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NYM
@BAL
4
5
FLA
@BOS
2
1
 
(5)
ARI
@KCR
12
5
PIT
@MIN
1
5
WSN
@NYY
3
0
HOU
@TEX
5
3
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@CHC
5
6
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@CIN
7
0
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@COL
3
4
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@LAD
2
3
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@PHI
8
7
SEA
@SDP
3
4
 
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DET
@STL
6
3
Thursday, June 18, 2009, 7:06PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 25,445, Time of Game: 3:00
Astros
5
30-35
 Won 1 
6th, 6½ GB
at Rangers
3
37-28
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Alberto Arias (1-0)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Astros          0  0  0   0  1  2   0  2  0    5 11  1
Rangers         1  1  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  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 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .295 .370 .406 .776 17 10 0.132 1.01 0.202 -0.070 0.8 4 0 3B
Jeff Keppinger 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 .256 .333 .393 .726 21 11 -0.030 1.12 0.052 -0.082 -0.5 1 1 SH
Miguel Tejada SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .341 .369 .496 .865 18 11 0.133 1.63 0.231 -0.098 0.9 2 5
Carlos Lee DH 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .315 .370 .525 .895 23 11 0.181 1.35 0.207 -0.027 1.3
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .243 .378 .482 .859 29 17 -0.093 1.56 0.059 -0.152 -0.9 11 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .326 .405 .536 .942 11 9 0.082 1.71 0.232 -0.150 -0.3 4 1 HR
Kazuo Matsui 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .231 .295 .308 .602 10 7 -0.006 1.11 0.037 -0.043 0.0 1 1
Darin Erstad LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .119 .178 .179 .357 11 8 -0.161 1.45 0.020 -0.181 -1.4 0 0 2B,GDP
Humberto Quintero C 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .300 .314 .380 .694 12 10 -0.048 1.65 0.085 -0.133 -0.0 4 2
Brandon Backe P 0 2
   Wesley Wright P 0 0
   Alberto Arias P 0 0
   LaTroy Hawkins P 0 0
   Jose Valverde P 0 0
Team Totals 36 5 11 4 4 4 41 .306 .375 .472 .847 152 94 0.190 1.40 1.125 -0.936 -0.1 27 12
2B: D Erstad (2, off V Padilla).
3B: M Bourn (5, off J Jennings).
HR: H Pence (10, off J Jennings, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF).
SH: J Keppinger (2, off J Jennings).
TB: H Pence 4; M Bourn 4; D Erstad 2; K Matsui 2; C Lee 2; H Quintero 2; M Tejada.
GIDP: D Erstad (1).
RBI: H Quintero (9); H Pence (28); C Lee (42); M Bourn (15).
2-out RBI: M Bourn; H Quintero.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. M Tejada-L Berkman; H Pence-L Berkman; J Keppinger-L Berkman.
E: H Quintero (4).
Outfield Assists: H Pence (E Andrus at 1st base).

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 0 0 0 0 0 4 .267 .343 .531 .874 14 9 -0.276 1.44 0.000 -0.276 -2.5 1 5 GDP
Michael Young 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .323 .366 .514 .880 16 9 0.079 0.74 0.122 -0.044 0.8 0 4 HR
Hank Blalock DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .247 .295 .515 .811 12 6 -0.016 0.94 0.042 -0.058 -0.4
Nelson Cruz RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .278 .345 .568 .913 14 9 -0.029 1.17 0.088 -0.117 0.5 5 0 SB
David Murphy LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .266 .349 .392 .741 18 9 0.174 1.43 0.195 -0.021 0.9 1 0 SB
Marlon Byrd CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .287 .311 .450 .761 16 10 -0.156 1.96 0.012 -0.168 -1.1 0 0 SB
Chris Davis 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .201 .257 .425 .682 14 12 -0.065 1.48 0.094 -0.159 -0.2 13 1 HR
Taylor Teagarden C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .228 .302 .298 .600 12 9 -0.089 1.04 0.000 -0.089 -0.7 4 0
   Andruw Jones PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .355 .504 .859 4 4 -0.053 1.79 0.000 -0.053 -0.3
Elvis Andrus SS 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 .260 .325 .379 .703 18 8 0.121 0.97 0.121 0.000 1.1 2 3
Vicente Padilla P 0 0
   Jason Jennings P 0 1
   Jason Grilli P 1 0
Team Totals 31 3 7 2 4 5 35 .226 .314 .419 .734 138 85 -0.310 1.29 0.674 -0.985 -2.1 27 14
HR: M Young (9, off B Backe, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); C Davis (13, off B Backe, 2nd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: M Young 5; C Davis 4; D Murphy 2; E Andrus; N Cruz.
GIDP: I Kinsler (4).
RBI: M Young (26); C Davis (28).
2-out RBI: C Davis.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 1. I Kinsler-E Andrus-C Davis.
PB: T Teagarden 2 (2).
Baserunning
SB: N Cruz (11, 3rd base off B Backe/H Quintero); D Murphy (5, 2nd base off W Wright/H Quintero); M Byrd (3, 2nd base off J Valverde/H Quintero).

