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TOR
@BAL
4
5
TEX
@CAL
4
1
MIN
@CHW
1
5
KCR
@CLE
5
6
DET
@MIL
7
5
BOS
@NYY
3
4
OAK
@SEA
13
11
MON
@ATL
2
8
STL
@CIN
3
6
STL
@CIN
0
6
HOU
@FLA
0
6
NYM
@PHI
3
4
CHC
@PIT
3
11
 
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LAD
@SDP
2
3
COL
@SFG
3
7
Sunday, September 22, 1996, 1:34
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 27,472, Time of Game: 2:50
Cubs
3
74-80
 Lost 8 
4th, 8 GB
at Pirates
11
70-85
 Won 11 
5th, 12½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    3  9  2
Pirates         5  2  0   0  2  0   0  2  X   11 14  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian McRae CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .275 .360 .414 .774 11 8 -0.037 0.55 0.014 -0.052 -0.2 2 0
Robin Jennings RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .194 .194 .278 .472 7 4 0.014 0.45 0.037 -0.023 0.7 0 0 2B
   Rodney Myers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Larry Casian P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Todd Haney 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .149 .220 .162 .382 1 1 -0.016 0.54 0.000 -0.016 -0.7 0 0
Brant Brown 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .293 .328 .569 .897 13 10 -0.044 0.40 0.000 -0.044 -1.1 6 0
Luis Gonzalez LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .269 .350 .427 .778 8 3 0.002 0.34 0.023 -0.021 -0.4 3 0
Dave Magadan 3B 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .257 .365 .362 .726 14 9 -0.028 0.58 0.000 -0.028 -0.5 0 0
   Leo Gomez PH-3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .240 .342 .438 .780 6 3 0.011 0.16 0.011 0.000 0.4 0 0 2B
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Turk Wendell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ozzie Timmons PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .199 .273 .360 .634 4 2 -0.002 0.08 0.000 -0.002 -0.2
   Bob Patterson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 .239 .314 .448 .762 10 8 0.010 0.40 0.024 -0.014 -0.1 1 2
   Terry Shumpert 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .233 .294 .467 .761 1 1 0.002 0.02 0.002 0.000 0.2 0 0 2B
Tyler Houston C 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 .314 .352 .471 .823 3 3 0.062 0.79 0.062 0.000 1.3 6 1 2B
   Scott Servais PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .259 .324 .384 .708 2 2 -0.010 0.17 0.000 -0.010 -0.7 3 0
Rey Sanchez SS 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .212 .276 .257 .532 11 6 -0.032 0.89 0.000 -0.032 -0.7 1 2
Frank Castillo P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .123 .091 .214 5 4 -0.044 1.44 0.000 -0.044 -0.6 0 0
   Mike Campbell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brooks Kieschnick PH-RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .333 .368 .444 .813 2 2 0.029 0.43 0.029 0.000 1.0 2 0 2B
   Doug Glanville PH-RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .258 .275 .394 .669 4 2 0.006 0.15 0.006 0.000 0.3 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 9 3 1 4 34 .273 .294 .424 .718 102 68 -0.077 0.48 0.208 -0.286 -1.3 24 6
2B: T Houston (8, off F Cordova); B Kieschnick (2, off F Cordova); R Jennings (3, off F Cordova); L Gomez (19, off M Ruebel); T Shumpert (1, off M Ruebel).
TB: T Houston 3; B Kieschnick 2; L Gomez 2; T Shumpert 2; R Jennings 2; D Glanville; B McRae; R Sandberg.
RBI: B Kieschnick (3); R Sanchez (11); R Jennings (3).
