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MIN
@ANA
5
8
CLE
@BAL
5
6
CLE
@BAL
4
1
CHW
@MIL
10
11
BOS
@NYY
6
7
DET
@OAK
6
3
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@SEA
3
7
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@TEX
11
9
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@ATL
4
5
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@CHC
4
1
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@FLA
7
1
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@HOU
4
3
NYM
@PHI
10
5
 
(10)
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@PHI
1
2
MON
@PIT
4
5
 
(10)
LAD
@STL
7
6
 
(15)
Monday, September 15, 1997, 1:35
, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Attendance: 41,602, Time of Game: 3:15
First game of doubleheader, see Second game.
Indians
5
78-67
 Lost 1 
1st
at Orioles
6
91-56
 Won 1 
1st
L: Eric Plunk (4-5)
S: Randy Myers (42)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  1   0  3  0   1  0  0    5  8  1
Orioles         2  2  0   0  0  0   2  0  X    6  6  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Vizquel SS 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .283 .349 .377 .726 26 14 0.021 1.12 0.112 -0.091 0.4 0 2 HR,SB
Brian Giles LF 4 1 1 0 1 2 5 .264 .367 .466 .833 33 20 -0.059 1.51 0.092 -0.151 0.2 2 1
Manny Ramirez RF 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .330 .419 .545 .965 17 9 -0.082 1.27 0.045 -0.127 -0.1 2 0
Jim Thome 1B 3 2 0 0 2 1 5 .293 .429 .606 1.035 25 11 -0.046 1.50 0.073 -0.120 -0.3 7 0
David Justice DH 4 0 3 2 1 1 5 .334 .426 .605 1.031 21 11 0.344 1.45 0.383 -0.039 3.0 SB
Matt Williams 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .264 .308 .495 .803 10 8 0.016 1.74 0.081 -0.065 -0.4 1 5
Tony Fernandez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .281 .319 .414 .733 15 12 -0.156 1.40 0.000 -0.156 -1.4 2 1
Pat Borders C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .314 .361 .467 .828 10 5 0.005 1.01 0.052 -0.047 -0.2 1 0
   Jeff Branson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .195 .261 .302 .563 3 3 -0.056 2.17 0.000 -0.056 -0.3
   Sandy Alomar C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .358 .539 .898 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Marquis Grissom CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260 .319 .394 .713 15 8 -0.101 1.37 0.025 -0.126 -0.8 7 0 SB
Brian Anderson P 0 1
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 8 4 6 8 41 .229 .341 .314 .656 175 101 -0.114 1.40 0.863 -0.978 0.2 24 10
HR: O Vizquel (5, off E Yan, 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: O Vizquel 4; D Justice 3; M Ramirez 2; M Williams; B Giles.
RBI: D Justice 2 (93); O Vizquel (46); M Williams (100).
2-out RBI: D Justice 2; O Vizquel.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Giles-O Vizquel-T Fernandez.
E: B Giles (5).
Outfield Assists: B Giles (C Hoiles at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: D Justice (3, 2nd base off E Yan/C Hoiles); M Grissom (21, 2nd base off S Boskie/C Hoiles); O Vizquel (41, 2nd base off A Benitez/C Hoiles).

