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CLE
@BAL
3
11
CLE
@BAL
3
2
MIL
@CHW
3
4
BOS
@NYY
3
5
CAL
@OAK
3
0
DET
@WSA
4
2
NYM
@CIN
2
4
SFG
@LAD
3
1
MON
@PHI
0
2
MON
@PHI
2
3
ATL
@PIT
4
5
CHC
@SDP
3
1
HOU
@STL
5
6
Saturday, July 10, 1971,
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 18,955, Time of Game: 2:15
Braves
4
44-48
 Lost 2 
4th, 12½ GB
at Pirates
5
57-31
 Won 6 
1st
W: Mudcat Grant (5-2)
L: Phil Niekro (9-8)
S: Dave Giusti (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Braves          0  0  2   0  0  0   1  1  0    4 11  1
Pirates         0  1  2   0  0  0   0  2  X    5 10  4

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Felix Millan 2B 4 2 2 0 1 1 .314 .747 0.109 1.93 0.186 -0.077 0.8 1 2 SB
Ralph Garr LF 5 0 3 1 0 1 .325 .810 0.309 2.71 0.444 -0.136 1.5 4 0 2B
Hank Aaron 1B 2 1 1 2 2 0 .314 1.038 0.144 1.84 0.228 -0.085 0.5 9 1 HR,SF,IW
Mike Lum RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 .287 .828 0.016 1.82 0.111 -0.095 -0.1 0 0
Earl Williams 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 .242 .768 -0.085 2.14 0.115 -0.199 -1.1 2 1
Sonny Jackson CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 .268 .676 -0.140 2.05 0.061 -0.201 -0.7 3 0
Zoilo Versalles SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .662 -0.015 1.84 0.127 -0.142 0.2 2 3
Bob Didier C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .517 0.020 1.77 0.069 -0.049 -0.1 2 2 SH
   Hal King PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .688 -0.073 2.70 0.000 -0.073 -0.2
Phil Niekro P 4 1 0 0 0 1 .132 .296 -0.180 1.93 0.044 -0.224 -1.0 1 2
Team Totals 39 4 11 4 3 5 .282 .710 0.105 2.02 1.385 -1.281 0.0 24 11
2B: R Garr (16, off M Grant).
HR: H Aaron (24, off S Blass; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SF: H Aaron (3, off S Blass).
SH: B Didier (9, off S Blass).
IBB: H Aaron (10, by M Grant).
TB: H Aaron 4; R Garr 4; M Lum 2; F Millan 2; B Didier; S Jackson; E Williams.
RBI: H Aaron 2 (67); R Garr (27); M Lum (27).
2-out RBI: R Garr.
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. Z Versalles-H Aaron.
E: F Millan (8).
Baserunning
SB: F Millan (8, 2nd base off M Grant/M Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rennie Stennett 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 -0.141 1.41 0.000 -0.141 -1.0 2 2
   Mudcat Grant P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .804 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Dave Giusti P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .258 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Vic Davalillo RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 .262 .608 0.120 1.11 0.144 -0.024 0.5 3 0
Al Oliver CF 3 0 1 2 0 0 .276 .713 0.162 1.94 0.229 -0.067 1.3 2 0 SH
Willie Stargell LF 3 2 2 2 1 1 .320 1.101 0.585 1.54 0.598 -0.014 2.2 2 0 HR,2B,IW
Bob Robertson 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .270 .844 0.026 0.86 0.091 -0.065 0.1 5 1 CS
Manny Sanguillen C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .319 .769 -0.023 0.77 0.032 -0.055 -0.3 5 0
Jose Pagan 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .718 -0.032 1.29 0.057 -0.089 -0.6 1 2
Gene Alley SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .631 -0.054 1.30 0.000 -0.054 -0.5 4 3 SH
Steve Blass P 2 1 1 0 0 0 .125 .292 0.011 0.78 0.031 -0.020 0.0 1 2
   Milt May PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .636 -0.050 2.18 0.000 -0.050 -0.3
   Bill Mazeroski 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .744 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Team Totals 30 5 10 5 1 3 .333 .822 0.604 1.26 1.182 -0.579 1.5 27 11
2B: W Stargell (18, off P Niekro).
HR: W Stargell (30, off P Niekro; 8th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
SH: G Alley (3, off P Niekro); A Oliver (1, off P Niekro).
IBB: W Stargell (8, by P Niekro).
TB: W Stargell 6; V Davalillo 2; B Robertson 2; A Oliver; M Sanguillen; S Blass; J Pagan.
RBI: A Oliver 2 (28); W Stargell 2 (87); B Robertson (40).
2-out RBI: A Oliver 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
E: G Alley 2 (13); M Sanguillen (4); B Robertson (5).
Baserunning
CS: B Robertson (2, 2nd base by P Niekro POCS).

