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@LAA
2
3
 
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@BOS
0
10
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@CHW
11
3
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@CLE
11
9
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@CLE
10
5
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@KCR
5
7
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@NYY
2
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@TOR
3
6
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5
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1
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2
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4
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4
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@PIT
9
4
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@SFG
4
3
PHI
@WSN
5
3
Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:16PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 17,862, Time of Game: 2:51
Cubs
9
70-67
 Won 2 
2nd, 11½ GB
at Pirates
4
54-83
 Lost 2 
6th, 27½ GB
W: Ryan Dempster (9-8)
L: Zach Duke (10-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            7  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    9 14  0
Pirates         0  1  1   0  0  0   2  0  0    4  9  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Theriot SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .286 .334 .381 .715 23 15 0.035 0.30 0.041 -0.006 -0.8 1 8
Milton Bradley RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .266 .388 .414 .802 7 5 0.050 0.83 0.055 -0.006 0.3
   Micah Hoffpauir RF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .228 .276 .423 .699 13 9 0.024 0.13 0.028 -0.005 0.5 1 0 HR
Derrek Lee 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .300 .379 .573 .953 17 10 0.072 0.45 0.079 -0.006 0.6 12 2
Aramis Ramirez 3B 5 1 1 2 0 0 5 .306 .365 .512 .877 17 13 0.087 0.51 0.095 -0.009 0.6 1 2
Jeff Baker 2B 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .309 .364 .463 .827 25 14 0.059 0.32 0.061 -0.001 1.5 2 3
Geovany Soto C 3 2 1 2 2 0 5 .219 .327 .383 .710 22 10 0.082 0.40 0.091 -0.010 1.3 5 1 2B
Kosuke Fukudome CF 4 1 1 2 1 2 5 .267 .378 .442 .820 19 11 0.029 0.24 0.042 -0.013 0.7 3 0 2B
Bobby Scales LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .243 .325 .432 .758 15 11 0.007 0.11 0.015 -0.007 0.0 0 0
   Sam Fuld LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .402 .368 .770 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ryan Dempster P 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .130 .190 .148 .338 13 11 -0.010 0.15 0.004 -0.014 0.0 2 1 SH
   Tom Gorzelanny P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .522 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Angel Guzman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   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
   Jake Fox PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281 .327 .517 .843 2 1 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.1
   Esmailin Caridad 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 40 9 14 9 4 4 45 .350 .409 .475 .884 173 110 0.435 0.32 0.511 -0.077 4.6 27 17
2B: G Soto (16, off Z Duke); K Fukudome (31, off Z Duke).
HR: M Hoffpauir (9, off Z Duke, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SH: R Dempster (5, off Z Duke).
TB: M Hoffpauir 4; J Baker 3; K Fukudome 2; G Soto 2; D Lee 2; R Theriot 2; B Scales; A Ramirez; M Bradley; R Dempster.
RBI: G Soto 2 (35); K Fukudome 2 (50); A Ramirez 2 (51); R Dempster (5); M Hoffpauir (26); R Theriot (50).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Baker-R Theriot-D Lee.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Andrew McCutchen CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .278 .355 .470 .826 27 14 -0.032 0.39 0.013 -0.045 -0.6 2 0
Ramon Vazquez 2B 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .244 .347 .291 .637 18 11 0.026 0.30 0.039 -0.013 1.2 0 1
Garrett Jones RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 5 .302 .368 .613 .981 16 13 -0.012 0.48 0.033 -0.045 -0.2 6 0 HR,SF,GDP
Lastings Milledge LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .333 .375 .708 15 8 -0.037 0.35 0.000 -0.037 -1.0 2 0
Steve Pearce 1B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .228 .307 .398 .705 16 7 0.033 0.23 0.038 -0.005 1.0 11 1 2B
Andy LaRoche 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .247 .328 .370 .698 10 8 -0.003 0.43 0.027 -0.029 -0.1 0 1
Ronny Cedeno SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .203 .254 .337 .591 9 5 0.027 0.51 0.032 -0.006 0.5 0 3
   Virgil Vasquez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Neil Walker PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .273 .200 .473 2 1 0.006 0.14 0.006 0.000 0.4
   Phil Dumatrait P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Delwyn Young PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .275 .331 .391 .722 5 1 0.016 0.38 0.016 0.000 0.4
   Donnie Veal P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jason Jaramillo C 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .261 .323 .380 .704 12 8 -0.036 0.60 0.012 -0.048 -0.4 4 1
Zach Duke P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .278 .265 .543 1 1 -0.016 1.03 0.000 -0.016 -0.3 0 1 SH
   Luis Cruz SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .194 .278 .194 .471 9 6 -0.036 0.45 0.000 -0.036 -1.4 1 1
Team Totals 33 4 9 4 4 5 39 .273 .342 .394 .736 140 83 -0.064 0.41 0.216 -0.280 -0.4 27 9
2B: S Pearce (12, off R Dempster).
HR: G Jones (19, off R Dempster, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to CF-RF).
SF: G Jones (1, off T Gorzelanny).
SH: Z Duke (14, off R Dempster).
