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@BOS
3
4
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@CHW
5
7
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@SEA
1
11
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@TEX
0
6
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@TOR
1
15
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2
4
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10
15
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7
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6
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5
4
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@STL
2
3
Monday, September 7, 1998, 1:35
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 12,830, Time of Game: 3:13
Brewers
6
69-75
 Won 3 
4th, 22 GB
at Pirates
3
65-77
 Lost 1 
5th, 25 GB
W: Rafael Roque (4-1)
L: Elmer Dessens (2-3)
S: Bob Wickman (22)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Brewers         2  1  0   0  0  0   2  0  1    6  8  0
Pirates         0  1  2   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  6  2

Milwaukee Brewers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Fernando Vina 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .308 .389 .423 .812 26 18 -0.103 0.77 0.000 -0.103 -1.4 3 0
Marquis Grissom CF 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 .266 .297 .363 .660 20 12 0.020 0.70 0.073 -0.053 0.7 2 0 2·SB
Dave Nilsson 1B 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 .273 .340 .440 .780 16 6 0.188 0.82 0.201 -0.013 1.9 6 0 HR
   Mark Loretta 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .315 .389 .424 .813 1 1 -0.004 0.47 0.000 -0.004 -0.2 2 0 SH
Jeff Cirillo 3B 3 0 1 0 2 1 5 .326 .414 .446 .859 25 13 0.052 0.85 0.074 -0.021 0.7 0 2
Jeromy Burnitz RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .265 .344 .494 .839 18 10 -0.118 1.36 0.032 -0.150 -0.4 1 0 2B
Jose Valentin SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .218 .320 .391 .711 13 10 -0.064 0.95 0.047 -0.111 -1.0 2 3 2B
Geoff Jenkins LF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .236 .275 .405 .679 22 10 0.017 0.74 0.073 -0.056 -0.5 2 0
Bobby Hughes C 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .237 .296 .405 .701 17 12 -0.036 1.30 0.037 -0.072 -0.3 8 1 SH
Rafael Roque P 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200 7 5 0.000 1.14 0.022 -0.022 -0.0 1 3 SH
   Bob Hamelin PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .288 .402 .689 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Marc Newfield PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .239 .307 .328 .635 2 2 0.264 2.14 0.264 0.000 1.6 HR
   Eric Plunk P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   John Jaha PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .210 .369 .346 .715 5 3 0.016 0.50 0.016 0.000 0.3
   Chad Fox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bob Wickman 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 33 6 8 6 7 7 43 .242 .375 .485 .860 172 102 0.232 0.95 0.839 -0.605 1.3 27 9
2B: J Valentin (20, off E Dessens); J Burnitz (25, off J Christiansen).
HR: D Nilsson (11, off E Dessens, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF); M Newfield (3, off J Tabaka, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out).
SH: R Roque (2, off E Dessens); B Hughes (1, off E Dessens); M Loretta (3, off J McCurry).
TB: M Newfield 4; D Nilsson 4; J Burnitz 2; M Grissom 2; J Valentin 2; B Hughes; J Cirillo.
RBI: D Nilsson 2 (49); M Newfield 2 (25); R Roque (1); J Burnitz (110).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 12.
Baserunning
SB: M Grissom 2 (11, 3rd base off J McCurry/J Kendall, 2nd base off E Dessens/K Osik).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Adrian Brown CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .311 .370 .351 .722 26 18 -0.078 1.03 0.038 -0.116 -0.7 1 0
Abraham Nunez SS 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 .077 .250 .077 .327 21 14 -0.034 1.22 0.053 -0.088 -0.1 1 2 SB,SH
   Doug Strange PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .177 .225 .222 .446 6 4 -0.017 0.58 0.000 -0.017 -0.3
Manny Martinez LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .251 .290 .427 .717 20 10 -0.062 1.19 0.023 -0.086 -0.4 3 0
Freddy Garcia 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .359 .577 .936 8 5 -0.071 1.35 0.027 -0.098 -0.7 13 1
Jose Guillen RF 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .273 .302 .423 .724 15 7 0.221 1.45 0.281 -0.060 1.6 0 0 HR
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .249 .313 .373 .686 23 13 0.053 1.59 0.107 -0.055 0.3 0 1
Keith Osik C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .210 .323 .247 .570 10 4 -0.005 1.28 0.059 -0.064 0.1 5 0
   Turner Ward PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .333 .433 .766 3 2 -0.155 6.05 0.000 -0.155 -0.8
   Jeff McCurry P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
Kevin Polcovich 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .185 .257 .241 .498 15 11 -0.117 1.34 0.000 -0.117 -1.0 1 3
Elmer Dessens P 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 7 6 -0.008 1.17 0.005 -0.014 0.0 1 3 SH
   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
   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
   Tony Womack PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .284 .322 .361 .683 8 7 -0.027 1.08 0.000 -0.027 -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 1
   Jason Kendall C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .327 .404 .478 .883 6 4 0.034 0.53 0.034 0.000 0.4 2 1 2B
Team Totals 31 3 6 3 5 9 38 .194 .306 .323 .628 168 105 -0.266 1.37 0.627 -0.897 -1.7 27 12
2B: J Kendall (31, off B Wickman).
HR: J Guillen (12, off R Roque, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SH: A Nunez (1, off R Roque); E Dessens (2, off R Roque).
TB: J Guillen 5; J Kendall 2; A Ramirez; F Garcia; A Brown.
RBI: J Guillen 2 (68); E Dessens (1).
2-out RBI: J Guillen 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: A Ramirez (7); F Garcia (6).
Baserunning
SB: A Nunez (2, 2nd base off R Roque/B Hughes).

