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PHI
@BAL
1
8
FLA
@BOS
8
5
NYM
@DET
0
14
ATL
@NYY
0
1
 
(10)
SDP
@OAK
15
6
SFG
@SEA
8
6
 
(10)
MON
@TOR
2
1
KCR
@CHC
7
8
MIL
@CIN
3
4
ANA
@COL
7
11
CLE
@HOU
6
4
TEX
@LAD
3
2
CHW
@PIT
1
3
MIN
@STL
1
2
Monday, June 30, 1997, 7:05
, Astrodome
Attendance: 29,051, Time of Game: 3:07
Indians
6
40-35
 Won 1 
1st
at Astros
4
40-42
 Lost 1 
1st
W: Jose Mesa (1-4)
L: Tom Martin (2-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Indians         0  0  0   0  0  1   2  1  2    6  9  1
Astros          0  3  0   0  0  0   0  1  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
Marquis Grissom CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 .256 .318 .328 .646 10 8 0.222 1.68 0.296 -0.074 1.0 2 0 2B
Omar Vizquel SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .265 .337 .364 .700 21 14 -0.152 0.96 0.000 -0.152 -1.3 2 3
Jim Thome 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 5 .293 .435 .610 1.044 27 13 0.053 1.02 0.093 -0.040 0.6 8 0 IW
Manny Ramirez RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .335 .420 .533 .953 22 13 0.044 1.59 0.112 -0.068 0.0 0 0
Matt Williams 3B 4 1 1 1 0 3 4 .235 .287 .488 .775 19 14 0.020 0.97 0.124 -0.104 -0.1 0 6 HR
Brian Giles LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .254 .368 .492 .860 9 6 0.140 1.26 0.220 -0.081 0.4 2 0 HR,2B
Pat Borders C 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .291 .350 .473 .823 21 11 0.038 1.42 0.092 -0.054 0.1 7 3
Tony Fernandez 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .253 .294 .360 .655 13 11 -0.105 1.67 0.000 -0.105 -0.9 6 2 SH
Charles Nagy P 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 6 5 0.007 0.81 0.048 -0.041 0.1 0 0
   Alvin Morman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Jose Mesa P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Kevin Seitzer PH 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .270 .337 .404 .741 5 3 0.361 3.27 0.361 0.000 1.6 HR
   Michael Jackson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 35 6 9 5 3 10 39 .257 .316 .571 .887 153 98 0.628 1.32 1.346 -0.719 1.6 27 14
2B: B Giles (7, off D Kile); M Grissom (10, off J Hudek).
HR: M Williams (19, off D Kile, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF); B Giles (8, off D Kile, 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF-CF); K Seitzer (2, off T Martin, 9th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
SH: T Fernandez (3, off T Martin).
IBB: J Thome (6, by J Hudek).
TB: B Giles 6; K Seitzer 4; M Williams 4; M Grissom 3; J Thome; P Borders; C Nagy.
RBI: K Seitzer 2 (15); M Williams (49); B Giles (21); J Thome (58).
2-out RBI: J Thome.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 6.
Fielding
E: J Mesa (1).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Craig Biggio 2B 3 0 0 0 2 2 5 .310 .396 .509 .906 21 9 0.053 1.09 0.096 -0.043 0.3 2 2
Chuck Carr CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .164 .233 .236 .470 13 10 -0.153 1.41 0.005 -0.158 -1.3 3 0
Jeff Bagwell 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .315 .436 .631 1.067 11 6 -0.147 1.46 0.000 -0.147 -1.3 5 2
Luis Gonzalez LF 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 .284 .370 .387 .756 15 5 0.141 1.15 0.161 -0.021 0.6 2 0 SB,HBP
   James Mouton PR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .293 .347 .641 0.174 3.95 0.174 0.000 0.5 0 0
Derek Bell RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .251 .321 .387 .708 15 9 -0.043 1.04 0.104 -0.147 0.3 1 0 SB,CS
Bill Spiers 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .307 .446 .429 .875 15 8 0.167 1.46 0.184 -0.017 0.6 1 1
Tony Eusebio C 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 .281 .384 .323 .707 8 5 0.110 0.98 0.128 -0.018 1.1 9 0 CS
   Brad Ausmus PR-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280 .328 .379 .707 2 1 -0.107 2.08 0.000 -0.107 -0.5 1 0 CS
Ricky Gutierrez SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .257 .323 .319 .641 17 10 0.033 1.51 0.084 -0.051 0.1 2 1
Darryl Kile P 2 0 0 1 0 2 3 .080 .132 .100 .232 12 8 -0.070 1.44 0.020 -0.090 -0.7 1 0 SH
   John Hudek P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Tom Martin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Thomas Howard PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252 .325 .364 .690 1 1 -0.029 1.17 0.000 -0.029 -0.2
Team Totals 31 4 8 4 4 7 37 .258 .361 .258 .619 130 72 0.129 1.35 0.956 -0.828 -0.4 27 7
SH: D Kile (2, off C Nagy).
HBP: L Gonzalez (3, by A Morman).
TB: T Eusebio 3; D Bell 2; R Gutierrez; B Spiers; C Carr.
RBI: D Bell (24); B Spiers (17); D Kile (4); R Gutierrez (13).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Baserunning
SB: L Gonzalez (5, 2nd base off C Nagy/P Borders); D Bell (6, 2nd base off C Nagy/P Borders).
CS: D Bell (3, 2nd base by C Nagy/P Borders); T Eusebio (1, 2nd base by C Nagy/P Borders); B Ausmus (4, 2nd base by J Mesa/P Borders).
Pickoffs: J Mouton (1st base by J Mesa).

