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Standings
BOS
@BAL
13
2
MIN
@CHW
2
8
NYY
@DET
4
3
CLE
@KCR
6
5
TEX
@OAK
5
7
ANA
@SEA
2
3
TOR
@TBD
12
6
FLA
@ATL
1
4
PHI
@CIN
4
3
ARI
@COL
7
11
SFG
@MIL
3
1
MON
@NYM
5
1
CHC
@PIT
4
5
LAD
@SDP
4
3
HOU
@STL
3
7
Sunday, September 22, 2002,
, PNC Park
Attendance: 25,026, Time of Game: 3:11
Cubs
4
65-91
 Lost 1 
5th, 26½ GB
at Pirates
5
69-87
 Won 1 
4th, 22½ GB
W: Kris Benson (9-6)
L: Alan Benes (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  0  0   0  1  0   0  0  1    4  9  0
Pirates         0  0  1   0  3  0   1  0  X    5 10  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Bellhorn SS 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .259 .377 .525 .902 24 11 0.041 1.42 0.126 -0.085 1.0 1 0
Chad Hermansen CF 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .209 .274 .378 .652 23 15 -0.053 1.96 0.149 -0.202 0.4 2 0 HR
Sammy Sosa RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .296 .407 .609 1.016 26 15 0.023 0.91 0.051 -0.027 0.1 4 0
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .274 .354 .506 .859 17 9 0.034 1.61 0.175 -0.141 0.4 3 0 HR
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Moises Alou LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .277 .339 .422 .761 6 5 -0.125 1.20 0.000 -0.125 -1.3 3 0
Kevin Orie 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .321 .344 .429 .772 11 10 -0.096 0.94 0.000 -0.096 -0.8 0 2
Chris Stynes 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .244 .317 .378 .695 10 8 -0.031 0.96 0.025 -0.056 -0.1 1 3
   Corey Patterson PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .255 .286 .395 .681 4 3 0.050 0.96 0.050 0.000 0.3
Joe Girardi C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .220 .271 .283 .553 10 8 -0.093 0.93 0.000 -0.093 -0.8 8 0 GDP
   Todd Hundley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .298 .424 .722 6 3 -0.050 2.10 0.000 -0.050 -0.3
Alan Benes P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .083 .154 .083 .237 9 7 0.003 0.81 0.027 -0.024 0.1 0 0
   Joe Borowski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Francis Beltran P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roosevelt Brown PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .278 .311 .589 4 0 0.025 0.80 0.025 0.000 0.1
   Will Cunnane P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hee-Seop Choi 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .172 .273 .310 .583 1 1 0.043 1.24 0.043 0.000 0.3 2 0
Team Totals 35 4 9 4 3 6 38 .257 .316 .429 .744 151 95 -0.229 1.26 0.671 -0.899 -0.5 24 5
HR: F McGriff (30, off K Benson, 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to CF-RF); C Hermansen (8, off K Benson, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF).
TB: C Hermansen 5; F McGriff 4; H Choi; C Stynes; S Sosa; C Patterson; A Benes; M Bellhorn.
GIDP: J Girardi (10).
RBI: F McGriff 2 (103); C Hermansen (18); M Bellhorn (55).
