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@ANA
1
2
NYY
@CHW
5
9
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@DET
5
4
TBD
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0
3
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@SEA
5
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@TEX
7
4
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@TOR
3
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@ARI
6
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4
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@FLA
7
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@LAD
3
6
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@MIL
2
3
 
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@NYM
4
5
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@PIT
8
4
CIN
@STL
0
7
Saturday, September 5, 1998, 7:05
, Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 30,031, Time of Game: 2:50
Indians
5
79-62
 Won 3 
1st
at Tigers
4
53-89
 Lost 4 
5th, 26½ GB
W: Dave Burba (13-9)
L: Brian Powell (3-6)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  1  0   1  0  0   3  0  0    5  9  0
Tigers          0  0  0   0  0  0   2  2  0    4  8  0

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 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .279 .367 .418 .785 20 13 -0.082 0.84 0.009 -0.091 -1.1 6 0
Joey Cora 2B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .280 .362 .378 .741 18 10 -0.076 0.93 0.012 -0.088 -1.0 1 3
David Justice DH 3 0 1 1 2 1 5 .287 .370 .472 .842 20 9 0.090 0.89 0.121 -0.031 0.7 SB,IW
Manny Ramirez RF 3 0 1 0 2 1 5 .305 .385 .592 .977 22 8 0.037 0.95 0.060 -0.023 0.5 2 0 2B,IW
Travis Fryman 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .286 .342 .501 .843 18 10 -0.153 1.35 0.026 -0.179 -2.1 1 0 2B
Brian Giles LF 3 2 1 1 2 0 5 .280 .413 .495 .908 27 12 0.095 0.88 0.134 -0.039 1.0 3 0 HR
Richie Sexson 1B 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .353 .385 .647 1.032 22 11 0.059 0.94 0.138 -0.079 1.1 5 1 HR
Einar Diaz C 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .364 .429 .455 .883 20 9 0.082 0.65 0.110 -0.028 0.8 3 1 2B
Omar Vizquel SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .280 .347 .358 .705 12 7 -0.048 1.03 0.094 -0.142 0.1 6 2 HR,2·SB
Dave Burba P 0 1
   Paul Shuey P 0 0
   Paul Assenmacher P 0 0
   Michael Jackson P 0 0
Team Totals 35 5 9 5 9 7 44 .257 .409 .600 1.009 179 89 0.004 0.95 0.704 -0.700 -0.1 27 8
2B: M Ramirez (33, off B Powell); T Fryman (31, off B Powell); E Diaz (1, off B Powell).
HR: B Giles (16, off B Powell, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF Line); R Sexson (8, off A Sager, 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF); O Vizquel (1, off S Runyan, 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF Line).
IBB: D Justice (5, by A Sager); M Ramirez (5, by A Sager).
TB: R Sexson 5; O Vizquel 5; B Giles 4; E Diaz 2; M Ramirez 2; T Fryman 2; D Justice.
RBI: R Sexson 2 (25); B Giles (64); D Justice (77); O Vizquel (45).
2-out RBI: D Justice.
Team LOB: 12.
With RISP: 1 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. R Sexson-O Vizquel; D Burba-O Vizquel-R Sexson.
Baserunning
SB: O Vizquel 2 (30, 3rd base off A Sager/P Bako, 2nd base off A Sager/P Bako); D Justice (8, 2nd base off A Sager/P Bako).

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 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .295 .328 .624 16 10 -0.114 1.66 0.034 -0.148 -0.5 7 0
Frank Catalanotto 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .284 .325 .455 .779 11 8 -0.200 1.58 0.000 -0.200 -1.7 2 0 GDP
Bobby Higginson LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .289 .358 .485 .844 21 12 -0.091 1.00 0.014 -0.105 -0.3 0 0
Tony Clark 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .352 .512 .865 10 5 -0.152 1.43 0.000 -0.152 -1.0 10 0
Juan Encarnacion RF 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .342 .369 .595 .964 13 10 0.087 1.76 0.214 -0.127 2.1 0 0 HR,CS
Luis Gonzalez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .264 .342 .462 .804 15 9 -0.252 1.95 0.000 -0.252 -1.4 GDP
Joe Randa 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .242 .315 .330 .645 13 6 0.009 0.93 0.053 -0.043 0.0 0 4
Paul Bako C 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 .274 .319 .357 .676 10 8 0.119 1.43 0.177 -0.058 1.2 8 0 HR
Deivi Cruz SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .261 .289 .358 .647 11 7 0.096 1.34 0.122 -0.026 0.4 0 3 2B
   Kimera Bartee PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .275 .417 .691 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Damion Easley SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .334 .468 .803 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Brian Powell P 0 0
   A.J. Sager P 0 0
   Sean Runyan P 0 0
   Doug Brocail P 0 0
Team Totals 32 4 8 4 1 3 33 .250 .273 .469 .741 120 75 -0.498 1.48 0.614 -1.111 -1.1 27 7
2B: D Cruz (19, off D Burba).
