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TEX
@LAA
3
11
MIN
@CLE
6
5
 
(12)
OAK
@DET
2
12
CHW
@KCR
3
2
BAL
@SEA
4
2
 
(18)
BOS
@TBR
7
5
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@ARI
2
3
CIN
@CHC
3
1
ATL
@MIA
3
4
 
(10)
MIL
@PIT
6
0
COL
@SFG
3
6
HOU
@STL
1
4
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:15PM
, Busch Stadium III
Attendance: 35,422, Time of Game: 3:11
Astros
1
48-100
 Lost 1 
6th, 41 GB
at Cardinals
4
78-70
 Won 2 
2nd, 11 GB
W: Kyle Lohse (15-3)
L: Fernando Abad (0-5)
S: Jason Motte (36)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    1  7  1
Cardinals       0  1  0   0  2  0   1  0  X    4  9  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jose Altuve 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .291 .340 .393 .733 16 12 -0.041 1.04 0.044 -0.084 -0.2 3 1
Scott Moore RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .242 .319 .436 .756 20 11 0.007 1.06 0.053 -0.047 0.1 1 0 2B
Brett Wallace 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .262 .329 .428 .756 13 9 -0.044 1.20 0.047 -0.092 -0.1 4 0
Justin Maxwell CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .237 .310 .471 .781 18 9 -0.131 1.47 0.048 -0.179 -1.2 1 0 CS
Jed Lowrie SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .252 .340 .449 .789 12 9 -0.055 0.94 0.026 -0.080 -0.5 3 1
J.D. Martinez LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .244 .315 .380 .695 17 12 -0.002 0.76 0.044 -0.046 -0.1 1 0
Jason Castro C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .261 .343 .370 .713 21 16 -0.098 1.08 0.000 -0.098 -0.9 10 2
Matt Dominguez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .290 .319 .522 .841 20 12 0.003 0.93 0.072 -0.070 -0.1 1 3 2B
Fernando Abad P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 8 7 -0.064 1.04 0.000 -0.064 -0.5 0 0
   Fernando Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Xavier Cedeno P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jimmy Paredes PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .217 .258 .267 .524 5 3 0.022 0.45 0.022 0.000 0.4
   Jose Valdez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 33 1 7 1 2 7 35 .212 .257 .273 .530 150 100 -0.403 1.05 0.356 -0.760 -3.2 24 7
2B: S Moore (8, off K Lohse); M Dominguez (2, off K Lohse).
TB: S Moore 2; M Dominguez 2; J Paredes; B Wallace; J Martinez; J Lowrie; J Altuve.
RBI: B Wallace (19).
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. J Castro-J Altuve; J Castro-M Dominguez; M Dominguez-J Altuve-B Wallace.
E: J Martinez (2).
Baserunning
CS: J Maxwell (4, 2nd base by K Lohse/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
Jon Jay CF 3 0 2 2 0 1 4 .309 .383 .403 .785 12 7 0.081 0.60 0.130 -0.050 1.7 4 0 2B,2·CS,HBP
Carlos Beltran RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 4 .269 .344 .494 .838 23 17 -0.039 0.62 0.011 -0.050 -0.9 2 0
   Mitchell Boggs P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Marc Rzepczynski P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jason Motte P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Matt Holliday LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .295 .374 .510 .884 25 15 -0.040 0.57 0.010 -0.050 -0.3 2 0
Allen Craig 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .305 .358 .535 .893 13 9 -0.055 0.56 0.000 -0.055 -0.9 7 1
Yadier Molina C 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 .322 .379 .505 .885 13 6 0.084 0.41 0.098 -0.014 1.3 6 2 2B
David Freese 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .363 .466 .828 11 9 -0.108 0.65 0.002 -0.110 -1.6 2 4 GDP
Daniel Descalso 2B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .221 .296 .313 .609 19 13 0.083 0.67 0.108 -0.025 0.6 0 3
Pete Kozma SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .310 .333 .517 .851 20 12 0.046 0.55 0.072 -0.027 0.1 2 0 3B
Kyle Lohse P 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 .100 .127 .117 .244 7 7 0.048 1.12 0.068 -0.020 0.5 1 0 2B
   Skip Schumaker PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .348 .384 .732 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Shane Robinson PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .248 .308 .338 .646 8 5 -0.003 0.25 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 1 0
Team Totals 30 4 9 4 3 10 34 .300 .382 .467 .849 151 100 0.097 0.59 0.499 -0.404 0.3 27 10
2B: Y Molina (28, off F Abad); K Lohse (1, off F Abad); J Jay (16, off F Abad).
3B: P Kozma (2, off F Abad).
HBP: J Jay (14, by F Abad).
TB: P Kozma 3; J Jay 3; Y Molina 3; K Lohse 2; D Descalso; C Beltran; D Freese.
GIDP: D Freese (19).
RBI: J Jay 2 (34); K Lohse (3); D Descalso (22).
2-out RBI: D Descalso; J Jay.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Baserunning
CS: J Jay 2 (6, 2nd base by F Abad/J Castro, 3rd base by F Abad/J Castro).

