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Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:05PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 29,317, Time of Game: 2:53
Cubs
7
47-65
 Won 5 
5th, 15 GB
at Pirates
6
54-56
 Lost 7 
3rd, 7 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  0  1   3  0  0   0  3  0    7  8  0
Pirates         0  0  0   6  0  0   0  0  0    6 10  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Starlin Castro SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .308 .336 .427 .763 15 9 0.035 1.01 0.108 -0.074 -0.3 2 4 GDP
Darwin Barney 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 .290 .321 .365 .686 19 11 0.082 1.65 0.147 -0.065 0.3 4 2 HBP
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .285 .327 .498 .825 12 10 0.198 1.77 0.223 -0.024 1.0 1 1
Carlos Pena 1B 3 1 1 2 1 1 4 .222 .342 .447 .789 13 8 0.246 1.96 0.295 -0.049 1.6 7 1 HR
Marlon Byrd CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .308 .349 .444 .793 17 12 -0.009 1.37 0.045 -0.054 -0.4 5 0 SF
Blake DeWitt LF 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .264 .285 .385 .670 13 8 0.045 1.05 0.151 -0.106 0.9 3 0 HR
   Kerry Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carlos Marmol P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Geovany Soto C 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .242 .328 .422 .750 15 10 0.056 0.92 0.125 -0.069 0.3 3 2 HR
Tyler Colvin RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .124 .180 .248 .428 13 7 -0.059 0.80 0.000 -0.059 -0.5 1 0
   Jeff Samardzija P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   James Russell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alfonso Soriano LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .279 .463 .742 6 4 -0.014 0.57 0.000 -0.014 -0.2 0 0
Rodrigo Lopez P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .083 .167 6 4 -0.014 0.59 0.000 -0.014 -0.1 0 0
   Tony Campana PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258 .298 .281 .579 4 2 -0.018 0.75 0.000 -0.018 -0.1
   Ramon Ortiz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Reed Johnson RF 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 .325 .366 .536 .902 7 6 0.080 0.89 0.080 0.000 0.6 1 0
Team Totals 34 7 8 7 1 5 37 .235 .270 .500 .770 140 91 0.628 1.24 1.174 -0.546 3.1 27 11
HR: G Soto (11, off J McDonald, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); C Pena (21, off J McDonald, 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to CF); B DeWitt (3, off J McDonald, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
SF: M Byrd (1, off J Veras).
HBP: D Barney (6, by D McCutchen).
TB: C Pena 4; G Soto 4; B DeWitt 4; R Johnson 2; M Byrd; A Ramirez; S Castro.
GIDP: S Castro (16).
RBI: C Pena 2 (55); B DeWitt 2 (17); A Ramirez (68); M Byrd (20); G Soto (33).
2-out RBI: B DeWitt 2; C Pena.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Pena-S Castro-C Pena.

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 1 0 1 5 .273 .374 .469 .843 13 9 -0.016 1.24 0.110 -0.126 0.2 2 0 2B
Garrett Jones 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .236 .318 .430 .747 27 17 -0.012 0.79 0.065 -0.076 0.5 11 0 2·2B
Neil Walker 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .277 .338 .404 .742 13 10 -0.054 0.64 0.000 -0.054 -0.8 3 2
Ryan Ludwick LF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .234 .300 .365 .665 18 10 0.021 0.70 0.058 -0.037 0.3 2 0
Pedro Alvarez 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .212 .283 .312 .595 9 7 -0.061 1.25 0.043 -0.104 -0.4 0 2 GDP
Ryan Doumit C 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .336 .439 .775 16 9 0.122 1.22 0.143 -0.021 0.6 6 0
Xavier Paul RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .256 .288 .321 .610 9 7 -0.057 1.68 0.046 -0.103 -0.4 2 0 CS
   Matt Diaz PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267 .303 .337 .640 3 3 -0.075 3.32 0.000 -0.075 -0.3 0 0
Brandon Wood SS 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .223 .292 .359 .651 18 8 0.010 1.40 0.073 -0.064 0.4 1 3
James McDonald P 2 1 1 3 0 0 3 .100 .143 .125 .268 7 5 0.331 1.96 0.364 -0.033 2.2 0 3 2B,SH
   Daniel McCutchen 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 Grilli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joe Beimel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Veras P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joel Hanrahan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Steve Pearce PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .228 .276 .291 .567 4 3 -0.080 3.28 0.000 -0.080 -0.2
Team Totals 34 6 10 6 3 3 38 .294 .351 .412 .763 137 88 0.129 1.29 0.902 -0.773 2.1 27 10
2B: G Jones 2 (19, 1 off R Lopez, 1 off J Samardzija); J McDonald (1, off R Lopez); A McCutchen (26, off R Lopez).
