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Series
Results
SFG
@CHC
11
3
SFG
@CHC
5
9
CHC
@SFG
4
5
CHC
@SFG
4
6
CHC
@SFG
2
3
Saturday, October 7, 1989, 5:20
, Candlestick Park
Attendance: 62,065, Time of Game: 2:48
Cubs
4
at Giants
5
W: Don Robinson (1-0)
L: Les Lancaster (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  0  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    4 10  0
Giants          3  0  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    5  8  3
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerome Walton CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .665 15 8 -0.155 1.59 0.000 -0.155 -1.1 2 0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 1 1 1 1 1 .455 1.533 24 14 0.101 1.46 0.155 -0.054 0.3 2 3 SF
Dwight Smith LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 .154 .445 11 8 -0.081 1.16 0.037 -0.118 -0.2 3 0
Mark Grace 1B 3 0 2 0 1 0 .727 2.042 14 8 0.088 1.29 0.132 -0.044 0.2 8 2 2B
Andre Dawson RF 4 0 1 2 0 0 .091 .322 11 9 -0.065 2.06 0.178 -0.243 0.5 1 0
Luis Salazar 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .364 .909 18 13 0.032 1.01 0.080 -0.048 0.1 1 1
   Curt Wilkerson PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Shawon Dunston SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 .273 .606 8 6 0.191 1.75 0.236 -0.045 1.2 4 1
Joe Girardi C 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .533 7 3 0.117 1.35 0.132 -0.015 1.0 2 0 SH
   Marvell Wynne PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Lloyd McClendon PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 7 4 -0.102 4.17 0.000 -0.102 -0.4 1 0
Rick Sutcliffe P 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.500 7 4 -0.117 2.02 0.115 -0.232 -1.2 0 2 2B,SH,GDP
   Greg Maddux PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Les Lancaster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Mitch Webster PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 3 2 -0.066 2.74 0.000 -0.066 -0.2
Team Totals 34 4 10 3 2 3 .294 .677 125 79 -0.057 1.60 1.065 -1.122 0.2 24 9
2B: M Grace (3, off M LaCoss); R Sutcliffe (1, off D Robinson).
SF: R Sandberg (1, off D Robinson).
SH: R Sutcliffe (1, off M LaCoss); J Girardi (1, off M LaCoss).
TB: M Grace 3; R Sutcliffe 2; S Dunston 2; J Girardi; R Sandberg; D Smith; A Dawson; L Salazar.
GIDP: R Sutcliffe (1).
RBI: A Dawson 2 (2); R Sandberg (3).
2-out RBI: A Dawson 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Sandberg-S Dunston-M Grace.

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 .250 .607 15 8 0.057 1.09 0.108 -0.051 0.2 1 0
Robby Thompson 2B 4 2 2 2 0 1 .333 1.218 15 8 0.463 1.57 0.516 -0.053 1.9 4 2 HR
Will Clark 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .583 1.810 15 10 0.051 1.07 0.066 -0.015 0.5 10 3
Kevin Mitchell LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.538 13 6 -0.068 1.37 0.048 -0.116 -0.4 6 1 GDP,IW
Matt Williams 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .891 15 9 -0.053 1.40 0.007 -0.060 -0.5 0 4
Terry Kennedy C 3 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .633 15 7 -0.050 1.26 0.016 -0.067 -0.5 4 1 IW
Candy Maldonado RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .250 14 7 0.069 1.65 0.111 -0.042 0.7 1 0
   Don Robinson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Craig Lefferts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ken Oberkfell PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 6 4 -0.008 0.33 0.000 -0.008 -0.1
   Steve Bedrosian P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jose Uribe SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 .300 .664 8 5 0.058 1.24 0.105 -0.047 0.6 1 2
Mike LaCoss P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 1 1 -0.060 2.49 0.000 -0.060 -0.7 0 0
   Jeff Brantley P 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0.030 0.75 0.030 0.000 0.2 0 0
   Donell Nixon RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 3 2 -0.046 1.91 0.000 -0.046 -0.2 0 0
   Pat Sheridan RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .857 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 5 8 5 4 3 .258 .698 124 67 0.443 1.32 1.007 -0.565 1.6 27 13
HR: R Thompson (2, off L Lancaster; 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
IBB: K Mitchell (1, by R Sutcliffe); T Kennedy (1, by R Sutcliffe).