Milwaukee Brewers

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
Rafael Roque, W (4-1) 6 2 3 3 5 4 1 3.51 25 104 58 30 8 20 9 7 1 0 55 0.050 1.24 0.1
Eric Plunk, H (11) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.31 3 17 15 8 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.084 1.09 0.5
Chad Fox, H (17) 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 6 22 15 7 4 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.092 2.40 0.5
Bob Wickman, S (22) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.13 4 25 17 10 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.043 0.83 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 5 9 1 3.00 38 168 105 55 19 31 14 10 1 0 55 0 0 0.269 1.37 1.7

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
Elmer Dessens, L (2-3) 6.1 5 4 4 2 2 1 4.55 26 94 55 36 6 13 11 11 6 0 47 0.016 1.09 -0.0
Jeff Tabaka 0.1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2.64 4 18 10 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 -0.274 0.89 -1.8
Todd Van Poppel 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6.67 2 11 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.031 1.54 0.4
Ricardo Rincon 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.55 5 28 19 10 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.030 0.63 0.5
Jeff McCurry 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 6.57 3 7 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.024 0.41 -0.7
Jason Christiansen 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.21 3 14 10 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 -0.009 0.41 0.2
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 7 7 2 6.00 43 172 102 65 16 21 16 13 6 0 47 5 2 -0.230 0.95 -1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gerry Davis, 1B - Wally Bell, 2B - Jerry Meals, 3B - Paul Nauert.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 12,830.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 5mph out to Centerfield, Overcast, Showers.

