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12
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3
5
Sunday, July 13, 1997, 1:35
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 25,675, Time of Game: 3:03
Astros
3
45-47
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1 GB
at Pirates
5
45-45
 Won 2 
1st
L: Russ Springer (1-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  0    3  6  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  2  2   0  1  X    5 10  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .308 .397 .503 .899 17 11 -0.051 1.02 0.053 -0.104 -0.5 0 6
Thomas Howard CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .253 .322 .358 .680 11 9 0.105 1.16 0.148 -0.044 0.7 1 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .305 .427 .608 1.035 18 11 -0.081 1.36 0.038 -0.119 -0.7 13 2
Luis Gonzalez LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .278 .365 .389 .754 12 8 0.229 2.28 0.350 -0.122 1.5 1 0 2B
Derek Bell RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .252 .323 .389 .712 13 6 -0.078 1.47 0.026 -0.104 -0.4 2 0
Sean Berry 3B 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .230 .284 .370 .654 13 6 -0.044 1.38 0.033 -0.077 -0.3 0 1
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Bobby Abreu PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .324 .346 .670 5 3 -0.040 1.59 0.000 -0.040 -0.2
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Magnante P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ricky Gutierrez SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .262 .328 .320 .648 16 8 0.035 1.53 0.088 -0.053 0.4 1 3
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .278 .326 .373 .699 24 17 -0.120 1.75 0.045 -0.165 -0.9 4 0 2B
Ramon Garcia P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 10 7 -0.097 1.79 0.000 -0.097 -0.8 0 0
   Bill Spiers 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .292 .431 .404 .834 8 5 -0.070 1.35 0.000 -0.070 -0.4 1 0
Team Totals 33 3 6 2 4 12 37 .182 .270 .242 .513 147 91 -0.212 1.52 0.781 -0.995 -1.8 24 13
2B: B Ausmus (15, off J Lieber); L Gonzalez (21, off J Lieber).
TB: B Ausmus 2; L Gonzalez 2; T Howard 2; R Gutierrez; J Bagwell.
RBI: L Gonzalez 2 (39).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Bagwell.
E: S Berry (9).

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 2 1 0 0 5 .273 .317 .359 .676 12 9 0.045 1.05 0.125 -0.080 0.9 0 2 2B
Jermaine Allensworth CF 4 0 0 1 1 2 5 .246 .341 .344 .685 23 11 0.038 0.84 0.087 -0.049 0.0 1 0
Al Martin LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .284 .380 .474 .854 13 8 0.021 0.97 0.077 -0.056 0.6 2 0 2·SB,HBP
Kevin Young 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .288 .321 .514 .834 19 12 -0.170 1.11 0.000 -0.170 -2.4 6 1
Dale Sveum 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .291 .350 .493 .843 12 9 -0.082 1.03 0.015 -0.097 -0.7 1 0
Keith Osik C 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .333 .389 .722 13 7 0.065 0.85 0.108 -0.043 0.3 12 0 2B,HBP
Jose Guillen RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .260 .294 .405 .699 17 13 0.102 1.24 0.173 -0.071 0.3 2 0
Kevin Polcovich SS 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .295 .395 .390 .786 17 9 0.180 1.15 0.215 -0.034 1.2 2 1 2B,SB
Jon Lieber P 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .083 .108 .111 .219 4 3 0.107 1.30 0.132 -0.025 0.8 1 2 2B
   Clint Sodowsky P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Turner Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .368 .400 .579 .979 3 1 -0.029 1.17 0.000 -0.029 -0.3
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marc Wilkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Smith PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .311 .317 .590 .908 1 1 0.012 0.55 0.012 0.000 0.2
   Rich Loiselle 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 34 5 10 5 2 4 38 .294 .368 .412 .780 134 83 0.289 1.03 0.944 -0.654 0.8 27 6
2B: J Lieber (1, off R Garcia); K Osik (5, off R Garcia); K Polcovich (7, off R Springer); T Womack (8, off T Martin).
HBP: K Osik (1, by R Garcia); A Martin (1, by R Springer).
TB: T Womack 3; K Polcovich 3; J Lieber 2; K Osik 2; M Smith; D Sveum; A Martin; J Guillen.
RBI: J Guillen (36); K Polcovich (8); T Womack (30); J Lieber (4); J Allensworth (21).
2-out RBI: T Womack.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Baserunning
SB: A Martin 2 (12, 2nd base off R Springer/B Ausmus, 2nd base off R Garcia/B Ausmus); K Polcovich (1, 2nd base off R Garcia/B Ausmus).

