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BOS
@BAL
3
1
KCR
@CHW
11
0
DET
@MIN
0
3
CLE
@OAK
1
2
NYY
@SEA
2
3
TOR
@TBR
4
11
LAA
@TEX
2
0
COL
@ARI
5
7
PHI
@ATL
9
4
FLA
@CIN
4
3
SFG
@LAD
8
4
HOU
@MIL
2
3
WSN
@NYM
6
5
SDP
@PIT
1
5
CHC
@STL
2
3
Friday, September 18, 2009, 7:15PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 45,959, Time of Game: 2:54
Cubs
2
75-71
 Lost 3 
2nd, 10 GB
at Cardinals
3
86-62
 Won 1 
1st
W: Ryan Franklin (3-3)
L: Aaron Heilman (3-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  1    3  6  0
Winning Run scored with 0 outs

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Theriot SS 5 0 2 0 0 3 5 .290 .344 .381 .726 21 13 -0.101 1.24 0.049 -0.150 -0.6 2 3
Kosuke Fukudome CF-RF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .257 .370 .421 .791 18 10 0.018 0.83 0.067 -0.050 0.3 4 0 2B
Derrek Lee 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .304 .387 .577 .965 17 10 0.035 0.94 0.098 -0.063 0.3 2 2 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .322 .387 .524 .911 20 10 0.189 1.29 0.211 -0.022 1.5 0 1 2B
Micah Hoffpauir RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .233 .293 .441 .733 12 8 -0.090 1.24 0.000 -0.090 -0.9 2 0
   Aaron Miles PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .181 .221 .239 .460 2 2 -0.024 2.84 0.000 -0.024 -0.2 SH
   Sam Fuld CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .379 .342 .722 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Geovany Soto C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .225 .328 .403 .730 13 9 -0.161 1.52 0.000 -0.161 -1.2 6 0
Jeff Baker 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .301 .358 .434 .791 15 12 -0.033 1.29 0.056 -0.089 0.1 3 0
Bobby Scales LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .240 .308 .417 .725 22 11 -0.050 1.57 0.042 -0.092 -0.4 3 0 IW
Ted Lilly P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .091 .123 .145 .268 12 8 -0.137 1.94 0.000 -0.137 -1.2 1 0 SH
   Kevin Gregg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jake Fox PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282 .329 .505 .834 4 3 -0.044 1.78 0.000 -0.044 -0.2
   Aaron Heilman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 7 2 4 10 37 .226 .314 .323 .637 156 96 -0.398 1.35 0.523 -0.922 -2.4 24 6
2B: K Fukudome (32, off J Smoltz); D Lee (33, off J Smoltz); A Ramirez (14, off J Smoltz).
SH: T Lilly (5, off J Smoltz); A Miles (4, off K McClellan).
IBB: B Scales (1, by J Smoltz).
TB: J Baker 2; D Lee 2; K Fukudome 2; R Theriot 2; A Ramirez 2.
RBI: D Lee (103); A Ramirez (59).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: R Theriot (1st base by R Franklin).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Julio Lugo 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .361 .432 .793 21 17 0.067 1.32 0.124 -0.057 0.5 4 1 2·SB,HBP
   Ryan Franklin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
Colby Rasmus CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .257 .310 .421 .731 12 9 -0.084 1.42 0.024 -0.108 -0.7 3 0
Albert Pujols 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .330 .447 .683 1.131 13 8 -0.137 1.36 0.000 -0.137 -0.9 5 1
Matt Holliday LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .311 .388 .525 .913 17 10 0.252 1.61 0.365 -0.113 0.2 2 0 HR
Ryan Ludwick RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .272 .335 .456 .791 11 10 -0.002 1.14 0.053 -0.055 -0.0 0 0
Mark DeRosa 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 .255 .326 .438 .765 13 9 0.180 1.23 0.219 -0.039 1.3 0 1 3B
Yadier Molina C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .285 .363 .372 .735 4 3 -0.075 1.17 0.021 -0.096 -0.6 10 0
Brendan Ryan SS 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 .288 .334 .387 .722 20 15 -0.026 1.45 0.033 -0.059 -0.2 2 1 SF
John Smoltz P 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .077 .077 .077 .154 7 6 -0.026 0.52 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 1 1
   Kyle McClellan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Skip Schumaker PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .301 .362 .396 .758 1 1 -0.045 1.80 0.000 -0.045 -0.2 0 0
Team Totals 29 3 6 3 0 6 31 .207 .226 .379 .605 119 88 0.104 1.31 0.839 -0.735 -0.9 27 7
3B: M DeRosa (1, off T Lilly).
