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Friday, September 2, 2005, 7:06PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 24,976, Time of Game: 2:59
Cubs
7
64-70
 Won 1 
4th, 20½ GB
at Pirates
3
55-79
 Lost 2 
6th, 29½ GB
W: Greg Maddux (11-11)
L: Josh Fogg (6-10)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   0  0  3   0  0  3    7 12  0
Pirates         0  0  0   0  0  2   0  1  0    3 12  2

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Hairston LF 5 1 1 2 0 0 .266 .714 16 13 -0.009 0.82 0.067 -0.076 0.3 3 1
Neifi Perez SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 .280 .702 19 13 0.050 0.49 0.077 -0.027 1.1 0 2 2B,SB
Todd Walker 2B 4 1 3 1 1 0 .306 .833 28 18 0.119 0.82 0.147 -0.028 1.4 0 1
Nomar Garciaparra 3B 4 1 1 3 0 0 .260 .732 17 13 0.110 0.86 0.172 -0.062 0.9 0 3 HR,SF
Jeromy Burnitz RF 4 0 0 0 1 0 .265 .787 19 9 -0.065 0.54 0.001 -0.066 -0.7 1 0 IW
Michael Barrett C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .283 .843 19 11 0.013 0.53 0.059 -0.046 0.5 12 1 HR
   Ryan Dempster P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .143 4 4 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.8 0 0
Scott McClain 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 .333 .929 15 9 0.016 0.48 0.037 -0.021 0.2 9 0
Corey Patterson CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .225 .624 13 9 0.057 0.60 0.072 -0.015 0.8 1 0
Greg Maddux P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .475 6 4 -0.085 1.51 0.000 -0.085 -0.8 0 0
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Murton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .843 3 3 -0.015 0.60 0.000 -0.015 -0.2
   Scott Williamson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roberto Novoa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Henry Blanco C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .652 1 1 0.004 1.11 0.004 0.000 -0.1 1 0 SH
Team Totals 37 7 12 7 3 2 .324 .879 160 107 0.190 0.69 0.636 -0.446 2.5 27 8
2B: N Perez (26, off J Fogg).
HR: M Barrett (14, off J Fogg; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF); N Garciaparra (5, off J Fogg; 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: N Garciaparra (3, off B Meadows).
SH: H Blanco (3, off B Meadows).
IBB: J Burnitz (3, by B Meadows).
TB: N Garciaparra 4; M Barrett 4; N Perez 4; T Walker 3; C Patterson 2; J Hairston; S McClain.
RBI: N Garciaparra 3 (14); J Hairston 2 (28); M Barrett (54); T Walker (34).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Hairston (J Wilson at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: N Perez (7, 2nd base off J Grabow/R Doumit).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Freddy Sanchez 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 .280 .680 13 11 0.040 1.76 0.182 -0.143 0.8 1 2
Rob Mackowiak CF-RF 5 0 2 1 0 1 .276 .754 20 14 0.020 1.37 0.124 -0.104 -0.1 3 0
Jason Bay LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .301 .948 21 12 -0.017 1.16 0.095 -0.111 -0.1 3 0 2B,SB
Craig Wilson RF 3 0 0 0 0 3 .266 .770 13 9 -0.163 1.44 0.000 -0.163 -1.2 3 0
   John Grabow P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Daryle Ward PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .745 5 4 -0.066 2.38 0.000 -0.066 -0.4 1 0
Ryan Doumit C 4 0 1 1 0 2 .253 .729 16 11 -0.017 1.82 0.136 -0.152 -0.1 2 1 2B
Brad Eldred 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .225 .704 11 11 -0.179 1.67 0.000 -0.179 -0.9 11 0
   Mike Gonzalez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brian Meadows P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .220 .701 18 12 -0.065 0.64 0.000 -0.065 -0.6 1 2
Jack Wilson SS 4 1 3 0 0 0 .242 .635 9 6 0.074 1.11 0.102 -0.027 0.7 1 4
Josh Fogg P 1 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .300 4 3 -0.019 0.77 0.000 -0.019 -0.2 0 1
   Salomon Torres P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Nate McLouth PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 .176 .471 2 1 0.058 1.35 0.058 0.000 0.6
   Rick White P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tike Redman CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .257 .641 5 3 0.022 0.93 0.036 -0.013 -0.1 1 0
Team Totals 38 3 12 3 0 13 .316 .684 137 97 -0.312 1.36 0.733 -1.042 -1.5 27 12
2B: R Doumit (10, off R Novoa); J Bay (39, off R Novoa).
TB: J Wilson 3; J Bay 3; R Mackowiak 2; R Doumit 2; F Sanchez 2; N McLouth; T Redman.
RBI: R Mackowiak (53); R Doumit (29); F Sanchez (25).
2-out RBI: R Doumit.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
E: R Doumit (5); R Mackowiak (9).
Baserunning
SB: J Bay (17, 2nd base off G Maddux/M Barrett).

