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NYY
@LAA
6
8
BOS
@CHW
3
0
SEA
@CLE
3
4
MIN
@DET
1
2
MIN
@DET
5
2
TOR
@KCR
9
4
BAL
@TBD
2
3
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@TEX
5
4
ATL
@ARI
3
2
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@CIN
11
7
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@NYM
5
7
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@PHI
0
2
COL
@PIT
3
5
FLA
@SFG
16
4
CHC
@STL
6
5
HOU
@WSN
2
4
Saturday, July 23, 2005, 2:16PM
, Busch Stadium II
Attendance: 49,942, Time of Game: 2:47
Cubs
6
49-48
 Won 1 
3rd, 13 GB
at Cardinals
5
62-35
 Lost 1 
1st
L: Matt Morris (11-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            0  2  1   0  2  1   0  0  0    6  8  1
Cardinals       0  0  2   1  1  0   1  0  0    5  9  0

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Hairston CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .271 .349 .402 .751 16 12 -0.074 0.71 0.000 -0.074 -0.8 3 0
Todd Walker 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .299 .345 .490 .836 19 14 -0.025 0.55 0.017 -0.042 -0.4 7 1
Derrek Lee 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 4 .370 .442 .735 1.177 12 6 0.232 0.74 0.269 -0.036 1.6 5 0 HR
Jeromy Burnitz RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .281 .348 .492 .840 15 10 0.041 0.55 0.090 -0.049 0.5 4 0 HR
Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .314 .367 .605 .972 10 7 0.163 0.66 0.170 -0.007 1.4 0 3 HR
Todd Hollandsworth LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .260 .313 .403 .716 12 10 0.041 1.00 0.107 -0.066 0.4 2 0 2B
Neifi Perez SS 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .266 .287 .374 .661 13 8 -0.043 0.83 0.003 -0.046 -0.6 3 4
Michael Barrett C 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .273 .337 .447 .784 13 9 0.019 0.64 0.052 -0.033 0.2 3 1
Jerome Williams P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .077 .077 .077 .154 8 6 -0.052 1.05 0.000 -0.052 -0.5 0 2
   Jody Gerut PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262 .341 .359 .700 6 3 -0.016 0.61 0.000 -0.016 -0.2
   Michael Wuertz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Will Ohman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Roberto Novoa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Matt Murton PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .381 .462 .429 .890 4 3 -0.009 0.36 0.000 -0.009 -0.1
   Ryan Dempster P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 8 6 1 7 36 .229 .250 .514 .764 128 88 0.277 0.72 0.708 -0.430 1.4 27 11
2B: T Hollandsworth (14, off M Morris).
HR: J Burnitz (17, off M Morris, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); D Lee (32, off M Morris, 5th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to LF); A Ramirez (26, off M Morris, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: A Ramirez 6; D Lee 4; J Burnitz 4; T Hollandsworth 2; M Barrett; T Walker.
RBI: D Lee 2 (81); A Ramirez (71); M Barrett (42); N Perez (35); J Burnitz (52).
2-out RBI: D Lee 2; J Burnitz.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. N Perez-T Walker-D Lee; N Perez-T Walker.
E: T Walker (3).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
David Eckstein SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .276 .360 .354 .713 15 11 -0.057 1.55 0.095 -0.152 -0.5 1 3 2B
Abraham Nunez 3B 4 2 1 0 1 1 5 .292 .349 .390 .739 18 10 0.184 1.62 0.241 -0.058 0.6 0 1
John Rodriguez LF 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 .381 .435 .762 1.197 8 5 0.144 0.99 0.144 0.000 1.5 0 0 2·2B
   Hector Luna PR-RF 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 .258 .281 .452 .733 10 6 -0.136 3.17 0.000 -0.136 -0.7 2 0 SH
Jim Edmonds CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .267 .389 .520 .909 28 13 -0.035 2.18 0.106 -0.141 -0.5 2 0
John Mabry 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .272 .327 .411 .739 8 4 0.193 1.51 0.218 -0.025 1.6 4 1
   Albert Pujols PH-1B 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .338 .425 .613 1.038 8 3 -0.314 4.46 0.024 -0.338 -0.8 4 0 IW
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 .285 .328 .386 .714 18 13 0.098 1.89 0.180 -0.082 0.7 2 2 SF
So Taguchi RF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267 .298 .410 .708 11 8 -0.147 2.00 0.068 -0.216 -0.6 4 0 GDP
Mike Mahoney C 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .150 .227 .200 .427 9 6 -0.079 1.77 0.080 -0.159 -0.4 7 1 2B,SH
Matt Morris P 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .118 .143 .118 .261 9 5 -0.003 1.90 0.017 -0.020 -0.0 1 0 SH
   Jason Marquis PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .353 .377 .549 .926 7 6 -0.024 0.97 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Cal Eldred P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Scott Seabol PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .318 .367 .685 2 2 -0.047 1.87 0.000 -0.047 -0.2
   Alberto Reyes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 5 9 4 5 4 41 .281 .368 .406 .775 151 92 -0.223 1.97 1.173 -1.398 0.4 27 9
2B: J Rodriguez 2 (2, 2 off J Williams); M Mahoney (1, off J Williams); D Eckstein (12, off J Williams).
SF: M Grudzielanek (2, off J Williams).
SH: M Mahoney (2, off J Williams); M Morris (5, off J Williams); H Luna (1, off R Dempster).
IBB: A Pujols (14, by R Novoa).
TB: J Rodriguez 4; D Eckstein 2; M Mahoney 2; M Grudzielanek 2; J Mabry; A Nunez; S Taguchi.
GIDP: S Taguchi (6).
RBI: M Grudzielanek 2 (35); J Rodriguez (3); D Eckstein (26).
2-out RBI: M Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 11.

