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SEA
@LAA
0
8
TEX
@BAL
5
8
NYY
@BOS
1
4
TOR
@CHW
4
3
MIN
@CLE
2
4
DET
@KCR
3
2
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@OAK
1
7
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@ARI
4
5
 
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@CIN
2
8
LAD
@COL
4
10
PHI
@FLA
13
2
MIL
@HOU
2
3
WSN
@NYM
8
1
PIT
@SDP
8
3
CHC
@STL
10
3
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 1:16PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 44,742, Time of Game: 2:57
Cubs
10
9-8
 Won 1 
4th, 3 GB
at Cardinals
3
13-6
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Rich Harden (2-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  1  0   2  0  0   1  3  0   10 14  0
Cardinals       0  1  0   1  0  0   1  0  0    3  8  1

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfonso Soriano LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 5 .306 .390 .597 .987 13 10 0.075 0.52 0.089 -0.013 0.5 3 0 2B,SB,HBP
Ryan Theriot SS 5 3 1 0 0 0 5 .333 .392 .409 .801 15 11 0.060 0.77 0.095 -0.035 0.3 0 2
Kosuke Fukudome RF 4 2 3 5 1 0 5 .371 .481 .661 1.142 23 11 0.199 0.75 0.202 -0.003 5.0 4 0 HR
Derrek Lee 1B 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .209 .267 .313 .580 6 4 0.083 1.40 0.083 0.000 1.1 2B
   Micah Hoffpauir 1B 3 1 2 2 1 0 4 .360 .393 .680 1.073 15 8 0.095 0.53 0.095 0.000 2.3 7 0 HR
Reed Johnson CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .267 .333 .267 .600 13 12 -0.082 0.57 0.000 -0.082 -2.3 3 0
Mike Fontenot 3B 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .236 .364 .345 .709 22 12 -0.013 0.43 0.011 -0.024 -0.2 0 3
Geovany Soto C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .128 .292 .154 .446 15 8 -0.046 0.44 0.000 -0.046 -1.3 9 1 GDP
   Aaron Heilman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Joey Gathright PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Aaron Miles 2B 5 2 3 0 0 1 5 .200 .250 .233 .483 20 15 0.014 0.22 0.026 -0.012 0.9 1 1 2B
Rich Harden P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .250 .250 .500 12 10 -0.025 0.49 0.000 -0.025 -0.5 0 0 SH
   Neal Cotts P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Koyie Hill C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .318 .423 .500 .923 6 4 0.007 0.09 0.007 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 40 10 14 9 3 8 45 .350 .409 .575 .984 163 108 0.367 0.52 0.608 -0.240 5.6 27 7
2B: D Lee (4, off T Wellemeyer); A Soriano (6, off T Wellemeyer); A Miles (1, off T Miller).
HR: M Hoffpauir (2, off P Walters, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF-RF); K Fukudome (4, off T Miller, 8th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF).
SH: R Harden (1, off T Wellemeyer).
HBP: A Soriano (1, by T Wellemeyer).
TB: K Fukudome 6; M Hoffpauir 5; A Miles 4; A Soriano 3; D Lee 2; R Theriot; M Fontenot; K Hill.
GIDP: G Soto (5).
RBI: K Fukudome 5 (15); M Hoffpauir 2 (7); M Fontenot (6); D Lee (10).
2-out RBI: K Fukudome 3; M Hoffpauir.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Fontenot-A Miles-M Hoffpauir.
Baserunning
SB: A Soriano (3, 3rd base off T Wellemeyer/Y Molina).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Skip Schumaker 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .298 .369 .368 .738 26 19 -0.041 0.74 0.035 -0.076 -1.0 2 3
Colby Rasmus LF 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .294 .390 .353 .743 22 14 -0.084 0.70 0.002 -0.085 -0.5 3 0
Albert Pujols 1B 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 .343 .471 .716 1.188 16 3 0.068 0.49 0.071 -0.003 -0.4 8 0 HBP,GDP
Ryan Ludwick RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .333 .358 .635 .993 14 11 -0.111 1.10 0.000 -0.111 -1.3 0 0
Rick Ankiel CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .233 .313 .417 .730 12 9 -0.010 0.71 0.049 -0.059 0.1 1 0 HR
Yadier Molina C 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .344 .423 .541 .964 20 11 0.044 0.40 0.074 -0.030 1.0 8 1 HR
   Jason LaRue C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .625 .625 .625 1.250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Khalil Greene SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .230 .338 .361 .699 18 12 -0.043 0.42 0.000 -0.043 -0.8 1 4
Joe Thurston 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .326 .408 .488 .897 13 9 0.020 0.42 0.036 -0.016 0.3 3 1 SB
Todd Wellemeyer P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 10 8 -0.026 0.48 0.000 -0.026 -0.3 0 0
   P.J. Walters P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Brendan Ryan PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .286 .364 .429 .792 3 2 0.048 0.73 0.048 0.000 1.0 2B
   Blaine Boyer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Trever Miller P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Dennys Reyes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chris Duncan PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .310 .397 .569 .966 1 1 0.002 0.02 0.002 0.000 0.6 2B
Team Totals 34 3 8 3 4 9 39 .235 .333 .471 .804 155 99 -0.133 0.60 0.317 -0.449 -1.4 27 9
2B: B Ryan (2, off N Cotts); C Duncan (7, off K Gregg).
HR: Y Molina (2, off R Harden, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); R Ankiel (2, off R Harden, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
HBP: A Pujols (2, by R Harden).
TB: Y Molina 5; R Ankiel 4; B Ryan 2; C Duncan 2; J Thurston; S Schumaker; C Rasmus.
GIDP: A Pujols (3).
RBI: B Ryan (3); Y Molina (11); R Ankiel (6).
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Greene-S Schumaker-A Pujols.
E: K Greene (5).
Baserunning
SB: J Thurston (1, 2nd base off N Cotts/G Soto).