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jeffrey Hammonds CF-RF 3 3 2 3 1 0 4 .278 .328 .505 .834 16 7 0.538 1.18 0.568 -0.031 3.4 1 0 HR,2B
Aaron Ledesma 2B 2 1 0 1 1 1 4 .342 .427 .461 .887 18 8 0.033 0.86 0.066 -0.033 0.5 1 2 SF
   Mike Bordick SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .274 .301 .575 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Eric Davis RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .295 .356 .530 .886 9 5 -0.045 0.84 0.000 -0.045 -0.6 4 0
   B.J. Surhoff LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .283 .349 .463 .811 6 2 0.020 0.56 0.020 0.000 0.4 0 0
Geronimo Berroa DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .283 .369 .468 .838 18 12 0.021 1.08 0.087 -0.066 0.1
Rafael Palmeiro 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .251 .325 .474 .799 14 8 0.041 0.90 0.076 -0.034 0.8 9 1
Cal Ripken 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .280 .334 .419 .752 13 9 -0.081 0.84 0.000 -0.081 -1.2 0 1
Jerome Walton LF-RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .354 .404 .438 .841 12 8 -0.092 1.17 0.000 -0.092 -1.0 2 0
   Tony Tarasco RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .310 .394 .704 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Danny Clyburn PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 5 3 -0.028 1.06 0.000 -0.028 -0.5
   Lenny Webster C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .331 .378 .708 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Chris Hoiles C 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 .265 .381 .422 .803 13 7 0.000 0.80 0.037 -0.036 0.5 6 0
   Brady Anderson CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .400 .474 .873 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
Jeff Reboulet SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .233 .301 .326 .627 4 4 -0.050 0.79 0.000 -0.050 -0.9 1 3
   Roberto Alomar PH-2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .312 .374 .451 .825 2 2 0.028 0.95 0.028 0.000 0.1 0 0
Esteban Yan P 0 0
   Shawn Boskie P 0 0
   Arthur Rhodes P 0 1
   Armando Benitez P 0 1
   Randy Myers P 0 0
Team Totals 28 6 6 6 5 3 34 .214 .324 .357 .681 130 75 0.385 0.94 0.882 -0.496 1.7 27 9
2B: J Hammonds (19, off B Anderson).
HR: J Hammonds (20, off E Plunk, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SF: A Ledesma (1, off B Anderson).
TB: J Hammonds 6; C Hoiles; R Palmeiro; R Alomar; G Berroa.
RBI: J Hammonds 3 (53); G Berroa (87); A Ledesma (10); R Palmeiro (100).
2-out RBI: J Hammonds 2.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 2 for 7.

Cleveland Indians

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
Brian Anderson 6 4 4 3 3 0 0 4.23 24 86 49 31 5 13 7 14 3 0 47 -0.054 0.88 -0.8
Eric Plunk, BS (2), L (4-5) 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 5.07 5 18 11 5 1 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 -0.366 1.31 -1.5
Paul Assenmacher 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 2.84 5 26 15 7 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.034 0.86 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 6 5 5 3 1 5.62 34 130 75 43 10 22 9 17 4 0 47 0 0 -0.386 0.94 -1.7

