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ANA
@BOS
6
7
OAK
@CHW
7
5
TBD
@CLE
0
3
BAL
@DET
3
4
KCR
@MIN
3
4
 
(10)
SEA
@NYY
1
2
TEX
@TOR
9
7
NYM
@ARI
3
5
PHI
@COL
6
11
PHI
@COL
0
4
FLA
@HOU
5
2
CHC
@LAD
3
4
CIN
@MON
6
8
MIL
@SDP
6
4
PIT
@SFG
2
6
ATL
@STL
3
0
 
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Saturday, August 28, 1999, 6:05PM
, Comiskey Park II
Attendance: 27,121, Time of Game: 3:39
Athletics
7
71-58
 Won 2 
2nd, 6½ GB
at White Sox
5
61-68
 Lost 3 
2nd, 18½ GB
W: Gil Heredia (11-5)
L: Jaime Navarro (7-12)
S: Doug Jones (8)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  3  2   0  0  2    7 10  2
White Sox       2  0  0   0  0  0   1  1  1    5  7  1

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rich Becker CF-LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .251 .402 .401 .803 26 17 0.060 0.94 0.115 -0.055 0.2 2 0 SB
Randy Velarde 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .316 .388 .453 .841 23 16 0.086 0.92 0.162 -0.076 1.0 2 3
Jason Giambi 1B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .318 .422 .552 .974 22 10 0.030 0.85 0.070 -0.039 0.9 14 1
John Jaha DH 5 1 1 2 0 3 5 .288 .424 .603 1.027 16 13 -0.002 1.11 0.114 -0.116 -0.0 HR
Matt Stairs RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 .253 .360 .512 .871 20 7 -0.030 0.79 0.056 -0.086 -0.4 1 0 HBP
   Jason McDonald PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .298 .273 .572 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Ben Grieve LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .259 .368 .481 .849 14 6 -0.028 1.15 0.039 -0.067 -0.3 0 0
   Olmedo Saenz PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .275 .364 .466 .829 4 0 0.005 0.95 0.005 0.000 0.2 IW
   Ryan Christenson PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .213 .302 .313 .615 5 3 -0.003 0.26 0.000 -0.003 -0.2 2 0 SH
Scott Spiezio 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .232 .315 .418 .733 22 13 -0.058 1.01 0.047 -0.104 -1.5 0 3
Miguel Tejada SS 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .248 .326 .433 .759 25 13 0.375 1.01 0.402 -0.026 3.7 3 5 HR,3B,2B,IW
Mike Macfarlane C 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .219 .259 .317 .576 25 13 -0.127 0.70 0.000 -0.127 -1.9 2 1
Gil Heredia P 1 1
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Greg McMichael P 0 1
   Doug Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 10 7 7 8 45 .278 .409 .528 .937 202 111 0.308 0.92 1.010 -0.699 1.6 27 15
2B: M Tejada (29, off K Foulke).
3B: M Tejada (4, off J Navarro).
HR: M Tejada (17, off J Navarro, 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out); J Jaha (31, off B Howry, 9th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
SH: R Christenson (7, off B Howry).
IBB: O Saenz (1, by J Pena); M Tejada (3, by B Howry).
HBP: M Stairs (2, by J Navarro).
TB: M Tejada 9; J Jaha 4; R Velarde 2; R Becker 2; S Spiezio; J Giambi.
RBI: M Tejada 3 (71); J Jaha 2 (91); R Becker (18); R Velarde (60).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 15.
Fielding
PB: M Macfarlane 2 (6).
E: R Christenson (7); S Spiezio (5).
