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@CLE
4
5
 
(11)
SEA
@DET
14
6
TEX
@KCR
6
3
 
(11)
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@MIL
2
1
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@MIN
3
0
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@TOR
4
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5
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9
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@NYM
0
6
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@PHI
8
9
 
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@PIT
3
9
Thursday, June 5, 1997, 1:35
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 11,382, Time of Game: 2:24
Cardinals
3
26-31
 Lost 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Pirates
9
29-29
 Won 1 
1st
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  1    3  9  2
Pirates         3  0  2   0  3  0   0  1  X    9 11  0

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Delino DeShields 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .289 .338 .443 .781 13 7 -0.076 0.63 0.000 -0.076 -1.5 1 0 CS
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ron Gant LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .224 .310 .448 .758 21 13 -0.047 0.45 0.000 -0.047 -1.4 0 0
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .380 .467 .730 1.197 16 9 0.008 0.23 0.022 -0.015 1.1 4 0 HR,2B
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .240 .301 .392 .693 19 13 -0.043 0.41 0.000 -0.043 -0.9 0 1
John Mabry RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .309 .370 .399 .769 7 5 0.002 0.35 0.025 -0.022 -0.1 1 0
Dmitri Young 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .274 .350 .411 .761 21 13 -0.030 0.44 0.021 -0.051 -0.6 8 0 GDP
Mike Difelice C 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .232 .308 .362 .670 13 9 0.039 0.45 0.063 -0.024 0.6 7 0 2B
Mike Gallego SS-2B 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 10 7 0.011 0.62 0.031 -0.021 0.5 3 4 SH
Todd Stottlemyre P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .333 .250 .583 3 2 -0.020 1.12 0.000 -0.020 -0.2 0 1
   Mark Sweeney PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .214 .328 .268 .596 1 1 -0.002 0.90 0.000 -0.002 0.1 SF
   Mark Petkovsek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Rigo Beltran P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Micah Franklin PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .355 .394 .548 .942 1 1 0.014 0.31 0.014 0.000 0.6
   Royce Clayton SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .306 .423 .729 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 32 3 9 3 0 6 34 .281 .273 .438 .710 125 80 -0.144 0.48 0.176 -0.321 -1.8 24 8
2B: R Lankford (12, off E Loaiza); M Difelice (4, off E Loaiza).
HR: R Lankford (12, off R Rincon, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SF: M Sweeney (1, off E Loaiza).
SH: M Gallego (1, off E Loaiza).
TB: R Lankford 6; J Mabry 2; M Difelice 2; M Gallego 2; M Franklin; D Young.
GIDP: D Young (4).
RBI: R Lankford (41); M Difelice (8); M Sweeney (4).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 5.
Fielding
E: M Petkovsek (1); D DeShields (8).
Baserunning
CS: D DeShields (6, 2nd base by E Loaiza/K Osik).

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 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .265 .322 .363 .686 22 15 -0.055 0.42 0.000 -0.055 -1.8 5 2
Adrian Brown CF 3 2 1 1 1 2 5 .178 .277 .233 .510 20 13 0.045 0.34 0.052 -0.007 1.1 4 0 SB,HBP
Midre Cummings LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .211 .276 .422 .698 12 6 0.060 0.42 0.082 -0.022 0.2 2 0 2B
   Emil Brown LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .324 .344 .668 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kevin Young 1B 3 2 1 1 1 1 5 .300 .324 .560 .884 18 10 0.035 0.50 0.039 -0.003 0.2 7 0 SF
Joe Randa 3B 3 2 2 3 1 0 4 .303 .369 .486 .855 19 8 0.221 0.65 0.222 -0.002 3.5 0 0 HR,3B
Keith Osik C 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .243 .263 .378 .642 13 9 0.068 0.43 0.075 -0.007 2.0 6 1 3B
Jose Guillen RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .238 .281 .378 .660 12 10 -0.015 0.18 0.008 -0.023 -0.2 2 0
Kevin Polcovich SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .385 .318 .703 15 9 0.008 0.23 0.022 -0.015 -0.6 1 2 2B
Esteban Loaiza P 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .179 .179 .214 .393 4 4 -0.012 0.31 0.007 -0.019 -0.3 0 3
   Dale Sveum PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .203 .286 .348 .634 7 5 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.6 2B
   Ricardo Rincon 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 35 9 11 9 3 7 40 .314 .375 .600 .975 142 89 0.356 0.38 0.508 -0.153 4.8 27 8
2B: M Cummings (6, off T Stottlemyre); K Polcovich (2, off T Stottlemyre); D Sveum (7, off D Eckersley).
3B: J Randa (4, off M Petkovsek); K Osik (1, off M Petkovsek).
HR: J Randa (4, off T Stottlemyre, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SF: K Young (3, off T Stottlemyre).
HBP: A Brown (2, by T Stottlemyre).
TB: J Randa 7; K Osik 4; M Cummings 3; K Polcovich 2; D Sveum 2; A Brown; J Guillen; K Young.
RBI: K Osik 3 (4); J Randa 3 (23); J Guillen (19); A Brown (8); K Young (25).
2-out RBI: J Randa 2.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Osik-T Womack; K Polcovich-T Womack-K Young.
Baserunning
SB: A Brown (6, 2nd base off T Stottlemyre/M Difelice).
Pickoffs: J Guillen (1st base by M Petkovsek).

