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TOR
@BAL
1
2
KCR
@CHW
7
1
BOS
@CLE
4
13
DET
@MIN
3
7
SEA
@OAK
9
3
NYY
@TBD
7
1
ANA
@TEX
4
13
FLA
@ATL
6
5
 
(11)
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@COL
11
3
SFG
@LAD
6
0
ARI
@MIL
10
4
MON
@NYM
4
3
 
(10)
CIN
@PHI
2
0
CHC
@PIT
2
8
HOU
@STL
2
3
 
(13)
Saturday, September 20, 2003, 7:05PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 32,869, Time of Game: 3:05
Cubs
2
83-72
 Lost 2 
2nd, 1½ GB
at Pirates
8
73-82
 Won 2 
4th, 11½ GB
L: Matt Clement (13-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  0    2  7  0
Pirates         0  0  1   5  0  0   2  0  X    8 11  3

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 .291 .345 .444 .789 18 12 0.108 0.58 0.137 -0.029 0.8 2 0 SB
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .314 .366 .414 .781 14 8 -0.030 0.68 0.009 -0.039 -0.5 1 1 HBP
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .281 .362 .545 .907 25 16 -0.070 0.68 0.000 -0.070 -1.1 0 0
Moises Alou LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .287 .361 .471 .832 18 11 0.005 0.63 0.043 -0.038 -0.4 0 0
Randall Simon 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .273 .308 .430 .739 14 7 -0.037 0.71 0.020 -0.058 -0.0 5 1
   Sergio Mitre P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .269 .323 .453 .776 17 11 -0.065 0.67 0.000 -0.065 -0.0 0 1 2B
Alex Gonzalez SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .227 .295 .405 .699 14 10 -0.016 0.85 0.024 -0.040 -0.3 3 3
   Antonio Alfonseca P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Hee-Seop Choi 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .219 .351 .423 .774 6 3 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 3 0
Paul Bako C 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .228 .314 .328 .642 20 11 0.053 0.77 0.063 -0.010 0.2 9 0
Matt Clement P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .150 .164 .183 .347 3 3 -0.109 2.37 0.000 -0.109 -1.0 0 0 SH
   Mark Guthrie P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Felix Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ramon Martinez SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .292 .344 .390 .734 10 7 -0.009 0.20 0.001 -0.010 -0.1 0 3
Team Totals 33 2 7 1 2 12 37 .212 .278 .242 .520 159 99 -0.172 0.73 0.297 -0.470 -2.8 24 9
2B: A Ramirez (31, off M Lincoln).
SH: M Clement (7, off R Vogelsong).
HBP: M Grudzielanek (11, by R Vogelsong).
TB: K Lofton 2; A Ramirez 2; A Gonzalez; R Simon; M Alou; R Martinez.
RBI: A Ramirez (99).
2-out RBI: A Ramirez.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Gonzalez; R Simon-A Gonzalez-R Simon.
Baserunning
SB: K Lofton (30, 2nd base off R Vogelsong/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
Tike Redman CF 4 1 3 2 1 0 5 .314 .352 .480 .832 20 10 0.040 0.37 0.063 -0.022 1.8 3 0 2·2B,SB
Jack Wilson SS 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .256 .303 .352 .655 14 10 0.142 0.51 0.159 -0.017 -0.1 0 3 2B
Jason Kendall C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .324 .400 .415 .814 17 11 -0.091 0.59 0.000 -0.091 -2.3 12 0
Matt Stairs RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .296 .393 .570 .963 17 10 0.005 0.59 0.042 -0.037 -0.4 1 1
   Mike Lincoln P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brian Boehringer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jason Bay LF 1 2 0 0 3 1 4 .297 .430 .609 1.040 20 5 0.044 0.56 0.068 -0.024 0.9 1 0 SB
Carlos Rivera 1B 3 2 1 2 0 1 4 .239 .296 .398 .694 14 10 0.065 0.80 0.091 -0.025 1.9 7 0 HR,HBP,GDP
Abraham Nunez 2B 4 1 3 1 0 1 4 .253 .316 .353 .668 16 11 0.081 0.55 0.092 -0.011 1.9 2 3 2B,SB
Jose Hernandez 3B 4 1 1 2 0 3 4 .226 .289 .350 .638 19 15 0.040 0.69 0.072 -0.033 0.2 1 1
Ryan Vogelsong P 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 10 7 0.002 0.61 0.029 -0.027 0.1 0 1
   J.J. Davis RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .296 .360 .656 4 3 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 1
Team Totals 33 8 11 8 5 9 39 .333 .436 .545 .981 151 92 0.328 0.57 0.616 -0.287 3.8 27 10
2B: J Wilson (21, off M Clement); T Redman 2 (15, 1 off S Mitre, 1 off M Clement); A Nunez (7, off F Sanchez).
HR: C Rivera (3, off A Alfonseca, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
HBP: C Rivera (1, by M Clement).
TB: T Redman 5; C Rivera 4; A Nunez 4; J Wilson 3; J Hernandez; R Vogelsong.
GIDP: C Rivera (2).
RBI: C Rivera 2 (10); T Redman 2 (18); J Hernandez 2 (57); A Nunez (33); J Wilson (60).
2-out RBI: C Rivera 2; J Wilson.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 16.
Fielding
E: C Rivera (4); J Kendall (10); J Bay (1).
Outfield Assists: M Stairs (R Simon at home plate); J Davis (A Ramirez at 3rd base).
Baserunning
SB: A Nunez (8, 3rd base off F Sanchez/P Bako); T Redman (6, 2nd base off A Alfonseca/P Bako); J Bay (2, 2nd base off A Alfonseca/P Bako).

