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Scores
Standings
TOR
@ANA
6
5
MIN
@BOS
8
7
BAL
@CLE
5
14
TBD
@KCR
5
0
DET
@OAK
10
5
CHW
@SEA
9
10
NYY
@TEX
15
13
LAD
@ATL
0
7
HOU
@CHC
0
2
SFG
@FLA
10
9
SDP
@MIL
2
3
CIN
@MON
4
2
ARI
@NYM
2
8
COL
@PHI
6
7
 
(10)
STL
@PIT
0
5
Wednesday, May 6, 1998, 7:39
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 40,672, Time of Game: 2:50
Orioles
5
16-16
 Lost 2 
3rd, 8 GB
at Indians
14
19-12
 Won 5 
1st
W: Dave Burba (3-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Orioles         0  0  0   1  1  0   1  1  1    5  8  1
Indians         1  2  1   4  3  0   3  0  X   14 17  0

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roberto Alomar 2B 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 .282 .360 .371 .731 25 16 0.001 0.41 0.025 -0.023 -0.0 2 6
B.J. Surhoff LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .300 .349 .464 .813 13 8 -0.065 0.60 0.000 -0.065 -1.1 4 0
Eric Davis RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .313 .371 .588 .958 9 7 0.051 0.30 0.064 -0.013 1.6 1 0 2·HR
Rafael Palmeiro 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259 .381 .448 .830 23 13 -0.051 0.48 0.000 -0.051 -0.9 9 1
Cal Ripken 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .256 .321 .331 .651 14 8 0.007 0.45 0.026 -0.019 -0.0 0 1
   Jeff Reboulet 3B 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .231 .375 .231 .606 6 2 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.4 0 0
Harold Baines DH 4 1 0 0 0 1 4 .288 .305 .463 .767 9 7 -0.066 0.41 0.000 -0.066 -1.4 GDP
Jeffrey Hammonds CF 2 2 2 1 2 0 4 .257 .384 .500 .884 18 8 0.066 0.51 0.066 0.000 2.4 2 0 HR,SB
Mike Bordick SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .221 .287 .384 .671 18 11 -0.075 0.43 0.019 -0.094 0.0 1 2
Charlie Greene C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 10 7 -0.016 0.46 0.019 -0.035 -1.1 4 2 GDP
   Chris Hoiles PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .214 .333 .393 .726 1 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 SF
Scott Erickson P 1 0
   Nerio Rodriguez P 0 0
   Norm Charlton P 0 0
   Sidney Ponson P 0 1
Team Totals 31 5 8 5 5 5 37 .258 .351 .548 .900 146 88 -0.148 0.43 0.219 -0.366 -0.2 24 13
HR: E Davis 2 (5, 1 off D Burba, 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF Line, 1 off E Plunk, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); J Hammonds (4, off D Burba, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
SF: C Hoiles (2, off J Rakers).
TB: E Davis 8; J Hammonds 5; M Bordick; C Ripken; R Alomar; C Greene.
GIDP: H Baines (5); C Greene (1).
RBI: E Davis 2 (12); R Alomar (9); J Hammonds (13); C Hoiles (11).
2-out RBI: E Davis; R Alomar.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 5.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Bordick-R Alomar-R Palmeiro.
E: M Bordick (2).
Baserunning
SB: J Hammonds (6, 2nd base off D Burba/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 2 1 2 2 0 6 .287 .371 .418 .789 22 10 0.168 0.42 0.181 -0.013 1.8 1 0 HR
Omar Vizquel SS 4 3 1 0 1 0 5 .305 .397 .362 .759 15 6 -0.025 0.45 0.018 -0.043 0.2 1 3
   Mark Whiten RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 7 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.3 1 0
David Justice DH 5 1 1 0 1 1 6 .321 .396 .625 1.021 20 13 0.014 0.37 0.039 -0.025 -0.6
Jim Thome 1B 5 3 3 5 1 0 6 .385 .480 .702 1.182 20 9 0.170 0.44 0.184 -0.014 4.3 10 2 HR,2·2B
Sandy Alomar C 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .250 .281 .393 .674 20 12 -0.006 0.43 0.012 -0.018 -0.7 4 0
   Pat Borders PH-C 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .256 .304 .326 .630 4 3 0.001 0.01 0.001 0.000 0.9 1 0 2B
Brian Giles RF-LF 4 2 3 3 1 0 5 .314 .490 .671 1.161 23 11 0.098 0.43 0.098 0.000 3.5 2 0 HR
Travis Fryman 3B 5 0 3 1 0 1 5 .217 .302 .365 .668 19 11 -0.058 0.58 0.011 -0.068 0.2 1 1
   Jeff Branson 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .350 .600 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 1 0
David Bell 2B 5 0 2 3 0 0 5 .306 .325 .472 .797 12 9 -0.017 0.30 0.017 -0.034 1.6 2 7
Shawon Dunston LF-SS 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .212 .255 .353 .608 16 11 0.007 0.22 0.022 -0.015 -2.1 2 0 GDP
Dave Burba P 1 1
   Eric Plunk P 0 0
   Jason Rakers P 0 0
Team Totals 41 14 17 14 8 5 49 .415 .510 .707 1.218 178 98 0.352 0.39 0.583 -0.230 9.3 27 14
2B: J Thome 2 (15, 1 off N Charlton, 1 off S Erickson); P Borders (3, off S Ponson).
