5 4-3 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Michaels J. Grabow 1% 70% Walk
b5 4-3 2 1-- 4,(2-2)  HOU J. Shuck J. Grabow 1% 71% Balk; Michaels to 2B
b5 4-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Shuck J. Grabow -3% 67% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' David Carpenter facing 8-9-1
David Carpenter replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Colvin D. Carpenter 4% 71% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
Jeff Baker pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 9th
t6 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Baker D. Carpenter 2% 74% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC S. Castro D. Carpenter -2% 71% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t6 3-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC D. Barney D. Carpenter -2% 70% Castro Steals 2B
t6 3-4 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Barney D. Carpenter 5% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Ramon Ortiz facing 2-3-4
Ramon Ortiz replaces Jeff Baker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Altuve R. Ortiz -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 4-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Martinez R. Ortiz -1% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Downs R. Ortiz -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' David Carpenter facing 3-4-5
t7 3-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez D. Carpenter 4% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
Sergio Escalona replaces David Carpenter pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC C. Pena S. Escalona 3% 78% Groundout: 1B-P
Fernando Rodriguez replaces J.D. Martinez (LF) pitching and batting 3rd
J.B. Shuck moves from CF to LF
Jason Bourgeois replaces Sergio Escalona (P) playing CF batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC G. Soto F. Rodriguez 2% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Ramon Ortiz facing 5-6-7
b7 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Paredes R. Ortiz -2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic R. Ortiz -1% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 4-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Barmes R. Ortiz -1% 76% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
t8 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Byrd F. Rodriguez 5% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano F. Rodriguez 4% 85% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t8 3-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Colvin F. Rodriguez -3% 82% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
Reed Johnson pinch hits for Ramon Ortiz (P) batting 9th
t8 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Johnson F. Rodriguez -5% 77% Single to 3B/Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Colvin to 2B
t8 3-4 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Castro F. Rodriguez 10% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 8-9-1
Jeff Samardzija replaces Reed Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Corporan J. Samardzija -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
b8 4-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bourgeois J. Samardzija -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b8 4-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Shuck J. Samardzija -1% 85% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Mark Melancon facing 2-3-4
Mark Melancon replaces Fernando Rodriguez pitching and batting 3rd
t9 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Barney M. Melancon -11% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t9 3-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez M. Melancon -28% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Barney to 3B
Tony Campana pinch runs for Aramis Ramirez (3B) batting 3rd
t9 3-4 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Pena M. Melancon 18% 63% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t9 3-4 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  CHC G. Soto M. Melancon -7% 56% Campana Steals 2B
t9 3-4 1 -23 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Soto M. Melancon 28% 84% Fielder's Choice SS; Barney out at Hm/SS-3B; Campana to 3B
t9 3-4 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Byrd M. Melancon 16% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Astros 4.

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