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Standings
LAD
@LAA
2
10
WSN
@BAL
2
1
MIL
@BOS
7
11
NYM
@NYY
11
2
SDP
@SEA
2
3
HOU
@TEX
5
4
DET
@ARI
0
4
OAK
@ATL
2
5
PIT
@CHC
3
4
CLE
@CIN
4
6
MIN
@COL
2
6
KCR
@FLA
9
3
TOR
@PHI
6
5
CHW
@SFG
13
8
TBR
@STL
4
5
Sunday, May 18, 2008, 2:07PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 33,561, Time of Game: 3:00
Astros
5
25-20
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Rangers
4
22-23
 Lost 1 
3rd, 3½ GB
W: Brandon Backe (3-5)
L: Kason Gabbard (1-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   3  2  0   0  0  0    5 13  0
Rangers         0  0  0   0  0  0   3  1  0    4  8  0

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 4 0 2 0 1 1 5 .192 .262 .276 .537 15 9 -0.058 0.64 0.023 -0.081 -1.0 4 0 2·CS
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .291 .383 .400 .783 21 10 0.018 0.76 0.069 -0.051 0.5 1 4
Miguel Tejada SS 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .344 .375 .522 .897 18 11 0.004 0.83 0.112 -0.109 0.6 0 3 2B,2·GDP
Lance Berkman DH 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .399 .476 .804 1.280 15 11 0.077 0.72 0.106 -0.029 0.9 SB
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 5 .281 .323 .515 .837 15 10 -0.117 0.89 0.000 -0.117 -1.8 0 0 SF
   Darin Erstad LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .323 .484 .807 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .289 .339 .440 .779 8 6 0.054 0.77 0.072 -0.019 0.5 2 0
Mark Loretta 1B 2 0 1 1 2 0 4 .239 .330 .293 .624 16 7 0.165 1.09 0.171 -0.006 1.4 10 0 2B
Ty Wigginton 3B 4 0 0 1 0 2 4 .215 .288 .308 .595 17 10 -0.063 1.17 0.009 -0.072 -1.3 0 2
J.R. Towles C 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 .149 .266 .319 .585 14 11 0.035 0.85 0.089 -0.054 0.3 10 0 2B
Brandon Backe P 0 0
   Doug Brocail P 0 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 13 5 4 8 41 .361 .415 .444 .859 139 85 0.115 0.83 0.651 -0.538 0.1 27 9
2B: M Loretta (5, off K Gabbard); J Towles (4, off K Gabbard); M Tejada (13, off K Gabbard).
SF: C Lee (3, off K Gabbard).
TB: M Tejada 4; K Matsui 2; M Bourn 2; H Pence 2; L Berkman 2; M Loretta 2; J Towles 2.
GIDP: M Tejada 2 (4).
RBI: T Wigginton (4); C Lee (31); M Tejada (34); M Loretta (11); J Towles (12).
2-out RBI: J Towles.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 12.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Matsui-J Towles.
Baserunning
SB: L Berkman (8, 2nd base off C Wilson/G Laird).
CS: M Bourn 2 (3, 2nd base by J Wright/G Laird, 2nd base by J Rupe/G Laird).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ian Kinsler 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .302 .366 .430 .796 23 17 0.042 0.68 0.069 -0.027 0.2 3 4
Frank Catalanotto 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .258 .351 .402 .753 7 6 0.218 1.07 0.246 -0.028 1.6 6 1 2B
Michael Young SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .286 .350 .417 .767 13 8 -0.269 1.57 0.013 -0.282 -1.8 5 4
Milton Bradley DH 4 1 1 2 0 2 4 .321 .432 .582 1.014 23 14 -0.079 1.47 0.063 -0.141 1.0 HR
David Murphy RF-CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .284 .335 .491 .826 16 11 -0.019 1.19 0.083 -0.102 0.4 1 0 HR
Gerald Laird C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .277 .338 .395 .733 15 11 0.004 0.95 0.053 -0.049 -0.3 7 2
Brandon Boggs LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .246 .321 .420 .741 25 15 -0.152 1.36 0.000 -0.152 -0.7 0 0
Marlon Byrd CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .184 .279 .368 .647 8 5 -0.032 0.63 0.000 -0.032 -0.4 4 0
   Ramon Vazquez PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .407 .480 .887 7 4 -0.046 1.77 0.000 -0.046 -0.3 0 0
German Duran 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .241 .250 .491 5 2 -0.021 0.41 0.000 -0.021 -0.3 0 1
   Josh Hamilton PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .318 .370 .597 .967 2 1 -0.031 1.21 0.000 -0.031 -0.2 0 0
Kason Gabbard P 1 3
   Josh Rupe P 0 0
   Jamey Wright P 0 0
   C.J. Wilson P 0 0
Team Totals 34 4 8 4 0 9 34 .235 .235 .441 .676 144 94 -0.385 1.12 0.527 -0.911 -0.9 27 15
2B: F Catalanotto (8, off J Valverde).
HR: M Bradley (8, off B Backe, 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); D Murphy (6, off B Backe, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: M Bradley 4; D Murphy 4; F Catalanotto 3; I Kinsler 2; M Young; G Laird.
RBI: M Bradley 2 (25); F Catalanotto (6); D Murphy (28).
2-out RBI: F Catalanotto.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
Fielding
DP: 2. I Kinsler-M Young-F Catalanotto 2.

