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Wednesday, June 21, 1978, 7:35PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 11,064, Time of Game: 2:28
Cubs
1
35-28
 Lost 2 
1st
at Pirates
2
31-33
 Won 2 
4th, 4½ GB
L: Ray Burris (4-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  2
Pirates         0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  1    2 10  0
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ivan de Jesus SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 .274 .734 -0.049 0.91 0.030 -0.079 -0.3 1 5 3B
Gene Clines RF-LF 3 0 2 1 1 0 .278 .688 0.210 1.35 0.225 -0.015 1.3 1 0
Larry Biittner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .757 -0.188 1.60 0.000 -0.188 -1.2 12 2 GDP
Dave Kingman LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .225 .800 -0.040 1.57 0.096 -0.136 0.2 0 0 2B
   Mick Kelleher 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .529 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Manny Trillo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .700 -0.153 1.37 0.000 -0.153 -0.9 3 2
Steve Ontiveros 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 .215 .576 0.029 0.92 0.042 -0.013 0.3 1 2
   Mike Vail RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .570 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Greg Gross CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .774 -0.192 1.55 0.000 -0.192 -1.6 6 0 GDP
Larry Cox C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .632 -0.091 1.23 0.000 -0.091 -0.6 1 2
Ray Burris P 3 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .476 -0.065 0.88 0.000 -0.065 -0.4 1 3
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 1 3 .194 .509 -0.539 1.29 0.393 -0.932 -3.2 26 16
2B: D Kingman (6, off J Candelaria).
3B: I de Jesus (5, off J Candelaria).
TB: I de Jesus 3; S Ontiveros 2; D Kingman 2; G Clines 2.
GIDP: L Biittner (5); G Gross (3).
RBI: G Clines (8).
2-out RBI: G Clines.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. S Ontiveros-L Biittner; L Biittner-I de Jesus.
E: R Burris (4); S Ontiveros (7).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Frank Taveras SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 .287 .681 0.356 2.29 0.434 -0.078 0.5 3 2 SH
Omar Moreno CF 3 0 2 1 0 0 .211 .604 0.164 1.40 0.233 -0.069 1.5 7 0 SB,SH
Dave Parker RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 .310 .888 -0.145 1.63 0.067 -0.212 -0.9 1 0 2B,IW
Bill Robinson LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .686 -0.199 1.88 0.000 -0.199 -1.6 1 0
Willie Stargell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .267 .871 -0.128 1.87 0.038 -0.166 -0.9 9 0
Rennie Stennett 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .583 -0.161 1.23 0.000 -0.161 -1.3 2 4
Ed Ott C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 .703 -0.060 1.10 0.030 -0.090 -0.2 4 0
Phil Garner 3B 4 2 3 0 0 0 .242 .669 0.160 1.23 0.160 0.000 1.1 0 2
John Candelaria P 2 0 0 0 1 1 .138 .458 -0.024 2.08 0.070 -0.094 -0.2 0 3 SH
Team Totals 32 2 10 2 2 1 .312 .697 -0.037 1.64 1.032 -1.069 -2.0 27 11
2B: D Parker (10, off R Burris).
SH: J Candelaria (6, off R Burris); F Taveras (2, off R Burris); O Moreno (5, off R Burris).
IBB: D Parker (8, by R Burris).
TB: P Garner 3; O Moreno 2; D Parker 2; F Taveras 2; E Ott; W Stargell.
RBI: F Taveras (18); O Moreno (12).
2-out RBI: F Taveras.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Stennett-W Stargell; R Stennett-F Taveras-W Stargell.
Baserunning
SB: O Moreno (29, 2nd base off R Burris/L Cox).
Pickoffs: O Moreno (1st base by R Burris).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Ray Burris, L (4-5) 8.2 10 2 2 2 1 0 4.48 37 55 0.038 1.64 2.0
Team Totals 8.2 10 2 2 2 1 0 2.08 37 55 0.038 1.64 2.0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Candelaria, W (7-6) 9 6 1 1 1 3 0 3.14 32 73 0.538 1.29 3.2
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 1 3 0 1.00 32 73 0.538 1.29 3.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Candelaria (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Burris (7; D Parker).
