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OAK
@BAL
0
8
TEX
@BOS
12
2
ANA
@CHW
5
8
DET
@CLE
4
7
KCR
@NYY
6
4
MIL
@SEA
5
3
MIN
@TOR
1
9
PIT
@ATL
5
2
PHI
@COL
5
0
FLA
@HOU
2
13
CHC
@LAD
4
2
MON
@SDP
4
6
CIN
@SFG
3
7
NYM
@STL
2
5
Tuesday, August 12, 1997, 7:35
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 32,992, Time of Game: 3:12
Tigers
4
55-62
 Lost 2 
5th, 19½ GB
at Indians
7
59-55
 Won 1 
1st
W: Eric Plunk (4-3)
L: Greg Keagle (0-2)
S: Jose Mesa (5)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Tigers          0  0  2   0  2  0   0  0  0    4  8  0
Indians         2  0  1   3  0  1   0  0  X    7 13  0

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 4 2 3 0 1 0 5 .264 .328 .346 .674 23 14 0.188 0.97 0.202 -0.014 2.2 1 0 2B,2·SB
Damion Easley 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .267 .365 .480 .845 22 11 -0.017 1.24 0.070 -0.087 -0.1 1 4 HBP
Bobby Higginson RF 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .278 .369 .523 .892 18 12 -0.088 1.29 0.041 -0.129 -0.8 3 0
Tony Clark 1B 5 1 1 2 0 1 5 .285 .393 .537 .930 17 12 0.059 1.17 0.176 -0.118 0.2 11 0 2B
Travis Fryman 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .268 .329 .445 .774 24 14 -0.023 1.19 0.065 -0.087 -0.3 1 1
Bob Hamelin DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .298 .395 .544 .939 12 8 -0.020 1.39 0.083 -0.103 -0.0
Phil Nevin LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .257 .343 .408 .751 16 8 -0.091 1.27 0.026 -0.117 -0.8 0 0
Raul Casanova C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .263 .319 .380 .699 17 13 -0.057 0.98 0.028 -0.085 -0.5 4 0
Deivi Cruz SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .232 .255 .303 .558 6 3 -0.061 0.74 0.000 -0.061 -0.6 3 5
   Curtis Pride PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .324 .327 .651 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Orlando Miller PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .286 .400 .686 3 3 -0.048 1.65 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 0 0
Greg Keagle P 0 0
   A.J. Sager P 0 2
   Mike Myers P 0 0
   Eddie Gaillard P 0 0
   Todd Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 4 6 40 .229 .325 .286 .611 158 98 -0.158 1.15 0.691 -0.849 -1.1 24 12
2B: B Hunter (17, off J Wright); T Clark (20, off J Wright).
HBP: D Easley (13, by J Wright).
TB: B Hunter 4; T Clark 2; T Fryman; B Higginson; B Hamelin; R Casanova.
RBI: T Clark 2 (87); B Hamelin (40); B Higginson (69).
2-out RBI: B Hamelin.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Easley-D Cruz-T Clark 2; D Cruz-T Clark.
Baserunning
SB: B Hunter 2 (58, 2nd base off J Wright/P Borders, 2nd base off A Lopez/P Borders).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Giles CF 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 .278 .392 .523 .915 12 9 0.025 0.58 0.072 -0.047 0.1 3 0 2B
Omar Vizquel SS 3 2 2 0 1 0 5 .291 .354 .378 .733 22 13 0.038 0.58 0.066 -0.028 0.6 1 2 SB,SH
Manny Ramirez RF 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .336 .423 .551 .974 17 9 0.057 0.89 0.141 -0.084 0.7 1 0 HR,IW
Jim Thome 1B 3 1 2 1 2 1 5 .287 .432 .591 1.022 18 7 0.131 0.85 0.137 -0.006 1.6 7 1
David Justice LF 3 0 3 2 1 0 4 .328 .420 .593 1.014 16 7 0.278 1.20 0.278 0.000 3.9 2 0 2·2B
Matt Williams 3B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .240 .285 .464 .749 19 13 -0.103 0.96 0.006 -0.109 -2.5 2 2 GDP
Kevin Seitzer DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .243 .308 .342 .650 17 9 -0.084 0.90 0.023 -0.108 -1.3 GDP
Tony Fernandez 2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .283 .324 .417 .741 11 7 -0.013 0.99 0.096 -0.109 -0.9 5 1 HR,GDP
Pat Borders C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .308 .351 .452 .803 20 13 0.013 0.44 0.043 -0.030 0.1 6 0 2B
Jaret Wright P 0 1
   Albie Lopez P 0 1
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
Team Totals 33 7 13 7 6 4 40 .394 .487 .697 1.184 152 87 0.342 0.81 0.862 -0.521 2.4 27 8
2B: D Justice 2 (20, 2 off G Keagle); P Borders (4, off G Keagle); B Giles (12, off A Sager).