HR: J Encarnacion (4, off D Burba, 7th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); P Bako (3, off D Burba, 8th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: J Encarnacion 6; P Bako 4; D Cruz 3; J Randa; B Hunter.
GIDP: F Catalanotto (4); L Gonzalez (9).
RBI: P Bako 2 (28); J Encarnacion 2 (11).
2-out RBI: J Encarnacion 2.
Team LOB: 2.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. T Clark.
Baserunning
CS: J Encarnacion (2, 2nd base by M Jackson/E Diaz).

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
Dave Burba, W (13-9) 7 6 4 4 1 2 2 4.22 26 97 60 41 3 16 6 17 8 0 50 0.122 0.90 -0.0
Paul Shuey, H (11) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.90 2 9 6 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.004 3.17 -0.0
Paul Assenmacher, H (25) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.32 2 5 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.156 2.92 0.6
Michael Jackson, S (36) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.71 3 10 6 6 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.222 3.75 0.6
Team Totals 9 8 4 4 1 3 2 4.00 33 121 75 53 5 17 8 21 9 0 50 1 0 0.496 1.48 1.1
D Burba faced 2 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
Brian Powell, L (3-6) 5 6 2 2 6 3 1 7.60 26 105 54 34 4 16 5 12 6 0 44 0.040 1.11 0.8
A.J. Sager 1.1 2 2 2 3 2 1 6.67 9 43 19 12 3 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 -0.081 1.06 -1.2
Sean Runyan 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 3.59 4 11 8 2 1 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.020 0.18 -0.4
Doug Brocail 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 5 20 8 6 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.056 0.43 0.9
Team Totals 9 9 5 5 9 7 3 5.00 44 179 89 54 8 27 9 19 8 0 44 0 0 -0.005 0.95 0.1
Balks: None.
WP: B Powell (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: A Sager 2 (4; D Justice, M Ramirez).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Chuck Meriwether, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Brian O'Nora, 3B - Larry McCoy.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 30,031.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 13mph from Left to Right, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Detroit Tigers
1 Kenny Lofton CF 1 Brian Hunter CF
2 Joey Cora 2B 2 Frank Catalanotto 2B
3 David Justice DH 3 Bobby Higginson LF
4 Manny Ramirez RF 4 Tony Clark 1B
5 Travis Fryman 3B 5 Juan Encarnacion RF
6 Brian Giles LF 6 Luis Gonzalez DH
7 Richie Sexson 1B 7 Joe Randa 3B
8 Einar Diaz C 8 Paul Bako C
9 Omar Vizquel SS 9 Deivi Cruz SS
Dave Burba P Brian Powell P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  RR DET P. Bako D. Burba -18% 67% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Randa Scores
b9 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET L. Gonzalez M. Jackson 12% 89% Flyball: LF
b5 0-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO DET L. Gonzalez D. Burba 11% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Left)
b9 4-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET J. Randa M. Jackson 11% 100% Encarnacion Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
t7 2-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR CLE R. Sexson A. Sager 11% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Giles Scores

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' Brian Powell facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O CLE K. Lofton B. Powell -2% 48% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE J. Cora B. Powell -2% 46% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
t1 0-0 2 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE D. Justice B. Powell 1% 47% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  CLE M. Ramirez B. Powell 3% 51% Double to LF (Line Drive); Justice to 3B
t1 0-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O CLE T. Fryman B. Powell -6% 45% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Tigers Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Dave Burba facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET B. Hunter D. Burba -3% 42% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Deep SS-3B Hole)
b1 0-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  OO DET F. Catalanotto D. Burba 7% 49% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS (Weak 1B)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Higginson D. Burba 1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Tigers 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Tigers' Brian Powell facing 6-7-8
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R CLE B. Giles B. Powell 10% 60% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  CLE R. Sexson B. Powell 3% 63% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t2 1-0 0 1-- 4,(3-0)  CLE E. Diaz B. Powell 5% 68% Walk; Sexson to 2B