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Todd Stottlemyre, L (4-4) 4 5 5 5 2 4 1 4.29 21 72 43 21 7 15 10 4 1 0 34 -0.269 0.63 -2.9
Mark Petkovsek 1 3 3 3 1 0 0 3.46 7 23 12 9 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 -0.090 0.20 -2.5
Rigo Beltran 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 5.40 7 28 19 9 3 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.005 0.04 1.1
Dennis Eckersley 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.86 5 19 15 12 2 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -0.5
Team Totals 8 11 9 9 3 7 1 10.12 40 142 89 51 13 25 17 12 3 0 34 0 0 -0.355 0.38 -4.8

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
Esteban Loaiza, W (5-2) 8 7 2 2 0 4 0 3.33 29 105 68 42 16 10 11 14 4 0 64 0.144 0.55 2.2
Ricardo Rincon 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.42 5 20 12 6 5 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.04 -0.5
Team Totals 9 9 3 3 0 6 1 3.00 34 125 80 48 21 11 11 17 5 0 64 0 0 0.145 0.48 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Stottlemyre (5; A Brown).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: M Petkovsek (0; J Guillen, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Joe West, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Jerry Layne.
Time of Game: 2:24.
Attendance: 11,382.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 6mph from Right to Left, Overcast, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Delino DeShields 2B 1 Tony Womack 2B
2 Ron Gant LF 2 Adrian Brown CF
3 Ray Lankford CF 3 Midre Cummings LF
4 Gary Gaetti 3B 4 Kevin Young 1B
5 John Mabry RF 5 Joe Randa 3B
6 Dmitri Young 1B 6 Keith Osik C
7 Mike Difelice C 7 Jose Guillen RF
8 Mike Gallego SS 8 Kevin Polcovich SS
9 Todd Stottlemyre P 9 Esteban Loaiza P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR PIT J. Randa T. Stottlemyre 15% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Cummings Scores
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT M. Cummings T. Stottlemyre 8% 63% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Brown to 3B
t5 0-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R STL M. Difelice E. Loaiza -6% 85% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Young Scores
b5 5-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Randa M. Petkovsek 6% 96% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Young Scores
b3 3-0 1 123 5,(2-2)  RR PIT K. Osik T. Stottlemyre 6% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Brown Scores; Young Scores; Randa to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. DeShields E. Loaiza 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line)
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Gant E. Loaiza 2% 54% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Lankford E. Loaiza 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT T. Womack T. Stottlemyre -2% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT A. Brown T. Stottlemyre 2% 55% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT M. Cummings T. Stottlemyre 8% 63% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Brown to 3B
b1 0-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO PIT K. Young T. Stottlemyre -0% 63% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Brown Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR PIT J. Randa T. Stottlemyre 15% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Cummings Scores
b1 3-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Osik T. Stottlemyre -1% 77% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 4-5-6
t2 0-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL G. Gaetti E. Loaiza 2% 80% Flyball: CF
t2 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Mabry E. Loaiza -2% 77% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO STL D. Young E. Loaiza 5% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 7-8-9
b2 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Guillen T. Stottlemyre -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 3-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT K. Polcovich T. Stottlemyre 2% 83% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
b2 3-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT E. Loaiza T. Stottlemyre -2% 81% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Polcovich to 3B
b2 3-0 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack T. Stottlemyre -2% 79% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 3.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Difelice E. Loaiza 2% 81% Flyball: CF
t3 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  STL M. Gallego E. Loaiza -2% 79% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t3 0-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL T. Stottlemyre E. Loaiza 2% 81% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Gallego to 2B
t3 0-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. DeShields E. Loaiza 3% 84% Popfly: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 2-3-4
b3 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. Brown T. Stottlemyre 2% 85% Walk
b3 3-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT M. Cummings T. Stottlemyre -2% 84% Foul Bunt Popfly: 1B (1B-C Foul)
b3 3-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT K. Young T. Stottlemyre 1% 85% Brown Steals 2B
b3 3-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  PIT K. Young T. Stottlemyre 2% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Brown to 3B
b3 3-0 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Randa T. Stottlemyre 1% 88% Walk; Young to 2B
b3 3-0 1 123 5,(2-2)  RR PIT K. Osik T. Stottlemyre 6% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Brown Scores; Young Scores; Randa to 2B
b3 5-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Guillen T. Stottlemyre -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b3 5-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT K. Polcovich T. Stottlemyre -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 2-3-4
t4 0-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant E. Loaiza 1% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL R. Lankford E. Loaiza -2% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t4 0-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL G. Gaetti E. Loaiza 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B; Lankford to 3B
t4 0-5 2 --3 3,(2-0)  O STL J. Mabry E. Loaiza 2% 94% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-0, Cardinals' Todd Stottlemyre facing 9-1-2
b4 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT E. Loaiza T. Stottlemyre 1% 95% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Loaiza to 1B
