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TEX
@BAL
6
5
TOR
@CLE
5
7
CHW
@DET
0
2
OAK
@KCR
3
6
SEA
@MIN
12
7
BOS
@NYY
9
4
ANA
@TBD
1
8
SFG
@ARI
6
7
 
(11)
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@ATL
0
3
MIL
@CIN
1
5
NYM
@HOU
5
6
 
(12)
NYM
@HOU
8
4
COL
@LAD
5
4
FLA
@MON
7
4
CHC
@SDP
4
2
PIT
@STL
8
6
PIT
@STL
3
9
Tuesday, September 15, 1998, 5:12
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: Not Given, Time of Game: 2:55
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Pirates
8
68-82
 Won 1 
6th, 28 GB
at Cardinals
6
74-77
 Lost 1 
3rd, 21½ GB
W: Sean Lawrence (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  2  2   0  3  0   0  1  0    8  9  0
Cardinals       0  1  3   0  1  0   0  0  1    6  9  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Adrian Brown CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .303 .356 .339 .695 16 12 -0.090 0.67 0.000 -0.090 -1.3 4 0
Kevin Polcovich 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .188 .257 .246 .503 22 14 -0.010 0.69 0.047 -0.057 -0.5 2 4
   Rich Loiselle P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jason Kendall C 4 1 3 0 0 0 5 .330 .412 .479 .892 15 11 0.090 0.61 0.106 -0.016 1.3 9 0 SB,HBP
Kevin Young 1B 4 2 1 3 1 1 5 .277 .337 .486 .823 19 14 0.168 0.91 0.232 -0.064 1.0 9 1 HR,GDP
Jose Guillen RF 5 2 2 2 0 1 5 .277 .307 .426 .733 15 12 0.161 0.59 0.204 -0.043 1.4 2 0 HR
Manny Martinez LF 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 .251 .293 .434 .727 9 4 0.062 0.51 0.078 -0.016 0.4 0 0 3B,SH
Freddy Garcia 3B 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .266 .343 .519 .862 20 7 0.008 0.71 0.029 -0.021 0.1 0 1 IW
Lou Collier SS 3 0 1 2 0 1 3 .245 .311 .336 .648 7 6 0.123 1.22 0.168 -0.045 1.3 1 3 3B
   Turner Ward PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .265 .331 .432 .763 6 2 0.030 1.04 0.030 0.000 0.7
   Abraham Nunez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .394 .360 .754 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jon Lieber P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .216 .188 .403 4 4 -0.047 1.09 0.000 -0.047 -0.6 0 0
   Tim Laker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .375 .538 .913 4 3 -0.020 0.78 0.000 -0.020 -0.2
   Jeff Tabaka P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Sean Lawrence P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 3 -0.013 0.50 0.000 -0.013 -0.2 0 0
   Ricardo Rincon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Doug Strange PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .176 .220 .218 .439 2 1 0.016 1.30 0.016 0.000 -0.1 SF
   Mike Williams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Christiansen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tony Womack 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .319 .358 .677 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 8 9 8 5 8 41 .273 .375 .576 .951 143 93 0.478 0.74 0.910 -0.432 3.4 27 9
3B: M Martinez (2, off D Osborne); L Collier (6, off D Osborne).
HR: J Guillen (13, off D Osborne, 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF); K Young (25, off D Osborne, 5th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
SF: D Strange (2, off J Brantley).
SH: M Martinez (3, off J Brantley).
IBB: F Garcia (3, by J Brantley).
HBP: J Kendall (29, by D Osborne).
TB: J Guillen 5; K Young 4; J Kendall 3; M Martinez 3; L Collier 3; K Polcovich.
GIDP: K Young (20).
RBI: K Young 3 (104); J Guillen 2 (76); L Collier 2 (33); D Strange (13).
2-out RBI: J Guillen 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. K Young-L Collier-K Young; L Collier-K Polcovich-K Young.
Baserunning
SB: J Kendall (24, 2nd base off J Brantley/E Marrero).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Delino DeShields 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .298 .379 .444 .822 16 7 0.088 1.36 0.140 -0.052 0.5 5 2
   Mark McGwire PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .294 .468 .736 1.204 2 1 0.028 0.51 0.028 0.000 1.0 HR
J.D. Drew RF 5 2 2 2 0 0 5 .313 .368 .875 1.243 12 9 -0.117 1.59 0.186 -0.303 -0.1 2 0 2·HR,2·GDP
Ron Gant LF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .237 .329 .479 .808 21 12 0.001 0.99 0.058 -0.058 -0.1 0 0
Ray Lankford CF 4 2 2 2 0 1 4 .287 .388 .533 .921 14 9 0.189 1.56 0.295 -0.106 2.0 2 0 HR,3B
   Jeff Brantley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Fernando Tatis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .273 .324 .405 .729 18 11 -0.109 0.90 0.000 -0.109 -1.0 0 1
John Mabry 1B 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .253 .306 .383 .689 19 12 -0.050 0.98 0.014 -0.064 -0.4 7 2
Luis Ordaz SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .176 .222 .193 .415 19 9 -0.019 0.70 0.032 -0.052 -0.1 1 4 2B
Donovan Osborne P 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .043 .154 .043 .197 9 4 0.002 0.84 0.022 -0.020 0.0 0 0
   Curtis King P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 4 2 -0.015 0.59 0.000 -0.015 -0.1 1 0
   Eli Marrero C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252 .328 .381 .709 5 3 -0.027 0.93 0.000 -0.027 -0.3 2 0
Tom Lampkin C 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .236 .331 .387 .717 8 2 -0.033 1.18 0.015 -0.048 -0.3 7 0
   Brian Jordan PH-CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .309 .361 .528 .888 7 5 0.043 1.24 0.068 -0.024 0.1 0 0
Team Totals 34 6 9 6 5 7 39 .265 .359 .706 1.065 154 86 -0.019 1.11 0.858 -0.878 1.4 27 9
2B: L Ordaz (2, off M Williams).
3B: R Lankford (1, off J Lieber).
HR: J Drew 2 (3, 1 off S Lawrence, 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF, 1 off J Lieber, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out); R Lankford (29, off J Lieber, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF Line); M McGwire (63, off J Christiansen, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: J Drew 8; R Lankford 7; M McGwire 4; L Ordaz 2; D DeShields; R Gant; B Jordan.
GIDP: J Drew 2 (2).
RBI: J Drew 2 (6); R Lankford 2 (98); M McGwire (132); J Mabry (44).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
DP: 1. L Ordaz-D DeShields-J Mabry.