HR: K Lofton (2, off S Erickson, 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out); B Giles (8, off S Erickson, 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out); J Thome (6, off S Erickson, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
TB: J Thome 8; B Giles 6; K Lofton 4; T Fryman 3; D Bell 2; P Borders 2; S Dunston; D Justice; S Alomar; O Vizquel.
GIDP: S Dunston (1).
RBI: J Thome 5 (26); B Giles 3 (25); D Bell 3 (7); K Lofton 2 (18); T Fryman (14).
2-out RBI: B Giles 2; J Thome; D Bell.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 7 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 3. D Bell-O Vizquel-J Thome; T Fryman-D Bell-J Thome; O Vizquel-J Thome-T Fryman.

Baltimore Orioles

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
Scott Erickson, L (3-3) 3.1 8 7 7 3 1 3 6.47 22 70 36 23 3 10 11 7 2 0 14 -0.316 0.77 -5.0
Nerio Rodriguez 0.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 9.00 5 22 14 10 2 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 -0.014 0.17 -0.7
Norm Charlton 1 3 3 3 2 2 0 8.49 8 29 15 8 1 6 0 4 3 0 0 0 -0.021 0.14 -2.4
Sidney Ponson 3 3 3 3 3 1 0 5.82 14 57 33 23 2 8 4 6 2 0 0 0 -0.001 0.01 -1.3
Team Totals 8 17 14 14 8 5 3 15.75 49 178 98 64 8 26 15 21 10 0 14 0 0 -0.352 0.39 -9.3

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
Dave Burba, W (3-3) 7 7 3 3 2 4 2 3.55 27 102 64 45 5 14 10 11 7 0 53 0.148 0.57 1.1
Eric Plunk 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 6.75 4 18 12 8 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.4
Jason Rakers 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 9.00 6 26 12 10 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 -0.4
Team Totals 9 8 5 5 5 5 3 5.00 37 146 88 63 7 18 13 14 7 0 53 0 0 0.148 0.43 0.2
Balks: None.
WP: D Burba (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Derryl Cousins, 2B - Tim Welke, 3B - Gary Cederstrom.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 40,672.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 71° F, Wind 9mph in from Centerfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Baltimore Orioles         Cleveland Indians
1 Roberto Alomar 2B 1 Kenny Lofton CF
2 B.J. Surhoff LF 2 Omar Vizquel SS
3 Eric Davis RF 3 David Justice DH
4 Rafael Palmeiro 1B 4 Jim Thome 1B
5 Cal Ripken 3B 5 Sandy Alomar C
6 Harold Baines DH 6 Brian Giles RF
7 Jeffrey Hammonds CF 7 Travis Fryman 3B
8 Mike Bordick SS 8 David Bell 2B
9 Charlie Greene C 9 Shawon Dunston LF
Scott Erickson P Dave Burba P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CLE K. Lofton S. Erickson 14% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball); Dunston Scores
t3 0-3 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  OO BAL M. Bordick D. Burba 9% 82% Double Play: Groundout: SS-1B; Hammonds out at 3B/1B-3B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R CLE J. Thome S. Erickson 9% 62% Double to LF (Line Drive); Vizquel Scores
b4 4-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR CLE J. Thome S. Erickson 8% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Vizquel Scores; Justice Scores
t4 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R BAL E. Davis D. Burba -6% 80% 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, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 8,(3-2)  O BAL R. Alomar D. Burba 2% 52% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O BAL B. Surhoff D. Burba 2% 54% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL E. Davis D. Burba 1% 55% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE K. Lofton S. Erickson 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel S. Erickson -3% 55% Groundout: C-SS/Forceout at 2B
b1 0-0 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Justice S. Erickson -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B; Vizquel to 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  R CLE J. Thome S. Erickson 9% 62% Double to LF (Line Drive); Vizquel Scores
b1 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  CLE S. Alomar S. Erickson 1% 63% Walk
b1 1-0 2 12- 4,(2-1)  CLE B. Giles S. Erickson 2% 66% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Thome to 3B; Alomar to 2B
b1 1-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  O CLE T. Fryman S. Erickson -6% 60% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 3 LOB. Orioles 0, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Dave Burba facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro D. Burba 3% 62% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL C. Ripken D. Burba 2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL H. Baines D. Burba 1% 65% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 0, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 8-9-1
b2 1-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Bell S. Erickson -2% 63% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE S. Dunston S. Erickson 2% 65% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b2 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR CLE K. Lofton S. Erickson 14% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball); Dunston Scores
b2 3-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel S. Erickson -1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 3-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE D. Justice S. Erickson 1% 79% Walk
b2 3-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O CLE J. Thome S. Erickson -1% 78% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Indians 3.