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
Rich Harden, W (2-1) 6 4 2 2 2 9 2 3.86 25 107 69 31 22 16 2 11 4 0 63 0.128 0.73 0.9
Neal Cotts 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.40 4 20 12 7 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 -0.015 0.80 -0.8
Aaron Heilman 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.82 6 20 11 5 0 6 2 3 3 0 1 0 0.020 0.29 0.8
Kevin Gregg 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.63 4 8 7 5 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.001 0.06 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 4 9 2 3.00 39 155 99 48 25 26 7 17 8 1 63 1 0 0.134 0.60 1.4

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
Todd Wellemeyer, L (1-2) 5 8 6 5 2 5 0 6.14 27 103 69 40 11 18 8 11 6 0 32 -0.332 0.77 -3.6
P.J. Walters 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 9.72 7 22 15 8 2 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 -0.006 0.16 -0.0
Blaine Boyer 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 24.00 4 15 9 6 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0.000 0.19 -0.0
Trever Miller 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 5.68 6 20 13 6 2 5 1 3 1 0 2 2 -0.029 0.04 -2.6
Dennys Reyes 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.000 0.01 0.6
Team Totals 9 14 10 9 3 8 2 9.00 45 163 108 61 18 29 14 19 9 0 32 4 2 -0.367 0.52 -5.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Wellemeyer (1; A Soriano); R Harden (1; A Pujols).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Laz Diaz, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Eric Cooper, 3B - Scott Barry.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 44,742.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 17mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Alfonso Soriano LF 1 Skip Schumaker 2B
2 Ryan Theriot SS 2 Colby Rasmus LF
3 Kosuke Fukudome RF 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Derrek Lee 1B 4 Ryan Ludwick RF
5 Reed Johnson CF 5 Rick Ankiel CF
6 Mike Fontenot 3B 6 Yadier Molina C
7 Geovany Soto C 7 Khalil Greene SS
8 Aaron Miles 2B 8 Joe Thurston 3B
9 Rich Harden P 9 Todd Wellemeyer P

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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
t1 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHC K. Fukudome T. Wellemeyer 12% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Soriano Scores; Theriot to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  R CHC D. Lee T. Wellemeyer 8% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Theriot Scores; Fukudome to 3B
b2 0-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R STL Y. Molina R. Harden -7% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t2 3-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir T. Wellemeyer 6% 86% Walk; Miles Scores; Soriano to 3B; Fukudome to 2B
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Theriot T. Wellemeyer 6% 59% Single to C/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Soriano to 2B