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
Charles Nagy 7 7 3 3 4 5 0 3.85 30 115 62 37 4 21 16 5 5 0 52 -0.019 1.10 0.5
Alvin Morman 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.35 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.098 2.48 -0.4
Jose Mesa, BS (3), W (1-4) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.22 3 9 6 5 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 -0.101 2.98 -0.1
Michael Jackson, S (9) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45 3 7 5 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.089 1.18 0.5
Team Totals 9 8 4 3 4 7 0 3.00 37 135 74 46 6 22 17 8 7 0 52 1 1 -0.129 1.35 0.4
A Morman faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Houston Astros

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
Darryl Kile 7 5 3 3 1 9 2 2.23 27 104 71 41 9 21 9 8 4 0 63 -0.019 0.90 0.5
John Hudek 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 6.66 5 26 12 7 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 -0.257 2.82 -1.1
Tom Martin, L (2-2) 1.1 3 2 2 0 0 1 2.19 7 23 15 10 1 4 5 2 1 0 2 0 -0.352 1.70 -0.9
Team Totals 9 9 6 6 3 10 3 6.00 39 153 98 58 14 26 14 12 6 0 63 2 0 -0.628 1.32 -1.6
Balks: None.
WP: J Hudek (2).
HBP: A Morman (1; L Gonzalez).
IBB: J Hudek (1; J Thome).
Pickoffs: J Mesa (0; J Mouton, 1st base).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Kerwin Danley, 2B - Charlie Reliford, 3B - Angel Hernandez.
Time of Game: 3:07.
Attendance: 29,051.
Start Time Weather: 68° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

Starting Lineups

Cleveland Indians         Houston Astros
1 Marquis Grissom CF 1 Craig Biggio 2B
2 Omar Vizquel SS 2 Chuck Carr CF
3 Jim Thome 1B 3 Jeff Bagwell 1B
4 Manny Ramirez RF 4 Luis Gonzalez LF
5 Matt Williams 3B 5 Derek Bell RF
6 Brian Giles LF 6 Bill Spiers 3B
7 Pat Borders C 7 Tony Eusebio C
8 Tony Fernandez 2B 8 Ricky Gutierrez SS
9 Charles Nagy P 9 Darryl Kile P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 4-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR CLE K. Seitzer T. Martin 36% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Borders Scores
t7 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CLE B. Giles D. Kile 20% 50% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b8 3-4 0 1-- 2,(1-1)  HOU D. Bell J. Mesa -17% 43% Mouton Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Mouton to 3B
b8 3-4 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU B. Spiers J. Mesa -16% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Mouton Scores/unER
t8 3-3 1 123 4,(0-2)  R CLE M. Williams J. Hudek 15% 84% Wild Pitch; Grissom Scores; Thome to 3B; Ramirez to 2B

