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@CHW
5
3
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@CLE
9
10
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@DET
0
6
KCR
@MIL
4
7
KCR
@MIL
6
2
TEX
@OAK
14
6
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@SEA
3
4
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@TOR
3
2
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@COL
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@HOU
3
5
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@LAD
2
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@MON
6
3
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@NYM
5
4
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@PHI
6
0
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@STL
8
6
Tuesday, September 23, 1997, 7:05
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 43,039, Time of Game: 3:14
Yankees
9
91-66
 Lost 1 
2nd, 4 GB
at Indians
10
84-71
 Won 1 
1st
W: Jose Mesa (4-4)
L: Jeff Nelson (3-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Yankees         0  3  2   0  2  2   0  0  0    9 13  1
Indians         0  2  0   0  0  4   0  2  2   10 12  1
Winning Run scored with 2 outs

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Chad Curtis LF-CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .843 19 13 -0.097 0.67 0.000 -0.097 -1.8 0 0
Rey Sanchez SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 .282 .678 15 10 -0.053 0.58 0.019 -0.072 -0.4 1 5
Paul O'Neill RF 4 1 1 0 1 2 .322 .909 21 12 -0.022 0.41 0.019 -0.041 0.1 1 0
Bernie Williams CF 3 2 2 1 1 1 .325 .938 16 10 0.094 0.80 0.111 -0.018 1.7 2 0 2B
   Scott Pose PR-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .584 3 3 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.1 0 0
Tino Martinez 1B 5 2 2 2 0 1 .296 .952 19 13 0.086 0.78 0.156 -0.069 0.1 13 1 HR,GDP
Cecil Fielder DH 5 1 3 2 0 1 .263 .763 25 17 0.148 0.73 0.175 -0.026 2.0 2B
Joe Girardi C 3 1 2 1 0 0 .265 .648 7 3 0.079 0.70 0.087 -0.008 1.4 1 0
   Jorge Posada C 1 0 0 0 1 0 .246 .734 11 4 0.011 0.52 0.022 -0.011 0.5 4 0
Andy Fox 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .671 17 10 -0.022 0.83 0.028 -0.049 -0.9 0 2
Homer Bush 2B 4 1 2 2 0 0 .500 1.000 9 9 0.098 0.90 0.129 -0.031 1.3 3 3
Kenny Rogers P 1 2
   Hideki Irabu P 0 0
   Mike Stanton P 0 0
   Jeff Nelson P 0 1
Team Totals 39 9 13 9 4 7 .333 .857 162 104 0.317 0.68 0.746 -0.427 3.9 26 14
2B: C Fielder (15, off C Nagy); B Williams (35, off C Nagy).
HR: T Martinez (44, off C Nagy; 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
TB: T Martinez 5; C Fielder 4; B Williams 3; H Bush 2; J Girardi 2; P O'Neill; R Sanchez.
GIDP: T Martinez (15).
RBI: C Fielder 2 (56); T Martinez 2 (141); H Bush 2 (3); J Girardi (50); B Williams (94); R Sanchez (27).
2-out RBI: J Girardi; C Fielder.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 8 for 16.
Fielding
E: H Bush (1).
Baserunning
Pickoffs: B Williams (1st base by C Nagy).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bip Roberts LF 4 1 0 0 1 1 .298 .725 26 13 0.011 1.65 0.135 -0.125 -1.0 1 0
Omar Vizquel SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .712 16 10 -0.140 1.67 0.000 -0.140 -1.2 2 2 SH
Manny Ramirez RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 .330 .954 16 12 -0.176 1.34 0.010 -0.186 -0.4 6 0
Matt Williams 3B 4 2 1 1 1 1 .263 .793 20 11 -0.008 1.62 0.058 -0.066 0.7 1 2 2B
David Justice DH 5 2 3 2 0 1 .333 1.024 17 10 0.528 1.97 0.568 -0.040 2.0 HR,2B
Sandy Alomar C 5 2 3 4 0 0 .321 .884 14 8 0.549 1.73 0.572 -0.023 2.9 7 0 HR,2B
Kevin Seitzer 1B 3 1 2 0 0 0 .268 .698 13 7 0.023 0.44 0.035 -0.011 0.3 5 0
   Jim Thome PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 1.009 2 2 -0.067 2.44 0.000 -0.067 -0.3 1 0
Tony Fernandez 2B 4 1 2 3 0 0 .284 .739 13 7 0.179 1.11 0.212 -0.032 2.8 1 3 HR
Marquis Grissom CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .261 .713 18 10 -0.082 1.22 0.022 -0.103 -0.4 3 0
Charles Nagy P 0 1
   David Weathers P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
   Alvin Morman P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0
Team Totals 38 10 12 10 3 5 .316 .997 155 90 0.817 1.50 1.612 -0.793 5.3 27 8
2B: D Justice (31, off K Rogers); M Williams (31, off K Rogers); S Alomar (36, off H Irabu).