2-out RBI: F McGriff 2; M Bellhorn; C Hermansen.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Orie-C Stynes-F McGriff.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pokey Reese 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .264 .328 .353 .681 26 18 0.123 1.37 0.188 -0.065 0.9 3 2 2B
Jack Wilson SS 2 3 1 1 2 0 4 .250 .302 .332 .634 16 7 0.151 1.28 0.187 -0.035 1.2 3 2 SB
Brian Giles LF 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .294 .444 .604 1.048 18 12 0.086 1.52 0.148 -0.062 1.0 1 0 SF
Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 0 0 1 0 1 4 .234 .280 .380 .660 15 11 -0.081 1.37 0.001 -0.082 -1.2 0 0 SF,GDP
   Brian Boehringer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mike Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rob Mackowiak RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .244 .328 .431 .759 15 9 0.085 1.19 0.138 -0.053 0.4 1 0
   Bronson Arroyo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Armando Rios PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .241 .301 .314 .616 8 4 0.006 0.22 0.006 0.000 0.1
   Mike Benjamin 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .198 .179 .378 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
Craig Wilson 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .266 .359 .440 .799 16 9 -0.026 0.89 0.027 -0.053 -0.2 5 0
   Kevin Young 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244 .320 .410 .730 5 3 -0.011 0.39 0.000 -0.011 -0.2 2 0
Tony Alvarez CF-RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .368 .250 .618 16 9 0.000 0.90 0.059 -0.059 -0.1 1 0 SB
Humberto Cota C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .222 .222 .222 .444 14 9 0.002 0.66 0.029 -0.026 -0.2 7 0
Kris Benson P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .175 .175 .200 .375 6 3 -0.053 1.90 0.000 -0.053 -0.5 0 0
   Adrian Brown PH-CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .211 .280 .294 .574 8 7 -0.011 0.90 0.069 -0.080 -0.3 3 0 SB
Team Totals 31 5 10 4 3 5 36 .323 .361 .355 .716 163 101 0.271 1.10 0.852 -0.579 1.0 27 5
2B: P Reese (24, off A Benes).
SF: A Ramirez (11, off A Benes); B Giles (5, off A Benes).
TB: P Reese 3; B Giles 2; A Brown; J Wilson; H Cota; R Mackowiak; C Wilson; T Alvarez.
GIDP: A Ramirez (16).
RBI: A Ramirez (67); J Wilson (46); R Mackowiak (46); B Giles (95).
2-out RBI: R Mackowiak.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Wilson-P Reese-C Wilson.
Baserunning
SB: J Wilson (5, 2nd base off J Borowski/J Girardi); T Alvarez (1, 2nd base off F Beltran/J Girardi); A Brown (9, 2nd base off F Beltran/J Girardi).

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
Alan Benes, L (2-2) 4.1 7 4 4 1 3 0 4.59 21 93 58 36 10 12 2 15 4 0 35 -0.166 1.29 -1.0
Joe Borowski 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.75 3 17 10 5 2 3 0 3 1 0 1 1 -0.092 1.27 -0.5
Francis Beltran 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10.00 4 15 10 7 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.048 1.13 0.5
Will Cunnane 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 5.16 5 29 15 11 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.075 0.69 -0.5
Antonio Alfonseca 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.97 3 9 8 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.014 0.18 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 5 5 3 5 0 5.62 36 163 101 64 15 22 7 21 6 0 35 1 1 -0.271 1.10 -1.0

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
Kris Benson, W (9-6) 5 5 3 3 2 2 2 4.70 21 90 55 33 8 14 5 12 2 0 45 -0.097 0.92 -0.5
Bronson Arroyo, H (1) 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.15 7 25 16 8 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.176 1.22 1.0
Brian Boehringer, H (27) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.32 4 17 11 9 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.075 1.41 0.5
Mike Williams, S (44) 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.03 6 19 13 8 2 3 4 2 1 0 0 0 0.075 2.42 -0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 3 6 2 4.00 38 151 95 58 13 24 11 18 3 0 45 0 0 0.229 1.26 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: F Beltran (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Vanover, 1B - Sam Holbrook, 2B - Angel Hernandez, 3B - Randy Marsh.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: 25,026.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 1mph out to Leftfield, Overcast.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Mark Bellhorn SS 1 Pokey Reese 2B
2 Chad Hermansen CF 2 Jack Wilson SS
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Brian Giles LF
4 Fred McGriff 1B 4 Aramis Ramirez 3B
5 Moises Alou LF 5 Rob Mackowiak RF
6 Kevin Orie 3B 6 Craig Wilson 1B
7 Chris Stynes 2B 7 Tony Alvarez CF
8 Joe Girardi C 8 Humberto Cota C
9 Alan Benes P 9 Kris Benson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  RR CHC F. McGriff K. Benson -17% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Hermansen Scores
t9 4-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Hermansen M. Williams 16% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 1-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  PIT P. Reese A. Benes 15% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive); Brown to 3B
b5 3-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R PIT R. Mackowiak J. Borowski 14% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive); Wilson Scores
