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7
Saturday, September 5, 1998, 7:05
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 37,711, Time of Game: 2:51
Cubs
8
80-62
 Won 6 
2nd, 9 GB
at Pirates
4
64-76
 Lost 8 
6th, 24 GB
W: Kevin Tapani (17-7)
L: Sean Lawrence (1-1)
S: Rod Beck (44)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  2  0   0  1  2   0  3  0    8  8  0
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  2  0    4  8  3

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 5 1 2 1 0 2 5 .257 .320 .305 .625 18 15 0.073 0.97 0.148 -0.076 0.7 3 0 2·2B
Jose Hernandez SS-LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .268 .323 .505 .828 19 13 -0.027 0.96 0.037 -0.064 0.4 2 5 SF
Mark Grace 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .320 .414 .480 .894 17 10 -0.054 0.54 0.010 -0.063 -0.8 11 2
Sammy Sosa RF 5 2 2 1 0 2 5 .314 .379 .659 1.039 23 13 0.129 0.59 0.157 -0.028 0.7 2 0 HR
Glenallen Hill LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .304 .351 .534 .885 12 9 0.108 0.77 0.132 -0.023 1.1 1 0 2B
   Brant Brown LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .356 .515 .871 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Manny Alexander PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235 .288 .344 .633 7 5 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 1
Gary Gaetti 3B 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .279 .355 .480 .835 9 6 0.117 0.67 0.139 -0.021 1.2 2 0 2B
Mickey Morandini 2B 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 .303 .392 .396 .788 20 9 0.012 0.68 0.054 -0.042 0.5 2 4
Scott Servais C 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .209 .278 .328 .606 10 8 -0.075 0.93 0.026 -0.100 -0.5 3 1
Kevin Tapani P 2 2 0 1 2 1 4 .141 .222 .219 .441 17 7 0.040 1.01 0.093 -0.053 0.0 1 1
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rod Beck 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 36 8 8 6 5 12 42 .222 .310 .417 .726 152 95 0.322 0.77 0.796 -0.471 3.3 27 14
2B: G Hill (23, off S Lawrence); G Gaetti (28, off S Lawrence); L Johnson 2 (4, 1 off T Van Poppel, 1 off S Lawrence).
HR: S Sosa (58, off S Lawrence, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SF: J Hernandez (2, off S Lawrence).
TB: S Sosa 5; L Johnson 4; G Gaetti 3; G Hill 3.
RBI: G Gaetti 2 (56); K Tapani (10); L Johnson (14); J Hernandez (69); S Sosa (140).
2-out RBI: L Johnson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Morandini-M Grace.
PB: S Servais (3).

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 0 0 0 5 .286 .323 .363 .686 14 8 -0.005 0.56 0.038 -0.044 -0.1 2 1
Adrian Brown CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .328 .392 .373 .765 21 10 -0.035 0.87 0.052 -0.087 -0.6 1 0
Jason Kendall C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .326 .403 .471 .874 17 12 -0.125 0.91 0.008 -0.133 -0.8 13 0
Kevin Young 1B 3 2 0 0 1 0 4 .285 .342 .499 .841 23 13 -0.004 0.62 0.041 -0.046 0.3 5 0
Jose Guillen RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .270 .298 .411 .709 24 16 -0.061 0.88 0.011 -0.072 0.4 3 0
Turner Ward LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 4 .270 .335 .436 .770 13 10 0.180 0.75 0.224 -0.043 1.2 2 0 HR
Freddy Garcia 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .288 .358 .583 .941 6 5 0.033 0.61 0.058 -0.026 0.2 0 0
Abraham Nunez SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .091 .231 .091 .322 16 7 -0.035 0.94 0.040 -0.075 -0.0 1 4 SB
Sean Lawrence P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.058 1.18 0.000 -0.058 -0.5 0 1
   Javier Martinez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 0
   Doug Strange PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179 .228 .224 .452 4 2 -0.052 1.97 0.000 -0.052 -0.4
   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
   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
   Aramis Ramirez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243 .306 .371 .678 5 3 -0.014 0.53 0.000 -0.014 -0.3
Team Totals 34 4 8 3 4 4 38 .235 .316 .324 .639 146 89 -0.176 0.81 0.472 -0.650 -0.7 27 6
HR: T Ward (7, off K Tapani, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: T Ward 4; F Garcia 2; T Womack 2; J Guillen; A Nunez; J Kendall.
RBI: T Ward 2 (42); J Guillen (64).
2-out RBI: T Ward 2; J Guillen.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
E: A Nunez 3 (4).
Baserunning
SB: A Nunez (1, 2nd base off T Adams/S Servais).