HR: M Holliday (24, off A Heilman, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
SF: B Ryan (3, off T Lilly).
HBP: J Lugo (1, by T Lilly).
TB: M Holliday 4; M DeRosa 3; Y Molina; R Ludwick; J Lugo; C Rasmus.
RBI: M DeRosa (71); M Holliday (103); B Ryan (32).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Baserunning
SB: J Lugo 2 (7, 2nd base off T Lilly/G Soto, 3rd base off T Lilly/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
Ted Lilly 7.2 5 2 2 0 6 0 3.02 29 110 84 54 11 19 7 15 10 0 67 0.212 1.27 1.7
Kevin Gregg 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.68 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.050 1.79 0.2
Aaron Heilman, L (3-4) 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.23 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.365 2.25 -1.0
Team Totals 8 6 3 3 0 6 1 3.38 31 119 88 56 11 21 8 16 11 0 67 1 0 -0.103 1.31 0.9

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
John Smoltz 6 6 2 2 3 4 0 6.22 27 108 65 35 10 20 6 14 5 0 53 0.070 1.12 0.9
Kyle McClellan 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 2.87 7 33 21 10 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.192 1.93 1.0
Ryan Franklin, W (3-3) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.89 3 17 10 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.135 1.92 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 4 10 0 2.00 37 158 96 51 13 32 9 14 5 0 53 0 0 0.397 1.35 2.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: T Lilly (2; J Lugo).
IBB: J Smoltz (2; B Scales).
Pickoffs: R Franklin (1; R Theriot, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Foster, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - Todd Tichenor, 3B - Kerwin Danley.
Time of Game: 2:54.
Attendance: 45,959.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 5mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Chicago Cubs         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Ryan Theriot SS 1 Julio Lugo 2B
2 Kosuke Fukudome CF 2 Colby Rasmus CF
3 Derrek Lee 1B 3 Albert Pujols 1B
4 Aramis Ramirez 3B 4 Matt Holliday LF
5 Micah Hoffpauir RF 5 Ryan Ludwick RF
6 Geovany Soto C 6 Mark DeRosa 3B
7 Jeff Baker 2B 7 Yadier Molina C
8 Bobby Scales LF 8 Brendan Ryan SS
9 Ted Lilly P 9 John Smoltz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 2-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R STL M. Holliday A. Heilman 37% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
b5 0-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  R STL M. DeRosa T. Lilly 22% 55% Triple to LF (Ground Ball); Ludwick Scores
t6 2-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Lilly J. Smoltz 11% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R CHC D. Lee J. Smoltz -10% 38% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Fukudome Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R CHC A. Ramirez J. Smoltz -9% 29% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Lee Scores

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' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Smoltz 2% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC K. Fukudome J. Smoltz -4% 48% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R CHC D. Lee J. Smoltz -10% 38% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Fukudome Scores
t1 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R CHC A. Ramirez J. Smoltz -9% 29% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Lee Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir J. Smoltz 2% 32% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Ramirez to 3B
t1 2-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  O CHC G. Soto J. Smoltz 3% 34% Popfly: 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 12,(3-2)  O STL J. Lugo T. Lilly -2% 32% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b1 0-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL C. Rasmus T. Lilly -2% 31% Groundout: 1B-P
b1 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Pujols T. Lilly -1% 30% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 7-8-9
t2 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC J. Baker J. Smoltz -3% 27% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
t2 2-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC B. Scales J. Smoltz 3% 29% Lineout: LF
t2 2-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC T. Lilly J. Smoltz 1% 31% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (P's Left); Baker to 2B
t2 2-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC R. Theriot J. Smoltz 3% 33% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday T. Lilly -2% 31% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL R. Ludwick T. Lilly -2% 29% Lineout: RF
b2 0-2 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL M. DeRosa T. Lilly -1% 28% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 2-3-4
t3 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHC K. Fukudome J. Smoltz -3% 25% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. Lee J. Smoltz 3% 28% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t3 2-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHC A. Ramirez J. Smoltz 2% 30% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t3 2-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir J. Smoltz 2% 32% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 7-8-9
b3 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O STL Y. Molina T. Lilly -3% 29% Popfly: 2B
b3 0-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL B. Ryan T. Lilly -2% 27% Strikeout Looking
b3 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Smoltz T. Lilly -1% 26% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 6-7-8
t4 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC G. Soto J. Smoltz 2% 28% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 2-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC J. Baker J. Smoltz 1% 29% Flyball: CF
t4 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC B. Scales J. Smoltz 1% 30% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b4 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  STL J. Lugo T. Lilly 5% 35% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b4 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O STL C. Rasmus T. Lilly -4% 31% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