2-out RBI: R Jennings.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
E: T Houston (3); L Casian (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Womack CF 4 1 2 2 1 0 5 .263 .440 .474 .914 25 15 0.042 0.31 0.065 -0.023 2.2 3 0 2B
   Jermaine Allensworth CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .339 .382 .721 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Al Martin LF 5 2 2 2 0 1 5 .304 .352 .458 .810 16 9 0.114 0.45 0.123 -0.009 1.4 3 0 HR,2B,SB
Jeff King 2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .272 .344 .496 .840 25 15 0.118 0.55 0.126 -0.008 1.1 0 6 2·2B,SB
Orlando Merced RF 3 2 2 0 2 0 5 .298 .369 .480 .849 25 14 0.019 0.29 0.022 -0.003 1.3 3 0
   Trey Beamon RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .214 .200 .414 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Mark Johnson 1B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .285 .371 .484 .855 23 15 -0.020 0.23 0.007 -0.026 0.8 9 0 2·2B
Carlos Garcia 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .285 .327 .390 .717 28 18 -0.002 0.23 0.014 -0.016 -1.2 0 0
Jay Bell SS 4 2 2 4 1 0 5 .250 .320 .391 .711 24 15 0.165 0.34 0.173 -0.008 2.7 3 0 HR
Keith Osik C 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .286 .345 .406 .751 21 11 0.006 0.14 0.013 -0.007 -0.2 3 1
Francisco Cordova P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .077 .077 .077 .154 6 6 -0.009 0.16 0.000 -0.009 -0.4 0 0
   Nelson Liriano PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .303 .389 .691 3 1 -0.009 0.49 0.000 -0.009 -0.4
   Matt Ruebel P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .308 .250 .558 3 3 -0.001 0.03 0.000 -0.001 -0.3 0 0
   Joe Boever P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.5 0 0
Team Totals 38 11 14 10 7 8 45 .368 .467 .684 1.151 203 125 0.423 0.29 0.543 -0.119 6.7 24 7
2B: A Martin (39, off F Castillo); J King 2 (35, 1 off L Casian, 1 off F Castillo); M Johnson 2 (24, 1 off B Patterson, 1 off F Castillo); T Womack (2, off R Myers).
HR: J Bell (13, off F Castillo, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); A Martin (18, off F Castillo, 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: A Martin 6; J Bell 5; M Johnson 4; J King 4; T Womack 3; O Merced 2; C Garcia; K Osik.
RBI: J Bell 4 (68); A Martin 2 (72); T Womack 2 (5); J King (110); C Garcia (39).
2-out RBI: J Bell 4; T Womack 2.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: A Martin (37, 3rd base off F Castillo/T Houston); J King (15, 3rd base off F Castillo/T Houston).
Pickoffs: T Womack (2nd base by L Casian).

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
Frank Castillo, L (7-16) 1.2 8 7 7 1 2 2 5.29 14 54 36 18 5 13 3 8 2 0 12 -0.405 0.64 -6.3
Mike Campbell 2.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.34 9 32 16 6 4 6 2 3 0 0 1 0 0.022 0.14 1.4
Rodney Myers 0.2 1 2 2 2 0 0 4.31 5 26 12 8 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.047 0.35 -1.8
Larry Casian 0.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.33 4 17 9 4 1 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 -0.005 0.06 -1.5
Terry Adams 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.08 1 9 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.003 0.12 0.8
Turk Wendell 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.38 5 23 17 11 2 4 1 3 0 0 3 0 0.011 0.08 2.2
Bob Patterson 1 3 2 2 1 1 0 3.29 7 42 29 20 4 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 -0.002 0.00 -1.5
Team Totals 8 14 11 11 7 8 2 12.38 45 203 125 72 21 32 11 19 4 0 12 8 0 -0.423 0.29 -6.7
L Casian faced 3 batters in the 6th 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
Francisco Cordova, W (4-7) 5 5 3 3 1 3 0 3.95 21 70 46 30 9 7 5 12 3 0 47 0.045 0.64 -0.3
Matt Ruebel 2.2 4 0 0 0 1 0 4.58 12 31 21 11 3 7 4 7 2 0 0 0 0.029 0.23 1.3
Joe Boever 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.15 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.002 0.10 0.3
Team Totals 8 9 3 3 1 4 0 3.38 34 102 68 42 12 14 9 20 5 0 47 1 0 0.076 0.48 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: L Casian (0; T Womack, 2nd base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Steve Rippley, 1B - Charlie Williams, 2B - Mark Hirschbeck, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 27,472.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 12mph from Right to Left, Cloudy, Rain.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Brian McRae CF 1 Tony Womack CF
2 Robin Jennings RF 2 Al Martin LF
3 Brant Brown 1B 3 Jeff King 2B
4 Luis Gonzalez LF 4 Orlando Merced RF
5 Dave Magadan 3B 5 Mark Johnson 1B
6 Ryne Sandberg 2B 6 Carlos Garcia 3B
7 Tyler Houston C 7 Jay Bell SS
8 Rey Sanchez SS 8 Keith Osik C
9 Frank Castillo P 9 Francisco Cordova P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR PIT J. Bell F. Castillo 17% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Merced Scores; Garcia Scores
b1 0-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R PIT J. King F. Castillo 7% 66% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Martin Scores
b2 5-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR PIT A. Martin F. Castillo 6% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Womack Scores
b5 7-3 2 1-3 10,(3-2)  RR PIT T. Womack R. Myers 5% 97% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Bell Scores; Osik Scores
b1 1-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R PIT O. Merced F. Castillo 5% 73% Walk; King Scores/Adv on E2

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' Francisco Cordova facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. McRae F. Cordova 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Jennings F. Cordova 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. Brown F. Cordova 1% 55% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Frank Castillo facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Womack F. Castillo -2% 53% Bunt Groundout: C-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Martin F. Castillo 4% 57% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. King F. Castillo 3% 59% Martin Steals 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R PIT J. King F. Castillo 7% 66% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Martin Scores