t5 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC C. Hermansen K. Benson -12% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball)

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' Kris Benson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Bellhorn K. Benson 2% 52% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  CHC C. Hermansen K. Benson -2% 50% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa K. Benson 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hermansen to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  RR CHC F. McGriff K. Benson -17% 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to CF-RF); Hermansen Scores
t1 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Alou K. Benson 1% 35% Foul Flyball: 1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Alan Benes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT P. Reese A. Benes 4% 39% Single (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Wilson A. Benes -4% 35% Popfly: 1B
b1 0-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT B. Giles A. Benes -3% 32% Popfly: C (Front of Home)
b1 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez A. Benes -2% 30% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 6-7-8
t2 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Orie K. Benson 2% 32% Popfly: SS
t2 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Stynes K. Benson 1% 33% Popfly: SS
t2 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Girardi K. Benson 1% 34% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Alan Benes facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak A. Benes -2% 31% Flyball: LF
b2 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT C. Wilson A. Benes 3% 34% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 0-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT T. Alvarez A. Benes -3% 31% Flyball: CF
b2 0-2 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  PIT H. Cota A. Benes 3% 34% Single to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF); Wilson to 3B
b2 0-2 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O PIT K. Benson A. Benes -5% 29% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 9-1-2
t3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Benes K. Benson -3% 26% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Bellhorn K. Benson -4% 22% Walk; Benes to 2B
t3 2-0 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC C. Hermansen K. Benson 0% 22% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Benes to 3B; Bellhorn to 2B
t3 2-0 1 -23 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Sosa K. Benson -1% 21% Walk
t3 2-0 1 123 5,(2-2)  O CHC F. McGriff K. Benson 6% 27% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-0 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alou K. Benson 6% 32% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Alan Benes facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT P. Reese A. Benes -3% 30% Flyball: RF
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Wilson A. Benes 3% 33% Walk
b3 0-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT B. Giles A. Benes 7% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF); Wilson to 3B
b3 0-2 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  RO PIT A. Ramirez A. Benes 0% 40% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Wilson Scores
b3 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak A. Benes -3% 38% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Orie K. Benson 2% 40% Popfly: 2B
t4 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC C. Stynes K. Benson -3% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t4 2-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO CHC J. Girardi K. Benson 5% 43% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cubs' Alan Benes facing 6-7-8
b4 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Wilson A. Benes -3% 40% Flyball: LF
b4 1-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT T. Alvarez A. Benes -2% 37% Flyball: RF
b4 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT H. Cota A. Benes -1% 36% Foul Flyball: C (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 1.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Kris Benson facing 9-1-2
t5 2-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Benes K. Benson 2% 38% Strikeout Swinging
t5 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC M. Bellhorn K. Benson 2% 40% Flyball: RF
t5 2-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC C. Hermansen K. Benson -12% 28% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t5 3-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa K. Benson 1% 29% Foul Flyball: C (Front of Home)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-3, Cubs' Alan Benes facing 9-1-2
Adrian Brown pinch hits for Kris Benson (P) batting 9th
b5 1-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  PIT A. Brown A. Benes 5% 34% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
b5 1-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  PIT P. Reese A. Benes 15% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive); Brown to 3B
b5 1-3 0 -23 5,(1-2)  R PIT J. Wilson A. Benes 11% 60% Single to RF (Line Drive); Brown Scores; Reese to 3B
b5 2-3 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO PIT B. Giles A. Benes -3% 57% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Reese Scores
Joe Borowski replaces Alan Benes pitching and batting 9th
