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@ANA
14
12
TOR
@DET
2
4
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@KCR
2
3
 
(10)
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@MIL
1
2
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@OAK
4
0
 
(11)
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@CHC
4
1
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@FLA
0
1
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@MON
2
9
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@PHI
1
2
 
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@PIT
1
4
Thursday, July 31, 1997, 7:05
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 16,294, Time of Game: 2:09
Blue Jays
2
50-55
 Lost 6 
3rd, 17 GB
at Tigers
4
49-56
 Won 1 
5th, 18 GB
L: Robert Person (4-7)
S: Todd Jones (19)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  1  0   1  0  0    2  5  1
Tigers          2  2  0   0  0  0   0  0  X    4  6  0

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Otis Nixon CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .255 .340 .285 .625 17 10 -0.091 0.85 0.000 -0.091 -0.9 3 0
Mariano Duncan 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .239 .264 .301 .565 11 9 -0.066 0.64 0.000 -0.066 -0.7 2 1
Carlos Delgado 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .343 .538 .881 16 8 0.045 0.71 0.077 -0.033 -0.0 11 0
Joe Carter LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .244 .292 .392 .684 14 11 0.150 1.27 0.181 -0.031 0.9 3 0 2B
Shawn Green DH 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .277 .329 .506 .836 15 11 -0.007 1.83 0.120 -0.127 0.5 SB
Ed Sprague 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .225 .297 .388 .684 7 5 -0.108 1.98 0.051 -0.158 -0.4 1 4
Jacob Brumfield RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .198 .264 .260 .523 12 7 -0.156 1.82 0.000 -0.156 -1.1 1 0
Benito Santiago C 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 .213 .249 .319 .568 10 7 -0.083 1.14 0.000 -0.083 -0.6 3 1 SF
Alex Gonzalez SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .227 .284 .376 .660 9 3 -0.060 0.93 0.009 -0.069 -0.5 0 1
Robert Person P 0 0
   Paul Quantrill P 0 2
   Dan Plesac P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 5 2 2 5 34 .161 .206 .194 .399 111 71 -0.376 1.25 0.438 -0.814 -2.9 24 9
2B: J Carter (18, off J Thompson).
SF: B Santiago (2, off J Thompson).
TB: J Carter 3; S Green 2; E Sprague.
RBI: S Green (35); B Santiago (22).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 7.
Fielding
DP: 1. E Sprague-M Duncan-C Delgado.
E: P Quantrill (1).
Baserunning
SB: S Green (9, 2nd base off J Thompson/R Casanova).

Detroit Tigers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Brian Hunter CF 3 2 1 1 1 0 4 .262 .327 .349 .676 18 9 0.110 0.73 0.142 -0.032 1.3 0 0 3B
Bobby Higginson RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .279 .370 .511 .881 18 12 0.088 0.56 0.110 -0.022 0.6 4 0 2B
Travis Fryman 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268 .333 .439 .772 18 10 -0.052 0.40 0.000 -0.052 -0.9 4 2
Tony Clark 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .279 .396 .542 .938 11 7 0.081 0.46 0.094 -0.013 1.0 10 0 2B
Bob Hamelin DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .288 .395 .531 .926 15 10 -0.059 0.54 0.000 -0.059 -1.4 GDP
Damion Easley 2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .263 .358 .482 .840 10 4 -0.003 0.40 0.007 -0.009 -0.1 2 2
Phil Nevin LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .268 .348 .437 .784 12 8 -0.051 0.64 0.000 -0.051 -1.0 1 0
Raul Casanova C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .269 .332 .387 .719 10 6 -0.031 0.41 0.000 -0.031 -0.6 5 0
Orlando Miller SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 .243 .300 .419 .719 8 5 0.041 0.33 0.045 -0.004 0.6 1 4 2B
   Deivi Cruz SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .249 .299 .548 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Justin Thompson P 0 1
   Doug Brocail P 0 0
   Todd Jones P 0 0
Team Totals 29 4 6 3 2 4 31 .207 .258 .379 .637 120 71 0.124 0.50 0.398 -0.273 -0.4 27 9
2B: B Higginson (19, off R Person); T Clark (18, off R Person); O Miller (5, off R Person).
3B: B Hunter (5, off R Person).
TB: O Miller 3; B Hunter 3; T Clark 3; B Higginson 2.
GIDP: B Hamelin (6).
RBI: B Higginson (63); T Clark (81); B Hunter (36).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Baserunning
Pickoffs: O Miller (1st base by P Quantrill).

