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Standings
OAK
@ANA
4
8
MIL
@BAL
8
3
TOR
@BOS
3
4
CHW
@KCR
8
4
CLE
@MIN
7
6
DET
@NYY
2
6
SEA
@TEX
4
5
NYM
@ATL
2
10
STL
@CHC
12
9
MON
@CIN
4
1
PHI
@FLA
5
2
PHI
@FLA
2
5
HOU
@PIT
8
4
COL
@SDP
4
5
LAD
@SFG
1
2
Wednesday, September 17, 1997, 8:16
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 27,422, Time of Game: 2:52
Astros
8
77-74
 Won 2 
1st
at Pirates
4
73-79
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4½ GB
W: Shane Reynolds (8-10)
L: Jason Schmidt (9-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  1  4   0  0  1   2  0  0    8 15  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  2  2    4  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
Craig Biggio 2B 2 1 0 0 2 0 5 .307 .407 .495 .902 21 9 0.006 0.32 0.029 -0.023 0.1 1 5 SB,HBP
Derek Bell RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .273 .344 .438 .782 17 11 0.071 0.65 0.106 -0.035 -0.2 3 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 1 3 2 1 1 5 .284 .427 .588 1.014 23 14 0.084 0.56 0.113 -0.029 1.9 14 1 HR,2B,CS
Luis Gonzalez LF 5 3 2 1 0 1 5 .261 .350 .377 .728 18 13 0.072 0.53 0.105 -0.033 1.0 0 0 HR,3B
Bill Spiers 3B 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .320 .437 .465 .902 21 14 0.093 0.35 0.096 -0.003 1.4 0 2
Richard Hidalgo CF 5 1 3 2 0 0 5 .350 .381 .525 .906 11 7 0.035 0.37 0.066 -0.031 1.8 1 0 HR,2B
Ricky Gutierrez SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .266 .315 .375 .689 16 10 -0.022 0.31 0.009 -0.031 -1.3 1 3 GDP
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .265 .321 .354 .675 18 10 -0.026 0.23 0.005 -0.031 -0.2 6 0 SB
Shane Reynolds P 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .120 .154 .180 .334 13 9 -0.032 0.34 0.000 -0.032 -1.3 1 2 SH
   Billy Wagner 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 38 8 15 7 4 8 44 .395 .465 .737 1.202 158 97 0.281 0.41 0.529 -0.248 3.2 27 13
2B: R Hidalgo (4, off J Schmidt); J Bagwell (36, off E Dessens).
3B: L Gonzalez (2, off C Peters).
HR: L Gonzalez (9, off J Schmidt, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs); R Hidalgo (1, off C Sodowsky, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); J Bagwell (41, off C Peters, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: S Reynolds (5, off J Silva).
HBP: C Biggio (31, by J Schmidt).
TB: R Hidalgo 7; L Gonzalez 7; J Bagwell 7; B Spiers 3; R Gutierrez 2; B Ausmus; D Bell.
GIDP: R Gutierrez (16).
RBI: J Bagwell 2 (126); R Hidalgo 2 (4); B Spiers 2 (42); L Gonzalez (64).
2-out RBI: B Spiers; R Hidalgo.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Baserunning
SB: B Ausmus (13, 2nd base off C Sodowsky/J Kendall); C Biggio (41, 2nd base off C Sodowsky/J Kendall).
CS: J Bagwell (9, 2nd base by J Schmidt/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
Tony Womack 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .325 .382 .707 13 9 -0.077 0.70 0.000 -0.077 -1.3 4 3
   Lou Collier SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 3 3 -0.006 0.21 0.000 -0.006 -0.2 0 0
Turner Ward CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .351 .413 .545 .958 12 8 0.002 0.36 0.025 -0.022 -0.1 2 1
Al Martin LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .286 .354 .461 .815 13 9 -0.036 0.49 0.003 -0.039 1.2 1 0 HR
Kevin Young 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313 .349 .570 .919 9 7 -0.046 0.41 0.000 -0.046 -0.7 7 3
Joe Randa 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .356 .438 .794 9 6 -0.022 0.34 0.009 -0.031 0.7 1 4 2B
Jason Kendall C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .293 .387 .430 .817 15 8 -0.002 0.41 0.025 -0.027 -0.6 8 1
Jose Guillen RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .266 .296 .406 .702 8 6 -0.038 0.52 0.000 -0.038 -0.8 0 0
   Elmer Dessens P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Dale Sveum PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .263 .322 .455 .777 1 1 0.005 0.03 0.005 0.000 1.7 HR
Abraham Nunez SS-2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .273 .320 .500 .820 11 5 0.047 0.41 0.065 -0.017 0.5 3 4 2B
Jason Schmidt P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .096 .130 .115 .245 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Adrian Brown PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .193 .265 .257 .522 5 4 0.017 0.40 0.017 0.000 0.3
   Jose Silva P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eddie Williams PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .330 .389 .720 4 3 -0.048 1.20 0.000 -0.048 -0.8
   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
   Chris Peters P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mark Smith RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .285 .353 .527 .881 10 7 -0.016 0.29 0.000 -0.016 -0.6 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 2 6 37 .229 .270 .457 .727 113 76 -0.220 0.45 0.149 -0.367 -0.8 27 17
2B: A Nunez (1, off S Reynolds); J Randa (24, off S Reynolds).
