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@LAA
1
6
NYY
@BAL
4
5
TOR
@BOS
9
2
KCR
@CHW
4
5
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@MIN
0
3
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@SEA
6
1
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@TBR
4
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@CIN
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@NYM
11
3
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@PIT
4
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@SDP
8
5
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@SFG
3
2
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@STL
6
3
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6
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Saturday, September 8, 2012, 7:05PM
, PNC Park
Attendance: 35,661, Time of Game: 2:56
Cubs
4
53-86
 Won 2 
5th, 30½ GB
at Pirates
3
72-66
 Lost 2 
3rd, 11 GB
W: Jeff Samardzija (9-13)
L: Jason Grilli (1-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  1  1   0  1  0   0  1  0    4 10  1
Pirates         2  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  4  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David DeJesus RF 4 0 2 1 1 1 5 .264 .352 .401 .753 16 9 0.392 1.72 0.436 -0.044 2.1 0 0 SB
Luis Valbuena 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 5 .223 .316 .364 .681 19 11 -0.141 1.49 0.025 -0.166 -1.5 0 2 SF,GDP
Anthony Rizzo 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .298 .350 .476 .827 15 9 0.041 0.99 0.094 -0.053 0.3 7 2 SB,HBP
Alfonso Soriano LF 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .260 .314 .495 .808 26 17 -0.031 1.04 0.101 -0.131 -0.2 4 0 HR
   Joe Mather LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .245 .305 .550 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Starlin Castro SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 .281 .318 .425 .743 17 7 0.022 1.11 0.122 -0.099 0.1 0 0 SB,CS,HBP
Welington Castillo C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .277 .331 .464 .795 13 8 0.028 1.39 0.114 -0.086 0.0 8 1 2B
Darwin Barney 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .255 .297 .365 .662 16 12 -0.061 1.76 0.036 -0.098 -0.4 2 1
Jeff Samardzija P 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .100 .167 .100 .267 13 9 -0.179 1.89 0.000 -0.179 -1.3 3 1 SH
Tony Campana CF 3 2 2 0 1 0 4 .263 .305 .299 .604 15 9 0.128 1.76 0.189 -0.061 0.8 2 0 2B,SB
Team Totals 33 4 10 3 4 5 41 .303 .400 .455 .855 150 91 0.199 1.41 1.117 -0.917 -0.1 27 7
2B: W Castillo (9, off J McDonald); T Campana (6, off J McDonald).
HR: A Soriano (27, off J McDonald, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
SF: L Valbuena (2, off J McDonald).
SH: J Samardzija (7, off J McDonald).
HBP: A Rizzo (2, by J McDonald); S Castro (4, by C Resop).
TB: A Soriano 4; W Castillo 3; T Campana 3; D DeJesus 2; D Barney; S Castro; A Rizzo.
GIDP: L Valbuena (4).
RBI: L Valbuena (25); A Soriano (92); D DeJesus (45).
2-out RBI: D DeJesus.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 12.
Fielding
E: S Castro (23).
Baserunning
SB: S Castro (23, 2nd base off J McDonald/R Barajas); T Campana (27, 3rd base off J McDonald/R Barajas); A Rizzo (3, 2nd base off J Hughes/R Barajas); D DeJesus (7, 2nd base off J Grilli/M McKenry).
CS: S Castro (13, 2nd base by C Resop/M McKenry).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brock Holt 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .375 .385 .417 .801 17 12 -0.036 0.91 0.036 -0.072 -0.1 3 1
Starling Marte LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .240 .278 .400 .678 17 10 -0.116 1.38 0.000 -0.116 -0.7 1 0 SH
Andrew McCutchen CF 3 1 0 0 0 3 4 .341 .405 .554 .959 12 9 -0.080 1.33 0.019 -0.099 -0.3 3 0 HBP
Garrett Jones 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .287 .328 .541 .868 15 7 -0.008 1.19 0.061 -0.069 0.3 13 1
Pedro Alvarez 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .248 .327 .492 .818 14 10 0.101 1.94 0.202 -0.101 1.6 0 6 2B
Alex Presley RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .234 .276 .385 .661 15 9 -0.209 1.80 0.000 -0.209 -1.4 0 0
Clint Barmes SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .220 .249 .309 .558 9 7 -0.095 1.31 0.000 -0.095 -0.8 3 3
   Gaby Sanchez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .276 .337 .613 3 2 -0.042 1.68 0.000 -0.042 -0.1
Rod Barajas C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .196 .269 .325 .594 9 8 0.005 0.89 0.051 -0.046 -0.2 3 2
   Josh Harrison PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .283 .364 .647 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Michael McKenry C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .336 .510 .847 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 1
James McDonald P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .146 .268 .146 .414 6 5 -0.047 0.95 0.000 -0.047 -0.4 0 1
   Tony Watson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   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 0
   Jeff Clement PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .100 .182 .100 .282 3 2 0.228 2.67 0.228 0.000 0.9
   Jason Grilli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Resop P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 3 4 3 1 9 34 .129 .182 .161 .343 120 81 -0.299 1.38 0.597 -0.896 -1.1 27 15
2B: P Alvarez (23, off J Samardzija).
