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TOR
@ANA
1
5
CLE
@BAL
3
6
BOS
@MIN
3
4
DET
@OAK
2
7
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@OAK
1
7
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@SEA
4
5
 
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@TBD
3
2
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@TEX
12
9
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@ATL
5
7
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@CHC
8
3
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@FLA
5
4
 
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@MIL
4
8
CIN
@MON
4
0
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@NYM
4
9
COL
@PHI
1
6
STL
@PIT
4
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Saturday, August 22, 1998, 7:04
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 45,082, Time of Game: 3:02
Cardinals
4
62-67
 Lost 2 
3rd, 17½ GB
at Pirates
14
61-68
 Won 6 
5th, 18½ GB
L: Bobby Witt (7-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       1  0  1   0  2  0   0  0  0    4  9  3
Pirates         2  3  0   0  2  1   6  0  X   14 16  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 1 4 .306 .390 .450 .840 18 12 -0.073 0.71 0.000 -0.073 -0.9 2 1
   Eli Marrero 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .299 .366 .665 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 1
Brian Jordan RF 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .322 .366 .558 .924 12 11 0.016 0.47 0.057 -0.041 0.5 0 0 HR
   Bryan Eversgerd P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Mark McGwire 1B 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 .292 .472 .721 1.192 16 8 0.118 0.32 0.123 -0.005 1.1 7 1 HR
   Luis Ordaz SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .200 .163 .363 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ray Lankford CF 3 1 2 2 0 0 3 .285 .383 .521 .904 7 4 0.179 0.61 0.188 -0.010 2.0 5 0 HR
   Pat Kelly PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .316 .346 .662 1 1 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Ron Gant LF 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .226 .311 .491 .802 17 8 0.057 1.02 0.072 -0.015 0.6 0 0
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Willie McGee RF-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257 .292 .333 .626 2 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
John Mabry 3B-LF-RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .259 .316 .384 .700 12 9 -0.112 1.33 0.041 -0.153 -1.3 0 2 GDP
Tom Lampkin C 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .237 .327 .387 .714 13 6 -0.091 0.74 0.013 -0.104 -1.2 6 0 GDP
Bobby Witt P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .273 .523 7 5 -0.040 0.73 0.000 -0.040 -0.4 0 0
   Fernando Tatis 3B 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 .272 .320 .375 .696 12 7 0.013 0.17 0.013 0.000 0.4 0 1
Placido Polanco SS-2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .219 .231 .266 .496 9 6 -0.049 0.45 0.000 -0.049 -0.9 1 3
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 3 9 37 .265 .324 .529 .854 129 82 0.018 0.62 0.507 -0.490 -0.7 24 9
HR: M McGwire (52, off F Cordova, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF); B Jordan (22, off F Cordova, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); R Lankford (24, off F Cordova, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: R Lankford 5; M McGwire 5; B Jordan 4; F Tatis 2; J Mabry; R Gant.
GIDP: J Mabry (6); T Lampkin (4).
RBI: R Lankford 2 (84); B Jordan (77); M McGwire (112).
2-out RBI: R Lankford 2; M McGwire; B Jordan.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
PB: T Lampkin (4).
E: F Tatis 2 (23); R Gant (4).

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 2 3 1 0 0 5 .286 .324 .363 .687 24 17 0.018 0.75 0.055 -0.036 1.2 1 5 SB
   Kevin Polcovich PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .189 .264 .250 .514 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.4 0 0
Adrian Brown CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 6 .280 .333 .280 .613 15 10 0.017 0.53 0.035 -0.018 0.5 1 0 SH
Jason Kendall C 4 3 3 2 1 0 5 .339 .419 .492 .911 21 10 0.073 0.80 0.110 -0.037 2.0 8 1
Kevin Young 1B 2 0 1 4 1 0 5 .294 .347 .517 .864 19 11 0.226 0.94 0.226 0.000 2.7 13 0 2B,2·SF,IW
Jose Guillen RF 5 1 1 3 0 1 5 .273 .302 .416 .718 22 15 -0.078 0.66 0.002 -0.080 0.5 0 0 HR
Al Martin LF 4 1 0 0 0 2 4 .241 .296 .370 .666 19 12 0.002 0.69 0.059 -0.057 -0.6 0 0
   Mike Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doug Strange PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .226 .221 .446 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2
   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
   Jeff Tabaka P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Freddy Garcia 3B 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .290 .383 .624 1.007 23 11 0.136 0.62 0.153 -0.017 1.2 0 1 2B
Lou Collier SS 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .247 .313 .341 .655 15 8 0.011 0.42 0.046 -0.035 1.3 4 4
Francisco Cordova P 3 1 2 1 0 1 3 .127 .154 .175 .328 9 7 0.105 0.75 0.140 -0.035 1.1 0 1 3B
   Manny Martinez LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .269 .303 .476 .779 7 5 0.007 0.09 0.007 0.000 0.5 0 0
Team Totals 39 14 16 12 5 6 47 .410 .457 .590 1.046 180 111 0.517 0.62 0.833 -0.315 9.8 27 13
2B: K Young (36, off B Witt); F Garcia (8, off B Witt).