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
Brandon Backe, W (3-5) 6.1 5 3 3 0 5 2 4.58 23 91 57 30 12 15 7 11 4 0 56 0.123 0.69 0.5
Doug Brocail, H (6) 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.38 5 26 17 12 0 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.095 1.08 0.6
Jose Valverde, S (12) 1.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.91 6 27 20 12 4 4 2 1 1 0 1 1 0.167 2.81 -0.2
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 0 9 2 4.00 34 144 94 54 16 24 11 14 6 0 56 1 1 0.385 1.12 0.9

Texas Rangers

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
Kason Gabbard, L (1-1) 5 9 5 5 3 4 0 3.12 26 85 49 25 7 17 13 6 3 0 30 -0.207 1.14 -2.3
Josh Rupe 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3.86 8 28 19 12 2 5 2 5 3 0 0 0 0.018 0.15 1.1
Jamey Wright 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.12 3 10 6 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.032 0.44 0.5
C.J. Wilson 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.82 4 17 11 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.042 0.78 0.5
Team Totals 9 13 5 5 4 8 0 5.00 41 140 85 45 15 25 17 12 6 0 30 0 0 -0.115 0.83 -0.1
Balks: None.
WP: C Wilson (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Eric Cooper, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Angel Campos, 3B - Angel Hernandez.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: 33,561.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 89° F, Wind 7mph out to Centerfield, Sunny.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 0-3 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  OO TEX M. Young B. Backe 17% 81% Double Play: Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B); Kinsler out at Hm/2B-C
b8 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R TEX F. Catalanotto J. Valverde -15% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Kinsler Scores
b9 4-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TEX B. Boggs J. Valverde 10% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. Young J. Valverde 10% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 0-0 1 123 6,(3-2)  R HOU M. Loretta K. Gabbard 10% 71% Walk; Tejada Scores; Berkman to 3B; Pence to 2B

