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Scores
Standings
DET
@BOS
2
3
 
(10)
KCR
@CAL
6
2
MIL
@MIN
4
2
BAL
@NYY
5
0
CHW
@OAK
5
1
CHW
@OAK
6
2
CLE
@WSA
1
9
SDP
@ATL
2
5
NYM
@CHC
0
3
LAD
@CIN
3
9
SFG
@HOU
1
3
PHI
@MON
5
4
PHI
@MON
3
4
PIT
@STL
4
6
Tuesday, September 21, 1971, 8:00PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 13,348, Time of Game: 2:20
Pirates
4
93-62
 Lost 2 
1st
at Cardinals
6
85-69
 Won 2 
2nd, 7½ GB
W: Moe Drabowsky (6-1)
L: Dock Ellis (19-8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  3  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    4  9  1
Cardinals       0  0  0   4  0  0   2  0  X    6 14  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rennie Stennett 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .358 .381 .464 .845 -0.046 0.73 0.026 -0.072 -0.4 3 6
Gene Clines CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .302 .360 .389 .749 0.001 0.78 0.016 -0.015 0.2 0 0
   Vic Davalillo PH-CF 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .283 .309 .380 .690 -0.023 1.28 0.015 -0.038 -0.1 1 0
Roberto Clemente RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .340 .369 .502 .871 -0.085 0.85 0.000 -0.085 -1.2 3 0
Willie Stargell LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .296 .399 .629 1.028 -0.083 0.84 0.000 -0.083 -0.7 1 0
Bob Robertson 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .271 .359 .490 .849 0.106 0.95 0.148 -0.042 0.9 8 0 3B
Manny Sanguillen C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .319 .343 .423 .766 -0.030 0.82 0.029 -0.059 -0.1 4 1
Dave Cash 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .300 .360 .369 .729 -0.022 0.78 0.033 -0.055 -0.1 1 1
Jackie Hernandez SS 2 1 1 0 1 1 3 .208 .260 .301 .561 0.041 1.21 0.074 -0.033 0.8 3 3
   Richie Hebner PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .277 .333 .500 .833 -0.035 1.41 0.000 -0.035 -0.2
Dock Ellis P 2 0 1 2 0 1 3 .208 .256 .208 .464 0.084 1.37 0.114 -0.030 1.0 0 4 SH
   Bob Veale P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Al Oliver PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284 .321 .452 .772 -0.021 0.86 0.000 -0.021 -0.1
Team Totals 35 4 9 3 1 8 37 .257 .278 .314 .592 -0.113 0.94 0.455 -0.568 -0.1 24 15
3B: B Robertson (2, off J Reuss).
SH: D Ellis (10, off A Santorini).
TB: B Robertson 4; M Sanguillen 2; R Stennett; J Hernandez; G Clines; D Ellis; D Cash.
RBI: D Ellis 2 (12); V Davalillo (33).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Hernandez-R Stennett-B Robertson.
E: J Hernandez (18).

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 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .317 .390 .427 .817 -0.041 1.29 0.036 -0.077 -0.8 2 0
Ted Sizemore 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .269 .323 .336 .659 0.024 1.16 0.128 -0.104 0.8 4 6 CS
Matty Alou 1B 5 0 3 1 0 0 5 .313 .350 .409 .759 0.107 1.03 0.177 -0.071 -0.4 10 0 GDP
Joe Torre 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .362 .418 .553 .970 -0.082 1.22 0.026 -0.108 -0.6 0 1
Ted Simmons C 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .310 .354 .431 .785 -0.025 1.11 0.052 -0.077 -0.2 7 1
Jose Cruz CF 3 2 1 2 1 0 4 .268 .373 .419 .792 0.356 1.12 0.397 -0.042 2.1 0 0 HR
Joe Hague RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .232 .333 .397 .730 0.119 0.82 0.124 -0.005 1.1 2 0
Dal Maxvill SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .227 .302 .262 .564 0.059 1.32 0.116 -0.057 0.9 2 2
Jerry Reuss P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .233 .127 .360 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Chuck Taylor P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jerry McNertney PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .290 .348 .452 .799 -0.020 0.72 0.000 -0.020 -0.2
   Al Santorini P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .571 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Bob Burda PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .313 .397 .358 .756 -0.087 3.26 0.000 -0.087 -0.8
   Frank Linzy P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ted Kubiak PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227 .331 .330 .661 -0.032 1.31 0.000 -0.032 -0.2
   Moe Drabowsky P 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 0.012 0.33 0.012 0.000 0.6 0 0
Team Totals 37 6 14 6 2 4 39 .378 .410 .459 .870 0.390 1.16 1.068 -0.680 2.4 27 12
HR: J Cruz (9, off D Ellis, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: J Cruz 4; M Alou 3; J Hague 3; T Simmons 2; T Sizemore; M Drabowsky; J Torre; L Brock; D Maxvill.