Baserunning
SB: R Becker (6, 2nd base off J Navarro/B Fordyce).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ray Durham 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .306 .379 .461 .841 21 12 0.098 1.48 0.201 -0.102 0.7 0 3 2B
Mike Caruso SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .259 .290 .304 .595 13 8 -0.003 2.09 0.113 -0.116 0.2 2 0
Frank Thomas DH 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .314 .419 .487 .906 13 7 0.082 1.35 0.103 -0.022 0.9 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .299 .339 .520 .859 10 5 -0.039 2.11 0.096 -0.135 -0.0 3 0 SF
Paul Konerko 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .296 .347 .524 .871 21 11 -0.097 1.95 0.069 -0.166 -0.6 7 1
Chris Singleton CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .312 .333 .503 .836 21 15 -0.127 1.22 0.000 -0.127 -1.2 3 0
Carlos Lee LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .301 .320 .458 .778 13 10 -0.075 1.19 0.033 -0.108 0.1 3 0 HR
Craig Wilson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .245 .299 .324 .623 9 5 -0.082 0.97 0.000 -0.082 -0.7 0 2
   Brian Simmons PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .281 .418 .699 2 1 -0.037 1.40 0.000 -0.037 -0.2
Brook Fordyce C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .292 .347 .431 .777 9 7 0.088 0.88 0.115 -0.027 0.3 8 1
Jaime Navarro P 1 0
   Bill Simas P 0 0
   Jesus Pena P 0 0
   Keith Foulke P 0 1
   Bob Howry P 0 0
Team Totals 34 5 7 3 2 2 37 .206 .243 .353 .596 132 81 -0.192 1.50 0.730 -0.922 -0.4 27 8
2B: R Durham (27, off G Heredia); F Thomas (36, off G Heredia).
HR: C Lee (11, off G McMichael, 9th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
SF: M Ordonez (4, off G McMichael).
TB: C Lee 4; B Fordyce 2; F Thomas 2; R Durham 2; M Caruso; M Ordonez.
RBI: F Thomas (77); C Lee (61); M Ordonez (103).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
E: M Caruso (23).

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
Gil Heredia, W (11-5) 7 5 4 3 0 2 0 4.70 27 93 60 42 9 9 15 10 2 0 55 0.049 0.99 0.8
Buddy Groom, H (25) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.69 2 7 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.038 3.62 -0.3
Greg McMichael, H (7) 1.1 2 1 1 1 0 1 4.05 7 28 15 8 2 5 1 5 1 0 2 1 0.127 2.72 -0.4
Doug Jones, S (8) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.02 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.054 1.76 0.3
Team Totals 9 7 5 4 2 2 1 4.00 37 132 81 53 12 16 18 15 3 0 55 4 1 0.192 1.50 0.4
G Heredia faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Chicago White 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
Jaime Navarro, L (7-12) 5.1 6 5 5 3 3 1 6.27 26 119 66 42 10 14 6 13 7 0 36 -0.261 1.12 -1.7
Bill Simas 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.10 5 16 11 5 2 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0.002 0.50 -0.1
Jesus Pena 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.42 3 13 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.043 0.95 1.0
Keith Foulke 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.57 4 21 15 7 2 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.037 0.73 0.6
Bob Howry 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 3.76 7 33 14 10 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 -0.130 0.46 -1.4
Team Totals 9 10 7 7 7 8 2 7.00 45 202 111 68 15 28 9 20 9 0 36 2 0 -0.309 0.92 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: J Navarro (9); J Pena (2).
HBP: J Navarro (9; M Stairs).
IBB: B Howry (3; M Tejada); J Pena (2; O Saenz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Rocky Roe, 2B - Mike DiMuro, 3B - Bill Welke.
Time of Game: 3:39.
