Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs
May 27, 1998 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 27, 1998 at Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Chicago Cubs and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Philadelphia Phillies 10, Chicago Cubs 5

Philadelphia Phillies ab r h rbi
Glanville cf 5 2 3 0
Jefferies lf 5 1 1 1
Amaro, Jr. lf 0 0 0 0
Rolen 3b 4 2 2 0
Brogna 1b 5 2 3 5
Lieberthal c 5 0 2 1
Abreu rf 3 1 1 0
Lewis 2b 5 0 1 1
Relaford ss 5 1 1 0
Grace p 2 0 0 0
Jordan ph 1 1 0 0
Winston p 1 0 0 0
Gomes p 0 0 0 0
Totals 41 10 14 8
Chicago Cubs ab r h rbi
Brown cf 5 0 0 0
Morandini 2b 3 1 1 0
Sosa rf 5 2 2 3
Grace 1b 4 0 0 0
Rodriguez lf 4 2 3 0
Blauser ss 2 0 1 0
Hernandez 3b 2 0 0 1
Pisciotta p 0 0 0 0
Speier p 0 0 0 0
Hardtke ph 1 0 0 0
Beck p 0 0 0 0
Martinez c 3 0 1 1
Gonzalez p 2 0 0 0
Orie 3b 2 0 0 0
Totals 33 5 8 5
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2 0 10 14 1
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 8 1
Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Grace W (3-5) 6.0 6 2 2 2 1
Winston 1.1 1 1 1 0 0
Gomes 1.2 1 2 2 1 0
Totals 9.0 8 5 5 3 1
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Gonzalez L (3-5) 6.0 9 5 4 1 3
Pisciotta 0.2 3 3 3 1 1
Speier 1.1 2 2 2 1 2
Beck 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 9.0 14 10 9 3 7

E –Brogna (1), Blauser (5). 2B –Philadelphia Brogna (14,off Gonzalez); Relaford (9,off Gonzalez); Lewis (6,off Pisciotta), Chicago Rodriguez 2 (10,off Grace 2). HR –Philadelphia Brogna (8,7th inning off Pisciotta 1 on, 1 out), Chicago Sosa 2 (13,8th inning off Winston 0 on, 0 out,9th inning off Gomes 1 on, 2 out). Team LOB –7. SH –Blauser (2,off Grace). SF –Hernandez (1,off Grace). HBP –Grace (2,by Winston); Morandini (1,by Gomes). Team –8. SB –Brogna (4,3rd base off Gonzalez/Martinez). WP –Pisciotta (3), Speier (1). HBP –Winston (1,Grace); Gomes (1,Morandini). U-HP –Angel Hernandez, 1B –Randy Marsh, 2B –Greg Bonin, 3B –Bill Hohn. T –2:49. A –19,354.

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