Atlanta Braves

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (9-8) 8 10 5 4 1 3 1 3.07 33 46 -0.604 1.26 -1.5
Team Totals 8 10 5 4 1 3 1 4.50 33 46 -0.604 1.26 -1.5

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Steve Blass 7 8 3 1 2 5 1 2.90 34 56 -0.033 1.83 0.1
Mudcat Grant, W (5-2) 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.09 6 0 0 -0.219 2.14 -0.6
Dave Giusti, S (19) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.20 4 0 0 0.149 3.48 0.4
Team Totals 9 11 4 2 3 5 1 2.00 44 56 0 0 -0.103 2.02 -0.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: P Niekro (4; W Stargell); M Grant (4; H Aaron).
Pickoffs: P Niekro (3; B Robertson, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dick Stello, 1B - Andy Olsen, 2B - Augie Donatelli, 3B - Bill Williams.
Time of Game: 2:15.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Felix Millan 2B 1 Rennie Stennett 2B
2 Ralph Garr LF 2 Vic Davalillo RF
3 Hank Aaron 1B 3 Al Oliver CF
4 Mike Lum RF 4 Willie Stargell LF
5 Earl Williams 3B 5 Bob Robertson 1B
6 Sonny Jackson CF 6 Manny Sanguillen C
7 Zoilo Versalles SS 7 Jose Pagan 3B
8 Bob Didier C 8 Gene Alley SS
9 Phil Niekro P 9 Steve Blass P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-4 1 -2- RR PIT W. Stargell P. Niekro 52% 87% Home Run; Davalillo Scores
t8 3-3 2 --3 R ATL R. Garr M. Grant -27% 25% Double; Millan Scores
b3 1-2 2 -23 RR PIT A. Oliver P. Niekro 23% 67% Single; Blass Scores; Davalillo Scores/unER; Oliver to 2B/Adv on throw
t7 2-3 0 --- R ATL H. Aaron S. Blass -21% 50% Home Run
t6 2-3 1 -23 O ATL P. Niekro S. Blass 13% 65% Strikeout

