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@BAL
13
6
ATL
@BOS
15
2
HOU
@CHW
2
9
CHC
@CLE
9
4
PHI
@DET
2
0
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@KCR
5
16
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@MIL
3
1
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@MIN
1
4
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@NYY
7
2
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@TOR
4
1
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@COL
3
4
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@LAD
2
11
TEX
@SDP
1
4
ANA
@SFG
3
7
Saturday, August 30, 1997, 1:15
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 43,044, Time of Game: 3:20
Cubs
9
55-81
 Won 1 
5th, 15½ GB
at Indians
4
69-62
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Kevin Tapani (4-3)
L: John Smiley (11-14)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cubs            3  0  1   0  1  1   0  2  1    9 15  1
Indians         0  1  0   2  0  1   0  0  0    4  8  0

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 DH-CF 5 0 2 2 0 0 5 .298 .365 .393 .757 17 13 0.031 0.98 0.104 -0.073 0.5 0 0
Doug Glanville CF-LF 5 3 3 1 0 0 5 .302 .340 .403 .743 15 9 0.092 0.58 0.145 -0.053 1.1 0 0 HR,2B,GDP
Mark Grace 1B 4 2 2 2 1 0 5 .323 .415 .458 .873 26 14 0.095 0.61 0.123 -0.028 2.3 9 2 HR,3B
Sammy Sosa RF 5 0 1 0 0 3 5 .246 .293 .478 .771 24 16 -0.021 0.64 0.038 -0.059 -0.5 1 0 2B
Shawon Dunston LF-SS 5 2 2 1 0 2 5 .283 .298 .411 .709 19 17 0.019 0.76 0.105 -0.086 -0.6 7 2
Kevin Orie 3B 4 2 2 1 1 1 5 .268 .343 .426 .769 11 6 0.131 0.64 0.140 -0.010 1.5 0 1
Scott Servais C 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .257 .307 .351 .658 12 6 0.084 0.95 0.099 -0.015 1.0 8 0 SH
Jose Hernandez 2B 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .267 .320 .430 .749 19 10 0.037 0.96 0.077 -0.039 0.5 0 2
Manny Alexander SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .243 .285 .370 .655 11 8 -0.047 0.62 0.000 -0.047 -0.9 1 0
   Dave Clark PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .271 .359 .421 .781 5 3 -0.043 1.38 0.000 -0.043 -0.8 0 0
   Terry Adams P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Kevin Tapani P 0 0
   Marc Pisciotta P 1 0
Team Totals 38 9 15 9 3 8 42 .395 .439 .658 1.097 159 102 0.378 0.76 0.831 -0.453 3.9 27 7
2B: S Sosa (28, off J Smiley); D Glanville (18, off E Plunk).
3B: M Grace (4, off E Plunk).
HR: M Grace (10, off J Smiley, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); D Glanville (4, off J Smiley, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
SH: S Servais (7, off P Shuey).
TB: D Glanville 7; M Grace 7; K Orie 2; S Servais 2; S Dunston 2; L Johnson 2; S Sosa 2; J Hernandez.
GIDP: D Glanville (5).
RBI: L Johnson 2 (30); M Grace 2 (62); D Glanville (28); K Orie (39); S Dunston (41); J Hernandez (16); S Servais (38).
2-out RBI: L Johnson 2; S Servais; K Orie; S Dunston.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
E: S Sosa (5).

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-RF 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .263 .367 .477 .844 16 9 0.030 1.48 0.118 -0.087 0.4 0 1
Omar Vizquel SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .282 .344 .363 .707 18 15 -0.211 1.57 0.000 -0.211 -1.9 3 3
Manny Ramirez RF 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .324 .421 .540 .961 13 6 0.049 0.64 0.059 -0.010 0.4 4 0
   Bruce Aven LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 8 4 0.068 1.60 0.068 0.000 0.4 0 0
   Tony Fernandez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .312 .397 .709 4 2 -0.006 0.24 0.000 -0.006 -0.3
Jim Thome 1B 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .289 .432 .602 1.034 28 20 -0.162 1.28 0.000 -0.162 -1.5 5 1
David Justice DH 5 2 1 1 0 0 5 .340 .433 .637 1.070 19 13 -0.022 1.05 0.084 -0.105 0.1 HR
Matt Williams 3B 4 2 2 0 0 1 4 .257 .298 .483 .781 19 13 0.001 1.03 0.073 -0.072 0.1 1 1 2B
Jeff Branson 2B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .185 .253 .295 .548 21 11 0.109 1.18 0.177 -0.067 1.0 1 2
Pat Borders C 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .314 .362 .441 .803 12 7 0.007 1.00 0.043 -0.036 -0.1 9 0 HBP
Marquis Grissom CF 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 .255 .317 .385 .702 20 10 0.013 1.29 0.079 -0.066 0.2 3 0 HBP
John Smiley P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 1 1
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
Team Totals 35 4 8 4 4 8 41 .229 .341 .343 .684 178 110 -0.124 1.19 0.701 -0.822 -1.1 27 9
2B: M Williams (27, off K Tapani).
HR: D Justice (30, off K Tapani, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep RF).
HBP: P Borders (2, by K Tapani); M Grissom (6, by M Pisciotta).
TB: D Justice 4; M Williams 3; M Grissom; J Branson; P Borders; M Ramirez; B Giles.
RBI: J Branson 2 (12); D Justice (86); B Giles (49).
2-out RBI: J Branson 2; B Giles.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Thome-O Vizquel; J Branson-O Vizquel-J Thome.
Outfield Assists: B Giles (J Hernandez at home plate).

