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Standings
BAL
@CAL
4
2
TEX
@CHW
7
2
CLE
@DET
3
5
MIL
@KCR
0
13
BOS
@MIN
6
1
TOR
@OAK
3
10
NYY
@SEA
8
10
CHC
@HOU
2
1
LAD
@MON
3
10
SFG
@NYM
5
4
 
(10)
SDP
@PHI
0
9
ATL
@PIT
10
8
CIN
@STL
5
6
Saturday, May 16, 1987,
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 20,583, Time of Game: 2:20
Indians
3
11-25
 Lost 3 
7th, 12 GB
at Tigers
5
15-19
 Won 4 
6th, 7 GB
W: Jack Morris (4-2)
L: Phil Niekro (2-3)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  1   0  0  1   0  1  0    3  5  1
Tigers          4  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    5 11  0

Cleveland Indians

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brett Butler CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .234 .338 .313 .650 -0.042 0.84 0.026 -0.068 -0.5 3 0
Tony Bernazard 2B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .189 .227 .328 .554 0.013 0.87 0.076 -0.063 0.6 3 2 HR
Julio Franco DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .305 .410 .450 .861 0.047 0.86 0.080 -0.034 0.3 HBP
Joe Carter RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .228 .273 .421 .693 -0.123 1.33 0.008 -0.131 -1.1 1 0 SB
Pat Tabler 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .311 .363 .489 .852 -0.031 1.02 0.071 -0.102 0.0 4 1 HR
Mel Hall LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .238 .267 .366 .633 -0.081 0.77 0.000 -0.081 -0.7 1 0
Brook Jacoby 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .238 .333 .389 .722 -0.009 0.83 0.051 -0.060 -0.4 2 0
Cory Snyder SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .215 .243 .385 .628 -0.090 0.91 0.000 -0.090 -0.8 3 3
Chris Bando C 2 1 1 1 1 0 3 .209 .292 .326 .617 0.068 0.46 0.077 -0.009 1.0 6 1 HR
   Doug Frobel PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .250 .455 .705 -0.037 1.26 0.000 -0.037 -0.2
Phil Niekro P 0 0
   Ed Vande Berg P 1 0
Team Totals 33 3 5 3 2 11 36 .152 .222 .424 .646 -0.285 0.91 0.389 -0.675 -1.8 24 7
HR: C Bando (1, off J Morris, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to CF); P Tabler (4, off J Morris, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); T Bernazard (4, off J Morris, 8th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: J Franco (1, by J Morris).
TB: P Tabler 4; C Bando 4; T Bernazard 4; B Butler; J Franco.
RBI: P Tabler (21); T Bernazard (11); C Bando (2).
2-out RBI: P Tabler.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 2. C Snyder-T Bernazard-P Tabler; C Bando-C Snyder.
E: P Tabler (3).
Baserunning
SB: J Carter (8, 2nd base off J Morris/M Nokes).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Lou Whitaker 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .244 .324 .433 .757 0.084 0.55 0.109 -0.026 0.7 1 2 HR
Larry Herndon DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .323 .389 .500 .889 -0.062 0.45 0.000 -0.062 -1.5 GDP
Kirk Gibson LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .349 .417 .766 -0.018 0.26 0.005 -0.023 -0.3 0 0
Matt Nokes C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .297 .342 .505 .847 -0.006 0.41 0.020 -0.026 -0.4 10 0
Pat Sheridan RF 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .313 .353 .357 .710 0.060 0.55 0.094 -0.033 0.4 4 0 CS
Darrell Evans 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .245 .352 .441 .794 -0.016 0.44 0.014 -0.030 -0.4 4 2
Bill Bean CF 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 .313 .340 .354 .694 0.077 1.16 0.077 0.000 1.1 1 0
   Chet Lemon PH-CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .181 .355 .349 .705 0.061 0.28 0.076 -0.015 0.6 2 0 HR
Tom Brookens SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 .267 .330 .442 .772 0.051 0.47 0.059 -0.008 0.9 2 1
Darnell Coles 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .175 .257 .299 .556 -0.017 0.41 0.007 -0.024 -0.4 2 2
Jack Morris P 1 0
Team Totals 33 5 11 5 1 6 34 .333 .353 .515 .868 0.214 0.44 0.461 -0.247 0.8 27 7
HR: L Whitaker (6, off P Niekro, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); C Lemon (3, off E Vande Berg, 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF).
TB: L Whitaker 5; C Lemon 4; T Brookens 2; P Sheridan 2; D Coles; B Bean; K Gibson; M Nokes.
GIDP: L Herndon (2).
RBI: C Lemon (8); L Whitaker (13); T Brookens (12); B Bean (3); P Sheridan (10).
2-out RBI: C Lemon; P Sheridan; B Bean; T Brookens.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 3 for 5.
Baserunning
CS: P Sheridan (7, 2nd base by E Vande Berg/C Bando).

