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6
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4
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7
2
Wednesday, July 23, 1997, 7:08
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 29,213, Time of Game: 2:43
Athletics
5
41-61
 Won 1 
4th, 16 GB
at Red Sox
2
46-54
 Lost 1 
5th, 16 GB
W: Don Wengert (5-9)
L: Tim Wakefield (4-11)
S: Billy Taylor (18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  2   1  0  0   1  1  0    5 11  0
Red Sox         0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  0    2 11  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Damon Mashore CF-LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .249 .372 .335 .706 18 12 0.068 0.86 0.139 -0.071 0.6 1 1 HR
Tony Batista SS 4 0 2 1 1 0 5 .203 .267 .355 .622 20 12 0.052 0.74 0.105 -0.054 0.9 2 3 CS
Jason Giambi LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .289 .358 .493 .851 18 12 -0.096 0.77 0.000 -0.096 -1.4 2 0
   Ernie Young CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .128 .255 .191 .446 3 1 -0.014 0.25 0.000 -0.014 -0.8 0 0 GDP
Mark McGwire 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .294 .392 .660 1.052 13 10 -0.075 0.61 0.010 -0.085 -1.1 10 0
Jose Canseco DH 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 .242 .327 .462 .789 18 10 0.033 0.84 0.095 -0.062 0.5 HR,HBP
Dave Magadan 3B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .286 .407 .383 .791 14 5 0.065 0.79 0.095 -0.030 1.1 2 1 2B
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .237 .293 .388 .681 12 9 0.055 0.91 0.099 -0.044 0.3 2 3 2B
Scott Brosius RF 3 1 1 2 0 1 4 .209 .266 .328 .593 16 10 0.027 0.95 0.105 -0.079 -0.3 2 1 HR,SF
Brent Mayne C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .229 .298 .321 .619 16 10 0.004 0.84 0.067 -0.063 0.1 5 1 2B
Don Wengert P 1 0
   Gary Haught P 0 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 11 5 3 7 40 .314 .375 .657 1.032 148 91 0.119 0.78 0.715 -0.598 -0.1 27 10
2B: B Mayne (4, off T Wakefield); S Spiezio (17, off T Wakefield); D Magadan (4, off T Wakefield).
HR: S Brosius (9, off T Wakefield, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line); D Mashore (3, off T Wakefield, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); J Canseco (20, off R Mahay, 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: S Brosius (4, off T Wakefield).
HBP: J Canseco (2, by T Wakefield).
TB: D Mashore 5; S Brosius 4; J Canseco 4; B Mayne 3; T Batista 2; S Spiezio 2; D Magadan 2; M McGwire.
GIDP: E Young (4).
RBI: S Brosius 2 (32); T Batista (15); J Canseco (65); D Mashore (18).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 3. S Spiezio-M McGwire; B Mayne-T Batista; D Magadan-M McGwire.
Outfield Assists: S Brosius (J Frye at 2nd base); D Mashore (M Vaughn at 2nd base).
Baserunning
CS: T Batista (2, 2nd base by T Wakefield/S Hatteberg).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Nomar Garciaparra SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .296 .344 .499 .842 12 8 0.099 0.88 0.140 -0.041 0.9 2 2 HR
Jeff Frye 2B 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .297 .338 .405 .744 11 7 0.108 1.13 0.152 -0.045 0.9 0 2 2B
Mo Vaughn 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .330 .445 .598 1.043 7 6 -0.244 1.39 0.000 -0.244 -2.0 8 0 GDP
Reggie Jefferson DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .355 .383 .514 .898 11 6 -0.036 0.95 0.026 -0.062 -0.3
   Mike Stanley PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .394 .520 .914 3 3 -0.042 1.51 0.000 -0.042 -0.3
Wil Cordero LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .289 .328 .459 .787 18 13 -0.085 1.20 0.041 -0.126 -0.9 1 0 CS
Scott Hatteberg C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .273 .365 .443 .808 14 5 -0.091 1.12 0.013 -0.104 -0.7 6 2
Troy O'Leary RF 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 .315 .363 .495 .858 14 9 0.132 0.85 0.153 -0.021 1.3 2 0 3B
Darren Bragg CF 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 .267 .348 .413 .761 19 8 -0.084 1.34 0.023 -0.107 -0.6 6 0 GDP
Mike Benjamin 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .205 .214 .419 14 10 -0.108 2.06 0.000 -0.108 -1.1 2 0
   John Valentin PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302 .361 .484 .845 3 3 -0.029 1.13 0.000 -0.029 -0.2 0 0
Tim Wakefield P 0 1
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Joe Hudson P 0 1
Team Totals 33 2 11 2 2 5 35 .333 .371 .515 .887 126 78 -0.380 1.15 0.548 -0.929 -3.1 27 8
2B: J Frye (12, off G Haught).