TB: G Jones 4; S Pearce 2; R Vazquez 2; R Cedeno; A LaRoche; A McCutchen; J Jaramillo; N Walker.
GIDP: G Jones (5).
RBI: G Jones 2 (38); A LaRoche (50); R Vazquez (14).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. S Pearce.
E: A LaRoche (14).

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
Ryan Dempster, W (9-8) 6.1 8 4 4 2 4 1 4.03 29 98 60 33 7 20 14 9 3 0 43 0.007 0.39 -1.1
Tom Gorzelanny 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.17 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0.020 1.14 0.1
Angel Guzman 0.2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.95 4 18 7 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.000 0.49 0.0
John Grabow 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 2 8 5 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.030 0.67 0.9
Esmailin Caridad 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.24 3 14 9 3 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.007 0.19 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 4 5 1 4.00 39 140 83 47 10 26 19 11 3 0 43 7 1 0.064 0.41 0.4

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
Zach Duke, L (10-14) 4 12 8 8 1 2 1 4.02 25 90 59 41 5 13 15 7 3 0 7 -0.445 0.53 -6.0
Virgil Vasquez 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 6.16 12 53 36 27 3 6 2 7 2 0 0 0 0.005 0.07 0.5
Phil Dumatrait 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 10.80 5 21 10 4 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.004 0.06 0.5
Donnie Veal 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.91 3 9 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Team Totals 9 14 9 9 4 4 1 9.00 45 173 110 76 10 24 20 17 5 0 7 0 0 -0.435 0.32 -4.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim McClelland, 1B - Rob Drake, 2B - Andy Fletcher, 3B - Greg Gibson.
Time of Game: 2:51.
Attendance: 17,862.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 10mph in from Leftfield.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 0 123 6,(2-2)  RR CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 9% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Theriot Scores; Bradley Scores; Lee to 2B
t1 2-0 0 123 3,(2-0)  RR CHC G. Soto Z. Duke 9% 90% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Lee Scores; Ramirez Scores; Baker to 3B
t1 0-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 7% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Theriot to 3B; Bradley to 2B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Bradley Z. Duke 6% 59% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B); Theriot to 2B
t1 2-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  CHC J. Baker Z. Duke 5% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lee to 3B; Ramirez 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' Zach Duke facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke 4% 54% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Bradley Z. Duke 6% 59% Single to 1B/Bunt (Bunt to Weak 2B); Theriot to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 3,(0-2)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 7% 66% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Theriot to 3B; Bradley to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 6,(2-2)  RR CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke 9% 76% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Theriot Scores; Bradley Scores; Lee to 2B
t1 2-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  CHC J. Baker Z. Duke 5% 81% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lee to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
t1 2-0 0 123 3,(2-0)  RR CHC G. Soto Z. Duke 9% 90% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Lee Scores; Ramirez Scores; Baker to 3B
t1 4-0 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RR CHC K. Fukudome Z. Duke 4% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line); Baker Scores; Soto Scores
t1 6-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  CHC B. Scales Z. Duke 1% 95% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Fukudome to 3B
t1 6-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Dempster Z. Duke -1% 94% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Scales to 2B
t1 6-0 1 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke 0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Fukudome Scores
t1 7-0 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CHC M. Bradley Z. Duke -1% 94% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
7 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-7, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 1-2-3
Micah Hoffpauir replaces Milton Bradley playing RF batting 2nd
b1 0-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen R. Dempster 1% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT R. Vazquez R. Dempster -1% 94% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 0-7 1 1-- 8,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones R. Dempster 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-7 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT L. Milledge R. Dempster 1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-0, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 3-4-5
t2 7-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. Lee Z. Duke -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 7-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke -0% 95% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 7-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  CHC J. Baker Z. Duke 0% 95% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 7-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC G. Soto Z. Duke 0% 96% Walk; Baker to 2B
t2 7-0 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome Z. Duke -1% 95% Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-7, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 5-6-7
b2 0-7 0 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT S. Pearce R. Dempster -2% 93% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b2 0-7 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R PIT A. LaRoche R. Dempster -3% 90% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Pearce Scores
b2 1-7 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  PIT R. Cedeno R. Dempster -3% 87% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); LaRoche to 2B
b2 1-7 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Jaramillo R. Dempster 3% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-7 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O PIT Z. Duke R. Dempster 2% 92% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); LaRoche to 3B; Cedeno to 2B
b2 1-7 2 -23 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen R. Dempster 3% 94% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-1, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 8-9-1
t3 7-1 0 --- 8,(2-2)  O CHC B. Scales Z. Duke -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 7-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Dempster Z. Duke -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 7-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot Z. Duke -0% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-7, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 2-3-4
b3 1-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Vazquez R. Dempster 1% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R PIT G. Jones R. Dempster -3% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b3 2-7 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT L. Milledge R. Dempster 1% 92% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b3 2-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce R. Dempster 1% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-2, Pirates' Zach Duke facing 2-3-4
