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Standings
BOS
@BAL
7
11
KCR
@CHW
4
3
MIN
@CLE
11
6
TOR
@DET
7
2
TEX
@OAK
5
7
ANA
@SEA
8
5
NYY
@TBD
9
2
CIN
@ARI
5
3
SFG
@COL
3
5
ATL
@FLA
3
5
SDP
@LAD
6
3
CHC
@MIL
3
0
MON
@NYM
2
5
PHI
@PIT
10
4
HOU
@STL
4
6
Sunday, July 12, 1998, 1:14
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 45,485, Time of Game: 2:42
Astros
4
54-37
 Lost 3 
1st
at Cardinals
6
43-47
 Won 3 
4th, 10½ GB
W: Juan Acevedo (4-2)
L: Sean Bergman (8-5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  1   1  0  1   1  0  0    4  9  2
Cardinals       1  0  3   0  1  0   1  0  X    6 10  1

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bill Spiers 2B-3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 4 .284 .390 .404 .794 21 14 0.022 0.80 0.060 -0.038 0.2 3 1
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .286 .373 .353 .726 15 9 -0.017 0.99 0.114 -0.131 -0.1 2 3 HR,GDP
Derek Bell RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .331 .370 .506 .876 16 8 -0.061 0.81 0.012 -0.073 -0.5 4 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .275 .407 .561 .968 11 8 0.086 0.82 0.133 -0.047 1.2 7 1 HR
Carl Everett CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .325 .397 .522 .919 20 14 -0.101 0.92 0.000 -0.101 -1.0 2 0
Sean Berry 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .265 .363 .432 .795 5 4 -0.020 0.79 0.027 -0.047 -0.2 0 3
   Scott Elarton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jay Powell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Clark PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .157 .255 .205 .460 4 4 -0.039 1.52 0.000 -0.039 -0.2
J.R. Phillips LF 4 1 3 2 0 1 4 .205 .314 .341 .655 19 12 0.239 1.15 0.264 -0.024 2.4 1 0 HR
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .253 .360 .356 .715 14 7 -0.194 1.53 0.000 -0.194 -1.7 4 0
   Moises Alou PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .308 .380 .575 .955 3 2 -0.012 0.45 0.000 -0.012 -0.1
Sean Bergman P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .056 .056 .056 .111 7 5 -0.055 1.08 0.000 -0.055 -0.5 0 0
   Craig Biggio 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .315 .388 .503 .890 4 2 -0.031 1.25 0.000 -0.031 -0.2 1 1
Team Totals 34 4 9 4 1 5 35 .265 .286 .529 .815 139 89 -0.183 0.98 0.610 -0.792 -0.6 24 9
HR: R Gutierrez (1, off J Acevedo, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs); J Bagwell (21, off J Acevedo, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line); J Phillips (2, off J Acevedo, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line).
TB: J Phillips 6; J Bagwell 5; R Gutierrez 4; B Spiers 2; S Berry.
GIDP: R Gutierrez (8).
RBI: J Phillips 2 (8); R Gutierrez (21); J Bagwell (58).
2-out RBI: R Gutierrez; J Phillips.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Spiers-R Gutierrez-J Bagwell.
E: S Berry (6); B Spiers (5).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Royce Clayton SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .243 .322 .320 .642 14 8 -0.043 0.80 0.039 -0.082 -0.8 2 5 GDP
Ray Lankford CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .268 .390 .478 .869 20 12 0.092 0.70 0.114 -0.023 0.9 2 0 2B
Mark McGwire 1B 3 2 2 2 1 1 4 .310 .483 .779 1.262 14 7 0.143 0.91 0.206 -0.064 1.5 10 1 2·HR,IW
Brian Jordan RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .334 .381 .562 .943 8 4 0.003 0.99 0.043 -0.040 -0.2 1 0 HBP
Ron Gant LF 4 1 2 3 0 0 4 .219 .306 .490 .796 10 7 0.174 1.08 0.201 -0.028 1.9 2 0 HR
   Rich Croushore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Gary Gaetti 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .257 .346 .415 .761 10 6 0.004 0.67 0.039 -0.035 0.1 1 2
Placido Polanco 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 10 7 0.038 0.69 0.051 -0.013 0.0 3 1 SH
Juan Acevedo P 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .231 .286 .308 .593 6 5 -0.061 0.76 0.000 -0.061 -1.0 0 1
   Lance Painter 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
   John Frascatore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Willie McGee LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .298 .321 .620 2 1 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2 0 0
Eli Marrero C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .246 .283 .368 .652 18 9 -0.027 0.62 0.023 -0.051 -0.3 5 0
Team Totals 33 6 10 6 1 4 36 .303 .343 .606 .949 112 66 0.318 0.79 0.716 -0.402 1.9 27 10
2B: R Lankford (19, off S Bergman).
HR: M McGwire 2 (40, 1 off S Elarton, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF, 1 off S Bergman, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); R Gant (14, off S Bergman, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF).
SH: P Polanco (1, off S Bergman).
IBB: M McGwire (19, by S Bergman).
HBP: B Jordan (5, by S Bergman).
TB: M McGwire 8; R Gant 5; R Lankford 3; E Marrero; R Clayton; B Jordan; P Polanco.
GIDP: R Clayton (8).
RBI: R Gant 3 (34); M McGwire 2 (91); P Polanco (1).
2-out RBI: M McGwire.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. P Polanco-R Clayton-M McGwire; M McGwire.
E: G Gaetti (3).

