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@BAL
7
3
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@BOS
6
5
 
(10)
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@CLE
6
3
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@DET
16
4
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@KCR
6
2
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@MIN
7
3
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@NYY
3
7
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@ATL
1
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3
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8
9
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@HOU
2
1
 
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@LAD
2
7
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@SDP
3
2
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@SFG
14
5
Saturday, May 18, 1996, 1:06
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 31,663, Time of Game: 3:26
Athletics
6
20-20
 Won 1 
3rd, 6 GB
at Red Sox
5
15-24
 Lost 1 
4th, 9 GB
W: Buddy Groom (2-0)
L: Rich Garces (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  2   0  0  0   0  1  1   2    6  9  0
Red Sox         0  1  0   3  0  0   0  0  0   1    5 10  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ernie Young CF-RF 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .257 .336 .486 .822 20 11 -0.097 1.23 0.044 -0.140 -0.5 2 0 SB
Brent Gates 2B 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .260 .331 .357 .689 22 12 0.074 1.01 0.134 -0.060 0.6 5 2 2B
Jason Giambi 3B 3 2 3 2 2 0 5 .364 .440 .603 1.043 17 8 0.288 1.21 0.288 0.000 2.6 0 5 HR
Mark McGwire 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .299 .453 .597 1.051 16 9 0.268 1.93 0.372 -0.103 0.6 7 0
   Torey Lovullo PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .222 .508 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Phil Plantier LF 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .213 .315 .333 .648 23 14 -0.060 1.68 0.152 -0.212 0.0 2 1 2B,SB,GDP
Geronimo Berroa DH 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .240 .263 .448 .711 17 12 -0.181 1.32 0.000 -0.181 -1.8
George Williams C 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .171 .277 .317 .594 16 9 -0.088 1.11 0.000 -0.088 -0.8 6 1
   Terry Steinbach PH-C 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .279 .367 .550 .918 3 2 0.339 1.57 0.339 0.000 1.0 1 0 HR
Mike Bordick SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266 .358 .336 .694 20 13 -0.114 1.02 0.000 -0.114 -0.8 3 2
Jose Herrera RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .323 .364 .419 .783 23 16 -0.075 0.92 0.000 -0.075 -0.7 2 0
   Allen Battle PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .210 .282 .267 .549 5 3 -0.066 2.44 0.000 -0.066 -0.3 1 0
Ariel Prieto P 0 0
   Mark Acre P 1 0
   John Briscoe P 0 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 1
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 9 6 4 14 42 .237 .310 .447 .757 182 109 0.288 1.34 1.329 -1.039 -0.1 30 12
2B: B Gates (10, off R Clemens); P Plantier (4, off R Garces).
HR: J Giambi (7, off E Gunderson, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF); T Steinbach (8, off M Stanton, 9th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF-CF).
TB: J Giambi 6; T Steinbach 4; P Plantier 3; B Gates 3; M McGwire.
GIDP: P Plantier (2).
RBI: J Giambi 2 (29); T Steinbach (21); M McGwire (16); P Plantier (15); B Gates (20).
2-out RBI: P Plantier; M McGwire; J Giambi; T Steinbach.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. G Williams-M Bordick.
Outfield Assists: P Plantier (J Valentin at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: P Plantier (1, 2nd base off R Clemens/B Haselman); E Young (1, 2nd base off R Clemens/B Haselman).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Troy O'Leary LF-RF-LF 5 0 1 2 0 1 5 .276 .327 .441 .768 24 15 0.081 1.17 0.177 -0.096 0.9 1 0
John Valentin SS 4 1 4 0 1 0 5 .272 .353 .407 .761 16 7 0.115 0.92 0.153 -0.037 0.5 1 4 CS
Mo Vaughn 1B 4 0 2 0 1 2 5 .342 .434 .697 1.131 20 11 0.149 1.47 0.188 -0.039 0.7 7 0
Jose Canseco DH 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .299 .412 .567 .979 26 15 -0.138 2.05 0.094 -0.232 -0.8 HR
Kevin Mitchell RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .269 .333 .308 .641 7 4 0.024 0.98 0.045 -0.022 0.1 1 0 HBP
   Bill Selby LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .333 .383 .716 3 1 -0.018 0.65 0.000 -0.018 -0.3 0 0
   Alex Cole CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .311 .308 .619 3 2 -0.017 0.63 0.000 -0.017 -0.3 2 0
   Reggie Jefferson PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .392 .429 .706 1.134 5 4 -0.126 4.91 0.000 -0.126 -0.0 SF
Wil Cordero 2B 5 1 0 0 0 2 5 .274 .307 .377 .684 22 14 -0.189 1.46 0.012 -0.201 -1.2 0 1 SB
Tim Naehring 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .319 .424 .406 .829 15 8 -0.047 0.66 0.011 -0.058 -0.5 1 2
Bill Haselman C 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .277 .320 .468 .788 16 6 -0.089 1.28 0.014 -0.102 -0.7 15 0
Milt Cuyler CF-RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .161 .238 .214 .452 13 9 0.044 1.53 0.137 -0.093 0.5 2 0 SB
Roger Clemens P 0 1
   Eric Gunderson P 0 0
   Heathcliff Slocumb P 0 0
   Mike Stanton P 0 0
   Rich Garces P 0 0
Team Totals 37 5 10 5 3 7 42 .270 .333 .351 .685 170 96 -0.211 1.36 0.831 -1.041 -1.1 30 8
HR: J Canseco (6, off M Acre, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF).
SF: R Jefferson (1, off B Taylor).
HBP: K Mitchell (1, by M Acre).
TB: J Canseco 4; J Valentin 4; M Vaughn 2; T O'Leary; T Naehring; M Cuyler.
RBI: T O'Leary 2 (19); M Cuyler (6); R Jefferson (8); J Canseco (15).
2-out RBI: T O'Leary 2; M Cuyler.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. R Clemens-J Valentin-M Vaughn.
Baserunning
SB: W Cordero (2, 2nd base off M Acre/G Williams); M Cuyler (4, 2nd base off M Acre/G Williams).
CS: J Valentin (3, 2nd base by A Prieto/G Williams).