TB: R Thompson 5; W Clark 2; B Butler 2; J Uribe; K Mitchell.
GIDP: K Mitchell (1).
RBI: R Thompson 2 (3); J Uribe (1); M Williams (5); C Maldonado (1).
2-out RBI: C Maldonado; J Uribe.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Mitchell-R Thompson; W Clark-T Kennedy-W Clark.
E: M LaCoss (1); D Nixon (1); J Uribe (1).
Outfield Assists: K Mitchell (M Grace at 1st base).

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
Rick Sutcliffe 6 5 3 3 4 2 0 4.50 26 87 45 34 2 9 11 9 3 0 48 -0.026 1.43 -0.5
Paul Assenmacher, H (1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 13.50 2 6 3 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 -0.008 1.63 -0.0
Les Lancaster, BS (1), L (1-1) 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 1 6.35 7 31 19 15 0 4 3 3 1 0 1 1 -0.408 0.81 -1.1
Team Totals 8 8 5 5 4 3 1 5.62 35 124 67 52 2 13 14 14 6 0 48 1 1 -0.442 1.32 -1.6

San Francisco Giants

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
Mike LaCoss 3 7 3 3 0 2 0 9.00 17 62 38 24 3 11 4 11 7 0 35 -0.305 1.27 -2.5
Jeff Brantley 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 9 27 16 9 2 5 5 2 0 0 3 1 0.279 1.44 2.1
Don Robinson, W (1-0) 1.2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 8 14 13 12 0 1 2 6 4 0 0 0 -0.161 1.97 -0.5
Craig Lefferts, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 1 7 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.102 4.17 0.4
Steve Bedrosian, S (1) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 15 8 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.144 2.16 0.4
Team Totals 9 10 4 3 2 3 0 3.00 39 125 79 53 7 19 13 21 11 0 35 5 1 0.059 1.60 -0.2
M LaCoss faced 3 batters in the 4th inning.
Balks: R Sutcliffe (1).
WP: M LaCoss (1); J Brantley (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Sutcliffe 2 (2; K Mitchell, T Kennedy).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Tata, 1B - Jim Quick, 2B - Charlie Williams, 3B - Randy Marsh, LF - Doug Harvey, RF - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:48.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 5mph in unknown direction, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         San Francisco Giants
1 Jerome Walton CF 1 Brett Butler CF
2 Ryne Sandberg 2B 2 Robby Thompson 2B
3 Dwight Smith LF 3 Will Clark 1B
4 Mark Grace 1B 4 Kevin Mitchell LF
5 Andre Dawson RF 5 Matt Williams 3B
6 Luis Salazar 3B 6 Terry Kennedy C
7 Shawon Dunston SS 7 Candy Maldonado RF
8 Joe Girardi C 8 Jose Uribe SS
9 Rick Sutcliffe P 9 Mike LaCoss P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 3-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR SFG R. Thompson L. Lancaster 45% 79% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Butler Scores
t4 2-3 0 123 2,(1-0)  OO CHC R. Sutcliffe J. Brantley 21% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-C-1B (Weak 1B); Dunston to 3B; Girardi to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR CHC A. Dawson M. LaCoss -18% 31% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Sandberg Scores; Smith Scores
t8 4-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC A. Dawson D. Robinson 18% 86% Double Play: Flyball: LF-2B (Deep LF)
t7 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Sutcliffe D. Robinson -12% 38% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)

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, Giants' Mike LaCoss facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Walton M. LaCoss 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CHC R. Sandberg M. LaCoss -2% 50% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC D. Smith M. LaCoss -4% 46% Single to LF (Line Drive); Sandberg to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Grace M. LaCoss 4% 50% Lineout: LF
t1 0-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  CHC A. Dawson M. LaCoss -2% 49% Wild Pitch; Sandberg to 3B; Smith to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 4,(1-2)  RR CHC A. Dawson M. LaCoss -18% 31% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Sandberg Scores; Smith Scores
t1 2-0 2 1-- 6,(1-2)  O CHC L. Salazar M. LaCoss 2% 32% Lineout: 1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  SFG B. Butler R. Sutcliffe 4% 36% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  SFG R. Thompson R. Sutcliffe 6% 43% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Butler to 2B
b1 0-2 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O SFG W. Clark R. Sutcliffe -1% 42% Groundout: P-1B; Butler to 3B; Thompson to 2B
b1 0-2 1 -23 4,(3-0)  SFG K. Mitchell R. Sutcliffe 2% 44% Intentional Walk
b1 0-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO SFG M. Williams R. Sutcliffe 1% 44% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Butler Scores; Thompson to 3B; Mitchell to 2B
b1 1-2 2 -23 4,(3-0)  SFG T. Kennedy R. Sutcliffe 2% 46% Intentional Walk
b1 1-2 2 123 7,(3-2)  R SFG C. Maldonado R. Sutcliffe 11% 57% Walk; Thompson Scores; Mitchell to 3B; Kennedy to 2B