HR: T Fernandez (7, off A Sager, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line); M Ramirez (18, off A Sager, 4th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
SH: O Vizquel (11, off A Sager).
IBB: M Ramirez (4, by A Sager).
TB: D Justice 5; M Ramirez 4; T Fernandez 4; B Giles 3; O Vizquel 2; J Thome 2; P Borders 2; K Seitzer.
GIDP: M Williams (12); K Seitzer (5); T Fernandez (11).
RBI: D Justice 2 (67); M Ramirez 2 (65); J Thome (78); T Fernandez (34); M Williams (69).
2-out RBI: M Ramirez 2.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 13.
Baserunning
SB: O Vizquel (32, 2nd base off T Jones/R Casanova).

Detroit Tigers

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
Greg Keagle, L (0-2) 3 5 3 3 3 0 0 8.22 16 62 36 28 1 7 6 7 1 0 34 -0.154 1.31 -1.3
A.J. Sager 2.1 6 4 4 2 1 2 4.68 14 47 25 16 4 5 4 7 4 0 0 0 -0.207 0.57 -2.5
Mike Myers 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.45 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 -0.060 0.90 -1.4
Eddie Gaillard 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 4 23 15 7 3 5 1 1 0 0 3 0 0.070 0.36 2.2
Todd Jones 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.61 4 15 10 6 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.008 0.16 0.6
Team Totals 8 13 7 7 6 4 2 7.88 40 152 87 58 9 20 14 16 6 0 34 5 1 -0.343 0.81 -2.4
M Myers faced 2 batters in the 6th 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
Jaret Wright 3 2 2 2 3 1 0 4.37 15 66 39 24 5 10 2 8 1 0 45 -0.039 1.34 -0.3
Albie Lopez 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 6.39 10 34 19 14 0 5 6 4 3 0 0 0 -0.016 1.10 -0.9
Eric Plunk, W (4-3) 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.33 6 22 16 11 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.124 0.78 1.1
Michael Jackson, H (6) 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.11 4 19 12 4 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.002 1.15 0.0
Paul Assenmacher, H (11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.62 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.048 1.65 0.5
Jose Mesa, S (5) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.05 4 14 9 7 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.039 1.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 6 0 4.00 40 158 98 61 14 23 13 16 4 0 45 2 0 0.158 1.15 1.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: J Wright (3; D Easley).
IBB: A Sager (5; M Ramirez).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Marty Foster, 1B - Ray DiMuro, 2B - John Shulock, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 3:12.
Attendance: 32,992.
Field Condition: Wet.
