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@ANA
5
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@CHW
11
6
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@DET
10
2
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5
2
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@SEA
10
1
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@TEX
3
9
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@TOR
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@ARI
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@FLA
8
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5
8
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@MIL
6
2
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@NYM
1
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@PIT
5
2
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@STL
3
2
Friday, September 4, 1998, 7:05
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 36,510, Time of Game: 3:07
Cubs
5
79-62
 Won 5 
2nd, 9 GB
at Pirates
2
64-75
 Lost 7 
6th, 23 GB
W: Matt Karchner (5-4)
L: Mike Williams (3-2)
S: Rod Beck (43)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  3    5 11  1
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  0  0    2  4  2

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .254 .319 .293 .611 23 12 -0.094 1.60 0.090 -0.184 -0.8 4 0
Mickey Morandini 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .304 .392 .398 .789 20 11 -0.027 2.03 0.133 -0.160 -0.6 1 2
Sammy Sosa RF 5 2 2 2 0 1 5 .313 .379 .656 1.035 21 12 0.432 1.94 0.449 -0.018 2.8 1 0 HR
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 3 2 1 0 5 .322 .416 .484 .900 15 7 0.226 1.36 0.236 -0.010 3.0 13 1 IW
Brant Brown LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .299 .356 .515 .871 16 11 -0.190 1.58 0.000 -0.190 -1.7 1 0
   Glenallen Hill PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .301 .349 .531 .880 5 3 -0.007 0.29 0.000 -0.007 -0.5
   Rod Beck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jose Hernandez SS-LF 5 0 0 1 0 0 5 .271 .327 .510 .836 21 16 -0.110 1.42 0.010 -0.119 -1.4 0 3
Tyler Houston C 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .245 .281 .380 .660 20 12 -0.010 1.95 0.140 -0.150 -0.1 6 1
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 3 0 0 1 4 .278 .354 .479 .833 14 9 0.087 1.58 0.148 -0.060 1.1 0 3
Mark Clark P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .038 .091 .038 .129 6 6 -0.091 1.25 0.000 -0.091 -1.2 0 2 GDP
   Jason Maxwell PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Pedro Valdes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .190 .227 .238 .465 5 2 -0.079 2.03 0.000 -0.079 -0.6
   Matt Karchner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Manny Alexander PH-SS 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .236 .289 .346 .635 3 2 0.060 1.83 0.060 0.000 0.3 0 0
Team Totals 39 5 11 5 3 8 42 .282 .333 .359 .692 169 103 0.197 1.64 1.266 -1.068 0.3 27 12
HR: S Sosa (57, off J Schmidt, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
IBB: M Grace (7, by J Schmidt).
TB: S Sosa 5; M Grace 3; G Gaetti 3; L Johnson; M Alexander; T Houston.
GIDP: M Clark (1).
RBI: S Sosa 2 (139); M Grace 2 (74); J Hernandez (68).
2-out RBI: S Sosa.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 14.
Fielding
E: J Hernandez (12).

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 2 5 .285 .322 .363 .685 21 18 -0.128 0.98 0.000 -0.128 -1.1 1 6
Adrian Brown CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .344 .391 .391 .782 19 11 -0.011 0.91 0.049 -0.060 -0.0 0 0 SB
Jason Kendall C 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .327 .404 .473 .877 15 9 0.055 1.21 0.113 -0.058 0.4 8 0 2·SB,HBP
Kevin Young 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .287 .343 .502 .845 20 10 -0.004 1.65 0.076 -0.080 -0.1 12 0
Jose Guillen RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .299 .412 .711 8 6 0.064 1.93 0.159 -0.095 0.6 1 0 SH
Turner Ward LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 .270 .336 .426 .762 12 8 -0.059 1.89 0.019 -0.077 -0.5 1 0 SF
   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
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Todd Van Poppel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .286 .552 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Freddy Garcia 3B 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 .281 .354 .586 .940 19 12 0.176 1.43 0.196 -0.020 1.2 1 2
Lou Collier SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .248 .315 .336 .651 17 12 -0.207 1.83 0.000 -0.207 -1.7 3 4
Jason Schmidt P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .073 .088 .109 .197 16 11 -0.156 1.93 0.000 -0.156 -1.2 0 2
   Manny Martinez LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .294 .440 .734 2 2 -0.031 1.23 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 4 2 3 7 37 .129 .222 .129 .351 149 99 -0.301 1.47 0.612 -0.912 -2.7 27 14
SF: T Ward (7, off M Clark).
SH: J Guillen (1, off M Clark).
HBP: J Kendall (26, by M Clark).
TB: F Garcia 2; J Guillen; A Brown.
RBI: T Ward (40); F Garcia (25).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Garcia-L Collier-T Womack.
E: L Collier (16); F Garcia (5).
Baserunning
SB: J Kendall 2 (21, 2nd base off M Clark/T Houston 2); A Brown (1, 2nd base off M Clark/T Houston).