GIDP: M Alou (9).
RBI: J Cruz 2 (27); T Sizemore (40); L Brock (57); M Alou (69); D Maxvill (24).
2-out RBI: J Cruz 2; T Sizemore; M Alou.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 10.
Baserunning
CS: T Sizemore (5, 2nd base by D Ellis/M Sanguillen).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dock Ellis, L (19-8) 7.1 14 6 6 2 4 1 3.05 38 28 -0.422 1.18 -3.9
Bob Veale 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.31 1 3 0 0.033 0.59 1.5
Team Totals 8 14 6 6 2 4 1 6.75 39 28 3 0 -0.389 1.16 -2.4

St.Louis Cardinals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jerry Reuss 1.2 5 3 3 1 4 0 4.72 11 36 -0.263 1.07 -2.8
Chuck Taylor 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60 1 3 0 0.040 1.62 0.7
Al Santorini 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.72 9 0 0 -0.018 0.52 -0.1
Frank Linzy 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.12 7 0 0 0.136 1.10 0.9
Moe Drabowsky, W (6-1) 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.51 9 0 0 0.218 0.98 1.4
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 1 8 0 4.00 37 36 3 0 0.113 0.94 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: J Reuss (8).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Al Barlick, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - John Kibler, 3B - Bruce Froemming.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 13,348.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St.Louis Cardinals
1 Rennie Stennett 2B 1 Lou Brock LF
2 Gene Clines CF 2 Ted Sizemore 2B
3 Roberto Clemente RF 3 Matty Alou 1B
4 Willie Stargell LF 4 Joe Torre 3B
5 Bob Robertson 1B 5 Ted Simmons C
6 Manny Sanguillen C 6 Jose Cruz CF
7 Dave Cash 3B 7 Joe Hague RF
8 Jackie Hernandez SS 8 Dal Maxvill SS
9 Dock Ellis P 9 Jerry Reuss P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-4 2 1-- RR STL J. Cruz D. Ellis 34% 88% Home Run; Simmons Scores
b4 3-4 2 12- R STL M. Alou D. Ellis 15% 56% Single to RF; Brock Scores; Sizemore to 3B
b4 2-4 2 1-3 R STL T. Sizemore D. Ellis 12% 41% Single to LF; Hague Scores; Brock to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 RR PIT D. Ellis J. Reuss -11% 18% Single to CF; Sanguillen Scores; Cash Scores; Hernandez to 2B
b4 0-4 0 123 R STL D. Maxvill D. Ellis 11% 40% Single to RF; Simmons Scores; Cruz to 3B; Hague to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jerry Reuss facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O PIT R. Stennett J. Reuss 2% 52% Strikeout (C-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- O PIT G. Clines J. Reuss 1% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- O PIT R. Clemente J. Reuss 1% 55% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Ellis -2% 52% Strikeout
b1 0-0 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore D. Ellis -1% 51% Foul Bunt Popfly: 1B
b1 0-0 2 --- STL M. Alou D. Ellis 1% 52% Single to RF
b1 0-0 2 1-- STL J. Torre D. Ellis 3% 55% Single to RF; Alou to 3B
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O STL T. Simmons D. Ellis -5% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Jerry Reuss facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell J. Reuss 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 --- PIT B. Robertson J. Reuss -8% 45% Triple to RF
t2 0-0 1 --3 R PIT M. Sanguillen J. Reuss -4% 41% Wild Pitch; Robertson Scores