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
Kevin Tapani, W (4-3) 5.2 7 4 4 1 5 1 4.82 26 111 69 41 11 17 9 10 4 0 43 0.015 1.05 -0.0
Marc Pisciotta, H (6) 2.1 1 0 0 3 2 0 2.16 12 52 32 18 4 10 4 2 2 0 2 1 0.098 1.76 0.6
Terry Adams 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.68 3 15 9 4 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.010 0.13 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 4 8 1 4.00 41 178 110 63 17 30 14 13 7 0 43 2 1 0.123 1.19 1.1

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
John Smiley, L (11-14) 5 8 5 5 1 2 2 5.31 22 78 49 37 3 9 7 12 3 0 32 -0.258 0.82 -2.1
Paul Shuey 2.1 4 3 3 2 2 0 6.32 13 51 29 18 8 3 4 5 3 0 0 0 -0.066 0.80 -0.9
Eric Plunk 1.2 3 1 1 0 4 0 5.11 7 30 24 15 4 5 0 3 2 0 3 2 -0.053 0.50 -0.8
Team Totals 9 15 9 9 3 8 2 9.00 42 159 102 70 15 17 11 20 8 0 32 3 2 -0.377 0.76 -3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: K Tapani (2; P Borders); M Pisciotta (1; M Grissom).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Derryl Cousins.
Time of Game: 3:20.
Attendance: 43,044.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 72° F, Wind 7mph in from Rightfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-4 2 -23 6,(3-2)  RR CLE J. Branson K. Tapani -18% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Justice Scores; Williams Scores; Branson to 3B/Adv on E9
b6 4-6 2 123 4,(0-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel M. Pisciotta 12% 80% Lineout: RF
t5 4-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC D. Glanville J. Smiley 11% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b6 3-6 2 123 7,(3-2)  R CLE B. Giles M. Pisciotta -10% 68% Walk; Williams Scores; Borders to 3B; Grissom to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CHC K. Orie J. Smiley 9% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Grace Scores; Dunston to 3B