b5 3-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. Ramirez J. Borowski -4% 53% Popfly: SS
b5 3-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT R. Mackowiak J. Borowski 1% 55% Wilson Steals 2B
b5 3-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R PIT R. Mackowiak J. Borowski 14% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive); Wilson Scores
b5 4-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT C. Wilson J. Borowski -2% 66% Flyball: LF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Bronson Arroyo facing 4-5-6
Bronson Arroyo replaces Rob Mackowiak (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Adrian Brown moves from PH to CF
Tony Alvarez moves from CF to RF
t6 3-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC F. McGriff B. Arroyo 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alou B. Arroyo 3% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 3-4 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC K. Orie B. Arroyo 2% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Francis Beltran facing 7-8-9
Francis Beltran replaces Joe Borowski pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT T. Alvarez F. Beltran 3% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
b6 4-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT H. Cota F. Beltran 3% 80% Alvarez Steals 2B
b6 4-3 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT H. Cota F. Beltran -1% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B; Alvarez to 3B
b6 4-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Brown F. Beltran -8% 72% Fielder's Choice 2B; Alvarez out at Hm/2B-C; Brown to 1B
b6 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT P. Reese F. Beltran 2% 73% Brown Steals 2B; Brown to 3B/Wild Pitch
b6 4-3 2 --3 8,(2-2)  O PIT P. Reese F. Beltran -4% 69% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 4.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-4, Pirates' Bronson Arroyo facing 7-8-9
Kevin Young replaces Craig Wilson playing 1B batting 6th
t7 3-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Stynes B. Arroyo 4% 74% Flyball: RF
t7 3-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Girardi B. Arroyo 3% 77% Strikeout Looking
Roosevelt Brown pinch hits for Francis Beltran (P) batting 9th
t7 3-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Brown B. Arroyo -2% 74% Walk
t7 3-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Bellhorn B. Arroyo 5% 79% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cubs' Will Cunnane facing 2-3-4
Will Cunnane replaces Roosevelt Brown (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Wilson W. Cunnane 3% 82% Walk
b7 4-3 0 1-- 9,(3-2)  PIT B. Giles W. Cunnane 7% 89% Single to CF (Pop Fly to Short CF); Wilson to 3B
b7 4-3 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  ROO PIT A. Ramirez W. Cunnane -2% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Wilson Scores
Armando Rios pinch hits for Bronson Arroyo (P) batting 5th
b7 5-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  PIT A. Rios W. Cunnane 1% 88% Walk
b7 5-3 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O PIT K. Young W. Cunnane -1% 86% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Brian Boehringer facing 2-3-4
Brian Boehringer replaces Aramis Ramirez (3B) pitching and batting 4th
Mike Benjamin replaces Armando Rios (PH) playing 3B batting 5th
t8 3-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC C. Hermansen B. Boehringer 4% 90% Strikeout Swinging
t8 3-5 1 --- 6,(1-2)  CHC S. Sosa B. Boehringer -4% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru Short RF)
t8 3-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC F. McGriff B. Boehringer 5% 90% Flyball: CF
t8 3-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Alou B. Boehringer 4% 94% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-3, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 7-8-9
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Fred McGriff (1B) pitching and batting 4th
Hee-Seop Choi replaces Will Cunnane (P) playing 1B batting 9th
b8 5-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Alvarez A. Alfonseca -1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 5-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT H. Cota A. Alfonseca -0% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown A. Alfonseca -0% 93% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 6-7-8
Mike Williams replaces Brian Boehringer pitching and batting 4th
t9 3-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC K. Orie M. Williams 4% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B
Corey Patterson pinch hits for Chris Stynes (2B) batting 7th
t9 3-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC C. Patterson M. Williams -5% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF)
Todd Hundley pinch hits for Joe Girardi (C) batting 8th
t9 3-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC T. Hundley M. Williams 5% 96% Popfly: 3B
t9 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC H. Choi M. Williams -4% 92% Single (Line Drive to CF-RF); Patterson to 3B
t9 3-5 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  R CHC M. Bellhorn M. Williams -9% 84% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Short CF); Patterson Scores; Choi to 3B
t9 4-5 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Hermansen M. Williams 16% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 5.

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