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Tuesday, August 27, 1996, 7:03
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 19,602, Time of Game: 3:27
Indians
12
79-53
 Won 3 
1st
at Tigers
2
47-85
 Lost 2 
5th, 27½ GB
W: Albie Lopez (4-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  2   0  2  0   4  4  0   12 14  1
Tigers          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  1

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 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .320 .373 .449 .822 15 11 -0.095 0.57 0.004 -0.099 -0.4 3 0
   Jeromy Burnitz CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .283 .409 .528 .937 2 1 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.3 0 0
Jose Vizcaino 2B-SS 6 2 2 1 0 1 6 .294 .343 .366 .709 16 12 -0.007 0.60 0.053 -0.060 0.3 2 1
Jim Thome 3B 5 3 4 2 1 0 6 .327 .468 .630 1.097 31 17 0.265 0.65 0.265 0.000 2.9 2 0 HR
Albert Belle LF 3 1 2 3 2 0 5 .303 .412 .627 1.039 19 8 0.077 0.90 0.097 -0.020 3.0 0 0 HR
Manny Ramirez RF 4 2 2 1 0 1 5 .306 .399 .579 .978 19 11 0.010 1.20 0.068 -0.058 0.1 1 0 2B,SF
Jeff Kent 1B 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .273 .314 .414 .728 19 11 0.141 0.93 0.175 -0.034 1.3 4 1 2B,SB
Brian Giles DH 3 1 1 1 2 0 5 .330 .406 .582 .988 28 14 -0.019 0.84 0.079 -0.098 1.3 SB,IW
Tony Pena C 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .207 .264 .255 .519 28 16 -0.099 0.68 0.000 -0.099 -2.0 10 2
Omar Vizquel SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .302 .366 .427 .793 15 7 0.017 0.83 0.060 -0.043 0.0 2 3 SB
   Casey Candaele 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .333 .423 .756 5 3 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.3 2 1
Dennis Martinez P 1 0
   Albie Lopez P 0 1
   Julian Tavarez P 0 0
   Kent Mercker P 0 0
Team Totals 40 12 14 10 7 7 48 .350 .438 .550 .988 197 111 0.290 0.77 0.801 -0.511 6.6 27 9
2B: M Ramirez (40, off R Lewis); J Kent (22, off R Lewis).
HR: J Thome (30, off J Thompson, 5th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF); A Belle (42, off J Eischen, 8th inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
SF: M Ramirez (9, off J Thompson).
IBB: B Giles (3, by R Lewis).
TB: J Thome 7; A Belle 5; M Ramirez 3; J Kent 2; J Vizcaino 2; K Lofton; J Burnitz; B Giles.
RBI: A Belle 3 (125); J Kent 2 (45); J Thome 2 (93); M Ramirez (93); B Giles (21); J Vizcaino (39).
2-out RBI: J Kent.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 7 for 14.
Fielding
DP: 3. T Pena-O Vizquel; J Vizcaino-C Candaele-J Kent; T Pena-J Vizcaino.
E: J Kent (22).
Baserunning
SB: O Vizquel (31, 2nd base off J Thompson/B Ausmus); B Giles (2, 2nd base off J Cummings/B Ausmus); J Kent (5, Home off J Cummings/B Ausmus).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Curtis Pride LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .295 .357 .502 .859 15 9 -0.019 0.79 0.039 -0.058 0.5 3 0 2B
Mark Lewis 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .282 .341 .419 .759 17 10 0.016 0.78 0.057 -0.041 0.9 1 3 HBP
Travis Fryman 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .263 .323 .448 .770 14 8 0.000 0.91 0.021 -0.021 -0.0 1 2 SB
   Phil Nevin PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .290 .371 .323 .694 6 4 -0.002 0.06 0.000 -0.002 -0.7 0 0
Ruben Sierra DH 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 .258 .329 .399 .728 9 3 -0.082 1.57 0.067 -0.149 -0.8 CS
   Eddie Williams PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 .275 .317 .592 4 3 -0.001 0.05 0.000 -0.001 -1.3 GDP
Bobby Higginson CF 3 0 1 2 1 2 4 .310 .398 .576 .974 19 8 0.122 1.48 0.177 -0.055 1.4 3 0 2B,IW
Tony Clark 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .248 .304 .465 .769 17 11 -0.122 1.11 0.000 -0.122 -1.5 7 1
Melvin Nieves RF 4 0 2 0 0 2 4 .268 .347 .545 .891 14 10 -0.012 0.52 0.025 -0.037 0.1 3 0 3B
Andujar Cedeno SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .214 .245 .340 .585 15 9 -0.070 0.58 0.000 -0.070 -1.5 1 3 CS
Brad Ausmus C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .215 .285 .303 .588 13 7 -0.039 0.50 0.000 -0.039 -0.6 7 0
Justin Thompson P 0 0
   Richie Lewis P 1 0
   John Cummings P 0 0
   Joey Eischen P 0 0
   Mike Myers P 0 0
Team Totals 32 2 7 2 2 10 35 .219 .286 .344 .629 143 82 -0.209 0.83 0.386 -0.595 -3.4 27 9
2B: B Higginson (29, off D Martinez); C Pride (15, off J Tavarez).
