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ANA
@BOS
7
2
BAL
@CHW
4
1
OAK
@CLE
5
2
TEX
@DET
2
7
TBD
@MIN
2
0
SEA
@NYY
8
9
 
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KCR
@TOR
7
4
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@ATL
0
6
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@CHC
3
8
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@FLA
4
1
COL
@NYM
4
0
LAD
@PIT
14
6
Thursday, April 30, 1998, 7:06
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 42,855, Time of Game: 2:45
Athletics
5
12-14
 Won 5 
3rd, 6 GB
at Indians
2
14-12
 Lost 2 
1st
W: T.J. Mathews (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  0  1   1  2  1    5 11  1
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    2  8  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rickey Henderson LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 .230 .353 .330 .683 19 9 -0.026 0.74 0.038 -0.064 -0.4 2 0
Dave Magadan 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .356 .422 .425 .846 11 8 -0.017 1.49 0.067 -0.084 -0.4 0 2
   Mike Blowers PR-3B 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 .205 .286 .273 .558 5 4 0.018 0.29 0.018 0.000 0.4 0 0 2B
Ben Grieve RF 4 2 1 2 0 0 5 .314 .405 .467 .872 18 11 0.225 1.36 0.317 -0.092 0.7 1 0 HR,HBP
Matt Stairs DH 4 0 3 1 1 0 5 .311 .402 .595 .997 10 6 0.253 1.10 0.269 -0.016 2.0 2B,SB,IW
Jason Giambi 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .319 .393 .500 .893 16 14 -0.095 1.24 0.016 -0.111 -0.8 14 0
   Jack Voigt PR-1B 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .158 .273 .158 .431 10 7 0.051 0.52 0.051 0.000 1.2 2 0 SB
A.J. Hinch C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .284 .333 .419 .752 21 13 -0.151 1.08 0.000 -0.151 -2.1 3 0
Scott Spiezio 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .239 .306 .341 .647 12 7 -0.090 1.15 0.022 -0.112 -0.5 2 7 SB
Kurt Abbott SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .356 .388 .511 .899 16 9 0.139 1.15 0.197 -0.058 0.6 1 3 HR
Ryan Christenson CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .278 .333 .417 .750 14 8 -0.062 1.04 0.028 -0.090 -0.9 1 0
Jimmy Haynes P 1 1
   T.J. Mathews P 0 1
   Buddy Groom P 0 0
   Billy Taylor P 0 0
Team Totals 38 5 11 5 3 5 42 .289 .357 .500 .857 152 96 0.245 1.09 1.023 -0.778 -0.2 27 14
2B: M Stairs (7, off D Burba); M Blowers (3, off J Mesa).
HR: K Abbott (1, off D Burba, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line); B Grieve (2, off P Assenmacher, 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line).
IBB: M Stairs (1, by J Mesa).
HBP: B Grieve (5, by D Burba).
TB: M Stairs 4; K Abbott 4; B Grieve 4; M Blowers 2; D Magadan; S Spiezio; J Voigt; J Giambi; R Christenson.
RBI: B Grieve 2 (16); M Stairs (17); K Abbott (5); J Voigt (3).
2-out RBI: J Voigt.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 3. K Abbott-J Giambi; J Haynes-J Giambi; D Magadan-S Spiezio-J Giambi.
E: S Spiezio (4).
Baserunning
SB: M Stairs (2, 2nd base off D Burba/S Alomar); S Spiezio (1, 2nd base off J Mesa/S Alomar); J Voigt (1, 2nd base off J Mesa/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
Kenny Lofton CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .294 .360 .402 .762 12 8 0.060 0.97 0.096 -0.036 0.1 2 0 SB
Brian Giles LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .286 .461 .625 1.086 13 9 0.048 1.55 0.155 -0.107 0.1 2 0
David Justice DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .344 .404 .677 1.081 12 9 -0.052 1.02 0.028 -0.080 -0.4
Manny Ramirez RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .278 .327 .526 .853 18 11 -0.073 1.24 0.036 -0.109 -0.5 3 0
Jim Thome 1B 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 .345 .440 .607 1.047 20 10 0.289 1.28 0.305 -0.016 1.8 13 0 HR
Sandy Alomar C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .206 .225 .324 .549 15 11 -0.180 1.32 0.012 -0.192 -1.6 5 0 GDP
Travis Fryman 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .188 .278 .333 .611 10 8 -0.138 1.23 0.000 -0.138 -1.3 1 3 GDP
   Jeff Branson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .263 .368 .632 2 2 -0.018 0.57 0.000 -0.018 -0.3
David Bell 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .235 .316 .471 .786 8 5 -0.026 1.13 0.038 -0.064 0.0 0 7
Omar Vizquel SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .282 .371 .329 .701 11 8 -0.163 1.51 0.000 -0.163 -1.3 1 0
Dave Burba P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 1
Team Totals 33 2 8 1 1 3 34 .242 .265 .333 .598 121 81 -0.253 1.22 0.670 -0.923 -3.2 27 11
HR: J Thome (4, off T Mathews, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF).
TB: J Thome 5; K Lofton 2; D Justice; M Ramirez; S Alomar; D Bell.
GIDP: S Alomar (5); T Fryman (2).
RBI: J Thome (18).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
PB: S Alomar (2).
Baserunning
SB: K Lofton (10, 2nd base off J Haynes/A Hinch).