t2 1-0 1 --- PIT M. Sanguillen J. Reuss -2% 38% Single to CF
t2 1-0 1 1-- PIT D. Cash J. Reuss -3% 35% Single to 2B; Sanguillen to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- PIT J. Hernandez J. Reuss -6% 30% Walk; Sanguillen to 3B; Cash to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 RR PIT D. Ellis J. Reuss -11% 18% Single to CF; Sanguillen Scores; Cash Scores; Hernandez to 2B
t2 3-0 1 12- O PIT R. Stennett J. Reuss 2% 21% Strikeout
t2 3-0 2 12- PIT G. Clines J. Reuss -2% 19% Single to P; Hernandez to 3B; Ellis to 2B
Chuck Taylor replaces Jerry Reuss pitching and batting 9th
t2 3-0 2 123 O PIT R. Clemente C. Taylor 4% 23% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 6-7-8
b2 0-3 0 --- O STL J. Cruz D. Ellis -2% 21% Groundout: P-2B-1B
b2 0-3 1 --- STL J. Hague D. Ellis 2% 23% Single to 3B/Bunt
b2 0-3 1 1-- O STL D. Maxvill D. Ellis -3% 21% Foul Flyball: RF
Jerry McNertney pinch hits for Chuck Taylor (P) batting 9th
b2 0-3 2 1-- O STL J. McNertney D. Ellis -2% 19% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Al Santorini facing 4-5-6
Al Santorini replaces Jerry McNertney (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t3 3-0 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell A. Santorini 1% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 3-0 1 --- O PIT B. Robertson A. Santorini 1% 21% Popfly: 2B
t3 3-0 2 --- PIT M. Sanguillen A. Santorini -1% 20% Single to CF
t3 3-0 2 1-- O PIT D. Cash A. Santorini 1% 21% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 1-2-3
b3 0-3 0 --- O STL L. Brock D. Ellis -2% 19% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-3 1 --- O STL T. Sizemore D. Ellis -1% 18% Lineout: RF
b3 0-3 2 --- STL M. Alou D. Ellis 1% 19% Single to CF
b3 0-3 2 1-- O STL J. Torre D. Ellis -2% 17% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Al Santorini facing 8-9-1
t4 3-0 0 --- PIT J. Hernandez A. Santorini -2% 15% Single to RF
t4 3-0 0 1-- O PIT D. Ellis A. Santorini 1% 16% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Hernandez to 2B
t4 3-0 1 -2- PIT R. Stennett A. Santorini -3% 13% Single to RF; Hernandez to 3B
Vic Davalillo pinch hits for Gene Clines (CF) batting 2nd
t4 3-0 1 1-3 RO PIT V. Davalillo A. Santorini -2% 12% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B; Hernandez Scores
t4 4-0 2 1-- O PIT R. Clemente A. Santorini 1% 12% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
Vic Davalillo moves from PH to CF
b4 0-4 0 --- STL T. Simmons D. Ellis 3% 16% Single to CF
b4 0-4 0 1-- STL J. Cruz D. Ellis 5% 21% Walk; Simmons to 2B
b4 0-4 0 12- STL J. Hague D. Ellis 8% 29% Single to RF; Simmons to 3B; Cruz to 2B
b4 0-4 0 123 R STL D. Maxvill D. Ellis 11% 40% Single to RF; Simmons Scores; Cruz to 3B; Hague to 2B
Bob Burda pinch hits for Al Santorini (P) batting 9th
b4 1-4 0 123 O STL B. Burda D. Ellis -9% 31% Strikeout
b4 1-4 1 123 RO STL L. Brock D. Ellis -2% 29% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B; Cruz Scores; Hague to 3B
b4 2-4 2 1-3 R STL T. Sizemore D. Ellis 12% 41% Single to LF; Hague Scores; Brock to 2B
b4 3-4 2 12- R STL M. Alou D. Ellis 15% 56% Single to RF; Brock Scores; Sizemore to 3B
b4 4-4 2 1-3 O STL J. Torre D. Ellis -6% 50% Strikeout
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Frank Linzy facing 4-5-6