b4 5-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT T. Womack T. Stottlemyre -1% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b4 5-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Brown T. Stottlemyre -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b4 5-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT M. Cummings T. Stottlemyre -1% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 5.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-5, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 6-7-8
t5 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL D. Young E. Loaiza -2% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 0-5 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  R STL M. Difelice E. Loaiza -6% 85% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Young Scores
t5 1-5 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Gallego E. Loaiza 2% 87% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Difelice to 3B
Mark Sweeney pinch hits for Todd Stottlemyre (P) batting 9th
t5 1-5 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO STL M. Sweeney E. Loaiza 0% 87% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Difelice Scores
t5 2-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL D. DeShields E. Loaiza 1% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Mark Petkovsek facing 4-5-6
Mark Petkovsek replaces Mark Sweeney (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT K. Young M. Petkovsek 1% 90% Walk
b5 5-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Randa M. Petkovsek 6% 96% Triple to RF (Ground Ball); Young Scores
b5 6-2 0 --3 1,(0-0)  R PIT K. Osik M. Petkovsek 2% 97% Triple to CF (Fly Ball); Randa Scores
b5 7-2 0 --3 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. Guillen M. Petkovsek 1% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Osik Scores
b5 8-2 0 1-- 5,(3-2)  PIT K. Polcovich M. Petkovsek 0% 98% Guillen Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Guillen to 2B
b5 8-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich M. Petkovsek -0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 8-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT E. Loaiza M. Petkovsek -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right); Guillen to 3B
b5 8-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Womack M. Petkovsek -0% 97% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 8.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-8, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 2-3-4
t6 2-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Gant E. Loaiza 1% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 2-8 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Lankford E. Loaiza 0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 2-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL G. Gaetti E. Loaiza 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-2, Cardinals' Rigo Beltran facing 2-3-4
Rigo Beltran replaces Mark Petkovsek pitching and batting 9th
b6 8-2 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O PIT A. Brown R. Beltran -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b6 8-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT M. Cummings R. Beltran 0% 99% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b6 8-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Beltran -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
b6 8-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Randa R. Beltran -0% 98% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 8.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-8, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 5-6-7
t7 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Mabry E. Loaiza 1% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 2-8 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O STL D. Young E. Loaiza 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Difelice E. Loaiza 0% 99% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-2, Cardinals' Rigo Beltran facing 6-7-8
b7 8-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT K. Osik R. Beltran -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 8-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Guillen R. Beltran -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
b7 8-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Polcovich R. Beltran -0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 8.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-8, Pirates' Esteban Loaiza facing 8-9-1
t8 2-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL M. Gallego E. Loaiza -1% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Micah Franklin pinch hits for Rigo Beltran (P) batting 9th
t8 2-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL M. Franklin E. Loaiza -1% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gallego to 2B
t8 2-8 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. DeShields E. Loaiza 1% 98% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B); Gallego to 3B; DeShields to 1B
t8 2-8 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  OO STL R. Gant E. Loaiza 2% 100% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, DeShields Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-2, Cardinals' Dennis Eckersley facing 9-1-2
Dennis Eckersley replaces Delino DeShields (2B) pitching and batting 1st
Mike Gallego moves from SS to 2B
Royce Clayton replaces Micah Franklin (PH) playing SS batting 9th
Dale Sveum pinch hits for Esteban Loaiza (P) batting 9th
b8 8-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT D. Sveum D. Eckersley 0% 100% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b8 8-2 0 -2- 7,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack D. Eckersley -0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b8 8-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT A. Brown D. Eckersley 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Sveum Scores
b8 9-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Cummings D. Eckersley -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 9-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Young D. Eckersley -0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 9.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-9, Pirates' Ricardo Rincon facing 3-4-5
Ricardo Rincon replaces Dale Sveum (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Emil Brown replaces Midre Cummings playing LF batting 3rd
t9 2-9 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Lankford R. Rincon -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 3-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL G. Gaetti R. Rincon 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-9 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL J. Mabry R. Rincon -0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t9 3-9 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Young R. Rincon 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-9 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Difelice R. Rincon 0% 100% Popfly: SS
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 3, Pirates 9.

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