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Scores
Standings
NYM
@BAL
3
4
 
(12)
ATL
@BOS
9
1
HOU
@CHW
4
5
CHC
@CLE
6
7
PHI
@DET
2
7
STL
@KCR
9
7
PIT
@MIL
1
4
CIN
@MIN
5
3
MON
@NYY
4
3
FLA
@TOR
8
0
SEA
@COL
5
6
OAK
@LAD
4
5
 
(10)
ANA
@SDP
3
1
TEX
@SFG
4
5
 
(12)
Friday, August 29, 1997, 7:08
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 43,060, Time of Game: 3:13
Cubs
6
54-81
 Lost 1 
5th, 16½ GB
at Indians
7
69-61
 Won 2 
1st
W: Jose Mesa (3-4)
L: Dave Stevens (1-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            1  0  0   0  1  0   0  4  0    6 13  1
Indians         0  0  0   2  1  0   3  1  X    7 11  3

Chicago Cubs

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lance Johnson CF 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .296 .364 .393 .757 14 11 -0.039 1.74 0.110 -0.149 0.3 1 0
Shawon Dunston LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 5 .281 .297 .411 .708 18 11 -0.076 1.42 0.137 -0.212 -0.2 3 0 2B,SB
Mark Grace 1B 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .321 .413 .447 .860 26 16 -0.009 1.43 0.142 -0.151 0.1 5 0 GDP
   Doug Glanville PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .337 .390 .728 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Sammy Sosa RF 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .247 .294 .479 .772 18 10 -0.133 1.45 0.064 -0.197 -0.7 1 0 CS
Dave Clark DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273 .362 .424 .786 10 7 -0.073 1.21 0.000 -0.073 -0.8
   Scott Servais PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .253 .304 .348 .652 8 5 0.067 1.37 0.067 0.000 1.0
Ryne Sandberg 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .267 .314 .402 .716 11 10 -0.109 1.03 0.000 -0.109 -1.1 3 1
   Jose Hernandez 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .265 .315 .432 .747 4 3 -0.067 2.28 0.000 -0.067 -0.7 2 0
Kevin Orie 3B 4 1 0 0 0 2 4 .265 .339 .425 .765 13 9 0.054 1.37 0.156 -0.102 1.0 4 3
Tyler Houston C 4 1 3 1 0 0 4 .255 .292 .331 .623 7 4 0.286 1.68 0.319 -0.033 1.7 5 1 2B
Manny Alexander SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .247 .289 .376 .666 13 8 0.024 1.43 0.111 -0.087 0.2 0 1 SH
Geremi Gonzalez P 0 0
   Dave Stevens P 0 0
   Bob Patterson P 0 0
Team Totals 38 6 13 3 1 8 40 .342 .359 .395 .754 142 94 -0.075 1.47 1.106 -1.180 0.9 24 6
2B: S Dunston (18, off O Hershiser); T Houston (9, off O Hershiser).
SH: M Alexander (2, off O Hershiser).
TB: T Houston 4; M Grace 3; S Dunston 3; L Johnson 2; S Sosa; S Servais; M Alexander.
GIDP: M Grace (15).
RBI: T Houston (23); S Servais (37); L Johnson (28).
2-out RBI: T Houston.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
PB: T Houston (5).
E: K Orie (7).
Baserunning
SB: S Dunston (29, 3rd base off O Hershiser/S Alomar).
CS: S Sosa (6, 2nd base by O Hershiser/S Alomar).

