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@OAK
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1
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 12:36PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 21,142, Time of Game: 2:37
Cubs
3
18-20
 Won 2 
3rd, 6½ GB
at Pirates
2
17-21
 Lost 2 
4th, 7½ GB
L: Jose Mesa (0-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  2    3  6  1
Pirates         1  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Hairston 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .262 .363 .336 .699 17 10 0.109 1.65 0.169 -0.060 0.6 3 5 SB,HBP
Neifi Perez SS 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 .282 .323 .435 .759 15 8 -0.031 1.59 0.093 -0.125 0.2 2 6 2B,SF,GDP
Derrek Lee 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .362 .446 .709 1.156 13 9 -0.248 1.81 0.000 -0.248 -1.7 8 0 GDP
Jeromy Burnitz RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .287 .340 .503 .843 17 9 -0.136 1.96 0.115 -0.251 -0.8 0 0 CS
Michael Barrett C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .278 .300 .452 .752 16 8 0.092 1.22 0.151 -0.059 0.1 8 0 2B
   Henry Blanco C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .250 .450 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Corey Patterson CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .253 .294 .422 .717 13 6 -0.010 1.64 0.055 -0.066 -0.3 2 0 IW
Jason Dubois LF 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 .250 .300 .554 .854 16 9 -0.029 0.69 0.013 -0.042 -0.2 3 0
   Todd Hollandsworth PH-LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .211 .279 .316 .595 6 3 0.404 6.11 0.404 0.000 1.3 0 0
Jose Macias 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .262 .289 .310 .598 10 6 0.104 2.07 0.165 -0.061 -0.2 1 0 SF
Glendon Rusch P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 4 3 -0.051 1.24 0.000 -0.051 -0.4 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ben Grieve PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273 .467 .273 .739 6 2 0.045 0.97 0.045 0.000 0.3
   Mike Fontenot PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .600 .000 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Cliff Bartosh 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
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Aramis Ramirez PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .248 .324 .481 .806 5 3 -0.018 0.64 0.000 -0.018 -0.2
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 28 3 6 3 5 7 36 .214 .333 .286 .619 138 76 0.231 1.68 1.210 -0.981 -1.5 27 13
2B: N Perez (5, off K Wells); M Barrett (6, off J Mesa).
SF: N Perez (1, off K Wells); J Macias (1, off J Mesa).
IBB: C Patterson (1, by J Mesa).
HBP: J Hairston (7, by K Wells).
TB: M Barrett 3; N Perez 2; J Macias; J Hairston; T Hollandsworth.
GIDP: D Lee (1); N Perez (4).
RBI: J Macias (3); N Perez (15); T Hollandsworth (8).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 4. N Perez-J Hairston-D Lee 3; M Wuertz-N Perez-D Lee.
E: J Hairston (4).
Baserunning
SB: J Hairston (4, 2nd base off K Wells/H Cota).
CS: J Burnitz (2, 2nd base by J Mesa/H Cota).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Matt Lawton RF 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 .260 .347 .393 .740 15 8 0.201 2.23 0.233 -0.032 0.5 1 0 SF
Jack Wilson SS 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .185 .236 .281 .518 12 6 -0.411 2.39 0.125 -0.537 0.2 3 2 3B,GDP
Jason Bay CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .293 .359 .547 .906 13 6 -0.114 1.23 0.019 -0.134 -2.2 5 0 2·GDP
Daryle Ward 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .283 .320 .566 .886 8 7 -0.010 0.97 0.031 -0.042 -0.2 9 0 SF
Jose Castillo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .315 .327 .500 .827 14 11 -0.087 0.61 0.000 -0.087 -1.4 1 3 GDP
Ty Wigginton 3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .185 .241 .309 .550 17 10 0.006 0.43 0.031 -0.025 0.0 0 1
Michael Restovich LF 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 .306 .375 .472 .847 12 9 0.046 0.71 0.061 -0.015 0.6 2 0 2B
   Tike Redman PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .164 .225 .288 .513 5 3 0.244 3.47 0.244 0.000 0.6 2B
Humberto Cota C 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 .220 .304 .480 .784 17 8 0.053 0.92 0.064 -0.011 0.8 6 2 IW
   Rob Mackowiak PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .317 .384 .426 .810 5 1 0.075 4.35 0.075 0.000 0.4
Kip Wells P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .211 .250 .211 .461 8 8 -0.087 0.98 0.000 -0.087 -1.3 0 3
   Jose Mesa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Freddy Sanchez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .319 .371 .690 1 1 -0.185 6.11 0.000 -0.185 -0.6
Team Totals 29 2 7 2 7 8 38 .241 .368 .379 .748 127 78 -0.269 1.52 0.883 -1.155 -2.5 27 11
2B: M Restovich (3, off G Rusch); T Redman (1, off R Dempster).