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' John Smiley facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Smiley -2% 48% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC D. Glanville J. Smiley 2% 50% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t1 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  CHC M. Grace J. Smiley 3% 54% Walk; Glanville to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- 3,(1-1)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Smiley -4% 50% Flyball: RF; Glanville to 3B
t1 0-0 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CHC S. Dunston J. Smiley 8% 58% Single to 3B (Bunt to Short 3B Line); Glanville Scores; Grace to 2B
t1 1-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R CHC K. Orie J. Smiley 9% 67% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Grace Scores; Dunston to 3B
t1 2-0 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  R CHC S. Servais J. Smiley 7% 74% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Dunston Scores; Orie to 2B
t1 3-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Smiley -3% 72% Strikeout Swinging
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b1 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Giles K. Tapani 2% 74% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Tapani 2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-3 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez K. Tapani 1% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' John Smiley facing 9-1-2
t2 3-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alexander J. Smiley -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 3-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  CHC L. Johnson J. Smiley 2% 76% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t2 3-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CHC D. Glanville J. Smiley -3% 73% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome K. Tapani 2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-3 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R CLE D. Justice K. Tapani -8% 67% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b2 1-3 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams K. Tapani 2% 69% Flyball: LF
b2 1-3 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Branson K. Tapani 1% 70% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Indians 1.
Top of the 3rd, Cubs Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' John Smiley facing 3-4-5
t3 3-1 0 --- 11,(3-2)  R CHC M. Grace J. Smiley 8% 78% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t3 4-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC S. Sosa J. Smiley 4% 82% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t3 4-1 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  OO CHC S. Dunston J. Smiley -6% 75% Double Play: Foul Bunt Popfly: 1B; Sosa out at 2B/1B-SS
t3 4-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHC K. Orie J. Smiley -1% 75% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 8-9-1
b3 1-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE P. Borders K. Tapani 3% 77% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Grissom K. Tapani -3% 74% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b3 1-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles K. Tapani 3% 78% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 1-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Tapani 2% 80% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 4, Indians 1.
Top of the 4th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' John Smiley facing 7-8-9
t4 4-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC S. Servais J. Smiley -1% 78% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
t4 4-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHC J. Hernandez J. Smiley -1% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t4 4-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC M. Alexander J. Smiley -1% 77% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 4, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 3-4-5
b4 1-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE M. Ramirez K. Tapani -4% 72% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b4 1-4 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome K. Tapani 4% 76% Flyball: LF
b4 1-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice K. Tapani 3% 80% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b4 1-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. Williams K. Tapani -4% 76% Double to LF (Line Drive); Justice to 3B
b4 1-4 2 -23 6,(3-2)  RR CLE J. Branson K. Tapani -18% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Justice Scores; Williams Scores; Branson to 3B/Adv on E9
b4 3-4 2 --3 2,(1-0)  CLE P. Borders K. Tapani -2% 56% Hit By Pitch
b4 3-4 2 1-3 8,(3-2)  O CLE M. Grissom K. Tapani 7% 63% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Cubs 4, Indians 3.
Top of the 5th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 4-3, Indians' John Smiley facing 1-2-3
t5 4-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CHC L. Johnson J. Smiley -3% 60% Lineout: RF
t5 4-3 1 --- 5,(3-1)  R CHC D. Glanville J. Smiley 11% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 5-3 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CHC M. Grace J. Smiley -1% 70% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 5-3 2 --- 8,(2-2)  O CHC S. Sosa J. Smiley -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 5, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-5, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 1-2-3
b5 3-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles K. Tapani 3% 73% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 3-5 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Tapani 2% 75% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b5 3-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez K. Tapani -2% 73% Walk
b5 3-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome K. Tapani 3% 76% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Indians 3.
Top of the 6th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 5-3, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 5-6-7
Paul Shuey replaces John Smiley pitching
Bruce Aven replaces Manny Ramirez (RF) playing LF batting 3rd
Brian Giles moves from LF to RF
t6 5-3 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHC S. Dunston P. Shuey -2% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-3 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CHC K. Orie P. Shuey 2% 77% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t6 5-3 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHC S. Servais P. Shuey 3% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Orie to 2B
t6 5-3 1 12- 6,(2-2)  R CHC J. Hernandez P. Shuey 8% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive); Orie Scores; Servais to 2B
t6 6-3 1 12- 4,(1-2)  O CHC M. Alexander P. Shuey -2% 84% Flyball: CF
t6 6-3 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CHC L. Johnson P. Shuey -2% 82% Lineout: P
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 6, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-6, Cubs' Kevin Tapani facing 5-6-7
b6 3-6 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE D. Justice K. Tapani 3% 85% Lineout: LF
b6 3-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  CLE M. Williams K. Tapani -3% 82% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b6 3-6 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O CLE J. Branson K. Tapani 4% 85% Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
b6 3-6 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  CLE P. Borders K. Tapani -3% 83% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Williams to 2B
Marc Pisciotta replaces Kevin Tapani pitching
b6 3-6 2 12- 5,(2-2)  CLE M. Grissom M. Pisciotta -4% 78% Hit By Pitch; Williams to 3B; Borders to 2B
b6 3-6 2 123 7,(3-2)  R CLE B. Giles M. Pisciotta -10% 68% Walk; Williams Scores; Borders to 3B; Grissom to 2B
b6 4-6 2 123 4,(0-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel M. Pisciotta 12% 80% Lineout: RF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Cubs 6, Indians 4.
Top of the 7th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-4, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 2-3-4
t7 6-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHC D. Glanville P. Shuey -2% 78% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t7 6-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CHC M. Grace P. Shuey -1% 77% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 6-4 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHC S. Sosa P. Shuey -1% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 6, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-6, Cubs' Marc Pisciotta facing 3-4-5
b7 4-6 0 --- 8,(3-2)  CLE B. Aven M. Pisciotta -7% 69% Walk
b7 4-6 0 1-- 6,(1-2)  O CLE J. Thome M. Pisciotta 6% 75% Strikeout Swinging
b7 4-6 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice M. Pisciotta 4% 80% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Aven to 2B
b7 4-6 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Williams M. Pisciotta 5% 85% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 6, Indians 4.
Top of the 8th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 6-4, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 5-6-7
t8 6-4 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CHC S. Dunston P. Shuey 2% 87% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t8 6-4 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  CHC K. Orie P. Shuey 3% 90% Walk; Dunston to 2B
t8 6-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O CHC S. Servais P. Shuey 0% 90% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Dunston to 3B; Orie to 2B
t8 6-4 1 -23 4,(3-0)  CHC J. Hernandez P. Shuey 0% 90% Walk
Eric Plunk replaces Paul Shuey pitching
Dave Clark pinch hits for Manny Alexander (SS) batting 9th
t8 6-4 1 123 5,(2-2)  O CHC D. Clark E. Plunk -4% 86% Strikeout Looking
t8 6-4 2 123 4,(1-2)  RRO CHC L. Johnson E. Plunk 9% 95% Single to RF (Line Drive); Dunston Scores; Orie Scores; Hernandez out at Hm/RF-2B-C
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 8, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-8, Cubs' Marc Pisciotta facing 7-8-9
Shawon Dunston moves from LF to SS
Dave Clark moves from PH to LF
b8 4-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Branson M. Pisciotta 2% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 4-8 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE P. Borders M. Pisciotta 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b8 4-8 2 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Grissom M. Pisciotta -1% 97% Walk
b8 4-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE B. Giles M. Pisciotta -2% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive); Grissom to 2B
b8 4-8 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel M. Pisciotta 3% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Cubs 8, Indians 4.
Top of the 9th, Cubs Batting, Ahead 8-4, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 2-3-4
t9 8-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CHC D. Glanville E. Plunk 1% 99% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t9 8-4 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  R CHC M. Grace E. Plunk 1% 100% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Glanville Scores
t9 9-4 0 --3 4,(1-2)  O CHC S. Sosa E. Plunk -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-4 1 --3 9,(1-2)  O CHC S. Dunston E. Plunk -0% 99% Strikeout Swinging
t9 9-4 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O CHC K. Orie E. Plunk -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Cubs 9, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 4-9, Cubs' Terry Adams facing 3-4-5
Terry Adams replaces Dave Clark (LF) pitching and batting 9th
Doug Glanville moves from CF to LF
Lance Johnson moves from DH to CF (team loses DH)
Tony Fernandez pinch hits for Bruce Aven (LF) batting 3rd
b9 4-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez T. Adams 1% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
b9 4-9 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Adams 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 4-9 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice T. Adams 0% 100% Lineout: SS (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Cubs 9, Indians 4.