Cleveland Indians

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Niekro, L (2-3) 0.2 5 4 4 1 1 1 7.17 8 26 -0.308 0.77 -3.9
Ed Vande Berg 7.1 6 1 1 0 5 1 5.40 26 2 0 0.093 0.33 3.1
Team Totals 8 11 5 5 1 6 2 5.62 34 26 2 0 -0.215 0.44 -0.8

Detroit Tigers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jack Morris, W (4-2) 9 5 3 3 2 11 3 4.28 36 74 0.285 0.91 1.8
Team Totals 9 5 3 3 2 11 3 3.00 36 74 0.285 0.91 1.8
Balks: None.
WP: P Niekro (4); J Morris (4).
HBP: J Morris (1; J Franco).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Al Clark, 2B - Derryl Cousins, 3B - Jim Evans.
Time of Game: 2:20.
Attendance: 20,583.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Brett Butler CF 1 Lou Whitaker 2B
2 Tony Bernazard 2B 2 Larry Herndon DH
3 Julio Franco DH 3 Kirk Gibson LF
4 Joe Carter RF 4 Matt Nokes C
5 Pat Tabler 1B 5 Pat Sheridan RF
6 Mel Hall LF 6 Darrell Evans 1B
7 Brook Jacoby 3B 7 Bill Bean CF
8 Cory Snyder SS 8 Tom Brookens SS
9 Chris Bando C 9 Darnell Coles 3B
Phil Niekro P Jack Morris P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 0 --- R DET L. Whitaker P. Niekro 10% 64% Home Run
b1 1-0 2 -2- R DET P. Sheridan P. Niekro 8% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Nokes Scores
b1 2-0 2 12- R DET B. Bean P. Niekro 8% 80% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Sheridan Scores; Evans to 3B
b6 4-2 2 --- R DET C. Lemon E. Vande Berg 8% 90% Home Run
t6 1-4 2 --- R CLE P. Tabler J. Morris -7% 83% Home Run

