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Standings
CHW
@ANA
13
6
NYY
@BAL
5
2
MIN
@DET
3
2
TBD
@KCR
8
6
CLE
@OAK
4
5
BOS
@SEA
9
0
TOR
@TEX
7
10
SFG
@ARI
5
3
MON
@ATL
1
8
FLA
@CHC
2
5
MIL
@CIN
0
9
SDP
@COL
2
13
STL
@LAD
5
6
PHI
@NYM
11
9
 
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HOU
@PIT
2
5
Saturday, September 11, 2004, 1:36PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 14,877, Time of Game: 2:54
Astros
2
77-66
 Lost 2 
3rd, 17 GB
at Pirates
5
66-76
 Won 2 
4th, 27½ GB
W: Ryan Vogelsong (5-12)
L: Brandon Backe (3-3)
S: Jose Mesa (39)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    2  9  1
Pirates         3  0  0   0  1  1   0  0  X    5 12  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio LF 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .288 .347 .480 .826 13 10 0.071 0.94 0.141 -0.070 1.0 0 0 HR
Carlos Beltran CF 4 0 1 0 1 1 5 .274 .376 .576 .952 16 11 0.007 0.96 0.073 -0.066 -0.0 2 0 2B
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .269 .384 .471 .855 22 11 -0.052 1.21 0.040 -0.092 -0.7 8 0
Lance Berkman RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .310 .453 .566 1.019 16 7 -0.103 1.38 0.033 -0.136 -1.2 3 0 GDP
Jeff Kent 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .285 .343 .508 .851 9 7 -0.106 1.07 0.006 -0.111 -0.9 3 3
Mike Lamb 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .304 .366 .538 .903 22 14 0.023 0.81 0.072 -0.049 0.0 0 1 2B
Jose Vizcaino SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .282 .323 .393 .716 15 8 -0.005 0.71 0.030 -0.035 -0.3 0 3
Brad Ausmus C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .313 .340 .652 11 9 -0.100 0.93 0.010 -0.110 -0.8 8 0
Brandon Backe P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300 .417 .600 1.017 9 7 -0.029 1.35 0.028 -0.057 -0.2 0 3 HBP
   Chad Harville P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Morgan Ensberg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .330 .407 .737 2 2 -0.015 0.60 0.000 -0.015 -0.2
   Russ Springer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 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 1
   Jason Alfaro PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 1 0.023 0.42 0.023 0.000 0.7
Team Totals 35 2 9 2 3 5 39 .257 .333 .400 .733 137 87 -0.286 0.99 0.456 -0.741 -2.6 24 11
2B: C Beltran (35, off R Vogelsong); M Lamb (14, off R Vogelsong).
HR: C Biggio (22, off R Vogelsong, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
HBP: B Backe (1, by R Vogelsong).
TB: C Biggio 5; C Beltran 2; M Lamb 2; J Alfaro; B Ausmus; J Bagwell; L Berkman; J Kent.
GIDP: L Berkman (10).
RBI: C Biggio 2 (57).
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Vizcaino-J Kent-J Bagwell.
E: C Biggio (7).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jason Kendall C 4 2 3 1 1 0 5 .311 .396 .380 .775 24 14 0.080 0.57 0.104 -0.024 1.5 5 0 2B
Jack Wilson SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .308 .333 .467 .801 25 16 0.066 0.66 0.088 -0.023 1.2 2 4
Jason Bay LF 5 1 2 4 0 2 5 .292 .366 .577 .943 15 10 0.226 0.88 0.265 -0.039 1.4 1 0 HR,2B
Daryle Ward 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .260 .315 .520 .835 16 8 -0.028 0.52 0.007 -0.036 -0.0 9 0 IW
Craig Wilson RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .266 .356 .501 .857 11 9 -0.056 0.53 0.000 -0.056 -1.6 1 0 GDP
   Mike Gonzalez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Tike Redman CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .275 .305 .367 .672 12 9 -0.009 0.32 0.015 -0.023 0.3 4 1 2B
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .321 .426 .746 19 13 -0.003 0.43 0.024 -0.027 -0.5 2 1
Jose Castillo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268 .311 .378 .689 14 11 -0.042 0.44 0.000 -0.042 -1.0 3 5
Ryan Vogelsong P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .290 .321 .612 4 4 -0.027 0.70 0.000 -0.027 -0.4 0 0 SH
   Bobby Hill PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263 .343 .332 .675 1 1 0.009 0.30 0.009 0.000 0.3
   Salomon Torres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rob Mackowiak PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252 .323 .426 .749 6 4 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 12 5 3 8 39 .343 .395 .514 .909 147 99 0.215 0.54 0.512 -0.298 0.9 27 11
2B: J Kendall (26, off B Backe); J Bay (21, off B Backe); T Redman (14, off R Springer).