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
Jerome Williams, W (3-3) 6 7 4 3 3 3 0 4.91 28 106 66 46 9 11 10 12 4 0 44 -0.090 1.41 -0.9
Michael Wuertz, H (10) 0.1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4.54 2 6 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.028 2.10 -0.2
Will Ohman, H (8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.42 1 6 4 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.060 2.13 0.4
Roberto Novoa, H (3) 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.35 6 19 11 7 2 2 1 4 0 0 1 1 0.076 2.37 -0.2
Ryan Dempster, S (14) 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.06 4 14 7 3 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.204 5.24 0.5
Team Totals 9 9 5 4 5 4 0 4.00 41 151 92 59 12 21 13 19 6 0 44 2 1 0.222 1.97 -0.4

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
Matt Morris, L (11-3) 6 7 6 6 1 5 3 3.42 26 91 62 34 10 18 8 12 2 0 38 -0.405 0.76 -2.9
Cal Eldred 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.23 7 28 20 11 4 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.089 0.63 1.0
Alberto Reyes 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.09 3 9 6 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.039 0.52 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 6 6 1 7 3 6.00 36 128 88 48 14 26 12 16 2 0 38 0 0 -0.277 0.72 -1.4
Balks: None.
WP: M Wuertz (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: R Novoa (5; A Pujols).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ed Rapuano, 1B - Jerry Crawford, 2B - CB Bucknor, 3B - Phil Cuzzi.
Time of Game: 2:47.
Attendance: 49,942.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 93° F, Wind 8mph from Right to Left, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 5-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO STL A. Pujols R. Dempster 34% 100% Line Drive Double Play: SS; Nunez out at 2B/SS-2B
t5 3-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CHC D. Lee M. Morris 26% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball); Walker Scores
b7 4-6 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R STL M. Grudzielanek R. Novoa -15% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Nunez Scores; Pujols to 3B
b9 5-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL A. Nunez R. Dempster -13% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 3-5 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  STL J. Mabry J. Williams -13% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive); Edmonds to 3B