3B: F Cordova (1, off B Witt).
HR: J Guillen (9, off B Eversgerd, 7th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
SF: K Young 2 (8, 1 off B Eversgerd, 1 off B Witt).
SH: A Brown (4, off B Witt).
IBB: K Young (1, by B Witt).
TB: J Guillen 4; F Cordova 4; J Kendall 3; T Womack 3; F Garcia 2; K Young 2; A Brown 2; L Collier 2; M Martinez.
RBI: K Young 4 (95); J Guillen 3 (60); J Kendall 2 (64); F Cordova (1); T Womack (41); F Garcia (17).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 10 for 23.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Womack-L Collier-K Young; L Collier-K Young.
Baserunning
SB: T Womack (50, 2nd base off B Witt/T Lampkin).

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
Bobby Witt, L (7-8) 4 9 7 6 4 2 0 6.73 26 100 58 44 6 8 12 8 2 0 16 -0.487 0.94 -5.3
John Frascatore 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 3.92 8 33 22 15 4 3 3 3 2 0 2 1 -0.001 0.53 0.4
Bryan Eversgerd 2 6 6 6 1 2 1 27.00 13 47 31 17 8 6 5 5 2 0 0 0 -0.030 0.06 -5.0
Team Totals 8 16 14 12 5 6 1 13.50 47 180 111 76 18 17 20 16 6 0 16 2 1 -0.518 0.62 -9.8
B Witt faced 3 batters in the 5th 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 (12-10) 6 8 4 4 3 5 3 3.24 27 98 59 36 8 15 12 7 3 0 42 -0.048 0.80 -0.9
Mike Williams 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.48 3 11 8 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.030 0.39 0.5
Ricardo Rincon 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.95 3 8 6 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Jeff Tabaka 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.61 4 12 9 5 1 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 9 3 4.00 37 129 82 45 13 24 13 12 7 0 42 0 0 -0.018 0.62 0.7
Balks: None.
WP: J Frascatore (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Witt (2; K Young).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Tom Hallion, 2B - Bob Davidson, 3B - Brian Gorman.
Time of Game: 3:02.