HR: D Justice (32, off H Irabu; 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF); T Fernandez (10, off K Rogers; 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); S Alomar (19, off K Rogers; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: O Vizquel (16, off J Nelson).
TB: S Alomar 7; D Justice 7; T Fernandez 5; K Seitzer 2; M Williams 2; M Ramirez.
RBI: S Alomar 4 (79); T Fernandez 3 (43); D Justice 2 (98); M Williams (105).
2-out RBI: T Fernandez 3; S Alomar; D Justice.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Fernandez-O Vizquel-K Seitzer.
E: S Alomar (12).

New York Yankees

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
Kenny Rogers 6 7 6 6 1 1 2 5.69 27 100 53 38 5 10 13 12 8 0 34 -0.028 0.71 -2.6
Hideki Irabu, H (1) 1.1 2 2 2 0 3 1 7.63 6 21 15 8 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 -0.049 0.93 -0.6
Mike Stanton, H (26) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.37 3 13 10 8 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0.035 2.35 -0.3
Jeff Nelson, BS (6), L (3-7) 0.2 2 2 2 2 1 0 2.90 6 21 12 6 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.776 5.18 -1.9
Team Totals 8.2 12 10 10 3 5 3 10.38 42 155 90 60 8 22 20 14 9 0 34 1 1 -0.818 1.50 -5.3

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
Charles Nagy 5 9 7 6 2 6 1 4.21 26 94 62 34 9 19 7 11 4 0 27 -0.377 0.85 -4.1
David Weathers 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 8.53 6 21 14 9 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 -0.033 0.22 -1.4
Paul Shuey 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.68 6 24 13 12 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 0.034 0.61 0.8
Alvin Morman 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.06 3 12 9 3 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.031 0.39 0.6
Jose Mesa, W (4-4) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.50 2 11 6 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.026 0.51 0.3
Team Totals 9 13 9 8 4 7 1 8.00 43 162 104 62 12 30 14 18 9 0 27 0 0 -0.319 0.68 -3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: C Nagy (3; B Williams, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 3:14.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 64° F, Wind 13mph in from Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

New York Yankees         Cleveland Indians
1 Chad Curtis LF 1 Bip Roberts LF
2 Rey Sanchez SS 2 Omar Vizquel SS
3 Paul O'Neill RF 3 Manny Ramirez RF
4 Bernie Williams CF 4 Matt Williams 3B
5 Tino Martinez 1B 5 David Justice DH
6 Cecil Fielder DH 6 Sandy Alomar C
7 Joe Girardi C 7 Kevin Seitzer 1B
8 Andy Fox 3B 8 Tony Fernandez 2B
9 Homer Bush 2B 9 Marquis Grissom CF
Kenny Rogers P Charles Nagy P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b9 8-9 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R CLE D. Justice J. Nelson 46% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Roberts Scores; Williams to 3B
b9 9-9 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CLE S. Alomar J. Nelson 35% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Williams Scores; Justice to 2B
b9 8-9 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Nelson -15% 15% Strikeout Looking
t3 3-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR NYY T. Martinez C. Nagy -14% 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Williams Scores
b2 0-3 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  RR CLE S. Alomar K. Rogers 14% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Justice Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY C. Curtis C. Nagy 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O NYY R. Sanchez C. Nagy 2% 54% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY P. O'Neill C. Nagy 1% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Kenny Rogers facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE B. Roberts K. Rogers -2% 53% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Rogers -2% 51% Lineout: 2B
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez K. Rogers -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY B. Williams C. Nagy -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(1-2)  NYY T. Martinez C. Nagy -2% 44% Williams Picked off 1B, safe on E2; Williams to 2B
t2 0-0 0 -2- 6,(2-2)  O NYY T. Martinez C. Nagy 4% 48% Strikeout Looking
t2 0-0 1 -2- 5,(0-2)  R NYY C. Fielder C. Nagy -10% 39% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Williams Scores/unER
t2 1-0 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  NYY J. Girardi C. Nagy -4% 35% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Fielder to 3B
t2 1-0 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  NYY A. Fox C. Nagy -3% 32% Walk; Girardi to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR NYY H. Bush C. Nagy -12% 20% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Fielder Scores; Girardi Scores; Fox to 3B
