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Series
Results
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@CLE
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BOS
@CLE
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9
CLE
@BOS
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CLE
@BOS
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1
Wednesday, September 30, 1998, 1:07
, Jacobs Field
Attendance: 45,229, Time of Game: 3:25
Red Sox
5
at Indians
9
W: Dave Burba (1-0)
L: Tim Wakefield (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         2  0  1   0  0  2   0  0  0    5 10  0
Indians         1  5  1   0  0  1   0  1  X    9  9  1
NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Darren Lewis CF 4 2 1 0 1 1 .500 1.292 12 7 -0.020 1.42 0.126 -0.146 0.1 2 0 2B,SB
John Valentin 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.100 21 12 0.007 0.81 0.062 -0.055 -0.1 0 2
Mo Vaughn 1B 4 0 1 0 1 2 .444 1.722 19 10 -0.071 0.89 0.034 -0.105 -0.7 10 1
Nomar Garciaparra SS 4 1 2 3 0 0 .375 1.175 21 12 0.106 1.01 0.157 -0.052 1.0 2 3 2B,SF,GDP
Mike Stanley DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 .375 .819 10 8 0.046 0.97 0.095 -0.049 0.4
Troy O'Leary LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .125 .347 17 9 0.106 1.31 0.153 -0.046 0.8 2 0
Darren Bragg RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .250 10 7 -0.156 1.32 0.000 -0.156 -1.5 0 0 GDP
   Damon Buford PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Midre Cummings PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 2 1 -0.055 2.78 0.000 -0.055 -0.3
   Donnie Sadler 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Jason Varitek C 4 0 1 1 0 1 .250 .500 14 10 -0.025 1.08 0.067 -0.092 -0.2 5 0
Mike Benjamin 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .143 .393 11 8 -0.013 0.74 0.031 -0.044 0.0 3 6
   Trot Nixon PH-RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 0.041 1.66 0.041 0.000 0.3 0 0
Tim Wakefield P 0 0
   John Wasdin P 0 0
   Derek Lowe P 0 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
   Tom Gordon P 0 1
Team Totals 34 5 10 4 5 8 .294 .728 143 86 -0.034 1.12 0.766 -0.800 -0.2 24 13
2B: N Garciaparra (1, off D Gooden); D Lewis (1, off D Burba).
SF: N Garciaparra (2, off D Burba).
TB: N Garciaparra 3; D Lewis 2; M Stanley 2; M Vaughn; M Benjamin; J Varitek; J Valentin; T O'Leary.
GIDP: D Bragg (1); N Garciaparra (1).
RBI: N Garciaparra 3 (7); J Varitek (1).
2-out RBI: J Varitek.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 2 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 2. J Valentin-M Benjamin-M Vaughn; N Garciaparra-M Benjamin-M Vaughn.
PB: J Varitek 2 (2).
Baserunning
SB: D Lewis (1, 2nd base off D Gooden/S Alomar).

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Kenny Lofton CF 4 2 2 1 1 0 .500 1.556 20 11 0.167 0.92 0.197 -0.030 2.1 1 0 2B,SB
Omar Vizquel SS 4 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .125 15 8 -0.099 0.69 0.008 -0.106 -0.7 3 5
David Justice DH 4 2 2 4 0 0 .375 1.333 12 8 0.202 0.76 0.216 -0.014 1.9 HR,2B,SF
Manny Ramirez RF 3 0 2 1 0 1 .429 1.270 14 7 0.101 0.54 0.112 -0.010 0.8 1 0 2·2B,2·HBP
Jim Thome 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 .125 .722 26 11 -0.064 0.55 0.003 -0.067 -1.5 5 0 IW
   Richie Sexson 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 2 0
Travis Fryman 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 .143 .393 21 12 0.035 0.58 0.057 -0.023 0.1 1 1
Brian Giles LF 2 1 0 0 1 1 .167 .708 17 10 -0.039 0.69 0.017 -0.056 -0.1 1 0 HBP
Sandy Alomar C 4 1 2 2 0 0 .429 1.286 15 8 0.138 0.67 0.177 -0.039 0.9 8 0 2·2B,2·GDP
Joey Cora 2B 2 2 0 0 2 1 .000 .250 20 7 0.023 0.48 0.041 -0.018 1.0 5 4
Dwight Gooden P 0 0
   Dave Burba P 0 0
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 1
Team Totals 30 9 9 8 7 5 .300 1.063 160 82 0.464 0.65 0.828 -0.363 4.3 27 11
2B: D Justice (2, off D Lowe); K Lofton (1, off T Wakefield); S Alomar 2 (3, 1 off T Wakefield, 1 off J Wasdin); M Ramirez 2 (2, 2 off D Lowe).
