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Standings
MIL
@BOS
2
11
CHW
@CLE
2
5
ANA
@DET
5
4
 
(15)
OAK
@KCR
9
4
SEA
@MIN
6
9
BAL
@NYY
3
10
TEX
@TOR
0
4
NYM
@CHC
9
2
PIT
@CIN
3
6
STL
@COL
4
7
FLA
@LAD
5
9
PHI
@MON
2
1
ATL
@SDP
4
0
HOU
@SFG
1
5
Sunday, September 7, 1997, 1:08
, 3Com Park
Attendance: 19,861, Time of Game: 3:17
Astros
1
72-71
 Lost 3 
1st
at Giants
5
79-64
 Won 3 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Kirk Rueter (11-6)
L: Darryl Kile (17-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  9  3
Giants          0  1  1   0  0  2   0  1  X    5  5  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 5 .310 .408 .501 .909 16 9 0.021 0.89 0.096 -0.075 0.8 3 1 SB,HBP
Bill Spiers 3B 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 .324 .444 .468 .912 25 11 -0.039 1.18 0.067 -0.106 -0.2 1 1
Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 5 .281 .420 .577 .997 22 9 0.040 1.20 0.110 -0.069 0.1 3 3 HBP,GDP,IW
Derek Bell RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .270 .339 .427 .766 24 14 -0.127 1.49 0.047 -0.174 -1.6 2 0
Bobby Abreu LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .245 .328 .362 .690 18 12 -0.025 1.69 0.055 -0.080 -0.1 2 0 2B
Richard Hidalgo CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .316 .316 .421 .737 21 15 0.002 1.42 0.088 -0.086 -0.3 1 0
Brad Ausmus C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .268 .314 .356 .670 12 7 0.033 1.61 0.112 -0.079 0.2 5 1
Ricky Gutierrez SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .254 .311 .349 .660 8 5 -0.213 1.98 0.000 -0.213 -1.5 5 2 GDP
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .258 .336 .369 .705 3 3 -0.064 2.24 0.000 -0.064 -0.7
   Luis Rivera SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Darryl Kile P 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .122 .172 .159 .331 10 6 0.076 0.83 0.086 -0.010 0.5 0 2 2B
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Russ Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .333 .348 .681 4 3 -0.024 0.92 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Oscar Henriquez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Luis Gonzalez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .346 .355 .701 6 4 -0.044 1.57 0.000 -0.044 -0.5
   Billy Wagner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Team Totals 35 1 9 1 3 6 40 .257 .350 .314 .664 169 98 -0.364 1.36 0.661 -1.024 -3.5 24 12
2B: D Kile (3, off K Rueter); B Abreu (9, off R Hernandez).
IBB: J Bagwell (26, by K Rueter).
HBP: J Bagwell (14, by K Rueter); C Biggio (27, by R Beck).
TB: D Kile 2; R Hidalgo 2; B Abreu 2; C Biggio 2; B Ausmus; D Bell; J Bagwell.
GIDP: R Gutierrez (14); J Bagwell (9).
RBI: B Abreu (21).
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 17.
Fielding
DP: 1. C Biggio-R Gutierrez-J Bagwell.
E: B Spiers 2 (14); B Wagner (1).
Baserunning
SB: C Biggio (38, 2nd base off R Beck/B Johnson).

