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Standings
ANA
@BOS
2
11
TEX
@CHW
6
2
 
(6)
OAK
@CLE
11
9
 
(10)
MIL
@DET
4
8
TOR
@KCR
1
0
BAL
@MIN
12
3
SEA
@NYY
2
3
ATL
@CIN
12
3
CHC
@COL
5
11
HOU
@MON
6
8
SDP
@NYM
2
6
LAD
@PHI
7
5
SFG
@PIT
6
1
FLA
@STL
2
6
Wednesday, April 30, 1997, 7:07
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 40,463, Time of Game: 4:09
Athletics
11
13-13
 Won 1 
3rd, 2½ GB
at Indians
9
12-13
 Lost 1 
2nd, 1 GB
W: Billy Taylor (1-1)
L: Jose Mesa (0-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  5   0  0  1   0  1  0   4   11 15  2
Indians         1  1  0   1  0  3   0  0  1   2    9 15  2

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Damon Mashore CF-LF 6 1 2 0 0 1 .347 .890 19 12 -0.053 0.91 0.050 -0.103 -0.0 1 0
Jason Giambi LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 .250 .718 16 11 0.078 1.05 0.131 -0.053 0.8 1 0
   Ernie Young CF 1 0 0 0 1 1 .154 .513 9 5 -0.006 0.85 0.007 -0.013 -0.7 2 0
Jose Canseco RF 4 1 1 2 1 2 .252 .741 24 13 0.173 1.02 0.239 -0.066 0.4 1 0 HR,SF
Mark McGwire 1B 6 3 3 3 0 1 .322 1.257 23 15 0.469 1.02 0.527 -0.058 1.9 15 0 2·HR
Geronimo Berroa DH 4 1 2 1 1 0 .350 1.072 17 9 0.134 0.72 0.160 -0.026 1.6 HR
Scott Spiezio 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 .284 .813 18 11 -0.060 0.78 0.062 -0.122 -0.4 3 6 2B,GDP
Scott Brosius 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 .181 .509 22 15 0.047 0.84 0.119 -0.072 0.1 0 4
Rafael Bournigal SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 .297 .774 20 13 0.031 0.76 0.089 -0.057 1.6 2 5 2B
Brent Mayne C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .263 .807 19 12 0.010 0.97 0.124 -0.114 0.0 4 1 HBP,GDP
Dave Telgheder P 0 3
   Aaron Small P 1 1
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
   Mark Acre P 0 0
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Don Wengert P 0 0
Team Totals 44 11 15 10 3 7 .341 1.047 187 116 0.823 0.90 1.508 -0.684 5.3 30 20
2B: S Spiezio (10, off O Hershiser); R Bournigal (2, off J Mesa).
HR: M McGwire 2 (11, 1 off O Hershiser, 1 off J Mesa; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF; 10th inn, 0 on, 0 outs); J Canseco (5, off E Plunk; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); G Berroa (6, off J Mesa; 10th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
SF: J Canseco (2, off O Hershiser).
HBP: B Mayne (1, by J Mesa).
TB: M McGwire 9; G Berroa 5; J Canseco 4; R Bournigal 3; S Brosius 2; S Spiezio 2; D Mashore 2; B Mayne; J Giambi.
GIDP: B Mayne (1); S Spiezio (2).
RBI: M McGwire 3 (25); J Canseco 2 (17); B Mayne (3); R Bournigal (5); S Brosius (7); G Berroa (13); J Giambi (13).
2-out RBI: M McGwire 2; S Brosius.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 6 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 4. R Bournigal-S Spiezio-M McGwire 2; D Telgheder-R Bournigal-M McGwire; A Small-M McGwire.