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' Matt Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Hairston M. Morris -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC T. Walker M. Morris -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC D. Lee M. Morris 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC J. Burnitz M. Morris -2% 45% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Cubs' Jerome Williams facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Eckstein J. Williams 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL A. Nunez J. Williams 2% 49% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  STL J. Rodriguez J. Williams -2% 47% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Edmonds J. Williams 3% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CHC A. Ramirez M. Morris 4% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru CF-RF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Hollandsworth M. Morris 11% 64% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Ramirez to 3B
t2 0-0 0 -23 4,(1-2)  RO CHC N. Perez M. Morris 0% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ramirez Scores; Hollandsworth to 3B
t2 1-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  R CHC M. Barrett M. Morris 5% 70% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru LF-CF); Hollandsworth Scores
t2 2-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Williams M. Morris -2% 68% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Hairston M. Morris -2% 66% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Jerome Williams facing 5-6-7
b2 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL J. Mabry J. Williams 2% 68% Flyball: LF
b2 0-2 1 --- 5,(0-2)  STL M. Grudzielanek J. Williams -3% 66% Single to SS (Ground Ball)
b2 0-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  STL S. Taguchi J. Williams -7% 59% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Grudzielanek to 3B
b2 0-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Mahoney J. Williams 6% 65% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Taguchi to 2B
b2 0-2 2 -23 6,(3-2)  STL M. Morris J. Williams -2% 63% Walk
b2 0-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Eckstein J. Williams 8% 71% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Walker M. Morris -2% 69% Flyball: CF
t3 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Lee M. Morris -1% 68% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 2-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  R CHC J. Burnitz M. Morris 9% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t3 3-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Ramirez M. Morris -1% 77% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Jerome Williams facing 2-3-4
b3 0-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Nunez J. Williams -4% 73% Walk
b3 0-3 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  R STL J. Rodriguez J. Williams -12% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Nunez Scores
Hector Luna pinch runs for John Rodriguez (LF) batting 3rd
b3 1-3 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O STL J. Edmonds J. Williams 5% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-3 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R STL J. Mabry J. Williams -9% 56% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball); Luna Scores/No RBI/unER
b3 2-3 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O STL M. Grudzielanek J. Williams 3% 60% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b3 2-3 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL S. Taguchi J. Williams 3% 62% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 6-7-8
So Taguchi moves from RF to LF
Hector Luna moves from PR to RF
t4 3-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC T. Hollandsworth M. Morris -2% 60% Flyball: LF
t4 3-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC N. Perez M. Morris -2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Barrett M. Morris -1% 57% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Cubs' Jerome Williams facing 8-9-1
b4 2-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL M. Mahoney J. Williams -8% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b4 2-3 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Morris J. Williams 2% 51% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Mahoney to 3B
b4 2-3 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R STL D. Eckstein J. Williams -9% 42% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball); Mahoney Scores
b4 3-3 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Nunez J. Williams 4% 46% Flyball: CF
b4 3-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O STL H. Luna J. Williams 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Tied 3-3, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 9-1-2
t5 3-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Williams M. Morris -3% 47% Groundout: C-1B
t5 3-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC J. Hairston M. Morris -2% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 3-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHC T. Walker M. Morris 2% 46% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 3-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR CHC D. Lee M. Morris 26% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball); Walker Scores
t5 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz M. Morris -1% 71% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Jerome Williams facing 4-5-6
b5 3-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Edmonds J. Williams -5% 66% Walk
b5 3-5 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  STL J. Mabry J. Williams -13% 53% Single to RF (Line Drive); Edmonds to 3B
b5 3-5 0 1-3 2,(1-0)  RO STL M. Grudzielanek J. Williams 5% 58% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep RF); Edmonds Scores
b5 4-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO STL S. Taguchi J. Williams 8% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-4, Cardinals' Matt Morris facing 5-6-7
t6 5-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R CHC A. Ramirez M. Morris 12% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t6 6-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Hollandsworth M. Morris -2% 76% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 6-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC N. Perez M. Morris -1% 75% Popfly: 2B
t6 6-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Barrett M. Morris -1% 74% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-6, Cubs' Jerome Williams facing 8-9-1
b6 4-6 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Mahoney J. Williams 4% 78% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
Jason Marquis pinch hits for Matt Morris (P) batting 9th
b6 4-6 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O STL J. Marquis J. Williams 2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL D. Eckstein J. Williams 2% 82% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-4, Cardinals' Cal Eldred facing 9-1-2
Cal Eldred replaces Jason Marquis (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Jody Gerut pinch hits for Jerome Williams (P) batting 9th
t7 6-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC J. Gerut C. Eldred -2% 80% Flyball: RF
t7 6-4 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hairston C. Eldred -1% 79% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t7 6-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Walker C. Eldred -1% 78% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 4-6, Cubs' Michael Wuertz facing 2-3-4
Michael Wuertz replaces Jody Gerut (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  STL A. Nunez M. Wuertz -7% 71% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Nunez to 1B
b7 4-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL H. Luna M. Wuertz 4% 75% Groundout: SS-1B; Nunez to 2B
Will Ohman replaces Michael Wuertz pitching and batting 9th
b7 4-6 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O STL J. Edmonds W. Ohman 6% 81% Popfly: SS
Roberto Novoa replaces Will Ohman pitching and batting 9th
Albert Pujols pinch hits for John Mabry (1B) batting 5th
b7 4-6 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL A. Pujols R. Novoa -2% 79% Intentional Walk
b7 4-6 2 12- 6,(3-2)  R STL M. Grudzielanek R. Novoa -15% 64% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Nunez Scores; Pujols to 3B
b7 5-6 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Taguchi R. Novoa 11% 75% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-5, Cardinals' Cal Eldred facing 3-4-5
Albert Pujols moves from PH to 1B
t8 6-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Lee C. Eldred -2% 72% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 6-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Burnitz C. Eldred -2% 70% Groundout: P-1B
t8 6-5 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC A. Ramirez C. Eldred 1% 72% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t8 6-5 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC T. Hollandsworth C. Eldred -3% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-6, Cubs' Roberto Novoa facing 8-9-1
b8 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Mahoney R. Novoa 6% 76% Popfly: SS (Short LF-CF)
Scott Seabol pinch hits for Cal Eldred (P) batting 9th
b8 5-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O STL S. Seabol R. Novoa 5% 80% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b8 5-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL D. Eckstein R. Novoa 3% 84% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 5.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-5, Cardinals' Alberto Reyes facing 7-8-9
Alberto Reyes replaces Scott Seabol (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t9 6-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC N. Perez A. Reyes -2% 82% Flyball: LF
t9 6-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Barrett A. Reyes -1% 81% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
Matt Murton pinch hits for Roberto Novoa (P) batting 9th
t9 6-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Murton A. Reyes -1% 80% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 5.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 5-6, Cubs' Ryan Dempster facing 2-3-4
Ryan Dempster replaces Matt Murton (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 5-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  STL A. Nunez R. Dempster -13% 66% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b9 5-6 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O STL H. Luna R. Dempster 5% 72% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Nunez to 2B
b9 5-6 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  STL J. Edmonds R. Dempster -5% 66% Walk
b9 5-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO STL A. Pujols R. Dempster 34% 100% Line Drive Double Play: SS; Nunez out at 2B/SS-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 5.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
  • RoB- This gives the baserunner (Runners on Base) configuration at the start of the play. "1-3" would mean runners on first and third. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • 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.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.

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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