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
Matt Clement, L (13-12) 3 6 6 6 2 5 0 4.22 18 63 40 19 9 12 6 4 3 0 26 -0.326 1.13 -4.3
Mark Guthrie 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.41 6 26 14 9 1 4 2 3 2 0 3 2 0.002 0.34 0.9
Felix Sanchez 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 10.80 4 21 12 7 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.11 0.0
Antonio Alfonseca 1.1 2 2 2 1 2 1 5.74 7 27 17 11 2 4 0 4 1 0 2 0 -0.005 0.06 -1.0
Sergio Mitre 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15.43 4 14 9 5 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.01 0.5
Team Totals 8 11 8 8 5 9 1 9.00 39 151 92 51 16 25 11 13 7 0 26 5 2 -0.328 0.57 -3.8
M Clement faced 6 batters in the 4th inning.

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
Ryan Vogelsong, W (2-1) 7 5 1 0 1 8 0 4.79 29 116 73 42 13 18 8 11 5 0 72 0.167 0.93 2.7
Mike Lincoln 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 5.50 4 20 10 5 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.002 0.04 -0.5
Brian Boehringer 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 5.43 4 23 16 8 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.03 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 1 2 12 0 1.00 37 159 99 55 17 27 9 13 5 0 72 0 0 0.172 0.73 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: R Vogelsong (1).
HBP: M Clement (14; C Rivera); R Vogelsong (2; M Grudzielanek).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Mike DiMuro, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Andy Fletcher.
Time of Game: 3:05.
Attendance: 32,869.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 0mph, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Tike Redman CF
2 Mark Grudzielanek 2B 2 Jack Wilson SS
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Jason Kendall C
4 Moises Alou LF 4 Matt Stairs RF
5 Randall Simon 1B 5 Jason Bay LF
6 Aramis Ramirez 3B 6 Carlos Rivera 1B
7 Alex Gonzalez SS 7 Abraham Nunez 2B
8 Paul Bako C 8 Jose Hernandez 3B
9 Matt Clement P 9 Ryan Vogelsong P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 0-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Wilson M. Clement 12% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive); Redman Scores; Wilson to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R CHC K. Lofton R. Vogelsong -11% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bako Scores/Adv on E7/unER/No RBI; Lofton to 2B
t4 1-1 2 123 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Clement R. Vogelsong 9% 56% Groundout: P-SS-1B
b4 1-1 0 123 2,(1-0)  R PIT A. Nunez M. Clement 8% 83% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Stairs Scores; Bay to 3B; Rivera to 2B
b4 1-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT C. Rivera M. Clement 8% 74% Hit By Pitch; Stairs to 3B; Bay to 2B