HR: J Bay (23, off B Backe, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to LF).
SH: R Vogelsong (9, off B Backe).
IBB: D Ward (3, by B Backe).
TB: J Bay 6; J Kendall 4; T Redman 3; J Wilson 2; B Hill; T Wigginton; D Ward.
GIDP: C Wilson (8).
RBI: J Bay 4 (71); J Kendall (49).
2-out RBI: J Bay; J Kendall.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Castillo-J Wilson-D Ward.
Outfield Assists: T Redman (C Beltran at 2nd base).

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
Brandon Backe, L (3-3) 5.2 7 5 4 2 6 1 4.44 27 95 66 39 10 17 8 11 4 0 41 -0.195 0.70 -1.4
Chad Harville 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.85 3 12 7 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 1 -0.029 0.50 -0.5
Russ Springer 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.29 4 16 12 10 0 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.007 0.17 0.5
Dan Miceli 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.91 5 24 14 9 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.003 0.05 0.5
Team Totals 8 12 5 4 3 8 1 4.50 39 147 99 61 11 27 13 15 6 0 41 2 1 -0.214 0.54 -0.9

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 (5-12) 6 5 1 1 3 3 1 6.55 26 95 59 43 6 10 4 15 2 0 58 0.216 1.18 2.1
Salomon Torres 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.54 7 23 15 9 2 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0.054 0.34 1.0
Mike Gonzalez 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.29 3 11 7 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.024 0.33 -0.7
Jose Mesa, S (39) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 3 8 6 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 0.039 1.52 0.2
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 3 5 1 2.00 39 137 87 60 10 17 12 18 3 0 58 2 1 0.285 0.99 2.6
Balks: None.
WP: R Vogelsong (3).
HBP: R Vogelsong (9; B Backe).
IBB: B Backe (3; D Ward).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bill Miller, 1B - Brian Gorman, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Ron Kulpa.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 14,877.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 3mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Craig Biggio LF 1 Jason Kendall C
2 Carlos Beltran CF 2 Jack Wilson SS
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Jason Bay LF
4 Lance Berkman RF 4 Daryle Ward 1B
5 Jeff Kent 2B 5 Craig Wilson RF
6 Mike Lamb 3B 6 Tike Redman CF
7 Jose Vizcaino SS 7 Ty Wigginton 3B
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Jose Castillo 2B
9 Brandon Backe P 9 Ryan Vogelsong P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR PIT J. Bay B. Backe 19% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball); Kendall Scores; Wilson Scores/unER
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU C. Biggio R. Vogelsong -10% 40% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 1-3 2 123 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Vogelsong 8% 77% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-3 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Vogelsong 8% 73% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
b5 3-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Bay B. Backe 8% 88% Double to CF (Line Drive); Kendall 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' Ryan Vogelsong facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R HOU C. Biggio R. Vogelsong -10% 40% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t1 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Beltran R. Vogelsong 2% 42% Strikeout Swinging
t1 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Vogelsong -2% 40% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
t1 1-0 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO HOU L. Berkman R. Vogelsong 5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Kendall B. Backe 4% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 7,(1-2)  PIT J. Wilson B. Backe 6% 54% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kendall to 2B
b1 0-1 0 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR PIT J. Bay B. Backe 19% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball); Kendall Scores; Wilson Scores/unER
b1 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT D. Ward B. Backe -2% 72% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 3-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Wilson B. Backe -1% 71% Strikeout Looking
b1 3-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT T. Redman B. Backe -1% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 5-6-7
t2 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Kent R. Vogelsong 2% 72% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t2 1-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Lamb R. Vogelsong 2% 74% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t2 1-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino R. Vogelsong 1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 7-8-9
b2 3-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT T. Wigginton B. Backe 2% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b2 3-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Castillo B. Backe -2% 75% Flyball: RF
b2 3-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Vogelsong B. Backe -1% 74% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Wigginton to 2B
b2 3-1 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O PIT J. Kendall B. Backe -2% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 8-9-1
t3 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Vogelsong 2% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t3 1-3 1 --- 4,(0-2)  HOU B. Backe R. Vogelsong -3% 71% Hit By Pitch
t3 1-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Vogelsong 3% 74% Flyball: LF
t3 1-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU C. Beltran R. Vogelsong -4% 70% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball); Backe to 3B
t3 1-3 2 -23 8,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell R. Vogelsong -2% 68% Walk
t3 1-3 2 123 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman R. Vogelsong 8% 77% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 2-3-4
b3 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Wilson B. Backe 2% 79% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b3 3-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Bay B. Backe -2% 77% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT D. Ward B. Backe -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b3 3-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT C. Wilson B. Backe -2% 73% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 5-6-7
t4 1-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Kent R. Vogelsong 3% 76% Flyball: RF
t4 1-3 1 --- 9,(3-2)  HOU M. Lamb R. Vogelsong -5% 71% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t4 1-3 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino R. Vogelsong -3% 68% Wild Pitch; Lamb to 3B
t4 1-3 1 --3 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Vizcaino R. Vogelsong -3% 65% Walk
t4 1-3 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Vogelsong 8% 73% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