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
Jimmy Haynes 6 5 1 0 1 2 0 5.45 22 75 48 28 4 16 12 7 5 0 61 0.214 1.20 2.5
T.J. Mathews, BS (2), W (3-3) 1.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 5.11 5 20 14 10 0 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 -0.064 1.46 -0.1
Buddy Groom, H (4) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.42 3 11 9 6 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.054 1.79 0.3
Billy Taylor, S (6) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.86 4 15 10 5 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.051 0.61 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 2 1 1 3 1 1.00 34 121 81 49 6 26 18 12 7 0 61 0 0 0.255 1.22 3.2

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
Dave Burba 7 5 2 2 1 5 1 3.49 28 98 63 32 8 23 11 10 3 0 63 0.101 1.20 2.1
Paul Assenmacher, L (1-3) 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 1 6.52 4 12 9 5 0 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 -0.348 1.42 -2.0
Jose Mesa 1.2 3 1 1 2 0 0 4.00 10 42 24 22 0 2 4 4 1 0 1 0 0.001 0.71 0.2
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 3 5 2 5.00 42 152 96 59 8 29 16 17 6 0 63 1 0 -0.246 1.09 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Burba (1; B Grieve).
IBB: J Mesa (1; M Stairs).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Gary Cederstrom, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 2:45.
Attendance: 42,855.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 66° F, Wind 9mph out to Leftfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Cleveland Indians
1 Rickey Henderson LF 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 Dave Magadan 3B 2 Brian Giles LF
3 Ben Grieve RF 3 David Justice DH
4 Matt Stairs DH 4 Manny Ramirez RF
5 Jason Giambi 1B 5 Jim Thome 1B
6 A.J. Hinch C 6 Sandy Alomar C
7 Scott Spiezio 2B 7 Travis Fryman 3B
8 Kurt Abbott SS 8 David Bell 2B
9 Ryan Christenson CF 9 Omar Vizquel SS
Jimmy Haynes P Dave Burba P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 2-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR OAK B. Grieve P. Assenmacher 28% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Blowers Scores
b7 1-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  R CLE J. Thome T. Mathews -21% 41% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
t7 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK K. Abbott D. Burba 19% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t6 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R OAK M. Stairs D. Burba 17% 67% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Grieve Scores
b6 0-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CLE B. Giles J. Haynes -15% 46% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly to Deep SS-2B); Lofton Scores/No RBI/unER