Pickoffs: R Burris (1; O Moreno, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Pryor, 1B - Ed Vargo, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 4mph in unknown direction, Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Ivan de Jesus SS 1 Frank Taveras SS
2 Gene Clines RF 2 Omar Moreno CF
3 Larry Biittner 1B 3 Dave Parker RF
4 Dave Kingman LF 4 Bill Robinson LF
5 Manny Trillo 2B 5 Willie Stargell 1B
6 Steve Ontiveros 3B 6 Rennie Stennett 2B
7 Greg Gross CF 7 Ed Ott C
8 Larry Cox C 8 Phil Garner 3B
9 Ray Burris P 9 John Candelaria P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 1-1 2 --3 R PIT F. Taveras R. Burris 38% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Garner Scores
b7 1-1 0 12- OO PIT D. Parker R. Burris -18% 54% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
t2 0-0 1 1-3 OO CHC G. Gross J. Candelaria 12% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 1 -23 5,(1-2)  R PIT O. Moreno R. Burris 12% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Garner Scores; Candelaria to 3B; Moreno to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t3 0-0 2 --3 R CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria -11% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive); de Jesus Scores

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, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- O CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria 1% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- O CHC L. Biittner J. Candelaria 1% 55% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT F. Taveras R. Burris -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT O. Moreno R. Burris 2% 55% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 1 1-- O PIT D. Parker R. Burris -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 1-- PIT B. Robinson R. Burris 1% 53% Moreno Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O PIT B. Robinson R. Burris -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria -6% 44% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O CHC M. Trillo J. Candelaria 4% 48% Popfly: 1B
t2 0-0 1 -2- CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria -3% 45% Wild Pitch; Kingman to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria -2% 43% Single to 1B (Ground Ball); Kingman stays at 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 OO CHC G. Gross J. Candelaria 12% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- PIT W. Stargell R. Burris 4% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-0 0 1-- OO PIT R. Stennett R. Burris -8% 51% Line Drive Double Play: 3B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT E. Ott R. Burris -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- O CHC L. Cox J. Candelaria 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t3 0-0 1 --- O CHC R. Burris J. Candelaria 2% 54% Foul Flyball: C
t3 0-0 2 --- CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria -3% 51% Triple to LF (Line Drive)
t3 0-0 2 --3 R CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria -11% 41% Single to CF (Line Drive); de Jesus Scores
t3 1-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC L. Biittner J. Candelaria 2% 43% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- PIT P. Garner R. Burris 4% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b3 0-1 0 1-- PIT J. Candelaria R. Burris 7% 54% Walk; Garner to 2B
b3 0-1 0 12- O PIT F. Taveras R. Burris -0% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Garner to 3B; Candelaria to 2B
b3 0-1 1 -23 5,(1-2)  R PIT O. Moreno R. Burris 12% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Garner Scores; Candelaria to 3B; Moreno to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b3 1-1 1 -23 PIT D. Parker R. Burris 1% 66% Intentional Walk
b3 1-1 1 123 O PIT B. Robinson R. Burris -8% 58% Flyball: CF
b3 1-1 2 123 O PIT W. Stargell R. Burris -8% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- O CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-1 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Candelaria 2% 55% Groundout: P-1B
t4 1-1 2 --- O CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria 1% 56% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 6-7-8
b4 1-1 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett R. Burris -3% 53% Groundout: P-1B
b4 1-1 1 --- 6,(1-2)  PIT E. Ott R. Burris 3% 56% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b4 1-1 1 1-- PIT P. Garner R. Burris 4% 60% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Ott to 2B; Garner to 1B
b4 1-1 1 12- O PIT J. Candelaria R. Burris -5% 55% Strikeout
b4 1-1 2 12- O PIT F. Taveras R. Burris -5% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 7-8-9
t5 1-1 0 --- O CHC G. Gross J. Candelaria 3% 53% Lineout: CF
t5 1-1 1 --- O CHC L. Cox J. Candelaria 2% 55% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-1 2 --- O CHC R. Burris J. Candelaria 1% 56% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 2-3-4
b5 1-1 0 --- O PIT O. Moreno R. Burris -3% 54% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- PIT D. Parker R. Burris 6% 59% Double to CF
b5 1-1 1 -2- O PIT B. Robinson R. Burris -4% 55% Flyball: CF; Parker to 3B
b5 1-1 2 --3 O PIT W. Stargell R. Burris -5% 50% Popfly: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 1-2-3
t6 1-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria 3% 53% Lineout: SS
t6 1-1 1 --- CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria -4% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t6 1-1 1 1-- OO CHC L. Biittner J. Candelaria 8% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 6-7-8
b6 1-1 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett R. Burris -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b6 1-1 1 --- O PIT E. Ott R. Burris -2% 52% Groundout: 1B-P
b6 1-1 2 --- PIT P. Garner R. Burris 2% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 1-1 2 1-- O PIT J. Candelaria R. Burris -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 4-5-6
t7 1-1 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria 4% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 1-1 1 --- O CHC M. Trillo J. Candelaria 3% 57% Flyball: CF
t7 1-1 2 --- CHC S. Ontiveros J. Candelaria -2% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t7 1-1 2 1-- 9,(2-2)  O CHC G. Gross J. Candelaria 4% 58% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 1-2-3
b7 1-1 0 --- PIT F. Taveras R. Burris 6% 64% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b7 1-1 0 1-- PIT O. Moreno R. Burris 8% 72% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt; Taveras to 2B; Moreno to 1B
b7 1-1 0 12- OO PIT D. Parker R. Burris -18% 54% Line Drive Double Play: 1B-SS
b7 1-1 2 1-- O PIT B. Robinson R. Burris -4% 50% Moreno Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 8-9-1
t8 1-1 0 --- O CHC L. Cox J. Candelaria 5% 55% Flyball: CF
t8 1-1 1 --- O CHC R. Burris J. Candelaria 3% 58% Groundout: P-1B
t8 1-1 2 --- O CHC I. de Jesus J. Candelaria 2% 60% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 4-5-6
b8 1-1 0 --- O PIT B. Robinson R. Burris -4% 56% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 1-1 1 --- O PIT W. Stargell R. Burris -3% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-1 2 --- O PIT R. Stennett R. Burris -2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' John Candelaria facing 2-3-4
t9 1-1 0 --- CHC G. Clines J. Candelaria -8% 42% Walk
t9 1-1 0 1-- O CHC L. Biittner J. Candelaria 8% 50% Bunt Groundout: 3B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 1-1 1 1-- O CHC D. Kingman J. Candelaria 7% 57% Strikeout
t9 1-1 2 1-- O CHC M. Trillo J. Candelaria 6% 63% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Ray Burris facing 7-8-9
Mick Kelleher replaces Dave Kingman (LF) playing 3B batting 4th
Gene Clines moves from RF to LF
Mike Vail replaces Steve Ontiveros (3B) playing RF batting 6th
b9 1-1 0 --- O PIT E. Ott R. Burris -6% 58% Flyball: CF
b9 1-1 1 --- PIT P. Garner R. Burris 5% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b9 1-1 1 1-- O PIT J. Candelaria R. Burris -1% 62% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Garner to 3B
b9 1-1 2 --3 R PIT F. Taveras R. Burris 38% 100% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Garner Scores
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 2.

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