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@BAL
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@BOS
1
5
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3
0
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1
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4
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3
Monday, August 27, 2012, 7:07PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 16,700, Time of Game: 3:09
Cardinals
4
71-57
 Won 2 
2nd, 6 GB
at Pirates
3
68-60
 Lost 2 
3rd, 9 GB
W: Kyle Lohse (14-2)
L: A.J. Burnett (15-5)
S: Jason Motte (31)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  2   0  0  0    4 10  2
Pirates         0  0  0   2  0  0   1  0  0    3  9  2

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jon Jay CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .313 .385 .414 .800 13 11 -0.009 0.80 0.087 -0.095 0.2 5 0 3B,CS
Matt Carpenter 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .310 .377 .498 .875 13 8 -0.061 1.17 0.044 -0.105 -0.7 1 0 2B
Matt Holliday LF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .311 .385 .533 .918 15 9 0.120 1.12 0.186 -0.066 0.4 5 0 HR
Allen Craig 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .320 .379 .586 .966 13 9 0.087 1.00 0.129 -0.042 0.8 4 1 2B
Carlos Beltran RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .270 .341 .511 .852 12 9 -0.111 1.19 0.000 -0.111 -1.1 3 0
Yadier Molina C 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .324 .374 .510 .884 18 10 0.043 1.15 0.087 -0.043 0.1 5 0 SF
Skip Schumaker 2B 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .317 .382 .420 .801 17 9 0.204 1.14 0.215 -0.010 1.6 1 1 2B
   Lance Lynn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 .111 .071 .183 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Fernando Salas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   David Freese PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .298 .369 .476 .845 4 3 -0.039 1.48 0.000 -0.039 -0.3
   Mitchell Boggs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marc Rzepczynski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Rafael Furcal SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .269 .330 .352 .682 22 12 -0.122 0.96 0.000 -0.122 -1.1 1 2
Kyle Lohse P 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .098 .130 .098 .228 7 6 0.068 1.40 0.085 -0.017 0.4 0 0
   Daniel Descalso 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .221 .296 .316 .611 10 6 -0.024 0.49 0.000 -0.024 -0.4 1 1
Team Totals 35 4 10 4 1 6 37 .286 .297 .514 .812 144 92 0.156 1.05 0.833 -0.674 -0.1 27 5
2B: S Schumaker (13, off A Burnett); M Carpenter (18, off A Burnett); A Craig (28, off J Grilli).
3B: J Jay (3, off J Hughes).
HR: M Holliday (24, off A Burnett, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: Y Molina (2, off A Burnett).
TB: M Holliday 5; S Schumaker 3; J Jay 3; A Craig 3; M Carpenter 2; Y Molina; K Lohse.
RBI: K Lohse (2); S Schumaker (22); Y Molina (62); M Holliday (90).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 9.
Fielding
E: R Furcal (15); M Carpenter (6).
Baserunning
CS: J Jay (3, 2nd base by A Burnett POCS).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Tabata LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .236 .300 .345 .645 13 8 -0.098 1.57 0.043 -0.141 -0.5 2 0
Travis Snider RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .346 .438 .784 15 9 -0.007 1.63 0.114 -0.121 0.3 1 0
Andrew McCutchen CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .345 .411 .568 .979 17 10 0.086 1.35 0.129 -0.043 0.6 4 1
Garrett Jones 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .281 .317 .538 .854 15 10 -0.168 1.70 0.000 -0.168 -1.2 7 3
Pedro Alvarez 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .240 .321 .462 .784 12 8 0.077 1.34 0.107 -0.029 0.6 0 1
Josh Harrison 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .238 .284 .376 .660 17 11 -0.016 2.24 0.112 -0.129 0.0 2 2 SF
Rod Barajas C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .199 .276 .337 .613 18 15 -0.203 1.93 0.000 -0.203 -1.3 8 0
Clint Barmes SS 3 0 2 1 0 1 3 .223 .250 .318 .568 17 10 0.191 1.33 0.208 -0.017 1.2 1 1 2B
   Gaby Sanchez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .259 .319 .578 4 2 -0.059 2.47 0.000 -0.059 -0.1
A.J. Burnett P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .061 .115 .061 .177 6 6 -0.030 1.20 0.000 -0.030 -0.3 1 3
   Jared Hughes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Jeff Clement PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 3 -0.075 2.78 0.000 -0.075 -0.3
   Jason Grilli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Watson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
   Michael McKenry PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .254 .328 .503 .831 4 3 -0.042 1.68 0.000 -0.042 -0.1
Team Totals 35 3 9 3 0 5 36 .257 .250 .286 .536 143 95 -0.344 1.68 0.713 -1.057 -1.1 27 13
2B: C Barmes (15, off L Lynn).
SF: J Harrison (3, off K Lohse).
