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CLE
@BAL
2
4
WSA
@BOS
3
1
OAK
@CHW
4
3
NYY
@DET
3
5
CAL
@MIL
4
5
KCR
@MIN
5
8
ATL
@CIN
8
2
HOU
@LAD
6
2
PHI
@MON
1
8
PIT
@NYM
6
7
SDP
@SFG
3
2
CHC
@STL
4
5
Tuesday, June 30, 1970, 8:00PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 34,039, Time of Game: 2:25
Cubs
4
35-37
 Lost 12 
4th, 4½ GB
at Cardinals
5
37-37
 Won 2 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Bob Gibson (11-3)
L: Larry Gura (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    4  8  0
Cardinals       1  0  1   1  0  0   1  1  X    5 12  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Don Kessinger SS 4 2 3 0 1 0 5 .294 .355 .404 .759 0.099 0.85 0.125 -0.026 1.4 1 3
Paul Popovich 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .274 .353 .377 .730 0.121 1.65 0.196 -0.075 0.5 1 2
Billy Williams LF 4 1 1 3 1 1 5 .297 .356 .562 .918 -0.007 2.15 0.182 -0.188 0.8 3 0 HR
Jim Hickman CF 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .327 .442 .655 1.097 -0.023 1.61 0.119 -0.142 0.4 2 0
Johnny Callison RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .238 .333 .396 .730 -0.177 1.34 0.000 -0.177 -1.5 1 0
Willie Smith 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .254 .267 .520 -0.055 0.70 0.008 -0.063 -0.6 5 2
Ron Santo 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .224 .318 .363 .681 -0.037 0.58 0.012 -0.049 -0.3 2 0
Jack Hiatt C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .261 .393 .360 .753 -0.106 1.03 0.000 -0.106 -1.0 7 1
Joe Decker P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .185 .214 .333 .548 -0.036 0.69 0.000 -0.036 -0.5 0 0
   Roberto Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 0.027 0.73 0.027 0.000 0.3 2 0
   Jim Colborn P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Larry Gura P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.035 1.40 0.000 -0.035 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 36 4 8 4 5 6 41 .222 .317 .306 .623 -0.229 1.23 0.669 -0.897 -0.6 24 8
HR: B Williams (20, off B Gibson, 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: B Williams 4; D Kessinger 3; J Hickman 2; P Popovich 2.
RBI: B Williams 3 (65); J Hickman (52).
2-out RBI: J Hickman.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. P Popovich-D Kessinger-W Smith.

St.Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Brock LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .352 .382 .734 -0.075 1.31 0.035 -0.110 -0.4 5 0
Vic Davalillo CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .329 .376 .468 .845 -0.028 1.29 0.118 -0.146 0.0 3 0 2B,CS
Joe Hague RF 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .296 .391 .430 .821 0.096 1.02 0.124 -0.028 1.1 1 0
   Jose Cardenal PH-RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .313 .366 .442 .807 0.259 1.81 0.259 0.000 1.0 0 0 HR
Dick Allen 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .292 .382 .563 .946 -0.070 1.26 0.047 -0.118 -0.8 8 1
Joe Torre 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .313 .382 .493 .875 -0.175 1.33 0.014 -0.189 -1.5 0 2 GDP
Ted Simmons C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .240 .305 .313 .617 0.020 0.96 0.079 -0.059 0.0 6 0
Julian Javier 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .231 .275 .265 .539 0.018 1.34 0.131 -0.113 -0.5 2 1 2B
Dal Maxvill SS 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 .176 .313 .182 .496 0.108 1.29 0.118 -0.009 0.9 1 2
   Carl Taylor PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238 .339 .347 .686 -0.026 2.53 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
   Milt Ramirez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .236 .235 .472 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Bob Gibson P 3 1 2 2 0 1 3 .412 .446 .569 1.015 0.146 2.11 0.213 -0.066 1.1 1 2 HR
Team Totals 34 5 12 5 0 7 34 .353 .353 .588 .941 0.273 1.36 1.138 -0.864 0.9 27 9
2B: V Davalillo (6, off R Rodriguez); J Javier (8, off R Rodriguez).
HR: B Gibson (2, off J Decker, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); J Cardenal (3, off L Gura, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: B Gibson 5; J Cardenal 4; V Davalillo 3; J Javier 2; J Torre; D Allen; L Brock; T Simmons; D Maxvill; J Hague.
GIDP: J Torre (12).
RBI: B Gibson 2 (12); D Maxvill (10); J Cardenal (32); J Hague (29).
2-out RBI: D Maxvill.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
Fielding
PB: T Simmons (4).
E: B Gibson (3).
Baserunning
CS: V Davalillo (1, 3rd base by R Rodriguez/J Hiatt).