San Francisco Giants

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darryl Hamilton CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .271 .351 .363 .714 25 14 -0.047 0.75 0.079 -0.127 -1.0 1 0 CS
Bill Mueller 3B 3 0 0 1 1 1 5 .294 .373 .450 .823 24 14 -0.024 0.92 0.048 -0.072 -0.7 1 2 SH
Barry Bonds LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .290 .438 .555 .992 11 8 0.067 0.95 0.130 -0.064 0.3 1 0 2B
Jeff Kent 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .253 .323 .483 .807 16 9 0.027 0.70 0.056 -0.029 0.2 4 3 2B
J.T. Snow 1B 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 .291 .397 .519 .916 18 7 0.019 1.01 0.056 -0.037 0.0 8 2
Jacob Cruz RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .214 .294 .214 .508 18 8 -0.003 1.30 0.082 -0.085 -0.1 3 0 GDP
   Roberto Hernandez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rod Beck P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jose Vizcaino SS 2 2 1 0 1 1 4 .264 .324 .341 .665 11 7 -0.035 1.42 0.036 -0.071 -0.1 1 3 SH
Brian Johnson C 2 1 1 1 0 0 4 .261 .306 .444 .750 14 9 0.063 0.97 0.079 -0.016 0.6 6 0 HBP,SH
Kirk Rueter P 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .155 .197 .155 .352 6 5 0.059 1.23 0.097 -0.038 0.9 1 0 2·SH
   Julian Tavarez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Stan Javier RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .276 .365 .385 .750 3 3 0.013 0.30 0.013 0.000 0.8 1 0
Team Totals 23 5 5 4 9 5 38 .217 .455 .304 .759 146 84 0.139 0.98 0.676 -0.539 1.0 27 10
2B: B Bonds (24, off D Kile); J Kent (34, off D Kile).
SH: J Vizcaino (13, off D Kile); K Rueter 2 (6, 2 off D Kile); B Mueller (5, off T Martin); B Johnson (4, off B Wagner).
HBP: B Johnson (1, by D Kile).
TB: B Bonds 2; J Kent 2; S Javier; J Vizcaino; B Johnson.
GIDP: J Cruz (3).
RBI: B Bonds (85); B Johnson (39); B Mueller (42); S Javier (43).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Vizcaino-J Kent-J Snow 2.
E: J Snow (4).
Baserunning
CS: D Hamilton (10, 2nd base by D Kile/B Ausmus).
Pickoffs: D Hamilton (1st base by B Wagner).

Houston Astros

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
Darryl Kile, L (17-6) 5 4 4 2 8 4 0 2.42 27 103 57 37 3 17 6 8 4 0 43 -0.159 1.29 -1.8
Tom Martin 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.32 3 13 8 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0.021 0.73 0.8
Oscar Henriquez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3 14 9 7 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.012 0.16 0.5
Billy Wagner 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.03 5 16 10 9 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 -0.012 0.09 -0.5
Team Totals 8 5 5 3 9 5 0 3.38 38 146 84 61 3 20 11 12 6 0 43 2 1 -0.138 0.98 -1.0
D Kile faced 3 batters in the 6th inning.