HR: D Justice (1, off J Wasdin; 2nd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to Deep RF Line).
SF: D Justice (1, off T Wakefield).
IBB: J Thome (1, by D Lowe).
HBP: B Giles (1, by D Lowe); M Ramirez 2 (2, by T Wakefield, by J Wasdin).
TB: D Justice 6; S Alomar 4; M Ramirez 4; K Lofton 3; T Fryman.
GIDP: S Alomar 2 (2).
RBI: D Justice 4 (4); S Alomar 2 (2); M Ramirez (1); K Lofton (3).
2-out RBI: D Justice 3; M Ramirez.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Jackson-J Cora-R Sexson; O Vizquel-J Cora-J Thome.
E: S Alomar (1).
Baserunning
SB: K Lofton (1, 2nd base off T Wakefield/J Varitek).

Boston Red Sox

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
Tim Wakefield, L (0-1) 1.1 3 5 5 2 1 0 33.75 10 41 20 14 1 5 2 4 2 0 27 -0.305 1.19 -3.3
John Wasdin 1.2 2 2 2 1 2 1 10.80 9 34 19 8 4 7 0 5 0 0 2 2 -0.153 0.70 -1.9
Derek Lowe 2.2 3 1 1 1 0 0 3.38 12 7 3 2 0 0 0 -0.025 0.38 0.4
Greg Swindell 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 4 20 11 7 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.031 0.33 0.9
Tom Gordon 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 9.00 6 27 13 8 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 -0.013 0.24 -0.4
Team Totals 8 9 9 9 7 5 1 10.12 41 122 63 37 9 17 12 14 6 0 27 3 2 -0.465 0.65 -4.3

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
Dwight Gooden 0.1 1 2 2 2 1 0 54.00 4 22 8 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 40 -0.186 1.26 -2.2
Dave Burba, W (1-0) 5.1 4 3 3 2 4 0 5.06 21 75 50 31 5 14 6 9 4 0 1 0 0.131 0.95 1.3
Paul Shuey, H (1) 1.1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 7 22 15 7 4 4 3 1 1 0 1 1 -0.024 0.99 -0.4
Paul Assenmacher 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 -0.077 1.74 -0.6
Michael Jackson, S (1) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 7 23 12 7 1 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 0.190 1.59 2.2
Team Totals 9 10 5 5 5 8 0 5.00 40 143 86 50 14 22 15 12 5 0 40 5 1 0.034 1.12 0.2
P Shuey faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
P Assenmacher faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: T Gordon (1).
HBP: D Lowe (1; B Giles); T Wakefield (1; M Ramirez); J Wasdin (1; M Ramirez).
IBB: D Lowe (1; J Thome).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - John Hirschbeck, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Dave Phillips, LF - Chuck Meriwether, RF - Dale Scott.