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 LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 5 .263 .367 .480 .847 17 11 0.012 1.43 0.121 -0.109 -0.1 2 0 2B,SH
Omar Vizquel SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .285 .348 .367 .715 17 13 -0.123 1.25 0.041 -0.164 -0.8 5 2 SB
Manny Ramirez RF 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 .324 .419 .540 .960 21 8 -0.006 1.30 0.047 -0.053 -0.0 2 0 IW
Jim Thome 1B 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 .292 .436 .609 1.045 24 11 0.143 1.58 0.160 -0.016 1.3 5 1
David Justice DH 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .342 .436 .635 1.071 15 11 0.091 2.34 0.242 -0.152 -0.4
Matt Williams 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 5 .255 .296 .481 .777 18 12 0.147 1.62 0.268 -0.121 0.5 0 3 2·2B
Sandy Alomar C 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .332 .362 .540 .903 12 7 0.179 0.97 0.241 -0.061 2.5 9 1 2B
Tony Fernandez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .274 .313 .398 .711 15 10 -0.084 0.83 0.000 -0.084 -1.0 3 3
Marquis Grissom CF 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .254 .314 .385 .699 14 8 0.068 1.09 0.115 -0.047 0.5 0 0 2·SB
Orel Hershiser P 1 1
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
Team Totals 35 7 11 6 6 5 42 .314 .415 .429 .843 153 91 0.427 1.38 1.235 -0.807 2.4 27 11
2B: M Williams 2 (26, 2 off G Gonzalez); B Giles (13, off G Gonzalez); S Alomar (32, off G Gonzalez).
SH: B Giles (3, off B Patterson).
IBB: M Ramirez (5, by B Patterson).
TB: M Williams 5; S Alomar 3; B Giles 2; D Justice 2; M Grissom; J Thome; O Vizquel.
RBI: S Alomar 3 (63); M Williams (86); D Justice (85); B Giles (48).
2-out RBI: S Alomar 2; M Williams; D Justice; B Giles.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 6 for 16.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Fernandez-O Vizquel-J Thome; O Vizquel-T Fernandez.
E: O Hershiser (3); J Thome (10); T Fernandez (10).
Baserunning
SB: O Vizquel (36, 2nd base off G Gonzalez/T Houston); M Grissom 2 (20, 2nd base off G Gonzalez/T Houston 2).