E: M McGwire (3); S Spiezio (2).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Omar Vizquel SS 5 1 1 0 1 0 .289 .732 18 9 0.210 1.54 0.431 -0.221 -0.6 3 5 3B
Tony Fernandez 2B 6 2 2 1 0 1 .321 .802 21 14 0.152 1.47 0.267 -0.114 0.4 4 1 2B
Jim Thome 1B 4 0 0 0 2 2 .338 1.105 32 15 -0.117 1.29 0.039 -0.157 -0.6 9 1 GDP,IW
Matt Williams 3B 6 0 2 3 0 1 .290 .945 23 15 0.154 1.41 0.218 -0.063 2.1 1 3 2B
David Justice LF-RF 3 2 2 1 3 0 .386 1.256 26 11 0.099 2.34 0.179 -0.079 1.7 2 0 HR,2·IW
Manny Ramirez RF 4 1 2 2 0 0 .304 .935 14 9 0.287 1.50 0.325 -0.037 2.0 3 0 HR,2B
   Chad Curtis PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 1.052 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Seitzer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .642 3 2 -0.174 5.37 0.000 -0.174 -0.8
   Kevin Mitchell LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .704 1 1 -0.187 7.08 0.000 -0.187 -0.8 0 0
Julio Franco DH 4 2 2 0 1 0 .333 .845 20 12 -0.053 2.65 0.166 -0.219 -0.2
Brian Giles CF-RF-CF 4 0 2 0 1 0 .289 1.022 22 15 0.218 2.08 0.276 -0.058 1.4 0 0
Sandy Alomar C 5 1 2 1 0 0 .387 1.212 16 11 -0.266 2.43 0.212 -0.478 -1.3 8 0 2·GDP
Orel Hershiser P 0 1
   Steve Kline P 0 0
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
   Albie Lopez P 0 0
Team Totals 43 9 15 8 8 4 .349 1.056 196 114 0.323 2.01 2.113 -1.787 3.3 30 11
2B: M Williams (11, off D Wengert); T Fernandez (4, off B Taylor); M Ramirez (8, off D Telgheder).
3B: O Vizquel (3, off B Taylor).
HR: D Justice (7, off D Telgheder; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF); M Ramirez (5, off D Telgheder; 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
IBB: D Justice 2 (2, by D Wengert, by B Taylor); J Thome (4, by B Taylor).
TB: M Ramirez 6; D Justice 5; O Vizquel 3; M Williams 3; T Fernandez 3; B Giles 2; J Franco 2; S Alomar 2.
GIDP: S Alomar 2 (4); J Thome (3).
RBI: M Williams 3 (25); M Ramirez 2 (17); S Alomar (20); T Fernandez (7); D Justice (18).
2-out RBI: M Williams 3.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 4 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Thome-O Vizquel-J Thome; O Vizquel-J Thome.
PB: S Alomar (2).
E: K Mitchell (1); D Justice (1).

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
Dave Telgheder 5.1 6 5 4 3 2 2 4.24 24 102 60 37 5 18 10 9 4 0 37 -0.188 1.10 -1.9
Aaron Small, BS (2) 2 4 1 1 1 2 0 3.32 11 46 30 25 3 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 -0.273 2.32 -1.2
Billy Taylor, BS (2), W (1-1) 1.2 2 1 1 2 0 0 7.50 8 23 10 8 1 1 4 2 0 0 3 0 0.114 4.31 1.2
Mark Acre 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 0 3.09 4 9 7 5 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.006 0.40 0.1
Buddy Groom 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9.95 1 8 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.035 0.59 -0.3
Don Wengert, S (1) 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.00 3 8 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 2 0.051 4.68 -1.2
Team Totals 10 15 9 8 8 4 2 7.20 51 196 114 79 11 24 23 16 6 0 37 8 2 -0.325 2.01 -3.3
B Groom faced 1 batter in the 10th inning.

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
Orel Hershiser 6 10 6 6 0 3 1 6.06 26 96 64 43 7 14 11 12 4 0 31 -0.317 0.92 -2.6
Steve Kline 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.55 3 15 9 4 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.093 1.18 0.6
Eric Plunk 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 4.80 10 41 23 11 5 7 1 5 1 0 0 0 -0.124 1.11 0.1
Jose Mesa, L (0-2) 0.1 3 4 2 0 0 2 6.43 6 24 14 10 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 -0.467 0.77 -3.4
Albie Lopez 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 7.63 4 11 6 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 -0.011 0.30 -0.0
Team Totals 10 15 11 9 3 7 4 8.10 49 187 116 71 17 28 14 24 5 0 31 2 1 -0.826 0.90 -5.3
Balks: None.
