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@BAL
6
1
TOR
@DET
7
3
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@KCR
2
3
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@MIN
8
3
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@NYY
1
0
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@TEX
1
3
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@ATL
1
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@CHC
3
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@HOU
10
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@PIT
2
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@SFG
4
3
MON
@STL
0
1
Tuesday, September 6, 1988, 7:40
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 18,299, Time of Game: 2:57
Blue Jays
7
71-68
 Won 6 
5th, 6½ GB
at Tigers
3
75-63
 Lost 6 
2nd, 2 GB
W: Jimmy Key (10-4)
L: Doyle Alexander (11-11)
S: Duane Ward (13)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  4  1   0  0  0   0  1  1    7 10  0
Tigers          0  0  0   1  0  0   1  1  0    3  8  3

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 4 0 1 1 1 0 .290 .720 14 8 0.056 0.56 0.091 -0.034 0.3 1 4
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 .240 .715 25 17 -0.033 0.37 0.008 -0.041 -0.6 0 0
Rance Mulliniks DH 2 1 1 0 0 1 .305 .894 10 6 0.015 0.37 0.025 -0.010 0.5 2B
   Cecil Fielder PH 2 0 0 0 0 2 .242 .772 10 6 -0.014 0.30 0.000 -0.014 -0.7
   Rick Leach PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .670 2 2 0.003 0.07 0.003 0.000 0.2
   Alexis Infante PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 .111 .311 0.016 0.25 0.016 0.000 0.8
George Bell LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 .268 .751 17 12 0.107 0.41 0.124 -0.017 0.8 4 0 2B
Ernie Whitt C 3 1 1 0 2 0 .255 .751 24 12 0.042 0.43 0.051 -0.010 0.9 6 1
Fred McGriff 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .285 .962 24 14 -0.010 0.60 0.021 -0.031 -0.3 12 0 2B,SF
Jesse Barfield RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .241 .723 10 8 0.000 0.51 0.033 -0.033 -0.8 1 0
Kelly Gruber 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .278 .768 8 6 0.087 0.78 0.115 -0.029 0.5 0 4
Manuel Lee 2B 3 0 2 2 0 0 .294 .699 17 12 0.042 0.77 0.047 -0.004 1.1 3 3 SF
Jimmy Key P 0 2
   Tony Castillo P 0 0
   Duane Ward P 0 0
Team Totals 36 7 10 5 4 7 .278 .694 161 103 0.311 0.51 0.534 -0.223 2.8 27 14
2B: R Mulliniks (18, off D Alexander); F McGriff (30, off P Gibson); G Bell (24, off D Alexander).
SF: M Lee (4, off D Alexander); F McGriff (3, off D Alexander).
TB: G Bell 3; R Mulliniks 2; M Lee 2; F McGriff 2; T Fernandez; K Gruber; J Barfield; E Whitt.
RBI: F McGriff 2 (76); M Lee 2 (36); T Fernandez (59).
2-out RBI: M Lee; T Fernandez.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 2. T Fernandez-M Lee-F McGriff; T Fernandez-F McGriff.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: T Fernandez (1st base by D Alexander).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Gary Pettis CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .213 .563 16 10 0.008 0.71 0.052 -0.044 0.0 2 0
Luis Salazar SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 .272 .689 13 10 0.077 0.84 0.105 -0.028 0.7 3 4
Fred Lynn LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .768 17 9 -0.110 1.12 0.000 -0.110 -1.0 1 0
Chet Lemon RF 3 2 3 2 1 0 .263 .758 22 12 0.216 1.07 0.216 0.000 3.0 5 0 2·HR
Ray Knight 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .550 9 7 -0.061 0.85 0.000 -0.061 -0.7 5 1
   Dave Bergman PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .834 3 3 -0.198 4.52 0.000 -0.198 -1.5 2 0 GDP
Larry Herndon DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 .209 .590 7 5 -0.073 0.77 0.000 -0.073 -0.9 GDP
   Scott Lusader PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 3 2 -0.010 0.40 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
Mike Heath C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .273 .748 11 4 -0.011 0.45 0.014 -0.025 -0.3 7 0
   Pat Sheridan PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .771 4 3 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
Tom Brookens 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .249 .686 7 6 -0.037 0.47 0.000 -0.037 -0.5 2 0
   Darrell Evans PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 .201 .696 5 1 0.003 0.10 0.003 0.000 0.1
Jim Walewander 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 .223 .506 12 9 0.016 0.47 0.034 -0.017 0.3 0 1
   Bill Bean PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 1.500 4 3 -0.005 0.18 0.000 -0.005 -0.2
Doyle Alexander P 0 0
   Paul Gibson P 0 1
   Mike Henneman P 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 8 3 3 6 .242 .730 133 84 -0.190 0.82 0.424 -0.613 -1.2 27 7
HR: C Lemon 2 (11, 2 off J Key; 4th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF).