Start Time Weather: 80° F, Wind 12mph in from Leftfield, Night, Showers.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers         Cleveland Indians
1 Brian Hunter CF 1 Brian Giles CF
2 Damion Easley 2B 2 Omar Vizquel SS
3 Bobby Higginson RF 3 Manny Ramirez RF
4 Tony Clark 1B 4 Jim Thome 1B
5 Travis Fryman 3B 5 David Justice LF
6 Bob Hamelin DH 6 Matt Williams 3B
7 Phil Nevin LF 7 Kevin Seitzer DH
8 Raul Casanova C 8 Tony Fernandez 2B
9 Deivi Cruz SS 9 Pat Borders C
Greg Keagle P Jaret Wright P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t3 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR DET T. Clark J. Wright -18% 48% Double to RF (Line Drive); Hunter Scores; Easley Scores
b1 0-0 1 123 3,(2-0)  RR CLE D. Justice G. Keagle 14% 78% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Giles Scores; Vizquel Scores; Thome to 3B
b4 4-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR CLE M. Ramirez A. Sager 13% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball); Vizquel Scores
b3 2-2 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  CLE D. Justice G. Keagle 11% 70% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive); Thome to 3B
b4 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE T. Fernandez A. Sager 10% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Jaret Wright facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(0-2)  DET B. Hunter J. Wright -6% 44% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
t1 0-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  DET D. Easley J. Wright -3% 41% Hit By Pitch
t1 0-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Higginson J. Wright 3% 44% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole); Hunter to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 6,(2-2)  O DET T. Clark J. Wright 6% 50% Popfly: 3B (Short 3B Line)
t1 0-0 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O DET T. Fryman J. Wright 5% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Greg Keagle facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE B. Giles G. Keagle 3% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE O. Vizquel G. Keagle 5% 64% Walk; Giles to 2B
b1 0-0 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez G. Keagle -5% 59% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b1 0-0 1 12- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome G. Keagle 5% 64% Walk; Giles to 3B; Vizquel to 2B
b1 0-0 1 123 3,(2-0)  RR CLE D. Justice G. Keagle 14% 78% Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Giles Scores; Vizquel Scores; Thome to 3B
b1 2-0 1 -23 12,(3-2)  CLE M. Williams G. Keagle 1% 79% Walk
b1 2-0 1 123 5,(3-1)  O CLE K. Seitzer G. Keagle -5% 74% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b1 2-0 2 123 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Fernandez G. Keagle -5% 69% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Jaret Wright facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Hamelin J. Wright 2% 71% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t2 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  DET P. Nevin J. Wright -3% 68% Walk
t2 0-2 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET R. Casanova J. Wright 3% 71% Flyball: CF
t2 0-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Cruz J. Wright 2% 74% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Greg Keagle facing 9-1-2
b2 2-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CLE P. Borders G. Keagle 4% 78% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b2 2-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CLE B. Giles G. Keagle -3% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel G. Keagle -2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B; Borders to 3B
b2 2-0 2 --3 5,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez G. Keagle -3% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 0, Indians 2.
Top of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Jaret Wright facing 1-2-3
t3 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET B. Hunter J. Wright -4% 66% Walk
t3 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  DET D. Easley J. Wright -2% 64% Hunter Steals 2B
t3 0-2 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  DET D. Easley J. Wright -4% 60% Walk
t3 0-2 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Higginson J. Wright 6% 66% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t3 0-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  RR DET T. Clark J. Wright -18% 48% Double to RF (Line Drive); Hunter Scores; Easley Scores
t3 2-2 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O DET T. Fryman J. Wright 4% 52% Foul Popfly: 1B
t3 2-2 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Hamelin J. Wright 4% 56% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Greg Keagle facing 4-5-6
b3 2-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Thome G. Keagle 4% 60% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
b3 2-2 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  CLE D. Justice G. Keagle 11% 70% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive); Thome to 3B
b3 2-2 0 -23 1,(0-0)  RO CLE M. Williams G. Keagle -4% 67% Fielder's Choice SS; Thome Scores; Justice out at 3B/SS-3B
b3 3-2 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  OO CLE K. Seitzer G. Keagle -5% 61% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Albie Lopez facing 7-8-9
Albie Lopez replaces Jaret Wright pitching
t4 2-3 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET P. Nevin A. Lopez 3% 64% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
t4 2-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET R. Casanova A. Lopez 2% 67% Groundout: 2B-1B (Deep 2B)
t4 2-3 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Cruz A. Lopez 1% 68% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Tigers' A.J. Sager facing 8-9-1
A.J. Sager replaces Greg Keagle pitching
b4 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE T. Fernandez A. Sager 10% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
b4 4-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE P. Borders A. Sager -2% 76% Lineout: P-1B (P's Right)
b4 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE B. Giles A. Sager -1% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b4 4-2 2 --- 5,(1-2)  CLE O. Vizquel A. Sager 1% 76% Single to 2B (Ground Ball)
b4 4-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  RR CLE M. Ramirez A. Sager 13% 89% Home Run (Fly Ball); Vizquel Scores
b4 6-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome A. Sager 0% 89% Walk
b4 6-2 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE D. Justice A. Sager 1% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive); Thome to 3B
b4 6-2 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Williams A. Sager -2% 88% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Albie Lopez facing 1-2-3
t5 2-6 0 --- 5,(2-2)  DET B. Hunter A. Lopez -3% 85% Single to 1B (Ground Ball)
t5 2-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  DET D. Easley A. Lopez -1% 84% Hunter Steals 2B
t5 2-6 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  O DET D. Easley A. Lopez 2% 86% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B); Hunter to 3B
t5 2-6 1 --3 3,(1-1)  R DET B. Higginson A. Lopez -4% 82% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Hunter Scores
t5 3-6 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET T. Clark A. Lopez 3% 85% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 1B)
t5 3-6 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  DET T. Fryman A. Lopez -2% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive); Clark to 2B
t5 3-6 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R DET B. Hamelin A. Lopez -8% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive); Clark Scores; Fryman to 2B
t5 4-6 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O DET P. Nevin A. Lopez 5% 80% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-4, Tigers' A.J. Sager facing 7-8-9
b5 6-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE K. Seitzer A. Sager 2% 83% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b5 6-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO CLE T. Fernandez A. Sager -5% 77% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
b5 6-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE P. Borders A. Sager -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 6.