SH: J McDonald (4, off R Lopez).
TB: G Jones 4; R Doumit 2; A McCutchen 2; J McDonald 2; X Paul; R Ludwick; P Alvarez; B Wood.
GIDP: P Alvarez (7).
RBI: J McDonald 3 (3); R Ludwick (65); X Paul (16); A McCutchen (64).
2-out RBI: J McDonald 3; A McCutchen.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Alvarez-N Walker-G Jones.
E: P Alvarez (11).
Baserunning
CS: X Paul (5, 2nd base by R Lopez/G Soto).

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
Rodrigo Lopez 4 7 6 6 2 0 0 5.17 20 71 43 33 1 9 7 11 5 0 22 -0.507 1.35 -4.3
Ramon Ortiz 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.98 7 25 14 10 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.051 0.42 0.9
Jeff Samardzija, W (6-4) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.69 4 13 10 7 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.019 0.41 0.4
James Russell, H (3) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.31 2 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.009 2.10 -0.0
Kerry Wood, H (14) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.63 2 6 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.139 2.84 0.5
Carlos Marmol, S (23) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.68 3 14 10 5 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.177 2.44 0.4
Team Totals 9 10 6 6 3 3 0 6.00 38 137 88 61 9 18 12 20 6 0 22 1 0 -0.130 1.29 -2.1

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
James McDonald 7 4 4 4 0 3 3 4.23 26 99 64 41 10 13 10 13 1 0 56 -0.055 0.75 -1.0
Daniel McCutchen, L (3-3) 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 2.70 3 11 7 4 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.320 2.63 -1.8
Jason Grilli 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.86 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 -0.188 5.28 -1.0
Joe Beimel, BS (2) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.35 1 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 -0.172 4.89 -1.0
Jose Veras 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.31 3 10 8 4 1 3 0 2 0 0 3 1 0.074 2.25 1.2
Joel Hanrahan 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.10 3 12 8 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.031 0.58 0.4
Team Totals 9 8 7 7 1 5 3 7.00 37 140 91 56 16 19 12 18 3 0 56 9 3 -0.630 1.24 -3.1
D McCutchen faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.