t4 1-3 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Backe R. Vogelsong 6% 79% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 6-7-8
b4 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Redman B. Backe -2% 77% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b4 3-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT T. Wigginton B. Backe -1% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 3-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Castillo B. Backe -1% 75% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 1-2-3
t5 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio R. Vogelsong 3% 78% Lineout: 3B
t5 1-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Beltran R. Vogelsong -3% 75% Walk
t5 1-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Vogelsong 4% 78% Flyball: CF-2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (CF-RF)
t5 1-3 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Berkman R. Vogelsong -3% 75% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Bagwell to 3B
t5 1-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Kent R. Vogelsong 6% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 9-1-2
b5 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Vogelsong B. Backe -1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b5 3-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Kendall B. Backe 3% 83% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b5 3-1 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Wilson B. Backe -2% 80% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 3-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  R PIT J. Bay B. Backe 8% 88% Double to CF (Line Drive); Kendall Scores
b5 4-1 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT D. Ward B. Backe 0% 88% Intentional Walk
b5 4-1 2 12- 6,(2-2)  O PIT C. Wilson B. Backe -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 4.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Ryan Vogelsong facing 6-7-8
t6 1-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU M. Lamb R. Vogelsong 2% 89% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 1-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Vizcaino R. Vogelsong 2% 90% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t6 1-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus R. Vogelsong 1% 91% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 6-7-8
b6 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT T. Redman B. Backe 1% 92% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Short RF)
b6 4-1 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O PIT T. Wigginton B. Backe -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Castillo B. Backe -1% 90% Flyball: CF
Bobby Hill pinch hits for Ryan Vogelsong (P) batting 9th
b6 4-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT B. Hill B. Backe 1% 91% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Redman to 3B
Chad Harville replaces Brandon Backe pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-1 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. Kendall C. Harville 4% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Redman Scores; Hill to 2B
b6 5-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Wilson C. Harville 0% 95% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Short RF); Hill to 3B; Kendall to 2B
b6 5-1 2 123 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bay C. Harville -1% 94% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Salomon Torres facing 9-1-2
Salomon Torres replaces Bobby Hill (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Morgan Ensberg pinch hits for Chad Harville (P) batting 9th
t7 1-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Ensberg S. Torres 2% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio S. Torres 1% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t7 1-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Beltran S. Torres 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Russ Springer facing 4-5-6
Russ Springer replaces Morgan Ensberg (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT D. Ward R. Springer 0% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b7 5-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT C. Wilson R. Springer -1% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 5-1 2 --- 6,(1-2)  PIT T. Redman R. Springer 0% 97% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b7 5-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O PIT T. Wigginton R. Springer -0% 96% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 5.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Salomon Torres facing 3-4-5
t8 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell S. Torres 1% 98% Flyball: CF
t8 1-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman S. Torres 1% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B (Short CF)
t8 1-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Kent S. Torres -1% 98% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t8 1-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Lamb S. Torres 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-1, Astros' Dan Miceli facing 8-9-1
Dan Miceli replaces Russ Springer pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Castillo D. Miceli -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Rob Mackowiak pinch hits for Salomon Torres (P) batting 9th
b8 5-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak D. Miceli -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Kendall D. Miceli 0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b8 5-1 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  PIT J. Wilson D. Miceli 0% 99% Walk; Kendall to 2B
b8 5-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Bay D. Miceli -0% 99% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Pirates' Mike Gonzalez facing 7-8-9
Mike Gonzalez replaces Craig Wilson (RF) pitching and batting 5th
Rob Mackowiak moves from PH to RF
t9 1-5 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Vizcaino M. Gonzalez 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU B. Ausmus M. Gonzalez -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
Jason Alfaro pinch hits for Dan Miceli (P) batting 9th
t9 1-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU J. Alfaro M. Gonzalez -2% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Ausmus to 3B
Jose Mesa replaces Mike Gonzalez pitching and batting 5th
t9 1-5 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R HOU C. Biggio J. Mesa -4% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ausmus Scores; Alfaro to 2B
t9 2-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU C. Beltran J. Mesa 4% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B; Alfaro to 3B; Biggio to 2B
t9 2-5 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Mesa 4% 100% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Pirates 5.

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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.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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