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, Rangers' Kason Gabbard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Gabbard -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU K. Matsui K. Gabbard 2% 50% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO HOU M. Tejada K. Gabbard -5% 45% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler B. Backe 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX F. Catalanotto B. Backe 2% 49% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX M. Young B. Backe 1% 50% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kason Gabbard facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Berkman K. Gabbard -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee K. Gabbard -2% 46% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence K. Gabbard -1% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Bradley B. Backe 2% 47% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
b2 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX D. Murphy B. Backe 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX G. Laird B. Backe 1% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kason Gabbard facing 7-8-9
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Loretta K. Gabbard 7% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t3 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton K. Gabbard -5% 52% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O HOU J. Towles K. Gabbard -4% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Bourn K. Gabbard 1% 49% Walk
t3 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU K. Matsui K. Gabbard -5% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O TEX B. Boggs B. Backe 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. Byrd B. Backe 2% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX G. Duran B. Backe 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 0.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Kason Gabbard facing 3-4-5
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Tejada K. Gabbard 4% 54% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU L. Berkman K. Gabbard 6% 61% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Tejada to 2B
t4 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU C. Lee K. Gabbard -6% 54% Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
t4 0-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence K. Gabbard 7% 61% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Tejada to 3B; Berkman to 2B
t4 0-0 1 123 6,(3-2)  R HOU M. Loretta K. Gabbard 10% 71% Walk; Tejada Scores; Berkman to 3B; Pence to 2B
t4 1-0 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO HOU T. Wigginton K. Gabbard 1% 72% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Berkman Scores; Pence to 3B
t4 2-0 2 1-3 4,(2-1)  R HOU J. Towles K. Gabbard 9% 81% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Pence Scores; Wigginton to 3B
t4 3-0 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn K. Gabbard -4% 78% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 1-2-3
b4 0-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  TEX I. Kinsler B. Backe -4% 73% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
b4 0-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX F. Catalanotto B. Backe -10% 64% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Kinsler to 3B
b4 0-3 0 1-3 4,(2-1)  OO TEX M. Young B. Backe 17% 81% Double Play: Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B); Kinsler out at Hm/2B-C
b4 0-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TEX M. Bradley B. Backe 2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Rangers 0.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Rangers' Kason Gabbard facing 2-3-4
t5 3-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  HOU K. Matsui K. Gabbard 2% 85% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t5 3-0 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  R HOU M. Tejada K. Gabbard 6% 91% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Matsui Scores
t5 4-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman K. Gabbard 2% 94% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Tejada to 3B
t5 4-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO HOU C. Lee K. Gabbard -0% 93% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (RF Line); Tejada Scores
t5 5-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence K. Gabbard -1% 93% Groundout: P-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
t5 5-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU M. Loretta K. Gabbard 0% 93% Walk; Pence to 2B
t5 5-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton K. Gabbard -1% 92% Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
b5 0-5 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O TEX D. Murphy B. Backe 2% 93% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b5 0-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX G. Laird B. Backe 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b5 0-5 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O TEX B. Boggs B. Backe 1% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 0.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Rangers' Josh Rupe facing 9-1-2
Josh Rupe replaces Kason Gabbard pitching
t6 5-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O HOU J. Towles J. Rupe -0% 94% Strikeout Looking
t6 5-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Rupe 0% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t6 5-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Rupe -1% 94% Bourn Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t6 5-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Rupe -0% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 8-9-1
b6 0-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX M. Byrd B. Backe 1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-5 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX G. Duran B. Backe 1% 96% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b6 0-5 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler B. Backe 0% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 0.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-0, Rangers' Josh Rupe facing 3-4-5
t7 5-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU M. Tejada J. Rupe 0% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t7 5-0 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Rupe -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t7 5-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Lee J. Rupe -0% 96% Flyball: CF (Short CF)
t7 5-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence J. Rupe 0% 96% Single to RF (Line Drive); Berkman to 2B
t7 5-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Loretta J. Rupe -1% 96% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-5, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 2-3-4
b7 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX F. Catalanotto B. Backe 1% 97% Lineout: RF (RF Line)
b7 0-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX M. Young B. Backe -1% 96% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b7 0-5 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR TEX M. Bradley B. Backe -6% 89% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Young Scores
b7 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R TEX D. Murphy B. Backe -8% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
Doug Brocail replaces Brandon Backe pitching
b7 3-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX G. Laird D. Brocail 3% 84% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 3-5 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O TEX B. Boggs D. Brocail 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Rangers' Jamey Wright facing 8-9-1
Jamey Wright replaces Josh Rupe pitching
t8 5-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU T. Wigginton J. Wright -1% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU J. Towles J. Wright -1% 83% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 5-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Bourn J. Wright 1% 84% Single to P/Bunt (Bunt to P's Right)
t8 5-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Wright -2% 83% Bourn Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Doug Brocail facing 8-9-1
Ramon Vazquez pinch hits for Marlon Byrd (CF) batting 8th
b8 3-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX R. Vazquez D. Brocail 5% 87% Strikeout Looking
Josh Hamilton pinch hits for German Duran (3B) batting 9th
b8 3-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX J. Hamilton D. Brocail 3% 90% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b8 3-5 2 --- 9,(2-2)  TEX I. Kinsler D. Brocail -3% 88% Single to RF (Line Drive)
Jose Valverde replaces Doug Brocail pitching
b8 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  R TEX F. Catalanotto J. Valverde -15% 73% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Kinsler Scores
b8 4-5 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. Young J. Valverde 10% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 4.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-4, Rangers' C.J. Wilson facing 2-3-4
C.J. Wilson replaces Jamey Wright pitching
Ramon Vazquez moves from PH to 3B
David Murphy moves from RF to CF
Josh Hamilton moves from PH to RF
t9 5-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU K. Matsui C. Wilson 3% 85% Walk
t9 5-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO HOU M. Tejada C. Wilson -6% 80% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
t9 5-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU L. Berkman C. Wilson 1% 81% Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Berkman to 1B
t9 5-4 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU C. Lee C. Wilson 1% 82% Berkman Steals 2B
t9 5-4 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee C. Wilson -3% 79% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 4-5, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 4-5-6
Darin Erstad replaces Carlos Lee playing LF batting 5th
b9 4-5 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O TEX M. Bradley J. Valverde 9% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX D. Murphy J. Valverde 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-5 2 --- 4,(0-2)  TEX G. Laird J. Valverde -5% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b9 4-5 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TEX B. Boggs J. Valverde 10% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 4.

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  • 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.

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