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
Greg Maddux, W (11-11) 5 5 2 2 0 6 0 4.41 20 75 51 28 8 15 8 6 3 0 55 -0.014 0.99 -0.5
Michael Wuertz, H (11) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.09 3 14 10 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.225 2.92 1.5
Scott Williamson, H (1) 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 7.84 5 15 13 6 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.081 1.85 0.5
Roberto Novoa, H (8) 0.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 3.47 4 19 12 4 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 -0.099 1.77 -0.8
Ryan Dempster, S (21) 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.71 6 14 11 10 0 1 2 4 1 0 1 0 0.117 0.90 0.8
Team Totals 9 12 3 3 0 13 0 3.00 38 137 97 50 23 24 13 12 5 0 55 3 0 0.310 1.36 1.5
G Maddux faced 4 batters in the 6th 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
Josh Fogg, L (6-10) 5.1 8 4 4 0 2 2 4.97 24 94 63 46 4 13 5 17 5 0 38 -0.115 0.83 -1.3
Salomon Torres 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.39 2 5 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.17 0.3
Rick White 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.68 3 10 8 4 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.018 0.45 0.3
John Grabow 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.83 4 13 10 5 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0.045 0.55 0.7
Mike Gonzalez 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 3.48 2 7 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.058 0.82 -1.0
Brian Meadows 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 4.91 7 31 20 16 1 3 3 2 1 0 2 2 -0.086 0.50 -1.5
Team Totals 9 12 7 7 3 2 2 7.00 42 160 107 75 7 25 15 22 7 0 38 3 2 -0.188 0.69 -2.5
M Gonzalez faced 2 batters in the 9th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Wuertz (5); S Williamson (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Meadows (7; J Burnitz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rick Reed, 1B - James Hoye, 2B - Ted Barrett, 3B - Alfonso Marquez.
Time of Game: 2:59.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 9mph out to Leftfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Jerry Hairston LF 1 Freddy Sanchez 2B
2 Neifi Perez SS 2 Rob Mackowiak CF
3 Todd Walker 2B 3 Jason Bay LF
4 Nomar Garciaparra 3B 4 Craig Wilson RF
5 Jeromy Burnitz RF 5 Ryan Doumit C
6 Michael Barrett C 6 Brad Eldred 1B
7 Scott McClain 1B 7 Ty Wigginton 3B
8 Corey Patterson CF 8 Jack Wilson SS
9 Greg Maddux P 9 Josh Fogg P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC N. Garciaparra J. Fogg 17% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball); Walker Scores
b8 2-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R PIT R. Doumit R. Novoa -14% 74% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bay Scores
b6 1-4 0 12- 6,(2-2)  R PIT R. Mackowiak G. Maddux -12% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball); McLouth Scores; Sanchez to 2B
b6 2-4 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Wilson M. Wuertz 12% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez S. Williamson 11% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B

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' Josh Fogg facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hairston J. Fogg -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC N. Perez J. Fogg -2% 46% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC T. Walker J. Fogg 1% 47% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra J. Fogg -2% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez G. Maddux 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Mackowiak G. Maddux 2% 49% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Bay G. Maddux -1% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  PIT C. Wilson G. Maddux -1% 47% Bay Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT C. Wilson G. Maddux 3% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Burnitz J. Fogg -2% 48% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Barrett J. Fogg -2% 46% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC S. McClain J. Fogg 1% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC C. Patterson J. Fogg 4% 51% Single to CF (Fly Ball); McClain to 3B; Patterson to 2B/Adv on E8
t2 0-0 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Maddux J. Fogg -6% 45% Groundout: C-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT R. Doumit G. Maddux 2% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT B. Eldred G. Maddux 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Wigginton G. Maddux 1% 50% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 1-2-3
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Hairston J. Fogg -3% 47% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t3 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC N. Perez J. Fogg 5% 52% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t3 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  R CHC T. Walker J. Fogg 9% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru RF Line); Perez Scores
t3 1-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O CHC N. Garciaparra J. Fogg -3% 59% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t3 1-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Burnitz J. Fogg -2% 57% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 8-9-1
b3 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Wilson G. Maddux 3% 59% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT J. Fogg G. Maddux 2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT F. Sanchez G. Maddux 1% 63% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 6-7-8
t4 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Barrett J. Fogg -2% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 1-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC S. McClain J. Fogg -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC C. Patterson J. Fogg -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 2-3-4
b4 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT R. Mackowiak G. Maddux 3% 61% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Bay G. Maddux 2% 63% Popfly: 1B
b4 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT C. Wilson G. Maddux 1% 64% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 9-1-2
t5 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Maddux J. Fogg -2% 62% Flyball: RF (RF Line)
t5 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC J. Hairston J. Fogg -2% 60% Flyball: LF
t5 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC N. Perez J. Fogg -1% 59% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 5-6-7
b5 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Doumit G. Maddux 3% 62% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 0-1 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O PIT B. Eldred G. Maddux 2% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT T. Wigginton G. Maddux 2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' Josh Fogg facing 3-4-5