b1 2-2 2 123 1,(0-0)  R SFG J. Uribe R. Sutcliffe 11% 68% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Mitchell Scores; Kennedy to 3B; Maldonado to 2B
b1 3-2 2 123 1,(0-0)  O SFG M. LaCoss R. Sutcliffe -6% 62% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Mike LaCoss facing 7-8-9
t2 2-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Dunston M. LaCoss 2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 2-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CHC J. Girardi M. LaCoss -3% 61% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
t2 2-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CHC R. Sutcliffe M. LaCoss 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Girardi to 2B
t2 2-3 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CHC J. Walton M. LaCoss 3% 67% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 1-2-3
b2 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O SFG B. Butler R. Sutcliffe -2% 65% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b2 3-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O SFG R. Thompson R. Sutcliffe -1% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b2 3-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG W. Clark R. Sutcliffe -1% 63% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Mike LaCoss facing 2-3-4
t3 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg M. LaCoss 3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC D. Smith M. LaCoss 2% 67% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t3 2-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Grace M. LaCoss -3% 64% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 2-3 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Dawson M. LaCoss 4% 68% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 4-5-6
b3 3-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  SFG K. Mitchell R. Sutcliffe 3% 71% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b3 3-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SFG M. Williams R. Sutcliffe -3% 68% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG T. Kennedy R. Sutcliffe -2% 66% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B)
b3 3-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O SFG C. Maldonado R. Sutcliffe -2% 64% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Giants 3.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Giants' Mike LaCoss facing 6-7-8
t4 2-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC L. Salazar M. LaCoss -5% 59% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
t4 2-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Dunston M. LaCoss -8% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Salazar to 2B
t4 2-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Girardi M. LaCoss -10% 41% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Weak 3B); Salazar to 3B; Dunston to 2B; Girardi to 1B
Jeff Brantley replaces Mike LaCoss pitching and batting 9th
t4 2-3 0 123 2,(1-0)  OO CHC R. Sutcliffe J. Brantley 21% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-C-1B (Weak 1B); Dunston to 3B; Girardi to 2B
t4 2-3 2 -23 1,(0-0)  R CHC J. Walton J. Brantley -11% 51% Wild Pitch; Dunston Scores; Girardi to 3B
t4 3-3 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Walton J. Brantley 5% 56% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 8-9-1
b4 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Uribe R. Sutcliffe -3% 53% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
b4 3-3 1 --- 4,(3-0)  SFG J. Brantley R. Sutcliffe 3% 56% Walk
b4 3-3 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O SFG B. Butler R. Sutcliffe -3% 53% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B)
b4 3-3 2 1-- 2,(2-0)  SFG R. Thompson R. Sutcliffe 1% 54% Balk; Butler to 2B
b4 3-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O SFG R. Thompson R. Sutcliffe -4% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Giants' Jeff Brantley facing 2-3-4
t5 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC R. Sandberg J. Brantley 3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC D. Smith J. Brantley 2% 55% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace J. Brantley -2% 53% Walk
t5 3-3 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Dawson J. Brantley 3% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 3-4-5
b5 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  SFG W. Clark R. Sutcliffe 5% 61% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b5 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO SFG K. Mitchell R. Sutcliffe -10% 51% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b5 3-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG M. Williams R. Sutcliffe -1% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Giants' Jeff Brantley facing 6-7-8
t6 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Salazar J. Brantley 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t6 3-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Dunston J. Brantley 2% 55% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 3-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC J. Girardi J. Brantley 2% 57% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Tied 3-3, Cubs' Rick Sutcliffe facing 6-7-8