Top of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-3, Indians' Dave Burba facing 7-8-9
t3 0-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BAL J. Hammonds D. Burba -4% 74% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
t3 0-3 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  BAL M. Bordick D. Burba -2% 72% Hammonds Steals 2B
t3 0-3 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  OO BAL M. Bordick D. Burba 9% 82% Double Play: Groundout: SS-1B; Hammonds out at 3B/1B-3B
t3 0-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  BAL C. Greene D. Burba -1% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t3 0-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  BAL R. Alomar D. Burba -1% 80% Wild Pitch; Greene to 2B
t3 0-3 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  BAL R. Alomar D. Burba -1% 79% Walk
t3 0-3 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Surhoff D. Burba 4% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 0, Indians 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 3-0, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 5-6-7
b3 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE S. Alomar S. Erickson -1% 81% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b3 3-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R CLE B. Giles S. Erickson 6% 87% Home Run (Fly Ball)
b3 4-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE T. Fryman S. Erickson 1% 88% Single to 3B (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole)
b3 4-0 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Bell S. Erickson -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
b3 4-0 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE S. Dunston S. Erickson -1% 86% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 0, Indians 4.
Top of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-4, Indians' Dave Burba facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R BAL E. Davis D. Burba -6% 80% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t4 1-4 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro D. Burba 2% 82% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
t4 1-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  BAL C. Ripken D. Burba -3% 80% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t4 1-4 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO BAL H. Baines D. Burba 5% 85% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 1, Indians 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-1, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 1-2-3
b4 4-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE K. Lofton S. Erickson -1% 84% Flyball: RF
b4 4-1 1 --- 3,(2-0)  CLE O. Vizquel S. Erickson 1% 85% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
b4 4-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE D. Justice S. Erickson 3% 88% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Vizquel to 3B
b4 4-1 1 1-3 2,(1-0)  RRR CLE J. Thome S. Erickson 8% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Vizquel Scores; Justice Scores
Nerio Rodriguez replaces Scott Erickson pitching
b4 7-1 1 --- 9,(3-2)  CLE S. Alomar N. Rodriguez 0% 96% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b4 7-1 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE B. Giles N. Rodriguez 0% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Alomar to 2B
b4 7-1 1 12- 5,(1-2)  O CLE T. Fryman N. Rodriguez -1% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b4 7-1 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CLE D. Bell N. Rodriguez 2% 98% Single to CF (Line Drive); Alomar Scores; Giles to 3B
b4 8-1 2 1-3 2,(1-0)  O CLE S. Dunston N. Rodriguez -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 1, Indians 8.
Top of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-8, Indians' Dave Burba facing 7-8-9
t5 1-8 0 --- 5,(3-1)  BAL J. Hammonds D. Burba -1% 96% Walk
t5 1-8 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  BAL M. Bordick D. Burba -2% 94% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Hammonds to 2B
t5 1-8 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO BAL C. Greene D. Burba 3% 98% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B; Hammonds to 3B
t5 1-8 2 --3 2,(0-1)  R BAL R. Alomar D. Burba -1% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Hammonds Scores
t5 2-8 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O BAL B. Surhoff D. Burba 1% 97% Flyball: LF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 2, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-2, Orioles' Norm Charlton facing 1-2-3
Norm Charlton replaces Nerio Rodriguez pitching
b5 8-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE K. Lofton N. Charlton 0% 98% Walk
b5 8-2 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  CLE O. Vizquel N. Charlton 1% 98% Walk; Lofton to 2B
b5 8-2 0 12- 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Justice N. Charlton -1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b5 8-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R CLE J. Thome N. Charlton 1% 99% Double to CF (Line Drive); Lofton Scores; Vizquel to 3B
b5 9-2 1 -23 3,(0-2)  O CLE S. Alomar N. Charlton -0% 98% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b5 9-2 2 -23 4,(2-1)  RR CLE B. Giles N. Charlton 1% 99% Single to 1B (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B); Vizquel Scores; Thome Scores
b5 11-2 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  CLE T. Fryman N. Charlton 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Giles to 2B
b5 11-2 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O CLE D. Bell N. Charlton -0% 99% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 2, Indians 11.