3B: T O'Leary (2, off G Haught).
HR: N Garciaparra (15, off D Wengert, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
TB: T O'Leary 5; N Garciaparra 5; J Frye 4; M Vaughn; R Jefferson; W Cordero.
GIDP: M Vaughn (4); D Bragg (11).
RBI: D Bragg (44); N Garciaparra (53).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Frye-N Garciaparra-M Vaughn; S Hatteberg-N Garciaparra.
Baserunning
CS: W Cordero (2, 2nd base by G Haught/B Mayne).

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
Don Wengert, W (5-9) 5 7 1 1 2 3 1 6.01 21 76 46 32 4 10 10 6 4 0 50 0.199 1.09 1.8
Gary Haught, H (1) 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.00 8 31 18 9 3 6 3 4 3 0 0 0 0.005 1.27 -0.5
Buddy Groom, H (6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.02 1 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.055 1.91 0.5
Billy Taylor, S (18) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.85 5 15 11 6 0 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 0.123 1.11 1.3
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 2 5 1 2.00 35 126 78 49 8 21 15 13 8 0 50 2 0 0.382 1.15 3.1
G Haught faced 1 batter in the 8th 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
Tim Wakefield, L (4-11) 7 9 4 4 1 6 2 4.41 31 105 67 39 8 20 6 17 4 0 48 -0.079 0.91 -0.0
Ron Mahay 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 1 7.71 5 26 16 8 1 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 -0.068 0.41 -1.0
Joe Hudson 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.82 4 17 8 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.029 0.29 1.1
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 3 7 3 5.00 40 148 91 51 11 29 9 20 4 0 48 2 0 -0.118 0.78 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: D Wengert (2).
HBP: T Wakefield (9; J Canseco).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Laz Diaz, 1B - Ted Barrett, 2B - Jim Evans, 3B - Chuck Meriwether.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 29,213.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 69° F, Wind 0mph, Night, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 1-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Vaughn D. Wengert 16% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (SS-2B)
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield 11% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b3 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R BOS N. Garciaparra D. Wengert -10% 55% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t4 2-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OAK S. Spiezio T. Wakefield 10% 75% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Magadan to 3B
b7 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS T. O'Leary G. Haught -10% 76% Triple to RF (Line Drive)

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' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O OAK D. Mashore T. Wakefield -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield 2% 50% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  OO OAK J. Giambi T. Wakefield -5% 45% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Batista Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS N. Garciaparra D. Wengert 2% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Frye D. Wengert 2% 49% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Vaughn D. Wengert 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK M. McGwire T. Wakefield -2% 48% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK J. Canseco T. Wakefield 3% 50% Hit By Pitch
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Magadan T. Wakefield -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio T. Wakefield -2% 45% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS R. Jefferson D. Wengert 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS W. Cordero D. Wengert 2% 49% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 1B)
b2 0-0 2 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS S. Hatteberg D. Wengert -1% 48% Walk
b2 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS T. O'Leary D. Wengert -3% 45% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Hatteberg to 3B
b2 0-0 2 1-3 4,(3-0)  BOS D. Bragg D. Wengert -2% 43% Walk; O'Leary to 2B
b2 0-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin D. Wengert 7% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield 11% 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  OAK B. Mayne T. Wakefield 6% 66% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t3 1-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  OAK D. Mashore T. Wakefield 6% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to 2B-1B); Mayne to 3B
t3 1-0 0 1-3 4,(1-2)  R OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield 8% 80% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Mayne Scores; Mashore to 3B
t3 2-0 0 1-3 4,(0-2)  O OAK J. Giambi T. Wakefield -4% 75% Foul Popfly: 3B
t3 2-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O OAK M. McGwire T. Wakefield -5% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t3 2-0 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O OAK J. Canseco T. Wakefield -4% 66% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 1-2-3
b3 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R BOS N. Garciaparra D. Wengert -10% 55% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Frye D. Wengert 3% 58% Single to RF (Line Drive); Frye out at 2B/RF-SS
b3 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Vaughn D. Wengert 2% 60% Single to CF (Line Drive); Vaughn out at 2B/CF-2B
b3 1-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  BOS R. Jefferson D. Wengert -2% 59% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
b3 1-2 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  BOS W. Cordero D. Wengert -1% 58% Wild Pitch; Jefferson to 2B
b3 1-2 2 -2- 10,(3-2)  O BOS W. Cordero D. Wengert 4% 62% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 6-7-8
t4 2-1 0 --- 4,(3-0)  OAK D. Magadan T. Wakefield 4% 65% Walk
t4 2-1 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  OAK S. Spiezio T. Wakefield 10% 75% Double to RF (Ground Ball); Magadan to 3B
t4 2-1 0 -23 2,(1-0)  RO OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield -2% 73% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Magadan Scores
t4 3-1 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK B. Mayne T. Wakefield -3% 70% Flyball: CF