Oakland Athletics

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
Ariel Prieto 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.37 3 17 9 4 2 3 1 1 1 0 52 0.052 0.88 0.6
Mark Acre 2.2 6 4 4 1 2 1 8.10 16 64 36 21 5 10 7 5 2 0 0 0 -0.283 1.24 -2.4
John Briscoe 2.2 1 0 0 2 0 0 3.38 10 36 17 13 2 2 2 6 4 0 1 0 0.110 0.72 1.8
Buddy Groom, W (2-0) 2.2 2 1 1 0 4 0 3.10 10 37 23 9 10 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 -0.028 1.38 0.5
Billy Taylor, S (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.17 3 16 11 8 1 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 0.359 4.63 0.6
Team Totals 10 10 5 5 3 7 1 4.50 42 170 96 55 20 21 15 16 9 0 52 3 1 0.210 1.36 1.1
B Groom faced 2 batters in the 10th inning.

Boston Red Sox

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
Roger Clemens 7.1 4 2 2 3 10 0 3.69 28 124 78 44 20 14 7 8 5 0 69 0.281 1.08 2.5
Eric Gunderson, H (1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.50 2 8 4 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 -0.060 0.84 -0.8
Heathcliff Slocumb, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.09 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.030 1.09 0.1
Mike Stanton, BS (2) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 5.23 4 19 11 7 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.156 2.09 -0.4
Rich Garces, L (0-1) 1 3 2 2 1 3 0 3.38 7 29 15 5 3 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 -0.385 2.18 -1.4
Team Totals 10 9 6 6 4 14 2 5.40 42 182 109 59 25 25 9 15 6 0 69 0 0 -0.290 1.34 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: M Acre (1; K Mitchell).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Terry Craft, 1B - Rich Garcia, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Mike Reilly.
Time of Game: 3:26.
Attendance: 31,663.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Wind 7mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 3-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK T. Steinbach M. Stanton 34% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t10 4-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R OAK M. McGwire R. Garces 34% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gates Scores; Giambi to 2B
b4 2-2 2 -23 5,(2-2)  RR BOS T. O'Leary M. Acre -18% 25% Single to CF (Line Drive); Haselman Scores; Cuyler Scores
b10 4-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Vaughn B. Groom -15% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Valentin to 2B
b4 1-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R BOS M. Cuyler M. Acre -13% 44% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cordero Scores; Haselman to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Young R. Clemens -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Gates R. Clemens -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 9,(3-2)  OAK J. Giambi R. Clemens 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. McGwire R. Clemens -2% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Ariel Prieto facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary A. Prieto 2% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Valentin A. Prieto -2% 45% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b1 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO BOS M. Vaughn A. Prieto 5% 50% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Valentin Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK P. Plantier R. Clemens 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK G. Berroa R. Clemens -4% 50% Flyball: RF
t2 0-0 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O OAK G. Williams R. Clemens -2% 48% Strikeout Swinging, Plantier Steals 2B
t2 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. Bordick R. Clemens -3% 44% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Mark Acre facing 4-5-6
Mark Acre replaces Ariel Prieto pitching
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R BOS J. Canseco M. Acre -9% 35% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS K. Mitchell M. Acre 2% 37% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS W. Cordero M. Acre 2% 39% Strikeout Swinging
b2 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS T. Naehring M. Acre -1% 38% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 1-0 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS B. Haselman M. Acre 2% 40% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O OAK J. Herrera R. Clemens -3% 37% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK E. Young R. Clemens 3% 40% Walk
t3 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Gates R. Clemens 2% 42% Young Steals 2B
t3 0-1 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  R OAK B. Gates R. Clemens 10% 52% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Young Scores
t3 1-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R OAK J. Giambi R. Clemens 8% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gates Scores