WP: E Plunk (1).
HBP: J Mesa (1; B Mayne).
IBB: D Wengert (1; D Justice); B Taylor 2 (4; J Thome, D Justice).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Ted Barrett, 3B - Rocky Roe.
Time of Game: 4:09.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 72° 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
b8 6-7 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO CLE S. Alomar B. Taylor 39% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b9 6-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel B. Taylor -38% 40% Triple to CF (Fly Ball)
t10 7-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R OAK M. McGwire J. Mesa 32% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t8 6-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R OAK J. Canseco E. Plunk 23% 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b9 6-7 0 --3 1,(0-0)  R CLE T. Fernandez B. Taylor -22% 18% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Vizquel Scores

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, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK D. Mashore O. Hershiser -2% 48% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. Giambi O. Hershiser -2% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK J. Canseco O. Hershiser -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dave Telgheder facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel D. Telgheder 2% 47% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE T. Fernandez D. Telgheder -4% 43% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Fernandez to 2B/Adv on throw
b1 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome D. Telgheder 3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  R CLE M. Williams D. Telgheder -9% 38% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Fernandez Scores/unER
b1 1-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE D. Justice D. Telgheder -2% 37% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole); Williams to 2B
b1 1-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez D. Telgheder 4% 40% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. McGwire O. Hershiser -3% 38% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK G. Berroa O. Hershiser -2% 36% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
t2 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio O. Hershiser -1% 35% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Dave Telgheder facing 7-8-9
b2 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE J. Franco D. Telgheder -3% 32% Walk
b2 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE B. Giles D. Telgheder -7% 24% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Franco to 3B
b2 1-0 0 1-3 1,(0-0)  ROO CLE S. Alomar D. Telgheder 5% 29% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole); Franco Scores/No RBI
b2 2-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel D. Telgheder 1% 30% Lineout: SS
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  OAK S. Brosius O. Hershiser 4% 34% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t3 0-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  O OAK R. Bournigal O. Hershiser -2% 32% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left); Brosius to 2B
t3 0-2 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  R OAK B. Mayne O. Hershiser 8% 40% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B); Brosius Scores
t3 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Mashore O. Hershiser 4% 44% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Mayne to 2B
t3 1-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  R OAK J. Giambi O. Hershiser 13% 57% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Mayne Scores; Mashore to 3B
t3 2-2 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO OAK J. Canseco O. Hershiser 1% 58% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Mashore Scores
t3 3-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  RR OAK M. McGwire O. Hershiser 18% 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Giambi Scores
t3 5-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK G. Berroa O. Hershiser -1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Dave Telgheder facing 2-3-4
b3 2-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez D. Telgheder 3% 77% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b3 2-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE J. Thome D. Telgheder 2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Williams D. Telgheder 1% 80% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 6-7-8
t4 5-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK S. Spiezio O. Hershiser 4% 84% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t4 5-2 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK S. Brosius O. Hershiser -3% 81% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
t4 5-2 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  OAK R. Bournigal O. Hershiser 3% 84% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Spiezio to 3B
t4 5-2 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  OO OAK B. Mayne O. Hershiser -7% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Dave Telgheder facing 5-6-7
b4 2-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE D. Justice D. Telgheder -4% 72% Walk
b4 2-5 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  R CLE M. Ramirez D. Telgheder -12% 60% Double to RF (Line Drive); Justice Scores