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, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE M. Grissom D. Kile -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel D. Kile -2% 46% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O CLE J. Thome D. Kile -1% 45% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Nagy 2% 47% Strikeout Looking
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU C. Carr C. Nagy 2% 49% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell C. Nagy 1% 50% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Indians Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez D. Kile -2% 48% Groundout: 1B-P
t2 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Williams D. Kile -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CLE B. Giles D. Kile 2% 48% Double to LF (Ground Ball)
t2 0-0 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  CLE P. Borders D. Kile 1% 49% Walk
t2 0-0 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez D. Kile -4% 45% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Tied 0-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  HOU L. Gonzalez C. Nagy -4% 41% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  HOU D. Bell C. Nagy -3% 39% Gonzalez Steals 2B
b2 0-0 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  R HOU D. Bell C. Nagy -8% 31% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Gonzalez Scores
b2 1-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU B. Spiers C. Nagy -2% 29% Bell Steals 2B
b2 1-0 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  HOU B. Spiers C. Nagy -2% 26% Walk
b2 1-0 0 12- 5,(2-2)  HOU T. Eusebio C. Nagy -6% 20% Single to CF (Line Drive); Bell to 3B; Spiers to 2B
b2 1-0 0 123 2,(1-0)  RO HOU R. Gutierrez C. Nagy -0% 20% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bell Scores; Spiers to 3B
b2 2-0 1 1-3 3,(1-1)  RO HOU D. Kile C. Nagy -2% 18% Bunt Groundout: 3B-1B/Sacrifice (Short 3B Line); Spiers Scores; Gutierrez to 2B
b2 3-0 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU C. Biggio C. Nagy -0% 18% Walk
b2 3-0 2 12- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Carr C. Nagy 2% 20% Groundout: 2B-1B
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 3rd, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 9-1-2
t3 0-3 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE C. Nagy D. Kile -2% 18% Strikeout Looking
t3 0-3 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE M. Grissom D. Kile -1% 16% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-3 2 --- 6,(1-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel D. Kile -1% 16% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 3-4-5
b3 3-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU J. Bagwell C. Nagy 1% 17% Groundout: 3B-1B
b3 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU L. Gonzalez C. Nagy 1% 17% Lineout: CF
b3 3-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU D. Bell C. Nagy -1% 17% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b3 3-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers C. Nagy 1% 18% Bell Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 4th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 3-4-5
t4 0-3 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Thome D. Kile -2% 16% Popfly: 3B (Deep 3B)
t4 0-3 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez D. Kile -1% 14% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-3 2 --- 8,(3-2)  O CLE M. Williams D. Kile -1% 13% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 6-7-8
b4 3-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU B. Spiers C. Nagy 1% 15% Lineout: LF
b4 3-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU T. Eusebio C. Nagy -1% 13% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b4 3-0 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez C. Nagy 2% 15% Eusebio Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
b4 3-0 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU R. Gutierrez C. Nagy 1% 16% Groundout: 3B-1B (SS-3B Hole)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 5th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 6-7-8
t5 0-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O CLE B. Giles D. Kile -2% 14% Flyball: CF
t5 0-3 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE P. Borders D. Kile -1% 12% Lineout: RF
t5 0-3 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez D. Kile -1% 11% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-0, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 9-1-2
b5 3-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O HOU D. Kile C. Nagy 1% 12% Strikeout Looking
b5 3-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O HOU C. Biggio C. Nagy 1% 13% Groundout: SS-1B (SS-3B Hole)
b5 3-0 2 --- 3,(0-2)  HOU C. Carr C. Nagy -0% 12% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
b5 3-0 2 1-- 4,(3-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell C. Nagy 1% 13% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 0, Astros 3.
Top of the 6th, Indians Batting, Behind 0-3, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 9-1-2
t6 0-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE C. Nagy D. Kile 4% 17% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t6 0-3 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CLE M. Grissom D. Kile -4% 14% Lineout: LF
t6 0-3 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel D. Kile -3% 11% Strikeout Swinging
t6 0-3 2 1-- 6,(0-2)  CLE J. Thome D. Kile 1% 11% Defensive Indifference; Nagy to 2B
t6 0-3 2 -2- 9,(3-2)  R CLE J. Thome D. Kile 7% 18% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Nagy Scores
t6 1-3 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O CLE M. Ramirez D. Kile -3% 15% Strikeout Looking