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' Todd Wellemeyer facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Soriano T. Wellemeyer 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Theriot T. Wellemeyer 6% 59% Single to C/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home); Soriano to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- 4,(2-1)  R CHC K. Fukudome T. Wellemeyer 12% 71% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Soriano Scores; Theriot to 3B
t1 1-0 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  R CHC D. Lee T. Wellemeyer 8% 80% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Theriot Scores; Fukudome to 3B
t1 2-0 0 -23 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Johnson T. Wellemeyer -4% 76% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
t1 2-0 1 -23 2,(1-0)  RO CHC M. Fontenot T. Wellemeyer 1% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS); Fukudome Scores; Lee to 3B
t1 3-0 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O CHC G. Soto T. Wellemeyer -2% 74% Popfly: 1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 1-2-3
Micah Hoffpauir replaces Derrek Lee playing 1B batting 4th
b1 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  STL S. Schumaker R. Harden -4% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 0-3 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL C. Rasmus R. Harden 3% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL A. Pujols R. Harden -4% 70% Walk; Schumaker to 2B
b1 0-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Harden 4% 75% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b1 0-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Harden 4% 79% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 8-9-1
t2 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC A. Miles T. Wellemeyer 2% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t2 3-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Harden T. Wellemeyer -1% 80% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Miles to 2B
t2 3-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  CHC A. Soriano T. Wellemeyer 1% 81% Hit By Pitch
t2 3-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC R. Theriot T. Wellemeyer -3% 78% Flyball: CF
t2 3-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome T. Wellemeyer 2% 80% Walk; Miles to 3B; Soriano to 2B
t2 3-0 2 123 6,(3-2)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir T. Wellemeyer 6% 86% Walk; Miles Scores; Soriano to 3B; Fukudome to 2B
t2 4-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC R. Johnson T. Wellemeyer -3% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-4, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 6-7-8
b2 0-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R STL Y. Molina R. Harden -7% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 1-4 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL K. Greene R. Harden 2% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Thurston R. Harden 1% 79% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b2 1-4 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O STL T. Wellemeyer R. Harden 1% 80% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 6-7-8
t3 4-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Fontenot T. Wellemeyer -1% 79% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t3 4-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC G. Soto T. Wellemeyer -1% 78% Strikeout Looking
t3 4-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHC A. Miles T. Wellemeyer -1% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 1-2-3
b3 1-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Harden 2% 80% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
b3 1-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Rasmus R. Harden 2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols R. Harden -1% 80% Walk
b3 1-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Harden 2% 82% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 9-1-2
t4 4-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Harden T. Wellemeyer -1% 81% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 4-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC A. Soriano T. Wellemeyer 2% 83% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t4 4-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Theriot T. Wellemeyer 2% 85% Soriano Steals 3B
t4 4-1 1 --3 8,(3-2)  R CHC R. Theriot T. Wellemeyer 4% 89% Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS-2B); Soriano Scores/No RBI; Theriot to 2B
t4 5-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  R CHC K. Fukudome T. Wellemeyer 4% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Theriot Scores/unER
t4 6-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  CHC M. Hoffpauir T. Wellemeyer 1% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive); Fukudome to 2B
t4 6-1 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Johnson T. Wellemeyer -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t4 6-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Fontenot T. Wellemeyer -1% 91% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 1-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 5-6-7
b4 1-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  R STL R. Ankiel R. Harden -5% 86% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
b4 2-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL Y. Molina R. Harden 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL K. Greene R. Harden 1% 90% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  STL J. Thurston R. Harden -1% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
b4 2-6 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Wellemeyer R. Harden 2% 90% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' Todd Wellemeyer facing 7-8-9
t5 6-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC G. Soto T. Wellemeyer -1% 90% Lineout: SS (Deep SS)
t5 6-2 1 --- 6,(1-2)  O CHC A. Miles T. Wellemeyer -1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t5 6-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Harden T. Wellemeyer -0% 89% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 1-2-3
b5 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Schumaker R. Harden 2% 90% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b5 2-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL C. Rasmus R. Harden 1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL A. Pujols R. Harden -1% 91% Hit By Pitch