TB: C Lemon 9; J Walewander 2; L Salazar 2; G Pettis.
GIDP: L Herndon (7); D Bergman (4).
RBI: C Lemon 2 (50); L Salazar (58).
2-out RBI: C Lemon.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 3.
Fielding
E: D Bergman (2); D Alexander (2); C Lemon (7).

Toronto Blue Jays

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 Key, W (10-4) 7 8 3 3 1 5 2 3.08 29 104 68 41 6 21 15 6 0 2 53 -0.008 0.62 -0.7
Tony Castillo, H (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 1 5 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.077 3.22 0.6
Duane Ward, S (13) 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.35 6 24 13 5 2 6 2 1 0 0 2 0 0.121 1.34 1.3
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 6 2 3.00 36 133 84 48 9 27 17 8 0 2 53 4 0 0.190 0.82 1.2
J Key faced 3 batters in the 8th inning.

Detroit Tigers

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
Doyle Alexander, L (11-11) 2 6 5 4 1 2 0 4.42 13 59 38 24 10 4 2 8 4 0 27 -0.339 1.05 -4.4
Paul Gibson 5.2 3 1 1 3 5 0 2.84 23 85 53 24 9 20 6 9 3 0 2 1 0.038 0.30 1.8
Mike Henneman 1.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.14 6 17 12 6 3 3 4 2 1 0 1 0 -0.009 0.14 -0.2
Team Totals 9 10 7 5 4 7 0 5.00 42 161 103 54 22 27 12 19 8 0 27 3 1 -0.310 0.51 -2.8
D Alexander faced 2 batters in the 3rd inning.
Balks: None.
WP: M Henneman (6).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: D Alexander (1; T Fernandez, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - John Shulock, 2B - Mike Reilly, 3B - Jim McKean.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 60° F, Wind 0mph, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         Detroit Tigers
1 Tony Fernandez SS 1 Gary Pettis CF
2 Lloyd Moseby CF 2 Luis Salazar SS
3 Rance Mulliniks DH 3 Fred Lynn LF
4 George Bell LF 4 Chet Lemon RF
5 Ernie Whitt C 5 Ray Knight 1B
6 Fred McGriff 1B 6 Larry Herndon DH
7 Jesse Barfield RF 7 Mike Heath C
8 Kelly Gruber 3B 8 Tom Brookens 3B
9 Manuel Lee 2B 9 Jim Walewander 2B
Jimmy Key P Doyle Alexander P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 3-6 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO DET D. Bergman D. Ward 20% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TOR G. Bell D. Alexander 10% 60% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Bell to 3B/Adv on E9
b8 2-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  R DET L. Salazar J. Key -10% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Walewander Scores; Pettis to 2B
b8 3-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  DET C. Lemon D. Ward -9% 77% Walk; Pettis to 3B; Salazar to 2B
t2 2-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R TOR T. Fernandez D. Alexander 9% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Barfield Scores; Gruber to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez D. Alexander -2% 48% Foul Flyball: 3B (3B Foul)
t1 0-0 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O TOR L. Moseby D. Alexander -1% 46% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks D. Alexander -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET G. Pettis J. Key 2% 48% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O DET L. Salazar J. Key 1% 49% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET F. Lynn J. Key 1% 50% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  TOR G. Bell D. Alexander 10% 60% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Bell to 3B/Adv on E9
t2 0-0 0 --3 6,(3-2)  TOR E. Whitt D. Alexander 4% 64% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  RO TOR F. McGriff D. Alexander -2% 61% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Bell Scores
t2 1-0 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  TOR J. Barfield D. Alexander 3% 65% Single to LF (Line Drive to SS-3B Hole); Whitt to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  TOR K. Gruber D. Alexander 6% 70% Single to 3B (Bunt to P's Right); Whitt to 3B; Barfield to 2B
t2 1-0 1 123 6,(2-2)  RO TOR M. Lee D. Alexander 0% 71% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Whitt Scores
t2 2-0 2 12- 3,(2-0)  R TOR T. Fernandez D. Alexander 9% 79% Single to CF (Line Drive); Barfield Scores; Gruber to 3B
t2 3-0 2 1-3 2,(0-2)  R TOR L. Moseby D. Alexander 6% 85% Fernandez Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Gruber Scores/unER; Fernandez to 3B
t2 4-0 2 --3 4,(1-2)  O TOR L. Moseby D. Alexander -2% 84% Strikeout Swinging
4 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-4, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 4-5-6
b2 0-4 0 --- 8,(2-2)  DET C. Lemon J. Key -3% 80% Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF)