Starting Lineups

Milwaukee Brewers         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Fernando Vina 2B 1 Adrian Brown CF
2 Marquis Grissom CF 2 Abraham Nunez SS
3 Dave Nilsson 1B 3 Manny Martinez LF
4 Jeff Cirillo 3B 4 Freddy Garcia 1B
5 Jeromy Burnitz RF 5 Jose Guillen RF
6 Jose Valentin SS 6 Aramis Ramirez 3B
7 Geoff Jenkins LF 7 Keith Osik C
8 Bobby Hughes C 8 Kevin Polcovich 2B
9 Rafael Roque P 9 Elmer Dessens P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t7 3-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR MIL M. Newfield J. Tabaka 26% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball); Jenkins Scores
b3 1-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR PIT J. Guillen R. Roque -20% 49% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Nunez Scores
b8 3-5 2 123 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Ward C. Fox 16% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR MIL D. Nilsson E. Dessens 15% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Grissom Scores
b8 3-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  PIT A. Ramirez C. Fox -7% 77% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Garcia to 3B; Guillen to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Brewers Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O MIL F. Vina E. Dessens -2% 48% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIL M. Grissom E. Dessens 2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  MIL D. Nilsson E. Dessens 2% 52% Grissom Steals 2B
t1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR MIL D. Nilsson E. Dessens 15% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Grissom Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIL J. Cirillo E. Dessens -1% 65% Flyball: CF
t1 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O MIL J. Burnitz E. Dessens -1% 65% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Brown R. Roque -4% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Nunez R. Roque 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Brown to 2B
b1 0-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT M. Martinez R. Roque -2% 61% Walk
b1 0-2 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O PIT F. Garcia R. Roque 3% 64% Flyball: CF; Brown to 3B; Martinez to 2B
b1 0-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Guillen R. Roque 6% 70% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Brewers 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Brewers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIL J. Valentin E. Dessens 5% 74% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t2 2-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O MIL G. Jenkins E. Dessens -3% 71% Lineout: 2B
t2 2-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  MIL B. Hughes E. Dessens 4% 75% Single to LF (Line Drive); Valentin to 3B
t2 2-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO MIL R. Roque E. Dessens 2% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Valentin Scores; Hughes to 3B/Adv on E3 (throw)
t2 3-0 2 --3 8,(2-2)  O MIL F. Vina E. Dessens -2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-3, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT A. Ramirez R. Roque -4% 71% Walk
b2 0-3 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  PIT K. Osik R. Roque -6% 65% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
b2 0-3 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich R. Roque 3% 68% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Ramirez to 3B
b2 0-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO PIT E. Dessens R. Roque -1% 68% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Ramirez Scores; Polcovich to 2B
b2 1-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. Brown R. Roque 3% 71% Lineout: P (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Brewers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 2-3-4
t3 3-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIL M. Grissom E. Dessens -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIL D. Nilsson E. Dessens -1% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t3 3-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O MIL J. Cirillo E. Dessens -1% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 2-3-4
b3 1-3 0 --- 10,(3-2)  PIT A. Nunez R. Roque -4% 63% Walk
b3 1-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT M. Martinez R. Roque 4% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Garcia R. Roque 3% 70% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b3 1-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Guillen R. Roque -1% 69% Nunez Steals 2B
b3 1-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  RR PIT J. Guillen R. Roque -20% 49% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Nunez Scores
b3 3-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez R. Roque 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Brewers Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 5-6-7
t4 3-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O MIL J. Burnitz E. Dessens -3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
t4 3-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIL J. Valentin E. Dessens -2% 45% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t4 3-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIL G. Jenkins E. Dessens -1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 7-8-9
b4 3-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Osik R. Roque 3% 47% Groundout: P-1B
b4 3-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT K. Polcovich R. Roque 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 3-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT E. Dessens R. Roque 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Brewers Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 8-9-1
t5 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O MIL B. Hughes E. Dessens -3% 47% Lineout: SS
t5 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O MIL R. Roque E. Dessens -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B (Short 3B Line)
t5 3-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O MIL F. Vina E. Dessens -1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 1-2-3
b5 3-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT A. Brown R. Roque 3% 46% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT A. Nunez R. Roque 2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Martinez R. Roque 2% 50% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Brewers Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 2-3-4
t6 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O MIL M. Grissom E. Dessens -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  MIL D. Nilsson E. Dessens 4% 50% Walk