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  • Score- The score from the perspective of the batting team.
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  • Pit- When available, the number of pitches in this plate appearance. Clicking on this number will show the sequence of pitches thrown including, when available, things like runner going, ball blocked, attempted pickoffs and the like. We believe this data to be as accurate as humanly possible, but there are going to be some errors in the data, so please take it with a grain of salt. Clicking on this will show the defensive players and baserunners on the field for this play.
  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • Batter- The batter at the plate when this play occurred. If the play is a baserunning event, then the batter's name will be repeated as indicated by quotes.
  • Pitcher- The pitcher on the mound when this play occurred.
  • wWPA- Winning Team's Win Probability Added. The amount that this play increased or decreased the eventual winning team's probability of winning the game. More About Win Probability Added
  • wWE- Winning Team's Win Expectancy. The probability of the eventual winning team winning the game prior to this play given two average teams playing each other. More About Win Probability Added
  • Play Detail- This is an explanation of the play that occurred. In some cases, batted ball location and type will be indicated within parentheses. Again, these are best efforts to the record the game as it happened. Also, plays made on the baserunners (including the batter as a baserunner) will be indicated in parentheses after the baserunner's name. Advancement of baserunners is given in cases where the advancement is not easily deduced or obvious from the play. For example, advancement for a walk will not be given, but for a single or double it will be given.

Please report any issues or strangeness you see with the description of plays given above. We have tested several hundred different types of plays, but, in all likelihood, there are still some errors or misinterpretations of the play-by-play data.

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In some cases, the results from play-by-play data will contradict results in the official record. The official record has many, many errors, but we have not undertaken to reconcile those errors. Pitch-by-pitch data should not be taken as completely accurate, though we believe it to be as accurate as is currently possible.

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