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NYY
@CAL
0
4
KCR
@DET
3
2
 
(13)
MIN
@MIL
6
2
BOS
@OAK
8
3
BAL
@SEA
1
5
CLE
@TEX
8
2
CHW
@TOR
4
2
 
(11)
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@CHC
1
2
 
(12)
FLA
@CIN
6
1
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@MON
6
7
SFG
@NYM
5
6
 
(10)
LAD
@PHI
3
6
HOU
@PIT
5
9
COL
@STL
6
15
Sunday, September 1, 1996, 1:33
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 14,144, Time of Game: 2:41
Astros
5
74-64
 Lost 1 
1st
at Pirates
9
57-79
 Won 1 
5th, 16 GB
L: Danny Darwin (9-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  4  0   0  1  0    5  5  1
Pirates         1  1  1   0  0  0   6  0  X    9  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .281 .302 .365 .667 22 15 -0.063 0.89 0.035 -0.098 -0.6 3 0
Craig Biggio 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .308 .403 .451 .853 12 9 -0.041 0.85 0.024 -0.065 -0.6 2 4
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .317 .452 .588 1.041 17 9 0.090 1.26 0.146 -0.056 0.5 9 0 2B
Derek Bell RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .273 .320 .447 .767 17 8 -0.013 1.04 0.034 -0.047 0.3 2 0 SB
Sean Berry 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .276 .326 .471 .797 17 10 0.078 1.40 0.127 -0.050 0.2 0 1
Tony Eusebio C 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .252 .317 .374 .690 12 7 -0.036 1.24 0.058 -0.094 0.3 6 1
James Mouton LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .262 .344 .360 .704 19 8 0.036 0.92 0.078 -0.041 0.3 2 0
Orlando Miller SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .263 .300 .429 .728 13 9 0.120 1.07 0.175 -0.055 0.9 0 3 2B
Danny Darwin P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .174 .174 .326 .500 10 8 -0.098 1.07 0.000 -0.098 -0.8 0 1
   Alvin Morman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Gregg Olson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Holt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bobby Abreu PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Mike Simms PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .155 .222 .259 .481 2 1 -0.010 0.37 0.000 -0.010 -0.3
Team Totals 32 5 5 5 6 4 38 .156 .289 .219 .508 141 84 0.063 1.05 0.677 -0.614 0.1 24 10
2B: O Miller (22, off J Schmidt); J Bagwell (41, off J Schmidt).
TB: O Miller 2; J Bagwell 2; C Biggio; T Eusebio; B Hunter.
RBI: O Miller 2 (53); T Eusebio (17); S Berry (82); J Bagwell (105).
2-out RBI: S Berry; J Bagwell.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
E: O Miller (18).
Baserunning
SB: D Bell (25, 2nd base off M Wilkins/J Kendall).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jermaine Allensworth CF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .239 .314 .355 .669 16 11 0.130 1.01 0.186 -0.056 1.1 2 0 2·SB
Al Martin LF 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .302 .350 .453 .803 11 7 0.028 0.81 0.085 -0.057 0.8 1 0 HR,SB
Jeff King 2B-3B 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 .277 .341 .506 .847 16 9 0.125 0.94 0.171 -0.047 0.4 1 3 HR,SB
Mark Johnson 1B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .282 .365 .498 .863 15 8 -0.072 0.93 0.005 -0.077 -0.4 14 0 IW
Nelson Liriano 3B 4 0 1 3 0 0 4 .250 .288 .380 .668 16 12 0.001 1.15 0.092 -0.092 1.7 0 4 2B
   Marc Wilkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jay Bell SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .293 .342 .635 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Mike Kingery RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .244 .299 .335 .633 15 10 0.049 0.73 0.075 -0.026 -0.3 5 0
Carlos Garcia SS-2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .295 .334 .399 .734 8 5 0.268 0.92 0.275 -0.007 1.6 0 3 HR
Jason Kendall C 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .310 .366 .402 .768 11 9 0.037 1.13 0.072 -0.035 0.6 3 2 HBP
Jason Schmidt P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .091 .000 .091 2 2 -0.017 0.59 0.000 -0.017 -0.2 1 0
   Dave Wainhouse P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.025 0.98 0.000 -0.025 -0.2 0 1
   Trey Beamon PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .143 .150 .293 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   John Wehner PH-3B 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .221 .269 .336 .605 5 4 0.039 1.24 0.043 -0.004 -0.5 0 1 CS
   Dan Plesac 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 32 9 8 9 3 6 36 .250 .333 .563 .896 119 80 0.563 0.97 1.004 -0.443 4.7 27 16
2B: N Liriano (12, off G Olson).
HR: J King (27, off D Darwin, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF Line); C Garcia (4, off D Darwin, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); A Martin (16, off D Darwin, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
IBB: M Johnson (3, by G Olson).
HBP: J Kendall (10, by D Darwin).
TB: C Garcia 5; A Martin 4; J King 4; N Liriano 2; J Allensworth; M Kingery; J Kendall.
RBI: N Liriano 3 (21); J Allensworth 2 (20); A Martin (59); C Garcia (30); J Wehner (11); J King (97).
2-out RBI: N Liriano 3; J King; C Garcia.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Baserunning
SB: J King (12, 2nd base off D Darwin/T Eusebio); J Allensworth 2 (8, 3rd base off G Olson/T Eusebio, 2nd base off G Olson/T Eusebio); A Martin (29, 2nd base off G Olson/T Eusebio).
CS: J Wehner (5, 2nd base by C Holt/T Eusebio).