b6 3-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG T. Kennedy R. Sutcliffe -3% 54% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b6 3-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O SFG C. Maldonado R. Sutcliffe -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 3-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O SFG J. Uribe R. Sutcliffe -2% 50% Foul Popfly: 2B (Short RF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Giants 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Giants' Don Robinson facing 9-1-2
Don Robinson replaces Candy Maldonado (RF) pitching and batting 7th
Donell Nixon replaces Jeff Brantley (P) playing RF batting 9th
t7 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Sutcliffe D. Robinson -12% 38% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t7 3-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Walton D. Robinson 1% 39% Bunt Popfly: 1B (Weak 1B); Sutcliffe to 3B/Safe on E6 (catch)
Greg Maddux pinch runs for Rick Sutcliffe (P) batting 9th
t7 3-3 1 --3 4,(0-2)  RO CHC R. Sandberg D. Robinson -7% 32% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Maddux Scores/unER
t7 4-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Smith D. Robinson 1% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Giants 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Paul Assenmacher facing 9-1-2
Paul Assenmacher replaces Greg Maddux (PR) pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG D. Nixon P. Assenmacher -5% 28% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 3-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  SFG B. Butler P. Assenmacher 5% 34% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
Les Lancaster replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-4 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR SFG R. Thompson L. Lancaster 45% 79% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Butler Scores
b7 5-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  SFG W. Clark L. Lancaster 2% 81% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b7 5-4 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O SFG K. Mitchell L. Lancaster -2% 79% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
b7 5-4 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SFG M. Williams L. Lancaster -2% 77% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Giants 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Giants' Don Robinson facing 4-5-6
t8 4-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC M. Grace D. Robinson -9% 68% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t8 4-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC A. Dawson D. Robinson 18% 86% Double Play: Flyball: LF-2B (Deep LF)
t8 4-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHC L. Salazar D. Robinson -3% 83% Reached on E9 (Line Drive)
Curt Wilkerson pinch runs for Luis Salazar (3B) batting 6th
t8 4-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Dunston D. Robinson -5% 78% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Wilkerson to 2B
Craig Lefferts replaces Don Robinson pitching and batting 7th
Pat Sheridan replaces Donell Nixon playing RF batting 9th
Lloyd McClendon pinch hits for Marvell Wynne batting 8th
Marvell Wynne pinch hits for Joe Girardi (C) batting 8th
t8 4-5 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O CHC L. McClendon C. Lefferts 10% 88% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Giants 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cubs' Les Lancaster facing 6-7-8
Lloyd McClendon moves from PH to C
Curt Wilkerson moves from PR to 3B
b8 5-4 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O SFG T. Kennedy L. Lancaster -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
Ken Oberkfell pinch hits for Craig Lefferts (P) batting 7th
b8 5-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG K. Oberkfell L. Lancaster -1% 86% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
b8 5-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O SFG J. Uribe L. Lancaster -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Giants 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Giants' Steve Bedrosian facing 9-1-2
Steve Bedrosian replaces Ken Oberkfell (PH) pitching and batting 7th
Mitch Webster pinch hits for Les Lancaster (P) batting 9th
t9 4-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Webster S. Bedrosian 7% 92% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 4-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC J. Walton S. Bedrosian 5% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 4-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC R. Sandberg S. Bedrosian -4% 93% Walk
t9 4-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Smith S. Bedrosian 7% 100% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Giants 5.

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