b1 1-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  PIT O. Merced F. Castillo 2% 68% King Steals 3B
b1 1-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  R PIT O. Merced F. Castillo 5% 73% Walk; King Scores/Adv on E2
b1 2-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Johnson F. Castillo -2% 71% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b1 2-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT C. Garcia F. Castillo 1% 72% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Merced to 2B
b1 2-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  RRR PIT J. Bell F. Castillo 17% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Merced Scores; Garcia Scores
b1 5-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT K. Osik F. Castillo 0% 89% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 5-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT F. Cordova F. Castillo -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
5 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 4-5-6
t2 0-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC L. Gonzalez F. Cordova -2% 86% Walk
t2 0-5 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Magadan F. Cordova 2% 88% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Sandberg F. Cordova -2% 86% Single to CF (Line Drive); Magadan to 2B
t2 0-5 1 12- 2,(0-1)  CHC T. Houston F. Cordova -4% 82% Single to RF (Fly Ball); Magadan to 3B; Sandberg to 2B
t2 0-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO CHC R. Sanchez F. Cordova 1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Magadan Scores; Sandberg to 3B; Houston to 2B
t2 1-5 2 -23 5,(1-2)  O CHC F. Castillo F. Cordova 4% 87% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-1, Cubs' Frank Castillo facing 1-2-3
b2 5-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT T. Womack F. Castillo 1% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b2 5-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR PIT A. Martin F. Castillo 6% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Womack Scores
b2 7-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. King F. Castillo -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b2 7-1 1 --- 8,(1-2)  O PIT O. Merced F. Castillo -0% 94% Flyball: LF
b2 7-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT M. Johnson F. Castillo 0% 94% Double to RF (Line Drive)
Mike Campbell replaces Frank Castillo pitching and batting 9th
b2 7-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT C. Garcia M. Campbell -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 7.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-7, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 1-2-3
t3 1-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. McRae F. Cordova 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-7 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC R. Jennings F. Cordova 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-7 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Brown F. Cordova 0% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-1, Cubs' Mike Campbell facing 7-8-9
b3 7-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Bell M. Campbell -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 7-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Osik M. Campbell -0% 95% Flyball: CF
b3 7-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT F. Cordova M. Campbell -0% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 7.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-7, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 4-5-6
t4 1-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC L. Gonzalez F. Cordova 1% 96% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t4 1-7 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC D. Magadan F. Cordova 1% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 1-7 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg F. Cordova 0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-1, Cubs' Mike Campbell facing 1-2-3
b4 7-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT T. Womack M. Campbell 0% 97% Walk
b4 7-1 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  O PIT A. Martin M. Campbell -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b4 7-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. King M. Campbell -0% 96% Foul Popfly: C
b4 7-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT O. Merced M. Campbell 0% 96% Walk; Womack to 2B
b4 7-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Johnson M. Campbell -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 7.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-7, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 7-8-9
t5 1-7 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Houston F. Cordova -2% 94% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 1-7 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHC R. Sanchez F. Cordova 2% 95% Flyball: CF
Brooks Kieschnick pinch hits for Mike Campbell (P) batting 9th
t5 1-7 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC B. Kieschnick F. Cordova -3% 93% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Houston Scores
t5 2-7 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. McRae F. Cordova 2% 94% Foul Flyball: RF
t5 2-7 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R CHC R. Jennings F. Cordova -4% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive); Kieschnick Scores
t5 3-7 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC B. Brown F. Cordova 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cubs' Rodney Myers facing 6-7-8
Rodney Myers replaces Robin Jennings (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