SH: S Marte (1, off J Samardzija).
HBP: A McCutchen (4, by J Samardzija).
TB: P Alvarez 3; J Clement; B Holt.
RBI: P Alvarez 2 (73); J Clement (1).
2-out RBI: J Clement.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Barmes-G Jones.

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
Jeff Samardzija, W (9-13) 9 4 3 2 1 9 0 3.81 34 120 81 47 16 18 10 13 3 0 77 0.299 1.38 1.1
Team Totals 9 4 3 2 1 9 0 2.00 34 120 81 47 16 18 10 13 3 0 77 0.299 1.38 1.1

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 5.2 7 3 3 2 2 1 3.93 26 90 56 35 4 17 9 12 5 0 43 -0.128 1.26 -0.9
Tony Watson 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.65 4 13 7 2 3 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 -0.014 1.23 -0.1
Jared Hughes 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.62 2 9 5 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.124 2.10 1.1
Jason Grilli, L (1-5) 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2.60 6 22 13 8 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 -0.216 2.47 -0.5
Chris Resop 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.69 3 17 10 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.033 0.48 0.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 4 5 1 4.00 41 151 91 52 14 25 15 15 8 0 43 4 0 -0.201 1.41 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: C Resop (2; S Castro); J Samardzija (4; A McCutchen); J McDonald (3; A Rizzo).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Scott Barry, 1B - Jordan Baker, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Paul Emmel.
Time of Game: 2:56.
Attendance: 35,661.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 11mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CHC D. DeJesus J. Grilli 28% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive); Castillo Scores; Campana to 3B
b7 2-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. Clement J. Samardzija -23% 46% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Harrison Scores/unER
b1 0-0 1 123 4,(0-2)  RR PIT P. Alvarez J. Samardzija -12% 23% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Holt Scores; McCutchen Scores; Jones to 2B
t3 1-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC D. DeJesus J. McDonald 11% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Campana to 3B
t2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC A. Soriano J. McDonald 10% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)

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,(0-1)  O CHC D. DeJesus J. McDonald -2% 48% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC L. Valbuena J. McDonald -1% 46% Lineout: 1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC A. Rizzo J. McDonald -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  PIT B. Holt J. Samardzija -4% 42% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT S. Marte J. Samardzija 2% 43% Bunt Groundout: 1B unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 2B-1B); Holt to 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. McCutchen J. Samardzija -2% 42% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 1 12- 4,(3-0)  PIT G. Jones J. Samardzija -6% 35% Walk; Holt to 3B; McCutchen to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 4,(0-2)  RR PIT P. Alvarez J. Samardzija -12% 23% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Holt Scores; McCutchen Scores; Jones to 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- 7,(3-2)  O PIT A. Presley J. Samardzija 3% 26% Strikeout Swinging
b1 2-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O PIT C. Barmes J. Samardzija 3% 29% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' James McDonald facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CHC A. Soriano J. McDonald 10% 39% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t2 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Castro J. McDonald -2% 36% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC W. Castillo J. McDonald 5% 41% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 1-2 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC D. Barney J. McDonald -3% 38% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Castillo to 3B
t2 1-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Samardzija J. McDonald -4% 34% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 8-9-1
b2 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Barajas J. Samardzija 2% 36% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b2 2-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT J. McDonald J. Samardzija 1% 37% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b2 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT B. Holt J. Samardzija 1% 38% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' James McDonald facing 9-1-2
t3 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  CHC T. Campana J. McDonald 4% 42% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  CHC D. DeJesus J. McDonald 11% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Campana to 3B
t3 1-2 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  ROO CHC L. Valbuena J. McDonald -8% 46% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B); Campana Scores/No RBI
t3 2-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC A. Rizzo J. McDonald 1% 47% Hit By Pitch
t3 2-2 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. McDonald -3% 45% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 2-3-4
b3 2-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT S. Marte J. Samardzija 2% 47% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b3 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Samardzija 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT G. Jones J. Samardzija 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' James McDonald facing 5-6-7
t4 2-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC S. Castro J. McDonald 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 2-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC W. Castillo J. McDonald 3% 58% Castro Steals 2B
t4 2-2 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CHC W. Castillo J. McDonald -5% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 2-2 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Barney J. McDonald -4% 48% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t4 2-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Samardzija J. McDonald -4% 44% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 5-6-7
b4 2-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT P. Alvarez J. Samardzija -8% 37% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b4 2-2 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O PIT A. Presley J. Samardzija 7% 44% Fielder's Choice P unassisted; Alvarez out at 3B/P