b5 2-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Ludwick R. Harden 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' P.J. Walters facing 1-2-3
P.J. Walters replaces Todd Wellemeyer pitching and batting 9th
t6 6-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC A. Soriano P. Walters -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
t6 6-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Theriot P. Walters -0% 91% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t6 6-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Fukudome P. Walters -0% 91% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Cubs' Rich Harden facing 5-6-7
b6 2-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL R. Ankiel R. Harden 2% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b6 2-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL Y. Molina R. Harden 1% 94% Strikeout Looking
b6 2-6 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL K. Greene R. Harden 1% 95% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-2, Cardinals' P.J. Walters facing 4-5-6
t7 6-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CHC M. Hoffpauir P. Walters 3% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t7 7-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Johnson P. Walters -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t7 7-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC M. Fontenot P. Walters 0% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 7-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO CHC G. Soto P. Walters -1% 96% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 7, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-7, Cubs' Neal Cotts facing 8-9-1
Neal Cotts replaces Rich Harden pitching and batting 9th
b7 2-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  STL J. Thurston N. Cotts -2% 95% Walk
Brendan Ryan pinch hits for P.J. Walters (P) batting 9th
b7 2-7 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL B. Ryan N. Cotts -1% 94% Thurston Steals 2B
b7 2-7 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R STL B. Ryan N. Cotts -5% 89% Ground-rule Double; Thurston Scores
b7 3-7 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker N. Cotts 3% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
b7 3-7 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O STL C. Rasmus N. Cotts 3% 95% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
Aaron Heilman replaces Geovany Soto (C) pitching and batting 7th
Koyie Hill replaces Neal Cotts (P) playing C batting 9th
b7 3-7 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  STL A. Pujols A. Heilman -1% 94% Walk
b7 3-7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL R. Ludwick A. Heilman 3% 97% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 7, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 7-3, Cardinals' Blaine Boyer facing 8-9-1
Blaine Boyer replaces Brendan Ryan (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Miles B. Boyer 0% 97% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t8 7-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC K. Hill B. Boyer 1% 98% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Miles to 2B
t8 7-3 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC A. Soriano B. Boyer -1% 97% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
t8 7-3 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC R. Theriot B. Boyer -0% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Miles to 3B
Trever Miller replaces Blaine Boyer pitching and batting 9th
t8 7-3 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  RRR CHC K. Fukudome T. Miller 3% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Miles Scores; Theriot Scores
t8 10-3 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir T. Miller -0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 10, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-10, Cubs' Aaron Heilman facing 5-6-7
b8 3-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL R. Ankiel A. Heilman 0% 100% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b8 3-10 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL Y. Molina A. Heilman -0% 100% Single to P (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b8 3-10 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O STL K. Greene A. Heilman 0% 100% Lineout: RF
b8 3-10 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL J. Thurston A. Heilman -0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Molina to 2B
b8 3-10 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Thurston A. Heilman 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 10, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 10-3, Cardinals' Trever Miller facing 5-6-7
Jason LaRue replaces Yadier Molina playing C batting 6th
t9 10-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC R. Johnson T. Miller 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 10-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Fontenot T. Miller 0% 100% Walk
Joey Gathright pinch hits for Aaron Heilman (P) batting 7th
t9 10-3 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Gathright T. Miller -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 10-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC A. Miles T. Miller 0% 100% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF); Fontenot to 3B
Dennys Reyes replaces Trever Miller pitching and batting 9th
t9 10-3 2 -23 3,(1-1)  O CHC K. Hill D. Reyes -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 10, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 3-10, Cubs' Kevin Gregg facing 9-1-2
Kevin Gregg replaces Joey Gathright (PH) pitching and batting 7th
Chris Duncan pinch hits for Dennys Reyes (P) batting 9th
b9 3-10 0 --- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Duncan K. Gregg -0% 100% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
b9 3-10 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL S. Schumaker K. Gregg 0% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b9 3-10 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  STL C. Rasmus K. Gregg -0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Duncan to 3B
b9 3-10 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO STL A. Pujols K. Gregg 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 10, Cardinals 3.

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