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 4 4 3 3 1 0 2 10.38 16 60 34 23 1 10 8 7 2 0 41 -0.104 0.66 -0.7
Wesley Wright 2.2 0 0 0 2 3 0 6.06 9 41 25 13 2 10 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.145 1.27 1.3
Alberto Arias, W (1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45 1 7 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.064 2.19 0.3
LaTroy Hawkins, H (4) 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.40 5 20 12 9 0 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.100 2.09 0.6
Jose Valverde, S (3) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.97 4 10 10 5 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.105 2.58 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 4 5 2 3.00 35 138 85 51 6 28 10 16 6 0 41 1 0 0.310 1.29 2.1

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
Vicente Padilla 6 7 3 3 3 4 0 4.79 27 107 64 42 4 18 14 6 2 0 47 0.012 1.46 0.4
Jason Jennings, L (2-2) 2 4 2 2 1 0 1 3.34 11 27 18 11 0 7 5 5 3 0 0 0 -0.224 1.55 -0.9
Jason Grilli 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.55 3 18 12 9 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.022 0.28 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 4 4 1 5.00 41 152 94 62 6 26 20 13 5 0 47 0 0 -0.190 1.40 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: B Backe (2).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Mark Carlson.
Time of Game: 3:00.
Attendance: 25,445.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 94° F, Wind 15mph in from Rightfield, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU H. Pence J. Jennings 23% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t6 1-3 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R HOU C. Lee V. Padilla 17% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Keppinger Scores; Tejada to 3B
b8 3-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO TEX I. Kinsler L. Hawkins 16% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t8 4-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R HOU M. Bourn J. Jennings 14% 84% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Quintero Scores
t6 2-3 1 123 3,(0-2)  R HOU K. Matsui V. Padilla 12% 62% Passed Ball; Tejada Scores; Lee to 3B; Berkman 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' Vicente Padilla facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Bourn V. Padilla -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger V. Padilla -2% 46% Lineout: RF (CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU M. Tejada V. Padilla 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  HOU C. Lee V. Padilla 2% 49% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Tejada to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  HOU L. Berkman V. Padilla 2% 51% Passed Ball; Tejada to 3B; Lee to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -23 8,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman V. Padilla -6% 45% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 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 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler B. Backe 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R TEX M. Young B. Backe -9% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b1 1-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX H. Blalock B. Backe 1% 39% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
b1 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX N. Cruz B. Backe 1% 40% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Vicente Padilla facing 6-7-8
t2 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence V. Padilla -3% 38% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU K. Matsui V. Padilla 3% 40% Single to C/Bunt (Bunt to Front of Home)
t2 0-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO HOU D. Erstad V. Padilla -6% 35% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O TEX D. Murphy B. Backe 2% 37% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b2 1-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Byrd B. Backe 2% 38% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  R TEX C. Davis B. Backe -9% 29% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 2-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX T. Teagarden B. Backe 1% 30% Groundout: C-1B (Short 1B Line)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Vicente Padilla facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Quintero V. Padilla -3% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn V. Padilla -2% 26% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger V. Padilla -1% 24% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 9-1-2
b3 2-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX E. Andrus B. Backe -2% 22% Walk
b3 2-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO TEX I. Kinsler B. Backe 5% 27% Line Drive Double Play: 3B (Weak 3B); Andrus out at 1B/3B-1B
b3 2-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX M. Young B. Backe 1% 28% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 2.
Top of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-2, Rangers' Vicente Padilla facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU M. Tejada V. Padilla -3% 25% Flyball: RF
t4 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Lee V. Padilla -2% 24% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 0-2 2 --- 9,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman V. Padilla -1% 22% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Astros' Brandon Backe facing 3-4-5
b4 2-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX H. Blalock B. Backe 2% 24% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b4 2-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  TEX N. Cruz B. Backe -2% 22% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b4 2-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  TEX D. Murphy B. Backe -1% 21% Wild Pitch; Cruz to 2B
b4 2-0 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  TEX D. Murphy B. Backe -1% 20% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Cruz stays at 2B
b4 2-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R TEX M. Byrd B. Backe -6% 14% Cruz Steals 3B; Cruz Scores/Adv on E2 (throw); Murphy to 2B
b4 3-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TEX M. Byrd B. Backe 2% 16% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF); Murphy to 3B
b4 3-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O TEX C. Davis B. Backe 2% 18% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Astros 0, Rangers 3.
Top of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-3, Rangers' Vicente Padilla facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU H. Pence V. Padilla -2% 15% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t5 0-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O HOU K. Matsui V. Padilla -2% 13% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