t3 2-1 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  OAK M. McGwire R. Clemens 3% 63% Walk; Giambi to 2B
t3 2-1 1 12- 4,(1-2)  OO OAK P. Plantier R. Clemens -9% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Left)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Mark Acre facing 9-1-2
b3 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Cuyler M. Acre 3% 58% Bunt Popfly: P (P's Left)
b3 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary M. Acre 2% 60% Flyball: CF
b3 1-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Valentin M. Acre -2% 58% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b3 1-2 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  BOS M. Vaughn M. Acre -2% 56% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Valentin to 2B
b3 1-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Canseco M. Acre 5% 61% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK G. Berroa R. Clemens -3% 58% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t4 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK G. Williams R. Clemens -2% 57% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-1 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O OAK M. Bordick R. Clemens -1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Mark Acre facing 5-6-7
b4 1-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  BOS K. Mitchell M. Acre -5% 51% Hit By Pitch
b4 1-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS W. Cordero M. Acre 4% 55% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-2 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O BOS T. Naehring M. Acre 3% 58% Strikeout Swinging, Cordero Steals 2B
b4 1-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  BOS B. Haselman M. Acre -1% 57% Walk
b4 1-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R BOS M. Cuyler M. Acre -13% 44% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Cordero Scores; Haselman to 3B
b4 2-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  BOS T. O'Leary M. Acre -1% 43% Cuyler Steals 2B
b4 2-2 2 -23 5,(2-2)  RR BOS T. O'Leary M. Acre -18% 25% Single to CF (Line Drive); Haselman Scores; Cuyler Scores
John Briscoe replaces Mark Acre pitching
b4 4-2 2 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Valentin J. Briscoe -1% 24% Walk; O'Leary to 2B
b4 4-2 2 12- 5,(3-1)  BOS M. Vaughn J. Briscoe -2% 22% Walk; O'Leary to 3B; Valentin to 2B
b4 4-2 2 123 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Canseco J. Briscoe 5% 27% Groundout: 3B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 9-1-2
Bill Selby replaces Kevin Mitchell (RF) playing LF batting 5th
Troy O'Leary moves from LF to RF
t5 2-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Herrera R. Clemens -3% 24% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t5 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK E. Young R. Clemens -2% 22% Flyball: CF (Short LF-CF)
t5 2-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK B. Gates R. Clemens -1% 20% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' John Briscoe facing 5-6-7
b5 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS B. Selby J. Briscoe 2% 22% Flyball: SS (Short LF Line)
b5 4-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS W. Cordero J. Briscoe 1% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS T. Naehring J. Briscoe 1% 24% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 3-4-5
t6 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK J. Giambi R. Clemens 5% 30% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
t6 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. McGwire R. Clemens -5% 25% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 2-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O OAK P. Plantier R. Clemens -4% 20% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-4 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK G. Berroa R. Clemens -3% 17% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' John Briscoe facing 8-9-1
b6 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS B. Haselman J. Briscoe 2% 19% Lineout: CF
b6 4-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Cuyler J. Briscoe 1% 20% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b6 4-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary J. Briscoe 1% 21% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 7-8-9
t7 2-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK G. Williams R. Clemens -4% 17% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK M. Bordick R. Clemens -3% 14% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-4 2 --- 10,(3-2)  O OAK J. Herrera R. Clemens -2% 13% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' John Briscoe facing 2-3-4
b7 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Valentin J. Briscoe 1% 14% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Valentin out at 2B/LF-2B