Attendance: 27,121.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 6mph in from Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Chicago White Sox
1 Rich Becker CF 1 Ray Durham 2B
2 Randy Velarde 2B 2 Mike Caruso SS
3 Jason Giambi 1B 3 Frank Thomas DH
4 John Jaha DH 4 Magglio Ordonez RF
5 Matt Stairs RF 5 Paul Konerko 1B
6 Ben Grieve LF 6 Chris Singleton CF
7 Scott Spiezio 3B 7 Carlos Lee LF
8 Miguel Tejada SS 8 Craig Wilson 3B
9 Mike Macfarlane C 9 Brook Fordyce C
Gil Heredia P Jaime Navarro P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 3-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR OAK M. Tejada J. Navarro 19% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball); Grieve Scores
t5 0-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R OAK M. Tejada J. Navarro 18% 49% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Spiezio Scores
b8 4-5 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHW P. Konerko G. McMichael 13% 82% Popfly: SS
t5 2-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R OAK R. Velarde J. Navarro 12% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Becker Scores; Velarde to 2B
b8 3-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHW R. Durham B. Groom -12% 61% Walk; Fordyce to 2B

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, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK R. Becker J. Navarro -2% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 1 --- 8,(1-2)  O OAK R. Velarde J. Navarro -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK J. Giambi J. Navarro -1% 45% Lineout: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Gil Heredia facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  CHW R. Durham G. Heredia -5% 39% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  CHW M. Caruso G. Heredia -6% 34% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Durham to 3B
b1 0-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CHW F. Thomas G. Heredia -3% 31% Passed Ball; Durham Scores/No RBI; Caruso to 2B
b1 1-0 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  R CHW F. Thomas G. Heredia -7% 24% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Caruso Scores
b1 2-0 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CHW M. Ordonez G. Heredia 3% 27% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
b1 2-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHW P. Konerko G. Heredia 3% 29% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 2-0 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CHW C. Singleton G. Heredia 3% 32% Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak 2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Jaha J. Navarro -2% 29% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK M. Stairs J. Navarro 3% 32% Walk
t2 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK B. Grieve J. Navarro -3% 29% Lineout: LF (Deep LF-CF)
t2 0-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio J. Navarro -2% 26% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Gil Heredia facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW C. Lee G. Heredia 2% 28% Popfly: SS (Short LF)
b2 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW C. Wilson G. Heredia 1% 30% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW B. Fordyce G. Heredia 1% 30% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 8-9-1
t3 0-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK M. Tejada J. Navarro -3% 28% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t3 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane J. Navarro -2% 26% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK R. Becker J. Navarro 2% 28% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Short LF); Becker to 2B/Adv on E6
t3 0-2 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Velarde J. Navarro -3% 25% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Gil Heredia facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW R. Durham G. Heredia 2% 27% Bunt Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW M. Caruso G. Heredia 1% 28% Flyball: RF
b3 2-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW F. Thomas G. Heredia 1% 29% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Giambi J. Navarro -3% 26% Lineout: CF
t4 0-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK J. Jaha J. Navarro -2% 24% Flyball: CF
t4 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Stairs J. Navarro 1% 25% Hit By Pitch
t4 0-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  OAK B. Grieve J. Navarro 1% 26% Wild Pitch; Stairs to 2B
t4 0-2 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  O OAK B. Grieve J. Navarro -4% 23% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Athletics' Gil Heredia facing 4-5-6
b4 2-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  O CHW M. Ordonez G. Heredia 2% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW P. Konerko G. Heredia 1% 26% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-0 2 --- 5,(0-2)  O CHW C. Singleton G. Heredia 1% 27% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, White Sox 2.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 7-8-9
t5 0-2 0 --- 8,(3-2)  OAK S. Spiezio J. Navarro 5% 31% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t5 0-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  R OAK M. Tejada J. Navarro 18% 49% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Spiezio Scores
t5 1-2 0 --3 5,(3-1)  O OAK M. Macfarlane J. Navarro -6% 43% Lineout: SS
t5 1-2 1 --3 7,(3-2)  R OAK R. Becker J. Navarro 7% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Tejada Scores
t5 2-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OAK R. Velarde J. Navarro 2% 52% Becker Steals 2B
t5 2-2 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  R OAK R. Velarde J. Navarro 12% 64% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Becker Scores; Velarde to 2B
t5 3-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK J. Giambi J. Navarro 2% 66% Walk
t5 3-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. Jaha J. Navarro -5% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t5 3-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. Stairs J. Navarro -5% 57% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-3, Athletics' Gil Heredia facing 7-8-9
b5 2-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW C. Lee G. Heredia 4% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CHW C. Wilson G. Heredia 3% 63% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 2-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW B. Fordyce G. Heredia 2% 64% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, White Sox 2.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, White Sox' Jaime Navarro facing 6-7-8
