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SFG
@OAK
3
12
SDP
@SEA
6
5
LAD
@TEX
2
5
DET
@ATL
12
4
MIN
@CHC
6
10
KCR
@CIN
3
6
BAL
@FLA
6
7
MIL
@HOU
0
4
BOS
@MON
0
1
TOR
@NYM
2
4
NYY
@PHI
4
5
CLE
@PIT
7
3
CHW
@STL
2
4
Wednesday, September 3, 1997, 1:10
, Turner Field
Attendance: 36,556, Time of Game: 2:46
Tigers
12
65-73
 Won 1 
4th, 21 GB
at Braves
4
86-53
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Willie Blair (15-6)
L: John Smoltz (13-11)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          2  0  1   6  0  3   0  0  0   12 15  0
Braves          1  0  1   0  0  1   0  0  1    4 10  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 5 2 2 0 0 2 5 .264 .331 .351 .682 11 11 -0.014 0.44 0.031 -0.045 0.7 8 0 3B,2B
   Melvin Nieves PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236 .319 .463 .782 3 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Damion Easley 2B 4 3 2 1 0 0 5 .267 .363 .482 .846 12 8 0.107 0.39 0.108 0.000 1.1 5 3 2·2B,SF
Bobby Higginson LF 3 2 2 2 1 1 4 .297 .381 .525 .907 20 11 0.085 0.87 0.119 -0.034 1.5 0 0
   Kimera Bartee LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 4 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.4 0 0 HBP
Tony Clark 1B 4 2 3 5 0 0 4 .279 .380 .517 .897 18 12 0.272 0.75 0.273 -0.001 4.1 6 0 HR,2B
   Phil Nevin PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .237 .311 .388 .700 6 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.4 3 0
Travis Fryman 3B 4 1 2 0 1 0 5 .271 .330 .431 .761 22 12 -0.003 0.34 0.022 -0.025 0.4 1 1
Juan Encarnacion RF-CF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .125 .125 .125 .250 17 16 -0.067 0.53 0.004 -0.071 -0.9 1 0 GDP
Marcus Jensen C 5 1 2 1 0 3 5 .165 .233 .228 .460 22 14 0.014 0.37 0.038 -0.023 0.7 2 1
Deivi Cruz SS 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .247 .267 .324 .591 10 8 0.137 0.43 0.154 -0.017 0.6 1 8 HR
Willie Blair P 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 12 10 -0.025 0.24 0.000 -0.025 -0.7 0 0
   Mike Myers P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Frank Catalanotto PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 5 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.1
   Dan Miceli P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 41 12 15 12 3 13 46 .366 .413 .659 1.072 162 111 0.506 0.43 0.749 -0.241 7.3 27 13
2B: D Easley 2 (33, 2 off J Smoltz); T Clark (25, off J Smoltz); B Hunter (25, off J Smoltz).
3B: B Hunter (6, off P Byrd).
HR: D Cruz (2, off J Smoltz, 4th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); T Clark (29, off K Ligtenberg, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
SF: D Easley (4, off P Byrd).
HBP: K Bartee (1, by A Embree).
TB: T Clark 7; B Hunter 5; D Cruz 4; D Easley 4; M Jensen 2; T Fryman 2; B Higginson 2; J Encarnacion.
GIDP: J Encarnacion (1).
RBI: T Clark 5 (103); D Cruz 2 (34); B Higginson 2 (80); D Easley (58); J Encarnacion (1); M Jensen (4).
2-out RBI: M Jensen; J Encarnacion; T Clark.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 6 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Cruz-D Easley-T Clark; D Easley-D Cruz-T Clark.

