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Standings
TOR
@LAA
5
0
CLE
@CHW
7
5
NYY
@KCR
3
4
SEA
@TBR
3
4
PHI
@ATL
4
0
CHC
@CIN
3
4
 
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MIA
@SFG
3
2
PIT
@STL
6
3
ARI
@WSN
1
2
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12:45PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 40,601, Time of Game: 3:26
Pirates
6
11-14
 Won 1 
3rd, 5 GB
at Cardinals
3
16-9
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Erik Bedard (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Pirates         0  0  0   1  0  2   1  1  1    6 13  1
Cardinals       2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    3  7  0

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Tabata RF 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .244 .287 .329 .617 11 6 0.111 0.88 0.139 -0.028 0.4 2 0 2B,SB
Alex Presley LF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .255 .278 .330 .608 20 13 0.016 1.00 0.062 -0.046 -0.3 1 0
Andrew McCutchen CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .297 .350 .385 .735 6 4 -0.056 1.10 0.000 -0.056 -0.5 0 0
   Nate McLouth CF 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 .167 .242 .233 .476 10 6 -0.042 0.88 0.017 -0.059 0.5 1 0
Neil Walker 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .277 .341 .301 .642 22 15 0.000 0.78 0.061 -0.061 -0.5 0 0
Pedro Alvarez 3B 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .257 .297 .614 .912 10 6 0.287 1.03 0.311 -0.023 1.6 0 3 HR
Garrett Jones 1B 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .288 .317 .508 .826 15 9 0.039 0.73 0.062 -0.023 0.5 5 0 2B
   Joel Hanrahan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Clint Barmes SS 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 .173 .215 .333 .549 9 7 0.119 1.06 0.176 -0.057 1.4 1 1 2·2B
Michael McKenry C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .222 .344 .370 .714 14 10 -0.129 1.01 0.000 -0.129 -1.3 16 1 GDP
Erik Bedard P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .083 .167 9 7 -0.048 0.97 0.000 -0.048 -0.4 0 1
   Jared Hughes P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Josh Harrison PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .231 .320 .551 3 3 -0.023 0.94 0.000 -0.023 -0.2
   Juan Cruz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Grilli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Casey McGehee PH-1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278 .350 .389 .739 3 2 0.009 0.13 0.009 0.000 0.6 1 1 2B
Team Totals 39 6 13 6 1 5 40 .333 .350 .538 .888 132 88 0.283 0.91 0.837 -0.553 1.8 27 7
2B: C Barmes 2 (6, 1 off J Westbrook, 1 off V Marte); J Tabata (4, off J Westbrook); G Jones (4, off V Marte); C McGehee (4, off K McClellan).
HR: P Alvarez (7, off J Westbrook, 6th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to CF).
TB: P Alvarez 5; J Tabata 4; C Barmes 4; G Jones 3; C McGehee 2; N McLouth; A Presley; N Walker.
GIDP: M McKenry (1).
RBI: P Alvarez 2 (14); C Barmes 2 (5); N McLouth (2); A Presley (6).
2-out RBI: C Barmes 2; N McLouth.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
E: C Barmes (6).
Baserunning
SB: J Tabata (4, 3rd base off J Romero/T Cruz).