HR: A Martin (12, off S Reynolds, 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF); D Sveum (12, off S Reynolds, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
TB: D Sveum 4; A Martin 4; J Randa 3; T Ward 2; A Nunez 2; A Brown.
RBI: D Sveum 2 (47); A Martin 2 (55).
2-out RBI: A Martin 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Randa-T Womack-J Randa-T Womack-A Nunez.
Outfield Assists: T Ward (R Hidalgo at 3rd base).

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
Shane Reynolds, W (8-10) 8.1 8 4 4 1 5 2 4.34 34 102 70 40 11 19 14 14 4 0 55 0.211 0.46 0.5
Billy Wagner 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.02 3 11 6 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.33 0.3
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 2 6 2 4.00 37 113 76 41 14 21 14 15 4 0 55 0 0 0.219 0.45 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
Jason Schmidt, L (9-8) 3 6 5 5 1 2 1 4.54 15 62 37 21 2 14 6 5 1 0 28 -0.282 0.95 -3.4
Jose Silva 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 6.52 8 28 17 6 1 10 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.027 0.28 1.1
Clint Sodowsky 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3.91 6 20 9 3 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.016 0.11 -0.5
Chris Peters 1 5 2 2 0 0 1 4.25 7 25 16 10 0 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 -0.012 0.04 -1.5
Elmer Dessens 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 8 27 20 11 0 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 1.1
Team Totals 9 15 8 8 4 8 3 8.00 44 162 99 51 5 43 19 12 3 0 28 0 0 -0.282 0.41 -3.2
Balks: None.
WP: J Schmidt (7).
HBP: J Schmidt (8; C Biggio).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Hohn, 1B - Ed Rapuano, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Terry Tata.
Time of Game: 2:52.
Attendance: 27,422.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 6mph out to Leftfield, Night, Showers.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Tony Womack 2B
2 Derek Bell RF 2 Turner Ward CF
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Al Martin LF
4 Luis Gonzalez LF 4 Kevin Young 1B
5 Bill Spiers 3B 5 Joe Randa 3B
6 Richard Hidalgo CF 6 Jason Kendall C
7 Ricky Gutierrez SS 7 Jose Guillen RF
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Abraham Nunez SS
9 Shane Reynolds P 9 Jason Schmidt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t2 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  R HOU L. Gonzalez J. Schmidt 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 1-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Schmidt 9% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Biggio Scores; Bell to 2B
t3 2-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R HOU B. Spiers J. Schmidt 7% 78% Wild Pitch; Bell Scores; Gonzalez to 2B
t3 3-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R HOU B. Spiers J. Schmidt 6% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gonzalez Scores
b5 0-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Nunez S. Reynolds -5% 87% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Kendall to 3B

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 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio J. Schmidt -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Schmidt -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Schmidt 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Schmidt -2% 45% Bagwell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Womack S. Reynolds 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT T. Ward S. Reynolds -2% 45% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Martin S. Reynolds 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ward to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young S. Reynolds 3% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  R HOU L. Gonzalez J. Schmidt 10% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Spiers J. Schmidt 3% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo J. Schmidt -3% 60% Flyball: CF
t2 1-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Schmidt -3% 58% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Schmidt -2% 55% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Randa S. Reynolds 3% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Kendall S. Reynolds 2% 60% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Guillen S. Reynolds 1% 61% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 9-1-2
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds J. Schmidt -2% 59% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU C. Biggio J. Schmidt 2% 61% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Bell J. Schmidt 3% 65% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Biggio to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- 4,(1-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Schmidt 9% 74% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Biggio Scores; Bell to 2B
t3 2-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Schmidt -3% 71% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Bell to 3B
t3 2-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R HOU B. Spiers J. Schmidt 7% 78% Wild Pitch; Bell Scores; Gonzalez to 2B
t3 3-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R HOU B. Spiers J. Schmidt 6% 84% Single to RF (Line Drive); Gonzalez Scores
t3 4-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RO HOU R. Hidalgo J. Schmidt 4% 89% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Spiers Scores; Hidalgo out at 3B/CF-1B-3B
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 8-9-1
b3 0-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Nunez S. Reynolds 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging
Adrian Brown pinch hits for Jason Schmidt (P) batting 9th
b3 0-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  PIT A. Brown S. Reynolds -2% 88% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b3 0-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack S. Reynolds 2% 90% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b3 0-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Ward S. Reynolds 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Jose Silva facing 7-8-9
Jose Silva replaces Adrian Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t4 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU R. Gutierrez J. Silva 1% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 5-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Silva -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t4 5-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU S. Reynolds J. Silva -0% 91% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Gutierrez to 2B
t4 5-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio J. Silva 0% 92% Walk
t4 5-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O HOU D. Bell J. Silva -1% 90% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 3-4-5
b4 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Martin S. Reynolds 2% 92% Lineout: 1B
b4 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Young S. Reynolds 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 0-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT J. Randa S. Reynolds 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Jose Silva facing 3-4-5