b4 0-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Pujols T. Lilly -4% 27% Lineout: LF (LF-CF)
b4 0-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL M. Holliday T. Lilly -3% 24% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 2-0, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 9-1-2
t5 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHC T. Lilly J. Smoltz 2% 26% Popfly: SS (Weak 3B)
t5 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC R. Theriot J. Smoltz -2% 24% Single to CF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
t5 2-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome J. Smoltz 2% 26% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
t5 2-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Lee J. Smoltz 2% 28% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 0-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  STL R. Ludwick T. Lilly 5% 33% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 0-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  R STL M. DeRosa T. Lilly 22% 55% Triple to LF (Ground Ball); Ludwick Scores
b5 1-2 0 --3 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina T. Lilly -7% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 1-2 1 --3 4,(1-2)  RO STL B. Ryan T. Lilly 3% 51% Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (Short LF Line); DeRosa Scores
b5 2-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL J. Smoltz T. Lilly -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' John Smoltz facing 4-5-6
t6 2-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez J. Smoltz -5% 45% Walk
t6 2-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Hoffpauir J. Smoltz 5% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 2-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC G. Soto J. Smoltz 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC J. Baker J. Smoltz -3% 51% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Ramirez to 2B
t6 2-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  CHC B. Scales J. Smoltz -4% 47% Intentional Walk; Ramirez to 3B; Baker to 2B
t6 2-2 2 123 4,(1-2)  O CHC T. Lilly J. Smoltz 11% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 1-2-3
b6 2-2 0 --- 6,(0-2)  STL J. Lugo T. Lilly 5% 63% Hit By Pitch
b6 2-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O STL C. Rasmus T. Lilly -5% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Pujols T. Lilly -4% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 2-2 2 1-- 1,(1-0)  STL M. Holliday T. Lilly 2% 55% Lugo Steals 2B
b6 2-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  STL M. Holliday T. Lilly 1% 56% Lugo Steals 3B
b6 2-2 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday T. Lilly -6% 50% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 1-2-3
Kyle McClellan replaces John Smoltz pitching and batting 9th
t7 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC R. Theriot K. McClellan 4% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC K. Fukudome K. McClellan 3% 57% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC D. Lee K. McClellan 2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 5-6-7
b7 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL R. Ludwick T. Lilly -4% 55% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O STL M. DeRosa T. Lilly -3% 52% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b7 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL Y. Molina T. Lilly 2% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b7 2-2 2 1-- 11,(3-2)  O STL B. Ryan T. Lilly -4% 50% Lineout: SS (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 4-5-6
t8 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CHC A. Ramirez K. McClellan -7% 43% Walk
Aaron Miles pinch hits for Micah Hoffpauir (RF) batting 5th
t8 2-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC A. Miles K. McClellan 2% 46% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice (Front of Home); Ramirez to 2B
t8 2-2 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CHC G. Soto K. McClellan 7% 53% Strikeout Looking
t8 2-2 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O CHC J. Baker K. McClellan 8% 61% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Ted Lilly facing 9-1-2
Sam Fuld replaces Aaron Miles (PH) playing CF batting 5th
Kosuke Fukudome moves from CF to RF
Skip Schumaker pinch hits for Kyle McClellan (P) batting 9th
b8 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL S. Schumaker T. Lilly -5% 56% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 2-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL J. Lugo T. Lilly -3% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b8 2-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  STL C. Rasmus T. Lilly 2% 55% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
Kevin Gregg replaces Ted Lilly pitching and batting 9th
b8 2-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O STL A. Pujols K. Gregg -5% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Tied 2-2, Cardinals' Ryan Franklin facing 8-9-1
Ryan Franklin replaces Julio Lugo (2B) pitching and batting 1st
Skip Schumaker moves from PH to 2B
t9 2-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CHC B. Scales R. Franklin 6% 56% Strikeout Swinging
Jake Fox pinch hits for Kevin Gregg (P) batting 9th
t9 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Fox R. Franklin 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC R. Theriot R. Franklin -3% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 2-2 2 1-- 2,(2-0)  O CHC K. Fukudome R. Franklin 6% 63% Theriot Picked off 1B (P-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Aaron Heilman facing 4-5-6
Aaron Heilman replaces Jake Fox (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 2-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R STL M. Holliday A. Heilman 37% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Cardinals 3.

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