Pittsburgh Pirates

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
Jon Lieber 3 5 4 4 2 1 2 4.05 15 57 32 19 3 10 5 7 2 0 32 -0.265 0.96 -2.5
Jeff Tabaka 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.44 3 12 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.032 0.79 0.3
Sean Lawrence, W (2-1) 2.1 2 1 1 1 1 1 7.13 10 40 21 9 2 10 3 5 0 0 1 0 -0.099 1.19 -0.7
Ricardo Rincon, H (11) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.47 3 13 7 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.255 2.89 1.5
Mike Williams, H (7) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.05 5 22 15 4 2 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.077 0.78 0.8
Jason Christiansen 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.43 2 5 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.003 0.86 -0.8
Rich Loiselle, S (19) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.35 1 5 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.015 0.57 0.1
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 5 7 4 6.00 39 154 86 39 12 35 10 17 3 0 32 3 0 0.018 1.11 -1.4
S Lawrence faced 2 batters in the 7th inning.

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
Donovan Osborne, L (4-4) 4 6 7 7 3 4 2 4.06 22 73 45 23 5 17 4 10 2 0 23 -0.542 0.96 -5.0
Curtis King 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.61 9 36 28 15 5 8 3 3 2 0 0 0 0.102 0.50 1.5
Jeff Brantley 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 4.53 10 34 20 13 2 5 4 3 1 0 0 0 -0.042 0.52 0.0
Team Totals 9 9 8 8 5 8 2 8.00 41 143 93 51 12 30 11 16 5 0 23 0 0 -0.482 0.74 -3.4
D Osborne faced 3 batters in the 5th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Osborne (1; J Kendall).
IBB: J Brantley (3; F Garcia).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Angel Hernandez, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Randy Marsh, 3B - Bill Hohn.
Time of Game: 2:55.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 6mph in from Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Adrian Brown CF 1 Delino DeShields 2B
2 Kevin Polcovich 2B 2 J.D. Drew RF
3 Jason Kendall C 3 Ron Gant LF
4 Kevin Young 1B 4 Ray Lankford CF
5 Jose Guillen RF 5 Fernando Tatis 3B
6 Manny Martinez LF 6 John Mabry 1B
7 Freddy Garcia 3B 7 Luis Ordaz SS
8 Lou Collier SS 8 Donovan Osborne P
9 Jon Lieber P 9 Tom Lampkin C