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O ATL F. Millan S. Blass 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O ATL R. Garr S. Blass 1% 54% Groundout: P-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- ATL H. Aaron S. Blass -1% 52% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- ATL M. Lum S. Blass -2% 50% Single; Aaron to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- O ATL E. Williams S. Blass 4% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett P. Niekro -2% 52% Strikeout (C-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- O PIT V. Davalillo P. Niekro -1% 51% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 2 --- O PIT A. Oliver P. Niekro -1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson S. Blass 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- O ATL Z. Versalles S. Blass 2% 54% Flyball: SS
t2 0-0 2 --- O ATL B. Didier S. Blass 1% 55% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT W. Stargell P. Niekro 7% 61% Double
b2 0-0 0 -2- R PIT B. Robertson P. Niekro 8% 70% Single; Stargell Scores
b2 1-0 0 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen P. Niekro -3% 67% Flyball: CF
b2 1-0 1 1-- O PIT J. Pagan P. Niekro -2% 64% Lineout: 3B
b2 1-0 2 1-- O PIT G. Alley P. Niekro -2% 62% Robertson Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B-P)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- ATL P. Niekro S. Blass -4% 58% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Niekro to 1B
t3 0-1 0 1-- ATL F. Millan S. Blass -7% 51% Single; Niekro to 2B
t3 0-1 0 12- ATL R. Garr S. Blass -10% 41% Single; Niekro to 3B; Millan to 2B
t3 0-1 0 123 RO ATL H. Aaron S. Blass 1% 42% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Niekro Scores/unER; Millan to 3B
t3 1-1 1 1-3 RO ATL M. Lum S. Blass -3% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B; Millan Scores/unER; Garr to 2B
t3 2-1 2 -2- O ATL E. Williams S. Blass 3% 42% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 8-9-1
b3 1-2 0 --- O PIT G. Alley P. Niekro -3% 39% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 1-2 1 --- PIT S. Blass P. Niekro 3% 42% Single
b3 1-2 1 1-- O PIT R. Stennett P. Niekro -3% 39% Flyball: CF
b3 1-2 2 1-- PIT V. Davalillo P. Niekro 5% 44% Single; Blass to 3B/Adv on E4; Davalillo to 2B
b3 1-2 2 -23 RR PIT A. Oliver P. Niekro 23% 67% Single; Blass Scores; Davalillo Scores/unER; Oliver to 2B/Adv on throw
b3 3-2 2 -2- PIT W. Stargell P. Niekro 1% 67% Intentional Walk
b3 3-2 2 12- O PIT B. Robertson P. Niekro -4% 64% Flyball: LF
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- O ATL S. Jackson S. Blass 3% 66% Flyball: LF
t4 2-3 1 --- ATL Z. Versalles S. Blass -3% 63% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Versalles to 1B
t4 2-3 1 1-- O ATL B. Didier S. Blass 4% 67% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t4 2-3 2 1-- O ATL P. Niekro S. Blass 3% 70% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 6-7-8
b4 3-2 0 --- PIT M. Sanguillen P. Niekro 3% 73% Single
b4 3-2 0 1-- OO PIT J. Pagan P. Niekro -7% 66% Line Drive Double Play: SS-1B
b4 3-2 2 --- O PIT G. Alley P. Niekro -1% 65% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 1-2-3
t5 2-3 0 --- ATL F. Millan S. Blass -5% 60% Single
t5 2-3 0 1-- ATL R. Garr S. Blass -8% 52% Single; Millan to 2B
t5 2-3 0 12- O ATL H. Aaron S. Blass 8% 59% Flyball: RF
t5 2-3 1 12- O ATL M. Lum S. Blass 6% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Millan to 3B
t5 2-3 2 1-3 O ATL E. Williams S. Blass 7% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 9-1-2
b5 3-2 0 --- O PIT S. Blass P. Niekro -2% 70% Lineout: 3B
b5 3-2 1 --- O PIT R. Stennett P. Niekro -1% 69% Groundout: C-1B
b5 3-2 2 --- O PIT V. Davalillo P. Niekro -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 6-7-8
t6 2-3 0 --- ATL S. Jackson S. Blass -6% 61% Single
t6 2-3 0 1-- ATL Z. Versalles S. Blass -9% 52% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Jackson to 2B; Versalles to 1B
t6 2-3 0 12- O ATL B. Didier S. Blass 0% 52% Bunt Groundout: 2B-1B/Sacrifice; Jackson to 3B; Versalles to 2B
t6 2-3 1 -23 O ATL P. Niekro S. Blass 13% 65% Strikeout
t6 2-3 2 -23 ATL F. Millan S. Blass -2% 63% Walk
t6 2-3 2 123 O ATL R. Garr S. Blass 12% 75% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 3-4-5
b6 3-2 0 --- O PIT A. Oliver P. Niekro -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 3-2 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell P. Niekro -1% 72% Strikeout
b6 3-2 2 --- PIT B. Robertson P. Niekro 1% 73% Single
b6 3-2 2 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen P. Niekro -2% 71% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Steve Blass facing 3-4-5
t7 2-3 0 --- R ATL H. Aaron S. Blass -21% 50% Home Run
t7 3-3 0 --- ATL M. Lum S. Blass -6% 44% Single
t7 3-3 0 1-- O ATL E. Williams S. Blass 6% 50% Strikeout
t7 3-3 1 1-- O ATL S. Jackson S. Blass 5% 54% Flyball: RF
t7 3-3 2 1-- O ATL Z. Versalles S. Blass 4% 58% Strikeout
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 7-8-9
b7 3-3 0 --- PIT J. Pagan P. Niekro 6% 64% Single
b7 3-3 0 1-- O PIT G. Alley P. Niekro -2% 62% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Pagan to 2B
Milt May pinch hits for Steve Blass (P) batting 9th
b7 3-3 1 -2- O PIT M. May P. Niekro -5% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Pagan to 3B
b7 3-3 2 --3 O PIT R. Stennett P. Niekro -7% 50% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Braves Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Mudcat Grant facing 8-9-1
Mudcat Grant replaces Rennie Stennett (2B) pitching and batting 1st
Bill Mazeroski replaces Milt May (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
t8 3-3 0 --- ATL B. Didier M. Grant -7% 43% Single
t8 3-3 0 1-- O ATL P. Niekro M. Grant 7% 50% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
t8 3-3 1 1-- O ATL F. Millan M. Grant 6% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 3-3 2 1-- ATL R. Garr M. Grant -4% 51% Millan Steals 2B; Millan to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw to 2B)
t8 3-3 2 --3 R ATL R. Garr M. Grant -27% 25% Double; Millan Scores
t8 4-3 2 -2- ATL H. Aaron M. Grant -1% 24% Intentional Walk
t8 4-3 2 12- O ATL M. Lum M. Grant 4% 28% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Braves' Phil Niekro facing 2-3-4
b8 3-4 0 --- PIT V. Davalillo P. Niekro 10% 38% Single
b8 3-4 0 1-- O PIT A. Oliver P. Niekro -4% 34% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice; Davalillo to 2B
b8 3-4 1 -2- RR PIT W. Stargell P. Niekro 52% 87% Home Run; Davalillo Scores
b8 5-4 1 --- O PIT B. Robertson P. Niekro -1% 86% Flyball: SS
b8 5-4 2 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen P. Niekro -1% 85% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 4-5, Pirates' Dave Giusti facing 5-6-7
Dave Giusti replaces Mudcat Grant pitching and batting 1st
t9 4-5 0 --- ATL E. Williams D. Giusti -11% 74% Single
t9 4-5 0 1-- O ATL S. Jackson D. Giusti 10% 84% Flyball: 3B
t9 4-5 1 1-- O ATL Z. Versalles D. Giusti 9% 93% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
Hal King pinch hits for Bob Didier (C) batting 8th
t9 4-5 2 1-- O ATL H. King D. Giusti 7% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Pirates 5.

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