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
Kirk Rueter, W (11-6) 6.2 6 1 1 3 2 0 3.60 29 113 64 38 5 21 11 12 5 0 57 0.285 1.51 2.3
Julian Tavarez, H (21) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.04 2 12 6 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.020 1.18 0.2
Roberto Hernandez, H (7) 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.21 5 23 16 9 3 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.043 1.48 0.5
Rod Beck 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.51 4 21 12 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.015 0.49 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 1 1 3 6 0 1.00 40 169 98 59 11 28 13 16 7 0 57 1 0 0.363 1.36 3.5
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: R Beck (2; C Biggio); K Rueter (1; J Bagwell); D Kile (9; B Johnson).
IBB: K Rueter (8; J Bagwell).
Pickoffs: B Wagner (1; D Hamilton, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Ed Montague, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Wally Bell.
Time of Game: 3:17.
Attendance: 19,861.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 15mph in from Leftfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         San Francisco Giants
1 Craig Biggio 2B 1 Darryl Hamilton CF
2 Bill Spiers 3B 2 Bill Mueller 3B
3 Jeff Bagwell 1B 3 Barry Bonds LF
4 Derek Bell RF 4 Jeff Kent 2B
5 Bobby Abreu LF 5 J.T. Snow 1B
6 Richard Hidalgo CF 6 Jacob Cruz RF
7 Brad Ausmus C 7 Jose Vizcaino SS
8 Ricky Gutierrez SS 8 Brian Johnson C
9 Darryl Kile P 9 Kirk Rueter P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez K. Rueter 14% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b3 1-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  R SFG B. Bonds D. Kile 13% 69% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Hamilton Scores
b6 2-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R SFG K. Rueter D. Kile 10% 92% Reached on E5/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Vizcaino Scores/No RBI/Adv on E5 (throw)/unER; Johnson to 3B; Rueter to 1B
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Kile K. Rueter -9% 55% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b5 2-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO SFG J. Cruz D. Kile -8% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Biggio K. Rueter -4% 46% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Spiers K. Rueter -5% 41% Walk; Biggio to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Rueter -7% 34% Hit By Pitch; Biggio to 3B; Spiers to 2B
t1 0-0 0 123 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell K. Rueter 6% 40% Foul Popfly: 1B
t1 0-0 1 123 4,(2-1)  RO HOU B. Abreu K. Rueter -0% 40% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B); Biggio Scores; Spiers to 3B
t1 1-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Hidalgo K. Rueter 4% 45% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  SFG D. Hamilton D. Kile 4% 48% Walk
b1 0-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O SFG B. Mueller D. Kile -6% 42% Hamilton Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b1 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  SFG B. Mueller D. Kile 3% 45% Walk
b1 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Bonds D. Kile -3% 42% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-1 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O SFG J. Kent D. Kile -2% 40% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Ahead 1-0, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Rueter 2% 42% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t2 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Rueter 1% 43% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 1-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU D. Kile K. Rueter 1% 44% Popfly: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Giants Batting, Behind 0-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  SFG J. Snow D. Kile 4% 48% Walk
b2 0-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  SFG J. Cruz D. Kile 6% 54% Walk; Snow to 2B
b2 0-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O SFG J. Vizcaino D. Kile -1% 54% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Snow to 3B; Cruz to 2B
b2 0-1 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RO SFG B. Johnson D. Kile -1% 52% Fielder's Choice SS; Snow Scores; Cruz out at 3B/SS-3B; Johnson to 1B
b2 1-1 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O SFG K. Rueter D. Kile -2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 1-1, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 1-2-3
t3 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio K. Rueter -4% 46% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t3 1-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU B. Spiers K. Rueter 4% 50% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 1-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU J. Bagwell K. Rueter 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Giants Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  SFG D. Hamilton D. Kile 4% 59% Walk
b3 1-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O SFG B. Mueller D. Kile -4% 56% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-1 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  R SFG B. Bonds D. Kile 13% 69% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Hamilton Scores
b3 2-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  SFG J. Kent D. Kile 2% 70% Walk
b3 2-1 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O SFG J. Snow D. Kile -3% 67% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (P's Right); Bonds to 3B
b3 2-1 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  SFG J. Cruz D. Kile 2% 69% Walk; Snow to 2B
b3 2-1 2 123 3,(0-2)  O SFG J. Vizcaino D. Kile -6% 62% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 4-5-6
t4 1-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU D. Bell K. Rueter -5% 58% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-2 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Abreu K. Rueter 4% 62% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
t4 1-2 1 1-- 9,(3-2)  HOU R. Hidalgo K. Rueter -5% 57% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Bell to 2B
t4 1-2 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus K. Rueter 6% 63% Popfly: RF (Deep 2B-1B)
t4 1-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez K. Rueter 5% 69% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 8-9-1
b4 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  SFG B. Johnson D. Kile 3% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
b4 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG K. Rueter D. Kile -1% 71% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Johnson to 2B
b4 2-1 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O SFG D. Hamilton D. Kile -3% 67% Flyball: LF