St. Louis Cardinals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rafael Furcal SS 3 1 1 0 2 2 5 .330 .398 .480 .878 32 16 0.059 0.88 0.126 -0.067 0.3 0 3 2B
Jon Jay CF 2 1 0 0 2 1 5 .415 .472 .538 1.011 25 13 0.030 1.04 0.077 -0.046 -0.0 2 0 SH
Matt Holliday LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .248 .307 .419 .726 20 15 -0.188 1.57 0.011 -0.199 -1.9 3 0
David Freese 3B 3 1 2 1 2 0 5 .329 .387 .576 .964 21 11 0.174 1.17 0.189 -0.015 1.4 2 2 2B
Allen Craig 1B 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 .444 .444 .667 1.111 20 13 -0.053 1.77 0.129 -0.182 0.8 12 1 2·2B
Shane Robinson RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .361 .410 .500 .910 15 11 -0.069 0.90 0.000 -0.069 -0.6 1 0
   Matt Carpenter PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .279 .338 .485 .823 11 7 -0.073 1.28 0.000 -0.073 -0.8 0 0
Tyler Greene 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .205 .311 .308 .619 17 10 0.024 0.83 0.072 -0.048 0.5 1 5 SB
Tony Cruz C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .067 .067 .133 .200 9 7 -0.062 0.72 0.000 -0.062 -0.7 3 1
   Yadier Molina PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .314 .368 .570 .938 6 3 -0.031 1.30 0.000 -0.031 -0.3 1 0
Jake Westbrook P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 8 5 0.029 0.83 0.039 -0.010 0.5 1 2 SB
   J.C. Romero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
   Skip Schumaker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .292 .370 .417 .787 6 4 -0.037 1.50 0.000 -0.037 -0.2
   Victor Marte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Carlos Beltran PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276 .394 .529 .923 5 5 -0.020 0.69 0.000 -0.020 -0.2
   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
Team Totals 34 3 7 3 7 17 42 .206 .341 .324 .665 195 120 -0.217 1.13 0.643 -0.859 -1.2 27 15
2B: R Furcal (10, off E Bedard); D Freese (3, off E Bedard); A Craig 2 (2, 1 off J Hanrahan, 1 off E Bedard).
SH: J Jay (3, off E Bedard).
TB: A Craig 4; D Freese 3; R Furcal 2; J Westbrook; M Holliday.
RBI: A Craig 2 (3); D Freese (24).
2-out RBI: A Craig 2; D Freese.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 5 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 1. D Freese-T Greene-A Craig.
Baserunning
SB: T Greene (2, 2nd base off E Bedard/M McKenry); J Westbrook (1, 2nd base off E Bedard/M McKenry).

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
Erik Bedard, W (2-4) 5 5 2 2 2 11 0 2.65 23 104 68 35 12 21 6 4 1 0 58 -0.009 0.93 0.3
Jared Hughes, H (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.13 3 11 8 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.085 1.15 0.5
Juan Cruz, H (3) 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.00 6 26 14 5 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.077 2.72 0.5
Jason Grilli, H (5) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.70 4 24 14 7 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.046 0.89 0.5
Joel Hanrahan 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 3.38 6 30 16 5 5 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.016 0.60 -0.5
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 7 17 0 3.00 42 195 120 57 25 38 10 8 1 0 58 0 0 0.215 1.13 1.2

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
Jake Westbrook, L (3-2) 6.1 9 4 4 1 4 1 2.12 28 89 59 36 7 16 13 10 1 0 42 -0.151 1.10 -0.4
J.C. Romero 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 8 5 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 -0.071 1.10 -0.3
Victor Marte 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.27 5 19 14 9 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 -0.049 0.41 -0.5
Kyle McClellan 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3.46 5 16 10 5 0 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.014 0.21 -0.5
Team Totals 9 13 6 6 1 5 1 6.00 40 132 88 54 9 25 20 14 2 0 42 1 1 -0.285 0.91 -1.8
Balks: None.
WP: J Westbrook (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dan Iassogna, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - CB Bucknor, 3B - Angel Campos.
Time of Game: 3:26.
Attendance: 40,601.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 83° F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Jose Tabata RF 1 Rafael Furcal SS
2 Alex Presley LF 2 Jon Jay CF
3 Andrew McCutchen CF 3 Matt Holliday LF
4 Neil Walker 2B 4 David Freese 3B
5 Pedro Alvarez 3B 5 Allen Craig 1B
6 Garrett Jones 1B 6 Shane Robinson RF
7 Clint Barmes SS 7 Tyler Greene 2B
8 Michael McKenry C 8 Tony Cruz C
9 Erik Bedard P 9 Jake Westbrook P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR PIT P. Alvarez J. Westbrook 28% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Walker Scores
b7 2-4 2 123 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Craig J. Cruz 13% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT C. Barmes J. Westbrook 11% 35% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Alvarez Scores
b1 0-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  R STL D. Freese E. Bedard -10% 36% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Furcal Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R STL A. Craig E. Bedard -9% 27% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Freese 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' Jake Westbrook facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Tabata J. Westbrook -2% 48% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT A. Presley J. Westbrook -1% 46% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Westbrook -1% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Erik Bedard facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 9,(3-2)  STL R. Furcal E. Bedard -6% 39% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O STL J. Jay E. Bedard 1% 40% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Furcal to 3B
