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@CLE
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@DET
0
6
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@KCR
6
4
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@NYY
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4
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5
3
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@TOR
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4
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4
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11
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4
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8
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2
1
 
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Friday, May 18, 2012, 7:07PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 34,715, Time of Game: 3:07
Rangers
4
25-15
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
1
17-22
 Lost 1 
4th, 5 GB
W: Robbie Ross (5-0)
S: Joe Nathan (9)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  2   0  1  0   1  0  0    4 11  0
Astros          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  4  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ian Kinsler 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 5 .287 .362 .476 .838 27 15 0.072 0.69 0.105 -0.032 0.5 2 2 2B
Elvis Andrus SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .318 .394 .409 .803 20 15 -0.120 0.78 0.028 -0.148 -1.1 2 4 SB,HBP,GDP
Josh Hamilton LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .392 .444 .804 1.249 14 11 0.008 0.82 0.065 -0.057 -0.3 3 0 SB
Adrian Beltre 3B 3 2 2 2 0 0 4 .311 .338 .556 .893 12 9 0.116 1.06 0.148 -0.032 1.2 1 1 HR,2B,SF
Michael Young 1B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .277 .305 .384 .689 17 10 0.153 0.89 0.157 -0.004 1.4 7 0 2B
Nelson Cruz RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .265 .321 .406 .728 14 9 0.041 1.09 0.105 -0.064 0.1 2 0
Mike Napoli C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .242 .329 .460 .788 16 13 -0.086 0.94 0.000 -0.086 -1.1 8 1
Craig Gentry CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .328 .386 .438 .823 13 7 0.027 0.72 0.046 -0.019 0.2 2 0 IW
Neftali Feliz P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 4 -0.078 1.60 0.000 -0.078 -0.8 0 0
   Robbie Ross P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.011 0.46 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 0 0
   Koji Uehara P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mitch Moreland PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .340 .516 .856 4 2 -0.003 0.12 0.000 -0.003 -0.2
   Joe Nathan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 11 4 2 9 39 .314 .359 .486 .845 146 98 0.119 0.87 0.654 -0.534 -0.3 27 8
2B: I Kinsler (12, off W Rodriguez); A Beltre (9, off W Rodriguez); M Young (8, off W Rodriguez).
HR: A Beltre (8, off F Rodriguez, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF-CF).
SF: A Beltre (3, off W Rodriguez).
IBB: C Gentry (1, by W Rodriguez).
HBP: E Andrus (1, by R Cruz).
TB: A Beltre 6; I Kinsler 4; M Young 3; C Gentry; E Andrus; N Cruz; J Hamilton.
GIDP: E Andrus (4).
RBI: A Beltre 2 (25); M Young (21); N Cruz (21).
2-out RBI: A Beltre; N Cruz.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Andrus-I Kinsler-M Young.
Baserunning
SB: J Hamilton (3, 2nd base off W Rodriguez/J Castro); E Andrus (8, 2nd base off R Cruz/J Castro).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jordan Schafer CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .255 .333 .343 .676 14 10 -0.068 1.45 0.064 -0.132 -0.6 2 1 SB
Jose Altuve 2B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .315 .369 .445 .814 19 7 0.082 1.24 0.115 -0.033 0.6 2 4 SB
J.D. Martinez LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .218 .329 .328 .656 18 10 -0.156 1.43 0.000 -0.156 -1.4 1 0
Carlos Lee 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295 .355 .410 .765 17 8 -0.137 1.36 0.000 -0.137 -1.2 8 1
Jed Lowrie SS 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .275 .360 .450 .810 17 10 0.088 1.03 0.126 -0.038 0.7 1 4
Brian Bogusevic RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .235 .328 .330 .659 14 10 -0.068 1.06 0.026 -0.094 -0.5 3 0
Chris Johnson 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .288 .322 .432 .754 25 15 0.045 1.16 0.097 -0.052 0.3 0 0 HBP
Jason Castro C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .217 .286 .277 .563 23 11 -0.086 1.44 0.063 -0.149 -0.4 9 0 GDP
Wandy Rodriguez P 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .111 .000 .111 9 4 -0.061 1.61 0.017 -0.078 -0.7 0 2
   Justin Maxwell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .278 .327 .604 2 2 -0.014 0.57 0.000 -0.014 -0.1
   Fernando Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fernando Abad P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Rhiner Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Travis Buck PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .246 .306 .351 .657 5 3 -0.004 0.16 0.000 -0.004 -0.1
Team Totals 30 1 4 1 5 9 36 .133 .278 .133 .411 163 90 -0.379 1.23 0.508 -0.887 -3.3 27 12
HBP: C Johnson (2, by N Feliz).