Chicago Cubs

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Joe Decker 3.2 7 3 3 0 4 1 4.15 17 39 -0.141 1.29 -1.5
Roberto Rodriguez 2.2 2 1 1 0 3 0 4.38 9 2 0 0.125 1.51 1.1
Jim Colborn, BS (2) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.79 1 1 1 -0.121 3.04 -0.6
Larry Gura, L (0-1) 1.2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1.23 7 1 0 -0.136 1.07 0.0
Team Totals 8 12 5 5 0 7 2 5.62 34 39 4 1 -0.273 1.36 -0.9
J Colborn faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bob Gibson, W (11-3) 9 8 4 4 5 6 1 3.41 41 56 0.228 1.23 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 5 6 1 4.00 41 56 0.228 1.23 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Augie Donatelli, 1B - Chris Pelekoudas, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Satch Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:25.
Attendance: 34,039.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Don Kessinger SS 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Paul Popovich 2B 2 Vic Davalillo CF
3 Billy Williams LF 3 Joe Hague RF
4 Jim Hickman CF 4 Dick Allen 1B
5 Johnny Callison RF 5 Joe Torre 3B
6 Willie Smith 1B 6 Ted Simmons C
7 Ron Santo 3B 7 Julian Javier 2B
8 Jack Hiatt C 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Joe Decker P 9 Bob Gibson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 4-4 0 --- R STL J. Cardenal L. Gura 26% 87% Home Run
t1 0-0 0 12- RRR CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -17% 24% Home Run; Kessinger Scores; Popovich Scores
b7 3-4 0 --- STL J. Javier R. Rodriguez 13% 50% Double to CF
b1 0-3 0 12- R STL J. Hague J. Decker 12% 48% Single to 1B; Brock Scores; Davalillo to 3B
b7 3-4 1 --3 R STL B. Gibson J. Colborn 12% 59% Single to RF; Javier Scores