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
Robert Person, L (4-7) 6 5 4 4 2 2 0 5.12 24 91 54 35 4 15 7 13 7 0 46 -0.168 0.55 -0.7
Paul Quantrill 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.25 4 15 9 4 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.027 0.45 0.5
Dan Plesac 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.02 3 14 8 3 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.017 0.21 0.5
Team Totals 8 6 4 4 2 4 0 4.50 31 120 71 42 6 23 9 16 8 0 46 0 0 -0.124 0.50 0.4

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, W (9-8) 7 4 2 2 1 3 0 3.03 26 80 52 37 7 8 10 12 5 0 63 0.214 0.91 1.8
Doug Brocail, H (7) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.18 3 8 7 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.081 1.02 0.5
Todd Jones, S (19) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.91 5 23 12 10 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0.081 3.16 0.5
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 2 5 0 2.00 34 111 71 50 11 10 11 16 8 0 63 0 0 0.376 1.25 2.9
Balks: None.
WP: R Person (4).
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: P Quantrill (1; O Miller, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Drew Coble, 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Gary Cederstrom, 3B - Mark Johnson.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 16,294.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 81° F, Wind 10mph out to Leftfield, Night, No Precipitation.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 2-4 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  TOR J. Carter T. Jones -12% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Delgado to 2B
t9 2-4 0 12- 7,(2-2)  O TOR S. Green T. Jones 11% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  R DET B. Higginson R. Person 11% 69% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Hunter Scores
t9 2-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O TOR E. Sprague T. Jones 9% 92% Lineout: RF
b2 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R DET B. Hunter R. Person 9% 84% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Miller Scores