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' Ryan Vogelsong facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC K. Lofton R. Vogelsong 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek R. Vogelsong 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Vogelsong 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT T. Redman M. Clement -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Wilson M. Clement 4% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clement -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. Stairs M. Clement -3% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Alou R. Vogelsong 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Simon R. Vogelsong 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Vogelsong 1% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bay M. Clement -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Rivera M. Clement -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Nunez M. Clement -1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Gonzalez R. Vogelsong 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t3 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC P. Bako R. Vogelsong -3% 50% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Clement R. Vogelsong 2% 52% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Bako to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R CHC K. Lofton R. Vogelsong -11% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive); Bako Scores/Adv on E7/unER/No RBI; Lofton to 2B
t3 1-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grudzielanek R. Vogelsong -1% 40% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Vogelsong 4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Hernandez M. Clement -3% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Vogelsong M. Clement -2% 39% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT T. Redman M. Clement 3% 42% Double to LF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b3 0-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Wilson M. Clement 12% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive); Redman Scores; Wilson to 2B
b3 1-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Kendall M. Clement -4% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 1-1, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 4-5-6
t4 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC M. Alou R. Vogelsong -4% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Simon R. Vogelsong 4% 50% Flyball: CF
t4 1-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Vogelsong 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Gonzalez R. Vogelsong -2% 51% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line); Alou to 2B
t4 1-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC P. Bako R. Vogelsong -4% 47% Walk; Alou to 3B; Gonzalez to 2B
t4 1-1 2 123 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Clement R. Vogelsong 9% 56% Groundout: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 1-1, Cubs' Matt Clement facing 4-5-6
b4 1-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT M. Stairs M. Clement 4% 60% Walk
b4 1-1 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Bay M. Clement 6% 67% Walk; Stairs to 2B
b4 1-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT C. Rivera M. Clement 8% 74% Hit By Pitch; Stairs to 3B; Bay to 2B
b4 1-1 0 123 2,(1-0)  R PIT A. Nunez M. Clement 8% 83% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Stairs Scores; Bay to 3B; Rivera to 2B
b4 2-1 0 123 3,(0-2)  RR PIT J. Hernandez M. Clement 7% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Bay Scores; Rivera Scores; Nunez to 2B
b4 4-1 0 12- 4,(1-2)  PIT R. Vogelsong M. Clement 3% 93% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Nunez to 3B; Hernandez to 2B
Mark Guthrie replaces Matt Clement pitching and batting 9th
b4 4-1 0 123 4,(2-1)  RR PIT T. Redman M. Guthrie 3% 96% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Short LF); Nunez Scores; Hernandez Scores; Vogelsong to 2B
b4 6-1 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson M. Guthrie -1% 95% Flyball: CF
b4 6-1 1 12- 6,(3-2)  OO PIT J. Kendall M. Guthrie -2% 93% Line Drive Double Play: SS unassisted; Vogelsong out at 2B/SS
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 6.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 1-2-3
t5 1-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Lofton R. Vogelsong -2% 91% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 1-6 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek R. Vogelsong 2% 93% Lineout: 2B
t5 1-6 1 1-- 10,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa R. Vogelsong 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging, Lofton Steals 2B
t5 1-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Alou R. Vogelsong 1% 96% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cubs' Mark Guthrie facing 4-5-6
b5 6-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. Stairs M. Guthrie -0% 96% Lineout: P
b5 6-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Bay M. Guthrie 0% 96% Walk
b5 6-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO PIT C. Rivera M. Guthrie -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 6.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 5-6-7
t6 1-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC R. Simon R. Vogelsong -2% 93% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
t6 1-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez R. Vogelsong 2% 95% Flyball: CF
t6 1-6 1 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC A. Gonzalez R. Vogelsong 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-6 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC P. Bako R. Vogelsong 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Simon out at Hm/RF-C; Bako to 2B/Adv on E2 (throw)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cubs' Felix Sanchez facing 7-8-9
Felix Sanchez replaces Mark Guthrie pitching and batting 9th
b6 6-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT A. Nunez F. Sanchez 1% 98% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b6 6-1 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  O PIT J. Hernandez F. Sanchez -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging, Nunez Steals 3B
b6 6-1 1 --3 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Vogelsong F. Sanchez -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b6 6-1 2 --3 5,(3-1)  PIT T. Redman F. Sanchez 0% 97% Walk
Antonio Alfonseca replaces Alex Gonzalez (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Ramon Martinez replaces Felix Sanchez (P) playing SS batting 9th
b6 6-1 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Wilson A. Alfonseca 0% 97% Redman Steals 2B
b6 6-1 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Wilson A. Alfonseca -1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 6.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-6, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 9-1-2
t7 1-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Martinez R. Vogelsong 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-6 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC K. Lofton R. Vogelsong 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t7 1-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Grudzielanek R. Vogelsong 0% 99% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-1, Cubs' Antonio Alfonseca facing 3-4-5
b7 6-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Kendall A. Alfonseca -0% 98% Lineout: 2B
b7 6-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT M. Stairs A. Alfonseca -0% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 6-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Bay A. Alfonseca 0% 98% Walk
b7 6-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT C. Rivera A. Alfonseca 0% 98% Bay Steals 2B
b7 6-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  RR PIT C. Rivera A. Alfonseca 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball); Bay Scores
b7 8-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Nunez A. Alfonseca 0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
b7 8-1 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O PIT J. Hernandez A. Alfonseca -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 8.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-8, Pirates' Mike Lincoln facing 3-4-5
Mike Lincoln replaces Matt Stairs (RF) pitching and batting 4th
J.J. Davis replaces Ryan Vogelsong (P) playing RF batting 9th
t8 1-8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Lincoln 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-8 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC M. Alou M. Lincoln 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 1-8 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC R. Simon M. Lincoln -0% 100% Walk
t8 1-8 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RO CHC A. Ramirez M. Lincoln -0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Simon Scores; Ramirez out at 3B/RF-2B-SS-3B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-2, Cubs' Sergio Mitre facing 9-1-2
Sergio Mitre replaces Randall Simon (1B) pitching and batting 5th
Hee-Seop Choi replaces Antonio Alfonseca (P) playing 1B batting 7th
b8 8-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Davis S. Mitre -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 8-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT T. Redman S. Mitre 0% 100% Double to RF (Pop Fly to Short RF)
b8 8-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Wilson S. Mitre -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B; Redman to 3B
b8 8-2 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Kendall S. Mitre -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 8.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-8, Pirates' Brian Boehringer facing 7-8-9
Brian Boehringer replaces Mike Lincoln pitching and batting 4th
t9 2-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC H. Choi B. Boehringer 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC P. Bako B. Boehringer 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 2-8 2 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC R. Martinez B. Boehringer -0% 100% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
t9 2-8 2 1-- 8,(2-2)  O CHC K. Lofton B. Boehringer 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 8.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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