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, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson -5% 41% Walk; Kessinger to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- RRR CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -17% 24% Home Run; Kessinger Scores; Popovich Scores
t1 3-0 0 --- O CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson 1% 25% Strikeout
t1 3-0 1 --- O CHC J. Callison B. Gibson 1% 26% Flyball: RF
t1 3-0 2 --- CHC W. Smith B. Gibson -1% 25% Reached on E1 (Ground Ball); Smith to 1B
t1 3-0 2 1-- CHC R. Santo B. Gibson -1% 24% Walk; Smith to 2B
t1 3-0 2 12- O CHC J. Hiatt B. Gibson 3% 27% Groundout: P-SS-1B
3 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Joe Decker facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- STL L. Brock J. Decker 4% 30% Single to CF
b1 0-3 0 1-- STL V. Davalillo J. Decker 6% 36% Single to RF; Brock to 2B
b1 0-3 0 12- R STL J. Hague J. Decker 12% 48% Single to 1B; Brock Scores; Davalillo to 3B
b1 1-3 0 1-3 O STL D. Allen J. Decker -6% 42% Foul Flyball: 1B
b1 1-3 1 1-3 OO STL J. Torre J. Decker -12% 30% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 9-1-2
t2 3-1 0 --- O CHC J. Decker B. Gibson 2% 32% Groundout: P-1B
t2 3-1 1 --- CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson -2% 30% Single to CF
t2 3-1 1 1-- CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson -3% 27% Single to CF; Kessinger to 2B
t2 3-1 1 12- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 3% 31% Flyball: CF
t2 3-1 2 12- R CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson -8% 23% Single to CF; Kessinger Scores; Popovich to 2B
t2 4-1 2 12- O CHC J. Callison B. Gibson 3% 25% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Joe Decker facing 6-7-8
b2 1-4 0 --- O STL T. Simmons J. Decker -2% 23% Flyball: LF
b2 1-4 1 --- O STL J. Javier J. Decker -2% 21% Strikeout
b2 1-4 2 --- O STL D. Maxvill J. Decker -1% 20% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 6-7-8
t3 4-1 0 --- O CHC W. Smith B. Gibson 1% 22% Flyball: LF
t3 4-1 1 --- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 1% 23% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 4-1 2 --- O CHC J. Hiatt B. Gibson 1% 24% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Joe Decker facing 9-1-2
b3 1-4 0 --- R STL B. Gibson J. Decker 9% 33% Home Run
b3 2-4 0 --- O STL L. Brock J. Decker -3% 30% Flyball: LF
b3 2-4 1 --- O STL V. Davalillo J. Decker -2% 28% Foul Flyball: 3B
b3 2-4 2 --- O STL J. Hague J. Decker -1% 27% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 9-1-2
t4 4-2 0 --- O CHC J. Decker B. Gibson 2% 29% Strikeout Looking
t4 4-2 1 --- CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson -2% 27% Single to CF
t4 4-2 1 1-- CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson -1% 26% Passed Ball; Kessinger to 2B
t4 4-2 1 -2- O CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson 3% 28% Popfly: SS
t4 4-2 2 -2- CHC B. Williams B. Gibson -1% 28% Walk
t4 4-2 2 12- O CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson 3% 31% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Cubs' Joe Decker facing 4-5-6
b4 2-4 0 --- STL D. Allen J. Decker 5% 36% Single to CF
b4 2-4 0 1-- O STL J. Torre J. Decker -4% 31% Strikeout
b4 2-4 1 1-- STL T. Simmons J. Decker 8% 39% Single to CF; Allen to 3B
b4 2-4 1 1-3 O STL J. Javier J. Decker -8% 31% Strikeout
b4 2-4 2 1-3 R STL D. Maxvill J. Decker 12% 43% Single to CF; Allen Scores; Simmons to 3B
Roberto Rodriguez replaces Joe Decker pitching and batting 9th
b4 3-4 2 1-3 O STL B. Gibson R. Rodriguez -7% 36% Strikeout
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 5-6-7
t5 4-3 0 --- O CHC J. Callison B. Gibson 2% 39% Foul Flyball: LF
t5 4-3 1 --- O CHC W. Smith B. Gibson 2% 40% Flyball: LF
t5 4-3 2 --- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 1% 42% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Roberto Rodriguez facing 1-2-3
b5 3-4 0 --- O STL L. Brock R. Rodriguez -3% 38% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 3-4 1 --- STL V. Davalillo R. Rodriguez 6% 44% Double to LF
b5 3-4 1 -2- O STL J. Hague R. Rodriguez -9% 36% Davalillo Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
b5 3-4 2 --- O STL J. Hague R. Rodriguez -2% 34% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 8-9-1
t6 4-3 0 --- O CHC J. Hiatt B. Gibson 3% 37% Strikeout
t6 4-3 1 --- CHC R. Rodriguez B. Gibson -3% 34% Walk
t6 4-3 1 1-- CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson -4% 30% Single to CF; Rodriguez to 2B
t6 4-3 1 12- O CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson 5% 35% Flyball: LF
t6 4-3 2 12- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 5% 40% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Roberto Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
b6 3-4 0 --- O STL D. Allen R. Rodriguez -4% 36% Strikeout
b6 3-4 1 --- O STL J. Torre R. Rodriguez -3% 33% Flyball: CF
b6 3-4 2 --- O STL T. Simmons R. Rodriguez -2% 31% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 4-5-6
t7 4-3 0 --- CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson -4% 27% Single to LF
t7 4-3 0 1-- O CHC J. Callison B. Gibson 4% 31% Flyball: CF
t7 4-3 1 1-- O CHC W. Smith B. Gibson 3% 34% Flyball: LF
t7 4-3 2 1-- O CHC R. Santo B. Gibson 3% 36% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-4, Cubs' Roberto Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
b7 3-4 0 --- STL J. Javier R. Rodriguez 13% 50% Double to CF
Carl Taylor pinch hits for Dal Maxvill (SS) batting 8th
b7 3-4 0 -2- O STL C. Taylor R. Rodriguez -3% 47% Groundout: 1B-P; Javier to 3B
Jim Colborn replaces Roberto Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
b7 3-4 1 --3 R STL B. Gibson J. Colborn 12% 59% Single to RF; Javier Scores
Larry Gura replaces Jim Colborn pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-4 1 1-- O STL L. Brock L. Gura -5% 54% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
b7 4-4 2 1-- O STL V. Davalillo L. Gura -4% 50% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 8-9-1
Milt Ramirez replaces Carl Taylor (PH) playing SS batting 8th
t8 4-4 0 --- O CHC J. Hiatt B. Gibson 5% 55% Strikeout Looking
t8 4-4 1 --- O CHC L. Gura B. Gibson 4% 58% Groundout: 1B-P
t8 4-4 2 --- O CHC D. Kessinger B. Gibson 3% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Cubs' Larry Gura facing 3-4-5
Jose Cardenal pinch hits for Joe Hague (RF) batting 3rd
b8 4-4 0 --- R STL J. Cardenal L. Gura 26% 87% Home Run
b8 5-4 0 --- O STL D. Allen L. Gura -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 5-4 1 --- STL J. Torre L. Gura 1% 87% Single to LF
b8 5-4 1 1-- O STL T. Simmons L. Gura -2% 85% Flyball: CF
b8 5-4 2 1-- O STL J. Javier L. Gura -2% 83% Popfly: 1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 4-5, Cardinals' Bob Gibson facing 2-3-4
Jose Cardenal moves from PH to RF
t9 4-5 0 --- CHC P. Popovich B. Gibson -12% 72% Single to CF
t9 4-5 0 1-- O CHC B. Williams B. Gibson 11% 83% Strikeout
t9 4-5 1 1-- O CHC J. Hickman B. Gibson 9% 92% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 4-5 2 1-- O CHC J. Callison B. Gibson 8% 100% Flyball: 1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 5.

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