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4
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@PHI
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@PIT
7
5
Sunday, May 21, 2000, 1:35PM
, Three Rivers Stadium
Attendance: 33,034, Time of Game: 3:01
Cardinals
7
25-18
 Won 2 
1st
at Pirates
5
19-23
 Lost 2 
3rd, 5½ GB
W: Andy Benes (4-2)
L: Todd Ritchie (2-3)
S: Dave Veres (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       2  0  0   2  0  1   0  2  0    7 10  0
Pirates         2  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  1    5  9  1

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Placido Polanco 2B 5 1 3 3 0 0 5 .379 .379 .561 .939 13 9 0.211 1.09 0.251 -0.040 2.7 2 2 3B
Ray Lankford LF 2 1 1 1 3 1 5 .207 .319 .397 .716 27 11 0.059 0.66 0.075 -0.016 1.1 7 1 CS
Mark McGwire 1B 4 1 1 3 1 1 5 .324 .503 .902 1.405 16 11 0.201 1.24 0.256 -0.055 1.6 9 0 HR
Jim Edmonds CF 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .379 .500 .721 1.221 25 17 -0.119 0.92 0.000 -0.119 -2.0 1 0
Craig Paquette 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .289 .348 .529 .877 14 9 -0.037 0.42 0.010 -0.047 -0.8 0 2
J.D. Drew RF 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .308 .417 .538 .955 20 12 0.032 0.54 0.057 -0.026 0.1 2 0
Edgar Renteria SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .266 .318 .474 .792 14 12 0.079 0.73 0.091 -0.012 0.9 0 3
Eli Marrero C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .205 .302 .568 .870 16 10 -0.055 1.34 0.075 -0.129 -0.7 6 0 3B
Andy Benes P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .158 .158 .316 .474 12 8 -0.113 1.30 0.000 -0.113 -1.3 0 0
   Eric Davis PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .304 .409 .532 .940 5 1 0.020 0.55 0.020 0.000 0.4
   Mike James P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Veres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 37 7 10 7 6 12 43 .270 .372 .459 .832 162 100 0.278 0.87 0.835 -0.557 2.0 27 9
3B: E Marrero (1, off T Ritchie); P Polanco (1, off S Sauerbeck).
HR: M McGwire (18, off T Ritchie, 1st inn, 1 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
TB: P Polanco 5; M McGwire 4; E Marrero 3; E Renteria 2; J Drew 2; R Lankford.
RBI: P Polanco 3 (11); M McGwire 3 (42); R Lankford (15).
2-out RBI: M McGwire; P Polanco.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: R Lankford (W Cordero at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: R Lankford (2, 2nd base by M Williams/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
Warren Morris 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .238 .351 .292 .643 22 12 -0.107 0.79 0.000 -0.107 -1.1 4 2
Jason Kendall C 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .336 .462 .466 .927 22 11 0.019 0.65 0.060 -0.041 0.9 12 1 HR
John Vander Wal RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .328 .442 .594 1.035 19 14 -0.044 0.94 0.034 -0.078 -0.5 2 0
Brian Giles CF 4 1 2 2 0 1 4 .344 .433 .675 1.108 16 11 0.133 0.88 0.191 -0.057 1.5 1 0 HR
Wil Cordero LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .291 .333 .518 .851 9 5 0.022 0.64 0.060 -0.038 0.2 1 0 2B
Ivan Cruz 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 22 13 -0.156 1.34 0.000 -0.156 -1.4 6 0
Pat Meares SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .242 .294 .389 .683 8 7 -0.010 0.88 0.055 -0.065 0.4 1 2 HR
Luis Sojo 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .303 .347 .506 .853 22 16 -0.008 0.90 0.075 -0.083 0.4 0 3 HR
Todd Ritchie P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .300 .300 .300 .600 6 5 -0.020 0.85 0.013 -0.033 -0.1 0 0
   Jeff Wallace P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Silva P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Bruce Aven PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .286 .472 .757 5 3 -0.018 0.66 0.000 -0.018 -0.1
   Scott Sauerbeck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .289 .439 .728 2 2 -0.034 1.31 0.000 -0.034 -0.2
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 2 6 37 .257 .297 .629 .926 153 99 -0.223 0.88 0.488 -0.710 0.0 27 8
2B: W Cordero (13, off D Veres).
HR: B Giles (12, off A Benes, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF); L Sojo (4, off A Benes, 7th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF); J Kendall (3, off M James, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); P Meares (4, off D Veres, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: B Giles 5; J Kendall 4; L Sojo 4; P Meares 4; W Cordero 3; T Ritchie; I Cruz.
RBI: B Giles 2 (44); J Kendall (14); P Meares (20); L Sojo (14).