Baltimore Orioles

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
Esteban Yan 4.2 6 4 4 3 3 1 12.00 23 102 58 39 8 11 8 9 4 0 36 -0.164 1.01 -1.6
Shawn Boskie 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.43 5 17 9 4 2 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0.057 1.72 0.4
Arthur Rhodes 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.08 4 20 10 7 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 -0.061 1.64 -0.3
Armando Benitez, W (4-4) 1.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 2.27 6 25 16 7 6 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 0.111 2.04 0.8
Randy Myers, S (42) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.64 3 11 8 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.171 2.19 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 6 8 1 5.00 41 175 101 60 19 21 13 14 7 0 36 4 1 0.114 1.40 -0.2
Balks: None.
WP: E Yan (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Fieldin Culbreth, 3B - Rick Reed.
Time of Game: 3:15.
Attendance: 41,602.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 8mph out to Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b7 4-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR BAL J. Hammonds E. Plunk 44% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball); Alomar Scores
t5 2-4 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR CLE D. Justice E. Yan -20% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ramirez Scores; Thome Scores
t7 4-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE D. Justice A. Rhodes -11% 39% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Thome to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R BAL J. Hammonds B. Anderson 10% 84% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Reboulet Scores; Hammonds to 3B/Adv on E7
b1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R BAL G. Berroa B. Anderson 9% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Hammonds Scores; Ledesma to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Esteban Yan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel E. Yan 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE B. Giles E. Yan 2% 54% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez E. Yan 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL J. Hammonds B. Anderson 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  BAL A. Ledesma B. Anderson 5% 64% Walk; Hammonds to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 3,(2-0)  O BAL E. Davis B. Anderson -2% 61% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Hammonds to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  R BAL G. Berroa B. Anderson 9% 70% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Hammonds Scores; Ledesma to 3B
b1 1-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R BAL R. Palmeiro B. Anderson 6% 75% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Ledesma Scores; Berroa to 2B
b1 2-0 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O BAL C. Ripken B. Anderson -3% 72% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b1 2-0 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O BAL J. Walton B. Anderson -3% 69% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Orioles 2.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Orioles' Esteban Yan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome E. Yan 2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE D. Justice E. Yan -3% 69% Walk
t2 0-2 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Williams E. Yan 3% 72% Flyball: LF
t2 0-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez E. Yan 2% 74% Popfly: 1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL C. Hoiles B. Anderson 2% 77% Walk
b2 2-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BAL J. Reboulet B. Anderson -2% 74% Groundout: P-2B/Forceout at 2B (P's Right)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  R BAL J. Hammonds B. Anderson 10% 84% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Reboulet Scores; Hammonds to 3B/Adv on E7
b2 3-0 1 --3 6,(3-2)  RO BAL A. Ledesma B. Anderson 1% 86% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Hammonds Scores/unER
b2 4-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL E. Davis B. Anderson -0% 85% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Orioles 4.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Orioles' Esteban Yan facing 8-9-1
t3 0-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE P. Borders E. Yan 2% 87% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t3 0-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Grissom E. Yan 1% 88% Flyball: RF
t3 0-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  R CLE O. Vizquel E. Yan -6% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 1-4 2 --- 9,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles E. Yan -1% 81% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t3 1-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  CLE M. Ramirez E. Yan -2% 80% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Giles to 2B
t3 1-4 2 12- 5,(3-1)  O CLE J. Thome E. Yan 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 4-5-6
b3 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL G. Berroa B. Anderson -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 4-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL R. Palmeiro B. Anderson -1% 81% Flyball: CF
b3 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL C. Ripken B. Anderson -1% 81% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 4.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Orioles' Esteban Yan facing 5-6-7
t4 1-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE D. Justice E. Yan -4% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t4 1-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Williams E. Yan 4% 81% Flyball: RF
t4 1-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE T. Fernandez E. Yan -1% 79% Justice Steals 2B
t4 1-4 1 -2- 8,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez E. Yan 3% 83% Lineout: RF
t4 1-4 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CLE P. Borders E. Yan 3% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 7-8-9
b4 4-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BAL J. Walton B. Anderson -1% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
b4 4-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BAL C. Hoiles B. Anderson 1% 86% Single to LF (Fly Ball)
b4 4-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BAL J. Reboulet B. Anderson -3% 83% Double Play: Flyball: LF (Deep LF); Hoiles out at 2B/LF-SS-2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Orioles 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Orioles' Esteban Yan facing 9-1-2
t5 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom E. Yan 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t5 1-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel E. Yan 2% 87% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t5 1-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles E. Yan -1% 86% Walk