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
Mark Clark 6 3 2 2 3 4 0 4.97 27 110 72 43 7 22 13 6 1 0 59 0.059 1.54 1.1
Matt Karchner, W (5-4) 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.24 6 24 17 9 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.199 1.29 1.0
Rod Beck, S (43) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.16 4 15 10 4 1 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.044 1.15 0.5
Team Totals 9 4 2 2 3 7 0 2.00 37 149 99 56 13 30 17 9 2 0 59 0 0 0.302 1.47 2.7

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 8 9 2 2 1 6 1 3.87 34 130 80 53 15 12 16 11 4 0 61 0.258 1.45 2.2
Mike Williams, L (3-2) 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2.32 2 7 5 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 2.08 -0.0
Jason Christiansen 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 2.28 4 21 11 7 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 -0.471 3.82 -3.4
Todd Van Poppel 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.83 2 11 7 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.014 0.28 0.9
Team Totals 9 11 5 4 3 8 1 4.00 42 169 103 63 20 20 19 12 5 0 61 3 1 -0.199 1.64 -0.3
J Christiansen faced 4 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Schmidt 2 (15).
HBP: M Clark (4; J Kendall).
IBB: J Schmidt (2; M Grace).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Randy Marsh, 1B - Angel Hernandez, 2B - Bill Hohn, 3B - Greg Bonin.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 36,510.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 10mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Lance Johnson CF 1 Tony Womack 2B
2 Mickey Morandini 2B 2 Adrian Brown CF
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Jason Kendall C
4 Mark Grace 1B 4 Kevin Young 1B
5 Brant Brown LF 5 Jose Guillen RF
6 Jose Hernandez SS 6 Turner Ward LF
7 Tyler Houston C 7 Freddy Garcia 3B
8 Gary Gaetti 3B 8 Lou Collier SS
9 Mark Clark P 9 Jason Schmidt P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  R CHC S. Sosa J. Christiansen 18% 90% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Alexander Scores; Johnson to 3B; Morandini to 2B
t7 2-2 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Schmidt -13% 51% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t9 2-2 1 12- 8,(3-2)  CHC M. Morandini J. Christiansen 13% 71% Walk; Alexander to 3B; Johnson to 2B
t8 2-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt 13% 63% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Sosa to 2B
b6 1-2 1 -23 5,(2-2)  R PIT F. Garcia M. Clark -12% 32% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Young Scores; Guillen to 3B