3B: J Wilson (2, off G Rusch).
SF: D Ward (2, off G Rusch); M Lawton (2, off G Rusch).
IBB: H Cota (1, by G Rusch).
TB: J Wilson 5; M Restovich 3; T Redman 2; D Ward.
GIDP: J Bay 2 (4); J Wilson (3); J Castillo (1).
RBI: M Lawton (15); D Ward (20).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 0 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Wells-J Wilson-D Ward; J Wilson-J Castillo-D Ward.

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
Glendon Rusch 6 4 2 2 6 7 0 2.90 27 99 59 34 12 13 6 8 1 0 57 0.015 0.93 1.0
LaTroy Hawkins 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.31 3 7 5 3 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.024 0.42 0.5
Cliff Bartosh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.13 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.020 0.53 -0.4
Michael Wuertz, W (2-1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.54 2 7 6 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.050 0.55 0.9
Ryan Dempster, S (2) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.35 5 13 7 5 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.200 5.99 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 7 8 0 2.00 38 127 78 45 15 18 12 11 4 0 57 1 0 0.269 1.52 2.5
C Bartosh faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Kip Wells 8 4 1 1 3 6 0 4.06 30 112 66 39 17 10 9 11 3 0 73 0.407 1.23 3.0
Jose Mesa, BS (2), L (0-3) 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 4.50 6 26 10 6 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.637 3.66 -1.5
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 5 7 0 3.00 36 138 76 45 20 11 10 13 3 0 73 0 0 -0.230 1.68 1.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: K Wells (4; J Hairston).
IBB: G Rusch (3; H Cota); J Mesa (1; C Patterson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Bruce Froemming, 1B - Hunter Wendelstedt, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Jerry Meals.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: 21,142.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 65° F, Wind 8mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Jerry Hairston 2B 1 Matt Lawton RF
2 Neifi Perez SS 2 Jack Wilson SS
3 Derrek Lee 1B 3 Jason Bay CF
4 Jeromy Burnitz RF 4 Daryle Ward 1B
5 Michael Barrett C 5 Jose Castillo 2B
6 Corey Patterson CF 6 Ty Wigginton 3B
7 Jason Dubois LF 7 Michael Restovich LF
8 Jose Macias 3B 8 Humberto Cota C
9 Glendon Rusch P 9 Kip Wells P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO PIT J. Wilson R. Dempster 54% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t9 1-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  R CHC T. Hollandsworth J. Mesa 40% 68% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Short RF); Barrett Scores; Patterson to 3B
b9 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT T. Redman R. Dempster -24% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b9 2-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT M. Lawton R. Dempster -20% 46% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Mackowiak to 3B; Sanchez to 2B
t9 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Barrett J. Mesa -19% 9% Burnitz Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)

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' Kip Wells facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC J. Hairston K. Wells -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC N. Perez K. Wells 4% 52% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee K. Wells -3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz K. Wells -3% 45% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT M. Lawton G. Rusch 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Wilson G. Rusch -7% 41% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b1 0-0 1 --3 4,(3-0)  PIT J. Bay G. Rusch -2% 39% Walk
b1 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO PIT D. Ward G. Rusch -1% 38% Foul Popfly: SS/Sacrifice Fly (3B Foul); Wilson Scores
b1 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Castillo G. Rusch 2% 39% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Barrett K. Wells -2% 37% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Patterson K. Wells -2% 35% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Dubois K. Wells 1% 37% Walk
t2 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Macias K. Wells -2% 34% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT T. Wigginton G. Rusch -3% 31% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT M. Restovich G. Rusch -5% 26% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Wigginton to 2B
b2 1-0 0 12- 8,(3-2)  PIT H. Cota G. Rusch -6% 20% Walk; Wigginton to 3B; Restovich to 2B
b2 1-0 0 123 4,(0-2)  O PIT K. Wells G. Rusch 5% 26% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO PIT M. Lawton G. Rusch -1% 25% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Wigginton Scores; Restovich to 3B
b2 2-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  PIT J. Wilson G. Rusch -1% 24% Walk; Cota to 2B
b2 2-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bay G. Rusch 5% 28% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Rusch K. Wells -2% 26% Flyball: LF
t3 0-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC J. Hairston K. Wells 3% 29% Hit By Pitch
t3 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC N. Perez K. Wells -6% 23% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 4-5-6
b3 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT D. Ward G. Rusch 2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Castillo G. Rusch 1% 26% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Wigginton G. Rusch 1% 27% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Lee K. Wells -3% 24% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz K. Wells -2% 22% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
t4 0-2 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC M. Barrett K. Wells 1% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Patterson K. Wells -3% 21% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 7-8-9
b4 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT M. Restovich G. Rusch 2% 23% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT H. Cota G. Rusch 1% 24% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Wells G. Rusch 1% 25% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Dubois K. Wells -3% 22% Strikeout Swinging