t4 7-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir Z. Duke 3% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 8-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Lee Z. Duke 1% 96% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t4 8-2 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Ramirez Z. Duke -0% 96% Flyball: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
t4 8-2 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Baker Z. Duke 1% 96% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lee to 2B
t4 8-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC G. Soto Z. Duke -1% 95% Lineout: RF
t4 8-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome Z. Duke -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 6-7-8
b4 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Dempster 1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b4 2-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Cedeno R. Dempster 1% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 2-8 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT J. Jaramillo R. Dempster 0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-2, Pirates' Virgil Vasquez facing 8-9-1
Virgil Vasquez replaces Ronny Cedeno (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Luis Cruz replaces Zach Duke (P) playing SS batting 9th
t5 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. Scales V. Vasquez -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t5 8-2 1 --- 8,(1-2)  O CHC R. Dempster V. Vasquez -0% 96% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
t5 8-2 2 --- 9,(2-2)  CHC R. Theriot V. Vasquez 0% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t5 8-2 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir V. Vasquez -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 9-1-2
b5 2-8 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT L. Cruz R. Dempster 1% 97% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b5 2-8 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen R. Dempster 1% 97% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 2-8 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT R. Vazquez R. Dempster 0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-2, Pirates' Virgil Vasquez facing 3-4-5
t6 8-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Lee V. Vasquez -0% 97% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
t6 8-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez V. Vasquez -0% 97% Flyball: RF
t6 8-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Baker V. Vasquez -0% 97% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-8, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 3-4-5
b6 2-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT G. Jones R. Dempster 1% 98% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b6 2-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT L. Milledge R. Dempster 0% 98% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 2-8 2 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT S. Pearce R. Dempster -0% 98% Walk
b6 2-8 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. LaRoche R. Dempster 1% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-2, Pirates' Virgil Vasquez facing 6-7-8
t7 8-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC G. Soto V. Vasquez 0% 99% Walk
t7 8-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC K. Fukudome V. Vasquez 0% 99% Walk; Soto to 2B
t7 8-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. Scales V. Vasquez 0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF); Soto to 3B; Fukudome to 2B
t7 8-2 1 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC R. Dempster V. Vasquez 0% 99% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Soto Scores; Fukudome to 3B
t7 9-2 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  OO CHC R. Theriot V. Vasquez -0% 99% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Dempster out at 1B/1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-9, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 7-8-9
Neil Walker pinch hits for Virgil Vasquez (P) batting 7th
b7 2-9 0 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT N. Walker R. Dempster -1% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b7 2-9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Jaramillo R. Dempster -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Walker to 2B
b7 2-9 0 12- 4,(2-1)  O PIT L. Cruz R. Dempster 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b7 2-9 1 12- 5,(2-2)  PIT A. McCutchen R. Dempster -1% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Walker to 3B; Jaramillo to 2B
b7 2-9 1 123 6,(3-2)  R PIT R. Vazquez R. Dempster -3% 95% Walk; Walker Scores; Jaramillo to 3B; McCutchen to 2B
Tom Gorzelanny replaces Ryan Dempster pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-9 1 123 2,(0-1)  RO PIT G. Jones T. Gorzelanny 2% 97% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Jaramillo Scores
Angel Guzman replaces Tom Gorzelanny pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-9 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT L. Milledge A. Guzman 2% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 4.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-4, Pirates' Phil Dumatrait facing 2-3-4
Phil Dumatrait replaces Neil Walker (PH) pitching and batting 7th
t8 9-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir P. Dumatrait -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t8 9-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC D. Lee P. Dumatrait -0% 98% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t8 9-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Ramirez P. Dumatrait 0% 98% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t8 9-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC J. Baker P. Dumatrait 0% 98% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
t8 9-4 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Soto P. Dumatrait -0% 98% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-9, Cubs' Angel Guzman facing 5-6-7
b8 4-9 0 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT S. Pearce A. Guzman -1% 97% Walk
b8 4-9 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. LaRoche A. Guzman 1% 98% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS-2B)
Delwyn Young pinch hits for Phil Dumatrait (P) batting 7th
John Grabow replaces Angel Guzman pitching and batting 9th (change occurred mid-batter)
b8 4-9 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT D. Young A. Guzman -2% 96% Walk; Pearce to 2B
b8 4-9 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Jaramillo J. Grabow 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-SS-1B (Weak 3B); Pearce to 3B; Young to 2B
b8 4-9 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O PIT L. Cruz J. Grabow 2% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 4.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 9-4, Pirates' Donnie Veal facing 7-8-9
Donnie Veal replaces Delwyn Young (PH) pitching and batting 7th
t9 9-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome D. Veal -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC B. Scales D. Veal -0% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
Jake Fox pinch hits for John Grabow (P) batting 9th
t9 9-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Fox D. Veal -0% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-9, Cubs' Esmailin Caridad facing 1-2-3
Esmailin Caridad replaces Jake Fox (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Sam Fuld replaces Bobby Scales playing LF batting 8th
b9 4-9 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen E. Caridad 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b9 4-9 1 --- 4,(1-2)  PIT R. Vazquez E. Caridad -0% 99% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b9 4-9 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO PIT G. Jones E. Caridad 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Pirates 4.

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