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
Sean Bergman, L (8-5) 5 9 5 4 1 3 2 3.23 26 78 47 29 8 10 14 7 2 0 33 -0.287 0.96 -2.4
Scott Elarton 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.66 7 26 15 11 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 -0.044 0.41 0.0
Jay Powell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26 3 8 4 3 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.015 0.19 0.5
Team Totals 8 10 6 5 1 4 3 5.62 36 112 66 43 11 12 15 15 3 0 33 0 0 -0.316 0.79 -1.9

St. Louis Cardinals

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
Juan Acevedo, W (4-2) 6.1 8 4 3 1 3 3 3.56 26 101 64 43 11 10 9 13 4 0 45 -0.020 0.95 -0.7
Lance Painter, H (10) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.18 2 9 5 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.007 1.02 0.0
John Frascatore, H (7) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.47 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.046 1.61 0.2
Rich Croushore, S (4) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.00 6 27 19 12 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.151 0.98 1.0
Team Totals 9 9 4 3 1 5 3 3.00 35 139 89 58 15 16 12 17 5 0 45 1 0 0.184 0.98 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: S Bergman (4; B Jordan).
IBB: S Bergman (2; M McGwire).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Larry Poncino, 1B - Steve Rippley, 2B - Mike Winters, 3B - Gary Darling.
Time of Game: 2:42.
Attendance: 45,485.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 86° F, Wind 10mph in from Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Bill Spiers 2B 1 Royce Clayton SS
2 Ricky Gutierrez SS 2 Ray Lankford CF
3 Derek Bell RF 3 Mark McGwire 1B
4 Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 Brian Jordan RF
5 Carl Everett CF 5 Ron Gant LF
6 Sean Berry 3B 6 Gary Gaetti 3B
7 J.R. Phillips LF 7 Placido Polanco 2B
8 Brad Ausmus C 8 Juan Acevedo P
9 Sean Bergman P 9 Eli Marrero C