3B: M Nieves (4, off K Mercker).
IBB: B Higginson (5, by A Lopez).
HBP: M Lewis (4, by A Lopez).
TB: M Nieves 4; C Pride 2; B Higginson 2; M Lewis; T Fryman; R Sierra.
GIDP: E Williams (8).
RBI: B Higginson 2 (66).
2-out RBI: B Higginson 2.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
E: B Ausmus (10).
Baserunning
SB: T Fryman (3, 2nd base off D Martinez/T Pena).
CS: A Cedeno (3, 2nd base by A Lopez/T Pena); R Sierra (4, 2nd base by A Lopez/T Pena).

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
Dennis Martinez 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.50 5 14 6 5 0 1 1 3 3 0 39 -0.154 0.89 -1.8
Albie Lopez, W (4-4) 6.1 2 0 0 1 7 0 6.51 22 92 53 26 11 16 6 7 2 0 1 0 0.363 1.11 4.0
Julian Tavarez 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.47 4 16 11 5 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.001 0.04 0.6
Kent Mercker 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 7.59 4 21 12 6 5 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 7 2 2 2 10 0 2.00 35 143 82 42 19 21 8 14 6 0 39 1 0 0.210 0.83 3.4

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
Justin Thompson, L (1-3) 4.1 4 3 3 4 4 1 3.49 21 97 55 38 6 11 5 8 1 0 43 -0.062 1.24 -0.3
Richie Lewis 2 5 4 4 1 1 0 4.23 12 38 21 13 3 5 4 6 3 0 0 0 -0.136 0.90 -1.5
John Cummings 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 0 3.68 3 15 10 7 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 -0.081 0.42 -2.0
Joey Eischen 1 3 4 4 2 0 1 4.53 8 36 18 11 3 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 -0.011 0.03 -3.4
Mike Myers 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.04 4 11 7 4 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.6
Team Totals 9 14 12 11 7 7 2 11.00 48 197 111 73 16 22 14 20 8 0 43 2 2 -0.290 0.77 -6.6
Balks: None.
WP: J Cummings (1); J Eischen 2 (3).
HBP: A Lopez (2; M Lewis).
IBB: R Lewis (7; B Giles); A Lopez (1; B Higginson).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Rich Garcia, 3B - Brian O'Nora.
Time of Game: 3:27.
Attendance: 19,602.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 76° F, Wind 15mph in from Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Curtis Pride LF
2 Jose Vizcaino 2B 2 Mark Lewis 2B
3 Jim Thome 3B 3 Travis Fryman 3B
4 Albert Belle LF 4 Ruben Sierra DH
5 Manny Ramirez RF 5 Bobby Higginson CF
6 Jeff Kent 1B 6 Tony Clark 1B
7 Brian Giles DH 7 Melvin Nieves RF
8 Tony Pena C 8 Andujar Cedeno SS
9 Omar Vizquel SS 9 Brad Ausmus C
Dennis Martinez P Justin Thompson P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR DET B. Higginson D. Martinez -16% 29% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Fryman Scores; Sierra Scores
t5 2-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  R CLE J. Thome J. Thompson 13% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
b6 2-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO DET B. Higginson A. Lopez 12% 78% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Sierra Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t5 3-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R CLE J. Kent R. Lewis 11% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive); Ramirez Scores
t3 0-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R CLE J. Thome J. Thompson 10% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Vizquel Scores; Vizcaino to 3B

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' Justin Thompson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Thompson -2% 48% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE J. Vizcaino J. Thompson -2% 46% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome J. Thompson 1% 47% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t1 0-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CLE A. Belle J. Thompson 2% 49% Walk; Thome to 2B
t1 0-0 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Thompson -4% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dennis Martinez facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET C. Pride D. Martinez 2% 47% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET M. Lewis D. Martinez 2% 49% Lineout: SS
b1 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  DET T. Fryman D. Martinez -1% 48% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET R. Sierra D. Martinez -1% 47% Fryman Steals 2B
b1 0-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  DET R. Sierra D. Martinez -1% 46% Walk
b1 0-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  RR DET B. Higginson D. Martinez -16% 29% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep 1B); Fryman Scores; Sierra Scores
Albie Lopez replaces Dennis Martinez pitching
b1 2-0 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O DET T. Clark A. Lopez 3% 32% Lineout: RF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 6-7-8
t2 0-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE J. Kent J. Thompson -2% 29% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles J. Thompson -2% 28% Popfly: SS (SS-3B Hole)
t2 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE T. Pena J. Thompson -1% 27% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Indians' Albie Lopez facing 7-8-9