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
Ramon Garcia 5.1 6 3 3 1 2 0 4.44 24 83 53 40 5 8 11 9 4 0 45 -0.021 1.06 0.5
Russ Springer, BS (2), L (1-3) 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.20 8 32 21 14 5 2 4 2 0 0 1 1 -0.210 1.26 -0.8
Tom Martin 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.28 5 13 6 5 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 -0.074 0.58 -1.1
Mike Magnante 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.18 1 6 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.017 0.57 0.6
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 2 4 0 5.62 38 134 83 60 11 12 17 13 4 0 45 3 1 -0.288 1.03 -0.8

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
Jon Lieber 5.1 4 3 3 2 6 0 4.12 22 78 49 26 13 10 7 7 1 0 52 -0.017 1.26 0.5
Clint Sodowsky, W (1-1) 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.55 4 23 11 5 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 -0.071 2.71 -0.3
Jason Christiansen, H (3) 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 5.14 5 21 14 4 3 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.098 1.72 0.5
Marc Wilkins, H (8) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.68 3 13 8 6 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.124 1.60 0.5
Rich Loiselle, S (11) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.43 3 12 9 3 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.078 1.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 4 12 0 3.00 37 147 91 44 21 26 9 12 4 0 52 1 1 0.212 1.52 1.8
Balks: R Garcia (1).
WP: C Sodowsky (3).
HBP: R Springer (2; A Martin); R Garcia (5; K Osik).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Tom Hallion.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: 25,675.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 88° F, Wind 5mph from Right to Left, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Tony Womack 2B
2 Thomas Howard CF 2 Jermaine Allenswor CF
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Al Martin LF
4 Luis Gonzalez LF 4 Kevin Young 1B
5 Derek Bell RF 5 Dale Sveum 3B
6 Sean Berry 3B 6 Keith Osik C
7 Ricky Gutierrez SS 7 Jose Guillen RF
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Kevin Polcovich SS
9 Ramon Garcia P 9 Jon Lieber P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 0-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR HOU L. Gonzalez J. Lieber -22% 47% Double to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores; Howard Scores
b6 2-3 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R PIT J. Guillen R. Springer 17% 61% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Osik Scores; Guillen to 2B
b6 3-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R PIT K. Polcovich R. Springer 15% 76% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guillen Scores
t6 2-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  R HOU B. Ausmus C. Sodowsky -14% 33% Wild Pitch; Gonzalez Scores; Bell to 3B; Gutierrez to 2B
b5 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. Lieber R. Garcia 13% 72% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Polcovich Scores