J Grilli faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
J Beimel faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D McCutchen (2; D Barney).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Lance Barrett, 1B - Brian Knight, 2B - Jerry Layne, 3B - Bob Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 29,317.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 84° F, Wind 5mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Starlin Castro SS 1 Andrew McCutchen CF
2 Darwin Barney 2B 2 Garrett Jones 1B
3 Aramis Ramirez 3B 3 Neil Walker 2B
4 Carlos Pena 1B 4 Ryan Ludwick LF
5 Marlon Byrd CF 5 Pedro Alvarez 3B
6 Blake DeWitt LF 6 Ryan Doumit C
7 Geovany Soto C 7 Xavier Paul RF
8 Tyler Colvin RF 8 Brandon Wood SS
9 Rodrigo Lopez P 9 James McDonald P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 2-4 2 123 4,(2-1)  RRR PIT J. McDonald R. Lopez -36% 31% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Alvarez Scores; Paul Scores; Wood Scores
t8 4-6 0 123 2,(0-1)  R CHC A. Ramirez J. Grilli 19% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive); Johnson Scores; Castro to 3B; Barney to 2B
t8 5-6 0 123 6,(3-2)  R CHC C. Pena J. Beimel 17% 80% Walk; Castro Scores; Barney to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
t4 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR CHC B. DeWitt J. McDonald 15% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Byrd Scores
t8 4-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  CHC D. Barney D. McCutchen 15% 44% Hit By Pitch; Johnson to 3B; Castro 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' James McDonald facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Castro J. McDonald -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Barney J. McDonald -1% 46% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. McDonald -1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. McCutchen R. Lopez 2% 48% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT G. Jones R. Lopez 1% 49% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Walker R. Lopez 1% 50% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' James McDonald facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC C. Pena J. McDonald -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Byrd J. McDonald -2% 46% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC B. DeWitt J. McDonald -1% 45% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT R. Ludwick R. Lopez 2% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT P. Alvarez R. Lopez 2% 49% Lineout: 3B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Doumit R. Lopez 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' James McDonald facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC G. Soto J. McDonald 13% 63% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t3 1-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC T. Colvin J. McDonald -2% 61% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t3 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC R. Lopez J. McDonald -1% 59% Groundout: P-1B (Short 3B Line)
t3 1-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Castro J. McDonald -1% 58% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT X. Paul R. Lopez -5% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b3 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT B. Wood R. Lopez 7% 61% Paul Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b3 0-1 1 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT B. Wood R. Lopez -3% 58% Walk
b3 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. McDonald R. Lopez 2% 60% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Wood to 2B
b3 0-1 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen R. Lopez 4% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Pirates' James McDonald facing 2-3-4
t4 1-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC D. Barney J. McDonald -2% 62% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t4 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. McDonald -1% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC C. Pena J. McDonald 12% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t4 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Byrd J. McDonald 1% 73% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t4 2-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR CHC B. DeWitt J. McDonald 15% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Byrd Scores
t4 4-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto J. McDonald -0% 88% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez facing 2-3-4
b4 0-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  PIT G. Jones R. Lopez -5% 84% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-4 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT N. Walker R. Lopez 2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Jones to 3B
b4 0-4 1 --3 5,(2-2)  R PIT R. Ludwick R. Lopez -4% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Jones Scores
b4 1-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT P. Alvarez R. Lopez -4% 77% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Ludwick to 2B
b4 1-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  PIT R. Doumit R. Lopez -7% 69% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ludwick to 3B; Alvarez to 2B
b4 1-4 1 123 3,(0-2)  RO PIT X. Paul R. Lopez 2% 71% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Ludwick Scores; Alvarez to 3B
b4 2-4 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  PIT B. Wood R. Lopez -4% 68% Walk; Paul to 2B
b4 2-4 2 123 4,(2-1)  RRR PIT J. McDonald R. Lopez -36% 31% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Alvarez Scores; Paul Scores; Wood Scores
b4 5-4 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT A. McCutchen R. Lopez -11% 20% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); McDonald Scores
b4 6-4 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones R. Lopez 2% 23% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 6.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' James McDonald facing 8-9-1
t5 4-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC T. Colvin J. McDonald -3% 20% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
Tony Campana pinch hits for Rodrigo Lopez (P) batting 9th