b2 0-4 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O DET R. Knight J. Key 3% 83% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO DET L. Herndon J. Key 4% 87% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 4-0, Tigers' Doyle Alexander facing 3-4-5
t3 4-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  TOR R. Mulliniks D. Alexander 2% 90% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t3 4-0 0 -2- 4,(0-2)  TOR G. Bell D. Alexander 2% 92% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Mulliniks to 3B
Paul Gibson replaces Doyle Alexander pitching
t3 4-0 0 1-3 7,(3-2)  TOR E. Whitt P. Gibson 1% 93% Walk; Bell to 2B
t3 4-0 0 123 2,(0-1)  RO TOR F. McGriff P. Gibson 0% 94% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Mulliniks Scores; Bell to 3B
t3 5-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Barfield P. Gibson -2% 92% Flyball: SS
t3 5-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O TOR K. Gruber P. Gibson -1% 90% Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 7-8-9
b3 0-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET M. Heath J. Key 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 0-5 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET T. Brookens J. Key 1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  DET J. Walewander J. Key -1% 92% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b3 0-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O DET G. Pettis J. Key 1% 93% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-0, Tigers' Paul Gibson facing 9-1-2
t4 5-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  TOR M. Lee P. Gibson 1% 94% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t4 5-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez P. Gibson -1% 93% Flyball: RF
t4 5-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  TOR L. Moseby P. Gibson 1% 94% Walk; Lee to 2B
Cecil Fielder pinch hits for Rance Mulliniks (DH) batting 3rd
t4 5-0 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O TOR C. Fielder P. Gibson -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
t4 5-0 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O TOR G. Bell P. Gibson -1% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 2-3-4
b4 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET L. Salazar J. Key 1% 93% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b4 0-5 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET F. Lynn J. Key 1% 94% Groundout: C-1B
b4 0-5 2 --- 7,(3-2)  R DET C. Lemon J. Key -4% 90% Home Run
b4 1-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET R. Knight J. Key 1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Paul Gibson facing 5-6-7
t5 5-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR E. Whitt P. Gibson -1% 90% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t5 5-1 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O TOR F. McGriff P. Gibson -1% 90% Strikeout Looking
t5 5-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR J. Barfield P. Gibson -0% 89% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 6-7-8
b5 1-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET L. Herndon J. Key 2% 91% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-5 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET M. Heath J. Key 1% 92% Flyball: LF
b5 1-5 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET T. Brookens J. Key 1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Paul Gibson facing 8-9-1
t6 5-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR K. Gruber P. Gibson -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR M. Lee P. Gibson -0% 92% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 5-1 2 --- 4,(3-0)  TOR T. Fernandez P. Gibson 0% 92% Walk
t6 5-1 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TOR L. Moseby P. Gibson -1% 91% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 9-1-2
b6 1-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET J. Walewander J. Key 2% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
b6 1-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET G. Pettis J. Key 1% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 1-5 2 --- 2,(0-1)  DET L. Salazar J. Key -1% 93% Single to 3B/Bunt
b6 1-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET F. Lynn J. Key 1% 95% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 1.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-1, Tigers' Paul Gibson facing 3-4-5