Atlanta Braves

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 .346 .412 .453 .865 18 11 0.099 0.70 0.103 -0.004 0.8 1 0 2B
   Paul Byrd P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Ed Giovanola 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .167 .000 .167 4 2 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 0 0
Michael Tucker RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .345 .429 .775 18 10 0.046 0.78 0.068 -0.021 0.1 1 0 SH
Chipper Jones 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .304 .377 .488 .866 4 4 -0.073 1.22 0.056 -0.128 -0.8 0 0 GDP
   Tim Spehr C 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .178 .229 .333 .562 5 3 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.4 5 0 2B
Randall Simon 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .400 .400 .400 .800 10 7 0.063 0.69 0.094 -0.030 0.5 6 1
Ryan Klesko LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .254 .331 .483 .814 10 6 -0.048 0.47 0.004 -0.052 0.8 1 0 2B
Javy Lopez C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .348 .538 .885 10 6 -0.035 0.45 0.000 -0.035 -0.9 8 0
   Rafael Belliard SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .224 .234 .459 2 1 -0.001 0.02 0.000 -0.001 -0.5 0 2
Jeff Blauser SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .304 .395 .479 .875 10 7 0.022 0.31 0.028 -0.006 -0.2 2 0 HBP
   Brad Clontz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Alan Embree P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Chad Fox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Greg Colbrunn PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .285 .314 .438 .752 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 1.0 HR
Tony Graffanino 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .244 .329 .415 .744 18 13 -0.033 0.37 0.002 -0.035 -0.3 1 3
John Smoltz P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .351 .309 .659 2 2 -0.026 0.90 0.000 -0.026 -0.2 0 0
   Kerry Ligtenberg P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tommy Gregg PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 1 -0.006 0.25 0.000 -0.006 -0.2
   Andruw Jones CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .352 .443 .795 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
   Danny Bautista CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .244 .277 .436 .713 5 4 -0.004 0.07 0.000 -0.004 -1.0 0 0 GDP
Team Totals 34 4 10 4 1 2 37 .294 .333 .471 .804 118 78 0.005 0.50 0.356 -0.348 -0.7 27 6
2B: K Lofton (18, off W Blair); R Klesko (23, off W Blair); T Spehr (1, off M Myers).
HR: G Colbrunn (7, off D Miceli, 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SH: M Tucker (4, off W Blair).
HBP: J Blauser (17, by W Blair).
TB: G Colbrunn 4; K Lofton 3; R Simon 2; T Spehr 2; R Klesko 2; M Tucker; T Graffanino; C Jones.
GIDP: C Jones (17); D Bautista (3).
RBI: R Klesko (73); C Jones (104); G Colbrunn (33); R Simon (1).
2-out RBI: R Simon.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Belliard-T Graffanino-R Simon.

Detroit Tigers

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
Willie Blair, W (15-6) 7 8 3 3 0 1 0 4.02 28 90 61 46 5 10 10 16 6 0 50 -0.008 0.66 0.7
Mike Myers 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 6.15 5 20 10 5 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.02 0.5
Dan Miceli 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.48 4 8 7 4 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 -0.5
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 1 2 1 4.00 37 118 78 55 6 17 14 19 6 0 50 0 0 -0.007 0.50 0.7

