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Series
Results
BOS
@CLE
11
3
BOS
@CLE
5
9
CLE
@BOS
4
3
CLE
@BOS
2
1
Friday, October 2, 1998, 4:07
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 33,114, Time of Game: 2:27
Indians
4
at Red Sox
3
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  1  1   1  0  1    4  5  0
Red Sox         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  2    3  6  0
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 .417 1.462 15 10 0.099 0.80 0.156 -0.057 0.2 2 0 HR
Omar Vizquel SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .083 18 12 -0.084 0.81 0.000 -0.084 -1.0 0 4
David Justice LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .897 16 10 -0.063 0.57 0.000 -0.063 -0.7 4 0
Manny Ramirez RF 3 2 2 2 1 1 .500 1.915 17 10 0.189 0.71 0.203 -0.014 2.3 0 0 2·HR
Jim Thome 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 .167 .897 14 9 0.070 0.89 0.128 -0.058 0.1 14 0 HR
   Richie Sexson 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Travis Fryman 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .258 10 7 -0.079 0.77 0.000 -0.079 -1.0 1 3
Brian Giles DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .633 17 14 -0.041 0.55 0.010 -0.050 -0.4
Sandy Alomar C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .300 .900 11 10 -0.062 0.74 0.000 -0.062 -0.6 3 0
Joey Cora 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .273 14 8 -0.034 0.88 0.021 -0.055 -0.1 1 6
Charles Nagy P 0 1
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 5 4 2 8 .156 .737 132 90 -0.005 0.74 0.518 -0.522 -1.2 27 14
HR: K Lofton (2, off B Saberhagen; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF); J Thome (2, off B Saberhagen; 5th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); M Ramirez 2 (2, 1 off D Eckersley, 1 off B Saberhagen; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF; 9th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line).
TB: M Ramirez 8; J Thome 4; K Lofton 4; B Giles.
RBI: M Ramirez 2 (3); K Lofton (4); J Thome (2).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 0.

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darren Lewis CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 .400 1.000 17 9 -0.070 1.26 0.041 -0.111 -0.4 3 0
John Valentin 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .417 .917 7 6 -0.062 1.02 0.023 -0.085 -0.7 2 3
Mo Vaughn 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .462 1.500 15 11 0.050 0.97 0.104 -0.054 0.6 6 0
Nomar Garciaparra SS 4 1 1 3 0 0 .333 1.202 12 7 0.023 1.48 0.090 -0.067 1.2 0 1 HR
Mike Stanley DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .558 11 9 -0.146 1.38 0.000 -0.146 -0.8
Troy O'Leary LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .237 12 7 -0.116 1.07 0.000 -0.116 -0.6 1 0
Trot Nixon RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .833 9 9 0.031 1.24 0.080 -0.049 -0.1 3 0
Scott Hatteberg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .393 8 5 -0.108 1.47 0.000 -0.108 -0.7 8 0
Mike Benjamin 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .311 8 6 -0.054 1.02 0.000 -0.054 -0.4 4 0
   Midre Cummings PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 1 -0.052 2.47 0.000 -0.052 -0.2
   Donnie Sadler 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Bret Saberhagen P 0 0
   Jim Corsi P 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 6 3 0 3 .182 .455 101 70 -0.504 1.25 0.338 -0.842 -2.2 27 4
HR: N Garciaparra (2, off M Jackson; 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
TB: N Garciaparra 4; M Vaughn 2; T Nixon; D Lewis; J Valentin.
RBI: N Garciaparra 3 (10).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 2.

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
Charles Nagy, W (1-0) 8 4 1 1 0 3 0 1.13 28 88 61 35 11 15 18 7 3 0 73 0.454 1.20 3.6
Michael Jackson, S (2) 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 6.00 5 13 9 7 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 0.050 1.57 -1.4
Team Totals 9 6 3 3 0 3 1 3.00 33 101 70 42 11 17 20 10 6 0 73 0 0 0.504 1.25 2.2

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
Bret Saberhagen, L (0-1) 7 4 3 3 1 7 3 3.86 26 5 13 5 0 63 0.003 0.84 1.0
Jim Corsi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 4 22 11 7 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.036 0.68 0.6
Dennis Eckersley 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.00 4 11 8 6 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 -0.035 0.19 -0.4
Team Totals 9 5 4 4 2 8 4 4.00 34 33 19 13 2 4 5 19 7 0 63 0 0 0.004 0.74 1.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Rich Garcia, 1B - Tim Tschida, 2B - Drew Coble, 3B - Terry Craft, LF - Jim Joyce, RF - Durwood Merrill.
Time of Game: 2:27.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 20mph 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
t6 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R CLE K. Lofton B. Saberhagen 16% 62% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t5 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CLE J. Thome B. Saberhagen 13% 50% Home Run (Line Drive)
t7 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CLE M. Ramirez B. Saberhagen 12% 80% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b8 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS T. Nixon C. Nagy -8% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b9 1-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR BOS N. Garciaparra M. Jackson -8% 87% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Vaughn Scores