t2 1-0 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO CLE O. Vizquel B. Powell -10% 58% Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (Weak 2B-1B)
t2 1-0 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  CLE K. Lofton B. Powell 1% 59% Walk
t2 1-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Cora B. Powell -4% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Dave Burba facing 4-5-6
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O DET T. Clark D. Burba 3% 57% Flyball: CF
b2 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O DET J. Encarnacion D. Burba 2% 59% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b2 0-1 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET L. Gonzalez D. Burba 1% 61% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Brian Powell facing 3-4-5
t3 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CLE D. Justice B. Powell -2% 58% Flyball: CF
t3 1-0 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez B. Powell -2% 57% Strikeout Looking
t3 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE T. Fryman B. Powell 2% 59% Double to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t3 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  CLE B. Giles B. Powell 0% 59% Wild Pitch; Fryman to 3B
t3 1-0 2 --3 5,(3-1)  CLE B. Giles B. Powell 1% 60% Walk
t3 1-0 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CLE R. Sexson B. Powell -5% 55% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-1, Indians' Dave Burba facing 7-8-9
b3 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O DET J. Randa D. Burba 3% 58% Popfly: SS
b3 0-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O DET P. Bako D. Burba 2% 60% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-1 2 --- 3,(0-2)  DET D. Cruz D. Burba -3% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF)
b3 0-1 2 -2- 3,(2-0)  O DET B. Hunter D. Burba 4% 62% Lineout: LF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Tigers 0.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Ahead 1-0, Tigers' Brian Powell facing 8-9-1
t4 1-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE E. Diaz B. Powell 6% 68% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t4 1-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE O. Vizquel B. Powell -4% 63% Flyball: CF
t4 1-0 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  O CLE K. Lofton B. Powell -3% 60% Flyball: CF; Diaz to 3B
t4 1-0 2 --3 7,(3-2)  CLE J. Cora B. Powell 1% 61% Walk
t4 1-0 2 1-3 3,(2-0)  R CLE D. Justice B. Powell 10% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball); Diaz Scores; Cora to 3B
t4 2-0 2 1-3 5,(3-1)  CLE M. Ramirez B. Powell 2% 73% Walk; Justice to 2B
t4 2-0 2 123 3,(1-1)  O CLE T. Fryman B. Powell -6% 67% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Dave Burba facing 2-3-4
b4 0-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O DET F. Catalanotto D. Burba 3% 70% Lineout: RF
b4 0-2 1 --- 7,(2-2)  O DET B. Higginson D. Burba 2% 73% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 0-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET T. Clark D. Burba 1% 74% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' Brian Powell facing 6-7-8
t5 2-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE B. Giles B. Powell -2% 72% Popfly: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
t5 2-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE R. Sexson B. Powell -1% 70% Flyball: CF
t5 2-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O CLE E. Diaz B. Powell -1% 69% Lineout: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Dave Burba facing 5-6-7
b5 0-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  DET J. Encarnacion D. Burba -5% 64% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b5 0-2 0 1-- 4,(2-1)  OO DET L. Gonzalez D. Burba 11% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B (P's Left)
b5 0-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O DET J. Randa D. Burba 2% 77% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' A.J. Sager facing 9-1-2
A.J. Sager replaces Brian Powell pitching
t6 2-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  CLE O. Vizquel A. Sager 3% 79% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line)
t6 2-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  CLE K. Lofton A. Sager 2% 81% Vizquel Steals 2B
t6 2-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O CLE K. Lofton A. Sager -3% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t6 2-0 1 -2- 4,(1-2)  O CLE J. Cora A. Sager -3% 75% Strikeout Swinging
t6 2-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE D. Justice A. Sager 1% 76% Intentional Walk
t6 2-0 2 12- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Ramirez A. Sager 1% 77% Vizquel Steals 3B; Justice Steals 2B
t6 2-0 2 -23 4,(3-0)  CLE M. Ramirez A. Sager 1% 78% Intentional Walk
t6 2-0 2 123 5,(2-2)  O CLE T. Fryman A. Sager -6% 72% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-2, Indians' Dave Burba facing 8-9-1