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
Danny Darwin, L (9-11) 6 6 6 6 1 4 3 3.75 26 82 59 35 16 8 8 12 3 0 39 -0.274 1.01 -1.6
Alvin Morman, BS (2) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.12 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 -0.043 3.60 -0.1
Gregg Olson 0.2 2 3 3 2 2 0 5.44 6 29 14 7 1 6 0 2 1 0 2 2 -0.249 0.95 -3.6
Chris Holt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 9 6 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 8 8 9 9 3 6 3 10.12 36 121 80 48 18 14 12 14 4 0 39 5 3 -0.563 0.97 -4.7
D Darwin faced 3 batters in the 7th inning.

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Jason Schmidt 4.2 4 4 4 4 2 0 6.82 22 85 50 29 5 16 10 6 0 0 38 -0.153 1.20 -1.1
Dave Wainhouse, W (1-0) 2.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.05 8 31 17 10 5 2 4 2 0 0 3 1 0.068 1.41 0.9
Marc Wilkins 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.34 5 18 11 9 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.006 0.47 -0.5
Dan Plesac 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 3 7 6 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.20 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 5 5 6 4 0 5.00 38 141 84 50 12 22 18 10 1 0 38 3 1 -0.063 1.05 -0.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Darwin (9; J Kendall).
IBB: G Olson (6; M Johnson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Harry Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:41.
Attendance: 14,144.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 5mph in from Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Brian Hunter CF 1 Jermaine Allenswor CF
2 Craig Biggio 2B 2 Al Martin LF
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Jeff King 2B
4 Derek Bell RF 4 Mark Johnson 1B
5 Sean Berry 3B 5 Nelson Liriano 3B
6 Tony Eusebio C 6 Mike Kingery RF
7 James Mouton LF 7 Carlos Garcia SS
8 Orlando Miller SS 8 Jason Kendall C
9 Danny Darwin P 9 Jason Schmidt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT C. Garcia D. Darwin 18% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Kingery to 3B
t5 0-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  RR HOU O. Miller J. Schmidt -18% 55% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Eusebio Scores; Mouton Scores
b7 4-4 1 -23 6,(3-2)  RR PIT J. Allensworth G. Olson 15% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Garcia Scores; Kendall Scores
t5 2-3 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Schmidt -15% 49% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Miller Scores; Biggio to 3B
t5 3-3 2 123 5,(3-1)  R HOU S. Berry D. Wainhouse -13% 34% Walk; Biggio Scores; Bagwell to 3B; Bell to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU B. Hunter J. Schmidt -3% 47% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Schmidt 3% 50% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Schmidt 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-2B-1B; Hunter to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Schmidt 3% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Allensworth D. Darwin -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Martin D. Darwin -2% 51% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. King D. Darwin 10% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b1 1-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT M. Johnson D. Darwin -1% 60% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry J. Schmidt 2% 63% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU T. Eusebio J. Schmidt 2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Mouton J. Schmidt -1% 63% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU O. Miller J. Schmidt 2% 65% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Liriano D. Darwin -2% 63% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT M. Kingery D. Darwin -1% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b2 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R PIT C. Garcia D. Darwin 10% 71% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b2 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT J. Kendall D. Darwin 1% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B)
b2 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Schmidt D. Darwin -2% 71% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Darwin J. Schmidt 3% 73% Bunt Popfly: P
t3 0-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Hunter J. Schmidt 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Schmidt 1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth D. Darwin -2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R PIT A. Martin D. Darwin 8% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b3 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. King D. Darwin -1% 81% Strikeout Looking
b3 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT M. Johnson D. Darwin -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Schmidt 2% 83% Flyball: CF
t4 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Schmidt 2% 85% Flyball: RF
t4 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry J. Schmidt 1% 86% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 5-6-7
b4 3-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT N. Liriano D. Darwin -1% 84% Popfly: LF (Short LF Line)
b4 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. Kingery D. Darwin -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B
b4 3-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT C. Garcia D. Darwin -1% 83% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU T. Eusebio J. Schmidt -4% 79% Walk
t5 0-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Mouton J. Schmidt -6% 73% Walk; Eusebio to 2B
t5 0-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  RR HOU O. Miller J. Schmidt -18% 55% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Eusebio Scores; Mouton Scores
t5 2-3 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Darwin J. Schmidt 6% 61% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t5 2-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU B. Hunter J. Schmidt 5% 66% Flyball: RF
t5 2-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Biggio J. Schmidt -2% 63% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right); Miller to 3B