b1 0-0 1 --3 3,(0-2)  O STL M. Holliday E. Bedard 6% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  R STL D. Freese E. Bedard -10% 36% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Furcal Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R STL A. Craig E. Bedard -9% 27% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Freese Scores
b1 2-0 2 -2- 6,(1-2)  O STL S. Robinson E. Bedard 2% 29% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT N. Walker J. Westbrook -2% 27% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O PIT P. Alvarez J. Westbrook -2% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t2 0-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  PIT G. Jones J. Westbrook 1% 26% Walk
t2 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT C. Barmes J. Westbrook -2% 24% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Erik Bedard facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  STL T. Greene E. Bedard -2% 22% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Greene to 1B
b2 2-0 0 1-- STL T. Cruz E. Bedard -2% 20% Greene Steals 2B
b2 2-0 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Cruz E. Bedard 3% 23% Strikeout Looking
b2 2-0 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  STL J. Westbrook E. Bedard -3% 20% Single to 2B (Pop Fly); Greene to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  O STL R. Furcal E. Bedard 5% 24% Strikeout Swinging
b2 2-0 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  STL J. Jay E. Bedard -1% 24% Westbrook Steals 2B
b2 2-0 2 -23 7,(3-2)  STL J. Jay E. Bedard -1% 23% Walk
b2 2-0 2 123 9,(3-2)  O STL M. Holliday E. Bedard 5% 28% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. McKenry J. Westbrook -2% 25% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O PIT E. Bedard J. Westbrook -2% 24% Groundout: P-1B
t3 0-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  PIT J. Tabata J. Westbrook 1% 25% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 0-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  PIT A. Presley J. Westbrook 2% 27% Single to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Tabata to 2B
t3 0-2 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O PIT A. McCutchen J. Westbrook -5% 22% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-0, Pirates' Erik Bedard facing 4-5-6
b3 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O STL D. Freese E. Bedard 1% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 2-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL A. Craig E. Bedard 1% 25% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL S. Robinson E. Bedard 1% 26% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 0, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Behind 0-2, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 4-5-6
t4 0-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O PIT N. Walker J. Westbrook -3% 23% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 0-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  PIT P. Alvarez J. Westbrook 3% 26% Single to CF (Fly Ball to LF-CF)
t4 0-2 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O PIT G. Jones J. Westbrook -2% 24% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Alvarez to 2B
t4 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R PIT C. Barmes J. Westbrook 11% 35% Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Alvarez Scores
t4 1-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O PIT M. McKenry J. Westbrook -4% 31% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Erik Bedard facing 7-8-9
Nate McLouth replaces Andrew McCutchen playing CF batting 3rd
b4 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL T. Greene E. Bedard 2% 33% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL T. Cruz E. Bedard 1% 34% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL J. Westbrook E. Bedard 1% 35% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 9-1-2
t5 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT E. Bedard J. Westbrook -3% 32% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 1-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  PIT J. Tabata J. Westbrook 4% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 1-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O PIT A. Presley J. Westbrook -3% 33% Groundout: 2B-1B; Tabata to 2B
t5 1-2 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  PIT N. McLouth J. Westbrook 1% 34% Wild Pitch; Tabata to 3B
t5 1-2 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O PIT N. McLouth J. Westbrook -5% 28% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Pirates' Erik Bedard facing 1-2-3
b5 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL R. Furcal E. Bedard 2% 30% Strikeout Looking
b5 2-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Jay E. Bedard 1% 32% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL M. Holliday E. Bedard -1% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b5 2-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Freese E. Bedard -2% 29% Walk; Holliday to 2B
b5 2-1 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O STL A. Craig E. Bedard 4% 33% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 1, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Behind 1-2, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 4-5-6
t6 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  PIT N. Walker J. Westbrook 6% 39% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 1-2 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR PIT P. Alvarez J. Westbrook 28% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Walker Scores
t6 3-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  PIT G. Jones J. Westbrook 4% 71% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t6 3-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O PIT C. Barmes J. Westbrook -3% 67% Bunt Popfly: P (Front of Home)
