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Standings
SEA
@DET
6
3
SEA
@DET
7
1
BAL
@MIN
16
9
KCR
@NYY
2
8
KCR
@NYY
2
14
CLE
@TBD
5
1
BOS
@TEX
3
4
OAK
@TOR
7
6
MIL
@CIN
0
17
NYM
@COL
8
7
PHI
@HOU
0
9
PIT
@LAD
1
3
ARI
@MON
6
4
FLA
@SDP
3
6
 
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ATL
@SFG
5
0
CHC
@STL
3
16
Friday, August 7, 1998, 7:10
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 47,911, Time of Game: 2:53
Cubs
3
64-52
 Lost 2 
2nd, 5½ GB
at Cardinals
16
54-60
 Won 3 
4th, 14½ GB
L: Steve Trachsel (11-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  5  2
Cardinals      11  0  3   0  0  2   0  0  X   16 17  2

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brant Brown CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .303 .358 .526 .883 17 8 -0.015 0.28 0.008 -0.023 0.1 4 0
Mickey Morandini 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .326 .414 .431 .845 11 7 0.016 0.24 0.024 -0.008 -0.8 3 0
   Matt Karchner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Terry Mulholland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Sammy Sosa RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .307 .372 .635 1.007 14 6 0.029 0.34 0.035 -0.006 -0.4 1 0
Mark Grace 1B 3 1 2 1 0 1 3 .323 .411 .493 .904 14 9 0.133 0.69 0.136 -0.004 1.7 3 0 2B
   Jose Nieves SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Henry Rodriguez LF 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .243 .333 .522 .856 17 8 0.091 0.34 0.093 -0.001 0.7 1 0
Jose Hernandez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .262 .325 .492 .817 18 13 -0.033 0.19 0.000 -0.033 -1.3 0 4
Tyler Houston C-1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .259 .288 .395 .683 12 7 -0.006 0.06 0.000 -0.006 -0.8 10 0
Manny Alexander SS-2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .232 .276 .353 .629 15 11 -0.002 0.04 0.001 -0.003 -0.1 1 3
Steve Trachsel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .348 .317 .665 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dave Stevens P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 3 3 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 1
   Jeff Blauser PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .357 .298 .655 3 3 -0.001 0.04 0.000 -0.001 -0.4
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Felix Heredia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sandy Martinez PH-C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .260 .356 .403 .758 11 5 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Team Totals 32 3 5 2 4 5 36 .156 .250 .188 .438 136 81 0.210 0.23 0.297 -0.087 -1.6 24 8
2B: M Grace (27, off K Bottenfield).
TB: M Grace 3; M Morandini; B Brown; M Alexander.
RBI: H Rodriguez (74); M Grace (60).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Alexander-M Morandini.
E: J Hernandez (7); S Trachsel (2).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Pat Kelly 2B 4 2 1 2 1 1 5 .268 .346 .366 .712 18 10 0.119 0.39 0.122 -0.003 0.8 0 0 2B
   Placido Polanco 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256 .273 .326 .598 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 1
Brian Jordan RF 4 3 3 2 1 0 5 .326 .375 .555 .931 14 7 0.108 0.37 0.108 0.000 3.6 4 0 3·2B
   John Mabry RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .313 .379 .693 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.1 0 0
Mark McGwire 1B 4 1 1 2 1 2 5 .287 .463 .707 1.170 29 18 0.069 0.44 0.084 -0.014 0.0 6 0
   Gary Gaetti 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .339 .454 .793 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 3 0
Ray Lankford CF 3 3 2 4 1 0 4 .284 .393 .512 .905 14 9 0.129 0.53 0.129 0.000 3.9 4 0 HR
   Willie McGee PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268 .298 .349 .647 3 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -1.6 1 0
Ron Gant LF 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .221 .306 .490 .796 23 12 -0.049 0.42 0.007 -0.056 1.0 2 0 HR
Fernando Tatis 3B 5 1 3 1 0 1 5 .266 .302 .357 .659 20 11 0.142 0.43 0.145 -0.003 1.7 0 0 2·2B
Eli Marrero C 4 1 3 0 1 0 5 .248 .305 .372 .677 13 6 0.015 0.30 0.015 0.000 1.7 5 0 2·2B,IW
   Curtis King P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Rich Croushore P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Kent Bottenfield P 2 2 1 1 0 1 4 .091 .091 .091 .182 9 7 0.136 0.62 0.137 0.000 1.2 0 0 2·SH
   Tom Lampkin PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .332 .371 .702 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.4 0 0
Luis Ordaz SS 5 2 2 1 0 0 5 .158 .200 .158 .358 20 11 0.042 0.29 0.046 -0.004 0.1 1 3
Team Totals 40 16 17 15 5 6 47 .425 .489 .775 1.264 172 99 0.711 0.38 0.793 -0.080 11.9 27 5
2B: B Jordan 3 (26, 1 off D Stevens, 1 off F Heredia, 1 off S Trachsel); F Tatis 2 (19, 1 off M Karchner, 1 off S Trachsel); P Kelly (4, off S Trachsel); E Marrero 2 (7, 2 off D Stevens).
HR: R Lankford (20, off D Stevens, 1st inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); R Gant (18, off D Stevens, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
SH: K Bottenfield 2 (5, 1 off D Stevens, 1 off S Trachsel).
IBB: E Marrero (2, by S Trachsel).
TB: B Jordan 6; F Tatis 5; R Lankford 5; E Marrero 5; R Gant 4; P Kelly 2; L Ordaz 2; M McGwire; K Bottenfield.
RBI: R Lankford 4 (69); M McGwire 2 (102); P Kelly 2 (8); B Jordan 2 (66); R Gant 2 (45); F Tatis (34); K Bottenfield (2); L Ordaz (3).
2-out RBI: R Lankford 3.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 8 for 20.
Fielding
DP: 1. M McGwire.
E: M McGwire (8); R Gant (3).