2-out RBI: B Giles 2; L Sojo.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
E: L Sojo (4).

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
Andy Benes, W (4-2) 7 6 3 3 1 5 2 4.04 27 110 73 47 2 24 7 14 5 0 57 0.162 0.79 0.9
Mike James 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 3.68 3 15 8 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.050 0.60 -1.0
Jose Rodriguez, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.038 1.49 0.3
Dave Veres, S (8) 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 1 3.43 6 23 16 10 0 6 1 4 1 0 1 0 0.072 1.34 -0.2
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 2 6 4 5.00 37 153 99 62 3 34 9 20 6 0 57 2 0 0.222 0.88 -0.0

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
Todd Ritchie, L (2-3) 5.1 7 5 5 4 6 1 4.25 28 97 56 29 11 16 10 8 4 0 36 -0.245 1.14 -2.2
Jeff Wallace 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.31 3 15 9 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.029 0.83 0.6
Jose Silva 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.73 4 19 14 5 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.024 0.33 0.6
Scott Sauerbeck 0.2 2 2 2 1 2 0 3.60 5 18 12 7 2 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 -0.101 0.42 -1.7
Mike Williams 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.08 3 15 10 4 5 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0.015 0.13 0.8
Team Totals 9 10 7 7 6 12 1 7.00 43 164 101 48 23 30 12 13 6 0 36 2 0 -0.278 0.87 -2.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tony Randazzo, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - Dan Iassogna, 3B - Ed Montague.
Time of Game: 3:01.
Attendance: 33,034.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 63° F, Wind 2mph out to Leftfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Placido Polanco 2B 1 Warren Morris 2B
2 Ray Lankford LF 2 Jason Kendall C
3 Mark McGwire 1B 3 John Vander Wal RF
4 Jim Edmonds CF 4 Brian Giles CF
5 Craig Paquette 3B 5 Wil Cordero LF
6 J.D. Drew RF 6 Ivan Cruz 1B
7 Edgar Renteria SS 7 Pat Meares SS
8 Eli Marrero C 8 Luis Sojo 3B
9 Andy Benes P 9 Todd Ritchie P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR PIT B. Giles A. Benes -18% 49% Home Run (Fly Ball); Kendall Scores
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR STL M. McGwire T. Ritchie 16% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Lankford Scores
t4 2-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R STL P. Polanco T. Ritchie 13% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Drew Scores; Renteria to 3B
t4 3-2 2 123 5,(3-1)  R STL M. McGwire T. Ritchie 10% 74% Walk; Renteria Scores; Polanco to 3B; Lankford to 2B
t8 5-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  R STL P. Polanco S. Sauerbeck 8% 95% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Davis Scores

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' Todd Ritchie facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Polanco T. Ritchie -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Lankford T. Ritchie 2% 50% Walk
t1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR STL M. McGwire T. Ritchie 16% 66% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Lankford Scores
t1 2-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Edmonds T. Ritchie -1% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL C. Paquette T. Ritchie 1% 66% Walk
t1 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Drew T. Ritchie 1% 67% Single (Ground Ball); Paquette to 2B
t1 2-0 2 12- 2,(0-1)  STL E. Renteria T. Ritchie 2% 69% Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball); Paquette to 3B; Drew to 2B
t1 2-0 2 123 4,(2-1)  O STL E. Marrero T. Ritchie -6% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT W. Morris A. Benes 2% 66% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Kendall A. Benes -3% 64% Walk
b1 0-2 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  O PIT J. Vander Wal A. Benes 3% 67% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR PIT B. Giles A. Benes -18% 49% Home Run (Fly Ball); Kendall Scores
b1 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT W. Cordero A. Benes -1% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 2-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT I. Cruz A. Benes 2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive); Cordero out at 2B/LF-2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 9-1-2
t2 2-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Benes T. Ritchie -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 2-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL P. Polanco T. Ritchie -2% 46% Lineout: 2B
t2 2-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL R. Lankford T. Ritchie -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 7-8-9
b2 2-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Meares A. Benes 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b2 2-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT L. Sojo A. Benes 2% 49% Flyball: RF
b2 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT T. Ritchie A. Benes -1% 48% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 2-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O PIT W. Morris A. Benes 2% 50% Lineout: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 3-4-5
t3 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. McGwire T. Ritchie -3% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Edmonds T. Ritchie -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t3 2-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Paquette T. Ritchie -1% 44% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 2-3-4
b3 2-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Kendall A. Benes 3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Vander Wal A. Benes 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT B. Giles A. Benes -1% 47% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b3 2-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT W. Cordero A. Benes 3% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 6-7-8
t4 2-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  STL J. Drew T. Ritchie 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t4 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL E. Renteria T. Ritchie 6% 61% Single (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Drew to 2B
t4 2-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL E. Marrero T. Ritchie -6% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-2 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Benes T. Ritchie -5% 49% Strikeout Looking
t4 2-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  R STL P. Polanco T. Ritchie 13% 62% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Drew Scores; Renteria to 3B
