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TOR
@ANA
5
4
KCR
@DET
26
5
KCR
@DET
0
8
TBD
@NYY
1
9
TBD
@NYY
5
10
BOS
@SEA
1
7
CHW
@TEX
7
3
PHI
@ATL
9
4
MIL
@CIN
7
2
SDP
@COL
7
9
NYM
@FLA
4
0
ARI
@LAD
3
5
HOU
@PIT
1
3
HOU
@PIT
9
2
Thursday, September 9, 2004, 8:06PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 10,495, Time of Game: 2:40
Second game of doubleheader, see First game.
Astros
9
77-64
 Won 1 
2nd, 17 GB
at Pirates
2
64-76
 Lost 1 
4th, 29½ GB
W: Mike Gallo (1-0)
L: Josh Fogg (9-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  2  2   0  1  0   3  1  0    9 10  1
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  0    2  6  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Orlando Palmeiro LF 4 2 1 0 0 0 5 .242 .347 .355 .702 18 13 0.109 0.86 0.150 -0.041 1.7 1 0 2B,HBP
Carlos Beltran CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .274 .375 .576 .951 18 10 0.085 0.57 0.101 -0.016 1.1 2 0 3B,IW
Jeff Bagwell 1B 5 1 1 2 0 3 5 .272 .386 .477 .863 18 13 0.002 0.72 0.056 -0.055 -0.4 9 0
   Dan Miceli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Lance Berkman RF 3 1 2 2 2 0 5 .312 .455 .571 1.026 18 5 0.096 0.69 0.125 -0.029 2.4 2 0 2·2B,GDP,IW
   Willy Taveras RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Mike Lamb 3B 5 0 0 1 0 1 5 .309 .372 .545 .917 21 14 -0.021 0.54 0.008 -0.029 -1.0 1 3
Jose Vizcaino SS-2B-1B 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 .284 .324 .397 .721 8 7 0.050 0.61 0.076 -0.026 0.8 3 3 2B
Chris Burke 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 9 8 -0.047 0.58 0.000 -0.047 -0.7 2 2
   Chad Qualls P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Lane PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .315 .392 .707 5 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.4
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Eric Bruntlett 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .308 .455 .762 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .255 .313 .341 .654 18 15 0.085 0.45 0.101 -0.016 1.4 7 0 2B
Tim Redding P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .138 .138 .138 .276 6 4 -0.031 0.55 0.000 -0.031 -0.4 0 1
   Mike Gallo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Alfaro SS 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 4 4 0.009 0.15 0.010 -0.001 -0.0 0 0
Team Totals 37 9 10 8 3 6 41 .270 .341 .459 .801 143 96 0.335 0.61 0.627 -0.293 4.4 27 9
2B: L Berkman 2 (35, 1 off J Fogg, 1 off J Grabow); J Vizcaino (20, off J Fogg); B Ausmus (14, off J Fogg); O Palmeiro (5, off J Fogg).
3B: C Beltran (5, off J Fogg).
IBB: L Berkman (13, by J Fogg); C Beltran (9, by J Fogg).
HBP: O Palmeiro (3, by J Fogg).
TB: L Berkman 4; C Beltran 4; B Ausmus 3; J Vizcaino 2; O Palmeiro 2; J Alfaro; J Bagwell.
GIDP: L Berkman (9).
RBI: B Ausmus 2 (31); L Berkman 2 (92); J Bagwell 2 (75); J Vizcaino (30); M Lamb (56).
2-out RBI: L Berkman 2; B Ausmus.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Burke-J Bagwell; T Redding-J Vizcaino-J Bagwell.
E: T Redding (1).

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 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .269 .300 .358 .658 13 6 -0.090 0.81 0.014 -0.104 -1.4 3 0 GDP
Jack Wilson SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .303 .328 .462 .790 13 10 -0.012 0.75 0.024 -0.035 -0.2 1 2
   Freddy Sanchez SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 3 -0.002 0.09 0.000 -0.002 -0.2 0 1
Rob Mackowiak 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .253 .324 .427 .751 19 10 -0.028 0.76 0.032 -0.060 -0.3 2 3 SB
Daryle Ward 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .255 .309 .519 .828 18 9 0.137 0.77 0.165 -0.028 1.6 10 0 HR
Jason Bay LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .294 .369 .575 .944 16 11 -0.118 0.79 0.002 -0.120 -0.5 1 0 2B,GDP
Craig Wilson RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269 .360 .507 .867 16 9 0.003 0.35 0.027 -0.024 -0.4 3 0 2B
Humberto Cota C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .220 .278 .460 .738 21 13 -0.014 0.61 0.033 -0.047 -0.5 6 0
Jose Castillo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .315 .384 .699 15 13 0.024 0.62 0.054 -0.030 -0.1 1 3
Josh Fogg P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .068 .068 .068 .136 5 4 -0.068 1.30 0.000 -0.068 -0.8 0 1
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Abraham Nunez PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .248 .291 .329 .620 7 4 0.004 0.05 0.004 0.000 0.2 2B
   Mark Corey 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 32 2 6 2 3 7 35 .188 .257 .375 .632 148 92 -0.164 0.68 0.355 -0.518 -2.6 27 10
2B: C Wilson (30, off T Redding); A Nunez (7, off C Qualls); J Bay (20, off D Miceli).
HR: D Ward (15, off T Redding, 4th inn, 1 on, 1 out to CF).
TB: D Ward 4; C Wilson 2; J Bay 2; A Nunez 2; J Wilson; H Cota.
GIDP: J Bay (8); T Redman (6).
RBI: D Ward 2 (52).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Castillo-J Wilson-D Ward.
E: F Sanchez (1).
Baserunning
SB: R Mackowiak (13, 2nd base off T Redding/B Ausmus).