t6 3-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  MIL J. Cirillo E. Dessens 5% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Nilsson to 2B
t6 3-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O MIL J. Burnitz E. Dessens -7% 49% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t6 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O MIL J. Valentin E. Dessens -7% 42% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Brewers' Rafael Roque facing 4-5-6
b6 3-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT F. Garcia R. Roque 3% 46% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 3-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Guillen R. Roque -4% 42% Walk
b6 3-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez R. Roque 4% 46% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b6 3-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Osik R. Roque 4% 50% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Brewers 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 7th, Brewers Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Elmer Dessens facing 7-8-9
t7 3-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  MIL G. Jenkins E. Dessens 6% 56% Walk
t7 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIL B. Hughes E. Dessens -3% 53% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 1B); Jenkins to 2B
Jeff Tabaka replaces Elmer Dessens pitching and batting 9th
Marc Newfield pinch hits for Bob Hamelin batting 9th
Bob Hamelin pinch hits for Rafael Roque (P) batting 9th
t7 3-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  RR MIL M. Newfield J. Tabaka 26% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball); Jenkins Scores
t7 5-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O MIL F. Vina J. Tabaka -1% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  MIL M. Grissom J. Tabaka 1% 79% Walk
t7 5-3 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  MIL D. Nilsson J. Tabaka 1% 81% Walk; Grissom to 2B
Todd Van Poppel replaces Jeff Tabaka pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-3 2 12- 7,(3-2)  MIL J. Cirillo T. Van Poppel 2% 83% Walk; Grissom to 3B; Nilsson to 2B
t7 5-3 2 123 4,(2-1)  O MIL J. Burnitz T. Van Poppel -5% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Brewers 5, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-5, Brewers' Eric Plunk facing 8-9-1
Eric Plunk replaces Marc Newfield (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Mark Loretta replaces Dave Nilsson playing 1B batting 3rd
b7 3-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich E. Plunk 4% 82% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
Tony Womack pinch hits for Todd Van Poppel (P) batting 9th
b7 3-5 1 --- 8,(1-2)  O PIT T. Womack E. Plunk 3% 84% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-5 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O PIT A. Brown E. Plunk 2% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Brewers 5, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Pirates' Ricardo Rincon facing 6-7-8
Ricardo Rincon replaces Tony Womack (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O MIL J. Valentin R. Rincon -1% 85% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t8 5-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  MIL G. Jenkins R. Rincon 1% 86% Walk
t8 5-3 1 1-- 11,(2-2)  O MIL B. Hughes R. Rincon -2% 85% Strikeout Swinging
John Jaha pinch hits for Eric Plunk (P) batting 9th
t8 5-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  MIL J. Jaha R. Rincon 2% 86% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Jenkins to 3B
t8 5-3 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O MIL F. Vina R. Rincon -3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Brewers 5, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-5, Brewers' Chad Fox facing 2-3-4
Chad Fox replaces John Jaha (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Nunez C. Fox 4% 88% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b8 3-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. Martinez C. Fox 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT F. Garcia C. Fox -3% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 3-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Guillen C. Fox -4% 84% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Garcia to 2B
b8 3-5 2 12- 6,(2-2)  PIT A. Ramirez C. Fox -7% 77% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Garcia to 3B; Guillen to 2B
Turner Ward pinch hits for Keith Osik (C) batting 7th
b8 3-5 2 123 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Ward C. Fox 16% 92% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Brewers 5, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Brewers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Pirates' Jeff McCurry facing 2-3-4
Jeff McCurry replaces Turner Ward (PH) pitching and batting 7th
Jason Kendall replaces Ricardo Rincon (P) playing C batting 9th
t9 5-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  MIL M. Grissom J. McCurry 1% 93% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t9 5-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O MIL M. Loretta J. McCurry -0% 93% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Grissom to 2B
t9 5-3 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  MIL J. Cirillo J. McCurry 2% 95% Walk, Grissom Steals 3B
Jason Christiansen replaces Jeff McCurry pitching and batting 7th
t9 5-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R MIL J. Burnitz J. Christiansen 3% 98% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Grissom Scores; Cirillo to 3B
t9 6-3 1 -23 8,(3-2)  O MIL J. Valentin J. Christiansen -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 6-3 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O MIL G. Jenkins J. Christiansen -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Brewers 6, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-6, Brewers' Bob Wickman facing 8-9-1
Bob Wickman replaces Chad Fox pitching and batting 9th
b9 3-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich B. Wickman 2% 98% Strikeout Swinging
b9 3-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  PIT J. Kendall B. Wickman -3% 95% Double to 3B (Ground Ball)
b9 3-6 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O PIT A. Brown B. Wickman 3% 98% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
Doug Strange pinch hits for Abraham Nunez (SS) batting 2nd
b9 3-6 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT D. Strange B. Wickman 2% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Brewers 6, Pirates 3.

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