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, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE K. Lofton B. Saberhagen -2% 48% Flyball: 2B
t1 0-0 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Saberhagen -2% 46% Popfly: 3B (Short 3B Line)
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Justice B. Saberhagen -1% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS D. Lewis C. Nagy 2% 47% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Valentin C. Nagy 2% 49% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn C. Nagy 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez B. Saberhagen 4% 54% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Thome B. Saberhagen -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Fryman B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O CLE B. Giles B. Saberhagen -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra C. Nagy 2% 47% Lineout: CF
b2 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Stanley C. Nagy 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS T. O'Leary C. Nagy 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE S. Alomar B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Cora B. Saberhagen -2% 45% Popfly: 2B
t3 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE K. Lofton B. Saberhagen -1% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS T. Nixon C. Nagy 3% 47% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS S. Hatteberg C. Nagy 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b3 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin C. Nagy 1% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice B. Saberhagen -2% 45% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t4 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Saberhagen -1% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
b4 0-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS D. Lewis C. Nagy -4% 40% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b4 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Valentin C. Nagy 4% 44% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 0-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Vaughn C. Nagy -7% 36% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Lewis to 3B
b4 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  RO BOS N. Garciaparra C. Nagy -1% 35% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Lewis Scores
b4 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Stanley C. Nagy 2% 37% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
t5 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CLE J. Thome B. Saberhagen 13% 50% Home Run (Line Drive)
t5 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Fryman B. Saberhagen -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B
t5 1-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE B. Giles B. Saberhagen -2% 45% Lineout: 1B
t5 1-1 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE S. Alomar B. Saberhagen -2% 43% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 6-7-8
b5 1-1 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O BOS T. O'Leary C. Nagy 3% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 1-1 1 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS T. Nixon C. Nagy 2% 48% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b5 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS S. Hatteberg C. Nagy 2% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Tied 1-1, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
t6 1-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE J. Cora B. Saberhagen -4% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  R CLE K. Lofton B. Saberhagen 16% 62% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t6 2-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Saberhagen -2% 60% Foul Popfly: 1B
t6 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE D. Justice B. Saberhagen -1% 59% Foul Flyball: 2B (1B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 9-1-2
b6 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin C. Nagy 4% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS D. Lewis C. Nagy 3% 66% Flyball: CF
b6 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS J. Valentin C. Nagy -2% 64% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b6 1-2 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn C. Nagy 4% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 2, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-1, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
t7 2-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CLE M. Ramirez B. Saberhagen 12% 80% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t7 3-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Thome B. Saberhagen -2% 78% Lineout: 2B
t7 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE T. Fryman B. Saberhagen -1% 77% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 3-1 2 --- 6,(1-2)  CLE B. Giles B. Saberhagen 1% 78% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 3-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE S. Alomar B. Saberhagen -2% 76% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
b7 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra C. Nagy 4% 80% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 1-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Stanley C. Nagy 3% 83% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 1-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS T. O'Leary C. Nagy 2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Jim Corsi facing 9-1-2
Jim Corsi replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
t8 3-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Cora J. Corsi 2% 87% Walk
t8 3-1 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Corsi -2% 85% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t8 3-1 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Corsi -2% 83% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t8 3-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CLE D. Justice J. Corsi -2% 81% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-3, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 7-8-9
b8 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS T. Nixon C. Nagy -8% 73% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b8 1-3 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS S. Hatteberg C. Nagy 7% 81% Flyball: LF
Midre Cummings pinch hits for Mike Benjamin (2B) batting 9th
b8 1-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Cummings C. Nagy 5% 86% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B); Nixon to 2B
b8 1-3 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O BOS D. Lewis C. Nagy 6% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-1, Red Sox' Dennis Eckersley facing 4-5-6
Dennis Eckersley replaces Jim Corsi pitching
Donnie Sadler replaces Midre Cummings (PH) playing 2B batting 9th
t9 3-1 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R CLE M. Ramirez D. Eckersley 5% 96% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t9 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome D. Eckersley -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 4-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE T. Fryman D. Eckersley -0% 95% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 4-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE B. Giles D. Eckersley -0% 95% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 1-4, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 2-3-4
Michael Jackson replaces Charles Nagy pitching
b9 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Valentin M. Jackson 3% 98% Lineout: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
b9 1-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS M. Vaughn M. Jackson -3% 95% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b9 1-4 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  RR BOS N. Garciaparra M. Jackson -8% 87% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Vaughn Scores
Richie Sexson replaces Jim Thome playing 1B batting 5th
b9 3-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Stanley M. Jackson 7% 95% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 3-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary M. Jackson 5% 100% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Red Sox 3.

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