Time of Game: 3:25.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 7mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b2 3-2 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR CLE D. Justice J. Wasdin 19% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Cora Scores; Lofton Scores
b2 2-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  R CLE K. Lofton T. Wakefield 13% 72% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Alomar Scores; Cora to 3B
t1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  RR BOS N. Garciaparra D. Gooden -13% 31% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lewis Scores; Valentin Scores
t6 3-7 0 123 2,(1-0)  ROO BOS D. Bragg D. Burba 12% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Garciaparra Scores/No RBI; Stanley to 3B
b2 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  R CLE S. Alomar T. Wakefield 12% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive); Giles Scores

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dwight Gooden facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  BOS D. Lewis D. Gooden -3% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  BOS J. Valentin D. Gooden -5% 42% Lewis Steals 2B; Lewis to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t1 0-0 0 --3 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Valentin D. Gooden -3% 39% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn D. Gooden 6% 44% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  RR BOS N. Garciaparra D. Gooden -13% 31% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Lewis Scores; Valentin Scores
Dave Burba replaces Dwight Gooden pitching
t1 2-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O BOS M. Stanley D. Burba 3% 34% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 2-0 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary D. Burba 3% 37% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 1-2-3
b1 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE K. Lofton T. Wakefield 4% 40% Walk
b1 0-2 0 1-- 3,(2-0)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Wakefield 2% 43% Lofton Steals 2B
b1 0-2 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Wakefield -2% 41% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole); Lofton to 3B
b1 0-2 1 --3 1,(0-0)  RO CLE D. Justice T. Wakefield 1% 42% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Lofton Scores
b1 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez T. Wakefield 1% 43% Hit By Pitch
b1 1-2 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  CLE J. Thome T. Wakefield 1% 44% Passed Ball; Ramirez to 2B
b1 1-2 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  CLE J. Thome T. Wakefield 0% 44% Passed Ball; Ramirez to 3B
b1 1-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Wakefield -4% 40% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 1.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Indians' Dave Burba facing 7-8-9
t2 2-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Bragg D. Burba 2% 43% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t2 2-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Varitek D. Burba 2% 44% Strikeout Looking
t2 2-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin D. Burba 1% 45% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Tim Wakefield facing 6-7-8
b2 1-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE T. Fryman T. Wakefield 4% 49% Single to 3B (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b2 1-2 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CLE B. Giles T. Wakefield -4% 46% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak 2B-1B)
b2 1-2 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  R CLE S. Alomar T. Wakefield 12% 57% Double to LF (Line Drive); Giles Scores
b2 2-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Cora T. Wakefield 2% 59% Walk
b2 2-2 1 12- 5,(3-1)  R CLE K. Lofton T. Wakefield 13% 72% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Alomar Scores; Cora to 3B
John Wasdin replaces Tim Wakefield pitching
b2 3-2 1 -23 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Wasdin -7% 66% Flyball: LF
b2 3-2 2 -23 1,(0-0)  RRR CLE D. Justice J. Wasdin 19% 85% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Cora Scores; Lofton Scores
b2 6-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE M. Ramirez J. Wasdin 1% 85% Hit By Pitch
b2 6-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome J. Wasdin -1% 84% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-2B)
5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Indians 6.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 2-6, Indians' Dave Burba facing 1-2-3
t3 2-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Lewis D. Burba -4% 80% Double to CF (Line Drive)
t3 2-6 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Valentin D. Burba 2% 82% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF); Lewis to 3B
t3 2-6 1 --3 6,(3-2)  BOS M. Vaughn D. Burba -2% 79% Walk
t3 2-6 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO BOS N. Garciaparra D. Burba 1% 81% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Lewis Scores
t3 3-6 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Stanley D. Burba 2% 83% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 6.
Bottom of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 6-3, Red Sox' John Wasdin facing 6-7-8
b3 6-3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE T. Fryman J. Wasdin 2% 85% Walk
b3 6-3 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O CLE B. Giles J. Wasdin -2% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b3 6-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  R CLE S. Alomar J. Wasdin 6% 89% Double to CF (Fly Ball); Fryman Scores
b3 7-3 1 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Cora J. Wasdin -1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
b3 7-3 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Wasdin -1% 86% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 7.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Indians' Dave Burba facing 6-7-8
t4 3-7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O BOS T. O'Leary D. Burba 2% 88% Flyball: LF
t4 3-7 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Bragg D. Burba 1% 89% Strikeout Swinging
t4 3-7 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O BOS J. Varitek D. Burba 1% 90% Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-3, Red Sox' Derek Lowe facing 2-3-4
Derek Lowe replaces John Wasdin pitching
b4 7-3 0 --- O CLE O. Vizquel D. Lowe -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 7-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE D. Justice D. Lowe -1% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 7-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez D. Lowe 1% 89% Double to RF (Line Drive)
b4 7-3 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Thome D. Lowe 0% 90% Intentional Walk
b4 7-3 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O CLE T. Fryman D. Lowe -2% 88% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 7.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Indians' Dave Burba facing 9-1-2
t5 3-7 0 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS M. Benjamin D. Burba -3% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t5 3-7 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Lewis D. Burba 3% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 3-7 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Valentin D. Burba 2% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
t5 3-7 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Vaughn D. Burba 2% 92% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-3, Red Sox' Derek Lowe facing 7-8-9
b5 7-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  CLE B. Giles D. Lowe 1% 93% Hit By Pitch
b5 7-3 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  OO CLE S. Alomar D. Lowe -2% 91% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 7-3 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Cora D. Lowe -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Indians 7.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Indians' Dave Burba facing 4-5-6
t6 3-7 0 --- 8,(3-2)  BOS N. Garciaparra D. Burba -3% 87% Single to CF (Ground Ball)
t6 3-7 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS M. Stanley D. Burba -5% 82% Single to SS (Line Drive to Deep SS); Garciaparra to 2B
t6 3-7 0 12- 6,(3-2)  BOS T. O'Leary D. Burba -8% 75% Walk; Garciaparra to 3B; Stanley to 2B
t6 3-7 0 123 2,(1-0)  ROO BOS D. Bragg D. Burba 12% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B; Garciaparra Scores/No RBI; Stanley to 3B
Paul Shuey replaces Dave Burba pitching
t6 4-7 2 --3 5,(3-1)  R BOS J. Varitek P. Shuey -7% 80% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Stanley Scores
t6 5-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Benjamin P. Shuey 3% 83% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 7.