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Top 5 Plays

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t5 4-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR PIT K. Young D. Osborne 22% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Polcovich Scores; Kendall Scores
b3 2-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR STL R. Lankford J. Lieber -20% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Gant Scores
b7 5-7 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO STL J. Drew R. Rincon 20% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Jordan to 3B
t3 2-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR PIT J. Guillen D. Osborne 19% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Young Scores
t2 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RR PIT L. Collier D. Osborne 17% 74% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Martinez Scores; Garcia Scores

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' Donovan Osborne facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown D. Osborne -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich D. Osborne -2% 46% Popfly: SS
t1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT J. Kendall D. Osborne 1% 47% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT K. Young D. Osborne -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL D. DeShields J. Lieber -3% 42% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO STL J. Drew J. Lieber 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Gant J. Lieber 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Guillen D. Osborne -2% 48% Popfly: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT M. Martinez D. Osborne 7% 55% Triple (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t2 0-0 1 --3 5,(3-1)  PIT F. Garcia D. Osborne 2% 57% Walk
t2 0-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RR PIT L. Collier D. Osborne 17% 74% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Martinez Scores; Garcia Scores
t2 2-0 1 --3 4,(0-2)  O PIT J. Lieber D. Osborne -5% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. Brown D. Osborne -3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL R. Lankford J. Lieber -9% 56% Triple to 1B (Ground Ball)
b2 0-2 0 --3 5,(3-1)  O STL F. Tatis J. Lieber 5% 62% Popfly: 1B
b2 0-2 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RO STL J. Mabry J. Lieber -1% 60% Groundout: 2B-1B; Lankford Scores
b2 1-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL L. Ordaz J. Lieber -1% 59% Walk
b2 1-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL D. Osborne J. Lieber -2% 56% Walk; Ordaz to 2B
b2 1-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O STL T. Lampkin J. Lieber 5% 61% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 2, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 2-3-4
t3 2-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O PIT K. Polcovich D. Osborne -2% 59% Popfly: 1B
t3 2-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT J. Kendall D. Osborne -2% 57% Popfly: RF (Short CF-RF)
t3 2-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  PIT K. Young D. Osborne 1% 59% Walk
t3 2-1 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR PIT J. Guillen D. Osborne 19% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Young Scores
t3 4-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  PIT M. Martinez D. Osborne 1% 78% Walk
t3 4-1 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O PIT F. Garcia D. Osborne -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Pirates' Jon Lieber facing 1-2-3
b3 1-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL D. DeShields J. Lieber 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b3 1-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  R STL J. Drew J. Lieber -9% 70% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b3 2-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  STL R. Gant J. Lieber -3% 67% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 2-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR STL R. Lankford J. Lieber -20% 47% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Gant Scores
b3 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis J. Lieber 2% 49% Foul Popfly: C
b3 4-4 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Mabry J. Lieber 1% 50% Lineout: 1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 8-9-1
t4 4-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT L. Collier D. Osborne -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
Tim Laker pinch hits for Jon Lieber (P) batting 9th
t4 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT T. Laker D. Osborne -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
t4 4-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. Brown D. Osborne -1% 44% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 4-4, Pirates' Jeff Tabaka facing 7-8-9
Jeff Tabaka replaces Tim Laker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b4 4-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL L. Ordaz J. Tabaka 3% 47% Flyball: CF
b4 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Osborne J. Tabaka 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b4 4-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL T. Lampkin J. Tabaka -1% 47% Walk
Sean Lawrence replaces Jeff Tabaka pitching and batting 9th
b4 4-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. DeShields S. Lawrence 3% 50% Popfly: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Tied 4-4, Cardinals' Donovan Osborne facing 2-3-4
t5 4-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT K. Polcovich D. Osborne 5% 55% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t5 4-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  PIT J. Kendall D. Osborne 7% 62% Hit By Pitch; Polcovich to 2B
t5 4-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR PIT K. Young D. Osborne 22% 84% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Polcovich Scores; Kendall Scores
Curtis King replaces Donovan Osborne pitching and batting 8th
t5 7-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Guillen C. King -1% 83% Strikeout Looking
t5 7-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O PIT M. Martinez C. King -1% 82% Popfly: 2B