Frank Linzy replaces Bob Burda (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t5 4-4 0 --- O PIT W. Stargell F. Linzy 3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 4-4 1 --- PIT B. Robertson F. Linzy -3% 50% Single to SS
t5 4-4 1 1-- O PIT M. Sanguillen F. Linzy 4% 53% Flyball: RF
t5 4-4 2 1-- O PIT D. Cash F. Linzy 3% 56% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 5-6-7
b5 4-4 0 --- O STL T. Simmons D. Ellis -3% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-4 1 --- O STL J. Cruz D. Ellis -2% 51% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 4-4 2 --- STL J. Hague D. Ellis 2% 53% Single to LF
b5 4-4 2 1-- O STL D. Maxvill D. Ellis -3% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Frank Linzy facing 8-9-1
t6 4-4 0 --- O PIT J. Hernandez F. Linzy 3% 53% Strikeout
t6 4-4 1 --- O PIT D. Ellis F. Linzy 2% 56% Strikeout Looking
t6 4-4 2 --- O PIT R. Stennett F. Linzy 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 9-1-2
Ted Kubiak pinch hits for Frank Linzy (P) batting 9th
b6 4-4 0 --- O STL T. Kubiak D. Ellis -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b6 4-4 1 --- STL L. Brock D. Ellis 4% 58% Single to LF
b6 4-4 1 1-- O STL T. Sizemore D. Ellis -4% 53% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B
b6 4-4 2 1-- O STL M. Alou D. Ellis -3% 50% Sizemore Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Moe Drabowsky facing 2-3-4
Moe Drabowsky replaces Ted Kubiak (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t7 4-4 0 --- O PIT V. Davalillo M. Drabowsky 4% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-4 1 --- O PIT R. Clemente M. Drabowsky 3% 56% Popfly: 2B
t7 4-4 2 --- O PIT W. Stargell M. Drabowsky 2% 58% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 3-4-5
b7 4-4 0 --- O STL M. Alou D. Ellis -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 4-4 1 --- O STL J. Torre D. Ellis -3% 52% Lineout: LF
b7 4-4 2 --- STL T. Simmons D. Ellis 2% 54% Single to LF
b7 4-4 2 1-- RR STL J. Cruz D. Ellis 34% 88% Home Run; Simmons Scores
b7 6-4 2 --- O STL J. Hague D. Ellis -0% 88% Groundout: P-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-6, Cardinals' Moe Drabowsky facing 5-6-7
t8 4-6 0 --- O PIT B. Robertson M. Drabowsky 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 4-6 1 --- O PIT M. Sanguillen M. Drabowsky 2% 93% Flyball: LF
t8 4-6 2 --- O PIT D. Cash M. Drabowsky 1% 95% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Pirates' Dock Ellis facing 8-9-1
b8 6-4 0 --- STL D. Maxvill D. Ellis 1% 95% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Maxvill to 1B
b8 6-4 0 1-- STL M. Drabowsky D. Ellis 1% 97% Single/Bunt; Maxvill to 2B
b8 6-4 0 12- O STL L. Brock D. Ellis -1% 95% Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; Drabowsky to 2B
b8 6-4 1 12- STL T. Sizemore D. Ellis 1% 97% Walk; Drabowsky to 3B; Brock to 2B
Bob Veale replaces Dock Ellis pitching and batting 9th
b8 6-4 1 123 OO STL M. Alou B. Veale -3% 93% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Behind 4-6, Cardinals' Moe Drabowsky facing 8-9-1
Richie Hebner pinch hits for Jackie Hernandez (SS) batting 8th
t9 4-6 0 --- O PIT R. Hebner M. Drabowsky 3% 97% Strikeout Looking
Al Oliver pinch hits for Bob Veale (P) batting 9th
t9 4-6 1 --- O PIT A. Oliver M. Drabowsky 2% 99% Lineout: LF
t9 4-6 2 --- O PIT R. Stennett M. Drabowsky 1% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 6.

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