Chicago Cubs

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
Geremi Gonzalez 6.2 10 6 5 4 4 0 4.50 34 117 71 48 11 12 11 15 6 0 32 -0.192 1.19 -1.4
Dave Stevens, L (1-4) 0.1 0 1 0 1 1 0 9.38 2 16 9 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.090 0.68 -1.0
Bob Patterson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.35 6 20 11 8 1 2 2 3 1 0 1 1 -0.145 3.06 -0.0
Team Totals 8 11 7 5 6 5 0 5.62 42 153 91 62 12 17 13 18 7 0 32 2 2 -0.427 1.38 -2.4
D Stevens faced 1 batter in the 8th 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 7 8 2 2 1 4 0 4.60 28 88 60 41 12 7 13 10 6 0 56 0.239 1.27 2.0
Michael Jackson 0.1 2 2 1 0 1 0 3.27 3 17 11 4 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 -0.037 1.14 -0.7
Paul Assenmacher, H (15) 0.1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3.00 2 12 8 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0.000 1.82 -0.3
Jose Mesa, BS (5), W (3-4) 1.1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2.73 7 27 17 10 3 4 2 3 2 0 2 2 -0.128 2.34 -1.9
Team Totals 9 13 6 3 1 8 0 3.00 40 144 96 61 21 14 16 15 10 0 56 4 3 0.074 1.47 -0.9
Balks: D Stevens (3).
WP: G Gonzalez (1); O Hershiser (10).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Patterson (1; M Ramirez).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Tim Welke, 2B - Ken Kaiser, 3B - Joe Brinkman.
Time of Game: 3:13.
Attendance: 43,060.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 70° F, Wind 12mph in from Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 6-6 2 123 4,(1-2)  R CLE D. Justice B. Patterson 23% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Grissom Scores/unER; Ramirez to 3B; Thome to 2B
t8 5-6 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R CHC T. Houston J. Mesa -20% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive); Orie Scores/unER
b7 3-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR CLE S. Alomar G. Gonzalez 16% 93% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Justice Scores; Williams Scores
t8 3-6 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR CHC K. Orie J. Mesa -16% 77% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Grace Scores/unER/No RBI; Servais Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/unER; Orie to 3B
b5 2-2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  R CLE M. Williams G. Gonzalez 14% 68% Double to LF (Line Drive); Thome Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Cubs Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Johnson O. Hershiser 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Dunston O. Hershiser -4% 48% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t1 0-0 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CHC M. Grace O. Hershiser 3% 51% Strikeout Swinging, Dunston Steals 3B
t1 0-0 2 --3 4,(2-1)  R CHC S. Sosa O. Hershiser -7% 45% Wild Pitch; Dunston Scores
t1 1-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC S. Sosa O. Hershiser -1% 43% Walk
t1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Clark O. Hershiser 2% 46% Sosa Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles G. Gonzalez -2% 43% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE O. Vizquel G. Gonzalez 3% 46% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. Ramirez G. Gonzalez 1% 47% Vizquel Steals 2B
b1 0-1 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  CLE M. Ramirez G. Gonzalez 2% 49% Walk
b1 0-1 1 12- 3,(1-1)  CLE J. Thome G. Gonzalez 6% 55% Single to SS (Line Drive); Vizquel to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
b1 0-1 1 123 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice G. Gonzalez -7% 48% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-1 2 123 3,(1-1)  O CLE M. Williams G. Gonzalez -8% 40% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 5-6-7
t2 1-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC D. Clark O. Hershiser 2% 43% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg O. Hershiser 2% 44% Lineout: SS
t2 1-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC K. Orie O. Hershiser 1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 7-8-9
b2 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE S. Alomar G. Gonzalez -3% 43% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Fernandez G. Gonzalez -2% 41% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Grissom G. Gonzalez -1% 40% Popfly: 1B (Deep 1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 8-9-1
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Houston O. Hershiser -3% 36% Single to P (Bunt to Short 3B Line)
t3 1-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CHC M. Alexander O. Hershiser 3% 39% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
t3 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC L. Johnson O. Hershiser -3% 36% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B); Alexander to 2B
t3 1-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  OO CHC S. Dunston O. Hershiser 9% 45% Line Drive Double Play: SS; Alexander out at 2B/SS-2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
b3 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Giles G. Gonzalez -3% 42% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
b3 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel G. Gonzalez -2% 40% Flyball: CF
b3 0-1 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez G. Gonzalez 2% 41% Walk
b3 0-1 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Thome G. Gonzalez 2% 44% Walk; Ramirez to 2B
b3 0-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CLE D. Justice G. Gonzalez -5% 39% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 1-0, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 3-4-5
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC M. Grace O. Hershiser -4% 35% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t4 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CHC S. Sosa O. Hershiser -5% 30% Single to SS (Ground Ball); Grace to 2B
t4 1-0 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O CHC D. Clark O. Hershiser 2% 32% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Grace to 3B
t4 1-0 1 1-3 3,(0-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg O. Hershiser 7% 39% Fielder's Choice 3B; Grace out at Hm/3B-C; Clark to 2B
t4 1-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O CHC K. Orie O. Hershiser 5% 44% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 6-7-8
b4 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Williams G. Gonzalez 8% 52% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
b4 0-1 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  CLE S. Alomar G. Gonzalez 4% 55% Wild Pitch; Williams to 3B
b4 0-1 0 --3 5,(3-1)  R CLE S. Alomar G. Gonzalez 5% 60% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Williams Scores
b4 1-1 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez G. Gonzalez -4% 56% Foul Bunt Popfly: 3B
b4 1-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Grissom G. Gonzalez -4% 53% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE B. Giles G. Gonzalez 1% 54% Grissom Steals 2B
b4 1-1 2 -2- 5,(2-2)  R CLE B. Giles G. Gonzalez 12% 66% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Grissom Scores
b4 2-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel G. Gonzalez -3% 63% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 1, Indians 2.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Behind 1-2, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHC T. Houston O. Hershiser -8% 55% Ground-rule Double (Line Drive)