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 1, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Ahead 3-1, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 4-5-6
b6 3-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU L. Gonzalez C. Nagy 1% 16% Strikeout Swinging
b6 3-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU D. Bell C. Nagy 1% 17% Lineout: CF
b6 3-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O HOU B. Spiers C. Nagy 1% 18% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 1, Astros 3.
Top of the 7th, Indians Batting, Behind 1-3, Astros' Darryl Kile facing 5-6-7
t7 1-3 0 --- 2,(0-1)  R CLE M. Williams D. Kile 12% 30% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF)
t7 2-3 0 --- 2,(1-0)  R CLE B. Giles D. Kile 20% 50% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
t7 3-3 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O CLE P. Borders D. Kile -4% 46% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 3-3 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CLE T. Fernandez D. Kile -3% 43% Strikeout Swinging
t7 3-3 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O CLE C. Nagy D. Kile -2% 41% Flyball: CF
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 3, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Tied 3-3, Indians' Charles Nagy facing 7-8-9
b7 3-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU T. Eusebio C. Nagy -6% 36% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
Brad Ausmus pinch runs for Tony Eusebio (C) batting 7th
b7 3-3 0 1-- 6,(3-2)  HOU R. Gutierrez C. Nagy -8% 27% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Ausmus to 2B
b7 3-3 0 12- 6,(3-2)  O HOU D. Kile C. Nagy 8% 36% Strikeout (foul bunt)
b7 3-3 1 12- 5,(3-1)  HOU C. Biggio C. Nagy -9% 26% Walk; Ausmus to 3B; Gutierrez to 2B
b7 3-3 1 123 4,(0-2)  O HOU C. Carr C. Nagy 12% 38% Strikeout Swinging
b7 3-3 2 123 1,(0-0)  O HOU J. Bagwell C. Nagy 12% 50% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Indians 3, Astros 3.
Top of the 8th, Indians Batting, Tied 3-3, Astros' John Hudek facing 1-2-3
John Hudek replaces Darryl Kile pitching and batting 9th
Brad Ausmus moves from PR to C
t8 3-3 0 --- 3,(1-1)  CLE M. Grissom J. Hudek 13% 63% Double to LF (Line Drive)
t8 3-3 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O CLE O. Vizquel J. Hudek -9% 54% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
t8 3-3 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CLE J. Thome J. Hudek 3% 57% Intentional Walk
t8 3-3 1 12- 6,(3-2)  CLE M. Ramirez J. Hudek 11% 68% Walk; Grissom to 3B; Thome to 2B
t8 3-3 1 123 4,(0-2)  R CLE M. Williams J. Hudek 15% 84% Wild Pitch; Grissom Scores; Thome to 3B; Ramirez to 2B
t8 4-3 1 -23 6,(2-2)  O CLE M. Williams J. Hudek -8% 76% Strikeout Swinging
Tom Martin replaces John Hudek pitching and batting 9th
t8 4-3 2 -23 3,(0-2)  O CLE B. Giles T. Martin -6% 70% Lineout: 1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Indians 4, Astros 3.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 3-4, Indians' Alvin Morman facing 4-5-6
Alvin Morman replaces Charles Nagy pitching and batting 9th
b8 3-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  HOU L. Gonzalez A. Morman -10% 60% Hit By Pitch
Jose Mesa replaces Alvin Morman pitching and batting 9th
James Mouton pinch runs for Luis Gonzalez (LF) batting 4th
b8 3-4 0 1-- 2,(1-1)  HOU D. Bell J. Mesa -17% 43% Mouton Picked off 1B, safe on E1; Mouton to 3B
b8 3-4 0 --3 4,(1-2)  O HOU D. Bell J. Mesa 13% 55% Strikeout Swinging
b8 3-4 1 --3 1,(0-0)  R HOU B. Spiers J. Mesa -16% 39% Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep SS); Mouton Scores/unER
b8 4-4 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU B. Ausmus J. Mesa 6% 45% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
b8 4-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU R. Gutierrez J. Mesa 5% 50% Ausmus Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Indians 4, Astros 4.
Top of the 9th, Indians Batting, Tied 4-4, Astros' Tom Martin facing 7-8-9
James Mouton moves from PR to LF
t9 4-4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  CLE P. Borders T. Martin 8% 58% Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-3B Hole)
t9 4-4 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CLE T. Fernandez T. Martin -2% 56% Bunt Groundout: P-2B/Sacrifice; Borders to 2B
Kevin Seitzer pinch hits for Jose Mesa (P) batting 9th
t9 4-4 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  RR CLE K. Seitzer T. Martin 36% 92% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Borders Scores
t9 6-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  CLE M. Grissom T. Martin 1% 93% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t9 6-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O CLE O. Vizquel T. Martin -1% 92% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t9 6-4 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  O CLE J. Thome T. Martin -1% 91% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-2B)
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Indians 6, Astros 4.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 4-6, Indians' Michael Jackson facing 8-9-1
Michael Jackson replaces Kevin Seitzer (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b9 4-6 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Gutierrez M. Jackson 5% 96% Lineout: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
Thomas Howard pinch hits for Tom Martin (P) batting 9th
b9 4-6 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU T. Howard M. Jackson 3% 99% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b9 4-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU C. Biggio M. Jackson 1% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Indians 6, Astros 4.

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