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
Kevin Tapani, W (17-7) 7.1 6 4 3 3 1 1 4.81 30 115 71 45 9 17 13 13 2 0 50 0.154 0.94 1.2
Terry Adams 1.1 2 0 0 1 2 0 4.02 7 25 14 6 6 2 4 0 0 0 2 2 0.008 0.38 -1.1
Rod Beck, S (44) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.15 1 6 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.015 0.58 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 4 4 1 3.00 38 146 89 53 15 21 17 13 2 0 50 4 2 0.177 0.81 0.7

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
Sean Lawrence, L (1-1) 5 7 5 5 3 6 1 7.43 25 84 49 26 6 17 6 10 2 0 36 -0.340 0.94 -3.2
Javier Martinez 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.28 2 10 5 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 -0.017 1.50 -0.2
Jeff Tabaka 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.45 5 24 15 7 4 4 2 1 0 0 3 0 0.092 0.67 2.1
Todd Van Poppel 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 6.71 7 21 16 9 3 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.062 0.32 -2.5
Ricardo Rincon 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.59 3 13 10 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 8 5 5 12 1 5.00 42 152 95 48 17 30 11 14 2 0 36 6 1 -0.323 0.77 -3.3
S Lawrence faced 4 batters in the 6th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Angel Hernandez, 1B - Bill Hohn, 2B - Greg Bonin, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 37,711.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 78° F, Wind 2mph from Right to Left, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Lance Johnson CF 1 Tony Womack 2B
2 Jose Hernandez SS 2 Adrian Brown CF
3 Mark Grace 1B 3 Jason Kendall C
4 Sammy Sosa RF 4 Kevin Young 1B
5 Glenallen Hill LF 5 Jose Guillen RF
6 Gary Gaetti 3B 6 Turner Ward LF
7 Mickey Morandini 2B 7 Freddy Garcia 3B
8 Scott Servais C 8 Abraham Nunez SS
9 Kevin Tapani P 9 Sean Lawrence P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR PIT T. Ward K. Tapani -22% 49% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Young Scores
t6 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC S. Sosa S. Lawrence 12% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t5 2-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC L. Johnson S. Lawrence 11% 61% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Tapani to 3B
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC G. Hill S. Lawrence 11% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Sosa to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RR CHC G. Gaetti S. Lawrence 10% 74% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Sosa Scores; Hill Scores