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' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Lieber 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Howard J. Lieber 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Womack R. Garcia -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Allensworth R. Garcia 2% 55% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Martin R. Garcia -3% 52% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT K. Young R. Garcia 1% 53% Martin Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O PIT K. Young R. Garcia -3% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Lieber 2% 52% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Lieber 2% 54% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Berry J. Lieber 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT D. Sveum R. Garcia -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT K. Osik R. Garcia 3% 55% Hit By Pitch
b2 0-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O PIT J. Guillen R. Garcia -3% 52% Flyball: CF
b2 0-0 2 1-- PIT K. Polcovich R. Garcia 1% 53% Balk; Osik to 2B
b2 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich R. Garcia -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Lieber 3% 53% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t3 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  HOU B. Ausmus J. Lieber -5% 48% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t3 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Garcia J. Lieber 4% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Lieber 4% 56% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 9-1-2
b3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Lieber R. Garcia -3% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT T. Womack R. Garcia -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth R. Garcia -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU T. Howard J. Lieber 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber 2% 55% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t4 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Lieber 1% 56% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 3-4-5
b4 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Martin R. Garcia -3% 53% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Garcia -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT D. Sveum R. Garcia 1% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Osik R. Garcia -3% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 5-6-7
t5 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Lieber 3% 53% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t5 0-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU S. Berry J. Lieber -3% 50% Walk
t5 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez J. Lieber -5% 45% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Berry to 2B
t5 0-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Lieber 6% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O HOU R. Garcia J. Lieber 6% 57% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 7-8-9
b5 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Guillen R. Garcia -3% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT K. Polcovich R. Garcia 3% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Lieber R. Garcia 2% 59% Polcovich Steals 2B
b5 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. Lieber R. Garcia 13% 72% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Polcovich Scores
b5 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  PIT T. Womack R. Garcia 5% 77% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Lieber to 3B
b5 1-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R PIT J. Allensworth R. Garcia 6% 83% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Lieber Scores; Womack to 2B
b5 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Martin R. Garcia 4% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Womack to 3B; Allensworth to 2B
b5 2-0 1 123 4,(1-2)  OO PIT K. Young R. Garcia -9% 78% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted; Martin out at 1B/1B
2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
t6 0-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio J. Lieber -5% 72% Walk
t6 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Howard J. Lieber -12% 60% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Biggio to 3B
t6 0-2 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Lieber 9% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR HOU L. Gonzalez J. Lieber -22% 47% Double to CF (Line Drive); Biggio Scores; Howard Scores
Clint Sodowsky replaces Jon Lieber pitching and batting 9th
t6 2-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU D. Bell C. Sodowsky -3% 45% Walk
t6 2-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU S. Berry C. Sodowsky 7% 51% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez C. Sodowsky -4% 47% Walk; Gonzalez to 3B; Bell to 2B
t6 2-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  R HOU B. Ausmus C. Sodowsky -14% 33% Wild Pitch; Gonzalez Scores; Bell to 3B; Gutierrez to 2B
t6 3-2 2 -23 7,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus C. Sodowsky 7% 40% Lineout: SS
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Astros' Ramon Garcia facing 5-6-7
b6 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT D. Sveum R. Garcia -4% 36% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT K. Osik R. Garcia 7% 43% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
Russ Springer replaces Sean Berry (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Bill Spiers replaces Ramon Garcia (P) playing 3B batting 9th
b6 2-3 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  R PIT J. Guillen R. Springer 17% 61% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Osik Scores; Guillen to 2B
b6 3-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R PIT K. Polcovich R. Springer 15% 76% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Guillen Scores
Turner Ward pinch hits for Clint Sodowsky (P) batting 9th
b6 4-3 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O PIT T. Ward R. Springer -3% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Polcovich to 3B
b6 4-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Womack R. Springer -4% 69% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Jason Christiansen facing 9-1-2
Jason Christiansen replaces Turner Ward (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Christiansen 4% 73% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-4 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Christiansen 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
t7 3-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Howard J. Christiansen -2% 74% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t7 3-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Christiansen -4% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive); Howard to 2B
t7 3-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Christiansen 8% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Russ Springer facing 2-3-4
b7 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth R. Springer -2% 77% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 4-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Martin R. Springer 2% 79% Hit By Pitch
b7 4-3 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT K. Young R. Springer -1% 77% Strikeout Swinging, Martin Steals 2B
b7 4-3 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT D. Sveum R. Springer -3% 74% Foul Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Marc Wilkins facing 5-6-7
Marc Wilkins replaces Jason Christiansen pitching and batting 9th
t8 3-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell M. Wilkins 6% 80% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
Bobby Abreu pinch hits for Russ Springer (P) batting 6th
t8 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Abreu M. Wilkins 4% 84% Flyball: CF
t8 3-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez M. Wilkins 3% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-3, Astros' Tom Martin facing 6-7-8
Tom Martin replaces Bobby Abreu (PH) pitching and batting 6th
b8 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT K. Osik T. Martin -1% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b8 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Guillen T. Martin -1% 84% Flyball: RF
b8 4-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT K. Polcovich T. Martin 1% 85% Walk
Mark Smith pinch hits for Marc Wilkins (P) batting 9th
b8 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT M. Smith T. Martin 1% 86% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Polcovich to 2B
b8 4-3 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R PIT T. Womack T. Martin 8% 94% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line); Polcovich Scores; Smith to 3B
Mike Magnante replaces Tom Martin pitching and batting 6th
b8 5-3 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Allensworth M. Magnante -2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Rich Loiselle facing 8-9-1
Rich Loiselle replaces Mark Smith (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 3-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Loiselle 4% 96% Strikeout Looking
t9 3-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers R. Loiselle 3% 99% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
t9 3-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Loiselle 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Pirates 5.

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  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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