t5 5-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Silva -1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez J. Silva -0% 92% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Silva -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 6-7-8
b5 0-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Kendall S. Reynolds -2% 90% Walk
b5 0-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Guillen S. Reynolds 2% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Nunez S. Reynolds -5% 87% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Kendall to 3B
Eddie Williams pinch hits for Jose Silva (P) batting 9th
b5 0-5 1 -23 4,(1-2)  O PIT E. Williams S. Reynolds 5% 92% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-5 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Womack S. Reynolds 3% 95% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Pirates' Clint Sodowsky facing 6-7-8
Clint Sodowsky replaces Eddie Williams (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU R. Hidalgo C. Sodowsky 2% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t6 6-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Gutierrez C. Sodowsky -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 6-0 1 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU B. Ausmus C. Sodowsky 0% 97% Walk
t6 6-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU S. Reynolds C. Sodowsky 0% 97% Ausmus Steals 2B
t6 6-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU S. Reynolds C. Sodowsky -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B; Ausmus to 3B
t6 6-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio C. Sodowsky 0% 97% Walk
t6 6-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Bell C. Sodowsky 0% 97% Biggio Steals 2B
t6 6-0 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell C. Sodowsky -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-6, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 2-3-4
b6 0-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Ward S. Reynolds 1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b6 0-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Martin S. Reynolds 1% 98% Lineout: 1B
b6 0-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Young S. Reynolds 0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 6, Pirates 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 6-0, Pirates' Chris Peters facing 3-4-5
Chris Peters replaces Clint Sodowsky pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell C. Peters 1% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t7 7-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Gonzalez C. Peters 0% 99% Triple to CF (Fly Ball)
t7 7-0 0 --3 4,(1-2)  R HOU B. Spiers C. Peters 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gonzalez Scores
t7 8-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU R. Hidalgo C. Peters 0% 100% Single to P (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line); Spiers to 2B
t7 8-0 0 12- 6,(3-2)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez C. Peters -0% 99% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-3B-2B-SS
t7 8-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU B. Ausmus C. Peters 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Gutierrez to 3B
t7 8-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  O HOU S. Reynolds C. Peters -0% 99% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 8, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-8, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
b7 0-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Randa S. Reynolds -0% 99% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 0-8 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Kendall S. Reynolds 0% 99% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b7 0-8 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen S. Reynolds 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Randa to 3B
b7 0-8 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Nunez S. Reynolds 0% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 8, Pirates 0.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-0, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 1-2-3
Elmer Dessens replaces Jose Guillen (RF) pitching and batting 7th
Mark Smith replaces Chris Peters (P) playing RF batting 9th
t8 8-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio E. Dessens -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 8-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell E. Dessens -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 8-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Bagwell E. Dessens 0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t8 8-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez E. Dessens -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 8, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-8, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 9-1-2
b8 0-8 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT M. Smith S. Reynolds 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 0-8 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack S. Reynolds 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b8 0-8 2 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT T. Ward S. Reynolds -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 0-8 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  RR PIT A. Martin S. Reynolds -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ward Scores
b8 2-8 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Young S. Reynolds 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 8, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-2, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 5-6-7
Abraham Nunez moves from SS to 2B
Lou Collier replaces Tony Womack (2B) playing SS batting 1st
t9 8-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU B. Spiers E. Dessens -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 8-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo E. Dessens -0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t9 8-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU R. Gutierrez E. Dessens 0% 100% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Short 3B Line)
t9 8-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus E. Dessens -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 8, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Shane Reynolds facing 5-6-7
b9 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Randa S. Reynolds -0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b9 2-8 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall S. Reynolds 0% 100% Flyball: CF
Dale Sveum pinch hits for Elmer Dessens (P) batting 7th
b9 2-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR PIT D. Sveum S. Reynolds -0% 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Randa Scores
Billy Wagner replaces Shane Reynolds pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-8 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT A. Nunez B. Wagner -1% 98% Walk
b9 4-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Smith B. Wagner 1% 99% Popfly: 1B
b9 4-8 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT L. Collier B. Wagner 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 8, Pirates 4.

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