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Game Story

Lengthy games don't bother Tony Sanchez. So it was no big deal when the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie catcher was called on to pinch-hit in the 16th inning Wednesday night. ''This was nothing compared to that,'' Sanchez said with a smile. The difference between the two is, this time, in a game that...
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ChC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 2
Pit 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 8 2

Scoring Summary

Bottom 2nd: Pittsburgh
Jordy Mercer singled to shallow left, Neil Walker scored, Travis Ishikawa to second
CHC 0 - PIT 1
Bottom 6th: Pittsburgh
Russell Martin safe at first on shortstop Starlin Castro's fielding error, Starling Marte scored, Andrew McCutchen to second
CHC 0 - PIT 2
Top 8th: Chi Cubs
Nate Schierholtz grounded out to second, Emilio Bonifacio scored, Luis Valbuena to third, Anthony Rizzo to second
CHC 1 - PIT 2
Top 9th: Chi Cubs
Luis Valbuena singled to shallow right, Junior Lake scored, Emilio Bonifacio to third
CHC 2 - PIT 2
Top 12th: Chi Cubs
Anthony Rizzo homered to right
CHC 3 - PIT 2
Bottom 12th: Pittsburgh
Starling Marte singled to shallow left, Clint Barmes scored, Jose Tabata to third
CHC 3 - PIT 3
Bottom 16th: Pittsburgh
Tony Sánchez singled to shallow left, Jose Tabata scored, Starling Marte to second
CHC 3 - PIT 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Chi Cubs

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Emilio Bonifacio2B-SS 7 1 5 0 0 1 0 2 2 .750
Luis Valbuena3B 6 0 3 1 0 2 3 0 4 .500
Starlin CastroSS 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 .000
Brian SchlitterP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
José VerasP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Travis WoodPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Wesley WrightP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
John BakerPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000
Carlos VillanuevaP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Anthony Rizzo1B 5 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 .111
Nate SchierholtzRF 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Ryan SweeneyCF 6 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 .143
Welington CastilloC 8 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 .100
Ryan KalishLF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Junior LakePH-LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 4 .333
Edwin JacksonP 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
James RussellP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Justin RuggianoPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Justin GrimmP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pedro StropP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mike OltPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Héctor RondónP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Darwin BarneyPH-2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Totals 62 3 15 3 1 6 17 3 33
Batting
2B - J Lake (1, J Gomez)
HR - A Rizzo (1, 12th inning off J Gomez 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI - L Valbuena (1), A Rizzo (1), N Schierholtz (1)
2-out RBI - L Valbuena
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Valbuena 1, S Castro 4, A Rizzo 1, R Sweeney 2, W Castillo 1, J Lake 1
GIDP - R Sweeney
Team LOB - 19
Running
SB - E Bonifacio 2 (3, 2nd base off J Gomez/R Martin, 2nd base off S Pimentel/R Martin), J Lake (1, 3rd base off J Gomez/R Martin)
Picked Off - E Bonifacio (1st base, C Morton)
Fielding
E - S Castro (1, field); E Jackson (1, throw)
Outfield assists - J Lake
DP - 2 (A Rizzo-S Castro, J Lake-W Castillo-A Rizzo)

Pittsburgh

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Starling MarteLF 6 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 .333
Travis SniderRF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .125
Jeanmar GómezP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gaby SánchezPH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
Stolmy PimentelP 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Tony SánchezPH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Andrew McCutchenCF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 4 .143
Pedro Álvarez3B 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 .091
Russell MartinC 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .100
Neil Walker2B 6 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .200
Travis Ishikawa1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .333
Clint BarmesPR-1B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Jordy MercerSS 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .250
Charlie MortonP 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000
Tony WatsonP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Josh HarrisonPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mark MelanconP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jason GrilliP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Justin WilsonP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jose TabataPH-RF 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .000
Totals 52 4 8 3 0 9 15 0 23
Batting
S - N Walker
RBI - S Marte (1), T Sanchez (1), J Mercer (1)
2-out RBI - S Marte
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A McCutchen 2, N Walker 1, J Tabata 2
GIDP - T Snider, C Barmes
Team LOB - 15
Running
Picked Off - J Mercer (1st base, W Castillo)
Fielding
E - P Alvarez (1, throw); J Mercer (1, field)
DP - 2 (N Walker-J Mercer-T Ishikawa, C Morton-J Mercer-T Ishikawa)

Pitching

Chi Cubs

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Edwin Jackson 5.1 2 2 1 4 5 0 1.13 1.69
James Russell 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.00
Justin Grimm 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 0.00
Pedro Strop 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.50 0.00
Héctor Rondón 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.50 0.00
Brian Schlitter 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.00
José Veras(BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.00 9.00
Wesley Wright 2.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1.50 0.00
Carlos Villanueva(L, 0-2) 1.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.00 13.50

Pittsburgh

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Charlie Morton 6.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 0.83 0.00
Tony Watson(HLD, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.50 0.00
Mark Melancon(HLD, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.50 4.50
Jason Grilli(BS, 1) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 2.00 4.50
Justin Wilson 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00
Jeanmar Gómez 2.0 3 1 1 1 3 1 2.00 4.50
Stolmy Pimentel(W, 1-0) 4.0 2 0 0 3 4 0 1.25 0.00
Pitching
IBB - J Mercer (by W Wright); E Bonifacio (by J Gomez)
HBP - S Marte (by E Jackson); R Martin (by W Wright); J Mercer (by J Veras); A Rizzo 2 (by C Morton, by M Melancon)
Pitches-strikes - B Schlitter 10-7; J Veras 38-19; W Wright 36-19; C Villanueva 22-15; E Jackson 94-57; J Russell 10-8; J Grimm 6-5; P Strop 15-11; H Rondon 25-17; J Gomez 45-27; S Pimentel 65-43; C Morton 84-56; T Watson 14-10; M Melancon 18-12; J Grilli 19-14; J Wilson 13-9
Ground balls-fly balls - B Schlitter 2-0; J Veras 1-1; W Wright 2-1; C Villanueva 3-1; E Jackson 6-3; J Russell 1-1; J Grimm 2-0; P Strop 0-1; H Rondon 1-3; J Gomez 2-4; S Pimentel 1-7; C Morton 6-3; T Watson 0-0; M Melancon 3-0; J Grilli 0-3; J Wilson 2-0
Batters faced - B Schlitter 3; J Veras 7; W Wright 10; C Villanueva 7; E Jackson 21; J Russell 3; J Grimm 3; P Strop 4; H Rondon 7; J Gomez 10; S Pimentel 17; C Morton 23; T Watson 4; M Melancon 6; J Grilli 6; J Wilson 4
Game Details
Game Time: 5:55.
Umpires: HP--Bob Davidson. 1B--James Hoye. 2B--John Tumpane. 3B--John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 60 degrees, Cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 29,762.