t6 3-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO PIT M. McKenry J. Westbrook -5% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-3, Pirates' Jared Hughes facing 6-7-8
Jared Hughes replaces Erik Bedard pitching and batting 9th
b6 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O STL S. Robinson J. Hughes 4% 66% Flyball: LF
b6 2-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL T. Greene J. Hughes 3% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL T. Cruz J. Hughes 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 3, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cardinals' Jake Westbrook facing 9-1-2
Josh Harrison pinch hits for Jared Hughes (P) batting 9th
t7 3-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O PIT J. Harrison J. Westbrook -2% 68% Flyball: LF
t7 3-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  PIT J. Tabata J. Westbrook 5% 73% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
J.C. Romero replaces Jake Westbrook pitching and batting 9th
t7 3-2 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  PIT A. Presley J. Romero 4% 77% Tabata Steals 3B
t7 3-2 1 --3 5,(2-2)  RO PIT A. Presley J. Romero 4% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B); Tabata Scores
t7 4-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O PIT N. McLouth J. Romero -1% 80% Groundout: 1B-P (Front of Home)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-4, Pirates' Juan Cruz facing 9-1-2
Juan Cruz replaces Josh Harrison (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Skip Schumaker pinch hits for J.C. Romero (P) batting 9th
b7 2-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O STL S. Schumaker J. Cruz 4% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b7 2-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  STL R. Furcal J. Cruz -4% 79% Walk
b7 2-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  STL J. Jay J. Cruz -7% 72% Walk; Furcal to 2B
b7 2-4 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O STL M. Holliday J. Cruz 8% 80% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 2-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Freese J. Cruz -6% 74% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Furcal to 3B; Jay to 2B
b7 2-4 2 123 2,(1-0)  O STL A. Craig J. Cruz 13% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Pirates 4, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 4-2, Cardinals' Victor Marte facing 4-5-6
Victor Marte replaces Skip Schumaker (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O PIT N. Walker V. Marte -1% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O PIT P. Alvarez V. Marte -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  PIT G. Jones V. Marte 1% 87% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF Line)
t8 4-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  R PIT C. Barmes V. Marte 7% 93% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Jones Scores
t8 5-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O PIT M. McKenry V. Marte -1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-5, Pirates' Jason Grilli facing 6-7-8
Jason Grilli replaces Juan Cruz pitching and batting 9th
Matt Carpenter pinch hits for Shane Robinson (RF) batting 6th
b8 2-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O STL M. Carpenter J. Grilli 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b8 2-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  STL T. Greene J. Grilli -3% 92% Walk
Yadier Molina pinch hits for Tony Cruz (C) batting 8th
b8 2-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL Y. Molina J. Grilli 3% 95% Flyball: CF
Carlos Beltran pinch hits for Victor Marte (P) batting 9th
b8 2-5 2 1-- 5,(0-2)  O STL C. Beltran J. Grilli 2% 97% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 5, Cardinals 2.
Top of the 9th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-2, Cardinals' Kyle McClellan facing 9-1-2
Kyle McClellan replaces Carlos Beltran (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Yadier Molina moves from PH to C
Matt Carpenter moves from PH to RF
Casey McGehee pinch hits for Jason Grilli (P) batting 9th
t9 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  PIT C. McGehee K. McClellan 1% 98% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t9 5-2 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O PIT J. Tabata K. McClellan -1% 97% Fielder's Choice P; McGehee out at 3B/P-SS-3B; Tabata to 2B
t9 5-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O PIT A. Presley K. McClellan -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
t9 5-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R PIT N. McLouth K. McClellan 2% 99% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Tabata Scores
t9 6-2 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O PIT N. Walker K. McClellan -0% 98% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pirates 6, Cardinals 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Cardinals Batting, Behind 2-6, Pirates' Joel Hanrahan facing 1-2-3
Joel Hanrahan replaces Garrett Jones (1B) pitching and batting 6th
Casey McGehee moves from PH to 1B
b9 2-6 0 --- 5,(3-1)  STL R. Furcal J. Hanrahan -2% 96% Walk
b9 2-6 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O STL J. Jay J. Hanrahan 2% 98% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
b9 2-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Holliday J. Hanrahan 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  STL D. Freese J. Hanrahan -0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Jay to 2B
b9 2-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  STL D. Freese J. Hanrahan -1% 99% Walk
b9 2-6 2 12- 6,(2-2)  R STL A. Craig J. Hanrahan -3% 95% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Jay Scores; Freese to 3B
b9 3-6 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O STL M. Carpenter J. Hanrahan 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Pirates 6, Cardinals 3.

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