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CLE B. Butler J. Morris 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- CLE T. Bernazard J. Morris -2% 50% Strikeout, Wild Pitch; Bernazard to 1B
t1 0-0 1 1-- CLE J. Franco J. Morris -4% 46% Hit By Pitch; Bernazard to 2B
t1 0-0 1 12- O CLE J. Carter J. Morris 4% 51% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 12- O CLE P. Tabler J. Morris 4% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Phil Niekro facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- R DET L. Whitaker P. Niekro 10% 64% Home Run
b1 1-0 0 --- O DET L. Herndon P. Niekro -2% 63% Strikeout
b1 1-0 1 --- O DET K. Gibson P. Niekro -1% 61% Groundout: SS-1B
b1 1-0 2 --- DET M. Nokes P. Niekro 1% 62% Single to RF (Ground Ball)
b1 1-0 2 1-- DET P. Sheridan P. Niekro 1% 63% Wild Pitch; Nokes to 2B
b1 1-0 2 -2- R DET P. Sheridan P. Niekro 8% 71% Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF); Nokes Scores
b1 2-0 2 1-- DET D. Evans P. Niekro 1% 73% Walk; Sheridan to 2B
b1 2-0 2 12- R DET B. Bean P. Niekro 8% 80% Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF); Sheridan Scores; Evans to 3B
b1 3-0 2 1-3 R DET T. Brookens P. Niekro 5% 86% Single to LF (Ground Ball); Evans Scores; Bean to 2B
Ed Vande Berg replaces Phil Niekro pitching
b1 4-0 2 12- O DET D. Coles E. Vande Berg -2% 84% Flyball: CF
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 6-7-8
t2 0-4 0 --- O CLE M. Hall J. Morris 2% 86% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 0-4 1 --- O CLE B. Jacoby J. Morris 1% 87% Flyball: RF
t2 0-4 2 --- O CLE C. Snyder J. Morris 1% 88% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Indians' Ed Vande Berg facing 1-2-3
b2 4-0 0 --- DET L. Whitaker E. Vande Berg 1% 89% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b2 4-0 0 1-- OO DET L. Herndon E. Vande Berg -3% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
b2 4-0 2 --- O DET K. Gibson E. Vande Berg -0% 86% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 9-1-2
t3 0-4 0 --- R CLE C. Bando J. Morris -6% 79% Home Run
t3 1-4 0 --- O CLE B. Butler J. Morris 2% 81% Flyball: CF
t3 1-4 1 --- O CLE T. Bernazard J. Morris 1% 83% Strikeout
t3 1-4 2 --- O CLE J. Franco J. Morris 1% 84% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Ed Vande Berg facing 4-5-6
b3 4-1 0 --- O DET M. Nokes E. Vande Berg -1% 83% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 4-1 1 --- DET P. Sheridan E. Vande Berg 1% 84% Single to LF
b3 4-1 1 1-- OO DET D. Evans E. Vande Berg -3% 81% Double Play: Strikeout, Sheridan Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 4-5-6
t4 1-4 0 --- O CLE J. Carter J. Morris 2% 83% Flyball: RF
t4 1-4 1 --- O CLE P. Tabler J. Morris 2% 85% Strikeout
t4 1-4 2 --- O CLE M. Hall J. Morris 1% 86% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Ed Vande Berg facing 7-8-9
Chet Lemon pinch hits for Bill Bean (CF) batting 7th
b4 4-1 0 --- O DET C. Lemon E. Vande Berg -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 4-1 1 --- DET T. Brookens E. Vande Berg 0% 85% E3 on Foul Ball
b4 4-1 1 --- O DET T. Brookens E. Vande Berg -1% 84% Flyball: SS
b4 4-1 2 --- O DET D. Coles E. Vande Berg -1% 83% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 7-8-9
Chet Lemon moves from PH to CF
t5 1-4 0 --- O CLE B. Jacoby J. Morris 2% 86% Flyball: RF
t5 1-4 1 --- O CLE C. Snyder J. Morris 2% 87% Strikeout
t5 1-4 2 --- CLE C. Bando J. Morris -1% 86% Walk
t5 1-4 2 1-- CLE B. Butler J. Morris -3% 83% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bando to 3B
t5 1-4 2 1-3 O CLE T. Bernazard J. Morris 5% 88% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Indians' Ed Vande Berg facing 1-2-3
b5 4-1 0 --- O DET L. Whitaker E. Vande Berg -1% 87% Flyball: LF
b5 4-1 1 --- O DET L. Herndon E. Vande Berg -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b5 4-1 2 --- DET K. Gibson E. Vande Berg 1% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b5 4-1 2 1-- O DET M. Nokes E. Vande Berg -1% 86% Foul Flyball: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 3-4-5
t6 1-4 0 --- O CLE J. Franco J. Morris 2% 88% Strikeout Looking
t6 1-4 1 --- O CLE J. Carter J. Morris 2% 90% Lineout: SS
t6 1-4 2 --- R CLE P. Tabler J. Morris -7% 83% Home Run
t6 2-4 2 --- O CLE M. Hall J. Morris 1% 84% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Indians' Ed Vande Berg facing 5-6-7
b6 4-2 0 --- O DET P. Sheridan E. Vande Berg -1% 83% Strikeout
b6 4-2 1 --- O DET D. Evans E. Vande Berg -1% 82% Lineout: SS
b6 4-2 2 --- R DET C. Lemon E. Vande Berg 8% 90% Home Run
b6 5-2 2 --- DET T. Brookens E. Vande Berg 0% 90% Single to CF (Fly Ball to CF-RF)
b6 5-2 2 1-- DET D. Coles E. Vande Berg 1% 91% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Brookens to 2B
b6 5-2 2 12- O DET L. Whitaker E. Vande Berg -2% 89% Flyball: RF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 7-8-9
t7 2-5 0 --- O CLE B. Jacoby J. Morris 2% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 2-5 1 --- O CLE C. Snyder J. Morris 2% 93% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 2-5 2 --- O CLE C. Bando J. Morris 1% 94% Groundout: 1B-P
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Indians' Ed Vande Berg facing 2-3-4
b7 5-2 0 --- O DET L. Herndon E. Vande Berg -1% 93% Strikeout
b7 5-2 1 --- O DET K. Gibson E. Vande Berg -0% 93% Foul Flyball: 3B
b7 5-2 2 --- O DET M. Nokes E. Vande Berg -0% 93% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 5.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Behind 2-5, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 1-2-3
t8 2-5 0 --- O CLE B. Butler J. Morris 2% 95% Flyball: 3B
t8 2-5 1 --- R CLE T. Bernazard J. Morris -5% 90% Home Run
t8 3-5 1 --- CLE J. Franco J. Morris -5% 85% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 3-5 1 1-- O CLE J. Carter J. Morris 5% 90% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Carter to 1B
t8 3-5 2 1-- CLE P. Tabler J. Morris -1% 89% Carter Steals 2B
t8 3-5 2 -2- O CLE P. Tabler J. Morris 4% 94% Flyball: CF
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Tigers 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 5-3, Indians' Ed Vande Berg facing 5-6-7
b8 5-3 0 --- O DET P. Sheridan E. Vande Berg -1% 93% Strikeout
b8 5-3 1 --- O DET D. Evans E. Vande Berg -0% 93% Groundout: 1B-P
b8 5-3 2 --- O DET C. Lemon E. Vande Berg -0% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Tigers 5.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Behind 3-5, Tigers' Jack Morris facing 6-7-8
t9 3-5 0 --- O CLE M. Hall J. Morris 4% 96% Strikeout
t9 3-5 1 --- CLE B. Jacoby J. Morris -5% 91% Walk
t9 3-5 1 1-- O CLE C. Snyder J. Morris 5% 96% Flyball: CF
Doug Frobel pinch hits for Chris Bando (C) batting 9th
t9 3-5 2 1-- O CLE D. Frobel J. Morris 4% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 3, Tigers 5.

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