Attendance: 45,082.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 89° F, Wind 5mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Delino DeShields 2B 1 Tony Womack 2B
2 Brian Jordan RF 2 Adrian Brown CF
3 Mark McGwire 1B 3 Jason Kendall C
4 Ray Lankford CF 4 Kevin Young 1B
5 Ron Gant LF 5 Jose Guillen RF
6 John Mabry 3B 6 Al Martin LF
7 Tom Lampkin C 7 Freddy Garcia 3B
8 Bobby Witt P 8 Lou Collier SS
9 Placido Polanco SS 9 Francisco Cordova P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR PIT K. Young B. Witt 17% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Brown Scores; Kendall Scores
t5 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR STL R. Lankford F. Cordova -17% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McGwire Scores
b2 2-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R PIT F. Cordova B. Witt 12% 78% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Collier Scores
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R STL M. McGwire F. Cordova -10% 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b5 5-4 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT F. Garcia B. Witt 9% 85% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Martin Scores/unER

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' Francisco Cordova facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. DeShields F. Cordova 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL B. Jordan F. Cordova 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  R STL M. McGwire F. Cordova -10% 44% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL R. Lankford F. Cordova 1% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Bobby Witt facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack B. Witt -2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT A. Brown B. Witt 3% 45% Single to 3B (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Kendall B. Witt 4% 49% Walk; Brown to 2B
b1 0-1 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RR PIT K. Young B. Witt 17% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Brown Scores; Kendall Scores
b1 2-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Guillen B. Witt -3% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Young to 3B
b1 2-1 2 --3 8,(3-2)  O PIT A. Martin B. Witt -3% 60% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 5-6-7
t2 1-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  STL R. Gant F. Cordova -4% 56% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t2 1-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO STL J. Mabry F. Cordova 8% 64% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
t2 1-2 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL T. Lampkin F. Cordova -1% 63% Walk
t2 1-2 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O STL B. Witt F. Cordova 2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Bobby Witt facing 7-8-9
b2 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT F. Garcia B. Witt 3% 69% Walk
b2 2-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT L. Collier B. Witt -3% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b2 2-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  R PIT F. Cordova B. Witt 12% 78% Triple to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Collier Scores
b2 3-1 1 --3 8,(2-2)  PIT T. Womack B. Witt 1% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Cordova stays at 3B
b2 3-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  PIT A. Brown B. Witt 1% 81% Womack Steals 2B
b2 3-1 1 -23 6,(3-2)  PIT A. Brown B. Witt 1% 81% Walk
b2 3-1 1 123 5,(2-2)  R PIT J. Kendall B. Witt 6% 87% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Cordova Scores; Womack to 3B; Brown to 2B
b2 4-1 1 123 4,(1-2)  RO PIT K. Young B. Witt 1% 88% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Womack Scores; Brown to 3B
b2 5-1 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Guillen B. Witt -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Pirates 5.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 9-1-2
t3 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Polanco F. Cordova 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 1-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. DeShields F. Cordova 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 1-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL B. Jordan F. Cordova -6% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t3 2-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL M. McGwire F. Cordova -1% 82% Walk
t3 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL R. Lankford F. Cordova -2% 80% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); McGwire to 2B
t3 2-5 2 12- 4,(3-0)  STL R. Gant F. Cordova -3% 77% Walk; McGwire to 3B; Lankford to 2B
t3 2-5 2 123 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Mabry F. Cordova 7% 84% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Bobby Witt facing 6-7-8
b3 5-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Martin B. Witt -1% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 5-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT F. Garcia B. Witt -1% 82% Flyball: CF
b3 5-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT L. Collier B. Witt -1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 5.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 7-8-9
t4 2-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Lampkin F. Cordova 2% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t4 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL B. Witt F. Cordova 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
t4 2-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL P. Polanco F. Cordova 1% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Bobby Witt facing 9-1-2
b4 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT F. Cordova B. Witt 2% 88% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b4 5-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT T. Womack B. Witt 2% 90% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Cordova to 2B
b4 5-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. Brown B. Witt 0% 90% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Cordova to 3B; Womack to 2B
b4 5-2 1 -23 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall B. Witt -4% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
b4 5-2 2 -23 4,(3-0)  PIT K. Young B. Witt 1% 87% Intentional Walk
b4 5-2 2 123 9,(3-2)  O PIT J. Guillen B. Witt -3% 83% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 5.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 1-2-3
t5 2-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL D. DeShields F. Cordova 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL B. Jordan F. Cordova 2% 87% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  STL M. McGwire F. Cordova -1% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 2-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR STL R. Lankford F. Cordova -17% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McGwire Scores
t5 4-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Gant F. Cordova 2% 71% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Bobby Witt facing 6-7-8