TB: B Bogusevic; J Lowrie; C Johnson; J Schafer.
GIDP: J Castro (3).
RBI: J Lowrie (16).
2-out RBI: J Lowrie.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Lowrie-J Altuve-C Lee.
Outfield Assists: J Schafer (I Kinsler at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: J Schafer (13, 3rd base off N Feliz/M Napoli); J Altuve (9, 2nd base off N Feliz/M Napoli).

Texas Rangers

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
Neftali Feliz 4.2 3 1 1 5 6 0 3.16 23 101 50 23 11 16 6 5 1 0 55 0.113 1.39 1.0
Robbie Ross, W (5-0) 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 7 28 19 14 3 2 5 1 0 0 2 0 0.182 1.24 1.4
Koji Uehara, H (3) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.26 3 13 8 3 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.048 0.63 0.5
Joe Nathan, S (9) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.55 3 21 13 11 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.038 0.50 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 1 1 5 9 0 1.00 36 163 90 51 19 20 12 9 1 0 55 2 0 0.381 1.23 3.3

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
Wandy Rodriguez, L (3-4) 6 10 3 3 2 4 0 2.24 28 95 65 40 7 18 12 10 5 0 42 -0.083 1.14 -0.1
Fernando Rodriguez 2 1 1 1 0 4 1 4.11 7 31 22 13 5 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.044 0.28 -0.0
Fernando Abad 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.12 0.2
Rhiner Cruz 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 3 16 9 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.11 0.2
Team Totals 9 11 4 4 2 9 1 4.00 39 146 98 57 15 26 14 13 5 0 42 0 0 -0.120 0.87 0.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: N Feliz (2; C Johnson); R Cruz (1; E Andrus).
IBB: W Rodriguez (1; C Gentry).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marvin Hudson, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Brian Runge, 3B - Ted Barrett.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 34,715.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Texas Rangers         Houston Astros
1 Ian Kinsler 2B 1 Jordan Schafer CF
2 Elvis Andrus SS 2 Jose Altuve 2B
3 Josh Hamilton LF 3 J.D. Martinez LF
4 Adrian Beltre 3B 4 Carlos Lee 1B
5 Michael Young 1B 5 Jed Lowrie SS
6 Nelson Cruz RF 6 Brian Bogusevic RF
7 Mike Napoli C 7 Chris Johnson 3B
8 Craig Gentry CF 8 Jason Castro C
9 Neftali Feliz P 9 Wandy Rodriguez P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-3 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO HOU J. Castro R. Ross 12% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 2-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R TEX M. Young W. Rodriguez 11% 78% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Beltre Scores
t3 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R TEX N. Cruz W. Rodriguez 10% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hamilton Scores; Young to 2B
b3 0-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R HOU J. Lowrie N. Feliz -10% 60% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Altuve Scores
t7 3-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R TEX A. Beltre F. Rodriguez 9% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball 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, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler W. Rodriguez -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  TEX E. Andrus W. Rodriguez 2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX J. Hamilton W. Rodriguez -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B; Andrus to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O TEX A. Beltre W. Rodriguez -3% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Neftali Feliz facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU J. Schafer N. Feliz -4% 42% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Altuve N. Feliz 2% 43% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Schafer to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Martinez N. Feliz -3% 41% Schafer Steals 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Martinez N. Feliz 6% 46% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 2 --3 4,(3-0)  O HOU C. Lee N. Feliz 4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX M. Young W. Rodriguez 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX N. Cruz W. Rodriguez -4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Napoli W. Rodriguez -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B); Young to 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  TEX C. Gentry W. Rodriguez 1% 49% Intentional Walk
t2 0-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O TEX N. Feliz W. Rodriguez -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Neftali Feliz facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O HOU J. Lowrie N. Feliz 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU B. Bogusevic N. Feliz -3% 45% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Johnson N. Feliz -4% 41% Hit By Pitch; Bogusevic to 2B
b2 0-0 1 12- 7,(3-2)  HOU J. Castro N. Feliz -6% 35% Walk; Bogusevic to 3B; Johnson to 2B
b2 0-0 1 123 5,(1-2)  O HOU W. Rodriguez N. Feliz 8% 42% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 123 5,(3-1)  O HOU J. Schafer N. Feliz 8% 50% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX I. Kinsler W. Rodriguez 7% 57% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t3 0-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O TEX E. Andrus W. Rodriguez -5% 52% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t3 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Hamilton W. Rodriguez 6% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Kinsler to 3B
t3 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO TEX A. Beltre W. Rodriguez 2% 59% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Kinsler Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  TEX M. Young W. Rodriguez 1% 60% Hamilton Steals 2B
t3 1-0 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  TEX M. Young W. Rodriguez 1% 61% Walk
t3 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R TEX N. Cruz W. Rodriguez 10% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hamilton Scores; Young to 2B
t3 2-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. Napoli W. Rodriguez -3% 69% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 2, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Neftali Feliz facing 2-3-4
b3 0-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Altuve N. Feliz -4% 64% Walk
b3 0-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Martinez N. Feliz 2% 66% Strikeout Swinging, Altuve Steals 2B
b3 0-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee N. Feliz 4% 70% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Altuve to 3B
b3 0-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  R HOU J. Lowrie N. Feliz -10% 60% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Altuve Scores