Bottom of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 7-5, Red Sox' Derek Lowe facing 1-2-3
b6 7-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE K. Lofton D. Lowe -2% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
b6 7-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel D. Lowe -1% 81% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 7-5 2 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE D. Justice D. Lowe 2% 82% Double to CF (Line Drive)
b6 7-5 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  R CLE M. Ramirez D. Lowe 7% 89% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Justice Scores
Greg Swindell replaces Derek Lowe pitching
b6 8-5 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O CLE J. Thome G. Swindell -1% 88% Lineout: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 8.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 1-2-3
t7 5-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS D. Lewis P. Shuey 3% 91% Strikeout Looking
t7 5-8 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Valentin P. Shuey -3% 88% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t7 5-8 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn P. Shuey 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-8 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS N. Garciaparra P. Shuey 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-5, Red Sox' Greg Swindell facing 6-7-8
b7 8-5 0 --- 9,(3-2)  O CLE T. Fryman G. Swindell -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b7 8-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles G. Swindell 1% 93% Walk
b7 8-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  OO CLE S. Alomar G. Swindell -2% 92% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 8.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-8, Indians' Paul Shuey facing 5-6-7
t8 5-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Stanley P. Shuey -4% 87% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
Paul Assenmacher replaces Paul Shuey pitching
t8 5-8 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS T. O'Leary P. Assenmacher -8% 80% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Stanley to 2B
Michael Jackson replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
Midre Cummings pinch hits for Damon Buford batting 7th
Damon Buford pinch hits for Darren Bragg (RF) batting 7th
t8 5-8 0 12- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Cummings M. Jackson 6% 85% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B; Stanley to 3B
t8 5-8 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Varitek M. Jackson 7% 92% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
Trot Nixon pinch hits for Mike Benjamin (2B) batting 9th
t8 5-8 2 1-3 6,(3-2)  BOS T. Nixon M. Jackson -4% 88% Walk; Cummings to 2B
t8 5-8 2 123 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Lewis M. Jackson 9% 97% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-5, Red Sox' Tom Gordon facing 9-1-2
Tom Gordon replaces Greg Swindell pitching
Donnie Sadler replaces Midre Cummings (PH) playing 2B batting 7th
Trot Nixon moves from PH to RF
b8 8-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE J. Cora T. Gordon 0% 97% Walk
b8 8-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  CLE K. Lofton T. Gordon 1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Cora to 2B
b8 8-5 0 12- 4,(3-0)  CLE O. Vizquel T. Gordon 1% 99% Walk; Cora to 3B; Lofton to 2B
b8 8-5 0 123 1,(0-0)  O CLE D. Justice T. Gordon -1% 98% Lineout: 1B (Weak 2B-1B)
b8 8-5 1 123 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez T. Gordon -1% 97% Strikeout Looking
b8 8-5 2 123 4,(1-2)  R CLE J. Thome T. Gordon 2% 99% Wild Pitch; Cora Scores; Lofton to 3B; Vizquel to 2B
b8 9-5 2 -23 7,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome T. Gordon -0% 98% Groundout: P-1B (Weak SS-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 9.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 5-9, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 2-3-4
Richie Sexson replaces Jim Thome playing 1B batting 5th
t9 5-9 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS J. Valentin M. Jackson 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t9 5-9 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS M. Vaughn M. Jackson -1% 98% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 5-9 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO BOS N. Garciaparra M. Jackson 2% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-1B (P's Right)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 5, Indians 9.

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