b2 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Nieves A. Lopez -2% 24% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b2 2-0 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET A. Cedeno A. Lopez 2% 27% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
b2 2-0 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  OO DET B. Ausmus A. Lopez 4% 31% Double Play: Strikeout Looking, Cedeno Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 9-1-2
t3 0-2 0 --- 4,(3-0)  CLE O. Vizquel J. Thompson 4% 35% Walk
t3 0-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE K. Lofton J. Thompson 2% 37% Vizquel Steals 2B
t3 0-2 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Thompson -5% 32% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-2 1 -2- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Vizcaino J. Thompson 5% 37% Single to P (Ground Ball to P's Right); Vizquel to 3B
t3 0-2 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R CLE J. Thome J. Thompson 10% 47% Single to RF (Ground Ball); Vizquel Scores; Vizcaino to 3B
t3 1-2 1 1-3 6,(3-2)  CLE A. Belle J. Thompson 4% 50% Walk; Thome to 2B
t3 1-2 1 123 2,(1-0)  RO CLE M. Ramirez J. Thompson -2% 49% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Vizcaino Scores
t3 2-2 2 12- 6,(3-2)  CLE J. Kent J. Thompson 3% 52% Walk; Thome to 3B; Belle to 2B
t3 2-2 2 123 6,(3-2)  O CLE B. Giles J. Thompson -8% 44% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Albie Lopez facing 1-2-3
b3 2-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET C. Pride A. Lopez -4% 40% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball)
b3 2-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  DET M. Lewis A. Lopez -6% 35% Hit By Pitch; Pride to 2B
b3 2-2 0 12- 6,(2-2)  O DET T. Fryman A. Lopez 1% 35% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF); Pride to 3B; Lewis to 2B
b3 2-2 1 -23 3,(2-0)  O DET R. Sierra A. Lopez 8% 43% Foul Popfly: 3B
b3 2-2 2 -23 4,(3-0)  DET B. Higginson A. Lopez -1% 42% Intentional Walk
b3 2-2 2 123 7,(3-2)  O DET T. Clark A. Lopez 8% 50% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 8-9-1
t4 2-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE T. Pena J. Thompson -3% 47% Flyball: CF
t4 2-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Thompson -2% 45% Flyball: RF
t4 2-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE K. Lofton J. Thompson -1% 44% Foul Flyball: LF (Short LF Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Tied 2-2, Indians' Albie Lopez facing 7-8-9
b4 2-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET M. Nieves A. Lopez 3% 46% Strikeout Swinging
b4 2-2 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET A. Cedeno A. Lopez 2% 49% Strikeout Looking
b4 2-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET B. Ausmus A. Lopez 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 2.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Tied 2-2, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 2-3-4
t5 2-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE J. Vizcaino J. Thompson -3% 47% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 2-2 1 --- 7,(3-2)  R CLE J. Thome J. Thompson 13% 60% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
Richie Lewis replaces Justin Thompson pitching
t5 3-2 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE A. Belle R. Lewis -2% 58% Flyball: RF
t5 3-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  CLE M. Ramirez R. Lewis 3% 60% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t5 3-2 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R CLE J. Kent R. Lewis 11% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive); Ramirez Scores
t5 4-2 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE B. Giles R. Lewis 1% 72% Intentional Walk
t5 4-2 2 12- 7,(3-2)  O CLE T. Pena R. Lewis -4% 68% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Albie Lopez facing 1-2-3
b5 2-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET C. Pride A. Lopez 3% 72% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b5 2-4 1 --- 7,(1-2)  O DET M. Lewis A. Lopez 2% 74% Strikeout Swinging
b5 2-4 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET T. Fryman A. Lopez 2% 76% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 2.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Richie Lewis facing 9-1-2
t6 4-2 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel R. Lewis -2% 74% Groundout: 1B-P
t6 4-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE K. Lofton R. Lewis -2% 72% Flyball: LF (Short LF-CF)
t6 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O CLE J. Vizcaino R. Lewis -1% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-4, Indians' Albie Lopez facing 4-5-6
b6 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET R. Sierra A. Lopez -6% 65% Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
b6 2-4 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  OO DET B. Higginson A. Lopez 12% 78% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, Sierra Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
b6 2-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET T. Clark A. Lopez 2% 79% Lineout: 3B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Tigers 2.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 4-2, Tigers' Richie Lewis facing 3-4-5