b6 0-2 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET P. Bako D. Burba 4% 76% Popfly: 3B
b6 0-2 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O DET D. Cruz D. Burba 3% 79% Lineout: 2B
b6 0-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET B. Hunter D. Burba 2% 80% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 2, Tigers 0.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Ahead 2-0, Tigers' A.J. Sager facing 6-7-8
t7 2-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CLE B. Giles A. Sager 2% 83% Walk
t7 2-0 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  RR CLE R. Sexson A. Sager 11% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Giles Scores
t7 4-0 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE E. Diaz A. Sager -1% 93% Groundout: SS-1B
Sean Runyan replaces A.J. Sager pitching
t7 4-0 1 --- 3,(2-0)  R CLE O. Vizquel S. Runyan 3% 96% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t7 5-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE K. Lofton S. Runyan -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t7 5-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE J. Cora S. Runyan -0% 95% Lineout: 2B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Tigers Batting, Behind 0-5, Indians' Dave Burba facing 2-3-4
b7 0-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O DET F. Catalanotto D. Burba 1% 97% Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
b7 0-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  DET B. Higginson D. Burba -1% 95% Walk
b7 0-5 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O DET T. Clark D. Burba 2% 97% Lineout: RF (Short CF-RF)
b7 0-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR DET J. Encarnacion D. Burba -6% 91% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Higginson Scores
b7 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O DET L. Gonzalez D. Burba 1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 2.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-2, Tigers' Sean Runyan facing 3-4-5
t8 5-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE D. Justice S. Runyan -1% 91% Strikeout Looking
Doug Brocail replaces Sean Runyan pitching
t8 5-2 1 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE M. Ramirez D. Brocail -1% 91% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t8 5-2 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O CLE T. Fryman D. Brocail -0% 90% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Tigers Batting, Behind 2-5, Indians' Dave Burba facing 7-8-9
b8 2-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET J. Randa D. Burba -5% 85% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b8 2-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  RR DET P. Bako D. Burba -18% 67% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep RF); Randa Scores
Paul Shuey replaces Dave Burba pitching
b8 4-5 0 --- 4,(2-1)  DET D. Cruz P. Shuey -10% 58% Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Deep 2B-1B)
Kimera Bartee pinch runs for Deivi Cruz (SS) batting 9th
b8 4-5 0 1-- 5,(1-2)  O DET B. Hunter P. Shuey 9% 67% Strikeout Swinging
Paul Assenmacher replaces Paul Shuey pitching
b8 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET F. Catalanotto P. Assenmacher 8% 75% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
b8 4-5 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O DET B. Higginson P. Assenmacher 7% 82% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Ahead 5-4, Tigers' Doug Brocail facing 6-7-8
Damion Easley replaces Kimera Bartee (PR) playing SS batting 9th
t9 5-4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE B. Giles D. Brocail -2% 80% Foul Popfly: C
t9 5-4 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O CLE R. Sexson D. Brocail -1% 79% Foul Popfly: 1B
t9 5-4 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE E. Diaz D. Brocail -1% 78% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Tigers Batting, Behind 4-5, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 4-5-6
Michael Jackson replaces Paul Assenmacher pitching
b9 4-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O DET T. Clark M. Jackson 10% 87% Lineout: CF
b9 4-5 1 --- 6,(2-2)  DET J. Encarnacion M. Jackson -10% 77% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b9 4-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET L. Gonzalez M. Jackson 12% 89% Flyball: LF
b9 4-5 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O DET J. Randa M. Jackson 11% 100% Encarnacion Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 5, Tigers 4.

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  • R/O- This has a "O" for every out on the play and an "R" for every run that scored on the play. Some plays will have both in no particular order.
  • 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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