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
Steve Trachsel, L (11-6) 0.1 5 9 7 3 0 0 4.29 10 37 17 11 2 4 3 4 4 0 6 -0.647 1.56 -8.2
Dave Stevens 3.2 7 5 5 1 5 2 3.74 20 77 51 33 11 7 5 9 5 0 1 1 -0.065 0.11 -3.8
Terry Adams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.60 3 10 5 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Felix Heredia 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 5.56 7 25 12 8 4 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -1.5
Matt Karchner 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.54 4 14 8 4 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Terry Mulholland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.60 3 9 6 4 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 8 17 16 14 5 6 2 15.75 47 172 99 64 20 15 14 22 14 0 6 1 1 -0.712 0.38 -11.9

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
Kent Bottenfield, W (4-5) 7 5 3 1 3 5 0 4.17 29 113 69 39 11 19 7 14 6 0 61 -0.212 0.28 0.6
Curtis King 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.48 4 12 5 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Rich Croushore 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.38 3 11 7 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 3 1 4 5 0 1.00 36 136 81 47 13 21 9 18 7 0 61 0 0 -0.212 0.23 1.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: S Trachsel (3; E Marrero).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Bob Davidson.
Time of Game: 2:53.
Attendance: 47,911.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 12mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Brant Brown CF 1 Pat Kelly 2B
2 Mickey Morandini 2B 2 Brian Jordan RF
3 Sammy Sosa RF 3 Mark McGwire 1B
4 Mark Grace 1B 4 Ray Lankford CF
5 Henry Rodriguez LF 5 Ron Gant LF
6 Jose Hernandez 3B 6 Fernando Tatis 3B
7 Tyler Houston C 7 Eli Marrero C
8 Manny Alexander SS 8 Kent Bottenfield P
9 Steve Trachsel P 9 Luis Ordaz SS

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 2-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R STL F. Tatis S. Trachsel 15% 63% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); McGwire Scores; Lankford to 3B
b1 3-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR STL K. Bottenfield S. Trachsel 14% 78% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Short 1B Line); Lankford Scores; Tatis Scores/No RBI; Marrero to 3B
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  R CHC M. Grace K. Bottenfield -14% 33% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Morandini Scores; Sosa to 3B/Adv on E7; Grace to 2B
b1 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL B. Jordan S. Trachsel 10% 40% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Kelly to 3B
t1 1-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  RR CHC H. Rodriguez K. Bottenfield -9% 23% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Sosa Scores/unER; Grace Scores/No RBI/unER