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' Dave Burba facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Henderson D. Burba -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK D. Magadan D. Burba -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK B. Grieve D. Burba -1% 45% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Haynes 2% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE B. Giles J. Haynes 2% 49% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE D. Justice J. Haynes 1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Stairs D. Burba 4% 54% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK J. Giambi D. Burba -4% 50% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK A. Hinch D. Burba -3% 47% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK S. Spiezio D. Burba -2% 45% Popfly: LF (Deep SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE M. Ramirez J. Haynes -4% 41% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b2 0-0 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  CLE J. Thome J. Haynes -5% 36% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Ramirez to 2B
b2 0-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O CLE S. Alomar J. Haynes 5% 41% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE T. Fryman J. Haynes 9% 50% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK K. Abbott D. Burba -3% 47% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK R. Christenson D. Burba 3% 50% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t3 0-0 1 1-- 4,(3-0)  OAK R. Henderson D. Burba 4% 54% Walk; Christenson to 2B
t3 0-0 1 12- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Magadan D. Burba -3% 51% Groundout: 3B-1B; Christenson to 3B; Henderson to 2B
t3 0-0 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O OAK B. Grieve D. Burba -7% 44% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 8-9-1
b3 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE D. Bell J. Haynes -4% 40% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b3 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO CLE O. Vizquel J. Haynes 8% 49% Line Drive Double Play: P-1B (P's Right)
b3 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Haynes 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 4-5-6
t4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  OAK M. Stairs D. Burba 4% 54% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
t4 0-0 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O OAK J. Giambi D. Burba -4% 50% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  OAK A. Hinch D. Burba 2% 52% Stairs Steals 2B
t4 0-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O OAK A. Hinch D. Burba -4% 48% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 0-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Spiezio D. Burba 1% 48% Passed Ball; Stairs to 3B
t4 0-0 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O OAK S. Spiezio D. Burba -5% 44% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE B. Giles J. Haynes 3% 46% Lineout: LF (Short LF)
b4 0-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Justice J. Haynes 2% 49% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Haynes 1% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 8-9-1
t5 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK K. Abbott D. Burba -3% 47% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
t5 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK R. Christenson D. Burba -2% 45% Strikeout Looking
t5 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Henderson D. Burba -2% 43% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 5-6-7
b5 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Thome J. Haynes -4% 38% Walk
b5 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  OO CLE S. Alomar J. Haynes 10% 48% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b5 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Fryman J. Haynes 2% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Indians 0.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 2-3-4
t6 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK D. Magadan D. Burba -4% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t6 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK B. Grieve D. Burba 4% 50% Hit By Pitch
t6 0-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  R OAK M. Stairs D. Burba 17% 67% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Grieve Scores
t6 1-0 1 -2- 7,(2-2)  O OAK J. Giambi D. Burba -4% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B; Stairs to 3B
t6 1-0 2 --3 2,(1-0)  O OAK A. Hinch D. Burba -5% 58% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-1, Athletics' Jimmy Haynes facing 8-9-1
b6 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE D. Bell J. Haynes 4% 63% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Haynes 3% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 0-1 2 --- 3,(2-0)  CLE K. Lofton J. Haynes -2% 63% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru Deep SS-2B)
b6 0-1 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE B. Giles J. Haynes -2% 62% Lofton Steals 2B
b6 0-1 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  R CLE B. Giles J. Haynes -15% 46% Reached on E4 (Pop Fly to Deep SS-2B); Lofton Scores/No RBI/unER
b6 1-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  CLE D. Justice J. Haynes -3% 43% Single to 3B (Ground Ball); Giles to 2B
b6 1-1 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Haynes 7% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Indians 1.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Tied 1-1, Indians' Dave Burba facing 7-8-9
t7 1-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK S. Spiezio D. Burba -4% 46% Flyball: CF
t7 1-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R OAK K. Abbott D. Burba 19% 65% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t7 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Christenson D. Burba -2% 63% Lineout: RF
t7 2-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK R. Henderson D. Burba -2% 61% Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' T.J. Mathews facing 5-6-7
T.J. Mathews replaces Jimmy Haynes pitching
b7 1-2 0 --- 9,(3-2)  R CLE J. Thome T. Mathews -21% 41% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b7 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE S. Alomar T. Mathews 4% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 2-2 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Fryman T. Mathews 3% 48% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b7 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Bell T. Mathews 2% 50% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Indians 2.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Paul Assenmacher facing 2-3-4
Paul Assenmacher replaces Dave Burba pitching
t8 2-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  OAK D. Magadan P. Assenmacher 7% 57% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
Mike Blowers pinch runs for Dave Magadan (3B) batting 2nd
t8 2-2 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  RR OAK B. Grieve P. Assenmacher 28% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Blowers Scores
t8 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK M. Stairs P. Assenmacher -2% 83% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
t8 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  OAK J. Giambi P. Assenmacher 2% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive)
Jose Mesa replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
Jack Voigt pinch runs for Jason Giambi (1B) batting 5th
t8 4-2 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK A. Hinch J. Mesa -2% 83% Popfly: 3B (SS-3B Hole)
t8 4-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  OAK S. Spiezio J. Mesa 2% 85% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Voigt to 3B
t8 4-2 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  OAK K. Abbott J. Mesa 0% 85% Spiezio Steals 2B
t8 4-2 2 -23 7,(3-2)  OAK K. Abbott J. Mesa 1% 86% Walk
t8 4-2 2 123 2,(1-0)  O OAK R. Christenson J. Mesa -5% 81% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-4, Athletics' T.J. Mathews facing 9-1-2
Jack Voigt moves from PR to 1B
Mike Blowers moves from PR to 3B
b8 2-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Mathews 5% 86% Foul Flyball: LF (Short LF Foul)
Buddy Groom replaces T.J. Mathews pitching
b8 2-4 1 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE K. Lofton B. Groom -6% 80% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Left)
b8 2-4 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CLE B. Giles B. Groom 6% 87% Strikeout Looking
b8 2-4 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Justice B. Groom 5% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Indians 2.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Jose Mesa facing 1-2-3
t9 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK R. Henderson J. Mesa -1% 90% Flyball: RF
t9 4-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  OAK M. Blowers J. Mesa 2% 92% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t9 4-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  O OAK B. Grieve J. Mesa -1% 91% Groundout: P-1B (P's Right)
t9 4-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  OAK M. Stairs J. Mesa 0% 91% Intentional Walk
t9 4-2 2 12- 10,(3-2)  R OAK J. Voigt J. Mesa 5% 96% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Blowers Scores; Stairs to 3B
t9 5-2 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  OAK A. Hinch J. Mesa 0% 96% Voigt Steals 2B
t9 5-2 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O OAK A. Hinch J. Mesa -1% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Athletics' Billy Taylor facing 4-5-6
Billy Taylor replaces Buddy Groom pitching
b9 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Taylor 3% 98% Lineout: CF
b9 2-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Thome B. Taylor 2% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b9 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE S. Alomar B. Taylor -1% 98% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
Jeff Branson pinch hits for Travis Fryman (3B) batting 7th
b9 2-5 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Branson B. Taylor 2% 100% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Indians 2.

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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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