b3 1-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Bogusevic N. Feliz 3% 63% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX C. Gentry W. Rodriguez 4% 67% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX N. Feliz W. Rodriguez -3% 63% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Front of Home)
t4 2-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX I. Kinsler W. Rodriguez 4% 67% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Feliz to 2B
t4 2-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO TEX E. Andrus W. Rodriguez -9% 58% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Neftali Feliz facing 7-8-9
b4 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Johnson N. Feliz 3% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Castro N. Feliz 2% 63% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b4 1-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU W. Rodriguez N. Feliz -2% 62% Walk
b4 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Schafer N. Feliz 3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 2, Astros 1.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
t5 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX J. Hamilton W. Rodriguez -2% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  TEX A. Beltre W. Rodriguez 4% 67% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 2-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R TEX M. Young W. Rodriguez 11% 78% Double to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Beltre Scores
t5 3-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TEX N. Cruz W. Rodriguez -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B; Young to 3B
t5 3-1 2 --3 9,(2-2)  O TEX M. Napoli W. Rodriguez -3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Neftali Feliz facing 2-3-4
b5 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Altuve N. Feliz -5% 67% Walk
b5 1-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Martinez N. Feliz 5% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee N. Feliz 4% 76% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
b5 1-3 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Lowrie N. Feliz -3% 73% Walk; Altuve to 2B
Robbie Ross replaces Neftali Feliz pitching and batting 9th
b5 1-3 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Bogusevic R. Ross 6% 79% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Wandy Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
t6 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Gentry W. Rodriguez -2% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Ross W. Rodriguez -1% 76% Strikeout Looking
t6 3-1 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler W. Rodriguez -1% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Kinsler out at 2B/CF-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Robbie Ross facing 7-8-9
b6 1-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU C. Johnson R. Ross -6% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b6 1-3 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO HOU J. Castro R. Ross 12% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
Justin Maxwell pinch hits for Wandy Rodriguez (P) batting 9th
b6 1-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Maxwell R. Ross 1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Astros 1.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
Fernando Rodriguez replaces Justin Maxwell (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-1 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O TEX E. Andrus F. Rodriguez -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton F. Rodriguez -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  R TEX A. Beltre F. Rodriguez 9% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 4-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. Young F. Rodriguez -0% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Robbie Ross facing 1-2-3
b7 1-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Schafer R. Ross 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b7 1-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Altuve R. Ross 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 1-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Martinez R. Ross 1% 94% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 6-7-8
t8 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX N. Cruz F. Rodriguez -1% 93% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t8 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX M. Napoli F. Rodriguez -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-1 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O TEX C. Gentry F. Rodriguez -0% 92% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Koji Uehara facing 4-5-6
Koji Uehara replaces Robbie Ross pitching and batting 9th
b8 1-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee K. Uehara 3% 95% Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
b8 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Lowrie K. Uehara 2% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 1-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Bogusevic K. Uehara 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Astros 1.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Fernando Abad facing 9-1-2
Fernando Abad replaces Fernando Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
Mitch Moreland pinch hits for Koji Uehara (P) batting 9th
t9 4-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX M. Moreland F. Abad -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
Rhiner Cruz replaces Fernando Abad pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler R. Cruz -0% 96% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
t9 4-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX E. Andrus R. Cruz 0% 97% Hit By Pitch
t9 4-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX J. Hamilton R. Cruz 0% 97% Andrus Steals 2B
t9 4-1 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton R. Cruz -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Astros 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Rangers' Joe Nathan facing 7-8-9
Joe Nathan replaces Mitch Moreland (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 1-4 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O HOU C. Johnson J. Nathan 2% 98% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
b9 1-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Castro J. Nathan 1% 100% Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
Travis Buck pinch hits for Rhiner Cruz (P) batting 9th
b9 1-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Buck J. Nathan 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Astros 1.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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