t7 5-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR C. Fielder P. Gibson -0% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR G. Bell P. Gibson -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 5-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O TOR E. Whitt P. Gibson -0% 94% Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 1-5, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 4-5-6
b7 1-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R DET C. Lemon J. Key -5% 89% Home Run
b7 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET R. Knight J. Key 3% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b7 2-5 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET L. Herndon J. Key 2% 93% Groundout: P-1B
b7 2-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  DET M. Heath J. Key -1% 91% Walk
b7 2-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O DET T. Brookens J. Key 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 5, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 5-2, Tigers' Paul Gibson facing 6-7-8
t8 5-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TOR F. McGriff P. Gibson 2% 95% Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line)
t8 5-2 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TOR J. Barfield P. Gibson -1% 94% Strikeout Swinging
t8 5-2 1 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TOR K. Gruber P. Gibson -1% 93% Flyball: RF
t8 5-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  R TOR M. Lee P. Gibson 3% 97% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF); McGriff Scores; Lee to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
Mike Henneman replaces Paul Gibson pitching
t8 6-2 2 -2- 3,(0-2)  O TOR T. Fernandez M. Henneman -0% 96% Fielder's Choice 3B unassisted; Lee out at 3B/3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 6, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-6, Blue Jays' Jimmy Key facing 9-1-2
b8 2-6 0 --- 5,(1-2)  DET J. Walewander J. Key -3% 94% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
b8 2-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET G. Pettis J. Key -5% 88% Single to 2B (Fly Ball to Deep 2B); Walewander to 2B
b8 2-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  R DET L. Salazar J. Key -10% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Walewander Scores; Pettis to 2B
Tony Castillo replaces Jimmy Key pitching
b8 3-6 0 12- 5,(2-2)  O DET F. Lynn T. Castillo 8% 87% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
Duane Ward replaces Tony Castillo pitching
b8 3-6 1 12- 5,(3-1)  DET C. Lemon D. Ward -9% 77% Walk; Pettis to 3B; Salazar to 2B
Dave Bergman pinch hits for Ray Knight (1B) batting 5th
b8 3-6 1 123 3,(0-2)  OO DET D. Bergman D. Ward 20% 97% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 6, Tigers 3.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 6-3, Tigers' Mike Henneman facing 2-3-4
Dave Bergman moves from PH to 1B
t9 6-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR L. Moseby M. Henneman -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
Rick Leach pinch hits for Cecil Fielder (DH) batting 3rd
t9 6-3 1 --- 2,(0-1)  TOR R. Leach M. Henneman 0% 97% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
Alexis Infante pinch runs for Rick Leach (PH) batting 3rd
t9 6-3 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O TOR G. Bell M. Henneman -0% 97% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t9 6-3 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR E. Whitt M. Henneman 0% 97% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Infante to 3B
t9 6-3 2 1-3 4,(1-2)  R TOR F. McGriff M. Henneman 2% 99% Wild Pitch; Infante Scores/unER; Whitt to 2B
t9 7-3 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O TOR F. McGriff M. Henneman -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 7, Tigers 3.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 3-7, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 6-7-8
Scott Lusader pinch hits for Larry Herndon (DH) batting 6th
b9 3-7 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET S. Lusader D. Ward 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
Pat Sheridan pinch hits for Mike Heath (C) batting 7th
b9 3-7 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Sheridan D. Ward 0% 100% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
Darrell Evans pinch hits for Tom Brookens (3B) batting 8th
b9 3-7 2 --- 5,(3-1)  DET D. Evans D. Ward -0% 100% Walk
Bill Bean pinch hits for Jim Walewander (2B) batting 9th
b9 3-7 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Bean D. Ward 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 7, Tigers 3.

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  • 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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