Top of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-11, Indians' Dave Burba facing 3-4-5
t6 2-11 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL E. Davis D. Burba 0% 100% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t6 2-11 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O BAL R. Palmeiro D. Burba 0% 100% Lineout: 2B
t6 2-11 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL C. Ripken D. Burba 0% 100% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Indians 11.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 11-2, Orioles' Sidney Ponson facing 9-1-2
Sidney Ponson replaces Norm Charlton pitching
b6 11-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE S. Dunston S. Ponson -0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b6 11-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE K. Lofton S. Ponson -0% 100% Groundout: P-SS-1B (P's Right)
b6 11-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel S. Ponson -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 2, Indians 11.
Top of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-11, Indians' Dave Burba facing 6-7-8
t7 2-11 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL H. Baines D. Burba 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t7 2-11 1 --- 3,(1-1)  R BAL J. Hammonds D. Burba -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t7 3-11 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL M. Bordick D. Burba 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-11 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BAL C. Greene D. Burba 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 3, Indians 11.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 11-3, Orioles' Sidney Ponson facing 3-4-5
Jeff Reboulet replaces Cal Ripken playing 3B batting 5th
b7 11-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE D. Justice S. Ponson -0% 100% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b7 11-3 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome S. Ponson 0% 100% Walk
Pat Borders pinch hits for Sandy Alomar (C) batting 5th
b7 11-3 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  CLE P. Borders S. Ponson 0% 100% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Thome to 3B
b7 11-3 1 -23 8,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles S. Ponson 0% 100% Walk
b7 11-3 1 123 6,(3-2)  R CLE T. Fryman S. Ponson 0% 100% Single to CF (Line Drive); Thome Scores; Borders to 3B; Giles to 2B
b7 12-3 1 123 2,(0-1)  RR CLE D. Bell S. Ponson 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Borders Scores; Giles Scores; Fryman to 3B
b7 14-3 1 1-3 2,(0-1)  OO CLE S. Dunston S. Ponson 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 3, Indians 14.
Top of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 3-14, Indians' Eric Plunk facing 1-2-3
Eric Plunk replaces Dave Burba pitching
Pat Borders moves from PH to C
Shawon Dunston moves from LF to SS
Brian Giles moves from RF to LF
Mark Whiten replaces Omar Vizquel (SS) playing RF batting 2nd
t8 3-14 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O BAL R. Alomar E. Plunk 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
t8 3-14 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL B. Surhoff E. Plunk 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t8 3-14 2 --- 2,(0-1)  R BAL E. Davis E. Plunk -0% 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t8 4-14 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro E. Plunk 0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Orioles 4, Indians 14.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 14-4, Orioles' Sidney Ponson facing 1-2-3
b8 14-4 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE K. Lofton S. Ponson -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
b8 14-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE M. Whiten S. Ponson 0% 100% Walk
b8 14-4 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice S. Ponson -0% 100% Flyball: LF
b8 14-4 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Thome S. Ponson 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Orioles 4, Indians 14.
Top of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 4-14, Indians' Jason Rakers facing 5-6-7
Jason Rakers replaces Eric Plunk pitching
Jeff Branson replaces Travis Fryman playing 3B batting 7th
t9 4-14 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BAL J. Reboulet J. Rakers -0% 100% Walk
t9 4-14 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BAL H. Baines J. Rakers 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
t9 4-14 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  BAL J. Hammonds J. Rakers -0% 100% Walk; Baines to 2B
t9 4-14 1 12- 7,(3-2)  BAL M. Bordick J. Rakers 0% 100% Walk; Baines to 3B; Hammonds to 2B
Chris Hoiles pinch hits for Charlie Greene (C) batting 9th
t9 4-14 1 123 1,(0-0)  RO BAL C. Hoiles J. Rakers 0% 100% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF-RF); Baines Scores
t9 5-14 2 12- 4,(2-1)  O BAL R. Alomar J. Rakers 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Orioles 5, Indians 14.

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