t2 3-0 1 1-3 5,(1-2)  O NYY C. Curtis C. Nagy 4% 24% Strikeout Swinging
t2 3-0 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  O NYY R. Sanchez C. Nagy 3% 27% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Yankees' Kenny Rogers facing 4-5-6
b2 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Williams K. Rogers -2% 25% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 0-3 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE D. Justice K. Rogers 4% 28% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b2 0-3 1 -2- 3,(2-0)  RR CLE S. Alomar K. Rogers 14% 43% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Justice Scores
b2 2-3 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE K. Seitzer K. Rogers 3% 45% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b2 2-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Fernandez K. Rogers -3% 42% Lineout: SS
b2 2-3 2 1-- 7,(3-2)  CLE M. Grissom K. Rogers 2% 44% Walk; Seitzer to 2B
b2 2-3 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE B. Roberts K. Rogers -5% 40% Lineout: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 3, Indians 2.
Top of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 3-2, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 3-4-5
t3 3-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY P. O'Neill C. Nagy 2% 42% Flyball: LF
t3 3-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  NYY B. Williams C. Nagy -4% 38% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t3 3-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR NYY T. Martinez C. Nagy -14% 23% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Williams Scores
t3 5-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY C. Fielder C. Nagy 1% 25% Strikeout Swinging
t3 5-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O NYY J. Girardi C. Nagy 1% 25% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Kenny Rogers facing 2-3-4
b3 2-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Rogers -3% 23% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B)
b3 2-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez K. Rogers -2% 21% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
b3 2-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Williams K. Rogers -1% 20% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 8-9-1
t4 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O NYY A. Fox C. Nagy 1% 22% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B-C Foul)
t4 5-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY H. Bush C. Nagy 1% 23% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t4 5-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY C. Curtis C. Nagy 1% 23% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Yankees' Kenny Rogers facing 5-6-7
b4 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE D. Justice K. Rogers -3% 21% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE S. Alomar K. Rogers -2% 19% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS)
b4 2-5 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE K. Seitzer K. Rogers -1% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 5, Indians 2.
Top of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 2-3-4
t5 5-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O NYY R. Sanchez C. Nagy 1% 19% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t5 5-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  NYY P. O'Neill C. Nagy -1% 18% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 5-2 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O NYY B. Williams C. Nagy 2% 20% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  NYY T. Martinez C. Nagy -1% 18% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); O'Neill to 2B
t5 5-2 2 12- 3,(1-1)  R NYY C. Fielder C. Nagy -6% 12% Single to CF (Line Drive); O'Neill Scores; Martinez to 2B
t5 6-2 2 12- 1,(0-0)  R NYY J. Girardi C. Nagy -4% 8% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Martinez Scores; Fielder to 2B
t5 7-2 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O NYY A. Fox C. Nagy 1% 9% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 7, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-7, Yankees' Kenny Rogers facing 8-9-1
b5 2-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE T. Fernandez K. Rogers 3% 11% Reached on E4 (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
b5 2-7 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Grissom K. Rogers -2% 10% Groundout: P-1B; Fernandez to 2B
b5 2-7 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE B. Roberts K. Rogers -2% 7% Lineout: CF
b5 2-7 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel K. Rogers -2% 6% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Yankees 7, Indians 2.