t5 1-2 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  CHC M. Alexander O. Hershiser -9% 46% Reached on E1 (throw)/Sacrifice Bunt (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Houston to 3B
t5 1-2 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  R CHC L. Johnson O. Hershiser -8% 39% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Houston Scores; Alexander to 2B
t5 2-2 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Dunston O. Hershiser 7% 45% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t5 2-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC M. Grace O. Hershiser 12% 57% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 3-4-5
b5 2-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez G. Gonzalez -3% 54% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b5 2-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome G. Gonzalez 3% 57% Walk
b5 2-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Justice G. Gonzalez -2% 55% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Thome to 2B
b5 2-2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  R CLE M. Williams G. Gonzalez 14% 68% Double to LF (Line Drive); Thome Scores
b5 3-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CLE S. Alomar G. Gonzalez -4% 65% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 4-5-6
t6 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC S. Sosa O. Hershiser 4% 69% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 2-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC D. Clark O. Hershiser 3% 71% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 2-3 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O CHC R. Sandberg O. Hershiser 2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 8-9-1
Jose Hernandez replaces Ryne Sandberg playing 2B batting 6th
b6 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez G. Gonzalez -2% 71% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
b6 3-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Grissom G. Gonzalez 2% 73% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 3-2 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE B. Giles G. Gonzalez 2% 75% Grissom Steals 2B
b6 3-2 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE B. Giles G. Gonzalez -3% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-2 2 -2- 5,(0-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel G. Gonzalez -4% 68% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Indians 3.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-3, Indians' Orel Hershiser facing 7-8-9
t7 2-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Orie O. Hershiser 5% 73% Flyball: RF
t7 2-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC T. Houston O. Hershiser 3% 76% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t7 2-3 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Alexander O. Hershiser -3% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t7 2-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC L. Johnson O. Hershiser 5% 78% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 2, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-2, Cubs' Geremi Gonzalez facing 3-4-5
b7 3-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez G. Gonzalez -2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 3-2 1 --- 9,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome G. Gonzalez -2% 74% Popfly: 3B
b7 3-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE D. Justice G. Gonzalez 1% 75% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
b7 3-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE M. Williams G. Gonzalez 2% 77% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Justice to 2B
b7 3-2 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR CLE S. Alomar G. Gonzalez 16% 93% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Justice Scores; Williams Scores
Dave Stevens replaces Geremi Gonzalez pitching
b7 5-2 2 -2- 6,(2-2)  CLE T. Fernandez D. Stevens 0% 93% Passed Ball; Alomar to 3B
b7 5-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  R CLE T. Fernandez D. Stevens 3% 96% Balk; Alomar Scores/unER
b7 6-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez D. Stevens -0% 96% Strikeout Looking
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 2-3-4
Michael Jackson replaces Orel Hershiser pitching
t8 2-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Dunston M. Jackson -3% 93% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep SS-2B)
t8 2-6 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace M. Jackson -6% 87% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Dunston to 3B
t8 2-6 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa M. Jackson 5% 92% Strikeout Swinging
Paul Assenmacher replaces Michael Jackson pitching
Scott Servais pinch hits for Dave Clark (DH) batting 5th
t8 2-6 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  R CHC S. Servais P. Assenmacher -7% 85% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Dunston Scores; Grace to 3B
t8 3-6 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez P. Assenmacher 7% 92% Strikeout Swinging
Jose Mesa replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
t8 3-6 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  RR CHC K. Orie J. Mesa -16% 77% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball); Grace Scores/unER/No RBI; Servais Scores/Adv on E4 (throw)/unER; Orie to 3B
t8 5-6 2 --3 2,(1-0)  R CHC T. Houston J. Mesa -20% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive); Orie Scores/unER
t8 6-6 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CHC M. Alexander J. Mesa 5% 62% Flyball: LF
4 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 6-6, Cubs' Dave Stevens facing 9-1-2
b8 6-6 0 --- 9,(3-2)  CLE M. Grissom D. Stevens 6% 68% Walk
Bob Patterson replaces Dave Stevens pitching
b8 6-6 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Giles B. Patterson -2% 66% Bunt Groundout: C-2B/Sacrifice; Grissom to 2B
b8 6-6 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Patterson -7% 58% Flyball: LF
b8 6-6 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE M. Ramirez B. Patterson 1% 59% Intentional Walk
b8 6-6 2 12- 3,(1-1)  CLE J. Thome B. Patterson 4% 64% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole); Grissom to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
b8 6-6 2 123 4,(1-2)  R CLE D. Justice B. Patterson 23% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Grissom Scores/unER; Ramirez to 3B; Thome to 2B
b8 7-6 2 123 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams B. Patterson -5% 82% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Cubs 6, Indians 7.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Behind 6-7, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 1-2-3
t9 6-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Mesa 8% 90% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 6-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHC S. Dunston J. Mesa 6% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 6-7 2 --- 8,(3-2)  CHC M. Grace J. Mesa -4% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
Doug Glanville pinch runs for Mark Grace (1B) batting 3rd
t9 6-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Mesa 9% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Indians 7.

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