b4 3-5 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Franco D. Telgheder 5% 65% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b4 3-5 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE B. Giles D. Telgheder 4% 70% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b4 3-5 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  O CLE S. Alomar D. Telgheder 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 3.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
t5 5-3 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O OAK D. Mashore O. Hershiser -2% 72% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 5-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Giambi O. Hershiser -1% 70% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t5 5-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Canseco O. Hershiser -1% 69% Popfly: RF (Short RF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-5, Athletics' Dave Telgheder facing 1-2-3
b5 3-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE O. Vizquel D. Telgheder -5% 64% Walk
b5 3-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez D. Telgheder 5% 69% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b5 3-5 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO CLE J. Thome D. Telgheder 7% 76% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 3.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
t6 5-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK M. McGwire O. Hershiser 3% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t6 5-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OAK G. Berroa O. Hershiser 4% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); McGwire to 2B
t6 5-3 0 12- 4,(2-1)  OO OAK S. Spiezio O. Hershiser -8% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B; McGwire to 3B
t6 5-3 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R OAK S. Brosius O. Hershiser 8% 83% Single to CF (Line Drive); McGwire Scores
t6 6-3 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O OAK R. Bournigal O. Hershiser -1% 82% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-6, Athletics' Dave Telgheder facing 4-5-6
b6 3-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams D. Telgheder 3% 85% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b6 3-6 1 --- 5,(1-2)  R CLE D. Justice D. Telgheder -9% 76% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b6 4-6 1 --- 4,(2-1)  R CLE M. Ramirez D. Telgheder -13% 63% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
Aaron Small replaces Dave Telgheder pitching
b6 5-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Franco A. Small -4% 58% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 5-6 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE B. Giles A. Small -6% 53% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Franco to 2B
b6 5-6 1 12- 3,(1-1)  R CLE S. Alomar A. Small -20% 33% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Franco Scores; Giles to 3B
b6 6-6 1 1-3 3,(2-0)  OO CLE O. Vizquel A. Small 17% 50% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B (P's Left)
3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 6.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 6-6, Indians' Steve Kline facing 9-1-2
Steve Kline replaces Orel Hershiser pitching
t7 6-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK B. Mayne S. Kline -4% 46% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t7 6-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK D. Mashore S. Kline -3% 43% Strikeout Swinging
t7 6-6 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Giambi S. Kline -2% 41% Flyball: LF (Short RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Tied 6-6, Athletics' Aaron Small facing 2-3-4
b7 6-6 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez A. Small 4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome A. Small 3% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b7 6-6 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Williams A. Small 2% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 6-6, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 3-4-5
Eric Plunk replaces Steve Kline pitching
t8 6-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R OAK J. Canseco E. Plunk 23% 73% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t8 7-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. McGwire E. Plunk -3% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t8 7-6 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK G. Berroa E. Plunk 3% 73% Walk
t8 7-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio E. Plunk -3% 70% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t8 7-6 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  O OAK S. Brosius E. Plunk -3% 67% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 7, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-7, Athletics' Aaron Small facing 5-6-7
Damon Mashore moves from CF to LF
Ernie Young replaces Jason Giambi (LF) playing CF batting 2nd
b8 6-7 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE D. Justice A. Small 7% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 6-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE M. Ramirez A. Small -7% 67% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball)
b8 6-7 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Franco A. Small -9% 57% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Ramirez to 2B