Houston Astros

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
Tim Redding 4.2 4 2 2 3 2 1 5.64 20 83 49 35 1 13 8 7 3 0 47 0.043 0.94 0.1
Mike Gallo, W (1-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.93 2 8 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.076 1.46 0.7
Chad Qualls, H (5) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.66 6 27 18 11 3 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.040 0.29 0.8
Russ Springer 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 3 12 9 5 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.05 0.5
Dan Miceli 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.97 4 18 12 6 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.04 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 2 2 3 7 1 2.00 35 148 92 60 8 24 12 13 5 0 47 2 0 0.164 0.68 2.6

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
Josh Fogg, L (9-10) 6.2 8 8 8 2 3 0 5.03 30 99 67 43 9 15 10 14 5 0 27 -0.294 0.79 -2.9
John Grabow 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.27 2 7 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 -0.039 0.27 -1.5
Mark Corey 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 4.44 9 37 25 18 6 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 -0.003 0.03 0.0
Team Totals 9 10 9 8 3 6 0 8.00 41 143 96 64 16 16 14 17 6 0 27 2 2 -0.336 0.61 -4.4
Balks: J Fogg (1).
WP: J Fogg (3).
HBP: J Fogg (8; O Palmeiro).
IBB: J Fogg 2 (8; L Berkman, C Beltran).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dale Scott, 1B - Ron Kulpa, 2B - Bill Miller, 3B - Darren Spagnardi.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 10,495.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 9mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Orlando Palmeiro LF 1 Tike Redman CF
2 Carlos Beltran CF 2 Jack Wilson SS
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Rob Mackowiak 3B
4 Lance Berkman RF 4 Daryle Ward 1B
5 Mike Lamb 3B 5 Jason Bay LF
6 Jose Vizcaino SS 6 Craig Wilson RF
7 Chris Burke 2B 7 Humberto Cota C
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Jose Castillo 2B
9 Tim Redding P 9 Josh Fogg P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  RR PIT D. Ward T. Redding -12% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball); Mackowiak Scores
t2 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU B. Ausmus J. Fogg 10% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Vizcaino Scores
b2 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT J. Bay T. Redding 8% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b3 0-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT T. Redman T. Redding 8% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t2 0-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Vizcaino J. Fogg 7% 62% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Berkman Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro J. Fogg -2% 48% Lineout: 3B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Beltran J. Fogg -2% 46% Lineout: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Fogg -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Tim Redding facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT T. Redman T. Redding 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT J. Wilson T. Redding 2% 49% Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak T. Redding 1% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU L. Berkman J. Fogg 6% 56% Double to RF (Ground Ball thru Deep RF Line)
t2 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Lamb J. Fogg -2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B; Berkman to 3B
t2 0-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU J. Vizcaino J. Fogg 7% 62% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Berkman Scores
t2 1-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Burke J. Fogg -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t2 1-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R HOU B. Ausmus J. Fogg 10% 69% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Vizcaino Scores
t2 2-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O HOU T. Redding J. Fogg -3% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Astros' Tim Redding facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT D. Ward T. Redding -4% 62% Walk
b2 0-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT J. Bay T. Redding 8% 70% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
b2 0-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT C. Wilson T. Redding 1% 71% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU O. Palmeiro J. Fogg 3% 74% Hit By Pitch
t3 2-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Beltran J. Fogg 4% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Palmeiro to 2B
t3 2-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Fogg 3% 81% Wild Pitch; Palmeiro to 3B
t3 2-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Fogg -4% 76% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-0 1 1-3 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman J. Fogg 2% 79% Intentional Walk; Beltran to 2B
t3 2-0 1 123 3,(1-2)  R HOU M. Lamb J. Fogg 6% 85% Balk; Palmeiro Scores; Beltran to 3B; Berkman to 2B
t3 3-0 1 -23 4,(1-2)  RO HOU M. Lamb J. Fogg 1% 85% Groundout: P-2B-1B; Beltran Scores; Berkman to 3B
t3 4-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino J. Fogg -2% 84% Groundout: 1B unassisted
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Tim Redding facing 7-8-9
b3 0-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT H. Cota T. Redding -3% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b3 0-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Castillo T. Redding -5% 75% Reached on E1 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball); Cota to 2B
b3 0-4 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Fogg T. Redding 5% 80% Bunt Popfly: 1B
b3 0-4 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT T. Redman T. Redding 8% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 7-8-9
t4 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Burke J. Fogg -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 4-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Fogg -1% 86% Flyball: RF
t4 4-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU T. Redding J. Fogg -0% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Astros' Tim Redding facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Wilson T. Redding 2% 88% Flyball: LF
b4 0-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT R. Mackowiak T. Redding -2% 85% Walk
b4 0-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  PIT D. Ward T. Redding -1% 84% Mackowiak Steals 2B
b4 0-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  RR PIT D. Ward T. Redding -12% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball); Mackowiak Scores