t4 3-2 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  STL R. Lankford T. Ritchie 2% 64% Walk; Polanco to 2B
t4 3-2 2 123 5,(3-1)  R STL M. McGwire T. Ritchie 10% 74% Walk; Renteria Scores; Polanco to 3B; Lankford to 2B
t4 4-2 2 123 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Edmonds T. Ritchie -6% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 6-7-8
b4 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT I. Cruz A. Benes 3% 71% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Meares A. Benes 2% 73% Flyball: LF
b4 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT L. Sojo A. Benes 1% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 5-6-7
t5 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL C. Paquette T. Ritchie -2% 72% Popfly: 2B
t5 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Drew T. Ritchie -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL E. Renteria T. Ritchie -1% 70% Foul Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 9-1-2
b5 2-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT T. Ritchie A. Benes 3% 73% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT W. Morris A. Benes 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 2-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT J. Kendall A. Benes 1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Todd Ritchie facing 8-9-1
t6 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL E. Marrero T. Ritchie 7% 84% Triple (Line Drive to LF-CF)
t6 4-2 0 --3 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Benes T. Ritchie -3% 81% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-2 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R STL P. Polanco T. Ritchie 4% 85% Single to LF (Line Drive); Marrero Scores
Jeff Wallace replaces Todd Ritchie pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford J. Wallace 2% 87% Walk; Polanco to 2B
t6 5-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. McGwire J. Wallace -2% 85% Flyball: LF
t6 5-2 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O STL J. Edmonds J. Wallace -2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 3-4-5
b6 2-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Vander Wal A. Benes 3% 85% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b6 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Giles A. Benes 2% 87% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT W. Cordero A. Benes 1% 88% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Jose Silva facing 5-6-7
Jose Silva replaces Jeff Wallace pitching and batting 9th
t7 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Paquette J. Silva -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O STL J. Drew J. Silva -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  STL E. Renteria J. Silva 1% 87% Single (Ground Ball)
t7 5-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL E. Marrero J. Silva -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Andy Benes facing 6-7-8
b7 2-5 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT I. Cruz A. Benes 3% 89% Flyball: LF
b7 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Meares A. Benes 2% 91% Foul Flyball: 2B
b7 2-5 2 --- 6,(2-2)  R PIT L. Sojo A. Benes -7% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball)
Bruce Aven pinch hits for Jose Silva (P) batting 9th
b7 3-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Aven A. Benes 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 5, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Pirates' Scott Sauerbeck facing 9-1-2
Scott Sauerbeck replaces Bruce Aven (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Eric Davis pinch hits for Andy Benes (P) batting 9th
t8 5-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL E. Davis S. Sauerbeck 2% 87% Walk
t8 5-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  R STL P. Polanco S. Sauerbeck 8% 95% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF); Davis Scores
t8 6-3 0 --3 3,(1-1)  R STL R. Lankford S. Sauerbeck 1% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Polanco Scores
t8 7-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. McGwire S. Sauerbeck -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
t8 7-3 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O STL J. Edmonds S. Sauerbeck -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Mike Williams replaces Scott Sauerbeck pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Paquette M. Williams -0% 95% Lankford Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-7, Cardinals' Mike James facing 1-2-3
Mike James replaces Eric Davis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT W. Morris M. James 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 3-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R PIT J. Kendall M. James -3% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b8 4-7 1 --- 8,(3-2)  PIT J. Vander Wal M. James -3% 90% Walk
Jose Rodriguez replaces Mike James pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-7 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O PIT B. Giles J. Rodriguez 4% 94% Flyball: LF
Dave Veres replaces Jose Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-7 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT W. Cordero D. Veres -5% 89% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Vander Wal to 3B
b8 4-7 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O PIT I. Cruz D. Veres 7% 96% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 7, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 7-4, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 5-6-7
t9 7-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Paquette M. Williams -0% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 7-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Drew M. Williams -0% 95% Flyball: RF
t9 7-4 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL E. Renteria M. Williams -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-7, Cardinals' Dave Veres facing 7-8-9
b9 4-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R PIT P. Meares D. Veres -6% 90% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b9 5-7 0 --- 7,(1-2)  O PIT L. Sojo D. Veres 5% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Kevin Young pinch hits for Mike Williams (P) batting 9th
b9 5-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT K. Young D. Veres 3% 98% Flyball: RF
b9 5-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT W. Morris D. Veres 2% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 7, Pirates 5.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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