TB: C Barmes 3; P Alvarez 2; A McCutchen 2; J Harrison; T Snider; J Tabata.
RBI: C Barmes (37); J Harrison (13); A McCutchen (79).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 11.
Fielding
E: P Alvarez (21); C Barmes (14).
Outfield Assists: A McCutchen (K Lohse at home plate).

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Kyle Lohse, W (14-2) 5 5 2 2 0 3 0 2.64 20 83 56 35 4 17 6 11 7 0 52 0.000 1.20 0.3
Lance Lynn, H (1) 1.1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.89 6 27 19 14 2 3 1 5 1 0 0 0 -0.121 1.46 -0.7
Fernando Salas, H (6) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.88 2 10 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.149 2.73 0.6
Mitchell Boggs, H (26) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.96 3 10 7 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.068 2.52 0.2
Marc Rzepczynski 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.61 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.053 2.38 -0.2
Jason Motte, S (31) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.57 4 12 7 4 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 0.302 3.06 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 3 2 0 5 0 2.00 36 143 95 61 10 24 12 19 9 0 52 4 0 0.345 1.68 1.1
M Rzepczynski 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
A.J. Burnett, L (15-5) 5.2 7 4 3 1 3 1 3.67 24 93 59 38 7 14 10 10 1 0 43 -0.272 1.21 -1.4
Jared Hughes 1.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.83 6 25 16 10 3 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.037 0.63 0.5
Jason Grilli 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 4 15 9 5 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.046 1.15 0.5
Tony Watson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.92 3 11 8 4 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.45 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 3 1 6 1 3.00 37 144 92 57 15 20 15 15 3 0 43 0 0 -0.156 1.05 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: A Burnett (5).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: A Burnett (2; J Jay, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - Adrian Johnson, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Lance Barksdale.
Time of Game: 3:09.
Attendance: 16,700.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 10mph out to Centerfield.

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Jon Jay CF 1 Jose Tabata LF
2 Matt Carpenter 3B 2 Travis Snider RF
3 Matt Holliday LF 3 Andrew McCutchen CF
4 Allen Craig 1B 4 Garrett Jones 1B
5 Carlos Beltran RF 5 Pedro Alvarez 3B
6 Yadier Molina C 6 Josh Harrison 2B
7 Skip Schumaker 2B 7 Rod Barajas C
8 Rafael Furcal SS 8 Clint Barmes SS
9 Kyle Lohse P 9 A.J. Burnett P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 2-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R STL M. Holliday A. Burnett 17% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b7 2-4 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R PIT C. Barmes L. Lynn -16% 61% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Harrison Scores/unER
t5 0-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  R STL S. Schumaker A. Burnett 16% 44% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Molina Scores
b8 3-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Harrison J. Motte 12% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
b4 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT T. Snider K. Lohse -11% 29% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Tabata to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' A.J. Burnett facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  STL J. Jay A. Burnett 4% 54% Reached on E5 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. Carpenter A. Burnett -3% 50% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-1)  O STL M. Holliday A. Burnett -4% 46% Jay Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-2B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL M. Holliday A. Burnett 1% 48% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Craig A. Burnett -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT J. Tabata K. Lohse 2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT T. Snider K. Lohse 1% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen K. Lohse 1% 50% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' A.J. Burnett facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Beltran A. Burnett -2% 48% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL Y. Molina A. Burnett -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t2 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker A. Burnett -1% 45% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT G. Jones K. Lohse 2% 47% Flyball: LF
b2 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT P. Alvarez K. Lohse 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O PIT J. Harrison K. Lohse 1% 50% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' A.J. Burnett facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Furcal A. Burnett -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL K. Lohse A. Burnett -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Jay A. Burnett -1% 45% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT R. Barajas K. Lohse 2% 47% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O PIT C. Barmes K. Lohse 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Burnett K. Lohse 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Top of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' A.J. Burnett facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL M. Carpenter A. Burnett 4% 54% Walk
t4 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL M. Holliday A. Burnett -4% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t4 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Craig A. Burnett -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Carpenter to 2B
t4 0-0 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Beltran A. Burnett -4% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Tabata K. Lohse -4% 40% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b4 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  PIT T. Snider K. Lohse -11% 29% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Tabata to 3B
b4 0-0 0 1-3 3,(2-0)  R PIT A. McCutchen K. Lohse -6% 23% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Tabata Scores; Snider to 2B
b4 1-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones K. Lohse 5% 27% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b4 1-0 1 12- 4,(2-1)  PIT P. Alvarez K. Lohse -5% 22% Single to RF (Line Drive); Snider to 3B; McCutchen to 2B
b4 1-0 1 123 3,(1-1)  RO PIT J. Harrison K. Lohse -1% 20% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF); Snider Scores
b4 2-0 2 12- 8,(1-2)  O PIT R. Barajas K. Lohse 3% 23% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' A.J. Burnett facing 6-7-8