b4 2-1 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O SFG B. Mueller D. Kile -3% 64% Flyball: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Kile K. Rueter -9% 55% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t5 1-2 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Rueter 6% 61% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
t5 1-2 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Spiers K. Rueter 5% 66% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t5 1-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU J. Bagwell K. Rueter -2% 65% Intentional Walk
t5 1-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O HOU D. Bell K. Rueter 6% 71% Popfly: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
b5 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG B. Bonds D. Kile -2% 69% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
b5 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  SFG J. Kent D. Kile 4% 73% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b5 2-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  SFG J. Snow D. Kile 2% 74% Walk
b5 2-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO SFG J. Cruz D. Kile -8% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-2, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 5-6-7
t6 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU B. Abreu K. Rueter 4% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU R. Hidalgo K. Rueter -4% 66% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t6 1-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Ausmus K. Rueter -6% 60% Reached on E3 (throw to 2B) (Ground Ball to Weak 2B-1B); Hidalgo to 2B; Ausmus to 1B
t6 1-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez K. Rueter 14% 74% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Giants Batting, Ahead 2-1, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 7-8-9
b6 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  SFG J. Vizcaino D. Kile 3% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b6 2-1 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  SFG B. Johnson D. Kile 5% 82% Hit By Pitch; Vizcaino to 2B
b6 2-1 0 12- 1,(0-0)  R SFG K. Rueter D. Kile 10% 92% Reached on E5/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Vizcaino Scores/No RBI/Adv on E5 (throw)/unER; Johnson to 3B; Rueter to 1B
Tom Martin replaces Darryl Kile pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-1 0 1-3 8,(3-2)  O SFG D. Hamilton T. Martin -3% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-1 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO SFG B. Mueller T. Martin 2% 91% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Johnson Scores/unER; Rueter to 2B
b6 4-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Bonds T. Martin -1% 90% Popfly: SS (SS-2B)
2 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 4.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Giants' Kirk Rueter facing 9-1-2
Russ Johnson pinch hits for Tom Martin (P) batting 9th
t7 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU R. Johnson K. Rueter 2% 92% Lineout: 2B
t7 1-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio K. Rueter 1% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 1-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU B. Spiers K. Rueter -1% 92% Walk
Julian Tavarez replaces Kirk Rueter pitching and batting 9th
t7 1-4 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Tavarez -2% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive); Spiers to 2B
t7 1-4 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Tavarez 4% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Oscar Henriquez facing 4-5-6
Oscar Henriquez replaces Russ Johnson (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O SFG J. Kent O. Henriquez -1% 94% Flyball: CF
b7 4-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O SFG J. Snow O. Henriquez -0% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b7 4-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O SFG J. Cruz O. Henriquez -0% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Giants' Roberto Hernandez facing 5-6-7
Roberto Hernandez replaces Jacob Cruz (RF) pitching and batting 6th
Stan Javier replaces Julian Tavarez (P) playing RF batting 9th
t8 1-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU B. Abreu R. Hernandez -5% 88% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t8 1-4 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O HOU R. Hidalgo R. Hernandez 4% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t8 1-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  HOU B. Ausmus R. Hernandez -5% 87% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Abreu to 3B
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Ricky Gutierrez (SS) batting 8th
t8 1-4 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O HOU T. Howard R. Hernandez 6% 93% Strikeout Swinging
Luis Gonzalez pinch hits for Oscar Henriquez (P) batting 9th
t8 1-4 2 1-3 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez R. Hernandez 4% 97% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Giants Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Billy Wagner facing 7-8-9
Billy Wagner replaces Luis Gonzalez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Luis Rivera replaces Thomas Howard (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 4-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  SFG J. Vizcaino B. Wagner 0% 98% Walk
b8 4-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG B. Johnson B. Wagner -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Vizcaino to 2B
b8 4-1 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  R SFG S. Javier B. Wagner 1% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Vizcaino Scores
b8 5-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O SFG D. Hamilton B. Wagner -0% 99% Bunt Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 5-1 2 1-- 2,(2-0)  SFG B. Mueller B. Wagner 0% 99% Hamilton Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Hamilton to 3B
b8 5-1 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O SFG B. Mueller B. Wagner -0% 99% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 5.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-5, Giants' Rod Beck facing 1-2-3
Rod Beck replaces Roberto Hernandez pitching and batting 6th
t9 1-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU C. Biggio R. Beck -2% 97% Hit By Pitch
t9 1-5 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  HOU B. Spiers R. Beck -0% 96% Biggio Steals 2B
t9 1-5 0 -2- 8,(3-2)  O HOU B. Spiers R. Beck 2% 98% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Biggio to 3B
t9 1-5 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Beck 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-5 2 --3 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Bell R. Beck 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Giants 5.

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