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' Kent Bottenfield facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. Brown K. Bottenfield 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Morandini K. Bottenfield -2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC S. Sosa K. Bottenfield -4% 46% Walk; Morandini to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 6,(2-2)  R CHC M. Grace K. Bottenfield -14% 33% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Morandini Scores; Sosa to 3B/Adv on E7; Grace to 2B
t1 1-0 1 -23 5,(2-2)  RR CHC H. Rodriguez K. Bottenfield -9% 23% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Sosa Scores/unER; Grace Scores/No RBI/unER
t1 3-0 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO CHC J. Hernandez K. Bottenfield 3% 27% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Steve Trachsel facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL P. Kelly S. Trachsel 4% 30% Walk
b1 0-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  STL B. Jordan S. Trachsel 10% 40% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Kelly to 3B
b1 0-3 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RR STL M. McGwire S. Trachsel 8% 48% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Kelly Scores; Jordan Scores
b1 2-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Lankford S. Trachsel 6% 54% Walk; McGwire to 2B
b1 2-3 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Gant S. Trachsel -6% 49% Lineout: LF
b1 2-3 1 12- 2,(1-0)  R STL F. Tatis S. Trachsel 15% 63% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); McGwire Scores; Lankford to 3B
b1 3-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  STL E. Marrero S. Trachsel 1% 64% Intentional Walk
b1 3-3 1 123 2,(1-0)  RR STL K. Bottenfield S. Trachsel 14% 78% Reached on E1/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Short 1B Line); Lankford Scores; Tatis Scores/No RBI; Marrero to 3B
b1 5-3 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  R STL L. Ordaz S. Trachsel 5% 83% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Marrero Scores; Bottenfield to 2B
b1 6-3 1 12- 3,(2-0)  RR STL P. Kelly S. Trachsel 9% 91% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Bottenfield Scores/unER; Ordaz Scores/unER
Dave Stevens replaces Steve Trachsel pitching and batting 9th
b1 8-3 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL B. Jordan D. Stevens 0% 92% Walk
b1 8-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. McGwire D. Stevens -1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b1 8-3 2 12- 6,(1-2)  RRR STL R. Lankford D. Stevens 7% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Kelly Scores; Jordan Scores
b1 11-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  STL R. Gant D. Stevens 0% 97% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Gant to 2B
b1 11-3 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis D. Stevens -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
11 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 11.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-11, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 7-8-9
t2 3-11 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC T. Houston K. Bottenfield 1% 98% Groundout: SS-1B
t2 3-11 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alexander K. Bottenfield 0% 98% Lineout: RF
t2 3-11 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC D. Stevens K. Bottenfield 0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 11.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 11-3, Cubs' Dave Stevens facing 7-8-9
b2 11-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL E. Marrero D. Stevens 0% 98% Double to 3B (Ground Ball)
b2 11-3 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O STL K. Bottenfield D. Stevens -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: 3B-2B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Marrero to 3B
b2 11-3 1 --3 5,(3-1)  O STL L. Ordaz D. Stevens -0% 98% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b2 11-3 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O STL P. Kelly D. Stevens -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 11.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-11, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 1-2-3
t3 3-11 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC B. Brown K. Bottenfield -1% 97% Walk
t3 3-11 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC M. Morandini K. Bottenfield 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t3 3-11 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa K. Bottenfield 1% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t3 3-11 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC M. Grace K. Bottenfield 0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 11.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 11-3, Cubs' Dave Stevens facing 2-3-4
b3 11-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL B. Jordan D. Stevens 0% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b3 11-3 0 -2- 13,(3-2)  O STL M. McGwire D. Stevens -0% 99% Popfly: CF
b3 11-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R STL R. Lankford D. Stevens 0% 99% Single to CF (Line Drive); Jordan Scores
b3 12-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR STL R. Gant D. Stevens 1% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Lankford Scores
b3 14-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  STL F. Tatis D. Stevens 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 14-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  STL E. Marrero D. Stevens 0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Tatis to 3B
b3 14-3 1 -23 4,(0-2)  O STL K. Bottenfield D. Stevens 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b3 14-3 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O STL L. Ordaz D. Stevens 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 14.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-14, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 5-6-7
t4 3-14 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC H. Rodriguez K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t4 3-14 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-14 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC T. Houston K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 14.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 14-3, Cubs' Dave Stevens facing 1-2-3
b4 14-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL P. Kelly D. Stevens 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
b4 14-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL B. Jordan D. Stevens 0% 100% Lineout: CF
b4 14-3 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL M. McGwire D. Stevens 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 14.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-14, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 8-9-1