Top of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-2, Indians' David Weathers facing 9-1-2
David Weathers replaces Charles Nagy pitching
t6 7-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  NYY H. Bush D. Weathers -1% 5% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 7-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O NYY C. Curtis D. Weathers 0% 5% Groundout: 2B-1B; Bush to 2B
t6 7-2 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R NYY R. Sanchez D. Weathers -2% 3% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Bush Scores
t6 8-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  NYY P. O'Neill D. Weathers -0% 3% Walk; Sanchez to 2B
t6 8-2 1 12- 3,(0-2)  R NYY B. Williams D. Weathers -1% 2% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Sanchez Scores; O'Neill to 2B
Scott Pose pinch runs for Bernie Williams (CF) batting 4th
t6 9-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  OO NYY T. Martinez D. Weathers 1% 2% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 9, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-9, Yankees' Kenny Rogers facing 3-4-5
Jorge Posada replaces Joe Girardi playing C batting 7th
Scott Pose moves from PR to LF
Chad Curtis moves from LF to CF
b6 2-9 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez K. Rogers 1% 3% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF)
b6 2-9 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CLE M. Williams K. Rogers 3% 6% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF); Ramirez Scores
b6 3-9 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CLE D. Justice K. Rogers -1% 5% Groundout: 2B-1B; Williams to 3B
b6 3-9 1 --3 4,(2-1)  RO CLE S. Alomar K. Rogers -0% 4% Groundout: SS-1B; Williams Scores
b6 4-9 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE K. Seitzer K. Rogers 1% 5% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b6 4-9 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  RR CLE T. Fernandez K. Rogers 8% 13% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Seitzer Scores; Fernandez Scores
b6 6-9 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Grissom K. Rogers -1% 12% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Indians 6.
Top of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 9-6, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 6-7-8
Paul Shuey replaces David Weathers pitching
t7 9-6 0 --- 6,(3-2)  NYY C. Fielder P. Shuey -2% 10% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)
t7 9-6 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  NYY J. Posada P. Shuey -2% 8% Walk; Fielder to 2B
t7 9-6 0 12- 3,(1-1)  O NYY A. Fox P. Shuey 2% 10% Lineout: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t7 9-6 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O NYY H. Bush P. Shuey 2% 12% Flyball: RF
t7 9-6 2 12- 5,(2-2)  O NYY C. Curtis P. Shuey 2% 14% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 9, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-9, Yankees' Hideki Irabu facing 1-2-3
Hideki Irabu replaces Kenny Rogers pitching
b7 6-9 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE B. Roberts H. Irabu -3% 11% Strikeout Looking
b7 6-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel H. Irabu -2% 9% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 6-9 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez H. Irabu -1% 8% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Indians 6.
Top of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 9-6, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 2-3-4
t8 9-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O NYY R. Sanchez P. Shuey 1% 9% Lineout: RF
Alvin Morman replaces Paul Shuey pitching
t8 9-6 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O NYY P. O'Neill A. Morman 1% 10% Strikeout Swinging
t8 9-6 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O NYY S. Pose A. Morman 0% 10% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 6-9, Yankees' Hideki Irabu facing 4-5-6
b8 6-9 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Williams H. Irabu -3% 7% Strikeout Swinging
b8 6-9 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R CLE D. Justice H. Irabu 7% 14% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b8 7-9 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE S. Alomar H. Irabu 8% 21% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
Mike Stanton replaces Hideki Irabu pitching
Jim Thome pinch hits for Kevin Seitzer (1B) batting 7th
b8 7-9 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Thome M. Stanton -7% 15% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Alomar to 3B
b8 7-9 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R CLE T. Fernandez M. Stanton 11% 25% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Alomar Scores
b8 8-9 2 1-- 7,(2-2)  O CLE M. Grissom M. Stanton -7% 18% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Yankees 9, Indians 8.
Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 9-8, Indians' Alvin Morman facing 5-6-7
Jim Thome moves from PH to 1B
t9 9-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O NYY T. Martinez A. Morman 2% 20% Lineout: RF
Jose Mesa replaces Alvin Morman pitching
t9 9-8 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O NYY C. Fielder J. Mesa 2% 21% Lineout: RF
t9 9-8 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O NYY J. Posada J. Mesa 1% 22% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Yankees 9, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 8-9, Yankees' Jeff Nelson facing 1-2-3
Jeff Nelson replaces Mike Stanton pitching
b9 8-9 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE B. Roberts J. Nelson 14% 36% Walk
b9 8-9 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Nelson -6% 30% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice (Short 1B Line); Roberts to 2B
b9 8-9 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Nelson -15% 15% Strikeout Looking
b9 8-9 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  CLE M. Williams J. Nelson 3% 18% Walk
b9 8-9 2 12- 3,(0-2)  R CLE D. Justice J. Nelson 46% 65% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Roberts Scores; Williams to 3B
b9 9-9 2 1-3 2,(0-1)  R CLE S. Alomar J. Nelson 35% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Williams Scores; Justice to 2B
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Yankees 9, Indians 10.

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