Top of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-6, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 8-9-1
Eric Plunk replaces Albie Lopez pitching
t6 4-6 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET R. Casanova E. Plunk 3% 80% Flyball: CF
t6 4-6 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Cruz E. Plunk 2% 82% Flyball: CF
t6 4-6 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET B. Hunter E. Plunk 1% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-4, Tigers' A.J. Sager facing 1-2-3
b6 6-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE B. Giles A. Sager 4% 87% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b6 6-4 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel A. Sager -1% 87% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Giles to 3B
b6 6-4 1 --3 4,(3-0)  CLE M. Ramirez A. Sager 1% 88% Intentional Walk
Mike Myers replaces A.J. Sager pitching
b6 6-4 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  R CLE J. Thome M. Myers 4% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Giles Scores; Ramirez to 2B
b6 7-4 1 12- 4,(3-0)  CLE D. Justice M. Myers 2% 94% Walk; Ramirez to 3B; Thome to 2B
Eddie Gaillard replaces Mike Myers pitching
b6 7-4 1 123 4,(1-2)  OO CLE M. Williams E. Gaillard -5% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 7.
Top of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 2-3-4
t7 4-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET D. Easley E. Plunk 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-7 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Higginson E. Plunk 2% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t7 4-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET T. Clark E. Plunk 1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-4, Tigers' Eddie Gaillard facing 7-8-9
b7 7-4 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE K. Seitzer E. Gaillard -1% 93% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
b7 7-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez E. Gaillard -1% 92% Strikeout Swinging
b7 7-4 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE P. Borders E. Gaillard -0% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 7.
Top of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 5-6-7
Michael Jackson replaces Eric Plunk pitching
t8 4-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET T. Fryman M. Jackson -4% 88% Walk
t8 4-7 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O DET B. Hamelin M. Jackson 4% 92% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-7 1 1-- 6,(2-2)  O DET P. Nevin M. Jackson 3% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t8 4-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  DET R. Casanova M. Jackson -3% 92% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Fryman to 3B
Paul Assenmacher replaces Michael Jackson pitching
Curtis Pride pinch hits for Deivi Cruz (SS) batting 9th
Orlando Miller pinch hits for Curtis Pride batting 9th
t8 4-7 2 1-3 3,(0-2)  O DET O. Miller P. Assenmacher 5% 97% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-4, Tigers' Todd Jones facing 1-2-3
Todd Jones replaces Eddie Gaillard pitching
Orlando Miller moves from PH to SS
b8 7-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Giles T. Jones -0% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 7-4 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Jones 0% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 7-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Jones 0% 97% Vizquel Steals 2B
b8 7-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez T. Jones -1% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
b8 7-4 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Jones -1% 96% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 7.
Top of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-7, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 1-2-3
Jose Mesa replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
t9 4-7 0 --- 7,(3-2)  DET B. Hunter J. Mesa -4% 92% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t9 4-7 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O DET D. Easley J. Mesa 4% 96% Flyball: RF
t9 4-7 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Higginson J. Mesa 3% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Hunter to 2B
t9 4-7 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O DET T. Clark J. Mesa 1% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Tigers 4, Indians 7.

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