Atlanta Braves

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
John Smoltz, L (13-11) 3.1 10 8 8 0 4 1 3.16 21 71 53 28 12 13 8 9 1 0 12 -0.425 0.88 -4.8
Kerry Ligtenberg 1.2 1 1 1 0 4 1 6.35 6 26 18 7 3 8 0 2 0 0 2 2 -0.070 0.18 -1.5
Paul Byrd 1 3 3 3 2 0 0 5.44 8 26 14 8 1 5 1 5 2 0 0 0 -0.012 0.04 -2.5
Brad Clontz 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.54 3 8 7 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.01 0.5
Alan Embree 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.79 4 16 10 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Chad Fox 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.43 4 15 9 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.5
Team Totals 9 15 12 12 3 13 2 12.00 46 162 111 50 26 35 13 16 3 0 12 2 2 -0.507 0.43 -7.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: W Blair (3; J Blauser); A Embree (2; K Bartee).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Greg Bonin, 1B - Frank Pulli, 2B - Bruce Dreckman, 3B - Ron Barnes.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: 36,556.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 85° F, Wind 12mph from Left to Right, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Atlanta Braves
1 Brian Hunter CF 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Damion Easley 2B 2 Michael Tucker RF
3 Bobby Higginson LF 3 Chipper Jones 3B
4 Tony Clark 1B 4 Randall Simon 1B
5 Travis Fryman 3B 5 Ryan Klesko LF
6 Juan Encarnacion RF 6 Javy Lopez C
7 Marcus Jensen C 7 Jeff Blauser SS
8 Deivi Cruz SS 8 Tony Graffanino 2B
9 Willie Blair P 9 John Smoltz P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t4 3-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR DET D. Cruz J. Smoltz 15% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Jensen Scores
b3 1-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO ATL C. Jones W. Blair 13% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B); Lofton to 3B
t1 1-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  R DET T. Clark J. Smoltz 10% 70% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Higginson Scores
t3 2-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R DET T. Clark J. Smoltz 9% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Easley Scores
b3 1-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R ATL R. Simon W. Blair -9% 59% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lofton Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Braves' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET B. Hunter J. Smoltz -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  DET D. Easley J. Smoltz 4% 52% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R DET B. Higginson J. Smoltz 8% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive); Easley Scores
t1 1-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  R DET T. Clark J. Smoltz 10% 70% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Higginson Scores
t1 2-0 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O DET T. Fryman J. Smoltz -2% 68% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Clark to 3B
t1 2-0 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O DET J. Encarnacion J. Smoltz -3% 65% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Braves 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Braves Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Willie Blair facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  ATL K. Lofton W. Blair -6% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-2 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O ATL M. Tucker W. Blair 2% 60% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Lofton to 3B
b1 0-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R ATL C. Jones W. Blair -6% 55% Single to LF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores
b1 1-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O ATL R. Simon W. Blair 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b1 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O ATL R. Klesko W. Blair 2% 60% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 7-8-9
t2 2-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET M. Jensen J. Smoltz -2% 58% Strikeout Swinging
t2 2-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET D. Cruz J. Smoltz -2% 57% Flyball: LF
t2 2-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET W. Blair J. Smoltz -1% 56% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-2, Tigers' Willie Blair facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O ATL J. Lopez W. Blair 3% 58% Flyball: CF
b2 1-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  ATL J. Blauser W. Blair -3% 55% Hit By Pitch
b2 1-2 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  O ATL T. Graffanino W. Blair 3% 59% Groundout: 2B unassisted/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
b2 1-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O ATL J. Smoltz W. Blair 3% 61% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Braves 1.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Braves' John Smoltz facing 1-2-3
t3 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Hunter J. Smoltz -2% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  DET D. Easley J. Smoltz 4% 63% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t3 2-1 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  O DET B. Higginson J. Smoltz -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-1 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R DET T. Clark J. Smoltz 9% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Easley Scores
t3 3-1 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  DET T. Fryman J. Smoltz 2% 71% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Clark to 3B
t3 3-1 2 1-3 4,(0-2)  O DET J. Encarnacion J. Smoltz -4% 67% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 3, Braves 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Braves Batting, Behind 1-3, Tigers' Willie Blair facing 1-2-3
b3 1-3 0 --- 6,(1-2)  ATL K. Lofton W. Blair -4% 63% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b3 1-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  ATL M. Tucker W. Blair -7% 56% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Lofton to 2B
b3 1-3 0 12- 1,(0-0)  OO ATL C. Jones W. Blair 13% 69% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B); Lofton to 3B
b3 1-3 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R ATL R. Simon W. Blair -9% 59% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Lofton Scores
b3 2-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O ATL R. Klesko W. Blair 3% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 3, Braves 2.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 3-2, Braves' John Smoltz facing 7-8-9
t4 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  DET M. Jensen J. Smoltz 4% 66% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t4 3-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  RR DET D. Cruz J. Smoltz 15% 81% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Jensen Scores
t4 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET W. Blair J. Smoltz -1% 80% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t4 5-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  DET B. Hunter J. Smoltz 2% 82% Double to RF (Ground Ball)
t4 5-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  DET D. Easley J. Smoltz 3% 85% Fielder's Choice SS; Hunter to 3B; Easley to 1B
t4 5-2 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  R DET B. Higginson J. Smoltz 4% 89% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Hunter Scores; Easley to 2B
Kerry Ligtenberg replaces John Smoltz pitching and batting 9th
t4 6-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  RRR DET T. Clark K. Ligtenberg 8% 97% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Easley Scores; Higginson Scores
t4 9-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET T. Fryman K. Ligtenberg -0% 96% Flyball: CF
t4 9-2 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET J. Encarnacion K. Ligtenberg -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