t6 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Walker J. Fogg 4% 70% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t6 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CHC N. Garciaparra J. Fogg 17% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball); Walker Scores
t6 3-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz J. Fogg -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  R CHC M. Barrett J. Fogg 6% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball)
Salomon Torres replaces Josh Fogg pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. McClain S. Torres -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 4-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Patterson S. Torres -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Greg Maddux facing 8-9-1
b6 0-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Wilson G. Maddux -3% 87% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
Nate McLouth pinch hits for Salomon Torres (P) batting 9th
b6 0-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  PIT N. McLouth G. Maddux -6% 81% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Wilson to 2B
b6 0-4 0 12- 2,(0-1)  R PIT F. Sanchez G. Maddux -10% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive); Wilson Scores; McLouth to 2B
b6 1-4 0 12- 6,(2-2)  R PIT R. Mackowiak G. Maddux -12% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball); McLouth Scores; Sanchez to 2B
Michael Wuertz replaces Greg Maddux pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-4 0 12- 5,(2-2)  PIT J. Bay M. Wuertz -8% 52% Wild Pitch; Sanchez to 3B; Mackowiak to 2B
b6 2-4 0 -23 7,(3-2)  O PIT J. Bay M. Wuertz 9% 61% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-4 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Wilson M. Wuertz 12% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Doumit M. Wuertz 9% 82% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Rick White facing 9-1-2
Rick White replaces Nate McLouth (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Matt Murton pinch hits for Michael Wuertz (P) batting 9th
t7 4-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Murton R. White -2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hairston R. White -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC N. Perez R. White 1% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive)
John Grabow replaces Craig Wilson (RF) pitching and batting 4th
Tike Redman replaces Rick White (P) playing CF batting 9th
Rob Mackowiak moves from CF to RF
t7 4-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC T. Walker J. Grabow 1% 81% Perez Steals 2B; Perez to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t7 4-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Walker J. Grabow -3% 78% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Scott Williamson facing 6-7-8
Scott Williamson replaces Matt Murton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT B. Eldred S. Williamson 4% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT T. Wigginton S. Williamson 3% 85% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b7 2-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT J. Wilson S. Williamson -2% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
b7 2-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT T. Redman S. Williamson -4% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Wilson to 2B
b7 2-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  PIT F. Sanchez S. Williamson -3% 76% Wild Pitch; Wilson to 3B; Redman to 2B
b7 2-4 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O PIT F. Sanchez S. Williamson 11% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' John Grabow facing 4-5-6
t8 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC N. Garciaparra J. Grabow -1% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz J. Grabow -1% 84% Popfly: SS (LF-CF)
t8 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Barrett J. Grabow -1% 84% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Roberto Novoa facing 2-3-4
Roberto Novoa replaces Scott Williamson pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak R. Novoa 4% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Bay R. Novoa -7% 81% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
Daryle Ward pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 4th
b8 2-4 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O PIT D. Ward R. Novoa 7% 87% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-4 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R PIT R. Doumit R. Novoa -14% 74% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Bay Scores
Ryan Dempster replaces Michael Barrett (C) pitching and batting 6th
Henry Blanco replaces Roberto Novoa (P) playing C batting 9th
b8 3-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT B. Eldred R. Dempster 10% 84% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Mike Gonzalez facing 7-8-9
Mike Gonzalez replaces Brad Eldred (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Daryle Ward moves from PH to 1B
t9 4-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC S. McClain M. Gonzalez 2% 86% Walk
t9 4-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  CHC C. Patterson M. Gonzalez 3% 90% Single to 1B/Bunt; McClain to 2B
Brian Meadows replaces Mike Gonzalez pitching and batting 6th
t9 4-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC H. Blanco B. Meadows 0% 90% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice; McClain to 3B; Patterson to 2B
t9 4-3 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RR CHC J. Hairston B. Meadows 7% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive); McClain Scores; Patterson Scores
t9 6-3 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  CHC N. Perez B. Meadows 1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Hairston to 3B
t9 6-3 1 1-3 10,(3-2)  CHC T. Walker B. Meadows 0% 98% Walk; Perez to 2B
t9 6-3 1 123 4,(1-2)  RO CHC N. Garciaparra B. Meadows 1% 99% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Hairston Scores; Perez to 3B; Walker to 2B
t9 7-3 2 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC J. Burnitz B. Meadows 0% 99% Intentional Walk
t9 7-3 2 123 4,(0-2)  O CHC R. Dempster B. Meadows -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-7, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
b9 3-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Wigginton R. Dempster 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
b9 3-7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Wilson R. Dempster -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Short LF)
b9 3-7 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O PIT T. Redman R. Dempster 1% 99% Flyball: LF
b9 3-7 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  PIT F. Sanchez R. Dempster -1% 99% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Wilson to 2B
b9 3-7 2 12- 4,(0-2)  O PIT R. Mackowiak R. Dempster 1% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Wilson out at Hm/LF-C; Sanchez to 2B
0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 3.

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