Houston Astros

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
Fernando Abad, L (0-5) 5 6 3 3 0 6 0 5.11 20 82 56 31 6 19 4 9 4 0 49 -0.096 0.86 -0.7
Fernando Rodriguez 1.1 1 1 1 2 2 0 5.75 6 33 20 12 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.015 0.37 0.4
Xavier Cedeno 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.18 3 20 14 9 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 -0.021 0.19 -0.5
Jose Valdez 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.35 5 16 10 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.006 0.09 0.5
Team Totals 8 9 4 4 3 10 0 4.50 34 151 100 57 14 29 11 9 4 0 49 1 1 -0.096 0.59 -0.3

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
Kyle Lohse, W (15-3) 7 4 0 0 2 5 0 2.71 26 102 69 39 7 23 8 11 3 0 72 0.367 1.06 3.3
Mitchell Boggs 0.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.43 5 25 16 10 1 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.031 1.32 -1.0
Marc Rzepczynski, H (17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.37 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.038 1.49 0.4
Jason Motte, S (36) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.02 3 20 13 8 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.030 0.40 0.5
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 2 7 0 1.00 35 150 100 59 10 31 10 16 5 0 72 2 0 0.404 1.05 3.2
Balks: None.
WP: X Cedeno (3).
HBP: F Abad (3; J Jay).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - Mike Estabrook, 2B - Larry Vanover, 3B - Dan Bellino.
Time of Game: 3:11.
Attendance: 35,422.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 7mph from Left to Right, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