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' Sean Lawrence facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Johnson S. Lawrence -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez S. Lawrence -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace S. Lawrence -1% 45% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT T. Womack K. Tapani 2% 47% Lineout: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Brown K. Tapani 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Sean Lawrence facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa S. Lawrence 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC G. Hill S. Lawrence 11% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Sosa to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RR CHC G. Gaetti S. Lawrence 10% 74% Double to RF (Fly Ball); Sosa Scores; Hill Scores
t2 2-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Morandini S. Lawrence -3% 71% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Servais S. Lawrence -3% 68% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
t2 2-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Tapani S. Lawrence -3% 66% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young K. Tapani 3% 68% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Guillen K. Tapani 2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Ward K. Tapani 1% 71% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Sean Lawrence facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC L. Johnson S. Lawrence -2% 69% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Hernandez S. Lawrence -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace S. Lawrence 1% 69% Walk
t3 2-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC S. Sosa S. Lawrence -2% 67% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT F. Garcia K. Tapani -4% 63% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b3 0-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Nunez K. Tapani 4% 67% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B)
b3 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT S. Lawrence K. Tapani 3% 70% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT T. Womack K. Tapani -2% 68% Single to 2B (Fly Ball to Deep SS-2B); Lawrence to 2B
b3 0-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. Brown K. Tapani 5% 73% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Sean Lawrence facing 5-6-7
t4 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC G. Hill S. Lawrence -2% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t4 2-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC G. Gaetti S. Lawrence -1% 70% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
t4 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Morandini S. Lawrence -1% 69% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 3-4-5
b4 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani 3% 72% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b4 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT K. Young K. Tapani -3% 68% Walk
b4 0-2 1 1-- 10,(2-2)  O PIT J. Guillen K. Tapani 3% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Young to 2B
b4 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR PIT T. Ward K. Tapani -22% 49% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Young Scores
b4 2-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT F. Garcia K. Tapani 1% 50% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Sean Lawrence facing 8-9-1
t5 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Servais S. Lawrence -3% 47% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t5 2-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC K. Tapani S. Lawrence 3% 50% Walk
t5 2-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC L. Johnson S. Lawrence 11% 61% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Tapani to 3B
t5 2-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  RO CHC J. Hernandez S. Lawrence 1% 62% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Tapani Scores; Johnson to 3B
t5 3-2 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Grace S. Lawrence -4% 58% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 8-9-1
b5 2-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. Nunez K. Tapani 3% 62% Flyball: LF
b5 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT S. Lawrence K. Tapani 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 2-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT T. Womack K. Tapani 2% 66% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Sean Lawrence facing 4-5-6
t6 3-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC S. Sosa S. Lawrence 12% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t6 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC G. Hill S. Lawrence 3% 80% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t6 4-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC G. Gaetti S. Lawrence 4% 84% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Hill to 2B
t6 4-2 0 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Morandini S. Lawrence 5% 89% Walk; Hill to 3B; Gaetti to 2B
Javier Martinez replaces Sean Lawrence pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-2 0 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Servais J. Martinez -4% 85% Strikeout Swinging
t6 4-2 1 123 6,(3-2)  R CHC K. Tapani J. Martinez 6% 91% Walk; Hill Scores; Gaetti to 3B; Morandini to 2B
Jeff Tabaka replaces Javier Martinez pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-2 1 123 5,(2-2)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Tabaka -4% 87% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t6 5-2 2 123 6,(2-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Tabaka -3% 84% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 2-3-4
b6 2-5 0 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT A. Brown K. Tapani -5% 79% Walk
b6 2-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani 9% 88% Double Play: Popfly: 2B-1B
b6 2-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT K. Young K. Tapani 1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Jeff Tabaka facing 3-4-5
t7 5-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grace J. Tabaka -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t7 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Tabaka -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC G. Hill J. Tabaka -1% 87% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 5-6-7
Brant Brown replaces Glenallen Hill playing LF batting 5th
b7 2-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Guillen K. Tapani 3% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Ward K. Tapani 2% 92% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT F. Garcia K. Tapani -1% 90% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b7 2-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT A. Nunez K. Tapani -3% 88% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Garcia to 2B
Doug Strange pinch hits for Jeff Tabaka (P) batting 9th
b7 2-5 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O PIT D. Strange K. Tapani 5% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 5, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Todd Van Poppel facing 6-7-8
Todd Van Poppel replaces Doug Strange (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Gaetti T. Van Poppel -1% 92% Flyball: CF
t8 5-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Morandini T. Van Poppel 1% 93% Walk
t8 5-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  CHC S. Servais T. Van Poppel 3% 95% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Morandini to 3B; Servais to 2B/Adv on E6
t8 5-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Tapani T. Van Poppel -3% 93% Fielder's Choice SS; Servais to 3B; Morandini out at Hm/SS-C
t8 5-2 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  R CHC L. Johnson T. Van Poppel 4% 96% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Servais Scores/unER; Tapani to 3B
t8 6-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR CHC J. Hernandez T. Van Poppel 3% 99% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Tapani Scores/No RBI/unER; Johnson Scores/No RBI/unER
t8 8-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Grace T. Van Poppel -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 1 hit, 3 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b8 2-8 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Womack K. Tapani 0% 99% Popfly: 3B
b8 2-8 1 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT A. Brown K. Tapani -0% 99% Walk
b8 2-8 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Kendall K. Tapani -1% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive); Brown to 2B
Terry Adams replaces Kevin Tapani pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-8 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young T. Adams 1% 99% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B); Brown to 3B
b8 2-8 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  R PIT J. Guillen T. Adams -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Brown Scores; Young to 3B
b8 3-8 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R PIT T. Ward T. Adams -1% 97% Passed Ball; Young Scores/unER; Guillen to 2B
b8 4-8 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Ward T. Adams 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-4, Pirates' Ricardo Rincon facing 4-5-6
Ricardo Rincon replaces Todd Van Poppel pitching and batting 9th
t9 8-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Rincon -0% 98% Strikeout Looking
Manny Alexander pinch hits for Brant Brown (LF) batting 5th
t9 8-4 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O CHC M. Alexander R. Rincon -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t9 8-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Gaetti R. Rincon -0% 98% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-8, Cubs' Terry Adams facing 7-8-9
Manny Alexander moves from PH to SS
Jose Hernandez moves from SS to LF
b9 4-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Garcia T. Adams 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b9 4-8 1 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT A. Nunez T. Adams -1% 98% Walk
Aramis Ramirez pinch hits for Ricardo Rincon (P) batting 9th
b9 4-8 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez T. Adams 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging, Nunez Steals 2B
b9 4-8 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  PIT T. Womack T. Adams -1% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Nunez to 3B
Rod Beck replaces Terry Adams pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-8 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Brown R. Beck -1% 98% Defensive Indifference; Womack to 2B
b9 4-8 2 -23 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. Brown R. Beck 2% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 4.

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