b4 2-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT C. Barmes J. Samardzija 3% 47% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b4 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT R. Barajas J. Samardzija 3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Pirates' James McDonald facing 9-1-2
t5 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC T. Campana J. McDonald 9% 59% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to LF Line)
t5 2-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. DeJesus J. McDonald 5% 63% Campana Steals 3B
t5 2-2 0 --3 6,(3-2)  CHC D. DeJesus J. McDonald 4% 67% Walk
t5 2-2 0 1-3 2,(0-1)  RO CHC L. Valbuena J. McDonald -2% 65% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Campana Scores
t5 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC A. Rizzo J. McDonald -3% 63% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t5 3-2 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. McDonald -2% 60% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 9-1-2
b5 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. McDonald J. Samardzija 3% 64% Flyball: LF
b5 2-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT B. Holt J. Samardzija 2% 66% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b5 2-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT S. Marte J. Samardzija 2% 67% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' James McDonald facing 5-6-7
t6 3-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC S. Castro J. McDonald 4% 71% Walk
t6 3-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC W. Castillo J. McDonald -3% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 3-2 1 1-- 6,(1-2)  CHC D. Barney J. McDonald 4% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive); Castro to 2B
t6 3-2 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Samardzija J. McDonald -3% 68% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Castro to 3B; Barney to 2B
Tony Watson replaces James McDonald pitching and batting 9th
t6 3-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O CHC T. Campana T. Watson -6% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 3-4-5
b6 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Samardzija 4% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT G. Jones J. Samardzija 3% 69% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b6 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT P. Alvarez J. Samardzija 2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Pirates' Tony Watson facing 1-2-3
t7 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. DeJesus T. Watson -2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC L. Valbuena T. Watson 2% 71% Walk
t7 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Rizzo T. Watson 7% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Valbuena to 3B
Jared Hughes replaces Tony Watson pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-2 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  O CHC A. Soriano J. Hughes -6% 72% Strikeout Swinging, Rizzo Steals 2B
t7 3-2 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Castro J. Hughes -6% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 6-7-8
b7 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT A. Presley J. Samardzija 5% 71% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 2-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT C. Barmes J. Samardzija 3% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b7 2-3 2 --- 7,(1-2)  PIT R. Barajas J. Samardzija -5% 69% Reached on E6 (throw to 1B) (Ground Ball to Deep SS); Barajas to 2B
Jeff Clement pinch hits for Jared Hughes (P) batting 9th
Josh Harrison pinch runs for Rod Barajas (C) batting 8th
b7 2-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT J. Clement J. Samardzija -23% 46% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Harrison Scores/unER
b7 3-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT B. Holt J. Samardzija 4% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Pirates 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Pirates' Jason Grilli facing 6-7-8
Jason Grilli replaces Jeff Clement (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Michael McKenry replaces Josh Harrison (PR) playing C batting 8th
t8 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC W. Castillo J. Grilli 7% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t8 3-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Barney J. Grilli -2% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Castillo to 2B
t8 3-3 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Samardzija J. Grilli -7% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 3-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  CHC T. Campana J. Grilli 1% 49% Walk
t8 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CHC D. DeJesus J. Grilli 28% 76% Single to RF (Line Drive); Castillo Scores; Campana to 3B
t8 4-3 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  CHC L. Valbuena J. Grilli 1% 77% DeJesus Steals 2B
t8 4-3 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Valbuena J. Grilli -5% 72% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 2-3-4
b8 3-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT S. Marte J. Samardzija 6% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Samardzija 4% 82% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT G. Jones J. Samardzija 3% 85% Popfly: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Pirates' Chris Resop facing 3-4-5
Chris Resop replaces Jason Grilli pitching and batting 9th
t9 4-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Rizzo C. Resop -1% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 4-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHC A. Soriano C. Resop -1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t9 4-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Castro C. Resop 1% 83% Hit By Pitch
t9 4-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC W. Castillo C. Resop -2% 82% Castro Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Jeff Samardzija facing 5-6-7
Joe Mather replaces Alfonso Soriano playing LF batting 4th
b9 3-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT P. Alvarez J. Samardzija 8% 90% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b9 3-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Presley J. Samardzija 6% 96% Strikeout Swinging
Gaby Sanchez pinch hits for Clint Barmes (SS) batting 7th
b9 3-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT G. Sanchez J. Samardzija 4% 100% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Pirates 3.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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