t4 3-1 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Mashore T. Wakefield -3% 67% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 6-7-8
b4 1-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS S. Hatteberg D. Wengert 3% 70% Lineout: RF
b4 1-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary D. Wengert 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
b4 1-3 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS D. Bragg D. Wengert 1% 74% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 2-3-4
t5 3-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield -2% 72% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
t5 3-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Giambi T. Wakefield -1% 70% Flyball: RF (Short RF Line)
t5 3-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. McGwire T. Wakefield 1% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t5 3-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O OAK J. Canseco T. Wakefield -2% 69% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Don Wengert facing 9-1-2
b5 1-3 0 --- 10,(3-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin D. Wengert 3% 73% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS N. Garciaparra D. Wengert -4% 69% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left)
b5 1-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Frye D. Wengert -8% 61% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Garciaparra to 3B
b5 1-3 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Vaughn D. Wengert 16% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 6-7-8
t6 3-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  OAK D. Magadan T. Wakefield 5% 81% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t6 3-1 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio T. Wakefield -1% 81% Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line); Magadan to 3B
t6 3-1 1 --3 6,(3-2)  O OAK S. Brosius T. Wakefield -5% 76% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t6 3-1 2 --3 3,(1-1)  O OAK B. Mayne T. Wakefield -3% 72% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Gary Haught facing 4-5-6
Gary Haught replaces Don Wengert pitching
b6 1-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS R. Jefferson G. Haught 4% 76% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
b6 1-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS W. Cordero G. Haught -4% 72% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b6 1-3 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO BOS S. Hatteberg G. Haught 8% 80% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Cordero Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
t7 3-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R OAK D. Mashore T. Wakefield 8% 88% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t7 4-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK T. Batista T. Wakefield -1% 87% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 4-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Giambi T. Wakefield -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. McGwire T. Wakefield -1% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Athletics' Gary Haught facing 7-8-9
Damon Mashore moves from CF to LF
Ernie Young replaces Jason Giambi (LF) playing CF batting 3rd
b7 1-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS T. O'Leary G. Haught -10% 76% Triple to RF (Line Drive)
b7 1-4 0 --3 3,(2-0)  RO BOS D. Bragg G. Haught 4% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted; O'Leary Scores
John Valentin pinch hits for Mike Benjamin (3B) batting 9th
b7 2-4 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS J. Valentin G. Haught 3% 83% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS N. Garciaparra G. Haught 2% 85% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Red Sox' Ron Mahay facing 5-6-7
Ron Mahay replaces Tim Wakefield pitching
John Valentin moves from PH to 3B
t8 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R OAK J. Canseco R. Mahay 7% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t8 5-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK D. Magadan R. Mahay 1% 93% Walk
t8 5-2 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio R. Mahay -1% 92% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 5-2 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O OAK S. Brosius R. Mahay -1% 91% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
t8 5-2 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  OAK B. Mayne R. Mahay 1% 92% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Magadan to 3B
Joe Hudson replaces Ron Mahay pitching
t8 5-2 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Mashore J. Hudson -2% 90% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Gary Haught facing 2-3-4
b8 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS J. Frye G. Haught -7% 83% Double to LF (Line Drive)
Buddy Groom replaces Gary Haught pitching
b8 2-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn B. Groom 5% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Billy Taylor replaces Buddy Groom pitching
Mike Stanley pinch hits for Reggie Jefferson (DH) batting 4th
b8 2-5 1 -2- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Stanley B. Taylor 4% 93% Flyball: RF; Frye to 3B
b8 2-5 2 --3 2,(0-1)  O BOS W. Cordero B. Taylor 3% 96% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Red Sox' Joe Hudson facing 2-3-4
t9 5-2 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK T. Batista J. Hudson 1% 97% Walk
t9 5-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  OO OAK E. Young J. Hudson -1% 95% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B (SS-2B)
t9 5-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. McGwire J. Hudson -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Billy Taylor facing 6-7-8
b9 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS S. Hatteberg B. Taylor 3% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b9 2-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS T. O'Leary B. Taylor -3% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b9 2-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO BOS D. Bragg B. Taylor 5% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Red Sox 2.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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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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