t6 3-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK B. Grieve J. Navarro 4% 68% Walk
t6 3-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio J. Navarro -4% 65% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 3-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR OAK M. Tejada J. Navarro 19% 83% Home Run (Fly Ball); Grieve Scores
Bill Simas replaces Jaime Navarro pitching
t6 5-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Macfarlane B. Simas -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t6 5-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Becker B. Simas -1% 81% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Gil Heredia facing 1-2-3
b6 2-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW R. Durham G. Heredia 3% 84% Flyball: CF
b6 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW M. Caruso G. Heredia 2% 86% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b6 2-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW F. Thomas G. Heredia 1% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 2.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, White Sox' Bill Simas facing 2-3-4
t7 5-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK R. Velarde B. Simas 2% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t7 5-2 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  OAK J. Giambi B. Simas 2% 92% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Velarde to 2B
t7 5-2 0 12- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Jaha B. Simas -2% 89% Strikeout Swinging
Jesus Pena replaces Bill Simas pitching
t7 5-2 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OAK M. Stairs J. Pena 2% 92% Wild Pitch; Velarde to 3B; Giambi to 2B
t7 5-2 1 -23 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. Stairs J. Pena -4% 88% Strikeout Swinging
Olmedo Saenz pinch hits for Ben Grieve (LF) batting 6th
t7 5-2 2 -23 4,(3-0)  OAK O. Saenz J. Pena 1% 88% Intentional Walk
Ryan Christenson pinch runs for Olmedo Saenz (PH) batting 6th
t7 5-2 2 123 3,(1-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio J. Pena -3% 85% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B-C Foul)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Gil Heredia facing 4-5-6
Rich Becker moves from CF to LF
Ryan Christenson moves from PR to CF
b7 2-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW M. Ordonez G. Heredia -10% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ordonez to 3B/Adv on E8
b7 2-5 0 --3 7,(3-2)  R CHW P. Konerko G. Heredia -7% 68% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball); Ordonez Scores/unER/No RBI
b7 3-5 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  O CHW C. Singleton G. Heredia 6% 75% Flyball: CF
b7 3-5 1 1-- 4,(0-2)  O CHW C. Lee G. Heredia 5% 80% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHW C. Wilson G. Heredia 4% 84% Popfly: 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 3.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, White Sox' Keith Foulke facing 8-9-1
Keith Foulke replaces Jesus Pena pitching
t8 5-3 0 --- 6,(2-2)  OAK M. Tejada K. Foulke 4% 88% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t8 5-3 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane K. Foulke -3% 86% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-3 1 -2- 8,(2-2)  O OAK R. Becker K. Foulke -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-3 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O OAK R. Velarde K. Foulke -3% 81% Groundout: P-2B-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 3.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Athletics' Gil Heredia facing 9-1-2
b8 3-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW B. Fordyce G. Heredia -8% 73% Single to CF (Pop Fly)
Buddy Groom replaces Gil Heredia pitching
b8 3-5 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHW R. Durham B. Groom -12% 61% Walk; Fordyce to 2B
b8 3-5 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHW M. Caruso B. Groom 8% 69% Bunt Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B (Short 3B Line); Fordyce to 3B
Greg McMichael replaces Buddy Groom pitching
b8 3-5 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  CHW F. Thomas G. McMichael -6% 63% Passed Ball; Caruso to 2B
b8 3-5 1 -23 6,(3-2)  CHW F. Thomas G. McMichael -3% 60% Walk
b8 3-5 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO CHW M. Ordonez G. McMichael 9% 69% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Fordyce Scores
b8 4-5 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHW P. Konerko G. McMichael 13% 82% Popfly: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, White Sox 4.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-4, White Sox' Bob Howry facing 3-4-5
Bob Howry replaces Keith Foulke pitching
t9 5-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Giambi B. Howry 3% 84% Walk
t9 5-4 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  RR OAK J. Jaha B. Howry 11% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Giambi Scores
t9 7-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  OAK M. Stairs B. Howry 1% 97% Walk
Jason McDonald pinch runs for Matt Stairs (RF) batting 5th
t9 7-4 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Christenson B. Howry -0% 96% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); McDonald to 2B
t9 7-4 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio B. Howry -1% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 7-4 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK M. Tejada B. Howry 0% 96% Intentional Walk
t9 7-4 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O OAK M. Macfarlane B. Howry -1% 95% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 7, White Sox 4.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 4-7, Athletics' Greg McMichael facing 6-7-8
Jason McDonald moves from PR to RF
b9 4-7 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW C. Singleton G. McMichael 3% 98% Popfly: 1B (P's Left)
b9 4-7 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R CHW C. Lee G. McMichael -3% 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Brian Simmons pinch hits for Craig Wilson (3B) batting 8th
b9 5-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHW B. Simmons G. McMichael 4% 98% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b9 5-7 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CHW B. Fordyce G. McMichael -3% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
Doug Jones replaces Greg McMichael pitching
b9 5-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHW R. Durham D. Jones 5% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, White Sox 5.

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