Buddy Groom replaces John Briscoe pitching
b7 4-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn B. Groom 1% 15% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Canseco B. Groom 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Roger Clemens facing 1-2-3
Troy O'Leary moves from RF to LF
Alex Cole replaces Bill Selby (LF) playing CF batting 5th
Milt Cuyler moves from CF to RF
t8 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK E. Young R. Clemens -4% 12% Foul Bunt Popfly: C
Eric Gunderson replaces Roger Clemens pitching
t8 2-4 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK B. Gates E. Gunderson -3% 9% Flyball: RF
t8 2-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  R OAK J. Giambi E. Gunderson 9% 18% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
Heathcliff Slocumb replaces Eric Gunderson pitching
t8 3-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. McGwire H. Slocumb -3% 15% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-3, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 5-6-7
b8 4-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS A. Cole B. Groom 2% 16% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b8 4-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS W. Cordero B. Groom 1% 18% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-3 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS T. Naehring B. Groom 1% 19% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-4, Red Sox' Mike Stanton facing 5-6-7
Mike Stanton replaces Heathcliff Slocumb pitching
t9 3-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK P. Plantier M. Stanton -8% 10% Strikeout Swinging
t9 3-4 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O OAK G. Berroa M. Stanton -6% 4% Groundout: SS-1B
Terry Steinbach pinch hits for George Williams (C) batting 7th
t9 3-4 2 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK T. Steinbach M. Stanton 34% 38% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t9 4-4 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O OAK M. Bordick M. Stanton -4% 34% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 4-4, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 8-9-1
Terry Steinbach moves from PH to C
b9 4-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS B. Haselman B. Groom 6% 41% Foul Flyball: 1B
b9 4-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Cuyler B. Groom 5% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b9 4-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary B. Groom 4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 10th, Athletics Batting, Tied 4-4, Red Sox' Rich Garces facing 9-1-2
Rich Garces replaces Mike Stanton pitching
Allen Battle pinch hits for Jose Herrera (RF) batting 9th
t10 4-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK A. Battle R. Garces -7% 43% Strikeout Swinging
t10 4-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK E. Young R. Garces -5% 38% Strikeout Swinging
t10 4-4 2 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK B. Gates R. Garces 3% 42% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-2B)
t10 4-4 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Giambi R. Garces 5% 47% Walk; Gates to 2B
t10 4-4 2 12- 5,(2-2)  R OAK M. McGwire R. Garces 34% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gates Scores; Giambi to 2B
Torey Lovullo pinch runs for Mark McGwire (1B) batting 4th
t10 5-4 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R OAK P. Plantier R. Garces 11% 91% Double to LF (Fly Ball); Giambi Scores; Lovullo to 3B
t10 6-4 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O OAK G. Berroa R. Garces -3% 89% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 10th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 4-6, Athletics' Buddy Groom facing 2-3-4
Torey Lovullo moves from PR to 1B
Allen Battle moves from PH to CF
Ernie Young moves from CF to RF
b10 4-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Valentin B. Groom -10% 79% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b10 4-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Vaughn B. Groom -15% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive to SS-2B); Valentin to 2B
Billy Taylor replaces Buddy Groom pitching
b10 4-6 0 12- 7,(2-2)  O BOS J. Canseco B. Taylor 12% 76% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole); Valentin to 3B
Reggie Jefferson pinch hits for Alex Cole (CF) batting 5th
b10 4-6 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  RO BOS R. Jefferson B. Taylor 13% 89% Lineout: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Valentin Scores
b10 5-6 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O BOS W. Cordero B. Taylor 11% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Red Sox 5.

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