t5 0-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU D. Erstad V. Padilla 2% 15% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t5 0-3 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R HOU H. Quintero V. Padilla 7% 23% Single to CF (Line Drive); Erstad Scores
t5 1-3 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O HOU M. Bourn V. Padilla -3% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 1, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 8-9-1
Wesley Wright replaces Brandon Backe pitching
b5 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX T. Teagarden W. Wright 2% 21% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b5 3-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX E. Andrus W. Wright -2% 20% Walk
b5 3-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  OO TEX I. Kinsler W. Wright 4% 23% Fly Ball Double Play: RF (Deep RF); Andrus out at 1B/RF-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 1, Rangers 3.
Top of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 1-3, Rangers' Vicente Padilla facing 2-3-4
t6 1-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  HOU J. Keppinger V. Padilla 5% 29% Walk
t6 1-3 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  HOU M. Tejada V. Padilla 8% 37% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Keppinger to 2B
t6 1-3 0 12- 2,(1-0)  R HOU C. Lee V. Padilla 17% 54% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Keppinger Scores; Tejada to 3B
t6 2-3 0 1-3 5,(3-1)  HOU L. Berkman V. Padilla 6% 60% Walk; Lee to 2B
t6 2-3 0 123 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Pence V. Padilla -10% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-3 1 123 3,(0-2)  R HOU K. Matsui V. Padilla 12% 62% Passed Ball; Tejada Scores; Lee to 3B; Berkman to 2B
t6 3-3 1 -23 4,(1-2)  HOU K. Matsui V. Padilla 1% 63% Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Lee stays at 3B; Berkman stays at 2B
t6 3-3 1 123 6,(2-2)  O HOU D. Erstad V. Padilla -11% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t6 3-3 2 123 6,(0-2)  O HOU H. Quintero V. Padilla -11% 42% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Astros 3, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 2-3-4
b6 3-3 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. Young W. Wright 3% 46% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX H. Blalock W. Wright 3% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 3-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX N. Cruz W. Wright 2% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 3, Rangers 3.
Top of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Rangers' Jason Jennings facing 1-2-3
Jason Jennings replaces Vicente Padilla pitching
t7 3-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU M. Bourn J. Jennings 6% 56% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t7 3-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Jennings -3% 53% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Weak 3B); Bourn to 2B
t7 3-3 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Jennings -6% 47% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
t7 3-3 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Lee J. Jennings 1% 48% Walk
t7 3-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Jennings -8% 41% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 3, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' Wesley Wright facing 5-6-7
b7 3-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX D. Murphy W. Wright -6% 35% Walk
b7 3-3 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TEX M. Byrd W. Wright 5% 41% Flyball: CF
b7 3-3 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX C. Davis W. Wright -3% 37% Murphy Steals 2B
b7 3-3 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX C. Davis W. Wright 6% 44% Strikeout Swinging
Alberto Arias replaces Wesley Wright pitching
b7 3-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O TEX T. Teagarden A. Arias 6% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 3, Rangers 3.
Top of the 8th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Rangers' Jason Jennings facing 6-7-8
t8 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R HOU H. Pence J. Jennings 23% 73% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t8 4-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui J. Jennings -3% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t8 4-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Erstad J. Jennings -2% 69% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 4-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Quintero J. Jennings 1% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
t8 4-3 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  R HOU M. Bourn J. Jennings 14% 84% Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Quintero Scores
t8 5-3 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Keppinger J. Jennings -3% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' LaTroy Hawkins facing 9-1-2
LaTroy Hawkins replaces Alberto Arias pitching
b8 3-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  TEX E. Andrus L. Hawkins -8% 74% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b8 3-5 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO TEX I. Kinsler L. Hawkins 16% 90% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b8 3-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. Young L. Hawkins -3% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b8 3-5 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  TEX H. Blalock L. Hawkins -4% 83% Walk; Young to 2B
b8 3-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O TEX N. Cruz L. Hawkins 9% 92% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 3.
Top of the 9th, Astros Batting, Ahead 5-3, Rangers' Jason Grilli facing 3-4-5
Jason Grilli replaces Jason Jennings pitching
t9 5-3 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU M. Tejada J. Grilli -1% 91% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t9 5-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O HOU C. Lee J. Grilli -1% 90% Flyball: RF
t9 5-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman J. Grilli -1% 89% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 3-5, Astros' Jose Valverde facing 5-6-7
Jose Valverde replaces LaTroy Hawkins pitching
b9 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX D. Murphy J. Valverde -10% 80% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b9 3-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Byrd J. Valverde 8% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b9 3-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  TEX C. Davis J. Valverde -1% 87% Byrd Steals 2B
b9 3-5 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  O TEX C. Davis J. Valverde 8% 95% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
Andruw Jones pinch hits for Taylor Teagarden (C) batting 8th
b9 3-5 2 -2- 4,(0-2)  O TEX A. Jones J. Valverde 5% 100% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Astros 5, Rangers 3.

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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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