t7 4-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Thome R. Lewis 3% 82% Single to LF (Pop Fly to Deep SS)
t7 4-2 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE A. Belle R. Lewis 4% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive); Thome to 2B
t7 4-2 0 12- 4,(2-1)  CLE M. Ramirez R. Lewis 4% 90% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Thome to 3B; Belle to 2B
t7 4-2 0 123 3,(1-1)  RO CLE J. Kent R. Lewis -1% 89% Groundout: SS-3B/Forceout at 3B; Thome Scores; Ramirez to 2B
John Cummings replaces Richie Lewis pitching
t7 5-2 1 12- 2,(0-1)  R CLE B. Giles J. Cummings 5% 95% Single to CF (Line Drive); Ramirez Scores; Kent to 3B
t7 6-2 1 1-3 8,(3-2)  RO CLE T. Pena J. Cummings 1% 96% Strikeout Swinging, Kent Steals Hm, Giles Steals 2B; Giles to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
t7 7-2 2 --3 4,(1-2)  R CLE O. Vizquel J. Cummings 2% 97% Wild Pitch; Giles Scores/unER
t7 8-2 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Cummings -0% 97% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 8, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-8, Indians' Albie Lopez facing 7-8-9
b7 2-8 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET M. Nieves A. Lopez 1% 98% Strikeout Looking
b7 2-8 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET A. Cedeno A. Lopez 1% 99% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
b7 2-8 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET B. Ausmus A. Lopez 0% 99% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 8, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 8-2, Tigers' Joey Eischen facing 1-2-3
Joey Eischen replaces John Cummings pitching
t8 8-2 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE K. Lofton J. Eischen 0% 99% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t8 8-2 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Vizcaino J. Eischen 0% 99% Wild Pitch; Lofton to 2B
t8 8-2 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  R CLE J. Vizcaino J. Eischen 0% 100% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Lofton Scores
t8 9-2 0 1-- 7,(3-2)  CLE J. Thome J. Eischen 0% 100% Walk; Vizcaino to 2B
t8 9-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  RRR CLE A. Belle J. Eischen 0% 100% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Vizcaino Scores; Thome Scores
t8 12-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez J. Eischen 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t8 12-2 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Kent J. Eischen -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 12-2 2 --- 9,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles J. Eischen 0% 100% Walk
t8 12-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  CLE T. Pena J. Eischen 0% 100% Wild Pitch; Giles to 2B
t8 12-2 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CLE T. Pena J. Eischen -0% 100% Groundout: 1B unassisted
4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 12, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-12, Indians' Julian Tavarez facing 1-2-3
Julian Tavarez replaces Albie Lopez pitching
Casey Candaele replaces Omar Vizquel (SS) playing 2B batting 9th
Jose Vizcaino moves from 2B to SS
Jeromy Burnitz replaces Kenny Lofton playing CF batting 1st
b8 2-12 0 --- 3,(0-2)  DET C. Pride J. Tavarez -0% 100% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b8 2-12 0 -2- 3,(2-0)  DET M. Lewis J. Tavarez -0% 100% Single to CF (Fly Ball); Pride to 3B
Phil Nevin pinch hits for Travis Fryman (3B) batting 3rd
b8 2-12 0 1-3 6,(2-2)  O DET P. Nevin J. Tavarez 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
Eddie Williams pinch hits for Ruben Sierra (DH) batting 4th
b8 2-12 1 1-3 4,(1-2)  OO DET E. Williams J. Tavarez 0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 12, Tigers 2.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 12-2, Tigers' Mike Myers facing 9-1-2
Mike Myers replaces Joey Eischen pitching
Phil Nevin moves from PH to 3B
t9 12-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE C. Candaele M. Myers 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
t9 12-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE J. Burnitz M. Myers 0% 100% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS-3B Hole)
t9 12-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE J. Vizcaino M. Myers 0% 100% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t9 12-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Thome M. Myers 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 12, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-12, Indians' Kent Mercker facing 5-6-7
Kent Mercker replaces Julian Tavarez pitching
b9 2-12 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O DET B. Higginson K. Mercker 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
b9 2-12 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET T. Clark K. Mercker 0% 100% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b9 2-12 2 --- 4,(2-1)  DET M. Nieves K. Mercker 0% 100% Triple to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
b9 2-12 2 --3 5,(2-2)  O DET A. Cedeno K. Mercker 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 12, Tigers 2.

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