t5 3-14 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Alexander K. Bottenfield -0% 100% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
Jeff Blauser pinch hits for Dave Stevens (P) batting 9th
t5 3-14 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Blauser K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 3-14 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. Brown K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t5 3-14 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Morandini K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 14.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 14-3, Cubs' Terry Adams facing 4-5-6
Terry Adams replaces Jeff Blauser (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 14-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Lankford T. Adams 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 14-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Gant T. Adams 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b5 14-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL F. Tatis T. Adams 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 14.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-14, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 3-4-5
t6 3-14 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 3-14 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC M. Grace K. Bottenfield -0% 100% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t6 3-14 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHC H. Rodriguez K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Flyball: CF; Grace to 3B
t6 3-14 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 14.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 14-3, Cubs' Felix Heredia facing 7-8-9
Felix Heredia replaces Terry Adams pitching and batting 9th
b6 14-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL E. Marrero F. Heredia 0% 100% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b6 14-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL K. Bottenfield F. Heredia 0% 100% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B); Marrero to 2B
b6 14-3 0 12- 6,(3-2)  STL L. Ordaz F. Heredia 0% 100% Single to 2B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Marrero to 3B; Bottenfield to 2B
b6 14-3 0 123 4,(2-1)  O STL P. Kelly F. Heredia 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-C/Forceout at Hm (Weak 3B); Bottenfield to 3B; Ordaz to 2B
b6 14-3 1 123 3,(1-1)  RR STL B. Jordan F. Heredia 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive); Bottenfield Scores; Ordaz Scores; Kelly to 3B
b6 16-3 1 -23 4,(3-0)  STL M. McGwire F. Heredia 0% 100% Walk
Willie McGee pinch hits for Ray Lankford (CF) batting 4th
b6 16-3 1 123 3,(1-1)  OO STL W. McGee F. Heredia 0% 100% Line Drive Double Play: SS-2B
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 16.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-16, Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield facing 7-8-9
Placido Polanco replaces Pat Kelly playing 2B batting 1st
Willie McGee moves from PH to CF
t7 3-16 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC T. Houston K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t7 3-16 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alexander K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
Sandy Martinez pinch hits for Felix Heredia (P) batting 9th
t7 3-16 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC S. Martinez K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Walk
t7 3-16 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CHC B. Brown K. Bottenfield -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Martinez to 2B
t7 3-16 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHC M. Morandini K. Bottenfield 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 16.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 16-3, Cubs' Matt Karchner facing 5-6-7
Matt Karchner replaces Mickey Morandini (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Sandy Martinez moves from PH to C
Tyler Houston moves from C to 1B
Manny Alexander moves from SS to 2B
Jose Nieves replaces Mark Grace (1B) playing SS batting 4th
b7 16-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Gant M. Karchner 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
b7 16-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL F. Tatis M. Karchner 0% 100% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
b7 16-3 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O STL E. Marrero M. Karchner 0% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF); Tatis to 3B
Tom Lampkin pinch hits for Kent Bottenfield (P) batting 8th
b7 16-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Lampkin M. Karchner 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 16.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-16, Cardinals' Curtis King facing 3-4-5
Curtis King replaces Eli Marrero (C) pitching and batting 7th
Tom Lampkin moves from PH to C
Gary Gaetti replaces Mark McGwire playing 1B batting 3rd
John Mabry replaces Brian Jordan playing RF batting 2nd
t8 3-16 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa C. King 0% 100% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
t8 3-16 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Nieves C. King 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 3-16 2 --- 4,(3-0)  CHC H. Rodriguez C. King 0% 100% Walk
t8 3-16 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez C. King 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 16.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 16-3, Cubs' Terry Mulholland facing 9-1-2
Terry Mulholland replaces Matt Karchner pitching and batting 2nd
b8 16-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL L. Ordaz T. Mulholland 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b8 16-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL P. Polanco T. Mulholland 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 16-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Mabry T. Mulholland 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 16.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 3-16, Cardinals' Rich Croushore facing 7-8-9
Rich Croushore replaces Curtis King pitching and batting 7th
t9 3-16 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Houston R. Croushore 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 3-16 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Alexander R. Croushore 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
t9 3-16 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHC S. Martinez R. Croushore 0% 100% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 16.

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