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' Justin Thompson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TOR O. Nixon J. Thompson 2% 52% Groundout: 2B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O TOR M. Duncan J. Thompson 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR C. Delgado J. Thompson 1% 55% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Robert Person facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  DET B. Hunter R. Person 3% 58% Walk
b1 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  R DET B. Higginson R. Person 11% 69% Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Hunter Scores
b1 1-0 0 -2- 2,(1-0)  O DET T. Fryman R. Person -4% 66% Popfly: 2B (SS-2B)
b1 1-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  R DET T. Clark R. Person 8% 74% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Higginson Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Hamelin R. Person -2% 71% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b1 2-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  DET D. Easley R. Person 1% 72% Walk
b1 2-0 2 12- 6,(3-2)  O DET P. Nevin R. Person -3% 69% Lineout: LF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 2.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-2, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Carter J. Thompson 2% 71% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR S. Green J. Thompson 2% 73% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-2 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR E. Sprague J. Thompson 1% 74% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 2-0, Blue Jays' Robert Person facing 8-9-1
b2 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET R. Casanova R. Person -2% 72% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b2 2-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  DET O. Miller R. Person 3% 75% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b2 2-0 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R DET B. Hunter R. Person 9% 84% Triple to RF (Line Drive); Miller Scores
b2 3-0 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R DET B. Higginson R. Person 2% 86% Wild Pitch; Hunter Scores
b2 4-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O DET B. Higginson R. Person -1% 85% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
b2 4-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET T. Fryman R. Person -0% 85% Strikeout Looking
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 7-8-9
t3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Brumfield J. Thompson 2% 87% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
t3 0-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR B. Santiago J. Thompson 1% 88% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-4 2 --- 4,(3-0)  TOR A. Gonzalez J. Thompson -1% 87% Walk
t3 0-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TOR O. Nixon J. Thompson 2% 89% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Blue Jays' Robert Person facing 4-5-6
b3 4-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET T. Clark R. Person -1% 88% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b3 4-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET B. Hamelin R. Person -1% 87% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b3 4-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET D. Easley R. Person -0% 87% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 2-3-4
t4 0-4 0 --- 4,(0-2)  O TOR M. Duncan J. Thompson 2% 89% Lineout: RF (Deep RF)
t4 0-4 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TOR C. Delgado J. Thompson 1% 90% Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
t4 0-4 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR J. Carter J. Thompson 1% 91% Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Blue Jays' Robert Person facing 7-8-9
b4 4-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET P. Nevin R. Person -1% 90% Lineout: LF
b4 4-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET R. Casanova R. Person -1% 89% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
b4 4-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET O. Miller R. Person -0% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Tigers 4.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-4, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 5-6-7
t5 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR S. Green J. Thompson -3% 86% Single to RF (Line Drive)
t5 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR E. Sprague J. Thompson -5% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive); Green to 2B
t5 0-4 0 12- 1,(0-0)  O TOR J. Brumfield J. Thompson 2% 82% Groundout: 3B-1B; Green to 3B; Sprague to 2B
t5 0-4 1 -23 3,(1-1)  RO TOR B. Santiago J. Thompson 3% 85% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Green Scores
t5 1-4 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TOR A. Gonzalez J. Thompson 3% 88% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Blue Jays' Robert Person facing 1-2-3
b5 4-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET B. Hunter R. Person -1% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 4-1 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET B. Higginson R. Person -1% 86% Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
b5 4-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O DET T. Fryman R. Person -1% 85% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 1-2-3
t6 1-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR O. Nixon J. Thompson 3% 88% Groundout: 1B unassisted (Weak 1B)
t6 1-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR M. Duncan J. Thompson 2% 90% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
t6 1-4 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O TOR C. Delgado J. Thompson 1% 91% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Blue Jays' Robert Person facing 4-5-6
b6 4-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  DET T. Clark R. Person 1% 92% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS)
b6 4-1 0 1-- 8,(3-2)  OO DET B. Hamelin R. Person -3% 89% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b6 4-1 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET D. Easley R. Person -0% 89% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 1, Tigers 4.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 1-4, Tigers' Justin Thompson facing 4-5-6
t7 1-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  TOR J. Carter J. Thompson -6% 83% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t7 1-4 0 -2- 4,(2-1)  R TOR S. Green J. Thompson -8% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Carter Scores
t7 2-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR E. Sprague J. Thompson 5% 80% Lineout: LF
t7 2-4 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  O TOR J. Brumfield J. Thompson 4% 84% Strikeout Swinging, Green Steals 2B
t7 2-4 2 -2- 3,(1-1)  O TOR B. Santiago J. Thompson 4% 88% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Blue Jays' Paul Quantrill facing 7-8-9
Paul Quantrill replaces Robert Person pitching
b7 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET P. Nevin P. Quantrill -1% 87% Strikeout Looking
b7 4-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET R. Casanova P. Quantrill -1% 86% Groundout: P-1B
b7 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  DET O. Miller P. Quantrill 1% 87% Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B-1B)
b7 4-2 2 1-- 5,(3-2)  DET B. Hunter P. Quantrill 1% 88% Miller Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Miller to 3B
b7 4-2 2 --3 6,(3-2)  O DET B. Hunter P. Quantrill -2% 85% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Doug Brocail facing 9-1-2
Doug Brocail replaces Justin Thompson pitching
Deivi Cruz replaces Orlando Miller playing SS batting 9th
t8 2-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR A. Gonzalez D. Brocail 4% 89% Popfly: 2B (Deep 1B)
t8 2-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR O. Nixon D. Brocail 3% 92% Lineout: 3B
t8 2-4 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR M. Duncan D. Brocail 2% 94% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Blue Jays' Dan Plesac facing 2-3-4
Dan Plesac replaces Paul Quantrill pitching
b8 4-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Higginson D. Plesac -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b8 4-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET T. Fryman D. Plesac -1% 92% Flyball: CF
b8 4-2 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET T. Clark D. Plesac -0% 92% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 2-4, Tigers' Todd Jones facing 3-4-5
Todd Jones replaces Doug Brocail pitching
t9 2-4 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TOR C. Delgado T. Jones -8% 84% Walk
t9 2-4 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  TOR J. Carter T. Jones -12% 72% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Delgado to 2B
t9 2-4 0 12- 7,(2-2)  O TOR S. Green T. Jones 11% 83% Strikeout Swinging
t9 2-4 1 12- 2,(1-0)  O TOR E. Sprague T. Jones 9% 92% Lineout: RF
t9 2-4 2 12- 3,(2-0)  O TOR J. Brumfield T. Jones 8% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 2, Tigers 4.

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