t5 1-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez E. Yan -3% 83% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Giles to 3B
t5 1-4 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome E. Yan -3% 80% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
t5 1-4 2 123 2,(0-1)  R CLE D. Justice E. Yan -7% 73% Wild Pitch; Giles Scores; Ramirez to 3B; Thome to 2B
t5 2-4 2 -23 3,(1-1)  RR CLE D. Justice E. Yan -20% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ramirez Scores; Thome Scores
Shawn Boskie replaces Esteban Yan pitching
t5 4-4 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Williams S. Boskie -3% 51% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Justice to 2B
t5 4-4 2 12- 2,(0-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez S. Boskie 6% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 1-2-3
b5 4-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL J. Hammonds B. Anderson -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b5 4-4 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL A. Ledesma B. Anderson -2% 52% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 4-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL E. Davis B. Anderson -2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Orioles 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Orioles' Shawn Boskie facing 8-9-1
B.J. Surhoff replaces Eric Davis (RF) playing LF batting 3rd
Jerome Walton moves from LF to RF
t6 4-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE P. Borders S. Boskie -5% 45% Walk
t6 4-4 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Grissom S. Boskie 5% 50% Bunt Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B)
t6 4-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE O. Vizquel S. Boskie -3% 47% Grissom Steals 2B
t6 4-4 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel S. Boskie 5% 53% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
Arthur Rhodes replaces Shawn Boskie pitching
t6 4-4 2 -2- 7,(2-2)  O CLE B. Giles A. Rhodes 5% 58% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 4, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Tied 4-4, Indians' Brian Anderson facing 4-5-6
b6 4-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL G. Berroa B. Anderson -3% 54% Flyball: CF
b6 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro B. Anderson -3% 52% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b6 4-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O BAL C. Ripken B. Anderson -2% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Orioles 4.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Orioles' Arthur Rhodes facing 3-4-5
t7 4-4 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez A. Rhodes 4% 54% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t7 4-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome A. Rhodes -4% 50% Walk
t7 4-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE D. Justice A. Rhodes -11% 39% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Thome to 3B
Armando Benitez replaces Arthur Rhodes pitching
t7 4-4 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  RO CLE M. Williams A. Benitez -5% 33% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Thome Scores; Justice to 2B
t7 5-4 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez A. Benitez 4% 37% Lineout: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 7-8-9
Eric Plunk replaces Brian Anderson pitching
b7 4-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BAL J. Walton E. Plunk -5% 32% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b7 4-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BAL C. Hoiles E. Plunk -4% 29% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
Roberto Alomar pinch hits for Jeff Reboulet (SS) batting 9th
b7 4-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  BAL R. Alomar E. Plunk 3% 31% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b7 4-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR BAL J. Hammonds E. Plunk 44% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball); Alomar Scores
b7 6-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL A. Ledesma E. Plunk -1% 74% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 6.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 5-6, Orioles' Armando Benitez facing 8-9-1
Roberto Alomar moves from PH to 2B
Mike Bordick replaces Aaron Ledesma (2B) playing SS batting 2nd
Tony Tarasco replaces Jerome Walton playing RF batting 7th
Jeff Branson pinch hits for Pat Borders (C) batting 8th
t8 5-6 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Branson A. Benitez 6% 79% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom A. Benitez 4% 84% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-6 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE O. Vizquel A. Benitez -3% 80% Walk
t8 5-6 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  CLE B. Giles A. Benitez -2% 78% Vizquel Steals 2B
t8 5-6 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles A. Benitez 8% 86% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Ahead 6-5, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 3-4-5
Paul Assenmacher replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Sandy Alomar replaces Jeff Branson (PH) playing C batting 8th
b8 6-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL B. Surhoff P. Assenmacher 2% 88% Walk
b8 6-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O BAL G. Berroa P. Assenmacher -2% 86% Strikeout Swinging
b8 6-5 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  BAL R. Palmeiro P. Assenmacher 2% 88% Walk; Surhoff to 2B
b8 6-5 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O BAL C. Ripken P. Assenmacher -3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
Danny Clyburn pinch hits for Tony Tarasco (RF) batting 7th
b8 6-5 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O BAL D. Clyburn P. Assenmacher -3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 6.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 5-6, Orioles' Randy Myers facing 3-4-5
Randy Myers replaces Armando Benitez pitching
Lenny Webster replaces Danny Clyburn (PH) playing C batting 7th
Brady Anderson replaces Chris Hoiles (C) playing CF batting 8th
Jeffrey Hammonds moves from CF to RF
t9 5-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez R. Myers 8% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t9 5-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Thome R. Myers 6% 96% Flyball: CF
t9 5-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice R. Myers 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Orioles 6.

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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • 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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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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