t5 4-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC T. Campana J. McDonald -2% 18% Flyball: LF
t5 4-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Castro J. McDonald -1% 17% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Ramon Ortiz facing 3-4-5
Ramon Ortiz replaces Tony Campana (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. Walker R. Ortiz 1% 18% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b5 6-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT R. Ludwick R. Ortiz -1% 17% Walk
b5 6-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO PIT P. Alvarez R. Ortiz 3% 20% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 6.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' James McDonald facing 2-3-4
t6 4-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Barney J. McDonald -3% 17% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t6 4-6 1 --- 4,(0-2)  CHC A. Ramirez J. McDonald 3% 20% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
t6 4-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC C. Pena J. McDonald -3% 18% Groundout: P-1B (Short 1B Line); Ramirez to 2B
t6 4-6 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Byrd J. McDonald -4% 14% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Ramon Ortiz facing 6-7-8
b6 6-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT R. Doumit R. Ortiz 1% 15% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b6 6-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT X. Paul R. Ortiz 1% 16% Groundout: P-1B
b6 6-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT B. Wood R. Ortiz -1% 15% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b6 6-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. McDonald R. Ortiz 1% 16% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 6.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' James McDonald facing 6-7-8
t7 4-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC B. DeWitt J. McDonald -3% 13% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t7 4-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC G. Soto J. McDonald -2% 11% Groundout: P-1B
t7 4-6 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC T. Colvin J. McDonald -1% 10% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 1-2-3
Jeff Samardzija replaces Tyler Colvin (RF) pitching and batting 8th
Reed Johnson replaces Ramon Ortiz (P) playing RF batting 9th
b7 6-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Samardzija 1% 11% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b7 6-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT G. Jones J. Samardzija -2% 9% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b7 6-4 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Walker J. Samardzija 1% 10% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O PIT R. Ludwick J. Samardzija 1% 12% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 6.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-6, Pirates' Daniel McCutchen facing 9-1-2
Daniel McCutchen replaces James McDonald pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC R. Johnson D. McCutchen 7% 18% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
t8 4-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC S. Castro D. McCutchen 11% 29% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Johnson to 2B
t8 4-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  CHC D. Barney D. McCutchen 15% 44% Hit By Pitch; Johnson to 3B; Castro to 2B
Jason Grilli replaces Daniel McCutchen pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-6 0 123 2,(0-1)  R CHC A. Ramirez J. Grilli 19% 63% Single to CF (Line Drive); Johnson Scores; Castro to 3B; Barney to 2B
Joe Beimel replaces Jason Grilli pitching and batting 9th
t8 5-6 0 123 6,(3-2)  R CHC C. Pena J. Beimel 17% 80% Walk; Castro Scores; Barney to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
Jose Veras replaces Joe Beimel pitching and batting 9th
t8 6-6 0 123 4,(1-2)  RO CHC M. Byrd J. Veras 4% 83% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Barney Scores; Ramirez to 3B
t8 7-6 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O CHC B. DeWitt J. Veras -6% 77% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t8 7-6 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto J. Veras -5% 72% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 6-7, Cubs' James Russell facing 5-6-7
James Russell replaces Jeff Samardzija pitching and batting 8th
b8 6-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT P. Alvarez J. Russell 6% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 6-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT R. Doumit J. Russell -7% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Kerry Wood replaces Blake DeWitt (LF) pitching and batting 6th
Alfonso Soriano replaces James Russell (P) playing LF batting 8th
Matt Diaz pinch hits for Xavier Paul (RF) batting 7th
b8 6-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT M. Diaz K. Wood 8% 79% Strikeout Looking
b8 6-7 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT B. Wood K. Wood 6% 85% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 6.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-6, Pirates' Joel Hanrahan facing 8-9-1
Joel Hanrahan replaces Jose Veras pitching and batting 9th
Matt Diaz moves from PH to RF
t9 7-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Hanrahan -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC R. Johnson J. Hanrahan 2% 85% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
t9 7-6 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO CHC S. Castro J. Hanrahan -3% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 6-7, Cubs' Carlos Marmol facing 9-1-2
Carlos Marmol replaces Kerry Wood pitching and batting 6th
Steve Pearce pinch hits for Joel Hanrahan (P) batting 9th
b9 6-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Pearce C. Marmol 8% 90% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b9 6-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen C. Marmol 6% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b9 6-7 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones C. Marmol 4% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Pirates 6.

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