t5 7-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT F. Garcia C. King -1% 81% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-7, Pirates' Sean Lawrence facing 2-3-4
b5 4-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL J. Drew S. Lawrence -10% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b5 5-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O STL R. Gant S. Lawrence 3% 74% Foul Popfly: C
b5 5-7 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Lankford S. Lawrence 2% 77% Flyball: CF
b5 5-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL F. Tatis S. Lawrence 1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Curtis King facing 8-9-1
t6 7-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT L. Collier C. King -2% 76% Lineout: 2B
t6 7-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT S. Lawrence C. King -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t6 7-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT A. Brown C. King -1% 74% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Pirates' Sean Lawrence facing 6-7-8
b6 5-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL J. Mabry S. Lawrence 4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b6 5-7 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL L. Ordaz S. Lawrence 2% 80% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 5-7 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL C. King S. Lawrence 2% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Curtis King facing 2-3-4
t7 7-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich C. King -2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 7-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  PIT J. Kendall C. King 2% 82% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t7 7-5 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  OO PIT K. Young C. King -4% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-7, Pirates' Sean Lawrence facing 9-1-2
Brian Jordan pinch hits for Tom Lampkin (C) batting 9th
b7 5-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  STL B. Jordan S. Lawrence -7% 71% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B)
b7 5-7 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  STL D. DeShields S. Lawrence -10% 61% Walk; Jordan to 2B
Ricardo Rincon replaces Sean Lawrence pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-7 0 12- 4,(1-2)  OO STL J. Drew R. Rincon 20% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; Jordan to 3B
b7 5-7 2 --3 5,(3-1)  STL R. Gant R. Rincon -3% 78% Walk
b7 5-7 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Lankford R. Rincon 8% 86% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 7, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 7-5, Cardinals' Jeff Brantley facing 5-6-7
Jeff Brantley replaces Ray Lankford (CF) pitching and batting 4th
Eli Marrero replaces Curtis King (P) playing C batting 8th
Brian Jordan moves from PH to CF
t8 7-5 0 --- 3,(0-2)  PIT J. Guillen J. Brantley 2% 88% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t8 7-5 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O PIT M. Martinez J. Brantley -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; Guillen to 2B
t8 7-5 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  PIT F. Garcia J. Brantley 1% 88% Intentional Walk
Turner Ward pinch hits for Lou Collier (SS) batting 8th
t8 7-5 1 12- 6,(3-2)  PIT T. Ward J. Brantley 3% 91% Walk; Guillen to 3B; Garcia to 2B
Doug Strange pinch hits for Ricardo Rincon (P) batting 9th
t8 7-5 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO PIT D. Strange J. Brantley 2% 93% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Guillen Scores; Garcia to 3B
t8 8-5 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O PIT A. Brown J. Brantley -2% 91% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 8, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-8, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 5-6-7
Mike Williams replaces Doug Strange (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Abraham Nunez replaces Turner Ward (PH) playing SS batting 8th
b8 5-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL F. Tatis M. Williams 3% 94% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Mabry M. Williams 2% 96% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 5-8 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL L. Ordaz M. Williams -2% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b8 5-8 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL E. Marrero M. Williams 3% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 8, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 8-5, Cardinals' Jeff Brantley facing 2-3-4
t9 8-5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT K. Polcovich J. Brantley -0% 96% Foul Popfly: C
t9 8-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT J. Kendall J. Brantley 0% 97% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t9 8-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  PIT K. Young J. Brantley 0% 97% Kendall Steals 2B
t9 8-5 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT K. Young J. Brantley -0% 96% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B); Kendall to 3B
t9 8-5 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Guillen J. Brantley -1% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 8, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-8, Pirates' Mike Williams facing 9-1-2
b9 5-8 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL B. Jordan M. Williams 2% 98% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
Jason Christiansen replaces Mike Williams pitching and batting 9th
Mark McGwire pinch hits for Delino DeShields (2B) batting 1st
b9 5-8 1 --- 2,(1-0)  R STL M. McGwire J. Christiansen -3% 95% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b9 6-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Drew J. Christiansen 3% 98% Flyball: CF
Rich Loiselle replaces Kevin Polcovich (2B) pitching and batting 2nd
Tony Womack replaces Jason Christiansen (P) playing 2B batting 9th
b9 6-8 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Gant R. Loiselle 2% 100% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 8, Cardinals 6.

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