t5 0-2 0 --- 7,(3-2)  STL Y. Molina A. Burnett 5% 28% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 0-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  R STL S. Schumaker A. Burnett 16% 44% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Molina Scores
t5 1-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Furcal A. Burnett 5% 49% Wild Pitch; Schumaker to 3B
t5 1-2 0 --3 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Furcal A. Burnett -7% 42% Strikeout Swinging
t5 1-2 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R STL K. Lohse A. Burnett 8% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Schumaker Scores
t5 2-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Jay A. Burnett -4% 47% Flyball: CF
t5 2-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL M. Carpenter A. Burnett -3% 44% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Lohse out at Hm/CF-2B-C
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 8-9-1
b5 2-2 0 --- 7,(2-2)  PIT C. Barmes K. Lohse -5% 39% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b5 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Burnett K. Lohse 2% 41% Bunt Popfly: 3B (Front of Home); Barmes to 2B/Adv on E5 (throw to 1B)
b5 2-2 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O PIT J. Tabata K. Lohse 5% 45% Lineout: RF (Short RF Line)
b5 2-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O PIT T. Snider K. Lohse 5% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' A.J. Burnett facing 3-4-5
t6 2-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R STL M. Holliday A. Burnett 17% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t6 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL A. Craig A. Burnett 7% 74% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Craig to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
t6 3-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL C. Beltran A. Burnett -1% 73% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Craig to 3B
t6 3-2 1 --3 5,(2-2)  RO STL Y. Molina A. Burnett 4% 77% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Craig Scores/unER
Jared Hughes replaces A.J. Burnett pitching and batting 9th
t6 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  STL S. Schumaker J. Hughes 1% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t6 4-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Furcal J. Hughes -2% 76% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 3-4-5
Lance Lynn replaces Skip Schumaker (2B) pitching and batting 7th
Daniel Descalso replaces Kyle Lohse (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b6 2-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen L. Lynn 3% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 2-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT G. Jones L. Lynn 2% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-4 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Alvarez L. Lynn 1% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Pirates' Jared Hughes facing 9-1-2
t7 4-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL D. Descalso J. Hughes -1% 82% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Jay J. Hughes 5% 87% Triple to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 4-2 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Carpenter J. Hughes -4% 83% Groundout: 1B-2B (Weak 2B)
t7 4-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O STL M. Holliday J. Hughes -3% 80% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Lance Lynn facing 6-7-8
b7 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  PIT J. Harrison L. Lynn -10% 70% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Harrison to 2B/Adv on E6 (throw to 1B)
b7 2-4 0 -2- 5,(1-2)  O PIT R. Barajas L. Lynn 7% 77% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 2-4 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  R PIT C. Barmes L. Lynn -16% 61% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Harrison Scores/unER
Fernando Salas replaces Lance Lynn pitching and batting 7th
Jeff Clement pinch hits for Jared Hughes (P) batting 9th
b7 3-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT J. Clement F. Salas 8% 69% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b7 3-4 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O PIT J. Tabata F. Salas 7% 76% Groundout: 1B-P
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Jason Grilli facing 4-5-6
Jason Grilli replaces Jeff Clement (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL A. Craig J. Grilli 6% 82% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t8 4-3 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O STL C. Beltran J. Grilli -4% 78% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t8 4-3 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  O STL Y. Molina J. Grilli -3% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Craig to 3B
David Freese pinch hits for Fernando Salas (P) batting 7th
t8 4-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Freese J. Grilli -4% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 2-3-4
Mitchell Boggs replaces David Freese (PH) pitching and batting 7th
b8 3-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT T. Snider M. Boggs 6% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT A. McCutchen M. Boggs -7% 71% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b8 3-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT G. Jones M. Boggs 8% 78% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
Marc Rzepczynski replaces Mitchell Boggs pitching and batting 7th
b8 3-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT P. Alvarez M. Rzepczynski -5% 73% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Jones to 2B
Jason Motte replaces Marc Rzepczynski pitching and batting 7th
b8 3-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O PIT J. Harrison J. Motte 12% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Tony Watson facing 8-9-1
Tony Watson replaces Jason Grilli pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Furcal T. Watson -1% 83% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 1B)
t9 4-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Descalso T. Watson -1% 82% Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
t9 4-3 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Jay T. Watson -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 7-8-9
b9 3-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT R. Barajas J. Motte 8% 90% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
Gaby Sanchez pinch hits for Clint Barmes (SS) batting 8th
b9 3-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT G. Sanchez J. Motte 6% 96% Lineout: RF
Michael McKenry pinch hits for Tony Watson (P) batting 9th
b9 3-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. McKenry J. Motte 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cardinals 4, Pirates 3.

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