b5 5-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Martin B. Witt 6% 77% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Martin to 2B
b5 5-4 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT F. Garcia B. Witt 9% 85% Double to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Martin Scores/unER
b5 6-4 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  PIT L. Collier B. Witt 4% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive); Garcia to 3B
John Frascatore replaces Ron Gant (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Fernando Tatis replaces Bobby Witt (P) playing 3B batting 8th
John Mabry moves from 3B to LF
b5 6-4 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Cordova J. Frascatore -3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b5 6-4 1 1-3 4,(0-2)  R PIT T. Womack J. Frascatore 4% 89% Wild Pitch; Garcia Scores; Collier to 2B
b5 7-4 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack J. Frascatore -1% 88% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B); Collier to 3B
b5 7-4 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown J. Frascatore -2% 86% Lineout: SS
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 7.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-7, Pirates' Francisco Cordova facing 6-7-8
t6 4-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  STL J. Mabry F. Cordova -4% 82% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
t6 4-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO STL T. Lampkin F. Cordova 8% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t6 4-7 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL F. Tatis F. Cordova -1% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 4-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL P. Polanco F. Cordova 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-4, Cardinals' John Frascatore facing 3-4-5
b6 7-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Kendall J. Frascatore 1% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 7-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  R PIT K. Young J. Frascatore 4% 96% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Kendall Scores/Adv on E5 (throw)/unER/No RBI; Young to 2B
b6 8-4 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Guillen J. Frascatore -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Young to 3B
b6 8-4 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Martin J. Frascatore -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b6 8-4 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Garcia J. Frascatore -1% 94% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 8.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-8, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 1-2-3
Mike Williams replaces Al Martin (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Manny Martinez replaces Francisco Cordova (P) playing LF batting 9th
t7 4-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. DeShields M. Williams 2% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Jordan M. Williams 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-8 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. McGwire M. Williams 0% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-4, Cardinals' Bryan Eversgerd facing 8-9-1
Bryan Eversgerd replaces Brian Jordan (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
Willie McGee replaces John Frascatore (P) playing RF batting 5th
b7 8-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT L. Collier B. Eversgerd 0% 97% Walk
b7 8-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT M. Martinez B. Eversgerd 0% 98% Passed Ball; Collier to 2B
b7 8-4 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  PIT M. Martinez B. Eversgerd 1% 99% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Collier to 3B
b7 8-4 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  R PIT T. Womack B. Eversgerd 0% 99% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Collier Scores; Martinez to 2B
b7 9-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Brown B. Eversgerd 0% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Martinez to 3B; Womack to 2B
b7 9-4 0 123 5,(2-2)  R PIT J. Kendall B. Eversgerd 0% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Martinez Scores; Womack to 3B; Brown to 2B
b7 10-4 0 123 5,(1-2)  RO PIT K. Young B. Eversgerd -0% 100% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Womack Scores
b7 11-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  RRR PIT J. Guillen B. Eversgerd 0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Brown Scores; Kendall Scores
Doug Strange pinch hits for Mike Williams (P) batting 6th
b7 14-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT D. Strange B. Eversgerd 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 14-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT F. Garcia B. Eversgerd 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 14.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-14, Pirates' Ricardo Rincon facing 4-5-6
Ricardo Rincon replaces Doug Strange (PH) pitching and batting 6th
Pat Kelly pinch hits for Ray Lankford (CF) batting 4th
t8 4-14 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Kelly R. Rincon 0% 100% Lineout: SS
t8 4-14 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL W. McGee R. Rincon 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
t8 4-14 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Mabry R. Rincon 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 14.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 14-4, Cardinals' Bryan Eversgerd facing 8-9-1
Eli Marrero replaces Delino DeShields (2B) playing 1B batting 1st
Placido Polanco moves from SS to 2B
Luis Ordaz replaces Mark McGwire (1B) playing SS batting 3rd
Pat Kelly moves from PH to LF
Willie McGee moves from RF to CF
John Mabry moves from LF to RF
b8 14-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT L. Collier B. Eversgerd 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b8 14-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Martinez B. Eversgerd 0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Collier to 2B
Kevin Polcovich pinch hits for Tony Womack (2B) batting 1st
b8 14-4 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich B. Eversgerd 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 14-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown B. Eversgerd -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 14.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-14, Pirates' Jeff Tabaka facing 7-8-9
Jeff Tabaka replaces Ricardo Rincon pitching and batting 6th
Kevin Polcovich moves from PH to 2B
t9 4-14 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Lampkin J. Tabaka 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t9 4-14 1 --- 6,(2-2)  STL F. Tatis J. Tabaka 0% 100% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t9 4-14 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL P. Polanco J. Tabaka 0% 100% Lineout: SS
t9 4-14 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL E. Marrero J. Tabaka 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 14.

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