b4 2-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Bay T. Redding 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT C. Wilson T. Redding -3% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b4 2-4 2 -2- 8,(3-2)  O PIT H. Cota T. Redding 4% 75% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 1-2-3
t5 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro J. Fogg -2% 73% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 4-2 1 --- 6,(2-2)  HOU C. Beltran J. Fogg 6% 79% Triple (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t5 4-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Fogg 5% 84% Single to LF (Line Drive); Beltran Scores
t5 5-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU L. Berkman J. Fogg -3% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Tim Redding facing 8-9-1
b5 2-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Castillo T. Redding 3% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 2-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Fogg T. Redding 2% 85% Lineout: CF
b5 2-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT T. Redman T. Redding -1% 84% Walk
b5 2-5 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT J. Wilson T. Redding -2% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Redman to 2B
Mike Gallo replaces Tim Redding pitching and batting 9th
b5 2-5 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak M. Gallo 5% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 5-6-7
t6 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Lamb J. Fogg -1% 85% Flyball: CF
t6 5-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Vizcaino J. Fogg -1% 84% Flyball: CF
t6 5-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Burke J. Fogg -1% 84% Popfly: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-5, Astros' Mike Gallo facing 4-5-6
b6 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT D. Ward M. Gallo 3% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
Chad Qualls replaces Chris Burke (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Jose Vizcaino moves from SS to 2B
Jason Alfaro replaces Mike Gallo (P) playing SS batting 9th
b6 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Bay C. Qualls 2% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT C. Wilson C. Qualls 1% 89% Popfly: 2B (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-2, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 8-9-1
t7 5-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Fogg -1% 88% Flyball: RF
t7 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Alfaro J. Fogg 1% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t7 5-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU O. Palmeiro J. Fogg 3% 93% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Alfaro to 3B
t7 5-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Beltran J. Fogg 0% 93% Intentional Walk
t7 5-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO HOU J. Bagwell J. Fogg 1% 94% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Alfaro Scores; Palmeiro to 3B
John Grabow replaces Josh Fogg pitching and batting 9th
t7 6-2 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  RR HOU L. Berkman J. Grabow 4% 98% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Palmeiro Scores; Bagwell Scores
t7 8-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Lamb J. Grabow -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 8, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Astros' Chad Qualls facing 7-8-9
b7 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT H. Cota C. Qualls 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 2-8 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Castillo C. Qualls 0% 99% Lineout: RF
Abraham Nunez pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 9th
b7 2-8 2 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT A. Nunez C. Qualls -0% 99% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b7 2-8 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Redman C. Qualls 1% 99% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 8, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 8-2, Pirates' Mark Corey facing 6-7-8
Mark Corey replaces Abraham Nunez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Freddy Sanchez replaces Jack Wilson playing SS batting 2nd
t8 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino M. Corey 0% 99% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball); Vizcaino to 2B
Jason Lane pinch hits for Chad Qualls (P) batting 7th
t8 8-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Lane M. Corey -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 8-2 1 -2- 8,(2-2)  R HOU B. Ausmus M. Corey 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Vizcaino Scores/unER
t8 9-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Alfaro M. Corey -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 9-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU O. Palmeiro M. Corey -0% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 9, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-9, Astros' Russ Springer facing 2-3-4
Russ Springer replaces Jason Lane (PH) pitching and batting 7th
b8 2-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Springer 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 2-9 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak R. Springer 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-9 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Ward R. Springer 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 9, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 9-2, Pirates' Mark Corey facing 2-3-4
t9 9-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Beltran M. Corey -0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t9 9-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell M. Corey -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman M. Corey 0% 100% Walk
t9 9-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Lamb M. Corey -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 9, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-9, Astros' Dan Miceli facing 5-6-7
Dan Miceli replaces Jeff Bagwell (1B) pitching and batting 3rd
Jose Vizcaino moves from 2B to 1B
Eric Bruntlett replaces Russ Springer (P) playing 2B batting 7th
Willy Taveras replaces Lance Berkman playing RF batting 4th
b9 2-9 0 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT J. Bay D. Miceli -0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b9 2-9 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O PIT C. Wilson D. Miceli 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 2-9 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT H. Cota D. Miceli 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-9 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Castillo D. Miceli 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 9, Pirates 2.

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