Brooks Kieschnick moves from PH to RF
b5 7-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT C. Garcia R. Myers -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 7-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Bell R. Myers 1% 93% Walk
b5 7-3 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT K. Osik R. Myers 1% 94% Walk; Bell to 2B
Nelson Liriano pinch hits for Francisco Cordova (P) batting 9th
b5 7-3 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O PIT N. Liriano R. Myers -1% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Bell to 3B
b5 7-3 2 1-3 10,(3-2)  RR PIT T. Womack R. Myers 5% 97% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Bell Scores; Osik Scores
Larry Casian replaces Rodney Myers pitching and batting 2nd
b5 9-3 2 -2- PIT A. Martin L. Casian 0% 98% Womack Picked off 2B, safe on E1; Womack to 3B
b5 9-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Martin L. Casian -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 9.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-9, Pirates' Matt Ruebel facing 4-5-6
Matt Ruebel replaces Nelson Liriano (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Gonzalez M. Ruebel 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
Leo Gomez pinch hits for Dave Magadan (3B) batting 5th
t6 3-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC L. Gomez M. Ruebel -1% 97% Double to RF (Fly Ball)
t6 3-9 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. Ruebel 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
Scott Servais pinch hits for Tyler Houston (C) batting 7th
t6 3-9 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Servais M. Ruebel 1% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 9.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-3, Cubs' Larry Casian facing 3-4-5
Scott Servais moves from PH to C
Leo Gomez moves from PH to 3B
b6 9-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. King L. Casian 0% 99% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 9-3 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  PIT O. Merced L. Casian 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); King to 3B
b6 9-3 0 1-3 7,(3-2)  PIT M. Johnson L. Casian 0% 99% Walk; Merced to 2B
Terry Adams replaces Leo Gomez (3B) pitching and batting 5th
Todd Haney replaces Larry Casian (P) playing 3B batting 2nd
b6 9-3 0 123 9,(3-2)  O PIT C. Garcia T. Adams -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Turk Wendell replaces Terry Adams pitching and batting 5th
Terry Shumpert replaces Ryne Sandberg playing 2B batting 6th
b6 9-3 1 123 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Bell T. Wendell -0% 99% Popfly: 1B (Short 1B Line)
b6 9-3 2 123 7,(2-2)  O PIT K. Osik T. Wendell -0% 98% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 9.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-9, Pirates' Matt Ruebel facing 8-9-1
t7 3-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Sanchez M. Ruebel 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Doug Glanville pinch hits for Brooks Kieschnick (RF) batting 9th
t7 3-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC D. Glanville M. Ruebel -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t7 3-9 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC B. McRae M. Ruebel -1% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Glanville to 3B
t7 3-9 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC T. Haney M. Ruebel 2% 98% Lineout: SS
t7 3-9 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Brown M. Ruebel 1% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-3, Cubs' Turk Wendell facing 9-1-2
Doug Glanville moves from PH to RF
b7 9-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT M. Ruebel T. Wendell -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b7 9-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Womack T. Wendell -0% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
b7 9-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Martin T. Wendell -0% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 9.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-9, Pirates' Matt Ruebel facing 4-5-6
Jermaine Allensworth replaces Tony Womack playing CF batting 1st
t8 3-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Gonzalez M. Ruebel 0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
Ozzie Timmons pinch hits for Turk Wendell (P) batting 5th
t8 3-9 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC O. Timmons M. Ruebel 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t8 3-9 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Shumpert M. Ruebel -0% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball)
Joe Boever replaces Matt Ruebel pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-9 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Servais J. Boever 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 9-3, Cubs' Bob Patterson facing 3-4-5
Bob Patterson replaces Ozzie Timmons (PH) pitching and batting 5th
b8 9-3 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT J. King B. Patterson -0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 9-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT O. Merced B. Patterson 0% 100% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b8 9-3 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  PIT M. Johnson B. Patterson 0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive); Merced to 3B
b8 9-3 1 -23 6,(2-2)  RO PIT C. Garcia B. Patterson 0% 100% Groundout: P-SS-1B (Weak SS-2B); Merced Scores; Johnson to 3B
b8 10-3 2 --3 8,(2-2)  R PIT J. Bell B. Patterson 0% 100% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Johnson Scores
b8 11-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  PIT K. Osik B. Patterson 0% 100% Walk; Bell to 2B
b8 11-3 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Boever B. Patterson 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 11.

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