Chad Curtis pinch runs for Manny Ramirez (RF) batting 6th
b8 6-7 1 12- 11,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles A. Small -14% 43% Walk; Curtis to 3B; Franco to 2B
Billy Taylor replaces Aaron Small pitching
b8 6-7 1 123 2,(1-0)  OO CLE S. Alomar B. Taylor 39% 82% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 7, Indians 6.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 7-6, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 8-9-1
Chad Curtis moves from PR to CF
Brian Giles moves from CF to RF
t9 7-6 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK R. Bournigal E. Plunk -2% 80% Strikeout Swinging
t9 7-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK B. Mayne E. Plunk 4% 84% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Mayne to 2B
t9 7-6 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Mashore E. Plunk -3% 81% Foul Popfly: C (1B Foul)
t9 7-6 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  OAK E. Young E. Plunk 0% 81% Wild Pitch; Mayne to 3B
t9 7-6 2 --3 6,(3-2)  OAK E. Young E. Plunk 1% 82% Walk
t9 7-6 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O OAK J. Canseco E. Plunk -4% 78% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 7, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-7, Athletics' Billy Taylor facing 1-2-3
b9 6-7 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE O. Vizquel B. Taylor -38% 40% Triple to CF (Fly Ball)
b9 6-7 0 --3 1,(0-0)  R CLE T. Fernandez B. Taylor -22% 18% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Vizquel Scores
b9 7-7 0 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Thome B. Taylor -0% 17% Intentional Walk
b9 7-7 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Williams B. Taylor -3% 15% Groundout: 2B-1B; Fernandez to 3B; Thome to 2B
b9 7-7 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CLE D. Justice B. Taylor 1% 16% Intentional Walk
Kevin Seitzer pinch hits for Chad Curtis (CF) batting 6th
b9 7-7 1 123 3,(1-1)  O CLE K. Seitzer B. Taylor 17% 33% Fielder's Choice SS; Fernandez out at Hm/SS-C; Thome to 3B; Justice to 2B; Seitzer to 1B
b9 7-7 2 123 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Franco B. Taylor 17% 50% Groundout: 3B-1B (Short 3B Line)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 7, Indians 7.
Top of the 10th, Athletics Batting, Tied 7-7, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 4-5-6
Jose Mesa replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Kevin Mitchell replaces Kevin Seitzer (PH) playing LF batting 6th
Brian Giles moves from RF to CF
David Justice moves from LF to RF
t10 7-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  R OAK M. McGwire J. Mesa 32% 82% Home Run (Fly Ball)
t10 8-7 0 --- 5,(3-1)  R OAK G. Berroa J. Mesa 9% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t10 9-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK S. Spiezio J. Mesa 2% 94% Reached on E7 (Fly Ball); Spiezio to 2B
t10 9-7 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O OAK S. Brosius J. Mesa -2% 92% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
t10 9-7 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  R OAK R. Bournigal J. Mesa 4% 96% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Spiezio Scores/unER
t10 10-7 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  OAK B. Mayne J. Mesa 0% 97% Hit By Pitch
Albie Lopez replaces Jose Mesa pitching
t10 10-7 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OAK D. Mashore A. Lopez 1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bournigal to 3B; Mayne to 2B
t10 10-7 1 123 3,(0-2)  O OAK E. Young A. Lopez -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t10 10-7 2 123 4,(2-1)  R OAK J. Canseco A. Lopez 2% 98% Passed Ball; Bournigal Scores/unER; Mayne to 3B; Mashore to 2B
t10 11-7 2 -23 5,(3-1)  OAK J. Canseco A. Lopez 0% 98% Walk
t10 11-7 2 123 2,(1-0)  O OAK M. McGwire A. Lopez -1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Athletics 11, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 10th, Indians Batting, Behind 7-11, Athletics' Mark Acre facing 8-9-1
Mark Acre replaces Billy Taylor pitching
b10 7-11 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Giles M. Acre 1% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b10 7-11 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE S. Alomar M. Acre -1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b10 7-11 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel M. Acre 2% 99% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b10 7-11 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE T. Fernandez M. Acre -1% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive); Alomar to 2B
Buddy Groom replaces Mark Acre pitching
b10 7-11 2 12- 8,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome B. Groom -3% 95% Walk; Alomar to 3B; Fernandez to 2B
Don Wengert replaces Buddy Groom pitching
b10 7-11 2 123 3,(1-1)  RR CLE M. Williams D. Wengert -11% 84% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Alomar Scores; Fernandez Scores; Thome to 3B
b10 9-11 2 -23 4,(3-0)  CLE D. Justice D. Wengert -3% 81% Intentional Walk
b10 9-11 2 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE K. Mitchell D. Wengert 19% 100% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 11, Indians 9.

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