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-1 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR STL R. Gant S. Bergman 13% 79% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Clayton Scores; Lankford Scores; Jordan to 2B
t2 0-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO HOU B. Ausmus J. Acevedo 12% 66% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
t7 3-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R HOU J. Phillips J. Acevedo -12% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t3 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R HOU R. Gutierrez J. Acevedo -11% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL M. McGwire S. Bergman 10% 61% Home Run (Line Drive 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, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  HOU B. Spiers J. Acevedo -4% 46% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO HOU R. Gutierrez J. Acevedo 7% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU D. Bell J. Acevedo -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU J. Bagwell J. Acevedo 2% 55% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Sean Bergman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Clayton S. Bergman -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Bergman -2% 51% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  R STL M. McGwire S. Bergman 10% 61% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b1 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  STL B. Jordan S. Bergman 1% 62% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Gant S. Bergman -2% 60% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Everett J. Acevedo 2% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU S. Berry J. Acevedo -3% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 0-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU J. Phillips J. Acevedo -7% 53% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Berry to 3B
t2 0-1 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO HOU B. Ausmus J. Acevedo 12% 66% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Sean Bergman facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL G. Gaetti S. Bergman -2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  STL P. Polanco S. Bergman 4% 67% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right); Polanco to 2B/Adv on E5
b2 1-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Acevedo S. Bergman -3% 65% Groundout: SS-1B; Polanco to 3B
b2 1-0 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O STL E. Marrero S. Bergman -3% 61% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU S. Bergman J. Acevedo 3% 64% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t3 0-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Acevedo 2% 66% Lineout: LF
t3 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  R HOU R. Gutierrez J. Acevedo -11% 54% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 1-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Acevedo 1% 56% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 1-1, Astros' Sean Bergman facing 1-2-3
b3 1-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Clayton S. Bergman 4% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b3 1-1 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL R. Lankford S. Bergman 10% 69% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Clayton to 3B
b3 1-1 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL M. McGwire S. Bergman -6% 63% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  STL B. Jordan S. Bergman 3% 66% Hit By Pitch; Lankford to 2B
b3 1-1 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR STL R. Gant S. Bergman 13% 79% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Clayton Scores; Lankford Scores; Jordan to 2B
b3 3-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  STL G. Gaetti S. Bergman 4% 83% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Jordan to 3B; Gant to 2B; Gaetti to 1B
b3 3-1 1 123 5,(3-1)  RO STL P. Polanco S. Bergman 1% 84% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Jordan Scores/unER; Gant to 3B; Gaetti to 2B
b3 4-1 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Acevedo S. Bergman -3% 81% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 4-5-6
t4 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Bagwell J. Acevedo -6% 76% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Bagwell to 2B/Adv on E5
t4 1-4 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Everett J. Acevedo 4% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t4 1-4 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O HOU S. Berry J. Acevedo 3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R HOU J. Phillips J. Acevedo -7% 76% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF); Bagwell Scores/unER
t4 2-4 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Acevedo 3% 79% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Sean Bergman facing 9-1-2
b4 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL E. Marrero S. Bergman 2% 81% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b4 4-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO STL R. Clayton S. Bergman -5% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (Weak 2B)
b4 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Lankford S. Bergman 2% 78% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 4-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL M. McGwire S. Bergman 1% 78% Intentional Walk
b4 4-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Jordan S. Bergman -3% 75% Popfly: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-4, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 9-1-2
t5 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU S. Bergman J. Acevedo 3% 78% Flyball: LF
t5 2-4 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers J. Acevedo 2% 80% Strikeout Looking
t5 2-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Acevedo 1% 81% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-2, Astros' Sean Bergman facing 5-6-7
b5 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL R. Gant S. Bergman 7% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b5 5-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL G. Gaetti S. Bergman -1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 5-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL P. Polanco S. Bergman -1% 87% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b5 5-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL J. Acevedo S. Bergman -0% 86% Popfly: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 2, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 2-5, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 3-4-5
t6 2-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU D. Bell J. Acevedo 2% 89% Foul Popfly: 3B
t6 2-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R HOU J. Bagwell J. Acevedo -8% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t6 3-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU C. Everett J. Acevedo 2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU S. Berry J. Acevedo 1% 85% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 9-1-2
Scott Elarton replaces Sean Berry (3B) pitching and batting 6th
Craig Biggio replaces Sean Bergman (P) playing 2B batting 9th
Bill Spiers moves from 2B to 3B
b6 5-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL E. Marrero S. Elarton -1% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL R. Clayton S. Elarton -1% 82% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 5-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford S. Elarton -1% 82% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-5, Cardinals' Juan Acevedo facing 7-8-9
t7 3-5 0 --- 3,(2-0)  R HOU J. Phillips J. Acevedo -12% 69% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t7 4-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Acevedo 4% 74% Lineout: CF
Lance Painter replaces Juan Acevedo pitching and batting 8th
t7 4-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Biggio L. Painter 3% 77% Popfly: SS
t7 4-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU B. Spiers L. Painter -2% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
John Frascatore replaces Lance Painter pitching and batting 8th
t7 4-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Frascatore 5% 79% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 5-4, Astros' Scott Elarton facing 3-4-5
b7 5-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  R STL M. McGwire S. Elarton 10% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b7 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL B. Jordan S. Elarton -1% 88% Flyball: LF
b7 6-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Elarton -1% 87% Popfly: 2B (Weak 2B)
b7 6-4 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL G. Gaetti S. Elarton -1% 86% Popfly: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-6, Cardinals' Rich Croushore facing 3-4-5
Rich Croushore replaces Ron Gant (LF) pitching and batting 5th
Willie McGee replaces John Frascatore (P) playing LF batting 8th
t8 4-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Bell R. Croushore 4% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t8 4-6 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell R. Croushore 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 4-6 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Everett R. Croushore 1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 6-4, Astros' Jay Powell facing 7-8-9
Jay Powell replaces Scott Elarton pitching and batting 6th
b8 6-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL P. Polanco J. Powell -1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b8 6-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL W. McGee J. Powell -0% 93% Lineout: SS
b8 6-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL E. Marrero J. Powell -0% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 6.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-6, Cardinals' Rich Croushore facing 6-7-8
Dave Clark pinch hits for Jay Powell (P) batting 6th
t9 4-6 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU D. Clark R. Croushore 4% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-6 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O HOU J. Phillips R. Croushore 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
Moises Alou pinch hits for Brad Ausmus (C) batting 8th
t9 4-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Alou R. Croushore 1% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

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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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