t5 2-3 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Schmidt -15% 49% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Miller Scores; Biggio to 3B
t5 3-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU D. Bell J. Schmidt -2% 47% Walk
Dave Wainhouse replaces Jason Schmidt pitching and batting 9th
t5 3-3 2 123 5,(3-1)  R HOU S. Berry D. Wainhouse -13% 34% Walk; Biggio Scores; Bagwell to 3B; Bell to 2B
t5 4-3 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Eusebio D. Wainhouse 8% 42% Flyball: RF
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 8-9-1
b5 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall D. Darwin -3% 39% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b5 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Wainhouse D. Darwin -2% 36% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth D. Darwin -2% 35% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Dave Wainhouse facing 7-8-9
t6 4-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU J. Mouton D. Wainhouse 3% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU O. Miller D. Wainhouse 2% 39% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t6 4-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Darwin D. Wainhouse 1% 40% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 2-3-4
b6 3-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Martin D. Darwin -4% 36% Flyball: CF
b6 3-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT J. King D. Darwin 4% 41% Walk
b6 3-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT M. Johnson D. Darwin 3% 43% King Steals 2B
b6 3-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT M. Johnson D. Darwin -6% 37% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT N. Liriano D. Darwin -6% 31% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Dave Wainhouse facing 1-2-3
t7 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Hunter D. Wainhouse 3% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Wainhouse 2% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 4-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell D. Wainhouse 1% 37% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Astros' Danny Darwin facing 6-7-8
b7 3-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT M. Kingery D. Darwin 8% 45% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 3-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT C. Garcia D. Darwin 18% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Kingery to 3B
b7 3-4 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  PIT J. Kendall D. Darwin 6% 69% Hit By Pitch; Garcia to 2B
Alvin Morman replaces Danny Darwin pitching and batting 9th
Trey Beamon pinch hits for Dave Wainhouse (P) batting 9th
John Wehner pinch hits for Trey Beamon batting 9th
b7 3-4 0 123 1,(0-0)  RO PIT J. Wehner A. Morman 4% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Kingery Scores; Garcia to 3B; Kendall to 2B
Gregg Olson replaces Alvin Morman pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-4 1 -23 6,(3-2)  RR PIT J. Allensworth G. Olson 15% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Garcia Scores; Kendall Scores
b7 6-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT A. Martin G. Olson 1% 89% Allensworth Steals 2B
b7 6-4 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT A. Martin G. Olson 1% 90% Walk
b7 6-4 1 12- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. King G. Olson 2% 92% Allensworth Steals 3B; Martin Steals 2B
b7 6-4 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. King G. Olson -4% 89% Strikeout Looking
b7 6-4 2 -23 4,(3-0)  PIT M. Johnson G. Olson 0% 89% Intentional Walk
b7 6-4 2 123 5,(1-2)  RRR PIT N. Liriano G. Olson 9% 98% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Allensworth Scores; Martin Scores; Johnson Scores
b7 9-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. Kingery G. Olson -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 9.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-9, Pirates' Marc Wilkins facing 4-5-6
Marc Wilkins replaces Nelson Liriano (3B) pitching and batting 5th
John Wehner moves from PH to 3B
t8 4-9 0 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell M. Wilkins -1% 97% Walk
t8 4-9 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  HOU S. Berry M. Wilkins -0% 96% Bell Steals 2B
t8 4-9 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry M. Wilkins 2% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t8 4-9 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R HOU T. Eusebio M. Wilkins -2% 96% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Bell Scores
t8 5-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Mouton M. Wilkins 2% 98% Groundout: C-1B; Eusebio to 2B
t8 5-9 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU O. Miller M. Wilkins 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-5, Astros' Chris Holt facing 7-8-9
Chris Holt replaces Gregg Olson pitching and batting 9th
b8 9-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT C. Garcia C. Holt -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
b8 9-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Kendall C. Holt 0% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b8 9-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Wehner C. Holt -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b8 9-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Allensworth C. Holt -0% 98% Wehner Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 9.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 5-9, Pirates' Dan Plesac facing 9-1-2
Dan Plesac replaces John Wehner (3B) pitching and batting 9th
Carlos Garcia moves from SS to 2B
Jeff King moves from 2B to 3B
Jay Bell replaces Marc Wilkins (P) playing SS batting 5th
Bobby Abreu pinch hits for Chris Holt (P) batting 9th
Mike Simms pinch hits for Bobby Abreu batting 9th
t9 5-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU M. Simms D. Plesac 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t9 5-9 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Hunter D. Plesac 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t9 5-9 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio D. Plesac 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 9.

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