t5 0-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC J. Macias K. Wells 3% 25% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru LF Line)
t5 0-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Rusch K. Wells -3% 22% Groundout: 3B-1B; Macias to 2B
t5 0-2 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Hairston K. Wells -4% 18% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 1-2-3
b5 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT M. Lawton G. Rusch -2% 16% Walk
b5 2-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Wilson G. Rusch -3% 13% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lawton to 2B
b5 2-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT J. Bay G. Rusch 6% 19% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Lawton to 3B
b5 2-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O PIT D. Ward G. Rusch 3% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 2-3-4
t6 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC N. Perez K. Wells 5% 27% Walk
t6 0-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC D. Lee K. Wells -11% 16% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t6 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Burnitz K. Wells -1% 15% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' Glendon Rusch facing 5-6-7
b6 2-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. Castillo G. Rusch 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT T. Wigginton G. Rusch 1% 17% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b6 2-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT M. Restovich G. Rusch -1% 16% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
b6 2-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT H. Cota G. Rusch -0% 16% Intentional Walk
b6 2-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT K. Wells G. Rusch 3% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 5-6-7
t7 0-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Barrett K. Wells -3% 15% Flyball: CF
t7 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC C. Patterson K. Wells -2% 12% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
t7 0-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC J. Dubois K. Wells -1% 11% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cubs' LaTroy Hawkins facing 1-2-3
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Glendon Rusch pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT M. Lawton L. Hawkins 1% 12% Lineout: CF
b7 2-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Wilson L. Hawkins -1% 11% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b7 2-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO PIT J. Bay L. Hawkins 2% 13% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Kip Wells facing 8-9-1
t8 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Macias K. Wells -4% 10% Groundout: 2B-1B
Ben Grieve pinch hits for LaTroy Hawkins (P) batting 9th
t8 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC B. Grieve K. Wells 4% 14% Walk
Mike Fontenot pinch runs for Ben Grieve (PH) batting 9th
t8 0-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC J. Hairston K. Wells 9% 24% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Fontenot to 3B
t8 0-2 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  CHC N. Perez K. Wells 5% 28% Hairston Steals 2B
t8 0-2 1 -23 5,(2-2)  RO CHC N. Perez K. Wells -7% 21% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Fontenot Scores
t8 1-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CHC D. Lee K. Wells -8% 13% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Cliff Bartosh facing 4-5-6
Cliff Bartosh replaces Mike Fontenot (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT D. Ward C. Bartosh -2% 11% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
Michael Wuertz replaces Cliff Bartosh pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO PIT J. Castillo M. Wuertz 4% 15% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
b8 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Wigginton M. Wuertz 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Jose Mesa facing 4-5-6
Jose Mesa replaces Kip Wells pitching and batting 9th
t9 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC J. Burnitz J. Mesa 12% 28% Walk
t9 1-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Barrett J. Mesa -19% 9% Burnitz Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t9 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC M. Barrett J. Mesa 14% 23% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t9 1-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHC C. Patterson J. Mesa 6% 28% Intentional Walk
Todd Hollandsworth pinch hits for Jason Dubois (LF) batting 7th
t9 1-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  R CHC T. Hollandsworth J. Mesa 40% 68% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Short RF); Barrett Scores; Patterson to 3B
t9 2-2 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO CHC J. Macias J. Mesa 13% 82% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Patterson Scores
Aramis Ramirez pinch hits for Michael Wuertz (P) batting 9th
t9 3-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Mesa -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
Ryan Dempster replaces Aramis Ramirez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Henry Blanco replaces Michael Barrett playing C batting 5th
Todd Hollandsworth moves from PH to LF
Tike Redman pinch hits for Michael Restovich (LF) batting 7th
b9 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT T. Redman R. Dempster -24% 56% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
Rob Mackowiak pinch hits for Humberto Cota (C) batting 8th
b9 2-3 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  PIT R. Mackowiak R. Dempster -8% 48% Walk
Freddy Sanchez pinch hits for Jose Mesa (P) batting 9th
b9 2-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT F. Sanchez R. Dempster 18% 67% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Mackowiak to 2B; Sanchez to 1B
b9 2-3 1 12- 1,(0-0)  PIT M. Lawton R. Dempster -20% 46% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Mackowiak to 3B; Sanchez to 2B
b9 2-3 1 123 1,(0-0)  OO PIT J. Wilson R. Dempster 54% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.

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