Houston Astros         St. Louis Cardinals
1 Jose Altuve 2B 1 Jon Jay CF
2 Scott Moore RF 2 Carlos Beltran RF
3 Brett Wallace 1B 3 Matt Holliday LF
4 Justin Maxwell CF 4 Allen Craig 1B
5 Jed Lowrie SS 5 Yadier Molina C
6 J.D. Martinez LF 6 David Freese 3B
7 Jason Castro C 7 Daniel Descalso 2B
8 Matt Dominguez 3B 8 Pete Kozma SS
9 Fernando Abad P 9 Kyle Lohse P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R STL D. Descalso F. Abad 10% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Molina Scores
t4 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lowrie K. Lohse 8% 66% Maxwell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL Y. Molina F. Abad 8% 60% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Molina to 3B/Adv on E7
t3 0-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU M. Dominguez K. Lohse -7% 55% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
b5 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL P. Kozma F. Abad 7% 77% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Altuve K. Lohse 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU S. Moore K. Lohse -4% 48% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Wallace K. Lohse 3% 51% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Maxwell K. Lohse 3% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Fernando Abad facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  STL J. Jay F. Abad 4% 58% Hit By Pitch
b1 0-0 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  O STL C. Beltran F. Abad -3% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  OO STL M. Holliday F. Abad -5% 50% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Jay Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Lowrie K. Lohse 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Martinez K. Lohse 2% 54% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Castro K. Lohse 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Cardinals Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Fernando Abad facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O STL A. Craig F. Abad -2% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL Y. Molina F. Abad 8% 60% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Molina to 3B/Adv on E7
b2 0-0 1 --3 6,(2-2)  O STL D. Freese F. Abad -6% 54% Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
b2 0-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R STL D. Descalso F. Abad 10% 64% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Molina Scores
b2 1-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O STL P. Kozma F. Abad -2% 62% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 6,(1-2)  HOU M. Dominguez K. Lohse -7% 55% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t3 0-1 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU F. Abad K. Lohse 5% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-1 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Altuve K. Lohse 4% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t3 0-1 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  HOU S. Moore K. Lohse -1% 63% Walk
t3 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Wallace K. Lohse 5% 68% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Fernando Abad facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 6,(0-2)  O STL K. Lohse F. Abad -2% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O STL J. Jay F. Abad -1% 64% Strikeout Looking
b3 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  STL C. Beltran F. Abad 1% 65% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 1-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O STL M. Holliday F. Abad -2% 63% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 4-5-6
t4 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Maxwell K. Lohse -5% 58% Walk
t4 0-1 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Lowrie K. Lohse 8% 66% Maxwell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t4 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Lowrie K. Lohse 2% 68% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t4 0-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Martinez K. Lohse 1% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Fernando Abad facing 4-5-6
b4 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O STL A. Craig F. Abad -2% 67% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b4 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL Y. Molina F. Abad -1% 66% Foul Flyball: RF (RF Foul)
b4 1-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL D. Freese F. Abad -1% 65% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 7-8-9
t5 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Castro K. Lohse 3% 68% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t5 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Dominguez K. Lohse 2% 70% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t5 0-1 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU F. Abad K. Lohse 1% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Fernando Abad facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O STL D. Descalso F. Abad -2% 70% Lineout: SS (Deep SS-2B)
b5 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  STL P. Kozma F. Abad 7% 77% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b5 1-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R STL K. Lohse F. Abad 7% 84% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Kozma Scores
b5 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R STL J. Jay F. Abad 7% 90% Double to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Lohse Scores
b5 3-0 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  OO STL C. Beltran F. Abad -3% 88% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Jay Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 1-2-3
t6 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Altuve K. Lohse 2% 90% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t6 0-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU S. Moore K. Lohse 1% 91% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t6 0-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU B. Wallace K. Lohse 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
Fernando Rodriguez replaces Fernando Abad pitching and batting 9th
b6 3-0 0 --- 10,(3-2)  STL M. Holliday F. Rodriguez 1% 93% Walk
b6 3-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O STL A. Craig F. Rodriguez -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  STL Y. Molina F. Rodriguez 2% 94% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Holliday to 3B
b6 3-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO STL D. Freese F. Rodriguez -4% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing 4-5-6
t7 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU J. Maxwell K. Lohse 2% 93% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t7 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU J. Lowrie K. Lohse -3% 90% Single to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t7 0-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU J. Martinez K. Lohse -4% 86% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lowrie to 2B
t7 0-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Castro K. Lohse 5% 90% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Lowrie to 3B; Castro to 1B
t7 0-3 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  O HOU M. Dominguez K. Lohse 4% 95% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 3-0, Astros' Fernando Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
b7 3-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  STL D. Descalso F. Rodriguez 1% 95% Walk
b7 3-0 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O STL P. Kozma F. Rodriguez -1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
Xavier Cedeno replaces Fernando Rodriguez pitching and batting 9th
Shane Robinson pinch hits for Skip Schumaker batting 9th
Skip Schumaker pinch hits for Kyle Lohse (P) batting 9th
b7 3-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  O STL S. Robinson X. Cedeno -0% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Descalso to 2B
b7 3-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  R STL J. Jay X. Cedeno 3% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Descalso Scores
b7 4-0 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  STL C. Beltran X. Cedeno 0% 97% Wild Pitch; Jay to 2B
b7 4-0 2 -2- 10,(3-2)  O STL C. Beltran X. Cedeno -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Cardinals' Mitchell Boggs facing 9-1-2
Mitchell Boggs replaces Carlos Beltran (RF) pitching and batting 2nd
Shane Robinson moves from PH to RF
Jimmy Paredes pinch hits for Xavier Cedeno (P) batting 9th
t8 0-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU J. Paredes M. Boggs -2% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line)
t8 0-4 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  HOU J. Altuve M. Boggs -4% 90% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Paredes to 2B
t8 0-4 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU S. Moore M. Boggs 3% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF); Paredes to 3B
t8 0-4 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R HOU B. Wallace M. Boggs -5% 89% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Paredes Scores; Altuve to 2B
t8 1-4 1 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU J. Maxwell M. Boggs 5% 94% Strikeout Swinging
Marc Rzepczynski replaces Mitchell Boggs pitching and batting 2nd
t8 1-4 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Lowrie M. Rzepczynski 4% 98% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Cardinals Batting, Ahead 4-1, Astros' Jose Valdez facing 3-4-5
Jose Valdez replaces Jimmy Paredes (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O STL M. Holliday J. Valdez -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b8 4-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O STL A. Craig J. Valdez -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  STL Y. Molina J. Valdez 0% 97% Walk
b8 4-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  STL D. Freese J. Valdez 0% 97% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Molina to 2B
b8 4-1 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O STL D. Descalso J. Valdez -0% 97% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-4, Cardinals' Jason Motte facing 6-7-8
Jason Motte replaces Marc Rzepczynski pitching and batting 2nd
t9 1-4 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU J. Martinez J. Motte 2% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 1-4 1 --- 10,(3-2)  O HOU J. Castro J. Motte 1% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t9 1-4 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU M. Dominguez J. Motte 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Cardinals 4.

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  • 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.

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