6 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 9, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-9, Tigers' Willie Blair facing 6-7-8
b4 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Lopez W. Blair 1% 97% Flyball: RF
b4 2-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL J. Blauser W. Blair 0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-9 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O ATL T. Graffanino W. Blair 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 9, Braves 2.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 9-2, Braves' Kerry Ligtenberg facing 7-8-9
t5 9-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET M. Jensen K. Ligtenberg -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging
t5 9-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET D. Cruz K. Ligtenberg -0% 97% Strikeout Swinging
t5 9-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET W. Blair K. Ligtenberg -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 9, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-9, Tigers' Willie Blair facing 9-1-2
Tommy Gregg pinch hits for Kerry Ligtenberg (P) batting 9th
b5 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL T. Gregg W. Blair 1% 98% Flyball: CF
b5 2-9 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O ATL K. Lofton W. Blair 0% 98% Flyball: CF
b5 2-9 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O ATL M. Tucker W. Blair 0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 9, Braves 2.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 9-2, Braves' Paul Byrd facing 1-2-3
Paul Byrd replaces Kenny Lofton (CF) pitching and batting 1st
Andruw Jones replaces Tommy Gregg (PH) playing CF batting 9th
t6 9-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  DET B. Hunter P. Byrd 1% 99% Triple to CF (Fly Ball)
t6 9-2 0 --3 1,(0-0)  RO DET D. Easley P. Byrd 0% 99% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Hunter Scores
t6 10-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  DET B. Higginson P. Byrd 0% 99% Walk
t6 10-2 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET T. Clark P. Byrd -0% 99% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 10-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  DET T. Fryman P. Byrd 0% 99% Walk; Clark to 2B
t6 10-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  R DET J. Encarnacion P. Byrd 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Clark Scores; Fryman to 3B
t6 11-2 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  R DET M. Jensen P. Byrd 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive); Fryman Scores; Encarnacion to 3B
t6 12-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Cruz P. Byrd -0% 100% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 12, Braves 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Braves Batting, Behind 2-12, Tigers' Willie Blair facing 3-4-5
b6 2-12 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL C. Jones W. Blair 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b6 2-12 1 --- 3,(1-1)  ATL R. Simon W. Blair -0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 2-12 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  R ATL R. Klesko W. Blair -0% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive); Simon Scores
b6 3-12 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Lopez W. Blair 0% 100% Flyball: CF
b6 3-12 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O ATL J. Blauser W. Blair 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 12, Braves 3.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 12-3, Braves' Brad Clontz facing 9-1-2
Brad Clontz replaces Jeff Blauser (SS) pitching and batting 7th
Tim Spehr replaces Chipper Jones (3B) playing C batting 3rd
Ed Giovanola replaces Paul Byrd (P) playing 3B batting 1st
Rafael Belliard replaces Javy Lopez (C) playing SS batting 6th
Danny Bautista replaces Andruw Jones playing CF batting 9th
t7 12-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET W. Blair B. Clontz -0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t7 12-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Hunter B. Clontz -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t7 12-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET D. Easley B. Clontz -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 12, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-12, Tigers' Willie Blair facing 8-9-1
Kimera Bartee replaces Bobby Higginson playing LF batting 3rd
b7 3-12 0 --- 4,(2-1)  ATL T. Graffanino W. Blair -0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b7 3-12 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO ATL D. Bautista W. Blair 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b7 3-12 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O ATL E. Giovanola W. Blair 0% 100% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 12, Braves 3.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 12-3, Braves' Alan Embree facing 3-4-5
Alan Embree replaces Brad Clontz pitching and batting 7th
t8 12-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  DET K. Bartee A. Embree 0% 100% Hit By Pitch
Phil Nevin pinch hits for Tony Clark (1B) batting 4th
t8 12-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  O DET P. Nevin A. Embree -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t8 12-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  DET T. Fryman A. Embree 0% 100% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bartee to 2B
t8 12-3 1 12- 4,(0-2)  OO DET J. Encarnacion A. Embree -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 12, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-12, Tigers' Mike Myers facing 2-3-4
Mike Myers replaces Willie Blair pitching and batting 9th
Phil Nevin moves from PH to 1B
b8 3-12 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O ATL M. Tucker M. Myers 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-12 1 --- 5,(2-2)  ATL T. Spehr M. Myers -0% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 3-12 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O ATL R. Simon M. Myers 0% 100% Popfly: 2B
b8 3-12 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  ATL R. Klesko M. Myers -0% 100% Walk
b8 3-12 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O ATL R. Belliard M. Myers 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 12, Braves 3.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 12-3, Braves' Chad Fox facing 7-8-9
Chad Fox replaces Alan Embree pitching and batting 7th
t9 12-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET M. Jensen C. Fox 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 12-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET D. Cruz C. Fox 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
Frank Catalanotto pinch hits for Mike Myers (P) batting 9th
t9 12-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  DET F. Catalanotto C. Fox 0% 100% Walk
Melvin Nieves pinch hits for Brian Hunter (CF) batting 1st
t9 12-3 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET M. Nieves C. Fox 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 12, Braves 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Braves Batting, Behind 3-12, Tigers' Dan Miceli facing 7-8-9
Dan Miceli replaces Frank Catalanotto (PH) pitching and batting 9th
Juan Encarnacion moves from RF to CF
Melvin Nieves moves from PH to RF
Greg Colbrunn pinch hits for Chad Fox (P) batting 7th
b9 3-12 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R ATL G. Colbrunn D. Miceli -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b9 4-12 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O ATL T. Graffanino D. Miceli 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b9 4-12 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O ATL D. Bautista D. Miceli 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 4-12 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O ATL E. Giovanola D. Miceli 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 12, Braves 4.

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