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' Jason Schmidt facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Schmidt -2% 48% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Schmidt -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  R CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt 10% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace J. Schmidt -1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(0-2)  O PIT T. Womack M. Clark 2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Brown M. Clark 2% 59% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT J. Kendall M. Clark -1% 58% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT K. Young M. Clark -1% 57% Kendall Steals 2B
b1 0-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT K. Young M. Clark 3% 60% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC B. Brown J. Schmidt -2% 58% Strikeout Looking
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Schmidt -2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston J. Schmidt -1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Guillen M. Clark -4% 52% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
b2 0-1 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Ward M. Clark 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Guillen to 2B
b2 0-1 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  PIT F. Garcia M. Clark -2% 51% Walk
b2 0-1 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O PIT L. Collier M. Clark 5% 56% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b2 0-1 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Schmidt M. Clark 5% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC G. Gaetti J. Schmidt 3% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CHC M. Clark J. Schmidt -3% 61% Strikeout (foul bunt)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Schmidt -3% 59% Popfly: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Short CF-RF)
t3 1-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Schmidt -2% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack M. Clark 3% 59% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b3 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT A. Brown M. Clark -3% 56% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b3 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Kendall M. Clark -2% 54% Brown Steals 2B
b3 0-1 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clark 4% 58% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B); Brown to 3B
b3 0-1 2 --3 6,(3-2)  PIT K. Young M. Clark -2% 56% Walk
b3 0-1 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Guillen M. Clark 6% 62% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt 4% 66% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grace J. Schmidt 9% 75% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep 3B); Sosa to 3B
t4 1-0 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  O CHC B. Brown J. Schmidt -6% 69% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-0 1 1-3 6,(1-2)  CHC J. Hernandez J. Schmidt 2% 71% Wild Pitch; Grace to 2B
t4 1-0 1 -23 8,(2-2)  RO CHC J. Hernandez J. Schmidt 1% 72% Groundout: SS-1B; Sosa Scores; Grace to 3B
t4 2-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston J. Schmidt -3% 69% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 6-7-8
b4 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT T. Ward M. Clark 3% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
b4 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Garcia M. Clark 2% 74% Flyball: CF
b4 0-2 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT L. Collier M. Clark 1% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 8-9-1
t5 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC G. Gaetti J. Schmidt 3% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t5 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC M. Clark J. Schmidt -6% 72% Bunt Ground Ball Double Play: Bunt 3B-SS-2B
t5 2-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC L. Johnson J. Schmidt 1% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Schmidt -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 9-1-2
b5 0-2 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O PIT J. Schmidt M. Clark 3% 74% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT T. Womack M. Clark 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Brown M. Clark 1% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 3-4-5
t6 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Grace J. Schmidt 2% 78% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
t6 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC B. Brown J. Schmidt -1% 77% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Grace to 2B
t6 2-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Schmidt -3% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Mark Clark facing 3-4-5
b6 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Kendall M. Clark -6% 68% Hit By Pitch
b6 0-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT K. Young M. Clark -3% 65% Kendall Steals 2B
b6 0-2 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  PIT K. Young M. Clark -6% 59% Walk
b6 0-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Guillen M. Clark -12% 47% Fielder's Choice C/Sacrifice Bunt; Kendall to 3B; Young to 2B
b6 0-2 0 123 2,(1-0)  RO PIT T. Ward M. Clark -2% 45% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF Line); Kendall Scores; Young to 3B; Guillen to 2B
b6 1-2 1 -23 5,(2-2)  R PIT F. Garcia M. Clark -12% 32% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Young Scores; Guillen to 3B
b6 2-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O PIT L. Collier M. Clark 10% 42% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Schmidt M. Clark 8% 50% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 7-8-9
t7 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC T. Houston J. Schmidt 6% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 2-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC G. Gaetti J. Schmidt 9% 64% Single to 3B (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Houston to 2B
Jason Maxwell pinch hits for Mark Clark (P) batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  CHC J. Maxwell J. Schmidt 8% 73% Wild Pitch; Houston to 3B; Gaetti to 2B
Pedro Valdes pinch hits for Jason Maxwell batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 -23 5,(3-1)  O CHC P. Valdes J. Schmidt -8% 65% Foul Popfly: 1B
t7 2-2 1 -23 2,(1-0)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Schmidt -13% 51% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t7 2-2 2 -23 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Morandini J. Schmidt -10% 41% Groundout: 3B-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Matt Karchner facing 1-2-3
Matt Karchner replaces Pedro Valdes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-2 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT T. Womack M. Karchner 4% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b7 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Brown M. Karchner 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Karchner 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Jason Schmidt facing 3-4-5
t8 2-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa J. Schmidt 13% 63% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Sosa to 2B
t8 2-2 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC M. Grace J. Schmidt 4% 67% Intentional Walk
t8 2-2 0 12- 7,(3-2)  O CHC B. Brown J. Schmidt -10% 57% Flyball: LF
t8 2-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Schmidt -7% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Sosa to 3B
t8 2-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O CHC T. Houston J. Schmidt -11% 39% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Matt Karchner facing 4-5-6
b8 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young M. Karchner 5% 44% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Guillen M. Karchner 4% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b8 2-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT T. Ward M. Karchner 3% 50% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 8-9-1
Mike Williams replaces Turner Ward (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Manny Martinez replaces Jason Schmidt (P) playing LF batting 9th
t9 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Gaetti M. Williams -6% 44% Strikeout Looking
Manny Alexander pinch hits for Matt Karchner (P) batting 9th
t9 2-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Alexander M. Williams 6% 50% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
Jason Christiansen replaces Mike Williams pitching and batting 6th
t9 2-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC L. Johnson J. Christiansen 8% 58% Walk; Alexander to 2B
t9 2-2 1 12- 8,(3-2)  CHC M. Morandini J. Christiansen 13% 71% Walk; Alexander to 3B; Johnson to 2B
t9 2-2 1 123 2,(0-1)  R CHC S. Sosa J. Christiansen 18% 90% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Alexander Scores; Johnson to 3B; Morandini to 2B
t9 3-2 1 123 5,(2-2)  RR CHC M. Grace J. Christiansen 7% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Johnson Scores/unER; Morandini Scores; Sosa to 2B
Todd Van Poppel replaces Jason Christiansen pitching and batting 6th
Glenallen Hill pinch hits for Brant Brown (LF) batting 5th
t9 5-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Hill T. Van Poppel -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-2 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez T. Van Poppel -1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Rod Beck facing 7-8-9
Rod Beck replaces Glenallen Hill (PH) pitching and batting 5th
Manny Alexander moves from PH to SS
Jose Hernandez moves from SS to LF
b9 2-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT F. Garcia R. Beck -5% 91% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
b9 2-5 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O PIT L. Collier R. Beck 4% 95% Flyball: RF
b9 2-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT M. Martinez R. Beck 3% 98% Lineout: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
b9 2-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Womack R. Beck 2% 100% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Pirates 2.

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